Paul’s Pied Piper Ride

I look forward to Wednesday night rides with friends. We leave at 6:00 pm from the North Warren Playground parking lot, which is located not far from our house. We usually get home before dark.  Last night’s ride was to Eralndson Overview Park, located near Frewsburg NY.    This was our first Autumn ride; this was our first ride when we didn’t stop for ice cream; and this was our first ride where we took a wrong turn.

Everyone met at the North Warren Playground parking lot.

The next several photographs are of scenery along our ride route.  As you look through the pictures, you will notice that Autumn colors are beginning to appear.

Hatch Run Road

Intersection of Hatch Run and Scandia Roads
We turned left on Scandia Road.

Scenery along Scandia Road

Scenery along Scandia Road

Scandia Road was pretty rough in places.
Later we were to learn that some roads could be even rougher!

We rode past the Allegheny Reservoir in Onoville NY.

The entrance road to Erlandson Overview Park

We stayed at Erlandson Overview Park, watching the sky turn color.

It was getting dark, as we prepared to depart Erlandson Overview Park.  There would be no ice cream stop on this ride.  It was getting late.  It got later still, as we ended up taking a wrong turn.  A phrase comes to mind — “where he leads, we will follow”.  Also the story of the Pied Piper came to mind 🙂  Paul was in the lead, we followed him as we made our way back home.  There was one left turn onto a road on which a short way down the road a sign read “Pavement ends”.  The pavement certainly did end, abruptly.  The “road”, if I can call it that, was a narrow and steep dirt path that was riddled with holes and ruts.  We rode a short way down this path until we found a farmers field in which we turned around.  We made it back home around 8:30 pm.  Our planned 1 1/2 hour ride turned into a 2 1/2 hour ride.  We had a great time, though.  I love these Wednesday night rides.  Not only do we get to spend time with friends, doing something we all enjoy, but there is always an adventure to reminisce about!





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