OOS - Take Me To Your Park! MOGA!

Paul H

Fearless OOS Poser
#1
So... let's start a new thread.... kind of a continuation from the Beginner Group Ride thread but if you don't want to be called out as one, this is it.

For those weekend warriors where the pace is that of the slowest rider and where coughing up a lung is optional and you will not be frowned upon. You will be treated with encouragement and empathy instead. Need a break? there will be plenty. Just say when.

Beginners are welcomed but will encourage to research the park a bit to see if it is something you would like to tackle. If uncertain, ask plenty of questions.

This is not my thread.... this is OUR thread so post away.

Join club OOS in Strava if you want to contribute and be notified for ride events.
Club OOS

It would be awesome if we can take turns to introduce your stomping grounds to the rest of us and lead the ride. The idea is to distribute the load to all and to fall back on to the intent and title of this thread.... Take me to YOUR park.

Each member will be assigned a weekend and given the responsibility to organize/lead a ride. I would imagine it would be your local park or the park you know the best.... or it could be whichever park you feel like riding for that weekend. If you want to ride a particular park you don't know for your assigned weekend, feel free to do so but it will be your responsibility to arrange a guide. By Wednesday, you will tag me on your post with a day (Sat or Sun), time and a meet up spot. I will create a strava event with the information you have provided. We have 29 members on club OOS and I am going to go off this list. No particular order. So basically, each member will lead about 1-2 rides a year. I don't think this is too much to ask.

If you are not available that weekend, it will be your responsibility to make arrangements to switch dates with others. Or, you can also arrange another guide to take your place. At the end of the day.... that weekend's ride is your responsibility. If weather/trail conditions becomes an issue, it will be your call to cancel. For whatever legitimate reason to cancel, it does not mean your turn disappears. It will just be delayed and go back to the end of the rotation. If you are not willing to do this, please remove yourself from club OOS.

Here is the calendar and ride leaders

Jan 20 @oobaa47 Ringwood 8:30AM
41.107921, -74.244307 Ryerson School
Jan 27
@Juggernaut Wharton State Forest/Park 10AM
39.63771, -74.647121 Batsto Village Directions
Feb 2/3 @Danimal
Feb 9/10 @Mr. E Man
Feb 16/17 @Mtbdog
Feb 23/24 @huffster
Mar 2/3 @jklett
Mar 9/10 @JimN
Mar 16/17 @Kangdoy
Mar 23/24 @Mathers
Mar 30/31 @Miracle Max Saved Norm's Ride Today
Apr 6/7 @GreenMachine
Apr 13/14 @ridgehog
Apr 20/21 @moose35
Apr 27/28 @qclabrat
May 4/5 @ReggieHammond
May 11/12 @Mahnken
May 18/19 @JHarmon76
May 25/26 @carvegybe
Jun 1/2 @serviceguy
Jun 8/9 @mtbmarbar
Jun 15/16 @Santapez
Jun 22/23 Adam B
Jun 29/30 @MissJR
Jul 6/7 @fidodie
Jul 13/14 @rick81721
Jul 20/21 @yanmar
Jul 27/28 @kbajaj
Aug 3/4
@RSAmerica
Aug 10/11 @roc
Aug 17/18 @dmkalemba
Aug 24/25 @harishio
Aug 31/Sep 1 @trener1

Where we have been this year
Jan 6 @mtbiker87 Wawayanda
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Jan 13 @BPaze @ReggieHammond Mooch/Stephens
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Mtbdog

Well-Known Member
#2
I will be at Lew Mo that weekend but I'm volunteering for the NICA race both days. After like 3pm Saturday is possible. More than willing to lead a ride.
 

Paul H

Fearless OOS Poser
#4
I will be at Lew Mo that weekend but I'm volunteering for the NICA race both days. After like 3pm Saturday is possible. More than willing to lead a ride.
Oh right... you did mention NICA at LewMo.
Prolly best to avoid LewMo then. Don't want to create a road block for those kids.
 

Paul H

Fearless OOS Poser
#8
Only a few minutes and we already have 2 options for the weekend. MTBNJ community is just too awesome!
Let's make the call by Wednesday. Post up where we want to ride!
 

