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post #16 of 30 Old 06-16-2019, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Dual Sportin the PA Mountains

My son is very generous with his time, and traveled with me again this year for another Father's Day adventure back at our cabin in the mountains. Turns out this weekend also incorporated Flag Day, so we enjoyed our time, and shared the spirit of the day.

Started on the overlook called Hyner View. Where there is some spectacular scenery of the north central PA mountains:



It was very windy on the point, but we found a young couple and their pups braving the winds to take our picture there with the Flag:



Much of our exploring involved scenery pretty much identical to what I posted this time last year. Here is another picture from one of the few spots along this particular trail where I could balance my Yamaha on the kick stand and step back for a picture of my son:



There is no trip to this cabin that does not involve some sort of maintenance item, and with reports of a violent hail storm last week, I was on the roof for an inspection - and to show the colors:



It needs repairs (see attached below if you are interested)

And, finally, I reached out and snapped a selfie at the end of a ridgeline we rode to on a powerline:

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Sadly, my GoPro ran out of battery early in the weekend, and I found I did not bring a proper cable to charge it. Of course, that saves there being evidence of my taking two tumbles when I was in mud ruts deeper than the pegs and caught the side and laid the bike down gracefully, while executing a safe roll, more or less avoiding most of the mud, at least from the knees up.
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Re: Dual Sportin the PA Mountains

GoPro video from before the battery died. This is about 5 minutes of me attempting to ride the center hump of a track across the top of a mountain on a Powerline. My attempt to avoid the deep ruts from the 4wd vehicles that sometimes drive out here was well intentioned. I prefer to avoid mud. If you are patient enough to watch this 5 minute video you will see I was not totally successful:


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Re: Dual Sportin the PA Mountains

More great quality time for you and your son. Glad you survived that spill uninjured.

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Re: Dual Sportin the PA Mountains

Nice pictures, Jere, I especially like the overlook- very pretty. Great way to spend Father's Day!

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Re: Dual Sportin the PA Mountains

Thanks for the comments. Enjoyed the entire weekend - these are very special times with my son - best Father's Day present he could ever give is his time spent with me. Now, in case anyone is interested in the beginning of our weekend, here is an almost 10 minute video from where we left the gravel Fracking road on thru the old logging trail onto the powerline and out to the end:


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Good video! Fun to relive the rides isn't it? I liked your little commentaries.

Have you ever watched Long Way Round? If not, you'd probably enjoy it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403778/

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Good video! Fun to relive the rides isn't it? I liked your little commentaries.

Have you ever watched Long Way Round? If not, you'd probably enjoy it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403778/
Started watching this series on your recommendation. I will enjoy it. I've only gotten through the first two: Preparation and Shoving Off. Thanks for the tip.

Yesterday I finally got back to some overdue clean-up after our Father's Day weekend where we both accumulated a couple pounds of mud:
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Started watching this series on your recommendation. I will enjoy it. I've only gotten through the first two: Preparation and Shoving Off. Thanks for the tip.

Yesterday I finally got back to some overdue clean-up after our Father's Day weekend where we both accumulated a couple pounds of mud:
It's a good watch, glad you like it!

Always nice to get the bikes shined up again after a ride in the dirt.

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Found this spring along the driveway, and guessing it is from either of my JD x728 or one of the two Yamaha's. First inspection found no obvious missing springs, and all three are running fine. But, maybe someone checking this tread will recognize it:


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Almost looks like a side stand return spring. Sometimes they're doubled up.

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Check out the cemetery at girardville pa. some day on your cycle rides...


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[QUOTE=Jere39;12295279]Found this spring along the driveway, and guessing it is from either of my JD x728 or one of the two Yamaha's. First inspection found no obvious missing springs, and all three are running fine. But, maybe someone checking this tread will recognize it:

Looks like a muffler spring to me, like on a snowmobile exhaust.




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It's an exact match in size and color to the brake pedal return spring on my xt250 (but, as you can see, that one is not missing).



Perspective complicates the comparison, they are the same diameter and length.

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Re: Dual Sportin the PA Mountains

I would look good around the bike.. Sidestand was my first guess. Maybe a retaining spring that holds a cable out of the way..

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old bed spring or a old lay down lawn chair

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