• 11-22-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Saturday, 11/24/12...The Switchback Trail in Jim Thorpe
    Saturday , 11/24/12...The Switchback Trail in Jim Thorpe

    Leaving from the "Park and Ride in Pittston, between 10:00/10:15AM...

    ...heading down to Jim Thorpe for a 12 to 16 mile tour of Pennsylvania's first Roller Coaster. Now a rail/trail with a twist, climbing the Wagon Road and the beautiful views from a top Mt Pisgah. Intermediate level ride of 3 to 3.5 hours. Social pace!

    For anyone wanting to meet us at JT we will be in the parking lot at the Mauch Chunk Lake park around 11AM. We will begin and end the ride from there!

    Post up if your coming
    See ya there
  • 11-23-2012
    koval79
    I was thinking about heading up to moon lake tomorrow, but this is tempting as well. What do you think the chances are i talk you into a burst up lung buster??? Or a trek across the top of mauch chunk ridge? I'm still working out the details on the home front though.


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  • 11-23-2012
    dirtrider6
    Might go if it's not raining
  • 11-23-2012
    NEPMTBA
    As far as I know the guys going have been out everyday and after today HCGA ride they are looking for a bit of relaxed pace, but by all means "thanks" and I would love to hit that with you!

    Give me/us a rain check to a future date if you would!
  • 11-23-2012
    koval79
    More likely to be snowing!

    No problem Lee, I'm torn between moon lake solo, and switchback, probably will be a game time decision. I haven't been on the bike much lately, so I'm up for anything tomorrow. Slow, fast, rocky, smooth, uphill, downhill, no matter.


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  • 11-24-2012
    koval79
    Well, I opted for a tour of moon guided by Bear and Jim since I ride JT quite a bit. Was a great afternoon, bit of snow/sleet. Hats off, trails are in good shape. And I even got to try out a rigid SS for the first time. Hope you had a great day in JT, maybe I'll catch you next time.


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  • 11-24-2012
    dirtrider6
    Some pics from today

    By the freezing Lake!

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5214.jpg

    Justin on an old stone water way.

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5218.jpg

    An old Castle?

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5219.jpg

    Almost to the top of Wagon hill, man that hill sucked.

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5221.jpg

    View from up top, man was the wind blowing up here!

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5222.jpg

    Yes we just crossed that ledge, couple of scary footsteps.

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5223.jpg

    Lee between the rock cut

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5224.jpg

    Justin between the rock cut

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5225.jpg

    Abandoned Train tunnel.

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5231.jpg

    Me in the Train Tunnel, yes it's snowing out.

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5226.jpg

    On the way home it was snowing and sleeting pretty good.

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...f/CIMG5235.jpg
  • 11-24-2012
    t0pcat
    Bet it was fun! Hope your warm now!

    Hey Lee thought you said it would be an easy ride! By the looks of that hill I don't think it was exactly easy! ( rode there before) now you know why i stayed here and worked on trails in the snow!
  • 11-24-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by t0pcat View Post
    Hey Lee thought you said it would be an easy ride! By the looks of that hill I don't think it was exactly easy! ( rode there before) now you know why i stayed here and worked on trails in the snow!

    Oh I don't know must have been easy or else hub number 7 would have given up it's parts!...LOL

    Nice ride today with Justin and DR6. Lots of sights and great views, and I still can't imagine the switchback being another 50 feet up off the top of Mt Pisgah on a trestle. I have read stories of people who lived back then and they said it was an amazing thing to see. There were others out on the trails today riding through history. It's all around, one reason I like going there!

    Nice pics DR6, I'll post my pics later... :thumbsup:
  • 11-24-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Some views... :thumbsup:
  • 11-26-2012
    rgc52
    one of my favorite trails! :)
  • 11-27-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    continued...
  • 11-27-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    ...wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?...LOL
  • 11-27-2012
    poconomtbiker
    Cool pics, love the Pinto wagon.. Did you thow a line in the chunk?
  • 11-27-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by poconomtbiker View Post
    Cool pics, love the Pinto wagon.. Did you thow a line in the chunk?

    No, had friends along...
    ...just riding