Buckmule's blog http://muleterro.com/blogs/buckmule en Even more photos from the Race! http://muleterro.com/content/even-more-photos-race <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>We've just added even more photos from the race to our Flickr account... and these photos are much better quality!  I'm sure it is just the camera that made these so much nicer (Ha ha!!  It's obvious it the photographer!!)</p> <p>Feel free to go to our <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums/72157687004202592">MuleX - 2017 Album</a> to see all photos.  Or if you just want to see the new photos from <a href="http://www.alizabethbronsdon.com">Alizabeth Bronsdon</a>, you can just view the photos <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/alibeemt">tagged with Alibeemt</a>.  By the way, if you like one of the new photos and would like one that doesn't have a watermark, you just need to <a href="http://www.alizabethbronsdon.com/contact.php">email Alizabeth</a>.  </p> <p>A huge thanks to Ali for taking (and sharing) these pictures!!</p> <table align="center" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/26443487939/in/dateposted-public/"><img alt="GAS teammates battle out Fat Tire vs Cyclocross skinny tire!" src="/sites/default/files/u10/MuleCross17_11-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr></tbody></table></div></div></div> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:00:52 +0000 Buckmule 107 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/even-more-photos-race#comments Thanks You Crazy Bike People! http://muleterro.com/content/thanks-you-crazy-bike-people <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>When Team Muleterro and Team GAS get together, it is a fun time no matter what the weather does!  Thanks to everyone who came out to our super-snowy cyclocross bike race this year!  It is crazy to see the difference in weather between <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums/72157672328762953">2016</a> and <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums/72157687004202592">2017</a> (just check out <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums/with/72157672328762953">our photos on flickr</a>).  While it might have been snowy (and then muddy by the end), we had such a great time.  No matter if you raced, helped organize the race or just spectated - THANK YOU for joining us!  We hope you had as much fun as we did.  What can we say... crazy is contagious!  Cheers!</p> <table align="center" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/24340057188/in/album-72157687004202592/"><img alt="Lady Racers at Mule/Gas Cross Race in Bozeman" src="/sites/default/files/u10/mulex-2017-lady-racers-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/38136769306/in/album-72157687004202592/"><img alt="Start of the Men A class race" src="/sites/default/files/u10/mulex-2017-men-A-racers-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/24342767058/in/album-72157687004202592/"><img alt="Our cyclocross race started snowy, but got muddy by the end" src="/sites/default/files/u10/mulex-muddy-bikes-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/24344382458/in/album-72157687004202592/"><img alt="Look at this laughing group - cyclocross in the snow is fun!" src="/sites/default/files/u10/mulex-laughing-group-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/37486417294/in/album-72157687004202592/"><img alt="Mule X 2017 turned out to be beautiful!" src="/sites/default/files/u10/mulex-big-smiles-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/38141128256/in/album-72157687004202592/"><img alt="We hear it a lot: &quot;A group of drinkers with a biking problem&quot;" src="/sites/default/files/u10/mulex-high-fives-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/38197438511/in/album-72157687004202592/"><img alt="What a great group of crazy people who love bikes!" src="/sites/default/files/u10/mulex-at-the-end-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>See more <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums/72157687004202592">photos on our flickr account</a>.</p> </div></div></div> Sun, 05 Nov 2017 21:42:40 +0000 Buckmule 106 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/thanks-you-crazy-bike-people#comments Mule/Gas Cross is ON http://muleterro.com/content/mulegas-cross <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Sure, it is snowy... but that doesn't stop crazy bikers from having fun!!  The race for tomorrow is still on!  The course is set up and we'll be there (you'll see us over by the fire, drinking warm coffee from Ghost Town)!  </p> <table align="center" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><img alt="Mule/Gas Cross Racing Poster for 2017" src="/sites/default/files/u10/MuleGas17.PNG" style="width:100%" /></td> </tr></tbody></table></div></div></div> Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:56:33 +0000 Buckmule 105 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/mulegas-cross#comments Photos from 2016 MuleX http://muleterro.com/content/photos-2016-mulex <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>We took some photos at MuleCross (maybe too many??) and are happy to share them with you!