Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Ride

 You missed out... I forget how much fun it is to ride MTB in the Fall. We posted, but only Larry came out to play with the rest of us... The weather was perfect... Actually it was a little too warm... Rode through Krug and Sunbridge, its was great... Too short though...

Took off from the bottom parking lot of Krug

Just getting started, notice the youngster on the left ready to go; old men front and to the right, sucking water and sucking wind!!
Got to love youthful enthusiasm. Especially when it comes to trail work!
Getting a refresher of Krug climbing..
Someone has been spending too much time on his road bike... We ride down the hills buddy!

Felt really good to get back on the Fat tires... I am also extremely excited about Sunbridge, it has so much potential out there you can't believe... Just need a loop of some sort....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Don't you just find this cold and wet fall day inspirational?


Well watch this then...

Yah, thats better......

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Little man is killin it!!

Saw this little Gem over at DC! Kids got the gift....

You know... You guys can post on here also... I know there is a ton of cool stuff going on...
Don't be bashful!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Race Cancellations...

What in the hell is going on? RIM was cancelled and now two of my favorite races at my favorite venues for cross are cancelled...

This kind of blows....

Granted I am not a promoter myself (heartfelt thank you for all of you that are) and there are/were probably good reasons, but man, what is going on? 

Smithville and Leavenworth Races Cancelled

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 07:19
While there is a healthy schedule of cyclocross races in the KC Metro, the newsdesk has just picked up word from the KCA pagethat the full weekend events at Smithville and Leavenworth (formerly known as DeStad van Kansas Series are cancelled.
This leaves two prime weekends without local events. There are some events within reasonable drive time, but it will be interesting to see if replacement races will materialize.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cross Course...

Cross is here folks, wheather your ready for it or not... We have a stellar course laid out here in St. Joseph thanks to the Hippy and his mini hippys... Seriously, they out did themselves,  this is a truly fun course, one of the best I have been on...

Its hidden away a little, out on 16th street and Duncan..... Down, kind of by the Mead building...

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Not sure how many of you are familiar with Cyclocross... Basically you ride your bike in circles around a field, um, really fast-like... Does not sound like fun, but its actually a blast... And there are a lot of folks who race their mtb bikes on it... Just put some different tires, and your good to go....

View of the course from the top, has more elevation change that the pic shows.
Little jaunt through the woods, well because we are all MTB'ers at heart.
You can see some of the topography here.
You rail down this berm, gets fast in sections for sure.
Little snap shot from the bottom.
The Run UP! Made my legs feel all weak-like.. (Racers, this run up rivals DeStad in Leavenworth and Cross off the old year in Lenexa)
After the run up, you take a sharp left and have a downhill. WARNING, you better slow down, the second ridge is a launching pad!

This is the downhill from the bottom. You can get enough air on this second ridge to wake up an hour later wondering where you are and who you are if your not careful...
There you have it.... Also thinking about a Wednesday night Cross ride/mini racing if your interested... Just let me know...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


If your interested! Anyone know how to do an RSS feed to the FB Page? Derrick???? 

Monday, August 29, 2011

New bridge at the new 'cross course done

Max and I built a bridge at the Devil's Backbone cyclocross course today. Of course, less than 3 hourrs later, some little bast...delinquent...had to do smoky burnouts with a motorcycle on it.. Get out there and check it out before it gets destroyed RT

Friday, August 26, 2011


"Live life like today is the last day of life you will have. 
You never know for sure if you will see tomorrow!" ~ Bob Bailey

I just want to say how sorry I am to all of those who were close to Bob.
Last I spoke to him, I was shaming him into sticking with his single speed through Krug. Which he thanked me for later...
I think at least to me, why this is so shocking news, is that it is hard to lose someone who was so full of life.. Bob may have been 50 but he was defiantly 25 on the inside!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Biker Down...

Robert Hugh Bailey, Jr.

