Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

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Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby jwill » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:24 pm

Rode Frick today, Iron Gate trail had all kinds of tree limbs, rocks and even cement blocks on main parts of trail. Really ruins the flow for bikers. Some objects placed at bad spots if the intent was to build in some new obstacles. Any idea why this is happening? I moved all I could, including cement blocks.

And the new jump a the top of the trail has a 15 foot gap? Any takers?
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby robertt » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:13 pm

Thanks, Keep an eye out, we need to find out who is building stunts there.
Park manager is not Happy !
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby laxap » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:08 pm

I was also surprised by new stunts on the Iron Grate. Two of them have huge gaps and belong on a freeride trail and the others are essentially teeny speed bumps in weird places. Anyway, I hope the trail builders will take their efforts elsewhere. There's already a trail there; why not build someplace currently devoid of singletrack?
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby iamtheyeti » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:25 am

Wasn't Iron Grate a muddy mess? I know last summer with all the rain we got it never really dried out, and with people still riding it it turned to shit. If it was reasonably dry, cool. If it was a muddy mess, why the heck are people riding it?
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby robertt » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:07 am

Frick is the most used park in Western Pa.
There is No way to control what happens there.
A lot of younger riders with no communication with Watz-up.
For us as riders we need all to keep an eye out and report(Stunts & Nails to trails)
to DeeDee Grace @ 412 855 3179, remember we are not the Police.
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby prophet bill » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:45 pm

Yeah good thing they made a jump in a mud hole i wish people didnt get stupid ideas.Im all for new stuff like a few sections added last year but this crap thrown together needs to stop before the park manager gets to mad.
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby Skeeterville Pete » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:13 pm

iron gate has become the WORST trail in frick. forget the new jumps. it is rutted and sloppy and dangerous. not because it is techy or challenging, but because it needs rebuilt and it sucks. and we know, only god and ptag may enhance trails in frick. not the people who grew up there and make it what it is and ride it every day. if we wait for ptag, we will all be dead before anything is built or fixed in frick. other riding trails locally may get love from these orgs, but not frick. and yes, i will and have contributed to the park in the past.
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby Skeeterville Pete » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:17 pm

do you wanna know what frick really needs seriously. some f-ing signs telling bikers, hikers, dog walkers the primary purpose/difficulty/direction of each trail. lets do it instead of giving more reason for everone not to think about a few silly jumps on irongate.
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby Skeeterville Pete » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:44 pm

List of frick park necessities far more important than the jumps on iron gate that yinz are up in arms about
-signage
-iron gate overhaul
-big tree that blocks bottom of switchback-2 years old
-big tree that blocks old bottom section of nature center trail
-multiple trees across trail that connects roller coaster to iron gate
-doing something besides littering the woods with the teeter totter and bridge that lay off the side of the dinky bridge trail xtension
-fix backside of first A frame on nature center. WAIT!! I already fixed it


-build a real bridge across the creek to entrance of 276-face it guys. It is the best and most sought after trail in the park, sorry. You have to accept it

We can go on and on

Let's do it ptag. I'll help. Will you?

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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby swampboy62 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:31 am

Nice attitude.
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby Unreal Machine » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:58 pm

I won't even ride the singletrack Frick until it dries out. I'll be happy to help with some maintenance though.
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby jwill » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:28 pm

I'm in for a work day at Frick, who runs that?
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby kmoses » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:26 pm

I'm in for a work party
Dude!?!?
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby PTAG » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:49 am

The PTAG Frick Park Crew will be having a full-park workday on April first. No Joke.

We hope to see the above folks who have expressed an interest in working, attend. So if you do come out to help, be sure to let the PTAG folks know who you are, alias and your real name.

Thanks.

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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby kmoses » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:58 pm

I'll be there. What time and where's the meeting spot?
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby GREENFIELDMIKE » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:41 am

Isnt there a race at N park that day?
also.. there is no mention of this work day on the PTAG calendar. I smell a set up!
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby prophet bill » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:25 pm

When i walked out the bathroom of OTB i saw a flyer for it dont think its a set up lol.
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby GREENFIELDMIKE » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:14 pm

they want our aliases.... lol!
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Re: Frick Park - Iron Gate - What's up?

Postby PTAG » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:03 pm

Asking for the secret identities of users was an over-reach. Please accept my apologies. That was unprofessional.

However, the PTAG crew at Frick Park really needs help from locals who enjoy using Frick Park. Greater support to the trail volunteers will ensure a better trail network in Frick park as well as other local parks.

The April 1 workday commences at 9:00 AM - Meet at the Lower Frick parking lot.

We will require all participants to sign a waiver, with your real name. You may keep your crimefighter ID to yourself. Actually we prefer that.

Thanks,

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