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    York Freeriders Unite

    I am interested in organizing weekly shuttle ride trips starting this spring. The main location will be Frederick county, an hour and fifteen minute ride. I have plans to go to Diablo at least twice, Ski Denton once, Seven Springs once, as well as other underground local spots. We would meet Saturday mornings at a local bike shop and spend a good part of the day on the trails. Please let me know if your interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stobber
    I am interested in organizing weekly shuttle ride trips starting this spring. The main location will be Frederick county, an hour and fifteen minute ride. I have plans to go to Diablo at least twice, Ski Denton once, Seven Springs once, as well as other underground local spots. We would meet Saturday mornings at a local bike shop and spend a good part of the day on the trails. Please let me know if your interested.
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    thank god. between your van and my silverado we should be able to haul a group of ten or more around. My truck fits 12 long travel rigs and 4 other humans. How's the scene in Lancaster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stobber
    thank god. between your van and my silverado we should be able to haul a group of ten or more around. My truck fits 12 long travel rigs and 4 other humans. How's the scene in Lancaster?
    Funny you should ask. Thursday night some of us were out for an urban ride, and I made the decision to make a Lancaster ONLY video, it would have urban riding and some(very little) XC and some frisky AM riding in Lancaster County Park. There are some cool drops in county park. But I want this video to be in lancaster city limits only. When we want to do some "freeriding" we go to Gretna, Rocky Ridge(which, quite frankly doen't really require anything more than an AM bike for the little drops there), or up to Reading. I've got a Kingfisher and a Yakuza HT with a sherman 170 on the front for FR, and Chris has a Bottlerocket and an Imperial for FR. THere are some other guys though. We have a heart for anything cycling related and would be up for some of these adventures. There is nothing too outrageous is Lancaster County, and I am an automechanic that has mortgage payments to make so sometimes I mangina out on some stuff. I busted my arm real bad in april of 2007 at Rock R and I am STILL not right, I was useless as a mechanic for almost a month. can't straighten my right arm and it is weak and still gets flaky at times. But, I am def in for driving and checking out some new places and meeting some new riders.

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    I ride an sx trail but am getting another p1 here soon. I moved back here from MD last year. I love riding anything too but I'm most comfortable on downhill/freeride trails. Frederick offers ladders and drops from 3ft to 12ft. Once I get my park bike back I'll have to check out York and Lancaster more. Rocky Ridge is where I spend most of my time. I'll let you know when I organize these trips. I just need to find some interest. It's always more fun in a group.

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    There is an interest, trust me. Keep me informed, I would apreciate it. By the way, check your PM's.

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    I'd be down, I live in Lancaster and we have a little skills area at Chickies.
    We've made trips to Wysp and Diablo this past summer and know Reading fairly well. I ride a Versus Blitz. Drop me a P.M. or post up when your getting ready to start these trips. I have always wanted to ride the shed if that's where you're talking about in Frederick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
    I busted my arm real bad in april of 2007 at Rock R and I am STILL not right, I was useless as a mechanic for almost a month. can't straighten my right arm and it is weak and still gets flaky at times.
    Where at RR did you go down. I broke a finger on trail 3, and cracked a rib on 9 the last two years. The finger still hurts when squeezed on pressure is put on it. Never had it set, just let heal on its own (didn't have insurance).

    I'd be up for "frisky" AM riding with a group. I have a Covert so I can't hit any of the downhill stuff, but any drops in the 3-5 foot range are game riding w/ others. Most local group rides are xc oriented and shy away from drops.

    Here is one drop at Rocky Ridge if anybody is wondering what may be available there. The first pic is from on top of the rock looking at the runout, the second looking back from the landing area to the rock and the entrance. About a 4 1/2 footer to the landing.



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    Doesn't appear to be a trail there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPeelinPbody
    Doesn't appear to be a trail there...
    There is one, just not much of one. Most of the rocks for drops at RR are off to the sides of the main trails, you have to keep your eyes out for some of them. This one has a short trail leading to it and back then to the main trail. In the bottom pic the trail swings in from the upper left. In the top pic it runs straight out. It is hard to see with the leaves down.
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    I'm interested in maybe jumping on your mountain shuttle to Diablo or Plattekill this summer. I'm in Lebanon, so it would be easy to hop on the wagon around I-78/81 split.

