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  1. MattMc

    Famous Reading Outdoors riding meetup thread

    GeeJay is right, Frenchy has a place in FL where he does the same thing as here in PA.
  2. 670 attendees and almost double that in donated toys. Thank all of YOU who came out and participated in the event. In case anyone was wondering, the food was cooked and served by the staff of the Penn Werner Hotel. The BBQ is his "side" business and he is also the creator of the PA BBQ Fest. https://www.facebook.com/PABBQFest/ We didn't promote them much but if you would like to contact them use the link above or call the Penn Werner Hotel. They are SO much more than just a simple BBQ business. http://pennwernerhotel.com/ info@pennwernerhotel.com (610) 678-2765
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    Famous Reading Outdoors riding meetup thread

    We've been watching the weather and it keeps changing by the minute. Now it's showers early in the morning and then clearing till late afternoon. If you don't want to ride, you can always come help get waivers signed and parking.
  4. There's roughly 150 (?) more tickets left that include food. ( no shirts ) Once those are gone people can still get into the event but will not get food. There will be very few event shirts for sale also. There will be a whole lot of DVTR shirts available though.
  5. Yes. Pretty much the same loop but we changed some things to add to it.
  6. Many many more bikes than other vehicles.
  7. Quick update for everyone! *Pre-registration closes on 11/24. ~~~> *Entry is not guaranteed for those trying to register the day of the event. <~~~ *Security will be on premises checking to make sure you registered. *Lunch is only guaranteed to those that pre-register, however we will try to accommodate as many as our caterer can handle. *There will be t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale, so bring cash! *There will also be a few food trucks on site for those wanting something different. *There will be a fun challenge course for dirt bikes and aATV's to compete on. Possibly for Jeeps and SxS's as well. *This is a rain, snow or shine event, so dress accordingly, no refunds available. * We are limited to how many people can attend by our insurance, once we reach that number, you will unfortunately be turned away, so please pre-register!!! *Don't forget to bring your new, unwrapped toys to donate!!! This is the single-most important part of the event! Can't wait to see everyone in their Christmas costumes!🎅🤶🎄🎁 Cheers, The entire DVTR crew
  8. Quick update for everyone! *Pre-registration closes on 11/24. ~~~> *Entry is not guaranteed for those trying to register the day of the event. <~~~ *Security will be on premises checking to make sure you registered. *Lunch is only guaranteed to those that pre-register, however we will try to accommodate as many as our caterer can handle. *There will be t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale, so bring cash! *There will also be a few food trucks on site for those wanting something different. *There will be a fun challenge course for dirt bikes and aATV's to compete on. Possibly for Jeeps and SxS's as well. *This is a rain, snow or shine event, so dress accordingly, no refunds available. * We are limited to how many people can attend by our insurance, once we reach that number, you will unfortunately be turned away, so please pre-register!!! *Don't forget to bring your new, unwrapped toys to donate!!! This is the single-most important part of the event! Can't wait to see everyone in their Christmas costumes!🎅🤶🎄🎁 Cheers, The entire DVTR crew
  9. It's a great time no matter 20* or 60*. There will be a lot of people there who will be more than happy to let you tag along if need be. I don't believe there are going to be guides per se but there will be set routes with GPS tracks to follow if you can. If not, look for where everyone else is riding to.
  10. MattMc

    SUV or pickup

    Gas mileage in a truck ? Ha ! If I'm lucky my 4x4 quad cab ram gets 17 being nice. Hauling ass or anything else and it's down to 12. You can however find them in somewhat decent shape and within your price range. There's also a lot of other trucks out there that would fit that price IMO, especially a 2wd if you can get away with it. A quad/ext cab Tundra would be my first choice IF you can find one that cheap. Any of the small 6 cylinder trucks would be great as well like the Chevy Colorado's. Jeep Cherokees are still all over the place running endless miles so don't be quick to pass one of them up either. Stay away from a Grand Cherokee with the 4.7 V-8 as they are known for eating themselves. Look for the typical '91 to 2001 with a 4.0 engine. They'll run for 300,000 plus miles when taken care of. Nissan X-terras are pretty decent and capable vehicles as well and well within your budget.
  11. MattMc

