We are working on the design as we speak. I need to get to all of the local bike shops to determine all those that want to do some sponsorship and we need to finalize a design. I am hoping to get this worked out soon. If all works out these should be very nice racing jerseys. I would think we will hit the minimum so we should be able to order t-shirts too. These will me modern wicking material with sub-laminated graphics. i am hoping to add them to the merchandising section of the race on bikereg.com. This would allow me to make one order before the race and maybe one after the race for those that decide at the race the want one. We will make a good deal of these but they will be more than cheap cotton T's. I am really hoping these turn out like I am hoping
I will do some trail work from 11 to 1 then some riding from 1 till I get board on Sunday. Anyone interested either come on over. Maybe a ride from feature to feature at a pace that leaves the legs to play on the rocks for those in the mood to play and a separate group that wants to hammer? Whatever works is fine with me. It might be time to have my wife make a large batch of sauce, some pasta and some garlic bread?
I am going to be at the property playing on the rocks again tonight. If anyone wants to play on the rocks come on up and join me. I'm not really pedaling tonight other than from rock area to rock area so that I can at on some of the lines. If you like making a clank sound from to time this may be a ride for you.
I will be there around 4:45. No work tonight, all play.
We will do the first official race loop pre-ride this Sunday. The ride will meet at 12:30 and leave at 1. I will be pedaling at a no rider left behind pace so no one will be holding up the group. As always, if you want to hammer I am sure there will be someone that knows the loop that can lead that group.
I will make some sauce and pasta at the end of the rides so this can be a pot-luck too for those that want to stay. The water is on so clean-up should be easy. I will get the pavilion ready for cooking and grilling tomorrow. The back hill up Dirt Rag needs a bit of recovery from some recent work. I will try to get that squared away tomorrow too. We drain very well after rain so with a nice Saturday, Sunday should not have much squish at all.
So come on up this Sunday for the first official "Race the Rocks" race loop pre-ride. It should be a nice day.
...from all over joined us in the first tour of the race course.
The day started off a bit early with Jay firing up his Trials Moto and putting on a show while getting in a good workout. The Kirby sections that we ride with mt bikes were turned into Moto Trials heaven for a short time! Thanks to Jay for letting me have a spin on his Factory Team Beta, isn't very often I get to ride a Factory Bike!
Beardman who also showed up early was rid'in the Kirby section like a Mahajraji on a new Magic Carpet, nice to see ya got the whole line clean!
Then it was time to hit the trails, the long gradual climb out of the parking lot was highlighted by stops at technical sections to give everyone a chance to learn the lines. Proceeding up the big back hill on DirtRag trail, and on to the super cool areas of West Virginia, Mono Rock, Angle Straight Angle and 8 Mile, where we finally hit some good downhilling.
Arriving at the big Teeter-Totter everyone gave it a try, before the rock gardens on Hell Froze Over. Knowing the pasta party was calling we took different trails down to the pavilion. Jim and I hit Kirby big mega rocks and survived.
Thanks to everyone who brought stuff that made the party another great hit of eating, hanging out, and telling stories of the days ride. Many thanks to the HCGA landowners Scott, Jimmy and all the others!
4/20/13 please bare with us continuing a little more off topic...
...and we will get back to mt bikes very soon.
We had a Trials Moto day last Saturday where a few friends came to ride some really cool stuff and test their skills on the great Hunlock's Rocks! All of this riding was done where no one would be able to mt bike so just in case your wondering no mt bike trails were harmed. As you can see by the pics these ledges are very steep and slippy!
Fat Dog had loads of fun chasing the Motos and barking his approval at sections where even he got in a few dabs! Good Dog!
Thanks to our friends Jay, Joe, Dave, and Terry for a great day, as well as the HCGA guys!
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