Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
"I read once where the best mountain bike rides end at the ER. Not sure that’s true, but that’s what happened yesterday. Fortunately Caledonia is close to Chambersburg but unfortunately Roy Pitz is closed on Sunday for an after ride/ER tasting session.
Seriously…. Brad rode out of the woods, from midway on what I believe is Yellow Ridge trail, back to the vehicle, one legged and there was no crying like a baby. ER doctor pulled it out without having to amputate. Brad’s almost as good as new."
I hope Brad doesn't get in trouble for transporting firewood out of the state forest. You know they're trying to reduce the spreading of wood-borne pests.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Barely used Niterider Pro700 Kit with a spare battery.
The original kit came with the lightweight 4 cell battery, and then I purchased an extra 6 cell.
700 Lumens for just under 3 hours with the 4 cell, and just under 6 hours with the 6 cell.
This is the programmable system from Niterider, allowing you to custom design up to 8output settings to "fine tune" light output and burn time.
I bought this system to use in Moab around a month ago. Since then I haven't had much use for it, and find myself just cycling the batteries to make sure they continue to hold a charge.
$425 paypalled/shipped or $400 cash in person. I'm not on the internet a lot so texting me is the best way to get in touch 717-658-9445.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
To Our Valued Geomangear Customers,
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* Do not run the battery pack all the way down to zero charge
* Do not store the battery pack with less than 70% charge.
* Do not leave the battery pack charging unattended.
* Store the battery pack in something metal, not in a bag or closet or somewhere that other materials will catch fire if the pack undergoes combustion.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The weather was perfect and so were the trails. They actually use leaf blowers to keep the trails clean! We need to sent those people to Mackey Run. I'm not sure what trails we did but they had a lot of little rollers. ;-) Although the trails are smooth and rock-free somehow two of our MBMers managed to flat. Jess and Lindsay want to try Michaux so I might put together one of my famous beginner Michaux rides on Saturday...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Good fun, good people, and great hospitality!
What: Late fall mountain biking @ Raystown!
When: Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:00 AM
Meetup Fee: $1.00 per person
Where: Home Depot Carlisle
1013 S Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Discover the world class Allegrippis mountain biking trails at Raystown Lake. There are trails here for all levels of mountain bikers and they are all labeled with their respective difficulties. We can meet in Carlilse, PA at the Home Depot located just off of Rt 81, on Rt 34, south of Carlisle, just look for the red car with bikes on top. Then we will drive up to Raystown for the day and check out the trails by bike. Bring lunch and snacks. On the way home we can grab a bite to eat along the way.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
This city has the country's highest rate of bicycle commuters. They are everywhere! They don't wear Spandex. They wear business suits!
By the way, they also have the largest number of breweries of any major metropolitan area on the planet (according to the brewer/guide on our peddle tour of Portland). The beer choices are beyond comprehension, but I did my best to sample the local wares.
The mountain biking isn't bad--endless conifer forests, dense and lush with miles of swooping, manicured trails. No rocks. They must have shipped all the rocks to Michaux.
Hope to see some rocks on Sunday.
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
THEFT: Thieves took enough deer fencing from Michaux State Forest to enclose two acres.
Two rolls of fencing, each 330 feet long, were taken between Oct. 14 and Oct. 19 from Ridge Road in the state forest northeast of Fayetteville, according to the Michaux State Forest Ranger Department.
In addition to the woven wire fencing, a digging bar, ratchet strap and 25 pressure-treated posts were taken.
Anyone with information may call the ranger department at 532-2211
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Original map Here.
Oh yeah, and check out this timbering gear owned by Glatfelter. It's working the cut very close to our house. No skidders here. A harvester and a hauler.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Went for a ride above Cowan's Gap today and discovered that a timber sale had taken place and the ridgeline was decimated from Tower Road, north to above Cowan's gap. This area was beautiful, with double/single track for about 7 miles along the ridge. RIP.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
MBM did ourselves proud today manning checkpoint 2 at the Iron Cross. We handed out drop-bags to the racers, helped them top off their supplies or locate a repair part like a well oiled machine!
Friday, October 08, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Hello again all. Just wanted to verify all my volunteers out their and times to work the check point. I have Dale from 8-Finish
Slowride Brian from 8-?
Mike from 8-Finish
Madison, Emily, and Myself from 8-3
New Mike(fisher X caliber) from 9-3ish probably meeting at check point
Mike W 8-finish
Trevis and boys up to you just let me know 8 and camp t or 900 at Check point area.
