Friday, December 31, 2010

Sunday Jan 2nd Ride

9:00 AM at the furnace parking lot @ Pine Grove

sunday 9am ride

If there are no plans for Sunday's ride I would like to start at Bendersville/Maximus this week.If anyone is interested Joe and I will proably start at 730 and regrouip with whoever rides later at 9.Dennis

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Friday Dec 31 Ride Options

Mont Alto 10:00 A M. There is still stuff to ride there....
Sand Flats 1:30 P.M.  51, sunny and Dry in the Shed


MBM has just received a $100 donation from High Speed Cycling for helping out at the 2010 Iron Cross! This wasn't expected.... thanks Mike!


Is anybody riding Friday morning?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sunday Ride

Teaberry @ 9:oo am

Friday, December 24, 2010

Is there a ride for this Sunday? Thanks Dennis

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Some boys loves them some Iceberg

Friday, Christmas Eve Ride

12:00 noon at the mud banks pull off/lot on the west side of 233 just north of Woodrow Rd., south of Pine Grove Furnace.

Friday Ride

Is anyone planning on posting a ride for Friday?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Solstice Lunar Eclipse Ride, 2:50 A.M. Tuesday

You can go over here to see a few more details on the eclipse...
Since a full lunar eclipse will happen on the winter solstice only once in our lives (unless Methuselah is out there somewhere), Donna and I are planning to ride our mtn bikes starting at 2:50 A.M. Tuesday morning from our house.

What the hell?

Yes, Donna and I are planning to ride our mountain bikes from our house, starting at 2:50 A.M. Tuesday morning. Butt on saddle, out the driveway. The conditions may be iffy with cloud cover, but, dangit, there's still an eclipse happening up there. It'll be pretty dark for a full moon! The height of Totality is going to happen at 3:17, which is when the moon will be in the deepest part of the Earth's shadow. We want to be in the woods on our bikes when it happens.

"How the heck am I supposed to pull this off?" you ask.

Go to bed as soon as you get home from work. Wake up in time to get to our house and on your bike for the 2:50 start time. Ride. Get cleaned up, stop for breakfast, and go to work. Sleep on your desk knowing you did something very few other people pulled off on this winter solstice. You can thank us later.

Post up or show up if you're interested! You can email me, too.

Carnage from Sunday

The Perry County Mob didn't escape Michaux intact on Sunday. This was sent from Ray:

"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

Bike art complete with bike!

I stood right in front of this painting and still had a hard time making out the complete road bicycle that is attached to the face of it. Can you see it?? Click on the pic to enlarge it.

Sunday Dec 19th Ride

Caledonia 9:00 AM

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I'm looking for someone to do the Sunday rides for about 4-5 weeks. I injured myself and can't ride so there's no sense in me choosing the ride location, unless you all don't mind me choosing an not being there.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2011 Michaux Race Series

I just got an email for the 2011 Michaux Race Series. Here ya go!

"We just set our race dates for 2011. Maximus will be May 1st, The Curse is July 17th, and Teaberry is the 11th of September. BikeReg is open for Maximus."

Thursday, December 09, 2010


SUNDAY...I'd like to meet at the parking lot on 233 going to Pine Grove that has the little climb and is on the left. Meet there and ride Stairway to heaven, Jakes trail, rattlesnake and maybe graves ridge. RIDE TIME 9AM

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Speak Out TODAY for Trail Access in Pennsylvania

Today, Dec. 8, is the final day to let Pennsylvania's DCNR know about all your special places to ride. The state is looking for personal stories about all the places you love to ride on public lands in PA. Take a few minutes and highlight your favorite trail in a state forest or state park.

Take Survey

Monday, December 06, 2010

MBM'ers in VA

We had a nice trip to Virginia this past weekend where we rode the ridges that form Fort Valley near Elizabeth Furnace. Really rocky and technical trails with alot of leaves on them - you know, heaven.
Photo:  david kegley

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Ride time

Sorry we left two riders in the lot today but ride time is 9am not arrival time. When it is warm it's not bad waiting but when it is cold learn to ride fast or by yourself. Again I applogize :-) :-)

Tuesday Ride

Calling all Weisers. 5:15 at the bottom of Quarry Gap Rd.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


Sunday will be at Teaberry. I'd like to do the old sport loop. Ride time 9am

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Niterider Pro 700 Kit, w/ spare battery - $400

I'm posting this for Paul Doty...

