Sunday, November 20, 2011

They're Hunting in them Woods!!

We just wanted to throw a reminder out there to all of our friends and trail users. Deer hunting is happening right now in a lot of our favorite woods. There are some fun places we can still safely play, like Hubbard Hills where there is NO HUNTING. But if you must go out in the battlefield please be very careful. Wear your brightest, most obnoxious colors, and pay attention.
Best of luck to all you hunters.

                            Our boy Eric W. slayin' it on the Pug

Sunday, November 13, 2011

P.U.K.E. is Cancelled!!

The trails at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve are closed due to snow cover and wet conditions. We will reschedule in 2012.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

P.U.K.E. at the Reserve this Weekend!!

Hey y'all,
If'n you're reading this, we'll bet it's because you're fun to be with, like to ride bikes through the woods, and perfectly capable of all over the Kickapoo Valley Reserve this Sunday.
History- For years the core group of trail builders and riders in the area have talked about getting together for a big, big ride at the Reserve. One where we would start at the southern trailhead (maintenance building off Seelyburg Rd. in La Farge) and riding trail all the way up to the northern most edge of it all (Hay Valley Road) and back!
Current- It's a go! With the Reserve closing their trails on the 15th, and the Packers not playing till Monday night, we decided it's on this weekend.
Details- We will be meeting at the maintenance building just off Seelyburg Road at 10am on Sunday the 13th. Important, this is NOT the same as the Visitor Center. I'm attaching a map for y'all who aren't sure where this is going down. You will need a trail pass if you don't have one (per the KVR rules) and day passes can be purchased right at the trail at a "self registration" box. We may stop at the Rockton Bar for some vittles along the way so cash is king, bring some. There are 20-something spring fed wells along the way that pour great water but it is "untested" so if you don't trust mother earth, bring lots of water to keep you alive. Bring some food too. The forecast is lookin' good but it is November so think smart about your clothes.
The Route- The plan is to hit a variety of trails and head from far south to far north and back! This is a BIG ride. Stats for those who dig that kind of shit are- 30ish miles and 3000+ feet of climbing. But the beauty of this ride is all the "bail outs" that present themselves. There are several ways of shortening this ride if you don't have the juice or you need to get home to do your nails. On that note it wouldn't hurt to print and bring the attached map so you don't end up spending the night alone in the Reserve in the cold with nothing but hungry wolverines.
If you think you might be jumping train midway through, we will be rippin' through Rockton between 11:30 and 12:00.
Rain Date Stuff- There's a crew that is going to show up no matter what IF the Reserve has the trails "open" on the web page (link below). But if ya just don't know what to do, check back here on gameday for the scoop.
So start stretching, checking your steed over, and saying your goodbyes to the loved ones, cuz' on Sunday we're gonna p.u.k.e. all day.
Oh yeah- for those who don't know how much we love acronyms, it's a
Pedaling  Up the Kickapoo Epic

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Update

Well,It's been six weeks now since a post and it snowed today making me feel like it's a new season.
On a quick side note, I've already started writing the season summary post but it ain't next year yet so you'll all have to wait for the month by month. But I promise it will be lengthy and mildly interesting.
But for now we have to let y'all know what's important.

Yep, everything in house from 2011 is 20-40% off , and there is still some great riding to be had so hurry up and get in here so you can get out there.

SKIS have shipped and SNOWSHOES have shipped!!!
We'll be seeing them soon and N.O.A.A. is calling for a big, big  snow year. Bring It!!

IBEX Wool season is here!!!
We love dressing in comfy, warm wool form head to toe, and can help you be as happy and stylish as us. We are slinging IBEX again this year and as always, we're offering it at 20% off with no shipping charges. That's even better than the inter-web.

The diamond has landed!!!
We are positioning and dialing the skate sharpening machine this weekend and will be tuning blades starting next week. As always we will also be carrying some of the essentials for you Hockey Families so you don't have to drive to LAX or Madison.

Brewdog is smelling better than ever!!!
Yo, Kait ain't going to Central America this winter, she's sticking around to get her snowshoe stomp and Nordic glide on, and while she's here she's pulling the best espresso shots in town. 

These are a couple of the things we're jazzed on, and we're looking forward to a new season of fun. 
Stop in, grab a cup, and tell us about your next big adventure outside. We can help make it epic.