20% chance of rain? We will take and run. Get your mountain bikes ready boys and girls as we are going trail riding Monday. Two postponed rides is just about long enough. Rosso at 6:30. Game over rain, game over.
Needless to say, today's Monday night trail ride is postponed due to wet weather. We had favorable weather in May, and so we are paying for that now as the weather calls for some rain off and on for the next week. Keep tuned for updates in regards to this Wednesday's ride as we are looking at going for a cross ride if the singetrack trails are still too wet to ride.
It seems that we went from winter to summer to spring. The purported much needed rain seems to be upon us so it looks like we are going to cancel this week's Monday night ride. Because it is still raining Sunday evening, it is most likely the trails will be too wet to venture out on. We need to acknowledge that mountain biking on the wet trails adds to their deterioration so we will just wait and hope that next Monday's weather will be more favorable. Just as a side note, a few of us may be heading out on our cross bikes to do some double track pavement riding.
Looks like the recent rain will make for some tacky sweet trail riding. Wear some bug spray and I'll see you tonight at 6:30 at Rosso. I am looking forward to some fun trail riding after the weekend's race in Pemberton.
This is the first Holiday Monday ride of the summer so for those of you who does not know, the ride is at 11:00 am instead of 6:30pm. Meeting at Rosso as usual. Hope to see you out there as its been a lovely May long weekend.
Last night's Fattire Tuesday race went very well with lots of racers ready to test out their winter training. Kokanee redbike is hosting next week's race, so if you are interested in trying it out, come by the shop and ask any questions you may have. The weather is still holding, so we are going out for our Wednesday night fast pace, but still having beer and pizza, ride. We are meeting up at Rosso at 6:15 heading out at 6:30.
Payback is beautiful. Trails are is such wonderful conditions, I cried after our ride on Sunday. Monday at Rosso leaving at 6:30 is a solid green and I hope to see everyone out. We are going to check out a new trail near the Old Timer's Cabin. Please get your club membership or ABA insurance all sorted out.
Well, the weather turned quite nice later on in the early evening so the five of us went out for another reconnaissance trail ride, and we have returned with encouraging news. Despite some muddy areas we reluctantly rode through, most of the single track trails we ventured on east of redbike was quite dry and ridable. In fact, we went out for a full two hour ride and celebrated by enjoying some pizza and beer at Rosso. This weekend, as everyone is most excited about, is supposed to be a remarkable and welcoming 20 degrees so we are looking forward to our Sunday ride meeting at Rosso at 11:00 am for a trail ride. This is going to be a steady ride so please get ready for a 2-2.5 hour ride.
Monday night at Rosso at 6:30pm for the first trail ride of the year. Get your membership sorted out.
I realize that it has been quite a long time since the last entry, but unless you have been out of town for the last 6 months, you should be very aware of the winter we have had. While some of us have been enjoying winter trail riding, most of you have been hibernating like the furry bears you are. I hope everyone is willing and ready to start heading out on those lovely river valley trails because there is the familiar smell of poo in the air. Yes, the snow is slowly melting revealing the golden paths of cycling fun, and we will be the first ones out there since we have already done a few reconnaissance rides to assess the the trail conditions. Make sure your bike is in fine running condition and your redbike club membership is up to date because "cycling is coming"