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    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.

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    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.
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    Good job!

    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...

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    What are the conditions like on the trails?

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    Good job!

    This Wednesday, 1/16/13

    XC Skiing is pretty much finished, till more snow appears!
    ^^^^^^^^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.
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    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!

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    Idea!

    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.

    Moon Lake trout stocking Feb 6th!

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    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.

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    Good job!

    Yes, it was a super winter day for everything!

    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!

    If ya missed it, then ya missed it...

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    Good job!

    ...
    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA
    Because snow is just stationary white water
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    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!!!
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Good job!

    It's not very often I un-weight a rock...
    ...and it makes a scuffing sound, almost on me head

    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
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    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

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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

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    ... and if we just ...

    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"
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    Is the usual 6 pm ride happening? If so I suggest studded tires.

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    Good job!

    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"

    The "Dark" trail that is...LOL

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    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!

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    Good job!

    Today 2/2/13 the Ground Hog was very scared...
    ...the SSer was prowling trails at da mOOn!

    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.

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    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!!!
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465 View Post
    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!!!
    That's the great thing about ice fishing...
    ...fresh, frozen fish right outta the lake!

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    Quote 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?
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465 View Post
    Are they the square fish?
    You'll have to ask Globatch only he knows what the "square of fish is"...LOL

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    Good job!

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    Smile

    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!
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    2/6/13

    Rode da mOOn...
    ...nice cold temps, a bit of light snow on the trails, not a sign of any MTB tracks anywhere, everything frozen solid, word of lots of snow coming this weekend and the return of XC skiing, just how I like it.

    Wax on!

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    I ride a rigid, my arms & legs have damping control & lock out options
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    2/10/13 Started off on skis today, lots of brilliant sun and things to see, hit the mt bike next... Attachment 770480 Mak'in Tracks Attachment 770501 Brilliant sun Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-003_1000x1000.jpg A good 6 inches of Fresh Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-011_1000x1000.jpg XC Ski crossing Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-008_1000x1000.jpg Blue Sky mining Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-013_1000x1000.jpg My next song will be titled: Riding da Rigid SSer" from the album "Virgin Snow Covered Rocket" I did dab many times, but I made it to the cheers of the RC Flyers! Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-015_1000x1000.jpg Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-014_1000x1000.jpg Between a Rock & a Rock Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-017_1000x1000.jpg Duck Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-012_1000x1000.jpg Good Ski/Ride

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    A few more... Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-004_1000x1000.jpg Gotta get Moon Lake Park open again, go to the county meetings, call or email the council and voice your opinions! Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-005_1000x1000.jpg A great place to Ride Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-006_1000x1000.jpg Snow Surfing Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-018_1000x1000.jpg It's a Hub thing Ride da Moon-mlpsun-xcskiride-2-10-13-019_1000x1000.jpg Ride da mOOn

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Rode da mOOn, Had a blast Wednesday the 13th of February. Little bit of slush left on the trails shady spots have more snow and ice. Hopp'in around keeping skills sharp.
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    How do you get that bike to go over those rocks and logs by itself?

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    How do I get my bike onto rocks and logs by itself?

    I threaten to replace it with a full suspension, geared bike!...LOL

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Rode da mOOn 2/24/13... ...Great day to hit the biways, paved, dual, and singletrack all in a mix of fun that gets better as time goes on. Always good to start at the Marina on a cold day. It provides a quick hill to climb to get the inner heater going strong! Followed by fun on the hard water, friends, fish, and freezing temps! The ice was thick and fish were biting! Rode da mOOn pics are up, vids coming Enjoy
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

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    3/6/13

    Ride da mOOn
    Main gate
    On trail at 6:15

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    3/6/13

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    On trail at 6:15
    I'm going to try and make it tonight, depending on the weather, and hopefully my light batteries are at work?
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    OK, we'll hit up a ride!

    See ya there!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    In 2013 we celebrate the longest running continuous running ride series in our area, our 7th year of the never ending Ride da mOOn. I can tell you we have been through battles before, but we have always come out on top and... ...recently with the forming of a Luzerne county administrative recreational board we have a voice. Everyone I saw and spoke with at the meeting was positive and upbeat about Moon lake Park. They are working to improve as much as they can with what they have to work with, so our future looks very bright! Tonight's ride, Slippy, Sqishy, Sloopy Muddy, Icy, Snowy... ...all the above plus 2 wheel drifting made for a great night under the lights of fun! You could feel the wind just can't maintain the icy cold anymore. The ride started at Thorny, Big Blue, 5 Tree, Nitemare, Grass trails, Twister, Buddys, Watkins Go'in up, Ol' Yeller, T-Rex2 up, T-Rex1, 8, Natrure's Way Ride da mOOn was a blast once again.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Great ride at mOOn today with friends...

    ... started off on Big Blue, 5 Tree, Nitemare, Twister, Buddys, Watkins, Skinnys, Edge, T-Rex1, 8, NW1. Riding today in the 50s quickly had us shedding jackets fast! Dozer enjoyed the little ice that is left to rehydrate himself. Matt had the 4.8s on his Fat Bike and I gotta say they get "TRACTION" Amazing how the bike would climb anything, of course Matt has the riding and power to do the impossible.

