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I'm back riding a little bit, but the local weather has not been cooperating, too much snow to ride, not enough to XC ski. Not sure why, but I haven't been spending much time on MTBR lately...

Anyway, here's my '09 in review.

I rode a lot up through November, though I guess I kind of let up on the picture taking this year...

A little icy riding in January:


February, more of the same (studded tires are awesome!):


March - a little night riding:


April rocks




May logs:


June was scrubby:


July Nothing happened

August: I led some folks on a local ride, best comment "wow"


September: a do-it-yourself pumptrack kit


October comes with colors:


November: Massive NEMBA ride (43 riders!):


And pumptrack completes:


December WTF...


Here's to a healthy 2010...
 

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Nice set John. I coulda used those studded snow tires today for about 50 feet. Went right down on my but when I hit the blue ice.

Man those New Englanders come out in hordes for group rides!

Did I miss the pump track building thread? That looks great. I so want one of those but after spending months and thousands of dollars finishing our back yard I doubt my wife would appreciate me tearing it all up. We even poured a concrete path clear around the large back yard for the kids to ride. A pump track woulda been so much cooler (and cheaper).
 

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Pumptrack

Here's the build thread - how is it that someone who lives 3000 miles away from me knows that I would have put together a build thread? :) I did it by hand with a wheelbarrel and it took about 50 hours to get to its present state, it still needs some tweaking. Its in a space of only 75x75 or so, not much room, but a lot of fun!

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=556503

A video from a few weeks ago - the pumptrack is the second thing to get shoveled off (after the driveway) - you might have to look away for the first 14 seconds, I thought it was clever, but it seems to induce nasuea in most people...


Pumptrack in Winter from Jisch on Vimeo.

As far as hordes - sometimes the NEMBA sponsored rides get huge, which is a lot of fun if you go in understanding what that many riders is going to do to the pace. I always say add 20 minutes on to the ride for every rider over 6.
 
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