Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I just learned of the Bicycle commuter act which has been signed into law and will take effect Jan. 1, 2009. The measure was recently passed as part of the 451 page emergency economic stabilization act of 2008 also known as the $700 billion bailout bill. Businesses will recieve a monthly $20 tax credit for every employee who rides to work, which they can then reimburse those workers. I have challenged the hospital who is my employer to adopt this act and by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for their employees and I encourage you to do the same at your place of employment, lets get this town on two wheels ! - Summer
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Ride with Bruce and the gang Sat. Dec. 27

Yo, HO, HO, HO : Have you had enough of just bideing your time waiting for this white stuff to abate? I feel your pain, so we are taking the rumble onto the Discovery Trail. Where: Discovery Trail , meet at Hollywood beachWhen: Saturday Dec.27Time: 9amAgenda: Ride to old mill cafe, for breakfast and back. It might be icy it my be not. be somewhat prepared for anything this thing is going to happen, so come one come all, be there or be square. Merry Bikemas for us pagens, Merry Christmas to the rest, HO HO HO and away we go! Bruce

Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Rumble In The Mud with Bruce Phillips

Where - Joyce access road just past Grannies Cafe off 101
When - Saturday 12/13/08 10 am
what - XC ride of about 23 miles a circle loop
Why - Cause we can and we will !

See You THERE !!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


We are having our monthly meeting at Ricks Place Lounge, six o'clock on thursday. We usually have our meeting the first thursday of every month, due to some schedule ploblems this month we had to put it off till this week. Please come join us and find out whats been going on in our Port Angeles bike scene !!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Hope to not confuse anyone but just for this nights ride the 5:30 is canceled (Tyler got sick) BUT.... We are still on for the 6:30 so hope so still see you out there !

Monday, December 8, 2008

What a blast !

Thanks Robin for hosting our Saturday ride - So much fun and a record with 14 people !!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Rumble in the Mud XC Ride Saturday 12/6

Saturday we will be meeting at Robins house 1831 Monroe Rd. east side at 11am sharp we will be riding the hills above her house and then she will be making chili for after the ride. Feel free to hang out and bring some food if you like for this pot luck style gathering at her house, if you want beer bring your own. There will also be a place to wash off your bike if you would like.

Side note - This last Tuesday night ride was a blast with two groups, a 5:30 and a 6:30 and about 9 people total, it was fun to light up the trails ! We had a new recruit, he found us on the Internet - originally from Scotland, he recently moved here from New York. Thanks for joining us Ron and am sure to see you on the trails again soon !

Monday, December 1, 2008

Two Things !!! Tuesday Night Ride AND Meeting change

NIGHT RIDE - So the night ride is on for Tuesday 12/2 with Tyler, once again we are meeting just past the Elwah bridge at the pulloff on the left. These rides are only about an hour long and quite alot of fun.

MONTHLY MEETING CHANGE - We usually have our monthly ODS meeting the first Thursday of each month but many cannot attend so it will be changed to the second Thursday just this month. I will try to call all that I can, but please help out by spreading the word. 12/11 meeting will be at Rick's Place Restaurant at 6 pm. Chow ! - SN

Friday, November 28, 2008


Foot Hill trails gate at 11am we are meeting with Bruce Phillips for his Saturday ride. This will not be fast paced so don't worry if your a little sluggish from toting around that extra turkey in your belly. Get out and enjoy the fresh air and good friends. C-ya there ! - Summer

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Night Ride with Tyler 11/25

Tuesday 11/25 we will be meeting once again at the Elwah pulloff for the Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure route entrance. We will be meeting at 5:30 PM, hope you can join !

Monday, November 17, 2008

Well We Were Kinda Successful

After about 6 loads of logs, a bunch of dirt, and a bunch of sweat, the big double is now a little more doable. We brought the landing back to about 12 feet or so for the take-off. We built a hip to the left of it as well. A couple other jumps here and there and all in all it was a productive weekend.

