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    Good job! Tour de Scranton 4/25/10

    Who's doing it?

    It will be here soon,
    It's for a great cause,
    Multiple distance route choices,
    You can use your mt bikes!

    http://www.tourdescranton.com/

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    Tour de Scranton 4/25/10

    Do you think anyone would notice if I brought my CREEPY MOTO? Count me in!!!
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    Wink

    Yes, they will notice!

    Lots of my friends are Scranton cops and they will be riding with us!

    Pretty hard for you to hide anyway, as I know you will have new pink sweatpants on that day!

    That guy in the pic is soooooooooooooooo dead! ... LOL

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    That looks doable, which route are you doing?

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    Good job!

    I usually do the longest, the metric century or the next shorter one, but I have to see what some of my friends are doing.

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    I'm not seeing a 2010 route map. I may be in if I could see a map. Should I assume the routes are the same as last year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dexetr30
    I'm not seeing a 2010 route map. I may be in if I could see a map. Should I assume the routes are the same as last year?
    I didn't hear of any changes to routes

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    I may do the 15 mile route. Not sure if I'll use the mtb with some fat slicks on it or my 700c SS roadie. I'm going to take a drive out there this Sunday and take a look at routes 1 and 2.
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    Good job!

    dex:

    The route up to Carbondale and Forest City begins the climbing, but the others are fairly flat and rolling. The nice thing about the shorter routes you can just turn around and go back at any point cause it's all in the valley. The organizers really take care of the cyclists. In the first few miles they have people stopping traffic. Quite a crowd comes out too so there are lots of people around if anyone needs help

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    M thinking Metric. I think it's time to find out if I get the same disparaging remarks from NE-PA roadies that I got from Central TX roadies ( rolling skinny tires with a camelbak ).

    If i'm feeling really gutsy maybe I'll roll up from Kingston, but that assumes some kind of bike fitness I'm not sure I will have.

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    Good job!

    Okay, my SS is actually more than ready for this. I can handle the hills of Ransom Twp. and Milwaukee Twp. with this bike running 44 & 16t. I don't think I will have a problem running the 15 mile route through Scranton. My wife says she may do the ride as well. She recently had surgery so we'll see where she's at with that closer to the 25th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dexetr30
    Okay, my SS is actually more than ready for this. I can handle the hills of Ransom Twp. and Milwaukee Twp. with this bike running 44 & 16t. I don't think I will have a problem running the 15 mile route through Scranton. My wife says she may do the ride as well. She recently had surgery so we'll see where she's at with that closer to the 25th.
    Prolly no mountain lions either! Too many old ladies with big heavy purses in Scranton.

    BAD KITTTY... LOL

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    lmao
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    Any recommendations for tires to use on my 29r mt bike for this ride?
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    depending upon how far you want to go, anything will work. just pump them up about 10-20 psi higher than usual (don't go beyond rated max much though) to lower rolling resistance on road.

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    Tour de Scranton

    I just recently upgraded to the LT2.55 Weirwolf tires front and rear and want to limit the time they see on pavement. Right after I made that post my little light bulb came on. I still have the Continental Mountain Kings that I took off. I will just put those on pump up the volume!!! I have no idea how far I will go...I really would like to do at least 30!
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    Beware of the hills near Elk Mt. on the longest route, they are leg burning, lung searing, why didn't i stay home on the couch, killers. lol

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    Tour de Scranton

    Quote Originally Posted by mt.Pulaski
    Beware of the hills near Elk Mt. on the longest route, they are leg burning, lung searing, why didn't i stay home on the couch, killers. lol
    I am in pain just reading your description...very colorful!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Any recommendations for tires to use on my 29r mt bike for this ride?
    I was thinking of getting these for my Urban rides, along with a extra set of rims.

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    If you really want roadie oriented tires on your 29er on separate rims, just get some 700c roadie rims wound up on the appropriate hubs (easy with disc brakes) and put some 25c or 30c tires on those puppies. Zoom zoom zoom...

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    Tour de Scranton

    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    If you really want roadie oriented tires on your 29er on separate rims, just get some 700c roadie rims wound up on the appropriate hubs (easy with disc brakes) and put some 25c or 30c tires on those puppies. Zoom zoom zoom...
    That is a great idea if I can scrape some cash together. Just think of how fast I wouldn't be...LMAO!!!!
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    Well, as long as we're posting road rides in the MTB group....
    Pennsylvania State Police metric century April 24th, the day before Tour de Scranton. Nice ride with different loop options, very good support and route markings, more scenic than Scranton, and 'cause its further south - WARMER. Headed down early Saturday morning.

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    clipless, linky?

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    Web site at : http://www.pspmetriccentury.com/
    I've done the Ft. Indiantown loop the past few years, my friend wants to switch it up and do the Gretna loop this year. The Indiantown loop is hillier, but it looks like they are adding a short climbing loop to the Gretna side if you feel like you want more climbing.

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    Okay, I'm registered for this as of this a.m. I really do wish they had a 25 mile route though. Guess it doesn't matter. It's for charity so it's all good. Is there any kind of competitiveness to this event or is it laid back?
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