Well, it looks like the weather is not going to cooperate with us today. The most severe weather is predicted for 6pm, so we are going to call the ride for this week. The extended forecast for next Wednesday is looking good, so we will catch up with everyone on the 14th. If you do decide to ride, be careful and be nice to our trails.
UPDATE: Looks like Mother Nature is smiling on us after all. Rain is predicted to hold off until around 9pm, so the ride is a go. See you all out at Spring Canyon Park at 5:30!
Our first Singletrack Social of the season is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd, but Mother Nature may not cooperate. If the trails are dry and it is not raining, we will be holding the ride. We will meet at Spring Canyon Park, just past the dog park, at 5:30pm to be riding by 5:45pm. If it is raining at 5:00pm or the trails are too wet from earlier rains, the ride will be cancelled (gotta be nice to our trails). Please check back here for an official announcement.
Due to various trail closures and wet/muddy conditions, we have decided to cancel the social ride for this evening. If you do decide to ride in the area, please be careful to not damage the trails.
Looks like the Mother Nature doesn't like our Social Rides anymore. The word this week is that the "official" ride is cancelled, but Bill H will be at the Blue Sky trailhead should anyone want to brave the conditions. As always, please be careful to not damage the trails.
ELECTIONS AND MONTHLY MEETING TONIGHT
Possibly the most important monthly meeting of the year is tonight upstairs at the Rio in the Agave Room at 6:30. A few good souls will talk about why they want to serve on the Overland Board of Directors. Everyone will have a chance to ask questions. The vote will then take place via the internet for roughly two weeks following the meeting. This election cycle we have 4 seats to elect. Thuan, Bill and Lisa have another year left on their term. Pete's term is up but he plans to run again (Thanks Pete!) If Pete is re-elected, that leaves 3 open seats on this year's board.
If you are interested in running for a seat, please come tonight and be prepared to state why you'd like to be a board member. Be prepared to answer a few questions. And thanks to those of you who will run for the board. I can say it's been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had.
The trails will be too wet to ride tonight but the movie premier, Strength in Numbers is on at Road 34. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. More info.
I LOVE TO RIDE.
I love to mountain bike. It speaks to my soul. Sometimes that soul deals with some bumps and bruises along the way. This past Wednesday, at the Singletrack Social they weren't my bumps and bruises. They were Luke's. Thankfully, they were minor, but I still hate to see someone go down. (Maybe not as much as I hate going down...but nonetheless, it ain't fun.) When it does happen, the same question inevitably comes to mind. Are you prepared? Can you handle some blood? A broken bone? Get help? As much as mountain biking speaks to my soul, sometimes it bites back. How often have you thought about how you'd handle those teeth?
RIDE OF SILENCE (SINGLETRACK SOCIAL OPTION)
HUGE HEWLETT THANKS!
Saturday's trail day out at Hewlett Gulch was a huge success. We were able to get 20-25% more done than expected. Thanks to all the volunteers, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Team BOB, Shreddin' Betty's, and a couple of hiking groups that I can't remember right now. We had 40+ people show up and get dirty! Let's make our next trail day at Lory State Park as equally successful. Also, thanks to Mugs for providing food and Road 34 for providing gift cards to lucky winners.