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On This Saturday

Are you pining for that elusive On Any Sunday vibe? Got an old Husaberg, Bultaco, Montessa, Elsinore or the like (the air-cooled kind with drum brakes), and you need a great place to ride? A place with four (count ‘em!) tracks — grass, motocross, expert hare and beginner hare?

You’re in luck if you can make it to the 5th Annual Vintage Ride and Swap Meet this Saturday, Sept. 13, in Warwick, NY.

Organizer Alex Snoop (asnoop13@optonlline.net, or call 845-978-7017) says no quads and no modern bikes will be allowed on the tracks, but you’re certainly welcome to ride your fuel-injected motorcycle (or car) here and enjoy the great food (at a modest cost!) and swap meet, which is not restricted to vintage dirt bike parts and paraphernalia. Admission is free, and the riding is free, so what are you complaining about?

Alex insists that this is not a competition event. It’s an “open practice,” so check your inner Ryan Villopoto at the gate.

Here are more essentials:
Date & Time: Saturday, Sept. 13, 10am – 7pm
Place: 150 Jessup Road, Warwick NY.  GPS: 41.297414, -74.375011
Tracks: 3/4-mile grass, 1-mile motocross, 8.5-mile hare scramble
Ample in grassy farm fields. Overnight camping tonight and Sat. night.

Yet Another Reason We Should All Wear Cameras

motolady:

A 25 year old Australian, Chris Porter, recorded a collision with an elderly gentleman on a helmet-mounted GoPro camera. The footage ended up saving him an insurance nightmare and thousands of dollars. 

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Yet another reason we should all wear video cameras like GoPro or Contour whenever we ride. With most of society automatically blaming us even when we’re the victim, we really need that visual evidence to back us up. 

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#AfterHours
Go behind the scenes of Motorcyclepedia with only the auxiliary display lights illuminated on our lower level, showcasing our older bikes, and Harley Davidson timeline. These views are not typically seen by the public, so we thought we would share! — at Motorcyclepedia Museum.
Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550  www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org
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#AfterHours
Go behind the scenes of Motorcyclepedia with only the auxiliary display lights illuminated on our lower level, showcasing our older bikes, and Harley Davidson timeline. These views are not typically seen by the public, so we thought we would share! — at Motorcyclepedia Museum.
Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550  www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org
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#AfterHours
Go behind the scenes of Motorcyclepedia with only the auxiliary display lights illuminated on our lower level, showcasing our older bikes, and Harley Davidson timeline. These views are not typically seen by the public, so we thought we would share! — at Motorcyclepedia Museum.
Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550  www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org
Zoom Info
#AfterHours
Go behind the scenes of Motorcyclepedia with only the auxiliary display lights illuminated on our lower level, showcasing our older bikes, and Harley Davidson timeline. These views are not typically seen by the public, so we thought we would share! — at Motorcyclepedia Museum.
Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550  www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org
Zoom Info
#AfterHours
Go behind the scenes of Motorcyclepedia with only the auxiliary display lights illuminated on our lower level, showcasing our older bikes, and Harley Davidson timeline. These views are not typically seen by the public, so we thought we would share! — at Motorcyclepedia Museum.
Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550  www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org
Zoom Info
#AfterHours
Go behind the scenes of Motorcyclepedia with only the auxiliary display lights illuminated on our lower level, showcasing our older bikes, and Harley Davidson timeline. These views are not typically seen by the public, so we thought we would share! — at Motorcyclepedia Museum.
Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550  www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org
Zoom Info
#AfterHours
Go behind the scenes of Motorcyclepedia with only the auxiliary display lights illuminated on our lower level, showcasing our older bikes, and Harley Davidson timeline. These views are not typically seen by the public, so we thought we would share! — at Motorcyclepedia Museum.
Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550  www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org
Zoom Info

#AfterHours

Go behind the scenes of Motorcyclepedia with only the auxiliary display lights illuminated on our lower level, showcasing our older bikes, and Harley Davidson timeline. These views are not typically seen by the public, so we thought we would share! — at Motorcyclepedia Museum.

Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550  www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org

Finding Cannonball’s Trail - Centennial Run

One month ago, after arriving in Manhattan at the completion of a Centennial ride retracing the route of “Cannonball” Baker, Motorcyclepedia was host to this group of guys. They arrived one hundred years to the day, following actual written accounts of the orginal ride, penned by Erwin Baker himself.

In 1914, Baker set out to beat the existing cross-country record, which at the time was 20 days. He arrived in 11 1/2, riding just a stock Indian motorcycle.

Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550 www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org

From the Archives: 

Motorcycling in the early ‘teens… Many magazines arose around the culture of motorcycling, maintenance, and touring. A little history on two of these publications:

EVERYDAY ENGINEERING Its initial publication was in December of 1915 under the title of Everyday Mechanics.  In 1917, the name was changed to reflect the widened focus of the content.  Published bi-monthly, the last issue was in November of 1920. There is no information on whether it folded or was incorporated into any other publication.

POPULAR SCIENCE Although not specifically dedicated to motorcycling, Popular Science began in 1872, bringing scientific knowledge to the educated layman.  In 1915,  due to declining readership, PS was merged with another publication, Electrician and Mechanic.  The subsequent issues brought various types of science and technology articles and illustrations geared to a wide audience.

Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street Newburgh NY 12550   www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org

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