MTB Project bills itself as the “next generation of mountain bike trail maps” and is in partnership with IMBA. Among their many map-related features and tools, they make it possible to embed their maps on a website. I’m the webmaster for CROCT and we now have a Sechler Park Trail page where we’ve done this. Continue reading Embedding an MTB Project trail map
The results are in and my logover analysis is finished. (See last Monday’s blog post, Straw poll: Analyze these two attempts at a logover.)
Watch this 7-minute video. The comments thread is open for discussion. Continue reading Video: Logover analysis
Last Saturday morning, my buddy Clay Haglund from MAMB captured my two attempts at a logover that’s along CROCT’s Sechler Park MTB Trail in Northfield.
Watch this 45-second video of the two attempts (each with a 50% slomo clip) and then take the straw poll below.
I’ll post the results on Friday along with my analysis and then open it up for discussion.
12/06 update: See the logover poll results and video analysis in this blog post.
Continue reading Straw poll: Analyze these two attempts at a logover
Back in the summer of 2013, I blogged about the mountain biking-related possibilities for Northfield’s new Meadows Park. So it was pretty cool to attend the City of Northfield‘s Meadows Park community planning meeting at the Northfield Middle School on Wednesday night and have mountain biking be mentioned by the consultants (Paul Miller Design and SRF Consulting) as one of the possibilities under consideration.
Even better, there was some support for it from citizens at the small group discussions, helped along by participation from fellow Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails (CROCT) members Marty Larson and Scott Klein. Continue reading Advocating for mountain biking to be part of Northfield’s new Meadows Park
I’m on the Board of CROCT (Cannon River Offroad Cycling and Trails), a new IMBA chapter here in Rice County. And yesterday, we hosted our first ever group ride in Northfield’s Sechler Park during the area’s first real snowfall of the season. Nearly two dozen riders participated.
CROCT Board member Carl Arnold made this 1-minute video of some of the rides:
After a couple hours of riding, we convened for some refreshments at Fit To Be Tri’d in downtown Northfield.
See the large slideshow of 80+ photos (many low res, captured from video) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:
The 20th Anniversary MORC Gala at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Sunday was fabulous. As a MORC board member, I’m more than a little biased, of course. So with that caveat, here’s a glimpse into the wingding.
The doors opened at 2pm for the Surly Brewing Happy Hour, with live music by The Lost Wheels. MORC Board member, meteorologist, and 2WheelWeather blogger Kristin Clark ( & ) was the Master of Ceremonies and began her duties by introducing each of the speakers.
Continue reading The 20th Anniversary MORC Gala: speakers and auctions and beer, oh my!
The results are in for the 2014 Top Ten Difficult MTB technical obstacles in Twin Cities Metro area.
See all the details for the whole project here.