Motorcycle Tour of Coal Country?

Motorcycle Tour of Coal Country?

PostBy: ablumny On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:22 pm

I'm thinking of putting together a multi-day trip with a number of my coal burning, bike riding buddies into coal country. We'd be coming from Long Island.

Any suggestions on an itinerary? Mine tours? processing plants? historic towns? I like the idea and have seen a few posts but really dont have an idea where to start. I'm a planner so I'm looking to map out a few days.

Any advise is appreciated! Thx

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A buddy and I (me on the right) during last years trip to Nova Scotia. Thats the Cabot Trail behind us!

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One hour off Cabot Trail heading into MEAT COVE Nova Scotia!
ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Motorcycle Tour of Coal Country?

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:33 am

Whose FJR in the pic? That's my ST bike! :D

Though great minds work alike, you guys aren't the first to have the idea.

http://nepacrossroads.com/about1667.html#p9504

http://nepacrossroads.com/about1728.html#p10126

Our meet in June 2007 turned out to be but two riders (me and Cap) and a bunch of others on four wheels, some getting coal deliveries. J.C. ("coalberner") really was the guy who did all the work on our get-together; we went to the Yuengling brewery, did a mine tour, saw a breaker, and had a "business meeting :cheers: ." Maybe he can give you some guidance for yours. And, if you make it an open ride, let us know.

There's good riding all up and down the PA mountains. Hope you guys have a great -- and safe -- ride.
stockingfull
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Yellow Flame
Stove/Furnace Model: W.A. 150 Stoker Furnace

Re: Motorcycle Tour of Coal Country?

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:40 am

Ride the Ho Chi Ming trail (US 209) start to finish, and you'll pretty much see it all.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II


Re: Motorcycle Tour of Coal Country?

PostBy: ablumny On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:21 pm

Thanks Guys. I did a search for "Motorcycle" on the forum but those two links didnt come up. Any way, thanks. I'll look at US209 as well.

The FJR is an 08 model owned by the other guy in the pic. After 18 years he finally retired his CB900 for long trip reliability reasons!

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ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice