Today, we got a chance to wind down, which was well deserved after our last few weeks.
Last weekend, we were in Grand Rapids for the MMBA Wester Chapter hosting of the Midwest MTB Summit. We were there from Thurday afternoon to Sunday, and got the meet some great people, learn some great stuff about MTB advocacy and trail building, and ride some awesome trails. We were able to hit Fort Custer on the way out on Saturday, rode Cannonsburt Ski Area and Luton Park on Saturday, and Cannonsburt SGA on Sunday. Also had a chance to have dinner with our friends, Lisa and Darrel, who we only see once in a great while when we’re in Grand Rapids. Oh, and drank a LOT of beer.
This weekend was more of a condensed adventrue. We left home @ 3:30PM on Friday, and headed to Cleveland for the Disco Biscuits concert. We had dinner on the turnpike, and arrived a little after 8PM at the House of Blues. Concert (which was GREAT, btw) ended about 1:15. We headed out of town, with plans on stopping somewhere on the turnpike to grab a room. We stopped in Avery, and got to sleep about 3AM.
Saturday, we were up by 7:30, and on the road by 8AM. We arrived in Grand Rapids @ Founders Brewery for lunch at Noon. We headed over the the hotel for the MMBA State Board meeting, which started at 2PM. At ~4:30, we all headed over to Cannonsburg SGA, road a lap together, and then headed home, pulling in about 9:30PM.
Today has been pretty mellow. We got the bugs washed off the Tahoe, picked up a trailer hitch, and dropped the chapter trailer off at Pete’s to be outfitted. Grabbed some steaks on the way home, and fired up the grill. After a shower, now it’s time to just chill out with some Coronas.