Bald Eagle Bastards - general BS thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Skyclad, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Ken Hooligan

    Ken Hooligan aka Hooligan LT

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    I agree, any ideas for a better thread to hit some of the So PA riders? I mostly surf the SE threads, so kinda clueless up here. BTW, rode the 7mts DS this year and had a blast, you guys have some great trails up that way...
  2. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Some of the tag games down that way?
  3. collinskj

    collinskj Chris with a K

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    How about a little thread revival. I see the OHV trails opened back up for the year this weekend. I was looking into heading into Bald Eagle to ride some trails and find a place to sling a hammock for the night. Any good primitive camping spots in the area?
  4. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Well well. Rubbing my eyes.
  5. JiT

    JiT Trail Boss

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    We just did 70 miles today. Trails are in good shape. Only a few trees down.
  6. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    There's a BEB tag game if any of you bastards are up to it.
    There's a separate thread for it.....probably buried about 100 pages back.
    It died a couple years ago due to lack of Bastards that actually ride!!!
    :amazon

    :pot
  7. collinskj

    collinskj Chris with a K

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    Well I'm planning on heading up on Sunday to do some trail riding and spend the night at Russell Letterman Campground. Might be nice to meet up with some people to show me the area but I'll warn you I have very little offroad experience and a big ol' 650 so I might lag behind.
  8. lonsomecrow

    lonsomecrow Been here awhile

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    Anyone going to Bald Eagles in coming weekend or after?
  9. GreyGhost335

    GreyGhost335 Adventurer

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    I live right off the trails if anyone is looking for a tour guide or someone to ride with. I generally ride off road, but doesn't really matter. PM me if interested.
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  10. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Two of us will be riding the dual sport trails this Saturday. Oh how I wish they had something like this in Michaux State Forest, or just let motorcycles ride the ATV trails here.

    I suspect we may run into a little mud, and just possibly a rock or two, if memory serves.
  11. DirtMedic

    DirtMedic Intrepid Explorer

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    I may just take you up on that. My wife is a travel nurse and just got a summer contract at the hospital in Sunbury. I drove up there and delivered our camper trailer to Gray Squirrel RV park in Troxelville last week. I am back in Florida for three weeks to work. I will be in Pennsylvania for July and August with a DR650 and a Triumph Tiger 800.
  12. GreyGhost335

    GreyGhost335 Adventurer

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    Cool. Always open to meeting new riders.. I'll send you some contact info in a PM.
  13. Globenanchor

    Globenanchor Adventurer

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    Anybody riding the dual sport trails tomorrow?
  14. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    I got pulled over by a forest ranger yesterday in BESF. No ticket. He stopped me to ask if I was part of an unauthorized organized dual sport ride. There was a big horse event in the west end of the forest, and it seems the rangers did not want a big group of bikers causing a ruckus with the horsey set. Once I assured him it was just me and one other guy riding together he headed off.

    Trails were in almost perfect shape. Some muddy spots, but not too much, and not so dry that there was constant dust. Temps were great yesterday morning, though they did start to get a bit warm by the time we knocked off around 2:30. We hit most of the single and double track (except for a few of the really tough single track that old guys like us should probably avoid).

    Based on the trail marking signs we rode past in the morning, I suspect there is going to be a lot of horse crap on the shale trails from yesterday's horse event.
  15. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Sooo....horsey people are more important than motorcycle riders????
    I know they're bigger assholes.
    What if there was a group of 10-20.....what could he have done?
  16. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Per the DCNR website:

    HOLD AN EVENT IN A STATE FOREST
    DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry uses letters of authorization, special activities agreements, or commercial activities agreements to evaluate and manage large group activities on state forest land.

    Any organized or group event occurring on state forest lands must be reviewed and approved through one of these means. Please contact the appropriate the state forest district office where you would like to hold your event with details of your request.

    Activities will be reviewed and, if determined appropriate, regulated through one of the below means.

    The big group horse ride was approved by BESF. There was no approved group motorcycle ride that day. There was an approved dual sport ride last weekend in BESF the ranger mentioned. I think that was the "Conserve the Ride" event.

    The DCNR manages the forest for all users. Large groups activities can disrupt the enjoyment of others, or damage the environment or infrastructure in the forest, so DCNR requires review prior to approval. They are trying to avoid having something like 400 motorcycles, 100 horse riders and 200 mountain bikers all trying to use the Dual Sport trails at the exact same time for organized events. Something like that could turn ugly fast. And anyone not a part of those three groups would be triple screwed. DCNR is also making sure that commercial activities are not being held on forest land without review and approval by the forest service.

    A couple years ago PATRA had to reroute the Seven Mountains Dual sport at the behest of DCNR. Several days of torrential rain left the single and double track so sodden that DCNR was concerned too many bikes running on them would cause significant damage. The organized ride had to stick to forest roads, including the unimproved "jeep trails." Because PATRA's ride was approved, getting the route changed by the organizers to protect the trails was a pretty easy task for the forest service. If instead they had no idea a couple hundred riders were going to swarm over the sodden trails, they would not have been able to economically protect the trails in their fragile state at that time. We could have ended up having multiple trails closed for months for repairs.

    In the end, I did not get a ticket yesterday, and the ranger only stopped me for about 2 minutes. It was no biggie.