Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This Sucks!

***Bone Bender Postponed***

The official word from the trail boss....

Well folks, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this latest round of rain just put us over the top on soaking the trails and making them un-rideable for this coming weekend. Sorry but we will have to postpone the Bonebender MTB race until the scheduled make up date of April 18th comes around.

I am just as bummed as you are about this but the volunteers who build and maintain all these sweet trails will appreciate your respect of the trails by not wanting to damage them with a race in muddy conditions.

Thanks for your understanding and I look forward to seeing all of you at the Bonebender MTB race on April 18th!

John Harter,
Trail Manager Smithville Lake Trails

I was looking forward to racing on the dirt. Oh well I need more 3+ hour rides anyway. What is bad is the make up date is the day before the Tour de Tick MTB race in Neosho. That would conflict with my one race a month policy. HMMMM


  1. Sorry about that Scott, but the trails are toast. It would take up to 3 hours just to drag your bike one lap around Smithville. Dragging a 40 lbs mud filled bike is not fun. I know this from experience :-)

    I hope you can make it up on the 18th, but understand if you can not. It is hard finding a an open date on the calendar that was also open with the park. The 18th was the our only option for a rain date.


  2. I've done the epic mudfest races before. Two that jump to mind is an EPIC loop at Moab that took like 4 hours to complete one lap of a race that was supposed to be 3 laps long. Another in Durango where 100 started & 10 finished! I never pedaled once!

    I'll get the hours in & probably double up that wknd.