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    Any Trails Rideable

    I was just wondering where everyone is riding. Is anything rideable? Look for something in Eastern PA. Thanks for any help.

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    Not that I've found. Post up if anybody knows of anything.....I'd be willing to drive a few hours.

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    Why don't you guys buy some snowboards or skis? Stop fighting our seasons and start loving them!! That's why they make rollers!
    ahh...the sound of my hub when I coast.

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    Nothing in South Central or Eastern PA that's for Sure (Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Chester County)
    And now that we just got between 8-10" of snow, it's gonna be a while!

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    Got-Bike, I agree CC or BC is the perfect compliment to Mtn biking.to me the snow is a very welcome break from riding by spring I'm all stoked to be on a bike again,a break from riding is sometimes necessary to keep the passion alive.

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    I'm hoping to maybe just get in a lame dirt road / rail trail ride this weekend. Anyone know if the trails across from the Berwick nuke plant are rideable? Otherwise it's probably the Roaring Creek 8 mile road for me.

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    Nothing ridable in southeastern or east-central PA (Bucks-Montgomery or Lehigh Valley). Got hit with about 15" in Quakertown, Upper Buck Co. yesterday alone.

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    Jonzy, I was planning on doing the nuke plant one day and Roaring Creek the other day this weekend - let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nankerphelge
    Jonzy, I was planning on doing the nuke plant one day and Roaring Creek the other day this weekend - let me know.
    Shoot me a PM on the 'nuke plant' - my outlaws live in Berwick and I am always looking for a way out

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    Awoke to 18" this morning...went snowboarding
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    Quote Originally Posted by nankerphelge
    Jonzy, I was planning on doing the nuke plant one day and Roaring Creek the other day this weekend - let me know.
    I was thinking about the Nuke plant to, if you guy's are going please drop me a line to.
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    What kind of riding is out by the nuke plant? Rail trails, roads, single track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apaulo88
    What kind of riding is out by the nuke plant? Rail trails, roads, single track?
    Yes

    There are walking paths that are usually plowed, plenty of bridge crossings, plowed roads through the woods, some fast somewhat like singletrack down by the River, theres also a rail trail that starts there and runs out to the Garden Drive Inn, around 12 miles long.

    There's not to much to ride right now with all the snow we got lately.
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    Which day are you guys thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nankerphelge
    Which day are you guys thinking?
    I'm open to Saturday or Sunday,

    Sunday looks like the nicer of the two.

    Saturday- Chance of snow, High of 34 degrees
    Sunday- Times of Clouds and Sun, High of 34 degrees
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    I just confirmed with a coworker that the Lehigh Valley Gorge is well packed down by Snowmobiles, that could turn into a nice long scenic ride.

    He said it not like a highway either, only saw 3 small groups of Snowmobiles last weekend.

    You could start in the Middle at Rockport and ride up to White Haven, or go to Jim Thorpe, or start at White Haven and ride to Rockport.

    Just throwing it out there as a idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6
    I'm open to Saturday or Sunday,

    Sunday looks like the nicer of the two.

    Saturday- Chance of snow, High of 34 degrees
    Sunday- Times of Clouds and Sun, High of 34 degrees

    Sunday works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nankerphelge
    Sunday works for me.
    Sunday's good for me, what time?
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    .............
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    Just got back from a ride at the nuke plant - there's not a whole lot of trail that is plowed or rideable - rode quite a bit of trail that was marginally rideable. Was originally planning on going back tomorrow, but think I'll pass.

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    Have any of you actually ridden over snow mobile tracks? I understand to a degree your desperate need to ride but there are alternatives,just returned from a another day of epic BC skiing,anyone who mtn bikes is doing themselves a great disservice by not taking advantage a great alternative to riding,it's everything mtb is just on skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonz
    Just got back from a ride at the nuke plant - there's not a whole lot of trail that is plowed or rideable - rode quite a bit of trail that was marginally rideable. Was originally planning on going back tomorrow, but think I'll pass.
    Thanx for the report Jonzy. I guess I'll take a pass then also.

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    Sorry to ear about the conditions at the Nuke Plant, and the fact that no one else is riding.

    I might hit up the Gorge Trail on Sunday, no way I'm sitting home riding the couch.


    Took a ride today started off at Kirby Park.


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    Went out to the end of the Dike by the Cross Valley, rode the Dike back, then went over Main Bike to see Chuck, and get my Salsa Q.R. for the Pugsley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6
    Sorry to ear about the conditions at the Nuke Plant, and the fact that no one else is riding.
    Don't get me wrong, I still had a good time, and if it was closer than a 30min drive would go again tomorrow. Maybe it's time for a fatbike

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfersure
    Have any of you actually ridden over snow mobile tracks? I understand to a degree your desperate need to ride but there are alternatives,just returned from a another day of epic BC skiing,anyone who mtn bikes is doing themselves a great disservice by not taking advantage a great alternative to riding,it's everything mtb is just on skis.
    Yes, I've heard of this strange sport skiing that you speak of, in fact it seems that about this time ever year someone wishes to educate us about its virtues. I doubt that I speak solely for myself when I say that it is not lack of interest, but rather lack of capital required to invest in yet another hobby that precludes me from taking up the sport.......and I'm perfectly happy shreddin snow

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    And...one of the cheapest entry sports you can invest in,you can for about 150.00 or less be skiing on used good quality equip,and the big payoff is the conditioning so you will be happily "shreddin dirt" in the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfersure
    ... just returned from a another day of epic BC skiing ...
    My wife tells me I'm happier now that I've been XC skiing on the weekends, we got me a BC-XC kit last year at a season-end sale. Not the CHEAPEST thing to get but seems to be working out.

