Archive | July, 2016

NEVA 2016

28 Jul

This year it’s at Pinecreek Campground near Ithaca NY. There were over 60 registered riders and the location was excellent. Five of us had a long backroad ride on Thursday. Thanks Syd, Eric, Bennie and Chris for sticking with me through four detours and one very long deadender. The lodge was plenty large enough for everyone for the dinner on Saturday. Unfortunately the rainy weather and forecasted heavy downpours worried some riders and they left for home on Saturday morning. Larry and I thoroughly enjoyed our day in Ithaca, the Museum of Earth was excellent and we met Aaron Miller at his custom repair shop just south of town. He is obviously a skilled machinist and Harley mechanic. He welcomed us and gladly loaned space and tools to Larry to adjust his chain. We highly recommend Miller’s Motoworks. The weather improved on Sunday, just light rain and drizzle but comfortable temperatures to ride. Larry and I rode homebound together and he stayed overnight at my family cottage north of Kingston.

Rider Training

6 Jul

I’m leaving this morning for Bala and will be staying at Phil’s cottage for a few nights. Tomorrow there are 8 riders meeting up at Clinton Smout’s near Horse Shoe Valley. We made arrangements to use his small off-road bikes in the morning and a varied selection of larger BMW bikes in the afternoon. I’ve met Clinton a few times at Horizon Unlimited events and I’m sure that we are in for a day of great fun. We will have 2 instructors for the day so I expect it to be very informative.

Made it to Phil’s cottage on the Moon River, Pretty Point is a “family museum” full of nostalgic items with stories to match.​