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Thursday, November 15, 2018

SWEET TRAILS


People love Hershey, Pennsylvania.  It is, after all, designated as the "Sweetest Place on Earth."  Twice, within the past two weeks, I've made the thirty-ish mile trip from York to Hershey, to ride the area's sweetest new attraction...a brand new, super cool mountain bike trail system located directly behind the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

My Stumpjumper resting near trail W3 on the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Trail System. -- November 3, 2018

Thanks to SAMBA (Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association)...the same group that put together the Parkway Trails in Harrisburg, PA...I now have another place to add to my list of local spots to mountain bike.  Tim and I made our first visit to the HMC Trail System two weeks ago.  Neither one of us knew exactly what to expect...but we  knew that this would be something special from the moment we left the parking lot.  The first thing we came across was an outdoor "lounge" equipped with chairs, recliners, a table, and trail maps.  The place brought a smile to our faces before we even got onto the single track!


Just a few feet out of the parking lot, you come across this super cool "lounge" just prior to jumping onto the single track. -- November 3, 2018

This ten mile trail system is compact, twisty, and just...fun.  Speaking for myself, the most surprising aspect of the trails was the condition that they were in.  I visited the HMC Trail System the past two Saturday mornings...each of those mornings came after days of torrential rain.  I (and I assume Tim, too) expected an absolute mud-fest.  That's not what we experienced though.  Any water that may have been there the day before had drained off leaving the trails in great condition...another testament to the trail building skills of SAMBA.  The trail system is split into the East and West side...with the trails on each side numbered 1-5.  We came across a few rock gardens...but, for the most part, Tim and I experienced nothing but fun, fast, twisty single track that was nicely marked, labeled, and expertly built into the surrounding landscape.  

A map of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Trail System.  You can view and download the map HERE


The twisty trail system in incredibly well marked.  The trails are categorized as BEGINNER (green), ADVANCED (blue), and EXPERT (black).  --  November 3, 2018


The build-ups along the trail system are consistently perfect. -- November 3, 2018


Tim Sindlinger and I pedaling down the single track that is expertly carved into the landscape. -- November 3, 2018



Tim took this pic of me on the HMC Trail System. -- November 3, 2018


Tim Sindlinger navigating the leaf covered trails. -- November 3, 2018


Tim Sindlinger and Dave Raymond enjoying the HMC Trail System.  -- November 3, 218


My Stumpjumper blending into the surrounding landscape. -- November 10, 2018

Two weeks ago, our time schedule didn't allow for Tim and I to ride more than half of the HMC Trail System...so I headed back last week on my own to ride the rest of the trails.  What appeals to me the most about this new set of trails is that they are directional, well maintained, and meant for mountain biking.  I also noticed that the entire area was posted as NO HUNTING.  Please don't hate...(I'm not against hunting in any way, shape, or form)...but I am pretty excited to know that I  now have a local place for me to do my "thing" when the hunters are out doing their "thing."  And...if I have to drive to Hershey to do it...that's ok with me.  Those trails are pretty sweet.

Heading home after a sweet ride on the HMC Trail System. -- November 10, 2018


Life is a journey...not a destination.



David A. Raymond -- November 15, 2018


One of my favorite Hershey memories...back in 2013, my brother, sister-in-law, and my nieces & nephew were visiting from Arizona.  One of the must stops for the kids was Hershey's Chocolate World.  Left to right:  Jacob, Kristi, Isaac, David, Robin, Alex, Jackie, and Sophie Raymond.  -- July 5, 2013


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Here's the GARMIN maps and data from my first two rides on the HMC TRAIL SYSTEM.  Happy biking!








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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND OF THE YEAR (So Far)

As far back as I can remember, Fall has always been my favorite season of the year.  The summer time humidity has faded, the cool, crisp, Autumn air has taken a firm hold, and the leaves on the trees have begun to show their true colors.  We've had an abnormally wet and warm year around here...and, up until a week ago, most of the leaves on the trees were still green.  Finally, this past weekend, York County,  Pennsylvania landed in the sweet spot of the season...the convergence of beautiful weather and peak Fall foliage.  It was the perfect weekend to be outside and I was able to enjoy the amazing weather and soak in that all important Vitamin N with family, friends, and both of bikes.

