Thursday, April 19, 2012

Organized Trail Work Begins!

Our first organized trail day is this Sunday the 22nd at Ahern State Park in Laconia!  No major trail work on tap just a leaf cleanup / maintenance day.

Meeting at the parking lot on the entrance road (Ahern Park Rd.) near the two orange gates.  Check Upcoming Events for the exact Google Maps coordinates if needed.

Registration is at 8am.  Water, some type of snack, and coffee will be provided.  Bring your own rake or leaf blower if you have it.

We'll be at Franklin Falls two weeks later on Sunday May 6th.  More details on that to come soon!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Some of our Best Work is Impromptu

Nothing beats a big crew on an organized trail day but sometimes those impromptu days with a lean and mean crew can feel like you accomplish just as much.

Jesse sent out a feeler email looking for some company this weekend on some continued work on 'The Dude Abides'.  My weekend had some wiggle room and Chris and Morgan were also able to show up.  We rode out to The Dude via Bearclaw and Hardhat and cut up and over via Page Bypass (clearing some blowdowns as we went, still a few bigger ones that need additional chainsaw attention though) to the far end of The Dude.

Jesse has done some great rock and bridge work on that end of the trail and with a 4 man crew we decided to continue doing some rock work in a few spots on that side of the trail.  I missed the last trail day when a lot of the other work on this section of the trail was completed and I was impressed.  It's going to be a lot of work but we are going to be able to hang out hats on this one when its completed.  I can't wait to ride it (or try to ride it) from point A to point Z.  And let me be the first to say this trail is going to WORK you.

First section of rock work. Filling in a flow sucking divot between boulders.

Rolling a large boulder ramp on logs down slope into place.

Almost there.


Still lots of little finish work to be done on a few outcropping sections to smooth lines out.  Lucky for us there is a lot of great rock to work with in the area and once were done these sections are going to not only ride great but they are going to look great too. SHOW FACE! (sorry, had to be there)

We've got some organized trail days coming up so check our calendar and come on out!  And if you ever want to get involved with some of these impromptu days at Page Hill or your 'local spot' drop us a line here and get in touch.  There is always work to be done!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Time To Ride

In case you've just emerged from a hole somewhere, the winter never amounted to much and as a result, the trails are fantastic everywhere.  Our weekly ride series is starting up in full swing this week with the intermediate (faster-y) ride on Thursday night at 5:30PM.  We'll be kicking off the season at Franklin Falls.  All the trails have been waxed and buffed and are in great shape.  Feel free to bring your best white pants, because there is zero mud.  Of course, it looks like there may be a bit of rain forecast between now and Thursday, so you might want to rethink your attire.

On Friday, the advanced beginner ride series with more of a laid back pace is already in their second week.  Since Chris first started it up earlier last year the turnout has been growing steadily and Franklin Falls is a good venue to introduce your significant other to mountain biking.

The Friday rides are on the schedule for the whole summer, but we haven't put together the full schedule of Thursday rides yet since we travel around a bit.  We'll get those posted in the next few days.

Happy riding.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Like Cruising the Coast?

Who doesn't! but why not do it for a cause.

Breathe New Hampshire
27th Annual Seacoast Bike Tour
May 19 & 20th, 2012

Join in the excitement and ride for one day or two! Folks of all cycling levels can join in the fun and raise funds to support healthy air quality and help those who are living with chronic lung conditions. Whether you are a casual rider or an experienced cyclist, there’s a scenic coastal route for you spanning from Portsmouth, NH to Ogunquit, ME!

To register as an individual or as part of a team, visit or call (800) 835-8647.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Page Hill Open for Business

We went up to Page Hill  yesterday to do some spring cleanup. We were greeted with dry trails and no major blow downs on the singletrack. Bear Claw, Hard Hat, and The Dude Abides are all cleaned up and ready to ride.

We did encounter a few large trees down across Page Bypass. We didn't have a chainsaw with us so we'll need to hike out there with one to get that job done. For now, either ride The Dude as an out-n-back to avoid the Bypass or be ready to stop and lift your bike over some trees.