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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker64 View Post
    Parrothead, we met each other down JT while you were doing some trail work on the singletrack off of the canal trail. The pace is casual. No one left behind. Lasts about 2 hours. You should have no problem. I just did a ride at Da Moon last night but I might hit it again tonight. Maybe we'll see you there.
    Yup I remember and that is part of the reason why I asked. I tweaked my ankle and arm last night riding so I wont make it this week. I have been trying to get there since we met but really have conflicting schedules. So hopefully next wednesday Ill be able to show up.

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    Rode da Moon tonight for the first time. Da Moon put me down for a standing eight count in the first round but I finished the round and I'll be back for round two in a couple of weeks. I can indeed attest that no rider is left behind, lol. My ribs took a beating. I spared ya those photos.





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    Hydef, glad you made it out alive. Maybe not in 1 piece, but alive and still able to pedal some more. Nice to meet you last night. Hope to see you out again at Da Moon.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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    HyDef

    Thanks for riding, you were a true hardcore rider!

    Lee
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    Found a pair of full fingered gloves at Moon Lake today. If you are missing them they are under the big log near the first picnic table at the entrance to NW.

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    6/25/14

    Super ride last night at mOOn

    Hot humid and we were all cooler off at the end...
    ...by nice slow rain showers!

    Thanks guys for the ride and great conversation

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    Riding HGA This Wednesday

    Anyone want to ride HGA this Wednesday July 2. I'll be up there ready to ride at 6. All are invited.

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    I think I will do a Moon loop then...
    ...ride over from Moon...

    ...and back to Moon!

    Anyone wishing to join my campaign of hilltopia is welcome!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Fun was had last night at da mOOn...
    ...the rain cooled us off a bit!

    So if your looking to demo a 2015 Lapierre, stop by next Wednesday

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    9/17/14

    The fun continues...
    ...ride da mOOn, 6PM, on trail by 6:15 PM, lots of riders have been enjoying the great trails and company!

    So come join us

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    Found these old pics from when we first went up Moon Lake back in 2012. The guy on the yellow Specialized was the one that organized the Trials event for RTCC

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6493149&type=3

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    Great shots...
    ...thanks for sharing!

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    It seems like moon lake is really well liked, I mainly ride the Lackawanna state park, but am looking hit up moon in the upcoming days. Any preference on where to start and ride to for a good hour and a half to two hours? What are everyone's favorite trails?

    Thanks guys

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    Most of us park outside the main entrance. There is a big rock and the trail starts alongside it. If you haven't got a map, do a search here and print one out. The trails go completely around the whole lake. All vary in style, but just about everyone has rocks and roots. Totally rideable. Depending on your speed you could easily get at least a 1.5 - 2 hour ride in. I ride all of the trails there. Don't really have a favorite. One ride I dowould be Natures way, down access road to Deacon, follow onto Ledgeview, cross access road to 8. Ride 8 to Trex2. Skip lower section of Trex2 and head out to campground and head down ET. Then onto Watkins. Follow road to Twister and Buddys. Go thru woods to 5 Tree and onto Burts and Moto. Out to Big Blue and end with Thorny, and ride thru the field to the car. If you are in the area Saturday there is usually a group that heads out around 10am. I'll be there a bit later. New riders are always welcome.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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    ok I got a map off of valley cycles, but sounds good ill have to try it out maybe Friday or sunday afternoon. but thanks for the trail advice!

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    There's a fallen tree down on 8. It straddles the trail at about neck level. Damn near took my head off. Cracked my helmet in two. Just hard to see. If there aren't already plans, I'd like permission to cut it down. If not, I'd suggest rerouting that part of the trail.

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    If u got a means of cutting it out safely it would save someone else from having to do it. Da moon always welcomes volunteer trail maintenance. Thanks in advance.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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    I will cut it out, Wednesday


    Thanks

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    What a nite for a ride. Might not have been a good idea to ride da moon after all the rain we got but myself and bikergirl weren't alone. Dave, amy, murphy, chris s, wayne, and a few others had the same idea. Traction was minimal. But what a night for a ride.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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    10/22/14

    Ride da mOOn...
    ...6PM, on trail by 6:15 PM, meet at main gate, bring lights

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    The big tree on 8 is gone. I think Lee needs a need chain after that monster.

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    Yes,

    the big, dangerous to cut out, above head level tree has been removed by 2 beavers...
    ...hence the trail is open at the cost of a now, not brand new, anymore, chain!

    Ouch... 45 bucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Where do I send the bill?...LOL

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    Fat is where it's at...
    ...looks like mOOn is turning "FAT"...


    Join the Fatness 10/29/14...
    ...6 PM, on trail by 6:15 PM, meet at the Main Gate...
    ...regular "non" fat tired bike welcome also!...LOL

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    Damn! I wish I had some lights so I could join the fun! I miss the Wednesday night rides!
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    I know there is this big debate about if it is better to clear leaves from the trail or let them alone. In the past, we have cleared them. It sure made it easier to follow the trails (especially for those not as familiar with the trails). It also made it a little safer through the rocky, technical sections. I am going to head out there Sunday morning, Nov. 2 to get a start on it. If anyone else is interested, let me know. As in the past, the more people we get, the quicker the job gets done

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    Dave, some friends from the Reading area are coming up Sunday morning to ride Da Moon. We are meeting up at 10:30 if you and your crew want to join in. I cleared a crap load of down branches last night on Thorny and Big Blue. There is still a downed tree on Thorny which covers both sections of the trail. The wet leaves did make for a very scary ride last night. And the fog and mist that rolled in later didn't help either.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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    Thanks for the help...
    ...it makes the trails easier to follow and cuts back on reroutes by blowing leaves off, also for night riding trails are easier to follow, and they dry quicker without leaves...
    ...anyway just my 2 cents and I'm happy either way just to have so many people help make mOOn lake park a great place to visit!