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


Gave it some thought and I like mooch so He is welcome to read this and ride with us. Sunday will be at Caledonia. Ride time 9am. Bucsexy I think you like him too. Alot more than you let on ;-) OXOXOX

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday afternoon ride?

Anybody want to ride in the afternoon if it dries out enough? Post here or email me if you're interested.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Let's start a team

Crazy skills video

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hey all
Friday will be a post turkey day ride. Mont Alto will be the location. Ride time 9am. So you can stuff yourselves.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tuesday Ride

Teaberry parking lot @ 4:30pm. If you want to ride but can`t do 4:30, leave a comment and we will roll a little later.

Great ride today

Thanks to the many leaders who kept us all moving in the same direction. FYI, this is where we went.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Magicshine Battery recall - spontaneous combustion

Not sure who all is using Magicshine lights - but think some of you are. This was posted on forums so take it for what it's worth.

Magicshine Users

To Our Valued Geomangear Customers,

Geomangear temporarily has stopped selling Magicshine lightsets due to our concerns regarding the safety, quality, and performance of Magicshine's lithium-ion battery packs sold by Geomangear between July 2009 and November 2010. We have determined that these Magicshine battery packs do not meet Geomangear's high expectations regarding product safety, quality, and performance. We have notified both the manufacturer of Magicshine lightsets and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission that Geomangear intends to voluntarily recall all Magicshine battery packs sold by Geomangear.

We are actively working with the Safety Commission, outside engineering consultants, and a new battery pack supplier to evaluate product recall options for our customers. Geomangear will provide recall information and instructions directly to our affected customers after our final corrective action plan has been approved by the Safety Commission.

If you bought a Magicshine lightset from us between June 2009 and November 2010, please discontinue using your lightset until we are able to provide you with an upgraded replacement battery pack. Despite our best efforts, this process will take some time, and we ask for your patience. You can rest assured that Geomangear has taken, and will continue to take, appropriate steps to protect the safety of our customers, and we will stand behind our products. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your continued loyalty and support during this unprecedented situation our company is facing.

* 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

North Fork

Sign the petition if you'd like to help preserve bike access to this trail.

Raystown Recap

Here's a group pic from Sunday at Raystown with the Central PA XPLOR Adventurs group - Osvaldo, Scott (Prophet), Stacey, Jess, Chuck (Bucsexy), Brian (SlowRide), Lindsay and Mike (Red Fisher). Kimsan is taking the pic.

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

It's Snotcycle time!

Sign up now before it fills up! What else are ya gonna do on Jan 29th??? Kegley, Sandie and I are signed up and will be rockin' our singlespeeds!


SUNDAY will be at Pine Grove. Meet at the furnace. Ride time 9am. Not sure which way we'll go. Depends who shows.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hats Off To Ya'.

Give your boy's Ho' and Slow a big pat on the back for occupying two hotly contested positions on the Top Secret Michauxslovakian Beer Run Podiums. Ho' took one step up from the last event for a second place finish down the Rattlesnake Run. Meanwhile, after a very tight race for the first two runs, Slow put a stranglehold,....a stranglehold I say, on the Ghey Overall DFL competition in the finale,...nobody was even remotely close.
Good fun, good people, and great hospitality!

Sunday ride at Raystown

This is part of a group so you'll have to pay $1 to ride with the group. I don't exepct the overall pace to be too fast but it'll still be fun! A couple riders plan to do the easiest trails at an easy pace. If you haven't done the Raystown trails think Mackey Run...but without the rocks and logs. ;-) Post on here or email me if you're interested in going. They like to know how many riders to expect.

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.

Trail Run at Caledonia

Ruth asked me to post a trail run for tonight at Caledonia starting at 4:30 or later. The jog will be 2-ish hours. Post a reply if you're interested. I'm sure she'll be checking the blog...

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Sunday will be at big flat. How about we do Abagail. Is that spelled correct? And Camp 1&2. Ride time 9am

Monday, November 08, 2010

Commuter Parking in Portland, OR

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

Tuesday Ride

Would anyone like to suggest a ride location and/or starting time? Throw it out there and we will ride it!

Friday, November 05, 2010


Sunday will be at Old Forge. Sounds like Ruth wants to do Mackey and some of the fun (tuff) stuff we did a couple weeks ago. Ride time 9Am . Have fun and be safe

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


I'm not going to make the ride again this Sunday so to be fair give some input where you want to ride. I have Mountain Safety training for the up coming ski season. Majority wins!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday Ride

Caledonia lot at 4:30(intersection of 30 and 233). Secret and beyond. Bring lights and leaf blowers.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mike on a sweet On-One 26er

and botox

the CASHS' bike club sent a crew of 7.
thanks guys!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Sunday will be at teaberry. I won't be making the ride not that it matters so have fun and be careful. Ride time 9am

OK, who did it?