Robert Hugh Bailey, Jr. obituariesRobert Hugh Bailey, Jr.
      Robert Hugh Bailey, Jr., 50, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
      He was born August 15, 1961 to Robert Hugh and Anna Laura (Tatum) Bailey in St. Joseph.  He remained a lifelong resident.
      Mr. Bailey graduated from Central High School and attended UMKC and MWSU.  He worked as Traffic Manager for Major Brands and most recently worked for Triumph Foods, Inc. He was a member of the King Hill Masonic Lodge #376.  Robert was an alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at MWSU. He was an avid cyclist and active in the St. Joseph Bike Club.  He loved to play golf and hockey. He officiated for St. Joseph Griffon Ice Hockey Association.
      Survivors: son, Nicholas; former wife, Karen; his parents; brothers, David Bailey (Sally), Don Bailey (Jill); sister, Cindy Lovell (Tim); nieces and nephews; and his cat, Solomon.
      Services: 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The Family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  The Family suggests memorial gifts to Bikes for Tots.
I did not know Bob as well as some of you, but I know he was a riot to be around and will me missed by all.. Hope you can make it out to show your condolences. 

 Bobke even came out to heckle/cheer us on out at Leavenworth CX!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spoke Pony!

Spoke Pony was last Sat.... Sucks to be you if you missed it! Which is everyone, Jimbo and myself are the only folks from Joetown who raced...


Yes, you missed out!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Did you lose something?

Did anyone happen to get home after last nights group ride on the trails only to realize they no longer have a bicycle, but instead a uni-cycle?

My brother is bringing me a wheel that he found last night at Corby pond. Let me know if you are missing one.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Hot in the city...

What else is there to say? Its really hot out there lately! Heat index's have been over 100 for the past week and look like they will continue for the rest of this week. HYDRATE YOURSELVES! Tuesday night group riders, please come prepared for this brutal heat . Hydrate before , during and after you ride and don't over exert yourself.

We really need to get a good idea of everyone who is interested in being part of the planning for the bike festival. You can respond by posting a comment on this post, or if you want to talk to me on the phone just say so and I will get you my number. There is something for everyone to do, just ask.

Does anyone out there have any experience with starting nonprofit organizations? If so, let me know, I definitely have some questions for you. Remember , if anyone needs info on biking or trails , help with mechanical issues or even someone to ride with or show you to trail heads , you can post comments or request on any post and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Trails, Community and Bike Festival!

Trails are looking great folks! Thanks to all that came out on Saturday(Don , Thad , Larry, Brandon and myself) and Justin(who was out on Monday ) and a special thanks to Randy who made all that possible by supplying the tools and the materials. Finally Randy got a much needed reprieve from trail work that is long overdue. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "many hands make light work for all", and we are seeing the fruits of our labors.

The cycling community is about to come together like never before , we are already seeing it happen and I like it. There where 27 riders at last weeks group ride and 16 this week, every week we have new riders out and thats awesome. Keep plugging the rides and lets get everyone involved and excited .

BIKE FESTIVAL? Yes , Yes , Yes... Its going to happen. We need to start meeting and bouncing ideas around, I know its almost 10 months away but it will be here before you know it. How do Monday Nights work for everyone? Let me know so we can start with meetings as soon as possible!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Trail Work and Conditions...

Im still stoked about the group ride last night , 27 MOUNTAIN BIKERS!!!!!!! I hope everyone had as good a time as I did and that you'll all be back soon.

Now this is where I talk about trail work but I am really sending you subliminal messages telling you that trail work is fun, men it will put hair on your chest and women it will do what ever you want it to do to you! OK , OK ... none of that is true , but riding is fun and we cant ride if "WE" dont do the work. Any and all help is appreciated, remember these are "YOUR" trails. I will be at Girl Scout Camp at 6am Saturday Morning to hopefully finish the weedeating. Come out and have some fun with me.

Current trail conditions are as follows:
* Corby South is clear , it does have 1 hanging tree that needs to be pulled down but it will take at least 2 people so be careful.
*Corby North is clear, I removed the down tree today and the rest was clear as of yesterday
*Girl Scout is 1/3 weed whacked and has a large tree down about a quarter mile from the end of the trail. *CAUTION* That tree is infested with bees . Justin is going out tomorrow with a bee keeper to retrieve them and then I will get the tree cut up and then all will be clear.
*Brownie is slightly overgrown, tall in some places but not thick at all and still very ride able .
*Krug is clear as of last Wednesday.

