Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Pretty much sums it up right here...

Hope to share a beer or two with you on the trail in 2012...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fun Times At GOOD TA GO!

Thanks to all who came out to Good Ta Go last night for the jersey fit!
What a fun time with Buds and Beer!
Fit kit is still available so please contact me to try thing on!

Hardtail wanted

I'm looking for a medium sized hardtail in the $500-1000 price range for my friend, Lindsay. Lemme know what you have!



Happy New Year
Sunday will be at Big Flat
Ride time 9am
Stay home and stay sober so you can ride fresh on a new year

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Hello all jersey order's! Hincapie fit kit is in!
Please contact me any time you are in Chambersburg to try them on! Four 0 Four 3427
We will have them for almost two weeks!

COME OUT TO OUR SPONSOR GOOD TA GO on Wednesday night from 6-8 to try on jersey's! Sizing is like a race jersey so I highly suggest trying them on! Confirm your size, drop off a check, and have a good ta go BEER!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

this has happened a lot over the years in the 'Shed. Hope it's not a trend here.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE: A vehicle was broken into Dec. 10 while it was parked on Michaux Road within the state forest.

Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle, said the front passenger side window was broken out of the vehicle belonging to David Miller of Middletown. His wallet and GPS device were reportedly stolen.

(Incident No. H02-2083327)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No Ride

Hey Gang
No scheduled ride this Sunday. Santa will be dropping of some nice bike stuff for all those good little mountain bikers.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fork and Rear shock tuning

Found a very good article on PUSH Industries! If you have a rear shock or a fork that needs rebuilt they are at the top of my list. It looks like they are at the top of Mountain Bike Actions list to! Check out the article:

They are on Facebook too!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Sunday will be at Mont Alto.........Ride time 9am

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Good ride

'Twas a nice day for a ride, 'twasn't it?

Showed a newbie some of the wonders of the 'chaux this morning. Hope he comes back for an encore. The crusty snow cover was an unexpected and pleasant surprise.

Here's to hoping we see an inch or two of the freshy fresh on a night ride real soon...

Thursday, December 08, 2011


Sunday will be at caledonia. Ride time 9am

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Jersey Pre order!

Hello all!

Jersey pre order is HERE! FIT KIT WILL BE COMING SOON! We are going to go with Hincapie jerseys Axis model.

If you would like to check it out:

Jersey pre order is $40 each! Don't wait get your order in ASAP!

The picture below is about what the final jersey will look like might still get a few small tweaks depending what the artist at Hincapie says.

For PREORDER PLEASE EMAIL ME @ spencerxtrxtlx at yahoo dot com

Saturday, December 03, 2011


Because mountain biking should be fun that's why.

29er FS Salsa Spearfish frame w/ some extras

A friend of mine is looking to sell a two month old 29er FS Salsa Spearfish large/20" frame w/ some extras
$750 includes the frame, PF30 BB, Problem Solvers BB30 adapters, and a Salsa ProMoto 2 post. If interested let me know and I will get you in contact with him.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Sunday will be at the watershed. More details later this week!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Sunday's ride will be at the Mud Banks. Ride time 9am.

Ride Today?? Saturday!

Slowsky and I decided to do a ride today, Saturday, from the lot at the old Reservoir at the bottom of Milesburn. Ride time 3:30.
Bring your lights if you want to ride longer, or bail if you have no lights.
Be there . . . or don't be there.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Last minute jersey submission

 I did not have the time, resources, or cooperation to put together all of the ideas I was hoping to share with everyone before the deadline. Here's one that I think contains a mix of what most said they were looking for in a club jersey. Let us know what you think.  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just taking time to say thank you for all the fun rides throughout the past year. I'm thankful that we have an awesome place to ride and we are so lucky that it is right in our backyard! I'm also thankful for my mechanic, best friend and husband, Brett--he keeps me rolling all the time!

Please be safe out there in the next few weeks or stick to night rides!

