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JEM Trail with Bogley.com

I meet up with a few friends from bogley today and rode the JEM Trail. not much has changed since the last visit. the corners have hardened up quite a bit and was easy to keep traction. we stopped in a few parts to do some drops.. I chose not to do it because i have a hardtail with 3 inches of travel in the front, now if i was ridding a full DH bike like they were I probably would have given it a go.

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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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J.E.M. Trail

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Me and my friend Statton meet up with Kent and took off to Tackle the JEM trail today. the route we took was ok going up until we got to the highway then the real burn kicked in. it was very uneventful going up Kent and me tried out a few side trails and practiced our bunny hops and wheelies. I almost lost it doing a wheelie. Once we were on the highway it was a very hard 2 miles up to the Top trailhead of JEM.

I do believe the downhill was totally worth it I pulled off a few little jumps and didn’t crash. The switchback section is something I’ll never ride on my bike. Once in the clear it was a very cruise downhill with twisty paths and tiny jumps. When we got to the dirt road again I wasn’t paying and attention and almost endoed off a small drop. The next section past the road wasn’t too bad it had a few climbs up small rock gardens but was nothing that held me up. toward the end of the trail we had some nice but scary cliff riding

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