Public Opinion Online

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

Tuesday Ride

4:30pm at bottom of Quarry Gap Rd. Bring lights. Heading north on 233 from rt. 30 take third left toward Hosack camping area onto Quarry Gap rd.

Friday, October 22, 2010 is L-I-V-E

After an intensive 7 month effort our new club homepage is finally up and running. The initial thought behind this homepage was to have it be the "face" of the club.

I'm going to post some of the ride reviews I've done for trails I've ridden while on business trips on a page dedicated to destination rides. If any of you have any ideas about other potential pages for the website let me know. Maybe a bacon page?

Click on the title of this post to check it out!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Timbering--North Side of Ridge Road at Old Carlisle Road

Bid opens on 11-17-10.

Prospectus Here.

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 will be at Caledonia. Time to ride secret and some of the good stuff up on top of Mont Alto
Ride Time 9am

Thursday night?

Is anyone going to ride Thursday night? I would like to start around 5:30 or so from somewhere. Maybe Mont Alto, maybe not. Open to suggestion. Post up if you can make it or have a preference where and when to ride. Looking to start a little later and use the lights.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tuesday Ride

Bottom of Quarry Gap Rd. just off 233 at 4:30pm. From Rt.30 head north on 233 and and take 3rd left into Hosack camping area (Quarry Gap Rd.) Bring lights just in case.

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


Sunday will be at Old Forge......Mackey will be included in the ride so if your feeling a little cupcakey bring your walking shoes or maybe stay home and finish watch your recorded soaps. Ride time 9am

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuesday Ride

Nevada, Samson and I plan to head out from the bottom of Quarry Gap Rd. (northern edge of Caledonia State Park) at 5pm. The more the merrier.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MBM Rocks Check Point 2 at Iron Cross!

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!

Notice our illustrious leader barking out directions and pointing the way. Dale taking requests from riders. Brian in mid scramble handing out the water and heed and Trevis manning the drop bags.

Too bad there is not a checkpoint competition. We would have OWNED. Thanks to all who came out including spouses, kids and significant others. It was a fun time!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Saturday Ride - Take the Joel Train!

Since many of us are working the Iron Cross Checkpoint Sunday and won't be riding that day as a result I floated the idea of a Saturday ride last night as we toured the wreckage of what used to be Buckets (moment of silence please)

Joel offered to host the ride from his house and says he'll put a nice loop together for us. Bring your climbing mojo since Joel lives at the bottom of Big Flat.

Ride time: 9:00am
Location: Joel's House, 16 Feather Drive, Shippensburg, PA

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Iron Cross Check point Sunday!

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


The Iron Cross is this Sunday. I'll be at the water station so I won't be riding. It's always fun to ride and watch some of the sections. So if you want to do that you better get it posted. If your racing good luck and if you need something at the 2nd station see me before the race.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I am pretty sure that is Chief at the end

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Sunday will be at Big Flat. I won't be there so have fun and be safe. Ride time 9am

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hats Off To Ya'.

A pure blooded MBMer took the podium at the Second Top Secret Beer Run. Believe me when I tell you, that was no small feat. Pat your boy Ho' on the back for whoopin' up on us Cupcakes. Rumor has it that he was by far and away the fastest rider on the lower, fastest, and scariest part of the course.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

North Fork Awareness Ride/IMBA Pre-party

I'm posting this for RuthC since she's not yet a member...

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

@X10 drive train 2011

Didn't know if anyone from shops got to bike show this pass week. I'm looking at buying a 29er that 2011 model. It has the new shimano 10 speed gears. Want people opinion on the gear ratio:

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


Sunday will be at Caledonia. We will do some stuff different. Sometimes when you ride stuff backwards it makes them feel like new trails, so Sunday will be backward day. Ride time 9am

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wed ride?

Is anybody interested in a ride tonight? Mont Alto? Caledonia? The pace will be steady but not fast. I'm just looking to get some miles in and have some fun.

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

MBM is doing a IC check point HELP OUT!

