Photos from Michaux SF Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by JaxObsessed, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,316
    Location:
    Compass PA
    6/29 and It was 98 in Shippensburg this afternoon. They are calling for even hotter tomorrow. :cry

    I guess it's better then snow.
  2. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    311
    Location:
    South Central PA/Michaux State Forest/Lincoln Hwy.
    Bump!

    Front please....

    Thought I'd get this thread back to where it belongs at the head of the line, as well as giving all of you Michaux riders a heads up as to my plans for the rest of this week and weekend to come, I'll be available most any day, so let me know if you want to get together to eat some hot dust:lol3!

    Jeff (SoPaRider)
  3. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,316
    Location:
    Compass PA
    It was not that bad out there today (even with ATGATT). 93 in the middle of the towns (Chambersburg) and around 83 on the stone roads. Its even nicer if you start early in the mornings, I think we has 68 degs this morning when I got up, but I let the Nephew sleep for a while.

    We have been riding every day for the last 6 days. I guess my body is getting used to the heat. Just carry plenty of water, force yourself to drink and fill it back every time you stop.
    I think we rode 6 hours today for a total of 125 miles.

    A lot more traffic then I am used to, but that was probably 4th of July traffic. Most of the cabins you pass are occupied. It was real busy down by the lake.

    No dust. Thursday night we had 2 storms come through. Some places got it pretty hard. In Buchannan forest there was places limbs were blown across the roads but I saw no damage in the areas of Michaux we went through. Even this afternoon the potholes still had water in them still.

    But we saw no ADV bikes today. My bike has to go home tomorrow, so everybody have a safe and fun weekend riding Michaux
    :freaky

    Required Photo Content:
    This is over in Buchanan Forest. My Nephew has been riding with me all week. I think he's hooked :norton
    [​IMG]

    this is in Michaux
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Pulling into Shippinsburg
    [​IMG]
  4. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,455
    Location:
    Shippensburg, PA
    That overlook looks to be Dark Hollow. I passed by there at about 2 this afternoon. The road appears to be Milesburn Road. Didn't see any other riders today either.
  5. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,316
    Location:
    Compass PA
    It was somewhere on my right, before you drop down the hill go, Right and end up with the reservoir on your left side (the one with water in it). I think. I was following one of Jeffs routes backwards and not really paying attention to where I was :evil
  6. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    311
    Location:
    South Central PA/Michaux State Forest/Lincoln Hwy.
    Nice pics Will, that had to be a great way to spend the week. Rode my "new to me" DR650 to "On The Edge Powersports" in Mount Holly Springs this morning to have it inspected, afterwards I treated the big thumper to it's first taste of Michaux dirt, it was love at first bite! The temps weren't too bad before 1:00 P.M, but afterwards it was brutal outside. If anyone wants to meet for a ride in Michaux during the cooler morning hours this weekend, I'm game!

    Jeff

    1994 DR350SER/1996 DR350/441SET Hybrid; 42,568.0 (I finally was able to catch up to the wee last week!):lol3
    2007 DL650AK7 wee-strom; 42,568.0
    2009 DR650SE; 1,938.1 (3rd owner!?)
  7. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    311
    Location:
    South Central PA/Michaux State Forest/Lincoln Hwy.
    Well it's been two weeks since I last posted on this thread looking for someone to ride with in Michaux, so here I go again! Friday (20th) is to be a bit on the rainy side, but a little rain won't stop me, otherwise the rest of the weekend isn't looking too bad weather wise. I'll be headin' up north to Tuscarora/Buchanan S.F's., etc. "early" Monday morning (23rd) if anyone would want to tag along with me and my GUIDE!:lol3

    Jeff (SoPaRider)

    '94 DR350SER/'96 DR350/441SET Hybrid
    '07 DL650AK7 wee-strom
    '09 DR650SE
  8. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,316
    Location:
    Compass PA
    I kind of got side tracked for a week or two, I am down the Outerbanks of NC :D.
    But I will be back in August. Looking forward to riding again (don't have the bike with me in outerbanks).
  9. Jkrup47

    Jkrup47 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    35
    Location:
    SE Pa
    Hey Soparider..


    I am just over in York, I have ridden many time up in Michaux. I would usually be up for a play up on ridge road. I can't make any rides the next couple of weekends because of a whole kitchen remodel going on at my place, but after that I would be open for riding.


    Josh
  10. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    311
    Location:
    South Central PA/Michaux State Forest/Lincoln Hwy.
    Josh

    PM sent!

    Jeff (SoPaRider)
  11. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,316
    Location:
    Compass PA
    Jeff, aug or sep I will bring up my husky, and my buddy on his ktm (both street legal) and we will ride down where that volvo tried to go :)

    I will let you know when ahead of time.
    Will
  12. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    311
    Location:
    South Central PA/Michaux State Forest/Lincoln Hwy.
    Biesecker Gap and I will be waitin'!:D
  13. turbojerk

    turbojerk Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Oddometer:
    108
    Location:
    Gettysburg Pa.
    This may sound silly, but is anyone interested in some after dark rides? I never seem to find the time to go while the suns out...
  14. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    16,220
    Location:
    From Alabama to Newfoundland, it's all Appalachian
    How was the campground TP? It was a bit of a mess 8 months ago. Their lil cabins were strewn about randomly.

