Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 101 to 148 of 148
  1. #101
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    197
    Ravioli's/Sauce are on the menu for after the ride. If you plan on attending and staying to eat, please make sure you bring some sort of food item, snacks or beverages. We typically do a pot-luck where everyone brings something for after the ride.

  2. #102
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Wayne and myself ribboned lots of the race course today, still more to be done! In between helped with the poles and pond. Had some great food and beverages with our HCGA friends. Thanks guys everything is shaping up super! The place just gets better all the time! A hard working day out in the woods!

    Oh ya almost forgot Kirby the dog, not the trail, was ribboned also! LOL

    So the race course is really shaping up and I think lots will be surprised at the amount of work done, some trails are really flowy and fast now! Not to say we deleted the rock features just made more diversity in between. Should make for fun racing.

  3. #103
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    Well, the race is almost upon us! 7/27/13 Are you ready? Hunlock's Rocks are all polished up just waiting for your tires to meet them! Ribboning will continue this Sat/Sun, with the race the following Saturday, bikereg.com or day of registration still room to sign up. Stop by, check out this great race venue right here in our area! While racing you'll get to meet the Itchy Tire, Mono Rock, West Virginia, Angle Straight Angle, 8 Mile, Hell Froze Over, and T.P. Crapper, even an appearance by none other than the factory original one of a kind, Fat Dog! Hope to see ya there at the race!

  4. #104
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    Today at HCGA, Scott Olex and myself ribboned the last miles of trail. Scott built a totally new section of trail leading to the Moto trail section. I gotta say HANG ON! In the distance the thunder roared, but never touched us with rain, Fat Dog officially made it to the top o the mountain, so he's still hanging in there! Thanks to Scott for the chicken lunch and Jim Mangan for the watermellon desert, what a great HCGA crew! Good to see Wayne Nichol training for the race, he knows the course well now! Yes, Wayne got a sneak peak and a few options I have added.

    No work tomorrow(Sunday), even with no helpers today we accomplished all we wanted to. Sunday is time to play somewhere else, as Scott said...

    See on 7/27/13 Saturday morning ready to race!

  5. #105
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    355
    We got a lot done today for sure, thanks Lee. I get to play because of your help today. I'll pick up a few more rolls of ribbon to finish up next week. The loop looks good.

    We will do our last pre-ride Monday night. Come on by for the last peek at the course. It should be a good night for a ride.

    Please pre-register at bikereg.com, search for Race the Rocks. It will help the morning registration go quicker.

  6. #106
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    History throwback,

    I remember the first day we roughed in the very first MTB trail FatDog? We have come a long way since then!

    It just gets better all the time, I know the next planned addition is "super secret", but Jimmy had the line on that one all figured out!

    Mums the word...LOL

  7. #107
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    355
    Once that many guys are on board the rest is just a bit of work

  8. #108
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    Can't wait for Monday night's ride, one last spin before the race. The other day while ribboning the trails were perfect. It is a lot of work all year and so much behind the scenes that no one thinks about.

    So, there it is down to counting the single days till Race the Rocks!
    Racing is living, everything else is just waiting, so who's ready to live? 7/27/13 it all goes down!

  9. #109
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1
    What time is the ride starting tonight, as I would like to pre-run the course

  10. #110
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    355
    I will turn everyone loose at 6

  11. #111
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Received an email via Rob Steele( Back Mountain Enduro Riders )president:

    Mountain Bike race this Saturday at Hunlocks. If anyone can come down and help out or just watch it would be appreciated. Mostly to watch the trail and help anyone out that is broke down.

    Signup is at 7:00

    Race starts at 11:00

    Experts do 3 laps. Amateurs do 2 laps, and novices do 1 lap. Lap is about 7 miles.

    Contact Scott Olex for more info.

    Looks like the posse has arrived...LOL



  12. #112
    Chilling out
    Reputation: bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    5,727
    okay, i'm officially in. Spent the money on registration and everything.

    I'll totally be "racing to embarrass" ... who is embarrassed remains to be seen.

  13. #113
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    355
    There is no way to be embarrassed, showing up and pedaling beats everyone that thought about it and talked themselves out of it.

  14. #114
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Yep, especially this race, what a great group of guys hosting!

    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA
    Hey did I tell ya, I've got Non-Skid Feet?

