Throttling UP

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PC-Rider, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. PC-Rider

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    Throttling UP

    I have planned some trips for the riders that go to our church.

    I am starting this thread so we can converse and keep in contact a little easier, hopefully.
    And to see where we have been, and where we are going.

    I had started this big long dissertation about what we believe, but it just kept getting longer and longer ! :rolleyes

    Let's just leave it at:
    "We want to ride our motorcycles and be an encouragement to one another."
    Not necessarily in that order.

    So here we go with:

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    April 14, 2012 - pages 1-2 *Buena - Somers Point - Northfield - Port Republic - New Gretna - past Batsto - Hammonton - Buena
    June 9, 2012 - page 2 *Buena - Head of the River - Port Norris - Bridgeton - Greenwich - Centerton - Buena
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  2. PC-Rider

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    First trip is actually tomorrow !

    April 14, 2012


    Starting at the WAWA in Buena at the intersection of Routes 40 & 54.

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    I have planned a short introduction so we all know what we are doing,
    as best as I know anyway !

    That will be at 11:30.
    We pull out of the parking lot at 12:00 NOON.
    Anyone/Everyone is welcome.

    The basic route is Buena - Somers Point - Northfield - Port Republic - New Gretna - past Batsto - Hammonton - Buena.
    A 100 mile loop.

    If anyone wants to join us you can meet us at the beginning or somewhere along the way, if you can find us. :D

    We are stopping at Nick's Custom Cycles at 4:00 PM and then afterwards at Mr. Bill's at 5:00 PM.
    There you can get some ice cream, a giant eclair, or dinner, and we will also have a short devotional.

    Can't wait till tomorrow.
    Looks like the weather is going to be terrific.
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  3. cyclejohn

    cyclejohn Been here awhile

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    Hey Steve -- Wishing you and your group a safe and enjoyable ride tomorrow.
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  4. PC-Rider

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    Thank you very much John.

    We had a great ride, and everything went well.

    I am getting ready to post some pictures now.
    Stay tuned !
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  5. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    i would love to come but tomorrow will be putting my husky back together :clap:clap time to get it out of the living room :clap
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    Yellow Iron Long timer

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  7. PC-Rider

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    Started out the ride with 14 bikes with 22 people on them.

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    Lots of two-up riding.
    Nice turn out.

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    I was not sure how many people to expect.
    I never put out a sign up sheet. :deal
    I figured who ever showed up, showed up to ride ! :ricky

    The weather was beautiful.
    Clear and sunny.
    Started out in the 60's and went up to almost 80 degrees.

    I give my pre-ride speech and we our on our way !
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  8. PC-Rider

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    On our way to our first stop we had an incident.
    Nothing torn or broken.
    Probably a bruise or two and some scrapped paint.
    Most of us have been there before.
    I thought he was headed home because of bike problems.
    When we got to our next stop I see he was still with us ! :eek1

    He stayed with us the whole trip !
    That's the way to stick it out.

    If there were injuries it would have been a different story of course.

    We press onward with a little more trepidation.
    We passed Summers Mansion at the construction zone for the new bridge into Ocean City and go to
    our first stop about a half mile from there at a monument for a Sand Fort built here for the War of 1812.

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    We took up both sides of the little side street.

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    Nice place to just relax.

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  9. PC-Rider

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    Next stop was Jeremiah Leeds grave.

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    Located in a traffic circle in Northfield.
    This is on the mainland opposite Margate.

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    Come on, how many people do you know buried in a traffic circle?

    Only in New Jersey !

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    He is considered the first full time resident of what is now Atlantic City on what was then Absecon Island.
    There was a larger cemetery here at one time but the other interments were moved to Estell Manor.
    I guess he was left here because of its proximity to Absecon Island.
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  10. PC-Rider

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    Our only run through multiple traffic lights and four lane road traffic was getting to our next stop.
    I guess it is just unavoidable in New Jersey !

    Chestnut Neck Battle Monument in Port Republic, NJ.

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    This anchor is new from the last time I was out here.

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    They had two genealogies posted here from prominent men who served here.
    This one happens to be the family descendants of the Jeremiah Leeds whom we had just stopped at !

