BEST Roads in Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by scootac, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. freewheelburner

    freewheelburner Been here awhile

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    Every road from my house to Cumberland,MD.


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  2. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Had a little trouble with the DR...no start!! Took the starter switch apart, cleaned it up a bit, put back together, so had to see if fixed or not. Seems as though it is.
    Two pics from a quick ride tonight.

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    Saw 3 deer, one a small buck, on a loop that I very seldom see anything!
  3. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Took a ride to check out a little restaurant that I haven't been to in a long time.
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  4. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Right along 120 in Sinnemahoning, at the lower end of Wykoff Run.

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    As I sat looking out the window, I saw a sign at the bridge approach stating 10 Ton weight limit.
    But the loaded log truck and tractor trailer that drove right across must never have seen it!!!
    :D
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  5. Runswithscizzors

    Runswithscizzors Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing.....I've been along 120 on a ride from Marienville to Reading. It was a long day in the saddle for me because I started in Reading and rode to Marienville via highway before deciding to take the scenic way back through Ridgeway and St. Mary's on the at home. At one point I questioned my route choice because 120 seemed to go on forever! Thank god for 5 gallon gas tanks!
  6. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    120 and many others are great riding roads!
    But....gas and a huge choice of restaurants are a weak area. Which I don't really mind. It tells me that there still are not enough people around to build malls or have a long strip of fast food places. I'd much rather deal with things the way they are right now. Between Renovo and Sinnemahoning, I know there were not more than 6 vehicles going the other way...and I had nobody in front of or behind me that whole length.
    You won't starve while riding the area...and the ST has a 7.5 gal tank!
    I'm good to go!!!
    :D
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  7. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Haven't had this one out in awhile. Usually take a photo of the covered bridge that's right here, but decided the mill needed a little exposure too!

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  8. NYTrainer

    NYTrainer Been here awhile

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    I was there this Summer. Doing a loop through PA this was our turn North point. Headed up past the old Austin damsite. As you said, nice roads, no gas.
  9. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Doing a bit of riding this week, pics from Sproul.

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    I have to eat someplace!!!
    :D

    And up here... choices are limited!
  10. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Think I've mentioned this before, but have taken an interest in the CCC Camps. Trying to take photos of signs and locations. From what I've heard and read, sounds like those would have been some good times....hard work, being outdoors, chance to learn new skills, a bit of money...all at a time when opportunities were damn slim.
    And when people were too proud to NOT work.
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  11. NurseBill

    NurseBill Adventurer

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    Next year I plan on doing Rt 6 in PA in it's entirety. I've done some of it already. Some of my favorite roads are in North Central PA. I go up 144 to Renovo at least 2 times a year along with 555, 120, and Wykoff Run Rd. Lately I've been going into WV and Northwestern PA. I like 36 and 666 where you HAVE TO stop at Cougar Bob's for food. Really, most of my fun roads are right out my back door in Southcentral PA.

    I just go. As long as the road isn't straight and has something to look at, I'm good!!
  12. NurseBill

    NurseBill Adventurer

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    There were CCC camps in my area back in the day. A couple in Tuscarora SF. Next time I get out there I'll grab some pics.

    Parker Dam has a really nice display set up about the CCC camps and daily life in one.
  13. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Where is Cougar Bob's?
    :ear
  14. NurseBill

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    Along Rt 666 in the Allegheny National Forest in a town called Kelletville. Not the prettiest place but it's cool. Burgers are good.
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  15. ExxonValdez

    ExxonValdez Been here awhile

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    That's a cool looking spot. Where is that exactly?
  16. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Ever hear of Rt 144?
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  17. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    You might want to scout which CCC camps became WW2 POW camps. One for sure was Lyman Run at E3, pg 24 of the PA deLorme map book
  18. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    OK!
    Was not aware of that...any links to info?
    Lyman Run up near Galeton?
  19. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Yes, near Galeton. Only heard rumors of camps and escaped germans who were quite well treated by locals, but of course were returned to the camps. In the 80's I saw a couple books or history style magazines on the topic in a shop or library in Galeton, but can't remember any other info. Locals that knew of the camps are all long since dead. There is nothing at the admin center at Lyman still standing that was part of the original CCC/POW facility. Of further interest is the fact that Pen State had a nuclear reactor for atomic bomber power down around Quehanna Hwy. Crazy cold war goings on!
  20. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    I know about the history on Quehanna, think one of the side roads is called Reactor Rd.