Fall Colors Ride, October 27, 2012

On Saturday, October 27, we had a Fall Colors Ride. Riders included Norm Jarosik, senior research physicist in the Princeton Physics Department, Anushya Chandran, 5th year graduate student in the department, and me, Ed Groth, faculty in the department.

Perhaps the attendance was low because people were getting ready for Hurricane Sandy, due to hit Monday through Tuesday.

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 Prallsville Mills, 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 six miles altogether.

The temperatures were in the 60s. The sky was overcast, but even so, the foliage was impressive.

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