Ride Reports

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Hershey C Ride. 13miles @ 12 mph

Albert T Brulo (L), Lori Brulo, Laura Erb, Mike Sheehan, Larry Riley


Ride Name:          Short Southeast Loop #2

Start Location:      Briarcrest

Climb:                   580

Weather At Start:  84 degrees, partly sunny, and 7 mph N wind

The weather was warm and beautiful again for another short evening ride before sundown.  We did a southeast loop towards McCorkel, to Rt 743, to Bachmanville, through the Hershey School properties, and then back through Hershey to Briarcrest before dark.  The ride was relatively flat and easy and all went smooth(ly).

Just 1 more week to go before the evening rides are done.  But, remember, Larry will still have the Saturday Morning Social C rides through the Fall, Winter, and Spring!


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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:00 am
Other Special Rides Ride. 72miles @ 12.8 mph

Cynthia Gorski (L), Dave Kurth, Bruce enterline, Chris Seier, Maggie Emery

Today we made it to Cape May!  We headed out with wonderful cloudy skies, my kind of weather for cycling.  Along Scrap Tavern Rd. there was a Piper Cub type plane practicing maneuvers or something and it was like we were being bombed by a large white Dragon Fly.  At 30 miles we stopped at a Royal Farms to take a break and grab some snacks then at 41 miles we left the "official" route and did our own thing.  We followed an older route which took us a bit more south to avoid some heavy traffic roads and tricky intersections.  We hit a bit of a head wind when we turned north but we had enough twists in the route that we had many breaks from it.  We stopped at a WAWA for lunch and then headed out along Wolf Neck Rd and the Breakwater Bike Trail.  We made our way into Lewes and stopped to check out the Lightship.  We had plenty of time so we enjoyed some ice cream before heading over to the ferry.  After the windy ferry ride we finished our day by riding the additional 9 miles to the motel.  We got in 72 miles.  My total miles traveled from my home to Cape May was 268 miles.  We had no flats or issues.  It was a great tour!

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00 am
Other Special Rides Ride. 64miles @ 13.4 mph

Cynthia Gorski (L), Dave Kurth, Chris Seier, Maggie Emery, Bruce Enterkine
The third beautiful day for our tour, perfect weather.  Today we headed to Dover DE.  This is the day the terrain changes from woodsy green hills to flat coastal ways.  We cut through a school at mile 5 and a safety guard made sure we made it across the intersection safely.  On Silver Run Rd. a goose ran out angrily crossing the street in front of Bruce and me while squawking and flapping it's wings.  We rode into Odessa and stopped at a WAWA to grab some sandwiches.  It was still a bit early for lunch so we packed them up and had them on the shaded steps of a secondhand pottery and jewelry store in Leipsic.  We chatted with the owners who were extremely amazed that we had ridden here from the Harrisburg area.  They came out and looked at our bikes and we had a nice conversation.  As we continued on along DE 9 we ran into a flooded section of the road.  Maggie, Chris and I love our bikes so we carried them through the the flood.  Dave and Bruce just like there bikes so they rode through the water.  That is brackish water which will destroy aluminum which most rims are made of so they will have to wash them out soon.  A local man stopped as he was driving through the flooded road and told us we have one hour before high tide.  I hope the other groups will fair as well.  We made it the rest of the way to Dover in time to shower before we walked over to the square for a tour of the historic state building and grounds.  Tomorrow we finish in Cape May.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Upper Allen Friendship Park C Ride. 11.9miles @ 13 mph

David Young (L), Marisol Barrios

Only two of us this evening.  We rode through the Friendship Park development to York St crossing onto the school property to RT114, then thru another development to get to Gettysburg Rd, turned North and stopping at the traffic light at the cross-over for rt15.  At the garage on the corner, we met Thomas Poole that owns the garage, called Tom & Ray's Toy Box.  Turns out Tom owns a company called TSI - Testing Services Inc, that performs some radiation leaking testing for TE building I work in.  We ended up talking to Tom for about 25 minutes before we continued on our ride.  The ride continued along Winding Hil Rd back to RT114, then into Mechanicsburg via a side street and trail path to York St, to Williams Grove Rd, Sinclair, Epply, and some more side streets returning to Friendship park.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00 pm
East Shore Tuesday Ride. 13miles @ 12 mph

Albert T Brulo (L), Lori Brulo, Hale Baker, Ed Cashin, Sonja Williams, Larry Riley

Ride Name:          Short South Loop

Start Location:      East Hanover Township Park

Climb:                   730 ft.

Weather At Start:  77 degrees, partly sunny, and 3 mph NNW wind

Attendance was light likely due to some bikers riding the Fall Tour and the late part of the biking season.  The weather was beautiful and the roads were smooth leading to a ride that was safe and uneventful.  



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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Upper Allen Friendship Park C Ride. 16miles @ 12.8 mph

David Young (L), Ray Stone, Terry Turney (S).

Great September weather this evening.  The three of us took a ride North on Williams Grove Road to Sinclair to State Rd, across Texaco Rd to Locust Pt Rd down to Park Place Rd back to Williams Grove Rd and back to Friendship Park.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Upper Allen Friendship Park C+ Ride. 18miles @ 14.8 mph

Mike Iucolino (L), Rod Bender, Lorna Showers, Rodney Rogers, Ray Stone, Wayde Leister, Ron Brook, Sarji Ramanathan, Dave Raup, Howard Carey

It was a beautiful evening for a ride! Ten of us headed out for a simple rectangular loop ride.  We went out North Locust Point Rd through New Kingston and across the Pike, then right on Ridge Hill Rd, right on Rich Valley, back across the Pike to State Rd and Sinclair and back into the “barn”.  It’s a shame the evenings are so short these days because the weather is so nice and cool for riding.  Only a few more evening rides left so get out and enjoy them!

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Upper Allen Friendship Park C+ Ride. 15.3miles @ 15.1 mph

Mark Dolheimer (L), Lorna Showers, Ron Malcom, Denny Mahaffey, Rod Bender, Mike Iucolino, Rodney Rodgers, Howard Carey, Wayde Leister, Sarji Ramanathan, Kevin Mullen

Our last evening of summer 2017 was a warm one and great for a ride. Sunset at 7:05pm made for a short route: Fisher-Winding Hill, across Rt. 15 to Arcona-McCormick-Mt Allen Dr and back across Rt. 15 to Gettysburg Pike-Herman-Stumpstown-Williams Grove-Fisher. Most of the group was back at the park right at sunset, with a few riders adding a fast extra loop from Stumpstown for some extra miles. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:00 am
Learning to Linger Email Ride Ride. 23.3miles @ 8.4 mph

George Haverstraw (L), George Haverstraw Dean Giger Donna Finn Jim Brandon Charlie Sproule Jack Withers Maryke Clark John Humphries Barbara Humphries Dale Kasparek Nan Reisinger John Rigilano, Jack Withers (S).

Was it a great day for a ride on the Conewego Trail? twelve riders thought it was. Our motley crew left the trail head shortly after 10am. We got strung out early but that’s not a problem on the trail. Beside, Jack does a great job as sweep except when he and Dean get into a love fest and forget what they are doing. No harm, since we took a break at Lawn and got back together. We welcomed Maryke Clark a new rider to our group. Hopefully she will join us again. We also welcomed an old friend Nan Reisinger whom we had not seen for a long time. We had a nice lunch at the Porch in Mt Gretna. They have changed their off season schedule and are now open until 1pm on week days as well as weekends. The return ride was smooth and we finished without incident.