Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Trail Day Sunday June 2nd at Page Hill!

Jesse has already been hard at work getting the trails cleared and prepped for the riding season but now we have to get some more bridges built on Hydra and Kevin is planning on some refinement work on MMT.

Registration will be from 8-9am at the parking lot on Murray Hill Rd. in Hill, NH

Check out the flyer for more detailed information and a link for driving directions.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Piche's Saturday Night Summer Ride Series

Just wanted to pass this along to all our local riders.  Piche's is starting up a Saturday night ride / BBQ the third Saturday of every month starting May 18th at Franklin Falls.  Bikes and burgers...hard to go wrong.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Ramblin Vewe Trail Day Recap

What an amazing day!  Many thanks to the folks at Ramblin Vewe Farm for allowing us to come in and assist with their trail efforts.  AND after today the postings are down and the trails are open for riding!  There are probably still a few spots that we'll need to be gentle around so use your head and if areas are still a bit bogged out then step off and walk around for now.

We had an awesome turn out today, I don't know if anyone ever got an official head count but I would say by the end of the day we had around 20 folks working the trail.  The early risers got a crew of about 10 or so and started from the lower lot and the rest of us stragglers went top down from the Boyd Hill side.

battle implements

The target for the day was a new trail 'Farm Junk' that starts up top near Das Claw and works its way all the way down to the lower parking lot off Morrill St.  Bets are out on its overall length, we have yet to get a GPS device on the entire thing.  My current bet is around 1.5mi...yeah, its long.  Some others think even longer, some shorter.  We'll find out soon enough.

 Plenty of canine supervision today

Many hands make light work and the two groups met in the middle roughing things in well ahead of schedule, around 1030-11am.  That allowed us to break into groups and tackle mini projects along the trail.  Rock work, line refinement, sanitizing.  Its amazing what you can get done in a few hours with that many people.

 The initial stages of what I am told is a magnificent stone bridge over a drainage

 Trying to get the puzzle pieces to fit. We eventually figured it out.

Huck or Roll?

Afterwards we fired up the grill, had a few adult sodas and just enjoyed the great Spring weather.  Chatted a bit about some plans for this season.  Group rides kicking off soon, more social events, more trail work.  Things are buzzing in Central NH.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Soft Trail Reminder

Just a quick reminder to everyone that it is still Spring and while we are very fortunate to have such a quick drying spot like Franklin Falls in our backyard not all ride locations drain so easily.

There are still plenty of really soft spots in the woods some of which at our local ride spots.  Even though we have our trail day at Ramblin Vewe this weekend most of their trails there are still too soft to be ridden consistently and we all as local riders need to respect that.  Ramblin Vewe has signage up at their parking lots as an added reminder so if those signs are up please stay off the trails.  We will update here as soon as we know we have the green light.

Early reports are that Ahern is riding mostly dry with only a few wet spots remaining.  Those should obviously be avoided or just step off and tread lightly in those areas for the time being.

No specific word on Page Hill but as always use your best judgement.  Its only early May, we are just getting going.  There will be plenty of time to ride in the coming months.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact one of our officers.  See you out there soon!