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Old 05-25-2004, 11:24 PM   #1
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Mtn biking?

Anybody on here go biking? If so, where in the state do you go. I'm always looking for new places to explore on my bike. My local places are rice creek/fallbrook and great bear. Within an hour I've got highland forest and bear swamp. Any bike friendly trails in your area?
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:05 AM   #2
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hillman,

Talk to SDG75. There are a bunch of trails in our area here in northern PA just about 2-3 hours from Oswego. I know there is a big race here every year and people come from all over the country to participate. I think the race is in July if I am not mistaken. Seth can you help me out here?

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Old 05-26-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
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Is it the raccoon rally? If so, I've heard it's a blast. I haven't ridden in PA yet, might have to try it this summer. I'd like to kayak down there too.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:42 AM   #4
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Kayaking is fun down Pine Creek. This creek runs through the Grand Canyon and is a fun ride when the water is high. I know Seth just ran the creek last week and he had a blast. I cannot believe he went without me and had the nerve to take my canoe. ITs ok though since him and his brother spent more time in the water than in the canoe

I am not sure if it is Racoon Rally or not. As soon as Seth chimes in he can help us....
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:04 PM   #5
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The race is called The Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge. Here is a link for info http://www.twistedspokes.org/events.php

Pine Creek is a good time in a canoe or kayak. There were alot of people out this past weekend when I went. There are nice areas to camp along the water to make it an overnight trip. You shouldn't complain Adam I asked you to canoe it with me, but were too busy with house work...lol. The wife is starting to crack the whip. I can't wait till you have to cancel a hiking trip because you are too busy with the honey-do-list.

There are also numerous trails to mountain bike. I picked up a booklet of trail descriptions and maps from Pine Creek Outfitters several years ago. They most likely still have that version or an updated one available if you ever want to come down and check out some trails.
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:14 PM   #6
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Pine Creek is a good time in a canoe or kayak. There were alot of people out this past weekend when I went. There are nice areas to camp along the water to make it an overnight trip. You shouldn't complain Adam I asked you to canoe it with me, but were too busy with house work...lol. The wife is starting to crack the whip. I can't wait till you have to cancel a hiking trip because you are too busy with the honey-do-list.
I will get a divorce before I have to cancel a trip and it was not a honey do list....lol You just have to give me more than a 4 hour notice its sometimes kinda hard to get away when you have a baby around you know....actually you should know you have a son! Chill out and lets go out for a :drink: after work tonight!
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Old 05-27-2004, 05:58 PM   #7
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a neat local place for me is lock 7. nive single track about 3 miles long. plenty of stuff to jump over, and lots of ups and downs to make it interesting. there are a few places I go up in the adks. I've never biked there but I heard garnet hill is some good stuff.
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:09 PM   #8
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Hi Hillman, we mt bike in Bear Swamp every other Wednesday at 6:30. This week we had about 8 guys and it was a blast. I used to do the race at rice Creek/Fallbrook every spring and it's a prety good place to ride. Pa. guys I was the official at the Laurel Classic in Wellsboro for 3 years a while back when they first started that race. How bout that Stinger downhill?
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:36 PM   #9
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I have never ridden the trail for the Laurel Classic, but I heard the stinger is so steep that most riders get off and walk that section. Is there any truth to that JimB?
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Old 05-29-2004, 10:00 PM   #10
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My first trip to bear swamp was two months ago. I might show up some night.
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Old 05-30-2004, 01:41 PM   #11
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sdg, the Stinger downhill is very long and steep. Alot of the riders jump off and run down it but that is still no guarantee of not crashing . The fact that the whole descent is lined with spectators clanging cowbells, cheering and sayin"c'mon you can ride it" while you are in a race situation pretty much explains the mayhem. With care it could be ridden, and is, by skilled riders who knows proper braking technique and weight transfer.
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Old 06-01-2004, 07:54 PM   #12
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Grafton

Hillman, come to Grafton for mtn. biking. It has some great trails if you like technical stuff (roots, rocks, mud, etc.). They have a race every year at the state park. You can use my guest room since you've got a long drive.

It's on Rt. 2 east of Troy.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:29 AM   #13
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Ther is some great local mountain biking in Syracuse around the University. I've been riding there and at Highland for years and love both.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:49 PM   #14
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We mt. bike in the Catskills and So. Adk's. Pine Orchard trail is great, though short. We're still beginners so our choices are limited. If we were more expert, there are quite a few snow mobile trails in Wilcox Wild Forest that are bikeable. We ski them in winter and they are a blast. Too rocky for us to bike at our present skill levels, though. The horse trail to Camp Santanoni further north is easy, but scenic.
In the Catskills, Onteora Lake has a nice trail (Kingston area). The xc ski area at Belleayre is nice too.
Does anyone out there know any other places in the Eastern NY for beginner to intermediate riders?
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:05 PM   #15
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I'd like to know of some good trails in the northern adirondack, if there are any.
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:35 PM   #16
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There is some great riding in CT. I havent ridden since 2003 when I got hit by a car. Still trying to scrap together enough to fix my bike.

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Old 10-20-2004, 08:24 PM   #18
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where in and around syracuse can you mtn bike? i lived here for only a couple of years but i haven't tried looking for trails. my mtn bike is gathering dust, but if there are some trails, it would be a motivating factor to get back out. thanks in advance.
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:11 PM   #19
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Here's a link for MTB trails in different States, Provinces or countries.

http://www.mtbr.com/

We're blessed here in Ottawa with lots and lots of mtb trails, but I would like to do a mountain bike/hiking weekend in the Adirondacks some time.
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Old 10-21-2004, 04:08 AM   #20
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I'd like to know of some good trails in the northern adirondack, if there are any.
I know of a mountain bike trail in Wilmington...I just happened to pull into the parking lot once. Its right by the bridge where rt86 crosses over the Ausable River near the flume waterfall.
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