Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Beaming With Self Esteem

Sweet tues.night ride guys. Thanks.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008


This Sunday will be a backwards day. Meet at Caledonia and do Secret up to Mont Alto. Do some there and then bust butt back to Caledonia. All trails and no bush wacken. Ride starts at 9am

winter cycling gloves

What mountain bike glove will keep your hands warm in temps 25deg or less.Any tips on keeping feet warm @ the same temps would be good.I did a ride last January and it was 9deg and 20+ wind gusts with 4in snow cover and fingers and toes froze. Thanks

Monday, December 29, 2008

Can you see the links?

Does anyone else have trouble seeing the dark red links on the black background?

Did you do your part?????

IMBA is working to seize an important opportunity to increase bicycling in National Parks and we need your help!

Your Annual Fund donation could truly be the difference between business as usual, or a monumental accomplishment for mountain biking enthusiasts.
Donate now and fuel our efforts!

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a rule change which will make it easier for parks to open trails for mountain bikers. We are now in a 60-day commentary period and must be successful on all fronts to make the change official. Right now, donations from mountain bikers like you are critical in supporting our advocacy team's efforts, which is striving to:
  • Register 20,000 public comments supporting the rule change
  • Attend meetings across the country with key stakeholders
  • Continue reaching out to trail user groups to discuss the improvements the rule change will bring to National Parks

Please take a moment to support possible riding opportunities in National Parks!

IMBA's Annual Fund allows us to direct critical resources to programs and advocacy work when they are most needed. Our advocacy team needs these resources -- and your gift can help more than ever before.

Your support will truly go a long way for mountain biking in 2009. We hope you'll join us in getting off to an amazing start: trail opportunities in National Parks will give mountain bikers everywhere an exhilarating new momentum.

Most importantly, IMBA can bolster the presence of our volunteer network and our professional trailbuilding staff in National Parks, translating into much needed care for our nation's most prized natural environments.

Best Wishes and Happy New Year!
Mike Van Abel
Mike Van Abel
Executive Director
International Mountain Bicycling Association

P.S. Your support does make a difference and is tax deductible. Please donate today to IMBA’s Annual Fund and help build the trails of tomorrow.

P.P.S. Contributors of $35 or more will receive our full-color 2009 calendar -- a great way to stay inspired all year.

Tuesday Night Self Esteem Ride

Ride with Jody Tuesday night at Mont Alto at 5:30 pm. It's sure make you feel good about yourself. No need to worry about being last up any climb or feel any pressure to go fast down any descent. Still need an ego boost? Slow down on the climb and drop waaaay back to ride with Jody. Then pull a wheelie and ride away! So far it's me, Jody and StumpHumper...

I'll have a spare set of lights that goes to the first person to request them. DirtyGirlMaggot???

Not cool enough to ride with our group? Well, there's the Tuesday morning ride at 8:30am with the lame group down at the Shed. Not sure who will be there. Maybe Buck, Tex, Chief (aka Mr. 20%), T, CrashedAgainAndAgainAndAgainAnd... Should be a fun ride anyway.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Where's Jody?

Start the new year off right and drag your butt out to ride with us. We miss you and your $hit brown clown bike...

New Year's Day Ride

Old Forge

Tuesday Morning Ride

Fredrick Watershed ride
Hamburg Road Parking Lot

Today's ride.

Great ride everyone! 19.4 miles, 2900 feet climbing, 3:32 ride time. 22 minutes of flat ride time. No injuries. Impressive showing from the Texas contingent.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Big flat Saturday 8 am

I would like to ride Saturday morning from Big flat for 3 to 4 hrs.Dennis white f150 (Back lot)I could be flexible on the start time. my cell is 717 479 3080 I don,t expect to make Sunday's ride due to other commitments.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Upcoming Swaps! SAVE YOUR MONEY!

Westminster, Maryland. Sunday, February 8th, 2009 9:00 am—2:00 pm

Washington, Pennsylvania. Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 9:00 am—2:00 pm

Chesterfield, Virginia. Sunday, March 1st, 2009 9:00 am—2:00 pm

Event Schedule

6:00 am-9:00 am Venue opens, check-in and set-up for vendors only

9:00 am Event opens for general admission (FREE goddie bags for the first 500 consumers)

10:00 am-12:00pm Join us for FREE consumer seminars (topics vary by event)

2:00 pm Event closes to consumers, vendor tear-down begins

4:00 pm Venue closes, all vendors must be packed-up and out

What time is it Chuck????????


Marry Christmas To all you bikers.Hope santa brings you all some bike stuff. Bucsexy I was too tried to write anything on your truck and thats my story and I'm sticking to it. This 20% thing is getting to me. We need some old people to ride with me at the back. Sunday will be at Caledoina. Meet at the 30/233 parking lot. Ride time is 9am. Bucsexy that is the big hand is on the 6 and the little hand is just past the 8......

