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 Section 2303 of Title 34 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is repealed: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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...Sunday included an ad hoc trail maintenance session
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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.