November 5, 2016 Pounding The Poconos Ride Featured

november introThe day started dark but brightened as the morning wore on. Thankfully we had sunny clear skies and no rain today! I rode for about 35 minutes up to the Starlite, stopping for fuel along the way. Once I was there I met up with ANLR 21 and we chatted about family and riding. Soon, johnric42 showed up as well as Nick from NY. We all went in and sat down and eventually were joined by Rusty Bucket and Stephen, as well as others. All told there were seven of us on this ride and it was as big as you can get without breaking into two groups. After a delicious breakfast, a ride meeting held by yours truly, including the safety tip for the day and a prayer for safety, we were on our way. We consistently met up with traffic having breaks every few miles. Due to geography we alternated between twisty roads and straight main roads. Outside of Jim Thorpe we were buzzed by a low flying wild turkey, you don't see that every day!  Once we got passed that a lively discussion ensued about the route. We pulled over and made adjustments, getting onto the route in question. We went past a race track, avoided a detour, and then stopped for lunch. Lunch was fun, we had some yummy food at the Barley Creek Brewing company sitting at a bar that had an illuminated onyx surface. That was pretty cool. Afterwards, I shared the Scripture and bade some friends farewell as they had other plans for the afternoon. The rest of us moved on and had an enjoyable ride on some "new to us" roads. We made it safely back to Sheetz near the airport where we loitered for a while until heading home. It was fun to ride with old friends again, the Scripture I shared is below. I hope to see you all again in December.

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November 19, 2016 CSBA End of Season Holiday Banquet

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The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Christian Sport Bike Association in partnership with our CSBA Day at the Races will host our first annual end of season 2016 Holiday Extravaganza Banquet Party at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort. Mark your calendars - this will be a fun night.

RSVP (1 confirmed "Going" assumes 2 tickets unless you tell us otherwise). You can book now - banquet room/ hotel rooms are now confirmed - on or before Tuesday, October 18th to reserve your seats (and or rooms) so we can give a proper head count. Tickets will be $45.00 / per person - $90.00 for a couple (including the tax and gratuity fees breakdown).

We have received confirmation for the date of 11/19 and also for a block of 10 rooms at a discounted price. Ticket price includes the "All you can eat Buffet" and dancing/entertainment for the evening. We'll be in the Winterberry/Hemlock Banquet Room.

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Bucks/Montgomery Rattlesnake Run September 3rd, 2016

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We give thanks to God for His wisdom and His Blessings….

Russ “Rusty Bucket” Bugge and Ana Maria Velazquez bring this month’s ride report to you. Big thanks go out to the entire CSBA Team for keeping His message pure and the path lit…

The September CSBA ride was again, like nearly every ride this year, subject to threats of weather. Although weather predictions tormented our plans of a scenic ride through both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, we were very fortunate that Hurricane Hermine did not make his way into the Philadelphia area, giving us an opportunity to ride for the full day. Some of us did have to pass through a rain cloud moving through northern Bucks County on our way to the Starlite Diner, but by the time we started our ride, there was no more of that to be seen and the day turned out full of nothing but sunshine.

Perhaps because of the weather forecasts, the gathering for breakfast developed a little late and we may have been a little late to start the ride. Pitching in relief, Rusty Bucket stepped up in the absence of senior leadership, to host and lead the day’s ride/event. The morning route-prep meeting is a chance to discuss the CSBA riding rules, take and share suggestions, and provide details specific to the planned route for the day. Matko took charge of the Fast (F1) Paced Group and Rusty led our Chase (S1) Group with a mix of Spirited and Cruisers filling the ranks. Both groups added to a total of 26+ riders.

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