    Curious though, what is the general definition of Epic BC? For me, right now, it's about 3 or 4 hours covering about 6-7 miles out at Moon Lake Park, mixture of bike-trail and double-track.

    I'm looking forward to "graduating" to real BC stuff, but I think I really need to figure out how to do better at turning w/o using the "snowplow" and speed control for descents. Most that happens right now by my ass hitting the ground.

    "woof"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonz
    Yes, I've heard of this strange sport skiing that you speak of, in fact it seems that about this time ever year someone wishes to educate us about its virtues. I doubt that I speak solely for myself when I say that it is not lack of interest, but rather lack of capital required to invest in yet another hobby that precludes me from taking up the sport.......and I'm perfectly happy shreddin snow
    Speak for yourself. I, for one, have an extreme lack of interest.

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    I sort of have an interest but now that I have a fatbike I have increased my winter riding opportunity considerably, and yeah there are times that are impossible on any kind of bike, but I haven't seen enough of those times yet for me to justify getting a set of skis. Maybe in the future though. I dunno

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    Rumor has it that Nescopeck State Park, near Mountain Top, has skis for borrowing.

    The trails there are very beginner friendly, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    Rumor has it that Nescopeck State Park, near Mountain Top, has skis for borrowing.

    The trails there are very beginner friendly, IMO.
    I knew they had Snow shoes to try for free, seen that in the paper, didn't know about the ski's, do they provide the shoes for the skis also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6
    I knew they had Snow shoes to try for free, seen that in the paper, didn't know about the ski's, do they provide the shoes for the skis also?
    Dunno, yet, but it seems to me that would be pretty important owing to the variety of boot-ski bindings possible with XC stuff.

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    I rode the Lehigh Gorge Trail on Sunday, started off in White Haven, went to Rockport and back.
    8.7 Milers each way.

    It was packed down, but they had 4-5 inches the night before, making for a soft slow ride, the trip back being all uphill was a really long grind.
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    I always liked riding in the snow. I just hate riding so slow! Feels like I'm on a group ride from a nursing home! I've been to Snö Mt. About 4-5 days a week snowboarding. My legs are wrecked!! I just spin then off on my rollers. I think Chuck is doing enough snow rides for all of us, so I don't feel guilty at all. As much as I love bombing down the hill on my board, I wish the winter would end already!!!
    ahh...the sound of my hub when I coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got-Bike!!
    I always liked riding in the snow. I just hate riding so slow! Feels like I'm on a group ride from a nursing home! I've been to Snö Mt. About 4-5 days a week snowboarding. My legs are wrecked!! I just spin then off on my rollers. I think Chuck is doing enough snow rides for all of us, so I don't feel guilty at all. As much as I love bombing down the hill on my board, I wish the winter would end already!!!
    Snowboarding looks like a blast, I would love to be able to do that.

    I agree riding in the snow, at least unpacked snow is a slow grueling ride, but I have fun with it, there's a point where your mind has to overcome the shortcomings of the body, or at least thats what I do!
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    Just returned from an out and back on the 8 mile forest rd at Roaring Creek in a cold drizzle. The crusty icy had just enough bite to it that you could ride without studded tires. In fact, most of the ride I was able to rip along at high pressure, though toward the end the rain made for deteriorated conditions and had to drop pressure way low. Will probably hit it again tomorrow morning if anyone's interested and if conditions are okay. The best thing to hope for is that the 'wintry mix' tonight finishes with a light topping of snow.

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    My brother & I will be there about 9:15 - 9:30 on the 54 side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nankerphelge
    My brother & I will be there about 9:15 - 9:30 on the 54 side.
    Cool, see ya there

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    Oops just talked to wyatt - make that the 42 side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nankerphelge
    Oops just talked to wyatt - make that the 42 side.
    Yeah, I just talked to wyatt also - 42 it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nankerphelge
    Oops just talked to wyatt - make that the 42 side.

    Can someone please shoot me directions so I can meet up with you?

    I was snowshoeing today for the first time, it was pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6
    Can someone please shoot me directions so I can meet up with you?
    Here

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    I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonz
    Thank You!
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    Nice almost riding with you!

    Well, it was nice almost riding with you all. I did 4 miles out and 4 back on the 8 mile. The trail was pretty ride-able with the studs, as long as you stayed out of the tire tracks. Clipped along at about 12 mph on the way back. Got a couple crappy cell phone shots. How was the top?
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    Yea, sorry about that dude. That's the first time in my mountain biking career that the eight mile has been unrideable. The top wasn't much better but we did have a good time riding around the streets and roads of Aristes. I wonder what the Aristarians thought when they saw a bunch of crazy mountain bikers riding on their snow covered streets.

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    Looks like you guys painted the town red. Wish I could've made it but I was iced in...Love the country but the ice stroms suck. Ashes and more ashes

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    Nice pics Nanker

    I only got a few





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