Lebanon, Pa. ride

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by jbcruisin, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    RusticoRay & his wife from Massachusetts are coming to visit my wife & me with their bikes the weekend of August 1st. Who wants to come on Saturday & make it a little rally? Lots of country roads to ride where I live.
    Jay
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Jay, I'll be there. I'm only about an hour away from you (depending on traffic). I'll try to bring both "Thumper" and "Bluebird".
     
  3. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Thanks to those that P.M.'d me about coming. My address is:

    2432 South 5th Avenue (Route 897)
    Lebanon,Pa.
     
  4. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Hope to make it as well Jay. thanks
    Jim
     
  5. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    How are they about HT's down there?
     
  6. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I'm not so sure how they are in Jay's neck of the woods, but a little farther south in my county the Police don't bother you unless you're doing somethig stupid.
     
  7. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    Over in New York the cops have not ever really bothered to even look at me. I was sure there was gonna be trouble because I first asked the police about them and was told, there not legal here never heard of them. Yet I'm almost a year now and have not even gotten a second look from them (police). Our laws on the gas bikes are pretty liberal compared to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas to name a few.
     
  8. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    I've never been stopped on any of my bikes.
     
  9. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    What time Jay?
     
  10. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Any time after 10 A.M. will be fine. Are you bringing the wife? Bonnie hopes you are.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  11. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Bonnie (my wife) is getting food ready. Lunch and supper. My bikes are all running good. They're ready. Come & hear how I got titles for all three bikes. Well the 99 Whizzer did come with a title. But the other 2 are interesting stories. If it rains I have a 24 by 40 foot building to put the bikes in & tell our stories. Bring parts to swap & sell. i'm always looking for something. Right now I need a rear rack for my lunch box for work.
    Jay

    My address is:
    2432 South 5th Avenue (route 897)
    Lebanon, Pa.
    Phone:1-717-926-5414 Come anytime after 10 A.M.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2009
  12. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I'm looking forward to being there, seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones.
     
  13. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    JB,
    There's a guy w/ racks on craigslist here in buffalo. Wants $15 w/o the hardware. Don't know if he's got any left. I'd get on it quick!!! They are nice and the exact same as the one BlueGoatWoods has on his bike!

    I wish I knew for sure whats going to go on here? I'm waiting on a check but these people are dragging their heals. If you were to pay the guy via M/O or something, I'd take possession and I regularly travel to Olean in SW New York. Might even be able to meet you in Hornell South Mid NY.
     
  14. RusticoRay

    RusticoRay Member

    Arrived at Jays

    Short ride only six hrs and nine hours with construction. Already went for long ride on the farm roads and they even have live cows. Hospitality is a A1 hope to see more bikes tomorrow.
     

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  15. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Ray, RdKryton and I will be there tomorrow with three bikes. OCCStingray (from the other board) will also be there, and I think a guy named James from north of Philly will be there too.
    Looking forward to seeing you there!
     
  16. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Dang! What a great little event! I'm still kicking myself for forgetting my camera, so I'm going to have to depend on others who were there to post theirs.
    We had 14 bikes (but not quite as many riders) there, including a really cool motorized quadricycle with a Staton drive. I brought my Whizzer NE5 and an EZ.
    We had folks from both forums there, with Rustico Ray and his wife taking honors for traveling the longest distance. They drove in from outside Boston.
    We had several rides through the beautiful farmlands of Lebanon County, with an absolute minimum of troubles with the bikes. Nobody got stranded on any of the runs, which was good as we weren't running a "sag wagon".
    The food was very good, the hospitality was great and the camaraderie was terrific! All in all a great day. There's talk of making this an annual event. I'm all for it!
     
  17. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    We had a great time. I am now able to put faces to the names we see here. Lots of riding with great weather and beautiful farmland back roads to ride on. Bonnie and Jay were wonderful hosts. Were are trying to talk him into making this an annual event. My Whizzer has never run better. I even had an offer to buy it from me from a very happy rider. Sorry I had to leave when happy hour started but we had to get home to take care of the dog. Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment.
     

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  18. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Rub it in Kilroy! Wanted to be there with you guy's. Finally got the paper I was waiting on Friday night tho. Didn't have a chance to get a bike carrier for the back of my car.

    Great pics and turn out. Jb's got the perfect location for a N.E. rally there!

    Glad things went smooth for you guy's. Sorry I didn't make it. Any suggestions for a strap on car rack are appreciated, (before I waste my money)! I was able to do some work on my saddle bags tho! Pic's soon!
     
  19. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    OT here, but that's a great idea for a thread in General Discussion. I'll start one (if there isn't already one there).
     
  20. RusticoRay

    RusticoRay Member

    Wonderful Event

    Pam and I got back early this morning, constuction included 7hrs 15 min. I cannot begin to describe how gracious Bonnie and Jay were to us. Terrific folks. We left a home with one dog, one cat, two guinea pigs and 6 gold fish and landed in a home with one dog, three cats, a bird and two turtles. We had no idea we were going to the middle of Amish country what a added bonus. The event has to be a annual ride so count us in the tally. Hope a third party conversation is ok.

    From Pam: I am not a motorized bicycle addict, but going to this rally was important to Ray, so I figured I go along for the ride knowing that it would also make for some good stories with other friends as I could officially describe myself as a "biker chick." I really didn't know what to expect. I wasn't surprised to see a bunch of men (which we affectionally referred to as "biker geeks" by the end of the day) talking animatedly about their bikes, their bike challenges, and throwing words around like torque, kits, belts, speedometers, and throwing around lots of numbers that were completely meaningless to me. What was meaningful was seeing the tremendous enthusiasm and joy in each person's face as they shared their war stories of ripping up the road on their bicycles.

    What did surprise me, was how warm and friendly every person was, and how everyone seemed to talk like old friends even though most of us had only known each other for a few hours! This was my first rally, but it certainly won't be my last, as althoug I'm not a motorized bicyle addict, I have become something of a motorized bicycle rally addict. Thanks to everyone for making such an enjoyable time. Every single person made a meaningful contribution to the event. Thanks especially to Bonnie and Jay for their wonderful hospitality and friendship! Thanks also to Mathew, who graciously corrected my numerous stalls.

    Hope to see everyone next year!
     

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