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Re: Possible move to PA

Might be moving to central PA, around the Johnstown area, any bladers from there?

How is the riding?

man it is going to be hard to give up riding out here 12 months out of the year.

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man, are you in for a shock. unless it is absolutely necessary I would not come here
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bubba : man, are you in for a shock. unless it is absolutely necessary I would not come here
I don't know the particular area you're talking about, but from the trips I've gone on through PA, it seems like they're 5 years behind everybody else. I'm sure there's great riding 'cuz of the mountains that go through there, but the weather just sucks around here
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Re: Possible move to PA

60 miles east of Pitt
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Re: Possible move to PA

I've passed through that area on the way to Pittsburgh to see the Steelers a couple years ago. It looks like there would be some pretty nice roads for riding, based on the look of the area. I didn't do much exploring, but we stopped for gas there before we made it the the 'Burg. There's some nice country roads from what I saw.

You are in for a complete shock at the amount of off-season you will have when it comes to riding. The Pittsburgh area gets more snow than I do here, because of the lake-effect snow. It's not just the cold and the snow. Even when the snow clears, there is so much salt and gravel on the roads, it is not worth the risk and the mess to ride. You also have to be very careful in the fall, because the leaves turn and then begin to fall. After a rainstorm, you can hit areas of road that are as slippery as ice. You're gonna have to learn when and where to ride safely.

I don't mean to scare you, because we do have nice winters once in a while. I'm sure you'll find plenty of great roads for riding. It's also nice living close to a city. Pittsburgh is a great city. It's probably the only city I've ever gone to that I think I would be able to live in. Kinda like a small town that just grew up into a nice friendly city!

By the way, I'm about 3.5 to 4 hours from Johnstown. Good luck, and let us know what you decide to do.

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ND4SPDSHO : it seems like they're 5 years behind everybody else. *
At least you would have the latest model bike for a few years then

Do unto others, before some prick does it to you!

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Johnstown flood....look it up. It was a major flood many years ago. That's pretty much all that I know of Johnstown and I grew up in PA, the eastern part, but PA none the less.
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Re: Possible move to PA

However, there is a really nice racetrack outside of Pittsburgh, I think exit 2 off the PA Turnpike. BeaveRun. All you'd need to do is join one of the many local track clubs to go riding there. PA does have a lot of nice roads, but as previously mentioned, the winters can be really long. So, you need a winter hobby like skiing and/or snowboarding!
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Re: Possible move to PA

Thanks for all the input. One thing I am looking forward to is short riding season, especially after being out here.

Thanks for the lead HG. As for the flood, we plan on getting the high ground so hopefully that won't be much of a problem.

Ugh, less riding.
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