|The Not-So-Serious Sailor|
Or something like that. You get the idea. We want to be able to come back from an expeditionary trip and tell all of our friends about this awesome place to go ride your bike, so here it goes. I'm gonna tell you all about the next kick-ass mountain biking paradise.
What would you say if I told you about a place that has more legal singletrack than you can ride in a year? What if I told you that this singletrack ranges from loamy, pine needle covered, and smooth to the most technical trails you'll find anywhere? How about if we add in not one, not two, not three, but four excellent endurance races rivaling the best the country has to offer? And for good measure, let's add an exciting bike component manufacturer to the mix. What would you say? You'd say, "when can we go" wouldn't you? Yeah, I'm sure you've figured it out, but if you live in any proximity to the NSS World Headquarters, you'll know it is RIGHT HERE!
|A view from the trail. Are we in the Black Hills or|
are we at Tahoe?
If racing a LONG ways isn't your thing, there are tons and tons of trails for everything from beginner to top level riders. We truly live in a mountain bike mecca, it is just a matter of time before the devout start making their pilgrimage here. I've ridden in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and even Nebraska and I can honestly say the riding here rivals the best riding in any of those states AND the best part is a lot of the riding is right out your door, no need to drive for hours to get to sweet trails.
The secret is getting out that we are a jewel in the middle of the sea of Great Plains, something we've all known for a long time. As a local, you probably want to keep this secret for yourself, but there isn't much we can do to stop it, so start getting your stories ready, you can start it out, "I remember when..."