This graphic has been posted each week for the past month by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Finally, York County is in the orange!  -- November 2, 2018


  Tim and I expected, after the deluge of rain that fell on Friday, a mud fest when we hit the trails on Saturday morning...but instead we found nothing but perfect conditions on our first-ever visit to the MILTON S. HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER TRAIL SYSTEM in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Other than briefly losing the trail (freshly covered by falling leaves) a couple of times...we enjoyed a super cool ride,  exploring a brand new trail system, and sharing the orange and yellow forest with local wild life.  It was the nicest Saturday we've had around here in a long while...and the perfect morning for mountain biking with a good friend.


My Stumpjumper on the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Trial System. -- November 3, 2018

Tim Sindlinger and I enjoying a beautiful day on the trails. -- November 3, 2018


Tim and I yielded the trail to this small herd of deer.  Only two are in the pic...but I counted seven.  So cool. -- November 3, 2018

Riding in the sun and through the leaves on the new trail system behind the Hershey Medical Center. -- November 3, 2018

 Sunday was a carbon copy of Saturday...the sun was out, the sky was blue, and the foliage was just about perfect.  After breakfast I got out for a hike at Rocky Ridge County Park with Robin, Alex, and Alex's girlfriend, Emma.  The park was far from empty when we arrived.  I find it encouraging to see just how many people were at the park the same time we were...some hiking and some mountain biking...all enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.  I'm always excited when I notice different things in the forest when hiking the trails that I normally mountain bike.  Just a couple of feet down the trail, the four of us came across a lean to that someone had build just next to a trail I frequently ride.  As we made our way down the ridge, the morning sun highlighted the colors of the forest, making this hike one of the more beautiful ones I've taken in a while.  Sharing the experience with my family made it all the more special...and beautiful.


Enjoying the weather and the Fall colors with Robin, Alex, and Emma Sadowski. -- November 4, 2018


Just a few feet off of the trail that I normally mountain bike, Robin, Alex, Emma, and I came across this lean to at Rocky Ridge County Park.  It's amazing what you can find when you slow things down a little bit. -- November 4, 2018

The morning sun shining through the Fall foliage at Rocky Ridge County Park. -- November 4, 2018


Robin and Emma S. making their way down the trail at Rocky Ridge County Park. -- November 4, 2018


So happy to be outside on a hike with this lady! -- November 4, 2018


Robin and David Raymond in Rocky Ridge County Park. -- November 4, 2018

Rocky Ridge County Park was amazingly beautiful this weekend. -- November 4, 2018

Saturday night Day Light Saving Time ended and our days are now shorter...but, before the sun set on Sunday, I managed to sneak out on my Roubaix for a quick road ride.  I didn't ride long or far...but I just wanted to get out one last time before the rains came on Monday.  The scenery on the back roads around the neighborhood and down by the river was absolutely spectacular...making this, hands down, the most beautiful weekend of 2018...so far.


The scenery was just as amazing on my road bike this week.  The Conewago Creek, near York Haven, Pennsylvania, lined by the beautiful Pennsylvania Fall foliage. -- November 4, 2018


Life is a journey...not a destination.



David A. Raymond -- November 6, 2018



Glad to have Donny Arnold (the world's best brother-in-law) up for a visit!  After my ride in Hershey, he and I chilled out at Smokin' Hogs in Manchester, PA...the best barbeque and corn bread I've ever had! -- November 3, 2018

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Here's the GARMIN maps and data from our ride on the MILTON S. HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER TRAIL SYSTEM, our hike at ROCKY RIDGE COUNTY PARK, and my end of the weekend road ride...Happy biking and hiking!








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Sunday, October 28, 2018

REBOUNDING

Last Friday's ride weighed heavily on me all week long.  Physically, it took me more than a couple of days to bounce back from bouncing off of the unforgiving ground that makes up Rocky Ridge County Park.  Mentally, I fell into that "mountain biking funk" where I knew that all I had to do was get out on my bike and have a good ride...but my body, my schedule and the weather weren't being cooperative.  Truth be told, I wasn't even planning on riding on Friday until some already established plans fell part early in the afternoon...allowing me a small window of time to get out on my bike and rebound from last week.

My Stumpjumer on the ridge above Lake Williams. -- October 26, 2018

I opted for a ride around  Lake Williams over, what would have been, my fifth consecutive mountain bike ride at Rocky Ridge.  Besides, after last week, I figured a change of scenery (and terrain) would be a good thing.  Fall has finally arrived in south central Pennsylvania turning the leaves around, what use to be, Lake Williams brilliant oranges and reds.  As for the lake, it's gone...at least for now.  The water company recently drained it to fix the Lake Williams dam...turning the area that was the lake into a barren landscape.  The only visible water is the East Branch of the Codorus Creek snaking through the dry lake bed, which...when dammed up, creates Lake Williams.


