Sunday, September 28, 2008

Budwegs Return Home for a Visit

Our world travelers have returned home to pick up their new Schwinn bikes and visit with friends. While here we do what we do and we organize a gravel ride to Bluffton and remind them what a special place we have here in Northeast Iowa.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A smiley pic for Scott. Hows the new House?

The Garage sale special in all it's Glory.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pain Train

All aboard the Pain Train.....Toooot.......TOOOOOOOOT

Route 66 Chode Squad?!?!

Brian and Jeff are two of the fastest guys in the Decorah Area. They're even faster when you put them both on one bike. 1st place in the Tandem Division. Pete Blodgett also had a good finish. Good job Guys! Click the picture for a better image.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

multi-use trails

apparently that term implies you can hike, run, bike, ride horse and shit on the trails. found these lovely surprises about 9:30 a.m. sunday morning on the main trail in palisades. i was out to do trail work and not moving quickly but i'm guessing anyone out on a normal trail ride at normal speed may not have time to avoid these. in case the pics don't give enough perspective, i've never seen a dog drop that much at one time, so i'm leaning towards a slightly larger animal.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Log Ride Up and Down

The Log Ride can be tricky. I've rode it down, took me a while and a few crashes. I've never seen it rode up, until tonight. Twice.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bike weekend

Saturday was a great day to be on a bike. Rode out to the Sattre Store and then took the scenic route over to the Highlandville Store, and even rode into the Luther Football game. The route included River Road, Balsam Road, Quandahl Road, and Middle Hesper. An estimated 46 miles, with Mark Folkedahl and Eric Clement. Sunday Deke, Jeff and I went out a repainted the trail number signs. You'll robably notice a few that you hadn't before with their shiny new bright red paint job.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Survey Says...

I thought I would try something here and see what kind of results we get.

At the September DHPT meeting, we started to talk about ways to fund our little group. What's nice about the duties we've charged ourselves with is that it is pretty inexpensive. Unlike the coming Trout Run Trail, we don't need millions of dollars for planning, materials, labor etc. We do however need a few bucks for things like:
  • Gas and string to run the weed eaters
  • Fuel and maintenance for our chainsaws
  • Fuel for the DR Trimmer
  • Lumber, screws, nails and bolts for bridges like the ones leading from Death Valley to the Rocky Road
  • Small tools and protective equipment like gloves, nippers, safety glasses, rakes, shovels
  • Signs to name the trails and to indicate the intended use and restrictions, (Hiking, No Horses)
  • Kiosks time and materials, the maps in the Kiosks and the Handouts
  • Race Tape, Signs, promotion material, porta-johns, awards, etc.
Luckily, the ones who run the power equipment have been OK with paying for the gas to run the machines. The Volunteers in the group have done a great job so far, not just building the trails, but donating things like storage of the equipment for free, supplying fuel, building materials, paper and printing costs.

I'd like to start compensating some of these people. So my question is this: What is your suggestion to fund the above mentioned expenses? Fundraisers, Club Dues, Donation boxes, Park use fees? Please enter a comment with your idea/suggestion.

Jes Reyerson
DHPT Secretary

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Little Lebowski Urban Achiever - Jeff O'Gara

Jeff is just too fast for his own good. He's the second guy in the video.

The Aftermath. Jeff usually freaks out when someone breaths on his bike. He seemed to handle this incident pretty well.