Ride report: Old Mine Rd

Vincent met me on the Upper West Side at 8:15 and we set off through New Jersey. After a couple of traffic slow-downs we were into the countryside and ascending what I refer to as the Sussex Alps. We kept heading north & ascending towards the foothills of the Poconos where New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania meet.  After topping up our stomachs and our gas tanks we turned onto Old Mine Road. The first 10 or 15 miles were as they always have been, last paved probably in the 1970s, and now the broken gravel has mixed with the surviving pavement to become a hard pack dirt and gravel mix.  As usual, the potholes were well camouflaged by the overhanging branches. I led a conservative 30 mph ride those first 15 miles to the solitary Stop sign. Unfortunately, when we crossed to begin the second portion, road excavation equipment and Road Closed signs blocked our way. We continued running the Sandyston-Walpack Road through the hills, and then rode over to Stokes State Forest to poke around there, as you see in the video above. All in all it was a weather-perfect day, our first 70 degree day since last October, and we were both pleased to have spent it riding in the country.

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