|Paul and Jon at the Portland Diner before the start|
|Jon and other riders at the Middleville information control|
Leaving the control one immediately is faced with a steep little kicker. The occasional snow flake is seen flying by propelled by the ever increasing wind. The temperature remains low as the sun has only peeked out from behind the clouds on a few occasions. So far the cold and wind are manageable as we traverse over more mild terrain. Compared to other PA Rando offerings this route is quite tame. Some of the roads become familiar to me as we pass through Pequest amd Johnsonburg. We ride by the farms of Allamuchy Township on Alphano Road. There is a drag strip nearby that I frequented many years ago during the muscle car era. I expected to be miseraby grinding through this day and am surprised to find that I'm enjoying myself. We arrive at US Hwy 46 and head east to the convenience store control ahead. Jon, Walt and others are just getting ready to depart. We decide to make quick work of the stop so we don't get cold. I refresh my water and perpetuem and am ready to go. We are back on the road headed west.
Geat Meadows, NJ to Milford, NJ - 30 Miles
|Paul and Al at Pipilo's Pizza in Milford, PA|