June 22, 2019 Werewolf Ride

14 Jun

Hi!  To celebrate the day after Summer Solstice we will spin somewhere fun.  Meet up Saturday night at Denville Clocktower at 9pm.  Hope to see ya!

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April 20th, 2019 Last Minute Werewolf Ride.

20 Apr

Sorry for the late notice.  I was away the last few days and wasn’t sure I’d make it back in time for a ride this 4-20 weekend.  We’ll I’m back and really want to ride.  Meet me at the Denville clock tower for a 7:00 pm adventure.  I’m thinking of taking a spin to Hawk watch.  If it’s too cloudy, maybe we’ll hit Poor Henry’s instead.   We’ll vote on it at the start.

Birdman.

Ride Recap:  So 4 of us showed up and decided on the Hawk Watch option.  We visited a lifetime member who lives right in town for a quick hello.  Bill suggested a jerky break that included views of the Spitrock reservoir.   At Hawk watch, it was cloudy up above us but we still had the glorious views extending to NYC.  I love this spot and would have loved to just roll out a sleeping bag and spend the night.  On the way back, Bill and Jared took the railroad bed while Dan and I opted for the longer paved road.  We met at Lake Denmark rd.  Riding Lake Denmark, it seemed like an eternity (in a good way)  Quiet back roads without a single car passing us.  Getting back to Denville guess who we see?  Lifetime member Higgins again.  It was a great night.  Looking forward to camping next week.  It will be epic.  Awhooooo!

April 27-28, 2019 Camping Trip!

19 Mar

“…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

Pack up your panniers, batten down your baskets, stuff your bike-packing™ bags.  It’s been another 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.  Adventure awaits!!!

MARCH 23RD, 2019. WEREWOLF RIDE.

16 Mar

It’s been a long winter and I’m out of shape.   How about an easy spin that is way overdue.  This Saturday, let’s ride the Rockaway-Wharton-Dover classic.

Let’s meet up at the Rockaway clock tower at the intersection of West Main and Maple at 5:45pm with a 6:00pm departure.  We’ll ride a dozen easy miles.

After ride food and drinks at the Exchange.

Birdman.

Ride recap:  Jared and I rode to the starting point to get in a few more miles.  Bill and Dan joined us.  We listened to a wind themed playlist on my ipod.  Enjoyed a nice jerky break at the Canal Park in Wharton.   Had some good food and beers at the Exchange 35 year anniversary.  Good times.  Here is a link to a short video and then pics below.

 

February 19th, 2019 Werewolf Bike N Hike.

12 Feb

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 3:45 pm with kickstands up at 4pm sharp.  Hike starts at 5 so we must leave no later than 4.   We will ride aprox. 8 miles.  Bring lights and hiking shoes.  Here are the hike details.

Tuesday, February 19th.

Full Moon Hike: Moderate

Ages 13 & Up.

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

Time: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Pyramid Mountain.

Cost: $5 per person.

Call to register at 973-334-3130.

The Birdman.

January 12th, 2019. Werewolf Bowling Night.

26 Dec

Babe it’s cold outside so let’s go bowling! Meet up at the Denville Clock Tower  at 5pm  Saturday night, January 12th, 2019.  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!

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

Ride recap:

Only 3 of us rode on this chilly night (it didn’t feel that chilly at all)  We had a nice surprise waiting at the bowling alley.  4 more wolves showed up ready to bowl.

Nancy won game 1 with no problem.  After a beer or five, I was ready to show my stuff.  we’ll it was a nail biter but lifetime member bill beat me by 1 pin.  Great game buddy.  After bowling, we hit Poor Henrys for a beer and hung out while the band played some great tunes.  The ride back felt even warmer (could it be the beer?)  Bill led us on some new roads which is always a treat.  Until next time.  Awhoooooo.

December 8th, Werewolf Ride. Holiday Lights Denville/Rockaway Edition.

3 Dec

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We had such a great time on the last couple Holiday Lights Rides that we’re doing it again.

Join me for a 12 mile ride that will feature the famous holiday lights of “The Rockaway House”.

The mind-boggling lights display at “that house in Rockaway” has a special touch—a desk in the front yard where kids can write their very own letters to Santa. And, while they’re there, they can watch their wishes travel to Santa’s sleigh up on the rooftop.

Meet up this Saturday at the Denville clock tower at 4:45pm with kickstands up at 5:00pm sharp.

Ride Stats:

Distance is 12 miles.

No drop ride.

Terrain:    Paved roads.  Some gentle hills in the Rockaway area.

Bring headlights and rear lights for your bike.  Holidays bike lights are optional.

We’ll stop at The Exchange just before the end of the ride for a snack and a pint.

The Birdman.

Ride Recap:   It was a great night for a ride.  A little chilly but thanks to Dan who helped keep us hydrated.  We took the less hilly version of the ride.  The lights were Awesome!  Here is a link to my facebook video.  

We ended up finishing up at Thatchers.  Great way to finish the ride.  Here are pics.