Monthly Archives: December 2015
“All good things come to an end.”
Why start the post with a 1374 Chaucer quote? Two reasons: Because the first SHART has ended. And because, it was a ‘good thing’ judging from the big cheesy smiles plastered all over the faces of these finishers!
Bob F’n Jenkins
Lo Mattson, Alice Butler, Ted and Sandy Weiss (with a great photobomb!)
Sean Ross and Melanie Bateman
David Beattie, Kevin Minton, Amanda Lappe, Scott Shaw, John Nass, Hunter Nass
Hope you guys had a great time playing in our SHART! If anyone was missed in the finisher list let one of us know and we’ll get you added.
btw, Chaucer was full of shit with his “All good things come to an end”. There is only a temporary pause and then the good things keep right on coming. So don’t forget to follow the Virtus Blog and Facebook page for info on the next SHART to come splattering into the woods near you.
The 5th annual MLK Ride is indeed happening again. It seems impossible, but every year this thing just keeps getting bigger and better.
Date: Saturday, Jan 16th
Time: Meet at the Berry-Man Campground Trailhead (Google Map here) at 8:00 AM and roll out as a group at 8:30 AM. Faster riders wanting to do two laps (or more) might leave earlier. I am not one of those riders.
What to Bring:
- Your bike
- Any and all gear, food, and water you’ll need (this is a self-supported ride on a fairly rough trail – you’re on your own for the most part)
- Some food to share
- Something to drink (beer and/or whiskey is almost always the right choice, but homemade wine is also a good choice)
- Dry, warm clothes for hanging out after the ride (possibly the best part)
- Camping gear if you plan on camping the night before and/or after
What Not to Bring:
- A shitty attitude
Team Virtus will bring stuff to fire up the grill along with some meat and Kate’s cookies (right, Kate?) to throw on the grill – yes, they’re super delicious that way. And maybe even Chuck will bring his super secret Chili (right, Chuck?) with Cheeze-Its thrown in.
We probably won’t have enough meat for everyone, so please bring enough food for your group. Bringing a side dish or dessert to share would be super cool. And of course bring your own beverages.
Some of us will be camping Friday and/or Saturday night. And some of us will also be riding the totally rad Joe Dirt Ride at 12:00 pm on Sunday to round out a great weekend on bikes with friends.
It works out perfectly, really:
Camp, drink, and laugh our asses off Friday night. Get up and ride Berryman with a big group. Eat, drink, and laugh some more after the ride. Camp, eat, drink some more. Get up and get a good breakfast at the Spare Rib Inn, and then go ride bikes some more on Sunday.
So let us know if you’d like to join us. You can comment below or hit us up on the facebook event page.