Joel and Fam. Let me know
ANYONE I MISSED?? Please let me know! Thanks, Josh
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Anyone interested in carpool/heading down to the North Fork Awareness Ride/IMBA Pre-party in Harrisonburg on Saturday then to WV on Sunday for the ride?? I plan on leaving saturday late afternoon, car camping in harrisonburg saturday night, then back to chambersburg late sunday evening. The ride is open to anyone, but basically expect an all day ridge riding with a larger group. There will be a few options for anyone wanting to ride a longer route....I will probably do the longer route if I feel up to the pace.
Friday, September 24, 2010
27/40 crank with 12-36 cassette. Wasn't sure if it better than 9 speed for climbing or middle range for rock gardens. I'm looking at going 1X9 gear for salsa bike, but not sure if leave it with 10 speed or convert down to 1X9.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I rode with all of Mooch's friends at Mont Alto last night. Coal Hearth had a lot of debris and there are a couple sections that have been logged/cleared.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thanks in advance! Josh
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
I wanted to post this info on the site.
Trail weekend rays town lake october 9th thru 10. IMBA having a trail work session for 5 projects with RMBA. They're giving free camping 8pm friday october 8th until sunday. Have a talk session in morning and free lunch at 1130am. Then work trail until 5pm.
Free beer party that evening. Free swag give away from imba.
I'm going up 8th to ride, work imba saturday and ride sunday. Here a link from frank mcguire:
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
November 3rd, 2010
The South Mountain Region Trail Summit will be held for those interested in the state of greenways and trails in Cumberland, Franklin, Adams, and York counties.
Summit sessions will engage, educate, and solicit support on efforts to advance the quality and connectivity of current and proposed trails. Trail advocates, volunteers, and organizations are encouraged to attend along with elected municipal officials, staff, or volunteer municipal committees.
Benefits of attending the Summit:
- Hear a "state of the trail report" for the region
- Learn about benefits of trails to communities
- Learn and give input about current high profile trail projects
- Learn the nuts and bolts of trail development in your community
- Engage as a citizen, municipal representative, or community organization to identify important connections and identify trail needs
- Hear case studies of successful projects in the region
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
A horse rider sent this to me to help spread the word and get some mountain bikers involved. Looks like they're taking some trails stuff seriously, and this guy just attended a 3-day trails course at State College. Note the "Why" part specifically.
Would be smart to have some bikers and MBMers there. I'll be away that weekend/week. Weisers will be away. Time for our speedy new El Presi to make something happen? Damaged Inc? Cupcake Mafia? Never a better time and place to have horsers hear what we think, and maybe even get on the same team for some things.
If I could attend, I'd come ready with some locations that need some repair from hooves, like Trees of Tomorrow area, Upper Narrows etc?? I hope someone can make something happen out of this. How often do we get this kind of chance?
If you can't read the flier by clicking and zooming, let me know and I can e-mail it or try to paste in the text by itself.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Successful or unsuccessful attempt at the H-n-H gate? Superior Rider? I will let you decide.
Anyone interested in riding Monday evening 5:15p from the pipeline on Rattlesnake? Doing Virginia and Mackey.
Clownbike - the retarded rooster said you are not invited.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Forestry is hoping for final approval on the Wildcat reroute by October. At least that's the current hope and estimate.
Which means we might be able to build some new official trail in the upcoming "off season".
Whatchu think o' that?
Map o' the impending carnage:
The top of the ridge is the boundary--they are logging the backside of the ridge, out of sight from rt. 233. The access road is going in across from Dead Woman Hollow. You can follow the dashed lines that are trails on the map to figure out where the haul road is overlapping the current trail. I've heard second, third, or fourth hand, that DCNR is going to re-establish the ATV trail after the logging, but it'll be surprising if it's close to the technical nature of the current trail.
Links to Prospectus and Statistics:
Monday, July 19, 2010
James and Dave (a.k.a. Nancys) - maybe you can make it now that it is a little later. I know last we talked it was up in the air.
Tractor - the more the merrier just forewarn me so I am prepared for the punishment you dish out.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
We plan to meet at the bottom of the gas line on Rattlesnake Run Rd. We may climb the pipe line or may go down the road and take the more gradual grade up. We will see.
Here is map of with the location
If you are coming from the south end of Rattlesnake Run Rd the open gas line area will be on your right. The whole road is only about 4 miles long. The gas line is about in the middle at the 2 mile mark.
Ho - if you can't make 5p let me know and we can bump it back to 5:15p or 5:30p.
Maybe if we are lucky we will see the former slayer out there.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 18th at Big Flat back lot, ride time 9am.
