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   What's up ... Doc?    
 Qué hay de Nuevo?
 

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Happy 2012!!!
Hope that 2012 will be lot better than 2011!

Keep Riding!

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Holy Cow... I meant Antelope!



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Himalayas Mountain Cycle Race in Kaghan valley (Lake Saifulmalook)-6

Himalayas 2011 International Mountainbike Race


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For those of Us that missed "El Fogueo de Lajas".

One of the 8 videos of MTBBACALAO... at "la Roseta - Lajas"!!!
This hill doesn't look like much... just climb it... then we talk!!
(Pssst!  Pssst! check the other 7!)

 

 

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Link of the Month
This one for the Girls!

Timari Pruis - Blog
24h MTB Racer
Here!
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New Video in HD
Guánica Forest to Ventana Beach
With Los Piratas de Boquerón.
Go Here!

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New Video HD (Short)
Cabo Rojo's Lighthouse & Stone Bridge
Go Here!

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Expanded bike-sharing program
to link D.C., Arlington County

Press here!

Denver Bike Sharing

Press here!

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La Finca Montera

 
 

We are looking for volunteers to help build the first ever mountain bike trails in Naguabo, Puerto Rico. The mountain bike trails are part of a larger ecotourism/ organic farming project at our farm in La Cuchilla, Rio Blanco. Out of towners will be accomadated with food and housing if necessary!!

Contact : Diego at lazarua61089@msn.com or 787 989 4009
 


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El Reto de Los Misioneros
Perú, August 21-22
Sorry.. In Spanish

 

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Google Maps for Biking!


 

Use Google Maps to:

Get turn by turn biking directions
See trails and bike lanes directly on the map
Drag and drop points to customize your route

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New Map Hoyo 8 (Ramey)
Thanks to Mr. Julio Monroig
Go There!

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Mike,
I swear by my Mother that I didn't take it!
Press here!

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  New:   Time Lapse Video of a Sunset (8 secs)
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LIVESTRONG Pledges $250,000
to Haitian Relief Efforts





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New Year's Resolutions!
Another year, brand new, full of hope and resolutions...
that probably can't be fulfilled!



1. More mileage in the MTB!
2009 was frustrating!

2.  Write more!
Have 4 articles to finish!

3.  Use bad language less !
Since I made this resolution, my bad words average by
sentence has increased dramatically   ; }

4.  Work on Hoyo-8 section that I have to maintain!
2009 no much time for riding - so .. : {

5.  Ride Monagas & Dorado!
This is a very old resolution, this is the year! (I hope)

6.  Obtain fund$ for this web!
I will sell rotten eggs in the traffic lights!
In PR they are on demand (Lately)!

7.  Plant more trees and Palettes (for Isabela's Dune Restoration)!
Last year was a total success.
It's also a family activity (Quality time!)

8.  Improve this web, so it's more useful!
This is an obligatory resolution,
every year it's somewhat improved!
 

"Felicidades" to every one... we wish you the best!
Thanks for your visit!

Happy 2010!
 

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Man in China Assault
thieves with bike!




It hit them hard!
Probably is one of those Wal-Mart bikes "made in China"!
The Bike Hospital said that it was stable,
just suffered some minor paint scratches
and a couple of broken rays.
 
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Happy Holidays
 
We wish you Happy Holdays,
to your family and good friends.

For all that are far,
we will keep a candle lit,
so you can find
the way home!

For all that are in need,
we will keep another.
So it will remind them,
that even in darkness ...
there's light!
and where is light,
there is hope!

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Desafío al Cañón del Atuel
The Atuel Canyon Challenge

San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina!

See the Photos, Beutifull!

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Family Ride???
From Fajadrdo to Cabo Rojo???
Is there room for another one???



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The Survivor has a Web Site!
Info on this endurance team race!


http://www.survivormtb.com/

(This link does not work well with FireFox!)
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La Vuelta de Los 9 Faros have
a Nuew Name and a New Website!


www.vueltapr.com

La Vuelta Lighthouse Cycling Tour

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   GALLERY!       

     To deal with this terrible recession, buy software and equipment for this site, I am building a Photo Gallery to sell some photos.  I have some photos of the Medalla Light (Rincón 09), approximately  150.

      The main gallery portal is ready, we still missing the selling system and shipping materials (it takes lot longer than expected) !

      You are welcome to enjoy the photos!      Gallery!

           Best Regards!
                JGRR
                april, 2009. 

 



Coming Soon!
MDLUDC 09

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Two Very Useful Links in this Web Site
Resources for Visitors
Bike Rentals in PR
(3/3/09)

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National Weather Service

Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service
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La Zeta
Now in High Definition!


La Zeta

Semi-epic Trail


Remember to click de HD link in
 lower right corner of the video ( 3/3/09).

YouTube now offers the HD option!
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Photos!
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© JGRR, mtb-pr.com 2008
 

Medalla Light
Ultimate Dirt Challenge
2008

Some photos...
A Little Late, I know, I know!
But Better Late than Never!

GO TO MDLUDCH 08 PHOTOS


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EL CANGREJO
Video/Demo of the Trail


El Cangrejo
Select Hi Def

New camera: Canon Vixia HF10 Mounted in the Helmet
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New Videos

Medalla Light Ult. Dirt Challenge 2008
Dirt Jumping Elites Advanced...

My videocamera, a Sony - Video 8... 20 years old!

  VIDEOS  (in PHOTOS)

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Videos of Local Trails

Hi every body!

