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#1 2015-06-26 7:16pm

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Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Any of you jag offs  lol want to cruise around the Burg, post here...  I'm usually around Sunday or in the evenings, or when it's not raining as it has been just about everyday..  I was talking to Jayrev67 a few months ago & he suggested Bicycle Heaven as a good meeting place.. Post here & let's get it going already!!  Lots of bars in the Southside tongue

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#2 2015-06-26 7:29pm

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Sounds good, let me know when. smile


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#3 2015-06-28 6:58am

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Mazzzze!!!! Thanks for getting the ball rollin on this. Yinz are awesome! I just started a 82 Schwinn Scrambler 22 inch wheel set build that would be perfect for a cruise.

What do you all think about starting with a Southside Cruise.

Suggested Date: Friday July 10 starting at 6:30

Starting Place
Eliza Furnace Trail Parking Lot
Eliza Furnace Trail
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eliza … &hl=en
Free parking and 2.0 miles to Thick Bikes (an awesome Bike Shop on the Southside).

2. Cruise
Cruise Southside over to Thick Bikes and check out their basement full of used Bikes (Saw a SE Cruiser there last time I stopped in). http://thickbikes.com/ (they close at 8:00)

3. Stop by Over the Bars Bicycle Cafe
On Carson Street. Beers, Burgers and Bikes! They have two bike racks out in front- Bring a lock.
http://www.otbbicyclecafe.com/

4. End Time. Whenever you Need to Roll
Ride back to the parking lot whenever it works for you.

What are we missing?
This could be a cool time to hang, see the sights, take in some food & beverage, and chat up BMX Old School. Any other ideas on what could make this a cool time?

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#4 2015-06-28 7:42am

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Man i wish I could make it. Im going camping that weekend


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#5 2015-06-28 8:03am

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I might be able to make this.  Just sold my 20II rider, so I'll have to put something else together for this.  I'll let you know the night before.  Can you PM me your phone number so I have a point of contact?

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#6 2015-06-28 9:36am

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

That sounds good Jay.. I'm on vacation still, so I'll be able to be there for 6:30pm..  Normally, I don't get home from work til around 6:30-7pm..  mad  As long as the weather cooperates, that will be cool..  cool

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#7 2015-06-28 4:34pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Layback wrote:

Man i wish I could make it. Im going camping that weekend

Bummer. Hoping we can do another one later in the Summer- Mid August on the North Side so maybe that one will work out.


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#8 2015-06-28 4:35pm

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Spintly wrote:

I might be able to make this.  Just sold my 20II rider, so I'll have to put something else together for this.  I'll let you know the night before.  Can you PM me your phone number so I have a point of contact?

Splintly, PM Sent.


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#9 2015-06-28 4:38pm

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Mazzzze wrote:

That sounds good Jay.. I'm on vacation still, so I'll be able to be there for 6:30pm..  Normally, I don't get home from work til around 6:30-7pm..  mad  As long as the weather cooperates, that will be cool..  cool

Thanks Mazzzze for pressing go. Should be fun and if you have any other ideas on how to make this an even cooler time, let me know.


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#10 2015-06-28 7:56pm

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Looks like we have a good crew gathering.
I just started a Sabbatical and have all kinds of time to kill lol so I just threw together a poster that I will put up at a few good spots where BMX dudes hang out.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ifb4IC9hYH4/VZCv2oDGjbI/AAAAAAAAPc8/2vIzwFm0VkM/s640/BMX%2BCruise.jpg

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#11 2015-06-28 8:38pm

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I should have no problem making it to that. smile


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#12 2015-06-30 8:14pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Just a thought Jay, the boat launch behind South 18th Street has a huge lot & the bike trail rolls right past..  Also, you're already in Southside being that Friday rush hour stinks.. Lmk what you think about that..

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#13 2015-07-08 4:41pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Southside Pittsburgh Cruise- Friday July 10 starting at 6:30 and leaving the parking lot at 7:00. If it rains we will go straight to Over the Bars Bicycle Cafe.