Ride is intended for registered racers to preview the course.
There will be no support along the course during the preride.
Carry enough spares, water and food for the entire ride.
For more info click:
Race Michaux: The Curse Of Dark Hollow
Register for the July 25th race here.
They are still using Wildcat this year. Could be the last year its open.
20 mile GPS
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Laurel Mt., Forbes State Forest, 1:30PM. Meet at the big parking lot on Summit Road that is on your left 2 miles off of Rt. 30. It is across from the entrance to the old Laurel Mt. Ski Resort.
The Ride: 20 to 24 miles. Several bailout points. Little to no climbing but lots of rocks with logs and skinnies to play on.
Blue Knob, 10:30AM. Meet at the Pavia Run Pavilion, Mowery Hollow parking area. After turning onto Forest Rd. from Rt. 869 drive past the swimming pool (on your left) and turn right at the Mowery Hollow sign. After turning there will be an outhouse on your right and Pavia Run Pavilion on your left.
This is my “Best of Blue Knob” ride. We will be leaving some vehicles at the bottom and driving to the top to start since this is the best way to ride all of the best trails in under 40 miles.
Note: When you get there load up your bikes and gear onto the least number of vehicles possible and leave your post-ride stuff in a vehicle at Mowery Hollow.
The Ride: 20 to 30 miles with bailouts possible after finishing the Resort side. What you missed in climbs at Laurel you will make up for at Blue Knob. After a warmup on Lookout Trail we will ride all of the Singletrack on the Resort side. We will then ride down the mountain from 3100 feet to 1400 feet (with a couple of ups mixed in there, too) on the State Park side with an option at the bottom to ride part way back up to do a 2nd fun downhill.
Both days of riding are geared towards advanced riders. If anyone would like to organize an intermediate ride in conjunction with my ride please feel free to do so."
Monday, July 05, 2010
Anyone interested in a 2008 Trek XO2? It is a 55cm has 100 road miles on it. I switched the Sram stuff to Ultegra 10. Everything else is stock. I bought it in Omaha to do iron cross and as everyone knows I raced my mountain bike instead. MSRP was 2799.99. I'm asking $1725obo
Also have a 2008 Gary Fisher Rig 17.5. With headset asking $175 I paid $225 on ebay for it! Can be used as a Single Speed or Geared!
NEW 2009 Reba Team 29er fork Pushed 20mm through axle. With pop lock installed! I recived a new fork that had a oil leak sent it to PUSH for the PRO rebuild cost $250 for the rebuild and shipping. Asking $625. MSRP of the fork is $749+ 250 for the Push service!
New WTB tire 2.55 weirwolf 26x2.55 yea I was a dumb ass and order 26" NOT the 29" I wanted! MSRP $59 EACH Both HERE ONLY $65!
Just leave a comment or give me a call if you have my ## or email!
Friday, July 02, 2010
So I took the day off today. Couldn't find anyone to ride with so I did a little solo time up in Mont Alto. Beautiful day, isn't it?
Let's play a little game of 'Where's Mooch?' See if you can identify each of the areas below on my loop around Mont Alto.
To the winner goes a slightly used 29r tube with very patchable holes...
Sorry to be missing rides with the MBM crew back in PA but I've had some stellar rides out here in Teton Valley Idaho. Here is a picture of the group I rode with this week. Some of these jokers are the ones who got me hooked on mountain biking two summers ago. The picture is us standing on a bluff in the Big Hole Mountains looking back toward the Grand Teton Mountains. Epic rides.....great people. If anyone is interested in riding out here I may provide the lodging for summer 2011. Anyone want to come?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I found a very "bikey" town not just a cool shop.
There were bike lanes and bike art and bike racks all over the place. Some of which is shown above.
Monkey Wrench Cycles is owned by a guy who collects vintage mountain bikes. The collection includes about twenty and they are displayed on a high rack in the back of the shop. You can see them in the photo published in Bike. All of them are in excellent condition, some are one-offs, others are old or just rare.
I told him a was visiting, found the article and wanted to check the place out.
He showed me the shop and all the vintage bikes and told me a little about them. It was cool. I spent some money and went on my way.
Another note from Bike on page 42 shows Jeff Schalk riding Iceberg in the Watershed. He is the National Ultra Endurance Champion and Iceberg is his favorite trail. That's pretty impressive and speaks volumes for this areas trails. Then he goes on to suggest he can't clean it! Or maybe he's telling us we can't clean it. Not really sure. So, my question is: has anyone cleaned Iceberg?
Post away. See you at the next ride.