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    Idea! Prompton Dam State Park Ride 8/19/12 Sunday

    Who's in for a tour around Prompton?

    If you have never ridden this gem of a park here is your chance! Prompton is a super cool techy rolling singletrack ride with short steep ups and rock gardens.

    Prompton Dam SP is located off Rt 170 near Honesdale, Pa.
    PA*DCNR*-*Prompton State Park

    We can meet to carpool/caravan at the park and ride in Pittston, Pa at 11 AM from there we travel to Prompton Dam SP.
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    The ride will meet/assemble at the boat launch at 12 Noon, ride will be approx 16 to 20 miles of pristine singletrack, one note, this is a loop ride, returning to the place of departure, no bailouts are available after you cross to the other side of the lake, you either continue or go back, unless your going to swim across the lake... LOL

    We will stop take breaks and hydrate often. All are welcome, as long as you are experienced with riding this length of ride and being on your bike for a few hours.

    I will have the cooler stocked with drinks and ice, if anyone is interested we can bring the grill and do up some dogs after the ride?

    Prompton is a great place to visit/ride...
    ...all interested please repond here...
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    have been wanting to check this place out for a long time. not sure about the miles though (depends how much up hills) so maybe i'll try to join you for the first part of the ride and just turn around at some point and head back if i have to.

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    im in

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    I really wish I weren't headed to Ocean City this weekend. I've been wanting to check out Propmton since it's relatively close. Oh well, maybe next time.
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    i think mini and i are . just need to run it by him first lol

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    Nice ! Ive always wanted to ride this park. I'll know later on in the week if I can make it. I hope I can !

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    I would love to try it...I will talk to mtbiker 64 and see if we are in...

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    I am most likely attending...another place to cross off on my MTB bucket list

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    Im always up for a new adventure and a day of fun on the trails with othr mt bikers...

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    we are in lol

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    im interested. i live 5 mins from there and never ride it! would love to learn the trails

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    I remember my first and only ride there, first ride on the Gary Fisher with stock tires, thought I was going to Die!
    If it's not wet I'm in, if it rains from Friday on I'm out.
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    Yes it can be slippy but no more than mOOn, don't think it had so much to do with being wet...

    ...I have rode there all my life wet/snow/dry, even back when Ritchey Z-Max World Class 2.1 x 26 tires were the rage and got traction, must have been your tires!

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    Yea those tires came off right after that ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6 View Post
    Yea those tires came off right after that ride!
    Are those the one's you gave them to me?... LMAO

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    Lee of all weekends to come up here & I`am out of town,oh well. Anyway I would say park at the main lot as the boat launch has a lot of fisher men on weekends,just saying. I think if ya go across the dam to start your ride take them up the yellow trail to the top & do the upper trails,that way if anyone doesn`t want to go all the way around you can sent them down to the red trail from any of the upper trails and head them back to the dam & parking lot & still have a pretty nice ride.Both trails on the 170 side are riding nice ,the white one is longer & more flow.I had to cut some trees out last week from all the wind & have been around all the trails and all is clear,hope you all have a good ride .KP

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    Kevin,

    Oh man, if you were able to ride with us that would have put us on the map for sure!

    Would we be better off parking at the dam lot?

    Thanks for the advice and all the great trail work, much appreciated!

    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Are those the one's you gave them to me?... LMAO
    I think I put them on the Hardrock when I sold it.
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    Prompton Dam State Park Ride 8/19/12 Sunday

    Lee, it looks like bikergirl and I should be able to make it. Never rode there before. Guess I'll have to rest the knees before then. I guess I'll check back here to see where the meeting place will be. Looks like it will be another great ride.

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    mini is out . neededs to attend a meeting . so i am not sure if i will be able . might sound like a girl but i dont want to drive by myself .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffgrrl View Post
    mini is out . neededs to attend a meeting . so i am not sure if i will be able . might sound like a girl but i dont want to drive by myself .
    don't back out just because of that. it can be fun driving alone - i turn the radio up real loud and sing really bad

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    The main parking lot by the dam has more room, so that would work better, like Kevin said lots of fishermen use the boat launch this way we will have room for everyone.

    The main parking lot is on Rt 170, I'll get a map of it up soon.

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    Here's the map for parking...

    ...Rt6 onto Rt170, up the hill, then first parking area on your right. Lots of room.
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    Looking forward to a great ride on sunday...woohoo!!!!

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    Sounds like fun! If the weather looks good and nothing else is planned I will surely be up for it.

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