My husband and I belong to a local motorcycle riding group. We call ourselves 2 Scoop Cycletherapy. Frequently our rides include a stop for ice cream. Since June 26 we have ridden four times with some of our 2 Scoop Cycletherapy friends. Two rides included lunch; one ride was for ice cream; and the latest ride began in the early morning and included breakfast.
On June 26 at 7:15 am I received the following Facebook message from Paul, one of our group members:
“Short notice! We’re meeting Scott and Donna at 9Am at their house … then riding to Corry to meet my brother at the flea market in the parking lot by McDonald’s. From there we will just ride…”
At 8:00 am Bob and I decided to ride with our friends. Paul, Debbie, Bob and I met up with Donna and Scott at their house.
Preparing to leave from Scott and Donna’s House
At 9:00 am we rode to Corry, where we met up with six more riders: Paul’s brother John, Robin, George, Trudy, John and Carol. The ten of us departed Corry en route Woodcock Creek Lake around 10:30 am.
Preparing to leave from Corry, PA
Woodcock Dam, located a few miles southeast of Saegertown PA, was within an hour’s ride of Corry. We stopped at an overlook of Woodcock Creek Lake Dam.
We arrived at the Woodcock Creek Lake Dam around 11:30 am.
Woodcock Creek Lake Dam Overlook
I would like to make a return trip to Woodcock Creek Lake. The pathway across the dam is around 1 mile in length. I’m sure that there are some picturesque views from that pathway. Across the street from the overlook was a sign for a nature trail. The trail interests me as well.
We departed Woodcock Dam around noon and rode to Fat Willie’s Wing House in Edinboro PA.
Fat Willie’s Wing House
After lunch at Fat Willie’s Wing House, we departed for Corry.
We stopped at TJ’s in Corry for ice cream.
We stopped for ice cream at TJ’s in Corry.
One of our friends asked for ice cream in a cup.
His ice cream was scooped onto a cone.
What a mess!
From Corry we made our way back to Warren and home.
On June 29 at 6:00 pm five motorcycles and eight riders departed from the North Warren playground parking lot en route Peaches & Cream in Randolph, NY. We rode through Scandia and along the Allegheny Reservoir to Route 394 into Randolph, NY.
We rode by the Onoville Marina (NY) on the Allegheny Reservoir.
Arriving at Randolph Peaches & Cream
Peaches & Cream is a popular destination for our ice cream rides. It was the first time ice cream there was a disappointment. The hard ice cream was a bit soft.
We made it back home before 9:00 pm.
On July 2 at 10:00 am we departed from the North Warren playground parking lot en route Bob’s Trading Post in Kane, PA.
Bob’s Trading Post
As I was preparing to take this photograph of everyone at Bob’s Trading Post, a man asked if I wanted him to take our picture. Sometimes I carry a tripod, when we ride with our 2 Scoop Cycletherapy group friends. I didn’t carry the tripod with us on any of these four rides. A great big THANK YOU to this nice man at Bob’s Trading Post, as I was able to be included in our group photo.
The twelve of us enjoyed lunch, while sitting on the front patio (located behind us in the above photograph). Thank you, Shawn, for suggesting a lunch ride. It was wonderful sharing lunch with our friends!
After lunch, we rode around the Allegheny Reservoir to Marilla Reservoir and back home. We made two stops, the first at Sugar Bay and the second at Marilla Reservoir.
Sugar Bay is located in McKean County, PA on the Allegheny Reservoir.
Marilla Reservoir is located along Rt. 346, approximately 12 miles west of Bradford, PA.
Marilla Reservoir Covered Bridge
There were eight of us for this portion of the ride. Four riders had prior commitments and weren’t able to join us.
On July 3 at 6:00 am four motorcycles and seven riders departed the North Warren playground parking lot on an early morning ride.
Preparing to leave on our early morning ride
We rode counter clockwise around the Allegheny Reservoir. We made two stops, one at Sugar Bay and the other at the Riverview-Corydon-Cornplanter Cemetery.
The fog was lifting off the water, while at Sugar Bay.
A bonus sighting, while at Sugar Bay, was a beaver.
I took this photograph with a short focus lens.
I hurried back to our motorcycle to change camera lenses.
When I returned with my long focus telesphoto lens, the beaver decided it was camera shy.
In addition to the beaver we saw five deer cross the road and two foxes (one alive along the side of the road and one dead on the road), while on our ride.
The fog lifting off the water at Sugar Bay made for a breathtaking picture.
Our next stop was at the Riverview-Corydon-Cornplanter Cemetery, located on a bluff overlooking the Allegheny Reservoir. The individual cemeteries were moved here in 1964 before they were flooded by the Allegheny Reservoir, which was created when Kinzua Dam was completed in 1965. The Riverview-Corydon-Cornplanter Cemetery contains the remains of relatives and descendants of Seneca Chief Cornplanter, along with residents of Corydon and the surrounding area.
This is the Cornplanter Cemetery. The tall structure is Cornplanter Monument.
The remains of Chief Cornplanter are supposedly buried under the monument.
Our final stop, before returning home, was at the Route 62 Diner in Russell, PA.
Our arrival at the Route 62 Diner
Another 2 Scoop Cycletherary group friend, Bill, met us there. So we had a party of 8 for breakfast. Bill’s timing was impeccable. He had arrived within moments of our arrival.
This was Bob and my first time eating at the Route 62 Diner. Our breakfast entrees were very good; the price was good; and service was great.
We returned home around 10:00 am. It was a chilly, but great, ride. The temperature was in the mid 40s for the most part during our ride. We want to go on another sunrise ride, but on a morning with warmer temperatures!
I wonder where our next ride will take us?