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Old 05-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #121
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You passed right through my neck of the woods en route! What you see here is not a factory, but the Huber Breaker. This area was once the largest area of Anthracite Coal mining, and these breakers were everywhere. This one was built in the 1890's and closed around 1975, I believe. They had wanted to make a museum/historical site out of this breaker, but due to phenomenal cost, it will likely just slowly rot away.

GREAT photos and trip report, by the way!!
This is within a Mile of Race Day Photo Studios...
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:32 PM   #122
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Great trip - spectacular photographs! It always amazes and saddens me when I read a ride report about somewhere I've been and the author's darn photographs are so much better than mine.

Everyone seems to take pictures of the same places and things (covered bridge, Rupert River, LG2, James Bay Coast, Canoes etc.) but yours are superb and mine are just barely adequate.

Enjoyed it a lot. Thanks

Nick
Here's a brief trip video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8iK1ct3Ydc
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #123
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Wow, thanks Nick, that's a humbling comment

Dennis, thanks for the reply here, see you on the track next week
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #124
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Wow, thanks Nick, that's a humbling comment
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Credit where it is due. I've just started reading your Newfoundland report and am gobsmacked by your photography all over again. Obviously you have some good equipment - but its your eye I envy.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:06 PM   #125
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Fantastic ride report. I'm hoping to ride that area this summer, so I've been reading as many ride reports as I can in the mean time (we all do this, right??? ).

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Got on a part of the Slab that I actually enjoy, Pennsylvania north to Wilkes-Barre. This stretch rolls over mountain ridges and highlands that feel the wrath of winter hard enough, the trees never grow that tall. Whenever I experience these places, the feeling of wide open lands and remote areas is a great thrill. Jeff Beck wailed his guitar with impossible licks as I sped along. The single cylinder Kawasaki engine settling in around 5,000 RPMs, seems to like this speed, vibration dampens and just purrs along. Also puts me at about 69mph which doesn't seem to set off any radar units.
Hahaha. This is one of my most hated sections of highway... But it's probably because I've drove/ridden a hundred times, and it seems to take fooooorever!

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I decided to take a sidetrip around 81. Some local flavor outside Wilkes Barr. The Huber Breaker.

Very cool place. I can actually see the breaker from my house!

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This is the place I first saw on satellite photo months back and said to myself, I will ride there. Was an incredible feeling! Here's the image I saw months ago;

Is the end of that road actually in Nunavut? I pulled up the area in Google Maps and here is the screen shot of that same place:



It shows the border of Nunavut to be a bit farther north than the road can take you. Did the border change? I can't really find any definitive info that says either way. It would be really cool to mark Nunavut off the map if it is truly reachable from the James Bay Road.
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