Looking forward, also, to a cool new jersey-thank you to everyone for all your efforts!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Donna Weiser

Jersey Submissions DUE Nov. 24th!

As stated in prior posts jersey submissions are due Thursday night Nov. 24th at midnight! Late submissions will NOT be considered. I need them in jpg form please so they are easy to post to emails and the blog. Officers will vote the top 3 and membership will vote the winner! Hoping to have the membership vote start Monday night Nov. 28th! Any questions please post a comment, call, or email me! Thanks Josh

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Sunday will be at Caledonia. Time to ride secert. I'm going to try and ride it thurs. am and see how clear it is and do what i can with my trusty hand saw. Sunday ride time 9am

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Thursday`s ride @ Mont Alto will be bumped back a half hour to 5:30pm to allow some folks to be there on time.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jersey Graphic and Logo Files

Hey, everyone,

I've received club logo and sponsor logo files from Sue and from Morgan Styer. Mixed bag of stuff--.PDF, .AI, .JPG, etc. If anyone wants them to use, please let me know either here in a comment or via email.

The .AI formats are good for design work, if you have Adobe Illustrator or something similar.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Report Trail Work Hours

All of the trail work hours from the Wildcat reroute have been neatly logged and sent to me by Brett. (BTW thanks Brett)
Other than that, I know that my records are not up to date.
I am urging anyone who has pulled any additional hours of trail work to please list them under a comment below.
Be sure to include your name, approximate dates and trail names or at least the area in which the trails are located.

Thanks, Howard


Sunday will be at Pine Grove. Meet at the furnace. Ride time 9am

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Mont Alto Trail Work

No rain Thursday evening.
I`ll be there @ 5pm, ready to work.
Anyone else?

Monday, November 07, 2011

Ride Report 11-6

What a great turnout on a beautiful morning in Michaux.
We had 20 at the start from bigflat. After a mechanical-filled ride down new-wildcat and abby to the reservoir we ended up shedding a few. And yes, Mooch ended up submarining off breast after whacking his head on 'the' limb. Sue saw the whole thing -- totally jealous!
Climbed lollipop after picking up a newcomer (el pres), and descended camp and back up to the lot. 4 of us then continued and did 3mile and deerbingo and (after dennis blew past jakes) climbed 7, couldn't find happyhr, scared a dog, got yelled at, got flicked-off, rode creektrail, climbed bigflat atv.
Over 30 with more mechanicals than I care to recount.
Trails in good condition, with the exception of the middle of 7.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Trail Work a Must!!!

Unfortunately folks, it`s time to leave the bikes at home and break out the trail tools.
I`ve ridden the past two evenings and our trails are a mess.
I wouldn`t even be interested in riding from Mont Alto again until the trails are cleared. We spent as much time bushwacking and clearing debris as we did riding tonight.
I propose that we pull a trail work session next Thursday evening, 5pm at Mont Alto. CHAINSAWS will be necessary along with loppers n such.
Mont Alto alone is going to take several work days to clean up and this is just the begining. We have an entire forest full of trails to clear. So, grab your tools, headlamps and beverages and be there next Thursday!


Sunday will be at Big Flat.. Ride time 9AM

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Extra, Extra, This Week Only!

How bout 2 night rides this week???
I know, a little crazy. I'm going to see Dana Carvey on Thurs, so how about Wed night at 6 from the Reservoir (is that what your plan was, Howard?).
I guess the Thurs will stay Mont Alto at 6.
Wed, 6 at Reservoir
Thurs, 6 at Mont Alto
Got it??

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Ride will be at the Mud Banks. Ride time 9Am

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tuesday Night Ride from the Weiser's House

Tuesday night looks like the best night of the week. I would like to start riding at 5:30 and ride for about 2ish hours.

Who's in?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Night ride photos

Apparently I am a nocturnal MBM rider as I can't ever seem to make it to rides during the day. Luckily I made it out Thursday night for my first night ride of the season.

