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    Some pics from Apollo, Pa

    tendinitis sucks!! I cant ride hard or race but at least I can go spin around easily and hit techy bits.

    Apollo, Pa today

    My steed


    and since my buddies hardtail broke a couple week he has been borrowing my trance. He picked this up on ebay for 750 bucks. X9, stylo crank, ghetto tubeless(he pretty much copied my bike on a budget) needless to say he was faster and was able to have more fun on the techy bits on this bike.


    Kiskisimmi river Valley


    Goin down


    Very fun wall ride!


    Kent enjoying his Trance


    first time riding the wall


    Yummy Right?!


    More Pa Greenery

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    Very nice! Looks like a beautiful day to be out there. I'm hoping to make my way to Apollo in the very near future.

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    Nice Pics...

    Those Giant Trances look sweet! Your buddy got a nice deal too! Thanks for posting.
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    Very nice. Apollo certainly looks better in the summer.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/GNKJktr6D4dewxj3tgxuIQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCJfk0cLnjtfNT A&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-MJfcy3x6dk/SWqk6ZWFKbI/AAAAAAAAAPU/dqGTVrGwZXM/s800/Picture%20045.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/muntzmiller/Apollo?authkey=Gv1sRgCJfk0cLnjtfNTA&feat=embedwebs ite">Apollo</a></td></tr></table>
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    Quote Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA

    Yummy Right?!
    Absolutely. Especially if you enjoy a little kidney and liver failure with your meal. Animitas are frequently deadly. Just sayin'. Thanks for the pics, looks like a fun wall ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davis
    Absolutely. Especially if you enjoy a little kidney and liver failure with your meal. Animitas are frequently deadly. Just sayin'. Thanks for the pics, looks like a fun wall ride!
    yeah wasnt going to eat that at all.


    but yeah Apollo is super fun, great to go out and just have fun with the trail or to hammer out a couple laps though the flowly but techy singletrack.

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    where at in apollo. I live like 15-20 min away.

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    Roaring Run.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenchturner
    where at in apollo. I live like 15-20 min away.
    go to Porcmtbclub.org for dirrections. Or google search apollo, roaring run.

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    Oh, yea, you could always check the trail reviews on this site too:

    http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...0_4573crx.aspx
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    i tried to join the porcmtbclub.org. their registed stuff isn't working. but i did ride down and see the roaring run trailhead while i was out today. I will have to hit it this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenchturner
    i tried to join the porcmtbclub.org. their registed stuff isn't working. but i did ride down and see the roaring run trailhead while i was out today. I will have to hit it this weekend.

    its actually well marked for the most part. The stuff pictured isnt marked but damn easy to find if your eyes are open.

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    thanks for all the advice. i was there over the past week end with my kids. I will make another thip out to do some more adventuring. what tires are recommended? I just put on my hutch miscquito gold tires and have no traction on rock. i went to make an attempt to go up the rockon the copperhead section just off the trail. it was a no go.

    again thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenchturner
    thanks for all the advice. i was there over the past week end with my kids. I will make another thip out to do some more adventuring. what tires are recommended? I just put on my hutch miscquito gold tires and have no traction on rock. i went to make an attempt to go up the rockon the copperhead section just off the trail. it was a no go.

    again thanks.
    yeah I run a 2.4 Panaracer Firefree ride front at 20 psi, and a kenda blue groove 2.1 at 23 psi on the rear. both setup ghetto tubeless so they will never flat.

    I would suggest you buy the widest tires you can and run them tubeless. Not only do they grip rocks better, but they actaully roll faster and corner faster. Meaning they are well faster.

    you going to think I am crazy and you will probably keep running your super skinng tires set at 40 psi. Which little do you know is actually slower than big honking Freeride tires with low pressure.

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    You can go tubeless if you want...but I've no problem running ~20 psi with tubes and high volume tires. On my 26er I run at least 2.3+ tires and 2.1+ (generous 2.1's) on my 29er. For riding around here, it'd be hard to beat the Conti Mountain Kings for all-around riding. Panaracer rampages and the like are pretty darn good too, they don't roll as well but may last longer depending on the compound you get.

    But really, when it comes to rocks a high volume tire with low pressure is your best friend. When riding rocks pressure is key; it may take some time to find that sweet spot. The smoother a rider you are, the lower you can probably go.
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    so the hutch's are going to come back off. I have my specialized enduros that are 2.3. I am also stuck because it this bike runs rails to trails with the kids and wife and i want to get some harder wheeling in. how is the 29'r compared to the 26? i am looking to trade in my bike this winter and am really lookin at a 29'r.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcaino
    You can go tubeless if you want...but I've no problem running ~20 psi with tubes and high volume tires. On my 26er I run at least 2.3+ tires and 2.1+ (generous 2.1's) on my 29er. For riding around here, it'd be hard to beat the Conti Mountain Kings for all-around riding. Panaracer rampages and the like are pretty darn good too, they don't roll as well but may last longer depending on the compound you get.

    But really, when it comes to rocks a high volume tire with low pressure is your best friend. When riding rocks pressure is key; it may take some time to find that sweet spot. The smoother a rider you are, the lower you can probably go.
    alot of the reason not run tubes is to stop friction from between the tube and tire as the tire deforms. Its significant.

    The mountian kings are up there with my favorite tires though and a perfect tubeless tire.

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    i got the tubeless 2.4 on order. so we'll see how it works out. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenchturner
    thanks for all the advice. i was there over the past week end with my kids. I will make another thip out to do some more adventuring.
    again thanks.
    Wrench here's a trail guide for Roaring Run

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