April 4 – 5, 2020 Bike Camping!!

6 Feb

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got spring fever! Planning a camping trip helps ease the sickness!

Pack up your panniers, batten down your baskets, stuff your bike-packing™ bags.  Lets spin to Kittatinny Valley State Park in Andover, NJ to our reserved camp site (Site A).  Meet at Denville clocktower, ready to roll at 12pm on a 25 mile ride. I really look forward to riding about 7 miles of the Sussex Branch Trail that leads almost directly to our camp.   Leisurely paced ride with regroups.  Bring some bucks to pay for the site.  Food to share is cool!  A few nearby options for food & refreshments in town a couple miles from camp.  Early April weather is so variable, maybe we’ll be swimming in the lakes & creeks along the way or maybe we’ll still be donning our winter gear, come prepared. Heavy steady rain cancels.  Adventure awaits!!!

“…this road is the gate to a hidden world that we are allowed to visit now and then. It’s a place where you live in the moment, where there are no obligations except to those to your companions, where all that counts is a bike that works and legs that can pedal.  The complexities and responsibilities of our daily lives are stripped down to an almost primal existence for a few days.  When we return, we are recharged for our daily lives.  Yet in idle moments, our minds wander to distant roads and glorious views.”             Heine, Jan. “Bike Test J.P. Weigle Randonneur” Bicycle Quarterly, Issue 50,  22-36. Print

February 9th, 2020. Werewolf Bike N Hike.

31 Jan

For this months Werewolf ride, let’s do a Bike n Hike.  Lifetime member Douglas V. will be leading a full moon hike at Pyramid Mountain.  Let’s meet up at the Denville clock tower at 3:15 pm with kickstands up at 3:30 pm sharp.  Hike starts at 4:30 so we must leave no later than 3:30.   We will ride aprox. 8 miles.  Bring lights and hiking shoes.  Here are the hike details.

Sunday, February 9th.

Full Moon Hike: Moderate

Ages 16 & Up.

Join a hike to view the setting sun and the rising full moon and return along the trails by moonlight.  Flashlights welcome.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Pyramid Mountain.

Cost: $6 per person.

Call to register at 973-334-3130 or let me know if your going and I will call for the group.

The Birdman.

Due to the weather, ride is rescheduled to January 19th, 2020. January 18th, 2020. Werewolf Bowling Night.

7 Jan

Ride rescheduled to January 19th, 2020!

Babe it’s cold outside so let’s go bowling! Meet up at the Denville Clock Tower  at 5pm  Saturday  Sunday night, January 18th, 2020.  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!

After bowling, we’ll stop by Poor Henry’s and sing some tunes with Maribrd.

Birdman

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

December 14th, 2019 Werewolf Ride. Holiday Lights Denville/Rockaway/Mine Hill/Randolph Edition.

1 Dec

 

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!   It’s time for another Holiday Light Display Ride!  Thanks to lifetime member Jared for helping me come up with a new route for this year’s ride.

Join me for a 20 mile ride that will feature at least 5 houses with mind-boggling light displays.

Meet up at the Denville clock tower at 5:00 pm.

Ride Stats:

Distance: 20 miles.

No drop ride.

Terrain:    Paved roads.  Some gentle hills.

Bring headlights and flashing rear lights for your bike.  Holiday bike lights are optional.

Birdman

Ride Recap:  What a great night for a ride!!!  We had mild temps in the high 40’s, Twisted Christmas tunes cranking and a few winter snacks along the way.   Fleetwood Drive was a pretty impressive display.  Cruising the back roads of Rockaway to Debbie place, which is always great to see.  Blackwell street was looking pretty festive while taking the lane.  Took a nice little break on Park Heights Ave.  Indian Falls Rd display was a nice break after the Hurd St. climb.  Then when we got to the last house of the night on 6 Viking Ct., the lights were not on and a sign said “due to bad weather, the lights will be off tonight”.   Bummer!  As we were getting ready to go, the lights turned on!  So glad they did cause this was probably the best display of the night.  So many lights.  9-11 display in the backyard was outstanding.  The ride back to Denville was mostly downhill.  Stopped at Thatchers for some birthday beers and good eats.  Another great ride in the books.  See you at the Bowling ride in January.  Ahwooooooo!

Pics Here.  Video Here.

November 16th, 2019 Werewolf Ride

12 Nov

Hey Wolves!  This Saturday night, let’s ride an old favorite.   The Morristown Classic!   We’ll be stopping often to rest up after some of the hills, so bring plenty of drinks and snacks.

Meet at the Morristown Green Fountain at 6:15 pm with kickstands up at 6:30.

Awhooooooo!,

Birdman

Ride Recap:  4 wolves braved the chilly temps for another fun adventure.  We love howling as we ride up Western.   Stopped at the chapel of the dead nun for a breather.   Hanging out on Sugarloaf and scoffing down some awesome Tito’s Burritios empanadas really hit the spot.  Sitting too long was bad since it was cold.  My hands were numb and hurting.  Patriots path always makes me smile.  Nobody out there but us wolves.  Finished up at Hops for a few more beers to celebrate another howling adventure.  Thanks wolves.  Here are some pics.

November 9th, 2019. Bicycle/Beer Ride.

27 Oct

This year will be the 9th year of the Bicycle/Beer Ride.

Let’s meet up at the Denville clock towerat noon and plan on starting at 12:15pm sharp.

Our route will take us through the Rockaway Valley where we might get lucky and see some llamas.  Fayson lakes is also a nice treat with beautiful views of fall foliage reflecting off the Butler reservoir..

The destination will be the High Point Brewery (14 miles one way). We’ll enjoy samples of their seasonal Winter Wheat beer. Brewery opens at 2 and there will be a tour starting at 3pm.

After we sample and then load up with beer (I’m talking about loading up the panniers ;), we’ll cycle back with more 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.

They do not sell food but in the past there have been food vendors. Also, there is a main street in town where you can most likely find something to munch on.  Maybe bring some snacks to keep you fueled.

This is an open event, so please share it with anybody that might be interested.

Bring lights and let’s ride.

Birdman.

Ride Recap:  Always a good time at the B/B ride.   Thanks to everyone who came out.  Pics here.

October 26, 2019 SuperWolf

26 Oct

Meet up at the Denville clock tower at 8pm for a hilly 20 mile romp towards Mt. Hope, Hibernia & Split Rock with dirt road bits.  Should be spooky.  Bring good lights and plumpish tires.