Please excuse my delay in posting about this. I’ve just begun blogging and I have a ton of things I want to write about, which is what prompted me to start a blog! This all started out when I got my mountain bike. I found it hard finding other people to ride with and so I Googled “mountain bike associations Philadelphia” and voilà, up popped the Philadelphia Mountain Bike Association! I joined their Facebook page and was invited to the cleanup. I figured if I’m going to ride the trails I should help maintain them, so I decided to help out. To the point, I had a great time at the Pennypack Park Trail closing [Click here to see pictures]. It took place right off of the Pine Road Parking area. It wasn’t too hot out (relative to this week, 100 degrees plus!), I met some great people, and it looks like great things will come of associating with this organization.
The people I met were awesome. They made me feel really comfortable, and every seemed to have an aura of positivity surrounding them-exactly what I need in my life! In retrospect I was amazed by the amount of things I learned from them in the short time we spent together, and I’m sure there’s more to come. As for the volunteer work, it was hard, but hard work is nothing new to me. One of the guys said I don’t have to bust my hump when I come out to volunteer, but my thinking was “it’s the weekend, it’s workout time, and I need to get it in!”, so I humped like a mule and I think it paid off (exercise wise). The PMBA guys were definitely a group of people I can see spending time with regularly. I may not be able to keep up with the vets yet, but it will be fun trying! Happy trails!