Sunday, August 24, 2008

Human Powered Trails

While visiting friends in the La Crosse, WI area I stopped at Human Powered Trails for a ride. I only rode a few of the many trails but they were fun and well maintained. I met Dan Luebke while I was out riding. Dan is the president of Human Powered Trails and he was getting ready for a trail work night. Since I didn't need to be anywhere till after 8PM I told him I would chip in and help. About 10 others showed up even though it was raining a little. They have an awesome enclosed trailer to house all the trail work tools. The grant they got for a ditch-witch really impressed me too! I met the trail crew and they are a great bunch of dedicated riders.

Bonus: Cold PBRs when the work is done! Gotta love Wisconsin...
If you get to La Crosse ride Human Powered Trails.

Parked at Human Powered Trails on the bluffs high above La Crosse, WI

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tranquility Tire Tantrum 2008

Last Saturday I entered my 3rd Pycowpath Series MTB Race. I kept up my streak of not finishing last (but just barely). There were 17 racers in the Beginner Men Masters 35+ class and I was happy to finish 16th. I was even happier that my family came to visit me and cheer me on at the start.

My Race Face :o)

Who is Stratomatic?

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Stratomatica - is my blog place where I document things happening around me or that interest me. The name Strata, geologically speaking, are layers of sedimentary rock or soil with internally consistent characteristics that distinguish it from other layers. Too deep? Well, I like guitars. Mostly I like the sound and feel of Stratocasters.