Impromptu Camping with 'DC Rider' (2010)
Bloochdog was generous enough to allow me to borrow his F350 to complete my move on Saturday and I returned it to him Sunday :thumb
I rode home just in time to meet Eric, pack my camping gear and head off to go camping :clap
We rode over to h14xl's house to bother him and keep him from doing organization and garage chores. Always a fun time visiting with him :wave
His home is surrounded by Mennonite farms so we had a little traffic getting off his road :rofl
From here we rode up to Reddish Knob to scope out the landscape and enjoy the fall leaves. The colors up here change much sooner on account of the elevation. I cannot wait till the whole area is alight in the bright oranges and yellows of fall. My favorite season.
Eric surveying the vista, a true explorer :brow
Lending to its namesake "Reddish Knob"
The hunters were out blocking the road with their trucks. A little while later we pass some hunting dogs out and about. Somewhat skiddish and inquisitive, they just sorta stared at us as we rode by.
Down to Hone Quarry, we rode up the dirt road past the lake but the old campsites I frequented in college have been tank-trapped and closed off to public access. We turned around and camped at another site I used to visit.
I brought along some fresh trout, corn and a couple beers. Eric had some beans and lentils and scotch. We ate like kings relaxing to the sound of the nearby creek and crackling fire on a warm fall night.
Washing hands in the creek...
I slept great and enjoyed trying out my new Eureka Solitaire tent. In the morning we packed up and were riding by 7:30
We rolled up to Dayton and had a filling breakfast at the Thomas House Restaurant, good country cookin and quite affordable.
And Eric had a donut for desert
Back home, mowing the lawn, washing the bike and going for a run. Great way to spend Columbus Day :clap
Expect some moving updates and future ride reports around the greater DC area.