The East  Branch of the Codorus Creek carves a path through Lake William's dry lake bed. -- October 26, 2018


I took this pic of the now dry Lake Williams from the trails near Water Street.  I find it fascinating to see the man made structures that are below the normal water level.  Off the left of this pic you can see an old spring house.  On the right, you can make out the foundations of  structures that once stood there.  Super cool. -- October 26, 2018


Arriving back at the trail head on South George Street you can clearly see the East Branch of  Codorus as it spills out of Lake Redman in into the area that is Lake Williams. -- October 26, 2018

 I wish I could have let some of my riding partners know my plans...but it really was an unexpected development.  With the weather forcast for the weekend looking downright miserable I was stoked to be able to get out for even a short ride. I felt great to pedaling the six-ish miles of trail that runs the perimeter of Lake Williams.  It's the perfect loop for a solo ride...flowing single track with climbs, descents, and plenty of options to add extra adventure to the ride.  It was the perfect way for me to rebound,  get back into my groove, and remind me of why I love mountain biking so much.


Signs around the Lake warn visitors not to walk out on the dry lake bed.  Lake Williams will be empty for the next few months as the Water Company fixes the lake's 106 year old dam.  -- October 26, 2018


Life is a journey...not a destination.



David A. Raymond -- October 28, 2018



Just as advertised...the weather sucked today which led to a lazy day at home with capped off with an Italian dinner (and dessert) at the Moonlight Cafe with my beautiful wife, Robin. -- October 27, 2018

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Here's the Garmin map and data from my rebound ride at Lake Williams...Happy riding!





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Sunday, October 21, 2018

2.1 MILES INTO OUR RIDE...

2.1 miles into our Friday afternoon ride at Rocky Ridge, Tim and Adam found me dazed and sitting on a bench  located on Trail #2 at Rocky Ridge County Park with a look of exasperation on my face.  2.1 miles into our ride...and I had twice already ended up sandwiched between my bike and the rock gardens that make up trails #8 and #9 in the lower sections of the park.  No ride is a bad ride...but some are, as we all know, rougher than others.  2.1 miles into this particular ride I seemed to be doing everything wrong...the lines I chose to ride were questionable and any level of mountain biking skill I've acquired through the years mysteriously seemed to have taken the afternoon off.

My Stumpjumper resting on one of the hundreds of boulders that make up the landscape around trails #8 and #9 at Rocky Ridge County Park. -- October 19, 2018

I'm really not sure what I expected.  I had been on those very trails a few weeks ago and I knew the condition they were in after all the flooding that occurred here in York County last month.  When Tim and Adam caught up to me and found me sitting there on that bench I was taking a breather, trying to compose myself, and half-heartedly contemplating a nice leisurely hike-a-bike back to the Cruz.  Looking up at my friends, with a stupid smirk on my face, I asked them if they wanted to ride that first 2.1 miles again.  

Tim took this pic of me...looking a little shaken...sitting on Trail #2 at Rocky Ridge.  No ride is a bad ride...but some are rougher than others. -- October 19, 2018

Tim and Adam navigating a rock garden at Rocky Ridge County Park. -- October 19, 2018

The second half of our ride was a little less technical. -- October 19, 2018

I'm not one to ever quit anything...let alone walk away from a mountain bike ride...so we pedaled on....putting those first 2.1 miles behind us.  The next four miles flowed much more smoothly than the first two and seemed more typical...albeit, a little slower than usual.  In my head, I had plotted a route back to the parking lot that would maximize our fun and eliminate any major climbs (my body was beginning to feel the effects of hitting the ground twice).  With just a mile to go we crossed paths with another mountain biker, Justin.  It was his first time on the trails at Rocky Ridge and he needed directions back to the parking lot.  Tim, Adam, and I introduced ourselves and invited him to join us on our last leg...and he did.  I hope we run into him on the trails again soon.  It was a super cool way to end a ride that began so ominously.  I was feeling so much better than I was just under an hour ago... sitting on that bench...2.1 miles into our ride.

All smiles...just moments before the first of my two "accidents" on Friday.  Tim Sindlinger, Dave Raymond, and Adam Zeigler -- October 19, 2018


Life is a journey...not a destination.



David A. Raymond -- October 21, 2018


I spent my Saturday relaxing....the most physically taxing thing I did all day was a little pumpkin carving with my good friend, Mike Graham. -- October 20, 2018

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Here's the Garmin map and data from my rough ride at Rocky Ridge County Park with Tim and Adam...Happy (and hopefully, smooth) riding!





