I've only recently become involved with mountain bikes...  Brought into it by a good motorcycle friend, John, I must admit it's more fun than I thought it be.  I find it also to be a great conditioner for my climbing and other riding activities.  This area will be used to showcase local riding areas, and talk about the sport from a novice perspective.  Look for updates periodically as my skills grow, and I get out to more and more different areas.

If a decent ride is being planned, it'll be noted in the discussion area of the site.  Or if you have something you want to discuss, start a topic, or drop me a line.

My bike...  - When John talked me out into a local riding area to try mountain biking, I used my GT Tempest rigid.  I bought it in 1996 to do the 6 mile commute to work, and to do the occasional approach ride for climbs.  After a couple times out on the local single-tracks, I realized I needed something more...  After some shopping, I found this spec'd out Specialized (Rockhopper comp - Disc) for a great price.  It should provide some great riding, and be a good platform for me to upgrade as my skills increase...
Green Mountain...  This area is a state forest located near Bremerton, WA, map to the right shows the main groomed trails.  Not a real mountain, it rises about a thousand feet above the surrounding terrain.  There are several single-track trails and gravel roads that can provide some decent entertainment over several days.  We typically take a fire road up to the top, and then single-track down.  Click here for a review of some trips, and beta of the trails... Map of Green Mountain trail system...
Stottlemeyer...  Owned by Pope Resources, the area is an active logging area located near Poulsbo, WA.  However, the area has numerous single-track and fire roads, with the primary attraction here being the nice loamy soil. The map to the right shows the fire road system within the area - there are about a dozen unmaintained trails that rely on use in order to be free of vegetation.  Plus, we are in the process of carving out new trails...    Click here for a review of some trips, and beta of some of the trails... Map of Stottlemeyer fire road system...
Mt. Muller...  I had driven by it numerous times, wondering how hard it could be to MTB in an area a bit more expansive than the areas noted above.  Over 3,000 feet of climbing, a 14 mile loop, this ride turned out to be both challenging and fun.  John and I set aside a date, and invited others to join us.  Alan and Andy were foolish enough to take us up on the invitation, but I think a fun time was had by all.    Click here for a review of the trip... Mt. Muller Trail Map...
 

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