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Old 07-14-2014, 05:05 AM   #1
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I found some new 'roads' to explore.
So yesterday I went for a ride on the DR.
By myself.
With no cell service available.
Some pics.





I turned around finally on a road "Road of Stones" when I didn't know WTF I was, or WTF the road was going, if anywhere. Not very adventuresome of me I know, but figured it was the smart thing to do.

Foot prints tell me I wasn't alone in the woods.



I saw two deer. Also came around a corner at a pretty good clip and there were two grouse on the road. Split between the two before they could even fly away!
Lots of nice green, and when the leaves turn and start to fall, I want to go back. Should be some great views of the river then!
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
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I think there is a good batch of bears around this year. We normally see one every few years when up at camp. This year we saw one or more at least three times in a matter of days at camp. A buddy has one walking up on his deck to raid the hummingbird feeders that were taken down because of him doing so.

Here is a thread I started on the Eastern regional page. I'm going to put a link to your thread on there. I didn't get to take the bike to camp this year since we had our 3 month old in tow this trip. Hopefully going to get to take it up and ride this year.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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With no cell service available.



Foot prints tell me I wasn't alone in the woods.

I love the "no cell phone" rides! Never can be to careful or lucky when them big critters are hang'in around. Nice bear paw! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Last weekend my dog (which looks like a bear cub) chased a small black bear up the treen about 15 yards from our camper. She (Georgie) got more guts than I do! Called her off, bear climbed down and scurried off in the other direction. Unfortunately, no prints in the dirt to be had!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:33 AM   #4
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Hey, Scootac
I'm from Altoona, lookin to ride area forest trails, if you ever need a "no cell" pardner, give a yell
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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Funny how I mention 'no cell phone service', and years ago when I started riding.... 'no cell PHONES'!!!
It doesn't bother me, but it does my wife. "What if something happened to you?"
Being almost 40 years older puts things in a different perspective too, I guess.
Also thinking I need to find a way to carry my DSLR camera & tripod on the DR. The scenery deserves so much better.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
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I work with KTA on footpaths, we're out on these forest trails, no cell service, with c-saws, brushcutters, other sharp objects. Other than protective gear, I've often thought what if....I carry gunshot bandages and wear hard gear on the bike, but you never know, hazardous lifestyle, I guess...
Used to do pro photos, whatever you're using looks pretty good... aaaah, Nikon!
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:36 PM   #7
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Used to do pro photos, whatever you're using looks pretty good... aaaah, Nikon!
These were taken with a Pentax P&S 'adventure' camera I bought to use kayaking. So-so results with it. I have a D80 I would like to use on these rides... if I could protect it well enough when the inevitable happens!
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:43 PM   #8
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Boy that looks familiar, too wide for where I first thought .Above 120?
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:53 PM   #9
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From Farrandsville to Rattlesnake. Turned around at Sugar Camp.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:06 PM   #10
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That is where I thought, reconized the pipe. Took a group up through there for BYOB and turned off at Rattlesnake.
Sent 3 up the hill and met them at Hyner. VACommuter took his sidehack up it.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:24 PM   #11
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18 months ago I hit a deer in a Game Lands and I was able to ride home with a broken collar bone. My wife bought me a Spot that Christmas and now I have a satellite 911 link for emergencies.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:18 PM   #12
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Spot locator is on my list, see so many out there, awesome for all outdoor adventures if you're on yer own
Scootac, check pelican case for your DSLR

http://www.amazon.com/Pelican-1150-C...mera-Yellow/dp

link is bad, go to Amazon, look up pelican 1150 or 1200 cases, perfect and affordable, the military uses these, test by throwing out of helicopters

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Old 07-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #13
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A SPOT tracker and Pelican are definitely on my list.
Just need to hit the 'Buy' button for the SPOT.
And figure out how much of my camera gear I want to tote along and determine what size Pelican to get.

Why is it things get more complicated and involved the more you pursue them?
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:25 AM   #14
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18 months ago I hit a deer in a Game Lands and I was able to ride home with a broken collar bone. My wife bought me a Spot that Christmas and now I have a satellite 911 link for emergencies.
I got a spot for security and so my wife could follow me on a Continental Divide ride 2 years ago.
It has been a great addition to my riding gear. Now I put it on for every ride so she can see me progress. She loves it because she went from being a person waiting for the phone to ring with bad news to a participant in the ride. No calls to check in necessary. But also, no stops at the titty bar.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:00 AM   #15
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From Farrandsville to Rattlesnake. Turned around at Sugar Camp.
We attempted to ride Rattlesnake Rd. a few years ago when I had my DRZ. It was rather bumpy! We ended up turning around since two of the guys were on KLR 650's and didn't feel like picking their bikes up. My one buddy has a camp close to Grugan Hollow Rd. and another has one off of Sugar Camp Rd. over by the dam. Not sure if there is two Sugar Camp Roads up there are not.

I just saw Scootac Rd. on the map while looking around the area.
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