May 2nd, 2015. Werewolf Weird New Jersey Ride.

14 Apr

This months ride will have a Weird New Jersey theme to it.  We’ll explore the urban legend of “ The Hookerman Lights”.

Let’s meet up at the town clock in Chester  at 7:15pm with kickstands up at 7:30pm  (Town clock is across the street from the Pubick House and next to the fire department)  Saturday May, 2nd.

As we ride off into the sunset, we’ll cycle past a spooky cemetery that has some old headstones worth checking out.  From there, it will be a nice downhill on quiet back roads to the areas where the Hookerman Lights have been reported.

We’ll then take a ride along the Columbia Trail and make a pit stop at The Long Valley Brewpub.  We can enjoy some of their great beers/food while discussing our own sightings.  I personally want to try their Hookerman Light.

We’ll have a chance to burn off some of those calories on the way back to Chester. There will be a few climbs to get our blood flowing.  When we finish up our ride, we can visit the Publick House for last call.  It has also been mentioned in Weird NJ and it has history of being haunted.

Ride stats:  This ride will be approx. 15 miles.  The first half will be mostly downhill to flat getting to the tracks.  The Columbia trail is flat and has a stone dust surface with some small stones as well.  Skinny tire bikes should use caution.  After the Brewpub, we will have some hills to climb to get back to Chester.  This is a no drop ride with many stops.

Bring lights and your sense of adventure.

The Birdman

Recap: Eleven brave riders showed up to search for the Hookerman Lights.  While we did not see the Hookerman, we did get some cool pictures of the area with some creepy orbs.  Maybe it was the Hookerman after all!?!?  I’ll let you decide.

We had such a good time at the brew pub, we lost track of time.  It was midnight when we returned back to Chester leaving us no time to visit the Publick.  Looks like we may have to plan another ride in this area in the future.

Thanks to everyone who came out.  Until next time.  AWwwooooooo!

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April 1st, 2015 Werewolf Bike n Hike

17 Mar

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 5:45pm with kickstands up at 6pm.  We will ride aprox. 8 miles with one challenging hill.  Bring lights and hiking shoes.  Here are the hike details.

Wednesday, April 1

Full Moon Hike: Moderate

Ages 16 & Up.

Join a hike to view the first full moon of the spring, whether you call it the Sprouting-Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, or the Fish Moon. Watch the sun set and the full moon rise from the Pyramid Mountain. ridge top. Flashlights welcome.

Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Pyramid Mountain.

Cost: $5 per person.

Call to register at 973-334-3130.

The Birdman.

Recap:

Another amazing ride was had.  As we were waiting by the clock tower, we were entertained with magic tricks and card tricks by James.  It was then kickstands up and five of us  started out on the ride. Within the first mile, we were greeted by “The Dogman”.  It was great riding with ya buddy!  The ride warmed us up nicely for our hike.  Douglas led us on another grand hike of Pyramid Mountain.  We had some spectacular views of the moon reflecting on the reservoir.  We then did some climbing and worked up a sweat.  Tripod Rock was a welcomed place to rest.  The sun had set but the moon gave us plenty of light to see where we were going.  We did not hear the peepers on this hike but instead heard the howls of coyotes in the distance.  Getting back to the visitors center, we thanked our guide for the wonderful hike and departed back to Denville.  The ride back was a little chilly but still much milder than the past few months.  We twisted each others arms to stop at Thatcher McGhee’s for a beer and some good eats.   Here are a few pics from the ride.  Til next time.

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Back to Back Werewolf. Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th.

16 Feb

I will be leading a short ride Friday night  March 6th to the  Minstrel acoustic concert series to see Jean Rohe and the End Of The World Show with The Lords of Liechtenstein on Friday, March 6th.

Admission: $9 on your way in plus the balance of what you
think the show was really worth on your way out. All tickets are at the
door.
There are no advance sales or reservations. Show starts at 8:00 pm.

Let’s meet at the Morristown Green Fountain at 7pm with kickstands up at 7:10pm. The ride is approximately 2 ½ miles one way. Don’t forget to bring lights.  This info is also on Meetup.  Sign up for Bike and Walk Morristown if you havn’t already.

Saturday night March 7th, Let’s meet up at the Green at 7pm and ride the Morristown Classic.  We’ll ride Patriot’s path if it’s clear.

After ride food and drinks at Hops.

 

Birdman

February 7th, 2015. Werewolf Moustache Ride.

4 Feb

I grew out my beard and moustache so I can  keep warm on these cold winter nights.  If you have facial hair, come join us for a fun ride.  If you don’t have facial hair, come join us anyway and you can make fun of the mustache’s on our ride(we know your jealous).

Let’s meet up at the Denville clock tower Saturday night at 7:00 pm.  We’ll let the wolves who show up decide on the route.   See you there!  Awwwoooooooooo!!!

Birdman.

