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    PA: I-80 thru the mountains around Wilkes Barre

    PA: I-80 thru the mountains around Wilkes Barre is a fun place to drive, because you get some nice views, and the road is excellent (most of the time anyway.) It is not such a heavily trafficked road that it's congested, and especially at night, you can wind the car out a bit. I enjoyed tooling along at about 100 to 110 one night when I was up that way, but it is not without it's danger of a ticket. However, Smokey isn't as ever present there as he is down around Baltimore and DC where I usually have to drive in that hell hole traffic.

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    Been through there four times. Great place.
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    I'm going to have to whole-heartedly agree with you. I live in the Philly area and I went to school in Bloomsburg and I-80 was always a treat. If you are heading east out of Bloom, once you pass the rest area after Berwick, you will have a stretch that is on a steep grade down a mountain for over a mile, will full visibility on a nice smooth concrete roadway. At the bottom of the hill is a banked right turn. There are also no little hiding spots on that stretch. Take this tidbit of information and do with it as you will.

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    118 from williamsport (roughly) to wilkes. Now that's a fun road, very hilly and rather windy. The only downside is it's 2 way traffic with suicide passing lanes. but ricketts glen is always a nice stop, and is about the 1/2 way mark between the 2.

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    I enjoy certain sections of I-83 during the early evenings when traffic is light and I know for certain that there are no hiding spots along the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by xrayzebra View Post
    PA: I-80 thru the mountains around Wilkes Barre is a fun place to drive, because you get some nice views, and the road is excellent (most of the time anyway.) It is not such a heavily trafficked road that it's congested, and especially at night, you can wind the car out a bit. I enjoyed tooling along at about 100 to 110 one night when I was up that way, but it is not without it's danger of a ticket. However, Smokey isn't as ever present there as he is down around Baltimore and DC where I usually have to drive in that hell hole traffic.
    I AGREE, that was the first drive i did, i ahve friends in poconos, and i drove from my house up to there, i love the delaware water gap...
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    My brother lives in Lehigton so I drive the area a lot. I haven't been out there w/ my WRX yet but had lots of fun driving my SE-R all over route 80 and places more local.

    Anyone ever drive Pohopoco Road (Beltzville Tnpk) that runs along the Beltzville Lake? It's two lanes and no-pass for 90% of it but it's long and very winding. I've never seen one cop on the road except at the very ends. The limit's around 40-50 but I usually push 110+ the entire way. It's a blast. Just watch for deer!!!!!!!!!! for the love of God please watch for deer they're suicidal!!!!!

    I've still yet to take my suby out there but can't wait.

    Unfortunately law enforcement absolutely LOVES me. I've gotten pulled over for doing 71 in a 65 :-( ... I'm so paranoid I barely reach the speed limit in my WRX. It's yellow and w/ the BPM Turboback you can hear it growling from miles away... I gotta get some pics up... oh i've fallen off topic. :-) Yea PA rocks.

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    I actually just got back from a week up in White Haven...had some fun on 80 going back and forth a couple times
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    Pete i love your SE-R(s). Here's a pic of mine...

    http://web.njit.edu/~jd52/trucks%20are%20big.jpg

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    Wow and i thought mine got mangled...
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    lol so far no one's seen that picture and wasn't a bit impressed at the carnage.

    Sad story... the truck involved drove off. I was knocked out from the impact and woke up at least a minute or two later. I had no memory of what happened and didn't even remember what state i was in. (It was on route 80 west, about 1500 feet past the toll booths crossing the Delaware River). To top it all off the PA State Police sent me a 3 point careless driving ticket in the mail a week later.

    I tore the SE-R logos off the car and they're adorning my room now lol.

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