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cc [Contact] Friday, September 09, 2005
We are riding the trail a small segment every weekend. The segment from Ohiopyle to Connelsville is too long for us to do in one day round trip. Any suggestions about a parking area between the 2 cities or a place to stay or a way to get your car to the other end?
Mon, Pa USA  
davey jones [Contact] Monday, August 15, 2005
bluetail: yes, i mean the refreshment stand that rents bikes .. not open on weekends ? terrible ... you are right - take your life into your own hands crossing that road - compared to the canal trail - the YRT is just so beautiful and in great shape - the canal towpath trail is of course more urban and more crowded but soon, we think, you will be able to ride from cleveland to new philadelphia - around 100 miles ... regards - dj
lakewood, oh USA  
ray Monday, August 15, 2005
well i finally did find the info i needed onthe whittset section ray
Delmont, pa USA  
ray schmidt [Contact] Monday, August 15, 2005
Favorite Segment: Whittset to Cedar Creek Park
does anyone know who is in charge of the whittset section of the trail? i don't believe it is west newton. thanks in advance ray
Delmont, pa USA  
Bluetail Sunday, August 14, 2005
Good comments, Mr. Jones. You raise some valid points. Re: Cedar Creek Park: do you mean that the office/refreshment stand that also rents bikes?? As long as we're on the subject of West Newton, is anyone else puzzled about why motor vehicle traffic at the road crossing there--with the obvious zebra stripes--DOES NOT YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS, PER STATE LAW???? And why, on busy weekends, there's no crossing guard to ensure cars stop? A few weeks ago I witnessed a family, with a little tyke in a trailer, almost get hit by an suv that didn't yield. Hardly slowed down. By the way: how do you think the YRT compares with the Cuyahoga Valley canal trail in your area?
Pittsburgh, PA USA  
davey jones [Contact] Wednesday, August 10, 2005
bryan: thanks for your comments - speaking of tee/shirts - does anyone sell yrt tees ?? i can't find anywhere on their site/book that would indicate they even have them ?? regards dj
lakewood, ohio USA  
Bryan Ryan [Contact] Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Favorite Segment: Ohiopyle to Connellsville Access Point: Ohiopyle, PA
RE: Davey Jones, I too have always wondered why they are closed on saturday and sundays both locations. I've rode the trail on both weekdays and weekends and I have to say weekends have the most people riding. I would also think they are missing out on a lot of T-Shirt sales and such by being closed on thos days since more people ride and out of the area people are more likely to ride then. Heads Up to Trail Officers maybe you should be looking into keeping it open.
Johnstown, Pa USA  
davey jones [Contact] Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Favorite Segment: Confluence to Ohiopyle Access Point: Ohiopyle, PA
for the life of me i cannot understand why the trail office in west newton isn't open on sunday - tons of people on the trail - getting refreshments at the rite/aid - and the office is closed - makes no sense at all - and even worse - the office/refreshment stand/store at cedar creek park is "closed" saturday/sunday - i guess our tax dollars go to the employee with the weekends off ... the trail, though, is great - beautiful and in great shape ... dave/sue jones
lakewood, ohio USA  
Leonard Shean [Contact] Saturday, July 30, 2005
Favorite Segment: Ohiopyle to Connellsville Access Point: Connellsville, PA
I found a Guide to Bed, Breakfast and Biking while looking for a Bed and Breakfast to stay at while I rode the Bladwin Rail Trail in fla. I found this guide to be very helpful since it listed a desc of the trail and also all the bed and breakfast along the trail I could stay at. I found it veryu easy to use since you could check by trail name of check by state. They have listings for every state in the nation so it's a complete guide thats also bicycle friendly. you can find the site at this web address. http://www.bbbiking.com/ I also put a link up for it at my website Lens Rails to Trails http://mysite.verizon.net/lennoxx0458/index.html
Derry, Pa USA  
Wendy [Contact] Monday, July 18, 2005
Can someone give me info on the YRTC Fall Foliage ride? Where it starts and finishes? Price? Any other info I need to know. Any comments about this ride? Thanks!!
Smithton, PA USA  
Wendy [Contact] Monday, July 18, 2005
After helping out at a rest stop during the M&M ride, and talking to the many riders that stopped, I became interested in riding the trail. Can someone give me some help in choosing an inexpensive bike? Any info appreciated.
Smithton,, PA USA  
Wendy [Contact] Monday, July 18, 2005
I walk the trail and as one of the many volunteers, I always take a few plastic shopping bags and a pair of latex gloves. I pick up trash found along the trail and in parking lots. We volunteers need all the help we can get. So, please volunteer some time as you walk along this beautiful trail and pick-up trash when you can. Thanks in advance!!
Smithton, Pa. USA  
Wendy [Contact] Monday, July 18, 2005
I walk the trail and as one of the many volunteers, I always take a few plastic shopping bags and a pair of latex gloves. I pick up trash found along the trail and in parking lots. We volunteers need all the help we can get. So, please volunteer some time as you walk along this beautiful trail and pick-up trash when you can. Thanks in advance!!
Smithton, Pa. USA  
Patrick [Contact] Monday, July 18, 2005
Access Point: Layton, PA
The trail was in excellent condition today despite the rainy weather of the 16th and 17th. Not many riders on the trail due to the high humidity and hot weather. The scenery along the trail is magnificent. Many wild flowers are blooming including black eyed susans, Echinacea, and cardnial flower. The river is low, which makes it quite easy to take a dip after riding in the summer weather.
West Mifflin, PA USA  
Ad Nauseum Thursday, July 07, 2005
Since when did this board become a venue for advertising, and non-YRT advertising at that?
wamo [Contact] Saturday, July 02, 2005
looking 4 a riding partner m/f...usually afternoons and weekends...shorter rides but will do longer ones ..
pa USA  
wamo Thursday, June 30, 2005
Favorite Segment: Dawson to Whittset Access Point: Whittset, PA
tom the trail is fine for road bikes
don Wednesday, June 29, 2005
tom, been told it is great from Ohiopyle all the way at least to Layton. supposedly for both types of bikes.
tom Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Is this trail suitable for a road bike, or only a mountian bike? Basicly, is the surface hard and smooth or full of pits and soft?
mobil smith [Contact] Saturday, June 18, 2005
To: Sy and all other well wishers..here is an update on my condition as post this morning at jipzeecab.blogspot.com/ Rolling Down Recovery's Road I feel I’ve turned a major corner on my road to recovery this morning. I no longer have the intense pain on the bruised left side of my rib cage which characterized days 2,3, and 4. My right arm is about 85 % and some of the swelling in the elbow area has gone down. I had a larger right bicep/tricep than Mark McGuire on “roids” there for a couple of days and the massive bruise on the inside of the middle area of my right arm has started turning from deep purple toward that dull green I’ve so been looking forward to. My left arm has been able to lift itself up to the keyboard without assistance this morning although I would characterize its recovery at only about 45 %. I no longer feel I am single handedly contributing to the bottom line of McNeil - PPC, Inc., the makers of extended release Tylenol. A good thing too...after yesterday I only have 7 of those dime sized percosets left. I got through last night with just one. I tried to swim a little backstroke last evening at the club. It wasn’t pretty but I had almost full range of movement for both arms in the water. I was trying not to get my face wet while the cut above my lip is healing. The excess bonding substance came out of it on Thursday and peeled away like elmer’s glue on a child’s hand. The cut remained closed and doesn’t show any signs of infection. Oh...do I feel better! Sy, you make an interesting point about the agressiveness of the various critters abounding the "trails". Maybe they have just become to used to US!
Pittsburgh, PA USA  

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