Front row, left to right:David Votano, Shawn Whitaker, Bev Yates, Aimee Kemick. Back row, left to right: Mitch Powers, Steve Putt, Rick Gabler, Bill Granche, Kathy Lampman, Jerry Stewart, Bill Gerber.
first ever Ghosts and Goblins Night Ride hosted by Country Squirrel Outfitters
this past Thursday night (October 30th) was well attended, and all that we had hoped for.
Eleven courageous night riders cleared the way from the Trailhead of the
Clarion-Little Toby Trail all the way down river to the overpass crossing the
railroad tracks making it safe for Halloween, ha. Eleven bold riders rode 17
miles and braved the chill, the night and the ghouls haunting the night. In the
beams of their headlamps and head lights, some swore to have seen a wisp of
movement within the whirl or winds, and the rattle of brush. One rider heard an
unearthly hoot, that when he turned to locate the sound, sent him careening
into the ravine (Actually, a large stone had been unearthed, and the rider
swerved to avoid an endo). What a sight to see lights and reflectors rolling
along in an almost silent, magical, rhythm. The chill was nothing but
invigorating, and all returned unscathed in a refreshed and satisfied mood.
Half of the group celebrated a Thirsty Thursday at Jordan's Bar and Grill on
Main Street where the 3rd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration was
planned for December. The first was a winter ride on the trail, but the second
was a run due to the in-climate weather. Be watching the CSO page to learn the
- Submitted by "Wild Bill" Granche, CSO Staff Member