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    Jim Thorpe Thursday Night Ride

    As the title states, this is a night ride to build a cycling community in the Jim Thorpe area. The ride meets and starts in the parking lot behind the train station in the historic district of Jim Thorpe. The route of the ride includes The Switchback Trail, Flagstaff Mountain, and a "secret" decent at the end of the Flagstaff Ridge. Distance is around 19 miles and ride time is around 2 hours. The ride rolls from the lot at 6pm.

    The ride itself is an intermediate level ride to draw riders from around the Jim Thorpe area. The goal of this ride is to bring riders of different skill levels together to have a fun night out on bikes. If you live in the area, or are passing through, it would be great to ride with you!

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    jim thorpe thursday night ride

    Bikergirl69 and myself r going to plan on coming. I use to live at the base of the broad and have ridden Jt many times. We r looking forward to meeting and riding with new people. C u Thursday

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    That extra mile must be the single track we didn't know about. Thanks for the tip, hope to see you Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker64 View Post
    Bikergirl69 and myself r going to plan on coming. I use to live at the base of the broad and have ridden Jt many times. We r looking forward to meeting and riding with new people. C u Thursday
    aren't you in Hazleton now?

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    Sounds good. See you on Thursday!

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    I am so hoping to get in on this sooner than later... we have a 3 week old baby so I might have to wait, but I am testing the waters to get out riding again, this sounds fun!

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    This is bikergirl69 replying for mtnbiker64. Yes, he lives in harley/hazleton now. Looking forward to finally meeting you to ride. See you thursday. By the way, im the one with the two yellow labs that walks up seybert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikergirl6923 View Post
    This is bikergirl69 replying for mtnbiker64. Yes, he lives in harley/hazleton now. Looking forward to finally meeting you to ride. See you thursday. By the way, im the one with the two yellow labs that walks up seybert.
    HAHA, we'll have to do a formal introduction next time! so you are familiar with my outback parked in front. How'd you know that was me?

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    Mtnbiker64 noticed your bike and made the connection with your posts from riding jim thorpe frequently.
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    XjaredX, whenever you can make it, we will be riding. I am looking forward to having more folks on the ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Huber View Post
    ....Distance is around 19 miles and ride time is around 2 hours. The ride rolls from the lot at 6pm.
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    That's averaging 9.5 miles per hour. At night. That's what you could call hauling a**.

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    Hope this keeps going, it pains me that so few ride anymore in Thorpe....when I lived in town there were a good many of us who rode all the time....Strubinger and I rode every day.....Love it there.

    Next time I'm home if it's on Thursday I'd like to ride with you guys if possible.

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    The loop we ride is the least technical ride we got in JT, but it leaves from a good central location, plus we can hit up a pub afterwards to catch some free music. So far the average group size has been three riders, maybe we get movin' a little faster sometimes, but that was just my estimate of the ride data.

    I have been living, riding, and training for races here forever. I have grown to enjoy not seeing many riders on the trails, but trail maintenance is tough with a one man gang!
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    A pub would also involve some kind of adult beverage. At least that's what I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCoalMiner View Post
    That's averaging 9.5 miles per hour. At night. That's what you could call hauling a**.
    I did this ride last week with a different group in a light drizzle, which was a mist when we started with no rain forecast. Ours was 18 miles/ 2.5 hours / 8.73 ave speed. And that was on wet trails with one flat. Once you get the huge climb to flagstaff out of the way, it's practically all downhill from there, as they say.


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    Also, there is at least one "out", bob's option, on this trail which cuts off about 6 miles or so, I would estimate. It's pretty gnarly downhill though.


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    It doesnt matter if the ride is long or short, technical or easy, it will be a great ride and an opportunity to meet othet mt bikers in the area. Looking forward to the ride!!!""
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    The soul purpose of the night ride is to form a night out for riders in the area, link up with new people, get a ride in, use those lights, and chat about bikes over a brew afterwards. The loop is a fun ride with a group or at your own pace gig.

    I have been racing bikes since I was in Junior High School and have been living in the area for just as long. This area is in desperate need for a mtb/cycling community and this ride was set up to get the ball rolling with that community. I'm hoping to branch out the night ride into an outlet to get some future groups together for trail maintenance and some weekend group rides on some of the more technical and dare I say "secret stash" trails that I have been riding for years. Not many folks are aware that the JT locals have added at least 40+ miles of trail, and/or trail connecting other trail networks since the state has "cracked down" on mountain biking in the early 2000's.
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    My riding buddies for tonight just cancelled, so I'm going to try to re-arrange my schedule to make Thursday's ride. 'Fingers crossed' - see you Thursday!

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    Amen to all of this Huber! Full support from the CCC and will eventually see you at a Thursday ride! #makingithappen
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    Werd, next week will be Halloween themed! Be there!
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    Great to see one of Jim Throrpe's finest lead the way...

    ...planning to bring a group in the future to ride with you Jamie

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Huber View Post
    This area is in desperate need for a mtb/cycling community and this ride was set up to get the ball rolling with that community.
    Definitely agree, and applaud you for making something positive happen. I'm looking forward to joining this ride when I can. I'm not in JT that much during the week, but I'm going to make a point of arriving early for this. Also very interested in technical weekend rides and trail work.

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    Nice to see some interested parties! It's a good night out on the bikes...

    What Jamie failed to mention is that not only is there a secret downhill section, but also a super-secret downhill section...which, clearly, is twice as fun as the regular secret downhill.

    Hope to see 'yous guys' there...

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    What's up Doc!
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