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    State College rocks.....

    So my wife, son and I just got back from a visit to a good friend who landed a job in SC PA. He, and another pal of ours down there for school took us on a ~25 mile run through Rothrock State Park. Highlights included Tussey, Kroyle, Bear Meadows, and Longberger to name a few. Haven't ridden in that area before, and I'd highly recommend it. Rock gardens galore (and they took it easy on us newbs) phenomenal downhill runs through dense forest, sweeping vistas, (the Tussey ridge trail isn't to be missed in terms of views) just awesome.

    Just kinda stoked, thought I'd share
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    Thanks guys, we'll be back for sure!
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    Oh yeah, forgot this fella, he was easily the length of a AA battery, and when gently "provoked" he moved waaaayyyy to fast!
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    No passion in the 29er forums please. Mods?

    If this had been in the right forum, I would have really dug your photos.

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    awesome craig looks like tons of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLONG
    No passion in the 29er forums please. Mods?

    Sounds like someone needs to get out of their cubicle a bit more.....

    So sorry, please return to whining about the need for 29er specific grips etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLONG
    No passion in the 29er forums please. Mods?

    If this had been in the right forum, I would have really dug your photos.

    C.

    sorry clong, you saying 29er lenz not welcome anymore?
    (very first pic)

    what the hey, i'll join Clong here.. moderators.. anyone who's passionate about their 29ers and the rides they engender should be removed!!
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    Even if you're not a football fan, State College is best viewed from a seat at Beaver Stadium, roughly every other Saturday from September to November.

    With 110,000 of your best friends, of course.

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    Any sort of riding enjoyment is completely irrelevant unless you specify what bike you were on (namely differentiated by wheel size). Had it occurred to you that you can only have an exceptionally enjoyable ride on one wheel size and that any other interpretation of bike configuration is just plain silly... your message would have been much better received. I hope this makes thing clear.

    This of course is just for future reference since you have already committed the atrocity. Your future posts will be monitored to ensure compliance.

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    Just so's I can clear up all this strife

    It was done on a 29er, My LunchBox to be specific. Furthermore, at least one other rider was on a 29er as well, as for the rest of the heathens, well, we know what awaits them at the end of this mortal coil

    I even pictured it inone shot, so as not to be un 29er specific. I could have taken the time to photoshop on some bigger wheels to the other riders bikes, but it seemed time not well spent

    Honestly? I don't inhabit the Passion forum (ever), and this seemed a better spot for it than the Cannondale or VRC forums, so it got stuck up here. With the rocks being as large and numerous as they were, the big wheels were a noticeable help, so it seemed a match to me!

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    Bunch of us from Columbus, Ohio rode Allegrippis and Tussey Mountain about three weeks ago. Diametrically opposed terrain types. Allegrippis was smooth, rolling; Tussey was gnarly rocks for end to end.

    My Niner Jet9 handle both with aplomb. I know I am preaching to the choir here but seriously, I rode Tussey on my 26" 6 times before this ride and this time I cleared so much more TTF.

    Headed back in mid October with 12 others from Columbus. About a third will be on 29ers this time, we'll see if we don't make some new converts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FASTK
    Bunch of us from Columbus, Ohio rode Allegrippis and Tussey Mountain about three weeks ago. Diametrically opposed terrain types. Allegrippis was smooth, rolling; Tussey was gnarly rocks for end to end.

    My Niner Jet9 handle both with aplomb. I know I am preaching to the choir here but seriously, I rode Tussey on my 26" 6 times before this ride and this time I cleared so much more TTF.

    Headed back in mid October with 12 others from Columbus. About a third will be on 29ers this time, we'll see if we don't make some new converts.
    I don't wanna derail this thread more than I already have, but I'd love to see some pics of Allegrippis trails if you get the chance to start a thread.
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    Allegrippis trails, buffed smooth, few roots or rocks to speak of anywhere. Way too many whoopi-dee-dos. My Niner saved me from endoing while the same could not be said for the guy who broke his collarbone. There is a boring sameness to the trail, fun at first but so much alike it lacks any character.

    Sorry for the huge pictures, I just don't want to resize them.

    That is me on my Niner, in the first picture.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke
    Even if you're not a football fan, State College is best viewed from a seat at Beaver Stadium, roughly every other Saturday from September to November.

    With 110,000 of your best friends, of course.
    Absolutely

    Truly a wealth of useless information.


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    Wow, Fastk, you aren't kidding. Seriously different. I don't have a map in front of me, how close is that to Tussey?

    Clong, it's all good, derail with pleasure all you like. It was morning, I'll blame it on lack of coffee
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    Tussey and Allegrippis are about 45 minutes apart. The Allegrippis trail is mostly machine built, all roots and rocks were essentially whisked away. It is wide open enough that a quad could have gotten through 90 percent of it but new growth has narrowed it considerably.

    I have to say again that the whoopi-dee-dos are on every single hill, so whether you are climbing or descending which you have to be careful with them and not carry too much speed. I wish they would knock some of them down because it is just irritating after 27 miles of them.

    Another group from our area went there two weeks ago and one of their riders hurt himself pretty good, broken hand, gouged face, cut up arm.

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    ave to say again that the whoopi-dee-dos are on every single hill, so whether you are climbing or descending which you have to be careful with them and not carry too much speed. I wish they would knock some of them down because it is just irritating after 27 miles of them.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/IzWMuKpc5RRASTyAZCiCPA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_-MJfcy3x6dk/SoDH2jujMDI/AAAAAAAABcw/Lw6UILLP6eU/s800/jump1.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/muntzmiller/RaystownLake8909?feat=embedwebsite">Raystown lake 8-9-09</a></td></tr></table>
    I loved the whoops. After 25 miles of them I wanted another 25. PA has enough places with rocks. Its nice to go to raystown and change things up.

    Sorry for the threadjack.

    The riding out in State College is awesome. I would love to just camp for a week and ride everyday. There are so many trails in that area

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    Quote Originally Posted by FASTK
    The Allegrippis trail is mostly machine built, all roots and rocks were essentially whisked away.
    Actually the terrain is just different, there are way fewer rocks in that area, the lack of rocks is not due to them being removed.

    Quote Originally Posted by FASTK
    I have to say again that the whoopi-dee-dos are on every single hill, so whether you are climbing or descending which you have to be careful with them and not carry too much speed. I wish they would knock some of them down because it is just irritating after 27 miles of them
    I'm with The Munts, give me more. As much as I like technical riding, Raystown is fast, fast fun that lets you test the limits of your high speed bike handling skills Did my second trip up there a few weeks ago and had a blast once again.

    Rothrock riding is great. Home to SSWC 05. Guess I should keep this on track: fall colors in Rothrock last year, 29ers in the photos



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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    New wallpaper, thanks, gorgeous pic....


    And no such thing as a hijack here. Anyone with SC pics, bring 'em, nothing wrong with a bit of 29er SC passion, all packed in one little place. I'm not selfish, if more folks discover how cool it is, go check it out, and come back with a smile on their face? My job is done
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