    Also, if you want to check out Gretna or pumping station/camp mack areas, let me know some saturday and I'll give you a tour of our spots. I'm only 20 minutes of pedaling away from both areas.

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    gotcha moonraker. I'll be in touch.

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    Yeah, I know that spot. Good little adjacent trail! I like that drop at the bottom, the one that you have to ride up an angled flatstone, and then it is a decline to the drop off the of the rock. Do you know of the behemoth I am speaking of? Large, rectangular rock with a downward slope at the dropoff point?

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    I live in Lancaster city, but grew up in Mt. Gretna. I ride all these locations that everyone is talking about. Hit me up when there's riding...

    gop427, is this the rock you are talking about? This is just after the rock in Moonrakers photo.


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    No, Todd, I don't know that rock. Looks awesome though, would love to see it. I was actually responding to the other guy's pics from Rocky Ridge, something got screwed up obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
    No, Todd, I don't know that rock. Looks awesome though, would love to see it. I was actually responding to the other guy's pics from Rocky Ridge, something got screwed up obviously.
    No worries. I'd love to show you. Should prob wait till it gets a little dry. The run out on that one is a little sketchy when it's wet. Got a whole bunch of other cool stunts all around Gretna if you're interested...

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    I'd be interested, but do they require long travel bikes? I'm not so sure my 5inch Prophet could handle something too huge.

    I need to ride at Gretna more often.

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    You could do it on a 5" bike if your smooth... Let me know when you want to check it out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPeelinPbody
    I'd be interested, but do they require long travel bikes? I'm not so sure my 5inch Prophet could handle something too huge.

    I need to ride at Gretna more often.
    ****, I'd hit that on my HT, Todd is right, it all comes down to being smooth. Lets go up and check it, if you don't wanna hit that, there is tons of stuff up there that the prophet can comfortably hit repeatedly.

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    On your way to denton, stop in Lock Haven. We have some FR/DH runs around here.

    here is a link to an old post we had going.

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    sounds good dufffster, do you have enough up there to make a day of it? We could just plan a trip.

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    The woodwork is all built behind my house, so we have a good morning session worth of riding there, there are a few jumps as well. And we have shuttle runs around the valley as well, so Yeah, I think we do have enough for a day.

    Plus we have a few crazy dirt jumps spots to check out, maybe not get the chance to ride depending on the bikes ya bring. But still cool to watch people ride.

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    sounds good. The road trip is worth as much as the riding. Good times. I'll be in touch. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
    I was actually responding to the other guy's pics from Rocky Ridge, something got screwed up obviously.
    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
    Yeah, I know that spot. Good little adjacent trail! I like that drop at the bottom, the one that you have to ride up an angled flatstone, and then it is a decline to the drop off the of the rock. Do you know of the behemoth I am speaking of? Large, rectangular rock with a downward slope at the dropoff point?
    Been off the boards for the last couple days before tonight. No, don't know the one of which you speak, but I would like to. Is it down close to joining back up with trail 3. I have seen another side trail there that I never actually checked out. Drop a line next time you head to RR. I haven't been out for about 3 wks b/c of weather/work. Need to ride! I may be up there sometime this weekend if you see a blue Transisition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd@gretnabikes
    I live in Lancaster city, but grew up in Mt. Gretna. I ride all these locations that everyone is talking about. Hit me up when there's riding...

    gop427, is this the rock you are talking about? This is just after the rock in Moonrakers photo.


    Todd that looks like a beast from that angle. How high is that? I've never ridden at Gretna, but may have to check it out sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pspwesty
    Todd that looks like a beast from that angle. How high is that? I've never ridden at Gretna, but may have to check it out sometime.
    PSP, Todd showed me some of his trails up at Gretna today. Awesome, can't wait to return! I Hit that rock in the picture, it is beautiful You come off it real nice, the landing is a little awkard, you kinda have to place to bike into a specific part of the trail, or clear this angled rock at the landing, but the departure is real nice. Depending on weather this week a Rocky Ride will be in order, hit me up with a PM for contact info.

