Southern Tier to Raystown Lake Sunday

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4 years 11 months ago #43418 by drabb
drabb replied the topic: Re: Southern Tier to Raystown Lake Sunday

slower_than_u wrote: I'd go back again but I'd stay overnight and do Rothrock as well.

Highly recommended. If you hit Rothrock on day 2 you're kinda-sorta an hour in the right direction for the drive home.

The guys at Freeze Thaw in State College helped with maps and trail advice when I was there this summer.

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4 years 11 months ago #43417 by slower_than_u
slower_than_u replied the topic: Re: Southern Tier to Raystown Lake Sunday
Fun place to ride but the advice given a few posts back about the "pain of a same day down and back" is certainly valid. Especially when you are out of shape and your legs cramp up so bad that your total riding time is less than the time spent driving one way :cry:

I'd go back again but I'd stay overnight and do Rothrock as well.

Some local guys gave us some trail advice in the lot before we rode the east side that turned out to be very good. Hydro Loop ridden CCW from Osprey was a blast and if not for their advice we probably would have gone CW. Leaves on top of frozen ground was very tricky in places but I never hit the ground. Well, if you don't count laying on the ground in the middle of the woods with tears in your eyes waiting for your quads to unlock.....

Not very fast but havin' fun!
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4 years 11 months ago #43398 by TSWOLF21
TSWOLF21 replied the topic: Re: Southern Tier to Raystown Lake Sunday
IM IN!

Singletrack Solitude

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5 years 5 hours ago #43391 by slower_than_u
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slower_than_u wrote: I'd really like to get a ride in at Raystown in 2012. The forecast for southwest PA next week has Thursday(12/13) looking fairly decent. Anybody interested in a road trip? I've got room for three bikes on my rack and obviously, the trip becomes much more affordable when the costs get split two or three ways. It would be a whirlwind trip, departing around 5am with a goal of being back in wny by 7pm or so.


This trip has moved to Friday(12/14). Room for one more....

Not very fast but havin' fun!
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5 years 7 hours ago #43388 by Painfulldischarge
Painfulldischarge replied the topic: Re: Southern Tier to Raystown Lake Sunday
If you want to spare yourself the pain of a same day down and back. There are some cheap ($40), clean motels in Huntingdon, PA only minutes from the 7 points trailhead. check www.themillstonemanor.com/ They also have the national chains, which are pretty cheap. The other plus is you can get your drink on at Boxer's.

Be aware - there were shitloads of leaves down when I was there in early Nov, which is kind of bummer because it keeps you at only dangerously fast speed rather than ludicrously dangerous speed. I was kind of surprised that even with all the traffic on the trails, the leaves were hanging in there. Might be a little better now.

Buy the ticket, take the ride. -HST

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5 years 1 day ago #43385 by slower_than_u
slower_than_u replied the topic: Re: Southern Tier to Raystown Lake Sunday
I'd really like to get a ride in at Raystown in 2012. The forecast for southwest PA next week has Thursday(12/13) looking fairly decent. Anybody interested in a road trip? I've got room for three bikes on my rack and obviously, the trip becomes much more affordable when the costs get split two or three ways. It would be a whirlwind trip, departing around 5am with a goal of being back in wny by 7pm or so.

Not very fast but havin' fun!
www.bluelinebicyclerepair.com

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