For a first ride on the new trail named in his memory, we go back to a post from the late, great Lou Schmertz:
Ah last week what a pain
wouldn't you know it had to rain
so this week I write to you
for a Tuesday night redux
for the riding that we lack
the cure will be some single track
lets meet at Ski Tow Rd. at 5:30
wear some duds you can get dirty
because at 5:45
the ride will make you come alive!
He got that right, except for the times. We meet at 5:45 and leave the parking lot at 6:00. After climbing the new Lou's Loop, we will continue up Broadway to the first official ride on Quarry Lookout. It's a climb, but is well rewarded by the view at the quarry and the ride back down.