May 27, 2018 – Three Native American Rock Shelters ride/hike

21 May

Let meet up 5/27 at 8pm in Grace Lord Park near the gazebo in Boonton. We usually blast through this park on bikes, this time lets hike it in the daylight and get up close & personal with shelter #1 Washington Rock (aka Indian Rock), its HUGE!

Next stop is in Parsippany at Rock House, shelter #2. I’ve never been here, looks like a short hike from the road.  Think we can find the petroglyphs?

Last stop is probably the most hidden and tough to find any info on, I was clued into this one by another lifetime member….   #3 Roc Etam in Denville

Wear walking shoes & a bring a flashlight, maybe some bug spray.   I will loop back to Boonton, but you may want to treat this as a point to point ride if it is more convenient for you.

Hope to see ya!


Twin Elephant Bike Ride. May 12th, 2018.

1 May

If there’s an elephant in the room, it’s because I brought one. If there are 2 elephants in the room, it’s because you’re at the Twin Elephant Brewery.
I don’t always drink beer, but when I do I…. Who am I kidding? I’m always drinking beer. Anytime, anywhere, any brand, any style. But what I do prefer is riding my bike to the local brewery and sampling their latest beer on tap. I am the most interesting man in the world!

Join me for a bike ride to the Twin Elephant Brewery Saturday May 12th, 2018.

The brewery does not serve food so I recommend bringing your own. There are also menus of local eateries at the brewery that deliver.

Meet up at Early Street Community Garden at 10:00am. They are having their Grand Opening and Plant sale. We will Leave the garden at 11:00am sharp.
17 Early St, Morristown, NJ 07960

Ride Stats:
Distance is 9 miles each way.
No drop ride. Easy pace. 10-12 mph.
Terrain: Mostly flat with a couple of short climbs.
Heavy rain cancels ride.
After the brewery, I will be riding my bike back to Morristown. Some may wish to arrange for a ride or look into taking the train.

Stay thirsty mis amigos.

The Birdman


April 28-29, 2018. Bike Camping time!!!!

11 Apr

Pack up your panniers, batten down your baskets, stuff your bike-packing™ bags.  It’s been a long winter!!  Lets spin to Stephens State Park in Hackettstown to our reserved camp site.  Meet at Denville clocktower, ready to roll at 1pm on a great twenty-eight mile mixed terrain ride.  About ¼ offroad on well maintained paths with the remainder on mostly quiet roads.  Leisurely paced ride with regroups.  Bring some bucks for the site.  Food to share is cool!  Tons of options for food & refreshments in town a couple miles from camp.  Heavy steady rain cancels.  So psyched for this!! Adventure awaits!!!

March 31, 2018 Werewolf Ride

27 Mar

Lets spin into spring, away from those winter doldrums. Saturday, March 31st, if Ma Nature cooperates, lets meet at Denville Clocktower at 8pm for a ride.  Hoping to see ya during the full sap moon!

March 2, 2018 Werewolf Ride

21 Feb

Friday, March 2nd, meet about 7pm at my house. I’ll have some beer a couple pizzas and a fire.  We’ll go for a great ride in the surrounding hills.  Spring fever is running high!  Lets share some fun bike trip ideas for this year.  I definitely have some harebrained ideas you guys will probably like.  8 West Rd, Boonton Township.

February 11th, 2018. Werewolf Ride.

10 Feb

The weather is going to be damp but should be warmer than what we’re used to.    Meet up Sunday at the Morristown Green fountain at 4:45pm with kickstands up at 5.  Bring rain gear and lights.

Birdman steals the ball

January 13th, 2018. Werewolf Bowling Night.

8 Jan

Babe it’s cold outside so let’s go bowling! Meet up at the Denville Clock Tower  at 5pm this Saturday night.  We’ll take a easy spin to Boonton Lanes.  Round trip distance will be approx. 15 miles.

Anybody who rides with a bowling ball will be treated to a free game.

If your lucky, you might see some turkeys or maybe even a chicken!


The Birdman in his early years.

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

Ride Recap:  It was a cold night with some fierce howling winds.  Thank goodness for Foxwear clothing.  Bowling was really fun.  I had some great competition especially from Bill, who beat me by 2 pins the first game.  In game 2, Dean was high roller 169 with a turkey as well.  Thank you John H for treating for all the games and Jared for bringing coupons.  Andrew bought us pizza.  Lots of beers too.  Thanks again.  On the ride back, the gorge in Grace Lord Park were a sight to be seen and heard.  I really liked the ice formations on the overhanging trees.  Thanks for the ride guys.  See you next month.