As soon as I get canned from posting too much on this site. Colin my man, I would love to, but my personal and work like have not been conducive to riding (even XC as of late). Peewee football season is in full swing for one of my shorties (which means straight from work to football field then home at 8 pm, help put the baby to bed, eat, sleep, help Sal with school work or Madden 10, [beer], wake up and do it again as the Beach Boys say...). Plus you em-effers are absolutley nuts, and you all are going to get me killed trying to do that freeride shit. I did walk it the other day during Sal's XC meet up there. I must say, the work you all have been doing is truly, truly pioneering. One day I hope the Stones play there! I can seriously see Rick Sebak doing a WQED documentary on freeride trails in Pittsburgh like 20 years from now; Colin you will still look the same, as you launch off in the distance behind Mr. Sebak as he huffs up the return trail (which will hopefully have a lift by then), but your beard will be down to your knees and you'll have added 10 pounds of metal and ink to other parts of your body. They'll then show old black and whites of the build crew like those old photos of miners and railroad workers from the 1800's...
Seriously, though, I hope that you all realize the incredible impact you have had, and will continue to have, not only with the riding community, but for the youth (who lost their BMX track in 90s) as well as local businesses who are now seeing an increase in DH/FR bike sales (not to mention the added business for UPMC and local EMS - haha!).
But your work is truly historic.
I can probably make it out there sometime in mid-late Oct (Dr. J is cuttin' me soon though so I am not sure what that means for riding for the rest of the year...).
And the paint chip diet is okay, but don't get old!