Cowboy Trails #2

45 mi. 4,440 ft elevation gain. This was, without doubt, a mountain bike epic through two of Las Vegas’ trail systems; Bear’s Best and the Cowboy Trails. I haven’t done a mountain bike ride like this since my days of working for Escape Adventures in Moab, UT in the mid 2000’s. Those were the days […]

Mountain Biking the Cowboy Trails in Las Vegas

Breaking from the ease of getting to the trailhead at Bear’s Best, I wanted another mountain biking option and was curious about riding the network at the Cowboy Trails. A quick Google search led me down a path I won’t soon forget. I watched a YouTube video from the good folks at Awesome MTB and […]

Bear’s Best #3

Bear’s Best mountain biking in the summer; high 90’s at 9am. This was the wrong opportunity to squeeze in a ride before work at noon; it didn’t get cooler. In the Las Vegas summer sun, trails at Bear’s Best have a magical ability to blind the eyes. Trail undulations and features are indistinguishable from one […]

Bear’s Best #2

A “short” day of of surgery in the OR last week had me at the trail head around 6pm. Mentally, I was prepared for 25 miles and two different loops. I crushed the first up Alice to the top of Gnarley. I felt great. Bear’s Best crushed me on the second. Something happened. I’m not […]

Salsa El Mariachi

The good folks at Bike Magazine included the 2013 Salsa El Mariachi in their annual Bible of Bike Tests. Check it out: There isn’t a ton more to add. The El Mariachi is not a particular kind of a bike. It’s just a bike. Without razzle dazzle. Without wow. It climbs and descends well. Switchbacks […]