Ten years ago, when I first started riding in Michaux State Forest, Mark, Glenn, Tim, and the rest of the group were kind enough to accommodate me by riding extremely early in the morning so I wouldn't take too much time away from my son who, at the time, was only seven years old. I'm beyond that stage in life now...but now it's Timmy's turn. With his hectic work and family schedule he's only able to get about one ride in a week. Now it's my turn accommodate him. So...for the past few years during the summer months...we have a standing Tuesday mountain bike date each week. Sometimes it's just Tim and I...but this summer was special. The summer of 2016 saw the return of Glenn, Kristian, Mikey, & Bill...Mark was able to make most of the rides...and Matt was able to get time away and join us a couple of times. Regardless of who is in the group, our Tuesday rides have become one of the things I look forward to each and every week...and I'm happy that I can help Tim get out and ride with us.
This week Mark, Glenn, Mikey, Bill, and I head back to our classrooms....thus ending our weekly Tuesday rides for another summer. So...to quote Dr. Seuss..."Don't cry because it's over...Smile because it happened!" Here's a look back on our Tuesday fun. Enjoy!
|Tim Sindlinger and I in Michaux State Forest -- August 9, 2016|
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -- Michaux State Forest
|Tuesday June 21 was also National Selfie Day. Great ride with Matt Linnane and Tim Sindlinger. -- June 21, 2016|
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -- Michaux State Forest
|Glenn Medice came out of retirement to join Tim and I for a super fun ride in Michaux. Glad to see Glenn's all smiles and thumbs up! -- June 28, 2016|
|Dave Raymond, Glenn Medice, & Tim Sindlinger -- June 28, 2016|
|Glenn was on top of his game for his first Michaux ride in almost 7 years! -- June 28, 2016|
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 -- Michaux State Forest
|Billy Graves & Mikey Nardelli made it out with Glenn and I for a hot and humid early July ride in Michaux State Forest. -- July 5, 2016|
|Mikey sporting a very appropriate shirt for today's ride! -- July 5, 2016|
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -- Michaux State Forest
|Trust me...I did ask him if he was okay before I pulled out the camera to take this pic. Glad Tim survived to ride another Tuesday! -- July 12, 2016|
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- Michaux State Forest
|This ride saw the biggest group of the summer: David Raymond, Tim Sindlinger, Matt Linnane, Glenn Medice, & Mark Lentz. Mark guided us all up Vista Trail for an amazing view of the forest below. -- July 26, 2016|
|Matt meets Glenn. No one is ever the same after they meet Glenn! -- July 26, 2016|
|Probably my favorite pic of the summer. This is why I love summer. This is why I love Michaux. This is why I love mountain biking. -- July 26, 2016|
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 -- Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake
|He's back! Kristian Hains joined Glenn and I for a Tuesday trip to Raystown Lake to ride the nationally known Allegrippis Trails -- August 2, 2016|
|David Raymond, Kristian Hains, & Glenn Medice at Raystown Lake -- August 2, 2016|
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 -- Michaux State Forest
|Tim Sindlinger and I tackled Grave Ridge in Michaux State Forest for the first time in six years -- August 9, 2016|
|Taking a break on Grave Ridge -- August 9, 2016|
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 -- Michaux State Forest
|Wrapping up the last Tuesday ride for the summer of 2016: Mark Lentz, Dave Raymond, Tim Sindlinger, & Nate Hake -- August 16, 2016|
|The last ride of the year gave me (hopefully) the last flat tire I'll have for a while -- August 16, 2016|
|Mark made a post-ride friend in the parking lot of Pine Grove Furnace State Park -- August 16, 2016|
|For 2016, Tuesday's gone. Taking our time packing up after our last ride of the summer -- August 16, 2016|
Life is a journey...not a destination.
David A. Raymond -- August 18, 2016
|Wrapping up my final Tuesday ride with a triple scoop of Hershey's ice cream with Mark and Tim at Mountain Creek Campground! -- August 16, 2016|
All pics taken by SQUIRRELS WITH CAMERAS.