28 September 2011 - 9:17The Horizon
Lots of things on it right now. Cool things. Exciting things.
First up, is a build/experiment that I will have put together for this weekend. You’ll just have to wait until Monday to see what it is, but I’ll give you a hint. It will be using one of these:
Also coming up, is the “Soon to be Fall Classic: Leaf Blower”. It’s a fund raiser/social ride put on by our Stowe Mountain Bike Club. Basically, we’ll be riding the whole enchilada in Stowe, it will be a big burly ride for sure, but food will be catered by Frida’s (yum), and there might be one or two adult beverages consumed. There will also be a night ride going off in the Town Loops after dark, if you don’t have lights, don’t worry, I’ll be bringing extra. A donation of $5 is required to borrow the lights.
You will need to sign up to participate, which can be done here. The price is $25, which covers the delicious food and a t-shirt.
Let’s not forget about Halloween. We didn’t do a costume ride last year, but I think we ought to this year.
Then there is that magical month of Novemeber. Hunting season, stick season, the harbinger of old man winter. If we are lucky, we’ll be getting some quality rides in without getting shot at. B29 is planning some sort of shenanigan infused ride, on or around November 16th. You will not want to miss it. Details will be forthcoming.
And snow. Snow is definitely on the horizon. It is inevitable. I’m still trying to decide if I plan on standing sideways on the snow or not this winter. I’m leaning towards yes, but where exactly I don’t know. A pass can be a pretty big expense. My equipment is pretty outdated, so some upgrades would be in order, which again, can be pretty expensive.
I’ve toyed with the idea of a split board over the last couple of winters, but that requires some pretty specific equipment, and a similarly kited out buddy who would be willing to accompany you on an adventure or two. Dogs don’t count as buddies in the back country.
I do think I’ll get some XC skis this year though, those aren’t super expensive, and I can maybe get rid of some of the fatness that normally comes with short days and long nights.
Oh, and then there is next year. So many cool things to think about doing on the bike next year…