Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
ENUF! That rat bastard. I proved him wrong. First up was the 9 mile climb. Its really an easy, gradual, slow climb from the East End parking lot, via Doc smith, Rattling Creek, Dry Run, Schreffler, Ironmine, and ending with Wolf Pond fire road to the tippy top of Weiser state forest -- 9 glorious miles. No issues. I circled around Rim snowmobile, Lukes and Grimm, then back on some singletrack to finish the ride -- Shale Run, Preserve line and ending up Fawn Kill.
Piece of cake. 19.5 miles, 11.4 in singletrack. All with one 20-tooth cog. Love it. Love it. Love it. Happy. Happy. Happy. I feel good the summer marathons will be just fine -- maybe even with one gear. Its ok to go slow isn't it? Teehee.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
So here's some good write-ups -- the first by the one and only Brettster, a.k.a Chief Chef. And a HUGE congrats to my bud, Miss Donna for placing 9th out of 21 girls! Speaking of 21 girls, when will race organizers FINALLY realize the girls have come out... now give them a fair shake and divide up the categories! There were at least half of them that were Masters (that I know of). And about 5 of them between 45 and 50 and even over 50! Love those master women riders -- go get 'em girls!
I miss racing.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Water release Planned from Lake Nockamixon into the Tohickon Creek March 21-22
March 5, 2009
White-water boating enthusiasts from the Northeast will have a chance to test their paddling skills in some tricky rapids March 21-22 when the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources releases water from Lake Nockamixon into the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County.Annually scheduled the third weekend in March, the release is planned as a recreational event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.DCNR officials remind boaters this is technical white water with Class 3 and 4 rapids requiring boating skills. Boaters should be aware of and heed the safety code of the American Whitewater Affiliation, and wear appropriate personal flotation devices.For more information, contact Nockamixon State Park at 215-529-7300, or Delaware Canal State Park at 610-982-5560.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I asked Rick this morning if he wanted to do any “trips” this year like we’ve been doing for the past 7-8 years: Ole Bull Midnight Madness, 12 Hours of Lodi, Xterra Regional Championship in Richmond (Worlds in Maui????!?!), Ohiopyle over-the-falls weekend, etc. And his answer was, “no.” We haven’t really done any trips since that fateful trip to Richmond last year and we’ve both gotten out of the groove of long weekend trips. We’ve been running around for so many years, that this is the year we’re gonna stay close-to-home. Even last weekend was what I now consider a “long drive” compared to other years – its was a two-hour drive to Caledonia State Park to ride bike. I guess I won’t be doing that one too often. So here’s the outlook for the summer:
Paddling the Red Mo (two-hr drive, but it’s an all-day fun time once a year), Dauphin Narrows, Lehigh River, maybe the Nescopeck if it comes up, and maybe the Tohickin (Rick).
Mountain Biking in Weiser State Forest, Swatara, and maybe a trip or two to Michaux to ride with our friends who ALL seem to live next to Michaux (even our kayaking friends!). RB Winter is only an hour away, so maybe I’ll think about heading up there for a ride or two – just a thought at this point.
So the summer is set – staying close to home - Doing what we want, when we feel like it. Oh… and I think I’ll stay out of the mud too for a change. Isn’t it a novel idea NOT to ride in the mud and not have a need to scrub your bike?