Antique Motorcycle Club Of America
Billy and I took us a little ride today down to Denton North Carolina to the Antique Motorcycle Club Of America's 2nd annual Southern National meet held at the Denton Farmpark. Check them out, Billy is a member and I'll be joining up myself now. http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/ We, and about sixteen others in a group ride had planned on being there on Saturday. Saturday though called for some stormy weather with hail; none of us went Saturday.
It was an 180 mile round trip ride for me, Billy a little further cause he rode to my place to meet up, and Rat Bastard ran well all day as did Billy's Nuthin Special. Gave us a good shake down run for our Saddle bags too. JB scoping out Nuthin Special and admiring all Billy's hard work resurrecting the old XS650, he was really interested in Billy's oil filter modifications. During our conversations Billy told of our http://stolenmotorcycle.net/ site which was well received.
We also met the owner of the Farm park and Billy asked about the constant humming we kept hearing. It sounded just like one of those 1950's scifi alien space ships in the black and white movies. It was a huge swarm of the seventeen year cicadas http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/cicada.html .
We get them all the time around the house but never nothing like this have I experienced. Along the route home after leaving the Park for some miles we could hear them over our engines. I'm a telling ya these things are loud.
On the way back we stopped to gas up. A couple on their H-D were parked at the store and made a B-line for us at the pumps. His Lady has a Sportster and he has a 1974 Ironhead project at home collecting dust he says. They were both stoked about the Ironhead (Rat Bastard) and dug my tank, his Lady and he zoomed in on my rack and she especially was tickled over the Hard side Saddlebags and wants a set. They were a couple of fine folks and we enjoyed speaking with them. I hope he was inspired to get back to work on his Ironhead, we'd enjoy seeing it and her bike. Billy gave them my blog and hopefully they'll give a holler sometime. If they can't find the Saddle Bags, hell! I'll mold her up a set.
So, we had a grand time today and Billy is always a great riding partner. Besides, he almost never gets lost and if I'm leading and get lost, he knows where we are. Better than GPS and much cheaper to take along.
Next year we might think about being vendors at the show. I'm already thinking it over, maybe including UltraSonic cleaning services at the shows. Cool! Set up for vending and put my bike and Billy's in the show, they'll be there with us anyway. Might be fun.
Wrench, ride and have fun.