You know it’s hard to come up with new pithy subject headings for posts to the front page of bikePASA; when I resort to using the title of an REO Speedwagon song I know I’ve taken it too far. I mean not that Gary Richrath couldn't slay a mean 80’s axe but really I’ve come to the end of my allegorical rope. Speaking of axes, I went out to Poston yesterday with chainsaw and axe in hand. Sunday afternoon while riding we ran into three significant trees in the trail over near the dam, all too big to cut with a handsaw. One was actually so big that it had fallen over the trail twice, lucky me. To make matters more fun the cap to the bar oil tank on my chainsaw stripped out and would not stay tight. Every time I cut for a few seconds the cap would loosen and bar oil would start to spill out. For those who don’t use chainsaws...no bar oil, no cut. So I used the chainsaw sparingly and relied on an axe and wedges to finish off the cuts. Although it took longer than it should have do to the stripped cap Poston should be clear of any impassable downfall now! A week ago on a ride at Poston we had to stop about six times to cut trees off the trail do to the wind storm; then a few days later this hail storm rolled through and knocks more crap down. Let’s just hope that the storms, winds, hail, and other forms of Armageddon are done for a while at Poston. Then again there are no guarantees so the time to ride is now!