What’s up MTB brothers and sisters! “Crazy Chris” here from Redding CA and welcome to my creation and the beginning of my evil takeover, “MTB Crank Addict”. If you have stumbled across this website then you too are an MTB enthusiast like myself. Hit me up and let’s go for a mountain bike ride today.
MTB Crank Addict was started so I can share my MTB adventures riding Redding bike trails with other like-minded folks. I should’ve started this site years ago when I started to use my GoPro on rides.
Centralized in Redding CA, I live close to Whiskeytown Recreation Area, home of the annual mountain bike race”Shasta Lemurian Classic”. It’s about a 20 min drive from my house and has a lot of challenging trails for all levels of MTB riders. That is where I really started to ride MTB progressively anyways.
22 years ago, I remember a coworker had an MTB for $500 and I jumped on the opportunity. Thanks, Troy Henderson. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed. The trail network has expanded due to an organization “Redding Trail Alliance”, McConnel Foundation and others who have donated time and money to the cause. Redding California is a mountain biking mecca in my opinion.
Halfway through 2017, I did a lot of Swasey Recreation Area, specifically “Enticer” trail. Also, I referred to YouTube to reference “How to jump a full suspension mountain bike”, just to be sure. I definitely didn’t want to end up at the hospital if I could help it. You play you pay at one time or another though. I did go to the hospital in April this year after going OTB, fractured scapula.