Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Six guys and six bikes traveled to Moab and based on some info, I didn't know what type of shape we would return in. Well we are back and our bikes are still in working condition, although J.A.'s bike may need some work and Johnny Law was aided by Moab Cyclery. Dakota Ridge (Golden, CO) provided a great warm-up for the famous Porcupine Rim. All I can say is WOW!!!!!! I have never abused my bike so much for so long. Day three was the equally famous Slickrock. I am not claiming to all of a sudden be a Moab expert, but if you read that the practice loop is just as hard as the "regular" trail understand they are wrong. I was prepared for a brutal day on Porcupine, but was not expecting the multiple climbs of Slickrock. As we left Moab it seemed very clear to me why Moab is so famous and a must see for ALL who mountain bike

Donnie called, he'll meet you in Moab.

Ever since I bought my first mountain bike, I've been told Moab was the ultimate destination. So Team Goathead loaded into the Winnebago and headed west to check it out. After a quick stop and ride in Denver, we made our way to Utah. Surprisingly, there wasn't much fanfare when we rolled into town. Obviously they haven't heard of us....yet. We figured that since this was our first time in Mecca, we should ride the two most popular trails.
Day one: Porcupine Rim. If you like long twisting single track over smooth and grippy soil that allows you to focus on becoming one with mother earth as you slalom through the trees, then you'll hate Porcupine Rim. But if you like mile after mile of rock gardens, endless 2-4 ft drops and 300 ft sheer cliffs around every corner, then this trail was made for you....and for me. Porcupine Rim is now my favorite trail of all time.
Day two: Slick Rock. There is really no way to describe slick rock. Even the pictures and video we took don't do it justice. I've heard it said that it's like riding on the surface of Mars......Nonsense! I've seen the video sent back from the Mars rover, Mars ain't got nothing on Slick Rock. I'm guessing there's little green men on bikes somewhere saying "holy crap! this is awesome! it's like we're on the surface of earth!".

Here's a few pictures from the trip. The other Goatheads are strongly encouraged to post their own reviews. I'll be working on some video. Hopefully I'll have it ready for public viewing soon.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I made the 2007 Psycowpath MTB Season video!

Woohoo! Prolet... whatever - Jeff and I made the 2007 Psycowpath video!

This just proves that in 2007, the GoatHeads could stand around and watch the best of 'em!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tune up

Moab in less than a week....A few Goatheads went out looking for a tune-up.

No albino witches were harmed in the making of this post........

And now for something completely different, A few weeks ago, A few guys at work suggested a mustache growing contest............I lost.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thank you 4300. Hear my new Anthem!

Well, with the Moab trip coming up, I had been planning on taking my loyal Trek 4300 on the epic ride. It's been a great bike for me, and really did deserve to say it's ridden in Utah. However, things have changed. My 4300 will be staying home. The Professor and I went out today and picked up my new Giant Anthem 2.

Thanks to the Omaha Trek Store for calling around, and High Gear for the great deal!

And my trusty Candies still match the color scheme. I'm all set.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

I think I'm going to be sick

This does not look like any fun at all. I think it's more of a test of endurance than a thrill ride.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

No need for a helmet

Trade in your helmet for some goo.