Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve Day Joy Ride

What a beautiful sunny and warm (~60°) day to ride. Enjoyed the sights along some back country roads. Here's some brief video of grazing cattle and horses near Malvern, PA. Happy New Year!

View Map of my 40 Mile Ride

Monday, December 26, 2011

Post Xmas Ride

"It's one day after christmas
I'm crabby and I'm broke
I'm so full of ham and cookies
I think I'm gonna croak..." 

Not really. My spirits rose when I realized it was 45° - another balmy winter day in the burbs. Took my daughter on her second pillion ride today. Our hands were a bit cold, but we had an invigorating 40 minute ride. Finally got some pics taken of me on the bike.

Hope you're having a great holiday so far. If the weather keeps up like this, I will!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

First EZ Riders Club Ride

Actually, the group is called the EZ Riders Scooter Club and this was my first group ride with them. This was a joint ride with about a dozen members of the Philadelphia Motorcycle Riders Group. The usual plan is to meet at a cafe, tank up, and take great back country roads to a hangout for lunch. In this case, the lunch stop was Big Momma's Dog House in Milford, NJ - to celebrate their last weekend in business. Turns out this has been a favorite lunch venue and they wanted a last hot dog to say good bye. (Click photos to enlarge)

EZ Riders Tom and Rod (center right)
Three of us EZ Riders (Hammy, Tom and me) met up with the PMRG folks at Danielles Espresso Cafe in Ambler, PA. Had some espresso and talked bikes. Nice group with some pretty fancy bikes, mostly Harleys. From there the EZ Riders split off, led by Hammy around Lake Nockamixon to Milford, NJ - almost froze my fingers off. Guess what? The Dog House was already closed! After a parting photo op with Big Mamma, we had lunch across the street at The Ship Inn.

Clockwise: Hammy in front of Danielle's, Tom and Rod with Big Mamma and the Ship Inn

All in all, I had a great time despite the cold fingers, met some great people with a passion for riding in common and some (not so good) English food. I'll skip the tongue sandwich next time.