Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by 2smokes » Sat May 12, 2018 4:30 pm

Was that you guys I ran into today? I was just past route 322 stopped on the Beta fiddling with my gps.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by Rut Row » Sat May 12, 2018 7:42 pm

I apologize to everyone that that came on this trip. Friday wasn't too bad but today was a total cluster f&ck. The route had errors and we ended up a long way from the hotel. For those following long, we terminated early. More tomorrow.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by Marylander » Sat May 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Sorry to hear that. Cue Janis with, "that's what makes it an adventure". :cheers:

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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by Nobody » Sat May 12, 2018 9:28 pm

Marylander wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Sorry to hear that. Cue Janis with, "that's what makes it an adventure". :cheers:
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by Laoch » Sun May 13, 2018 7:32 am

:lurker:

I rode 300+ miles for pizza and beer :lol2:
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by Junior » Sun May 13, 2018 7:58 am

2smokes wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Was that you guys I ran into today? I was just past route 322 stopped on the Beta fiddling with my gps.
yes!
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by juicebox » Sun May 13, 2018 10:41 am

Yeah, sweet bike dude!
Junior wrote:
2smokes wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Was that you guys I ran into today? I was just past route 322 stopped on the Beta fiddling with my gps.
yes!
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by 2smokes » Sun May 13, 2018 4:42 pm

juicebox wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:41 am
Yeah, sweet bike dude!
Junior wrote:
2smokes wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Was that you guys I ran into today? I was just past route 322 stopped on the Beta fiddling with my gps.
yes!
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I couldn’t get off enough days to ride with you guys so I was riding bald eagle singletrack all day Saturday. When I got back to my truck at 322 with my gaslight on I decided to try out the mabdr gpx route on my gps. There were some pretty rough storms later that evening, I hope you guys got holed up safely.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by zjcoombs » Sun May 13, 2018 10:27 pm

Rut Row wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 7:42 pm
I apologize to everyone that that came on this trip. Friday wasn't too bad but today was a total cluster f&ck. The route had errors and we ended up a long way from the hotel. For those following long, we terminated early. More tomorrow.
Met some cool folks, ate junk food, rode moterbykes, and didn’t crash (much)... Far better than a sharp stick in the eye, let alone working!

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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 2 May 11-13

Post by Rut Row » Mon May 14, 2018 8:35 am

I don't have any pictures, but Juicebox has a video and hopefully he'll post that.

If adversity and errors result in fun, then this was the funnest trip in a long time. Friday was fine but cold. When we got within 60 miles or so of Lawrenceville, PA (the starting point) the temperature dropped a lot. It was cold; until then it was fine. The roads south reminded me a lot of Green Ridge and all of Friday was that way. We met up with da scrub and Laoch at the hotel Friday night just before the rain.

Saturday started with Laoch aborting and getting recalled home to perform child care duties (dude, you are RETIRED! WTF? :lol2: ). We checked out and rode down to Sheetz for the mandatory coffee and breakfast. The rain quit around 0930 or so and we took off. More roads similar to Green Ridge; lots of dense fog at the top of the ridges; great scenery.

The route errors started mid day. I missed the start to the optional section. :frustrated:

Then the FZ-09 Adventure proved its capability in a very rocky up-hill section (sadly the rider did not) and we had the only biff and pile-up of the trip. I hit a big rock and went down essentially blocking the road. Zac, unable to brake fast enough, ran into my side ( :barf: - nothing broken). It turned out okay and I got the FZ up to the top. It handled the rocks quit well!

So end of the day comes around. The rain is coming in, we are running out of gas and :censored: we are a long way from the hotel (bad routing on my part). The hotel was only 45 miles away but took 1 1/2 hours riding in the rain to get there. :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

THEN the hotel had us booked for the previous night and was full. :frustrated: That put us all over the edge and we cancelled the rest of the trip.

The last insult was Zac's rear tire shredded and he had to call for pickup.

I should have slept in.
Ken
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