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    Where do I find DIRT ???

    Help....I'm looking to Ride Dirt......Hoping for NON-Snow covered trails.....The goal is to get my tires onto real dirt....A little mud wouldn't scare me off.....Don't wanna damage trails, but a little wetness never bothers me.......Does anyone know of any cleared up trails within a 2 hour drive of Allentown PA?....NJ, DE, MD??.....Anywhere??.....Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Funny I came on here to start a thread of a similar nature.

    Assuming Trexler isn't rideable right now?

    I can tell you that Mt. Gretna and Camp Mack are still not ideal. Rocky Ridge is closed due to mud.

    Not to thread jack, anyone wanna chime in on this question but from Lancaster that would be awesome too. I don't mind a little snow...

    Swatara? Brandywine? White Clay (probably WAY muddy)?

    I am going crazy here.

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    I doubt you'd find dirt within a 2 hours plane flight of Allentown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    I doubt you'd find dirt within a 2 hours plane flight of Allentown.


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    How about Wharton State Park in NJ. Ive been asking around for the same coveted dirt

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    Yeah....Thanks everyone for the info.....Looks like a long Road ride tomorrow.....Gonna try for some real dirt next weekend....Thanks again.
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    Where do I find DIRT ???

    Ugh. So sick of running. I am going to take the bike and the snowshoes somewhere today. That way I can at least get in the woods.

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    X2 on that. I still bring the mtb in the back of the car to work every day just in case but thurs was the first time I've been able to hit a trail in Lancaster in a long time. Plain powder was fine but enough joggers and snowmobile tracks ice in to ruin it.

    At least the temps are coming up. BTW, I feel your pain on the Allentown thing. I used to go to college up there and it was forever snow in the winter making a person go through trail withdraw ;( A little melt off is a good thing...
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    Once you find dirt, bring a chainsaw. This winter has been hell on the trails. Down trees everywhere.

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    Wharton was good until last snow,as was Elk Neck and Batsco,been mixing it up with some dirt and CX all winter several times a week,plus BC skiing was an is a very good winter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberm View Post
    Once you find dirt, bring a chainsaw. This winter has been hell on the trails. Down trees everywhere.
    That reminds me, I need a new folding saw for my camelback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    That reminds me, I need a new folding saw for my camelback.
    Let me know where you score a good one. Everything I seen so far doesn't look like it will hold up.

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    Even the pedestrian grade Longs Park in Lancaster has some major uprooted trees in the paths. Like a root base laying vertical almost 14 ft. Who knows what Rocky Ridge or Central Park look like.
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    we're all feeling your pain, i did ride on some "wood" with the kids last week...
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    We went to Cranx in NY. Was more BMX but man it was good to rip it up a bit..
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    I drove up to Cranx a few weeks ago with some friends. Neat place, but too BMX-ish for me- not that that is a bad thing, I just absolutely suck at anything where I am in the air for more than a split second, haha.

    I spent the first few hours just getting used to riding on wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbxcrider View Post
    Help....I'm looking to Ride Dirt......Hoping for NON-Snow covered trails.....The goal is to get my tires onto real dirt....A little mud wouldn't scare me off.....Don't wanna damage trails, but a little wetness never bothers me.......Does anyone know of any cleared up trails within a 2 hour drive of Allentown PA?....NJ, DE, MD??.....Anywhere??.....Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Mike
    Im in the downingtown area, near marsh creek (unrideable), harmony hill may be a bit better. Some friends are saying that Brandywine is rideable as is Elk Neck in MD. Forget about Fair Hills & White Clay for sometime (unless it freezes over)
    I was hoping Trexler was cleared enough for riding but a report from 2 days ago indicates it isnt. Damn snow.
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    Wharton/Batsto is rideable now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jongalt26 View Post
    I was hoping Trexler was cleared enough for riding but a report from 2 days ago indicates it isnt. Damn snow.
    Man, I was thinking Trexler wouldn't be a bad bet. These warmer temps are killing me! It feels plenty nice to ride, but still snow everywhere.

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    Lancaster Central park is off too. Tried yesterday and could barely walk off the pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaPanthers View Post
    Man, I was thinking Trexler wouldn't be a bad bet. These warmer temps are killing me! It feels plenty nice to ride, but still snow everywhere.
    I bet Trexler is ready to go this weekend. I'll email some friends that live there and will report back.
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    True...
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    I bet loads of stuff will be good this weekend. Sunny and windy today, sunny tomorrow should help.

    Can. Not. Wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jongalt26 View Post
    I bet Trexler is ready to go this weekend. I'll email some friends that live there and will report back.
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    That would be great...very much appreciated. If I don't ride this weekend, I'm going to lose my mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jongalt26 View Post
    I bet Trexler is ready to go this weekend. I'll email some friends that live there and will report back.
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    I wouldn't waste your time. I hiked it today and was sliding on ice the whole time. Some places are rideable but the ways to them and out of them are not.
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