The sky really looked foreboding with a distinct line of dark clouds headed our way, so I opted to go for a short ride and stay close to home. It resulted in a couple of ever-widening loops, toodling at its best, until the lightening finally called for picking up the pace and outrunning the rain.
Near the end of Emmanuel Road is Emmanuel Cemetary. Interspersed among the newer plots are several older graves. I never studied them before, but this is the first I’ve ever seen of a War of 1812 veteran.
Off to the other side of Lewisberry where I took an impromptu detour on Miller Road, a dirt/gravel path that follows this stream. There is one nearby called Bennet’s Run, but I don’t know if this is the same or if it has a different name.
About 50 yards in the trail keeps going, but a spot opens up and would be pretty good for stealth camping. There is still a lot of undergrowth all around, but I think one could set up a small campsite without problem. It’s not far from York Road and Lewisberry Road, so the sound a car traffic was evident.
The other end of Miller Road dumps onto York Road, which is twisty hills with little berm and fast traffic. I pushed really hard for 1/2 mile until I could get back on a side road. By then there were lightening hits not too far in the distance, and the rain went from spitting to a near drizzle. I picked up Pleasant Drive and pushed for home before the skies opened up.
Distance: 14.7 miles 2013: 161.2