Into the Puckerbrush

I spent a few days battling wind and heavy rain in the Owyhee high country last weekend. The side roads out here are epic if you know how to get around. Rough 2-track became barely-discernible single track. A pair of creek crossings. Several downed trees. Stumbled across this little gem just before sundown. Unknown reservoir, […]

New Year, New Machine

In 2016, I hope to cover a lot of ground on a new ride that will feel a little more at home in Idaho’s back country–the Honda XR650L Specs: Jetted FMF pipe Pro Moto Billet goodies Clark 4 gallon tank With around 14-inches of ground clearance and a decent amount of torque, this new thumper […]

Idaho Dual Sport Flick

Backcountry Discovery Routes and Idaho Tourism made a flick about dirt squirting around the good ol’ Gem State. The premier is in Boise on February 4th. Here’s the trailer:

Chasing Snow

Here’s an expanded write-up on the first couple of rides of 2014, including Cuprum, the Kleinschmidt Grade, 10 Mile Creek and Garden Valley: Just over 12 months since I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Lateral Meniscus, broke my leg, and severely damaged virtually every other structure in my right knee, I’m thrilled to report […]

First Ride of the Season

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Tour de Rad The first back country road trip of the summer By Andrew Mentzer Andrew Mentzer Friday, 8:10 a.m. Me, via text: “Give me a call when you get a second. I have a rad idea.” 8:55 a.m.: ring… ring… ring. Me: “What’s good, man?” Nolan: “Nothing. What’s […]