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8valvegrowl   on May 28, 2014
added a review of Codorus State Park
 

Fun and easy singletrack segments, connected via wider grassy trails.
8valvegrowl   on May 28, 2014
added a map of Codorus State Park
 
8valvegrowl   on Dec 6, 2013
added a comment on Review: Five Ten Freerider VXi Elements
 
Yeah, I've heard a sharp pin pedal is better...I run DMR V8's which are a set screw....they played nicely with...
8valvegrowl   on Dec 6, 2013
added a comment on Review: Five Ten Freerider VXi Elements
 
I agree with stwolf. I think the grip level is actually sub-par on the VXi. And forget hiking in them...
8valvegrowl   on May 29, 2013
updated Gambrill State Park
 
to Dry.
8valvegrowl   on May 29, 2013
updated Gambrill State Park
 
to Dry.
8valvegrowl   on May 1, 2013
updated Mud Pond Loop
 
to Open.
8valvegrowl   on May 1, 2013
updated Saxon Hill
 
to Open.
8valvegrowl   on May 1, 2013
updated Sunny Hollow
 
to Open.
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8valvegrowl   on Nov 6, 2012
added a map of Carse Hills
 
8valvegrowl   on Jun 20, 2012
added a review of Camp Johnson
 

Since the end of May, ALL of the upper trails (beyond the gas pipeline) are UNRIDEABLE. Logging has demolished the...
8valvegrowl   on Jun 20, 2012
updated Camp Johnson
 
to Closed.
 
All my bikes are 1x9. 32T x 11-32. Works well for me and is dead simple/reliable. I use a BBG...
8valvegrowl   on Oct 5, 2011
added a comment on Life Cycles Mountain Bike Video
 
I received this film as a gift last christmas, definitely one of the best cycling related films ever produced. My...
8valvegrowl   on Aug 10, 2011
added a review of Acadia Carriage Roads
 

Nice easy gravel carriage roads, great for a lazy pedal around the park.
 

Light, comfortable, true to size, priced fairly.
8valvegrowl   on Apr 14, 2011
added a review of Specialized BigHit Comp
 

Fun to ride, very flickable due to 24" rear. Adjustable travel and geometry is nice. Pedals decently.
8valvegrowl   on Apr 13, 2011
added Specialized BigHit Comp
 
TIG-welded Specialized A1 aluminum Marzocchi Z-5 QR20+ Fox Vanilla R, 5.30" - 6.30" adjustable travel Hayes Hydraulic Disc brakes, Hayes Hydraulic Disc levers Shimano Deore Shimano...
8valvegrowl   on Sep 30, 2010
added a review of Fairfax Falls
 

Fun with a good mix of terrain. tough climbs in some spots, but also some fast stuff. Freeride oriented structures...
8valvegrowl   on Sep 30, 2010
added Fairfax Falls
 
Older network, still has some great singletrack, plus some fun features scattered around. Several trails are on private land, so...
8valvegrowl   on Sep 21, 2010
added a review of Saxon Hill
 

Only the main Flo loop and the more freeride oriented Freefall are open. Everything else is closed due to landowner...
Light output from these vary quite a bit. The main reason these are cheap is the fact that Magic Shine...
8valvegrowl   on Aug 9, 2010
added a review of Robinson state park
 

Fairly easy trails, the main loops are well marked, but some of the side trails/loops are lacking in markings/maintenance. The main...
8valvegrowl   on Aug 9, 2010
updated Breakneck Pond Trail
 
to Open.
8valvegrowl   on Aug 9, 2010
added a map of Breakneck Pond Trail
 
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8valvegrowl   on Aug 9, 2010
added a map of Robinson state park
 
8valvegrowl   on Jul 27, 2010
added a comment on NiteRider Pro 1200 LED Bike Light Review
 
Nice review and nice light! Whoo, for that MSRP I could buy 7 MagicShine 808's though. NiteRiders are definitely well...
8valvegrowl   on Jul 27, 2010
added Hashawha
 
Fun network of trails (Approximately 5 trails, Loop 1, 2, 3, Stream Trail, and Vista Trail.) Some climbs, some tech, mostly...
8valvegrowl   on Jul 27, 2010
added a review of Breakneck Pond Trail
 

Fun and fast downhill, lasts about 10 15 minutes if you noodle around. Would be a good climb from Hull's...
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8valvegrowl   on Jul 27, 2010
added a review of Hashawha
 

Great place to ride, close to Westminster. this is where I learned to MTB. A little bit of everything to...
8valvegrowl   on Jul 26, 2010
added Breakneck Pond Trail
 
Basically the only trail on the entire island of Mt. Desert that MTB'ing is allowed on. Can be either a...
8valvegrowl   on Jul 26, 2010
added a review of Rocky Point
 

Some of the best riding on Long Island. When I was a grad student @ Stony Brook (2004-2007) I spent...
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