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    New question here. Pennsylania - sweet long single track downhilling???

    I live in Pittsburgh and want to ask the biking community if there are any long sweet downhill trails in the Appalachian Mountains or anywhere else. I like to ride downhill but I'm not into the ski lift resort type downhilling with 10ft jumps and stuff. Lots of those place are like 5 minute rides. I like to go off 1-3 foot drops and little stuff like that. I love to be out in the woods going through creeks, jumping logs, going across bridges and stuff like that but all going down hill. Does such a heavenly place exist??? I don't mind some flats but mostly going down hill. there is a nice downhill at Ohiopyle but I can get down it in like 10minutes. Some friends and I take 2 vehicles to get our rigs up to the top and then keep a vehicle at the bottom of the mountain. I crave long natural sweet single track downhilling!!!

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    the gravity downhill course at 7 springs is pretty tame...
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    depends on what you call long, but we have some almost 2 mile long downhill stretches of single track in Rothrock State Forest near State College that loose about 1000 feet that distance. Its not like out west, but its alota fun.

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    That sounds pretty sweet. How long does it take to get down? Do you have a trail map or anything of of the trails out there???

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    Depends on the trail, I havn't really timed Croyle but probably 10-15 minutes depending on how fast you willing to take it. Ross more like 20 minutes I'd bet. Wildcat Gap and Old Laurel run rd trial are both pretty nice too but not quite as long.
    As far as maps go, we have them on the club website www.nittanymba.org
    Blue Knob State Park also has some longer single track downhills as well as some really neat stuff near the top of the mountain

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    To bad you don't live near Reading,Pa,we have all you ask for and more,all shuttle friendly.

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    you might want to try out Laurel Mountain State Park. most of the trails there are flat with lots of large rocks, rock gardens, log piles, and other obstacles. there are some steeper downhill trails near the old Laurel Mtn ski resort.

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    try Ski Denton...some of our best riding takes a little leg work to get to but should be what your looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by readingracing
    To bad you don't live near Reading,Pa,we have all you ask for and more,all shuttle friendly.
    Could someone clue me in I don't understand the whole shuttle thing, it seems like some people are just not shuttle friendly and some are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by denton
    try Ski Denton...some of our best riding takes a little leg work to get to but should be what your looking for
    What do you guys have in the works for DH this year?? I didn't make it up last year and am wondering if there have been any additions or improvements.

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    its not the people that are shuttle friendly or not, its the trails. "shuttle friendly" trails refers to those that you can get close to the top and bottom with a vehicle vs those that you have to ride upto to get to go down them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmba guy
    its not the people that are shuttle friendly or not, its the trails. "shuttle friendly" trails refers to those that you can get close to the top and bottom with a vehicle vs those that you have to ride upto to get to go down them.
    In Colorado people seem to be anti shuttle and I was not too sure why ??? there are a lot of green oriented people here though
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