Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lesson learned at Village Creek

Kara pointed out that the new trail signs looked great...
Adam said they used a covering like Shellac (I think) and
they looked great and the full 8 mile loop was well marked

Gotta group shot...Jackie studying the

3 miles from the visitor's center, Lisa had a flat.  Not just
a flat, a locust thorn flat that somehow poked multiple holes
through the tube we found out later.  Adam had a patch kit and
a tube, but it didn't fit her 29 inch tire.  So they patched it but
down one hill it was flat again. 

A close look at the thorn

We were thankful that one of these horses that passed us didn't
get a thorn...that would HURT for sure!  These riders were
mighty chatty!
Sunday, January 20, 2013

We had our first flat tire at Village Creek yesterday...overall we rode bikes for 8 miles, started 20 minutes late cause of a family know who you are...then Lisa had a flat...and we realized that 9 of us weren't prepared.  Luckily Adam had a patch kit and went to town but when it failed, Kyle and Adam came up with an EXCELLENT idea and filled the tire with leaves so Chuck could ride Lisa's bike back.  Great idea guys!  Now we know to first, have a tube packed.  (We didn't have anything packed and I had even commented earlier while loading the bikes that since I was riding Chloe's new beauty of a bike, she didn't have a MTB flat kit and I do believe Jackie said, and I quote, "we never have mountain bike ride flats".)  Thanks Jackie for making one of my worries come true.  Just kidding but really it was 4:15 p.m. when the second flat happened, it was getting dark and cold.  So let's all get a MTB flat kit ready...just sayin! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mountain Bike Ride this Saturday, Village Creek

I think it's time for a new camera....but here's CoCo's new bike!
I'm dying to give it a spin.  We'll see if she wants to ride with
us too but if not, I 'm bringing this Specialized Myka out! :)
And I just realized we've reached a point in our lives that
we can wear the same clothes, same shoes and now same
bicycle....I hope she'll ride with us Saturday, I've got
David's Pro Flex which is great condition just in case!
Tuesday, January 15, 2012

There's a mountain bike ride slated for this Saturday at 2:30 at Village Creek, meet at the visitor's center parking lot.  Keep in mind that Adam at Village Creek has bikes to rent for you guys that don't have one!! Call him at 238-9406 to make your reservation.  I'm excited that I'll have Chloe's new bike out there, giving it a loop!  Plan on an hour or so ride, it gets dark early so we won't dilly dally.  I'll bring snacks and drinks for post ride social time.  Weather forecast is high of 56 and winds southwest at 9 mph.

We're running a long run at Stan's Sunday at 3 pm for those getting ready for the Little Rock Half.   See ya'll Saturday at the park!  (and I hope everyone's power stays on tonight with all this ice and low temps...I told Chloe I bet school's out for sure tomorrow cause of the buses...we'll see at 6 am!!) Keeli:)