Thursday, January 29, 2015

Checking Gravel

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a few days, I was out of town and this is my first chance to get something on here.  Doug has been monitoring gravel conditions in and around Jamesport, the gravel changes daily especially this time of year.  He is waiting until Thursday of next week to have a final route as we want to offer the best ride available.  As a gravel rider you know there are a lot of different scenarios as far as amount of gravel on the road and more importantly the size of gravel put down.  We would like to avoid the "MONSTER" gravel that tends to show up this time of year but that can't be guaranteed.  We have had years in the past that the  roads were perfect early Friday when the course was marked and the next day at the ride we encountered new thick gravel but sometimes you just have to roll with it.

We look forward to everyone coming up next Saturday, Feb 7th for our annual Chucky's Challenge which will start at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Great Weather

Boy today is another great January day, in the 60's yesterday and the upper 50's today with little to no wind and plenty of sunshine.  A small group of us got out yesterday and got a great gravel ride in, most of the roads were blazing fast with one exception and that road was full of new gravel and wasn't my favorite section.  We have been watching the weather, below is our weather app.
 We didn't encounter very much traffic on our ride which is pretty common, I have been hoping to see this vehicle out while out riding but I haven't come across it yet.  I hear that driver is stoned most of the time, but I can't confirm that.
 You ever do any day dreaming while your riding?
Oh um, er neither.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Groundhog Training

How is your training going?
Is the force strong with you?
I talked to this fur ball the other day about helping us maintain a section of our trail at Indian Creek, he is getting his equipment all ready.
Don't forget, we have more than just gravel in our neck of the woods.  We have a some pretty sweet single track at Poosey Conservation Area which is very near Jamesport.  Just something to keep in mind this spring/summer if you are looking for another place to ride.
There are several sections for you to enjoy but the Bobcat loop has it's name because Doug came around a corner and there was a family of Bobcats in the trail.  You never know what you are going to see while your out on the trail.
Chucky's Challenge is coming, Saturday Feb 7th 2015!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Light Snowfall

We did receive about 1-2 inches of snow last night, not that much but enough to get the team out and clear the roads.
Wasn't long after that there was some pace lines forming, it's all about teamwork.
After all the fun outdoors there is nothing like a hot home cooked meal.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ready To Shed A Few?

Wow, now that the holidays are over I know I am feeling a little...swollen.  Wait a minute, I felt like that before the holidays.
Don't make this your theme song:
Now is the perfect time to get out and get some gravel grinding in, hey it might help me....I mean somebody shed a few unwanted yearend pounds.
Chucky's is right around the corner, Saturday February 7, 2015!