Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday Night Ride Report

Riders: Sue Witter, Rob Mazzei, Dave Hamilton, Chris Bratthauar

Left the Mont Alto parking lot @ 5pm sharp taking the Park trail over to Staley. From there we decided it would be a good day to climb Shelf trail to stay off the low, muddy trails.

"Rocket" Rob took off ahead of the group and missed the turn on to Shelf trail. The rest of the crew debated for a few minutes whether we should leave Rob to the mercy of the mountain or follow him. We decided Rob should live and we headed up Ramp trail after him.

We regrouped in the clearing and climbed the rest of the way to Wirt Road. From there we headed across Charcoal Hearth trail to Staley Road. Climbed up Four Logs and then up to the fire tower. We headed down the trail behind the fire tower and across Crumble regrouping again on Snowy Mountain Road.

We climbed up Snowy Mountain to the top of Four Logs. The crew bombed down Four Logs and the top of Turtle where things started to get mushy, so we headed out to Staley Road. From there we coasted down Staley Road to the double track that leads up to Lower Buckets.

We made the short climb and headed back on to the singletrack. Lower Buckets was in great condition and we flowed down it like we were on rails. We finished up on the Park trail, making our way back to the parking lot.

We emerged from the woods around 7:30 pm, just as the sun was disappearing behind the trees. All in all a great ride to start the "Thursday Night" season.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Membership Renewal Time

We would like to thank you for your participation 2006 and look forward to your continued support of the club during 2007. You should have received an emailed membership invitation already - if not, let me know. Please update your contact information (email) and return with a check for $10 to us at: MBM, 6132 Moser Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713

Please feel free to invite any of your cycling friends to a club ride or to join MBM as well. If you would like any additional information, please contact me.

Happy trails.

Rides 3/29 and 4/1

Thursday, 3/29 Mont Alto @ 5 pm.

Sunday, 4/1 Maximus Sport Loop (sorta...). Meet at Bendersville Road Parking lot. Ride starts at 9 am.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Bad News, Good News

I took a walk in the woods around Mont Alto today with my kids. The BAD news is the ground is completely SATURATED.

The GOOD news is all the stinkin' snow is GONE!

Here's to a HUMID ride tomorrow morning...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday ride

Posting for Dale.....Mont Alto, 5PM if the weather is good.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sunday Ride, 3/25

Mont Alto. 9 AM. Hope for no slush on the trails.

Spin, Spin, Spin

Ok, last week we had a couple of nice days and I got out on the road bike with short sleeves. The Tuesday night Carlisle fast ride featured - well, fast people. 35 at the start and as we added miles it pared down to three:
Nathan Goates from Shippensburg University (l) and Taylor McClain (r) from Penn State.

On the climb up to King Gap State Park, at a fast clip - sub 13 minutes.
This photo is of the group leaving the movie theatre parking lot - 35 in all. Now it is trainer time again. Five days straight on the trainer and I'm about to pull my hair out - thank god for and the Paris-Nice race.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Snow......When will it end??

Now this was Hard Core!!! Shovel the track so you could race.
Jack Frost Classic Feb 2001.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sunday Ride, 3/11

Mont Alto , 9 am.

Remember, daylight savings is in effect Sunday morning! Don't show up an hour late!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Hail to the Chief!!

Check out this newly retired MBM Ex-President in his Beginner Racer Days.

We shouldn't be seeing this pained expression now that he can spend all of his time riding.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Mont Alto Trail Conditions

Took a quick ride up to Mont Alto this morning to check on trail conditions. Overall, looks plenty rideable. There is a soft slushy layer on top of the little bit of hard snow that is left. The fire roads still look a little nasty, but the singletrack looks OK. See you all in the morning!
Beginning of Park Trail
Park Trail looks nice

Going up Buckets

Staley Road - Icy! Stay on the singletrack!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Sunday Ride, 3/4

Mont Alto 9 AM - Snow tire season should be over!
Mud tire season may now be in full effect.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Big Bar's and Stem's

Does anybody have an opinion on the newer 31.8 diameter bar/stem combo's?
Is there any advantage in stiffness or weight? From what I have seen this combo is generally heavier.

Any thoughts on the Pro's and Con's?