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Old 06-25-2012, 12:21 AM   #511
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Hey Jax,
Remind me again when you are heading West?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:11 AM   #512
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Hey Jax,
Remind me again when you are heading West?
My Spot page is in my sig line.
AVMech's daytrippin thread is excellent. If you want to know what the.... northwet, death valley, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah etcetc looks link, check out his thread.
He has also offered to put up some wayward eastern FFs and show them around.
20 hours to launch. By the time we reach your area, we will have traveled between 3500 and 4000 miles on a pretty loose schedule.
I posted this in another thread, but it says it the best.



Here is all the planning so far, for the lurkers.....

Monday 7/2/12
Meet in Pie Town NM around 1400,
decide where to camp.

Tuesday 7/3/12


ride
Decide where to camp

Wednesday 7/4/12


ride
decide where to camp

It goes on like this until we are home.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:18 AM   #513
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Just keep away from the north end of Ridge Road and Besecker Gap Road. Those are not street bike friendly. The rest of the roads should be doable.
I disagree somewhat. DCNR has been on a deep-gravel spreading binge on the Michaux roads. Lots of them now have a couple inches of fresh loose gravel. Anyone planning a ride that would include street bikes should ride that route to see if the gravel is going to be an issue.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:37 AM   #514
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I disagree somewhat. DCNR has been on a deep-gravel spreading binge on the Michaux roads. Lots of them now have a couple inches of fresh loose gravel. Anyone planning a ride that would include street bikes should ride that route to see if the gravel is going to be an issue.

I will do that this weekend then. Thanks for the heads up. Are most of the gated roads open? While i am there i might want to explore some on my own.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #515
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I will do that this weekend then. Thanks for the heads up. Are most of the gated roads open? While i am there i might want to explore some on my own.
Most of the gated roads stay closed year-round. Piney Mountain Ridge Road is now open all the way from 30 up to Bendersville Road just before Pine grove Furnace State Park. It will be closed again come fall, as it is each year.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #516
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Hey Jack:

It won't be long now, Karen and I can't wait and we're not even goin! Good luck and don't worry about taking alot of pics, it's what's inside your head that you'll remember!

Ride safe,

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:03 AM   #517
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Good luck and don't worry about taking alot of pics,
I agree with the good luck part, but I expect lots of pictures. You know, for those of is that have jobs and stuff.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #518
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Ran into two new riders in Michaux this morning, one riding a white XT250, who was from Cold Springs Road near Barnitz and Mount Holly Springs and the other was Jim riding a red, white and blue XL650L from Shippensburg, neither had ever heard of ADVRider, let alone our Photos from Michaux S.F. thread, now they have!

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #519
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Hey Jack:

It won't be long now, Karen and I can't wait and we're not even goin! Good luck and don't worry about taking alot of pics, it's what's inside your head that you'll remember!

Ride safe,

JC&KC
Thank you Sir!! Most appreciated!!
Though Sky is right about the photos, my brain needs help remembering!!!
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I agree with the good luck part, but I expect lots of pictures. You know, for those of is that have jobs and stuff.
OH Man... I wish I didn't have a job... it's gonna be HARD as HELL going back.


Here is a link to my adventure:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803267
You can also follow on spot. In my sig line.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:11 AM   #520
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Thanks to Jeff "SoPaRider" we now some Michaux routes to share.
Jeff does his work (old school) on paper. He gave me a packet he calls "The Best of Michaux" which included routes 12, 13 and 15. I transposed them into GPX files with Garmin Basecamp, then provided the routes as part of the Trans PA Trail file.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=594569
See first page, first post for file location and Change log.

Thanks Jeff.

Edit: Please, Lets keep the Michaux route discussions on this thread and the Trans PA Trail route discussion on the other thread :)
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #521
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6/29 and It was 98 in Shippensburg this afternoon. They are calling for even hotter tomorrow.

I guess it's better then snow.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #522
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Bump!

Front please....

Thought I'd get this thread back to where it belongs at the head of the line, as well as giving all of you Michaux riders a heads up as to my plans for the rest of this week and weekend to come, I'll be available most any day, so let me know if you want to get together to eat some hot dust!

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #523
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It was not that bad out there today (even with ATGATT). 93 in the middle of the towns (Chambersburg) and around 83 on the stone roads. Its even nicer if you start early in the mornings, I think we has 68 degs this morning when I got up, but I let the Nephew sleep for a while.

We have been riding every day for the last 6 days. I guess my body is getting used to the heat. Just carry plenty of water, force yourself to drink and fill it back every time you stop.
I think we rode 6 hours today for a total of 125 miles.

A lot more traffic then I am used to, but that was probably 4th of July traffic. Most of the cabins you pass are occupied. It was real busy down by the lake.

No dust. Thursday night we had 2 storms come through. Some places got it pretty hard. In Buchannan forest there was places limbs were blown across the roads but I saw no damage in the areas of Michaux we went through. Even this afternoon the potholes still had water in them still.

But we saw no ADV bikes today. My bike has to go home tomorrow, so everybody have a safe and fun weekend riding Michaux


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This is over in Buchanan Forest. My Nephew has been riding with me all week. I think he's hooked


this is in Michaux



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Old 07-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #524
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Overlook

That overlook looks to be Dark Hollow. I passed by there at about 2 this afternoon. The road appears to be Milesburn Road. Didn't see any other riders today either.

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Old 07-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #525
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That overlook looks to be Dark Hollow. I passed by there at about 2 this afternoon. Didn't see any other riders today either.
It was somewhere on my right, before you drop down the hill go, Right and end up with the reservoir on your left side (the one with water in it). I think. I was following one of Jeffs routes backwards and not really paying attention to where I was
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