Monday, August 23, 2010

PA Grand Canton ride

A few weeks ago a friend and I decided to take a camping trip to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. It was created by a huge glacier thousands of years ago. It is located in Wellsboro, PA, towards the north-central border of the state. Beautiful scenery was in abundance the whole weekend as we explored the countryside. The town of Wellsboro is an interesting place to hangout as well with it's small shops, restaurants and bars. We also did some hiking on the Turkey Path, which takes you to the floor of the canyon.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beautiful Sunday ride through the forest

I went for a nice long ride through the Allegheny National Forest today. I noticed a bike following me most of the way. It was a co-worker of mine on his clean FXR. We rode through Kinzua past the dam (which is the start of the Allegheny River, one of the two rivers that join in Pittsburgh to make the Ohio River) up Rt. 59 and ate at Docksiders, a restaurant located at a boat launch/ docking area on the lake. We ate some lunch (great burgers and cheesesteaks!)and enjoyed baking in the 80 degree sun. We split up from there and I headed to Rimrock to do a little hiking. From there I rode down through Shefield and got on the infamous Rt. 666. This road is well known for its switchbacks and many curves. Part of it has been newly paved. The rest is rather horrible still. At any rate, I had a blast hustling through the twisties. After all of this, it was time to head home and cook some steaks on the grill. Gotta love summer!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dreary Sunday ride

Well the weather has been typical Pennsylvania lately-warm then cold, dry then wet, at the blink of an eye. The only thing predictable about PA weather is that it is unpredictable. In between rainstorms, I went for a ride on some secondary and back roads.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Good Friday ride

I got Good Friday off from work, so after running errands all morning I decided to take a nice afternoon ride on my silver bike. I stopped at the Creekside Bar and Grille at 13973 U.S. 19, Waterford, Pa for the first time this year. It was reconstructed a few years ago as a log cabin-style establishment and has great food and a decent beer and liquor selection. The log cabin/rustic theme is carried along inside and is just a cool spot to stop and chill for a bit.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gearing up for riding season

Got the bikes out, changed the oil, and ready to go! Nice weather this March made it possible to get a few hundred early miles on before returning to the cold damp weather that is Pennsylvania spring.

Saturday, December 12, 2009