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

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

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

Everyfun M3 Pro Massage Gun

This Everyfun massage gun got me back to trail running and mountain biking

I’d highly recommend the Everyfun M3 Pro to runners and cyclist looking for an effective recovery tool that won’t break the bank, it’s been amazing!   As a serious trail runner and mountain biker I have always relied on vibrating rollers and stationary massagers to help with my recovery. And if I am being honest, I … Continue reading This Everyfun massage gun got me back to trail running and mountain biking

Mountain Creek Bike Park

Lower Tempest Revealed “So New, It’s Got Grass!” – Just Ride Ep. 8

What a great day at Mountain Creek Bike Park in Vernon NJ.  It was just our luck that late in the afternoon they finally opened the Lower Tempest jump line.  It’s been a long time coming, but I am glad it is finally done.  We got to put down some of the first tracks and … Continue reading Lower Tempest Revealed “So New, It’s Got Grass!” – Just Ride Ep. 8

“Launch lives!” Spring Mt Bike Park – Just Ride Ep 6

“Launch lives!” Spring Mountain Bike Park: The closest bike park to Philly – Just Ride Ep 6

Formally “Launch Bike Park” Spring Mt continues to offer exciting features and technical gnar for those who are brave enough to attempt it. This is the closest bike park to Philadelphia. And even though there is no longer any lift service, the 350ft climb to the top using the fire road is not too bad. … Continue reading “Launch lives!” Spring Mountain Bike Park: The closest bike park to Philly – Just Ride Ep 6

Specialized Recon 2 (MTB shoes): Look out for hot spots!

Specialized Recon 2 (MTB shoes): Look out for hot spots!

If you’re looking for a mtb, gravel or cyclocross shoe, this could be a good option. Just watch out for hot spots under the tongue. I bought the Recon 2s to replace my old pair 6 months ago. I typically use this style of shoe on my road bike and singlespeed. However, do to the … Continue reading Specialized Recon 2 (MTB shoes): Look out for hot spots!

Get a grip and hold it with the 9.5” SmallRig Clamp

Get a grip and hold it with the 9.5” SmallRig Clamp

This is a great tool for situations where you have a round or flat surface you can clamp down on to get a steady shot. I use it on my trail runs, as well as my mountain bike, to get those shots were gorilla pods and tripods struggle. It is 9.5 inches fully extended and … Continue reading Get a grip and hold it with the 9.5” SmallRig Clamp

Welcome to the Jungle we’ve got fun and planes. MTB at Jungle Habitat

Welcome to the Jungle we’ve got fun and planes – Fly to ride Jungle Habitat

A fun adventure that started with a flight to North New Jersey for an awesome mountain bike ride at Jungle Habitat. With our mountain bikes stacked in the back of Per’s V-Tail we left Brandywine Airport for a 30 min flight to Greenwood Lake Airport. The trail head was just mins from the airport making … Continue reading Welcome to the Jungle we’ve got fun and planes – Fly to ride Jungle Habitat

Don’t record naked! Cover it up and get better audio with the Windslayer

Don’t record naked! Cover it up and get better audio with the Windslayer

I bought this windscreen for my GoPro Hero 9 to help with my trail running and mountain biking videos. I was not expecting much to be honest, but this Windslayer completely surprised me! Regarding the windscreen, there is not much to it. It’s essentially just a piece of foam that covers all the built-in mics, … Continue reading Don’t record naked! Cover it up and get better audio with the Windslayer