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The Wrap Up  //   Tuesday - August 15, 2006

In case you haven't read it somewhere else, Big Jonny, proprietor of Drunk Cyclist (WARNING: not work friendly) was the victim of a hit and run while returning riding his bike (in the bike lane) back from a group ride. Luckily they tracked down the scum bag. Looks like Jonny got busted up pretty good but will make a full recovery. No word on the condition of his bike. Stay safe out there kids and raise a glass to the man's recovery.

Some more shots have been posted from the Liberty Jamboree. A couple of nice keepers in there, especially the one with the guy crossing the river on his cross bike with the water way over the hubs. Check them out here.

The Rally Master has informed me that the One Gear, Good Beer rally is back. It will take place the weekend following the World Champs. Consequently, I may have trouble making it this year which would be sad, because this is always a good time. We'll see how the scheduling goes. Don't mistake it for a race, 'cause it's not.

OK, this may be my last post for a bit, need to finish packing and we're leaving for SSWC on Wednesday. I suspect some people will post updates here or here. If you need something to read until I get back, Elk always has some good stuff to read, Tim has been posting great photos and ride reports out of his new home base of New Mex and maybe Ricky d will finally get his ORAMM report posted. Hejdå.

- riderx

The Dusty Trail  //   Monday - August 14, 2006

Wow, lots of biking lately but not a lot of writing. Been logging some good rides since the last post. Way back last Saturday while the ladies were doing RLAG I led some of the guys on a tour of the Watershed. I had a pretty sizable ride plotted out to strategically hit some choice trails. When we arrived at Hamburg Road we were greeted with an aid station for a big trail running race. Hmmm, might have been smart to put notice up at the trail head prior to the race since they had a lot of people and it's a heavily used area. Had I known I would have rode somewhere else that day to avoid the race. As it was, I reversed the original route and modified it slightly so we would minimize interaction with the runners as much as possible. Good ride overall and we met the girls back at our place to grill and pound some beers.

Followed that ride with a fixed gear spin on the C&O Canal on Sunday, then logged two rides at Avalon including a great ride with the old Wednesday night crew. Good to see the ride still going strong. That place is so dry and fast right now it's unreal.

With no takers for a ride up my way with lots of climbing I headed out solo on Saturday for a 4 hour tour combining Gambrill State Park and the Watershed. The weather was like a fine fall day, warm and sunny but not to hot. Rounded out the weekend with a trip to Greenbrier State Park with Julie. Even though I did some trail maintenance there back in the spring it was the first I've ridden the trails. Some good stuff there, similar terrain to the Gambrill and the Shed but not nearly as many miles and not quite as technical.

Trying to gather my gear and info for Sweden but as always when packing for a trip, it gets strung out until the last minute. If you aren't already going to SSWC, dig around and you might find a cheap flight on Iceland Air or Scandinavian Airlines. I'm sure there's been some flight cancellations lately, so come join the fun.

- riderx


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