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    Riding across PA

    I'm planning on doing this sometime in late spring early summer. I'm thinking of starting in Matamoras and working my way to 6 and just taking 6 the whole way.
    I've driving 6 a billion times on a motorcycle and car so I know the way, where to eat, where to sleep, etc.
    My question to all my peoples in PA is is there a better way to go? Has anybody else done this? Does anybody know of a website or blog of someone I can steal part of my route from?
    I'd rather leave from Philly (near where I live) and pass through Pittsburg. But theres no road I can think of to take me the whole way.
    I know I can follow 30 and just stick to the secondary roads when it turns into the major highway parts.
    But I think riding along 6 would be nicer.
    If only we had a rails to trails that spaned the whole state.
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    Can't feel my legs
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    What are you riding? What are your goals? How much time do you want to spend in the saddle? Are you looking for the semi-quickest route, or best time-is-irrelevant route? Regardless, sounds like good times!!!
    Last edited by jonz; 12-05-2009 at 05:40 PM.

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    You could always drop south of the state line and take the C & O Towpath rail trail west, then hook up with the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail and go up towards P'burgh that way.

    I have some better links on my work computer I'll try to remember to add.

    EDIT: Here's a link to the best PA rail trail map that I've found. Maybe it'll be of some help:

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    I'm building a Vassago Fisticuf CX (they had a black friday sale) up for commuting. And I thought I would give it a good break in ride.
    I'm thinking it will take me 12-14 days to do this. the route and date and all are still up in the air. But I do know if I take 6 I'll be going form East to West. Just the thought of riding from Scranton to Matamoras give me the dry heaves.
    I do the Irish Pub ride as often as I can, but riding across New Jersey is kinda easy as long as there's no wind. So this will be more then 6 times the distance.
    I would prefer the meanderning don't care about time kinda ride. Despite all the crap going on with the budget I do love this state and it is beautiful.
    I've tourde it on car and motorcycle and scooter and I would like to see what it looks like tooling along at 10 or so MPH.
    I just have to decide if I want to camp the whole way across (not sure I want to haul all the crap in a trailer) or do the hotel thing.
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    Have you thought about doing the Crush the Commonwealth ? I'm thinking about it this year.

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