Allegrippis Trails ~ A New Video by SBA
(updated: Jul 30, 2011)
Last year I tried to ride these trails. But my cousin Eric and his wife Nancy could not go. These trails are fairly new and neither of us had ridden them yet. So I decided to ride closer to where I was staying in Selinsgrove, PA. But then they went the next week after I had gone home, and had such an awesome time that they went back like the next five weekends in a row. Then a couple other people I knew went and told me how awesome the trails were, and Andy ran into a bear there, that I could not wait to ride these trails.
Finally I got my chance during our annual trip to PA. I was going regardless of whether my cousin could go. But our schedules aligned. We would come from opposite directions. He from Pittsburgh and I from Selinsgove, and meet halfway at a place called Raystown Lake, which looks like a long fat winding river.
There's 30 miles of trails here, which were built by Trail Solutions, IMBA's professional trail building wing. You can find more info, including location and a map at my Trail Info Page.
I will say that these trails are very well built, and stay dry even when other trails in the area would be a muddy mess. But luckily we had great weather -- weather's always an issue in PA.
Allegrippis Trail System from Sir Bikes on Vimeo.
Music: Miike Snow, Black & Blue
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My cousin Eric:
This guy who got stabbed by his QR skewer lever. It went through his shirt and about half an inch into his armpit.
1. Michael said...
Those trails look like a lot of fun. I'm glad the "Dirt Bum" found some dirt!
Aug 3, 2011 @ 8:49 PM
2. Andy said...
Dude, did you notice how the porcupines had eaten the benches there at that lookout? It was crazy. That trail system is like FATs but with much more potential for death. My uncle lives close to it and says they have airlifted 3 or 4 folks out of there. I loved it!
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:24 PM
3. SBA said...
Yes, my cousin and I both noticed that. I thought, "What kind of animal eats that? Shit that's not even real wood!"
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:21 PM
4. Paul said...
SBA..I am from Selinsgrove, now living in Raleigh. What is your conection to "the Grove?" Perhaps we know some of the same folks. If you haven't already done so, you should check out some of the singletrack near Weikert, Ingleby, and Coburn in Poe Paddy / Bald Eagle Wilderness area.
Aug 29, 2011 @ 7:10 AM
5. SBA said...
My wife is from there. Thanks, I'll check out those other trails next time I'm there. I've ridden in Bald Eagle. There's so much good riding up there.
Aug 30, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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