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04-26-2005, 10:10 AM #1
PA/EC Mags: Jim Thorpe MTB Weekend?
Anyone heading to JT for MTN Bike weekend? I think this is suppposed to be the last one at JT.
04-26-2005, 10:14 AM #2
WHAT?! This is the last time they're having this at JT? Damn. The JT mountain bike weekend is responsible for first getting me into mountain biking years ago (holy crap...I guess it's 8 years ago now?..yikes.)
Anyway, mountain biking in Jim Thorpe rules.Waste your time, read my crap, at:
One Gear, Two Planks
04-26-2005, 10:25 AM #3
Yeah I went to the website, and it says that this is the last one, never been there since im new to the area, so i guess i have to go.
04-26-2005, 10:42 AM #4
Hopefully I'll have my MTB by then. If so, I'm in."There is a hell of a huge difference between skiing as a sport- or even as a lifestyle- and skiing as an industry"
Hunter S. Thompson, 1970 (RIP)
04-26-2005, 02:43 PM #5
I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVE Jim Thorpe. The town, people, trails, architecture, everything about it. But sadly, it looks like Snowshoe is going to command my schedule this year.Live To Ski!
04-26-2005, 09:16 PM #6
Last I heard most of Thorpe's trails had been shut down for hunting and other ridiculous reasons. It's really very very sad, considering how sweet those trails are! They definitely rival some of the trails out west for technical challenge and singletrack fun.
Note: shut down only means illegal to ride... not destroyed and made unrideableTechnical Scandinavian Style since 1986 - www.crossskiwear.com
04-26-2005, 11:49 PM #7Originally Posted by funkendrenchman
06-12-2005, 08:50 AM #8
Any PA bitches going to show up?
I will be riding Friday and Saturday morning
06-12-2005, 11:39 AM #9Originally Posted by Pedro
567890Live To Ski!
06-12-2005, 02:50 PM #10
can't make it this weekend. But do any Delaware/Lehigh valley area folks want to join me next tuesday for a 100 mile road ride? I'm doing my own Summer Solstice Century, and wouldn't mind some riding partners- even if you only want to ride with me part way."There is a hell of a huge difference between skiing as a sport- or even as a lifestyle- and skiing as an industry"
Hunter S. Thompson, 1970 (RIP)
06-12-2005, 04:59 PM #11Originally Posted by Plakespear
06-12-2005, 08:47 PM #12Originally Posted by AfroMullet
It's not got an artificial-touristy feel, ... yet (well, maybe just a little, but not near as much as other places).
Every time I've stopped in the Molly Maguries pub, there's always been a mix of locals, some weekend Harley riders (the tattooed variety, not the weekend doctor/dentist/lawyer types), and some mountain bikers. Lately there's been far fewer mountain bikers than in years past. The state game lands restrictions is a cause of that, and this past winter's ice storms have made it worse ---portions of several trails are still impassable with blow-downs and obstructions.
There's been some real interesting discussion about this at MTBR.com, including it being the last year for MTB Weekend:
Last MTB Weekend in Jim Thorpe
The above post is more or less on target. A business property owner there told me the only one who benefitted from it was the event planning company that put it on (basically one guy who rents the park for the weekend), and so no big push by locals to continue it.
Last edited by Nobody Famous; 03-13-2006 at 02:50 PM.