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Bearclaw Poppy with Bogley.com

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Videos from JEM and Bearclaw

I'm in a red shirt, brown shorts, silver helmet, silver bike, and in the lead most of the time.

JEM Trail video from Bogley.com

Bearclaw Poppy Trail video from Bogley.com

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JEM And Bearclaw Poppy Trails.

Last Saturday I joined up with Justin McFarland (part owner of Bogley.com) and some of his friends from Ogden, Utah. Around 11:00 A.M. we all meet up at the bottom trailhead of JEM and shuttled to the top trailhead. Justin, Mark, and me led the pack most of the way. I found out the hard way that the banks are soft in the corners. The first time my bike slid out from under me, I was lucky to gain control again. The second time, I was also able to gain control again, but couldn't get back on the track quick enough and ended up hitting a bush and going over the handle bars. :D

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Pictures from Justin McFarland.

After some lunch and rest, I meet back up with Justin and Mark to tackle Bearclaw Poppy Trail. Now after one near crash, one actual crash, and a scary ride next to the cliff on JEM. Bearclaw was just a walk in the park. Nothing seemed to faze me. We bombed down that as fast as we could and it only seemed like it took us 30 minutes to get to the bottom.

This was one of the best days I've had mountain biking it quite some time. I'm glad I got a chance to meet up with Justin and the other northern pros. :) When Justin gets done with the videos I'll be sure to post them.

Announcement: Don't ride Bearclaw when it's wet and muddy! It's damaging the trail. It leaves ruts from the tires and when it dries the clay hardens like a rock. The result is a very bumpy and torn up trail.  Again please don't ride Bearclaw Poppy Trail when it is wet.

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Bearclaw Poppy Trail again

Kent, me, Statton, Taylor, and Ben did the Bearclaw poppy trail again. It’s been a few months since Taylor, Ben and I did it. I spend half of the night saying to myself "don't chicken out, don't chicken out." before I know it, it was 3:00am after Kent got lost a few weeks back we decided to take him down the right way.

I don't know about Kent but I looked at my GPS track log and I have a few circles in it. But I eventually committed to dropping in. as did Kent.

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Bearclaw Poppy Trail

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Today some friends and I went mountain biking the Bearclaw Poppy Trill in Green Valley, UT. This trail is a very fast and very scary downhill, especially to a first timer like me. but by the end I was starting to get use to it and I’m sure when I go again it won't be that bad for me. The trail features a 100 foot climb just before the first drop in which is appropriately called the Three Fingers of Death After you pick a finger and get the bottom you go cursing through a wash with a steady but minimal climb up to Acid Drops.

It took me some time to think about it before I tried it but made it up and down without a problem. I even got air off of a few of them, and air scares me.  But like an idiot that I am I totally forgot to take a picture of Acid Drops from the top. I was too busy thinking about dropping in.  I promise next time I go I’ll get pictures and maybe video of it.

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