Blue Moon Rising

23 Aug

There is a blue moon August 31… the night of Morristown Bike Ride and a bike in movie!   Lets ride after the movie.  Meet up behind town hall at 6:15 or at the Early Street Garden.  Bring Lights!  Where do you want to ride?

This ride started out with very fast jamming around town. The moon was awesome, it was a great night for a ride. We headed straight for some small hills. I think there were 15 of us but a mile later there were some people missing. We may have blown a stop sign and we did blow a red light. After we howled up a few more sharp little hills we settled down a bit and we had ourselves a very nice ride. A lifetime member led us to his buddies house (near the top of a small hill) who had his telescope aimed at the moon. What a great stop! We all took a closer look. We rode on through parts of Morristown I have not visited. A couple hills later a couple of riders turned off. We rode a bunch more. We blasted down Speedwell, taking the left lane and turning into the park. We zipped along nice blacktop Patriots Path trails along the Whippany River. Gravel along the abandoned railway got us up to Rt 24, and following the theme for the night, we lost a couple more riders as we took an unlit turn up Picatinny Rd, a very scenic climb. Eventually we Zoomed back down into Morristown for refreshments. I got home very late. This ride was a little hyper and disjointed compared to most other werewolf rides, I had a blast! Sorry to those who got dropped or lost. Thanks for riding!

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12 Responses to “Blue Moon Rising”

  1. mari August 24, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    a post movie ride please!
    just give us enough time to break down the pa 🙂

    • Bill August 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      Could change the ride to Thursday or Saturday for those that are into that Morristown monthly ride.

  2. dean August 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    The last friday ride takes off at 6:30 . After the movie & pa load out, a wolf outing seems just right. I’m psyched!

    • Connie August 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      I’ll be there for the Town Ride, movie, and howling ride.

  3. tim from Newark August 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    I agree. We can recruit the movie attendees to ride with us. Alert them ahead of time to let them know that the movie/ride are a package deal.

  4. Douglas August 29, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    Sounds like a great plan, see you all friday!

  5. jevadrolwal August 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Hey Dean in honor of your full moon efforts, I have planned a Full Moon ride – Cape May style – we’ve plotted a ride from Wildwood to Cape May Light House. We’ll try to take a few picts. Have fun on your ride…see u next month.

    Morristown Dave.

    • dean September 1, 2012 at 5:38 am #

      I love the area! I look forward to hearing about your ride. The moon was awesome tonight!

      • Connie September 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

        Really enjoyed the hills of M’town last night Dean. Now I need proper lights since I was rewarded my “Lifetime Werewolf” card!! Any suggestions?
        Thanks again Dean – fun time.

      • dean September 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

        It was a very nice night!
        I use shimano generator hubs and iq cyo lights like these http://www.compasscycle.com/lighting.html
        The beams are shaped to not blind oncoming traffic on roads. I have em permanently mounted to my bikes.
        I’ve also used a dinotte 200 something. It was fine, but a round beam is not ideal for road riding.
        I’m happy my spanninga tailights.. http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/spanninga.asp
        I have not used the hl2000r but its likely very good.

        People also like the ixon iq http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m.asp

  6. jevadrolwal September 2, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    Hey Dean, in honor of your Full Moon Moon efforts, I have planned a full moon ride – Cape May style (since l’m here on vacation)… plan to do about 20 miles from Wildwood to Cape May Light house… have fun on yours … I’ll try to get some picts.

    Morristown Dave

    • Bill September 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      e-bay has some LED bike lights. The new XML LED is more efficient than CREE. I paid $85.00 for a MagicShine w/ Li-io battery, free delivery from North Carolina.

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