Beginners group ride

Discussion in 'First Timers' started by freshmtb, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Chris Nordt

    Chris Nordt Active Member

    Location:
    Laurence Harbor
    It's been tough lately, but I'm hoping to hit the Allaire ride on Tuesday.. looks like the weather will finally cooperate!
     
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  2. mike_243

    mike_243 JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Brick,New Jersey
    Your right so far it looks good for Tuesday night come on down...
     
  3. Chris Nordt

    Chris Nordt Active Member

    Location:
    Laurence Harbor
    OK boys, looks like mother nature is going to cooperate this weekend.. Who's looking to hit 6 Mile Saturday morning around 8:30/9:00??
     
  4. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    40 % chance of spotty thunderstorms on Friday. If it rains, hopefully it won't affect the trails. If not, I'm down!
     
  5. Chris Nordt

    Chris Nordt Active Member

    Location:
    Laurence Harbor
    Yeah, let's play it by ear.. as long as we don't get a downpour we should be good to go
     
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  6. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    I'm out, teaching on Saturday and Sunday will be in NYC, have fun boys
     
  7. thegock

    thegock Well-Known Member

    Here’s a good way to meet people on the board, while doing the right thing for access:





    When: Thursday May 18, 7pm 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth - GET THERE EARLY!!

    The meeting room has limited capacity and the opposition (NIMBYs, etc.) will be out in force.





    The Union County Freeholders have re-introduced a resolution to "disapprove" MTB access in the Watchung Reservation Master Trails Plan. Our understanding is that the Freeholders want to put this issue to rest, and the vote on this resolution is the vehicle to do so.

    What does it mean: If approved, MTB access to Watchung will be removed from the Master Trails Plan. In other words, all of our hard work over the years for equitable access to Watchung will be for nothing!

    What should we do: We must DEFEAT this resolution. To do so, we need 5 of the 9 freeholders to vote NO. First: contact the freeholders and tell then to vote NO. Email addresses below. Second, submit comments on the UC website in support of MTB access. Link below. (MTB community are responsible users, encourage healthy lifestyles, equitable access, etc.) Third, do everything in your power to attend the next freeholder meeting (details above). Fourth, spread the word!! We know that our community is advocating, but we need the casual rider and non-riders to weigh in.



    Who: UC Freeholder email addresses:
    bbergen@ucnj.org
    sgranados@ucnj.org
    linda.carter@ucnj.org
    aestrada@ucnj.org
    chudak@ucnj.org
    mjalloh@ucnj.org
    bkowalski@ucnj.org
    amirabella@ucnj.org
    vwright@ucnj.org

    How: http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/paths-trails-greenways/watchung-reservation-trails-master-plan/

    Final Thoughts: the outcome of this vote is Not a "done deal." Our voices matter, and the freeholders do listen. We couldn't have gotten this far without everyone's efforts. We need one last push to realize our goal of MTB access at Watchung!!

    Thank you, and #freewatchung
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  8. Chris Nordt

    Chris Nordt Active Member

    Location:
    Laurence Harbor
    Haven't gotten much response to the 6 Mile ride, but MTBNJ on Facebook posted a group ride tomorrow at the same time at Nassau.. You down @Kangdoy? I haven't ridden Nassau yet
     
  9. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    Eh, think I may hit up Chimney. Perfect weather tomorrow for an ass kicking.
     
  10. Chris Nordt

    Chris Nordt Active Member

    Location:
    Laurence Harbor
    Ah nice, still too early in the season for my legs to tackle that yet lol
     
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  11. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    If you go to Nassau, have fun man. I'll be at Six Mile Sunday morning starting from Canal. Planning on doing the whole loop.
     
  12. Chris Nordt

    Chris Nordt Active Member

    Location:
    Laurence Harbor
    Will do buddy, don't let CR beat you up too much lol
     
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  13. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    I'm not doing the yellow trail, so I think I'll be good lol!
     
  14. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    conditions should be great tomorrow at CR
    I may get there at the crack of dawn, 5am ish
    will do the regular, white>orange>yellow>orange>red loop if anyone is interested
    guard rail climb is pissing me off lately, I can't even get up half way and now there's even a cut through to make it easier

    also just got back from Lewis Morris for a few loops, its so cleaned up there, Nassau is so much more fun
     
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  15. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    Whoa...a little too early for me.

    Damn, I don't know how anyone can do the guard rail climb. Crazy man.

    If weather is good Memorial Day weekend, I may check out Nassau.
     
  16. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    surprisingly the fat bike got me up pretty far, I just can navigate before those crazy roots at the top and with a 40 lb bike
    might be able to get up there with a lighter plus bike, wider tires do seem to help lesser climbers like me
    I just got a new to me 29r from pinkbike today, hope to have it by next weekend, plan to convert it to a plus bike if it fits since only a 142 rear
    right now having fun with my 26r, my old 29r, is so bit to shit, needs major TLC
     
  17. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Wut did ya get?
     
  18. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    same as Magic, a transition bandit
    w/ pike fork and carbon wheels, wanted more travel but this will have to do for now due to funds
     
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  19. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    No broken chains this time!
     
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  20. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    Didn't end up riding this morning because of the rain and I didn't sleep until late last night.

    @qclabrat, you think CR will be good for tomorrow?

    @Chris Nordt, did you make it out to Nassau?
     

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