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    Hi Im Joe from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre area of PA...just wonderin if anyone else is on here from the area! If so I guess Ill see ya around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIJoe
    Hi Im Joe from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre area of PA...just wonderin if anyone else is on here from the area! If so I guess Ill see ya around.

    Happy to be part of the forums!
    -Joe

    Welcome aboard. There's a few people on here from NEPA.

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    Sweet, well thanks for the welcome...see you around.

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    My folks have a house outside around wilkes-barre I think (it's off route 209 but I really don't know what city it's in). I head out there often because the backroads are so sweet out there!!

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    Cool...are you thinking route 309?...thats the one near WB...but ya the roads rock out here...especially Giants Despair!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIJoe
    Cool...are you thinking route 309?...thats the one near WB...but ya the roads rock out here...especially Giants Despair!!!
    I'll make a mental note next time I go out there... I've been going since I was ~10 so it's pretty autopilot to get there and get to places I need to go...

    What is this Giants despair you speak of
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    Ok, just checked a map, it's definitely 209 but not wilkes-barre... It's Marshalls creek / middle smithfield area...
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    oh ok...my bad for assuming....Giants Despair is where they run the longest consecutive running hill climb in the country...its very twisty and a blast to drive...only takes about a minute to go up though...but its cool

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    Where is that? I wanna check it out next time I'm out there!
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    well from smithfield youll wanna get on 80 west to 476 north and get off the Wilkes-Barre/Bear Creek exit...and take a right towards bear creek...youll go about a mile or so and see Laurel Run rd....turn right on that and take it alllllllllthe way down....youll know when you hit the giants despair!!! its all the way at the bottom!

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    Sweet! Thanks. I'll have to check it out. I'll give you a shout next time I'm out there!
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