Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Ride

Great time today with many friends.

DC Tony put a Sand Flats ride together today at 10 am. I Pulled in a little late, but was met with many friendly faces and a full lot. Bek, Skipper, Dave G., Lars Von Chambersburgen, Jules (not Verne), Ricky, better half, and MORE's Stoner. No Tony. We were joined a little later by the White-haired devil of Single Speed Outlaw fame. Todd, aka Skipper, helped me install the front disc pads Speedgoat had recently sent me - the ones that were sorely needed.

Feeling pressure from the ADD crowd and not willing to leave without Tony, I tinkered with my bike for a while to kill time, and then went for a short ride to relieve my GI tract. While crouched, I saw Tony speed past. Upon returning, I realised that we had lost Todd, Dave, and the girls, but the majority remained.

We hit Sally-mander, passed the Fridge, and reconnected with our inner Icebergs. Ran into some folks at the beginning of das Berg, and later Chris Eatough and compadre near Vulture Rock. Supersweet led us to Rock Candy (where we met up with Ernie, Liz and a bunch of dumbasses climbing up Rock Candy), we went up Trail of Tears to Sally-mander to finish.

I learned several things today: From Larry's sleeves, Swobo has got to cut them shorter; From the trail, WTB Weirwolf LT 2.55's fook'in rule; some pro riders still ride 26 inch wheels; From Ricky, red pants don't mean your gay; just because it's wet, doesn't mean you can't ride it.

Great times. I wish everytime I typed Ricky's name it would auto-link to his Flickr site and Larry's blog, and Single Speed Outlaw - can't one of my IT buddies take care of that?


Todd said...

Did Tony park at Hamburg and ride to Sandflats? I thought I saw his car when we got back to the lot. Sorry to roll out before he got there. We were on something of a schedule and needed to get moving.

pabiker said...

No. He was late because he got a ticket for speeding.

Did you have a good ride?

Thanks for your help - again.

Todd said...

Doh...that sucks.

Yeah, we had a good, tough ride. 20+ miles that felt more like 40. Took a couple diggers on wet rocks. Seemed to hit the same spot on my left shin every time. Looks like a golfball right now.

No problem, have tools will travel. :-)

BTW, is the place you got those burritos called Poblanos? Had lunch there on the way home. Very tasty.

Frank said...

Just stumbled across this--sounds like some good riding. We're under mucho snow here in Utah, so I'm enjoying hearing about other folks still gettin' out and having good rides. Ever try those WTB 2.55 Weirwolfs (Weirwolves?)in the snow? Jus' wonderin'...

Ride One or Ride None!

TDC said...

That dude Tony sounds like a jerk. Why do you still bother to ride with him?

-antonius maximus problemus

Rob said...

Tony just can't help having Something happen to him while on the way to/from/on a ride.

Sounds like good riding. I debated heading up to Gambrills today but the Honey Do list beat me up already.

pabiker said...


The Weirwolves were used a couple of weeks ago up in the Michaux State Forest (Southern PA) and did fine. There was a dusting but some areas had more and they were hooking up great and not packing up any worse than any other tire.

So far, no complaints.

Frank said...

pabiker--thanks for the product review on the tires. Peace and Happy New Year!