Fall Colors Ride, October 26, 2013

On Saturday, October 26, we had a Fall Colors Ride. Riders included Norm Jarosik, senior research physicist in the Princeton Physics Department, Josh Shaevitz, faculty, Patty Ho and Lucas Parker, graduate students in the department , Amy Wu, Yu-Cheng Tsai, and Ting-Hsuan Chen, graduate students in the MAE department, and me, Ed Groth, faculty in the physics department.

We started at Washington’s Crossing, rode a mile on River Drive through Titusville, then switched to the towpath/rail trail next to the Delaware and Raritan Feeder Canal and rode that through Lambertville, Stockton, Prallsville Mills, Bulls Island, to Frenchtown. On the way back, we rode Route 29 (River Road) where it has a wide shoulder from Frenchtown to Bulls Island, the D&R path to Stockton, crossed the Delaware River to Pennsylvania and rode the Delaware Canal towpath down to New Hope, crossed back to Lambertville, New Jersey, where we had lunch at the Lambertville Station and then continued on the D&R path and River Drive back to our cars at Washington’s Crossing. Forty seven miles altogether.

We stopped just south of Lambertville and walked out on the wing dam in the Delaware River. The river was about as low as I’ve seen it.

It was a beautiful day but also cold and windy. Temperatures were around freezing when we started and got up to the low 50s in the middle of the day.

An interactive map of the ride is on ridewithgps.com.