Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Anywho, thought I'd try out the Flying Monkey to see if the fatter tires would get around any better. They didn't.
Hey, look Javier, I even used a fender...
I'm going to try to get out to Corby sometime Saturday for some trail work. Plan to bring some lumber to build a bridge across the rocky creek crossing.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I wasn't sure I would be able to look down and see this site after moving here. Love the cross country skis!
Wednesday was pretty happy to be in the snow again. In fact, she was a little out of control for a while.
There were a series of trails that I did not even know existed. They are flat and open, looks like you could really rip on a bike. I think they are covered with crushed lime, so they might be a good in-town option when everything else is muddy.
Honestly, these were some of the best cross-country skiing trails I have skied. They were fast and the footing was even. I'm looking forward to checking out the trails when it is dry out.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Ended up doing a couple of quick laps and felt really good. "Quick" is of course a relative term. What may seem fairly quick to me may be just an average ride for someone else. And to Lansen, my version of quick probably seems like a bottle of molasses being poured out on a cold January night. Anyway, the trails were great, the night was very calm and peaceful, and had a great time. Oh yeah, note to self: There is a reason why most bikes are spec'ed with disc brakes--because the rim brakes like found on my "retro ride" circa 1994 Trek do not always work well in all conditions. About 3/4 through the first lap, the rims got iced up and a good hard sqeeze of the levers pretty much resulted in no stopping (or slowing). Eventually, the heat from the friction did thaw them out, but it made for some fun times.
That's it for now...hope to get out to ride and/or trail work this weekend. Hope to see you all on the trails.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Well, better get back to work....
Friday, January 12, 2007
The last couple days of wind has taken its toll on the Corby trails. There is one major down tree that is too big to move. Will probably try to cut it up on Sunday. Turns out I don't have to work, so I might make it out for part of the trail work day.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Sunday, January 7, 2007
Well, first off - we should thank the guys for clearing some more trail at Corby. Opted not to work trails this weekend, as I was in need of a ride bad.
Friday, January 5, 2007
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Trail conditions: "Spongy"... per our in-house Geologist, Rusty... on the first section. The rest was pretty good. We both spun out a couple of times but didn't prevent either of us from riding up all the hills... maybe not every time but we each got lucky at least once.
We did the re-discovered sections that Lansen has already mentioned & that we cleaned up... it's really in pretty good shape. We also rode section out what winds around the big open field. Even the short little section between pond and west end of parking area that Lansen and I raked this Monday. So basically, we rode it all! It comes out to be just shy of 4 miles... 3.85 per my computer & did second lap in 35 minutes... how is that for an easy base line to beat. ;0) PS... that was Rusty's time & I'm not going to mention mine.
Shawn F., can you please mark the winding section out in the open field. We did our best to remember & ride it as originally layed out, but it's been so long since it's been riden. Once you mark it, we plan to make it part of the regular loop we'll do on group rides.
Everyone remember that this is the time of year to ride those newer sections so by spring, there will be a solid trail.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Hopefully Shawn was able to set something else up with him.
Am trying to get out tomorrow night, but it might be a little later (maybe around 7PM). I'll post if I am not going to make it - otherwise I'll be there.
Also, Javier and I cleaned out the new sections near the pond. Felt bad for not getting them on the first cleaning, but I forgot they had been cleared. There were some big trees down, but Javier had his little chainsaw thing, and it made pretty short work of most everything we ran across.
Then the dog found something terrible to roll in. We just picked her up from the kennel and she was smelling good. I had to give her a bath, but the smell is still in my nose. It is in my car, still on her, I think it is in my hair, and I don't even want to smell the gloves I grabbed her with. It is one of the worst smells I have ever run across. I think maybe she found the pooh of an animal that had been eating the pooh of another animal that was eating dead things. I can't trace it back any further than that, but if you see me driving along with a pinched up look on my face, it's because I am enjoying the little micro climate of putrid stink in my car. Just about left the damn dog at Corby.
So there were no pictures of the trails that we cleaned up. I was too pissed about the stink.