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I'll be there all weekend, B camping area. Stop by and have a beer.


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Race Paddock with Mike Baker and Son. Level 3 north. I know where lot B is and will catch you there David.

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October 8,9,10 If you haven't been...you really need to go.
Greg, David D, and I will be there. Parked by the swap meet, spectating on the hillside across from Charlotte.


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Originally Posted by Semper Gumby
Race Paddock with Mike Baker and Son. Level 3 north. I know where lot B is and will catch you there David.
If I can get into the paddock I'll stop by.
The van has a nice new coat of white on the roof, should be easy to find.
I still don't know which bike I'll bring. I need three days of low humidity to finish painting Mr Jim.
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Greg, David D, and I will be there. Parked by the swap meet, spectating on the hillside across from Charlotte.
We'll see you there. Are y'all arriving on Thursday or Friday? We should go out to dinner one evening.


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Friday about noon. We are staying next door to a brewery. We may lose Greg there!


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All packed up but the cooler.
Had a scary evening here with tornado warnings. Now there's flash flood alerts. I hope the road I travel is still passable.
Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise......


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Great weekend once I got my van winched out of the mud into a camping spot. It had rained the entire week before the rally, most of the camping areas got severely torn up with deep ruts. Really fun pretending to ride motocross on a Trident just to get to the events. laugh
I spent most days watching the races with friends across from the back straight, nice and cool in the shade. I spent little time in the swap meet, but there were plenty of projects and tempting deals. I'd love to show up with a big trailer and cash to burn.
Subdued party in the campground this year, even the slow races ended at 8:00. I stayed around the van, talking with the nice couple from West Virginia in the next site. He had some very good scotch whiskey.

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I was most intrigued with the 3 cyclinder Curtiss, looked like a cut off aero engine from way back.
Did some internet searching and found this within https://curtissmotorcycles.com/history/

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It was in 1909 that one of the most remarkable Curtiss motorcycles was introduced: the W-3 triple. Created by adding a third cylinder to a V-Twin, retaining the 50 degree angle between cylinders, the W-3 was unlike anything created before (or since). If a V-Twin is a pie-slice of a radial engine, the W-3 is 3/5ths of a radial. Rated at 10 horsepower, weighing 175 pounds, and claimed to be capable of 90 miles per hour, the $350 W-3 looked like a winner. Unfortunately, it was plagued with running issues and real-world performance wasn’t significantly better than the twin given the steep premium it commanded. It turned out that trying to feed three cylinders with two carburetors (one split between the two front cylinders, the second for the rear cylinder) wasn’t the best idea, and rather than refine the machine it was discontinued after only a year.


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