Category Archives: Trail Analysis Videos

Porcupine Rim Whole Enchilada Moab – Mountain Biking Trail Analysis For Intermediates

These are the lower trails of The Whole Enchilada ride

Porcupine Rim Whole Enchilada Moab – Mountain Biking Trail Analysis For Intermediates

I analyze the Kokopelli, UPS (Upper Porcupine Singletrack), LPS (Lower Porcupine Singletrack), and Porcupine Rim trails for 18 miles from the shuttle drop-off at the top of Kokopelli to the Colorado River. Along the way you will encounter the La Sal Mountains in their winter clothing, the big views from the edge of Porcupine Rim over Castle Valley, and riding the exciting and challenging cliffs above the Colorado. Ride with us as we explore this amazing and beautiful trail system!The purpose of this video is to inform intermediate mountain bikers about the tread conditions so they can decide if they want to try one of the most famous mountain bike rides in the world.

This trail analysis includes most of the Whole Enchilada trail series. Burro Pass and Hazard County trails are above Kokopelli but were still blocked by snow on May 5, 2013 when we rode it. We were dropped off at 8 AM at 8,300 feet and it was damn cold when our bikes picked up speed. Even with bike gloves we had to stop and thaw our fingers several times.

The ride took us 6 hours including shooting video, a long lunch break, and enjoying the views. You can bomb it in a lot less time if that is the goal. It is easy to beat your bike up on these trails, not hard to end up in the emergency room, and it is moderately physically challenging although it is almost entirely downhill. However, the vast majority of the trail can easily be rode by intermediate riders. Don’t be ashamed to get off and hike the bike. We did and we saw many others being careful not to get hurt.

It took longer to select the music for this video than the entire ride. Hope you like my selection.

Ride stats: Max elevation 8,334 feet, 1,410 feet elevation gain, 4,400 elevation loss. No significant climbs. Garmin 60 CSX. Cannondale Rush, Cannondale Jekyl.

Mountain Biking Hurricane St George Zion – A Trails Overview For Intermediates

This video is for those who want to see the tread and evaluate if they have the strength and skills to ride these trails. (They probably do and I explain how.) It is not another bombing down technical terrain video. There are plenty of those on the Web now.

Mountain Biking Hurricane St George Zion

While Moab is the big mountain biking attraction in southern Utah, the Zion – Virgin – Hurricane – St. George area in southwest Utah is not to be dismissed. This is a short overview of many of the most exciting trails. You’ll find a lot of diversity and amazing riding on those trails.

Trails included are on Gooseberry Mesa (South Rim, Hidden Canyon, and North Rim Trails), the JEM trail system, Guacamole Mesa, Little Creek Mesa, Quail Lake / Boy Scout Trails, Prospector and Church Rocks, and Barrel Roll.

I wish Zen Trail near St. George was included but including it and several trails near Barrel Roll would delay this video a year. Whatever, there is plenty here to get acquainted with the area.

Have fun and great rides!