Author Archives: cenminzhao

Global Fatbike Day Ride—2015

We headed up to Pine Hollow up American Fork Canyon for a Global Fatbike Day ride, along with about 40 other riders. There are some great singletrack trails up there that have been packed out and ridden and they were in great shape on Saturday. There were probably 30 people in the parking lot at […]

White Friday—Riding the Mirror Lake Highway

Wednesday night Bullet and I went up to Round Valley in Park City and did a wonderful night ride in the snow. It was our first snow ride of the season. Conditions were excellent with 2 inches of powder over the dirt trails. It was cold but a great ride and we covered 9 miles. While […]

Full suspension fatbike

Check out this post of a new full suspension fatbike built for Mike Curiak. Looks pretty amazing. http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/2015/11/revolution.html

Nice bikepacking video

Here is a nice video from Mike Curiak. Bikepacking and fly fishing seem to go well together.  

Back to Strawberry Narrows

Last August we did an overnight bikepacking trip to the great Strawberry Narrows trail at Strawberry Reservoir. On that trip we had an epic storm with heavy rain and winds. Because of that, we didn’t ride the whole trail, just the first seven miles to the campsite. That report is here: https://fatbikebrigade.com/2014/08/26/strawberry-narrows-an-s24o-trip-on-fatbikes/ This time it […]

A Return to the Swell: Good Water Canyon Trail

About a year and a half ago, my son Finn and I went down to the Little Grand Canyon area of San Rafael Swell and rode the Good Water Canyon Trail. That trip report is here: https://intotheoutdoors.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/san-rafael-swell-good-water-canyon-rim-ride/ Some rides are well worth a return trip. The views are spectacular, the trails excellent, and this time my […]

Motobecane Boris X7 Update

Last fall I ordered a Motobecane Boris X7 from Bikes Direct. I did an initial “first impressions” review with the promise of a follow-up review a little later down the road after we had a chance to really put some miles on it and give it an adequate review. Well that time has finally come. […]

Kokopelli’s Trail on fatbikes

Here is another nice post of riding fatbikes on Kokopelli’s Trail. http://expeditionportal.com/bikepacking-the-kokopelli-trail/

Moab: Kane Creek-Pritchett Canyon Bikepack

The desert has always drawn me and repelled me at the same time. I grew up spending time in the mountains where there is abundant water, shade, and cool temperatures. And I continued my pursuits in the mountains as an adult, the Wasatch and Uintas, the Tetons and Wind Rivers, and the Colorado Rockies. But […]

Exploring the Tintic Mountains

In the past couple weeks I have made three trips out to Cedar Valley and the Tintic mountains. I was looking for new places to ride that were off the beaten track. I wanted solitude. I spent some time with my Utah Atlas and Gazetteer looking for lonely dirt roads not too far from home. […]