  
   Even though my vacations were larger than expected, or larger that I did like, it doesn’t means that I forgot you or the website. I'd been  riding more than usual, which is good for my mental health. But my hands and fingers kept itching because I haven’t updated the site. I had some free time and filmed a couple of videos (my latest craze) and upload them in YouTube. For today standards my video camera is monster big, very old, analog and there is no way to hang it in my helmet. I tried to film holding it in my hands... but I filmed lots of sky or dirt, not much of the trail.

    The main purpose of the videos is to show the trails, which by the way  can be very boring for the adrenaline junkies. I have to clarify that by using the wide angle, the downhills looked flat and 30 mph drops looks like 5 mph. Just see the video of Rincón and ask your friends that had ridden it.

                                     
  VIDEOS  (in Photos)

     I hope you like them!
     Att

     JGRR
     March  16, 2008

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© JGRR 2007, www.mtb-pr.com

6:04 am
GO TO EL SURVIVOR 2007!


Monte Carlo MTB Challenge
July 15, 2007


© JGRR 2007. wwww.mtb-pr.com
 
Trail that connects the Laberinto (Labyrinth ) ST with the Lake ST!
Click the Photo or Link!

 



Things to Come!

I will be updating this web slowly this and next months.
I am really busy at work right now!  But I am leaving you with a glimpse
 of the things to come (very slowly)!


© JGRR 2007, www.mtb-pr.com

Ramey Base Trail ... 8th Hole!
(Has a new killer DH at the trail head!)



 

Starting good the New Year, just 14 miles in 3 hours!  ... just rained the day before
and everything,  EVERYTHING was covered with MUD in Cabo Rojo!!!!
Sunday January 14, 2007.  From left to right;
Wendel, Gregorio, Daniel, yours truly, Jesús and Daric.
 Carlos and Iván... fed up with the MUD, had departed minutes early.
 Here we met Mr. Miguel Acosta Marini who generously send this memento!!!


 One more hill to go!


When the spirits are low,
when the day appears dark,
when work becomes monotonous,
when hope hardly seems worth having,
just mount a bicycle and go out
for a spin down the road,
without thought on anything
but the ride you are taking.

       Sir Arthur Connan Doyle, 1896.

 


 
Just For Beginner:  Yanking the Chain!  Sept, 06
The huge importance of lubing your chain!  


  
  



Puerto Rico, for our Visitors!

This small Island of 100 x 35 miles is bathed in the south by the Caribbean Sea,
and by the Atlantic Ocean in the north.  Island of diverse topography and tropical
 climate, it's ideal to practice MTB all year round!  Its small size guarantees
to find gorgeous landscapes in very short distances.  You can find
all kind of trails in the dry forests of the south, karst region on the north
and very humid forest in the central mountain range!

Stop day dreaming!
 
 
Come and visit us!

 
If you decide to take a MTB vacation here, when you arrive you must visit
the city of el Conquistador Juan Ponce de León, The Old San Juan.  You will see that is much
more than  500+ years old city.  Just pick a Map because from there is just a half an hour road
 trip to Monagas Park in Bayamón.  At less than a couple of hours driving are trails in Salinas,
Cambalache, or Aguadilla.  If adventure is your middle name you can reach Cabo Rojo and enjoy
all the trails, routes and landscapes all this place and the others have to offer.  They are nice hotels
and resorts around  the  Big Island, Culebra and Vieques and you can find very easy
a nice car rental  (may I suggest a Jeep with A/C).  But if you love
MTBiking and  Surfing  nothing beats Rincón, but Aguadilla's Wilderness
Beach and the ones at the town of Isabela are very nice alternatives
(all are less than half an hour away from each other).
 
Hey!  Stop Daydreaming!
Just Come and Visit Us!

 



 
         A cyclist needs only two tools in life: WD-40 and duct tape.
               If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.
               If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape."
                                                                    
- Anonymous

 


 
Hello!
 

     The purpose of this web is to share information, trails, links and ideas, about the sport of MTB in Puerto Rico.  The topography of this Island is more than for this kind of activity.  But!!!!  It's not easy to find a nice and safe trail to do MTBiking!  Most of the sites that describe the trails at the do so very superficially and doesn't provide important information. For example, key information like were to park, were is the detours, trail description and type of forest.  Because of that only the Locals or the very entrepreneur MTB riders enjoy those trails!

     Is because of this that I will dedicate my main effort to gather information about our trails.  This also gives me a good excuse to visit places that I had no plans to visit, at least during this lifetime. For example people say that Cambalache is one of the best trails in the Island, and that in Florida (the Town) there is a short but very good trail and in Salinas there is a route that was used in the Pan American Games.  I am only looking for a good excuse, the right moment and to convince a couple of Crazy Guys like me to go!

      But while I am (still) waiting for the right moment, I will add themes related to MTBiking... while I learn!  There is a lot to learn and I guess that there are a lot of MTBikers that have more or less 3 years of experience like me (I have 1600 miles in two years and a half). 

      I will be translating the sections done (from Spanish to English) soon.  Perhaps, in the future (a very distant future) this will help a to the local economy with this kind of new tourism.  I like to daydream lot, but in my mind is always present the case of Fruita Colorado.  A small town whose economy depended of a factory ... that closed!  But the wilderness of the place was gorgeous.  They developed a system of trails and now the
town economy is blooming thanks to MTB tourism! In case you want to see what I am talking about you should visit this site (Pete Fangerlin).  You will be able to enjoy videos of
Fruita's trails and from other places (ahhh... this videos are 10 mb or larger, so I recommend a broadband or lots of patience!

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!


JGRR  


















   

   

   

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