Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sold the Garmon Edge 705 and am using the Iphone 3gs with MotionX Trail GPS

I recently sold my Garmin 705 that was 99% perfection. The only issue I had was that it became redundant when I picked up a Iphone and added the MotionX $2.99 App for hiking and biking. I only needed a bicycle mount system that would protect the hardware and be CHEAP.... Well after a bit of research I bought a system with a few extra clamps. Amazon and Ebay had these for under $20.00. Works great but what about rough terrain and rain. Simple solution is a DoItYourSelf solution using 2- 1 liter Selzer bottles and a few rubber bands. Fit container in your Water Bottle cradle and your all set.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mr. Brennan also spoke about efforts being done to improve pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the area.

Mr. Brennan also spoke about efforts being done to improve pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the area.

“Good progress is being made to reinvigorate a bike and pedestrian trail from Norwalk to Danbury that has been discussed for several years,” he said. “This greenway project has been stimulated by the potential availability of lands originally acquired by the DOT for a Super 7 highway, which is virtually a dead, dead project at the DOT due to the strong resistance of citizens and public officials from Wilton to Danbury.”

Mr. Brennan said “the trail — currently dubbed the ‘Norwalk River Valley Trail’ — is in the initial stages of organization and that a “regional planning committee has been formed with strong support from public officials from Norwalk to Danbury.”

“Progress comes slowly,” Mr. Brennan said, “but progress has been made and benefits are coming.”

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wow This is light !

The title is misleading (on purpose) as it's actually 2 bikes for ~22 lbs.

One is a bone stock Super 6 Ultimate in a 56 that came out of the box at 11.83 pounds.

The second was a last minute project that was built for the ToM Cannondale booth that is 10.9 ish pound in a 56.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Letter to all ctnemba members and trail users in CT

Dear CT NEMBA Member:

Connecticut DEP has contacted us about several complaints received during a recent trail ride on DEP Property. The complaints appear to be centered around unleashed “trail dogs” and discourteous behavior with other users on DEP lands. It should be noted that while on DEP Parks and Forests, Section 23-4-1(f)(1), states that “riding animals and pets must be on a leash that is no longer than seven (7) feet in length, and must be under the control of their owner or keeper at all times”. The penalty occurred would be an infraction for $75.00.

Please be friendly and respectful to other trail users and keep in mind the following 10 Responsible Riding Tips according to the International Mountain Biking Association:

1. Be Prepared

Know your equipment, your ability, the weather, and the area you are riding and prepare accordingly. A well-planned ride will go smoothly for you and your companions.

2. Don't Ride On Closed Trails

Whether it is to protect the environment or for rider safety, a closed trail is off limits for a reason. Riding closed trails is not only illegal; it gives mountain bikers a bad reputation.

3. Say No To Mud

Riding a muddy trail can cause unnecessary trail widening and erosion that may lead to long-lasting damage.

4. Respect the Trail, Wildlife and Environment

Be sensitive to the trail and its surroundings by riding softly and never skidding. Do not litter and never scare animals.

5. Stay On the Trail

Do not intentionally ride off trail. Riding off trail can damage the ecosystem. Never cut switchbacks.

6. Ride Slowly On Crowded Trails

Just like a busy highway, when trails are crowded you must move slowly to ensure safety for all trail users.

7. Pass With Courtesy and Care

Slow down when approaching other trail users and respectfully make others aware you are approaching. Pass with care and be prepared to stop if necessary.

8. Share the Trail With Other Trail Users

Mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians must share multi-use trails. Remember: mountain bikers should yield to hikers and equestrians.

9. Don't Do Unauthorized Trailwork

Unauthorized or illegal trailwork may lead to environmental damage, injury or even potential trail closure.

10. Get Involved

If you want to make a difference in your mountain biking community get involved.

Thank you,

Mark Lurie


New England Mountain Biking Association
Connecticut Chapter