Because of the small wheels on the scooter, it's forks were fouling the chock so, while we had the welder out, we widened the chock to clear the forks.
Later Fri., Leif Gustavson arrived with his comical TW200 Yamaha.
Sat. Tiddlers showed up from as far away as N.H., Dorchester, Ma., and Sparta, N.J. The oldest bike was probably Bill Burke's '55 NSU Max Special and smallest bike was a '81 AR 80 Kawasaki. A total of 19 bikes took to the Sat. am loop: ten Japanese, four German, two Italian, two Spanish and one Czech.
|Bill Burke in front of the 175 CZ talks to Mike Gontesky behind his 150 Lambretta.|
|Rich Hosley stands near his Ossa Wildfire with Henry Sypher's 175 Bridgestone in the foreground|
After we got back, I was admiring Dale Hoyt's '63? Bultaco Mecurio 175 and he suggested I take it for a ride. I did and it's a sweetheart. It has a very willing motor with a surprisingly wide powerband, is extremely agile, and has a very comfortable seat. The brakes, as Dale warned me, were marginal at best.
The food and drink ensued with many non tiddlers showing up, some in some interesting cages.
|Beth Braun admires a '60 Triumph TR3 and '56 Buick Skylark and a '38? Chevy.|