Saturday, March 31, 2012


Jerseys are IN!

I will have them at the ride tomorrow!

Also if you want to stop in let me know! I plan on rocking the new jersey tomorrow!

Please bring your remaining balance if a balance is due!

There are 3 extra jersey's available! 1 Large race fit, 1 XL race fit, 1 XL relaxed fit. They should go quick at only $50 each!

Correction extra jerseys are $40 each to members and 50 for non members!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sunday Ride, April 1st

I'd like to host this Sundays ride from my place and hit some trails the club seldomly rides.  If you're coming from Caledonia, take 233 north to Shippensburg Rd.  Turn right and go to the top of the mountain,as you crest the mountain slow down, my driveway is the 1st one on the right, a green mailbox with the number 15 on it(right at the end of the guardrail)  There's plenty of parking for everyone.  Feel free to bring cold beverages to enjoy after the ride, and we can even fire up the grill too.

New 4' Law Goes into Effect on Monday

From We Are Central PA

HARRISBURG - A law that sets new rules for Pennsylvania motorists to follow when encountering a bicyclist takes effect on Monday morning. The law, designed to improve safety and traffic flow, was signed by Governor Tom Corbett on Feb. 2.

The new law requires motorists to leave a 4-foot "cushion of safety" when passing a bicyclist. To achieve this cushion, drivers may cross a roadway's center line when passing a bicycle on the left, but only when opposing traffic allows. Drivers attempting to turn left must also yield the right of way to bicycle riders traveling in the opposite direction.

"The differential in speed is the biggest safety challenge with motor vehicles and bicycles sharing our state's roadways," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. "I urge all drivers and cyclists to learn the rules of the road to better share our highways and make travel safer for all."

The new law also calls for bicycle riders to use all reasonable efforts to avoid impeding the normal flow of traffic. When there is only one travel lane, bicyclists may use any portion of the lane to avoid hazards on the roadway, including maintaining a safe distance from stopped and parked cars.

As always, bicyclists and motorists should obey all traffic signs and signals. PennDOT also recommends bicyclists always ride predictably and signal their intentions before proceeding so that motorists have a chance to react.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thursday ride?

Thursday ride? Please comment if you can make it.

5pm at Mont Alto. Finish before dark. BYOLB (bring your own luscious bacon)

Monday, March 26, 2012

A truck load of fun is on the way!

Spring is officially here. Welcome to MBM if you are new to the group. If you're still thinking about joining its time to commit! Come Ride With Us! This year we have stepped up our game. I want to thank everyone who is working hard behind the scenes to make this year one of the best years ever!

The Maximus Race is less than one month away! MBM will represent with riders in the 40, 20 and 10 mile races. We will also have a membership drive prior to the race and support a checkpoint during the race. If you are not racing we would love to have some help at the membership tent or the checkpoint. For more information on volunteering please contact me at R i d e M i c h a u x @ g m a i l . com. We need five people.

Gettysburg should post a race pre-ride the week before the race. Watch for it even if you don't plan on racing. Learn trails and understand why they call it endurance racing!

This year we have new jerseys to sport at the races. Thanks to our past pres, Bucky, the jerseys should be here next week and we'll all have them just in time for the first race!!! As soon as they arrive he will post up with information on how to pick up your jersey. Stay tuned.

If you've seen the calendar then you know our first intermediate ride will be Saturday April 14th. This group ride will be for anyone interested in joining MBM or anyone interested in learning some intermediate trails. We'll have seasoned riders on hand to answer questions and lead a group ride. The pace will be moderate to easy. Hope to see you there. Anyone interested in helping lead or sweep the course can contact me at the email address above.

Now that spring is here it's time to clean up the trails. Our first trail clean up date will be in April. More info will be posted on that soon.

Dust off the bike it's time to ride!!! Watch for weeknight and weekend ride posts and Come Ride With Us!

See you on the trails,

Saturday, March 24, 2012

29er for sale

I've decided to get a race bike this year so I'm putting my Salsa 29er on the block. Here is Salsa's webpage on the bike:
I'm asking $1500 firm. Full suspension 29er's with comparable components are $3k and up. This bike was over $4k with the XT build when new. A great bike for Michaux and I won't be sorry to keep riding it if it doesn't sell. You are welcome to ride it on a club ride but let me know in advance so I can bring my other bike

Size: Medium (18")
Front Fork: Reba Race 100mm (can go to 120mm) w/ remote lockout
Rear Shock: Fox Float RP2 w/ ProPedal
Front Brake: Shimano XT 160mm
Rear Brake: Hope Mono Mini 160mm
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9
Front Shifter: Gripshift
Rear Shifter: Gripshift X0
Handlebars: Race Face Next SL Carbon Fiber
Grips: Ergon or Oury (your choice)
Seatpost: Thomson
Crank and Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
Rear Cassette: SRAM 990
Wheels: Bontrager Rhythm Elite
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic (have about 4 rides on them)

The rear cassette, front sprockets and chain were new in late 2011, the rear derailleur was new early 2012. The seat and pedals in the picture are not included. I have a couple saddles to choose from. If you are interested email me: p r o p h e t 2 @ m e . c o m

These frames are well built. I've only seen one report of one breaking online and Freeze Thaw Cycles in State College (Where I bought it) sold many of them and told me they've never seen one break. Definitely a quality you want in a used bike in Michaux!


