Saturday, August 15, 2009

Waymart - Bruced by 60 seconds.

After the Waymart, PA wind farm tag sat for 4 or 5 days, I decided to head out and get it. I posted to the ADV thread at 8:27am, rode 200-ish miles, then got home to post this Bruce shot at 2:09pm. The guy who got the tag posted it at... 8:27am.

Had I left 60 seconds later, I would have saved myself the trip - but missed out on a nice ride.

After studying the tag photo, finding it in google maps and then google Earth, it was actually kind of neat to approach this one and see it in person. So many things in the photos don't make sense until you see them in person.

The last post (Google Earth) is a satellite photo of this location, a few hundred feet above the bike. If you look at it and this one, you can see the red-roofed barns, the trail on which the windmills lie, the smokestack from Waymart SCI prison, etc.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Google Earth, Waymart, PA

GE is amazing. This is a shot of the Waymart wind farm tag.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Schukill Haven

The Keystoker "factory" in Schukill Haven, where I met Mark (seen at left side of the pic) for the trip to Lackawaxan.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

New tag

Lackawaxan, PA - the Roebling Delaware aquaduct.

I dropped the new tag here with Mark from The plan was to keep it as far north and east as possible so as to skunk the Philly and central PA guys. After winning the tag at "the cup" in Phoenixville at 8AM, I met Mark in Schukill Haven, from whence we took 61N to 81N to 84E to this tag. Came home via 33, Mark split off at 512.

It was a 325 mile day - 2 gas stops. Ironically, I was talked to my neighbor this evening who was proud of his 200 mile day to Port Jervis, which is only a few miles from Lackawaxan. We both rode 100-ish miles to locations only a few miles apart.

That's almost as freaky was when we ran into our neighbors in Las Vegas.

The Tag-o-Rama thread had been mentioning cheesesteaks for a while - the Philly guys want the tag back locally, and the close-to-Philly guys want an excuse to ride to Philly for a steak. In their honor, I stopped for this (lousy) cheesesteak in Palmer township.

ADV tag grabbed

"The Cup". It's in Phoenixville, I think - don't remember. Posted at 1AM, and I found it first thing Saturday morning.. and only 30 minutes from home. Note the big Givi screen on the bike, on loan from a fellow Stromtrooper from West Chester.