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I think my brain has been taken over.......(5 posts)

I think my brain has been taken over.......K-Man
Aug 19, 2002 12:06 PM
Was in Jim Thorpe PA a few days over the weekend for a short family vacation. I intentionally decided not to bring either bike, MTB or Road with the idea of spending some quality time with the family. The whole time there I kept wishing I had brought my road bike because I wanted to ride UP all the mountains/hills. Jim Thorpe is set at the bottom of 4 climbs that go in each direction. Not sure of the distance of each or the degree of incline, but they look pretty tough in my book. My next trip I already told the wife that the road bike is coming along and my first ride will be up and down the hills in each direction. Almost salivating with the pain already. Why can't I be normal and like to just go DOWN hills.

Because you are a sick bastardPaulCL
Aug 19, 2002 12:14 PM
Like the rest of us. I look at every hill/mountain/windy road as potential fun. Of course, those steep hills are a lot steeper from the perpective of handlebars vs. a steering wheel.
I blew through there in June...Gregory Taylor
Aug 19, 2002 12:17 PM
...on a road trip up to Montreal. I WILL be going back...and both the road bike and the mountain bike will be coming along. Gorgeous little town, and the riding looks awesome.
re: Great hills up that way...JL
Aug 19, 2002 12:21 PM
I've been there many times. The whole Pocono/Northeast area is one big hillfest. I haven't ridden them either, but it sure is a great place for scenery and hills to climb. Now you have ME thinking how I can go up there and try them out myself. What a strange addiction.

Happy riding.

if you're going to bring one bike t o Jim ThorpeJekyll
Aug 19, 2002 2:18 PM
make it your MTB (oh, the heresy). Some of the best MTB riding in PA is right there. They hold an MTB weekend every year which a blast: rides, parties, shows, manufacturers and vendors, concerts, etc.