Me and four other like-minded fellows took advantage of the decent temps and the break in the rain to get in a good-natured and fun ride.

IPA's at the top before descending the techy sketch is always a good idea, right?

Left to right: CB aka "Mooch", Brian aka "Slow", Ho' aka "Faster than you", Scott aka "Huey-Hoff"; the man behind the camera - drw aka "Cosmo"

I always forget how fun it is to ride in the dark. Come on out and enjoy the fall temps.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Keefer's Ride on Sunday

Anybody interested in joining me for this ride Sunday?
I thought I'd go and represent MBM - there has been a decision made by your officers to contribute $50 of MBM's fortune. Would anybody like to ride the skinnies with me?
Will be a little chilly at the start, but looks like the weather will be relatively nice. Let me know, I'd love some company.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Early Gun Season

Oct 20-22 is gun season.
Does anyone need to borrow the antler helmet?
Ride Sunday and avoid bullets.

Sunday Oct 23 Ride

Posting the ride for Chief- 9:00 am Long Pine Reservoir boat launch parking lot
Jersey Sponsors Needed!
We currently have 2 and one on the hook at the $250 price point.
Please share if you know anyone who would want a $250 or $500 advertisement with a FREE JERSEY! Of course the $500 or more would have larger size and better placement! We can always work something better for more money!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Road Ride for Keefer's friend

from our Cupcake friend Keefer...
Larry - can you forward this to MBM and post it on MBM.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pump Track Version 4.0

The Man, Jessee, trying to not be too tired to ride his creation.
The latest revision is underway.
Huge thanks to Jessee, Daron, and RJ, and their equipment, skill, and clay.

Sunday Ride

Great Job to the Iron Cross MBMers >
Sunday will be at Old Forge. We'll try and get Mackey in. No, we'll do Mackey! Ride time 9am

Sunday, October 09, 2011

MBM Represents at Iron Cross!

MBM ran the best checkpoint at Iron Cross again this year. David Kegley, Dave Wilson and I did the riding. David took 5th in Singlespeed category, Dave outperformed with a sub 5 hour time of 4:50 something. My hopes of a sub 6 hour time were narrowly dashed by a flat tire and some (manageable) cramps. I came in at 6:09. I'm sure I can better that with more carbs, some changes to the bike and some tire luck next year.

Here is me before the pain looking fresh-faced and noobish
Dave with his game face on
Me with my IC bling!
Thanks to Dave and others for encouraging me to run the IC this year. Thanks to everyone that came out to man Checkpoint 2, especially my wife Jill and our boys Peter and Owen. Thanks to everyone who cheered us on!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Iron Cross Start?

I am confused, website say Pine Grove Furnace State Park but the map says Camp Thompson. Where is the start?

Thursday, October 06, 2011

2011 IC IS HERE!

Let me start with FREE BEER, HOT DOGS, AND SWAG! Plus the benefits of getting the club a $100 donation! If you don't want to go to the start please be at the check point at 10am. We expect racers around 11am. Our rush of racers should be between 11-1245. Please post if you plan to attend! Come support Dave, Scott, and Sue in the race! Zach also needs additional volunteers so if you can help please do! Any questions please ask!!!

CP Location: Top of Stillhouse Hollow Road where it crosses the power line. Take Milesburn Road from 233, go past the reservoir, past Birch Run Road, and at the next fork, go left on Stillhouse Hollow and drive to the top of the mountain and the powerline.


