Favorite Bike Trails: Local– Anderson Truck Trail. 9 miles out and back, 1,300’ elevation gain, and the sweetest, fastest single-track just 15 minutes away. Try riding it in the morning in the fog, at the top you break free looking down at mountain peaks poking out of the clouds.
Epic Trail– Nobel Canyon with the Laguna Loop. Ahh, Noble Canyon, just the name Nobel says it all. This 25 mile strenuous trail has it all, Alpine Meadows, Alpine Forests, Canyons, Oak Groves, Water Falls, Creeks, Desert, Cliffs, and best of all – 23 miles of Advanced single-track. Any ride at Noble is always a good ride.
Favorite Food After a Ride: Mexican! Carne Asada Burrito with Jalapenos always hits the spot.
Favorite Bible Verse: Mathew 7:24-27 24″Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Best Crash: I call it the ‘Sailor Dive’ crash. You know, when we were kids we did the sailor dive, hands at our sides and dove in the water. I was on this awesome single-track in Woodland Hills going through a rock field. Everything was perfect, I saw the line, was bouncing off and over rocks everywhere, the MO was up and I was in the zone. About ? of the way through, I got this STUPID idea I was going too fast and decided to play it cautious. I broke the cardinal MTB rule, NEVER LOOSE YOUR MO! My front tire rolled over this nice rock but did not have enough MO to go over the next one – OTB for me! I flew through the air with my arms at my sides and landed headfirst on a rock. If it were any other body part I may have gotten hurt, but since it was only my head, I brushed off the ‘trail frosting’ and had an awesome day. Yes, I kept the MO up! BTW, there is a reason HELMETS ARE MANDATORY ON OUR RIDES.