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awesome. JB, you missed a great weekend of riding with the ’hood. Photos later today.

The grandstands with people cheering us on was A W E S O M E.
 

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What are these guys looking at?

the plane, boss, the plane!!

Edited by - imslow on Sep 18 2006 06:51:51 AM
 

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The grandstands, on our way out. Gotta do those damn cones again.
 

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JerseyGirl looking good on the duc, hand shifting almost the whole way!!
 

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Yea, Good fun and a good turn out. 60+ entrants. All kinds of different bikes and new people. Team Motobi-Kennedy/Strempfer/Oliver won the team challenge,beating out Team Bultaco. Tim Kennedy won the 125 class and I got 2nd in 250 missing the win by 2/10ths of a second. Darn cones!! It was pretty cool as people were lined up along the roads at variuos places on the route cheering us on.

Nice route-challenging and the weather was perfect.

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Looks like great fun. I'm glad so many people did show up. 60+ would make it the best year yet.

What was up with the grandstand? looked like a tractor pull track.
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The grandstand was where on an hourly basis there was some sort of major featured event going on. After we arrived and did a cone demo, and Bob C. doing the announcing of each rider and a description of the bike they were riding, they had a Pitt special biplane doing aerobatics for about 15 minutes. Then we took off. In between, they opened the "paddock" and let all the folks in. There must have been a few thousand folks at this fair.

What was interesting was that we were the new feature in this time slot . . . we took over from the demo derby (seriously). Apparently quite a few of these country Nascar boys were kind of upset about that, and there were a few signs outside the fair saying things like "we want it back" and "bring it back". Alita told us that she felt she was being harrassed by some ugly big folks that saw her with her bib on and realized that it was one of the group that had displaced their beloved derby. We were told that the derby was stopped ffor safety reasons, though.

Bove suggested next year the sidecars go and race in the pig racing oval . . . Or we have our own bike demo derby!!
 

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Still...seems like a great event. George DeCamp does nothing half-way. Sure hope I can make it next year....or spring.

Any mishaps? Everything go smooth? Who WON??

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That looks like the tracter pull arena at the Tunbridge World fair. Did you have any fried dough?
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well . . . . George did get one very MINOR direction wrong on the route sheet half way through sunday am which sent 50-60 people on little screaming bikes 20 miles out of the way . . . then half of them thought they were going the right direction, then the other half thought they were going the wrong direction, and then bothgroups changed their mind again so we wound up passing each other not knowing what was right and all of us pointing to the other group telling them to go in the other direction . . . a little frustrating, but it was something to hoot about later ! ! !
 

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That's the place, tunbridge. Hell no! I had the philly cheese steak (AMERICAN cheese) loaded.

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I had the smothered sweet sausage on a roll, to die for. Really loved Vermont and genuine Vermonter's, "Ahh yuh, you park that there vehicle dawn thaya', just past that there little shack."

My coil started going on the second loop, and everything else along with it (but 13 has always been a good number for me). I found some smegma in the left carb that I thought was causing one cylinder to cut out, but retrospectively, I was afraid it was coil. I rode for around 20 miles before it overheated, so I would sit and wait, but then only went 5 miles, and less and less until I popped into Phinizy, the dictator's, halfway time stop. something new this year to help stop from you accumulating time as he won't let you go until the time marked on your card; so you lose the half-hour you picked up. Which fkd' me the first day as I missed a turn in the afternoon (stupid, stupid, I'm so stupid!) then stopped to give my buddy some gas as he ran out, then the freaking coil started its shit...and I was 4 minutes late, and I had pretty much aced the first 2 special tests.

But I still had the best time. I didn't much like the facility "The Fkg' Grey Bonnet, a special place to count sheep (no shit)"..Fawlty Towers is what I called it, complete with Basil. Actually, all of this was part of the entertainment for me, it was quite funny. Especially when Freddy "Fringe" went to apologize for telling his story about the time he stood down the leader of a Puerto Rican gang (and the way he tells it is absolutely killer, he should seriously go into comedy), but this was the second time he was telling it and this time he was in the bar and forgot about "Basil" who asked him quite curtly to not use profanity. Fred was quite gracious and immediatly apologized, which I thought was quite enough, but Basil held a grudge so his bad. That story is killer funny, though, killer funny, especially the way he tells stuff. It was Peter Booth, Johnny Bravo, and me listening to him tell it, and we were dying, man.

The weather was perfect, the course was real good. Different than NY as the smaller roads didn't flow into each other so you droned from one to another more than was fun, but the good roads, the back ones were great. Shit, we went over Lincoln Gap the steep way up. One of the R27 BMW's rear hub was cherry red when he made it down the other side, which is probably a lot of rider error, but the climb was tough on the engine (there were a lot of 2 stroke mini seizures), and the descent was not for the faint hearted.

I LOVED the packed back roads, I went 55 most of time on them, so great. And the Vermont countryside is like a step back in time, stunning. The fair was fun, Jay and I did bumper cars (I lost). We couldn't get any of the riders to do it with us. This club is getting so old <sigh>, people go to bed right after dinner. Friday night was like 20 of us out in the parking lot BS'ing with beers, and then there were 4 of us after dinner Saturday. Oh well!