Has anyone else seen timbering markings on the trees on Vista?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Sunday will be at Old Forge, Mackey I hear is on the trail list
Ride time 9am

Monday, September 26, 2011

Teaberry Race

I would like to pass on some results from the Teaberry race on Sunday.
Ho came in first place overall for the 20 mile race on an SS!! Gears only slow him down.
DRW came in first place overall for the 20 mile series!! Well done Dr.
Ruth came in Second in the 40 mile Womans. 40 miles of Old Forge would kill most people! Great job Ruth.
Yours truly rolled through the gate during the awards ceremony. I figure I rode 15 and pushed 5! Up the Stooges??? Why???
Fun was had by all. If you know of any other results post them.
Congrats Howard, Dave and Ruth.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

2011-12 Hunting Seasons

Its that time of year again. Soon you'll either have to stand out or ride at night.
It looks like Oct 1 is the first day of bow hunting for deer in Michaux.
I've attached links to the WMU map of PA and the 2011-2012 hunting seasons.
Be careful. Have fun.
Michaux is WMU 5A.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Sunday will be race day
Good luck to all that are racing
I rode down Yellow ridge today and someone put in some much needed water bars on the down hill at the end. But be aware the water bars are really big and if you hit the first one at speed you'll be in the air for a long time. So start to slow before the down hill and check things out. If you like to catch BIG air go for it.

Frederick Bicycle Coalition Bike Swap on October 2nd

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Caledonia Ride time 9am

Friday, September 09, 2011


Sunday will be at Pine grove. Meet at the furnace. Ride time 9am.
The lower part of the mud banks would be nothing but mud with all this rain.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Teaberry Postponed!

Just got an email that the Teaberry has been postponed by request of DCNR.
Will be rescheduled for Sept 25.
Looks like we'll need to schedule a club ride for Sunday!


big Props to big Brian who reached the wood in his first Shenandoah Mtn 100.
Brian passed me after AS-5 as I was chillin' for a bit.
I tried to catch him, but he was in a hurry to get to the hospital
Great job Brian

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Who is doing Iron Cross???
Better question who wants to do the aid station this year???
Zach has asked if MBM is interested so I need to know if I have enough volunteers to say we will do it or not. Let me know if you plan on racing or volunteering! We had a LOT of fun last year!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Sunday will be at Teaberry. Gettysburg's hosting a ride for the race course. 10, 20 & 30-40
Ride time 9am.
Didn't get your number but they still ride thurs night.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

You need a singlespeed


Very nice singlespeed 29r with a very nice component spec:

$800 local special - if you pick it up, otherwise price is as stated below.

I have used this bike for about one season. I built it mid season about last year this time. I bought the frame from Performance bike and then sent it out to be powder coated translucent burnt orange. The frame and parts are in great shape with just the normal cable rub and small scuffs. The left crank arm has some marks from hitting rocks but nothing that affects the function. The part spec is as follows:

Frame: Access custom powder coated (size LARGE)
Fork: Manitou Minute ABS+
Cranks: Truvativ 1.1
Pedals: Sealed bearing platform
BB: Eccentric Forward Components (no tensioner needed w/ vertical d.o.'s)
Wheels: RB Design hubs w/ WTB rims and alloy nipples
Tires: front Schwalbe Racing Ralph, rear Kenda Nevegal w/ puncture resistance liners in both
Brakes: Hope Mono Mini w/ custom one finger levers,185/160 rotors (I will also include the stock ones)
Stem: Ritchey WCS
Handlebar: Ritchey Carbon
Seatpost: Ritchey Carbon
Grips: ODI Lock-on
Seat: WTB

The seatpost has a crack in it so I'm also including a alloy one. I have been using this post since I built the bike with no problems. I will also include two sets of brake pads and two tires. One Schwalbe Racing Ralph (has a small cut in the side wall) and one new Maxxis Ardent. Asking $1000 and I will drive to meet anyone within 3 hours of Chambersburg, PA. Shipping is available though.

More pics and contact info here:

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Sunday will be at Teaberry parking lot. Time to ride the race loop. Ride time 9Am Sharp!

What's the deal with this guy?

Next up for Corbett?

Consideration of privatizing State Parks.

Under the guise of "bringing the lifeguards back."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sunday Ride

Chief asked me to post the ride, he suggested Pine Grove Furnace, but he won't be there. Is someone willing & able to lead the ride??

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

How come there is no music when I ride?!

