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    Mud Mud Mud Mud

    Anyone have somewhere to ride in Southeast Penna that isn't muddy after all this rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCBob
    Anyone have somewhere to ride in Southeast Penna that isn't muddy after all this rain?
    i was at wissahickin yesterday in philly and it's fine , this is the only place near the philly area that drains well
    it's a big sh*t sandwich and were all gonna have to take a bite

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    You are probably right!

    Quote Originally Posted by toe-knee
    i was at wissahickin yesterday in philly and it's fine , this is the only place near the philly area that drains well
    You are probably right! Things are starting to dry out, finally! I'll be at Wissi tomorrow night after work. French Creek would be my second choice. Fair Hill will be wet/soft for more than a week. Anyone else been out this weekend???

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    cornwall fire tower/pumping station

    This ride seems to have fairly good drainage- grass or gravel roads for about miles of long climbs or decents, maybe two of each, followed by strong rocky (slippery when wet but no huge boulders so still doable) singletrack decent for a mile (?).

    Go to manheim, pa, head east on 772 past square (r off of 72 north),
    left on penryn road, follow this as it jogs right around a retirement home, right at T with turnpike, left at stop sign onto speedwell forge road, left on dead end road, follow a mile to parking on right (wide open lot for gamelands).

    (You could also take the turnpike and find your way from 72 exit north to 322 West and park at pumping station parking lot (not in my directions) or find the other one (a little s/w of pumping station))


    climb up out of the lot and follow this wide trail until it makes a hard right and continues up hill (if you go left here keep bearing left and you will end up going on a long grassy decent and looping back to a previous point on the trail) at the top will be some radio et.al towers and you go down the paved trail up to them until the next parking lot where you go down the obvious singletrack- at the bottom bear right and you will have a slow ten minute cooldown back to the first parking lot.
    ALL THE DANGEROUS OVERTAKERS
    END UP SAFE AT UNDERTAKERS

    IF FROM SPEED YOU GET YOUR THRILL
    TAKE PRECAUTION- MAKE YOUR WILL

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCBob
    Anyone have somewhere to ride in Southeast Penna that isn't muddy after all this rain?
    I hear the Blue Route and Schulkill aren't too muddy.

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    Fair Hill's looking ugly

    I haven't been there recently but a few friends of mine were last Sunday and said it was a mess. They said there was a lot of mud and the horses are killing the trails. Nobody stops riding their horses when the trails get wet and muddy and in turn their tearing the place up. That sucks because that's a fun place to ride.

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    Let me know if you can keep up with the traffic

    Quote Originally Posted by tlg
    I hear the Blue Route and Schulkill aren't too muddy.
    What tires do you suggest for the Blue Route and Schulkill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCBob
    What tires do you suggest for the Blue Route and Schulkill?
    I would recommend these:

    They're only 1260g @ 2.5" wide. All the traction you'd need.
    I'd also recommend a full face helmet and some body armor.

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    And a motor?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlg
    I would recommend these:

    They're only 1260g @ 2.5" wide. All the traction you'd need.
    I'd also recommend a full face helmet and some body armor.

    How about a Hemi?

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