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Story Time: How I Almost Died In Bethlehem, Twice!

Not only did I almost die twice in Bethlehem, I almost died twice in a matter of seconds! Let me give you a little background first before I get into how I managed that feat. It wasn’t long after I originally found Posh that I began making regular pilgrimages up to the trails mecca that was the Lehigh Valley. I say “was” because though two of the best sets of trails in the world still reside there, it’s nothing like it was back in late 90s when there were literally over a dozen sets of thriving trails the area. It…

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Now, I’m No Marketing Genius…

So last night I sat down and did something I haven’t done in a good ten years. I read a magazine straight through cover to cover. I amongst a slew of other people have been anxiously waiting to get our hands on the new issue of Dig which is an all trails issue, well kind of. So since it was still going to be a bit before it hit the newsstands, I decided to download it on my iPad. This was a first for me and honestly I kind of liked it. That’s a whole different topic though. The first…

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Story Time: The Poopkin

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m quite fond of a good prank. Every year when Halloween rolls around I’m reminded of quite possibly the greatest prank that I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved in. The year was 1996 and I was a junior in high school. There were only a handful of guys who rode BMX in my school so those were the dudes that I hung out with the most. At the time only one person in the group had a car and he quickly became the chauffeur for our little band of BMX bandits. A…

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Holy Shit It’s Our 1000th Post!

Today was a weird day. I was expecting to go about my normal routine of work then digging, but that didn’t quite happen. Instead I decided to take a day off from the trails to go ride around the city with some friends from out of town. It was nice to do something a little different because I’ve had pretty much the same routine going on for the past few months. If it weren’t for my trip to California back in March I would have been able to count the number of times I’ve ridden my bike this year on…

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The Water Catcher

Trails live and die by water, and one of the most important jobs at any set of trails is how you manage it. Whether that be planning out drainage, tarping the jumps, or in this case gathering and storing water. I’ve seen more than a few sets of trails fall into disrepair and eventually be abandoned due to a lack of water. Finding a spot close to some kind of water source was one of the main goals when we started our spot three years ago. We eventually found a spot close to a river and got to building. It quickly became apparent that…

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Story Time: How I Found Posh & Drexelbrook

Last week we had an incident where the google aerial view and coordinates of our trails were posted on Facebook by some cyclocross guys. Our trails aren’t exactly top secret or anything but we do try to limit who all knows their location. Mainly it’s to not raise the attention of anyone living in the surrounding neighborhood. See our trails are located in what you might call the hood. The last thing we need is a bunch of ghetto kids realizing that there are large mounds of dirt for them to run up and down on just blocks away from their…

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Holy Shit It’s Our 500th Post

So the other day I noticed that we were creeping up on our 500th post. I’m kind of blown away honestly! If you told me back in July that in just five months we would be making our 500th post I would have looked at you like you had an upside down face. I knew there was a lot of great trails related content out there that wasn’t being posted on other sites but I had no idea just how much. Some of the edits that have come out recently have been damn near mind blowing. What’s incredible is that this…

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Indoor Pump Tracks, Mentally Challenged Workers, and My First Trails

The first real trails I ever built were at an abandoned gravel pit in Maryland. I guess there was a good bit of sandy clay they had to move before getting to the rocks they were after because there were two humongous piles of it just down the road from the pit. Slowly but surely we carved out lines through the piles and the Clinton Trails were born. Well actually we originally called them Melwood to throw people off as to where they really were because that was the name of the next town over. Plus it was kind of…

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The Things People Ride

That bad boy above is Bob Haro’s newest project the Ikonix SX1. I don’t know much about it or really care, but it did get me thinking about some of the wild shit I’ve seen people show up at trails with. Thanks to BMXmuseum I was able to find examples of all of them! Follow with me on this journey of things that have made me wonder what the hell people were thinking when they decided to ride these beast.

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Numero Uno

I spotted this on Groove Merchants awhile ago and it really took me back.  I can’t think of a more fitting first post then one about the place that really started it all for me.  I can still vividly remember the feeling I got the first time I walked up the hill from the parking lot and laid eyes on this place. Sure I’d been riding for quite awhile before then and had even built what I thought were trails behind my grandparents house.  This was something so different though it may as well have been another planet.  A giant…

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