French & Indian War Redux

Recent visitors to Fort Ticonderoga were treated to a spirited reenactment of the nearly noteworthy battle of 1759 in which French and British forces skirmished along the shores of lake Champlain. Representing the Brits this time around was his grace, the 12th Duke of Frothingmouth, left. The French were practically ably represented by the Marquis de Babylon, right. The verbal thrusts and parries were finally decided by the mellifluous notes from a duet of Screaming Eagle slip-ons. C’est la Guerre.

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The Badlands Are Beckoning….

It’s now been 10 years since the nascent FOL group visited Sturgis South Dakota for bike week. This is hands-down the biggest and best bike rally in the world with great riding through canyons, badlands, Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, etc. Along the way, we can visit Niagra Falls, Harley’s Milwaukee factory, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and every car and bike museum we can find.

Block out your calendar from Sunday, July 27th til Saturday, August 9th (+- depending on weather) and join a special group of Fathers heading west for an excursion you’ll cherish one day when the only thing you can ride is a rocking chair. And let’s face it – that day is already within sight for some of us. And if you need one final reason to be shamed into it – please note even Casper, kneeling above, made this trip once. Are you really gonna let him outdo you?

 

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Rollin’ Up The Miles

Time to get started on the next 50

 

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KEENE SWAP MEET

May 4th 2014………….Just saying.

It looks like thunder and lightning storms in the Keene area for Sunday. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am out. marko

 

 

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Merry Christmas To All & To All A Good Ride…

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It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again

Looks like a 60′s album cover. What was the name of that band? The Trebuchet Trio?

 

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Sunday October 20, 2013

It seems the world champion trebuchet (punkin chunker to you Freedom Fries types)  has retired -http://www.yankeesiege.com/.

The world champion trebuchet, Yankee Siege, from Greenfield, New Hampshire

Nonetheless, the Fathers will ride Sunday. Who’s in?

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Johnstown Run

1,219 miles and one inclined plane ride.

Lots of sun and beautiful riding through the hills of western Pennsylvania.

Johnstown was only flooded with bikes this weekend.

Seems like the steel mills are pretty quiet these days.

 

The only noise was from the visitors.

 

Got a tattoo in Johnstown. Not me, the bike

 

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Happy Fathers Day

For the literally lethargic out there, please be dutifully shamed by the news that Pit Stop & I visited Laconia today without you. We took the scenic route via Franconia Notch, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Colebrook, Dixville Notch & Freyburg arriving in Laconia at 5:30 pm after an 8:00 am departure from Stoneham. 454 miles on my clock.

Pit Stop ran out of gas four (no BS)  times but only had to use his emergency stash once, coasting into stations the other three times. He also achieved a FOL first when he actually passed an suv while coasting down a hill totally out of gas.

Traffic was so thick in Laconia that we only made it as far as the Broken Spoke Saloon to wash away a little road dust and pick up the obligatory T shirt. I didn’t get any photos but Crepitus got some videos which appear below.

In the meantime, have a lethargic fathers day everyone.

6.15.2013 on the road

6.15.2013 Broken Spoke Hula Contest

 

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