Monday, September 10, 2007

Overall winner and all around good guy Jeremy Rodriguez taking it all at the first ever (legal) cross country mountain bike race in Cook County.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Palos Meltdown

Next weekend. This Labor Day the woods were filled with people doing laps in training for the first ever legal bike "race" in Cook County Forest Preserves. I think the overall thought on the race is short and sweet. Granted the laps are a bit on the difficult side-But "Hot Lap" racers can pull a 30 minute lap. (Probably) Singletrack was getting dusty and hopefully it will rain a bit before Sunday.

Monday, July 23, 2007

5 years

Week before 24-9

Buzzin through on the x-cal-limbs are down and now I have another broken helmet. Scary ass feeling to see your glasses fill with blood and none of your friends want to look either.
The usual smack; and pop goes the helmet. But this time I was screaming I'm bleeding and blood was pouring down my face. I love helmets. No damage to my eye thankfully. That's 6 more stitches and I think I've broken the 200 stitch mark.
Fast track at Palos Hospital had me fixed up in just over an hour. Being a repeat customer I didn't have to fill out any paperwork. Then off to Pepe's for a pitcher of Margaritas.

Thanks Canal Trail. Your dead limbs are going down be-och.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

September 9th, 2007

Palos Meltdown. beginner 5 miles, sport 15 miles, expert- 25 miles. for more info.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Things are coming together.. The Mesa is up and running and no bike shop employees around yet.. Hopefully last years plan has scare the non-locals off has worked..
Underground singletrack has returned with a vengenance. With two separate rides being pulled off this weekend the trail got some much needed use. There is some more work to do but its ridable. The Rainbow Bridge is rebuilt and we will be able to get at least one or two more seasons out of it. I think its going to be four years old and it still stands. Two areas need new bridges. We're getting by with what we have.
I'll post some new photos later today.
There is just nothing like waking up to a dozen or so mountainbikers outside your door to go for a ride and my lazy ass is just rolling out of bed. We hung out by the prez's house for a cocktail and some brats post ride. Steve has become the most welcomed addition to the merry ban of misfits in which I call friends.