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PA Rides
« on: November 11, 2013, 10:01:34 AM »
If you're heading out for a ride post up here if you are looking for others to join.





After the fact: pics or it didn't happen.  :D
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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 10:28:48 AM »
It's so weird that there are only three active STx members in the whole Pittsburgh area: myself, Jesse (who doesn't post much) and MaddJack. At least that's all that I'm aware of.
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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 10:45:49 AM »
There is a guy (forget his name) that drags the PA Tag over that way whenever it gets close to the western side of the state.

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 08:23:59 AM »
It doesn't seem to be many in the NE corner either.   :(
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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 08:26:35 AM »
There's quite a few up in the WB/Scranton area.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 08:32:09 AM »
There's quite a few up in the WB/Scranton area.

I know ConPilot1 is up that way.  I'd like to see some type of PA or Tri-State get together.  I know a few SE corner guys make it to Ephrata.  I'm hoping to have more flexible time off in 2014.  We shall see.
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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 09:00:46 AM »
I'd like to see some type of PA or Tri-State get together.

That was my motivation for organizing the "Burger Run"  rides to Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield for lunch. A spring "meet (meat?) and greet" to kick off the season. Figured people within 200 miles could ride out, have a long lunch, and ride home. Then it turned into a weekend event. It had a good run (6 years?) with a few outstanding turnouts (100+).

It has since been replaced by the "Spring Meet" which has been organized of late by MrsCableBandit.
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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 09:52:32 AM »
I'd like to see some type of PA or Tri-State get together.

That was my motivation for organizing the "Burger Run"  rides to Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield for lunch. A spring "meet (meat?) and greet" to kick off the season. Figured people within 200 miles could ride out, have a long lunch, and ride home. Then it turned into a weekend event. It had a good run (6 years?) with a few outstanding turnouts (100+).

It has since been replaced by the "Spring Meet" which has been organized of late by MrsCableBandit.

I heard about the burger run, but I never got the chance to go though.  Is the meet always in WV, or does it move around?
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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 10:05:56 AM »
It will be in West Virginia next year. Stay tuned.

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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 02:30:16 PM »
A few from today:

Sayers Lake:  I'm surprised they've not drawn it down yet.

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2013, 02:31:48 PM »
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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 06:14:38 AM »
There's quite a few up in the WB/Scranton area.


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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 02:13:36 PM »
It will be in West Virginia next year. Stay tuned.

That must be my cue to post something, eh?
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 03:58:46 PM »


That must be my cue to post something, eh?

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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2013, 12:41:33 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2013, 12:47:31 PM »
Taken back by the sexiness?   8)

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2013, 02:53:41 PM »
Got out for a while today in the mid 50's heat wave.

Hard to believe all this was under a foot of snow and the ice was safe for fishing less than a week ago.

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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2013, 02:56:14 PM »
The fire tower up on the plateau.

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I made it about halfway up the tower before turning back.  The steps were way too slippery and moss covered for riding boots.

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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2013, 02:57:24 PM »
And finally, the local VOR beacon.

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Lots of flooding and tree damage up this way as well.


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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2013, 03:44:11 PM »
The fire tower up on the plateau.

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I made it about halfway up the tower before turning back.  The steps were way too slippery and moss covered for riding boots.



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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2013, 06:32:46 PM »
Not much forest up there right now.  They've logged the shit out of it due to all the gypsy moth die off.

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Re: PA Rides
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2014, 08:44:00 PM »
41 degrees so I had to get out today. 

I tried out  Route 425 S near Wrightsville, PA that was mentioned here (noted by the red line on the map)
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Lots of gravel to watch out for, especially in the corners, so it was a slower ride than normal.

85 mile loop.

Some nice Susquehanna River views.

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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2014, 06:50:21 AM »
I was planning on taking a spin yesterday as well since the forecast was for high 30's and sunny.  I woke up to snow and 20+ knots winds. 

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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2014, 10:53:11 AM »
Nice one, Stoltzfus.  Route 425 in York has some nice turns and scenery.   :)

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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2014, 05:15:49 PM »
So the forecast was for 40 degrees today with cloudiness and a very slight possibility of some rain/snow.  I dropped Beth off at the airport this morning and decided I NEEDED to get out today.  Like most other places, this winter has been brutal for riding.  Not the temps, but the constant icy snow covered roads.

