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Vintage bike ride out of Moorestown NJ (Philly Suburb)

Old 04-02-09, 09:53 AM
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Vintage bike ride out of Moorestown NJ (Philly Suburb)

I will be hosting a C & V ride this Saturday, April 4th, leaving from my home in Moorestown, NJ. (Moorestown is just over the Delaware river from Philadelphia, about a mile or two from exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike) May I suggest that you are all welcome to arrive from 11:30 AM onwards if you want to socialize a bit before the ride and that I want to be on the road by 1:00 PM, ride for approximately 25-30 miles before retreating to my deck to socialize some more and view bikes.

A De Rosa theme has been suggested but feel free to come with any C & V bike that you want. I can also offer a number of bikes for loan for those who might find themselves to be in the Philadelphia area without a bike over the weekend, including a tandem, a triplet, a trike etc...

Given that I live in South Jersey, the ride will be flat and therefore fixed gear friendly. There are no hills in my area, but we will find some nice country roads with good road surfaces. At least one person has confirmed that he will be riding a fixed gear bike.

If you are interested in coming, send me a private message and I'll send you address and directions.
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I'd say yes for sure but I need to see if I get my wheels built in time. I'll know tomorrow. Should be a lovely day if not a little breezy.
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Nuts! I was out there last weekend in Haddon Twp. Would have loved to join you.
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Damn, I'm in Mount Laurel until June, but I have to work Saturday. That figures.
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I'd say yes for sure but I need to see if I get my wheels built in time. I'll know tomorrow. Should be a lovely day if not a little breezy.

I'm certain to have some wheels for you, otherwise I can definitely come up with a bike for you...
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Sent you a PM. I think I'm in.
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I'm kicking myself, but I have business in Secaucus in the morning, and something I need to be home for by 6:00. I sure hope you do this again next year, because I've really wanted to make it, and this makes two years in a row stuff has conflicted.
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I'm working too, otherwise I'ld cash in some frequent flyer miles. Sounds like my knid of fun.
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Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
I'm certain to have some wheels for you, otherwise I can definitely come up with a bike for you...
Thanks Man, I'll definitely consider it.
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Son of a. . .I've got work that morning too. I was just talking to a friend who I ride with about trying to organize a weekly 'training ride' (just riding for fitness not racing) for C&V'ers. He and I both ride late 80's downtube shifter equipped bikes. I was thinking of posting a thread here to generate interest. Is that alright to post specific regional rides in this forum? If so, not to threadjack, if there's anyone in the philly area interested in a couple rides a week, pm me, and I'll get the ball rolling.

Back on topic, wish i could make it, if not for work.
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How many people have committed to this ride?
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Originally Posted by DM4 View Post
How many people have committed to this ride?
In the past, we have always had about 15-25 people.

I have received confirmations from one fellow up from North Carolina, 3 from Pennsylvania, 1 from New York and 8 from New Jersey. There are then another 10 that have expressed varying degrees of interest. 1 person is just coming to ogle and not ride.
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I will be there and in keeping with the (albeit loose) De Rosa theme.
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Old 04-06-09, 08:56 AM
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How was the ride?


On the one hand I am bummed I didn't make it out, however on the other I did get my Super Course finished and rode it for the first time. Now I am ready for next time.
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Originally Posted by CravenMoarhead View Post
How was the ride?


On the one hand I am bummed I didn't make it out, however on the other I did get my Super Course finished and rode it for the first time. Now I am ready for next time.
I believe that it is fair to say that the socializing and ogling of neat bikes met or exceeded everybody's expectations. The ride was another matter however. There was a steady wind of 20-30 mph with gusts of up to 45 mph, great when you have it at your back, but a real killer when riding in a side wind or head wind. At one point, it was a chore to maintain 8 mph on the flat.

Bikes that were ridden: 5 De Rosa (one from the mid-60's, 2 from the mid-70's and 2 from the 80's), 1 Waterford, 1 Hill Cycles, 1 Malagnini (from Verona in Italy), 1 BMZ, 1 Marastoni, 2 modern bikes, 1 Dilecta, 1 Hill cycles, 1 Pogliaghi plus a number of other bikes brought for show and tell time and/or test rides including a late 1800's Rudge highwheel, a beautiful 50's Bianchi, a George Longstaff racing tricycle, a Masi Prestige and many more...
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ah man sounds great. And I have some kind of unhealthy obsession with highwheelers too, I really want to build one some day.

Well, next time for sure.

So...when is next time?

Hey with so many folks in the PA area maybe we could do a ride over the Delaware River....Dingman's Ferry is a super cool old wooden bridge just outside of Milford, PA. Perhaps a cruise that started in either NJ or PA and crossed the bridge ..hell its only a few more miles from there to Port Jervis... we could do 3 states in one little cruise
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Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
I believe that it is fair to say that the socializing and ogling of neat bikes met or exceeded everybody's expectations. The ride was another matter however. There was a steady wind of 20-30 mph with gusts of up to 45 mph, great when you have it at your back, but a real killer when riding in a side wind or head wind. At one point, it was a chore to maintain 8 mph on the flat.

Bikes that were ridden: 5 De Rosa (one from the mid-60's, 2 from the mid-70's and 2 from the 80's), 1 Waterford, 1 Hill Cycles, 1 Malagnini (from Verona in Italy), 1 BMZ, 1 Marastoni, 2 modern bikes, 1 Dilecta, 1 Hill cycles, 1 Pogliaghi plus a number of other bikes brought for show and tell time and/or test rides including a late 1800's Rudge highwheel, a beautiful 50's Bianchi, a George Longstaff racing tricycle, a Masi Prestige and many more...
Didn't happen without pics.
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It happened, I saw the pics. Due to the 'naming of names' I'll let CdM post the link.

Milford, Port Jervis, Dingmans ferry. not exactly flatlanders tristate tour, eh?

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heh I guess not, I didn't really take that into consideration


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