Happy 2010


Hello again, Pasadena Mountain Bike Club members, friends and other mountain bike fanatics,

It’s the end of another year and it’s time to look back at all of the great rides and times we had and look forward to new adventures in 2010.

2009 featured another epic year of riding, racing and B.O.B. rides. We had lots of new faces come out and ride with us, some old timers come back to the fold and even some welcome new additions to the Hulett and Jehue households. Again congratulations and welcome to future club members. Another highlight was the great turnout and time we had at Mammoth this Summer. It could not have been much better. Except for Nick’s Whistler damage and Doug’s header at Lower Rock Creek, we seem to have gone through another Summer relatively unscathed. Then this Holiday season we found out that Roger finally proposed to Vanessa and she said, “yes”. Congratulations to two of our favorite people in the club (of course I say that about everybody) and we look forward to celebrating your marriage through rides and bachelor parties (plural). Just kidding, Vanessa!

I definitely cannot make it out to all of the rides and I appreciate the efforts of all of our ride leaders especially El Ray, who does a whole bunch for the club. Thanks also to John, Brian, Bob, Doug, Stoner and the rest of the ride leaders. The turnouts have been great and everyone seems to be having a good time. Some club members made a few trips to Bootleg Canyon and the Taco rides seem to be getting popular again also.

2010 should be even more epic as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Pasadena Mountain Bike Club! We hope to have a commemorative jersey as well as some special events. Check back for more details. The big trip to Mammoth should be awesome again-unless we go somewhere else. Northstar at Tahoe was a suggestion and maybe Whistler in 2011. Maybe we can get out to Moab, Fruita or Crested Butte this year too. I hope to make more rides this year (in between soccer and baseball and Boy Scouts) and am grateful for all of the great rides and new friends I continue to meet even going into my 20th year with the PMBC.

Have a safe and prosperous New Year and Happy Trails to all.