PORC http://www.porcmtbclub.org/phpBB3/index.php phpBB3 RSS Builder Pittsburgh Off Road Cyclists Re: Help I need a fatboy!!! FatBoyjp
Forum: General
Date: 2015-05-07

I got mine South Side at thickbikes awesome group of guys!]]>
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Re: New to the Area! FatBoyjp
Forum: General
Date: 2015-05-07

i am not new in the Area but new to this Forum! i have a friend that does south park, i road it once this past weekend great trails! we both have Fatboy bikes!]]>
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Re: New to the Area! FatBoyjp
Forum: General
Date: 2015-05-07

i am not new in the Area but new to this Forum! i have a friend that does south park, i road it once this past weekend great trails! we both have Fatboy bikes!]]>
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Just looking to find ride trails? FatBoyjp
Forum: General
Date: 2015-05-07

Does anyone ride after work? I am trying to get back into MTB riding. During the week is all the time i have , maybe could meet anyone at North Park somewhere, I am no way a expert rider, use to have a Gary FIsher , now i am Specialized Fatboy! This thing is like crazy love it! I think the whole world will be on these one day, well maybe not the road guys, but who knows. :mrgreen:]]>
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Re: FS - Focus Cayo EVO 4.0 kbem
Forum: Buy And Sell
Date: 2015-04-23

SOLD]]>
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Re: 2014 Yeti 575 (650b) kbem
Forum: Buy And Sell
Date: 2015-04-23

SOLD]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions Fusker
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-23

Thanks Justin. I get what you're saying. I got up early this morning (temps were 20-25 F) and checked out the beginning of the red/blue blaze, and bailed almost immediately as I could tell that things weren't frozen up at all. I also noticed plenty of the 4" deep ruts you're referring to.]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions Rchimento
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-23

Thanks for the feedback guys.. I ended up bringing my road bike and got some hilly rides in.

Up here in Syracuse, we still have 2' of snow on the ground so we won't be riding the trails until June at this rate! I was hoping Pittsburgh may of thawed and dried a bit earlier, but no luck! I'll have to wait until June when I'm back in town.]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions Justin
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-23

In general March is not a good month for riding in the Pittsburgh area. It really takes a few weeks after the snow melts for the trails to dry up enough to be ridden. We need consistently warm and sunny days to dry things out, which don't always occur simultaneously. The few hours of sub-freezing temps aren't usually enough to re-freeze the trails either.

I was out at Frick yesterday morning(not riding) and while it wasn't too sloppy, the ground is very soft and many areas already have 4" deep ruts. A few shaded areas were a bit frozen, but anything in the sun was not. If everyone would just refrain from riding the singletrack in March, the trails would dry out sooner, stay smoother, and require less maintenance overall.]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions swhile
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-22

Yeah that's a good plan. Very often, the ground will freeze up and you can get a morning ride in without doing damage, and the afternoon will be sloppy.]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions Fusker
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-22

swhile- I moved to PA this winter so I'm not terribly familiar with how the soils are in the area. Do you think the trails are rideable in the morning when temps are sub-freezing? Looks like things will be in the twenties tomorrow AM, so I was thinking the ground would be hard enough to avoid damage.]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions swhile
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-20

Yeah we had some snow today that melted. I was out riding today in North Park and the trails are not quite ready. There are some gravel fire roads up by the pool that are ridable, that's what I did. And the streets.]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions Fusker
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-19

So I wasn't able to get out on the trails but I drove around a bit and unfortunately, things didn't look great. The entry into the trails looked pretty soft from what I saw and driving around a bit, I saw more snow than I expected in some of the deeper areas between hills. I wanted to think things might be a go this weekend, but I'm guessing it might be a couple more weeks based on what I saw.]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions Rchimento
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-17

thanks for any feedback on the trail conditions you can supply. I would love to ride North Park this upcoming weekend, but not sure of current conditions.

Trying to decide if I'm packing the MTB or roadie. :D

Thanks]]>
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Re: North Park Trail Conditions Fusker
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-16

If nobody answers before me, I should be able to give you a report later this week. I live right by the park, and haven't been out on dirt (snow yes - dirt, no) since moving to the area in late December. As of last night, the areas around the park looked to be snow free except north facing hills. I did see a few bikes going up the trail from the skating rink yesterday, but didn't see any coming back. Just a guess, but I'm thinking it probably needs a bit more time but may be a go later this week.]]>
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