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Woke up at 2 am with nothing to do.....so I braved the rain and fog today in an attempt to see all 9 (8 and a replica) ocean facing lighthouses in nj. It's a trip I had figured out already, but wasn't planning on doing quite yet. Came in just a few miles short of 400 for the round and almost 11 hours. Tried to take the back roads except for the ride down, which was a 120 mile highway run in the rain and the dark. That sucked.

Sandy hook NJ, which dates all the way back to 1764!



Twin lights, just a few minutes from sandy hook



Absecon light, the tallest in NJ, is literally right in atlantic city. These two photos are just a 180 from where I was standing. That's the revel casino disappearing into the clouds






Almost a great HDR cell phone shot....if only the bike was in focus...



East point lighthouse. I dropped the bike in some much deeper than expected sand just a few yards from this spot. Turns out the little 300 has finally met its match with dual sporting duty.



Sea Girt, been just a town over from this many times and never even knew it was there



Barnaget light, aka old barney.



The imposter, a museum



An awesome little sliver of the NJ Pine Barrens, home of the NJ Devil



World famous boardwalk, and a great photo op



The sun! Didn't see it at any other point all day...



Commercial fishing boats in Cape may, I love these things for no good reason. Probably my obsession with the Perfect Storm movie as a kid




And the cape may lighthouse, with some sort of weird lighting effect(It's a ghost!) Cape may is supposedly full of haunted stuff....


 

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Nice pics. What a way to get up and say, "let's ride".
 

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Coming from someone who grew up in Central NJ and about 20 minutes from Sandy Hook, I LOVE this post! (Were there any seals up by the Sandy Hook Lighthouse?)

NJ has some pretty awesome stuff to checkout despite its' rather unappealing reputation so it's nice to see you got some good riding in and had a good adventure doing it!

Also, I think only people from the Tri-State area would know what the Jersey Devil is and the myths/legends surrounding it. :)
 

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Coming from someone who grew up in Central NJ and about 20 minutes from Sandy Hook, I LOVE this post! (Were there any seals up by the Sandy Hook Lighthouse?)

NJ has some pretty awesome stuff to checkout despite its' rather unappealing reputation so it's nice to see you got some good riding in and had a good adventure doing it!

Also, I think only people from the Tri-State area would know what the Jersey Devil is and the myths/legends surrounding it. :)
Didn't see any seals, but I have seen them before on the sand bars in the bay theres. Also have seen plenty of dolphins and a whale or two while kayaking a bit further south.

NJ is full of surprises if you look hard enough
 

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Didn't see any seals, but I have seen them before on the sand bars in the bay theres. Also have seen plenty of dolphins and a whale or two while kayaking a bit further south.

NJ is full of surprises if you look hard enough

Nice ride and pics! Should've hit me up to go riding.

I am a born and bred NYer from Long Island. Live in Brooklyn now, as some around here know. My last GF lives in NJ so spent a lot of time in Bergen County. She lived in Bogota, and then Franklin Lakes. She used to pet sit a lot for clients in insane houses in Ridgewood, Mahwah, and HoHoKus (sp?) since she is a Vet Tech. I talked a lot of **** jokingly about NJ but there are a lot of beautiful places.

Haven't really spent time on Shore though. We have the Rockaways, Jones Beach, the Hamptons, and the North Fork on LI. My current GF who lives in BK with me is from Princeton. For some reason I get a lot of Jersey girls. Not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing.

Hope the NY and NJ riders can do a group ride soon. There is the massive Times Square ride coming up in August or September.
 

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Ive always wanted to do the light house tour! I live in Freehold and usually do a beach ride once a week. Start in Asbury or Deal and go all the way to seaside.
 
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