Sunday Ride???

Does anybody have a plan for tomorrow? Looks like the rain will be minimal.
I would like to put in a vote for bigflat parking lot. Maybe a little old-fashioned Abby-riding.
Sound ok?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One more ride for Gary...

This wasn't a fix on the trail.... this was Nevada's idea of bike maintenance.

Sedona Shot

sweet, ledgy trail...
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tuesday Ride

5:30pm @ the mudbanks

Guess who?

Fun ride Thursday night! Guess who managed to find a shirt about bacon.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sick Day still being planned

There are several of us headed up to Raystown on Thursday March 22nd to ride all day.
Post up if you are interested and we will see what kind of trouble we can get into. Everyone is welcome to come.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

One week left to sign up.

I'm encouraging everyone to support this event. You don't have to be a member of any club to register and attend. Come Ride With Us and meet other people, check out new trails and support a great cause. ~slow

Hey Guys, If any of you know Brian Fults you might want to check this out. We are doing a fundraiser ride for his fight against cancer over in tuscarora in conjunction with one of the MASS races. All proceeds go to Brian. If you aren't interested in the ride, you can still donate if you feel like it. Some of our favorite dirt riders, Harlan Price and Cheryl Sornson, will be on hand to give you some tips and advice on the bike.


Sunday will be at Caledonia. I think it is time for secret trail and some good stuff on top. ride time 9am. I'm glad you found some friends Mooch, I was getting worried no one wanted to ride with you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

This Thursday - Mont Alto?

Weather is good. Clocks have jumped ahead. Planning to ride from Mont Alto at 5pm on Thursday evening. Planning a 'daylight' non-racepace loop, no need for lights - back to car by 7pm, no later.

Please comment if you can make it. If there are no takers, I'll bag it. And as usual, if it rains I won't be there...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thursday Night Ride

I'm riding at the Watershed on Thursday around 5. We are meeting @ Sandflats. Let me know if you are interested.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Was riding over at michaux road tuesday night and went through area where there was a deer fence the pass few years (the one we crawl through orange gates). The one at the bottom of rattlesnake extra trail from gettysburg bike spring race.

I was cutting over to xxxx trail area and notice after i rode the road section it seem weird no fence. I use to avoid the area because of time it took going through the fence.

Friday, March 09, 2012

I made it to town unexpectedly. Anyone want to ride my proposed Enduro loop tomorrow? I need to be done by 2. Time is flexible.  

Thursday, March 08, 2012


Sunday will be at Old Forge. Meet at the park. Ride time 9AM

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Trail Building Continues in Emmitsburg

It isn't Michaux, but it's closer than the 'Shed. Would be nice if some of our club could help their clubs. I will be in NY that weekend, but should be able to make the April date.

Emmitsburg Early Spring Trail Work Days

Saturday March 17, 2012 9am - 1pm
Sunday April 22, 2012 9am - 1pm
Directions here
In the morning, free bagels, orange juice and coffee will be provided for all volunteers
Afterwards, a free barbecue will take place for all volunteers and their supporters.
Dress appropriately for the weather. Bottled water will be available, but hydration packs are suggested.

Questions: or at or at 301-447-3839.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tuesday night ride

Anyone want to ride tonight? I'm flexible on the location. Much more light in the evening these days!

Anyone for Go-Karting

My other hobby is go-karting which also scratches that "need for speed" itch many of us have. I've mentioned this to some of you. Anyone interested in heading to Allsports GP on March 17th for some go-karting? These are high speed european-style go karts not those slow karts at the miniature golf place. Allsports GP is in Sterling, VA near Dulles Airport. About 90 minute drive.

P.S. click the title to go to Allsports' website.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Thursday Ride

I am riding in the Watershed on Thursday if anyone is interesting in coming down. Meeting at Hamburg Rd. around 5.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Racks for sale

Used Yakima roof racks for sale:

Rack 1
2 - 48" cross bars
4 - Q Towers with SKS lock cores

Rack fits sedan type cars (mine was installed on VW Jetta) with no existing factory rack. May require different Q-clips than I have to work on your vehicle.

Rack 2
2 - 48" cross bars
4 - Control towers

Rack fits cars with existing roof rails. May need additional hardware to fit your vehicle.

Post up if you're interested. Then you can check them out and we can talk price. I'm a lousy negotiator so you'll probably get it all for a great price.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Sunday ride

Sunday at 9am from Long Pine reservoir. Any and all are welcome to join.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

SSUSA 2012--Stowe, VT

Is sold out.

July 28th. That woulda been a heckuva weekend!

Who wants to go poach the course?