Thursday, January 29, 2009

Trail Update - Super Bowl Weekend

Stay home and watch the superbowl. The trails are snow/ice-covered with about 3-4 inches of goop. Even if it starts to melt (doubtful) with 40 degree temps, it'll be very slushy and sloppy -- non-rideable.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Trail Update - January 24

Trails continue to be snowcovered with 3-4 inches of snow. Dave Daversa commented it was "slow going, but still fun." Spoken like a true trooper!

Friday, January 23, 2009

2009 Rattling Marathon

Mike Kuhn, Race Promoter Extraordinaire is contemplating the Rattling 50 again this year in Weiser State Forest on the beloved Rattling Creek trails. The Marathon was put on in 2007 after much controversy between pro and anti-race club members. When it was all said and done, the club was divided at 50/50 but the Club officially took an “opposed" position out of respect for the original trailbuilders who were opposed to the race. But the race went on because it IS public lands afterall. When it was all said and done, we had a dozen or so club members who helped out (thank you once again) and the only noticeable effect the Marathon had on the trails was on Doc Smith which was ridden both directions. And that wear was minimal – mostly on a fast, banked turn or two. Sooo…. please be sure to check yeh or nay to the 2009 Marathon on the latest survey. And if you can help? Email me and I’ll share the volunteer list with Mr. Kuhn. As an FYI, the trails will need some work this year – nearly all of them will need cut back because the blueberry crops are prolific and want to cover the trails! And to be honest, Rick and I will be kayaking most of the summer (again) so who wants instruction on operating the bush hog??? Thx, Jill

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Trail Update - January 11

Snow covered trails! And they'll be that way for at least a couple weeks with the predicted cold temps. Time to break out the skis, or the trainer, and wait for warmer temps.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Weekend Trail Update - January 3 and 4

Trails are in good shape -- no snow or ice. Watch for a couple downed trees. Rick and Dale got out on New Year's Day to clean up Doc Smith and Rugged, but we know there are others that we haven't got to yet (Hop Back). Have Fun!