Ride the Flume Trail at Lake Tahoe this weekend!


Sorry to blast the whole newsgroup, but I don’t have all the email addresses I
need and want to invite anyone who’s interested. This Saturday (Oct. 23) we are
going to ride the world famous Flume Trail at Lake Tahoe. This is supposed to be
one of the most scenic mountain bike trails in the world, with panoramic views
of the entire lake along miles of trail!

We are planning a shuttle, which means we’re taking two cars, one to park at the
end of the ride, and one at the beginning. A gentleman at MUni Weekend yesterday
gave me a bunch of details on a suggested route, starting from Marlette Lake and
ending up at the Ponderosa Ranch (where the TV show was filmed).

The purpose of this ride is to check out the trail for MUni Weekend 2000. We
have to get up there before the end of the season, because it takes forever for
the snow to melt in the Spring, and I need to have the venues figured out before
then. What we’re potentially looking at for MUni Weekend 2000 is an optional
Friday ride on the Stevens Trail in Colfax, Saturday riding at Northstar At
Tahoe (like in '97), and Sunday on the Flume Trail. Read more about Stevens and
the Flume Trail at Brett Bymaster’s Trail Page:
http://shay.ecn.purdue.edu/~bymaster/muni/steven.html Here’s what we did at
Northstar in 1997: http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/muni/97satam.htm

I am not ignoring the MUni Weekend that I’m still sore from, and hope to
write something about it today if time permits. It was the most extreme MUni
Weekend yet!

Anyone who would like to join us for Saturday is invited to come stay at my
house on Friday night. We will drive up early Saturday (no, not too early!).
I’ll be staying in South Lake Tahoe that night, seeing Carrot Top with Jacquie
and some friends. You’re welcome to join us but I don’t know if there are any
tickets available for the show…

The prospective group is me, Jim Hahn, possibly Geoffrey Faraghan, and Nathan
Hoover. Haven’t Heard from the local guys yet (they weren’t at Santa Cruz!).
Read Brett’s description of the Flume (above) and come join us! The Flume Trail
is not technical. It’s at high altitude, but there will be a lot more downhill
riding than uphill. Please join us!

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)

“Every once in a while, you just have to be an airplane.”

  • Andy Jennings