|A couple of Moto Guzzi Airones, my '53 in the backround and Mike Peavey's ? in the foreground.|
The route ran north on the west side of the Connecticut River into Vermont and I realized it ran very close to Steele's shop, so I made a slight diversion to let him know that he could just go a couple of blocks to see the bikes go by. In Brattleboro, the route crossed the Ct. River and ran south on the east side through Northfield proper, then west back over the river and a short ways north to the start point. We're supposed to average quite a slow speed (24mph?), but I didn't pay any attention to that and just enjoyed a pleasant ride at an interesting pace and parked up just outside the finish area and smoozed with people until it was my time to clock in. When the time got close, I suited up and ran through the finish and, but absolute dumb luck, clocked in right on the second, thereby 'winning' my class. Not that we weren't all winners having a great ride on a gorgeous fall day on some beautiful roads with like minded friends.
I brought my Zigolo along to show Mitch Frazier, who had done some work on it and returned it to me the week before at the Moto Giro. He thought he had fixed it, but when I had ridden it a couple of days before, it wouldn't start after I turned it off. I pulled it out of my van and it started immediately and ran fine as we took turns around a field and up and down the road. But, when I shut it off, it wouldn't start again, despite the fact that it had spark. After sitting through lunch and awards (maybe an hour and a quarter), it started up. The mystery continues.
|Mark Turkingtons 1914 BSA|
|Tony Lockwood's 1913 Moto Sacoche 2C7 V-twin. Tony and his bike won the oldest combined age prize again: 177years I believe.|
|A '51 plunger frame Norton International|
|Rich Hosely's '54 featherbed frame Norton International with an Indian four and Matchless G-80 behind it.|
|a NSU single|
|A Brace of Brough Superiors, above a OHV SS100 and below Mark Gibson's sidevalve SV680|
|Carlos Escudero's '28 Indian Scout.|
|The line up|