August Birthday Celebration Ride!!!

We have a lot of August birthdays to celebrate including Roel, Brian (who?), Christine (welcome home) and Casey. If you have an August birthday let us know in the comment section. (Yes, Mark, there will be cake!)

Everyone is welcome, but here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. This is an unsupported ride, which means that you should have experience on a mountain bike. You should be prepared to fix your bike, find your way back to the parking lot, and ride solo if it comes to that. This ride will not have a dedicated "sweeper." If you're worried about riding alone, think about bringing a friend or posting a note on the site before the ride.

2. If you don't know the trail, you should carry a map or directions. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/cct/downloads/lakeffxtrailmap.pdf

3. A helmet is required, and we strongly encourage you to bring a cell phone and water.

4. You should have a bike tool, pump and spare tubes — and of course know how to use them

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  • Jennifer Hoskins- R.

    GoPro Vid from Thursday-- http://youtu.be/N6aPeDtD5I4

    3 · September 1

  • Jason D.

    A short ride today with a long 1.5 mile hike back to the parking lot. Near the top of the Luge, the hanger on my rear derailer failed suddenly, sending the derailer into my spokes and locking up the back wheel. I'm just glad I was going slow at the time and didn't crash.

    August 28

  • Laurie J.

    Thanks everyone for coming out and celebrating August babies! We even got a little bit of trail work done. Richard, I nominate you as the hero of the night!

    3 · August 29

  • Shannon K.

    Casey, I made your vanilla and coconut cupcakes for tonight. I made plenty of extras so there will be cupcakes for everyone as well as cake! :-) See you tonight!

    2 · August 28

  • Anand

    Think I'm lost in the woods

    August 28

  • D_a_n_e

    whoever brought the watermelon and left their dish in the parking lot--I have your dish...

    August 29

    • mike a.

      Thnxs Dane, was me and Jen

      1 · August 29

  • Gary

    Richard driving his Jeep down the trail was the highlight of the night. Or was it Jenn's mechanical failure? Either way it was a GREAT time!

    4 · August 29

  • Jorge R.

    Can't make it...stuck at work
    next time.

    August 28

  • Laurie J.

    Let me know if you'd like to step up to be a group leader/sweeper tomorrow and which group you would like to lead/sweep. As a thanks you will get a corner piece of the cake :)

    1 · August 27

    • Laurie J.

      Welcome Jeremy, that would be great. Typically it's leaders choice for route with some feedback from the group. Also, gauge the group to determine the pace so folks don't get dropped. We just try to get back to the lot before it's too dark. See you soon!

      August 28

    • Mark

      Usually a minimum of about an hour up to 1.5 works best.

      August 28

  • Roel

    i will be late...have to take my daughter to get her driver's license which is in an hour ceremony conducted by the court starting at 4:45.

    1 · August 28

    • Laurie J.

      just don't be late for beer and cake!

      1 · August 28

  • Mark

    We just hit 30 people going and the weather looks like it will be PERFECT! I will bring the grill. Need I bring the flip cup table?

    2 · August 27

    • Jorge R.

      First time riding with this group. Comments sounds like a lot of fun. Do you mind if I bring BEERS? Cheers!

      1 · August 28

    • Casey

      Beers? No one said anything about beers... ;-P

      August 28

  • Chris

    Trails were in good shape today. CCT has the usual muddy spots, but no worse than any other week. Watch the entrance though - there's a log blocking most of the trail right past the blind corner... you've been warned!

    3 · August 26

    • Chris

      chain saw will definitely do the trick. its just far enough past the first turn that you can't see it from the entrance due to the angle.

      August 27

    • RJ P.

      I guess I should have checked messages before I left the house this morning...no chain. Maybe next week.

      August 28

  • T. R.

    I'm out. Going to give the shoulder another week to heal up.

    August 27

    • Laurie J.

      Is your shoulder well enough for Cornhole and flip cup?

      August 27

  • Anand

    Are you guys planning on heading into the trail at 6?

    August 27

    • Eric

      D_a_n_e, im one of those jackasses that uses a 24h clock and expects everyone else to know what I am talking about. 1700 = 5pm.

      August 27

    • Anand

      Laurie, I'm going to try. Depends on when I can head out of work. Maybe, worst case, I'll try and meet you guys after.

      1 · August 27

  • chris r.

    My bday is the next day but I'm out of town. Miss riding with u folks!

    1 · August 24

    • Laurie J.

      Ahhh...you'll have to catch us before the end of the season! I'll eat a piece of cake for you. Happy Birthday!

      August 25

    • Eric

      Echo what Laurie said....have not managed to catch a ride with you yet this season.

      August 27

  • Evan W.

    I am a maybe on this one, but I did want to wish the August-borns a happy birthday!

    2 · August 27

  • Steve M.

    Will miss this week as I am on the Outer Banks. See that my favorite Gin and Tonic buddy is back after a multi week hiatus so missing this week is that much bitter....

    August 25

  • T. R.

    I am an August birthday also. I'll be there if my shoulder is feeling better.

    2 · August 25

    • Laurie J.

      Oh no! What happened?!? Hope you're better by Thursday.

      August 25

  • chris r.

    Eat a ton of cake for me. I'm trying to get fit for CX season. Lol

    2 · August 25

  • D_a_n_e

    Casey beat me to it! Katie's birthday was aug 17th too

    1 · August 25

  • Casey

    Woohoo! Dane's birthday is also in August. :-P

    1 · August 25

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