Hello all! The call is going out for volunteers for Iron Cross 2010 on Sunday Oct. 10th! We need volunteers! We are going to man check point 2! Yes at the top after the hike a bike on the power line! Volunteers will meet in the morning at Camp Thompson before the race. I would like to see at least 8 or more people through the day! Please help out and show everyone how MBM does a check point! EZ ups are welcome and needed! Let me know if you can give a few hours or the whole day!
Thanks in advance! Josh

Friday, September 17, 2010

Spud Ride 2010

If you wankers want to try riding somewhere else, check out the Spud Ride down around York area on the 25th. Many miles, linking together the county parks. Good trails, good times. Check it out.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Hey Gang
Sunday will be at Pine Grove Furnace. I hear there are some trails up there needing some work. So bring the paver and lets get to it. Pave time 9am.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mooch drives a paver???

Looks like Jody has those guys by the cupcakes

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Ride 5pm

The Tuesday rides have been down but we're not out yet! Meet at the Rt. 233 and 30 lot. I'm thinking climb the blue trail to Long Pine and see where we want to go from there.

Start time 5pm


Monday, September 13, 2010

Grave Ridge Timbering Awarded

Grave Ridge shall be logged by Merrit G. Burdge from Spring Run, PA, for $132,256.

At least in the prospectus they are supposed to leave the trails clear of tops and slash.


Timbering Bid Awards Page

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Check out Trish's crack!

Teaberry takes out another Fisher frame...

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


This Sunday will be the Terror of Teaberry. Don't let this be your view of your competitors. Hope to see you all at the race.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

MBM Web Page

Click on the title of this post to take a look at the MBM homepage I put together. This is just hosted on some personal webspace I have for now. I'm sure there will be no shortage of opinions on this so let 'em fly. I'm not a web designer so don't expect to have an earth shattering religious experience while viewing this page.


Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Sunday will be at Teaberry, ride time 9am. Time to preride the race course. I might not be there so have fun and don't get lost.

Monday, August 30, 2010

News from Emory

I don't know how to post to the blogger. I guess I need privilege from administrator.

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

Lights Anyone?

I`m in the market for a set of bike/helmet lights and was wondering if anyone might have some for sale. If not, could someone at least offer some advice on brands and where to pick them up?

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Sunday will be at OLD FORGE. Ride time 9am

Means Hollow Road

Not sure of where to post this but Means Hollow Road (East) has been newly repaved and is as smooth as glass. Ride this road before the steel-wheeled tractors destroy it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mark your calender!

Save Sat. Oct. 2nd!
Swap at Trexler town!
Let me know if anyone is considering a table! Get a few spaces in a row?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuesday Woods Ride

Teaberry parking lot 5 pm

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tuesday Road Ride

Don't feel like driving to Shippensburg for the regular Summit Health ride on Tuesday.... wondering if anyone would like to ride from my house to 'Teaberry' parking lot and back. I think it's about 25 miles total. Start time around 5:00-5:15 or so.

Friday, August 20, 2010


OOOOOOPS......Sunday will be at Caledonia. Ride time 9am

club ride

is there a ride this sunday?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Give me a call 352-8580

Friday, August 13, 2010

Trail Workshop

I'm going to the Trail Workshop tomorrow at least for the first half of the day. Anyone have things to bring up other than the most obvious?

Sunday Local Ride at Teaberry.

I plan to do the 10 mile-ish loop. NOTE: Ride time 10am.
Directions from Greencastle to the parking lot below.
Click here for the link.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Sunday will be at the water shed. We will meet at Hamburg road parking lot. Ride time 9am.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Whats wrong with ruffling feathers. How about some new t-shirts! Mine are worn out.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MBM Jerseys...

don't want to ruffle any feathers either, but what's up with them?

Friday, August 06, 2010

MBM Web Page?

don't want to ruffle any feathers, I was just wondering if it was in the works.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Trail Summit Meeting

Trail Summit
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
Stay tuned for more information in upcoming email blasts!


Bucsexy showing his best biking skills.

This Sunday will be at Pine Grove Furnace. Meet at the furnace parking lot. 9Am ride time

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Black Mo Race for the Y(mca-a)

Yo, racers! Just starting this race up this year. A great excuse to come up Saturday and enjoy some State College sweetness, then race on Sunday. Or just come on Sunday as race time is a travel friendly 10:45am. (can't Michaux do this?) 100% of your race fee goes directly to the YMCA. They help people stay healthy, won't you? That's my pitch. Sorry for the shameless promotion. Come up and win medals, maybe a prize or two, heckle the promoter, and enjoy a non-techy but stenuous course.


