Ride da Moon

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  • 01-06-2013
    bilbo56
    Mixed conditions today. It was about 37 degrees. A beautiful day in the woods. Started out on NW1. After that stayed on the fire roads. All kinds of snow. The hard pack where people had skied wasn't too bad, but it was hard steering in the soft stuff. Overall a lot of work riding today. At least I came home in one piece.Next weekend is suppose to be even warmer.
  • 01-06-2013
    dirtrider6
    Thats a good way to sescribe it a mixed bag.
    I also was at the mOOn today.
    Started off on Natures Way 1, that was an absolute blast it is so packed down, then 8 out to the split by Ledgeview, up the service road to the campground, through the campground, back up the service road, T-Rex 1, all of 8, and out Natures Way 1.
    Man what a workout.
  • 01-12-2013
    NEPMTBA
    The tires on my Mt Bike are dirty so what better way to clean them...

    ...than with a Slush Fest at da mOOn, 1/13/13, Sunday, meet at da Main Gate at 12 nOOn on trail by 12:15

    I plan on sliding, slipping, and sloshing my way to many miles of trail fun!

    See ya there...:D
  • 01-14-2013
    Beardman27
    What are the conditions like on the trails?
  • 01-14-2013
    NEPMTBA
    This Wednesday, 1/16/13 :D

    XC Skiing is pretty much finished, till more snow appears! :madmax:
    ^^^^^^^^cancel that statement^^^^^^^^
    XC skiing is back due to more snow overnight!

    Mt biking, still possible... slushy, wet, heavy snow good for cleaning tires!

    Updated... 1/16/13 Wednesday @ 12:00 Noon. :p
  • 01-18-2013
    NEPMTBA
    Got in a good ski, had the park all to myself. Warm snow really tried to attach itself to the bottom of the skis had to rewax once on lap two around the fields!
  • 01-18-2013
    NEPMTBA
    Saturday 1/19/13 12 Noon...

    ...a few laps with the Hockey Skates chasing the little black puck around the lake if ice is good, Got Skates? Hockey or Figure skates will work. Join me if ya like! ;) Meet at the Marina, unless the gates are locked, if so meet at Main Gate hop on the MTBs and ride down to the lake!

    After the Skate, then XC Ski or MTB depending on how stuff looks. :D

    Moon Lake trout stocking Feb 6th! :thumbsup:
  • 01-19-2013
    bilbo56
    Fantastic day. Conditions were perfect.
    Thorny, Big Blue, Twister, Buddy's, Watkins Loop, Skinny, Plan B,8, Ledgeview, Deacon, NW2, What.
    Two and a half hours and 7 miles of pure bliss.
    First time on Deacon and it's such a great rockfest. I like how you can keep your speed up on it.
    Probably last ride for a while as I'm going to Colorado Springs for about 8 weeks.
    See you in the spring.
  • 01-19-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    Yes, it was a super winter day for everything! :thumbsup:

    Started out the day on the lake with the fish'in buddys, then Moto and Brandon showed up and we hit the trails joined by AJ and Dozer at one point. SR2 to Deacon, Ledgeview, TTS, 8, SR2 a shorter trials fun play ride with lots of time spent hopping on snow covered stuff, then back out on the lake! Danny hauled in a nice Big Trout! :cornut:

    If ya missed it, then ya missed it... :ihih:

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NEPMTBA
    "I use a chain whip, and different cog, to shift"

  • 01-19-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    Because snow is just stationary white water

  • 01-19-2013
    motoman465
    Ride da Moon
    It certainly was an amazing day to Ride da Moon!!! We had such a great ride...the snow and the weather was perfect!!! As always, it was a treat to watch Lee hoppin' around on anything that didn't move...LOL!!!:smallviolin:
  • 01-19-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    It's not very often I un-weight a rock...
    ...and it makes a scuffing sound, almost on me head :devil:

    Best part of being out on the ice hanging with each other talking with Ray And Stevie when the sun heated the ice and it began to sag then gave off a big crack... we scattered like rabbits...LOL

    First rule of book club, don't stand next to each other talking, on 2 inch thick snow covered ice on a sunny day :yikes::yikes::yikes:
  • 01-21-2013
    bilbo56
    My brother came up from Millersville for the day,so we hiked the Moon today.
    I can't find the link for the map. Can someone help me out? Also, do the colors of the trails on the map have any significance?

