Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/22/2020 10:46 PM

As I pulled up to the pump at the truck stop in Harrisburg, boy was I relieved. The rain had steadily tapered off in the hour or so it took me to get there after the Chad thing. Now, under the roof at the pumps at least I was out of the elements. I hadn't ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/22/2020 10:41 PM

I'd like to say the traffic held us up. But, in reality, all the way down Rt 8 I had to kinda push it to run with the crowd. After the right turn that pointed us towards Norwich, things settled down. I was planning to fill up in Norwich, then hit that ... more »

Added reply in a thread "The Government Filled a SoCal Skate Park with Sand, So the Skaters Turned it Into a Dirt Bike Track" 4/22/2020 3:24 PM

That’s the Spirit! Fuck it!

Added reply in a thread "The Government Filled a SoCal Skate Park with Sand, So the Skaters Turned it Into a Dirt Bike Track" 4/22/2020 10:20 AM

Well, what I'd like to see the government do is something along the lines of The. Manhattan Project. Offer 1 million each to the top 100 medical scientists. Lock them up in Fort Dietrich or Johns Hopkins in Maryland. Nobody leaves, or gets paid, until ... more »

Added reply in a thread "The Government Filled a SoCal Skate Park with Sand, So the Skaters Turned it Into a Dirt Bike Track" 4/22/2020 8:18 AM

Lol........u guys made the national news. https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-skatepark-sand-dirtbikes-social-distancing

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/22/2020 6:36 AM

F##K! Knowing the jig is up, both Dale and I get up and head out of the riders meeting, into the crowd of the unwashed, and squander up to the cop. He did not take his eyes off us the whole way. First thing I notice is, this is a big freaking horse. ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/21/2020 5:36 AM

Dinner was great. Hot dogs on a stick over the fire. Cole slaw and potato chips. Even without hot dog rolls. Desert was marshmallows on the same stick. With all the Budweiser we could drink As the cars seemed to keep rolling in, and the partying up on ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/21/2020 5:34 AM

After shooting the breeze with Chad and Sherry for a bit, we headed back to the bike and camp. There was no practice, it was Saturday afternoon and the place was buzzing. I took the time to go over the bike. The chain got tightened. I put some of the ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/20/2020 3:06 PM

Looking left, I put it in first and turned onto the gravel entrance road to general parking/camping. Right in front of us, there was a kinda flat area, a few football fields wide. After that, a pretty good ridge stood to maybe 10 o clock high. “The Hill”, ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/20/2020 10:43 AM

Thanks Jim. Thru the 70s and into the early 80s, we made that trip. But it's this one that I remember the most. We are about half way thru. The girls are up next.

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/20/2020 4:20 AM

As we left The Bluebird, and walked thru the half stainless, half glass, almost Art Deco door, Dale says, " Man, what was that guys problem?.............And what was the suckers thing. You haven't pulled a sucker in probably 4 years." I just let it go. ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/20/2020 4:07 AM

We drafted the Jerk most of the way to Wilkes Barre. We had to hit reserve again, maybe 20 miles out. The first exit for the next little town had the usual, green, official State Roads sign you see virtually everywhere. I can't remember it's name. But, ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/19/2020 2:05 PM

From what the map said, it was stay on 695, or 95, they were one and the same, till we hit the beltway on the north side of the city. Take that west, to 83 north, which turned into 81, which would take us all the way to Binghamton, the first big city ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/19/2020 2:04 PM

Again. the owner of American Cycle just shook his head. "Yeah. Do you guys even know where you're going? It's a long haul. Closest town is a place called Norwich. It's out in the boonies. A few guys have stopped in on the way up this morning. You're ... more »

Added reply in a thread The races at Armadillo 4/18/2020 9:46 AM

Pt1. It was 1972. And really, might have been 1973. The built in swimming pool, in the back of Johns house, was beautiful on that sunny Friday afternoon. Crystal clear, cool water, on a blistering hot summers day, it was just another day in Suburbia. ... more »

Started new thread The races at Armadillo 4/18/2020 9:43 AM

My first long haul on a bike, hopefully it breaks it up a bit for you guys.

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Added reply in a thread Thoughts on a limited reopen? 4/16/2020 11:51 AM

Agreed and not. Open it up, but the mass stadiums things, I dunno about that. As far as sueing China, that’s a waste of time. Good way to start a WW3. Get paid in ICBMs No, with China, we need to make a list of vital stuff we need as a nation. Medicines, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Professional sports in Florida are getting the green light to resume production after the Florida Governor's Office deemed them "essential services." 4/15/2020 1:15 PM

I have a feelin. Almost a dream. A premonition maybe. Tall green trees.......lush green pastures...... no sand in sight.......a track with history........ It won’t be Mother’s Day, but something like that. Maybe, just maybe, this will be the date of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Professional sports in Florida are getting the green light to resume production after the Florida Governor's Office deemed them "essential services." 4/15/2020 1:03 PM

I don’t think u can. Most networks have upgraded to 3g. Those old phones won’t work on the upgraded networks. Imagine that.

Added reply in a thread Gp riders in AMA ? 4/14/2020 7:02 AM

Well u guys are buying into the hype, the false news. Around here anyway, it’s a freaking ghost town. Hardly anyone driving around. I go to the grocery store, half the people that are there, which arnt many, have masks on and are keeping their distance. ... more »