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Old 09-30-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Figured I'd start a new report for daily rides since I usually pack a camera and it's nice to have a place to post the pics. This will be updated as I go and hopefully highlight some good dirt roads in the area and as my experience in the dual sport world grows maybe even some more technical trails. For now I'm in a search for good seasonal roads and until today it's been difficult to find what I'm looking for. I hadn't planned on riding today. Drove to work since I have to pick up my kids later but it was sunny this morning, a perfect fall day. I left work at noon and went home to get the bike.
I live in NY state but the PA border is just down the road. Decided to hit PA and see what I could find. These shots are all taken around the Little Meadows area somewhere. I found all sorts of good roads out there.

I guess you've all run into this. No problem, there were better places to go.



Places like this...





with cool old things...



and lot's of wild life! This thing was the size of a football and active. I shut the bike off so they wouldn't try to mate with it.



I found Jesus out there. He was in someones yard, they had a bench placed in front of him and I suppose they sit there and discuss the worlds problems with him...



Some cool stones in a graveyard...









Lot's of flooding around here lately. Finding closed or washed out bridges is easy. Finding your way around them is fun





more good dirt...





and wild life. I hate these things...



Home, Sweet, Home



just needs a mattress and a little paint...



the creek is encroaching in the property. Lot's of creeks around here are eroding badly and finding new paths...



I think this might have been a store at one time



That's today's look at Dirt Farming in PA. Stay tuned for more.

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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That's today's look at Dirt Farming in PA. Stay tuned for more.
Will be looking forward to photos from that same ride in a week or two when the leaves hit their peak of autumn color.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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Here's a few pics from a couple of weeks ago taken in the Poconos. I'm riding down that way a lot lately and if anyone knows the good places down there chime in please.





One more thing...I'm not riding alone, that would be dangerous for a NOOB like me. No way, I have a co-pilot at all times. His name is Bob. Meet Bob...

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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A few more from todays ride. No descriptions since I've got to go pick up my kids. Just pics...




Puppy or cow?????



Maybe...maybe not... (wishful thinking?)












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Old 10-07-2011, 05:41 AM   #5
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...Puppy or cow?????




Its a lamb - the inscription says Children of John J & Elizabeth J Davis.

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Old 09-30-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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Old cemeteries are so cool.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:29 PM   #7
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They are. I spent a lot of time there today and only one car went by/
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:14 PM   #8
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I grew up near there. Great to see pics!
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:34 AM   #9
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I grew up near there. Great to see pics!
In Little Meadows or in this area? Give me coordinates and I'll stick a pic of your house on here if you want. It's a pretty area but on the PA side of the border the gasholes are running water trucks everywhere for the drill sites and the roads are getting to the point where they aren't much fun to ride anymore. I only saw one area being drilled yesterday but I'll head over towards Montrose next week and post some pics of the trucks and drill sites. Good for the economy here but bad for riding and lots of other things.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:28 AM   #10
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I grew up near there. Great to see pics!
the best part of my youth was hereabouts as well, binghampton to elmira in the north ,all of bradford and tioga counties south of the border . You could at that time ride all day on dirt roads only crossing pavement 2 or 3 times a day.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:42 PM   #11
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the best part of my youth was hereabouts as well, binghampton to elmira in the north ,all of bradford and tioga counties south of the border . You could at that time ride all day on dirt roads only crossing pavement 2 or 3 times a day.
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I grew up in Athens. You're right about all the dirt roads back then. We'd try to get lost in my buddies truck staying on dirt only and we always ended up in Rome it seems. What town are you from?

Its a lamb - the inscription says Children of John J & Elizabeth J Davis.

Thanks Gregster. Duh, lamb! How the hell did I miss that? I can be a bit dim at times.
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Left work early today and headed out in search of fire towers. 0 for 2 on the fire towers I'm afraid. I followed the map I posted and tried Elk Mt. first. The map lead me to a trail that looked promising so I lugged my sorry ass up this wicked steep rutted trail. No way I could have ridden the DR up that trail and I was riding the Tiger so didn't even think about it. Made it to the top and I was at the top of the chair lifts! The map shows the tower farther to the east. Couldn't see any towers around so that one was a bust, Same for the Snow Hill Rd site in the Poconos. This trail was gated so I walked but could have ridden the DR on it. No fire tower there either, damn. I'm sure I was at the right location there but it didn't even seem high enough to warrant a tower. Maybe that map isn't very accurate. I'll keep searching.
Here's a link to that map source.
http://itouchmap.com/?f=tower&s=PA


A few pics from today. It was gorgeous out so not finding any towers wasn't that bad really. Nice riding and beautiful temps in the high 60's.

On a detour caused by a washed out bridge. Glad I had to go that way...



HAPPY HAY!



No tower but there was one flower, just one...



hardy tree...

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Old 10-08-2011, 04:52 AM   #13
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The Happy Hay is just a few miles from my compound. If the waterfall pic was taken on SR 2036 then that's even closer.
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:44 PM   #14
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The Happy Hay is just a few miles from my compound. If the waterfall pic was taken on SR 2036 then that's even closer.
I think it was actually. I was trying to take another road a mile or so farther south but the bridge was washed out. Do you know anything about a fire tower at Elk?
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #15
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Todays ride to Boulder Field at Hickory Run SP. My girlfriends first ride! She did great.

Locked and loaded...



even had a chance to ride dirt roads on the Tiger. She's doing good so far...



Boulder Field. I'm sure this hole is man made, still cool...



an oasis in the harsh terrain...





aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

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