Thanks to the posts gents. ...
Keith - Sorry i missed you at the Ontario v-strom ride. Due to the weather that day we decided to 'chicken out'. Coming from Welland, this would have put us right through the storm on Sunday morning. Knowing now how the weather cleared in the afternoon we should have come. Hindsight is always 20/20. ...
If you had been omniscient ...
... then you would have been aware of plans I made before the April 26 ride in Ontario. I wanted to meet JStrom of Olean NY, and Tophski, who lives in Welland and posted often until this year.
I reserved a motel room in Barrie for April 25-27, and asked JStrom and Tophski to share the room with me - they get the beds, I use my own mattress on the floor, and I pay the shot. Tophski never replied, so I asked pvwheeler, a fella in Wiarton, some 80 miles west of Barrie, to share the room instead.
And that was the plan. JStrom & pvwheeler & Keith will arrive separately Saturday evening Apr 25, swap lies, bend some elbows perhaps, sleep, grab some breakfast, and meet at the starting point, refreshed. After the ride, we can stay in Barrie or go our separate ways.
Well, JStrom decided to go where you are now heading, and he had a fine time; pvwheeler decided he had better things to do, and I had the room to myself.
As I say, if you had been omniscient, two of you could have gone to HoJo at 150 Dunlop Street in Barrie, said, oh there's a Wee-Strom with a Florida plate, spotted the Stromtrooper T-shirt in my window, knocked, and had a free flop. And if had that skill, I woulda told you so.
The ride itself was a great treat. Weather was not the best, but what can you expect in Ontario in April!
OK, back to the content of your thread. Warren PA is a short but pleasant ride from Welland. I imagine you would prefer to go further before stopping, but perhaps info at the Warren County Visitors Bureau may persuade you to stay there. You can call them at 800-624-7802; if that doesn't work in Canada (for shame, PA!) try 814-726-1222 or visit www.wcvb.net
on the web.
Advertisers in my map of Warren PA include Venues Restaurant, which promises fine dining at 2043 Pennsylvania Avenue East 814-726-0776. US62 does not go past this place, so if you want to go there, look sharp for Pennsylvania Avenue, and when US62 turns west onto PA Ave, you turn left and go east to Venues. I know nothing about this place, but if you want a break from McDonalds ...
The most scenic part of US62 is west and south of Warren, because from Warren to the state line, US62 follows the Allegheny River (oops I spelled it with an A earlier - foo).
Wherever you go, you will enjoy the ride and the scenery ... unless you tell them I sent you. :rolleyes:
P.S. If you know Tophski, shove him this way, willya?