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.

Birdman.

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!

-Dogman

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
Ballooning
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.

July 16th, 2015 Werewolf Ride. Fireworks Edition.

4 Jul
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It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t already had your fill of fireworks this year, you must join me for a ride to see the best!
We will be taking a bike ride to the Berkeley Heights Firework. Let’s meet up at the Morristown Green on Thursday, July 16th at 7:45 with kickstands up at 8pm. The planned route will go through some very nice backroads of the Great Swamp (13 miles one way).
We will arrive at approximately 9pm, which gives us plenty of time to chow down on some greasy carnival food, visit the beer tent for a pint or two, and even take a ride on the tilt-a-whirl. Fireworks start at 11pm and last almost an hour.
On the ride back, we will have the Swamp roads all to ourselves. I’m not promoting this, but when we return to the Green, some of the wild wolves have been known to take a dip in the fountain to cool off.

Even though it’s summer, I think this is the coolest ride of the year, so don’t miss it :)

Bird is the word.

Update: I just found out there is a 5K race in Morristown on this date. If driving to the meet up, please take note of the road closures and make ample time to adjust for traffic.

I also wanted to mention there is a $10 entrance fee at the carnival.

VERIZON 5k ROAD RACE

to affect various Morristown Roads on

July 16, 2015

On Thursday, July 16, 2013 Verizon Wireless will be hosting its annual 5K Road Race. Beginning at 6:45 pm Speedwell Avenue (Route 202) between Spring Street and North Park Place (the Green) will be closed through 9:00 pm

Emergency vehicle traffic coming North on Speedwell Avenue and East on Sussex Avenue should plan an alternate route.

Bus traffic should be relocated to the Morristown Train Station, 122 Morris Street.

The following roads will be affected by this event.

Speedwell Avenue

Early Street

Colonial Road

Atno Avenue

Harrison Street

Mills Street

Sussex Avenue

Elliott Street

Walker Avenue

Ralph Place

Willard Place

Frederick Place

Cutler Street

Henry Street

 

July 1st, 2015 Werewolf Ride.

29 Jun

There are 2 full moons in the month of July this year and I have 3 rides planned. It’s been a while since we’ve done the Rockaway-Wharton-Dover classic. Let’s meet up at the Rockaway clock tower at the intersection of West Main and Maple at 7:45pm with a 8:00pm departure. We’ll ride about a dozen fun miles through these old iron towns. We can stop by Table 42 where there is an open mic. It would be great to get a nice cold one and cheer on lifetime member Mari Byrd for a few songs. We have an after ride option of hitting The Exchange.

Save the date. July 16th are the Berkley Heights fireworks. I’ll post details soon.
July 31st is also a full moon. Awwwooooo!!!

The Birdman.

Recap: I had three wolves (all lifetime members) join me for what turned out to be a perfect night of riding. Richard Mine Rd. is always a favorite decent. There was some interesting graffiti painted under the Rt 15 bridge. We made it to the Morris Canal just as it was getting dark. Stopped at Table 42 in Dover for a few tunes at their open mic. Finished up at the Exchange in Rockaway. Here are a few pics.
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June 6th, 2015. Werewolf Weird New Jersey Ride.  Morris Plains Edition.  Bring your hiking shoes!

30 May

Back by popular demand, this months ride will visit Greystone Psychiatric Hospital.   It’s going to be demolished so we may not get many more chances to see it.

Let’s meet up in front of Arthur’s Tavern in Morris Plains and plan for a 7:00 pm departure.

On the first leg of the route we’ll warm up on the flats of Morris Plains and pay a visit to some weird and unique lawn ornaments.  The Morris Plains Bear will be the first stop.  This lawn decoration is usually dressed up according to the holiday.

The next stop will be a little bit scarier.   “The Grim Reaper” will welcome us.  This lawn ornament has been here for many years and also made the pages of Weird NJ magazine.

The featured stop will be the Kirkbridge Building.  Bring a camera; it may be one of the last times we get to see it.

You will also need to bring your climbing legs.  The last stop will be the 300 Steps.  We’ll lock up the bikes and take a short hike up this mountain.

The ride back to town is all downhill.  After ride food/drinks at Collins Pub.

Ride stats:  This ride will be aprox. 10 miles.  The first leg will be fairly flat.  Going to Greystone will climb gradually.  Going to the 300 steps will be mostly up.  All roads are paved.  This is a no drop ride with many stops.

Bring lights and your sense of adventure.

The Birdman.

Ride recap:

I think the Weird NJ theme rides are a hit.  Eight of us showed up for the ride and were not disapointed.   Here are some pics of the ride.  See you next ride.

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MAY 16TH BIKES BANDS BEER 2015

14 May

Come join the party. Details here.

I will be leading a short pre party bike ride. Meet up at Morristown Green fountain at 3:45pm.

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