You should have come JB, it was definitely worth it, though.

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DGY,
That guy at the Bonnet was wound up TIGHT, HUH?? I travel quite a bit in my job and I have never met anybody so anti people. He is in the wrong business!! Oh well, I just chuckeled to myself. Freddy was just a howl. Great fun and it was good to see so many motorcycle folks having a good ole time and they were not bothered by the bonnet.

The speed were up there compared to NY don't you think. I had the Motobi up to 70mph on some of the dirt sections. I thought of a properly prepared dirt track oval surface while I was doig the "Dirt"

I hope we go back there.

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Next year I'll have to put aside some cash to make sure I can make both Frontier and Giro.
Makes me feel kind of nauseated that I missed it....you know, opportunity gone sort of thing. But I got bills to pay, woodshed to build, 2 cords to split, side jobs that are late etc etc.

Doug, did you, Frank and Matt, Cathy and Frank, etc do the late night RV hang out and BS thing? That's my favorite.
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I just want to also say what a great time I had this weekend. It was cool to see familiar as well as new faces at the Giro. Anytime I had a problem, my 14 dads were there to help. You all are great and thank you very much! Although the bike did not make it all the way, I still had an awesome time.

I also want to thank all the volunteers! Specifically one who learned about the event on this site, drove up, and volunteered her time and van to help out. I know you are out there Jen so thank you! It was cool meeting you, and I hope to see you at future events!

Hope to see you all at Frontierland and next years Giro!
 

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JB, that was DGY's complaint . . . because there was a comfy bed right there, a lot of folks went straight to it. Only the guys camping stayed up. Most were righ to beddy by at 9 or 9:30. I think Frank and Kathy stayed up, though

We were privileged to be awoken at 4:30 by the unmistakable sounds of bedsprings being worked by someone's butt above our heads (Right over room 206 . . who was it?) banging away . . . . but the strange thing was, it only lasted 30 seconds or so. couldn't have been one of us racer types.

PS. Tim Kennedy won the 125 class, 1st place. Figures.
 

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Actually, I think quite a few people were in the bar buying beers for $3.75 a pop, which is kind of nuts when you've got a cooler full of primo stuff for less than a third of that outside. Besides, ya' can't do tobacky' inside anymore, shit some folks don't much like it if you do it outside. If they piss me off enough, next time I won't shower, I won't wipe, and I'll blow cigar smoke in all my clothes and then I'll sit at the bar and make up swear words. That'll drive the party outside quick enough, and Basil will get squat.

The people I was hanging with were new peeps', and they were just as much fun, I thought. Some guy named Jay, who's wife was riding a 305 Dream (yeah, they let 305's in this year!), was pretty funny, we had a nice little group going Friday night. Pete T. was fixing some guys Duc' in his double wide/double long trailer, so we went over to tell Pete where to look for the trouble, but he found it on his own. I always like to get him swearing at me a little, he's kind of pretty when he's mad.

Oh, Tim Kennedy had one of those weird fiberglass trailers that looks like a giant condum holder, ya' know alien looking, the top comes up and the back goes down; so I duct taped it shut and put an elephants face on the front. Stremfer got blamed, but Tim thought it was funny, and then I went out before breakfast and pulled the tape off praying the paint wouldn't come with it as the joke was over. Good thing too, because his wife was the one that had the land rover I needed to put my bike on.

Joe Cosmo gave away a half a warehouse as door prizes, man that went on and on. I was doing schtick with Jay, if you want to call it that, to try and make the time go quicker, but I eventually asked Bove to say something when he finally won, and then as soon as he had the mic' in his hand, I went outside, got a beer, and hunted up some amigo's.

I guess maybe the speeds were up this year because of all the state roads we had to use. Route 17 was the best of the paved stuff, what a roller coaster, I was dragging the pegs on some of those tight decreasing radius turns. My speed was down this year on the pavement as I went to IRC dot trials tires, which are pretty aggressive, and the best I could do was around 65 on a straight with them on. But they were excellent where you needed a good tire, I could disappear on the dirt on anybody with them. The dirt is where I made up time and caught the front of the pack.

I met a couple of real nice guys from Illinois, father and son. They made the trip and rode a Yami 180 and a 150. I saw the Jersey girl on the back of the kids bike coming back from the fair, guess her shifter linkage messed up and she wanted to finish on a bike <yeah right!> I wonder if that kid knew he had around two dozen "uncles" sizing him up as soon as the two of them started hanging, but I think we all liked him, otherwise he'd still be trying to find his way up one of the banks of the Lincoln Gap.

Hee!

Dgy

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Next year I'll have to put aside some cash to make sure I can make both Frontier and Giro.
Makes me feel kind of nauseated that I missed it....you know, opportunity gone sort of thing. But I got bills to pay, woodshed to build, 2 cords to split, side jobs that are late etc etc.

Doug, did you, Frank and Matt, Cathy and Frank, etc do the late night RV hang out and BS thing? That's my favorite.
JohnnyB


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