    All in all the trails have dried a lot more since the previous Wednesday nights ride! Great to be out and looking forward to a super 2013

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Wednesday the 13th...

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    6PM on Trail by 6:15 PM
    Meet at the Main Gate


    Daylight saving time has kicked in, lights required for he end of the ride!

    Great ride last week...
    ...fun continues this week!
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    My journey started out driving to da mOOn it snowed like a mini blizzard...
    ...at da mOOn sun was shining and I knew it was the start of something special, just had that kind of feeling!

    Staying on higher/drier/rockier trails, and with 7 years experience at da moOn knowing the steady wind has most of the trails dry by now. I decided to ride stuff that I never ride, kinda a rights of spring in the discovering the new. Wanted a totally different route tonight, so I set my mind CNC mode!

    It just kept getting better and better, the sun and blue sky followed me everywhere, Spent some time on Big Stick, and Dr Feelgood then hooked it over to one of my fav trail linked sections is Buddys to Twister to Slide, an amazing link up of really cool stuff.

    Up to the Trials Area to play on top for a while, then linking another fav linked section, T-Rex2, T-Rex1, Edge, Skinnys, Watkins!

    Riding all winter on the SSer has me in tune for what was one of the best early season rides ever, pushing snow and ice is difficult to say the least, once it goes away pushing mud is a breeze, and there was very little of that, more like soft putty.

    Early season thaw is a normal thing and you have to know enough to let the ground thaw and the laying water will percolate through, da mOOn never lets me down, build trails right and they reward everyone who rides them.

    With what I felt as unlimited strength, I spent 2 hours, all the time thinking of new stuff to hop on, made for a fantastic night, geese are back, ice is off, could not get enough! Bring on spring!
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    I'm back from Colorado Friday.
    Your post got me psyched to start riding da mOOn again.

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    Bill, great...
    ...looks like the start of a great riding season!

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    3/20/13

    So early this morning spring flew in...
    ...ya right, but the steady wind will work to the trails advantage drying the wet spots! Other usual spots will still be frozen.

    Ride da mOOn
    I'll be there early enjoying my ride!

    Pics will follow

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    Bright sun, and lots of fun!

    I had a grand old time hopping around the trails, and random rocks and logs that I just got mesmerized by all the really cool stuff there is to play on.

    Last week I did a similar ride, just roaming. This week was the same goal. No plan, as soon as I lifted my head up from one object I spotted the next one! Just point me the direction of the next thing I see in my sights and ride it.

    That's the cool thing about da mOOn there is something around every corner!

    Rode da mOOn...
    ...I am truly the lunar rover...LOL
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    Lunar Rover

    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Bright sun, and lots of fun! I had a grand old time hopping around the trails, and random rocks and logs that I just got mesmerized by all the really cool stuff there is to play on. Last week I did a similar ride, just roaming. This week was the same goal. No plan, as soon as I lifted my head up from one object I spotted the next one! Just point me the direction of the next thing I see in my sights and ride it. That's the cool thing about da mOOn there is something around every corner!Rode da mOOn.....I am truly the lunar rover...LOL
    I thought Buddy was the original Lunar Rover!!!
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Moto's got a point there! Been busy shuttling kids to things on Wednesday evenings. That ends soon, so I hope to make it up that was before too long.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    I haven't seen the regulars... ...on a Wednesday night in months including Buddy. I have the park all to myself. I don't think it was that cold of a winter even XC Ski camped a few times, not at mOOn of course. It is amazing how quiet it can be, but one thing that is a standard is the train running along the Suskie. That can be heard everywhere in the mountains.

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    Nice to be back in the saddle again.

    Some observations:
    100+ miles of hiking in the Colorado Rockies did not translate to better bike legs.

    First time running tubeless. Had some initial issues holding air, but was fine on the ride. Ran front and rear at about 25 psi. Also lowered my fork pressure a little. I really liked the traction and overall ability to roll over roots, trees and rocks. Whats the lowest anyone runs tubeless?

    Now the ride: 6 miles; thorny, 5 tree, nightmare, berts, moto, back to 5 tree, twister, slide, skinny, 8, NW1. Very nice day.

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    bilbo: my general guidance is to run tubeless NOT MUCH different than you run tubed, the tire still flexes more because of the loss of internal structure. Just because you're tubeless with goop doesn't guarantee you can't puncture or flat. Just my 2c. That said, with XC tires, I've run as low as 18 psi (unintentionally) but that leads to a lot of "rim strikes" - which is bad IMO. I tend to run 25+ on my 29ers and 30+ on 26er with XC tires. On my 5" FS 29er I run 35 rear 30 front, ish. Still playing around as the tires are new. The reason I run higher pressure is I'm moving faster and hitting rocks harder so need to guard the rims more. On my DH bike when tubeless with DH tires I never use less than 35 psi, often more.

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