Wednesday, February 29, 2012

sick day?

Would there be any interest from anyone to call into work sick and go riding for a day sometime in the next 2 or 3 weeks. Maybe Raystown for a day trip or any place someone would recomend.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A few surprises today

Went out and rode the Maximus 10 mile loop today, it was surprisingly dry, probably the driest I have ever seen it.  There's some really good single track out there that needs ridden, but I suggest we do some clean up first. I'd say there's at least 30 large trees across the trails from the october snow storm that will need cut out, and numerous small ones too.  Anyone have some time weekday mornings to assist in some cleanup?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tuesday Ride

5:30 pm @ the gasline crossing on Rattlesnake Run Rd.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Ok here we go. Sunday we will meet at the Mash starting point. Junction of Ridge and Means Hollow Roads (and Canada Hollow and the AT). I know the trails but not sure how we should loop them. Oh yea there will be climbing involved. Ride time 9am

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday Ride

I will be riding from the bottom of Quarry Gap Rd. @ 5:30pm if anyone wants to join me.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Ideas

Where do you all want to ride this Sunday???? I'm in a rut and can't get out.

Blog Invite Emails

Just an FYI--if you are a paid member and do not yet have posting rights for the blog, please check your email and spam folders. We have sent out invites to all paid members using the email addresses supplied with membership information.

Accepting this invitation will give you the ability to create new posts on the blog, not just comment on existing posts.

There are currently about 13 or 14 unanswered blog invites out there floating about.

If you accept, you can be like Mooch and post bacon videos whenever you want!


Your Local Blog Nazi

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tuesday night ride

Going to ride from Teaberry Lot Tuesday evening. 5:30 start on the beginner race loop. There is a chance of rain so post here if you intend to ride and check back late afternoon if we get precip to make sure you don't show up alone.

MBM Events Calendar

I added the "MBM Events Calendar" to the side bar. This is a public site that displays the schedule of events the membership wants to keep track of. Members can request edit rights as soon as the permissions are set up. This link will open a new window in your browser.

Come ride with us!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday Ride Laurel Lake

Park in Laurel Lake lot at Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
Ride time is 9am.
See you there.

The Casual Trails

something I made a few years ago for personal use (LC)

The bike trails near Caledonia State Park have been cleaned and marked. (by DCNR)
These trails are mostly smooth with some climbing and roots. They are very well groomed and ideal if you are just starting out or want to ride something casual. The map in the side bar at the right has been updated and the link now allows you to view and print the map.

I will be posting intermediate group rides which include these trails and others this spring. These will be Saturday morning or Friday evening rides weather permitting. Frequency will depend on attendance. This is a great way to get in shape for the more difficult trails Michaux has to offer.

To access these trails go south from Rt 30 on Rt 233. Take the first left toward Totem Pole and then the next right. Stay on the paved road and go all the way to the end which is the parking area.

These trails form a large loop. Do not cross water and do not divert onto any forest roads (double track) and you shouldn't get lost. Watch for hikers. Remember to always wear a helmet and carry plenty of water. Have fun!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Saturday Morning Ride

Anyone interested in a Saturday morning ride this weekend in or around Caledonia? Maybe start around 7 or 8am.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

more MORE ride pics

Larry's successful attempt:
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Ron, the First, with big wheels and no travel:

The Second, with little wheels and mucho travel:

Out on Traverse on the original line:
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday night ride

Just a shout out to anyone that wants to ride on Tuesday evening. I'm a definite as I went to the bike swap Sunday and I'll miss Thursday due to work. Don't want to turn into a marshmallow!

Who's with me?!! Happy to head north to Big Flat or Pine Grove if that makes it easier for anyone.

Scott H.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weather Report

How much snow today?

Friday, February 10, 2012


Sunday will be at Caledonia. Ride time 9am. Need a ride leader, I'm going to the bike swap. Have fun and be safe.

Mooch's New Home

THE MAN WHO LIVED ON HIS BIKE from Guillaume Blanchet on Vimeo.

Sunday Norchaux Ride with MORE

Hey, All,

There is going to be a MORE contingent descending upon Laurel Lake on Sunday for a ride. Donna and I are going to join in the fun. There will probably be two groups at slightly different speeds and probably slightly different routes. Just confirmed meet time is around 9:30 but I will update here if that changes.

Click HERE for the ride post on the MORE forum. The ride finish will be down Vista, which is nice.

So, nutshell--Sunday, MORE, Laurel Lake, 9:30-ish, Vista finish.

Hope to see a few there!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Rays MTB Womens Weekend 2012

The Weiser Hippie van is going - we are staying at a friend's house for the weekend, but the Holiday Inn nearby has a killer Ray's Mtb rate...I've been to this before and it is an awesome event. Email me or leave a comment if you are interesting in caravaning or hooking up with us! WiserW

FRI. SAT. SUN. FEB. 17, 18, 19

Thursday, Feb. 16
It's best to arrive Thursday night, doors open 8AM Friday

Friday, Feb. 17
8AM……….…Doors open
9AM-12PM…..Women Only Ride and Coaching
12 PM…….….Lunch
1PM-4PM……Women Only Ride and Coaching
3PM……….…Park opens to the public
8PM………LET'S PARTY!!! (6th Floor Holiday Inn VIP LOUNGE)
Open to everyone. Doll yourself up
Cash bar, free snacks. Food available for purchase
Note: Male posses can ride the Troy Lee Rhythm Room

Saturday, Feb. 18
9AM-10PM……..Ride with the Pros

Sunday, Feb. 19
9AM-10PM……..Ride with the Pros

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

In honor of paying my annual club dues on time without having to mooch cash from unsuspecting acquaintances, I've decided to get married.

Closest locale is in Charlotte, NC. I googled it. Google knows everything.

Anyone wanna join for my matrimonial roadtrip? There's good riding in them thar parts.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Thanks to 2011 Officers!

Today's club meeting was pretty "lively" and I'm sure we can all agree that the 2011 officers deserve a big round of thanks for all their efforts on behalf of the club so.......

Thanks for stepping up and helping your club. Your efforts are appreciated!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Annual Meeting

Just to clarify.... any interested cyclist is welcome to attend the annual MBM meeting this Sunday- but only paid members will be able to participate in the voting process. You can join up at the meeting.