Bill’s Clinton Road Ride.
Lifetime member Bill H. suggested we take a bike ride on Clinton Rd. on the next full moon.
Clinton Road has been in many Weird New Jersey issues and is considered one scary place to ride at night. Bill may even take us by a castle in the woods.
I’ve biked it many times during the day and loved it. I’ve never tried it in after the sun sets.
Let’s meet up at the Grasshopper Irish Pub at 7:15 with kickstands up at 7:30.
It’s located at 2891 NJ-23, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. I believe there is also a vacant parking lot next to it.
Ride stats: This ride will be approx. 20 miles. This is a no drop ride with many stops.
Bring lights and your sense of adventure.
Ride Recap: 6 of us rode all the way to the end of Clinton road and back. It was a light drizzle which progressed to a steady rain. We stopped for a short beef jerky break with a nice view of the lake. It was not too spooky but we all noticed a guy with dreadlocks walking on the side of the road with a bottle. Maybe a ghost? We will come back and do an extended version of this ride. Bill will lead😉 Here are some pics and video of the ride. Thanks Dan for some of the pics. Keeping it tire side down. Awwwoooooooo!
Bill will lead a ride Saturday night at 7:00pm. Meet him at the Denville clock tower. Approx. 25 miles or so. Bring your lights, it will get dark. Awwooooooo!
Saturday, April 30, 2016
22 Park Place, Butler, NJ
Weird New Jersey Bike and Hike: The Stone Living Room Edition.
It’s time for another Weird New Jersey adventure. This will be a “Bike and Hike”.
Our destination will be “The Stone Living Room” located in theNorvin Green State Forest.
This ride will start and finish at the High Point Brewery.
We will meet up in front of the brewery at 11:00am and leave at 11:15.
Ride stats: This no-drop ride will be approx. 9-miles round trip. The first half will be mostly an uphill battle. Bring a lock for your bike and good shoes for the hiking trail.
The hike will be approx. one mile uphill trek to the destination.
As usual, I’ll be bringing my camera. The views are spectacular! I will also be bringing a small plastic garbage bag to pick up litter in the area. My wife will offer a short yoga session at the viewpoint.
What goes up must come down. The return trip is all downhill back to the brewery. After the ride, those 21 and over can join me for a pint of some of the best beer around.
Rain cancels event.
Great ride! Nice challenge climbing to the top. Lots of breaks. Thanks Douglas for the teaching us about some of the wild plants that are edible. Thank you Jen for the yoga at the top. Thanks to Jared and the kids who helped out clean up some of the garbage at the “living room”.
Ride back was fast and fun. Beers were a great end to the ride. Thanks all for coming.
This Saturday at 7:00pm, meet at the fountain on the Morristown Green. How does the Morristown Classic sound? Bring lights! Hope to see you out there.
8 riders took to the hills of Morristown. The ride up Western warmed us up on this chilly night. We took a break along the roadside to check out “The Chapel of the Dead Nun”
Next stop, we decided to take a short detour to the Soldiers Huts of Jockey Hollow Park. It was a nice history lesson and break from all the climbing.
What goes up must go down. We cruised the rest of the way back while exploring a bit of Patriots’ Path.
After ride food and drinks were had at The Famished Frog. As usual, great times and conversations were had. Looking forward to the next one.
It’s cold out so let’s go bowling! Meet up at the Denville Clock Tower at 8pm 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
During the full moon, the band I play with, Monster Truck Fan Club is playing at The Stanhope House in beautiful Stanhope, NJ. It’s a pretty cool place w/ food & refreshments. Naturally, I want to ride there! The gig is from 9- about 12 for $5. Featuring Ratnip, Johnny Cab Suicide & Aguirre. Meet up at 7pm, Denville clocktower. Prepare for about 18 dark hilly miles each way. I’m really looking forward to this!
Update: Sunday night ride is cancelled. Bill will still be there if anybody still wants to ride.
Let’s end the year riding with back to back rides.
Saturday night December 26th, meet up at the Morristown fountain on the Green at 7pm.
We’ll ride a dozen easy miles. After ride food and drinks as usual.
Sunday night December 27th, meet up at the Denville Clock Tower at 8pm. Ride length yet to be determined.
Heavy rain cancels. I will ride in light rain. Bring lights;)
Saturday night: Five of us took a spin to the edge of the Great Swamp. There were lots of decorations and lights to keep the eyes occupied. We rode back to Morristown via the Loantaka path and a Jerky break-Giraldo Farms path and Traction. Line. One wolf had a flat toward the end but fixed it in no time at all. Food and beers hit the spot at The Office. We all rode from home and had to ride back in the rain. Great ride. Here are some pics.
Sunday Recap: Ride was cancelled due to rain, however, lifetime member Bill took 2 other wolves out for a spin. See his recap in the reply section. Thanks Bill.