All trails have small sticks and debris, please remove any obstacles that you can and report any others.
Please help us keep the current conditions of trails up to date by commenting on this post.

Monday, June 27, 2011

ST JOE is representing!!!!

Great Racing on sunday for the St Joe Crew ! I counted 8 podiums ! JDoug pulled a 2nd, the hippe scored a 4th, Little Hoppe sandbagged with a 1st(hahaha) and Colton finished 3rd. A double podium for the Puett Family(great job guys) and Summer ripped a 4th place in her first MTB race. JP Shores (who will always be a ST JOE boy) scored a 2nd overall and the Kansas State Championship. Congrats to all of you!!!!

Randy , Thad and I got about 1/3 of girl scout weed wacked tonight! It needs much more love and I plan on being out there this Saturday morning bright and early. Any help would be greatly appreciated. GROUP RIDES on TUESDAY nights!!!!!!! Dont miss them... We meet at the corby south parking lot and roll out at 6:30 sharp!!!!!!! Tell everyone, these rides are for all riders of varying ability.

I am so excited about the prospects of having a bike festival in st joe, but I know its going to take all of us to pull it off! If you want to be a part of the event planning, let us know!!!!! Comment on this post and let us know when would be a good time for all of us to meet and get the ball rolling !

Crocodile Rock, 2011

Awesome!! There were so many people from Joetown out racing this Sunday at Perry Lake, KS!

We need some more folks to post on here, so I am going to let someone step up to the plate..
Feel free anyone, seriously...

If you not a contributor, just email and I will add you... Simple as that!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday Nights and May 28th!

Tuesday Night group rides are getting ridiculous ! We had 13 riders out this week , and as long as Justin Carr keeps performing his acrobatics we will continue to grow each week. These rides have something to offer everyone , granted they are not training rides , but you fast guys can come out and help us others go fast with your tips and encouragement! Spread the word about the group rides, lets get everyone involved and excited about hitting the trails.

The group rides where extra fun considering the recent trail work that has been done. Krug has been Manicured once again and is perfect shape. Problem is , everyone cant ride Krug and if they did , they wouldnt be back! BEEN THERE, DONE THAT! With that , the corbys , GSC and brownie are very important trails to our off road cycling community. Corby north has been shined like a new penny and GSC has been trimmed up nicely. The Hippe has arranged for the Boy Scouts to weedwack the Brownie trail. So, that leaves Corby South which needs a lot of lovin , mark May 28th on your calendar , lets all get together and knock it out. Remember, many hands make light work.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Robidoux Roundup 2011

In case you don't know already, were very blessed to have singletrack like Krug here in St. Joseph... I just love it out there! With that being said there was a little race last Saturday called the Robidoux Roundup.
The usual hooligans were present to to race the home course which was groomed to perfection. Be sure to thank the Trail Hippy and Hoppy for being the ring leaders in getting Krug to the shape that it is. Also thank eveyone who helped, Jimbo, BradBob, Ethos Crew (Steve and Jesse I think came up from KC). I apologize if I missed any... Yes because I am a loser and didn't do sheet myself.... Yes I deserve to be ostracized, but enough of that..

Also, thank you to the St. Joseph Bike Club for providing food for the event, the city of St. Joseph for letting us use the park.
Do all your bike shopping at BikeSourse, because they provided all the swag and sponsor Ethos Racing! Well that and they are awesome down there....

Thanks to Ed S. for all the trials stuff.... And we thought we were crazy!

Im sure the visits here probably knows all of this but...
You can find results/pictures/race reports on the race blog, HERE....

Here are a couple of pics from the locals racing....

