Tuesday, August 25, 2009

M.N.R. 08/24/09

Good turnout on a warm evening at TP. I got some good coaching from Martin. It's not the first time I've been urged to use my gears and shift down more so I'll need to work on that. I appreciate the help. It's starting to get dark earlier so there was some discussion about lights around the smokey joe grill after the ride. Thanks for sponsoring the suds Greg!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

CB Ride

Met up with some friends from work at 10th and Farnam yesterday morning. Bob B. showed Lori, Jim and I the route around Council Bluffs. From the Ped Bridge we rode down to S Omaha Bridge Rd and over to the Manawa MTB Trailhead. There is a nice new trail that took us north to Downtown CB. From there we rode Mynster Springs Rd to Big Lake and back to the Ped Bridge. Thanks for showing us around Bob!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Day Back

Yeah! Summer is over. School finally started.
There they go.
Finally some peace and quiet!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

M.N.R. 08/17/2009

Plenty of riders at Tranquility again for the Monday Night Ride last night. The perfect weather was sure to be a factor. Trails were good and tacky with just a few wet spots in the trees. By the second lap they were already getting firmed up. There was some new erosion where the road intersects with the trail (quick down and up) on the south hill decent. I could see that being tricky if it gets worse.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bob Trailer

The trailwork at Manawa was a long way from the trailhead last night. Good thing Dale had his Bob Trailer. He had it loaded up with two gas trimmers, a chainsaw, 3 loppers and some other stuff. We were able to get a good chunk of work done since we didn't have to walk all that gear in. Dickey had Dave N. updating the trail markers. Tom W. and I ran the weedwackers, and Dale ran the saw. There were some headbanger logs that needed to be taken out. Nice work THOR members!

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.