Saturday, October 31, 2009

Snowy, Slippery, Leafy, Pretty

I just took a pleasant, but cautious ride at the Underdown. Bike trails are open basicaly until there is enough snow to ski and snowshoe. Right now there is no mud to worry about, but there are a few trees that have blown down.

The only time the trails are closed is during April, though I wouldn't ride in daylight during deer season. Trails open for the spring on May 1st. By then most of the leaves and logs should be off the trail.

I'll probably sign the snowshoe trails on December 23rd. In the mean time I'll be getting ready for Tuscobia.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Tip of my Hat to . . .

  • all of you racers who braved the cold, the wet, and the hills.
  • Scott Cole for bringing the thunder to the Thunderdown.
  • Tim Ek for getting back out there after yet another catastophic mechanical and showing us what WEMS is really about.
  • Steve Engel for marshalling half the day on Horn Lake Road and still getting back to win the 3 hour race.
  • my entire immediate family for keeping all of you company on Loop Road.
  • Ted and Kaye for holding down the fort at the finish while I was galavanting around the course.
  • Red Eye and little paper Heed cups.
  • prize sponsors Bikes N Boards, Rib Mountain, Builers, and Hammer.
  • 11 Hodags in the race.

Friday, October 2, 2009


It still looks like only the 4th wettest WEMS race this year.