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Somewhere in the Wheat Fields of Jersey

Old 06-24-13, 05:43 AM
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Somewhere in the Wheat Fields of Jersey

Selected images from a weekend ride to the GF's parents' house in Avalon, NJ and back. We rode from our home in Philly to the train a few miles away and took that to Lindenwold. Overheard a passenger who was doing a crossword puzzle as another passenger "How do you spell 'straw'? "S-T-R-A-W?" At least he got it right. About 150 round trip. Only got lost once. Doing so put us on some very nice roads that we will use in the future. In addition to getting to view Saturday's "super full moon" from the deck with a telescope, we watched the International Space Station fly over. Pretty damn cool.


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Sounds like an awesome weekend. The best thing about getting lost is the places it takes you. Great pics!
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Thanks. I actually don't like getting lost. It's a control thing. We need to look at a map to figure out what went wrong. It was on the way home, so it should have been easy to retrace our steps. Thinking it was some confusing signage. While we were stopped looking at roads on my GF's iPhone a woman came riding in the opposite direction. We flagged her down and she gave us a nice way to get back on route.

The sign warning of a descent needs and explanation, if one can be given. There were a series of two or three rollers. We measured them on the way back. The longest one was only .2 miles, and none of them were steep. Why they felt the need to put up those signs is beyond me.
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I'm like you. If I'm actually trying to get someplace, I hate getting lost, too. But when I have time on my hands and no particular place to be, I kind of enjoy the adventure of it. But you're right, it definitely can be a frustrating experience.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Why they felt the need to put up those signs is beyond me.
Because it was in the budget!

What about all the "bridge may freeze before road" signs in PA? (I think it's PA). No kidding it may freeze!
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Because it was in the budget!

What about all the "bridge may freeze before road" signs in PA? (I think it's PA). No kidding it may freeze!
"Before road surface" is the key. They are meant to warn/remind people who are driving on ice-free roads that the bridge they are about to cross may be slippery. I can see the utility in that. I have seen them in many states.
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Mr indryfabz,

Those pictures are very good looking. Would you share the bicycling route you took?
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