Hey do you know Greg Norman? If so, thank him for the vicarious help this weekend. He donated a little Toyota 4X4 that made the log moving possible. It's just small enough, capable enough, and scratchable enough to grind down the White Knuckle to the jumps. It was just sitting around in Seattle, not living its full potential, and he gave it to us for just this sort of thing. Thanks Greg!!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Anyone who is interested in doing a little trailwork on Sat morning, be at Dry Hill at about 9ish on Saturday. We are going to fill in the big doubles on the White Knuckle and turn them into table-tops, so us mortals can work up to clearing them. If you have a chainsaw, bring it. We are going to go up the trail and cut 8' lengths of logs that are laying around and haul them down to the jumps via truck. It should only take a couple of hours (maybe 3). Bring your bike so we can try it out as well. If you are going to show, drop an e-mail to Scott at olympicdirtsociety@yahoo.com
Hope to see a bunch of you there.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tylers Tuesday Night Ride 11/11

Come show Tyler your not afraid of the dark and meet him at the Elwah pull off to ride the Adventure route of the Discovery Trail - 5:30 ! This will happen every Tuesday so if you don't already own a bike light, now is the time to make that investment and get yourself off the couch for a nice brisk night ride under the stars ! Hope to see you there - SN

Thursday, November 6, 2008

ODS Monthly meeting TONIGHT 11/06

Just like every 1st Thursday of the month we join ourselves down at Ricks Place Lounge at 6pm. Discussion over beer will take place as we rant about how awesome this season has been for ODS and some of the fine details and trails that 08' brought us. We will plan our future endeavors such as our Tuesday night rides put on by Tyler Campbell and discuss how the "Fall Down" went as we are always trying to fine tune our shuttle days. Hope to see you all there, so break out your rain jacket and bike lights, just because the days are cold and dark does not mean its time to retire your bike ! See you tonight ! - Summer

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tuesday Night Rides

Aw yes, its that time of year that we lose one more hour of daylight, but that doesn't stop us from riding does it !! Time to break out your bike lights or about time you finally purchased one. ODS is starting its weekly Tuesday night rides, I will be sure to announce (at least the day before) the location of our rides. This coming Tuesday 11/4 we will be meeting just past the Elwah bridge at the pullout on the left, which is the beginning of the Adventure route of the Discovery trail. We will be meeting at 5:30ish so come join us for the inaugural tuesday night ride, it will be a Blast ! - SN

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

PA Season Ender Wrap-up

Thank you to all who came out for the last (official)shuttle day of the year. The weather, the people, the brats, the new trails/dirt....all perfect! We couldn't have asked for more really. Til the next one, happy trails!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Directions to Dry Hill and the Dam RV Park

Shockingly we have been hearing from quite a few people that are coming out for the first time. There's still a few of them out there I guess.

To Dry Hill:
Follow Highway 101 into Port Angeles. Once in town, go to Lincoln Street and take a Left. Follow uphill passing Albertsons, then travel about 3 miles. Keep an eye open for a road on the left called Walkabout Way. If you pass the log scales, you just passed it. Go up Walkabout and take your first right at the yellow gate and proceed up to the powerlines.

To Elwha Dam RV Park:
From Walkabout Way, continue West to the Highway 112 Junction (about a mile), go right onto HWY 112. Go downhill a short distance and you'll see the RV Park on the Left. If you cross a big ol' bridge, you've gone too far.

Monday, October 20, 2008


The season ender is upon us. This will be the last ODS event until the spring, so come out rain or shine. Here's the scoop.
Saturday- We'll start with a little trailwork; something old, something new,.... Then we most certainly will evolve into a little flowchecking. There will be a lunch for you worker types. Saturday registraition gets you $5off Sunday.
Saturday Night- We are having a group camp event at the Elwha Dam RV Park just 2 miles down the road. Includes camping, spaghetti feed, bike derby, and who knows what else? Cost is $5.
Sunday- Unlimited shuttles from 9-4 and burgers and brats for lunch. Cost is $35 with $5 off if you are in costume.
If you can, please RSVP @ olympicdirtsociety@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Inagural Happy Fun Bus Ride

There are just 10 seats available on the Happy Fun Bus for a point to point XC ride on the Adventure Route this Saturday. We will meet at the trail head near the Elwha, and drive out to the Joyce school, for the long ride back. If you want to reserve a seat, call Scott at 477-9288.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trailwork Sunday AM

To anyone interested in throwing around some dirt, I will be heading up early Sunday to work on some stuff. Namely one-liner, but there are tons of things to do elsewhere. How bout a little trail work party like we use 'ta could? Maybe a couple of hot laps afterward.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Monthly ODS meeting - Rick's at Six !

