Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Trish is looking for someone to lead a ride on the Michaux 10 mile loop Thursday night at 4:45pm. We'll meet at the upper lot at Pine Grove Furnace. Trish is willing to ride in the rain. If you can't start until later post something here and we'll ride a loop and go back to the cars to pick up other riders around 5:30.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
If you ordered one or both we'll need to cooridinate a delivery. I would be happy to host a MBM club ride in the Frederick Watershed on Sunday May 3rd. You can pick it up there or I will send them back up with someone.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Chucks new Gary Fisher 29er. That's odd? Powder blue just like Trish's.
Chuck then led us to a series of relentlessly rocky 4 wheeler trails that have zero flow, and no fun factor. The last time Chuck had ridden these trails was before the invention of the 4 wheeler
This was an out and back ride so we got to ride the same poorly chosen B/S trails twice.
This is when the ride got good. The ride leader couldn't stay in the lead so Sally and Trish blasted right past him and a crucial right turn to get them back to the car. We thought that they might have taken the wrong turn and hatched a half assed search plan that took me and Mooch back to the parking lot and Chuck down to 233.
The search didn't work. When we got to the lot, nobody was there. The girl's were lost. We knew where Chuck would be so we drove down and met him hoping that he found them. No such luck. No girls. Just Chuck. It was now almost dark. After 2 trips in the VW we all got back to the parking lot and were coming to the conclusion that we would be heading out into the woods in the dark, with no moon and no lights, looking for the LOST GIRLS.
And then out of the darkness they rolled. What a relief. They found thier way out after realizing the wrong turn and back tracking.
The lost girls.
• Several unidentified hand tools were found in Michaux State Forest, Greene Township, at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Buccheezy and I will be heading out of the upper lot at Pine Grove Furnace (where Maximus starts) around 5 p.m. Friday night. Plan is to ride the race trails around the top of the mountain so we stay "dry and clean" and don't get Buc's new girly bike dirty.
These aren't really "beginner" trails, but they've been racing beginners on them for years! It will be a fun pace and we plan to be back to the lot before dark.
Hope to see you there.
Obligatory disclaimer: This is not really a BEGINNER ride. If you've never been on a mountain bike before this isn't the ride for you. If you are squeamish and can't stand the sight of blood this ride isn't for you. If you are offended by gratuitous nudity this ride isn't for you...
Female constable tracks down wanted man in the woods of South Mountain
State Constable Shannon Strizziere of Mont Alto said she was acting on a tip when she headed into the woods and up South Mountain in Quincy Township in search of 35-year-old James Welsh of Waynesboro.
Welsh was wanted on summary traffic citations and also wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department on warrants charging him with non-support and driving under the influence, deputies said.
The non-support warrant has been on the books since January 2008, according to officers. The DUI occurred just last month.
No one had been able to find and serve Welsh with the warrants until Tuesday.
"I got a tip from someone who saw him and believed he was camping out on South Mountain," Strizziere said. "So, I decided to go hiking on the mountain at about 9:30 a.m. I'd tried to track him down before, but I was always one step behind him."
Strizziere said when she got to the mountain there were three paths.
"The first was a path to nowhere," she said. "The second path I went down a ways before I had to back track."
The third proved a charm. Strizziere said she heard the sound of hammering above her, and started heading up to where she would find Welsh, stopping in her tracks when the hammering stopped, and moving when the sound covered her tracks.
She hiked three miles up the mountain before she got to his level, came out of the woods, identified herself and called his name. "He put his hands above his head and then behind his back, so I could handcuff him," Strizziere said. "He didn't offer any resistance." Strizziere said Welsh was in the process of building a cabin that would have been a hideaway. "He had a chain saw, a hammer and a hunting knife. He had sleeping bags. He had a makeshift fire pit," she said. Strizziere said Welsh told her that he was, in a way, glad that his running was over. The constable turned Welsh over to sheriff's deputies, who said they transported him to Franklin County Jail. He was in Franklin County Jail as of Wednesday night.
"He put his hands above his head and then behind his back, so I could handcuff him," Strizziere said. "He didn't offer any resistance."
Strizziere said Welsh was in the process of building a cabin that would have been a hideaway.
"He had a chain saw, a hammer and a hunting knife. He had sleeping bags. He had a makeshift fire pit," she said.
Strizziere said Welsh told her that he was, in a way, glad that his running was over.
The constable turned Welsh over to sheriff's deputies, who said they transported him to Franklin County Jail. He was in Franklin County Jail as of Wednesday night.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
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.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Sunday morning 9:00 AM Mont Alto. If you won't be going to church this Easter Sunday... join us at the 'Church of the Sacred Singletrack'.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
- most folks aren't going to ride hard on Monday nights
- give your legs and ass a break and work the pump and flow
- leave your bikes on the car for work on Monday
- ride a block and grab some pizza or beer afterwards
- swap bikes, do a little digging
I'm thinking maybe 5-7 PM, or 6-8, or 6-7, or whatever. Sometimes I'll be solo, sometimes with kids, sometimes I'll be out of town. I think this will work if you can regularly count on a few riders being there if you go. We'll know in a month or two if this is going to work out.
Weather dependent always, if it doesn't rain at all tomorrow, it looks like a good night to start it.
Reality check: looks like we might be starting next week instead...
"Monday: Showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely......"
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
5:00pm at Mont Alto. b4s liked Friday's ride and wants more including riding Ass Crack. Looks like MBM is stuck with this chick. If Ass Crack is wet tomorrow then we'll climb Buckets, go to the top of Four Logs and descend the same trails. Trail suggestions are welcome but I really want her to see Buckets. Looks like it'll be all guys on this ride since Cathy and Mooch are away. Unless we can get SkinnyLegs to come out? Where's Chief...still skiing?
START TIME IS NOW 5PM!!!