Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Post No Car Post

Moving from text thread to more appropriate domain for musings, misgivings, and more.

Last week marked the end of an era, with yet another principal (pithy) member taking flight. Ok, it's really just a long, but lovely drive through wine country. Some of us celebrated on Friday at Melters. Non FT3 folks were in abundance, as was laughter and cold beverage.

There will be more celebrating this evening, perhaps the buff trails, mild temps, and general spring like conditions. The latter brings me out of retirement and (for now) more dedicated to two wheeled pursuits.

Until wherever we meet and whatever time we depart...

We are at 5, cinco, cinc, cinque.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Ode to NoCar

We never want to anticipate that there will be a last FT3 Tuesday. But with little fan fair NoCar quietly declared he would be riding Tuesday, 2/4/20 like it was his last. And while NoCar shall go on to ride "gentrified trails" in the bay area as Buttons would say, we know that we have not heard the last of NoCar. He will be just a car drive away in Santa Rosa, where the gentrified trails will welcome FT3, as we will him when he travels back to the Sierra to see his old friends for snow or bike play. In the same state, nonetheless. So we will make more memories soon enough. For now let's look back on all the incredible memories we have made over the past decade plus. PBR after PBR, taco after taco after taco. Shred on NoCar.

With all due respect and love from your least favorite FT3er, Cap'n.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Ride Every Tuesday Like Its Your Last

FT3 continues to break new ground. With Cappy RideLeading, we shredded Barely Legal which has been cleaned up and expanded to tie in with Canteen Boy. Then, revolutionizing the comfort and ambiance of Tacos, Phantom introduced his port-o-fire pit.

Tonight should be more of the same; buffed out trails, cool temps, clear skies. Though there will also be something different, some new surprise that FT3 hasn't experienced, because there always is. Another Tuesday to savor, before its your last. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Good Stuff

We got to shred all of the surface types last week, from snowpack to buffed dry and everything in between. A fashion show was required to find the right outfits for the pleasant though threateningly wet conditions. And the ride was followed by a leisurely taco session as the three least concerned about bedtime riders chilled around the propane heater until Wednesday.

Conditions should be ideal this evening. Normal start.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Keep Your Parmesan Dry

Everyone enjoyed riding through Cronan and the Greenwood Creek parking lot was a great site for tacos but, brrrrrr the taco session was cold. Without the advantage of heaters, as the temperature of the wet air dropped below freezing, riders crowded around the lantern to keep their hands warm. No one dared eat tacos with gloves on for fear that the taco discharge would ruin them forever. Perhaps on freezing nights we should reconsider our menu. 

Once again, the past week has been dominated by snow sports.

Time to get back out on the dirt. About a tenth of an inch is forecast for ride time tonight. meetup at Blue Gouge sometime after 6. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Wetter Where?

Wrapping up last week's idyllic ride at the top of Park Creek Road, the suggestion was made to switch up the ride location again this week and head out to the Cronan Ranch trails. I believe the Magnolia Ranch TH was picked for the taco site. Wet and cold up the hill though it doesn't look like Pollywood got any snow. Wet and not quite as cold in Cronan.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Good Clean Dirt

Through December FT3 clearly logged more miles on the slopes than they did on the trails. But, now the snow sucks and the dirt is prime so let's go mountain biking!

Temps above freezing, high humidity, .big moon, should be a great night