</p> <p>See all the photos we took in the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums/72157672328762953">MuleX - 2016 Album</a> on Flickr.</p> <p>Here's a few of our favorites.  Enjoy!</p> <table align="center" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/30561298422/in/album-72157672328762953/"><img alt="Wrestle that bike!" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MuleX-wrestle-that-bike.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/30075789854/in/album-72157672328762953/"><img alt="Mule Cross is gonna make you Jump, Jump!" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MuleX-jump-jump.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/30676274185/in/album-72157672328762953/"><img alt="We have a strong future with these kids" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MuleX-strong-future.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/30375935700/in/album-72157672328762953/"><img alt="Double the fun - tandem racers" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MuleX-2s-no-crowd.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/30664061186/in/album-72157672328762953/"><img alt="Splish splash on a bike" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MuleX-splash.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/30377057430/in/album-72157672328762953/"><img alt="Which way did he go - cyclocross fun" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MuleX-which-way-did-he-go.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/30621312821/in/album-72157672328762953/"><img alt="Meet the spectators on the rock" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MuleX-the-rock.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/30710946885/in/album-72157672328762953/"><img alt="Oh yes. You're welcome ladies for these bike costumes!" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MuleX-oh-yes.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr></tbody></table></div></div></div> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:06:39 +0000 Buckmule 103 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/photos-2016-mulex#comments It's Race Time - MuleCross http://muleterro.com/content/its-race-time-mulecross <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>It's almost time to race.  If you've raced with us in the past at the Bozeman Regional Park - please park in the same parking lot as before (off of Oak Street), but then please note that the START/FINISH area is at the pavilions this year (closer to the Fire Department).  Here's an outline of the map:</p> <div> <table style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><img alt="2016 MuleX Race Map" src="/sites/default/files/u10/100AcreParkCourse_2016.jpg" style="width:90%" /></td> </tr></tbody></table><!--break--><p>Map Description:</p> <ol><li>Start at the start, on the major pathway.  Ride past the pavilions, 180 right turn, back by the pavilions, left turn, least bumpy path around the outside of the mound, with some chicanery, head to the gravel path on the S side of park. </li> <li>Follow this path to catch your breath, then turn left to ride along the edge of the empty drainage pond (gopher hole filling may be necessary), then drop left into the pond, bank of the other side, and exit back to the gravel path. </li> <li>Something fun (possibly with dirt mound on SW side of pump track), then hit A line along the East most pump track line or B line outside pump track.</li> <li>Turn left on gravel path, catch your breath, turn right along lakeshore path, climb the spine of the grassy knoll.</li> <li>Turn right on other side of grassy knoll, switchback against gravel path, parallel path for a bit, switchback-back, ride back along the spine of the grassy knoll, turn right along lakeside.</li> <li>Follow along the outside of pump track line, possibly hit halfpipe,, share an edge with the outcoming course to head back east.</li> <li>Ride the spine of the dirt mound (easy and fast), then drop into the mega death spiral (more spiralization than shown).  Possible barriers in the center of the spiral as we did last year.  Exit spiral, head west</li> <li>Briefly hit the gravel path, and then cut across the field (least bumpy route with some twistys) to the lakeside path.  Stay near this path (with some chicanery) to the beach.</li> <li>Sweeping left turn through double gate onto the beach.  Turn continues to go  around the cottonwood tree (shallow lake ride), or B line on the beach side of the tree (with corners enough to make it slower).  Lines rejoin, ride along lakeside, then a series of ugly corners to scrub all speed before exiting at the narrow gate.</li> <li>Head E on path, easy left turn which leads across the corner of the large dirt mound, and across the gravel bar.  Some chicanery, ending with a nice run up to climb awkwardly over a lump, then up the gut of the large dirt mound, bank left and drop down, with mounds on the exit.  