Friday, April 30, 2010

pic from camps, words from brett

The walk-through yesterday with Levi on the new trail to replace Wildcat went really well. Levi liked what he saw and is going to move ahead with requesting the environmental assessment to be performed. He said that will probably take about a month to move through Harrisburg. If everything goes well with that, we will receive the go-ahead to start building. He doesn't expect any issues with the assessment since it is a ridgetop trail.

I think the line will run in to be very similar to the higher sections on Abigail. Fun and flowy with enough rocks creeping into the mix to keep you on your toes. Not a lot of rocks poking through the leaf litter and duff right now, but given time, they will emerge. There is a rock garden or two, nothing major in the world of Michaux. I'll say it again, I think this is going to be fun, flowy trail.

This is a great thing. New official trail in Michaux. I'm looking forward to advertising some work days in June.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride

Midnite Ridge Trail
I knew there was a great view up there somewhere.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

29er suspension Fork needed

Does any one have a fully functional 29er suspension fork for sale or loan? It's needed before the Mohican 100 June 5th.
I hope all you MBMers are well and good luck to all racing the Michaux Maximus

-Sandie/Mary Moon


Who is doing the Maximus. I will be racing the 20 miler SS cat. It will be nice to get up to Michaux. I have not been there in a while.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Ride at Mont Alto 9:00 AM. Meeting at my house at 1:00 PM. Pizza & beverages for everyone. Please plan to attend, 2635631 for directions.

29er for Sale

Gary Fisher HiFi 29er 2009 large frame, only ridden for half of last year.
RP23 shock
Fox RLC fork (factory rebuilt over winter)
XTR crank, spins easy and fast, new bearings.
Sram XO derailleur
race X lite wheel set (with stans rim strips can run tubeless or with tubes)
XXX lite seat post (new)
RXL stem 90mm (new)
RL big sweep bars (new)
Juicy Ultimate Brakes
Oury grips (new)
Bontrager seat (nearly new)
Weighs under 26lbs as shown above.
$2000 firm through me from this website. Will be on floor at Hub City for $2400.
Love the bike. Selling it because I upgraded to a superfly 100.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tuesday Night Back of the Pack

Park at the bottom of Quarry Gap Rd. Climb, Climb, Climb.
Don't whine SS'ers, it'll make you strong like bull!
Ride time 5pm.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Midnite Ridge Trail

Has anyone been on this in the past several years? Might be an old trail, it's in the database as an Unnamed Foot Path.
looks interesting
'cept for the bottom

Friday, April 16, 2010


Sunday will be at Mont Alto. Bring your tools so we can clean up colonel and spooge. I think next week will be the meeting. ride time 9am

Thursday, April 15, 2010

new trail

This is now ready for prime time. A few of us (here, and not so here) have been working behind the scenes for a while on this. DCNR want to close down Wildcat. We suggested a full re-route on top of the ridge to the high junction on Abby.

Purple line = the new trail
orange arrows are the usual race start
Purple line is where we will all need to "put up" with tools.
I think this will happen this season. Possibly real soon.
Is anyone interested in helping?

SMP Summary

Was planning to talk some about this at the meeting, though there's too much to really cover it all at the meeting. For any who are interested, and not planning to attend the meeting, here's a short description of the 8 teams and what they were there for.

Battle of Monterey Pass
A group from the Waynesboro area wanting to develop a historical Civil War battlefield site at Monterey Pass (east of Mentzer Gap Rd on Route 16)

Camp Michaux
A group wanting to create a historical protected site of the remains of the old CCC and POW camp located off Michaux Road. They also want to restore/preserve the barn wall that is currently deteriorating. This is the wall visible from the trailhead parking lot along Michaux Rd. We ride very near this location. I expect things may change at that site in coming years

Cumberland Valley Rail Trail
A team working to extend the rail-trail from Newville to Carlisle, making one trail from Ship > Carlisle.

Michaux Trails
The one I participated in. Partnering with Michaux State Forest, volunteers, and others to improve the mountain's trail network.

South Mountain Hike & Bike Festival
A group creating an annual Labor Day weekend festival centered in Mt. Holly or Boiling Springs including road rides, hikes, mtn bike rides?, paddling, local food, art, etc. (They will be asking MBM for support)

Village of Boiling Springs
A team devoted to making Boiling Springs a destination hub, a "livable walkable community", and a recognized "trail town" by the ATC.

Adams County Fruit Belt
A group wanting to create a brand of quality for Adams County fruit growers and promote locally grown products.