    Oh ya "thee ride"... was fantastic last night as we freight trained around a super loop, including Silver Fox, Star and the other well liked trails.

    Slide da mOOn...
    ...c ya Sunday for the mOOn Halloween ride, 10:30 main gate...
    ...don't be scared

    PS: A new tree has fallen on Thorny will be removed soon,m you might want to avoid that section of trail for now, as there are lots of thorny apple thorns laying around and rerouting to bypass will lead to flat tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465 View Post
    Damn! I wish I had some lights so I could join the fun! I miss the Wednesday night rides!
    Use Candles...
    ...lots of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I forgot that there was a big ride planned for Sunday. We can always reschedule the trail work. I may still go out the early to get some work done and still be ready to ride at 10:30

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuhlkat View Post
    I forgot that there was a big ride planned for Sunday. We can always reschedule the trail work. I may still go out the early to get some work done and still be ready to ride at 10:30
    Text me a time I'll be there early with ya!

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    The big Sunday ride was a total success with 25 or so riders showing up for the Tour de mOOn trails! Conditions were excellent!

    Thanks to all who joined in and for all the food we had to eat and share! Happy Birthday to our native son KuhlKat! That B-Cake was super!

    Stay tuned for further instructions as to our next adventure...LOL

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    What a great day to spend on the trails at Moonlake!! Great ride, great friends , good food and and awesome time!!!
    Don't Limit your Challenges...Challenge your Limits!!!!!

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    Ride da mOOn Wednesday! 11/12/14 6PM, Main Gate, on trail by 6:15PM C ya at da mOOn!

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    Whoever blew leaves off the trails: Thank you! Twister especially was pretty amazing.

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    Z,

    There are a few of us, ur welcome!

    Enjoy your ride!

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    I was playing around with the map today and suddenly a route popped out at me. 4 miles of pure, unbroken singletrack.

    Ride da Moon-unbroken-singletrack-.jpg

    The route:
    -Ledgeview backwards (from Eagle)
    -8
    -T-Rex 1
    -T-Rex 2

    If it were a song, this would be my jam.
    Last edited by Z-wave; 11-21-2014 at 05:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-wave View Post
    I was playing around with the map today and suddenly a route popped out at me. 4 miles of pure, unbroken singletrack.

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    The route:
    -Ledgeview backwards (from Eagle)
    -8
    -T-Rex 1
    -T-Rex 2

    If it were a song, this would be my jam.
    Excellent route! Thanks for sharing!

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    I rode this AM before the storm.

    Great job blowing the trails, everyone, truly appreciated.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Where are the Silver Fox and Star trails?

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    Silver Fox is off Big Blue...
    ...Star is off 8

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    Super ride last night, rain... sleet... fog...and the whole time KuhlKat singing...
    ...rode Rock-it both ways...oh my slippy slippy slippy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Silver Fox is off Big Blue...
    ...Star is off 8
    Oh, ok! I'm guessing this is Silver Fox:

    Ride da Moon-screen-shot-2014-12-04-4.38.47-pm.png
    (Google Maps Link). Seriously one of my favorite trails.

    Is this Star?
    Ride da Moon-screen-shot.jpg
    (From Strava's Global Heatmap + OpenStreetMap). Haven't ridden. Looks fun.

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    Yes!

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    12/10/14 Wednesday 6 PM on trail by 6:15 PM We will either XC Ski or Ride depending on snow cover, we will need at least 6 inches of fresh to XC Ski, bring all your yous boys and girls!

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    Vote

    Moon Lake Park's mountain biking future looks good. Council is voting on Tuesday on whether to transfer Moon Lake Park to the state.

    Tuesday’s meeting agenda also includes a vote on transferring ownership of several county recreational facilities to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources — Moon Lake Park in Plymouth Township, the Seven Tubs Nature Area in Plains Township and a 400-acre, county-owned parcel adjacent to Moon Lake that would connect two sections of state forest property.

    A council majority had asked the administration to start negotiating a potential state takeover in July believing the state would have more resources than the cash-strapped county to improve and maintain the properties. The state would pay each governing body $1.20 per acre in lieu of taxes on the 1,757 acres involved in the transfer.
    Support.

    Under that proposal, the state will remove all of the decaying infrastructure. But mountain biking would continue to be permitted.

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    And since it won't be owned by the county i'm sure hunting will ne allowed as well.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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    The state wants the Seven Tubs to complete the rail trail and the missing link land on Rt29 to complete the Harvey's Creek trail, but they really don't want Moon lake park.

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    Maybe the county would sell the park to some non-profit for $1. Also, maybe we should start up a mountain bike riders non-profit. Ok, I'm dreaming, but who knows???

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    Yes Ed B I agree!

    Ok, I'm in here's my Dollar...$

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    Tomorrow is Wednesday, so I'm assuming there's a ride tomorrow night?

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