Spring Swarm: 05/01/11
The crew had such a good time last year with our final event and the route, it was decided that we would rerun the route this year in a more civilized temperature. Nine bikes arrived at the Pilot Station, re-fueled, and prepared for action. Two squadrons were formed with TJ's group(two Teutonic twins, 2 niners, and a CBR) being the first to leave. The early route was to be a little deviation from the original due to some logistical problems and a walk/run marathon over in Asbury. The second flight departed just a few minutes later with 3 niners and another BMW.
Brown Trout in the Upper Deck:
After 75 miles of warm-up and plenty of rural twisties, our group needed a break and sought refuge at the Swartzwood Firehouse with a portable commode across the street. The respite was appreciated, but someone had left their calling card in wrong receptacle. A few laughs ensued with a photo op as we were going to pin the loose deuce on the the first wave. We did a 20 mile super twisty loop and returned past the Deli without incident, but did not find the first squadron. The remainder of the ride was exactly the same as last fall with the exception of a nice tour through the community of Mountain Lake. Re-fueled in Belvidere, we headed for TK's across the Delaware River and through the playground of River Road.
Felix and the Golden Shower:
The first flight did stop at the Deli, but apparently left prior to our arrival down the street. Our routes were exactly the same with only a few adjustments for fuel and a multiple passes for their enjoyment through the carousel at River Road. Their pause at the Deli caused them to search for a private place to void their bladders(the Deli has no restroom). Suitable cover was found behind the dumpster which apparently is where aging felines go to pass on to the "great litter pan in the sky."
Both groups arrived within minutes of each other, a table for ten was arranged, and orders were taken. TK's is a restaurant that is never crowded and two wheelers are always welcomed. Unfortunately, our favorite waitress was not on duty that day. Plenty of conversation ensued about the activity of the day, the attractions, and where to for the next Swarm. FYI, there is a Sunoco Station on Route 94 in Blairstown that has some mighty fine pump jockeys managing your fuel requests. Thanks to Sckill for the recon work on that.
Everyone arrived home safely with full bellies and a few more miles of Jersey twisties under the belts.
Thanks for your support.
BMW and his wife Jill
"FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS EARLY APEX."