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.