Easy loop heads back to dirt mound, bank left , over the mound, and away.</li> <li>Through the field, to meet up (possibly sooner than shown) with the outgoing course, sharing course markings.  Parallel the outgoing course, to gravel path along the culvert.</li> <li>Dodge right off the path, switchback back to the path (heading N), then switchback across the culvert (heading SE).  Left onto the major pathway, then through start and finish.</li> <li>Repeat 5-8x</li> <li>Eat tater tots  </li> </ol><p>Can't wait!!</p> </div> </div></div></div> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:10:13 +0000 Buckmule 101 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/its-race-time-mulecross#comments Race Poster http://muleterro.com/content/race-poster <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>October 29th is getting close - which means that the funnest race of the year is almost here.  Be sure to come join in the fun:</p> <table align="center" cellspacing="50"><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=39530#register" target="_blank"><img alt="Register for MuleX - Cyclocross Race" src="/sites/default/files/register-button-82x28.png" /></a></td> <td> </td> <td><a href="/content/2016-mulecross-poster"><img alt="Flyer - View the race flyer" src="/sites/default/files/flyer-button-82x28.png" /></a></td> <td> </td> </tr></tbody></table><!--break--><table align="center"><tbody><tr><td> <p><a href="/content/2016-mulecross-poster" target="_self"><img alt="Mule Cross - 2016 Poster - Race Flier for MuleX cyclocross race in Bozeman" src="/sites/default/files/2016-MULEPOSTER_850.jpg" style="width:50%" /></a></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table></div></div></div> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:52 +0000 Buckmule 100 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/race-poster#comments 2016 Weekly Rides are done for the season http://muleterro.com/content/2016-weekly-rides-are-done-season <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Thank you to everyone that participated in the weekly rides this past year.  We officially ended the season with a short ride and BBQ on September 30th.  We quickly rode Triple Tree and then got back to Round House by 7pm for drinks and BBQ.  </p> <table align="center" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/29984864411/in/album-72157671257513174/"><img alt="Last quick weekly bike ride of the year - Triple Tree" src="/sites/default/files/u10/Last-group-weekly-bike-ride-1000.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>If you want to be notified when the weekly bike rides start up again in the Spring - be sure to <a href="http://roundhouse-sports.us10.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=7989ef061bbb5bbdc5eb66c96&amp;id=0797476cdc">sign up for the emails that Justin at Round House sends out</a>.  Justin did an awesome job of coordinating the bike rides this year.  The rides saw riders of every kind this year.  We had rookie mountain bikers as well as in-shape, fearless riders.  We had many local riders as well as bikers that were traveling through the area. No matter which type of biker showed up, we always had someone they could bike with.  There were only a few small rules and one big rule.  You had to wear a helmet and sign a liability waiver.  But the big rule was, you had to have <strong>fun!</strong>  You could go fast or slow.  You could try to make it as far as you could without stopping, or you could take lots of breaks... <strong>as long as you had fun!</strong></p> <p>While I wasn't able to update the blog much this past summer - we did take and upload lots of photos of our weekly bike rides.  You can see all of the Round House Ride photos in our Flikr Account.  You can view the stream of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/tags/RHR/">all the Round House Ride Photos</a>, or search for a specific ride by viewing the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums">Albums</a>.  </p> <p>Thanks again to Round House for sponsor and organizing these rides and to everyone who came out and participated in the rides! See you next year!</p> </div></div></div> Sun, 09 Oct 2016 19:18:21 +0000 Buckmule 98 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/2016-weekly-rides-are-done-season#comments 2016 Rides have begun! http://muleterro.com/content/2016-rides-have-begun <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>It's going to be a busy, fun summer again.  So, chances are that I won't have much time to update our blog each week.  However, don't let a silent blog miss lead you - the 2016 weekly Wednesday nights have begun.  We meet at Round House and carpool to the trail heads from there (and do our best to leave for the trail by 5:30pm).  We've already made it to Leverich, Mystic and Stone Creek.  Come join us!</p> <p><strong><a href="https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/821868357" target="_blank">Leverich</a>:</strong></p> <table align="center" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/sets/72157655306304596"><img alt="Leverich - Round House Ride - Weekly Mountain Biking Ride" src="/sites/default/files/u10/2016-rhr-leverich-1000x500.