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    Sorry if this is a little OT:

    I am thinking about going to York College, but I would really like to compare schools with mountain biking in mind. Mostly, I Freeride/Downhill and Dirt Jump (hoping to get into urban), with the occasional XC ride in there. I have seen places in PA to do these, but are they anywhere near the college? I am just wondering if there is a place that is not too far as well welcoming (knowing I would help build).

    And if I do go to school there, you can count me in for every trip!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trails_Bud
    Sorry if this is a little OT:

    I am thinking about going to York College, but I would really like to compare schools with mountain biking in mind. Mostly, I Freeride/Downhill and Dirt Jump (hoping to get into urban), with the occasional XC ride in there. I have seen places in PA to do these, but are they anywhere near the college? I am just wondering if there is a place that is not too far as well welcoming (knowing I would help build).

    And if I do go to school there, you can count me in for every trip!!
    You can do all that around York county. Read back through this thread about Rocky Ridge park. There are also some nice dj's by Chickes Rock. PM me if you want to see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stobber
    I am interested in organizing weekly shuttle ride trips starting this spring. The main location will be Frederick county, an hour and fifteen minute ride. I have plans to go to Diablo at least twice, Ski Denton once, Seven Springs once, as well as other underground local spots. We would meet Saturday mornings at a local bike shop and spend a good part of the day on the trails. Please let me know if your interested.

    I live in Upper Darby but I would be down to do some saturday rides in York area. I have heard some good things about the area and would love to check it out. I have a freeride bike so would be down for shuttling. I get up to Diablo 4 or 5 times a season and would be down to hit the Blue Mt. bike park if it comes to fruition.

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    I work in reading, I'm down to ride carpool anywhere as soon as the extra daylight kicks in. I need to grow a pair again after sitting all winter and doing nothing
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    To the OP
    -If your going to drive anywhere near an hour, make it to Mt Penn in Reading. We have been working on new trails for some time now, and there is a **** load of really good DH riding to be had, with really easy and well organized shuttling, and a well established, yet constantly growing and changing scene to boot. Definately some of the more legit DH riding in PA.
    Come spring time I have a feeling we're gonna have some sick DH race training stuff setup (timing system, new race courses - not just free ride). And we might work on a trail that scales down a solid, fairly steep rockwall, that was once used by one of the Reading Racing originators.

    trails_Bud - I went to YCP last year, but i transfered to PSU this year, what major are u interested in? A good portion of my classmates there transfered after the first year, and the ones that stuck around, well they're thinking of transferring/regretting staying there. PM me if you want anymore info on YCP lol.

    York had the sickest street riding, espesh when i would get to ride with kevin jones and the other pro flatlanders, and just sick locals in general haha. i miss that place already.

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    I've been wanting to check out Mt. Penn but I can never find info on where the trails are. I know where Mt. Penn and the Pagoda are but where can you access the trails.

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    had a warm day last week. Just a tease, I guess. Anyway I am working on a schedule for the special trips to Diablo, Denton Seven Springs, etc. That way all you guys can plan for it and we can figure out meeting points, etc. I'll post it when I'm finished. Can't get much word on Seven Springs yet. If they aren't serious I'll leave them off the schedule. Also considering a couple New York locations. Later.

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    Skibum00 - Sry missed ur post. If your still interested in riding mt penn PM me if ur interested in riding reading, we usually organize a shuttled ride every weekend, lately we've been doing timed runs and conditioning. Were also doing alot of trail rebuilding as weather permits. Reading has more trails than even we know of as we've only been riding there since like '04-'05. Its always fun looking at a line, saying that would be a cool trail, than after some raking/leafblowing/burning down 5 acres of mountain laurel and random trees that looked at us wrong (haha kidding) finding out it was a trail already.

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