Skyclad's Wanderings

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Skyclad, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Codorus Furnace; the sign gives a little history for you.

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    Lots of interesting details
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    Even in winter, some plants will not give up.
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    Not the best footwear for winter hiking
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    Mattie is ready to go...
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  2. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    And who am I to deny a beautiful lady?
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    There are three places to cross the Susquehanna River between York and Lancaster Counties. Two of them are between Wrightsville and Columbia. You have the US 30 bridge
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    and the Wrightsville Bridge
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    A house that will require more time with the camera
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    End of the day
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    Til next time, ride safe.
  3. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Only got a few inches, from what I heard. I was not here when it happened. As you can see, it is mostly gone now.
  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    brrrrr... looks cold - but also looks like a good ride :clap
  5. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Naw, it was at least a few degrees above freezing, until the sun went down anyway.
  6. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I always tell folks that any day is a good day to ride; it's just that some are better than others. Well, last Sunday was one of those "others". Took a ride down to Virginia for a going away lunch. Pictures from the gathering are in the RTE thread, I am just sharing a few pics from the ride to and from.

    Crossing the Potomac River on the way down.
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    Good thing I didn't need anything, as it looks like the general store is closed on Sunday.
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    Of course, I had to get the bike dirty.
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    Decided to cross the Potomac River at a different location on the way home. This was my first time on White's Ferry This is the last remaining ferry across the Potomac. Here is a little more information.
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    Not a great riding day, and certainly not a great photo day, but there you are. Hopefully I will have better luck next time I get a chance to dirty the bike.
  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    I disagree --I do like your foggy pics!!!
  8. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Yeah, but only about 1 in 4 were worth uploading.
  9. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

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    That ride seems like a bad dream a week later! At least the time in Marshall was well spent. Where did you cross the Potomac?
  10. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Rt 15 on the way down.

    Even with the somewhat less than ideal conditions, I still enjoyed the ride. Any day on a motorcycle is pretty much a day well spent.
  11. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Just a pretty sunset on 02-14

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    banshee hi

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  13. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Yep, it was time for the annual gathering of idiots that see nothing wrong with riding motorcycles in central Pennsylvania in the middle of February. It is the coldest ICE Rally we have had yet, and not many folks decided to brave the cold weather. Still a good time was had.

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    It was just beantop and myself for the morning. We found a few dirt roads that were ridable, including Egghill Road, which goes by Egghill Church. The church is rumored to be haunted, and I can tell you it is indeed a creepy place at night.
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    We decided to see if we could get some miles on the forest roads. It started off nicely...
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    ...but quickly turned to ice. beantop pulled up beside me and said that didn't look like fun. Considering that we were on big bikes, I had to agree.
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    No big deal, there were other places to ride, like this old railroad tunnel.
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    The road continues on, following Penn's Creek around the end of the mountain.
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    This is what we found at the other end of the tunnel.
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    The man, the myth, the legend...beatop!
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    And yours truly
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    Layers of ice with leaves embedded in them.
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    I was quite surprised to find these growing at this time of the year.
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    A couple of other riders met us at lunch. I showed them around the area I grew up after lunch. This would be Colyer Lake, with rockinrog beside the 800GS and Rich667 standing behind beantop's GS. Good to meet both of you.
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    After the ride, we met up back at the hotel. Intrigue and CBTT showed up and we headed for the Phyrst. Seems that the camera was having as much problem focusing as Rich, so only got a couple of pictures of Saturday night.
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    beantop, you could at least try to look like you're having fun.
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    Sunday morning was even colder than Saturday. In fact, it was cold enough that Mattie didn't want to start. beantop finally got a chance to repay the jump starts from the first ICE Rally. I should have done like he did and put the bike in the room overnight.
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    One last picture from on the way home. This one is for the geology buffs out there. I love the distinct layering and the way you can see how the rock buckled.
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    That's it for this years ICE Rally. Now, I am off to start pricing heated gear. Brrrrrr.
  14. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    It was good meeting you too Sky and Rich.
  15. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    Looks like a great time Sky! :thumb

    I'm gonna have to get me a KTM... it's got one of those temperature reading thingies! :lol3 Fancaaaaaay.

    Don't feel too bad about having to jump the bikes... I have to jump my tiger when it gets below freezing...:huh :ddog Prissy English bE-atch. :lol3
  16. Evil_Chucky

    Evil_Chucky Whiskey Stealer

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    that's pretty cool that you took White's Ferry. The funny part is how many DC folks incorporate that into their daily commute. Guess anything would beat sitting in traffic on the beltway.
  17. Rich667

    Rich667 Been here awhile

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    I had a good time, it was nice to meet the two of you as well.

    Skyclad it looks like you know all the cool places to ride:thumb
  18. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Had a rather long and not-so-pleasant night working, so I took a small detour on the way home this morning.

    Sometimes, there are advantages to night shift...

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  19. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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  20. PhillyTransplant

    PhillyTransplant Indiana Jones

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    Subscribed.

    We're nearly neighbors, maybe we'll run into each other on the roads.