Kinetic Skulpture Race - last Year.....Lets Do it again !!!

Yes, its that time again October 2nd to meet at Ricks Lounge for a "rectangle" table discussion on ODS happenings. This meeting is open to all and will plan on covering some thoughts, comments,future agenda and the action we have had since our last gathering.
-Would love to hear your thoughts on the DNR meeting that was held last month about the future of our recreational use on their land and how it can affect our trails.

-Update From Shawn S about our adopt a chunk of the Olympic Discovery Trail.

-Fluid Ride race wrap up

-Scott and his Kinetic Skulpture Race "race"

-oh - and have we forgotten about the B'Ham trip? I haven't lets deliver the final date and time and DO IT !
Hope to see you all there - SN

Monday, September 15, 2008

IMPORTANT !! DNR MEETING 9-16-08 Port Angeles Library

Thanks Scott for a heads up and reminder on this, just wanted to add a few more tid bits of information as to why it is important to show your face at this meeting. As a group of mountainbikers we want to show that our presence cannot be ignored so now's our chance to be heard, also apparently the new director of recreation is more bike friendly (worked with the Capitol Forest folks). Why this new focus on recreation? Help DNR chart a course for recreation in Washington

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be looking to user groups and individuals to help create a new vision for recreation on DNR-managed forestlands, aquatic lands and natural areas. Throughout the month of September, DNR will host nine workshops across the state to gather input from interested citizens.

We invite you to come share your thoughts on the direction of recreation in Washington . Where do you recreate? What kinds of recreation activities do you enjoy? How easily can you access recreation on state-managed lands? Drop by various topic stations at one of the workshops, talk to staff and provide your thoughts on these and other questions.

DNR will bring your answers to these and other questions to the newly formed Sustainable Recreation Work Group. This group was established by the 2008 Legislature to assist DNR in developing a long-term vision that ensures safe, sustainable, and enjoyable outdoor recreation on DNR-managed land.

The last time the state officially addressed recreation issues on DNR-managed lands was 37 years ago with the passage of the Multiple Use Act in 1971. This act is based on the concept of state lands being available for multiple uses where appropriate, including various types of recreation. Since then, the face of recreation has changed significantly beyond what anyone envisioned. New forms of recreation have come on the scene including paragliding, mountain biking and paintball. Motorized off-road vehicle use has more than doubled in the state in the last 10 years. And, the overall volume of visitors to state lands has grown dramatically.

The Multiple Use Act still provides a solid foundation for recreation in Washington . Your input will help identify ways to better take into account the changing nature of recreation, pressures from a growing population, and the need to ensure the environmental health of DNR-managed lands.

Look for future e-mail messages with more information about the Sustainable Recreation Work Group, including a Web page address. In the meantime, if you'd like directions to any of the workshops, call Jana Greer at 360-902-1730 or send an e-mail to jana.greer@dnr.wa.gov.
Hope to see you all there tomorrow ! - Summer

Thursday, September 11, 2008

DNR Meeting

Hey everyone,
There is an important meeting with the DNR on Tuesday night at the Port Angeles library regarding the future of recreation on DNR lands. Across the state mountain bikers have been coming out in droves, so lets try and continue that trend and make a good showing. It's to all of our benefit for sure. I believe the meetin starts at 6pm. For more info, you can go to www.ridemonkey.com/forums go to the Pacific Northwest link and look for the DNR post.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Meeting Summary

