South Alton 2010-9-12 NSORRA site

Well, today we decided to take a run to South Alton to play around with on the trails at the NSORRA site…    Jake, and I awaited at the Tantallon Esso while some some friends showed up with their bikes, to get gassed up…

 

Yep, the bikes are clean now, but they won’t be in a couple of hours…  Jake and I typically ride with the Covey Clan, Peter, Gregory, and Lucas..  or better known as the Group HONDA…
 
80’s vintage XR600, 200x vintage CRF70, and CRF100.. 
 
We also have their neighbors joining us today, the Mckenna’s… Should be fun with 7 bikes today…
 
Again, more with the CRF’s, a 50, and 230….
 
 
The Mckenna’s are rolling in with this badboy..
 
 
Shane would suggest that this rig spends alot of time at the pumps.. Cry
 
Alright, fueled up, it’s time to fuel up the bodies..  Macdonald’s, ya, ok, maybe not the best fuel, and given the renovations at MikkyD’s, we are sure glad the Mckenna Mobile was with us.. Breakfast was sure good.
 

 
Alrighty, the GPS coordinates plugged in, time to head to South Alton..  We camp up at Yogi, and typically take 12 so, shouldn’t be too hard to find it…
 
Not sure why I’m putzing around with Facebook, but uploaded this while I was driving.. 
 
 
Alrighty, the GPS led us directly to the Orange KTM Tape, good sign.. Clap
 
Let’s unload, and get going.  We decided to park where we found what seemed to be a small parking area, and then ride into the area, and of course the gate. 
 
 

 
We had a mix of riders, and bikes really…  and unsure of what we would find, but we were looking forward to the ride..
 
Jake was sure looking forward to it, and to try out his new Pink Goggles.  It matches his shirt, and I personally think the cute girl at Pro Honda had Jake wrapped around her finger..
 
 
After the kids did about a doze laps just past the gate, we started studying the Map, and the board just inside the gate.  Great stuff, and we concentrated on the easy trails first, given the size and experience of some of the riders..
 
 
We found this little loop, and it began to be the start of a Super Fun Day… Jake loved the loops here..
 
The Mini-Jump…
 

The Retake:

Jake Loved this jump, and the boys started building it up a bit, Shhh, don’t tell mom… 
 
 
 
 
Alright, bathroom break..
 
 
Well, it’s time for the Group Picture….  It’s been a wonderful morning of riding.  We explored most of the trails, with everyone..  We didn’t get many pictures in the morning session, but after lunch, I captured more..
 
 
Hmm, common theme at lunch, where the heck did those shirts come from?
 
 
The afternoon riding, we spent exploring the easy, and expert trails..  TON OF FUN…  First casualty was the CRF70…  an unfortunate meeting with a Rock… 
 
 
Lucas (CRF100), and I (DRZ250) hit an expert trail, and found ourselves following the tape… :-)  Awesome, had a bunch of fun, zig zaging through the trails..
 
 
Jake getting ready for his next bike purchase, sneaks a run on Gregory’s CRF70, larger frame…  Given the jumps he’s doing, I’m thinking about better suspension. Shocked
 
 
There was a few area’s where the smaller bikes need some attention, but for the most part, the navigated their way around the area in fine fashion.
 
 
Great picture of Josh (CRF50) finding his way past one of the expert trails..  It’s amazing to watch the smaller kids duck under branches that typically give us larger folks trouble..
 
 
 
 
 
Guess what Jake found again…
 
 
 
 
Please don’t show this one to MOM…  Got a little quick before making a turn…
 
 
Alrighty, it was about this time, we decided, it’s time to go home..  Thanks NSORRA for a great area to challenge the kids technically, and have a whole bunch of fun…  They are all NSORRA trained, and it was great to see their smiles when they saw the sign..
 

 

Time to go home, clean up the chains, and bikes, let the boots dry, and start planning the next trip…

Jake, and Kent…

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