Lehigh Valley/Pocono Mts

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by RickB1975, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. RickB1975

    RickB1975 Been here awhile

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    This thread was originally started by me in an attempt to find some like minded riding partners in this area. Mission accomplished. However, in the meantime a community has formed. Quite a few people have also accomplished the mission that I had when I first posted thread.

    Well, I feel that it is time to change this first post.

    If it's your first time visiting this thread, welcome to the insanity. in this thread you will find some valuable information, some ball busting and some friendly banter between a bunch of guys that love to ride in Northeast and Central PA.

    You'll also find, and be invited, to join us on rides and gatherings. We are open to riders of all skill level and experience as long as your not jeopardizing anybody's safety.

    If you have been here before, well why the hell are you reading page one anyway!
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  2. jonpard

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    I've got a DR 650, and a Honda VFR, so I too could do either kind of ride. I'd like to ride some dirt. Were do you live? I'm in Allentown.
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  3. RickB1975

    RickB1975 Been here awhile

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    I'm live in Wilkes-Barre. I'm originally from Palmerton. I'm in that area often. I'd be up for a ride just about anywhere.
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  4. Scourge

    Scourge formerly a SecretSquirrel production

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    I'm north of Scranton with an R12GSA. I'm always up for a ride to meet up for lunch.
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  5. Moose1050

    Moose1050 Explorer

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    I'm from allentown area. Just a short ride up to the poconos, count me in
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  6. Dave1776

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    When I go for a ride it usually includes the area you are talking about. On Sunday, I did 250 miles on my DR650 that included NJ, NY and PA. I found one good dirt road by Forestburgh NY and One by the Lackawana River. If you post a ride...people will come.
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  7. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    I'm right at the base of Blue Mnt ski area. You folks ride past my place all the time! I see ya out & about! I'm still off the bike for a few weeks with back trouble but I'm always up for the meet & greet new folks to ride with !

    Someone Pick a date & time & ride & there will be folks to show up!
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  8. Scourge

    Scourge formerly a SecretSquirrel production

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    Where along the Lackawanna? That is my neck of the woods.
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  9. neparider

    neparider Been here awhile

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    SecretSquirrel,
    I bet that he was on the road along the Rail Trail that they open for Trout Season. Goes from the Tank at the Simpson Viaduct to the empty Industrial Park in Forest City.

    Last time I was there it was a bit Technical for my Uly.

    Let's see if I'm right.

    Tim
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  10. neparider

    neparider Been here awhile

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    Didn't mean to highjack with previous post.

    Can a rider from Lackawanna county be included in the ride?

    Tim
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  11. RickB1975

    RickB1975 Been here awhile

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    It would certainly be open to anyone. How about May 2nd? You guys wanna do a ride/lunch? I'm open to anything. Figure we can meet somewhere sort of central do at least a short ride then grab lunch. I'll be up for riding more after lunch if you like. I have no problem with putting in a few hundred miles in a day but don't want anyone to have to commit a full day. We could meet around 9am. Ride to a lunch spot. Then ride some more. Once we pick a lunch spot, people can decide if they want to do a full day, just morning or just afternoon.
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  12. steve68steve

    steve68steve Long timer

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    Lol... I'm one of those guys. I've been past your place a few times in the last couple weeks. A quick loop up over the mountain at the ski place, past your house, and back over on Smith Gap road, then back home.

    I stopped in to one of your Octoberfest campouts - think of it every time I ride past your place.
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  13. Dave1776

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    Two roads in same area. One where I did u turn under train tracks and one where I came out by ten mile boat landing.
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  14. ryder1

    ryder1 Long timer

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    Im in the north end of lancaster county and we be up for a m&g ride.
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  15. robert110411

    robert110411 Been here awhile

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    I'm in the Orefield area. Just north of 22 and just west of 309. V-Strom 1000 and Electra-Glide.

    I'd be up for a day ride so long as it doesn't get too off road.

    Hopefully the next bike in the garage will be an XR 650L..............then I don't care where we go.
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  16. robert110411

    robert110411 Been here awhile

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    you survived the big fire?

    I was poking around up there last weekend and could smell some smoke, but didn't really see any of the damage. How close was it to you?
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  17. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    If you see us out you need to stop by and say Hello Again.. Its been awhile. I think the last time I saw you was at the Sheetz getting gas that time!



    The fire was on the South Side and I'm on the North so no where's close to my place!
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  18. ryder1

    ryder1 Long timer

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    Has a meeting place been located?
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  19. Scourge

    Scourge formerly a SecretSquirrel production

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    This fri/sat are looking pretty good right now. Aside from having to eschew some responsibility for attending youth soccer games mid-day on sat ... I'm ready for a new lunch destination. Friday is wide open and I'm off.
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  20. ScramblerMan

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    I'm still down for a meet up if I can ever get free time... :(
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