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Old 07-19-2010, 04:39 PM   #31
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dirty dabbers

this is a little too far for me , how about any of the dirty dabber club members out their ??
when you get a litttle more east i will help
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:38 PM   #32
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You guys from Jersey should hang around here of a while. If I can't find time to ride the Hancock connector this summer or early Fall I will let you guys ride that days trail as well.

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Old 07-19-2010, 07:55 PM   #33
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We need a volunteer to run the Day 4 route. I've got to tear the Tiger down so I can't do it. The "Hero" section is coming up out of Poe Paddy State Park, and it's not too bad but a little tricky on the big bikes. When you can get in close on the map dirt roads are brown, paved are blue, optional sections are violet and hero sections are red. How about madmaximum or rockinrog run this for us?
What are you looking for exactly? Do you want someone to ride the entire day to see how the timing works etc .... or people to test ride sections...I haven't been on the road out of Poe Paddy this year.... I've always ridden down it after visiting Penns View. Does madmaxium get his bike dirty?

On a side note, I was on the Tram road by Black Mosh. state park Sunday. Madmax tells me you have a particular affection for this road?
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:00 PM   #34
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You guys from Jersey should hang around here of a while. If I can't find time to ride the Hancock connector this summer or early Fall I will let you guys ride that days trail as well.

Will
Hey Will, no problem. I'm subscribed to the thread and if you need anyone to ride anything within a few hours ride of NJ I'm up for it!

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Old 07-20-2010, 04:55 AM   #35
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If it's not ridden by then, I can. I don't know what "hero" means for this ride, but I'm willing to do them. If you think it'll be done by then, lemme know please. I might just see if J. Splash is up for a day'o fun.
It will probably be ridden by then, but that shouldn't stop you from riding it, should it?

If you're riding a WR250, the hero section won't be heroic, it'll be a breeze. The hero section is still two track, just very rocky with rock slabs on the way up, then sandy along the top. I did it on a Tiger, it's just not well groomed like the rest of the ride. It doesn't get you anywhere except to Penn's View, which you can reach much more civilly from the west. It's just for fun.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:09 AM   #36
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What are you looking for exactly? Do you want someone to ride the entire day to see how the timing works etc .... or people to test ride sections...
Timing. I know all the roads are good, we just don't know how long it'll take to go from Black Mo to Greenwood. If you skip the Bald Eagle loop it'll be a breeze, but we'd like to know how long the whole 145 mile trip takes. I made the Bald Eagle loop a separate option so people can scale their riding day. Add the Tram Rd Loop at the south end of Rothrock (skipping Brady Rd) to add even a little more length to it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:13 AM   #37
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That's good to know, if I come I might still bring the little one, it's such a blast to ride.

I'll stay tuned.

Rockinrog asked the question on what the you're looking for--usually it's to proof the route by classifying it (sometimes color code routes based on type of bike it supports--or skill level), identifying road closures, scouting a work around for the problem--ferreting out an alternate route and keeping it legal.

A recon with feedback and solutions to the author.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:35 AM   #38
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Good point MoBill; if anyone is testing a section try to be analytical. Keep track of timing, where the dirt and paved sections are, condition of the dirt sections and difficulty. If there are nasty sections we'll bypass them and turn them into optional sections. We're not looking to force anyone through muddy stretches that might cost you $800 getting oil cleaned out of your Tiger's exhaust system. Guess how I know?
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:52 AM   #39
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That's funny right there.



I didn't notice that you'd already answered him. I shut up now.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:12 AM   #40
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Day 3:
On Day 3 I started at the Quiet Oaks Campground in Crossfork PA. I test rode the route from Crossfork to Empiruim before we got rained out. It was probably more then 75% stone/dirt roads, all passable on our big bikes. It was perfect.
I think this was 50-60 miles. Google maps shows I had around 85 miles left to Moshannon.

We need someone that knows the area between Emporium and Moshannon to look the rest of the day 3 route.
I had read the Caledonia Pike was the longest unimproved road in PA, so basically I followed it from one end to the other, then over to Monhannon. Did I pick the best route?
Here is the map on google.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...d87b943398609c

Day 5:
We need someone to route from Greenwood Furnace to somewhere near Michaux.
It looks like it is 100 miles by highway from Greenwood to Michaux.
Not sure if there is any Dirt/Stone if they come down through Tuscorora Forest. I try to stick 6-7 hours riding time. AT 25mph (stone roads) this gives you 150 miles. If you have 100 miles of road to cross the valley over to Michaux this 150 mile number can go up since your probably doing 45mph on the street.
I hear Michaux is loaded with legal stone/dirt roads, so if you find camping near Michaux you can put in all the stone/dirt roads you want at the finish.
If riders decide they had enough, they can always bail and go straight to the campground.
Who ever makes this section can pick the campground (I now some people don't like to camp but it is easier to find hotels then campgrounds).
As long as you route to the Michaux area we can connect to the TWVT.

Volunteers?
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:33 AM   #41
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I guess we wore this topic out? Or has everybody is out riding?
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:12 AM   #42
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I guess we wore this topic out? Or has everybody is out riding?
Sorta...for work only.
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:37 AM   #43
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I ordered my chain, sprockets, and tire. If I do the work myself I should be up-and-running in...I dunno, six to eight weeks.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:51 AM   #44
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Hey Wiggus, what section do you want me to ride? Point me to the gpx file and I'll try to get it done this weekend. And when do you want to get this chain tool?
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:57 AM   #45
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Hey Wiggus, what section do you want me to ride? Point me to the gpx file and I'll try to get it done this weekend. And when do you want to get this chain tool?
I ordered my own chain tool, thanks; figured it's good to have one.
I mailed you the .gpx file on Wed. I'll resend it.

Do as much as you can, ignoring the road out of Poe Paddy to Penn's View (that's just for interested riders) and the Tram Road Loop in southern Rothrock.
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