Gnomefest Nueve

It seems only appropriate that for 2012, the ninth annual Gnome Fest returned to its roots in the Nine Mile Forest near Wausau Wisconsin, back where it all began.  I’m a relatively new participant to Gnome Fest and got my introduction by serving as trail liaison for the past several years when the festival was [...]


A Bike Race on the Calendar Changes Everything

Thanks to guest blogger Steve Meurett for sharing some sage perspective on racing and riding. You can read more of Steve’s thoughts from the shadows of Chatty Belle and see his great nature photography at his personal blog On The Edge . Not counting the Sweaty Yeti last March (and I should, it was a race and [...]


The Sweaty Yeti

  Riding a race bike is an art – a thing that you do because you feel something inside.  -Valentino Rossi   Randy & Chris Hot Lapping I had decided a few years ago never to run a race again.  After 14 years of being the race director of the Buzzard Buster mountain bike race, [...]