Thursday, September 27, 2007

First Ride

I woke up shortly after sunrise on Saturday and rode to Renovo, Pa. It sits on the west branch of the Susquehanna above Lockhaven. A blue collar town with an old boxcar factory and a past built on timber. A town of churches and (at one time) bars.

It had a movie theater, a hardware store, a grocery, several outfitters, and a men's store. The usual business line up that populated the main streets of small towns in the middle of the mountains. It also had a YMCA with a restaurant and a counter. My father and I would stop there for breakfast on the way north. The building is still there. Breakfast still costs less than five dollars. I had blueberry pancakes and a cup of coffee.

I love these places.

1 comment:

Steve Williams said...

Renovo is one of those places in the lumber region of Pennsylvania that you can see the glimmer of past greatness. And it is a great riding destination too.

There is a Web site that has some cool stuff about the place HERE.

Steve Williams
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