Exploring Nahatlatch and Hanging Valleys

Spent the day exploring the Nahatlatch and Hanging Valleys. Situated north west of Boston Bar, BC.

We thought we’d search for some single track, but came up empty handed. Oh well, the views made the trip worth while.

Bikes are a KTM 350 XC-F and a GasGas trials bike.

Exploring Nahatlach Valley, Hanging Valley, BC from motorambler on Vimeo.

Review: Trail Tech KTM Digital Fan and 7602 Racing Radiator Braces

Radiator cooling fans and KTM 4-strokes go hand in hand like peanut butter and jam. My 2014 350 XC-F is no different, especially when riding very tight technical single track.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of options when it comes to cooling fans, so I ended up buying Trail Tech’s KTM Digital Fan Kit from Slavens Racing.

Trail Tech KTM Digital Fan
Trail Tech KTM Digital Fan

***IMPORTANT*** The fan draws 30 watts. This will likely become an issue with the SX-F and XC-F models. I recommend upgrading the stator on these bikes before running this type of fan.

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Mar 23, 2014 DSBC Spring Newbie Ride

Big Ups to the DSBC crew for putting on another great event. This video shows some of the A-Loop single track. It turns out we missed some of the trails due to the confusing arrowing methods (don’t get me started), but all in all it was still good fun.

2014 DSBC Spring Newbie Ride from motorambler on Vimeo.

Dirt Biking: McNutt Rippin

Just bummin’ around McNutt with some pals. 2014 KTM 350 XC-F, 2014 KTM 300 XC, 2013 Husaberg TE250.

Best trail riding in North America, right here on Blue Mountain, in Maple Ridge, BC.

McNutt Rippin from motorambler on Vimeo.

Get To Know McNutt – Joe Poke Video

Joe Poke is a fun and easy to ride trail situated on the south eastern part of Blue Mountain, just off of the McNutt Road FSR. You can maintain a fast and flowy pace due to the absence of any major climbs or rock and root obstacles.

Get To Know McNutt – Joe Poke from motorambler on Vimeo.

EnduroCross: Everett, WA Oct 2013

The Everett stop in the 2013 EnduroCross schedule (Round 5) was my first experience with this up and coming sport, and I had no idea what to expect.

I am so glad I decided to go.

I highly recommend showing up early to watch the qualifying laps during the morning and afternoon. Qualifying sessions are free to spectators, and we some some awesome crashing and heat races during this time. The action at night seemed to fly by. Just as one heat had finished, another group of riders were already lined up at the starting gate ready to go.

The course was both fast and technical. I was afraid that the obstacles would be too difficult and keep the race pace to a crawl, but this was definitely not the case. Racing was furious, and “The Matrix” log section provided the most fun for the spectators because it sure got the best of many of the riders, especially the amateurs!

EnduroCross Track, Everett, WA Oct 2013
EnduroCross Track, Everett, WA Oct 2013

I have to tip my hat to the ladies. They were flying Continue reading

Photos: Oct 06, 2013 McNutt: The Route Of All Evil

The Route Of All Evil (TROAE) fall 2013 event put on by the Blue Mountain Motorcycle Club is in the bag, and what a fantastic day it was. Close to one hundred riders showed up to tackle the trail system on Blue Mountain (a.k.a McNutt), in Maple Ridge, BC. Even the weather cooperated this year, with pretty much perfect crisp & cool riding conditions.

What can I say? New friendships were made, while old ones were renewed. Great food was eaten. BMMC memberships and BCORMA Trail Passes were sold. Swag was won. Stories were told. And best of all, world class pull-up-your-socks single track was ridden.

Spring 2014 can’t come soon enough.

Killer brought his Lego blocks.
Killer brought his Lego blocks.

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