Pack your things! How about a 5:45pm meet up in Denville and we’ll wind our way toward Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. I’m guessing its a 15 mile ride. Camp in an Adirondack shelter, under the stars or in a tent. I’d like to head home by 8am. Lets get a head count so I know what to book. Psyched!
Another great time was had on the Full Moon camp out jamboree. We made the trip without our fearless lead wolf, who was greatly missed.
It started out on a high note when the owner of the tanning salon noticed my touring bike at the clock tower and asked if I was riding cross country. She was willing to offer me a place to stay. Her son had done the trip and said that people have been so kind to him that she wanted to help out another cyclist. That really made me smile. There are still good people out there.
We had 5 riders and one car support. Riding weather was perfect. I think the climb up Minisink kept everybody warm. We arrived at camp just after dark. Set up camp and had a fire going in no time. We enjoyed some Polish Kielbasa cooked on the fire. Thanks to another wolf for bringing up 2 wheel barrel loads of wood. We enjoyed the warm while it lasted. It did get chilly at night and a fellow wolf departed early when the fire ran out. When we awoke, we enjoyed some coffee with Prince Polo bars (another Polish treat from the butcher shop), then cleaned up camp and had another perfect day for cycling back home. One wolf noticed that his tent fell off his bike and started to return to look for it. I’ve never seen him cycle so fast. We didn’t go far. A guy in a truck was stopped and asked if we were missing something, and then handed over the tent. There are those good people again.
All in all, it was a great overnighter. I’m sure we will be doing another on in the warmer weather.
Keeping it rubberside down. The Birdman.
Hey Wolves! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling more like a hibernating bear than a wolf this Winter. Let’s meet up at the Denville clock tower for a 7pm departure. How does taking a ride up to Boonton sound? If we’re feeling up to it, we can take an optional hill climb up to the Sheep Hill Observatory.
After the climb, we’ll enjoy the downhill ride to Boonton ave and take a break at Poor Henry’s pub for a well deserved cold beverage. They have a nice selection of craft beers on tap.
We’ll head back to Denville via pretty Mountain Lakes. Ride route will be aprox 14 miles.
Meet up at the Denville clock tower at 7pm for a ride. The weather has been a little crazy so I think we’ll go with the flo and decide on the route and distance the day of. I was also thinking of hitting up “The Second Half” for some eats and drink after the ride. Nothing is set in stone, so suggestions are always welcome.
Thanks D-Man for adding me as an admin to this blog. I’m still learning it, so bear with me.
Pete aka “The Birdman”
Update: Sorry gang, tonights ride is called off. As much as I love riding in the snow, I feel the roads are still not up to par and with more snow coming, it is not a safe place to ride.
Meet up at Morristown Green Fountain at exactly around
6:30pm 8:30. We will cruise easily into Madison for some bowling. Free reflective werewolf ride stickers for all players!
Well grab your shoes, and grab your balls And lets head to those heavenly halls Sit on down and grab a beer Because bowling time is pretty near Tortured men forget their pain When they head to the bowling lane
Let’s go bowling Let’s go bowling, got a
Let’s go bowling, for a free game Let’s go bowling Let’s go bowling, let’s go bowling Let’s do it now
Because wrestlemania’s fine by me Monster trucks are a sight to see A culture like that’s nice and all But there ain’t nothing better than a bowling ball You know the sport that God would choose Is the one with the three-tone leather-sole shoes
Save the date, about 8pm, lets meet at the Denville clock tower, we will check out some holiday lights. There is a nice grouping of decorations along the old trolley line through Mountain Lakes a couple miles from Denville. On the other side of town, we have yet to visit Mount Tabor and its a shame, it is a place the wolves would enjoy tootling around. Rattlesnake Cantina is very nearby, we should probably head there to refuel, meet Santa fundraise for toys for tots and hear some tunes from friends… a nice way to close the evening. Easy, slow ride. 10 or so miles, bring your lights!!! Santa suits?, elf wear?, etc… heck yeah!
Update: Sorry gang, tonights ride is called off. There have been many layers of snow & ice building up this past week and I fear the roads are a little too nasty for a safe night ride. I’m sure its a very busy holiday for all of us but I would like to try to reschedule… Until then, keep the rubber side down.
Turkey Bike is a great chance to do some good while going for a nice friendly bike ride. Details are here: http://cyclecraft.com/about/turkey-bike-sign-up-pg764.htm
If you’d like to ride to the start together, meet at the Denville Clock Tower at 7:15am for a quick bomb down rt. 46. Traffic will be very light and there is fresh pavement along the shoulder most of the way.