FT3 brothren. Our trails remain under snow. We are faced with options; stomp (thru snow), slide, or ride. As you all know, I am a big proponent of riding. While the local excursions have come to have a special place in the hearts of some riders, I for one am longing for some good riding. That being said, I am proposing an excursion to Auburn for tomorrow's FT3.
While Fat Tire Taco Tuesday is becoming legendary in the Pollywood area, let's get back to our core this week and make riding a priority. Epic trails await us. Bring a sandwich, or we can bounce up into Auburn for a quick bite to eat after the ride. If we are efficient about our departure (5:15 anyone?), we could be riding right about 6:00, leaving ample time for eating and being home at a reasonable hour. My truck is going to Auburn.
24 Hour Racing
On a side note, it is important for FT3 Team 1 and 2 to know that the date for the Coolest 24 hour cancer fund raiser ride has been moved out a month, from June to July. That being said, there is still a Boggs 24 hour race on the previously held June date. So all is not lost if people want to race in June. While the July 'Coolest' date makes NoCar available for Team 2, it may have initiated problems for Team 1. If the rumors hold true, this date change may sever FT3 Team 1's composition and three year run of Coolest 24 hour same-four-member dominance. Team 1 back channel discussions are ongoing. Team 2, fire away.
Fixie Ft3 sighting
While riding with FT3 Gen 2 member, Colin, there was a fixie sighting on the El Dorado Trail. Ghost, and the long lost VD were out fixieing about on their fixies on the EDT. VD, sporting a dashing beard and sweet "Leader" fixie was reminiscing about the days of FT3 and even asked about "the Keagle." Ghost is still game to ride pff-road but needs to iron out some MTB mechanical issues that are beyond the capabilities of my home shop anyway. Hopefully we will see him or both of them again soon.
Ride like the wind,