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    Vid at MT Penn, Reading, PA on our AM bikes

    Chris and I went to MT. Penn in Reading, PA with our AM bike last weekend(1/26/08). WE brought our FR bikes, but they never left the van we rode our AM bikes cause we thought they would be enough. I was hesitant on some of the stuff because these bikes just at as resilent to rider error. I make many errors, usually due to mind-f@#$ing myself. Good time though, hope you enjoy, let me know what you think

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    I can see that people have have viewed this. But I guess it goes something like what our parents would say;..."if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all". I know its not that great, it's my second video, but come-on its some PA riding not, moab, or whistler, or whatever fill in the blank destination I will never get to see. I guess whatever, at least 34 people have seen it.

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    Relax, dude.

    The video is just fine, thanks for sharing. Nobody's expecting backflips or supermans...

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    NIIIIIccccceeee

    I thought the video was Great. Nice flow and really cool music. I was some of the Reading Dureya DH race course,...cool!
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    Very cool.

    gop427, from your description of the vid I first thought maybe it was a snoozer, but when I watched it I was impressed. Good vid, smooth moves, and I'm jealous! Tell us when you shoot your next one, alright?
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    Looked sweet.

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    Thanks guys. You should get up and there and check it out. Great place. If you need directions let me know.

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    themz some nice moves....

    i have been there and seen that stuff and unfortuately the video just doesn't capture the size of some of that stuff.

    that wallride for example is pretty ridiculously huge...

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    what time were you guys there. I went by on saturday around one with a couple of guys from over that way. I've never been there before and we only hit one trail a couple of times. It was fun but I want to see some more now. PM me if anyone wants to meet up there.
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    It's good to hear a renewed interest in this area again,rider interest was starting to decline,new blood could stir things up again.there is much more then just the Pagoda side.other parts of this mtn area have little or no traffic anymore and the runs have deteriorated or grown over.since RR moved away from DH,no one wants to put the work into keeping the DH and FR runs in good riding shape.gone are the day's on any sat or sun and even weeknights as many as 25 or more riders doing shuttles.but if you like crosscountry there is no lack of epic challenging trails to ride and more to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by readingracing
    It's good to hear a renewed interest in this area again,rider interest was starting to decline,new blood could stir things up again.there is much more then just the Pagoda side.other parts of this mtn area have little or no traffic anymore and the runs have deteriorated or grown over.since RR moved away from DH,no one wants to put the work into keeping the DH and FR runs in good riding shape.gone are the day's on any sat or sun and even weeknights as many as 25 or more riders doing shuttles.but if you like crosscountry there is no lack of epic challenging trails to ride and more to come.
    My home ride is Blue Marsh,but have been hearing that Pagoda is something I should try,but I 'm wondering if it's safe ?.... as in do I need another person or some sort of protection to ride there.Maybe there are more people like me thinking like this and thus the decline in riders or have I just been misinformed about the place ?

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    There are all levels of riding here,amount of protection is a mater of choice,and or confidence.this area has a long history of cross country riding,and is much more tecnically challenging then Blue Marsh.

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    that wallride looks really fun. I'll have to check that place out, and smooth riding the both of you's.

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    Thanks, yeah that wall ride is pretty dope, believe it or not but you have more traction on that wall than the trails. My wife and I went up there yesterday morning, but it was snowing pretty bad so we pulled the plug. Although, lucky me, I got to look at purses at the Doony Burke outlet at the VF outlets. It was wierd, tons flurrying at MT Penn and dry here in Lancaster.

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    Yes Very Nice.....

    The wall was my favorite move for sure. Thanks for sharing and keep shooting and posting. Ride On!
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    Like mtmiller said, from your description i didn't expect much, but i quite enjoyed it. Great job, dude.

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    Why so hard on yourself? The video was pretty cool for just the second one you've made. That place looks like a lot of fun. Well done.

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    After not riding up there for a year or so I've been back twice this year already. I used to ride the Pagoda side often but only ventured over to Antitam a couple of times. After a guided tour the other week with Max I'm wanting to explore more cause I know theres stuff I haven't seen or don't remember from before. Fun xc stuff and hitting some of the tamer drops/jumps keeps it interesting.

    Just got a gps too so I'll take that next time, always curious of the elevation change.
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