1. eNewsletter Sign Up

Which Bike? in PA

Discussion in 'Americas' started by duckbill, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. duckbill

    duckbill Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    170
    Location:
    Canuckistan
    Here's my dilemma, I have one week vacation coming up in October and plan to head south through Pennsylvania but should I take the KTM 640 ADV or the Honda VFR? I know there are many twisty paved roads but are there as many dirt/gravel roads? The VFR covers the miles quickly and smoothly but I so enjoy the challenge of mountain dirt roads. Any comments would be appreciated.:ear
    #1
  2. 86 fazer

    86 fazer Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Philly Burbs
    Depends on which part of Pa, I live in the suburbs of philly and ride this area, I would suggest the VFR. We have some nice roads and some shitty ones, just like most places. Hope you have fun. Watch out for deer, they are everywhere this time of year.
    #2
  3. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,082
    Location:
    Pennsyltucky
    I live in NEPA nad its about an equal toss up. You can find many paved backroads, averaging speeds of about 40MPH. Deer are getting on the move now that the weather has cooled, particularly in the evenings after..say 5:00 pm.
    I do not know where you are headed, where your coming from so its hard for me to address. I have a wee, so I am very versitile.
    #3
  4. TomN

    TomN Long timer

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,511
    Location:
    Chalfont, PA
    Head down through NJ and do the TransNJ trail, lots of fun on the KTM!
    #4
  5. duckbill

    duckbill Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    170
    Location:
    Canuckistan
    Thanks everybody for the imput. I will head south from Buffalo so the direction is wide open. If I was riding the VFR route 144 has always been a good choice and I have seen lots of deer along this road. Where are all the hunters? I have no information on any dirt roads from the north.
    Cheers, Bill.
    #5
  6. TomN

    TomN Long timer

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,511
    Location:
    Chalfont, PA
    Allegheny Nat Forrest and Bald Eagle State forrest have tons of dirt roads.
    #6
  7. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Oddometer:
    25,130
    Location:
    out and about
    Post this in East Regionals Forum and you'll receive mucho help.
    #7