10 Things I have learned about Mountainbiking from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.


For Your Enjoyment


hey all
Got back from the reservation the other day and I need to ride . Got my fill of fried food and native ceremonial stuff. Meet at Pine Grove and do some north side stuff. Ride time 9Am

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Rockburn Skills Park

MORE cool things happening in our local mountain bike world. Finally some downhill specific jump trails.
This is near Patapsco.
Fundraising picnic, raffle, rides etc. on Sunday.
Details here

click to see the whole images

new trails begin Saturday

Hopefully, we MBMers can help out our fellow MTB clubs with this build. I know I'll be out there in the Fall. I won't be there Saturday though, and am hoping someone can go and represent.
From the man behind the new trails build (Austin Steo):

Show of volunteers for 1st work day

When it's all done the trail system planned in Emmitsburg will be the next best place to ride between Fredrock and Michaux. Having a good turn out for the first volunteer work day will be a great help for morale and to show community support. We all know more people ride trails than maintain or build them. And once you start riding there, you will be back. There will be something for all riders: beginner, intermediate, advanced--boulders, slick rock and all. We are just clearing the corridor this Saturday.

Come on down!

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time: 8am- 1pm
Location: Rainbow Lake on Hampton Valley Road. Google Maps link.
Contact: Tim O'Donnell- - 301-447-3839

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Sunday Shed Ride

Meet at the Sheetz store at the intersection of rts 40 & 66, east of Hagerstown. Be there at 8:30. Dave from Smithsburg will be the ride leader.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Mo Valley YMCA Bike Race

Hey if you got the hankering to ride some Strange or race or help out a good cause or all 3 come up to Black Moshannon (near State College) on Saturday Aug 13. 11am start time - $25 bucks gets you in. All racer fees go directly to the YMCA.

We had a blast last year tho I aged years doing it - not sure how these real promoters sleep at nite. Anywho, its a fun course with super fern-age and maybe a surprise or too if the park allows me : )

More info on bike reg:

The race course is mostly rolling with roots and few rock gardens. If you want to make it a weekend there are more super technical and 'rustic' trails, just let me know.



Friday, July 29, 2011

Sunday Ride

Well at least 1 ride will be leaving from Caledonia parking lot @ 9:00 am- Secret Trail and beyond...

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I will be out of town for a couple weeks starting Sat. so I need someone to do the rides. (This Sunday and next). I also have a set of DT Swiss Tk7.1 29er disc brake wheels I would like to sell ($200.00)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wednesday Ride

Meet at the gasline crossing on Rattlesnake Run Rd. @ 5:15pm. Ride Rocky Ridge, Southern Gas and Virginia if there is time.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Race photos

Click here to see photos from the 2011 Dark Hollow Race. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday Hunting Update

Latest story on the push for Sunday hunting:

The voices opposing this need to be heard. It's telling that the article only refers to "hikers and bird-watchers" as other user groups joining the side against Sunday hunting. No mention of mountain bikers or equestrians.

The pro-Sunday hunting advocates are pushing the economic benefits, but do they mention how much money will be lost through other users staying home, out of state tourists not coming in duringthe fall and leaf-peeping seasons? What negative impact might that have?

Evans, the sponsor of the bill, says that he was "presented with the facts" but by whom? The groups pushing for Sunday hunting. Those "facts" are slanted to achieve the desired ends. What are all the facts?

If you haven't sent a message stating your opinion on this yet, please do so. If you have, you might consider sending it again.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sunday Race Pre-ride

Gettysburg Bicycle is running a Curse of Dark Hollow pre-ride this Sunday at 9:00am. Presumably at big flat though the email didn't actually specify the start location.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Forest Fire

There was a forest fire near South Mt. Anyone seen the effects? Near any trails?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tuesday Ride - Curse 20 mile loop?

Anyone interested in riding the Curse of Dark Hollow 20 mile race loop on Tuesday evening? I know the club just did this on Sunday but I missed it and need to get in a couple laps of this before the race.

