And there I met Julene, a young lady from the Bloustein School who had come out for the ride. Shortly thereafter, Tom H, one of our regular volunteers (and also a Bloustein student) rolled in. I saw another rider pass the turn for Sandford Street, and in a few minutes, he came rolling up; a lifelong local, Andy didn't know where the PRAB building was until today. So we were four, and left to do what has become my preferred NBBX route (that link includes my rides to and form home, and the average is a bit high because I ride faster when I'm alone).
The remainder of the route went by Tom's childhood home, and he regaled us with stories of his upbringing. Then to Jersey Ave, and the long slog back up to PRAB. Tom said he could have led back from there, but I let him know that I needed the extra miles; I've been eating as if the holidays are already upon us, so home I rode.
If the weather holds, I'm hoping for another ride in December. We'll keep youse posted.
Pictures. Julene & Tom at the start:
Andy over my shoulder, with Tom & Julene behind:
Andy at Amwell Road. Below that, Tom and Julene crossing Amwell Road.
Andy instructing us.
Tom and Julene being instructed.
Julene has a neat old Raleigh, and Tom has an aluminum-with-carbon-seatstay Trek.
At Better World: