Sprague Brook Trail Day this Saturday!

Come join us at Sprague Brook Park and help us tweak some of WNY's finest single track.  Starting at 10am and ending in the afternoon sometime.

Were planning a west side tune up starting with that big mud hole that never seems to go away.  Plus a few more projects.

Meet at the main bathrooms by 9:50, then were going to drive up top to the upper campground parking lot (by the dumpster).

Lunch and tools will be provided.  Wear some good work shoes and brings some gloves and drinking water.  I use an old pair of riding gloves and wear my Camelbak.

We'll see what we can get done.  Contact me (Scotto) or Greg at SLIDERS for any additional info or questions.  Hope to see you Saturday!

IMBA visit is a huge success

Thanks to all of the 40 participants in the Subaru IMBA Trail Care Crew weekend in Ellicottville this past weekend. This event ended up being a huge success and a heck of a lot of fun.

 

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Taking The Mystery Out of the Front Derailleur

If you read my article Smooth Shifting on rear derailleurs, you probably learned some tricks that will be useful in adjusting the front derailleur as well.

The front derailleur can be tricky because the mechanic must first make several adjustments to align the front derailleur with the chainrings before making any useful adjustments. These alignments are made by eye. New front derailleurs come with a guide sticker on the outer plate to help line the outer plate with the teeth on the largest chainring.

Some front derailleurs are mounted in a fixed position on the frame and cannot be adjusted. If you have a fixed-position front derailleur (like and e-type or direct mount), you can skip the first step assuming the derailleur, frame, and chainrings on the crank were designed to work together.

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Hunter's Creek Video

this is what happens when you have wayyyyy too much time on your hands and only a little footage from 2 years ago!

i would appreciate all and any silly comments...hey maybe one you fellow MTB'ers could create something that we can post!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h1F-3sI0Pc

Sprague Brook Loop

This video includes most of the Sprague Brook main loop.

It was shot before the "new" downhill was made and also doesn't include the "Bridge" trail or Foote Road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAed9MzxqLo

The new web site allows us to post videos in place of articles. If this is a feature we like, maybe we can get a preview link on the Homepage.

Sorry for the slow pace, we were just trying to keep the riders together for video sake. Enjoy.

Our insurance company has "strongly suggested" that we tell you that Mountain Biking can be dangerous. If you're visiting this site it's very likely that you're already aware that if you insist on having a good time by riding your mountain bike, eventually you will almost certainly fall down and collect any number of boo-boos, dings and injuries, serious or otherwise, but we have to tell you anyway.

Mountain Biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a significant risk of bodily injury and even death. Mountain biking should only be undertaken if you have a complete awareness of these risks. You can reduce the level of risk by wearing a helmet and by riding within your own skill level.