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    Swartara Sunday 9/30, in the AM

    Anyone feel like showing me around a little? I'm pretty new at this still, but I'll do my best not to hold you back too much.

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    I'll let you know...
    I have a buddy that lives in Lebanon and I'll see if he is interested in riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
    Anyone feel like showing me around a little? I'm pretty new at this still, but I'll do my best not to hold you back too much.
    Damn, I wish I saw this earlier...

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    Looks like you are looking for NEXT Sunday right?? I'd me more than willing to meet you up there, I love Swatara.

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    What time, any ideas?? I can make it, but probably not until about 1pm, otherwise, I'll prolly ride Rattling Creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borborpa View Post
    Looks like you are looking for NEXT Sunday right?? I'd me more than willing to meet you up there, I love Swatara.

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    Yes, next Sunday! We can make plans later in the week. I'm thinking os starting at 9-10 AM, but I can be a little flexible. Just not too late because I have to head back home to nepa later in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckstream1 View Post
    I'll let you know...
    I have a buddy that lives in Lebanon and I'll see if he is interested in riding.
    Great, let us know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxrider458 View Post
    What time, any ideas?? I can make it, but probably not until about 1pm, otherwise, I'll prolly ride Rattling Creek.
    Sorry, I have to ride in the morning.

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    9-10 works for me.

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    My buddy says he's interested...
    9-10 works for us as well...

    I'll post back sometime wednesday to confirm everything!
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    How about we all meet at 9:30 on 9/30? Seems appropriate.

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    9:30 on 9/30, sounds good to me.

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    If I'm recovered from the Fairhill jamboree on saturday, (or if it goes to rain date), I'd love to join yas. Will see.

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    Now it looks like good weather Sunday morning!

    Where do you guys want to meet? I'm not familiar with the area at all. I'll PM you all my cell number later.

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    My buddy says we can meet up at his place in Lebanon...
    He lives about 10min from the trailhead...

    PM me for the address...
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    I'll meet you guys at the trailhead at 9:30. The other place is in the opposite direction for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borborpa View Post
    I'll meet you guys at the trailhead at 9:30. The other place is in the opposite direction for me.
    It's in the opposite direction for me as well, so I'll just meet at the trailhead. Thanks for offering to let us meet at your buddy's house though Eckstream.

    I'll see you guys on Sunday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by borborpa View Post
    I'll meet you guys at the trailhead at 9:30. The other place is in the opposite direction for me.
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    It's in the opposite direction for me as well, so I'll just meet at the trailhead. Thanks for offering to let us meet at your buddy's house though Eckstream.

    I'll see you guys on Sunday!
    No problem... I'll see you guys at the trailhead off 72 & State Park Rd at 9:30

    We'll be in a grey Toyota truck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckstream1 View Post
    No problem... I'll see you guys at the trailhead off 72 & State Park Rd at 9:30

    We'll be in a grey Toyota truck...

    Great, I'll be in a black Toyota Tacoma.

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    I'll be there in a blue Ford Explorer. According to google maps it's called Chapel Drive I think, and it's off the 443 yes? Last i drove there it was called State park road though.

