Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Years Day Ride

What: LMBC New Years Day Ride
When: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - Noon start time
Where: Lawrence Visitor Center - Intersection of 2nd Street & Locust Street
Who: Any and all are welcome

Description: This was the inaugural ride of the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club in 1996. Rain, snow, cold — it doesn't matter, we always start the year off by going for a ride at the River Trail then having refreshments at Johnny's Tavern. The New Year's Day Ride is appropriate for riders of all abilities. We begin the ride on the levy and ride to the River Trail where you may opt to ride as much or little of the 9 mile trail as you like before heading back to Johnny’s!

Bring your cross bike or mountain bike for this ride. We have the trails, levee & surrounding gravel roads that we can use to get in a fun ride to start off 2013. Trail conditions on Sunday will dictate our route.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Festivus on Ice

Festivus is all about "airing of grievances and "feats of strength".  Everyone who completed tonight's Festivus of Nights Gravel Grinder sure did display some "feats of strength".  The conditions was a little treacherous at times with icy conditions that caused a few mishaps.  Those folks that did go down aired their grievances and continued on.

Complete photo album - Festivus of Nights Gravel (Ice) Grinder

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight.  As always, it was  fun ride and we look forward to next years.

Our winners from tonight's contest.  Best lighting display and Best blow out 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Festivus of Nights Gravel Grinder

What: 3rd Annual Festivus of Nights Gravel Grinder
When: Sunday Night, 12/23/12 - Time 5:00pm
Where: Little Blue Trace
Who: Any and all are welcome
Why: To celebrate Festivus , ride our bike at night on gravel and partake in some beverage drinking (it is BYOB). No other reasons needed. I am there....

We meet in the parking lot outside of Nature's Pantry, 19019 E 48th St, Independence, Missouri 64055 . Access to the trail is just yards away.

You will need lights. Red flashing light on the back and an LED or HID light on the front required. Special prize for the best light display.

99 % of this ride is on the Little Blue Trace trail. The trail does cross several roads so please use caution

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pleasant Hill Thrill Recap

As advertised, the Pleasant Hill Thrill was a thrill.  A fun route that started off nice and flat to get the body warmed up.  What made it especially a thrill was the fact that we got to ride on part of the Rock Island Trail. The Rock will connect Pleasant Hill to Windsor and link us to the Katy Trail.  This will make what I believe is one of the best rails-to-trails projects a true state wide route.  I look forward to the day when I can clip into my pedals on my bike and pedal all the way across the state

Thanks to Don Daly for hosting the ride. Not only did he put together a nice route he marked the entire course for all of us.  Nice touch.

Yes we did encounter more black birds.  It must be this warm winter we are having. 

Some pictures from Sunday's ride

Kevin Nierman's Pleasant Hill Thrill Pics

Chris Locke's views of Pleasant Hill and its gravel goodness.

Video of start below.  It is a little long and loud due to the gravel noise. I would suggest turning down the  volume :-)