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Old 03-28-2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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I figured I would start a thread to see if anyone was interested in mountain biking in NEPA. I ride in the Jim Thorpe and Mountain Top area. This is my second year out. If anyone is interested in going riding and/or wants to check out some new trails post here. For my first time out I plan on going riding at the Broad Mountain Loop (just north of Jim Thorpe on rt 93) Sunday around noon, weather permitting. If interested or you need more details (directions) let me know.

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Old 03-28-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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BAH! can't make it this sunday.

Perhaps next time though.

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Old 03-28-2006, 08:18 PM   #3
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don't you have a meet to go to???
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:05 PM   #4
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sorry i won;t be able to make it out sunday but I am def. down for mt. bike meets. I am always out and about over the summer...jim thorpe is a great place to ride....I ride lehigh university and bear creek a lot...hope to see you out there this spring/summer..
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:23 PM   #5
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hummm perhaps i'll be getting a new Mt. bike this summer after all. My current one might hold up for a little longer.

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Old 03-29-2006, 08:34 AM   #6
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If anyone needs a bike, i work p/t at a bike shop!
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:48 AM   #7
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really....hummm

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Old 03-29-2006, 11:28 AM   #8
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crap i wish i had a mtn bike id be there
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Old 03-31-2006, 05:39 PM   #9
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crap i wish i had a mtn bike id be there
Could always get a rental for the day.

The weather is supposed to be nice Sunday. Sunny with a high near 60 degrees.
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:50 PM   #10
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most likely can't make it out there this sunday but maybe next time.

p.s i'm terrible, how would a mtb n00b fair?
p.p.s. i'm about 30 min from the pa border (del water gap), how far is it from there?
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most likely can't make it out there this sunday but maybe next time.

p.s i'm terrible, how would a mtb n00b fair?
p.p.s. i'm about 30 min from the pa border (del water gap), how far is it from there?
You might be an hour or so away. Look up Jim Thopre (the town not the person) to get a better idea of how far you are.

I would say the skill level required is minimal with a technical difficulty of about 2 (in a 1-5 scale, 5 being extreme). The Broad Mount Loop is a 10 mile ride of double track trails. There is a power line trail that cuts between the loop, which if taken can extend or shorten the riding distance if you wanted. There are "a few sections of loose rock and soft sand that warrant a bit of caution. And there are three fun but challenging creek crossings". There are two overlooks that are pretty amazing. The elevation change is maybe 300' +/- throughout the loop.
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eesh 72miles (1hr 37min away). sounds like fun, i'll have to hit that place up when the mrs. is feeling cheeky. maybe make a weekend out of it.
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:45 AM   #13
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Hey, do any of you guys want to ride mountain bikes in Wissahickon Creek? It's awesome riding and minutes from Center City Philly?

Roamin'Coyote, wassup? It's Lee from Bicycle Therapy.
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:30 PM   #14
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Went out yesterday to the Broad Mountain. This time we hit up the Deer Path and Pine Tar Trail, both off of the loop. I went with a friend who races. I couldn't keep up for the life of me, but I did get the chance to rock out some sweet single track. Then he broke his chain and I towed him for about 3 miles back to the car. I was whipped. So for my second time out this year I rode about 15 hard miles and towed my 180 lb friend for part of the way.

Looks like I won't be able to ride until next week sometime. Anyone wanna go after work (around 5pm)?
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i should be ready to go out by mid next week...my bike i in the shop right now....I want to get out there now that it looks like it is warming up again..
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i'll probably have to wait untill the semester is over before i'll be able to head up. Keep me posted on when/where you are going and if i can make it i'll go.

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LAST MINUTE IDEA. Anyone up for some trail riding today? Where? I am open to ideas.

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Hey, do any of you guys want to ride mountain bikes in Wissahickon Creek? It's awesome riding and minutes from Center City Philly?

Roamin'Coyote, wassup? It's Lee from Bicycle Therapy.
Yo Lee, met up with a guy at TXS today...("just" getting some wheels...:P) Nathan and Jermaine said that the last they heard was Peter was going to be reBUILDing the rally wagon??

What are the trails at Wissahickon like?? Rocky? Hilly? I've never been. Mostly ridden down south at Brandywine and Fair____, MD. Hill? PMing u about ur shop rides.
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What are the trails at Wissahickon like?? Rocky? Hilly? I've never been. Mostly ridden down south at Brandywine and Fair____, MD. Hill? PMing u about ur shop rides.
I might be up for the drive down if you guys want to get something set up on a worth while trail (nothing too easy and something that has some legth) Maybe the M&A could go shopping while we ride.
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Hey guys, I'll be riding with a buddy tomorrow (sun) at 9am in the Wissahickon trails. Some of the trails are more technical (hillier and rockier) than others, but all in all a blast to ride. I know the trails really well, so we can pick and choose. If any of you are interested, let me know asap.

By the way, Peter did rebuild the motor and fixed the front end damage. I think he's getting the car on Monday.

Hey do any of you guys do HPDE's. I'll be teaching at the FATT (Fridays At The Track) school on April 28th. It's at Summit Point WV on the Shanendoah Circuit. Wondering if anyone here is signed up?
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doh, things keep coming up which require $$. Hence making my "new" mt. bike lower on my list of things to buy.

If there is a fairly local ride i'd be in. Not sure on going to Hazleton area, at least till I get a few rides in.

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Old 04-15-2006, 10:03 PM   #22
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Hey guys, I'll be riding with a buddy tomorrow (sun) at 9am in the Wissahickon trails. Some of the trails are more technical (hillier and rockier) than others, but all in all a blast to ride. I know the trails really well, so we can pick and choose. If any of you are interested, let me know asap.
I can't make it tomorrow, but for future reference how long are the Wissahickon trails? I don't mind making the 2 hour drive, but I want to make sure the trails are more then a few miles long.

I went and explored the trails at Tuscarora State Park. I left unfulfilled. So, I will prolly be going for a ride at the Broad Mountain Loop tomorrow morning around 9-10am. I have to be home before noon. If anyone is interested let me know before then.
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This may be premature, but I would like to hit up some trails this coming Sunday (Apr 23rd) I am open for suggestions or we could go to my usual spot on the Broad Mountain. Time?
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I've got an autocross that day so i won't be able to go .

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Hey guys, I'll be riding with a buddy tomorrow (sun) at 9am in the Wissahickon trails. Some of the trails are more technical (hillier and rockier) than others, but all in all a blast to ride. I know the trails really well, so we can pick and choose. If any of you are interested, let me know asap.

By the way, Peter did rebuild the motor and fixed the front end damage. I think he's getting the car on Monday.

Hey do any of you guys do HPDE's. I'll be teaching at the FATT (Fridays At The Track) school on April 28th. It's at Summit Point WV on the Shanendoah Circuit. Wondering if anyone here is signed up?
Rexfan,
Heads up to everyone, this guy ^, is a sandbagger on the bike

Ok, if anyone wants a bike, let rexfan know (yes, a bike shop owner). He supports the suby's (out drive 99% of us) so....buy a bike from him
Ok, i did a shamless plug for youre bike shop Lee.

oh, i realy want to get to the park and do a lap or two with you. I need to get back on the mt bike. I do NOT want to go full throttle the whole time, so if you are ill just ride myself.
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