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    Idea! Old Coal

    Once again...

    ... chas'in the Old Coal paths.

    Nice weather garnered a chance for research on historic places. This time a little known railbed. The entrance area wiped out in present day is actually in the middle of the whole deal. Beginning as a dirt road then a jaunt up a dirt bank, it picks up again and is quite intact with a few historic ornaments. Looks like a switch had existed by the concrete block and bolts at one time must have connected a switch tower signal. Another clue is double track, probably a passing siding or storage siding and then a long run, but totally gone at the end with a road crossing and the alignment is hard to disern. There is a similar right of way near-by so I would assume they wouldn't give track rights or this railbed owner had his own plans.

    Was nice to be out with lots of sun, and thanks to the land owner for permission to access!
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    Smile

    continued...
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    da return on the other right of way...
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    Interesting....

    ....i have no idea where you were riding but it looks like a nice spot....close to WB?
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Looks like fun..... Sweet bike !

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    Wink

    Located in...

    ...Lackawanna county, working on making a great rail-trail link to our local area trail base.

    The bike is about as "Roadie" as I get, don't even know what single speed gear is on it but it's "HIGH" More of a "Gravel Groveler" for dirt road travels. Just gotta upgrade it with better brakes and wider h-bars.

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    Supposedly they are linking the trails from Forest City all the way down into scranton. The only area that needs to be linked up is a mile of so around Carbondale, an area from Mayfield down into the Archbald area, and then from dickson into north scranton. All these unlinked areas are easy to get around with normal road riding...
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    Are you ok? That must have been a pretty gnarly crash to bend the bars that badly!!!
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Cool exploration. I love nosing around old industry on the bike.
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465 View Post
    Are you ok? That must have been a pretty gnarly crash to bend the bars that badly!!!
    You know how those wee brown striped Chipmunks are about their land ownership, Right before I rode into one of those Chipmunk holes, that caused me to crash and bend my perfectly straight handlebars, I heard:
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    I ride/hike that area often. Great photos.
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