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On Saturday, June 7th, the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Christian Sport Bike Association will be having it's June Monthly Ride "Pocono Screamer". We will be meeting at the Starlight Diner in Fogelsville for breakfast around 8am and the ride leaves around 9:15am.

Our famous "Pocono Screamer" will start between 9:15-9:30am which includes a stop at Hawk's Nest by Port Jervis, NY just after our scheduled lunch. This ride is technical and moves, thus why its named "Screamer". The ride ends near Mt. Pocono near I-380 and rt. 940. Come out and enjoy the roads with us. Remember all our riders are required to wear their protective gear.

All bikes and beliefs are welcome, please let us know if you or any friends are coming. Please ensure that you and any friends both read and comply with our ride policy, Ride Policy : Pennsylvania CSBA.

We hope you can make it... Lets Ride!

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Yeah, looks like we're the only ones left on here. Shame, not everyone loves FB.

Anyway, the turnout at Ephrata this morning was incredible! Must not have been any bikes on the road in all of PA. All 3 parking areas were absolutely full to the point where walking was difficult, even the grassy areas areas were getting filled up by the time I left around 11. Must have been a real zoo getting everyone out at 12.

Perfect day for a ride

See you next week
 

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Yeah, even though the traffic isn't here, people still go to forums to find out when stuff is going on. I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday,
 

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Mark,
Is there a Google Maps map of this ride?
I may make it. Depends on responsibilities that day.
 

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Mark,
Is there a Google Maps map of this ride?
I may make it. Depends on responsibilities that day.
Hey Claudius,

Sorry I didn't see this post earlier. No, they went to gps files now, and I use an MS Word document. We are leaving the starlite Diner in Fogelsville around 9:15-9:30am, there is a gas station right next to the diner fuel up when you get there. The faster pace groups leave first, so be prompt! ;) If you can't get there by then, go to Ehrhard's restaurant near Hawley and on Lake Wallenpaupack. That's our lunch stop. I hope to see you there,
 

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Hello all,

This month's ride had the exact opposite weather of last month's ride. May it was cool and cloudy with the sun peeking out in the morning. By afternoon at the May ride it was drizzling on the way home. This June ride was sunny with perfect temps, not getting past the mid 80's. I got up to the diner about 10 minutes after 8am. That has go to stop, because we are now in the thick of the riding season and a lot more people are coming to our rides. This month we had 36 bikes, and even a couple of pillion riders. We had some old friends show up and some new riders as well. My getting to breakfast late caused the riders meeting to start late as well as a rider getting gas @ 9:30am. We didn't leave until 9:50am with 6 groups of 5 bikes and one group of 6 bikes. Props up to jlasure for putting up a roster and assigning groups to everyone by pace. We had a few adjustments come lunch but all went well. What I meant by well, is no one crashed, and no one got ticketed either. A few groups made wrong turns or went over the wrong bridge, but everyone made it to lunch. Thanks also to Sal for lending a bike to the panda for him to ride, we needed all the ride leaders we could. A big thanks to jlasure, panda, andyr, j-mac, charles, johnric42 for leading groups and to frindle, ANLR21, kpilot, XIII, kirchsnr, and others who assisted in being the trail rider. It was good to have riders from NY, NJ, PA, DE, and VA come to this ride. This was the largest ride we have had in years and it wasn't perfect but a success, none the less. My group had a rider lose his license plate and a frame slider that vibrated off. While getting restarted from our stopping to look for a plate, we almost hit a half gallon of milk lying in the street. Doesn't everyone leave a half gallon of milk in the street??! We arrived at the lunch stop and had a delightful lunch with good food, catching up with the other groups, and laughing about the day's adventures. XIII took a group picture and I shared the Word. We then broke into our groups again and rode up to the Hawks Nest. On the way up we stopped for gas and saw that one rider's bike was missing a steering head bolt! We put a wire tie through the bolt hole and ensured the other bolt was tight, then went on our way. Four groups made it to the Hawks Nest and two made it to the end of the ride, at least that is all I saw. While we were there we saw a bald eagle fly over, some kayakers down in the river, and took some cool pics. The ride had gone long and my group even cut out part of the ride. I did cut out four roads from last year's ride to make it go faster. We also will be starting sooner and leaving earlier from the diner. We had some lessons learned and really came together as a chapter and that was huge. I look forward to July's ride. I hope to see you there.

This month's lesson was the next in a series called "lessons in Christian Living". This month the topic was love, a subject many know about, but not many know completely. Authors write stories about it, songwriters pen ballads extolling it, and producers make movies about it, but do we really know what love is? Our theme verse for this lesson is John 13:34-35= 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Jesus not only commands us to love, but to follow His example, and by this we declare our loyalty to Him, through loving others. The next passage is Matthew 33:34-40= 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Jesus was a trouble maker in His time and the religious leaders were always looking to trap and discredit Him. This time, He turned the tables on them and surprised them. This Scripture also showed about the preeminence and importance of love not only in our relationship with God, but also with others. This love is foundational to our entire Christian life.
Our next passage was in I Peter 1:21-25= 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. 22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you. This passage shows how Christ saved us and we should love each other as the Word says.
John 15:9-17 says: 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other. Here we see that Christ's command to love is not just an order, but a blessing that will bring us great joy. By obeying Christ and accepting Him as Lord and Savior we become His friends and He calls us into His work.
Finally we read I Corinthians 13: 1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. This Scripture is one of the most famous in the whole Bible, being read often at weddings and other important occasions. It speaks of how love needs to be in everything we do or what ever we do is in vain. It speaks of love's sacrificial nature and how it never ends. This passage mentions prophecies, tongues, and knowledge; powerful spiritual gifts that are here today but will go away when Christ returns. When all that is this life is gone; faith, hope and love is all that we will have left, and the greatest of those is love. May God bless you all until next month.
 
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