Monday, September 23, 2013

Tuesday September 24th Birthday Ride

This Tuesday September 24th,  we will have a Time Trial meeting at the Pugsley Pit at 6:30. 

However this time trial will be my 40th Birthday, no drop group ride. We will ride for and hour or so then go back to the Pugsley Pit and Have some beers and grill some food.

Once again I will provide the eats, you bring some treats.  Remember to bring a light, it is getting dark pretty early these days.

Friday, September 13, 2013

DHPT Strava Course

The DHPT Strava course is now officially up and running.

Here is a link explaining how strava works:

The DHPT Strava course starts at The Luge.  Follow all of the Strava stickers placed on the brown fiberglass trail name poles.  Also look for white arrows on the pole signifying the direction of the next trail.  If there is an area with no signs around, look for an orange paint marking on a tree or an orange arrow.

The Strava course ends at the bottom of Boa, across from the parking lot on Ice Cave road.

Have strava up on your phone, in the record setting at the bottom left of your screen.  Start at the Luge, push stop at the end of Boa, then hit the checkered flag button to name the ride and save to strava.

Here is the Strava Course:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Time Trial Dual Slalom went down

Here is the bracket for one of the most fun Time Trials ever. It was a 10 man bracket, double elimination with spectators lining the course.  Rubbing is racing and there was plenty to go around.

Monday, September 9, 2013

September 2013 Meeting Agenda

Decorah Human Powered Trails
Toppling Goliath
Monday, September 9, 2013

7:00 p.m. Call to Order

Roll Call:

Treasurer’s Report
$4,447.57 in Judy’s Park and Rec DHPT Account
$325.52 in our checkbook.

Minutes from the Last Meeting

Reports of Officers, and Committees

Unfinished Business
Get Thank You letter in the Newspaper for Van Peenan Trails… a little history would be nice. (Kirk)
Night Race?
Spring Grove Trail
Trail Cam idea

Update on Fall CC Project

New Business
Pugsley Worlds? Date?
Other new business


August 2013 Meeting Minutes
Decorah Human Powered Trails
Toppling Goliath
Monday, August 5, 2013

8:00 p.m. Call to Order

Roll Call: Lars Hovden, Kirk Johnson, Doug Osborn, Jeff O’Gara, Pete Blodgett, Deke Gosen, Jeff Friedhof, Ken Barker and Michelle Barker from LAMBA

Treasurer’s Report

Minutes from the Last Meeting
Motion by Lars and second by O’Gara to start meeting at 7:00 p.m. the rest of the year (unanimous)

Reports of Officers, and Committees

Unfinished Business
Get Thank You letter in the Newspaper for Van Peenan Trails… a little history would be nice.
Night Race?  Sept 21? Or Oct. 28th?
Spring Grove Trail is having a grand opening in the Second Week do Oct. over “Uff Da Days” They would like us to promote a trail ride.

Fall Project:  Old Randy’s?
Pete will confer with Brad Wicks about using a small dozer to fix old Randy’s
Larson’s Loop Addition? Need a group to look at it. Don’t want to build too close to neighbors. We need to invite Dennis Larson to an upcoming meeting to discuss property use and route etc…

New Business
Make $200 gift certificate to Gary T. for trail work. (motion by O’Gara, Second Kirk; Unanimous vote. (KIRK write a check.)
Jeff Ogara proposed looking into having a Trail Cam to photograph visitors to the trails. Estimated cost of $200-$400 for camera. (NEEDS MORE DISCUSSION)
Suggested that we need more interesting info posted on the blog.
We had 40 people use the trail map scan bars on the trails over Nordic Fest (4 from Norwegian phones!). 300 hits since we put them up.


Time Trial Dual Slalom Course

Hello All,

We will have a Time Trial of a whole new fashion this Tuesday, September 10th. It will be all downhill dual slalom racing on Public Television, utilizing the new trails that have been recently built by the Luther Cross Country team.  It will be a bracket competition, with double elimination.  This will be an exciting event.

Pugsley Pit.

We will start at 6:30, bring your lights, it will get dark.

I will provide Brats, you bring me BEER.