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sunday's ride on Saturday

Sunday's weather looks lousy. IF the forecast does not change, is anyone interested in doing the ride on Saturday?

By the way, if the Saturday ride happens, this does not cancel the Sunday ride. Only Chief has the authority to make a decision of such magnitude.

Christmas Eve Ride

Wednesday the 24th
8:30 - Caledonia

It will be a slower paced 2 to 3 hour ride.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Wow What weather. By all the comments last week must have been a good ride. Sunday will be at Pine Grove Furnace and we will do Grave Ridge. Crash needs to bust his head again so maybe he can get a new helmet for Christmas or maybe a new head???? We will have to watch the weather also so we all might need new helmets. Be safe

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Hey Ya all
Well I can't ride this Sunday with ya all. How does Old Forge Sound to you? Meet at the same old spot and ride time will be 9am. See ya and be safe.

Thursday Ride

Ride has been changed to Friday! Same Bat-time. Same Bat-channel. Paul gets the lights! We'll probably roll around 5:15 when it gets a little darker. I'm not a fan of hot lead.

We're riding from Mont Alto on Thursday at 5pm. I have a spare set of lights. First person to email me gets to use them. Email me or post here if you want to start a little later.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Thanks YBR

Thank you Yellow Breeches Racing for your generous donation to the Mountain Bikers of Michaux and the Chambersburg Pump Track

Chambersburg now has a new addition to the inventory of the Recreation Department. The department has installed picnic tables, trash cans, and a new wrought-iron fence above the stone wall.

Thank you all for making this happen.

Monday, December 08, 2008

FOR SALE! 2008 Yeti 575 Med!

Just wanted to through this out before I ebay it! It is a 2008 yeti 575 frame with full carbon rear tiangle with fox RP23 rear shock and salsa seat clamp! Also is a NEW uncut steerer 2009 Fox Float RLC 140mm matching fork! MSRP for the 575 is $1699 and the fork is $750. Size on frame is Med. Frame is orange. Frame is like new condition!

Selling both for $1600!! Please leave a comment if your interested!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Windy, fur sur

Who are these guys??

COLD ride today

Here's to the tough crew that showed up for today's COLD and WINDY ride at Mont Alto!

Chuck, Dale, Dave W. and I braved the cold and windy conditions for about 2.5 hours. Who knows if there were gut piles today, they were all frozen and covered in snow so they looked just like rocks!

"Tough as nails" Sue and Mike "air-conditioned tights" Witter stopped by with a delicious plate full of cookies on their way to Caledonia to crush the fire roads in the chilly weather. Way to go Sue! Glad to see you back on your bike.

Did anyone else brave the weather today to get in a ride? Let's hear about it.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

True Mountain Biker?!

Can you identify this guy?

Is it Stubhumper or Bucchewy?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Hey All you night riders. Back in black. Well I don't know if anyone showed Sunday in all the rain but I would like to try Mont Alto again this Sunday. Ride time 9am.

What Happened?

Why is the blog black?

Monday, December 01, 2008

Wed. night ride

Planning to ride from Mont Alto on Wednesday night at 5:30 pm. It will probably be Chuck and I for sure. All others are welcome.

Friday, November 28, 2008

First Ride

Mike and I rode 13 miles this morning on the Shippensburg rail/trail and a short distance on the road. I got the OK on Tuesday to road rode, but NO out of the saddle riding yet! I was really excited, yes... this is my excitement. I felt great! Only slightly sketchy unclipping with the injured foot, but just need to keep working at it. It is actually easier to ride than it is to walk at this point. The ride wasn't very rocky either.....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Anyone up for a ride Fri??

Hit me up if anyone is riding tomorrow. Around 9:30ish???

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Ride

Who wants to ride Thursday morning at 9AM-ish?

I can ride starting from Mont Alto or anywhere north of there. I have to be in Carlisle by 1pm to uhhh increase the effect of gravity on my descending.

Send me an email or post here if you want to ride and where you want to ride. cbuczesk at



Hey all
Happy Thanksgiving..............Sunday will be at Mont Alto. Ride starts at 9am

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wed night ride at Mont Alto

Stumphumper and I are riding from Mont Alto on Wed night at 5:15. No ride if it's raining! If it does rain Chris has invited everyone over for a pajama party and to watch "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" and/or "Sex in the City" with him.

UPDATE: Chris says, "You got it all wrong. I told you I have an advance copy of “The Secret Life of Bees”. Pajamas are optional."


