Monday, February 1, 2010

Hilly Billy Raughbikes Prelude Scouting

2010.01.23 Hilly Billy Raughbikes Prelude Scouting and Such
By Nars.

So this is the race-
http://www.abraracing.com/Schedule.html
http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=9791

Now the exact course has not been decided, but certainly the type of course has.
It will be mean. It will be fun. It will be quite possibly different
than anything most of us have ever done, let alone race on it.

We put out the word that we were going to do a scouting mission,
actually the second one so far, but I didn't document that one, just
yet.
Only me, Betsy, JR, Ryan, and then finally the ever-late but
ever-present Jaybo took the bait.


As you can see from the pics, it was a bit sloppy, then it was a bit
nasty, then the hills were oppressive and finally we had some
crackage.


Any longer and I suspect there may have been more than just
Ryan drooling, but w/ the setting sun, lack of places to get food and
other aid (beer to numb the pain), we were all quite happy to have
ridden as much as we had.


Found a few little areas that we are going to happily include, found a
possible new way down off a highwall, meet up w/ some very pleasant
and encouraging folks, and of course there was one jerkwad (but that
was okay cause his road wasn't as good as the next, Hah! you turd).
Anyway, here's what we most of us rode. Jaybo didn't start until
Mylan Park and of course Ryan could only make it to the big bag of
Fryz at Sheetz-


http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=480752

Some of the expressions are apt at telling the true tale indeed.
And don't the new kits look rather swell, before they got pretty dirty
and stinky that is?


Look for notice of an opportunity to find out what the rest of the
route will be soon!