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.