Monday, May 28, 2007

New Quarter

ChrisD , Winder , Gener, and Myself went up to New Quarter park for some good ol MTB iking! We had a blast! We ran into Dave Olds and Pam Zimmerman. Pam was just chillin while Dave burned a few laps (his last one with us). Pam is healing up slowly but surely, and she is very thankful, and optimistic!
We also ran into Jerry Hadley who burned a lap with us as well. The more the merrier.
The weather was very hot and humid. Camelback would be a nice way to go, but none of us had one. (Dave did)
In order to get a drink from the bottle, one had to risk losing contact from the group, and or crashing as this course offers little room for recovery. It's a lot of fun though.
We all had full susp bikes except for Marco running the hardtail Gary Fisher. Although the Mavic Crossmax rims with Specialized Pro tubeless tires surely made it feel like a magic carpet ride. The tires claim to be 2.1's but they look HUGE, and when run at 30psi, you can just imagine how they hook up...
My Cannondale Scalpel was running hot as usual. It's a great, plush ride thats fast and comfy, just a bit on the heavy side. Ran into a Giant Anthem that I just fell in love with... Could it be???
Everybody was riding well, and getting better by the lap. It's funny how quickly the technical skills can come back.

Yukkin it up with Pam!

Marco X-ing it up!

The Dog trying toX it up, instead just grabbing some air

The crew taking yet another breather

Dave offering up some words of wisdom...


  • At 9:55 PM EDT , Anonymous chris d said...

    Looks like we did more sitting around and jawboning than riding, but my body tells me otherwise. I caight some nice air off that thing too. Good day. When can we go again?

  • At 8:33 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm comfortable with the offroad training schedule that I'm on right now...one mtb ride every year and a half!

    That was good times though!

  • At 10:53 AM EDT , Blogger Albe said...

    What time were you guys there? Shawn B, his buddy Lary and I hit the New Qtr about 9-11am. Larry was hitting it hard on his rigid singlespeed 29er - no FS bikes in this pack. It was hot then and the camelback worked out great.
    If you saw several small trees down around the 2.5 mile mark around the sharp hairpin turn with the huge ruts, that was courtesy of me. I took out several on the way down. As I got up, I told Shawn it was much more enjoyable eating it on dirt than pavement.

  • At 11:15 AM EDT , Blogger Marco said...

    Where's the vids?

  • At 12:01 PM EDT , Blogger steven said...

    dingo! who drives a black jeep liberty? is it liz? i was at wintergreen and the parkway on sunday and saw your bikes on this jeep. i left a nature valley sweet and salty nut bar in the windshield wiper as a hello. see ya around buddy.

  • At 5:10 PM EDT , Blogger Liz Schleeper said...

    Hi, STEVEN we were wondering who left that bar! Someone ate it w/out a thought about who may have left it. We were actually hiking at the time you saw the jeep which belongs to Mike McMahon.

    Nice pics and write up, Kevin.

  • At 1:01 PM EDT , Blogger Marco said...

    Dingo, where are the vids?


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