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My wife and I only get the oppourtunity to bicycle together once a week or so due to conflicting work schedues. Sunday was our day after consulting some maps we decided to head out to oil city /franklin PA and try out their rail trail.. wich is turns out is actually a few intersecting ones alongside the allegeny river. If you're ever in teh area I recommend it
Woke at 6 and packed up our lunch cooler and the bikes for our ride. Being a paved trail I would normally be riding my fastback but I had just recieved my new MTB from bikes direct and wanted to get it adjusted in.
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all In all We did about 25 miles over the course of a few hours, a nice leisurly pace with lots of stops to make adjustments
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Stopped checking the map
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A view of the allegeny river.
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The steps to the upper path (note the smooth area on the left for rolling your bike up)
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The lower bike path as viewed from above
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The trestle
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Stairs originally designed to lead to center pylon .. now end in midair
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Allegeny tributary viewed from smalle bridge
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view from inside the tunnel. Was quite dark in the center
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Vier from the outher side

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Specialized S

Good eye, That is indeed a Specialized S .. its a Motobecane though, The specialized icon is just for the chainstay wrap, keeps the chains from knicking up the stay.
so far I like the Dual suspension ride,its kinda a replacement /supplement to my hardtail MTB that Beats the crud out of me .. dual is not ideal for bike paths as even with a 4 bar you still get a bit of bob while peddling, but the rear air shock and the front shock both have lockouts, so it can ride like a rigid.. albiet a heavier fat tired rigid

· Bacon!
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I always love the eastern pics when everything is so green. Don't think I'd like your winters, but your spring/early summer looks awesome!

· Resident Curmudgeon
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That IS great country. I was born in that area, and grew up in Olean, N.Y. Nice pics!
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