Fall Colors/Halloween Ride, October 30, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, we had a Fall Colors/Halloween Ride from Washington’s Crossing to Frenchtown and back along the trail next to the Delaware River. The entire ride was on the trail except the first and last miles were on River Drive through Titusville and on the way back, we crossed the river at Stockton and rode the trail next to the Delaware Canal on the Pennsylvania side to New Hope. Our total for the day was 46.4 miles.

We made stops at the wing dam about a mile south of Lambertville, at Bulls Island and at Frenchtown. On the way back we stopped at Prallsville Mills to investigate a “concrete outhouse” that Candace spotted. We had lunch at the Lambertville station in Lambertville. Of course, there were miscellaneous stops to get the group back together.

It was a beautiful day, a little chilly to start, but then warming up to the high 70s. It was such a nice day that Lambertville and New Hope were very crowded, so getting lunch took longer than usual. - around freezing, warming up to the mid 50s or so by the afternoon. When we started fog was rising from the river; so much that sometimes we couldn’t see Pennsylvania.

Participants: Candace, Kasey, lecturer in the physics department, Christa, postdoc on the neuroscience department, Diana, grad student in the physics department, Steven, grad student in the physics department, and me, Ed Groth, emeritus professor.

The GPS track of our ride is on ridewithgps.com. Note that the elevation jumped while we having a coffee break in Frenchtown. There isn’t really a 6.5% grade on this ride!

The rest of the story is in the photos below. Clicking on a photo brings up a larger version.