I am back

I am back. someone update the link on this blog for me. Not that my new blog is ground breaking but the old link is dead. Thanks, David.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Wednesday Ride???

Is anyone interested in riding Wednesday? I'll be out of town on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Need to get my MTB fix in Wednesday. Maybe a Norchaux ride? Bit of a later start maybe, if it would help anyone. Brett? Anyone??

map from last Oct.
this makes yesterday's jaunt more understandable. Turtle's future does look better than Upper Buckets and Hearth/Hermit. There were only a few marked trees on Turtle that I saw.
this map shows all the Landings we came across

Thursday, July 29, 2010


After last weeks hot race I think you all need a nice ride in Mont Alto. I'm going away so you all have a nice ride. Ride time 9am. Congrats to all who did the race.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

trails workshop

click it

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

Michaux Style

Dark Hollow

Hey, did anyone besides Larry, Steve and Travis do the Curse. If so how was it for you? I did not see anybody besides them. I found it to be rather hot at first then froze for a few minutes when it rained. Sprained my ankle at the start during the run. But I was able to finish the forty miler. Then it swelled up after the race. I could not walk on it yesterday. But it feels a lot better today. The forty was fun but tough. Wigwam sucks!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tuesday Ride 5pm

Meeting at Long Pine reservoir. Start time 5pm.

Friday, July 23, 2010

FMFR (aka - not BOP - Happy Clownbike?)

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

And Now for Some Good News

Or at least better news....

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?

Grave Ridge Timber Sale is Out for Bid

Ride it while it's here, people. The unstoppable timbering machine is grinding forward, trails or not.

Map o' the impending carnage:

Link to the original.

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

Tuesday ride update 5:15p

Still riding from the pipe line on Rattlesnake Run below Virginia and Mackey. Time has changed from 5p to 5:15p. The change has brought promises of Ho flying over the handlebars. Injuries not included of course.

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

Gary Fissure

That's 3 frames (2 Paragons and a Rig) in less than a year. What am I doing wrong? Who's been able to ride one of these frames for more than a year? What's your secret??? I already contacted Gettysburg Bicycle about another frame. Jes and Kent have always been great about getting me a replacement frame. Thanks guys! I wonder what color I'll get this time? Will it be the manly powder blue again? Perhaps pink?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday Ride 5pm

Tuesday at 5pm Virginia and Mackey, plus whatever else we want/feel like doing
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,-77.479105&daddr=&geocode=&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=15&sll=39.768238,-77.481422&sspn=0.023717,0.05476&ie=UTF8&ll=39.766556,-77.479792&spn=0.023487,0.038581&t=h&z=15

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.


Big Flat. Ride time 9am. If you don't have the proper ID at the ride you'll get put on the rack.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thurs. ride

DRW and I are riding from Birch Run to where ever Thurs. morning. Meet at the parking lot below old Birch run dam. ride time 8:30am..

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Curse prerace ride

Presented by event organizers:
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


Sunday will be at Caledonia. Time to do secert trail. 9am ride time.
Two sweet rides on a sweet trail.

Friday, July 09, 2010

For Sale!

Brand New 26" Panaracer Rampage Tire

Email or call if interested.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Beat Da Heat!

Anyone interested in an 8 o'clock start for the thursday ride?
Let's get the lights out and avoid the heat.
Whatdaya think?

Out of Town Rides This Weekend

Donna and I are heading west this weekend to ride with LHORBA. If anyone is interested in a day trip to join in, here are the details for both days from Mike Mucker:

"Sat. 7-10-10:
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.

Sun. 7-11-10:
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

Cleaning House!

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

Solo SStoke

Due to the fact that one of my vehicles betrayed me and left the fam stranded in Hagtown yesterday afternoon I wasn't able to make the normal MBM Thursday night ride. Needless to say, I was pissed with the sweet, September like temps.

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...

MBM Goes to Idaho

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


Because of the Long Pine Classic I'm going to make the ride at Long Pine. So if you want to race you'll already be there. And i think it will be fun just to ride and help out. So ride time will still be 9am but we will see what's going on and not get in the way. If you don't know where it is check out the race site.

Long Pine Classic

Anyone planning on doing this on July 4th?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lincoln, NE

I went to Lincoln Nebraska for a couple days. In route I bought the latest issue of Bike to read on the plane. Pg 33 had article which mentioned a small bike shop in Lincoln. So, I had to check it out.

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.