Ride the Pines Yet Again

DateOctober 17, 2004
HostsTandems East (Barbara and Mel Kornbluh)
WhereTuckerton; Burlington/Atlantic/Ocean Counties
Who (else) Judy Allison and Malcolm Boyd, Helen and Bob Bird, Marji Brandriss and Dave Kristol, Marie and Richard Cochrane, Van and George Connolly, Claire Hamanaka and Walt Willard, Diana Hodnicki and Glenn Soanes, Brenda and Larry Isherwood, Mary and Ron Lessard, Susan Nicolich and Dave Snope, Cheryl Prudhomme and Mark Cook, Tricia and Ed Troike, Linda and George Wells (and others)

Route Slip [PDF], same as 2002 and 2003

[Team Wells report]

A nice crowd gathered on a nice sunny, if brisk, fall day for a nice ride through nice, flat, mostly quiet roads. Chilly temperatures and a notable breeze did not daunt the 18 teams that gathered.

To paraphrase last year's remarks, which apply equally well to this year's event:

After milling around the Acme Shopping Center parking lot, getting ready and socializing, we were all glad to get underway, as a brisk breeze, temperatures in the 50's were chilling us all. A seemingly disorganized pack of DOGS headed out of the lot through classic South Jersey terrain, piney woods with sandy soil and tidal marshlands, on roads that were, for the most part, flat flat flat! Eventually we sorted ourselves out into two main groups and some,... um, individualists. Like the past two years' rides, this year's coincided with the Country Living Fair at Batsto Village. Unfortunately, few of us took the time to investigate. But we did crowd around Mel's truck to gobble snacks!

Afterwards we gathered at Naples Pizza for their terrific pizza, Mel and Barbara's treat, and for conversation.

Social preliminaries

The inevitable group photo

Mid-ride snacks at Batsto

DOGS Home Page

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Copyright © 2004, David M. Kristol (text, photos); Walt Willard, Marjorie Brandriss (photos)