I'm not sure we could have ordered better conditions for Saturday's 2nd annual 40 in the Fort. And I'm not sure we could have found a better communications partner for the race. The boys over at No. Colo. Amateur Radio Club sure helped ease some stress with their ability to communicate all over the hillside. Great working with them. And of course, we couldn't have done it without our sponsors, especially Poudre Valley Hospital - our event sponsor - and our volunteers. Thanks to everyone for making it a great day.
Steve Lacey, the guy who rode the Colorado Trail a few weeks back, would like to invite you and your friends. From Steve:
I'd like to invite everyone from Overland and any friends, who may not be members of Overland, for a day of fun. On Sat. September 22, 2012 Peloton Cycles is sponsoring a trail day with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas at Reservoir Ridge. Schwag and lunch will be provided for the lucky ones who can attend.
TONIGHT'S MONTHLY MEETING IS AT THE RIO
It's the 4th Monday of the month which means it's meeting time. Our meeting for July has been moved to the Rio Grande Mexican restaurant in Old Town due to the Drake Center's closure. We meet upstairs in the Agave Room which is accessed from the outside. Meeting starts at 6:30 and runs until 8 or so.
Jeff Kerkove, of Team Ergon, will talk about his experiences as a professional racer and showing some great pics, etc. Jeff is currently planning on starting the Colorado Trail Race soon.
NOTHING LIKE A WEEKEND AWAY
The trail day at Curt Gowdy is running. If you were planning to work Sawmill, why not go to Gowdy and then ride after? This is from Paul up at Gowdy.
The section of the Foothills Trail we all know as Shoreline got a nice little face lift on Saturday thanks to about 25 volunteers working closely with Larimer County trail staff. Thanks to everyone who came out. And the Social Ride to enjoy the work was quite fun too. Speaking of Social Stuff, more info about this Monday night’s shenanigans are just around the corner. Keep reading…
Speaking of trail work, this Saturday, Oct. 23rd, we’ve got another trail day at Bobcat Ridge. Steve and Doug have a great day of work planned. Overland members who plan on attending, please sign up on the Event Sign Up in the Member Resources section. If you are not a club member, please use the Contact Form on our website and let us know you’re coming.
Hey! Just wanted to send out a quick re-cap of Tuesday night's trail meeting. Thanks, everyone, for finding your way down to the bonfire at the NBB volleyball courts. Some of you have some pretty interesting tales of wandering helplessly around the brewery, nearly missing the meeting, then suddenly being met by an angel offering free beer and smiles :)
OCTOBER 23rd (NEXT WEEKEND!) - Final Bobcat trail day
Aren’t trail days good for the soul? In the past couple of weeks, we’ve had people digging in the dirt at Curt Gowdy, Lory State Park, and the Shoreline Trail. Thanks to everyone who “Grabbed yer Pulaski” or “Manhandled your McCloud”. The trails can’t speak but I know they appreciate it and I know the land agencies appreciate it. By the way, check out the Gallery for photos from Shoreline. And visit Overland’s Facebook page for some awesome photos of the Overland Grill which was finally put to “official” use on Saturday with Grill Master Thomson manning the tongs.
Weekly revelations: Knee pads and elbow pads are a good idea. Emergency orthopedic surgery on a Saturday night ain't fun. Sam splints, ace bandages, triangular bandages, and a cell phone can sure come in handy on the trail. Thank goodness for 4-wheel drive ranger trucks, and you're more likely to patch a friend up on the trail than you are a stranger. Have you checked your first aid kit lately?
Got to spend some quality time with the Reverend Ballyhoo over the weekend. Good times. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves.
Patrollers: New challenge this month. We're looking for the most improved Patroller. Whoever has the highest increase in the percentage of patrols over last month will be recognized at the next meeting. Thanks for all the work you do out there. Please remember to log your patrols.
We've got a busy week:
If you haven't yet ridden the Ginny Trail at Bobcat Ridge, you really don't know what you're missing. One of the premier intermediate/advanced trails in the area, your are greeted with rocks, switchbacks, fast, flowy open areas, skinny rides, a wooden bridge and more.
The City of Fort Collins opened Bobcat Ridge a few years ago and the gem of the park remains the Ginny Trail. Just ask Doug Cutter and Steve Lacey, Overland Mountain Bike Club members who have personally adopted the trail and have spent countless hours adding alternate lines, fixing problem areas, and of course, riding the trail. Check out the cool photos.