  15. #115
    i moto too
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    216
    i won't be embarrassed - it can be one of those "thanks for participating" and then don't read out loud the time

    i really hope anyone who's not sure just takes the chance. i was only there once but the trails were lots of fun. thanks again to all that are making this happen.

  16. #116
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2
    I'll take a chance and go. Heck, it's just a ride right?? And rides are fun!

  17. #117
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2
    Hey, can anyone confirm the start time for tomorrow? BikeReg says 10:00 for all, but I saw an earlier post that said 11:00.

  18. #118
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Well, if I can give ya support, jut ride your own pace, don't take chances, challenge the course by picking good lines, enjoy the fact that you are competing with a lot of others who enjoy the trails and the friends you have and the new one's you will meet! It's great to have ya along for the ride!

  19. #119
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    I will be away from my computer after 2PM Friday and all day Saturday...
    ...see ya at Race the Rocks

    Good Luck all...

  20. #120
    i moto too
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    216
    ...

  21. #121
    i moto too
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    216
    Quote Originally Posted by NinerSquared View Post
    Hey, can anyone confirm the start time for tomorrow? BikeReg says 10:00 for all, but I saw an earlier post that said 11:00.

    it's 10am, but it'll probably be a little after that until they get registration and all done.

  22. #122
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    153
    10 AM on bikereg. 11 AM on flyers. Scott posted on Facebook that the start time will be 11 AM unless day-of-registration folks stop appearing. Then, it might start a hint earlier.

  23. #123
    i moto too
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    216
    had a great time (and workout). again, big thank you to all who made this race happen! it's so awesome that you guys spent so much of your time just so others could enjoy. it's very much appreciated

  24. #124
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    40
    Big Thanks to Scott, Lee, Ed, Jimmy, Joan (and families) and anyone else that contributed or let us use the land. This race was far from a "ride in the park"...meaning it was very challenging, but also very rewarding. It's not often you get to see someone cross the finish line without their pants? Nice underwear Dave!
    Last edited by Canadian Chuck; 07-29-2013 at 06:33 AM.

  25. #125
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    +1 rep to go along with that nice shiny medal you earned...
    Good Racing Red and Canadian...

  26. #126
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    Yep, we have one "ripper" of a course!...LOL

  27. #127
    mtbr member
    Reputation: wayout-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    5
    What a FANTASTIC race..Thanks to all the HCGA guys and everyone that helped volunteer.Met a lot of new people and had a great workout,(besides all the broken bike parts)no broken bones or major injuries.Can't wait to ride with all the crew again really soon.

  28. #128
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    +1 it was a fun time!

  29. #129
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bilbo56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    61
    Had a GREAT time in my first race, at almost 57 years old. Finally cleared "bloody shin rock". The one thing I learned is race speed is soooo different to group riding the trails!

  30. #130
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Yes it was a lot of fun, but it was a lot of work for a few guys and the number of entries could have been better! We were blessed with a super fine day. Just imagine if the weather had been bad.

    Another option we can look at for next year is to host a district 6 Moto trails event. More entries and less work for us. Lot's of fun also!

  31. #131
    Chilling out
    Reputation: bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    5,727
    I TRIED to increase your entry count but my stupid job interfered!!!

    Reminds me, any XL jersey's left lying about? I didn't get to race but I'd still like to pick that up if there's one available.

  32. #132
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1
    Will the pictures from the race be posted in this thread?

  33. #133
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    There are pics here:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/racetheocks/

    If your not a member but would like to be just request and will be.

    Thanks

    I'll post my pics here as soon as I get a chance!

  34. #134
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cyrusthevyrus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    18
    Thought Ray mentioned earlier this year there was a motorcycle trials the Sunday after the bicycle race.

  35. #135
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Yes, there was supposed to be, with the MAVT group, but those guys never came through! MAVT is a vintage Moto trials group. I would prefer to see a modern Moto trails group, as we have worked with District 6 in the past.

    Next year is along way away though...LOL

  36. #136
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    I'm just throwing this out:

    Question?

    Would you attend a mt bike weekend at Race the Rocks (HCGA), in September or October, no racing, just a weekend of riding and playing on trails?

  37. #137
    i moto too
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    216
    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    I'm just throwing this out:

    Question?

