The ride/hike/cookout scheduled for the 6th of June has been announced as part of the National Trails Day, so we do need to hold it there. As far as food, for these NTD events, the club supplies the typical cookout fare: hamburgers and/or hot dogs, chips-n-dip, and a beverage (non-alco, of course). You can come and enjoy what is offered, or you can bring something of your own.
We rode Baker Creek this past Tuesday, since we were camping at Hickory Knob all week. To say the trail sees little traffic is an understatement. The trail was easy to follow, but there are a bunch of little sticks on the trail, and some face-slapper twigs. Several trees do need to be removed.
We are camping at HKSP again next weekend, and plan on cutting the trees out Friday afternoon. Other than that, the trail needs what it hasn't seen in several years: tires.
About fifteen of us showed up Saturday for the ride and picnic. Good group. Good food. Nice comraderie.
I thoroughly enjoyed clearing out all the spider webs for the group ride The trail was fun, in a BC way. You work the trail, and it works you. The roots weren't too bad. Some of them were pretty slick, but it was one bridge in particular that put me down fast, then Marco made it, then Paul came up and went down like a sack of potatoes. Like Modoc's BOD, this one was difficult to walk on.
Thanks to all who showed up. The burgers and dogs were awesome. Mucho thanks to Susan and Angela for the chow.
Thanks to the Allen's (and I apologize; I don't know the other couple who helped), Paul Farrow, the Drawdy's and whomever else who did extra preparations to make this happen. It was a great picnic (and a so-so ride for old, out of shape fat men like me ). I am just disappointed that more people don't take advantage of the opportunity to learn new trails and get to know some of the great SORBA members who give so much to the biking community.