Ever since Marshall Mullen began riding e-bikes, he's dreamed of building a trail loop that had a combination of natural terrain and man-made features.
Deep within the Tehachapi Mountains in Southern California, Marshall made his dream a reality and built his dream e-bike loop on a plot of land that has been in his family for generations.
|This project was built on my grandma's property in Tehachapi, CA. The property has been in the family for years. Grandma originally bought the property as an escape plan in the case that LA was bombed when there were threats of that many years ago. Since then, my family has been up there to camp countless times over the years. I grew up there learning how to drive tractors and run chainsaws at about 5 years old. -MM|
This was not your typical trail build. Marshall and his friend Kevin set out to complete the trail build in two days -- an ambitious task, as the property exists completely off-grid with no municipal support. The pair had to bring in water on a water tank filled from a neighbor's well down the road.
To make things more challenging, Marshall wanted to create the entire trail with as little environmental impact possible. As protecting this land is of vital importance to the Mullens, all the wood logs used were already dead, they were moved and cut to size.
|E-bikes are so advanced nowadays, that you can have one bike set up the same and ride it all. With the new Specialized Levo with FOX e-MTB suspension, you can climb up, ride smooth big jumps, and rough natural terrain all with the same setup. And now with e-bikes, you can easily climb back up to the top and turn it into a loop, doing it over and over. -MM|
Upon completion of filming, Marshall and Kevin deconstructed all their efforts, completely took out the entire dirt work, filled in all the holes, and returned it to its natural state...closing the loop forever.
Video by: Peter Jamison, @peterjamisonmedia
Photos by: Long Nguyen, @lnphotos
His pants need more logos
Love riding in Tehachepi though; great trails.
Dream loop ?? E mtb is 4 sausage puffers
Plug in charger , puff on a salchichonga !!!!