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Find a Ride / Ganw Bone Camp Ride
« on: August 14, 2012, 03:13:37 PM »
If anyone has wanted to try Gnaw Bone Camp, but found it difficult to navigate, our Wed Night group is riding out there tomorrow at 6:00PM.  It should be a beautiful night to ride.  It is a group of more experienced riders, so the pace will be relatively constant, but not a race.
I love introducing people to Gnaw Bone as it is a more old school, rugged type of place. I hope to see some new faces out there.

Rants and Raves / Who is using the Strava App on their phone?
« on: June 11, 2012, 11:42:13 AM »
I have started using it and really like it for tracking my mileage and speed. 
It may get me in trouble with my hyper competitive nature, as I busted it up Hesitation on Saturday to try to set the fast time, only to have someone go back and beat it the next day. It may turn every ride into a race against myself and others on Strava

Find a Ride / Gnaw Bone Camp Ride Wed Night 6:00PM
« on: May 22, 2012, 09:49:10 AM »
Gnaw Bone Camp is going to start up their summer camps in the next week or two, and it will be unavailable to ride until August, so I thought we would get in a ride there Wed Night. It is one of my favorite places in Indiana to ride, if you know your way around. It has a little more tough climbing than Brown County, but the climbs are not as long.
It is much more of a rugged backcountry feel than the groomed perfection of BCSP.  A very nice change of pace.

Brown County State Park / I am curious about something
« on: January 09, 2012, 07:59:41 PM »
I read these threads and people are constantly asking if BCSP is going to be rideable, which I understand. They are fantastic trails.  BUT, there are 3 other places close by that area also fantastic, but in a different way. I am speaking about Gnaw Bone Camp, Valley Branch Retreat and Nebo Ridge.  The people who know this area the best are imploring people to give it a try as the conditions there are perfect, but whenever I go out there and look at the signin sheets, they are always the same familiar riders. It looks like people are staying home rather than going out and having a little adventure.
Now, don't get me wrong. There is a certain appeal to having these gems of trails to myself and not overridden, so they stay in great shape, but I truly want people to get out and experience some of the coolest trails in the state.
The freeze/thaw cycles are not going away for at least the next week. Go out and give one of these a try. You might get lost for a little while, but I guarantee, that you will get back before you have to resort to cannibalism and you will a great story for your friends.

Fantastic 4 / Riding Valley Branch Tonight 6:00 PM
« on: January 04, 2012, 10:03:21 AM »
Anyone who has wanted to ride Valley Branch, but has not made it out, a group of us are riding it tonight at 6:00. Being lightly traveled and having good leaf cover, this is one of the few trails that is rideable right now in the freeze/thaw cycles.
I hope to see you out there.

Fantastic 4 / What a perfect ride today!
« on: December 25, 2011, 10:27:56 PM »
Those of you just jonesing to ride really need to check out Gnaw Bone Camp. I did 3 hours out there today and there is almost no mud at all on my bike. The thick leaf cover, combined with the fact that not many people ride out there anymore, made for perfect conditions.
Granted you really need to look for the ribbons on the trees marking the trails as some of them are difficult to follow, but if you are willing to be adventurous, there is not a better place to ride.
It was just beautiful out there today.

Find a Ride / Wed Night Ride at Valley Branch Retreat
« on: October 10, 2011, 09:58:15 PM »
I am planning a ride at Valley Branch Retreat Wed Night heading out at 6:00 PM. If you have not been out there for a while, it is a nice change of pace, with a little more rugged terrain than BCSP.
I hope to see you out there.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / I am looking for an Iceman entry
« on: October 06, 2011, 12:17:14 PM »
I had a couple of feelers out, but they have fallen through. Anyone?  You can contact me at fetterer@sbcglobal.net or on the PMs here.
Jeff Fetterer

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / 3rd Annual SRAM Gravel Grovel
« on: September 28, 2011, 10:04:26 AM »
I think the Gravel Grovel is the last mountain bike race of the year in the area. It looks like Sub9 has taken over the promotion of the event and the website has been updated. I have not been able to do it the past 2 years and am looking forward to a little post Thanksgiving suffering.


I am attempting the solo 24 hour race.

I am going and have a room reserved for Fri and Sat night. If anyone wants to share the commute and room, let me know. My plan is to leave Fri AM, get in a short preride and come home Sunday AM

If you are wanting to jump on the bandwagon I saw this on Craigslist today:


A decidely lower tech option. A good thing he requires a waiver to be signed.

Find a Ride / Who is Jonesing for a Ride?
« on: December 23, 2010, 09:12:13 AM »
I have been off the trail too long and it is affecting my normally cheery disposition. I am ducking out of work early today before I head out of town for Christmas tonight. I am going to head out to Brown County. The trail will probably rough, slow going and treacherous, but I think a ride is absolutely necessary.

I am going to be heading out on the bike at 1:00 from the BCSP parking lot. I hope to have takers.

See you out there.


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