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.

10 comments:

brett said...

I'm fearful of seeing you guys and those matching bikes in some youtube synchronized bike dancing video.

Dkeg said...

Who is taking bets that if riden all 3 will be broken by this time next year? :)

brett said...

Where do you think we are? Vegas?

I wonder if they'll all break on the same ride!

Mooch said...

I'm convinced the only frame that can stand the test of time in Michaux is a Karate Monkey.

T said...

I've got a got a Hershey Pa made Smorgasbord from back in the day that has a couple thousand Michaux miles on it that would beg to differ! However, it did not have a trail sanitizer plowing through single track on it.
Mooch should not have a problem if he keeps using those nice wings and fancy orange and black spandex!
Michaux is hard on equipment. GF is by far the leader in not holding up to time in Michaux.

Mooch said...

T - just let me know when you need the costume back. Thanks for letting me borrow it.

Nevada said...

Brett - you are just jealous that you cannot be in the synchronized bike dancing video.

brett said...

damn right. i even have my own sparkly spandex leotard. just bought the wrong bike.

pabiker said...

Michaux never touched my Moots either.

brett said...

I wouldn't touch your Moots if you asked me.