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Photos from Euro Bike Ride In #784375 09/15/19 8:37 pm
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We postponed the Ride In - due to a rainy forecast for Saturday and strong winds, rain Friday night. But Saturday was a perfect day (Aarrgh!). So today Sunday was supposed to be very nice but it was cloudy and cooler. Nevertheless we had a good turnout. Hard to keep track of how many bikes showed up because they come and go at different times. I'm guessing maybe 70 or possibly much more.
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The Italian guys allowed me to park in their midst.
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Hunter's Rocket Three. He's 80 or more years old and kick starts this bike. He also works 4 to 6 hours every night repairing forklifts.
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Frank lives nearby and rode his Trident over...
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...then went home and came back on his 2002 Bonneville.
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This was one of the finest looking bikes to show up today.
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Chris bought this BMW at garage sale $20 - he stopped at a yard sale where a widow was selling off her husbands things. He saw a wheel sticking out behind the house and asked if the bike was for sale. She said "Take it. Get it out of here. There's no title for it". Chris put $20 on her table when she wasn't looking, took the bike home and was examining it when he looked in a compartment under the seat - there was the title, signed. (Older bikes in New York state have transferrable registrations).
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Yamaha contraption. It's OK, sort of, he came with two other Euro bikes.
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Mike's Ducati was many years in restoration. Factory racing accessory tachometer!
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Hunter always draws a crowd when he fires up the BSA.


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Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: Al Eckstadt] #784376 09/15/19 8:37 pm
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We did a pretty good job of filling the lot! Rudy's Lakeside Drive-In and cloudy gray skies.


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Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: Al Eckstadt] #784384 09/15/19 9:45 pm
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...yes; that Norton looks better than all the other lot.
If you compare the rocket 3 with the Trident; Triumph have better lines in all the parts.
So, that free BMW was a running bike? Gobs of luck.

Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: reverb] #784420 09/16/19 1:02 am
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No, the "free" BMW was not running. I think I heard Chris say he spent $3000 on refurbishing it. The little Ducati is also a beauty.


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Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: Al Eckstadt] #784471 09/16/19 1:39 pm
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That looks like a really good gathering. There's not a bike in those pictures that I wouldn't enjoy riding, starting with the Rocket IIIs ... !

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Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: Al Eckstadt] #784684 09/18/19 2:48 pm
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Nice job with the pictures Al,(as always). I'll be looking forward to going again next year. This is a nice event,I missed it the fews years it didn't happen.
George

Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: Al Eckstadt] #784689 09/18/19 3:22 pm
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Great pixs thank you! I have a R-3 story for you. I moved to Hernando County Fl. in June of 1980. The Brit Bike Gods took over. The 1st fellow I met was Jim Crompton,
when BSA went out he sold off his inventory from his dealership House Of Beeza in Lockport N.Y. He moved to Istachatta Fl. and opened a general repair shop. He did bring his 1970 R-3 EC03182 vin with him. He took it out of the crate for himself from an order from April 1970. He received 7 R-3's., 4 A65T's , 1 A-50R & 4 B-25S's
His cost for the R-3's was $$1112.00 ea.!! Jim passed 11yrs.ago at the age of 64. His R-3 is safe in the hands of his 42 yr. old daughter Gina a very good rider herself.
Jim was a very fast 1/4 miler back in the day on a lay down R-3 dragbike. He was a regular at Niagara Raceway and Atco in Jersey. His hotrod R-3 bike ran high 9's.
Thanks again for the pixs Geoff.

Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: Al Eckstadt] #784798 09/19/19 7:54 pm
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Great story Bodine! And almost a local connection, Lockport being about 2 hours away.


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Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: Al Eckstadt] #785161 09/23/19 2:42 am
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We all had a good time Al, I look forward to this event every year.
Jay

Re: Photos from Euro Bike Ride In [Re: Al Eckstadt] #785179 09/23/19 10:59 am
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Thanks Jay. Too bad its such a short ride for you!


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