Cumberland County Agriculture
A team to promote the cultural heritage and local farmers combined with economic development in the county.

That's the short and sweet. They were all much more interesting than I could possibly describe here.

Day 2

No pics from Day 2. Yesterday was focused on DCNR's priority #1, which was the volunteer coordination. I'm sure we'll do much better at getting along with other users than we do amongst our own. I deleted the Day 1 post. The last 8 comments were off-topic and not useful. I posted it, I deleted it. I may employ that again when it turns to shit. If someone must create shit, do it under your own post.

I learned this week that people who make important trail decisions read this blog. Two others from the conference want to attend our meeting and/or join MBM. One of them suggested we create a separate front web page for true visitors and keep our dirty laundry bullshit in a separate area. I think many members may like this idea, though none of us know how to do it. I'll take a look into the Blogger settings and see. I've seen other blogs do it. Are any of you Anonymous people good at this kind of thing? Wanna help?

Whoever suggested putting the meeting minutes up, thank you. That's a good idea. I'll get the minutes from the last 2 meetings (if I still can find them) and post them over there on the right.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back O' The Pack Wednesday

Tuesday wasn't working out this week so the BOP ride will be Wednesday at the Long Pine Reservoir parking lot. Start time 5:00PM. Route to be determined.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday ride?

Is anybody riding tonight? The earliest I can ride is 4:30.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday afternoon ride

Does anybody want to ride this afternoon? I'd prefer road or cross bikes. If you're interested post here, email, call, send smoke signals...


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read and Please vote!

I don't know about everyone else but this Anonymous said stuff is Shit. If you want to say something you should put your name on it! Don't be a little bitch! I can set the blog so only members of the blog can post and comment.

Should I restrict or not?

PLEASE vote and majority will win!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


This Sunday will be at Old Forge. We will also be doing trail cleanup so bring your clippers or saw. Ride Time 9am. Mark your calenders for the 18th, we will be riding at Mont Alto to do trail cleanup on spooge. Come one come all . The more help we have the better.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Ticks abound!

I was in the woods for two rides this weekend, on Friday and Sunday, and both times I came back to discover deer ticks on me. The ride on Sunday resulted in a tick attaching itself to the back of my leg, where the leg spandex of my shorts ended. The tick had only just attached itself to me, so I was able to pull it off without any trouble. Five minutes later, another tick crawled up to my knee, only to meet its' fate. With the prevalence of Lyme disease, it's a good idea to check yourself (or have someone else do it!) for any tick infestation.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Ride, Tuesday 5pm.

Ride time 5pm.
We'll meet at the bottom of Quarry Gap Rd.

Going north on 233 from 30:
The first left after the water station.
Going South on 233 from Pine Grove:
The first right after Milesburn Rd.

Weather should be perfect.

Lost n Found

On Abby Trail, found yesterday.
long sleeve, mid weight base layer, zip T-neck
dark blue, vibrant yellow stripes, Adidas...

is it yours???

Saturday, April 03, 2010


For those who had to play with the Easter bunny Sunday morning I am riding at Caledonia at 2:30pm. So if you missed the morning ride come and join me and maybe we can find those missing eggs.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Spring Swap

Valley Preferred Cycling Center

Spring Bicycle Flea Market

I will be buying a table just to get in early. Tables are $40ea. If someone would like to use it and chip in a few bucks you are welcome to. I will be there from 630am-900am short but have other stuff to do that day. Let me know if your interested! I'm going to buy buy buy!

Saturday, May 8th 8:30AM - 2:30PM

For Sale - Camelbak Reservoir

Brand New Camelbak Omega Hydrotanium Reservoir - 70 oz.
I have two of them. $15.00 each
email if interested.


I'm glad the weather has warmed so we can stop this crazy indoor training!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Gov. Rendell Outlaws Mountain Bikes in PA.

Large deposits of gold discovered in the Michaux State Forest. State politicians seeking to remove the precious metal via large strip mines have been met with resistance from local mountain bike organizations. In an appearant land grab Gov. Ed Rendell has proposed a bill which would outlaw mountain bikes and make the entire forest available for private sale to strip mining operations and tract home developers.
In the bill, anyone caught riding or owning a mountain bike in PA would be subject to severe penalties which could include trail maintenance!

Ride today 11am Pine Grove

Pine Grove Furnace at 11am. Park next to the store if interested.
EZ pace, great views, awesome trails.