Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday night trail work on the N. Loop

Sheila and Chris cleaning up Maxxx's option.

Another warm evening working in the woods.  Thanks to Crash, Doom, Sheila, Chris Dosh and Mr. Anderson for all your hard work last night.  Oh, also John Kern he showed up later in the evening and went around and trimmed up some overhanging limbs.  After fixing one section of bridge on the outgoing of Rogo's Run I noticed another section that needs repair on the return bridge.  I hope to get that fixed in the next couple of days.

Looks like we need to head down to Plum Creek and get  that mowed up soon so stay tuned!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Trail Work this Monday June 28th

The plan is to get the rest of the N. Loop trail cleaned up for the summer.

6:30 p.m.
N. Loop trail head
Beverages and tools provided

***Andrea Hill is preparing for the Habitat 500.  Help her reach her fundraising goals

****Also, check out the crit this Sunday around Technical HS. 

Volunteers are needed for course marshaling, get in touch with Matt Williams.

We are looking for volunteers for the following times….

 6:30 am - 8:00 am - course set up
8:30 am - 12:30 pm – corner marshal
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – corner marshal

Anyone interested in volunteering can call me at 320-493-1803

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trail Report and State Crit in ST. Cloud this weekend.

A very dedicated group of 7 showed up for trail work on Monday night.  Thank you!!!!!  Sheila Amo is whipping the grass around the bridges on Rogo's Run.

A hot and humid evening had everyone pretty drenched.  Doom cut the trees out that have fallen over the recent storms and also did an impeccable job with whipping the tall grass in Max's Option and the section previous.

Thanks again to all who came out.  Looks like we will be meeting again next week to finish everything up.  The mower is getting a tune up as well as a whipper so please stay tuned to the chosen date and time.

Grandstay Criterium/MN State Championships Sunday, Granite City Days.

Volunteers are needed for course marshaling, get in touch with Matt Williams.

We are looking for volunteers for the following times….

 6:30 am - 8:00 am - course set up
8:30 am - 12:30 pm – corner marshal
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – corner marshal

Anyone interested in volunteering can call me at 320-493-1803

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Trail work on the N. Loop next MONDAY

Attention all MMCC Members:

Due to a last minute issue Trail Work at Plum Creek is cancelled for Wednesday June 16th 2010 and will be rescheduled for later in the month with the Trail Crew Leader.

Trail work has been scheduled for this coming Monday June 21st for the Graystone North Loop @ 6:30pm.  We have much clipping and mowing that needs to be done so we need a large crew.  Please bring a friend and bring gloves, bug spray, long pants etc...  If you have a weed whipper or clippers please bring them.

Please plan to attend Monday if at all possible to so we can get the trail cleared out for fast summer riding.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Wolly MTB race St. Croix Falls, WI

Passing along some info on a great race held by some great people this weekend in St. Croix Falls, WI

Hey All –

Some friends of mine are putting on the 4th Annual  St. Croix Woolly Mountain Bike Race on Saturday June 19. The main race is a three lap 24 mile course and there is also an 8 mile beginner race. I went out an pre-rode the race course on Sunday morning and they have done a great job developing some new trails and the course was in great shape even after receiving a ton of rain during the past week…not muddy at all. The course is about 2/3 single track and 1/3 double track and open trail. Overall I would say the track is a fast rolling yet challenging course with some nice climbs but not excessively technical single track which makes for a nice flow.

There is a cash payout for the top three men and women in the race and tons of swag from Park Tools and others. I hope to see some of you there this weekend…let me know if you want any other information. Pass this along to anyone else who may be interested in joining the fun!

Check out their website at: http://www.woollyrace.com/

Friday, June 11, 2010

Another Post from Afton Avalanche

This time we hear from Josie Amo...

Dear MMCC,
       Today I raced The Lifetime Avalanche. From my prospective it was probaly the hardest race that i'v ever done! It was very hilly-mostly up hill-. I placed 1st in my age group. And really thats all that i have to say. I will try to rember to E-mail you my next race info.

                                                    Josie Amo

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

No hoarsing around!!!

A note I got, please read and be respectful the next time you encounter any hoarse.

Good morning,

I am not really sure if I am sharing this information with the right person, but maybe you would be able to forward this and help us all out.

I live in area where lots of bikers like to practice, big hills, countryside, smaller roads.   I do ride a bike too, not the really cool ones like your memebers have, and my 50 miles a week, doesn't compare to the miles "real" bikers cover, but this issue is so easy to share, and I think it is a problem because a rider may not know what to do.

I also ride a horse, usually youngsters.  

Honestlly, a bike coming down the big hill, is very quiet, and comes very quickly.  A horse has no idea what that is or what you are.   If all bike riders would just yell out, "Hello.  Nice day."   Anything that would tell a horse you are a person on that bike, and not something sneaking up to get them, would be highly appreciated.    At 1,000 feet away I can say "Good day to you," as well and the horse knows it is OK. 

Please share with your bike clubs and local riders.   Yell out to the horseback rider.    Yell anything to share you are a person on that quiet bike.   The horse needs to know.

Thank you, thank you,

Mona Evens

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MMCC Jr. Race Team Report

A  quick up date from Sawyer Amo on his race at the Afton Avalanche this past weekend.  The race was race #2 MN Mountain Bike Series.  Great Job Sawyer and keep up the good work!

I thaught the race at Afton Alps was more difficult. I have to admit I fell two times. It was very hilly. Before my dad started his race I told him " Dad I have a tip, it is going to be hard".
After he finished he said "you were right". But I had a great time camping with the Kerns! It was a really cool finish, it was sort of like a figure 8 but without them connecting. It was even downhill. It all ended up being a great race, and weekend. I hope to do the race there again next year. And now I am ready for more races!!!!!   
                   , Sawyer Amo