November 25th, 2015. Thanksgiving Eve Werewolf Ride.

23 Nov

Hey werewolves,  join me this Wednesday  9:00pm at Denville clock tower for an outing of undetermined length to who knows where.  As Dogman suggsested “Something audacious”.  Hope to see you there.


Ride Recap:

7 of us rode out of Denville on a chilly night.  We warmed up quickly as the ride started out climbing.  Split Rock bridge was not as spooky as I remember with all the lights surrounding it.  Audacious was the plan and we were not disappointed.  We climbed up to Wildcat Ridge Hawkwatch.  Sipping on some Dragon’s Milk and chewing beef jerky, we marveled the grand views of the valley below and the NYC skyline in the distance.  The ride back was dark and quiet, just the way I like it.  As we finished the ride, It did get cold as we saw evidence of that by some ice forming on a puddle in the parking lot.   Always a great time riding with the Wolves.  See ya next month.   Awoooooooo!

November 14, 2015 Beer Ride

2 Nov

Well, its that time of year again when we saddle up our steeds and take a ride up to one of our favorite breweries.

Let’s meet up at the clock tower in Denville at 11:30
We will enjoy a beautiful ride through the Rockaway Valley where we might get lucky and see some alpacas a yak and a llama. We’ll also check out some scenic views of the Butler Reservoir. The destination will be the High Point Brewery (14 miles one way). They will have a tour of the brewery starting at 2pm. Once there, we will be enjoying a nice selection of Ramstein beer.
After we sample and load up with beer(I’m talking about loading up the panniers and porteur racks  ;), we’ll cycle back with beautiful views of the Boonton Reservoirs and Pyramid Mountain.
This will be a casual pace and a no drop ride. I will offer some challenges to anybody who wants a workout.

-Dean Dogman

October 24th, 2015 Werewolf Ride.

20 Oct

Let’s ride out of Morristown for a dozen or so easy miles. Meet me at the fountain on the Green this Saturday, October 24th for a 6:00 pm departure. Eat and drink options after ride as usual. Bring lights!!!



7 of us rode out of the brilliant colors of fall into the darkness of night and ventured to the Great Swamp.  As a group we decided to add some additional miles into the heart of the swamp.  We took a break at the overlook and enjoyed some really tasty beef jerky and washed it down with cold beer.  After a short climb out of the swamp, we enjoyed the serenity of Van Beuren road.

We decided to have a bite to eat at the Office.  Surprisingly, it was not too crowed and we got seated right away.  Great food accompanied by great friends made it another successful outing with the wolves.  Until the next time.

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September 27, 2015 – Lunar Eclipse Ride, Boonton

22 Sep

The man in the moon has a neat little show lined up for us on Sunday.  Lets meet up 9:00pm at Grace Lord Park in Boonton.  Check out the gmap link, we will meet at the top of the hill in the park, I think there is a town clock nearby the fountain, gazebo and playground.  We will saddle up and head uphill to enjoy the show.  There are quite a few hilltop viewing options around.  We can choose as we go.   Peak eclipse is around 10:30.  I hope to ride with you!


August 29th-30th. Werewolf Campout with the Stars.

11 Aug

It’s been a while since our last camping adventure.  This month’s ride will take us to   Jenny Jump State Park.  The park also has an observatory where we can stargaze.

We will be stopping at lifetime member Doug P’s house mid ride.  Doug, who is bringing a telescope, will lead us via some pretty back roads that include the Sussex Branch Trail.

Doug has also offered parking at his house for a shorter ride option of 24 miles.  Email me at pelter at aol dot com and I will give you an address.

For the longer option of 40 miles, meet me at the Denville clock tower for a 12:00pm departure.  We should arrive at Doug’s at approx 2:00pm.

Let’s get a headcount so I know what to reserve.  Campsites are $20/site for up to 6 people.

I am riding self supported (bringing all my gear  with me)  If anybody wants to volunteer car support, email me.


July 31, 2015 Super Werewolf Ride

24 Jul

Hey wolves!  It has been a while since we rode the Denville Super Wolf Classic course in 2013 & first in 2011.    The Split Rock Rd damn has been reconstructed and is open for adventures (is it still haunted??).  Lets meet up precisely around 8:30 at Denville Clock Tower.  Bring your climbing legs, a snack and beverages because its a tough ride but you’ll be rewarded with a really cool route, very dark and very secluded.   Awooooo!


Round the Valley and Balloon Festival Bike Ride. Saturday July 25th.

19 Jul

I am leading a 40 mile bicycle ride that will explore the area of Round Valley Reservoir. Here is the planned route.

Ride starts at 2:00 pm sharp at the Readington
Public Library/Whitehouse Station

The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of
will be happening all weekend and is not far from the
start/finish of this route. Balloons are scheduled to rise en mas at 6:30pm.

I’m planning on watching the ascension from Pulaski Rd. and will leave shortly after.
Some may wish to go into the festival where there are lots of fun
activities happening including a concert by the band Kansas.

This will be a no drop ride and an easy pace. The terrain will
be gently rolling for the most part, with a few steeper climbs mixed in.


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