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    Where in northeast PA to ride this weekend

    Through a surprise turn of events I'll be headed up to the Wilkes-Barre area for a few days before Labor Day. I'm probably not much of a rider at this point, so that may influence what would be best to ride. I'd like to hit something in Jim Thorpe preferably with someone who has some idea where they are going. This would probably be on Saturday. Lakawanna or Seven Tubs both look interesting for friday. I would really like to find someone who knows the area and meet up with them. If anyone has tips on where to ride and maybe how not to get shot (I have no idea about hunting seasons or anything) I would appreciate some advice. I hope it didn't rain too much in the past few days because the forecast for the next few looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriffer
    I'm probably not much of a rider at this point, so that may influence what would be best to ride. Lakawanna or Seven Tubs both look interesting for friday. I would really like to find someone who knows the area and meet up with them. If anyone has tips on where to ride and maybe how not to get shot (I have no idea about hunting seasons or anything) I would appreciate some advice. .
    Seven Tubs and Lackawanna are good unguided beginner trips. I like the tubs for its end ride plunge. MT biker season has not started in PA-just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill
    Seven Tubs and Lackawanna are good unguided beginner trips. I like the tubs for its end ride plunge. MT biker season has not started in PA-just yet.
    Just to clarify that last sentence, you did mean: nice fall weather > go mountain biking > (unfortunately) nice fall weather coincides with several game hunting 'seasons' > therefore, the the hunting rifles can just as easily be pointed at the two-wheeled MTBers as as the four-legged groundhogs, deer, squirrels, ..... So it can seem like MTBers are 'in season' just like the other mammals in the forests..

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCoalMiner
    Just to clarify that last sentence, you did mean: nice fall weather > go mountain biking > (unfortunately) nice fall weather coincides with several game hunting 'seasons' > therefore, the the hunting rifles can just as easily be pointed at the two-wheeled MTBers as as the four-legged groundhogs, deer, squirrels, ..... So it can seem like MTBers are 'in season' just like the other mammals in the forests..
    Thank you XCoalMiner, Yes maybe some clarifying assistance was needed...... To further that then- with specifics: 10/15-22 Early Muzzleloader is the first season I would concern myself with, Especially on 10/20-22- Jr. and Sr. antlerless RIFLE hunt!
    Turkey comes in 10/29-11/19- rifles can be used then, as well.
    11/21-23 is rifle bear and 11/28-12/10 is rifle deer.
    Those are the seasons I keep my eye on.
    If one must ride during these times- wearing of orange is recommended and staying off SGL is a definete.
    Further information: www.pgc.state.us

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    jim thorpe

    If you are interested in a expert level ride drop me an email, I'll be riding fri. and sat. afternoon, then off to state college for something different on sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill
    Thank you XCoalMiner, Yes maybe some clarifying assistance was needed...... To further that then- with specifics: 10/15-22 Early Muzzleloader is the first season I would concern myself with, Especially on 10/20-22- Jr. and Sr. antlerless RIFLE hunt!
    Turkey comes in 10/29-11/19- rifles can be used then, as well.
    11/21-23 is rifle bear and 11/28-12/10 is rifle deer.
    Those are the seasons I keep my eye on.
    If one must ride during these times- wearing of orange is recommended and staying off SGL is a definete.
    Further information: www.pgc.state.us
    Anothey way to say this is those crazy hunters can get all liquored-up at their hunting camps, then go out in the woods and shoot at anything that moves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCoalMiner
    Anothey way to say this is those crazy hunters can get all liquored-up at their hunting camps, then go out in the woods and shoot at anything that moves.
    XCoal miner, sorry to give yo u the wrong impression by sarcastically stating a "MTB Season" exists- I should've posted only the facts of when releveant hunting seasons are. I pay attention to rifle seasons as this when a bullet can travel well beyond its intended target. This can occur even beyond a hunter's exercised care. And even beyond rural areas.
    A drunk person, in the woods, with a gun, can occur also at anytime of the year.
    I don't deny Team Budweiser exists, but I put the concern of them into proper perspective:
    I know this best as I am also a hunter.
    "Shoot anything that moves": I wouldn't waste my ammo, my time or risk life...

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