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.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Wow where does the time go. Sorry for thew late ride time. Sunday is the IC so meet at Caledonia and do the usual ride and see some of the tough guys and gals do the IC. I don't think I can make the ride so I hope you all can find your way around. Ride at 9am!


Sunday Ride

Hey Chief--What is happening Sunday for those not man (or woman) enough for iron cross?

Night ridin'

Night riding is a great experience. It made all the familiar trails feel like new.

I'm just glad we didn't run into this guy last night...


big flat 9am

I will be heading to Big flat to ride this morning about 9am.I plan to ride 20 or 30miles moderate to fast sport pace.I drive white f150 super crue.My cell is 717 965 7426 Dennis

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Nice Nite Ride

Chris's friends come out after dark.

This was my first real night ride, and it was really cool. The single speed was tougher than usual in the dark. It's hard to keep that momentum when you can't see what's coming next. Hopefully it will help my daylight riding.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

1 is the lonliest number........

I decided to go on a Tuesday night solo of Buckets last evening. Need to improve my pace and stamina. Lower Buckets really gives me fits with all those logs to hop. It seems like so many of them are right around a tight corner or at the top of a steep section. What a beautiful place though.

I made the climb up the road past all the hunters' trucks much more easily than last Thursday night. Been paying attention to what I eat and loading up on those "quality carriers" Carmichael likes to talk about. I was glad to have on some orange to avoid becoming a trophy.

I chased a fat orange sun down turtle and made it back to the lot with some light to spare. What fun!


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Fall PA MTB Summit, Oct. 18-19

Hey, everyone, the Fall PA MTB Summit is being held on October 18 and 19 at our house in Northern Michaux. MTB club reps, industry reps, people in the know, and other hangers-on get together to talk about what we can do for mountain biking across the state, share info, see what the state of the union is, and, of course, ride.

There will be group rides on Saturday at noon from our house, probably three groups--a Women's Ride (but guys can go, too) led by Donna, and two other groups. I'm leading one and Chuck B. was kind enough to say he would lead another one if need be.

The meeting will be around 4:00 or so, if anyone wants to stay for it.

On Sunday, we plan to ride from Big Flat at around 10:00, with groups to be determined based on attendance. A second Women's Ride is a possibility if there is interest.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Mavic Wheel Found

Big-E found a front Mavic MTN bike wheel near Big Flat this weekend. If it's yours give him a call at 423 842-9154

There goes my Man Card

Hey MBMers,
I was asked today to do motorcycle support for the IC so this was a perfect chance to wimp out and ride 62 miles with an engine. Let the name calling begin!
This is a great opportunity to pay back the guys from M.O.R.E. (Michaux Off Road Enthusiasts) They are the guys that helped us get Sue out of the woods.
I will have a MBM sticker on the front of my moto and will be carrying tubes, tire boots, tools, a pump, food and some extra water. Flag me down if you need help.
For a small fee I will tow you up the hills.

night rides

Hunting season is upon us. So thurs. rides will start at 6pm. Lights are a must. If you ride during the day be sure to wear bright cloths as if we don't already but you should have lots of orange. They will shot you gut you and drag you out of the woods hang you head on the wall and tell storys how they shot you. I'm a hunter so I know. I'll just take your bike!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Tuscarora State Forest

Six MBMers (and a few others) took a field trip to Ray's 'hood to check out a different Forest.

Different, it was.

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Did anyone on Thursday night's ride find an arm warmer in the lot? Seem to have lost one.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Skills Clinic

Some talk of a skills clinic garnered energy, so I'll throw this out there. It will be held at a park in Chambersburg. It won't be at the the pump track, but the track is an easy ride away if anyone wants to hit that afterwards.

We won't be doing any Supermans, but we will get the rear wheel in the air. You could call this a rear wheel clinic actually, it's pretty much all we'll do. E-mail me if you're interested. If you don't have my e-mail, Comment this post and I'll get yours. Vote (over there on the right) for which day is better. Will probably last for 1.5-2 hours.

adventure race

Anyone doing the upcoming Michaux Team Challenge?