    Thanks
  • 01-22-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    Here ya go:

    At one time the old park commission had marks on trees from the really old trail system that was comprised of the service roads. Colors mean nothing! Ignore the mini arrows and dots, that was marked from a ride we did. Trails are not exact locations or GPSed just a representation of the area they occupy.

    I have a feeling you will be reviewing this map at 15,000 feet while on the flight to Colorado...LOL

    Ride da mOOn
    Ride an "Ice Cycle"
  • 01-22-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    Ride or Ski da mOOn

    1/23/13

    I will be there at 4 PM getting my ride/ski in...
    ...it will be "COLD" and there will be NO SUN, MUD, POLLEN, or LIVE INSECTS

    Ride da Freeze
    Just like Ice Cream with "Studs"
  • 01-23-2013
    flying pumpkin 185
    Is the usual 6 pm ride happening? If so I suggest studded tires.
  • 01-23-2013
    NEPMTBA
    Yes, the regular 6PM "Ride da mOOn" is a never ending ride...
    ...I'm just riding a bit early this week because I'm afraid of the "DARK":yikes:

    The "Dark" trail that is...LOL :thumbsup:
  • 01-28-2013
    NEPMTBA
    1/30/13

    Ride da mOOn, looks like a bit of rain, but 60 degrees, well my bike needs a wash, either that or dirt skiing...LOL!

    Meet at the Main Gate, 6PM on trail by 6:15

    Trout stocking February 1st...
    ...catch a BIG ONE!
    PFBC Winter Trout Stocking

    Be safe, don't go on dangerous ice!
  • 02-02-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    Today 2/2/13 the Ground Hog was very scared...
    ...the SSer was prowling trails at da mOOn!:eekster::eekster::eekster:

    But first... the trout are in the lake! WCO Cummings and the Friends of Moon Lake fishermen aided in getting the nice stocking into the lake. With holes drilled the fishing commenced fast!

    Todays ride started from the Marina after a visit with friends ice fishing, had to find a hill to climb. Wind was much calmer than yesterday at trout stocking where a crisp 30MPH wind full of snow squalls ripped across the lake.

    Mo-Zee/Peek-A-Boo, Buddys, Slide, Watkins, Skinnys, Eagle, with all the leaves off the trees one can identify random objects to ride trials on. Spent an hour riding trials around Eagle on big rocks and fallen logs, very quiet area to play, yet close enough to the frozen lake to provide a thrill. I was able to find lots of flowing water even with the really cold temps! There was enough snow on the lake to allow riding without studs as long as you didn't lean too hard!

    Continued to Deacon, tough trail on a SSer with the light snow covered rocks secretly hiding to throw off any good line selections, then SR2 back to Marina.

    Pics are random...
  • 02-02-2013
    motoman465
    Frozen Fish
    I hope they threw a couple of heaters in the lake, otherwise there will be frozen fish in the lake!!! Great riding at da Moon even with the cold temps and the winds!!! Get off da couch and ride da Moon!!!:cool:
  • 02-02-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    I hope they threw a couple of heaters in the lake, otherwise there will be frozen fish in the lake!!! Great riding at da Moon even with the cold temps and the winds!!! Get off da couch and ride da Moon!!!:cool:

    That's the great thing about ice fishing...
    ...fresh, frozen fish right outta the lake!
  • 02-03-2013
    motoman465
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    Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    That's the great thing about ice fishing...
    ...fresh, frozen fish right outta the lake!

    Are they the square fish?
  • 02-03-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    Are they the square fish?

    You'll have to ask Globatch only he knows what the "square of fish is"...LOL
  • 02-04-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    More from the weekend...
  • 02-05-2013
    NEPMTBA
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    Ride da mOOn...
    ...2/6/13

    6PM, on trail at 6:15PM

    Looks like the warm weather is back, trails are pretty good, winter has been kind this year!

    See ya there!