Camp Hill D Ride. 10.7miles @ 9.5 mph
Diana Bermingham (L), Madeline Beitzel, Randy Huber, Tim Poole, Mary Graci, Ed Cashin (S).
We were pleased to welcome Randy Huber today, all the way from Shipoke. Until today we had been staying pretty much within the Camp Hill limits but it's hard to get a good stretch of the leg that way so we daringly ventured forth. First we roamed the leafy CH streets a little, then over the Bypass at Trindle, then into the neighborhood streets on the north side of Trindle, under the 581 bridge, left on Railroad into Shiremanstown, right on W. Vine to the end and then around the Bible Baptist parking lot. Then cross over Main St., right on Courtland, zig zag through neighborhoods with flower beds and lawn mowers cutting abundant grass, to Somerset, where there is a bike path around some Bethany cottages and a field to the north which hasn't been cultivated yet this year. Then into the playground where several baseball and softball games were being played. It was a perfect spring evening. Then we headed back along more residential streets (Rupp, W. Green, S. Stoner) with flowers and then we hit the trafficy parts (Main, St. John, Trindle). We ducked back into tranquil residential streets briefly before crossing the Bypass at Trindle back into Camp Hill. Some of the crossings are very stimulating if you're not used to them and our sweep, Ed, was very encouraging of people who were new to it. Ed and Diana went to the Cornerstone to get in practice for the ice cream ride which is next week.