January 14th, 2017. Werewolf Bowling NIght.

27 Dec

Winter is here and it’s getting cold outside.   You know what that means?  It’s time to go bowling!  How about we meet up at the Morristown Green fountain  Saturday January 14th  at 7:00pm.  We’ll take a easy spin to the new bowling alley in Madison called Stryxe.  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.


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:

Five of us braved the snow covered streets of Morristown for our yearly bowling ride.  The Traction line was in better shape than some of the roads.  We took a break by the tracks and discussed future ride ideas as the snow flurries continued to fall.  When we arrived to Strykes, there was a long waiting list so we went to their bar and restaurant.  It was a little fancy for our taste.  Larry was typically late and met us at the lanes.   Bowling was fun as usual.  This years winner was Bill with a whopping 108.  The lanes seemed to lack oil which resulted in an even more hook(all the way into the gutter)  The ride back was interesting passing drunk bar hoppers as they scream words of encouragement to us.  We just howled back.  I needed it because I was beat.  Until next time.  Awwwwooooooooo!

December 10th, Werewolf Ride. Holiday Lights Denville/Rockaway Edition.

3 Dec

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 at the Denville clock tower at 6:45pm with kickstands up at 7:00pm sharp.

Ride Stats:

Distance is 12 miles.

No drop ride.

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

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

After ride food and drinks at Thatcher McGhee’s.

Ride Recap:

We had 5 of us brave the 20 degree temps to check out the holiday lights of Rockaway.  The hills quickly warmed us up (the jerky stop might have also contributed to the warming up)  The lights were a sight.  Great food and company at Thatchers.  I also am putting up pics and a video.  https://youtu.be/EiQMo-lW6F0

November 12th, 2016. Bicycle/Beer Ride.

9 Oct
This year will be the 5th year of the Bicycle/Beer Ride.
Let’s meet up at the Denville clock tower  at 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!
Let’s ride!
Great ride.  Here are some pics.

Weird NJ Bike Ride. Devils Tomb Edition. October 15th , 2016

3 Oct

It’s time for another Weird New Jersey adventure.

Our destination will be The Devils Tomb.

We’ll cycle on some of my favorite roads in the area.  Highlights of the route will be:  cycling by numerous farms along the route.  Pretty Ravine Lake.   Jockey Hollow soldiers huts.  Woodsy areas with babbling brooks are also on the agenda.

This ride will start and finish at the Morristown Green fountain.

We will meet up  at 11:45am and leave at Noon sharp.

Ride stats:  No-drop ride will approx. 30 miles.

Terrain:  Hilly to downright mountainous in places.

Even though it’s a no drop ride at a social pace, I suggest you ride  only if you can handle the hilly distance.  There will be many stops and picture opportunities along the way.

After the ride, there are many great food and drink options available.

Bring your camera and sense of adventure.


The Birdman.

Ride Recap:

We had perfect 65 degree weather for our ride.  Four of us ventured out to see the Devils Tomb.  The ride itself was probably more scary than the tomb itself.  It was downright hilly. The pretty back roads and colors of fall made up for it.  I think we should do this ride in all seasons.  Here are some pics.



September 24-25, 2016 Werewolf Campout

8 Sep

Allright!, lets go camping!  Stephens State Park in Hackettstown is a nice camp destination.  We camped there 3 years ago.  From Denville, it’s a  beautiful 32 mile ride with mostly quiet roads, some lakes, tunnels, couple of rail trails.  Typical rolling terrain with three sizeable ridges.  It’s a bit of a tough ride, but you know, we roll easy and always wait up.  Bring plenty of water & snacks.  Shorter options are available for the ride home. I’d like to arrive at camp with a bit of daylight left, so lets meet up at Denville clocktower at 3:30, rolling at 4.  Please bring lights just in case.  I’m not planning any car support or firewood drops.  Convenience stores, restaurants and liquor stores are close by camp.  I think we’ll do fine with found wood around the site, or if needed Hackettstown has a store with firewood bundles.   Psyched!  Hope you can make it!  Heavy steady rain cancels.  Let me know if you’re coming. Awooooo!  -Dogman

August 13th, 2016 Werewolf Weird New Jersey Ride. Madison Edition.

26 Jul

This months ride will have a Weird New Jersey theme to it.  We’ll ride to the Hillside Cemetery.  Let’s hope for no rain on this ride.

We’ll also pass some other neat cemeteries as well.

I’ll show you a house that made the local paper in 2004.  It was being moved and broke down in the middle of the road.

We’ll pass the site of Archies Resale shop.  Archie passed away years ago but we’ll see the building from the road.  It is private property with no trespassing these days.

After ride, we’ll visit Poor Herbies for some grub and enjoy some tunes by lifetime member Maribyrd.

This ride will start and finish in front of the Heartly Dodge Memorial Building at 50 Kings rd. Madison.  (across from the train station)

Let’s meet up at 7:15pm  with kickstands up at 7:30pm

Ride stats:  This ride will be approx. 20 miles.   Terrain:  a few short hills but mostly flat.    This is a no drop ride with many stops.

Bring lights and your sense of adventure.


The Birdman

Ride recap:

Six wolves left Madison on a very warm night.  We enjoyed a number of various cemeteries.  pics attached.  Awesome lightning storms in the distance and we managed to stay dry.   Mary and Dan were super.  Food, beer, music and bikes.  It don’t get better than that.


July 16th, 2016 Werewolf Ride. Fireworks Edition.

4 Jul


It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t already had your fill of fireworks this year, you should 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 Saturday, July 16th at 7:45 with kickstands up at 8pm. The planned route will go through some very nice back roads of the Great Swamp (13 miles one way).

On arrival, we will WALK OUR BIKES together as a group and pay the admission together at the main entry gate.

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.  Expect to finish at the Green around 1:30am.

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.

Note:  This is also a BikeWalkTown event.  As usual, all rules of the road must be followed.

Bring lights and let’s ride safely.   Renegade cycling is frowned upon!



Bird is the word.