Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ballyhoo Report

The weather forecast called for 1-2 inches of snow for Ballyhoo Weekend. Although some folks bailed at the thought of the white stuff, a number of intrepid souls continued on. The weather on Friday was beautiful and the night ride was epic as snow started to fall about a third of the way into the ride. Eight riders, lights blazing into the snow as we dropped down chutes and climbed over ridges . . . amazing. The 1-2 inches turned out to be 10-14 inches and we were all caught off guard . . . except for the Minnesota dudes who were walking around in their snowmobile suits.

Here are a few before and after pics of the event. Chad should have a few to post as well. If others have pics, send them to Chad or myself and we'll get them posted.







The pancake breakfast was one to remember.

The guys from Cycle Works in Lincoln were great guys and troopers to make it out and join in the festivities. If you are in Lincoln stop by and drop a few bucks at the shop. These guys "get it".

6 comments:

paxtoncoyote said...

Pretty unfortunate this weather had to blow through on this particular weekend, glad I got the little time out there on Fri at least, hope we can do something else out there like it again in the future.

DJ Chi Wai said...

Todd and I had a blast at Ballyhoo. Thanks guys for a great time. Just bad timing with mother nature, but oh well. We'll see you guys sometime next year! My take on Ballyhoo is over at my blog. Check it out.

www.bikingfools.blogspot.com

mike

Llama said...

Thanks for the great write up. Sounds like you guys had a great time. I hope to have you back out when you can ride more of the trails.

capn cowbell said...

thanks guys for a great weekend. Even though it was a bit chilly, it was a lot of fun and I managed to warm up today. Now all I need is some wheels for the misfit.

ButchieCantaloupe said...

We had a blast! The trails are awesome and you guys really make people feel at home. Pretty cool local scene when everyone welcomes you in and wants to take you out and show off their awesome trails. PP is a Gem and I can't wait to bring some more people out to ride.

mr. f. g. superman said...

Hats off to you fellas for putting it on. Best weekend of riding in a long time, even without the riding.