|Dual sport riding in and around the PA
Photos and descriptions by Jim Montanus, Rochester, NY
Collection of some of my photos of adventure riding in and around the PA Grand Canyon from 2004 to present.
This scene is between Wellsboro and Leonard Harrison State Park.
Unfortunately, they cut down these trees so this scene no longer exists.
Beulah Land is a place referenced in the bible.
And Beulah Land Road, pictured here,
The legendary PA Route 6.
A little side road running along the Pine Creek
Gorge near Slate Run.
Overlooking Kettle Creek
Owassee Road, a nice little diversion near Colton
Point State Park.
Oil Well between Bradford and Allegeny Reservoir.
The low water in Allegheny Reservoir revealed an
old road submerged back in the 60's when the Kinzua Dam was first built.
Kettle Creek State Park
Beulah Land Road between Cedar Run and Waterville
Scene along Route 6 between Mansfield and
Galeton, PA at dusk
Wellsboro still uses real gas lamps
A little dirt road I found along the Susquehanna
Pine Creek Gorge near Cedar Run
The famed Kinzua Bridge, once the largest
bridge of it's type in the world, reduced to rubble after an F1 Tornado
blew it down a few years ago.
Clay Mine road where it meets Stoney Fork
Ultra Clear viewing conditions make
stargazing a nice pasttime in the PA Grand Canyon. This 15 minute time
exposure shows one of the spiral arms of our own Milky Way Galaxy and
due to the star trails, illustrates the earths rotation
Big Run Road running out of Blackwell
Barn near Stoney Fork
Waterville Hotel before they ruined it by
remodeling it extensively. It had so much character.
Colton Point State Park
Rt. 414 between Blackwell and Cedar Run
Dave Kessler and family are pictured here.
He is my dual sport guru, having turned me on to the PA Grand Canyon,
GPS and a lot more.
My poor Accord is a lot rustier now, but
going on 400K miles and still running like a champ
Little bar near Sinnemahoning
The Susquehanna River Valley is like a whole
other PA Grand Canyon, only with no roads running through it.
Exploring little side roads near Stoney Fork
Friday night lights - I came across this football
stadium nestled among the mountains on a cool, crisp fall night. It was quite a
sight. Blossburg, PA - home of the North Penn Panthers.
Wanna make your woman happy and have an excuse to
ride too? Here's your answer. The Cedar Run Inn. She'll love you for it. Plus,
there are unbelievably sweet dirt roads running in every direction.
Here's one picture that wasn't taken in PA. This was
the view from the top of Mt. Washington in the White Mountains of New
This is down in the PA Grand Canyon itself. I
brought my mountain bike and rode the rail trail. Here's something you can do to
make the whole family happy. USA Today called it one of the top ten places in
the country to take a family bike ride.
|Spectacular Lightning Display over Lake Ontario||Incredible storm that passed by in August 2011|
|Todd Clemens jetskiing on Lake Ontario||From riding in epic storms to getting big air, this cat can fly!|
|Highlights from my best fishing season ever||2011 was a banner year for bass and pike in Lake Ontario|
|Sunrises and Sunsets over Lake Ontario||Miscellaneous collection of shots, summer 2011|
|Aerial shots of Lake Ontario Shoreline||Photos by Neil Montanus Fall, 2009|
|Neil Montanus career retrospective||Highlights from the epic photographic career of Neil Montanus|
|Yosemite National Park photos||Collection of Neil's best photos from his years in Yosemite|
|Backroads of Pennsylvania||Collection of my adventure riding photos 2004 to present|
|Fireworks along Lake Ontario||4th of July, 2010, 2009 and 2008|
|Sky Lodge||A magnificent Lodge nestled in the hills surrounding the Finger Lakes|
|My new Acura TL||She poses in front of various landmarks around Rochester|
|Bruce Peninsula, Ontario Canada||The pure, pristine waters of the Georgian Bay|
|Underwater Photos in 1000 Islands||Taken with Jacques Cousteau's original camera! August '06|
|Thousand Islands 2008||Scuba diving, fishing and boating with Allison|
|Riding through the PA Grand Canyon||Allison gets on the back of my dirtbike for an incredible adventure|
|Videos and photos from Siesta Key Florida, '09||The pure, pristine quartz sands of the finest beach in the world|
|Rochester in Bloom||The amazing flowering Magnolia Trees along Oxford Street in Roch.|
|Old Vintage Photos of the Neighborhood||Bell bottoms were in, and fun was the order of the day...|
|Cedar Run Inn, PA||Quaint B&B nestled in the Pennsylvania mountains|
|Blue Angels||Photographed at the Rochester International Air show|
|Rainbow River in Ocala, Florida||The clearest, most pristine river in the US, with 150 visibility!|
|Seven Wonders of Orleans County||The Great Shoe Tree, the Culvert - still a work in progress|
|Jet-skiing on Long Pond 1-1-07||Tod Clemens goes Jet-skiing on New Year's Day, 2007|
|Christmas with the kids||Christmas, 2008|
|Toronto||April 12-15, 2007 For Allison's Birthday|
|Horse Carriage Ride||Ride through the PA Grand Canyon with the kids|
James Montanus' Motorcycle Adventures
"Sometimes it's a little better to travel than to arrive."
~ Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
|Suzuki DL1000 'V-Strom' Rides (God rides a V-Strom - check it out!)|
|Ride to the BuckTail Trail in Pennsylvania||660 mile ride through the mountains of PA in August of '06|
|Ride along the Oatka Trail, Genesee Valley||I tried to follow the Oatka Creek to it's source and discovered some beautiful places along the way.|
|Wolcott to Olcott (and Oswego too!)||Nice ride along Lake Ontario shoreline with Tony Orr|
|'05 Fall Foliage tour of White Mountains||Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Mt. Washington, more...|
|First Ride on the new V-Strom!||435 mile ride through Finger Lakes area, Lake Ontario shoreline|
|Labor Day ride through PA Mountains||PA Grand Canyon, Bucktail Trail, Lock Haven, etc.|
|Nice ride with Bob M. through the Finger Lakes||Two bikes. Seven Finger Lakes. Eight hours. 253 miles.|
|Ride to the eco-disaster site, Love Canal||Being interested in the history of Love Canal, I ventured out to see what was there today. The results were interesting.|
|Dual Sport Rides - Honda XR650R|
|Dual sport ride with Tommy Barlow||Nice 130 mile ride through the PA Mountains for some late foliage|
|Best of PA Grand Canyon ride photos||Collection of adventure riding photos since 2004|
|Awesome PA Grand Canyon Ride||Dual Sport ride in and around the Pine Creek Gorge (Fall 2006)|
|Yet another PA Grand Canyon Ride||This is really getting to be a habit (Fall 2007)|
|Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Adventure||Dual sport motorcycle ride, 9-24-04|
|Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Adventure||Another dual sport ride, 10-7-04|
|Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Adventure||My very first PA Grand Canyon ride courtesy of Dave Kessler|
|Hancock, NY AMA National Dual Sport Ride||Sweet (but gruelling) dual sport ride through Catskill Mountains|
|Southern Tier Enduro Riders Trail ride||Organized dual-sport ride in Jasper, N.Y.|
|Ride to Majestic Trails, Kinzua Bridge||Dual sport ride to Majestic Trails to the Historic Kinzua Bridge|
|Vermont/Mass.Fall Foliage Tour||Dual sport ride through Berkshire and Green Mountains|
|Revisiting the MX Glory Days at Zoar||Dave Box returns to the site of the original Zoar Valley Motopark.|
|Zoar Valley Tour||Fast paced tour of Zoar Valley and Cattaraugus County 10-31-04|
|Bruce Peninsula Motorcycle Tour||Dual Sport ride on Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada|
|Nooby rides through the Finger Lakes in '07||Vine Valley, Italy Valley, Prattsburg, Naples, Springwater, etc.|
|Nooby does another Dual Sport Ride!||Watkins Glen, FLNF, Connecticut Hill, etc.|
|Finger Lakes National Forest||Exploration of the FLNF - dual sport ride|
|Rattlesnake Hill to Angelica||on 6-12-04 (dual sport exploration ride)|
|Another Fantastic Naples to Hammondsport Ride||on 6-6-04 (dual sport ride)|
|Beautiful, scenic Southern Tier Ride||On 5-29-04, Naples, Springwater, Cohocton, Vine Valley.|
|Klipnocky?? What the hell is that?||Southern Tier dual sport ride|
|Tour De Finger Lakes||A 190 mile dual sport ride (GPS map only-not pictures)|
|Finger Lakes National Forest||Exploration of the FLNF - dual sport ride|
|Tug Hill ride||Dual Sport ride on 6-20-03 from Osceola to Timber View|
|My Epic California motorcycle adventure||Road ride on a Honda VFR 800, summer of 2002, through Norcal|
|The second California Adventure from 2002||With Todd Fess - road ride, Honda VFR 800's along PCH|
|Riding a Harley on the Pacific Coast Highway||Riding a rented Fat Boy, San Francisco, October, 1999|
|Fun Stuff, etc.|
|Four Wheeling through the California Desert||In a rented Ford Explorer - Death Valley, Mt.Whitney, etc.|
|Sophisticated Red-Necks ride||Highly cultured Red Necks on dirt bikes, Naples, Kueka Lake, etc.|
|The WHEELIE Files||Wheelie pictures of me at Braddocks Bay State Park|
|'Where's Timmy 2001'||A Tug Hill Odyssey (dual sport ride)|