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    What happened to the Wissahickon Bowl?

    Rode the wiss a few days ago for the first time since last year hoping to session the bowl for a bit and discovered everything had been leveled. Anyone know when this happened and who was behind it?

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    Don't know about that but there is a CRAZY washout of the trail that comes down the hill and hits forbidden drive just before Valley Green restaurant. Its amazing what water can do, it looks like an army of people with OCD spent months stacking the rocks in the crevice. I was pissed I didn't have my blackberry to take pics. Its beautiful and scary at the same time.

    Also noticed that the nice horseshoe shaped wall that was built around one of the problem runoff areas further down forbidden drive a few years ago was completely demolished again.

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    Oh man, that sucks. Not like I could ride most of that stuff, but it was fun to go...

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    Im sure someone else from PMBA will come along eventually but there's a thread about over on there site. basically Fairmount Park commission came in and leveled everything. really not surprised, they were never legal jumps and represented a liability. hopefully in the future something legitimate can be built in the vacinity.

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    http://www.phillymtb.org/index.php?o...p&topic=1461.0

    This sucks to hear, but I think we all knew it was coming eventually... Hopefully the plans to build a legal skills park come to fruition
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli
    Don't know about that but there is a CRAZY washout of the trail that comes down the hill and hits forbidden drive just before Valley Green restaurant. Its amazing what water can do, it looks like an army of people with OCD spent months stacking the rocks in the crevice. I was pissed I didn't have my blackberry to take pics. Its beautiful and scary at the same time.

    Also noticed that the nice horseshoe shaped wall that was built around one of the problem runoff areas further down forbidden drive a few years ago was completely demolished again.
    flowing water is the Wiss's worst enemy. that place takes a beating year in and year out. i wouldn't be suprised if the whole park collapsed into the creek one day.

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    Had great plans to ride the bowl on the previous Saturday and yep it seems the fun police have struck again.

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