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    The Revolutionary War Battle here was October 6, 1778.
    You can find some more information about this monument on this link.

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  11. enormiss

    enormiss Been here awhile

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    Way to go Steve
    Had to work yesterday but rode to the pic for dinner
    Would have met you at half wit if I knew
    Catch you next time!
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  12. PC-Rider

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    Our next stop was a big hit ! :lol3

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    OK, its not much to look at.
    Just a roadside curiosity.

    This is/was a Renault Winery bottle advertisement from the 1930's/40's.
    The Renault name was painted over years ago.

    They currently have some new advertisement on here.
    Apparently Renault built their billboards on private property.
    I am guessing the owners did not approve and painted this one white.

    There are four of these in New Jersey.
    The two on the White Horse Pike, aka Route 30, still have the Renault Winery paintings on them.
    One is in Egg Harbor City, which is where the winery is, and one is in Hammonton.
    The fourth is in Bayville and is in the same state as this one here in New Gretna.

    I chose this side road to avoid traffic ! :huh

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    Admittedly I must say that about half the people sitting here had to go to the bathroom.
    So I added a stop at Batsto to accomplish that requirement.

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    This is the Batsto Mansion viewed from the parking lot.

    Some people were famished and had a hot dog from the cart that was there in the parking lot.
    And I forgot to take a picture !

    Someone said it looked like an eraser.
    He just happens to be a teacher, so I guess he would know.
    Someone else said, it also tasted like an eraser.
    How he knew I did not ask ! :lol3
    They both enjoyed them though ! ! !
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  13. PC-Rider

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    Next stop was Nick's Custom Cycles in Williamstown, NJ.

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    We found a bike for Mike.

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    Brand new 2010 for $4,999.

    Imagine a motorcycle with this fork on it !
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    Gotta be 10 feet long ! ! ! :eek1

    I always enjoy the museum upstairs.

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    This is the downstairs where they sell parts and clothing and everything.

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  14. PC-Rider

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    Then our final stop before heading back to Buena was Mr. Bill's.

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    And I told you the eclairs were big.

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    OK, HUGE !

    I gathered everyone together to gather information for our future rides.
    I had jammed this one in after the Men's Breakfast.
    Apparently there were lots of things going on this day.
    Singles trip to Washington DC, Men's Breakfast, Twice as Nice Womens Clothing Exchange, the Young Adults Living Out Loud concert ministry thingy.

    The consensus for future rides seemed to be to have ours on a full day with a lunch stop in the middle.

    Our first ride at 100.4 (official miles :evil) was just long enough for our initial ride together.

    We did a short devotional.
    I handed out the official Throttling UP Inaugural Ride bookmark.
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    Philippians 3:14
    "I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

    (Don't worry fellow ADV riders, I have one planned for our ride next month too ! :wink:)


    We had some dinner.
    With some huge helpings of french fries.
    And headed for home.

    See you later Mr. Happy Half-wit.

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    great to hear you had a inaugural ride! its nice to see you getting people together to ride and share the Word.
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  16. DirtRipper44

    DirtRipper44 Dig Deep

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    IM SO UPSET I MISSED THIS -_-... I live in Vineland,NJ. Next one please please please send me an invite i will be there !!
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  17. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Nice ride and pics Steve.

    That Nick's shop looks awesome..and under 40 miles from me. I have to go check it out one day. The museum part looked awesome. :clap
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  18. PC-Rider

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    Sorry for taking so long to get back to all of you.

    As a general note:
    Sorry for posting this thread so late. I thought about it at the last minute.
    The next ride is in June. Looking at June 9.
    Come one, come all.

    sallydog:
    Thanks for wanting to join us, perhaps you can make the our next ride.

    Yellow Iron:
    Your Layton General Store Super Sundays have become legendary in our Tag-O-Rama world. Keep up the good work. And I am not sure we have as many interesting roads down here !

    enormiss:
    Sorry we missed you. We did eat at Mr. Bill's around 5:00. Perhaps you can join us for the next one.
    Are you riding up with me for the Bruce Run, or are you catching the Slab Crowd ?

    kjclark7:
    So encouraging for me to know that someone else out there understands ! :thumb

    DirtRipper44:
    Sorry about that. Hope you can join us for the next one. See below.

