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?