Group Ride on the BCT February 7, 2010Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Recreation, Mountain Biking, trails.
Tags: Arizona, BCT. Black Canyon Trail, group ride, Mountain Biking, mtb, trails, Video
Last Saturday a bunch of us from Prescott drove down from our snow covered enclave to warmer and dryer pastures.
We met at the Table Mesa trailhead on the Black Canyon Trail (BCT) to do an out and back to the south toward the Emery Henderson trailhead on New River Road.
By the time everyone arrived, the twenty or so riders we expected had ballooned by word of mouth to thirty four!
The rains the week before had left the trail a perfect tackiness, and we had some cloud cover as we climbed about 600′ over the first 2 miles or so.
The group naturally split up into various smaller groups, with the hammer-heads out front, and us intermediates in the middle and some of the more tentative or less experienced in the back.
Everyone re-grouped at the big saddle and headed down across the Doe Spring access road and on toward the top end of the Boy Scout Loop.
We regrouped again at the north side of a climb over a saddle just before the trail junction at Boy Scout Loop. Here, about half of us decided to go ahead and do the loop, while the rest chose to head back to the north.
We climbed up and over the saddle, descended a fairly technical section of narrow single track, and found ourselves at the trail junction. We decided to do the loop in a counter-clockwise direction. I had my GoPro Hero video camera mounted on my bars, and took this video of this section. Of course by the time I figured out how to turn it on, I was on the trail alone.
The day ended up being perfect for riding, temp about 60°F and the sun came out for the second half of the ride.
We did about 14 miles that day, no one got hurt, and all 34 riders had a great day on the bike!
Video – Trial by Fire June 6, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Recreation, ar guide, Mountain Biking.
Tags: Granite Mountain, Mountain Biking, mtb, Prescott, Video
A couple of weeks ago Michael brought his video camera on a ride out in Granite Basin. Well, I am just learning how to use movie maker, so here is a video of me riding some that day.
Amazing Free Ride Video May 27, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Mountain Biking.
Tags: Free ride, mountain bike, mtb, Video
Many of you may have seen this one before, but I just had my first look at it, and it is truly amazing what some of these people will not only attempt, but what they can actually do!
Great Yosemite Blog February 25, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Day Hiking.
Tags: Half Dome, Video, Yosemite
Hey I just found a great Yosemite site and added it to my blogroll it is called…..(drum roll please) Yosemite Blog. And you can find it here: http://www.yosemiteblog.com
On it is a video of the the blogger taking a day hike up Half Dome, like the one that I wrote about earlier. Note: We were there six days after the death of Hirofumi Nohara on the cables.