May 6th Fool Me Twice cruise in Philly PA.

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  1. Bigcam59

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    Considering how good the last ride was, I am already chomping at the bit for this one...fewer pubs and more sightseeing! :D
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    Yeah, this one should be a hoot.

    Philly has much to offer, besides the soft pretzels and cheese steaks, which we intend to conquer.

    We'd love to see some new faces.

    Spin
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    The official ride will start at the Liberty Bell at Noon. From the liberty bell to Via Bikes then to reading terminal for a bite (I'll watch the rides here)then to the airplane, around city hall, up and down museum row then down 19th to rittenhouse square, back to chestnut and down to 5th, through the tunnel, (always fun) to barcade and then back to the train. At this point it looks like about 10 miles or so...without Barcade its 6 1/2, and almost entirely flat. :D
    here's the route marked in UGV green...
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    hope to see you there, cats and kittens! 8)
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    :mrgreen: I'm as green as that UGV green route line! :mrgreen:
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    here's the official flyer 8)
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    All righty,I've made a few changes to the route. Here it is as of today.
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    From Via Bikes we head down South Street to 2nd Street. Right on 2nd to Washington and the Hot Rod show/ food fest at Snockey's .
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    From there it's up Christian Street to 18th. Make a right and head to Rittenhouse Square, then down chestnut and left at broad to city hall. Past City Hall to the plane sculpture, up and around museum row, down Race street through Chinatown and left on 7th. Past Edgar Allen Poe's House make a right on Poplar and then down to Frankford ave and barcade. Then it's a short ride back up Springarden and across 8th to the Train Station at * and Market.
    I rode the route today on my stretch so I can attest to it being flat and doable I kept it in second the whole time, except when my pant's cuff caught the jockey shift and put it in third! Hope you can make it. 8)
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    I'm so there. I can't wait. Cruising Philly is tons of fun.
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    Here is the official cue sheet for the ride...
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    Start- at the Liberty Bell – 6th and Market (1)
    Down 6th street-
    Right onto Spruce Street
    Left onto 10th Street past South St.
    Left onto Bainbridge Street
    Left On 9th St. Middle of the block is-
    *Via Bicycle 606 south 9th St. (2)
    Left onto South Street- 7 blocks-
    Right onto 2nd St. - continue to…
    *Snockey’s Clam House 2nd and Washington. (3)
    Double back to Christian Street-continue 16 blocks
    Right onto 18th Street- 8 blocks to (and around)…
    *Rittenhouse Square (4)
    Up 18th 2 blocks
    Right onto Chestnut Street (Heads up- traffic ahead)
    Left onto Broad St and past…
    *City Hall (5)
    Continue around on Broad Street (Traffic here)
    Left at The Academy of Fine Arts (Apprx 3 blocks)
    Rest at…
    *The Downed Airplane (6) (The worst of the traffic is over now)
    Continue West to Benjamin Franklin Parkway to…
    *The Art Museum (7) (pose with Rocky)
    Head back east on Benjamin Franklin Parkway past the museums
    Cut across and turn right onto Race Street- (Careful…last part of traffic )
    East down Race Street through…
    *Chinatown (8)
    Left onto 7th (careful here-traffic)-past
    *Edgar Allen Poe’s House (9)
    Right onto Poplar St.Follow to end and then left
    Right onto W Laurel St.
    Left onto Front, then just follow the pack to…
    *Barcade 1114 Frankford Ave. (10)
    South on Frankford Ave
    Right onto N Delaware Ave
    Right onto Spring Garden St
    Left onto N 8th St and onto
    *Patco Station-8th and Market (END)
    hope you can make it 8)
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    Mmmmm! Barcade @10 :) Boy do I wish I was back on this one!!!
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    I didn't take too many pics, I was mainly making video, but here are the ones I did get...
    Rittenhouse Square...
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    The Airplane with our guests, Hickone and Valentine...
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    And here the ragtag group of ratrodbikes pose with their prey...
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    Big thanks go to Spokes, our secretary of transportation, for picking up our guests and navigating through the 5 boro bike tour to get to the ride on time.
    I'll be working on the video tonight
    PS the mileage total not counting the ride to and from the train station was 11.5 miles! good work!
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