Well that was a productive meeting wasn't it? I'll report that which I remember do to about a 2 1/2 hour length!!
-Laurie (the volunteer coordinator of the Olympic Adventure Route) came and requested our club adopt a 1 1/2 mile section below Kelley Peak. Sean stepped up to be the club leader for this project.
-Wayne Fitzwater was present and shared his bosses reaction to some of the press from the races. Some good, some bad.
-Sean H. brought some info regarding the Mt. Muller enhancement proposed by the National Forest. Please take some time and send in a comment (hopefully in support) of the changes.
-We talked about the Fall Down, but I can't recall who's doing what?? Sorry
-The club trip was brought up and is still planned for the first weekend of October. See Summer for more details.
-Casey & Sean talked about the need to update our insurance shortly.
-The Roundtable. Several of the club members indicated that morale was low amoungst a few members. We had a small group, with most of the core members so we let it out. Tyler even cried. Without getting into all the details, I believe there were a few misconceptions clarified and roles defined. One tangible change is that each meeting will feature a different chairperson. Summer volunteered to lead the next meeting, which includes setting the agenda.

That's all I remember. If I forgot anything important, contact me and I'll let it be known.

ODS represent at FOCF XC and SD races !

Some riders from ODS decieded to test their skills for the first time at a 15 mile XC race as well as the 6 mile Super D race in Olympia Washington ! Friends of Capital Forest FOCF was the host and they did a wonderful job of keeping us entertained, well fed, and very stoked to say the least ! Check them out at http://www.capitolforest.com/races2008.html as well as http://www.capitolforest.com/friendsofcapitolforest.html. FOCF plays host to a series of races during the year and we were able to hit up the last of their series. It was a blast, the scene was amazing with many familiar faces of those who have made their way over at some point or another to participate in our events as well. I can't say enough about our experience there, the camping area was phenomenal and the trails keep you wanting to come back for more. Representing team ODS was Sean Halberg taking in a 2nd in Sport XC and 7th in SD, Tyler Campbell a 1st in sport XC and a 4th in SD, Summer Northern 1st in sport XC and 5th pro SD and Shawn Sinskie showing up sunday for the SD and taking home 9th for the Expert Class. I will have to say that for a bunch of Downhillers we didn't do too bad representing the XC scene and we all had a blast. Check them out and come with us next year !!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ODS Meeting

Ricks at six as usual. Laurie (with the Olympic Discovery Trail) will be there first thing to invite us to adopt a chunk of the new adventure route. Other subjects include the B'ham trip, Fall Down, Race season wrap-up, and maybe some morale boosting.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Just cause it makes me happy !

Fluidride Cup #4 report - One big Happy mtb family !

The AllNighters race preride party !

Thanks all for coming out and making this a successfull year here in Port Angeles it was a blast and we will see you again next year for sure. We had quite the mix of weather with 80 degrees for the Slalom race and a downpour for the Downhill just to keep things interesting ! Bart McDaniel just keeps wowing us with his super powers and took the win for the mens Pro DH catagory followed by our own Lars Sternberg and Curtis Keene wrapped it up with a third place finish. Women Pro DH catagory Katie Holden coming down from Whistler with a 1st, Joy Mutoli taking home 2nd. I will have to say it has been a blast and want to thank all who have made it happen! Just remember ODS and Fluidride hearts you !

Monday, August 18, 2008

Directions to race event.

Follow HWY 101 West about 3 miles past Albertsons to Walkabout Way and go left. (It's right across from Dry Creek Rd.) Take first right through yellow gate and park on the powerlines. There will be a spectator shuttle available on Sunday so you can catch all of the action. BRING A NOISE-MAKER!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Race and Party details

Fluidride Cup #4 is just around the corner. Please come and enjoy it either riding or spectating as it is the last one of the year in Port Angeles. Here's the details.

Friday August 22nd:
12pm-6ish Registration & Downhill practice on Dry Hill
7pm-Late!! Party at the Red Lion. We will have a killer band (The All-Nighters from Bellingham), mtb flicks playing on a big screen in the background, and a dj to fill in the blanks. The party is open to all ages, has a no-host bar, and you can order food from the resturant. Please bring a friend so we can pack the place. Cover is $5 to help pay for the room and band, and any left-overs go to the club. Don't miss it.

Saturday August 23rd:
8am-4pm Registration, downhill and dual slalom practice.
2pm Dual slalom qualifying
4pmish Dual slalom racing
Possibly more practice after DS

Sunday August 24th:
8am-9:30am Downhill practice
10am DH racing begins. Should go until about 2pm ish.

New this event!!! We plan to have a spectator shuttle for at least the Pro Finals so people can access King Diamond, the new Pro/Expert course. Bring your favorite noice maker!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Oh ! And more ODS group Rides !

Jess and Summer Mt Hood
Lars and Casey Mt. Hood Fluidride Series !
Foot Hills

Night Riderz !

Just one of our group night rides, "Secret" location ! Had to show the Swiss what we podunks do here in PA ! Lights above - Canada, Lights below -PA

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rick's @ 6pm

ODS meeting at 6pm at Rick's Place.
Subjects include; ODS T'shirts, party at the Red Lion, trail work, and much more!!!! special appearance by TC !

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Lost & Found

If anyone finds a pair of pink rockgarden elbow pads, their owner would really like to get them back. She is from out of town, and they are part of her bodyarmor. Get them to Scott if you see them.

Monday, August 4, 2008

New Pro/Expert Line

King Diamond is the latest addition to the Hill, and it's ready to ride. It's super soft and off-camber, but killer. We logged about 120 hours building it, and wasted no time in trying it out. I crashed on my second run, but it's so soft right now, it's no big deal. We will probably do a little "pimping" in a few sections, but not much, it almost rides perfect! Good job and thanks to everyone who helped out.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Trailwork Thursday Night

We have an exciting new trail building oportunity!! We will be working on it on Thursday night and this weekend. Bring machete's, pruners, and things to pull small stumps. We will be up there by 5pm or so and the combo lock will be in place. The work area is up by the start ramp.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Kelly's Peak Cleansweep !

The Horsetrail on Kelly's peak has received a makeover this last weekend, the in your face bushes have been removed and you can now see where you are going ! Thanks for the ODS crew of Tyler, Summer, Mitch and Sean H who went up there to take on this task and play clean up. Also an exciting addition has been added to the bottom, you no longer have to ride road back to your vehicle, the olympic discovery trail crew has added the extension to their trail that leads you all the way back to the Elwah Bridge. The new extension is amazing, its wide enough to pass as well as a series of bridges, so get up there and check it out !

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Not Quite A Weekly Update

Hey everyone,
Well it's been a while. There have been some phenominal rides going on lately, or so I've heard. There is a Fluidride race camp going on this weekend on Dry Hill. The next race is right around the corner, so time to start thinking about course planning and prep. How about something new off of Double Bypass?? We're trying to organize a World Cup Viewing Party this weekend, more info to follow on that.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Weekly update

Hello everyone,
A busy weekend of riding and working. Last Thursday's work and Sunday mornings work paid off with some sweet new surface and one new jump to flat on Braeburn. That trail is wicked fast! The new jump will eventually be a high speed hip thing, or maybe we'll have to move it?

Sad news about our friend Jay. Like he doesn't have to overcome enough, now he's got a busted collar-bone. He's so tough, he drove home to Bremerton to go to the hospital. We're going to invite him out for the World Cup Breakfast Party just to keep his spirits up. Lars has opted not to go to the World Cups up in Canada, so I guess we have to root for Luke????

No one is going to be around this weekend I guess. A bunch of people are heading down to Mt. Hood this weekend for Fluidride #3. Get ahold of Shawn or Casey if you want to talk carpooling. Sounds like a good weekend for some XC Mayhem!!!

Moving slowly forward on getting a school bus for shuttling amoungst other uses. Hopefully up and running by the next FR Cup?

That's all for now.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

No reason, just a sweet shot!

Just a sweet shot!

Trail Work on Thursday Night

As we talked about in the meeting, a group of us will be going up Thursday evening for some trail work. We've got a lot of little things to do, but nothing major. If you haven't seen it yet, go check out Mitch's loop. We went through and buffed it out in an attempt to get a little flow going. Bee-line is next. The work will probably be followed by a little riding so bring your favorite steed as well.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Car Wash for Lars!!!!!

Well not really. Olympic Dirt Society, NDub Productions and whoever else can chip in, are going to pay for Lars' airfare to ensure that he represents the ODS (and some of his other sponsors...whatever) at the World Cup in Mt. St. Anne and apparently one the following weekend in Bromont. We need him there to kick Lukes ass!!! Anyhow, it looks like it will be about $500-800....ouch! Be creative everyone. I will be talking to a few local businesses to see if they want to contribute. If we all kick in $20 that would help. We do need to get on this because the ticket prices go up as you all know.