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rear Wheel Clinic

the winter version of the skills clinic happened today at Chambersburg's new 4th Street Skate/Bike Park in 27 degree temps and a few snow flurries.
many of the features had a rime ice coating that we deemed "The Michaux Effect".

we worked on getting up and down these boxes without being clipped in,
this is what we were here to do

then Brett and Jody took it to the skinny rails and up a notch

it didn't always end so smoothly

the instructor messes around (as always)

Jody schools us

Maybe we'll do this again in the Spring

Friday, November 21, 2008


Last sunday Sue stop to say hi and give us cookies at start of ride. Thankyou Sue for cookies they taste great, glad we did not have to share them with stumphumper.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday night ride at Mont Alto

Anybody want to ride at Mont Alto Friday night around 5pm? I need to ride. I'm addicted to this SS bike!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday night ride at Mont Alto

Sally, Chris and I are riding from Mont Alto Wednesday night at 5:15. Get there early to park. Chris will be bringing another large group of friends.



Hey all;
Thurs. night ride 5pm Mont Alto..........................Sunday Caledonia 9am ride time.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

For Sale: 24" Raleigh Mtn Scout

Excellent Condition kids Mountain Bike.

24" wheels

21 speed

Adjustable Height Stem

New chain and fresh cables put on mid summer.

The bike has some scratches but everything works excellent. The shock works very well and the bike shifts great.



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Clinic postponed

The Rear Wheel Clinic is postponed until next Sat., Nov 22.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mid Atlantic Cycling Development Camp

Our friend Zach from Yellow Breeches Racing is hosting a development camp in March at the Iron Cross locale (Camp Thompson). Details here

The first day looks fun for kids.


Sunday will be at Mont Alto. Ride time 9am. I won't be there because Mountain Safety training starts this Sunday for up and coming ski season. Have fun and be careful.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wed night ride with "No Friends"

Chris and I are riding from Mont Alto Wednesday night at 5:30. Please don't be late. We leave at 5:30. I hate it when you people are late!

I might get there at 5:00 to ride with Sally. If so, we'll climb the fire roads and descend Buckets where we'll meet Chris and all his friends at Shelf. I'll update the blog if I'm starting at 5:00.


Sunday, November 09, 2008


I have extra jerseys for sale while supplies last! $50

4 XL

4 L

2 M


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Latest light news

You night riders will probably want to trade in your LED's and get one of these, as soon as they hit the market.

Wed night ride

Chris "No Friends" Bratthauar and I are riding from Mont Alto at 5:15-ish tonight. Chris might be running a little late. I might get there a couple minutes late too but that pretty much goes without saying.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Hey all
Thurs rides will be back to 5pm due to early darkness. SUNDAY will be at Pine Grove furnace parking lot at 9am ride time. I'm thinking community service and over to stairway to heaven and so on.

Rear Wheel Clinic

The date's been set for the Rear Wheel Clinic.
Sat. Nov. 15
4th Street Skate & Bike Park in Chambersburg

Here's a map to the park

E-mail me for the details if you want to attend. I think we have ~9-10 people, and can maybe add a couple more.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Rolling in the western 'chaux

new trail found

and an old rock sessioned

Rolling in the Water Shed

Great fun today, 4 hours of rolling over rocks of all sizes.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Michaux Team Challenge
Write up:


The race was extremely well organized and it was a blast!!!

MBM was very well represented in the top couple of teams!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sunday Ride

Do the Water Shed. Our last ride with Buck until he returns again. Meet at the Sheetz on the corner of Rt. 66 & Rt.40 around 8esh or be at the Hamburg parking lot. Ride time 9am. Hope you can be there Buck....

RLAG in Frederick

Another Ride Like a Girl event, this one in the shed led by Anna

Ride Leader: Anna Kelso -
Ride Name: RLAG in the Watershed
Sponsored by: City Bikes
Location: Hamburg parking lot
Date: 11/9 Sunday
Time: 10:00am (2.5 hr ride)
Ride Level/Pace: intermediate/moderate
Description: A good opportunity to improve your rock skills!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thursday night at Mont Alto

Is anybody else going? Or will it just be me and Stumphumper's friends?


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What up

Hey Skinny;
So how is the healing going. I guess no news is good news.

Kona bikes for sale

From the LHORBA site, the Kona rep is selling off the demo fleet.

