November 19, 2017
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Celebration Of Life Planned For Stanley Lynde

BRATTLEBORO, VT – Friends and family members have been gathering at Lynde Motorsports here since word of owner Stanley Lynde’s death Monday night began spreading. An official goodbye for Lynde is now planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at 5345 Hinesburg Road in Guilford, VT. Riders will gather at the Flat …

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Electric Motorcycles May Spread Quickly

HARWINTON, CT – Not to belabor the point made in the last column that the future of motorcycling may be battery powered, but the landscape keeps shifting at an ever-increasing pace… It was while having breakfast with Phil Cheney after that column appeared that the subject of electric motorcycles inevitably came …

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Ural of New England Expands Into NH

NORTH HAMPTON, NH – Ural of New England, which has been selling iconic Russian-made sidecar rigs in suburban Boston for nearly a decade, is expanding into New Hampshire with a second store located here at 108 Lafayette Road. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 …

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Lynde Motorsports Owner, Wife Injured In Crash

BELLOWS FALLS, VT – Stanley Lynde, owner of Lynde Motorsports in Brattleboro, and wife Laura D’Angelo Lynde are hospitalized today after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident late Monday afternoon on Route 5 here. Daughter Kelli Lynde Worden immediately started a GoFundMe page to help raise money to cover expenses. …

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Motorcycling’s Future Looks Electric

HARWINTON, CT – Imagine the roads with far fewer motorcycles and without the din of their excessive exhaust noise. Imagine the happiness of homeowners and churchgoers, especially those who live or worship on heavily traveled highways where the continuous roar of loud pipes make what should be quiet Sunday mornings unbearable, …

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Video: IMOC Meet Draws Sun-baked Crowd

STURBRIDGE, MA – It felt more like mid-summer than early fall, but that didn’t stop Italian motorcycle lovers from gathering today at the 34th annual IMOC meet at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club. The initials stand for Italian Motorcycle Owners Club. Models from Ducati and Moto Guzzi book-ended the …

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Hill Country: Break-In Required For Gluteus Maximus

CHESTER, VT – Back in the 1990s, I was at the big BMW MOA (BMW Motorcycle Owners of America) motorcycle rally in Moodus, CT when I overheard a woman declare that her butt was busted after riding from the Midwest to New England. We were standing in front of the Corbin …

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Doc’s Motorcycle Parts Custom And Vintage Show

WATERBURY, CT – The Doc’s Motorcycle Parts Custom and Vintage Bike Show drew many new entries on Sunday as well as a greater number of vendors and a healthy crowd of spectators. Some of the exhibitors came from far away, including Todd Bernier of Saugerties, NY with his 1979 Yamaha …

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Eats: Pastries And More At Huntington Country Store

HUNTNGTON, MA – There’s nothing wrong with a little restraint. But the drastic measure that the doctor ordered in mid-July – a severe reduction in carb consumption and no sugar, a diet restricted to fruits, veggies and protein – sure presented a test of willpower during a lunch ride to the …

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Gallery: The Larz Anderson Classic

BROOKLINE, MA – The Larz Anderson Auto Museum staged its annual European Motorcycle Day on Sunday. Dubbed The Larz Anderson Classic, it welcomes both classic and modern British, German and Italian bikes to the spacious grounds. RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland’s Bob Rosen was there with his camera:  

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CT United Ride Imposes Restrictions, Bans Slingshots And Scooters

NORWALK, CT – Seeking to avoid the heated exchange and furor that ensued a year ago involving Slingshot owners, The CT United Ride has imposed restrictions on what types of vehicles may participate in this Sunday’s 17th annual charity ride that begins here and concludes in Bridgeport. “It’s just a …

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