13 August 2006 - 17:30First Ride achieved
Well, it only took 2 days, but we were finally able to get the maiden voyage out of the way today. The weather cooperated, and gave us an overcast night, which helped reduce the radiational cooling that gives us near frost level conditions in the morning, along with lots of glistening dew.
As stated in the last post, surface moisture is bad.
The temperature on the climb up Perry Hill was a balmy 60 degrees.
After Keller found his lung, we headed off to the summit, where the flavor of the day would be 6 Flags, and then Joe’s. Our trail crew has been busy at the bottom of Joe’s, where traffic and erosion have had their way with the trail. The work they’ve done is fantastic.
Our ride, which started out as a foursome, turned into a fivesome with the addition of Jay Pro, one fast guy on his Dos Niner. He caught up with us at the top, and joined in the battle against gravity and pointy rocks and slippery roots.
We all had a blast. You couldn’t have asked for a better day. Getting a solid ride like this in early in the day is awesome.
In other news, there are now Bike 29 stickers to be had.
Send an s.a.s.e to:
113 Thatcher Meadow Lane
Waterbury Center VT 05677
We’ll get you hooked up.
What else is happening?
Well, we are in the stages of getting some raffle prizes together for the Meat-up. There will be an update on that site as soon as we have those details locked down.
Also look for the Orange Bike ride report in the next few days…