Set watch alarm for 6:00 to be gone before 7:00. Heater worked well sleeping with just summer blanket while outside a heavy frost struck. Drove up to boat launch area of park while still dark. Paranoid that I would be rousted and charged with spending night there. Drove up road further & found Switchback railroad historical dirt parking area. Historically a recognized place but modern times treated it with a poor dirt parking lot and litter.
Fixed bfast & drug my feet waiting for fog to burn off and frost to melt. Found in Bikemag the ride Twin Peaks here in JT. Drove into town down Broadway that is vary narrow with cars parked on either side. Still cold downtown. Parked in public lot behind train depot. Quite historical based on coal. Site:jimthope.org.
Checked in @ bike shop and was given ride update info. Headed out. Ride turned out to be road, railroad grade, truck roads, 1 piece of wide ST for a mile. Bikemag said the ride was way more than that. What a bust. Still made a 20 mile day. Leaves mostly all down.
Back into town & bike shop. Checked out other shop and asked what their understanding of Twin Peaks ride was. Said same thing as much as a non rider could explain. Back to Blue mtn & told them of my disappointment. Said it was the same ride that they took the writer on.
Back to van and internet search. Found a ride on Sat here in JT lead by Lehigh Valley club. Signed up, ride description said technical advanced. PA rocks are smaller and cast in. Way easier to ride for what little I rode. Pump up tires and ride light. Look forward to a challenging ride.
Left knee still hurts, still keep riding. Forecast was calling for big rain tomorrow which would mean reat day. Found a local ride and the forecast is pushing the rain to later in day.
No shower, could have poached a XG shower but I didn’t want to freeze again.
Drove back up valley looking for a place to crash. Eventually found spot I rode thru: Back off the highway quite a ways. Should be quiet again. Last night was so quiet it was strange not hearing the heavy traffic.