I have been making MTB videos since 2002 and have used a wide variety of equipment as camera technology has evolved. The video distribution techonology has also massively changed during my tenure at making videos. The distribution has gone from no-existent to low quality, low bandwidth to our modern high quality video distribution methods that support 4K UHD. The videos here range from ancient tech cameras with uber compressed files to seems- like- you- there quality stuff. I have an ongoing project to remaster my videos up to the lastest stardards. The newest stuff is hosted on Youtube and the older stuff will most likely not stream directly from this page. In general the newest stuff is on the top and the thumbnail size is a general indicator of wither a video has been remastered or not.
Here are videos that I'm hosting on YouTube. Depending on your connection and device you should be able to play these at 1080 HD or above. You may need to click on the settings icon in the player to bump up the playback quality to HD. Also if you find these videos entertaining, please do the thing about with the like and subscribe buttons..
Featured Video -- The Hub Trails of Idyllwild, Spring 2022
In May 2008, I took a roadtrip through Utah and Colorado which included a few days in Moab. This video is from Amasa Back from our second day of the trip. We had driven from St George earlier in the day and had just enough time to do the traditional out-and-back route. I'm looking forward to getting back there to further explore this place.
Copper Canyon in Mexico. This amazing adventure tour was a truly enriching life experience full of culture and untamed ancient trails. The surreal vistas easily make this one of the most beautiful places on our planet.
Idyllwild, nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains, offers miles of single track that rolls through forest, rock gardens, alpine meadows as well as scrub brush. This video is made from a couple of trips to Hub Trails aka Alvin Meadows in September and October of 2005.
Gooseberry Mesa, near Hurricane, Utah, was like nothing I had ever ridden before with some awesome terrain. Shot on Day 3 of my Spring 2005 MTB Road trip.
Nothing says "You Care" quite like a bloopers reel. This a collection of biffs that did not make into any of my other Japan Mountain Biking Videos. File Size: 21MB
Located a few hours from Tokyo Japan, Fujimi Panorama, is a mountain bike park that you are sure to have some fun on. This video was shot in June of 2004.
Kamakura is a coastal town in on the Muira peninsula on Sagami Bay, less than one hour south of Tokyo. Kamakura has pretty nice trails that can be quite daunting to navigate. There is everything from tame paths to gnarly freeride-hucker stuff. This video was shot in 2004. Right Click on the image to the left to download a sample of the trails there. File Size: 84MB
Ashinoko Skyline Trail - Ashinoko (Lake Ashi) is a wonderfully picturesque lake in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park in Japan. On clear days you will be see incredible views of Mt Fuji reflecting on the lake surface. There are plenty of trails in the mountains around the lake and this video shows a mere fraction of them.
While on the Philippine Island of Luzon in April 2004, I did some exploring through the Ilanlin Forest near Subic Bay. Most the exploration was was along a forest "fire" road. We did find a single track off the road which was twisty and tight. The video includes some of the seemingly endless bombfest down the forest road followed by some footage of us working our way along the Boton Falls trail. File Size: 30MB
This is a video shot in the Zushi city area in Japan in April 2004. There are plenty of single track in the area if you know how to piece them together. I was so very forunate to have some locals show many around. This particularly area was referred to as "Duck Pond" by us yanks as the main way we normally got into this area was a hike-a-bike on the back side of a Duck Pond. The mountain at the top of this area is Mt Sengen.
The Aiea Loop Trail loop trail in Oahu Hawaii is a short but sweet ride in Central Oahu. This video was shot on March 13th, 2004. In 2012 this trail was closed to bikes, with user conflict being the cited reason.
NOTE: All of the videos below this point were shot with my way old video camera setup. You will notice a big difference in quality. See the Video How-To page for more information on the way old, old and new setups.
Holy Jim Trail - Sometimes known as The Holy S%&T! Trail for first time
riders, this is a really fun Orange County ride that will test your bike
handling skills. This video was shot in November of 2002.
The Santa Ana River Trail from South Fork Campground back to Mill Creek fire road. Done on June 8th, 2002
A couple of the guys on AMB invited me out for a ride. Here is the video of some fun riding out in Sycamore Canyon on May 4th 2002