Friday, November 06, 2009
Rig Ride / werewolves in Michaux
How ghey is that? Yeah, I know pretty lame. Bucsneezy, Steve Nevada, and I all showed up with the same bike for the night ride on Thursday. Next time we might all wear matching jerseys too.
Mr. Wilson showed up too and we were off to a good start after a few weird mechanical and light related issues in the parking lot. At the end of Park trail Dave had to bail cuz his brand new Juicy brake lever was pulling all the way to the bar and doing a whole lot of nothing. We bid him adieu and hammered up Staley road at race pace. For some reason, bucsneezy thought we were racing. Johnny Utah was on his first night ride ever and on his brand new Rig to boot. It was a rude awakening to the world of singlespeeding.
It was a short ride as we decided to just come down Four Logs and Turtle and call it a night. The weather and trail conditions were pretty bad anyway. Night + spitting rain + leaves and roots made for an interesting ride and it was hard to find trails that I am very familiar with.
We stopped to regroup after the big rocks on Turtle and were standing there in the dark shooting the breeze when from right behind us we heard the freakiest noises of some sort of unearthly, bloodthirsty animal. It was one of the weirdest sounds I've ever heard in the woods. It didn't seem to get spooked even when I yelled at it. Needless to say we headed on down the trail pretty quickly.
Jim New Hampshire did great on his first night ride and SS ride.
Beware of the haunted woods of Michaux this year. There's some weird critters out there.
Posted by Mooch at 7:46 AM