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It's all about the ride  //   Wednesday - February 27, 2008

To long since I've typed here but too much going on to possibly catch up in detail here. Trail rides, rain, muddy dirt road rides on some new to me roads, finalizing SSOFT 2008, couple of snow rides, booze cruz, scouting new trail, Winter awards party for MORE, plus the rest of life squeezed in there. I think that covers most of what I've been doing. The plate seems too full, better than too empty I suppose. Hopefully things will slow down next week, but then we'll have a trail work day right around the corner. March 16th at Gambrill so mark your calendars. Going to talk to the park folks tonight about future projects there, hoping we can get new trail at Greenbrier too, but that's a separate project we were scouting on Saturday.

So, couple of highlights: Got some more good gravel road riding in with David and Darius. We dropped off the Catoctin ridge on the western side into beautiful mountain farm scenery and remote, wet, sluggish dirt roads. Grey spatter from head to toe when we were done. Hard to have more fun on a "road" ride.

Rewarded with a surprise snow fall for last week's night ride. It also happened to be a lunar eclipse that night. Six pack of riders, couple inches of snow, a few wrecks, hump day doesn't get much better.

Spent Sunday with 19 other like minded people, including my wife, riding a couple of inches of packed powder in the Watershed. Carvilicious riding conditions ready made for the fixed gear MTB. But a warning folks: that boulder shaped like a dinosaur egg that you like to pull your moves on, well don't try it when it is covered in a couple of inches of snow. Trust me, no matter how grippy your tires, they still need friction to engage. I speak from experience.

So yeah, I picked up a couple new bruises from playing in the snow, but it was worth it.

Frederick Snow Ride

Frederick Snow Ride

Frederick Snow Ride

Frederick Snow Ride

- riderx


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