Tag Archives: Ariel Kent

Sports
August 17, 2016

Nothing is free, even trail networks

By Ariel Kent No trail net work is free. This idea was ignited in my mind this past week by trail steward Matt Baatz of Green Mountain Trails. No trail…

Switching Gears
August 10, 2016

On ode to the trail builders

By Ariel Kent KILLINGTON—A trail builder is someone who has dedicated his or her time to creating a network of mountain bike trails that he or she can enjoy but,…

Tales from the trails
Switching Gears
July 21, 2016

Tales from the trails

Ariel Kent It’s 7 a.m. It’s cool, dark and calm and the only sounds to be heard are the chirping birds and the steady breathing as I pedal uphill. Waking…

Flow vs. tech trails
Switching Gears
July 15, 2016

Flow vs. tech trails

Ariel Kent   By Ariel Kent There are two main types of mountain biking trails, flow and tech. Flow is typically wide machined trails that are smooth, fast, require minimal…

Upper mountain operations
Switching Gears
June 30, 2016

Upper mountain operations

By Ariel Kent It’s about a month early but the special day has arrived. It’s the day when the K-1 opens for summer lift service and mountain operations shift from…

Rainy day rumble
Switching Gears
June 16, 2016

Rainy day rumble

By Ariel Kent Saturday rides for me always start out the same at Killington. I’ve got two hours to get as many runs in as possible before I have to…