Ride to Work

Monday, May 4, 2015

Phoenixville Ride on the MG

Sunday afternoon we took another MG ride, this time out to Phoenixville.  We took a circuitous route as Charlene wanted to go to Mostardi's to buy a bag of potting soil.

We headed up Goshen to Boot Rd and took the right there to the Pike.  Shortly after crossing 252 on Goshen I saw a red 1950.s Jag (that may figure in another post) headed in the opposite direction.  Gave him the wave and he waved back.  Close behind him followed a blue Cobra with white stripes.  No wave back from the Cobra guy.  We continued on to the Pike were we stopped at Mostardi's got the potting soil and headed back out.

We followed the Pike to Providence and that to Goshen, then Earle's Lane out to Darby-Paoli and Church to Waterloo.  Waterloo is fine on the outbound side of the road but there are some huge holes on the inbound side.  I am talking about holes that will swallow up an aircraft carrier much less a little MGTDr so I made a decision not to come back that way.

We followed Waterloo all the way to its end on 23 at Valley Forge. It's not called Waterloo there but it's the same road.  At 23 we made the left towards Phoenixville despite signs of road closures and detours.  We stayed on 23 until we reached Country Club Rd which we took to Valley Park Rd and that to White Horse to loop back onto 23.  There we headed west to Starr which we followed to Bridge and Downtown Phoenixville.  While on Starr we saw a turquoise and white Nash Metropolitan sitting in a driveway.  This is either the third Nash Metropolitan of the same color I've seen or this one little car really gets around.

We did the passeggiata in downtown Phoenixville, got frozen yogurt, visited a couple of shops and then headed back.  We also so a gold 1950s Plymouth station wagon with huge fins cruising on Bridge Street.  Unfortunately I did not get a chance to get a shot of it.

We took the reverse way back except that we did a loop around Valley Forge because the roads there are a blast to drive.  As I didn't want to head back down Waterloo, we got on 202 to the 252 exit and followed 252 to St. Davids for the way home.

Another great day for a ride.  Perfect temps with blue skies, not any traffic to worry about, and great roads despite some pretty bad conditions in some areas.  The road crews are not moving as fast this year as they did last but they are making some progress in several areas.

The classic car tally is now three Nash Metropolitans, two 1950s Jag,one MGA, one Hot Rod, one 1950s Chrysler, one 1950's Plymouth, and one Ford Model A.  The exotic tally stands at 10 Ferraris, 9 Teslas, 6 Maseratis, 3 Cobras, 2 Bentleys, 2 Unknowns, 2 Lambos, 1 Rolls Royce, 1 DeLorean, and 1 Austin-Healey.



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