Monday, December 20, 2010

Too Hot will Handle the Wintry Mix



FT3's own Too Hot To Handle has offered to handle the wintry mix this week with an alternative FT3 option. He will be heating it up at his place this Tuesday night with a winter solstice bonfire. His intentions were not to hijack an FT3 outing, but rather to keep it real as far as the solstice date is concerned. That said, FT3 riders are encouraged to do as they please this Tuesday and choose their own adventure as follows; Option 1: Meet at Mosquito at 5:45, and venture to the Knott and ride as per the usual FT3 outing. Or, Option 2: Meet at Mosquito at 5:45 to endure an adventurous, partially off-road ride to Camp Too Hot Too Handle, for a taste of raging bonfire and hearty soup. Ahh, it's good to have options... and panniers... especially since this event is BYOB!!

Race Report:
Lange Twins revisited was visited this weekend by FT3's own Cappy, Bambi and NoHandle. The weekend storm provided a break in the rain just in time for the Men's A race. The FT3 riders were amused by the high price tag on the day, as well as the caliber of racers who stood among us at the registration table. Don Myrah, Jeremy Ferguson and a bunch of Giant Berries preceeded us in line and out on the race course. While it was collectively determined the course layout was better this time than last, the mud, ponds and sticky quick-sand run ups were less than amusing. Bambi and Cappy faired well considering the conditions and took 8th and 6th respectively. NoHandle decided Lange Twins was better to be visited and taken on another day. Since cappy failed on his PBR obligations and required a special drop off in Elk Grove hell, his FT3TI may be slightly deminished.

I anticipate to be in for Option 2, will confirm in the Hidden comment field tomorrow.

Ride like the wind,

Cappy

13 comments:

  1. Nice post Cappy, well said.
    My place is open until late hrs if anyone wants to hit Pollywood first then arrive late here. We also have plenty of floor space and spare sleeping bags should you become too sleepy to drive home. I would of course be most pleased to see the off road back door route taken by some fearless FT3 riders and show "my other" friends how hard you are when you pull up lights a shining.

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  2. Option 3: Bypass soggy trails and descend upon THTH nightime celebration from locations east. Nice report, sorry I missed the fishing trip!

    Trail Report: Been doing some good marathon training out there the last few days. The big storm had a snow level right around 4000 so most of the falling precip was rain. With that being said, it is wet out there, really wet, rideable, but wet. Most of the downhill runs look like river beds or are currently flowing with water. Chopping Block was a sweat Class V kayak run on Sunday afternoon! We may have to do a FT3 trail maintenance day prior to the next true outing. Anyone that burns wood for heat will want to take part!

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  3. I like option 3, with a pville start. Will there also be a car shuttle?

    Agreed that the trails are in desperate need of maintenance and that we should do something about it.

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  4. Lars: Please clarify your Option 3 posting. Does 'descend upon THTH nightime celebration from locations east' involve bicycle riding? Does 'bypass soggy trails' mean riding a bike on roads, or driving on roads?

    Does not compute, clarification needed.

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  5. i interpreted Option 3 involving a festive road ride that spanned points east and ending at NH's. Surely, Lars didn't consider not riding to be a riding option. Pleasing NoHandle with a sloppy backdoor entry sounds better than that.

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  6. Just talked to B. He confirmed that he is in for the designated-not-driving tour to get to NH's.

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  7. One may read "descend upon THTH" in the wrong way. If I show to said festivities it will be later on skinny tires.

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  8. I will go on a limb and state that the count holds at THREE - for option 2 - since option 3 is being thrown out for lack of clarity.

    I will be at Mosquito at 5:45 with an MTB ready to roll to the festivities in proper FT3 fashion.

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  9. So what is the proposed route?

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  10. There is a backdoor entry to NoHandle's through Diamond Springs. It has been explored by a few of the FT3 riders, but I believe NoCar is the only one who really knows the way.

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  11. I am likely out for option 1 or 2. Will try for a skinny tire trip out cedar ravine later on. Keep in touch, Ghost. Maybe I can grab a wheel on the way out.

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  12. "Pleasing NoHandle with a sloppy backdoor entry sounds better than that."

    Can this be taken the wrong way?

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  13. As long as nobody minds searching through the darkness to find the steep slippery slope that we will have to drag our bikes up --then I bet we will eventually make it to NoHandle's, via the backdoor.
    It's a tough route to carry a bunch of beers.

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