    Whuzz up next weekend?:evil I'm jonesin for a ride!!!

    Just beware the furry critters. They will ruin your year. SoPaRider has a chilling tale.


    Some of you may have missed that I took a trip out west. I'm about 1/3 of the way through a ride report. linky in my sig line.
  15. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    311
    Location:
    South Central PA/Michaux State Forest/Lincoln Hwy.
    Mrs. SoPa and I hope to point our wee toward Sam & Omie's in South Nags Head this fall, man could we use a bowl of "She Crab" soup and a bloody mary made with Tanqueray gin and horse radish right about now! There was a time when I would jump at the chance of doing a night ride thru Michaux, but I have no need to repeat my mid air encounter with what I can only guess was one of our PA whitetales on the predawn morning of Monday June 25th 2001 while riding my trusty DR350S at a fairly conservative pace. The last thing I remember was what I can only believe was deer fur filling my Oakley googles, a split second later the lights went out for 20 minutes or so; still the hardest hit I've ever taken doing anything! A riding buddy and I were scouting out some new dual sport routes in Tuscarora, Buchanan and Rothrock State Forests on Monday and I was glad not to be leading the way as my buddy could have reached out and touched several of the furry devils on more than one occasion. Since that faithful morning in 2001, I've pretty much given up riding or driving at night for the most part, but I've had many a close call riding in the daylight since, which is why I always keep my front brake lever covered, my right foot ready to hit the rear brake and my sonar doing a full sweep of the road ahead at all times! Jack I have no plans for the first weekend of August as of now, so if you or anyone else is interested in playing in the dirt I'm in, oh and we found some great fire/forest roads on Monday and what I would call legal to ride two-track jeep trails with a half dozen or so creek crossings thrown in for good measure and all of it is just an hours ride north and west of Michaux; "The Rides Never Long Enough"!:lol3

    Just call me Kunders; "Jeff Kunders!"

    '94 DR350SER/'96 DR350/441SET/equipped with a set of '9? DR350 forks; yea it's a INBRED/HYBRID;
    75 miles shy of 43K!
  16. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    311
    Location:
    South Central PA/Michaux State Forest/Lincoln Hwy.
    Mrs. SoPa and I hope to point our wee toward Sam & Omie's in South Nags Head this fall, man could we use a bowl of "She Crab" soup and a bloody mary made with Tanqueray gin and horse radish right about now! There was a time when I would jump at the chance of doing a night ride thru Michaux, but I have no need to repeat my mid air encounter with what I can only guess was one of our PA whitetales on the predawn morning of Monday June 25th 2001 while riding my trusty DR350S at a fairly conservative pace. The last thing I remember was what I can only believe was deer fur filling my Oakley googles, a split second later the lights went out for 20 minutes or so; still the hardest hit I've ever taken doing anything! A riding buddy and I were scouting out some new dual sport routes in Tuscarora, Buchanan and Rothrock State Forests on Monday and I was glad not to be leading the way as my buddy could have reached out and touched several of the furry devils on more than one occasion. Since that faithful morning in 2001, I've pretty much given up riding or driving at night for the most part, but I've had many a close call riding in the daylight since, which is why I always keep my front brake lever covered, my right foot ready to hit the rear brake and my sonar doing a full sweep of the road ahead at all times! Jack I have no plans for the first weekend of August as of now, so if you or anyone else is interested in playing in the dirt I'm in, oh and we found some great fire/forest roads on Monday and what I would call legal to ride two-track jeep trails with a half dozen or so creek crossings thrown in for good measure and all of it is just an hours ride north and west of Michaux; "The Rides Never Long Enough"!:lol3

    Just call me Kunders; "Jeff Kunders!"

    '94 DR350SER/'96 DR350/441SET/equipped with a set of '9? DR350 forks; yea it's a INBRED/HYBRID;
    75 miles shy of 43K!
  17. H14

    H14 I Gotta Go!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    5,268
    Location:
    Shenandoah Valley
    Jeff we'll be down there next week. Thanks for the tip, I'll have a bloody mary for you.
  18. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,909
    Location:
    Moran Nation, SE PA Chapter
    I think that there must have been about four inches of fresh gravel on the south end of Milesburn Road today. Other than that, everything was in pretty good shape. However, I did just mount a new knobbie on the rear, so there may be a few new trenches coming out of the turns.:evil

    I will post a few videos after I get them edited.
  19. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    311
    Location:
    South Central PA/Michaux State Forest/Lincoln Hwy.
    This weekends (4th & 5th) weather looks to be very summer like, hot as hell with a chance of thunderstorms, none the less I plan on riding both days and my riding buddy Denny, a man with a vast knowledge of Pennsylvania's unpaved roads and trails will be available on Saturday. So anyone who is interested in joining us is more than welcome, either chime in here or shoot me a PM and we'll discuss a time and place to meet up on either day. If anyone needs a place to pitch their tent, "The Motorcyclist Manor" is available to do so, we also have a screened gazebo, a two man tent and a hammock to rest your weary bones in. If you want to arrive on Friday afternoon or evening so that we could get an early start on Saturday, that would work too!

    Jeff
  20. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    16,220
    Location:
    From Alabama to Newfoundland, it's all Appalachian
    In Saturday. :thumb I would love to ride with you and Denny. If you want to start without me, that is cool. We will decide on a place to meet.