We miss the Dogman!  Here he is in his band Monster Truck Fan Club

Ride Recap:

Fun times on our ride last night. The weather was pretty mild for a February night. Five of us ventured out for an easily paced ride up to the viewpoint on Charlotteburg Rd. It was slightly overcast but we were able to get a decent view of the New York skyline. We sipped on some Lancaster Winter Warmers (wolf themed beer) while enjoying the view that the camera could not quite capture.

Descending down Spitrock Rd was exhilarating! The snow lined roads made the already narrow road feel like we were bobsledding down a luge.

At the bottom of the hill, as we all regrouped, one wolf had broken his chain! Fortunately I carry a chain tool in my handlebar bag and he was able to fix it in a matter of minutes.

The moon was not particularly full or very bright, but the snowy landscape made it very it quite easy to see our surroundings.

We rode aprox 14 miles which was farther than I was planning.

After the ride, the whole group went to Thatcher McGhee’s for a taste of tradition Irish fare and some really good beer. We toasted our ride as we discussed future rides. Always a howling good time.

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January 3rd, 2015. LET’S GO BOWLING! RESCHEDULED FOR January 10th.

30 Dec

RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10TH!!!!
Rain and sleet forcast for tonights ride. I think it’s best to put it off a week and hope for dryer weather.
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I’ve been enjoying some biking in this unseasonable warm weather.   After looking at the extended forcast, it is calling for some cold nights.  What do we do when it’s cold outside?  We go bowling!  How about we meet up at the Morristown Green fountain this Saturday night at 8:00pm.  We’ll take a easy spin to Plaza Lanes bowling alley in Madison.  Round trip distance will be aprox. 15 miles.

Anybody who brings a bowling ball will be treated to a free game.

If your lucky, you might even 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

Recap:
What a great ride we had as seven uf us braved the frigid temperatures on this crisp and clear night. We took a little short break on the Traction line to sample some “Werewolf Beer”. It was very tasty and also slushy(Yes, it was that cold out). I barely had feeling in my fingers and toes when we arrived to the alley. We had a blast eating pizza and quesadillas while sipping various beers from the bar. There were some amusing bowling skills demonstrated as well. While the scores were not so high, the spirit was. We stayed until closing! The ride back was even colder but for some reason, I felt warmer. I took a few videos and pics I’d like to share. See ya next moon!

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December 13th, 2014. Werewolf Ride

11 Dec

I miss riding with my fellow wolves. I know the full moon was last week but I say better late than never. I have not been riding much of late and my legs feel like lead. Lets do a short easy ride around Denville this Saturday night. We can make it an adventure and look for the coolest Christmas lights. I’m open to any suggestions.
Let’s meet up at the Denville clock tower at 7 pm with kickstands up at 7:15. As usual, we’ll get an after ride beer somewhere.

The Birdman.

Update: I just found out there will be many cool things happening this Saturday night. First, there is going to be the Geminid Meteor shower happening. We can climb the hill to the Sheep Hill Observatory and check it out.
After, we can coast down the hill to Poor Henry’s and check out Life member Maribyrd and her sister. Sisterly Harmonies with Kathy :) Special Guests The Coteries!
Then after some great beer and music, we can take it easy riding through Mountain Lakes and check out their Christmas lights.
I did say it would be a short and easy ride. 14 miles and we will take it really slow up the big hill (I promise ;)

Recap:  I had 4 lifetime members join me for the ride.  We climbed up to the observatory pretty slow but that hill still kicks my butt no matter how you go up it.  On top we were greeted a cloudy sky and nobody else there.  For the hard effort put in, I rewarded us with some beer from my growler I brought up in my pannier.

Poor Henry’s was a really nice treat.  Great tunes from Sisterly Harmonies and the beer did not disapoint.  The ride back is just what we needed to burn off some of those calories.  Here are a few pics.  Until next time.

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November 8, 2014 Bicycle Beer Ride

30 Oct

Awooooooo!  I have not had time to do much fun riding lately and I miss the full moon werewolves!  I’m sure I have missed some great times!

I’m not sure if there will be a full moon ride in November or if we will just piggyback on Peter’s Beer Ride!  Always a highlight of the year for me, a really nice ride to an awesome destination.

Posting below on behalf of Peter. Thanks Birdman!  Hoping to hit the road with you guys!

-Dean Dogman

Well, its that time of year again when we saddle up our steeds and take a ride up to one of my favorite breweries. Here is the scoop.
Let’s meet up at the clock tower in Denville at 11:45 and plan on starting at noon. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4320577
We will enjoy a nice ride through the Rockaway Valley where we might get lucky and see some llamas. We’ll also check out some scenic views of the Butler Reservoir. The destination will be the High Point Brewing Co Inc 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. http://www.ramsteinbeer.com/pages/beers/beers_flagships.html
After we sample and load up with beer(I’m talking about loading up the panniers ;), 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.

I have yet to find out if there will be food at the brewery. I will update when I get more info.
.You might want to bring some snacks to keep you fueled before then.
I will try to have car support for bringing back growlers and a tired rider or two. If there are any volunteers, please contact me.
This is an open event, so please share it with anybody that might be interested.
Let’s ride/drink!

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