I wasn’t expecting to spend this much time in Pennsylvania but I’m sure glad I did!
Making my way up the east coast, I had been invited to 2 different events in central Pa., a week apart. The 1st was the Yamaha side-by-side ATV demo event at the Rock Run in Patton Pa. The 2nd was the Touratech rally east, not far away in Huntingdon Pa. that next weekend. Both were a blast and I was very fortunate to meet some great people at both.
After making my run up to corner number 4 in Madawaska Maine, I had to traverse Pennsylvania one last time.
From one of my postings on the Tenere forum, Jon Polay reached out to me to ride some of the best roads in his state, plus he’s a Tenere owner so who would pass the up……..right?
I pulled up to his place just outside State College Pa and into his 3 “car” garage but it wasn’t filled with cars, but 8 motorcycles! One for every day of the week 😉 There were some from Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Honda, Buell, and Kawasaki. He’s not too picky.. Actually one of the bikes was for his wife and another for his son, even so, it’s a dream garage for most of us.
Jon had set up a ride with his two buddies David Dix on a watercooled GS and Greg Lang on his “wee-strom” to join me as I ride from State College southwest into West Virginia to get on US 50 West. What laid before us was 200+ miles of the curviest and most scenic roads I haven’t seen since Northern California back in May.
David and Greg had to peel off earlier in the day so Jon and I continued on into West Virginia for a bit. I will say Pennsylvania has much better quality pavement but both offer excellent curves and vistas. Pennsylvania will be high on my list if (when) I get out this way again!
Having a local to call on to show you around weather on or off road is a huge bonus! 😉 Thank you Jon, David and Greg for a great day!
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!