PA trip – day 3
Destination – state college pa.
Life is all about making decisions… Today was one of those days.
We left Towanda and headed west on rt6 which is a nice country road. I gotta say… It’s beautiful up here. Every little town we pass through seems like it’d be a nice place to retire. Mick is from Troy PA which we passed through. I think I saw the wild dogs that used to chase him.
We continued west towards cherry springs state park which is where we planned to camp. We saw some old little bikes for sale on the side of the road. Stopped and met Jerry. He was cool and recommended a good lunch spot. We went. I didn’t think it was good. Oh well. Nate liked it, but he also likes bread and butter pickles so… Ya know…
We checked out the PA Grand Canyon which was cooler and bigger than I thought it’d be. Met some nice guys on DRZ 400’s. Shit, Ben, you should’ve just bought one of them! They’re cheap and will do 85mph. Looks like a better size for trails than the bulky honda 650 anyway IMO.
So, this is around the time we realized its going to rain all night. Shit.
We decided camping in the rain, and then riding all morning the next day in rain would blow. So, we decided to ride 2 more hours south to state college which is where I went to school at PSU, and get a $45 motel. This way we could actually go out at night and booze it up and not have to sit in our tents miserable.
It turned out to be a great decision. The roads from cherry springs park to lockhaven were insane amazing. Best roads of the trip so far. See map below; 44 to 144 to 664. Amazing. Over a few mountains, tons of twisters. So good!
We boozed it up pretty hard last night at bars I used to go to 10 years ago ha. It was fun. It rained hard all night and looks like it’s raining all day, so we made the right decision coming here. PSU is great for hanging out, bars and people-watching. Once the rain stops we’ll head on out and go camping again.
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Published - Jul 25, 2012
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