Brown’s Ranch - McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Brown’s Ranch has something for mountain bikers of all skill levels

If you ever wanted to get someone excited about mountain biking this is the place to do it. Located on the outskirts of Scottsdale AZ, this trail network is part of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. These multi-use trails cater to riders of all skills levels making it fun for families and intermediate riders. But there … Continue reading Brown’s Ranch has something for mountain bikers of all skill levels

10 essential items every mountain biker should carry and 8 non-essential favorites

10 things you shouldn’t mountain bike without, plus a few of my favorites

Here are 10 essential items every mountain biker should carry on a ride. I also included 8 non-essential favorites for longer rides. Now to be fair, the complete list of things that I carry varies on where I’m riding, and how long I will be out for. But the 10 products listed below are always … Continue reading 10 things you shouldn’t mountain bike without, plus a few of my favorites

Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims

Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims are strong, light, and affordable

If you are looking for an affordable carbon mountain bike rim that is durable and lightweight, check out Nextie’s lineup of premium rims. https://youtu.be/tBl3EXhbsmA To put these carbon rims to the ultimate test I installed them on my hardtail singlespeed. Not only are hardtails rougher on parts, but singlespeeding involves a lot of serious torque, … Continue reading Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims are strong, light, and affordable

Mountain Biking Holbert Trail on South Mountain, Phoenix AZ

Testing our MTB skills riding Holbert and Corona De Loma on South Mt in AZ – Just Ride Ep. 20

For our last ride in Arizona we headed back to South Mountain to tackle the infamous Holbert trail and the more well-known Corona De Loma trail. As luck would have it, Jeff Lenosky the “Trail Boss” was shooting his own video that day and we spent the morning leap frogging each other down the mountain. … Continue reading Testing our MTB skills riding Holbert and Corona De Loma on South Mt in AZ – Just Ride Ep. 20

Do you need a power meter for your mountain bike?

Do you need a power meter for your mountain bike?

I’ve had a power meter on my road bike for years, but with a hefty price tag are they worth the investment on a MTB? I have come up with three questions and one bonus tip to give you some insight into how I came to my conclusion.  1) How are power meters useful? 2) … Continue reading Do you need a power meter for your mountain bike?

Sunset Ridge, Hawes, Mesa AZ

Cost of Admission: Blood & Sweat!  MTB Sunset Ridge – Just Ride Ep. 17

Sunset Ridge is located at Hawes in Mesa AZ, and is one of the best MTB tech trails in the area! This expert level trail is tucked high and away making you earn every foot. If you are unsure of your mountain biking skill level there are two squire catchers at the start that should … Continue reading Cost of Admission: Blood & Sweat!  MTB Sunset Ridge – Just Ride Ep. 17

National Trail on South Mountain, Phoenix AZ

Looking for the best MTB ride in Phoenix?  Check out the National Trail on South Mt – Just Ride Ep. 16

If you are looking for a good mountain bike ride in the Phoenix area I highly recommend checking out the National trail on South Mountain. The gnar is top notch and the views are incredible. This was my first time ever to the South West. As a MTB rider from the North East I did … Continue reading Looking for the best MTB ride in Phoenix?  Check out the National Trail on South Mt – Just Ride Ep. 16

Top 5 Skinnies at Mt Penn in Reading PA

Top 5 expert level skinnies at Mt Penn in Reading, PA

A lot of folks think big jumps, drops, slabs and technical lines when you mention Mt Penn, but there are several great skinnies there too. And while there are plenty of beginner/intermediate level skinnies, this video will focus on 5 of the most difficult ones. https://youtu.be/dc-PgGWzcZY 1) Teeter Totter Skinny Located just 5 mins from … Continue reading Top 5 expert level skinnies at Mt Penn in Reading, PA

Mountain Biking Michaux

Hunting for double black trails at Michaux State Forest – Just Ride Ep. 14

Michaux State Forest has got everything from slabs to skinnys, as well as crazy tech and big drops. While we focused on hitting the expert and advanced trails, there are plenty of intermediate trails throughout the park as well. If you are in the area I highly suggest checking this place out. https://youtu.be/tICE_pa7CWE Our Route … Continue reading Hunting for double black trails at Michaux State Forest – Just Ride Ep. 14

TrailSage 2021 Recap, Awards & Bloopers

2021 Recap, awards and future goals

Looking back we had an awesome year on the trails, both on the mountain bike and with our running shoes. We took mountain biking trips to New England, and the Frederick Watershed, and even created a new Fly2Ride series were Per and I flew to different locations that featured an airport close by to a … Continue reading 2021 Recap, awards and future goals