Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Coon Tree

Well, we are on the big ol' Vacay...but Otie, apparently, is still on duty. A raccoon was busy snooping around the campground and he went NUTZ !!! Treed the poor creature. Oops.

In the other spare minutes we have had, we have been going for great rides on great trails and I have found my hand at fishing, quite an enjoyable passtime; and it does just that really well.

Tomorrow I need to wrap up a few actual work items, then we head to VA for the next round of work. Oh well, the job is still like everyone elses we got that going for us.

Have Fun ! Ride Bikes !

Thursday, May 20, 2010

An awesome day (period)

Today was my favorite part. Dialing it all in to that last bit, now we just wait for mother nature and father time to take it to 100%. Great day. Thanks to the Redbull guys for helping keep the vibe alive.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Where to begin?

Delayne's Salvage is a magical place located just north of Madison near the town of Baraboo, and across the street from a huge munitions factory, COOL! We went there yesterday to get a bit of a break from the insanity that has been the Middleton Bike Park. The project has gone exceedingly well now that we are on the ground, I have been learning valuable lessons the whole way too. The locals are also helping to make it all that much better.

We finished the pumptrack over the weekend, and started the downhill flowline, but will have to wait for the pumptrack cores to dry before it is really ripping, kind of reminds me of the Rapid City dirt, again a lesson. The flow trail should come together much better as the dirt will sit on natural slope instead of soaking wet, new fill slope. The track rides, but isn't quite in the "rail" catagory yet...but soon.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Well, we did it. In one day we laid down and were riding the outer line of the pumptrack at Middleton, don't have it anywhere near dialed, but still quite a feat considering where we were yesterday, four inches of mud and ... uh ... NO DIRT! But today we met the grading contractor on site at sunrise and threw 100+ yards of dirt on the ground by about 2pm. It was crazy. Then about 2 when he dipped, the local boyz arrived and we started getting to the shovel work, which is probably still going on to fix a few of the mucky bits. For now enjoy a before and after shot of why you need a hundred or more yards of dirt to build a "proper" pumptrack.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Reeling and Recovering...

No photos folks, all the ones we shot are a bit too big for a post. But here is what you are looking for. Can't wait to see Hilride's coverage of one of the funnest weeks I have ever had...Thank you all!!!





I don't even know how to start a recap. So I will simply say there will be stories for the rest of my life coming from our time in Augusta...and exhale...

Now, we are hanging out in Brown County State Park in Indiana staging for the next move up to Middleton, Wisconsin. The days will be spent riding when we can, weather, and resting as much as humanly possible. Is it healthy to sleep for 20 hours in a day? I plan to try and find out. Enjoy the above photos and more that I am sure will come.

Music is the king of your soul...

Monday, May 3, 2010


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Public Meeting ... Whew ...

What a day! Grand total 91 folks on the register...SWEET! The day was increadible. It started like any other day with an intrepid few rolling in with coffee, bagels and the "supplies".

Then, the locusts arrived and ate up the fruits of our labor. It was awesome. We gave tours and met folks interested in helping out.

So what did I learn interacting with 90 some odd folks...people in Florida LOVE shade. The indoor DJ room was all the RAGE at the polls. Crazy.

Well, now we recover and head to Augusta. We make a little stop in Gainesville tomorrow and ride the pedal bikes down to the pub and wash it all away. Then, Augusta and the IMBA Wolrd Summit, Happy May Day...but this ship is far from sinking. See folks in Augusta.