I love this pic of the Hippy, BADASS!
Dr. Smith busing out the guns
JP Shores

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Robidoux Roundup

Come on out this Saturday for the 2nd annual Robidoux Roundup MTB Race! Krug Park, follow this Link to get more info... http://krugparkmtb.blogspot.com/, or just click on the link, on the right...

Here are some random Pics from last years race.... Just to get you pumped... Owe and the weather is going to be gorgeous!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

trailwork day at krug

Howsabout we all get together for a weedeating day at Krug this next Saturday, as in april 30th. Say 8 AM. Whaddya say? the trail hippie

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bone Bender, 2011

Well the crew made it down for another Bone Bender 3/6 hour race, this year at Clinton Lake, KS. And as I type this with  my body still felling like I got my arse beat with a baseball bat from Sunday, I kinda wish it was at Smithville again....I am a sissy man!
The Hippy, Bradbob, Jimbo, Hoppe and Myself headed down at the crack of dawn and hooked up with the Ethos crew and got ready. Saw Derrick and crew down there as well... Orange Leiderhosen? How do you spell that?
Had a Le-Mans start with always kind of sucks...
Staging Area

And Were OFF!
All of us from Joetown had a bit of trouble with the technical sections until later on in the day when you kind of get used to them. We just don't have that kind of terrain up here, we can climb hills, just not when there covered in roots and rocks.
Hoppy and I got our buts whooped, there was a ton of great riders competing. Looks like I need to step up the intensity of training as my lap times were not even close to the fast dudes.

Hippy and Hoppy (Apparently this is one of the few times my "partner" could keep is bike rubber side down!)
First MTB race in the books. Learned a lot, hurt a lot, had a great time!
Don't know what happened, but when you see a bunch of racers standing around, its never good.

The lord only knows...
Check out racers, race reports on the blog roll on the left...

Results HERE

Pictures HERE

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bone Bender Updates

Bone Bender Updates - 4/12/11
Due to our event size and parking limitations, we are having to make a small change in our start/finish location. The start/Finish and registration area is now moving to the Swim Beach area.

Parking will now be at the Swim Beach with additional parking along the course (see map). This will be an ideal location to setup your team pits.

Here is the updated course map.

Click on map to enlarge
You can visit their blog HERE...

Friday, April 8, 2011


If your not pre riding Clinton tomorrow (like I wish I was). Come on out to krug in the morning. I plan on being there about 9:00 and doing three laps, so I will.be there a while.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Smithville tonight?

Anyone going to this tonight? If I can sneak away, I want to go.


Where: Sailboat Cove main parking lot (just west of Paradise) NOT @ Smoke N Davey Trailhead
When: 6 PM MTB Time
What: Ride our bikes on some sweet SMV singletrack.
What else: Epic Bike and Sport is holding a Specialized Demo Day. So come on out and check out some new single track rides. Scott (owner of Epic) has generously offered to provide us with burgers and dogs for some post ride munching. Thank you Scott!

What to bring: Your bike, a camp chair, your favorite post ride beverage, and a smile! If you have a hankering for some chips or any other snacks besides burgers and dogs, feel free to bring it along and share. :wink:

So far the weather is looking SWEET!

See you out there!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lawrence Race is Officially Cancelled


Postby Doug Long on Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:43 am
just got off the phone with Curtis and have officially pulled the plug on "Lawrence River Trail Challenge". My apologies to all that were planning on opening the UFD reason at Lawrence on Saturday. Believe me, I wanted to be there also.

I should have cancelled this race a long time ago when I saw the effort that the promoter was putting into getting all the details completed. I guess there is a lesson to be learned here. It does take a lot of time and effort to promote a successful race and I guess I need to be a better judge of who will follow through in the future. FYI, if this promoter decides to reschedule this race to a latter date, it will not be a UFD race. His days as a UFD promoter are history!

Please help spread the word to any racers that you know may be traveling toward Lawrence. You might want to let them know about the Duathlon on Sunday.

I know Chris is looking forward to a great Bone Bender race on April 17th at Lawrence, and Doug Chambers is expecting a good crowd at Wilson Lake on May 1st.


Monday, April 4, 2011