It was 34 degrees when I was getting suited up.  By the time I opened the garage door it had started raining. >:(  Screw it, I'm riding.

I headed east since there were some showers on the radar to the west and north.  As I headed east the rain turned to snow, then sleet.  By now it was about 30 degrees and I stopped to take a pic.  The front of the bike was ice covered at this point.

Several people were out on the lake ice fishing and skating.

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Once east of the park you enter a new climate zone.  The precip stopped and the roads were dry.

About half an hour later it was up to 40 degrees and sunny.  Still wet to the north, so I headed further east then circled back to the southwest on the way home.

Ice breaking up in some of the sunnier valleys.

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Still solid in other spots.

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I made it through the bridge without wrecking.  ;D

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And eventually back home after about 200 miles.

Time to de-salt the boots.  And maybe change that back tire.

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Overall it was a great day and just what the doctor ordered.
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2014, 06:32:16 PM »
200 mi.!   :o
IMO that's a lot of miles all things considered.

Maybe that'll hold you over until the end of February?

In my strange mind the official Pennsylvania riding season starts March 1st.. It doesn't matter if it's 10* and snowing, in my mind it's not winter. :nuts:
I got out for a short ride (no pics.) a couple weeks ago, took me longer to get the salt & cinders off the bike than the ride lasted.
But it still felt good to get on the bike.



Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2014, 06:41:59 PM »
I just leave the salt on.  It's dried on so it doesn't hurt anything. 

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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2014, 05:41:40 AM »
I just leave the salt on.  It's dried on so it doesn't hurt anything.

Ya wanna ride up some time and explain that to MY fork legs, please?

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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2014, 09:58:39 AM »
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Short ride on some backs roads along the Lancaster side of the Susquehanna river yesterday. 

I'm glad the warmer days have been falling on weekends. 

Looks like more snow on the way for tomorrow.  I hope to get back out today again for a few more miles.

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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2014, 10:47:19 AM »
Awesome pic BTW.
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« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2014, 01:56:14 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2014, 01:56:34 PM »
Awesome pic BTW.

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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2014, 06:21:13 AM »

Overall it was a great day and just what the doctor ordered.

Great report and pics. 

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« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2014, 07:38:34 PM »
A quick 120 miler for ice cream on this gorgeous mother's day with a gorgeous mother.

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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2014, 09:36:41 PM »
41 degrees so I had to get out today. 

I tried out  Route 425 S near Wrightsville, PA that was mentioned here (noted by the red line on the map)
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Some nice Susquehanna River views.

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what an awesome pic!

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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2014, 03:40:46 PM »
Good thing this bear was behind bars.  He looks like he's up to no good.

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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2014, 06:35:41 PM »
The white birch stands of the Marion Brooks Natural Area.

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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2014, 06:42:00 PM »
The lake at Parker Dam is drawn down to facilitate some bridge repairs.

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I've never seen the rocks below the spillway completely dried up.

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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2014, 06:44:33 PM »
Overall, it was just a great day for a ride.

The snow should be here Thursday.   >:(

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« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2014, 06:48:46 PM »
I'm burning a vacation day and heading for a quick rip down to Seneca Rocks tomorrow before the cold hits. Supposed to be in the 60s...
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« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2014, 07:34:51 PM »
See any elk?

The white birch stands of the Marion Brooks Natural Area.

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« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2014, 07:43:10 PM »
past PA rides. 

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« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2014, 06:59:12 AM »
See any elk?




Not this time around.  They're pretty easy to find though if you're looking for them.

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« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2014, 12:13:31 PM »
Hey CB..

I think maybe you should change the title of this thread, seems it's only active during the winter months. 

PA Winter Rides. or PA Hibernation time Rides.  Just say'in? :razz:

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« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2014, 05:13:16 PM »
Hopefully that's still a pic from last year Sam. 



See any elk?




Not this time around.  They're pretty easy to find though if you're looking for them.

They look best when they're on a spit. 
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« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2014, 06:40:35 AM »
Hopefully that's still a pic from last year Sam. 
See any elk?
Not this time around.  They're pretty easy to find though if you're looking for them.

They look best when they're on a spit.

Yep, last year.
Truth be told, I enjoy riding the C14 in about 50* temps the most, it's a warm bike.
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« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2014, 11:30:26 AM »
Well it's snowing now.



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