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Anyone interested in meeting for a group ride for beginners, old farts, and slow pokes? I would consider myself an "advanced beginner" and an Old Fart. If there are any others that would like to meet for an easy paced ride sometime? It would be great to get a small group together for a fun ride at various trails in the Southeast Penna area(Pennypack, Wissi, Middle Run/White Clay Creek, Del, French Creek, Fair Hill, etc). Maybe meet on Sunday mornings??? Anyone interested???
 

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I may possibly be interested in this. Sign me up under the "Slow Pokes" category, as I am fairly experienced, and by no means an old fart (depending on who you ask), but I am kinda slow since I don't get out much anymore.
 

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XCBob said:
Anyone interested in meeting for a group ride for beginners, old farts, and slow pokes? I would consider myself an "advanced beginner" and an Old Fart. If there are any others that would like to meet for an easy paced ride sometime? It would be great to get a small group together for a fun ride at various trails in the Southeast Penna area(Pennypack, Wissi, Middle Run/White Clay Creek, Del, French Creek, Fair Hill, etc). Maybe meet on Sunday mornings??? Anyone interested???
Beginners, old farts, and slow pokes? Guess that's all relative to who you're riding with. If I'm free I'd join in.
 

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I may possibly be interested in this. Sign me up under the "Slow Pokes" category, as I am fairly experienced, and by no means an old fart (depending on who you ask), but I am kinda slow since I don't get out much anymore.
That's me exactly. I'm in, if it's within an hour of Lancaster.
 

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Not much interest...

Not much interest expressed thus far. Still hoping for others to chime in. If it stays dry the rest of the week, maybe a ride at Fair Hill might be in order? Does anyone know Fair Hill well and want to "guide" a few people? About a 12 to 15 mile ride? Any other sugestions?
 

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XCBob said:
Not much interest expressed thus far. Still hoping for others to chime in. If it stays dry the rest of the week, maybe a ride at Fair Hill might be in order? Does anyone know Fair Hill well and want to "guide" a few people? About a 12 to 15 mile ride? Any other sugestions?
I don't know Fair Hill at all, but I'd be interested in a group ride just about anywhere in eastern PA. I ride wissahickon, high rocks, french creek and blue marsh regularly. Thinking about going to Blue Marsh tomorrow morning if anyone's interested. It's a 30 mile loop, but I go at a liesurely pace (usually 3:30 - 4:00 to finish the whole thing) and there's an option of dropping a car close to the midpoint if anyone only wants to do half the distance.

I'd like to start as early as possible, 'cos once the heat and humidity kicks in, it can be downright unpleasant at B.M.

Anyway, let me know if anyone wants to meet there. Either post here, pm me, or email.
 

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XCBob said:
Not much interest expressed thus far. Still hoping for others to chime in. If it stays dry the rest of the week, maybe a ride at Fair Hill might be in order? Does anyone know Fair Hill well and want to "guide" a few people? About a 12 to 15 mile ride? Any other sugestions?
I have been ridding fair hill since 1988 and would love to ride with some people down there. However, I am off to Vermont for and won't be back until the third week of July. I could do it anytime after that.
 

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I don't know Fair Hill at all, but I'd be interested in a group ride just about anywhere in eastern PA. I ride wissahickon, high rocks, french creek and blue marsh regularly. Thinking about going to Blue Marsh tomorrow morning if anyone's interested. It's a 30 mile loop, but I go at a liesurely pace (usually 3:30 - 4:00 to finish the whole thing) and there's an option of dropping a car close to the midpoint if anyone only wants to do half the distance.

I'd like to start as early as possible, 'cos once the heat and humidity kicks in, it can be downright unpleasant at B.M.

Anyway, let me know if anyone wants to meet there. Either post here, pm me, or email.
That's something I would love to check out sometime. But with my lack of time (tomorrow, anyway) and poor conditioning, I'll have to pass.
As an aside, I'll be heading down to Wiss tomorrow at about 10:00 if anyone would care to join me.
Enjoy the ride, Stick.
 

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Where is Fair Hill? I never heard of it and can't find it in the trail review section.
I've been wondering that myself.....................
 

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fair hill

fair hill is in maryland just past newark delaware of of rt. 273. so check the maryland trail reviews for it. check this web site for info http://www.chrisgroff.com/fairhill.htm . i love fair hill but it doesn't drain well and the horses are ruining it.
 

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fair hill is in maryland just past newark delaware of of rt. 273. so check the maryland trail reviews for it. check this web site for info http://www.chrisgroff.com/fairhill.htm . i love fair hill but it doesn't drain well and the horses are ruining it.
I was there last week and it was fine. There are some muddy spots, where the horses have been, but plenty of great ridding.

I will be ridding with my wife at about 9:30-10:00 if anyone wants to join us. She has not ridden much since the kids, and hence her endurance is low, but she is a gamer.
 

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9:30 am Sunday morning?

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I was there last week and it was fine. There are some muddy spots, where the horses have been, but plenty of great ridding.

I will be ridding with my wife at about 9:30-10:00 if anyone wants to join us. She has not ridden much since the kids, and hence her endurance is low, but she is a gamer.
It will be tough to get down there by 9:30 on Sunday morning, but I'll try. What route where you planning to take? I usually park at the Appleton Road lot.
 

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It will be tough to get down there by 9:30 on Sunday morning, but I'll try. What route where you planning to take? I usually park at the Appleton Road lot.

I will be at my Parents house which is 1 minute away from the Appleton road parking lot. If you can't make it down there this weekend, maybe we can arrange some other time.
 

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I'll see you at 9:30

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I will be at my Parents house which is 1 minute away from the Appleton road parking lot. If you can't make it down there this weekend, maybe we can arrange some other time.
I will try to be there at 9:30 @ Appleton Road Parking lot. Which trails do you usually ride there? How far do you expect to ride? I just got back from French Creek and I'm a bit sore(you know where). I hope I don't see another rock for a couple weeks! Make that months!
 

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I'll be doing Wissahickon early on Friday/Sunday mornings from now till ? if anyone wants to join me. Still working on my conditioning, but if I keep becoming physically ill on the rides (like this past Saturday), the extra weight will be gone in no time, so my speeds will be better....................
 
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