Sunday, May 18, 2008

Madness

Michaux Madness-- May 24th & 25th 2008
The Michaux Madness will run this coming weekend (Mem. Day weekend).
100 horses and riders starting from Mont Alto.
They're doing as many as 7 loops (for the 100-miler). I think each loop means they go back to Mont Alto each time to check-in.

"Riding the trail: HELMETS ARE REQUIRED! Once the event has begun, the rider is free to choose his/her own pace as long as P&R criteria into the
Vet Hold Stations are reached before the cut-off times, which will be provided at the ride briefing. The veterinary committee will ensure that the horse
is recovering to the safe parameters of temperature, pulse and respiration, and that there are no signs of excessive fatigue or lameness which
would endanger the horse. All vets checks on Sat are at base camp. On Sun the 100 will have (2) away vet checks and the 55 (1) away vet check.
The terrain is hilly, predominantly wooded, with good drainage. There are some rocky areas and a few challenging hills. There will be some road
riding on hard packed dirt forest roads. Plan to ride accordingly. Shoes are strongly encouraged and pads are optional. Breast collars/cruppers
recommended."

10 comments:

stumphumper said...

Might be good to head up north and ride from Pine Grove Furnace next Sunday. That way we should be able to keep horse encounters to a minimum!

SkinnyLegs said...

Stumphumper... you must still be writing this from Amsterdam or Japan, cause we missed you this morning.

stumphumper said...

Skinny, you don't really miss me. If you did, you'd call and make sure I was OK...just remember Japan is 13 hours ahead and Amsterdam is 6...

Anonymous said...

I guess we better stay up north for the following weekends too, while the equestrians are doing their trail cleanup after their event.

stumphumper said...

Anonymous commenters are automatically signed up as lifetime members of the equine excrement removal special ops team. You will receive an encrypted email with your location assignment shortly...

Chief said...

Hey Stumphumper
Your going to have to explain your comment for us red necks to understand. But from what i understand is that anonymous is going to be on shit cleanup!!

stumphumper said...

Wow chief, you catch on quick. You must be one of them there edu-mu-cated rednecks. Besides, you know I'm just 'funnin' with anonymous!

Chief said...

It all came from hangin with you all. Where were you sunday? It was wet and wild!

Anonymous said...

I am interested in joining the MBM. How do I go about doing this? aubrey_b86@hotmail.com Thanks!

Anonymous said...

To join, look for the BikeReg link on the top-right of the blog.

SA