    Famous Reading Outdoors -Info Thread

    The area at Burma from the "new" parking lot towards Walmart isn't that bad and probably mostly quiet to a point. I'm talking about the old broken paved road that leads to the overlook behind Home Depot. The whole area there is somewhat flat and wide open if I remember right. If you pull into the parking area entrance it would be everything immediately to the left for 1/4 mile.
  12. I work as a heavy equipment operator and the industry in this area as a whole is insanely busy right now. We, nor any other company near us can find enough laborers, operators or mechanics to fill all the work we currently have. We have in house trades like concrete and construction and even those cannot find enough help. There is a HUGE discrepancy in age of people coming in the door. By that I mean there are no "younger" people filling in the gaps of those retiring or soon to be. I'm one of the youngest operators at 44 with only one new hire being in his late 30's I believe. The younger crowd seems to have all gone to college for their degree and is now a barista at some coffee house. If things don't change, it'll be a name your price position in a few years. This industry however can be as bad as anything else. When the economy tanked in '08 it got REALLY bad and work was almost non existent. The oilfield however was booming and where I landed for 6 years, until it tanked and now went back to excavating. I learned an entire new to me industry in a few short months. Whatever you do, be flexible and have an exit strategy if need be. The medical industry fields are a very good way to make a secure living. X-ray techs, ultrasound techs and the people to fix either of those machines are in demand. Think NYC and probably top of the list, Florida. ( They have a lot of sunny days down there for riding ) If I could get a degree in anything it would be in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Either of those carry you into a lot of career options, especially in the oilfield. Also agree with the above in welding, but you have to find the right spot to be. I know several who make a fair salary but aren't making bank. You need to separate yourself and your skills and stand out to get ahead and be with the right company when doing it. When I grow up, I wanna be a firefighter !
  13. It's Baaaaaaaack ! ( Lord help my sanity this year ) I give to you the 3rd annual Dirty Santa Toy Run hosted by Delaware Valley Trail Riders. https://www.dvtrailriders.org/ Where: Famous Reading Outdoors, Darkwater Lot event area. ( Up the road another 1/4 miles past the normal Darkwater parking lot ) When: December 2nd, 8am-3PM Why: To benefit the Saint Clair Chilruns ! What: All participants must bring at least one unwrapped gift per person. Pre-entry cost is $30 and gets you a T-shirt, door prizes and FOOD ! Entries have been limited this year so sign up now ! Coffee and hot chocolate available most of the day. This is a great event to attend if you haven't before. Last year we estimated over 1200 people at the event ! Sign up here. FILL OUT BOTH REGISTRATION AND WAIVER FORMS ! https://www.dvtrailriders.org/dirty-santa
  14. It's Baaaaaaaack ! ( Lord help my sanity this year ) I give to you the 3rd annual Dirty Santa Toy Run hosted by Delaware Valley Trail Riders. https://www.dvtrailriders.org/ Where: Famous Reading Outdoors, Darkwater Lot NEW event area. ( Up the road another 1/4 miles past the normal Darkwater parking lot #2 ) Better Parking ! When: December 2nd, 8am-3PM Why: To benefit the Saint Clair and surrounding area Chilruns ! What: All participants must bring at least one unwrapped toy. Pre-entry cost is $30 and gets you a T-shirt, door prizes and FOOD ! ( There will be NO food available for walk ins the day of ! ) Please pre register. Entries have been limited this year so sign up now ! Coffee and hot chocolate available most of the day. This is a great event to attend if you haven't before. Last year we estimated over 1200 people at the event ! Sign up here. FILL OUT BOTH REGISTRATION AND WAIVER FORMS ! https://www.dvtrailriders.org/dirty-santa
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