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Friday, October 5, 2018

THAT BIKE ISN'T GOING TO RIDE ITSELF

Today was an uncharacteristically bad day.  I really do live a charmed life....I have an amazing wife, awesome family, good friends, two great jobs, and plenty of time to ride my bike...but today was unusually rough.  As much as possible, I try to start my weekend off with a ride (road or mountain...doesn't matter) but today, when I got home, opened the garage door, and walked passed my bike I wasn't finding my typical motivation.  For half an hour, I putzed around the house before I had the motivation to even walk back into the garage.  The ironic thing is that I KNOW that a bike ride ALWAYS makes me feel better...but I was having a such hard time getting out for my usually Friday afternoon ride.  Then, a thought flashed through my head..."You know, that bike isn't going to ride itself."  So, with that, I slowly gathered my stuff and headed over to Rocky Ridge.

I was having a hard time getting motivated to do anything today.  Walking into the house I had to pass my bike hanging in the garage.  It wasn't going to ride itself... -- October 5, 2018

Typically, I love mountain biking with my friends...but today I was solo and looking for a little calm.  I set out for a slow ride on some of the easier trails in the park.  A few miles in, I found a spot to sit, decompress, soak in a some Vitamin N, and call my  wife.  After a few minutes of seclusion, cool October air, and encouraging words from Robin,  I was feeling much better.  As usual, a little mountain biking therapy did the trick.  Putting my helmet back on, I looked over at my bike and thought...again..."Well, that thing isn't going to ride itself."  Off I went, pedaling back towards the Cruz, finishing my ride in much better spirits than I was previously in.


I stopped a few miles into my ride at Rocky Ridge to take a break, decompress, and call my wife.  It was some good...and much needed...therapy. -- October 5, 2018

Life is a journey...not a destination.



David A. Raymond -- October 5, 2018


It's good to have Alex home from school this weekend.  By time I got home, he was pulling a couple pizzas out of the oven for the two of us.  I'm happy to be spending a relaxing evening at home with him.  -- October 5, 2018



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Here's the GARMIN map and data from my much needed therapy at Rocky Ridge County Park...Happy riding!






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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

AN UNEXPECTED RIDE

For the first time in a long time, the sun was shining over south-central Pennsylvania on Sunday as I headed to Michaux State Forest to meet my buddy, Chris Keller.  I rarely go mountain biking on the weekends...(which might seem odd to some). The fact of the matter is that I really enjoy hanging out with my wife...so weekends are usually set aside for the two of us.  Besides, I have plenty of time after school and in the summer to satisfy my mountain biking fix.  Nevertheless, with my wonderful wife headed to North Dakota for a business trip, I found myself, with the Stumpjumper on top of the Cruz, headed towards Michaux for an unexpected ride.

Enjoying an unexpected weekend ride in Michaux State Forest. -- September 16, 2018

This was the first time Chris had ever ridden up to the Vista in Michaux State Forest.  The view is well worth the climb! -- September 16, 2018

Chris Keller and I enjoying the view from the Vista looking northeast over Michaux State Forest. -- September 16, 2018


Chris Keller taking on some of the rocks on top of the ridge near Route 233. -- September 16, 2018


Spending some quality time at one of my favorite spots on Earth. -- September 16, 2018

It's been a few years since Chris has been able to make the trip to Michaux with me and I was eager to show him some of the trails that have become standard for Tim and I over the past few years.  We pedaled past Fuller and Laurel Lakes and then headed straight up towards the vista.  The cool forest air in the valley near the lakes gave way to the heat and humidity of the day as we climbed nearly 600 feet up to the Vista overlooking the forest...one of my favorite spots.  I promised Chris that the view from the vista was well worth the effort of the climb...and, as I figured, he wasn't disappointed.  Chris and I lingered there for a few moments before continuing our loop.  For the next ten miles the two of us rode nothing but single track...some that were technical, some that were swampy, and some that included rocks the size of my truck. Chris received a pretty good tour of some of the trails I've been riding the past few years.  It was typical Michaux magic on a day that I normally wouldn't be riding. I hate when my wife travels...but I'm glad I got to spend the day doing something I love with a friend.  

Chris Keller and I, all smiles and thumbs up, after wrapping up our ride. -- September 16, 2018


Life is a journey...not a destination



David A. Raymond -- September 19, 2018


No post-ride ice cream today...instead I drove the hundred miles from Michaux to Kutztown, PA to have dinner with my son, Alex.  It was an unexpected, but really nice, surprise. -- September 16, 2018


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Here's the GARMIN map and data from the ride Chris and I went on in Michaux last Sunday...Happy riding!