Mtbdog

Well-Known Member
#9
After 3pm the course will be marked and we will still have half the park or more to ride. The park will still be fine as not that formal, more of an open practice. And yes we break our faces and our arses! Will need a good guide for that one. I should be ready for Wildcat by 2020!☺
 

Paul H

Fearless OOS Poser
#12
After 3pm the course will be marked and we will still have half the park or more to ride. The park will still be fine as not that formal, more of an open practice. And yes we break our faces and our arses! Will need a good guide for that one. I should be ready for Wildcat by 2020!☺
@JimN is a good guide for Wildcat... well for a lot of the NNJ parks. He actually introduced me to HM. I am also intimated with Wildcat but its a park I would like to hit this season. Plus... there is no shame in hiking a bike which I am an expert at. :)
 

BPaze

Well-Known Member
#13
I usually avoid group rides because I am terribly out of shape, but this sounds like it could be my pace and my attempt to join on a couple rides. I usually ride Tourne when I get out during the week and Lew Mo, but probably don't know them well enough to guide. I just started riding after not touching a bike for 20 years. I also ride Ringwood and various parts of Allamuchy when time permits on weekends, love those parks. As long as I have a babysitter I will try to make it.
 

Mtbdog

Well-Known Member
#14
Evening rides at Tourne are definitely on the agenda! Tuesday or Wednesday could be a start. I can put a loop together, I usually start at the McCaffrey Lane lot.
 

Paul H

Fearless OOS Poser
#16
I usually avoid group rides because I am terribly out of shape, but this sounds like it could be my pace and my attempt to join on a couple rides. I usually ride Tourne when I get out during the week and Lew Mo, but probably don't know them well enough to guide. I just started riding after not touching a bike for 20 years. I also ride Ringwood and various parts of Allamuchy when time permits on weekends, love those parks. As long as I have a babysitter I will try to make it.
Even suffering can be fun when done as a group
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Paul H

Fearless OOS Poser
#18
Nov 18- MTBNJ Wildcat
Nov 24- 6MR
Dec 2- Tres Mooch @ReggieHammond
Dec 8- Nassau
Dec 15- Kittatiny Valley @ReggieHammond
Dec 22- Hartshorne
Dec 29- Wawayanda


Where we have been
5/5 Sat: Nassau at 8AM with @qclabrat & @Rollin Dice
5/6 Sun: Stephens with @arangov3 ?
5/12 Sat: Allaire with @qclabrat ?
5/13 Sun: Ringwood??
5/20 Sun: Stephens State Park at 9AM with @ReggieHammond
5/26 Sat:
MTBNJ Nassau Group Ride
June 2: Lewis Morris (Sunrise Lot 8AM)
6/10: Stephens State Park at 9AM with @ReggieHammond
June 17: Six Mile
June 23/24: Tourne (Saturday leader @@arangov3)
June 30: High Mountain @Mtbdog leading and @C8N "weeping"
July 1: Lewis Morris (ride leader @@Mr. E Man ?)
July 4: Deer Park (special birth of our nation ride) with @jackx 40.887921, -74.814155 Lot 1 Main parking area 8AM
July 8: Stephens with @ReggieHammond
July 15: Chimney Rock (ride leader @@Kangdoy ?)
July 21/22: Sourlands (guest guides either @@rick81721 or @@fidodie ?)
July 28/29: Mahlon Dickerson need guide
Aug 4/5: KSVP need guide
Aug 11/12: Wildcat (@@JimN wants to show you his backyard)
Aug 18/19: Jungle (@@Mr.Moto know this place well, also the get well soon ride for Eric)
Aug 25/26: Clayton (haha, just a bone for you southerners, sucks you have to drive so far north every weekend)
Sept 1- Nassau
Sept 8- MCBP
Sept 15- Allaire (Schilling ride)
Sept 22- Stephens (may swap with Deer Park, which one haven't you been this year?)
Sept 29- Ringwood (JORBAfest 9/30)
Oct 6- Six Mile Run 9AM at Canal Lot
Oct 6- MCBP 9:30AM
Oct 7 - Ringwood 8AM Ryerson
Oct 13- Chimney Rock 7AM w/ @qclabrat Click Me Sorry folks... this ride is cancelled due to unfavorable trail conditions
40.594883,-74.561344 Chimney Rock Road Lot The generic middle. Great spot to park if you want to hit every trail. Not much to see on this side. Directions
Oct 14- Lewis Morris 8AM Sunrise Lot w/ @arangov3 Click Me
40.791978,-74.532231 Park Entrance This is the actual park entrance. From here, go up to the Sunrise Lake parking area. Directions
Oct 21- MTBNJ Chimney Rock
http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/threads/chimney-rock-group-ride-10-21.45636/#post-821041
10/28: High Mountain 12 Noon Directions
Nov 4 - MCBP with @Juggernaut @9:30AM

Main Lodge
Nov 10- Mahlon Dickerson @Mtbdog 9AM Ballfield lot
Nov 11- Columbia Trail @qclabrat 7AM Directions
 
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