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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    This thread is for planning your trip to the Keystone State.


    What trip?

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    Okay, you want some local favorites?

    PA 994 - entire length from Orbisonia to PA 26
    PA 641 - from Roxbury to end at US 522
    PA 74 - from Carlisle to end at PA 75
    PA 233 - from PA 194 to end at PA 997
    PA 125 - from Pine Grove to Shamokin, but turn left near US 81 entrance and use Mollystown Road shortcut through Jolliet back to Good Spring and PA 125 again
    PA 849 - from Duncannon to end at PA 34
    PA 339 - from Mahanoy City to Mainville and then Mainville Dr to E Bloomsburg

    Also: cross the Susquehanna on the old paddlewheel ferry at Millersburg over to PA 34 - schedule limited, so check website

    There are too many to list today. More later.

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    What about Route 144 from Galeton on Route 6, south to Black Moshanon near route 80.

    I think it's the best 75 miles in the state!

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    + for Rt 144

    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    What about Route 144 from Galeton on Route 6, south to Black Moshanon near route 80.

    I think it's the best 75 miles in the state!

    jason
    Jason is correct Rt 144 from State College, PA to Rt 6 in the north is a great ride. Also look at Rt 44 north from Avis.

    Elk can be seen along Rt120, Rt 255, and Rt 555 (look near Pennfield on a PA map)

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    Sullivan County, PA: Eagles Mere, World's End State Park, Forksville. Great riding roads and scenery, little to no traffic. We live in southern Luzerne County and the Forksville area is one of our favorite day trip destinations. I highly recommend it.

    If you make it up there, you owe it to yourself to stop and eat at the Forksville General Store! It's one of the coolest places on the planet and their subs are true Philly style! The BEST!

    http://www.forksvillestore.com/

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    For some great riding don't forget route 32 from Easton down through Yardley. Here is the link for Bucks Cohttp://visitbuckscounty.com/unty info

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    looking for some local knowlegde

    I hope thread is the correct place for this

    I am trying to use a business trip as a catalyst to go to Deal’s Gap Tail of the Dragon

    I have to be in Birdboro Court for my company on May 17th

    So here is my plan:

    On Tuesday May 11th or a few days sooner (if I can get away with it) drive my truck with my bike from Boston, Ma to the Birdboro, PA area

    Find some place safe and legal (and free if possible) to leave my truck as I plan to unload my bike not to return until Sunday May 16th

    Are there any cool roads that will get me down to the Front Royal, VA and the beginning of the Skyline Drive?
    If not, which would be the fastest way to get there? I would like to stay off the slab as much as possible. If I do have to use them, no big deal

    From there I plan to ride down to dragon, I would like to take skyline to the blue ridge parkway the entire way, but really would like to be there in 2 days, so might have to detour to some bigger roads to make up time. I will trying to do between 300 and 350 miles a day, spend a day at the gap and then return back to load bike no to truck
    And be ready for work on Monday

    So here are the local knowledge question

    1. Safe, legal, free, places to leave my pick up truck, in or near Birdboro, Pa and or near answer to question number 4

    2. Best bike route from Birdboro, Pa. to Front Royal, Va. Do not want to go to far out of the way but don’t mind a few extra miles if it keeps me away from the slabs or traffic lights.

    3. Fastest route in case of wash out/rainstorm

    4. Does anyone have any suggestion to a hotel that is very close to the Birdboro courthouse, 9:00am trial?

    I have been studying maps of the area and this is not my first road trip, but as we all know, nothing beats local knowledge

    Any and all suggestions are welcome.

    If anyone is in the area, who has some free time and local knowledge, wants to lead the way that would be just great. I have been known to bend a couple of traffic laws so I promise not to hold up anyone’s riding style
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlcox View Post
    Almost forgot how we like to eat. Check out Rt655 valley between Rt22 and 322. Look for Belleville on the map. Now comes the good part, Allensville a small town west of Belleville has a great restaurant with an all you can eat buffet. It is all home cooking and I stuff myself every time we go there.

    As you sit eating you will see Amish buggies of different colors going up and down the road. Sunday is a day of rest and a time to visit for the Amish. Just watch out for those round slick thing on the road.

    Great valley to explore, it has some nice side roads and if you travel Rt 305 out of Belleville you run into Greenwood Furnace State Park.

    Have fun and great eats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailer View Post
    I..............
    1. Safe, legal, free, places to leave my pick up truck, in or near Birdboro, Pa and or near answer to question number 4
    Have not ridden that far S and E in Pa to help with roads, but do have a lot of experience finding a place to park.

    Try the Anonymous listings, call MC dealers in the area, Call large towing companies in the area, many have large lots and for a 6 pack or $10 gift cert at the local Denny's they will let you park. Trucking companies or truck repair facilities the same, a little sweet talk and assurance that they are not responsible for the truck, just assurance that they will not tow it.

    That is what I have had the best luck with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlcox View Post
    Jason is correct Rt 144 from State College, PA to Rt 6 in the north is a great ride. Also look at Rt 44 north from Avis.

    Elk can be seen along Rt120, Rt 255, and Rt 555 (look near Pennfield on a PA map)

    Jerry
    Close, but no cigar.

    Rte 144 doesn't go to State College. It starts at Potters Mills, goes to Bellefonte, then on to the Allegheny Plateau.

    Similarly, PA 44 crosses US220 at Jersey Shore and travels up the Pine Creek Valley until Waterville where it leaves the creek valley and climbs up on the plateau. From there, you're on the plateau until Coudersport, where you intersect US 6.

    Take PA120N from Lock Haven (Stop for a view at Hyner Lookout and watch the hang gliders) to PA555 at Driftwood and on to the Medix Run Hotel. Take a rest on the deck at the hotel and have a burger. Afterward, follow PA2004, the Quehanna Highway, thru the nature area, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quehanna_Wild_Area then south on PA879, across the Susquehanna, to PA144. Follow PA144 south until Bellefonte, where you pick-up I80, I99 or US322 (at State College).
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    Centralia, PA is not far from the rally. An abandoned town due to a still burning mine fire sounds intriguing to me. Does anyone know if it worth a look and can you even enter the area anymore? I ask because I don't accept the "if it is on the Internet it must be true" theory.

    http://www.offroaders.com/album/centralia/centralia.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jogitu View Post
    Centralia, PA is not far from the rally. An abandoned town due to a still burning mine fire sounds intriguing to me. Does anyone know if it worth a look and can you even enter the area anymore? I ask because I don't accept the "if it is on the Internet it must be true" theory.

    http://www.offroaders.com/album/centralia/centralia.htm
    Yep, it's been discussed here briefly already. Here's the thread:
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=50783&page=3

    Start on the bottom of the page, at post #45.

    A few more posts on the following page or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlcox View Post
    Jason is correct Rt 144 from State College, PA to Rt 6 in the north is a great ride. Also look at Rt 44 north from Avis.

    Elk can be seen along Rt120, Rt 255, and Rt 555 (look near Pennfield on a PA map)

    Jerry
    If you can make 144 run through State College, I'll give you $100.00

    The southern end of 144 is at US322 in Potter Mills (Seven Mtn). Its northern terminus is at US6 in Galeton. The route runs east of State College (and probably pre-dates that community) and passes through my hometown of Bellefonte, crosses the Bald Eagle Valley and then climbs up the Allegheny plateau.

    US322 goes through State College (big yawn), then northwest to Phillipsburg, Clearfield and Ohio.

    Enjoy.
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