..up front thanks for all you do, have done, and continue to do, to make it fun for all who ride! 2012 was(is) a fantastic year even if the world ends in a few days we all made the best of it!!!!!!
We have been blessed by good weather. Rides? Well relaxed pace and most of you know your way around, so we can decide in the day who, what, where... KIRBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just kidding, will be supreme riding! We can hit up a few relaxed logger road rides, or some shorter rides and return back to camp. You choice! Wad eva ya wanna do!
Yes, the 50 has a super paint job, would make a great pizza delivery vehicle. Speaking of pizzas, I've got the pizzas and water loaded in the car as well as some contributions to the campfire!
Hope all the doggys are ready I'm sure it won't take much to fire them up, and hope ya enjoy the new mellower stuff we have built!
So, see yas in the AM for a little more R&R = "Riding & Rocks"
Thanks again for another great ride and party afterwards. Can't beleive the year went by so fast. Thanks for all the rides we had throughout the year. Scott, Jimmy, Ed for your hospitality, Lee for all the trail building/maintenance....always a great time riding up the land. Jimmy said it perfect and I have to agree, everytime you leave the Rocks at Hunlocks, you leave with a smile on your face. Can't wait for the next big ride there...Happy Holidays
It grows every year, and this year was no exception. More riders, landowners, and others who share in the fun of the day. This year we had 4 or 5 different ride groups going out.
Lots of heat was provided by 2 barrel heaters and one fireplace that were well stocked by Jimmy and Scott the day before, chopping and splitting lots of wood. All I had to do morning of, was add a match Thanks guys! As riders arrived all began to happen and the heat of the day was upon us the fires died down and the rides heated up!
Trail conditions were a mix of dry to icy depending on where the sun didn't shine, so line selection was critical in places. Fat Bikes were in style with 4 showing up today!
The new trail T P Crapper was ridden in by all with praise, especially by barking Kirby(the dog) & Barney singing out their song all ride long. Our gang of doggies grows also. Around 15 of our 4 pawed friends were out on the trails and ripping it up almost as if they knew this was a Christmas celebration!
Making our way up, Itchy Tire beyond to High Noon's "Rattle Rocks" lived up to thier name! Up more to West Virginia, Mono Rock, Angle Straight Angle and beyond to 8 Mile on Dirt Rag lots of fun was had by all. Scott gave everyone a tour of the Newest Moto bridge we built as well as using round trip on the Green Quad Trail added in to our MTB ride just for fun!
Sections were ridden clean and many people added to their personal ride list of things they wanted to ride clean, two highlights were Scott getting the "Squeeze Tree" on Terminus and yelling my name out Leeeeeeeeee to let me know he finally got it clean. Joan made the Big Teeter-Totter after 2 tries as well as some new riders enjoying and making stuff for the first time! Nice rides everyone!
At the end of our ride knowing Scott had a date with Kirby "XXX" trail, I followed him down for a challenge, only to find a whole bunch of riders thinking the same thing as we arrived. Lots of terriffic moves and clean riders were viewed, cameras were out everywhere!
We would love to hear how the other rides went also!
Bill our "New Guy" battled hard and never complained finishing with "Red Sox" that were once white, he gets the tough guy award.
Jimmy who did the MTB ride, also hopped on his Moto and did a lap, on the tough Hunlocks moto course, just in case you wonder it takes 40 to 50 minutes to do a lap at Hunlock's on a Moto! This course lives up to it's name "Ride da Rocks"
The cooking of 3 turkeys, 2 deep fried, and one smoked, gravy, stuffing along with chickens, 5 lemon pies, pumpkin pies, pizza, veggies & dips, chips & many salsa, sausages, was a huge eating feast.
Into the night, continuing with restoking of the heater barrels and Jimmy lighting the giant bonfire with a(woooooof) conversing about the days ride as well as years past jokes were told and everyone relaxed, with fequent trips back to the pavilion for more goodies!
My very personal thanks to Scott, Ed B, and their families, Jimmy, also to Ed Roman(land owner) for showing up with his deep fryer, Brain(land owner) as well as "all" the owners, neighbor Mike, Shoe, and all the RIDERS! Thanks to anyone I missed too! Topcat for the pics!
To those who didn't make it, we wished you did, as well as Canadian Chuck, Hope ya feel better!!!!!!!!!
Their was so much to talk about I'll prolly reserve a thread to add later...LOL
This honestly made my month. HUGE thanks to Scott, Lee for posting on Facebook and not messaging me back, Darryl for showing up on time (kinda), the fire barrel for removing those pesky hairs from the front of my legs and anyone who brought food. Really great to see everyone again, hopefully I can find the time to come around more often in the future.
Here are some of the pics I took this past weekend. It sounds like everyone
had a nice day and that is what we try to put together. I have a special
thanks for Ed Roman, another of the owners that came out and cooked all the
turkeys. He doesn't ride Mountain bikes but he is always around when someone
needs a bit of help. Ya gotta like a guy like Bill that cames out bleeds
into his socks but keeps riding and has a smile all the way to the end.
I could think of a lot worse ways to spenjs a fantastic Dec 15th for sure.
I'm sure if the weather holds we ride a bunch more before the outdoor season closes.