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Old 09-27-2012, 05:22 PM   #646
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This is awesome. Don't think I can manage 2 weekends, but I'll definitely be there for one!


I'm so lazy I couldn't be bothered to get off the throne, so I sent this from my iPad using Tapatalk,
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:12 AM   #647
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Great idea! Both the 20th and 27th are open for me at this time, so I'm going to try to make both dates. Maybe one day for each bike, so neither feels left out....
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #648
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The things you see in Michaux :)

Another beautiful day in Michaux!

I got a bad cold, but I have my Nephew with me so I HAD to put in some Michaux time.
We were heading up ridge road, came across the rise in a hill right before an intersection and ran into the Army. They were walking around in full gear with a truck, but I noticed no body seemed to mind me being there, so I started to head torwards a RT at the top of the hill. Kind of startled me. Then I started looking around, "wait a minute, These guys are carrying bolt action rifles . Hung the RT, crossed the next hill and ran into a patrol of Nazis. Now it makes sense, WW2 reenactment. The 13 YO Nephew is digging it . Since I am riding a BMW I stopped to talk to the Nazis, but they were in full costom, so of course they could not understand English.

This all happened so fast I forgot to get the camera out.
We rode a couple miles up the road and I looked down and saw the camera in the top box, on the intercom I say "John, lets turn around, I will give you the camara, and you just keep shooting as we drive through them.

By the time we got back they were moving.
Anyway, here is the original German ADV rider.




Here is a couple more.






So we followed them down Ridge to the reservoir

Until they made a RT past a gate I was not allowed to pass.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:39 PM   #649
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #650
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I was riding through Michaux today and saw these guys too. Several authentic Wehrmacht BMW and Zundapp sidecar rigs and a DKW 2 cylinder two-stroke pulled out from an intersection ahead of me, and then came a half-track loaded with Waffen SS troops (re-enactors, thankfully). All equipped with Mausers, Lugers, etc. Kind of neat but spooky at the same time.





A neat contrast: My 2007 BMW (far right) with some of its WWII ancestors.






A couple miles more and I came upon a roadblock of branches and tree limbs laid across the roadway. Then I noticed a guy in vintage U.S. Army staff sargeant BDUs at the road side motioning for me to squeeze by in the ditch. As I passed I yelled to him "Hey, the Germans are back there". He just smiled and nodded, and then I came upon dozens of U.S. re-enactor soldiers and their equipment. Apparently this is an annual event in Michaux and other state forests in surrounding states.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #651
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I'm back after spending three days this week riding in Allegheny National Forest in NW PA with Denny, if you ever get the chance to do the same, do yourself a favor and "JUST DO IT!" As for the dates for the fall Michaux ride/rides, as of now the 27th would work best for me, but being my own boss (don't tell Karen) I can pretty much ride any day of the week if I don't already have something scheduled, as I do on the 20th. For those who haven't already received copies of my 15 (LEGAL TO RIDE ON A PLATED BIKE!) dual sport routes in Michaux, PM me and I'll see that you receive them. They contain a total of nearly 850 miles, so we should be able to come up with a route/routes that will work for just about anyone!? I'd be more than happy to lead the ride on the 27th or any other day that I don't already have a committment.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:13 AM   #652
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Excellent to see you riding at will, my friend!!!!


I've ridden around ANF a coupla times and love it up there. I have family in Port Allegheny. There is a SHITLOAD of gravel to crunch! There are probably more gravel roads than paved, north of 80. Alot of sand too, not my favorite, but ok in small doses. Though it's been a long time, I used to ride the old strip mining pits. They were like large motorcycle playgrounds with the occasional bike eater sink hole.
All the gas/oil wells are interesting too.




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I'm back after spending three days this week riding in Allegheny National Forest in NW PA with Denny, if you ever get the chance to do the same, do yourself a favor and "JUST DO IT!" As for the dates for the fall Michaux ride/rides, as of now the 27th would work best for me, but being my own boss (don't tell Karen) I can pretty much ride any day of the week if I don't already have something scheduled, as I do on the 20th. For those who haven't already received copies of my 15 (LEGAL TO RIDE ON A PLATED BIKE!) dual sport routes in Michaux, PM me and I'll see that you receive them. They contain a total of nearly 850 miles, so we should be able to come up with a route/routes that will work for just about anyone!? I'd be more than happy to lead the ride on the 27th or any other day that I don't already have a committment.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:33 AM   #653
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Saw the signs for "WWII" on my way out around 1pm. Guess I should've gone later

Course, I also should've found the end of this thread first, and I would've know it was still alive! Didn't see a single bike for the 4 hours I was there, bow hunters, wild turkey, & ATVs a plenty.

I would like to say that one section of ridge road had deeper looser gravel than the rest of the forest, and really sucked No pics, didn't really want to stay there. The rest was a lot of fun!



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Old 09-30-2012, 08:36 AM   #654
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I would like to say that one section of ridge road had deeper looser gravel than the rest of the forest, and really sucked
I'll second that! I hit a couple miles of this yesterday on Ridge Road north of Shippensburg Road between the intersection of Woodrow Rd/Hogshead Rd to just south of Big Pond Rd. Raises the pucker factor a bit on heavier bikes!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #655
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Wow, that reenactment is super cool! I've never seen any documentation of it. If any of you know of it, or their schedule, that would be great for future visits. I'd love to make sure I was there to see that.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:03 PM   #656
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Inspirational Scenery in PA

I'm inspired to get out there and explore after seeing your pics. Thanks for posting and ride safe.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:07 AM   #657
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Welcome onewheeltwo, Michaux is only a coupla hours from naptown. Not bad for a day ride option. If you want to explore a little longer, SoPaRider and spouse offer tent space in their yard.

Welcome foxtrapper. Feel free to post some photos of Michaux !!!

Welcome to ADV Les! There is so much going on here, you'll never be bored.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:54 AM   #658
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Wow, that reenactment is super cool! I've never seen any documentation of it. If any of you know of it, or their schedule, that would be great for future visits. I'd love to make sure I was there to see that.
I think they try to keep it secret, to stop all the people who want to go take pictures of them.
The only things I saw different that indicated something was going on is Road signs screwed to trees at every intersection pointing to names of towns that are not in Michaux, and around Big Flat parking area there was signs that said WWII pointing into the parking area.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #659
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WWII reenactment

I saw that there was something going on at the Army Heritage Center in Carlisle that weekend. You could probably check that website for info on when they're going to be around again.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:29 AM   #660
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I took a small detour on my way home from Oil City, a few weeks ago. Hello MSF.



Rode through from the north heading south. Didn't pay attention to road names, some were paved others not.
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