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Rain rides build character, right???(6 posts)

Rain rides build character, right???biknben
Nov 19, 2003 1:40 PM
Good thing I'm not a gambling man. I've been loosing a lot of bets lately. I made a bet with the weatherman again...and I'm about to loose. I don't think those fenders will help much on the way home tonight. :-)
My advice is to head east:-) nmDave Hickey
Nov 19, 2003 2:09 PM
what's the deal?cyclopathic
Nov 19, 2003 2:13 PM
I am in DC. I rode in and will ride out, it is only 16mi/1hr, would take me twice as long in car. And I am still trying to get over my pneumonia, if it makes you feel better :o)
Hey BB do you do a ride ....Live Steam
Nov 20, 2003 6:00 AM
through New Hope? I have a great 80 mi. circuit that runs from Colonial Park through New Hope and back. Very low traffic roads except in and around NH. There are some fun rollers on this route and it's very scenic. There is a nice 8 mile stretch along the Delaware & Raritan Canal. Nice winding and twisting roads.
Occasionally...biknben
Nov 20, 2003 7:35 AM
I sometimes cross over the Delaware south of New Hope and head North along the river on the PA side (River Road). I suspect this is the 8-mile stretch you refered to. Then I cross back when I get to New Hope. You have to choose the time carefully because it gets a lot of seasonal traffic.

I don't know much more than that in PA unfortunately. The bridges require you to walk your bike which I find annoying. I tend to stay on the Jersey side and head North to Lambertville, Frenchtown, and beyond.
I do most of my riding on the NJ side tooLive Steam
Nov 23, 2003 11:09 AM
The stretch I refered to is farther NE on the NJ side of the river. It's up near Belle Meade. It is a great route. I can give you the que sheet if you like. Really nice back roads with very little traffic - that is until you get to Washington's Crossing. Maybe I'll set up an RBR ride next year and use this route. Breakig for lunch in NH is pretty cool. Yes the traffic can be a bear, but Saturdays are usually better than Sundays for some reason.
Bill