Michigan Mountain Biking Association
urbaindk wrote:Otherwise you will have to drive up Rochester Rd to Mead Rd and come back down Sheldon to get to the high school. It's quite a bit longer and bumpier.
Thumbs wrote:Couple things worth noting I think. I heard someone (relatively new) mention that he doesn't want to get in the way of faster riders. Another, more experienced rider, respectfully said that he can ride slower or faster, doesn't matter. I said to the first guy, this is mountain biking, just have fun. The thought that newer people come into the "fun" not "sport" with the fear of holding up a faster rider............ Man, that irritates me. Are the serious folks just that serious and irrational to the lesser developed?
Thumbs wrote:Funny point I observed... How the heck do some of you maintain a full conversation while riding through some of the single track? Hahaha! I assume you are just that good. I was overhearing conversation after conversation last night. It was great, but how the heck..................?
Thumbs wrote:Anyway, good seeing a big group that rode together like that. Hopefully we will be able to join you next week.
KLydesdale wrote:urbaindk wrote:Otherwise you will have to drive up Rochester Rd to Mead Rd and come back down Sheldon to get to the high school. It's quite a bit longer and bumpier.
Is there any reason Cross Creek Boulevard can't be used instead to avoid the Mead road bumpiness? i.e. are there "No Thru Traffic" signs or something?
krondor wrote:Hey everyone, my name is Ryan. I just did the group ride and had a blast! I'm new to the sport (history of BMX in my younger/healthier days) and new to discovering CRAMBA. It was a lot of fun, and I was impressed with Stoney Creek in general. I'd been riding mostly Bald Mountain North/South and Orion Oaks with an occasional foray to River Bends and Island Lake. I liked a lot of the features at Stoney Creek. Nicely developed! I hope I didn't hold anyone back too bad.
I had two issues I felt.
1.) I definitely over exerted myself focusing on making it up one of the larger hills and maintaining too fast of an initial pace, and then never really got my breath back for the reset of the trip. I need to work on Zombieland rule #1 it seems; Cardio.
2.) I ran into another group of bikers whom I mistook for CRAMBA and followed them unfortunately out to the trail head instead of finishing the coaster section. I hope my diversion didn't make anyone too worried I was passed out in a ravine somewhere.
Definitely fun and I hope to make it out to more of these in the future. It was nice to meet all of you.
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