    DougZ73:
    You have to go check out Nick's. And he is such a nice guy too. He has been very accommodating every time I have been there.

    Next ride is along the route of:
    Buena - Head of the River - Port Norris - Greenwich - Centerton - Buena
    I will put the details up once I get past the Bruce Run.
    Once again, I am looking at June 9th for the next ride.
    The following weekend is Father's Day weekend and our church has it's annual Mens Overnight, this time at our new church building. The following Saturday seems to booked as well.
    June 9th is also the day of the Thunder in the Park in Vineland which people can go to after our ride.
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  19. PC-Rider

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    Our Second trip.

    Saturday, June 9, 2012


    Starting at the WAWA in Buena at the intersection of Routes 40 & 54.

    I have a lunch planned this time but I do not have a place picked out yet.
    That is why this ride is starting earlier.

    Meet at 8:30 AM, Leave the parking lot at 9:00.

    From Buena we head down CR 557 to Cape May Avenue (aka CR 666 !) to
    *Head of the River Church in Tuckahoe.
    I am not planning on stopping here unless someone wants to.
    This church was dedicated in 1792 and is one of the oldest Methodist churches in South Jersey. There is still no running water in the church, but an outhouse was built in 1914. I have no idea what they did before that ! :huh It was in continuous use for 130 years and yearly meetings were held until 1976.

    Cross Route 49 here onto Bellplain Road (CR 605, which turns into 550).
    This is a concern about crossing 49. I hope there is not too much shore traffic.
    Catch CR 347 N to the end, cross 47 onto CR 670 and CR 649 to Port Norris.
    * I had wanted to see the Delaware Bay oyster schooner A. J. Meerwald but it is scheduled to be in Virginia and Delaware that weekend. The Meerwald is New Jersey's official Tall Ship. Launched in 1928 and used continuously into the late 1970's.
    We will just ride along a short section of the Maurice River at Shell Pile and Bivalve. Just hold your nose !

    Then a nice ride up CR 553 and CR 609 into Bridgeton. You have to go through there to get down to Greenwich on CR 607.
    *Some great history in Greenwich. Founded in 1675 by a John Fenwick. There we will see the Tea Burners Monument. This was New Jersey's version of the Boston Tea Party, but instead of dumping the tea in the river, they dressed like indians and burned it ! That occurred December 22, 1774.

    Then on down the road to Hancock's Harbor.
    *Ever heard of a Futuro House? Looks like a flying saucer spaceship. This one is in pretty bad shape, but interesting none the less. Originally designed as a house ! ! ! This one spent time at Morey's Pier in Wildwood as part of their Planet of the Apes ride. There is a nice whale mural on one of the sheds and lots of old maritime relics around.

    Also here is the Bait Box Restaurant. All I can find is that they have great crab cakes ! I could not find a menu online or any pricing. I need to check that out. There is also a Dutch Neck Village that I wanted to check out but the only restaurant they show is Sgt. Smoke's BBQ. There is also the Green Olive Restaurant on Route 49 in Bridgeton to check out.

    If anyone knows about these place please let me know so I can narrow this down quickly.

    From Greenwich we will just take roads back through Shiloh, Centerton and cut back over to Route 40 and head back to Buena.

    Sounds like fun to me !
    I will be setting out flyers in church tomorrow.
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  20. SnoDrtRider

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    Mind if a local tags along?
    Last year the Bait Box had a menu posted on their site... maybe they have not set their menu because the just opened for the season on May 5th?
    There is not much else out there for dining options... I will add that we haven't been there in years but when we were there it was good.
    Never been to The Green Olive... used to be a Richmans Ice Cream.
    http://www.greenolivenj.com/

    Might I also suggest as alternates...
    Just above the 553/609 split as you leave Fairton...
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toad-Fish-Bar-Grill/170266971619

    Or if you want something simpler like a Hot Dog Stand with picnic tables...
    http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3718027503/hudocks-frozen-custard-stand-salem
    Lynn and I were here today for a foot long (I had a craving) They also make a "Belly Buster" a huge hamburger (they have the buns made special) that covers a 9" paper plate!

    I don't want to run you off your course but we could hit a few other past TOR spots in the area if time allows.
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