Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Next Chapter

Well, as some of you might already know, it was time for a change. I have moved on to bigger and better things. The picture above is actually from Thanksgiving Day snowboarding at Snowbird Mountain just outside of my new home town of Park City, UT. I am also working with a new company, check us out ALPINE TRAILS the company has been serving the Wasatch and a few other areas for about 14 years!!! That is what I'm talking about. Working with these guys will allow me to more intensely focus on nuance and take things deeper. I have a pretty big net that I built with B4, and I will still travel a bit for the RIGHT jobs, but it will be nice to have a home. For now the blog will probably sit dormant while we get the Alpine site up to snuff. But don't worry, we will have project updates and some other things on that site as well. Thanks to all the folks that checked this site so much over the years, I am gonna miss it a little. For now, happy trails and “May the (trail) rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your (trail)s."

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gottr' Runnin'

Well, we had a very successful weekend followed by some much needed rain. Today is just another moist Fall day in the South.

We got the beginner track flowing really well and had a whopping 40 or so people show up on Saturday to get the advanced pump track running as well. I now head to Chattanooga, TN to go to the National Trails Symposium to present with my buddy Scott Linnenburger on "recycling" public spaces and creating great trails in the urban environment. I come back Friday for two more days of dialing things in then the big "soft" opening on Sunday the 21st. Game On!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Got to digg...

Well today the real work on the pumptracks in Roswell began. I forgot how much I love GA red clay!

Here is the Intermediate line's base, can't wait to start on this beast!

Oh, and check out the FLY ridez! This week is sure to have more photos than words, but it will be fun fo sho!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Well, it has been a rowdy last couple weeks. We made good progress on Trailside Bike Park but momma nature had different plans. The final push will happen in Spring and a bunch of quality photos will come out of that. For now I am in front of the computer feeling a sudden surge of Winter stoke. The irony?

I have to go back to the SE for a little while. That will certainly be a change. I can't wait to be back here watching white stuff just dump out of the sky.

Tomorrow it is off to the NRPA congress for a second year in a row, still probably my favorite conference of the year. Then back here to Park City for Halloween, then a week in these mountains building, finally back to NC/GA/TN for a few weeks.

Until the next time, think snow for me.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Running through a tank of gas....

I am beat, we have been PINNED this whole season, this has certainly been B4's busiest year to date and it has been a life changing year in many ways too.

Right now I am trying my best to keep fuel in the tank for the next two weeks to finish the Trailsisde Bike Park. We have brought in little guns, big guns and snow guns...not really snowguns, but the photo worked HA...

Okay so why am I so exhausted? Well, I am off the road...I now am a resident of Park City, UT. It feels really good and suprisingly like home. This means a certain level of stress in trying to make the P...ayments on the house. I am also working on a very creative project right now which is requiring a huge amount of I...magination. N...ow I am on the computer working on this blog and about N...ine other things. Tomorrow is going to involve finishing the Flowstyle Line, starting on E...levated features and building a pumptrack D...amn! This is why life is so P.I.N.N.E.D. right now. Enjoy the pics and check out my facebook page for more up to date stuff.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Dirty Bird With Alpine....

Trails, not Bike Parks, man this is going to confuse the Hell out of some folks. But, while waiting to get started on the Snyderville Bike Park project here in the Park City area, I took the opportunity to work with the local trail builder Troy Duffin with Alpine Trails Inc. where we were working on a new trail for Snowbird Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The view from the mini is above and doesn't get much better than this for a place to sit on a machine. Now I am headed out the door to go work on the design and build of the Trailside Bike Park here in Snyderville, with Progressive Trail Designs. This is turning into one of the greatest years I could ever imagine, and I feel like things are only going to get better!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Park City Is Effin Awesome!


This town is the best, great fall mountain bike trails all over the place and amazing scenery. Right now there is a sense of anticipation in the area, as well, that is darn near electric, everyone is getting ready for the big four letter word, in a good way, SNOW! We got into town on Friday and have been running around trying to get in as much play as possible, because tomorrow it is back to the grind...ha, it is like a good grind, you know like a 50-50 or something, maybe a sprocket grind...kinda sketchy at times, but controlled chaos at it BEST!

We rode some trails and jumped some jumps, they have that here too. Tomorrow into the yellow Aspens and helping Alpine-Trails finish up a little project. Life is Effin AWESOME!