friend and fellow cyclocross freak Cooper dropped me a line to let me know he's on a committee to decide the fate of 400 acres south of Leipers Fork. trails and mountain bike access has been a pretty hot topic around these parts of late and I've somehow worked my way toward the center of the action. from what I can tell, this is a great opportunity for the mountain bike community, we're underserved (I was not underserved last night, but that's another story) and while these trails aren't in Davidson County, they are within striking distance. here's an overview of the area:
I think at this point the best thing you can do is head over to the Facebook page called Yes! to Mountain Bike Trails In Williamson County and "like" it a perhaps even leave a message. we need all the help we can get.
in cyclocross, despite the World Championships having been contested, they're still racing. even I'm getting a little tired of it, can't imagine how these dudes must feel. even cyclocrosschannel is burned out, only offering a highlight reel of the race in Maldegem instead of the typical last two lap offering. much of what I post on here about cyclocross I pick up from the CXMagazine website, and most people who would care already go there, so it's a bit redundant... anyway, here's a great video from the womens World Championships:
Championnat du monde Cyclo cross 2011 - Dames Elites from Web Petitesreines on Vimeo.
it's been a cold week, with lots of moisture. pump track is shut down, I did about 60 miles down to the Natchez Trace on Wednesday, but other than that, I've been an indoor creature. spent about an hour reading an epic Floyd Landis interview yesterday morning. Floyd was raised Mennonite, so I was always a fan, until the doping thing broke, then I was confused. for some, this interview clears things up, I'm still confused, but it's a great read.
speaking of reading, picked up Bill Strickland's Ten Points for $.75 yesterday along with the Aron Ralston book about cutting off his own arm and a couple David Sedaris books. that's useless information.