HOLLISTER HILLS SVRA RIDE: October 20th-23rd, 2011
Campers arrived as early as Wednesday evening to get a good spot in Lodge Camp. More arrivals on Thursday and Friday with a final total of club members being 16.
With Facebook and Twitter so readily available I’m sure there are posts on those web sites, but we do have some memorable videos and pictures that are up and running from this latest trip.
The weather on every single day was just perfect! While it could get hot when standing still in full gear if you kept moving it was ideal! The mornings were still nippy but the evenings around the campfire were mild.
Friday's dinner was ribs and chicken. I put a shout out to Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce as I am a true fan of chicken done up this way. Dana and Chris kept Jerry’s campfire grill going with a many nice racks (o’ ribs). Adult beverages kept everybody smiling’ and off to bed early. When I arrived on Friday morning it was perfect timing as Don was just finishing up his fixing's for a great carb filler prior to riding. Saturday night’s dinner was Tri Tip and more Chicken Hot Wings. Unfortunately due to an injury the turnout for dinner was much smaller than anticipated.
Terrain / Traction:
Riding was open in every nook and cranny throughout the park and that was great! Sorry to Matt who spent most of Friday trying to get his bike to run.
A slight afternoon breeze helped to keep the dust from staying too long in front of you. The young MX riders were trackin’ it more than trails and there were some great pictures caught at the MX track. Phil “aka: Wheelie” was using more of the back tire than the front tire whenever I was behind him. Rick was able to demo his new acquisition on the trails and track. Thanks to coach Pat who psyched me up to doing hill climbs and then kept asking, “Want to do another?”
Thank goodness nothing severe. There was a injury to Nick who hurt his ankle and was taking pain reducers for the rest of his trip until he and Don left early on Saturday evening. A little bit of delay finding Nick when he went down and another good reminder to always check on the rider behind you. Another more serious accident occurred on Saturday afternoon with Kati having to be transported to the local hospital on a fall that occurred on Okie Hill (black diamond). Reports were coming back from 6pm through after 11pm when Dana, Jodi, Phil, and Kati returned to camp. The quad Kati was riding had some damage but at last report no broken bones just a lot of aches and pains for the next several days.
Check out the video shared from this trip the link below: