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    Custom Garmin ride for the Rally (294 mile loop)

    Don't know if anyone is interested...But, here is a 294 mile loop, leaving out of Shamokin Dam, which is 24 miles from Bloomsburg. (We're staying at a hotel there because it was the closest we could find! ;-(

    I had to attach the file in .gpx format because .gdb attachment is not an allowed format. Created in Mapsource 6.16.3 using Mapset 2011.4, just open and save in .gdb format.

    Route goes through two state forests... I plan on creating another loop that will take in PA 125: Pennsylvania's' "Dragon"... A GREAT twisty road. Will post if interest shown.

    Attachment: ''Shamokin Tour Loop 294. gpx''

    EDIT: With Rockbottoms feedback the route has been "upgraded"... scroll down and see "shamokinTour290v2.gpx. (Use that)

    Enjoy!

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    Garmin Mini Loop w/ PA 125 (141 miles)

    Guys (and Gals!), here's a loop that you can pickup only 9 miles from Bloomsburg that takes you on PA 125.. trust me, this is a great ride. 141 miles, take you 4 hours or less. (Cept' you might want to turn around and do 125 over again!)

    See attached: Shamokin mini Loop141.gpx (again, open, then save in .gdb format) TomTom people: try using ITN converter for *.itn format

    Enjoy!

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    These are great to have.....thanks so much, Phil.

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    I know that route intimately--at one point it passes about 7 miles from my house. I would suggest that the long stretch on Rt 11 is fairly boring. Better to pop east of the river at Duncannon and take Rt 147 up the east shore.

    It would also be nice to work in Rt 74 and Rt 235 where they cross the mountain ridges.

    There are some great route suggestions here.

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    I thought I'd throw a few routes in. Of course, they all start and end from my house which is about an hour from Bloomsburg, but they could be easily modified.
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    Thank you Phil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    .............. I would suggest that the long stretch on Rt 11 is fairly boring. Better to pop east of the river at Duncannon and take Rt 147 up the east shore.
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    What he said, 11 is not fun, east side of the river for sure. Not faster, but more interesting.

    That said, if you like corners the roads E of the river offer much more too.

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    Here's a 278 mile on that will take you to Gettysburg. It's more congested that the others, running through what is called the West Shore towns near Harrisburg, and on Route 11. But that's the price for getting to Gettysburg without swinging way to the west.

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    A nice 285 mile route.
    Last edited by rockbottom; 04-16-2011 at 02:22 PM.

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    Lunch in Carlisle

    Rockbottom - we're thinking of a lunch spot in Carlisle on our way to Bloomsburg. Thinking that Middlesex Diner might be the spot. A good choice?

    You interested in joining us on that Thursday?

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    I've driven or ridden past it literally thousands of times and never stopped. (I actually live in Middlesex Township rather than Carlisle Borough). And one of my daughters worked there over the summer. It has a huge trucker clientele though.

    They're slightly more work to get to but I'd recommend

    Market Cross Pub

    Alibis

    Boiling Springs Tavern

    Let me know as the details develop.

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