The New Jersey Randonneurs held their annual holiday gathering on Sunday. In true Rando style, it centered around riding a 112K permanent - the Great Adventure. Joe "K-Hound" arranged it all including the meals and refreshment. We'd meet for breakfast, ride the route and then eat again.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The long ago fallen brown leaves crunch and crackle under our wheels. We pedal on a path of broken pavement, gravel and rocks that borders Pennypack Creek, a thin ribbon of wild, threading through the north suburbs, protected by signs defining conduct.
- Catch and release only.
- No hunting.
- Stay on trail.
We stay on trail and ride the line of least resistance on this unknown path. Over the river and through the woods, to coffeenneur we go.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The Keswick Theater provides live performances for the NPR listening kind of customer. Live music - folk, rock, acoustic, electric - live comedy, a little bit of this and a little bit of that, to keep the middle aged suburban sorta-kinda-hipster feeling relevant and "with it."
Almost next door is the Keswick Coffee House. Selections of flavored lattes served in paper cups, teas, ice cream, Kosher Hot Dogs and couches.
The laptop user in the window seat has his book on theological writing propped open so the title is easily read by us non-theological writing non -window seat customers.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Saturday is laundry day in Lancaster county. Riding through miles of farmland, we see clothes hanging from lines stretched between homes and barns or sheds. Lots of black, single color, simple clothes snapping and whipping in the cold steady wind. They remind me of Tibetan prayer flags.
She says "They can't do it tomorrow."
We are in Amish and Mennonite country. Tomorrow is Sunday, the sabbath which they will remember and keep holy, but today, Saturday, the hard work continues.