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I have ridden quite a bit in the area. I will put together some routes of roads that I like. These will not be dirt roads but they will include some nice riding along with some suggested stops and historical sites. If anyone want to chime in and possibly do some scouting let me know and I will see if I can pitch in.
Ride well,
John

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Along this route is the Stourbridge Lion one of the first stem trains in the U.S. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stourbridge_Lion

Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roebling%27s_Delaware_Aqueduct

The Zane Grey Museum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zane_Grey_Museum

The Hawks Nest NY RT97 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawk%27s_Nest,_New_York

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/41.5931104,-75.376378/41.3379077,-74.8361667/41.4034043,-74.7313854/41.9540226,-75.2776169/41.7159072,-75.2291505/41.577059,-75.25807/41.5834561,-75.3248281/@41.5395319,-75.3234191,9.46z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m0!1m0!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-75.0443161!2d41.7180218!3s0x89db575b38282611:0x10acc3090212b7c6!1m0!1m0!1m0!1m0!3e0?hl=en
 

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I will add it to the NEVA 2017 thread - so people who want to help with scouting can use this thread
 

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Hi John,

Thanks for helping. Typically, we have all street routes and routes that have dirt and street. I have some dirt roads on my radar. Once I get them compiled into a route, would you mind taking a look at it? We are not looking for anything radical as we are all on big bikes.

Thanks,
Bill
 

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I have ridden quite a bit in the area. I will put together some routes of roads that I like. These will not be dirt roads but they will include some nice riding along with some suggested stops and historical sites. If anyone want to chime in and possibly do some scouting let me know and I will see if I can pitch in.
Ride well,
John

Here is a sample
Along this route is the Stourbridge Lion one of the first stem trains in the U.S. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stourbridge_Lion

Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roebling%27s_Delaware_Aqueduct

The Zane Grey Museum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zane_Grey_Museum

The Hawks Nest NY RT97 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawk%27s_Nest,_New_York

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/41.5931104,-75.376378/41.3379077,-74.8361667/41.4034043,-74.7313854/41.9540226,-75.2776169/41.7159072,-75.2291505/41.577059,-75.25807/41.5834561,-75.3248281/@41.5395319,-75.3234191,9.46z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m0!1m0!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-75.0443161!2d41.7180218!3s0x89db575b38282611:0x10acc3090212b7c6!1m0!1m0!1m0!1m0!3e0?hl=en
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I'm new to this group. However, the area you are talking about is practically in my back yard. I've been scouting it for quite a while now, (14 years), mostly on a Goldwing. I'd be glad to submit a ride or two that would include curvy on road and gravel/dirt combinations with some beautiful sights along the way. How long are the rides intended to be?
 

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I've been to several rallies and here is my observation. If the route is all street, 200 to 250 miles is a good day. If the route has more than 30% dirt, 200 miles is a long day. If the dirt % is closer to 50%, 200 miles is an extremely aggressive goal, especially if there are dirt noobs in the group. Of course, there are many variables that include the condition of the dirt/gravel sections.


I'm new to this group. However, the area you are talking about is practically in my back yard. I've been scouting it for quite a while now, (14 years), mostly on a Goldwing. I'd be glad to submit a ride or two that would include curvy on road and gravel/dirt combinations with some beautiful sights along the way. How long are the rides intended to be?
 

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The places I'm thinking about are mostly paved and pretty easy with a few more challenging side trips. Is there a gathering of people who get together and plan these rides or is everything done online. I live in Port Jervis, NY.
There are some nice rides between my home and the Delaware Water Gap.
 

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The places I'm thinking about are mostly paved and pretty easy with a few more challenging side trips. Is there a gathering of people who get together and plan these rides or is everything done online. I live in Port Jervis, NY.
There are some nice rides between my home and the Delaware Water Gap.
In my experience with other groups the organizers usually scout and put the routes out for everyone. I am sure that if you want to assist they will gladly accept your help. Local knowledge is always helpful. What say you Bigman this is your gig.
 

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In my experience with other groups the organizers usually scout and put the routes out for everyone. I am sure that if you want to assist they will gladly accept your help. Local knowledge is always helpful. What say you Bigman this is your gig.
They don't call him Bigman for nothing>:)

In addition, he happens to be an accomplished writer for Roadrunner to boot. And, a founding attendee of N.E.V.A.
 

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I'm gonna be running this route next weekend.


Pocono Mountains - Northeast Loop


Might be some of a good asphalt route
So if there is a need for a paved route, this is one awesome freaking ride. Had a blast I modified it a bit from the suggested route but even the stock route is amazing. Hawks nest if you haven't been is really cool. There is a bunch of cool little towns, museums and scenery one day of riding it just isn't enough. So wish I had more PTO time cause is still be up there.
 

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That looks great. If we start in Hawley (LINK) it is only 15 miles from the campground. That puts the entire ride at 160 miles, which is a good day. Nice work!!

So if there is a need for a paved route, this is one awesome freaking ride. Had a blast I modified it a bit from the suggested route but even the stock route is amazing. Hawks nest if you haven't been is really cool. There is a bunch of cool little towns, museums and scenery one day of riding it just isn't enough. So wish I had more PTO time cause is still be up there.
 
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