Lars used up alot of his resources on his recent trip and he is extremely stoked to be able to continue with this series. I just got off the phone with him and he was kinda speechless last night about it. I think he was about to cry actually...what a fricken sissy!

Anyhow, empty your penny banks and lets start a pile of money. To contribute, either get it to me (Scott), or pledge by e-mail.

Meeting Notes

Good to see everyone last night. It was a fairly productive meeting, here's some quick notes:
-We talked about getting back to organized trail-work days. Every other Thursday, starting next week was the general concensus. We filled out work time sheets for Wayne (are you listening Wayne?).
-We talked about the ODS trip, and didn't come to any decisions. My feeling is that Crankworx might be a good time for the club to pitch in because several people are already going, and more probably would if the club chipped in for a room. I can't go but I'm sure you all will have a great time. Bastards!!!!
-We talked about marking out a sick XC loop (I know I said I was going to do that a couple of weeks ago, but whatever). Maybe a group ride next Thursday night would be a good time to do that?
-Sean reported on the Sadie Creek work party and it sounds like he represented us well.
-We talked about having a party for the next world cup in Mt. St. Anne. I believe it is in late July. We also decided to pledge some cash toward Lars getting out there, more about this in the next post.

The after meeting riding was awsome. There were seven of us, and we did about 4 dh runs followed by the second Kamikazee race. Very fun, very fast! We need to have timed runs down that run...soon!

That's it, see some of you this weekend.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ODS meeting Thursday 26th !

Olympic Dirt Society will be holding our monthly meeting tomorrow Thursday June 26th at Ricks Place Resturant at 6 PM. Feel free to join us during our monthly meeting to find out what we have been up to as well as future plans for our club - activities, fun rides, races, and so on. ALSO, bring your bike for some after meeting entertainment, we'll ride something ! Hope to see you there ! - Summer

Friday, June 20, 2008

Weekend activities

Hey just a reminder about Sadie Creek work party. I'm actually heading out Saturday morning and coming back at around 12ish. Anyone want to carpool...? Anyone going...?

Trailwork on Dry Hill Sunday morning, let's build some jumps. I will be ribboning off a new line that will be super sweet in some awsome woods if anyone wants to join in for that. Come early to work and then we'll ride later. Please!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bridge Building

Hey everyone,
Following is an e-mail sent to me through Wayne. This would be a great opportunity to work together with some moto dudes to show that we are on the same page as them, at least to some degree. I believe these people are mainly dirt bike riders rather than quad gods as well, so they actually may have some skills. Ha ha. Anyhow, the organizer (Jay) is a very committed dude and understands our plight with trail user conflicts. If you have any time at all this weekend, try to make it out to Sadie Creek Trailhead and throw around some dirt with them. I am going to go out there Saturday morning until about noon or so.

Without further adoooo.....

Hello to everyone...........hope this finds everybody doing good and dirt bikin' !!!!!

We have set a date for doing some trail work at Sadie Creek trail with the good folks at DNR.
The fun begins at 9 am June 21st at the parking lot/ trailhead (where the poker run starts from).
There will be several of us camping out for the weekend starting Friday night the 20th, with the DNR
crew and anyone else coming in by 9am Saturday to get started. Of course ALL are invited to camp
out for the weekend and I encourage anyone interested to join us. Lots of good campfire lying, bench racing,
and good old fashioned B.S.but, A VERY family friendly atsmophere.

The DNR trail crew has already done an exellent job on most of the trails out there, but there is a section
thru Susie Creek that is still rutted and in need of hardining. AND I here rumor of a new section of trail
out of the parking area to decrease the road riding sections. WAY COOL.
So, please make plans to join us as more hands make lighter work that goes faster and is alot of fun.
Besides we have a reputation to uphold.....DNR thinks our past projects have been some of the best they
have done and they enjoy working with our group. Plus the more voulnteer hours, the better DNR scores
on their grant applications to get more trail and more maintence!!! Basically, the more we do, the more we get.