Should be a good time. Let me know if you are still in or plan to show!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ifb4IC9hYH4/VZCv2oDGjbI/AAAAAAAAPc8/2vIzwFm0VkM/s640/BMX%2BCruise.jpg

Starting Place
Eliza Furnace Trail Parking Lot
Eliza Furnace Trail
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eliza … &hl=en
Free parking and 2.0 miles to Thick Bikes (an awesome Bike Shop on the Southside).

2. Cruise
Cruise Southside over to Thick Bikes and check out their basement full of used Bikes (Saw a SE Cruiser there last time I stopped in). http://thickbikes.com/ (they close at 8:00)

3. Stop by Over the Bars Bicycle Cafe
On Carson Street. Beers, Burgers and Bikes! They have two bike racks out in front- Bring a lock.
http://www.otbbicyclecafe.com/

4. End Time. Whenever you Need to Roll
Ride back to the parking lot whenever it works for you.


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#14 2015-07-08 5:32pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Looks like the weather might cooperate, so im still in. smile


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#15 2015-07-08 5:52pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Cool. See you there!


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#16 2015-07-09 7:37am

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Yep, checked the weather & it looks good..  big_smile

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#17 2015-07-09 6:51pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

My buddy Bob and his son just confirmed that he will join us and he is bringing his three speed side hack.

I never got a chance to build my 22 Wheel set Schwinn Scrambler so I will be riding my 2006 Shadow Conspiracy Invisible Man Cruiser. The only other thing I have built right now is my 2009 Subrosa but I do not want to bring that since it might offend the old school gods. If anyone needs a bike I do have a 99 Specialized Hemi Fatboy MX Comp I can lend out- it is needs a restoration but it is fine for a cruise.


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#18 2015-07-09 7:04pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Still undecided what I want to ride, I have a few builds to test out. Guess I better figure it out soon I got less the 24 hours. yikes


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#19 2015-07-10 12:01pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Game On!!


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#20 2015-07-10 12:08pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Jayrev67 wrote:

Game On!!

lol nice


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#21 2015-07-10 8:13pm

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Good times tonight with the Pittsburgh Old School BMX Contingency. We found what has been dubbed the "Checkered Vans Spot" and took some pics. Mazzzze is on his sweet 2012 Hutch- so nice and the sound of his profile rear cassette clicking away was music to my ears. vintagebmx1977 was riding his super cool 1984 Hutch and rocking an OS set of Z rims. Team B&D were on the Side Hack. The thing is crazy cool and tricked out with a nice mix of Old, Mid and New School bits. We ended the night at Over the Bars Bicycle Cafe. Good food, good conversation and nice to work off our dinner with a sprint back to the parking lot; the show chrome from Mazzze's Hutch lit the way for us so there were no worries about getting lost in the dark.

Until next time- Stay Strong-Ride BMX!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m4rnM_MDBbg/VaCGJUAQTyI/AAAAAAAAPdg/lrORS9HGLzw/s320/BMX%2BCruise.jpg

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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PlbWmOzIqMM/VaCGKm3t8BI/AAAAAAAAPeU/AeHE_R-sQgM/s320/IMG_7717.JPG

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#22 2015-07-10 9:05pm

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Just watched the new Brian Foster Documentary BF-it http://digbmx.com/videos/bf-it-the-stor … ian-foster

Thanks Mazzzze for pointing the crew to this video. Amazing, inspiring and makes me think that there are a few other legends in BMX that deserve a documentary- Voelker, McCoy, Mahelich would be my top three.


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#23 2015-08-05 8:12pm

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Bump it up... Nobody wants to ride or something?  Bunch of bums in the Burg!!  tongue

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#24 2015-08-15 6:33pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

Worked 9.5 hours today & managed to tear it up on the North Shore for an 1.5 hours on the Hutch..  C'mon guys!!  yikes

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#25 2015-08-15 6:37pm

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Re: Pittsburgh, PA, Let's Cruise!!

We need to get at least on more ride in before it starts to get cold. And i promise my tire wont come apart again. lol


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