    Would you attend a mt bike weekend at Race the Rocks (HCGA), in September or October, no racing, just a weekend of riding and playing on trails?
    we would try to make it - saturdays are usually hard though. i like the moto idea too

    i wonder if anyone who didn't go to the race would post some of the reasons why they decided not to - it could help you in deciding on doing it next year or not

  38. #138
    Chilling out
    Reputation: bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    5,727
    I signed up, paid entry, and showed up early, but couldn't stay to race because I was called in to work, that's the only reason I wasn't there all day!

  39. #139
    Formerly PaintPeelinPbody
    Reputation: PHeller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,622
    Is the gate into the property only open when you guys are there?

    I pulled up to the gate with the dogs at the house barking at me. Was I at the right spot?
    GIS/GPS Pro using ArcFM for Utility Mapping - Always willing to connect with other MTBers in the industry.

  40. #140
    Chilling out
    Reputation: bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    5,727
    PHeller, when were you there?

    On race day it was hard to miss but if you've never been there it wouldn't be impossible.

    If you were there some day since race day I don't think there's been an 'open' ride called.

    I don't remember there being a gate though.

  41. #141
    Formerly PaintPeelinPbody
    Reputation: PHeller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,622
    CR500 invited me up to ride the property, but I didn't realize it was a "ride with me" type of deal.

    I was up there on Tuesday. I rode Moon Lake instead.

    In any case, I've started a map of the Hunlocks Grove Association, but obviously no trails mapped (because I haven't been there!) Hit me up via PM or email.
    GIS/GPS Pro using ArcFM for Utility Mapping - Always willing to connect with other MTBers in the industry.

  42. #142
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    Umm I suggest you read the beginning of the thread, and I would be careful making a map of private property, unless you have arrangements with CR500. No one is allowed on the property without a landowner present.

    The usual way it works is they... HCGA post a ride and time then riders attend. You have to understand there are other land owners that don't mt bike. They also have a rule as to guests on the property, one is signing the wavier first before riding.

    Not being a dick just giving you the correct info, CR500 and the others are great guys, just have to follow the rules a bit.

    Hope you enjoyed the mOOn

  43. #143
    Formerly PaintPeelinPbody
    Reputation: PHeller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,622
    I've talked with CR500 quite a bit about mapping. That stuff won't go public unless they want it to.

    I read through this thread and talked with him quite a bit and he made it sound like Moon and HCGA were connected and MTB riders could go from one to the other. Now that I've ridden Moon Lake and attempted to go to HCGA Property, I realize I was incorrect. They aren't connected at all, and aside from one small area you'd have to trespass in order to enter HCGA land.

    I'm glad the the gate was closed because I'm not sure what I would have said if confronted on their land. "Uhhh...I know a guy by the name CR500 on MTBR?"

    Anyone interested in updating Moon Lake Maps?
    GIS/GPS Pro using ArcFM for Utility Mapping - Always willing to connect with other MTBers in the industry.

  44. #144
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    355
    Not a big deal, I doubt you would have been shot. You aren't the first guy to just drop by. I'm clear to get back on the dirt bike so I will be riding the dirt bike this weekend for sure. I'll also pedal our place most likely Sunday. If anyone is interested. I'll also play on the rocks a bit Saturday in the evening if they dry out some.

  45. #145
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    Guess what's back for 2015?

    Yes sir, the Rack the Rocks race is back on our schedule for 2015...
    ...same rocks, same great folks to hang out and race with!

    Stay tuned for updates!

  46. #146
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    44
    YES!

    BTW - Can we change the name of this thread, to get rid of the 2013???

    Can't wait until the weather breaks (I'm a wuss, I know...).

  47. #147
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    I want to keep this thread cause it has all the info and history, as long as we post to it it will keep to the top of the list...
    ...I see you red reputation square has turned green!

  48. #148
    Ride da mOOn Moderator
    Reputation: NEPMTBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,078
    Race the Rock v2015, same rocks, different air...LOL Fat Dog is tuning up for an ankle biter festival once again. Get in gear and train for one killer race at the place that brought you what else? ROCKS!
    Like ∑

    The 2015 unOfficial East Coast -Coaster Brake Challenge is once again on the race list and will anyone challenge Chris Murphy who is the reigning champ? Build one up! Scott and I have talked and we will add to this race "Rock the Fat" Two fat bike classes -Male and Female, so get out and get FAT!

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •