Beginners group ride

Discussion in 'First Timers' started by freshmtb, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    Cheesequake was where I first dabbled in mtb when I lived in Edison, I had a full rigid Gary Fisher before they started throwing suspension forks on all bikes, probably mid 90s. Played more golf than rode bikes then, now 20 yrs later, it's the other way around.

    The park is pretty limited. Come spring it might be interesting to start at Cheesequake, then jump on the Henry Hudson bike trail to Hartshorne/Huber and back by way of the beach at Keanburg (if they allow bikes there) to Cheesequake. Probably a 6 hr ride, but would make it worth going down that direction for those who need to travel.
     
  2. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    rain predicted this Saturday and also want to do a trail maintenance at CR if it holds up
    so this weekend's ride will be on Sunday, thinking High Mountain so that @C8N can join (trails should be good?)
    juggling around schedule to accommodate:

    8AM start for each:
    Nov 19- High Mountain
    Nov 25- Nassau
    Dec 2- Mahlon Dickerson
    Dec 9- Round Valley or Six Mile
    Dec 16- Stephens
    Dec 23- Allaire or Six Mile
    Dec 30- Ringwood or Jungle

    Thanks to all who have come out and contributed to me riding 5 weekends in a row, which is the longest since I began riding 3 years ago
    parks we've hit so far, along with many a first visit
    - Chimney Rock
    - Lewis Morris
    - Clayton
    - Stephens
    - Deer Park
     
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  3. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Checked the weather and looks like Satursday is forecasted for 1/4" of rain
    HM should be fine for Sunday as we will most likely play in the high lands.

    Which route did you like better? The loop from college lot or the loop from HM park & ride?
    IMO, loop from college lot is prolly easier but from P&R, its more fun.... but I am good with both.
     
  4. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    we can meet at either lot, I think the park and ride is closer to you?
     
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  5. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    I think if there are no time constraints, we can start from the college lot to the circle and then hit ancients and back to the lot.

    Will see if others want to join and see what their availability is
     
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  6. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    @soundz You haven't ridden with a noob in a while.
    Pick a date... or not... because it will be... interesting?
     
  7. soundz

    soundz The Hat Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Fort Lee?
    dec 30
     
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  8. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Interesting
     
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  9. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    Rain expected to stop by early morning, word is High Mt drains well. If you haven't ridden there before, get some mileage with a local guide. HM is similar to Chimney but less tech and more elevation. Like Nassau, a great park little traveled, which makes them gems.
     
  10. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Rare treat!
    You get to meet the man.... the legend... @liong71er tomorrow at HM.
    8AM at the college lot

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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2017 at 11:59 AM
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