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OutBakistan and La Brea Car Pits

Average Rating:    (3.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Dirt Roads, 4x4 Tracks, Junkyard singletrack, Great Views of rusted out pickups and lovely piles of assorted trash. The riding however is actually a lot of fun. Great for an after work, work-out. The entire area is enclosed in an area only a couple of miles square but the roads and trails loop all over and there enough hills to give you a good workout. There is a simliar trail system across cambelle ave. (down by the firestation) that can be accessed just over the bridge, this is mostly 4x4 tracks with some good hills.
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Latitude
42.7061392217864
Longitude
-73.67419838905334
Trail Directions
Exit 7E off 787, right at 2'nd light after bridge, left at the stewarts, right just before the fire station. Trails are off behind the country garden apartment complex just up the hill on the left. Park at your own risk. Cars are occasionally towed from the apartment complex if a parking pass is not present. This usually only occurs if you park overnight.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Troy
   


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Review Date
June 1, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bandit1 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Have yet to ride this trail, but access can be had in Rensselaer from the area of the boat launch. In addition there is access from the RPI Tech Park as well. If you stop in the main office, you can pick up a free map of the trails. only one that is actually groomed and mapped, but plenty to ride from what I have seen from above on I90 and satilite maps on the internet.

Giving this trail a 3 till I can better evaluate with 1st hand experiance.



Comments
bandit1 (06/08/2012)
update, after seeing the map from sat view, it is not the area I thought it was. I stand corrected and ignore my review on this trail system till I can get wheels on ground and evaluate for myself directly.
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Review Date
August 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: lbjazz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail appears be no longer maintained. I tried to get on the trail at several points at the apartment complex and school, but I could never go more than 100 or so feet without hitting a dead end or excessive foliage. Maybe there is another way to access better maintained sections, but I didn't see them.



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Review Date
January 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: mudfly , from roundlake ny

Summary:
Before I got a real job and moved to the whitebread suburbs I lived in south troy and rode nearly everyday for 7 years in this area. In the 10 years since I moved even more trails have opened up. I rode a few times there last summer and never got to all the trails that you can ride now. There are a bunch more access points If you are in Albany :from I 90 you can take the washington ave exit towards Rennsaleer and park at the elementary school. Behind the school are trails that lead down to the main north south trail. head north and there will lots of trails to your right.
a better place to park in Troy is the shopping center across from Hudson Valley CC. you can ride through the apartment complex behind the shopping center. You can also park at Rennsaleer Tech park. there is trails leading from there also.
Probaly the best local ride in the Albany/ Troy area

Recommended Route:
From under the 378 bridge head south past the honey pot(sewage treatment plant) trails off to the left all the way to rennsaleer.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The cliff from prospect park ( there is a trail) nearly straight down. Begins at the overlook where the gas house is directly below you. If you lose it you will tumble all the way down. Only for the really stupid. (like me)



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Review Date
May 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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Reviewed by: Kirsten , from Over there

Summary:
I was skeptical of riding here. I decided to try it anyway. IT was GREAT. It's a weird collection of tails and doublewide trails with old rusted out cars, hills, a polluted, toxic stram. It's South Troy! I saw turkeys and troylettes getting it on. Gobble, Gobble. I saw the gayest dude ever on a Jerry Fisher. He was riding w/o shorts on and pulling his wanker yelling out to the world that he's "hung like a hamster"! I just rode by him. Great trails. Definately worth checking out...

Recommended Route:
Follow the directions!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I ride all over



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Review Date
May 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: K-Bob CarkAss , from Troy Home for Wayward Boys

Summary:
These trails do provide a lot of fun riding if you have an hour or two to kill. Definetly keep an eye out for those two nut-baggers mentioned in the other review. And be forewarned its not the guy on the fisher you need to watch out for. I was back there minding my own business when suddenly there was a flash of yellow and when I came to both my tires were flat and my shorts were missing. Other than that though it was a good time. i will definetly be back. next time however I'm bringing spare tubes and tying my shorts on tight!

Recommended Route:
Drop down behind building apt building 106 then just go with the flow.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Skidmore, poop-loop, suny albany (urban assault)



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