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    Western Pa riding weekend, Roaring Run and Moraine

    May 1st - Apollo Roaring Run, Apollo, Pa

    an hour northeast of pittsburgh there is some REALLY fun singletrack that is both technical and flowly at the same time. Tons of fun little rock rolls, bridges, logpiles and bridges skinny and fat. Some extremely challenging rock gardens as well. Miles? about 25 miles of very well thought out singletrack.


    Another great day riding in the Pennsylvanian Rain Forest.


    Its been raining nearly everyday the soil here is loamy meaning its is pretty much rut proof, but the logs on the other hand can get quite slick...


    embassing pictures of me trying a very small step up.


    to anyone scared to ride clipless this is how quick you can get out.


    Ok well I really dont suck so here is the second try


    Wheelie drop


    Pasuck on one of the dozens of bridges built to avoid the wet spots


    western Pa singletrack, I feel bad for riders who dont have singletrack like this near by.


    some more pictures of the trail wish we would of stop to get some of the harder sections on camera


    lil rock roll


    it was cherry sweet


    May 2nd Moraine State Park

    rode the most technical trail I have ever ridden in my life yesteday. Rock gardens, logs, log piles, Rock rides skinnys, steps up and down, off cambered turns, drops. You name it and it was here. its 30 miles of riding packed into 11 miles of Gnar. Particle if you thought this trail was hard before wait to you see the new sections its freaking ridiculous. Standing logs 30 inches tall, 6 foot tall log pile, numerous tricky rock move.

    (sorry for some of the cell phone pics)

    at moraine this just about as easy the trail gets, and trust me when I say this, this is like all of these pictures dont do this place justice.


    Troy on a steep rock roll down


    Erae on Pennslyvania slick rock I lied the slickrock section are actually easy to ride so much grip


    E Rae hoping some logs


    Jeff riding one of the many low easier to ride bridges


    Troy leaping like a treefrog over the logs


    Rock? heck no there is no rock here


    this is me clearing the second part of the "rockelator" what you cant see is the lead into this which is steeper and twisted, and you cant see the 15 foot drop 2 feet away to my right, and you cant see the left turn right after this to 10 more yards of "rockelator"


    Rae is seeing whats coming down the grapevine


    The trail builder riding what is actually 4 of these features in a row.


    the last drop is for sure wheelie droppable once it gets ridden in alittle bit



    ok this is a different day but me and troy both rode this very cool step up



    this leads to



    which leads to this


    then after this there is a 5 foot super steep roll down right over the downed trees onto the roots its really hard to explain hopefully the other pictures get posted soon.


    and some short videos


    whens its not rocky there are logs lot of them
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    and a really fun rock pump track

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    Those "Roaring Run" pics don't show up for me and I'd really like to see them since this might be a good road trip for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steadite
    Those "Roaring Run" pics don't show up for me and I'd really like to see them since this might be a good road trip for me...
    those pictures are hosted on facebook does the computer your on allow facebook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
    those pictures are hosted on facebook does the computer your on allow facebook?
    ah ha!

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    Nice!

    Got a late ride in yesterday at Moraine. Helluva job you's guys did on the trails up there. Went for a lil over a 7 mile ride on one of the new loops. Great stuff. Just snapped a few pictures...






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

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