ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-15-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
Janet from Joisey OP
Bad Kitty
 
Janet from Joisey's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: "Yeah...Jersey sux"
Oddometer: 673
7 Mountains Dualsport, Sun, June 21

This is a really nice one-day dualsport out in Bald Eagle State Forest near State College, PA.

Very similar in terrain to the Shennandoah 500 with rocky forest service roads, beautiful overlooks, some nice single and two track sections, great group of riders and doable on the big bikes.

We made a stop along the way a few years ago at a fantastic old Triumph shop (Guy Zerby's) on Penns Valley Road.

The start is at a private campground.

http://www.pamall.net/patra/docs/2009ds.pdf

http://www.pamall.net/patra/docs/2009dsinfo.pdf
Janet from Joisey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
Looksgoodinblack
LooksbetteronOrange
 
Looksgoodinblack's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Putnam, NY
Oddometer: 2,791
Big Bike and 2-up friendly but a bit too far for me and Tough Cookie
Looksgoodinblack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
Janet from Joisey OP
Bad Kitty
 
Janet from Joisey's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: "Yeah...Jersey sux"
Oddometer: 673
Well, on August 8 and 9, the Bear Creek Sportsmen up at Hancock, NY, will have a 2-day big-bike adventure rally in conjunction with their famous 2-day trail ride.
This year will be their second go at an adventure ride, and they promise it will be better than last year and the course will be separate from the untimed enduro (trail ride).
Perhaps you and Tuff Cookie can make that one. Don't let the 700 or so trail riders at the ball field intimidate you.

http://www.bearcreeksportsmen.com/
Janet from Joisey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
Looksgoodinblack
LooksbetteronOrange
 
Looksgoodinblack's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Putnam, NY
Oddometer: 2,791
Thanks. I was actually getting ready for that one. This weekend it's just not doable for us in PA.
BTW. TKC’s for the wee are on order so now nothing will stop us. And a lighter, more capable bike is a must next year since I tried some of the Pine Barrens routes couple weekends ago.
Looksgoodinblack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
Wannabee
Survivor of Reality
 
Wannabee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Portage ,PA
Oddometer: 2,427
I wish I knew about this , I am going camping up in Wellsboro area , would be cool to do this ride on sunday on the way home.
But the registration says that it had to be in before June 6 , and I don't have a roll chart(or have never used one! )
Can you just show up and ride? I would love to stay up in Wellsboro and ride Saturday , then shot back down Saturday night and stay in the campground there and ride sunday.
Lmk if this is a possibilty , would love to meet some other ADV riders.
__________________
$$$FULL TILT BOOGIE$$$
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.
Wannabee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 06:58 PM   #6
jkm
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: NW Pa
Oddometer: 200
Wannabee - Here's the Pa Trail Riders website: www.pamall.net/patra/
You should be able to find contact info there......
jkm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #7
Trail Ryder
Your Hero
 
Trail Ryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Tax Hell
Oddometer: 1,029
Laugh

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wannabee
Can you just show up and ride?
I believe so.
__________________
2010 KTM 250 XCFW (Street Plated)
2013 Ski-Doo T'NT 600 ETEC (Winter Bike)
Trail Ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 04:34 AM   #8
clown head
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: pa
Oddometer: 151
just show up

just come and camp. what's the worst they can say ? ask for don rorbaugh, he'll take care of you . we're riding up from york saturday and coming home after the ride sunday(doin the adv loop ) hope to meet some new friends there !!
clown head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 06:16 AM   #9
not2fast
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: SE PA
Oddometer: 695
I'm sure they will be happy to sign you up on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. As for the route sheet, you can carry it with you in a pocket or tape it to the top of your gas tank. I rode this one a few years ago and the only thing different from other dual sports they did was to use numbers instead of arrows to keep you on the course. When you would get to a decision point, like a split in the road, you would have to look a the number on the tree of or post they put there and then find the number on your route sheet. Say the number was 10. You find 10 on the route sheet and it says to turn left.

That's a great way to keep arrowing to a minimum and prevent others who don't have a route sheet from just following along on the course.

Have fun.

Terry
__________________
Not2fast TJ
not2fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 06:43 AM   #10
sallydog
no more Green KLR
 
sallydog's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: exit 98 NJ
Oddometer: 5,361
little far for a 1 day event.
__________________
Its not who dies with the most toys.. Its who wears out the most toys
Just dip me in beer and toss me in the drunk chicks.
if you havent grown up by age 50 you dont have to
Heaven's the place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you
sallydog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 07:35 AM   #11
Boom Boom
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Central PA
Oddometer: 226
Sign up "IS" available the day of the event. The pre-register by June 6th gave you a T-shirt also.
Nice campgrounds for those traveling much distance, come saturday and enjoy all the local dirt roads prior to the Sunday ride. State College is close by for those wanting some evening entertainment
__________________
2014 Sherco ST 300 2011 Gas Gas 300ec
Boom Boom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 08:03 AM   #12
Wannabee
Survivor of Reality
 
Wannabee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Portage ,PA
Oddometer: 2,427
I misread the registration(surprise!)
I called the campsite , so I will be there saturday evening , ready to embarrass myself for all!
It will be my first event , hopefully the hazing will be light and I can meet some new people!
__________________
$$$FULL TILT BOOGIE$$$
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.
Wannabee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 08:16 AM   #13
clown head
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: pa
Oddometer: 151
my first to , Wannnabe

look for my 950, it's my first one also. a friend and i are camping off our bikes . he's riding the green klr650, me the katoom 950 in fast orange. p.s. we will be looking for a little cooler space to chill some brews
clown head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 09:09 AM   #14
Tengai650
Random Task
 
Tengai650's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Central PA
Oddometer: 200
Yes, for folks who missed the deadline, you can register on-site, but you don't get a free T-shirt. Camping is right there at an actual family campground.
For those who ask," Can you show up and ride?" Yes, PATRA doesn't own the state forest, but if you plan to do any riding that takes you onto single-track that's off the legal and official Bald Eagle Dualsport Loop, I'd register and get a roll-chart. Registration includes a picnic lunch stop (burgers, fruit salad, chips, etc).

I'm not riding the event this year, but I am definitely going to ride up and buy a T-shirt. I have a gang of people staying at my place who may or may not enter the event, but at the very least, a few will probably scoot on the forest roads a bit.

I'm having a little shindig at my house in Bellefonte on Friday night (BYOB), camp-out and ride up to Renovo on Saturday.
I have room for a few more if anyone's interested. This is mainly a KLR thing, but other big bikes and KLR friends can come. PM me if you want to join us.
__________________
Mark
Tengai650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 09:38 AM   #15
Janet from Joisey OP
Bad Kitty
 
Janet from Joisey's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: "Yeah...Jersey sux"
Oddometer: 673
The whole rollchart route (except the arrowed hero sections) is part of the Bald Eagle Dualsport Trail. You can pick up a trail map at a State Forest Office. Pick up the regular Bald Eagle Forest Map, too, for more dirt roads and orientation. The d/s trail is marked in yellow blazes.

This is a great run for folks not used to rocks. . . not too intimidating.
Bring a spare tube and changing equipment.






Janet from Joisey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014