A mans desire to go fast! Like Ricky Bobby but more redneck.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A little Yellow with envy

After a nice long South Park ride yesterday that was just in one word fun. I called up one of my newer friends and found out she was actually free for almost a half day today! This meant we were riding Yellow Creek SP. Well the excitement could have been premature but its was due. Yellow Creek does rock. Its got a little of everything. Pine forest pine needle flowiness, Rolling hardwood singletrack, Davis WV like ferny rocky plantation trail, flowly corn field downhills, steep uphill, pump track like sections with some flowly loamy and ferny though in as well. We rode 12 milish of trali there and it literally felt like you hit every Western Pa MTB trail in that 12 miles, but yet it was distinctly Yellow Creek.

After some pine needle double track we hit the first single track. This section was flatish Pine Needle flowly piece of goodness. This section alone would have been worth the one hour drive from the burgh.

Kim our gracious guide basically tore up the pine needles

and is Smiling because of it.

After some rolly polly hardwoods riding we do the first little creek crossing.

Erika showing us how its done

on her SS

after a really hard doubletrack 100 yard of 20 percent grade with leaves that I some how made it up, we get in some ferny rolly singletrack with views of the lake.


Kim zoomin on the sweet track

 Scenery with people

our favorite cheater on her big wheels

We then came to the River crossing Erika does not like the river crossing.

I should have went to help but I was taking pictures Kim goes to save our scardy friend. Typical guy right? I stand around while the women do all the WORK!

after that some more scenery appeared out of nowhere

We then rode some flowly trail with huge Log piles. I pretty much rock and Kim should have a camera since she takes better pics than me!

Then we happened upon a super fun boulder field with some rock gardens, I wish I would of taken more pictures here.

Erika being brave on the rock Spine.

Kim's first attempt didnt go so well(this is much more off cambered than it looks)

Her second attempted went alot better.

on the down

Me going the opposite way totally air borne

and I alwasy like to drop it likes it hot.

 If you reading this and can drive here in a couple hours its was worth it. There was so much stuff I didnt take pictures of as well. again thanks guys and it always rocks to ride with some rippin chicks.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

South Park - 11/7/09 kinda of leavy

Super chill day on the bike with my buddy Kent and 24 team mate Brain. Only rode 6 miles due to a shoes thats sole literally split from rest of the shoes and was making log crossing kinda of tricky as the gap would open up each time i pulled up.

Brian is a super solid rider and very humble. He was the only guy to beat my time on my team at Seven Springs

Kent the guy I ride with the most has come along way this year.

I just like to get air

I also spent some perfecting my pumping skills the day before raystown.



I then went home and got my shoes gorillas glued back together and got ready for the 25 miles of raystown lake.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

In the Cold Cold Night

as the days get shorter and the nights comes earlier night riding has become a way of weekday life here if you want to ride you bike at all. its seems harder to get people this time of year to ride at night than say the middle of winter, I thinks it due that summer just ended, and they dont liike or want it as much as me.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Oct 25th Moraine MOM

Moraine MOM. cliff notes

1.I had a horrid start
2.I rode the rocks sections ok
3.I finished 10th overall and 6th for the year in the series.

October 24th Kennerdell

got to explore a new trail system this day with a very and hard core girl named Kelsi. fully rigid SS FTW! Rode a couple hours here. Note to SS do not try to climb blunder it is not fun but nearly everything else.

Kelsi Smiling cause this trail rocks!

Ridge Trail was quite fun with cool flowly section, logs, and rock gardens.

Kelsi on a cool little log pile

Windows Trail was a cool cliff side trail that had great views of the river valley.

just dont ride off the cliff

its me!

Brady's Run MOM

After getting my second call up of the season yay. I went on to suck for the entire lenght of the race! Its was slick muddy and felt like shit. Got 11th in class that day, but should have done much worse.

I was so bad I dabbed on a 5 foot uphill!

Grove City

Grove City Cross race. Got 10th in class after holding off eventual 3rd place overall in the series winner Darin Shriver. I had a good race for myself here an I felt strong like bear.