These two photos are from my first attempt at mountain bike logging.


Load: Three 4-ft long logs ( total weight ~150 lbs)

Location: Deer Creek Canyon just east of Missoula, Montana.

Distance: Approximately 1 mile with 200 ft of descent.

Equipment: Burley trailer (appropriately named for the task)


The bike and trailer performed well. I think I could have had at least another 50 lbs on the trailer.Having disk brakes on the mountain bike was a plus. Perhaps this has potential as a new Olympic sport or at least a new event for Logging/Lumberjack competitions.

Click here to see some examples of what will become of the small diameter logs that were harvested. Click here to learn about the forest restoration work of Tree Ring Pens.

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