Should I bring the Guerciotti hand-me-down? Yes! I will rode on my cross fixie style! Just for fun. I hope the weather is nice. My ENO wheels will be happy to be at Kettle.LakeRaven said:
Nothing fancy......just a good ride at Kettle with friends
I've got a Trek trailer you could borrowLakeRaven said:your bike from Madison pulling your camping gear in a bob trailer........What no bob trailer?..........ride (sans bob) to whitewater and get chummy with a local gal and shack up for the night...........
Grandma the babysitter is maybe 15 miles from Kettles, and I started riding those trails in the 1960s when the moms dropped us off with our PB&Js and Koolaid for the sports food. The Typhoons and Sting Rays made it real single speeding too! I can't imagine parents (incl. me) doing same with their kids these days.LakeRaven said:yep....the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend....here's an idea for you to avoid the zoo........ride your bike from Madison pulling your camping gear in a bob trailer........What no bob trailer?..........ride (sans bob) to whitewater and get chummy with a local gal and shack up for the night..........What? strike out with the local heffers? Married or have scrupples?.......sleep in a ditch or sneek into a barn and sleep with a genuine holstein heffer. Then show up and ride with us at Kettle. Or just stay in Mad-Town and do some more of that great trailwork I've read about. Now that frygren have gone nomadic, maybe build something with flow.....or not....but keep on smile'n.
Thank you for your interest.gofast said:I volunteer to ride these trails every year. I also volunteer $90 every year for 2 trail passes and 2 parking stickers (one for me and one for the wife).
Hey if you guys need help with trailwork you should advertise it so that us flatlanders can come up and help...
Here's some flow made with you in mind. A great turnout allowed for fixing existing trail and a good start on the boulder field traverse. It should only get better because have weekends coming up where bike businesses will be giving away bike parts, feeding people and even paying people with store credit.LakeRaven said:Dear BitFlogger,
You are preaching to the Choir......Both GoFast and I volunteer our time to build trail with our local trail advocacy organization. We understand what you're saying. You have effectivly stolen a thread about a fun bike ride and made it into a lecture slash sermon about you and your trail building dilema. Step away from the pulpit and come ride your bike with us. You may meet people that can help you with what (by all appearances) are dismal recruiting skills.
The bottom line is you have to make things FUN! The reason we do trailwork is so we can RIDE the bike. So stop being a wet blanket and come ride your bike with the very people that can help you acheive the goals which you have repeatedly expressed.