Tuesday, May 10, 2011

PMBA "Wind Riders" Group

We have a member looking to gauge interest in a riders group for cyclists in and around the 50 year mark.

  • One or two rides a month will be scheduled.
  • Group will "cater" to riders of any age, but especially older riders who want
  • to become better and stronger riders
  • Those looking to increase cardo-pulmonary function (endurance)
  • Those looking to sharpen technical mountain bike riding skills
  • Perhaps those who wish to get ready for next year's Whiskey Offroad 15,25, or 50
  • Those riders who's primary drive is having fun some fun. 

The prospective group is looking for riders who do NOT feel that every time they ride they have to set a "new world's land speed record" for mountain bikes, and who will basically look out for and help each other improve on rides of 1 to 3 hours duration.

For instance, it is contemplated that for trails that are especially steep climbs and/or technical, same would be done in "stages" so that for the most part the riders could stay together and provide encouragement and support for all.

If you are interested, contact Dean at dmspre@cs.com


Friday, May 6, 2011

Update on PMBA Navigation Race

Participation in the upcoming Navigation race will be limited to 74 participants.  Please use the “pre-register” link on the race webpage <http://gphxo.org/Events/PMBA_Race_2011-05-21_nophp_form.html> . Pre-registration is FREE, and these folks will get first priority for entering the race.  The deadline for pre-registration is May 18.

Prescott National Forest Fire Restrictions

Campfire and smoking restrictions will go into effect on the Prescott National Forest Wednesday, May 11, at 8:00 a.m.  Forest managers have determined that key trigger points have been reached to warrant taking these restrictive actions.  These include increased forest visitor use, abandoned campfires and rising temperatures.    

The following fire restrictions will be in effect for the entire Prescott National Forest:
  • Campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails; except within developed recreation sites where grills and campfire rings are provided. 
  • Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns and heaters meeting safety specifications are allowed. 
  • Smoking is prohibited except within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material. 
  • Campfires are not allowed at the designated dispersed sites within the Prescott Basin.  Metal posts identify designated dispersed sites with a number. 
Campfire and smoking restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.  Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment of not more than six (6) months, or both. The public is reminded that fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.  
For current information on fire restrictions, closures or wildfires on the Prescott National Forest, call 928-777-5799.  For further information about fire restrictions on public lands in Arizona and New Mexico, call toll free 1-877-864-6985 or visit http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

And the winner is...

More details to follow, but the Whiskey Offroad event was spectacular.

Great weather, good turnout and an excellent race for everyone involved.  Was great to see three days of mountain bikes rolling around town, filling restaurants, hotels and bars full of excited cyclists.

The Pivot Mach 5 raffle winner was announced today and he was a local rider by the name of Matt Koehler.

Congrats Matt... get that frame built up ASAP so you can get out and enjoy the amazing Prescott trails!

The announcement:

The hand off:

The winner: