Sunday, January 24, 2010

Michoux Madness

Im feeling pretty nackered as I didnt get a minute of sleep last night before heading out to meet the gang in Waynesboro, Pa to do some riding in Michoux Sate Forest, so please forgive me if I ramble. 14 of showed up today to ride on the lovely , cold and misty morning. On the first climb, Poz declared it an official snow ride as both wheels rolled through a small patch of the white stuff. We got turned around at some point, and ended up on a different ridge so we spend a good deal of time trying find our way back to familiar ground and ended up taking the road around so we could ride Mackey's, a slow techy ridge trail that offered up numerous spots to play on the rocks. There were a couple of mechanicals including a der hanger that was torn off by a renegade stick and my rear tire's Columbian necktie style sidewall tear after dropping onto a leafy surprise, finding a sharp rock beneath. It was good to spend some quality time in the woods with some familiar faces I hadnt seen in a while as well as a couple of new ones.

Tony on the coals...


A heavily load Poz pushes past a ghostly tree...


Good to ride with Ted again...


A blurred Jimmy T keeps the feet dry...


Focused...


Proof that it was indeed a snow ride...


Don makes it look pretty...


Potts puffer...


Poz was testing out a prototype tire design here, similar to a small block 8, but with soft, green elevated knobs in between...


Tony was killin' it...


Regroup...


This price of this picture? One Bontrager tire, 2 tire boots and dollar bills...


Poz off the same drop...

4 comments:

  1. Good times yesterday - great to see everybody out! Fingers crossed for a Frederick snow ride this weekend...

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  2. oh really? now all we need is the snow. good times tho. And props to Don for somehow rounding up so many folks.

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  3. Your photos as usual - awsome the angle on the rock drop is awsome I got to get video of that! Plus figure out this blog thing!

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