Thursday, June 10, 2010

WNR # 13

Attendance: Myself, Benson, Rob, Secret Steve, Charlie, Doug, Sherri, Bobbi (at Boyne Mountain), Sarah, Cheryl, and Joe (at Avalanche Mountain).

Weather: Despite a wicked storm that rolled through about an hour before the ride, the weather was pretty good. It wasn't too hot and the rain really firmed up the trail well.

Trail Conditions: Conditions were about as good as I can remember. They've added a lot of new trail, and that really seems to have spread out the wear and tear.

It's not often I get down to ride at Boyne Mountain without strapping a number on the bike. While we still did a pretty hard ride, it was nice to stop and let everybody regroup from time to time. It was also nice to ride some of the newer trails that aren't normally included in the race loop. That said, it was a good reminder that the terrain down there is not to be taken lightly. I may try and sneak down there once more before the race next month. After the ride, we all reconvened at the new Cafe Sante in downtown Boyne City. They've got a great beer list, and the wood fired pizza was excellent as well. Next weeks WNR is still up in the air while we wait for some info. from Secret Steve. He thinks that Latitude 45 may be hosting a ride on the NCT down off of Thumb Lake Road. It's a nice section of trail, and even though it would mean another long drive for the WNR I'd be down. I should know for sure what's what by Monday. Have a good weekend.

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