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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Bigtymer » April 27th, 2011, 11:32 am

Its a good thing for the sandy areas. If only it would stay that way but the humidity we receive in Michigan is ridiculous, so the sandiness returns quickly.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Snooker » May 18th, 2011, 5:09 pm

I'll be near GR Saturday, and I've got a short window of time to ride. I've never ridden SGA, the ski area or Luton, and i wondering which is "best" to hit up quickly. From the descriptions, it looks like the ski area is the most varied, especially if i want to mess around on the downhill stuff. Local opinions? Trail conditions if we keep getting rain?
I've ridden all the over the state and extensively in Ohio, PA and WV.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby RickPlite » May 18th, 2011, 6:11 pm

Snooker wrote:I'll be near GR Saturday, and I've got a short window of time to ride. I've never ridden SGA, the ski area or Luton, and i wondering which is "best" to hit up quickly. From the descriptions, it looks like the ski area is the most varied, especially if i want to mess around on the downhill stuff. Local opinions? Trail conditions if we keep getting rain?
I've ridden all the over the state and extensively in Ohio, PA and WV.
Thanks!


trails least affected by rain or dry the quickest in this order, Ski, Luton, Game Area. Each trail takes less than an hour per lap. The ski area has the most climbing, the Game Area has the most fast, flat (ok, three or four hills) and straight terrain and Luton is a twisty trail built by bikers for biking and built to IMBA standards (gentle ups and downs).

my priority would be Luton 1st, Ski 2nd, Game 3rd
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby RickPlite » May 19th, 2011, 8:30 am

Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Join us by celebrating National Trails Day on June 4th from 9am-12noon at the Cannonsburg State Game Area. Meet at the 4-mile parking lot. We need lots of help with a major re-route around a muddy area in section 3, removing the plastic mat and repairing the end of the trail and trimming face slappers.

Bring gloves, water, boots, bug spray, a rake and some pruners or lopers

Lunch provided at noon

this is a rain or shine event

why help maintain trails? Read more here: http://www.americanhiking.org/National-Trails-Day/Info/
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » June 4th, 2011, 7:35 pm

Tree down across trail first section about a mile and a half in.
WOW. Whoever did all that hard work with the new re-routes thank you very much. :D It was a very pleasant suprise today riding in the 90 degree heat. That reroute is a good mix of twists and turns, burms, rocks and more. Very well done. All those rocks at the very end are perfect! Its pretty rough and bumpy now, I rode a couple times at full speed and got hammered but it was still fun. :wink: Once it gets broken in should be fine addition to trail. That trail is getting longer and longer. :)
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby cramer » June 4th, 2011, 9:17 pm

G.R.XC-MTNBKR wrote:Tree down across trail first section about a mile and a half in.


Before or after that five mile rd. short cut by the guard rail?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » June 4th, 2011, 9:46 pm

cramer wrote:
G.R.XC-MTNBKR wrote:Tree down across trail first section about a mile and a half in.


Before or after that five mile rd. short cut by the guard rail?

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby msugrad96 » June 5th, 2011, 11:52 am

Thanks to everyone that worked at the trail day yesterday. The re-route is sweet especially the cut out log part and the rocks that were laid down for section 4 instead of the mat are a really great touch to end the trail. Overall the trail is in amazing shape and really fast. Can't wait until that re-route around the mud feels like second nature.

Thanks again to Chris and Rick and everyone else for all of their hard work yesterday!
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Gooser » June 5th, 2011, 9:38 pm

GREAT JOB on the reroute !!! even better job on the armor plating ...thanks for your hard work. I wish I could have assisted. :D
Trail is in good condition. The sand can catch you by surprise if your not paying attention.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Mike_D » June 8th, 2011, 10:44 am

Just back from riding EV this morning. That new re-route took me by surprise but I like it better than wallowing in the mud?.. I?ll be glad when it breaks in ? my butt had a d?j? vu of last weekend on the HCP summer solstice ride :roll: Oh yeah, and the log ride thru/over, way cool!!! Need more of that type of stuff. Just enough to make it interesting but not too tough for beginner riders. The armoring at the end is a welcomed feature!

Thank you trail crew for the hard work :!: Wished I could have helped but I had a prior commitment with the HCP last weekend.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby RickPlite » June 12th, 2011, 8:07 am

3 trees down at CSGA. The first one is a tree you can ride under near the 5 Mile guardrail. The other two are large oak trees on the rooted climb in section 2. Dismount required. The trail conditions are perfect, just the right amount of rain Friday to add some moisture to the sand.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Riceman » June 12th, 2011, 3:28 pm

Agree, love the new section better than the mud. A little tight on the turns for one or two parts for a niner but like it. The tree down is a momentum killer for now.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby ignition16 » June 17th, 2011, 6:45 am

Rode the trail yesterday, was a little more wet than I thought it'd be. I also didn't remember how brutal and fast that trail is compared to the smoothness of Luton. I kinda liked it. I saw a group of people who probably should have gone to Luton because of that, though. There were a bunch of women and their young daughters out on the trail. I don't want to discourage anyone from mountain biking, but CSGA is not a great trail for beginners on Huffys and Mongooses. My friend saw one of them eat a tree right before the armored downhill or section 3, and I'd hate to see the experience ruined because of the difficulty, and I'd also hate to see anyone get hurt because they don't have the necessary skills for the trail.

That new section reminded me of the singletrack at iceman last year. yikes. I'm sure it'll get better though as it gets ridden more. I loved not have to climb that mat at the end though! overall, the improvements are awesome!
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby jlod » July 5th, 2011, 9:26 am

I rode yesterday afternoon and the trail was in good shape except for the semi fresh pile of horse s*?t in section 2. I was under the impression(I believe theres a sign at the kiosk) that horses were not suppose to be on that trail?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Bigtymer » July 5th, 2011, 10:17 am

They're not!
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