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#846559 04/19/21 11:58 pm
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Yesterday was my first ride since November of last year.
The last month has been difficult due to weather, family commitments etc.
But early yesterday morning I drove down the NJ turnpike from my home in northern NJ to my friends in central NJ--he very kindly stores one of my TR5Ts there.
Five of us then set off heading due west into central western NJ.
NJ has a reputation for grimy industrial settings--and there is some truth in that.
However it is not called the Garden State for nothing.
It was cool but the sun was shining and well insulated we did not feel cold.
We didnt take any major roads (which tend to go north/south) and rode through some beautiful countryside.
The leaves on the trees are that very light green color indicative of spring.
The blossom was in full bloom on many trees and at the roadside there were many daffodils giving a welcome splash of color.
After about 30 miles we arrived at our breakfast diner--out in the middle of nowhere and frequented on Sundays mainly by bikers.
We ate breakfast at a table outside under a tree with the sun shining all around us.
While eating breakfast we pulled each others legs and generally sorted out the problems of the country and of the world.
All too quickly it was time to set off back for another great ride in the sunshine.
My first ride of the season--but hopefully not the last and let us all hope that this season is much better than last with shows and meets to attend rather than them all being cancelled.

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Sounds like my kinda ride!


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It was good to see you after the long winter slumber. Look foward to Rutts Hut.brian


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Photos of the breakfast please!

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Remember that it did not happen without pictures.


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Good ride story! Didn’t realize you writing was so eloquent!


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Nice! Look forward to seeing you at Oley Friday.


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I once did sound for a poetry festival near Hacketstown. I took a wrong turn the first morning driving from the motel to the venue in my old CRX. I can assure doubters that there are plenty of nice roads in western New Jersey. laugh


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Secret's out now. Katie, bar the door!


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But New Jersey is the only state I've been to where they have a toll booth only on the road to leave the state. crazy
Gotcha!


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Ha Ha! You paid the toll?


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Originally Posted by oldfool
Ha Ha! You paid the toll?
It's not as if I could make a U turn on I-80 within sight of the toll booth.
It just seemed like a bar with a band so bad that they charge a cover to leave. laughing


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Originally Posted by DavidP
Originally Posted by oldfool
Ha Ha! You paid the toll?
It's not as if I could make a U turn on I-80 within sight of the toll booth.
It just seemed like a bar with a band so bad that they charge a cover to leave. laughing


yep jersy is kinda like the song hotel California you can never leave. they also have an exit tax if you sell real estate. maybe they should have a state motto welcome to new jersy its captivating.


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