All of my posts are available at ALL TRAILS LEAD TO ICE CREAM and, if you get the chance, be sure to visit the good folks at YOUR TRUE NATUREGUNG HO BIKESPENNSYLVANIA DCNR, and PA PARKS and FORESTS FOUNDATION.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

A COMMITMENT TO COMMUTING

Back in 2008, when gas first shot up to over $4 a gallon, I made the the decision to start riding my bike to school.  At the time, some people thought I was crazy...after all, I'd be commuting approximately 11 miles each way...in the predawn hours...with morning traffic.  Regardless of what some people thought...I decided to park my truck and commit to riding my bike to school as much as  could.  As far as I was concerned it would be one less vehicle on the road and, hopefully, a lot more gas money left in my pocket.

My Roubaix near Northeastern Middle School in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania. -- June 2, 2016

The first thing I needed to commute to school was a bike.  Sure, I had a mountain bike...but I had no real desire to ride a mountain bike 22 miles a day on the road.  Afraid of committing to a traditional road bike, I took a page from my friend, Glenn's, playbook and purchased a 2008 Specialized Tricross.  I figured I'd be more comfortable with the "knobbier" tires and that it would be significantly faster than my mountain bike.  I practiced a few times...experimenting with routes and figuring out exactly how long the average commute would take me.  I would, obviously, need to shower and change when I arrived...so arrangements were made to use the coaches room early in the morning.  Strict ground rules regarding the weather...the temperature had to be above 35 degrees and the local weather men had to guarantee me a dry ride.

My 2008 Specialized Tricross.  I wasn't sure if I really wanted a "road bike."   Ultimately, because I only used it on the road, my Tricross ended up on Ebay after owning it for just under a year. -- 2008


After selling my Tricross, I purchased my first real road bike...a 2009 Specialized Allez.  On days that I road my Allez to school, I would proudly display my NMS parking permit on it in my classroom!  -- 2011

My Roubaix replaced my Allez in 2012.  It's been my transportation to school many times.  -- September 6, 2018

The shortened commute to school allows me, if I so desire, to ride my Stumpjumper to school every once in a while. -- October 4, 2017

For three years, I made this journey as many times a week as I could.  I figured that riding all five days a week was the equivalent of not putting half a tank of gas in my Silverado.  It was well worth it and it became part of my daily routine...until I abruptly stopped riding to school in the Fall of 2012.  That summer I moved to Manchester...a mere two and a half miles from my classroom.  I began to use that, and other things, as an excuse for not riding.  I would tell myself that it "wasn't worth it" to spend all that time getting things ready for such a quick ride....or that "it wasn't a good enough work out."  These weren't reasons...they were just, as I said, excuses.


I've recently repurposed my 2009 Allez and brought it out of retirement for commuting.  It's nice to ride the old bike again...even if it is just a short distance. -- August 28, 2018


With the beginning of a new school year, I decided to recommit to riding to school again.  My commute may be short...but it's fun.  I found that it takes me just as long to ride my bike to school as it does to drive the short distance.  My ride home can be detoured through the local developments and neighborhoods...on a few occasions, turning my 2 mile ride into a 12 mile ride!  When  students in my class ask about my bikes, I'm given the opportunity to be an advocate for cycling and the importance of fresh air and exercises...which is super cool.  Ultimately, (and most importantly) I begin, and end, my day happier than I would have if I drove the same distance...which makes the little bit of extra effort all the more worthwhile. 


One of the biggest perks of cycling to school is seeing the sunrise over Mount Wolf.  It can be quite beautiful. -- 2017


Life is a journey...not a destination.



David A. Raymond --  September 9, 2018
I'd like to give a shout out to two of my friends, Mark Lentz and Clark Evanitus, who have been commuting to work and...well...just about everywhere they can...for years.  Thank you, gentlemen, for your example.


With my short commute, I can ride on days that I work at GUNG HO BIKES after school and still make it to the bike shop in plenty of time.  No excuses.  Also no reason why I can't run across the street and pick up some Italian Ice, too! -- September 8, 2018



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Here's the GARMIN map and data from quick commute to school and a few of my extended rides home...Happy commuting!









All of my posts are available at ALL TRAILS LEAD TO ICE CREAM and, if you get the chance, be sure to visit the good folks at YOUR TRUE NATUREGUNG HO BIKESPENNSYLVANIA DCNR, and PA PARKS and FORESTS FOUNDATION.

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