Sunday, April 12, 2009

Paul and Steve's PreRace Adventure


We did the first half of the race just fine. 10 miles. Less mud than last year, but that can change. At the point where the new race course leaves the old (intersection of Fender and Mountain Ridge Road, we could not find the trails back to 233. We did find several ATV trails that went in the proper direction and might be on the race. We did not cross 233. Instead, we met up with another Paul. He is an MBM member and has a cabin near the Furnace. He took us on a couple of his local trails. So, we don't know what the race will hold on the other side of 233, but had a great ride on some new (to us) trails. We will try again. Even if we don't find it, the riding is fine! 24 miles.

19 comments:

SkinnyLegs said...

Sounds like a great ride... AND the pre-race ride tradition lives on!

drw said...

Wow! What a surprise. Didn't you guys have a map?

clownbike said...

24 miles...Sweet
I'm glad you mapped those new trails.
Hey Cosmo what happened to you today? I thought you were riding Mont Alto, you missed some really good crashes.

dirtygirlmagnet said...

the ride today made me want suspension, fast trails with big rocks everywhere, my hands still hurt.

drw said...

mmmmm. slept in. it was nice. i'm sure there will be more crashes.

Chief said...

trevis and i are thinking about doing the race course on thurs during the day. I would think about a 9am start. i will know more wed.

Anonymous said...

Across 233 is a great trail. I like riding it down not up like the race does. I would have loved to joint you guys. Was there a ride post I missed??

brett said...

I wish you would find your identity.

dirtygirlmagnet said...

yes there was, scroll down on the main page, read, you can't miss it

Chief said...

Some people have a hard time finding there selves.

Anonymous said...

At least I can find the trail.

Mary Moon said...

Sorry I missed you guys on Sunday. I was right behind you...at least for the first part of the ride. The first 4 miles of rocky hell wore me down and convinced me that I too need a FS bike.

brett said...

Nah, you just need big wheels.

bucsexy said...

She has a big set of wheels! So does her bike...

Mary Moon said...

...and that's how I roll...like clown bike
Chuck- I saw the place you broke your collar bone....I respectfully pulled a 'hike a bike' on that section.

Mooch said...

I would have piled up more rocks and goaded him into riding it again...

dirtygirlmagnet said...

bigger wheels + less suspension = happiness

brett said...

Strange how that works.

bucsexy said...

MM - So you rode Grave Ridge? Uncle Don said I was 7' in the air and flew 15-20' the first time. The second time was when I separated my shoulder. I have never broken a bone!