Mt Penn (Hardtail question)
I want to go, but every video I have seen (and where I want to ride, in this clip I am posting)---I just don't know if my Superfly can handle this (and me being a CLYDE!!)
I already broke my old Paragon frame riding THE WISS in Philly..
And it seems all folks here have downhill 26inch bikes, and are wearing Full Face helmets..
Area 58. Mt Penn GoPro HD - YouTube
I don't think a hardtail would be a lot of fun on those downhill trails.
However, there are two sides of this mountain (literally) and one side is very steep and one side is not. The non steep side (east side away from Reading) will be fine for a hardtail. Yes, there will be a few sections where full suspension is better, but for the most part, hard tails will be fine here. Park at Antietam Lake and start by climbing up the ~1 mile fire road. If it's your first time it will be tricky this time of year with all the leaves on the ground since the trails are not marked.
i have ridden and enjoyed those trails many times on a rigid ss.
then again that is what i ride on my home trails as well (wiss).
i totally agree with the previous poster if you want to find your way around there this time of year you'll either need a local or a GPS track and a good bit of time scratching your head.
Thanks you 2.. I will wait until next Spring when leaves are gone (cause I don't have a gps)---and my phone gps kills my battery (and it is a new windows phone..)
But can see the 'not so steep
side this Spring (and finally got there)---I will just stick with the WISS, Rocky Ridge, and the 2 events coming up at Fair Hill in 2-3 weeks...
I grew up riding those trails on hardtails.... Before manufacturers were making full suspension rigs.
I've actually rode A-Line with a guy on a hardtail once...
If you're interested in riding Mt. Penn I would also check out Neversink.... It's right across from Mt. Penn and offers some excelent riding as well.
There are some great groups of riders that would love to show you around as well....
Originally Posted by William Blake
Thanks, I will pm you next Spring (looking up Neversink on Youtube now)--never heard of that???
Originally Posted by Eckstream1
Figured I'd post here than start a new thread.
Anyone know of trail work days at Mt Penn coming up, particularly to clear the leaves?
Email was sent out on September 17 about a work weekend.
Dec. 7/8 - Trail work weekend on Mt Penn & Neversink Mountain Preserve.
Assuming more info will be available at the BAMBA general membership meeting @ Canal street pub on November 19th 7:00pm.
Berks Area Mountain Biking Association
Anyone riding the xc trails tomorrow? (11-8) I've never been and could use a tour.
Ask me about Evansburg State Park
Trail days. 3rd Sunday
of the month.
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