Tuesday, March 31, 2009

commuter run

cheap cell phone pic
Rocky Gap Shelter
trail run on the AT on my way home from VA

happens to be quite near a really good beer store
singles, sixes, whatever
new Dirt Rag arrived today. 20 years they've been at this game. 21 for me. most of my regular PA&VA riding buds have been at it even longer.

a Michaux foto in there too, and one of TonyB from the SSO PunkBike by Steve. Nice work all

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Oliver and the Junior Intro crew at the MACDC

they rode Weitzels for a bit, don't know how far they went or what else they did

with them in camp, I rode something new, something which needs wheels on ground, something some of you may get to see in a few weeks.

did the big Cupcake group hug in the fog today, rode some more new stuff and some abandoned stuff. the abandoned wasn't half bad actually. a good loop, though with a bit much of the gravel in it. not a single Cupcake taker on Ego Rock. Can't explain that at all..
no pics, too far off the back

Monday, March 23, 2009

Nice to be back here again. Been a long while...

Dr. Dawg on cleanup
there's another picture of what's under that steri-strip here

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Craft Brewed Earrings

Zach, Brett and company put on an excellent first-time event. The view from the kitchen was that everyone had a good time, and got in as many laps as they wanted to.

History Lesson

Sunday, March 08, 2009

goin' on

a couple interesting bowls

Tried to make it to the Cupcake ride today. The 8AM one. There was another ride leaving at 9AM. I wanted to ride the 9:oo ride, but wasn't sure if the 9 had been moved to 8. The change to DST added another twist to the time, though I was confident that all in Cupcake Kingdom knew enough to change their clocks in the right direction. I planned to arrive at 8 for the 9AM ride. Problem was, I didn't know how to find the Evil Doctor's Secret Lair. I had verbal instructions from Possum from several months ago: Go past Jake's house. Turn left at the stop sign. Do some more stuff. Look for an orange cone. Turn left at the orange cone and look for happy men and bikes. There was probably some important detail in that do some more stuff part that I needed to know. Cells didn't work. Drove up some wrong roads, and discovered what would make a cool climb on a cross bike, Old Railroad Rd. Discovered also that it gates out onto Piney Mountain Ridge. The Subaru didn't make it under or around the gate. The ATV guys offered to build a ramp over the gate, but didn't have enough material for the landing side, and I didn't want to air drop that far. Soooo, back down Railroad Road and on to my second ride option. There was a ride leaving from the Furnace too. The time for that ride was a secret and I thought I'd take a chance. But it was obviously later than I was.... no one there. Not a bad thing, as that ride was going a lot farther than I needed today.

Good thing there were still two other Michaux rides to choose from, both leaving at 9 DST from the north and south.

She smiles and giggles a lot more since she started riding a 29er SS

The deer herds in the northern forest have been active lately, and it looks like their patterns have moved to heretofore unknown ridge sections. Smart deer I guess, trying to avoid hard packed dangerous roads.

Rode some new stuff. Good stuff. Rode some favorites. The north has it goin' on these days.