Thursday, October 22, 2009

October updates

It has been a bit sine I updated the blog but since we have finally started slowing down a bit, I guess it is time!

Here are a couple of quick updates:
-Goat #36 is now in line @ Sycip. 16" Route 29 which will probably end up as a dark green frame.

-Darrell should have #35 back from the powder coaters any day now. Color is "Goat Blood" which a nice dark blood red candy over silver base.

-We are waiting on Sample #3 of the Goat Horns handlebars. Also looking at more headset spacers, top caps and end plugs.

-Looking at possibly doing some disc golf discs with the Goat Fink on them. (Remember the Yo Eddy Frisbees!)

-Working with Sinjin @ Copper Door Coffee to come up with a Mountain Goat blend. Should be soon!

-The black First Flight/MOMBAT/Mountain Goat jerseys have been super popular. We just received out THIRD order. We wanted to be able to offer something a little different so we have a new design on the boards. This one will have a bit more orange on it and feature Mountain Goat a little bit more than the previous jersey. Kris @ BlackCap Studios is working his magic on the design.

-Goat #9 has found its way home and is now available as a frame/fork/stem. This was a custom bamboo paint with very little use. Check in with us for details if you are interested in a 17" Route 29 at a very good price (and no waiting!)

That's most of the news for right now.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Laurel Loop @ Lake Norman State Park

I was able to get out today and run a GPS route on the new Laurel Loop section of the Itusi Trail. Bob has been out and cut the connector route from the parking lot and it looks great. The best part about the day was the total length......just over 4.5 miles! This is from the corner of the lot back to the same corner. Here is a link to the map (hopefully)

Link to 30 pictures

Punch list of things to be finished prior to opening:
-hand finish about half of the connector trail
-finish and shape 8 berms
-fill a dozen or so holes in the trail
-still a bit of lopping left to do
-finish crib wall
-finish creek crossing
-blazes in both directions

Many of these tasks can be done by a couple of people with a couple of hours to spare. They DO NOT have to be done by large groups of people on a specific work day. If you have interest in tackling one of these projects, please let me know and we will work out the details.

Please remember that the Laurel Loop IS NOT OPEN. It is considered trespassing on state property and carries $125 fine.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Limited edition Goat shirt proposals

Kris has done it again with some very cool designs for our run of limited edition Mountain Goat t-shirts. Let me know whatcha think.