Friday, July 08, 2011


Sunday will be at Big Flat. Get you racer boys ready for the race. Ride time 9am

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Tuesday Ride

Ride time 5:30pm.
Park at the bottom of Milesburn (hollow) and Shippensburg rd.
Riding up Scientology and then eventually back down Mad Scientist.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Upper Buckets this evening

There have been a couple grumpy old men working on the Upper Buckets this week. It is cleaned and raked within about 150 meters of Hog's Head Rd. A few good wo(men) could finish it this evening if someone brings loppers and leaf rakes. Maybe a McCloud or Columbo would be useful too. Almost forgetting- the upper entrance is not open, about 6 or 8 meters to cleanup.

Old Man SkinnyLegs

Sunday Hunting Bill Introduced

This is no joke. HB 1760.

Check it out HERE. It's a short and sweet bill--two pages.

Excerpts from the text:

"Amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, permitting hunting on Sunday.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 2303 of Title 34 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is repealed:
[§ 2303. Hunting on Sunday prohibited.
(a) General rule.‑‑Except as otherwise provided in this title, it is unlawful for any person to hunt for any furbearer or game on Sunday."

"Section 2. Title 34 is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 2303.1. Hunting on Sunday.
(a) General rule.‑‑It shall be lawful for any person to hunt for any furbearer or game on Sunday as provided by regulations promulgated under subsection (b).
(b) Regulations.‑‑The commission shall institute Sunday hunting and shall promulgate appropriate regulations under section 2102 (relating to regulations) within one year of the effective date of this section."

You can use this link to find who your House Representative is to send them your position on this bill. If you do, make sure to reference HB 1760 in the subject line and/or body of the email.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sunday July 3rd

Not sure if Chief will be back from vacation, so how about we plan for Long Pine Reservoir at 9am.  We can jump in the water to cool down afterwards!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

This Sunday Ride

Pine Grove Furnace 9:00 am

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday ride

I'm riding today (Wednesday) with a couple guys from the Caledonia lot at 5pm. We plan on doing the Lippencote loop and should be done around 7:30. Look for the silver Datsun 240Z with the ass print on the quarter panel.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

We need to keep an eye on this.

This issue has been coming up in the news for the past few weeks.
The PA Farm Bureau appears to be bringing it up in anticipation of a move by the state to allow the game commission to make these decisions. At least that's what I've gathered.
Sounds like there was an attempt to pass a bill in '09 that failed. But I guess giving the decision to the game commission would allow a change without having to pass a bill?
Please discuss . . .

Monday, June 20, 2011

MBM Party at the Hughey's 6/25

It's just 5 days away folks! Party at the Hughey compound! We'll provide the protein and beer, you bring a dish or snacks or dessert. Kids welcome. We're going to have some biking obstacles and..........A NEW TRAIL! That's right, a new trail dubbed "Salamander" has just been raked out this evening. Ride Salamander past toilet bowl spring! Other attractions include:
-Ping Pong
-Hangin' by the babbling brook
-A screening of "Follow Me" (MTB movie)

If you want to goof around on your bike (helmets required) or watch those who do come on over about 2:30pm. If you want to come out for the eating and hanging by the BBQ come over between 4 and 5pm.

Please RSVP to "p r o p h e t 2 @ m e . c o m" (remove the spaces, of course) and I'll send you an email with directions. The title of this post should also be a link to google directions from Chambersburg.

Sunday, June 19, 2011



Thursday, June 16, 2011

Is he bringing it to the next ride?

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!! Congrats Brian! Click on the post title or cut and paste the link below for the story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


How about Old Forge this Sunday. How about we ride the stooges backwards then do Southern gas???? If we have enough time we can do more. Ride time 9am!
Thank you for checking my spelling, maybe a little help with my grammer.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Another Two Days

Sherpa'd some PMBA peeps around Norchaux on Saturday and visited Lykens on Sunday with some MBM peeps. Heavy on the pics, please.

