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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.

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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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    I'm going to try it, man I hope it doesn't pour!
    I put some new skins on the bike just for this ride, I didn't want to wear out the dirt tires.


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    Tour de Scranton 4/25/10

    Those are some really cool looking tires!!!
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    Thanks!
    They seem to roll really well.
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    I had tires similar to that on a bike when I lived in Germany, they did surprisingly well off road. Biggest difference was the ones I had were molded with gaps in the center ridge, which helped straight-out traction off road. I bet those roll like phat road tires. ;^)

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    Tour de Scranton

    There is quite a large turnout, though I am told it is nothing like last year. The temp is hovering in the upper 40s with a light drizzle. Lots of smiles and laughter everywhere as the ribbon was cut and the riders embarked on their journies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    I had tires similar to that on a bike when I lived in Germany, they did surprisingly well off road. Biggest difference was the ones I had were molded with gaps in the center ridge, which helped straight-out traction off road. I bet those roll like phat road tires. ;^)
    I am so glad I bought those tires, they really rolled great, and the inverted treads made a suction sound when you turned on them.
    A big Shout out to Cedar Bikes for adjusting my derailers before the ride, made it much more enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    There is quite a large turnout, though I am told it is nothing like last year. The temp is hovering in the upper 40s with a light drizzle. Lots of smiles and laughter everywhere as the ribbon was cut and the riders embarked on their journies!
    I'll bet with the rain a lot of people didn't do the ride, the first half hour or so in the cold rain my legs were freezing, man I'm glad it stopped, it was nice that they had a cop cruiser with lights stopping the trafic at the major intersections in town.
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    Some pictures from the ride.
    THANKS AGAIN FOR THE TUNEUP FROM CEDAR BIKES.
























    Take a good look at this sign.






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    dr6 did you do the long loop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxer
    dr6 did you do the long loop?
    We all agreed Joan, Lee, and Myself) to do the 35 mile loop, especially since it was pouring rain.
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    I hope they can cook better than they can spell!!! LOL!!! I think I am going to get a set of those tires just to hear that sucking sound...LMAO!!!!
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    props to the gang for going on in the rain. even if I didn't have my inlaws visiting i doubt I could have motived to show.

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    Kudos.....

    ...to all that rode...hardcore to be out in the rain on the road......after ride warmth and refreshments must have that much better given the tough conditions for the ride.
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    It was a great ride Lee, I'm glad I pre-registered and was to cheap to lose my money by staying home. All in all the weather wasn't that bad. That and the money goes to a good cause. Was good seeing you Lee..............keep the rubber side down
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    I hope they can cook better than they can spell!!! LOL!!! I think I am going to get a set of those tires just to hear that sucking sound...LMAO!!!!
    I was the only one out of a group of riders that noticed the spelling as I was riding by, maybe they ran out of C's, or at least I hope that was the case!
    I couldn't believe when I was going through the pictures that on time mode, that happened to be one that was taken, what are the odds?
    The tires are very confidence inspiring, they hold really well on wet pavement, and you still get a nice cushion over the nice smooth roads we have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana
    ...to all that rode...hardcore to be out in the rain on the road......after ride warmth and refreshments must have that much better given the tough conditions for the ride.
    The first half hour was the worst, I was wishing I had long pants on, after that it wasn't bad.
    And yes they had Pizza, drinks, Hogies and more waiting for us after the ride, there was also a free massage and diagnostic by a local Chiropractor, very cool.
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    Here's a video I put together from the ride, I only had the camera on once and a while.
    <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KXr1x4Ln1g0&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&co lor2=0x54abd6"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KXr1x4Ln1g0&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&co lor2=0x54abd6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>
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    WBRE Channel 28 did a nice story on the ride.
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    Great to see everyone again, and the rain was fun too!

    Thanks to my ride crew Joan and dirtrider6! Others: Jeff P, Art, Mark, Al, Charlie and Bob Ide from the great outdoors.

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    Tour de Scranton 4/25/10

    It looked like the rain didn't dampen any spirits as everyone looked like they had a great time! A great big thank you to all the participants and all the volunteers that made the Tour a success! A special thanks goes out to Cedar Bike who had their E-Z Up set up in the parking lot offering support for the participants...thanks!!!

    I would also like to thank both Cedar Bike and Sickler's Bike Shop for donating bikes to be raffled off. Way to go guys, it is great to see local businesses helping out such a worthwhile cause!!! I can't wait for next year!!!



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