Author Archives: cenminzhao

Bikepacking the San Rafael Swell—Part One

Despite our lack of posting, we rode quite a bit this Winter and Spring, culminating in a nice four day loop through the southern part of the San Rafael Swell. The desert is one of those places that repels me—it’s hot, dry, sandy, and windy—and yet I can’t seem to get enough of it. This […]

Out Riding

I’ve been riding pretty regularly this month, sometimes with others, more often solo. I’ve ridden the nice groomed trails up American Fork Canyon (several times), from Pine Hollow all the way up to the summit via the road, Trail 150, the Ridge Trail, Pine Hollow Trail, the Timpanooke Loop, the Aspen Grove side of the […]

Global Fat Bike Day 2016

It was pretty low key this year, just three of us out riding, Bullet, myself and Arden. There were some organized rides and parties up North, but we would rather just ride than socialize. We went back up to Pine Hollow expecting more snow (from two storms last week), and nicely packed trails. It was […]

First Snow

We haven’t been posting much lately, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been riding. Fall is pretty busy with the high school mountain bike racing season. My son raced on his team (sophomore) and Bullet is the head coach of his local high school team and has two daughters racing. This takes up nearly every […]

Bikepacking 101 Clinic at Mad Dog Cycles

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, June 30, 6:00 pm we will be doing a basic clinic on bikepacking. We will also be showing slides of our recent attempt on Kokopelli’s Trail. We will also have our bikes there with our packs. Here is more information. Hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/272023349818610/

Kokopelli’s Trail Gear

Here is a post for the gear heads. I am no expert bikepacker, but I have been out a few times and know what works for me. I have also been backpacking for around 40 years and over those years have been through a lot of gear. In the past 15 years or so I have […]

Lone Peak Expedition Seat Pack Review

Recently I spent three days on Kokopelli’s Trail testing out Lone Peak’s new Expedition Seat Pack. Below is a link to it. (I have no affiliation with Lone Peak and paid full price for the pack). http://lonepeakpacks.com/shop/index.php/packs/seatpacks/st800.html I gave a first look review of the pack showing all the details here: https://fatbikebrigade.com/2016/05/04/first-look-lone-peak-expedition-seat-pack/ Kokopelli’s Trail was a […]