Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wild Goose May 2007

Let's get this thing started with last year's ride (It's the only one I have pictures uploaded for right now). This was the innaugural ride for the "Saddle Sore Squadron". Let's introduce the players shall we. From left to right on the group pic: Me(Craigers) AKA: Trail Dog; Nate H, AKA: Captain Climber; Scott R, AKA: Hill Killer; Dan P, AKA; Trailside Tinkler. At any rate the Wild Goose Trail(I'll post a link with a trail map), stretching between Fond du Lac, WI and Clyman Junction, WI is a great ride for beginners through intermediate. Surface is crushed lime stone so it lends itself better to mountain bikes rather than roadsters. However at the end of May, we'll be doing another ride on the same surface and I think Tinkler will be riding a hybrid so we'll see how that works out. Most of our rides occur on trails put together through the Rails to Trails program which turns old rail road beds into recreational trails. I'll post a link to their web site so you can see if there are any in your area. We did 18 Miles on "The Goose" this day (Fond du Lac to Oak Center and back). That was all these out of shape bodies could handle that day. This trail extends for 34.8 miles one way and skirts the Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. Also did a "Ghost Ride" on this one for 12 Miles between Fondy and Oakfield one week after this ride. Only saw one other soul on that trip. Good "head clearer". We'll definately be doing this trail again. That's all for now (even though it's technically a year old already). Wait till you see the next post from a ride we did in April '08. I'll post as soon as I upload some pics.
Peace out Suckas,

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