Please send me an email and let me know if you can be there or be square.

As always, please don't hesitate to call or email me with any questions.
Lets blow DNR away with a huge turn out.......


Monday, June 16, 2008

Quite a week

Well last week the hill got some use. Fluidride hosted 32 high schoolers from the Puget Sound, to a week of riding, eating, riding, eating, and eating. Shawn Sinskie participated quite a bit and is psyched to start something similar around here. The trails are dusty and slick, and hard to work on.

I will be marking a cross-country loop using something old, something new, something borr..... you know. It will be a combination of ribbons and ground paint. The goal is to start refining a super sweet loop or maybe two to incorporate into a race in the next year or so. Tires make the best trails, so please give the routes a chance. I have been machete trail building a bit up there and some of the spurs make pretty sweet XC runs. If you want to take part in the design of these, let me know. I plan to be up there Thursday and Sunday morning.

That's all I got

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Last weeks meeting

Well last weeks meeting was not too constructive. Even a fire and a canopy couldn't keep our spirits from being dampened. We utilized the small attendance, and the inclimate weather to justify a trip to Peaks to warm up a bit. Yada yada yada.... I think we should try and have another meeting asap as there are things to discuss and it's been quite a while since we've come together. If you're interested in this happening, start getting in touch with people. This Thursday is an option for me personally.

FYI There is a camp for high schoolers up on the hill this week hosted by Fluidride. I don't know all the details, but watch the newspaper, they may cover it.??


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

More Press


Monday, June 2, 2008

ODS Meeting

Long time no meet.
Olympic Dirt Society Meeting
June 5th, 6ish
At the fire pit
Topics: Whistler vs. Hood River???
Chairlift committee
Trail constuction list
Next XC event
Meeting followed by some trailwork on Double Bypass Re-route. Bring your favorite tool....no jokes.
Come early if you want some extra trailwork time. I (Scott) should be there by about 4:30ish.
Bring your bike in case we want to session the new stuff!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Trail work/riding on Sunday

We will be up on the hill on Sunday early to do some trailwork and then some riding afterword. Trails are in great shape, at least as of last night.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gold Creek Wrap Up

Come on, one more run!!!!
The aftermath.
Poor trail conditions
Don't look down
Somebody get a leach

First ODS Gold Creek assult of the year, but certainly not the last. A few downed trees didn't stop us. Weather was perfect!! Here's some pictures taken by Tyler. There were 12 of us (including 5 of our Port Townsend neighbors). What next, maybe Sadie Creek???

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Gold Creek Ride Update

The current plan is to meet where the pavement ends on Palo Alto Rd. There are signs for Dungeness Forks and Tubal Cain Trail yada yada ... Meeting time is 10:30ish on Sunday May the 25th. Call 477-9288 if you are going to be late!! I have made a map with a couple of routes for the ride, which include a number of "bail-outs". It could be a pretty rigorous but oh so rewarding ride. Some large trees are down on the Lower Dungeness Trail (aka logrides!!!), and we may hoof it through some snow.

Be there or be a roadie

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ODS+ Gold Creek = XC Mayhem!!!!

Well not really, but we are going to hit the upper Dungy for the first time this year. Not sure on the route, but it will surely involve the Gold Creek Trail. All paces welcome, bring a lunch and a lot of water. Might even have a little bonus trail if the road is still blocked??????
Check out this old video I dug up. It's got some Gold Creek and some more familiar trails as well.


Contact Scott by Saturday and we should have the route/meeting place figured out.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Link With Some Great Coverage

Go to www.bonesovermetal.com for pictures and a video. Thanks Mark for providing all the media!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fluidride Cup DH/DS #2

It was another big downhill family reunion up at Dry Hill for the 2nd Fluid Ride Cup of the season. The sun came out in all its glory when we were there to enjoy watching the ever entertaining section of "justice" on the trail. The rain came at night as we slept just to make the trails a little more perfect for our downhill race in the morning. We had 265 riders sign up this time so we had quite the the display of riders as well as spectators with loads of smiles as well as the cow calls of the homemade noise makers thanks to Mitch Mcdougal which he made from scraps of old bike parts. Thanks to all that volunteered to make this event happen, the overwhelming dedication from the folks from Olympic Dirt Society - Josh, Mitch, Summer, Tyler, Dave, Scott, Casey, Lars, Sean, Shawn, Marty....I could go on, your help has been greatly appreciated. Now Lets get ready for FRC #3 in Mount Hood OR.
Results will be posted soon

