Silver Mountain Bike Park - is there a better descent in the world?
WOW - Lithium Trail - Teton Pass, Jackson Wyoming
The not so enjoyable part of Mountain Biking in Whistler
Bottom of the World - Surviving Whistler Top to Bottom
Conquering Whistler's Top of the World Trail
Fantasy Enduro - Enduro World Series Fantasy Game
Is the Thredbo AM Trail the best descent in Australia?
MTB Trail Videos - Trail Centre Upgrade Program
VIDEO: The Fourth 365 Days of Reign - My 4th year of Mountain Biking
Pilot Wilderness Ride - Cascade to Pinch - Part 2
Pilot Wilderness Ride - Cascade to Pinch - Part 1
MTB Workout for the Deskbound
Finding Bruce Ridge and Loving It!
VIDEO: Top XC Rides of 2014/2015
VIDEO: 2015 The FAIL Awakens
VIDEO: Nine Days in the Rotorua Redwoods
Exploring all of Sparrow Hill and the East Kowen Forest
VIDEO: 365 Days of Reign - The Third (year of serious mountain biking)
The New Majura Pines and Sparrow Hill Trip
Mountain Biking in the NSW Snowy Mountains
Long term test: Yakima Highroller and Whispbar roof rack
Travelling tips for Mountain Bikers
VIDEO: Giant Anthem 29er vs Giant Reign 26
VIDEO: 2014 FAILS - Will Ride, Will Fail
VIDEO: MTB-TVs TOP 10 Descents of 2014
VIDEO: The Opening of the Alpine Epic Trail - Mt Buller
VIDEO: Wrapping up the Redwoods with a Whak-en Outrageous Ride
VIDEO: Return to the Redwoods Part IV - Eagle vs Shark
VIDEO: Return to the Redwoods Part III - XC Lower Mountain Pedally Days
VIDEO: Return to the Redwoods Part II - Heavily Rooted
VIDEO: Return to the Redwoods Part I - We're Going To The Redwoods
Video: Return to Rotorua ... ok to go!
Video: Return to Rotorua ... definitely maybe!
Video: Return to Rotorua .. maybe?
Cycology - Cycling inspired clothing
Broken Bone on Breakout
Mountain Bike Fail to Triumph in the You Yangs
365 Days of Reign - My 2nd Year on a real mountain bike
Review: the Bionicon C-Guide V2.0
Brake disk rotor size upgrade 180 to 200mm, 160 to 180mm
VIDEO: Rotorua Redwoods - Create Breathing Space
Rotorua - a Mountain Biker’s Journey
Summer Mountain Bike Training at OMV
2013 Another Year of #FAIL
We're going to ride the Rotorua Redwoods
My god I love riding Stromlo Forest Park
Merry Christmas from MTB-TV - What a year its been
How to view web based KML files on your mobile device
Epic Brake Bleeding Solutions - Avid Brake Bleed Kit
The Lone Wolf enjoys some group action
Bantry Bay (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
Bruce Ridge (Canberra)
Bungarra Alpine Centre (Snowy Mountains)
Currumbin Border Track (NSW/QLD Border)
Daisy Hill (South Brisbane)
East Kowen (Kowen Pine Forest, Canberra)
Forest Pipeline (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
Fred Caterson Reserve (Castle Hill)
Golden Jubilee Field MTB Park (North Shore, Sydney)
Hassans Walls (Lithgow)
Hinze Dam (Gold Coast)
Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains)
Kiwarrak State Forest (Tarree)
Majura Pines (Majura, Canberra)
Manly Dam (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
Mt Joyce (Gold Coast Hinterland)
Mt Kosciuszko (Snowy Mountains)
Nerang State Forest (Gold Coast)
Old Man's Valley (Hornsby, Sydney)
Ourimbah (Central Coast)
Oxford Falls (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
Pilot Wilderness (Snowy Mountains)
Red Hill (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
Rotorua Redwoods (New Zealand)
Silver Mountain (Kellogg)
Singleton (Hunter Valley)
Sparrow Hill (Kowen Pine Forest, Canberra)
St Ives and Belrose (North Shore, Sydney)
Stromlo Forest Park (Canberra)
Terrey Hills (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
The Oaks (Blue Mountains)
Thredbo Resort (Snowy Mountains)
Thredbo Valley Trail (Snowy Mountains)
Whistler Bike Park (Whistler)
Wingello (Southern Highlands)
Wylde MTB Trail (Cecil Park - Western Sydney)
Welcome to the Mountain Bike Trail Videos Blog
A collection of random thoughts and mountain bike related bits and pieces.
A little about me ..
I first got on a MTB in the summer of 2008 / 2009 as part of my weight loss program, prior to that I hadn’t ridden a bike for over 20 years and I’d never even owned a bike with gears. My bike experience was limited to modding my Malvern Star (chopper seat and sissy bar) with a normal saddle and new paint job when the BMX fad hit in the late 70’s. I built jumps on the road out of wood and bricks and dreamed of owning a Redline with “tuffs”.
Fast forward to 2008. A mate of mine was a keen MTBer and had been riding a Mongoose hardtail for some time .. back when the XC track at Oxford Falls wasn’t illegal. I rode with him a few times in the summer of 08/09 on my K-Mart hardtail but he went to the US in early 2009 so my motivation dropped.
I picked it up again in 2010 and after having my push bike totaled when a car rear ended my bike rack I upgraded to a $300 Diamondback Dual Suspension bike from Big W. I like to point out to “all the gear types” that I successfully rode a 1” suspension bike that was worth less than their brakeset around Red Hill, Manly Dam, Jindabyne and Nerang … until …
One day riding home from work a cyclist pulled up beside me and told me something was really wrong with my bike. On closer inspection I noticed cracks in the frame and the suspension pivots had a lot of movement. Even putting my foot on the pedal at the lights was enough to bend the frame. It was at that point I decided to invest in a serious mountain bike.
I got my Giant Reign 1 in June 2012 and I haven’t looked back.
I certainly don’t claim to be a MTB expert but I hope that through this blog I can pass on some of the things I have learnt in conjunction with the trail info I’m collecting.
See you on the trails.
Trail Centres and Trails featured in this blog
- Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains, NSW)
- Manly Dam (Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW)
- Oxford Falls (Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW)
- Red Hill (Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW)