Ruby Mountains

Posted in Colorado Riding, off-road motorcycle riding colorado on May 1, 2011 by rockymountainsingletrack

Thinking of riding Colorado in April? How can you when Ski season hasn’t ended yet? Snow is still covering the collegiate peaks!
Tucked away just south if Buena Vista is a small range called the Ruby Mountains. For most of the winter this area gets very little snow.
The terrain reminds me of Baja. Washes and single-track that consist of very loose course sand. They twist and turn through canyons. Mostly unmarked. The area was once used for enduros in the 70’s and 80’s. The locals have the area wired. Be sure to stay on the well established trail.

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Taylor Park Ride 9-1-10

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 10, 2010 by rockymountainsingletrack

Another fantastic week of riding in Taylor Park.
Started out by parking at the trading post and riding Timberline from the trailhead near Mirror Lake. The dry conditions made for some very technical riding through the rocks of this epic trail. All of our KTM’s answered the call and didn’t let us down. We are all using Kenda’s K270 dual sport tire. It has an excellent grip that doesn’t impact the trail as much as a full on knobby. The cost is very reasonable at about $60.
I was riding my 450 XCW while everyone else chose 300 XC’s. Slaven’s Racing in Colorado Springs has the jetting dialed in on the 300’s. It was a simple task to install his kit. No other adjustment was needed.

Gunnison National Forest Travel Management Plan

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 11, 2010 by rockymountainsingletrack

Unfortunately for off road motorcyclists we have lost several amazing trails. Mountain bike enthusiasts have gained the most from this by gaining hundreds of miles of trail that will be designated as hiking and bicycling only.
If you have a favorite trail that is on the chopping block, this summer may be your last chance to enjoy it. A few of my favorites are Eerie Basin, Doctor Park Trail, Strand and Strand Bonus. I am not certain the exact date the trail head signs or designation will change.

Rocky Mountain Singletrack’s New Home

Posted in Colorado Riding on February 4, 2010 by rockymountainsingletrack

I’ve been playing with different blog formats and will be using this one from now on. If you’d like to read older posts about riding in Colorado, the Baja 1000 and more visit my old blog.

Winter Riding at the Red River

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 3, 2010 by rockymountainsingletrack

Where do you ride when the Rockies are covered in ten feet of snow? You head south to Texas for some of the best singletrack outside of Colorado.
This is the site of the infamous Red Bull Last Man Standing. I competed in the event and have ridden here for 15 years. The locals are very friendly. The riding is amazing and the food is even better.
This 4 day adventure didn’t disappoint as we ate our way south to Oklahoma City. Stopping for 30 laps of go cart racing at Pole Position Raceway. The carts are electric, very fast and handle like F1 cars. From there we ventured 2 hours south to our destination.

Rocky Mountain Singletrack is Moving

Posted in Colorado Riding with tags on January 20, 2010 by rockymountainsingletrack

I’m in the process of changing blog formats. Please bear with me while I make changes to offer you a better reader experience. Soon you’ll not only be able to read about riding in the mountains in Colorado, you’ll be able to book a guided ride, get a Rocky Mountain Singletrack t-shirt, enter drawings for prizes and much more.

Thanks for your patience.

Colorado Off-Road Motorcycle Adventures

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2010 by rockymountainsingletrack

This is a blog about riding dirt bikes on the singletrack trails in the beautiful backcountry of Colorado. You’ll see photos of amazing aspen forests, gnarly rock sections and sensational singletrack. I hope you enjoy the ride.