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Thursday Rides

There has been talk about moving the ride location from Mont Alto on Thurs. I don't think that would be a good idea. Mont Alto has alot to offer in some great trails. But with the resent logging we are losing some of our trails so I think we need to get up there and reopen those lost trails. Some of the logging is complete in some areas. This Thurs. we will be reopening the upper buckets. So quit your winning about losing trails and get up to Mont Alto and help reopen some great trails. Lets get some work done so we can ride more. Bring tools and bring your bike to ride to the location but be ready to do some work!

Friday, June 10, 2011


Sunday will be at MOnt Alto to do some looking at Alt. Locations and riding some stuff we haven't done for awhile (Spooge). Ride time 9Am

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Thursday Night Rides

Recently we decided to move Thursday night rides to some other locations due to the logging in the Mont Alto area and a lack of attendance there. Are we still trying alternate locations for the Thursday night rides? Do we want to change the location for Thursdays permanently? Where will the ride tonight be?

Monday, June 06, 2011

MBM Party at the Hughey's 6/25

We had a lot of fun over at Dave's place last month we'd like to do it again so come on out to the Hughey's for some BBQ. We'll provide the burgers, dogs and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) you bring a dish or bag of snacks.

Kids welcome (ours will be there, yours may as well be too!)
Bring your bike if you want we'll set up some logs, skinnies, rocks to mess around on etc..

Saturday, June 25th
4pm til 11:00pm (I need to ride Sunday!)

Hey, we're not just a riding club are we??!! ;-)

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Tuesday Ride

Caledonia at 5:30pm.

Friday, June 03, 2011


Sunday will be at Caledonia. Planning on doing some different stuff. Ride time 9am

Thursday, June 02, 2011

TSE updates for Donna

If anyone is interested in how Donna's doing and the days are going, check out and they have a link to the day-by-day results on the right hand side of the page. I hear there's shtuff on facebook, too. Pics, recaps, and results!

Donna's also updating our blog when she can, so check that out too--link is right here!

Only three stages left to go!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Cramping during rides?

Many of us are cramping on rides. I searched for information or remedies for athletic cramping on the web. Here is some of what I found....
These are aside from a proper diet, conditioning and hydration.

1) Stretching. There is ample data to conclude proper stretching before exercise will reduce cramping. It is also recommended to gently stretch or extend a cramped muscle until the cramp is gone.

2) Dr. Robert E. Agee of the Alabama Sports Medicine Institute treats acute exercise-associated muscle cramps with mustard. An athlete who begins to cramp is given one packet of mustard, washed down with water, every two minutes until the muscle cramp is gone. Although no formal research has been conducted to identify if, why, or how the mustard is working. Regardless, mustard packets are easy to carry and often no more than two are necessary.

3) Staff at the University of Northern Iowa have found that by giving two ounces of pickle juice to an athlete 10 minutes before exercise, even the most chronic cramper can remain cramp-free during high-intensity exercise. Pickle juice also seems to effectively treat acute muscle cramps. When an athlete suffered severe bilateral cramps in his gastrocnemius, he was taken out of the game and given two ounces of pickle juice. The cramps were completely gone within 30 seconds. They have tried this technique with other athletes and found it to be universally effective, with the great majority of cramps not recurring. It did not say how often to take pickle juice throughout the activity or if more was even necessary.

4) There are also statements saying a little bit of salt in your diet isn't a bad thing if you are properly hydrated and active especially during outdoor activities in high heat.

All of this assumes you are in good health to begin with.
There you have it. No more cramping in MBM ever!
Finally, the disclaimer:

The statements made here are the opinion of an unqualified spokesperson and do not exemplify or represent facts nor do they attempt to take the place of actual medical advice from a certified, practicing doctor. Your health should be evaluated by a doctor on a regular basis to determine treatments that best suit your conditions.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuscarora Take Down

Ray and the Perry County boys put on an Awesome ride/party this past weekend. Here are some pics from it. I saw many fellow MBMer's there. It was a great time.

Monday, May 30, 2011