Iím planning on going to Kirby Landing this Saturday, arriving at 9:00. This is not a work day. Just wanting to ride and scout area for conditions and potential race routes. I know itís going to be wet but I donít care. Havenít riden in a long time.
What a great day to be in the woods!!! Kent, Lynn, Lloyd, Sid and myself arrived around 9am and took a scouting lap around the riding area. After we found that not very much damage had been done, only the water levels had done away with the beaches sections, we started to run several laps, Both long and short courses. It was slick in most areas, but after lunch it started to come around. The property has healed very nicely - read ruts and washes are almost gone, the roots are still there though. There is still plenty of work to be done before an event can be held - read trees to be cut out of the trail, rerouting due to water damage and lots of bannering. That is before we can arrow! All in all I got in 35 miles of seat time that was sorely needed. Sid and I left around 2 and made it back to Maumelle around 4:30. Good day indeed and lots of fun I hear at the Anguish Tree. More on that at the club meeting - I am sure! For those that did not attend, shame on you for missing out on a great day in the woods in January. Shame on you, shame. . .Next time listen to the weatherman. Hope those soccer games and fruit punch was good. I hear that volleyball is good on tv this time of year. . .I am just sayin'. Oh by the by, for those of you that have not heard as I didn't before this Saturday, Chris Butler fell on a Dec. 30 ride at Tahlimena and broke his leg. Had surgery and now has a rod to repair. Will be out of work for about three more weeks. We spoke to him on the way home Sat. and he sounded in good spirits. Might want to call him and let him know you are thinking about him. That would be a nice thing to do whilst you are sipping you koolaide and eating your green jello. . .