Monday, May 12, 2008

Peninsula Daily News

Hello everyone,
We received some very positive press in the 5/12/2008 PDN. If you are visiting the blog because of that, welcome. We will have a recap and links to pictures and videos very soon. What a great weekend, but we have all kinds of little tweaks for the next one. Anyone who wants to participate as a volunteer, let us know.

Thanks to everyone who worked to make this such a success.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Lines Shaping Up

Two new trails are taking shape. Lots of work being done and lots left to do. If you want to participate drop an e-mail. Just a couple of weeks left before the next race.

Also, check out the Seattle PI in the Getaways section. Great coverage from the last race.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

ODS meeting tonight April 10th

Ricks Place is the location for tonights mountainbikel meeting at 6pm. Hope to see you there !

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fluidride Cup DH/DS #1

The fluidride cup came on strong with a turn out of around 300 smiling racers signing up despite the mud packed start to practice friday. This was quite a display for a regional race thanks to the combined efforts of Fluidride and Hurricane Racing as well as the help from our very own ODS. We all dried up in time to see the Dual Slalom races on Saturday where there was plenty of enthusiasm from the crowd as well as the high spirits of the racers. The northwest has not seen a DS coarse in quite awhile so it was a thrill to have it come back and take us by a storm. The rain held off long enough to get in the Downhill race run where Luke Strobel and Katrina Strand took the top spot for the Pros on the podium. What an exciting event now don't forget about the rest of the series with the next race in Mt. Hood May 10th and 11th. We will see you there !

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Fluidride Cup Race

Don't miss the race this weekend April 4-6 The Fluidride Cup in Port Angeles Wa. featuring Friday shuttle day and practice, Saturday is Dual Slalom and Sunday will be the Downhill race. For more info go to www.fluidride.com and click on FR cup ! See you there !

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dry Hill Update

ODS has been busy this week getting ready for our first race the Fluid Ride Cup April 5th and 6th so there will be no shuttle runs going this coming weekend. We need to keep the trails clear so we can get everything primed and ready for race conditions. Feel free to swing by and help out if you feel like swinging a shovel and helping out with a good cause.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tuesday Fun Rides !

Just a reminder that we are still doing the Tuesday fun rides, this week Tyler, Sean and Summer went out to Salt Creek and rode up the road (me in granny gear) on Striped Peak, caught our breath and then had a blast whizzing down the smooth, fast single track to the bottom, if my legs would have let me I would have done a second loop - hopefully soon ! We do these cross country rides every tuesday so don't miss the next one. Location to be announced. Happy Thursday !

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Speedy Beavers Clinic

This weekend was a blast with so many women coming out to ride, I would say it was a huge success and with many smiles. About 23 women came out to ride at Dry hill where they were split up into 3 different groups based on riding ability. Thanks to the Speedy Beaver Racing team to put on this event and with the help of Shawn and Summer from ODS many women benefited from the experience and put any anxiety of racing aside to learn this sport or just better themselves and their ability to ride ! If you are interested in monthly women rides with the Speedy Beaver you can look up there site at www.speedybeaverracing.com to see where they are riding next !

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring Shuttle Day A Success !

What another awesome time we all had this weekend with ODS and crew everyone did a great job keeping the shuttle lines flowing, the burgers cooking, and the fire burning. With around 200 riders I would say this event was a success ! Saturday was event full with all the helpers scattered throughout the hill working on the DS, one liner, motoguzzi and a couple of new bridges. Thanks for all your help ! Sunday was amazing, with shuttles starting up at nine we had perfect weather and I can say the same for the dirt. We had quite a show of ladies and Groms this year so its nice to see some new faces as well as our old Family from years back - what a good feeling ! Thanks to all for making this happen and putting a lot of lasting smiles on the faces of many ! Now get ready for the Fluid ride cups first race APRIL 4-6. See you there !

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