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Old 03-13-2012, 06:20 AM   #91
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Great pics and great thread. I live just south of Tannersville off of PA715. I just started riding last year, and only got about 2500 miles on my new/old airhead. This season it will see many more miles, both paved and not so much.

I'll have to come back to this thread and post up some pics of some dirt/gravel a few minutes from my house.

Sure, now that I'm no longer involved in the Delaware region all you guys start showing up. Where were you when I needed you dammit?
Back on page 2 or 3 there are some pics from your neighborhood Jim. Not sure what the name of the road was but it turns west off 715 just south of T-Ville and turns from pavement to dirt in a few miles. There's a memorial to some kid that was murdered by the stone bridge crossing the creek. I did find a power line to ride out that way but I couldn't go very far on it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:43 AM   #92
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Nice photos. I grew up in Apalachin and have been riding those parts for years. Though I now live a bit north, I have two good riding buddies who live in the Vestal/Apqalachin area. One drives either an xt600 otr a Dr650, the other a Honda XR 650. I drive a DRZ myself. Next time I pop down that way, I'll let you know, so we can see if your up for a ride.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:50 AM   #93
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Nice photos. I grew up in Apalachin and have been riding those parts for years. Though I now live a bit north, I have two good riding buddies who live in the Vestal/Apqalachin area. One drives either an xt600 otr a Dr650, the other a Honda XR 650. I drive a DRZ myself. Next time I pop down that way, I'll let you know, so we can see if your up for a ride.
By all means. I'm always up for a ride. I have my kids every other weekend though so those weekends are out.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:53 AM   #94
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Sure, now that I'm no longer involved in the Delaware region all you guys start showing up. Where were you when I needed you dammit?
Back on page 2 or 3 there are some pics from your neighborhood Jim. Not sure what the name of the road was but it turns west off 715 just south of T-Ville and turns from pavement to dirt in a few miles. There's a memorial to some kid that was murdered by the stone bridge crossing the creek. I did find a power line to ride out that way but I couldn't go very far on it.

I well recognized the old one room school house on 715 that you posted a pic of. It is right near Sunset Hill.

The road you turned off of heading west from 715 may have been Mountain Road. Did you turn by a church? Pass the Mountain Road Feed Store? I live in an old farm house on a small side road off of Mountain road, so you passed within a half mile of my house. The dirt/gravel section is part of Hypsy Gap road, and cuts through the State Game Lands. The memorial you saw is for Lee Van Luvender. Lee was shot during hunting season by an unkown person about 3 years ago. There is a $10k reward still offered for info leading to the capture of his murderer. My oldest son went to school with Lee's youngest sister. Where I live is a pretty close-knit area. The invasion from NY that occurred after 9-11 has changed much of the region.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #95
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Yeah, those were the roads I was on. I got a bit of the story on the murder from my ex GF. I had given some thought to moving down there, I really like riding around there, but all the city refugees made me think twice about it and I decided that although the area is beautiful many of the refugee's are not. Lots of foreclosures and vacant homes there though and that had my curiousity peaked for awhile. Unfortunately many of the homes were slapped together on the cheap (I think they call it Pocono Crappy construction) and they aren't worth even the lowest foreclosure prices. Finding a well built house seemed to be a bit of a challenge.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #96
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OK, it's time to get some more pics for this thread. Just finished a 2 week trip to the Smokies and Ozarks but did that on the Tiger (there's a RR here somewhere). From here on I'll be paying more attention to the DR. I ride it daily but haven't been away on it since last fall. Heading down to Allentown tomorrow, hopefully finding some dirt along the way, and then camping somewhere after I'm done with demo day at Hermy's Triumph/BMW/Husky.
Feels great to be taking the DR again. It's packed and man, those HT panniers hold a ton of stuff...



All my camping gear including my chair fit in one pannier! No need to use the dry bag with this setup.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:19 PM   #97
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5 1/2 hours to get from Binghamton to Allentown...ya, thats about right. No dirt but found some new back roads I haven't been on yet.

Tried to pump some bargain gas but the place was closed, hmmmm...









Going to Demo Day at Hermy's Triumph/BMW/Husky tomorrow. I'll post a few pics of the new Explorer.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #98
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Got to Hermy's first thing this morning ready to start demo rides, only problem was it wasn't demo day, it was just an open house I did get to ride one of these though and that was fun...



Nice but I think if I had to pick I'd buy that white Tiger 800 behind it. I really liked that when I rode it last year and who needs 1200cc anyhow.

Cool...



Way too tall...



My buddy Jon on his VFR 800 (98), also cool...



Then we went to do a test ride on one of these...



Not so cool. I was never more askeered in my life. Twitchy little bastards in the turns. I laughed most of the way but in a "I'm going to die sort of way. I don't believe they put inexperienced riders on these things.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:28 PM   #99
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Was that explorere the one with Georgia plates? If so that was there on Tuesday when I was there getting my first service done on my F800GS. They had a blue Explorer in the showroom that day as well.
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Was that explorere the one with Georgia plates? If so that was there on Tuesday when I was there getting my first service done on my F800GS. They had a blue Explorer in the showroom that day as well.
Yep. I believe that one belongs to Triumph and is there for demo purposes only.
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Spent the night camping in the Promised Land (northern Poconos). My son had a game just above Meshoppin PA. Got there about an hour early and started checking out the dirt roads. Lot's of those out there...







Lots of gas drilling going on down there...



Almost ran this fella over. He never moved, just sunning himself....





This is where the snake was hanging out...



Also lots of gas pipeline being laid down there as well...



Chilled out and watched my son Tanner pitch a pretty good game. Nice job buddy



Man, I'm sure glad I didn't that this bike on my 2 week trip a few weeks ago. My butt was hurting today.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #102
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Just saw the shortest rainbow I've ever seen. It doesn't extend to the other side...WTF?



1/2 a pot of gold at the end???
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Happy Fathers Day to Me!
FOUND: Dirt Road Nirvana in Speedsville NY!!!
But first a few pics from the Catskills with my bud Jon yesterday.

Let him try out the Tiger. He wants one now





Now....Nirvana in Speedsville...

There seems to be an endless supply of these roads in the area.





You looking at me?





Juvenile prison camp off one of the seasonal roads...







Fathers Day breakfast of champs...





Excellent morning. 20 miles to dirt. Lot's of roads I didn't even hit yet.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #104
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On Rt 715 in Henryville, notice that small pile of bones in the foreground....






I recognized this immediately.
I drive past this old school house almost every day.


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Sunday morning ride south of Tannersville...


Hypsy gap! LOVE that road.

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I recognized this immediately.
I drive past this old school house almost every day.




Hypsy gap! LOVE that road.
I don't get down there much these days. Was seeing a woman in that area but that's over.
That Hypsy Gap road is cool. Starts out paved and then gets narrower and less paved, ends up a nice dirt road in the middle of nowhere.
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