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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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North Park Trail Conditions Rchimento
Forum: General
Date: 2015-03-16

I'm travelling to Pittsburgh area this weekend and was hoping to Ride North Park.

Are the trails ride able or too wet right now?

Thanks]]>
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Turner dhr. Dh bike chromagnus
Forum: Buy And Sell
Date: 2015-02-22

Older 2004 or so. Square tubed. Turner dhr for sale. Size large but it is pretty short. I am 5-10 ish and it fit perfect. 150$ gets you frame, shock, wheels, tires, and a marzocchi shiver fork. I dont dh anymore and it is just sitting in my basement. It is an old bike, but it hasnt been ridden for several years. Email me at switchtartn@gmail dot com.]]>
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This is interesting nomad
Forum: General
Date: 2015-02-07

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursio ... oned-mine/]]>
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Re: Large transition bandit 29 Jeffw
Forum: Buy And Sell
Date: 2015-01-31

Nice bike people. Buy it!]]>
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Large transition bandit 29 chromagnus
Forum: Buy And Sell
Date: 2014-12-31

Large transition bandit 29
135 and 142 rear adapters
Seat post collar
Cane creek headset
800$
I bought it new in August, a few scuff marks and scratches from riding, but frame is in great condition. Fox just redid the shock and I can provide the receipt. Selling to fund a krampus build.

Also have a king rear hub laced to a salsa Gordo rim and a marzochi 44 fork that I would be willing to sell with the bike too.

Email me at switchtartn@gmail. com. Or call at 7248168862.]]>
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North Park Trails Rchimento
Forum: General
Date: 2014-11-22

Hey- I'm from upstate ny syracuse area and traveling to pittsburgh for the upcoming holiday weekend. I'm hoping to get some rides in at North Park as I here it's a great place to ride and close to where I'm staying.

Are the trail conditions decent right now?
What is the best area to park at a trailhead?

Thanks in advance for any help!]]>
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