Took a little ride this morning and rediscovered my part of NJ.
Yes, it does. However, Stand By Me was in the 1950's and the trains were still operating on that track. I believe the last train on this track was in 1867. That bridge is very old. It's a testament to how well wooden structures were engineered back then.mergs said:for some reason that bridge reminded me of Stand by Me
What we lack in hills down here, we make up in scenery and mileage.daddy2 said:Looks like a nice place to ride. How do you like your One9?
I get to travel occassionally for work (actually, I pick the places that will be good for riding). I ship my bike out wherever I am going. It's great to sample other places and it really helps me to learn how to ride better (climbing, technical, etc.). Plus, I get to meet and ride with a lot of great people I talk with on the Internet.daddy2 said:Very nice for N.J. I especially love seeing pics from out West. I don't want to be a hater, but I'm really jealous.
Thanks for the positive feedback on the Niner.. I just rec'd delivery of one in Hot tamale. Great color. It's just sitting patiently until I gather the parts needed for the build. It's going to be a nice winter project.
My kids are a bit older (6 and 12), but they don't bike at all and I can't force them to. I make time for family and biking. If I didn't I'd go crazy. My kids always liked the seat attached the bike. From 8 months to two years it was hours of quiet and exercise at the same time.daddy2 said:The only traveling I'm seeing is the bus ride into Manhattan every stinking day. I usually ride all North Jersey favorites, plus the occasional Hartshorne. My family takes up most of my free time so I rarely get out. I have a 2 and 4 year old plus another coming in May so it will be very interesting if and when I will be able to ride. I may get the double pull trailer for the boys and get my exercise on park paths. I've borrowed one and they seem to like being toted around.
34x17. maybe on flat concrete for me..
Gearing?? hummm "scratching head".. I'm a slow climber on a 35lbs FS so I was thinking about starting on 32x22 and see how that goes. I've ridden 32x18 on a 26" so a 20 on the 29er will be my goal.
Where the tracks are, no. It's always been there, just have to find it. The other singletrack is some existing deer path, and some old fire cut. There are really no "new" trails, just newly connected existing fire cuts. Plenty to explore, just don't get lost or the Jersey Devil may getcha or worse an in-bred Piney. Bring a compass and head west when in doubt. It will always bring you back to 206.kramonut said:Is that the new trail in the Pine Barrens? Haven't been out there yet, I think one loop is 16 mi & there's a smaller loop around 5 or 6...
Any more info on this new trail in the pines would be appreciated. I didn't hear anything about this.kramonut said:Is that the new trail in the Pine Barrens? Haven't been out there yet, I think one loop is 16 mi & there's a smaller loop around 5 or 6...
Let me know when you'll be down and I'll see if I can show you around. I can play tour guide and give you lots of useless info on the area. Well, I find it interesting. In the warmer months, it's great to go kayaking on the three rivers that run through there.Wobbegong said:Thanks for the links. Looks like a day trip is in order!