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    <div id="mapviewer"><iframe id="map" scrolling="no" width="500" height="400" frameborder="0" src="http://www.bing.com/maps/embed/?v=2&amp;cp=40.488465~-76.545934&amp;lvl=16&amp;dir=0&amp;sty=r&amp;rtp=a dr.~pos.40.486295_-76.543659_near%2096%20State%20Park%20Ln%2C%20Jones town%2C%20PA%2017038___a_&amp;mode=D&amp;rtop=0~0~ 0~&amp;form=LMLTEW&amp;emid=45946601-00f2-e95c-0d10-7500008277a3"></iframe><div id="LME_maplinks" style="line-height:20px;"><a id="LME_largerMap" href="http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&amp;cp=40.488465~-76.545934&amp;lvl=16&amp;dir=0&amp;sty=r&amp;rtp=a dr.~pos.40.486295_-76.543659_near%2096%20State%20Park%20Ln%2C%20Jones town%2C%20PA%2017038___a_&amp;mode=D&amp;rtop=0~0~ 0~&amp;form=LMLTEW" target="_blank" style="margin:0 7px">View Larger Map</a><a id="LME_directions" href="http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&amp;cp=40.488465~-76.545934&amp;lvl=16&amp;dir=0&amp;sty=r&amp;rtp=a dr.~pos.40.486295_-76.543659_near%2096%20State%20Park%20Ln%2C%20Jones town%2C%20PA%2017038___a_&amp;mode=D&amp;rtop=0~0~ 0~&amp;form=LMLTEW&amp;rtp=%7Epos.40.4884651298098 _-76.5459337234497_Union%20Township" target="_blank" style="margin:0 7px">Driving Directions</a></div></div>
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    I'm going to try my best to show up tomorrow morning. If I do show, I'll be driving an old, gold Nissan Sentra.

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    Hey guys not gonna make it up tomorrow, got hit by some kind of sickness and have been at home miserable all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borborpa View Post
    Hey guys not gonna make it up tomorrow, got hit by some kind of sickness and have been at home miserable all day.

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    Maybe next time then...

    Hope you feel better soon
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    It was good riding with you guys today!
    There's nothing like some wet roots!

    Here is my ride data... I forgot to start my computer and didnt notice it till we were a quarter of the way into the ride! Doh!

    <iframe width='465' height='548' frameborder='0' src='http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/228625794'></iframe>
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    I had a great time, thanks guys!

    I'm scratching my head at that 3.4 mph average speed, but it must include the time we were helping the dude that crashed, right? Hope he's OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
    I had a great time, thanks guys!

    I'm scratching my head at that 3.4 mph average speed, but it must include the time we were helping the dude that crashed, right? Hope he's OK.
    Yeah... That's an average over the whole ride. It counts all the stops...
    If you click on the map it will give you the average moving speed.

    Yeah the guy that crashed was not a good way to end a ride... I always hate seeing someone injured.
    I hope I can find some info on him and how he's doing...
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    Any update on the video from the ride?
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    Hey man, what were those pedals you recommended again? You said they were $59 and the pins don't tear up your shins.

    Also, I saw some of your videos from Mt. Penn. I'd love to come down and ride there some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
    Hey man, what were those pedals you recommended again? You said they were $59 and the pins don't tear up your shins.

    Also, I saw some of your videos from Mt. Penn. I'd love to come down and ride there some day.
    They're Answer Rove FR pedals... It appears the price has gone up a little but not by much.
    Answer Rove FR Pedal at Price Point


    Anytime you wanna come down to Reading is cool! I'll show you around...
    There are so many trails in such a small area!
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    Hey guys! Apologies but my big old computer finally died. I'm getting a new one made and will get it monday probably. Videos will be coming soon!

    Had a great day meeting all of you even though it ended a bit scary. I'm moving to CA at the end of November, but up for anything before that, so message if want.

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    Got the first Video up. Lemme know what you think!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AwEWnpQDibY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Pretty cool!
    How are you zooming in?

    I can't wait to see the downhill section where I was leading! I'm sure it looks sketchy where we hit those roots and went wide!
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    I think the video is great, thanks a lot Jeff! It's probably the best video of Swatara on youtube right now. Really shows you what the trails are like. It will be a good reference for others looking into riding there.

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    Thanks guys. Not sure how it's zooming :P. Try the second one, I got it up now. It's the one where I follow EckStream ! :

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AV5BvKrAqas" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    And the last good one I have:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/J5RlUbCeRaQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Thanks a lot for putting up the rest of the videos! My kids and I had fun watching them.

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    Welcome! Just one more I got of the B trail:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0nemdQTc6h8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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