2006 Zing Deluxe

Retail: $1,999

Sale: $600

Size: 52cm

Comments: Less than 200 miles .. Light weight .. Perfect trainer and mid level roadbike @ bargain price

2008 Coilair Supreme

Retail: $4,699

Sale: $2,800

Size: 18

Comments: Big travel (7”), very well appointed park and x/c rig

2008 Stinky Air

Retail: $4,999

Sale: $3,200

Size: large

Comments: Big travel (7”), very well appointed park bike

2008 Stinky Deluxe

Retail: $3,499

Sale: $2,200

Size: small

Comments: Big travel (7”) well appointed park bike

2008 Hei Hei 29

Retail: $2,499

Sale: $1,500

Size: 16

Comments: Lightweight, 29r, 3” travel, full suspension, well sped'c, cross country endurance machine

2008 Unit 29

Retail: $899

Sale: $500

Size: 16

Comments: 29’r, steel (of a deal), single speed, hard tail, rigid. Brand new. Still in the box.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Somebody mentioned riding Callydonya and trying to bump into the MTEC route on Sunday and cheering them on a bit. It sounds like fun to me... is anyone interested?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blue Knob ride Nov. 2

Posted for Mike Mucker & LHORBA

We will ride at Blue Knob with friends from the Pittsburgh area on Sunday
Nov. 2nd. Even though we will all be riding together I am putting together 3
ride options. Which one you pick will depend on how much climbing you want
to do and how many miles you want to ride. All options will include riding
all the Resort Side trails, and on the State Park side: Lookout, Roller
Coaster and Rock N Ridge to the bottom. We can shuttle you back to your car
if you did not start at Pavia Run.

Here are the options. All times listed are ride times not meet times.

1. 10:15AM at Pavia Run Pavilion. Climb Crist Ridge and Chappell Fields
to meet up at Sawmill/Chappell Fields.

2. 11:00AM at the Sawmill / Chappell Fields Trailhead on the right
side. Climb Mountain View and Three Springs to meet at the top of the ski

3. 11:45AM at the parking lot at the top of the ski lifts.


November 2nd at Blue Knob can be anything from 60 degrees and sunny to 30
degrees with rain, snow and high winds. It is a good idea to check your
favorite weather site so that you know how to dress for this ride. Blue Knob
State Park and Resort can be found on

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Help Wanted

Hey everyone,

Moving Party 1000 am Saturday @ 207 Glen Street Chambersburg.

For those not busy on Saturday....Danielle,Greta and I are moving to Shippensburg at the base of Big Flat off of Baltimore Road.

New address is -----16 Feather Drive Shippensburg

Cell is 263-1235

Anyone who wishes to help would be greatly appreciated and also Fed and Watered ( with beer) afterwards.

I'll have dollies,covered U-hauls,truck trailers, etc...


otherwise see you all on Sunday at Old Forge-----JOELTRAIN

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Sundays ride will be at Old Forge. Ride time is 9 am. If you need directions give me a hoot. (Mohawk and Scott). Thurs. will be at 6 pm for a little night fun.

Wednesday NorChaux Ride

News Flash--Ride's bagged. I don't feel so hot. Going to play it safe and not ride tonight. Sorry if you got your hopes up.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Big Weekend

First I'd like to thank Brett and Donna Weiser for hosting the PA mountain bike summit at their house. People like the Weisers are the reason I love the mountain biking community. They do a ton of work to promote our sport and are the same folks that organize the Iron Cross races. I don't know how they get it all done.

Most of the people from the summit stayed for the Sunday ride. We split up into 3 groups but it still didn't help.

It was a typical Michaux ride, lots of flats, a ripped off derailleur ( sorry Chris ) , and the group got spread out so big nobody could keep track of everyone. Luckily we all made it back to Big Flat.

This was the high point of the weekend for me. On Saturday my Sibex Ti fork was sacrificed to the rock Gods. So I made a speed run to Merv's and bought a Karate Monkey frame and fork.

So I got to ride a new bike on Sunday, weee I love that new bike feeling.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Events at Mike's Building

MBMer Mike A. wanted to post some info about a couple of his happenings; one at "The Building"; and the other at the Old Old Jail. I guess before The Building turns into a winter spin-cycle and skills park, it will be an art gallery for photographers. His other event is across the street and a bit on the dark side (doesn't that mean single-speed???)
of Franklin County


175 E. King St
Reservations Required

OCT. 20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30
7:00 PM

OCT 24,25 7:00 & 9:00 PM
Halloween 8:00 & 10:00 PM

TICKETS Adults $10.00
Students w/ID $8.00

PG-13 (stories not appropriate for children)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Night ride 6pm (ride time) Thurs.

Membership Update

2008 was our best year ever! 26 new members joined those who renewed to push us over 70 members! Thanks for your support.

Sunday Ride

Hey everyone - don't forget this weekend is the fall PA MTB summit hosted by the Weiser's. A few posts below there is more info with rides and meeting happening on Saturday and Sunday.

For Sunday we are changing up the normal MBM ride and meeting at Big Flat for a 10 a.m. ride start with the MTB summit crew. Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Iron Cross Lite

At the Lil' Belgians Race of Iron Cross Lite, MBM was represented by 3 of our youngest members.

Big THANK YOU to Michele Mark, who when not navigating the Spiral of Death, was busy helping me in the kitchen all day.

the Lil' ones enjoying their podium time

The Lil' ones want to grow up to be as fast as this guy.