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    First ride at Gretna

    First ride at all this season pretty much.

    Decided that I was going to ride today. No-one was going to stop me. If I went by myself than so be it.

    Trail 15 is pretty. I consider myself a technical rider, not overly powerful, but I've got moves...but some of the rocky sections on 15 baffled me.

    I only rode for 2 hours, and the first 30 minutes I felt like crap, then hit a burst of energy that had me pretty impressed, but I lost that after getting lost myself on Trail 13.

    Everytime I go to Gretna I forget how large the park is.

    Next time, I'll take a map.

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    What day were you out? I rode all around Gretna sunday10-5, on a green Knolly, rode the new GD trail too. Trail 15...? Only know the trails by name, not number...

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    I rode at Governor Dick...I don't really know about the Gretna trails outside of that one. I don't know the name of GD trails outside of numbers because between SAMBA and maps at the park...they don't appear to have any "official" names.

    Is there a map of the trails outside of Gretna?

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    There used to be a map made by riders, with "our" trail names, but I doubt any of those are still floating around. To really see Gretna, you really gotta ride with a local. I'm out there most weekends, if any one wants a tour...

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    I didn't ride past you because I would've noticed a Knolly.

    Everyone I saw was riding hardtails or older FS deals.

    I ride a dark blue Prophet with a Lefty.

    After seeing some of your pictures I realize that I've actually walked on the "Fence Trail" and noticed the jumps there. Looks like fun.

    Oh, and for your viewing pleasure: SAMBA Trail map w/numbers

    Last edited by PaintPeelinPbody; 10-07-2008 at 09:15 AM.

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    live only 30 mins away from gretna and have not made it there yet, only got my bike about 1 week ago so im a newbie, been out around chickies rock riding every day. I want to make it up to gretna soon as well as rocky ridge in york county and susquehanna park in havre de grace,md.

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    I live in Marietta, and ride Chickies on a regular basis.

    If you can get down Breezy View (the trail) without going over, you can handle just about everything.

    When I was a youngin I'd ride Chickies probably 2-3 times a week with friends during the summer.

    Now I'm only there 1-2 a month...and I live right next to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPeelinPbody
    I didn't ride past you because I would've noticed a Knolly.

    Everyone I saw was riding hardtails or older FS deals.

    I ride a dark blue Prophet with a Lefty.
    Hey, were you the guy on the Prophet that I fixed the front disc brake on the trail in Gretna this weekend?

    I used to dirt jump at chickies like 12 years ago, the locals Dan and Wayne had a big blue diving board to launch out of the pit to a step-up. man I loved that jump....

    Since hunting season has begun, Sundays are now the day to see 'the rest' of gretna.

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    Thanks for the map. When I have some spare time I'll add the "local" names to those trails.

    And it's that time of the year that we'll clean up fence trail too!

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    Nope, although I was having some issues with my Hayes hydros...but I rode on.

    I sport a black helmet, normally have a green Camelpack and I'm usually in my Millersville jersey or all black clothing (not goth just ended up that way).

    This is not me:

    Nor is this:

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    Todd....

    What Knolly ya' ridin'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoaster
    What Knolly ya' ridin'?
    Super Natural BC green Delirium T, with a 66rc3 and dhx air. Absolutely love this bike!

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    Pretty wild ride Todd, how much does it weigh complete? What's the retail on the Delirium?

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    Well, mine has a lot of heavy parts on it, and I know you can get them much lighter, but mine with NYCFR pedals, older "heavy" dh wheels, bars, stem weighs 41lbs... But pedals like a much lighter bike. I can ride dh/fr lines and still keep up with the xc boys.

    Knolly's are pretty high end, and are manufactured in North America. DT's start at $2500.00 for the frame.

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    Todd,
    Is the shop open on Sunday?
    I live in New Holland and may be riding up there on Sunday.
    Eric
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    I just started riding there too. But I live an hour away and can't get there all too often. I've ridden #15 a couple times. Sweet trail. There are a few spots that give me trouble, but my ratio of successes to failures was high enough to keep me smilin' the whole way!

    Both times I was more than happy to return to the car on something a little tamer, like a #12 or #5.

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