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p><strong><a href="https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1176632043" target="_blank">Mystic Lake</a>:</strong></p> <table align="center" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums/72157668880721292"><img alt="Mystic Lake - early season weekly mountain bike ride near bozeman" src="/sites/default/files/u10/2016-rhr-mystic-lake-1000x500-fixed.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p><strong><a href="https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1197071081" target="_blank">Stone Creek</a>:</strong></p> <table align="center" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums/72157669334894365"><img alt="Top of Stone Creek - Round House Ride - Weekly Mountain Bike Ride" src="/sites/default/files/u10/2016-rhr-stone-creek-1000x290.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>While I might not be able to update the blog - I will try to do my best to upload photos from our ride to our Flickr Account.  So, feel free to find and download photos you like by using this link to our <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/albums" target="_blank">Muleterro Flickr Account</a>.</p> <p>See you next week!</p> </div></div></div> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 23:39:17 +0000 Buckmule 94 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/2016-rides-have-begun#comments Crazy Ivan's MuleX Was Fun! http://muleterro.com/content/crazy-ivans-mulex-was-fun <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Thanks to everyone that came out to MuleX this year!  While it was a little windy, we had a fun time with lots of great costumes and a super fun course.  The frites were delicious, the coffee was tasty and the prizes from our sponsors were great!  In addition to having lots of fun, everyone donated <u><strong>over 83 lbs of food</strong></u> for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.  They were very thankful for the donation.  </p> <p>If you haven't already, be sure to check out all the fun photos on our <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/sets/72157660687113555/"><strong>flickr</strong></a> account:</p> <div> <!-- Start of Flickr Badge --><style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ #flickr_badge_source_txt {padding:0; font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, Sans serif; color:#6F6F6F;} #flickr_badge_icon {display:block !important; margin:0 !important; border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0) !important;} #flickr_icon_td {padding:0 5px 0 0 !important;} .flickr_badge_image {text-align:center !important;} .flickr_badge_image img {border: 1px solid black !important;} #flickr_www {display:block; padding:0 10px 0 10px !important; font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, Sans serif !important; color:#3993ff !important;} #flickr_badge_uber_wrapper a:hover, #flickr_badge_uber_wrapper a:link, #flickr_badge_uber_wrapper a:active, #flickr_badge_uber_wrapper a:visited {text-decoration:none !important; background:inherit !important;color:#F5292B;} #flickr_badge_wrapper {background-color:#000000;border: solid 1px #000000} #flickr_badge_source {padding:0 !important; font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, Sans serif !important; color:#6F6F6F !important;} /*--><!]]>*/ </style><table id="flickr_badge_uber_wrapper" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="10" border="0"><tr><td><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27394111@N04/sets/72157660687113555/" id="flickr_www">www.<strong style="color:#3993ff">flick<span style="color:#ff1c92">r</span></strong>.com</a><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="10" border="0" id="flickr_badge_wrapper"><tr><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.flickr.com/badge_code_v2.gne?count=3&amp;display=latest&amp;size=m&amp;layout=h&amp;source=user_set&amp;user=27394111%40N04&amp;set=72157660687113555&amp;context=in%2Fset-72157660687113555%2F"></script></tr></table></td> </tr></table><!-- End of Flickr Badge --></div> <p>We love crazy bikers... even if some of you are from Helena &amp; Missoula!  Ha!</p> </div></div></div> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 18:24:05 +0000 Buckmule 93 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/crazy-ivans-mulex-was-fun#comments MuleX - Bring Food http://muleterro.com/content/mulex-bring-food <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Don't forget, we are collecting food for the <a href="http://www.gallatinvalleyfoodbank.org/sub/contribute/most-needed-foods/">Gallatin Valley Food Bank</a> - so bring along a donation of food.  Nothing warms you up, quite like doing a good deed.   </p> </div></div></div> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 04:57:12 +0000 Buckmule 92 at http://muleterro.com http://muleterro.com/content/mulex-bring-food#comments