January 24, 2018
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Old Harley-Davidson Bikes Are Jim Fenn’s Passion

BARKHAMSTED, CT – Down a narrow, unpaved driveway and behind a house in Barkhamsted sits a weathered, nondescript garage that’s filled with relics worth marveling over – an assortment of classic cars and vintage motorcycles. Among the four-wheeled vehicles are two convertibles – a 1942 Ford and a 1954 Chevy. The …

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Eats: Pearly’s Farmhouse Cafe By Covered Bridge

WEST CORNWALL, CT – Breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner is once again being served footsteps away from the scenic covered bridge over the Housatonic River. In the space where the Wandering Moose once operated, a new eatery called Pearly’s Farmhouse Cafe opened on Oct. 3. It’s owned by Sean and …

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Discovery Channel Reviving “American Chopper”

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Reality television’s version of “Family Feud” is getting revived. Yes, that’s correct, the battling Teutul family is returning. The Discovery Channel announced today that “American Chopper” will be back this winter after a five-year absence, although there may be less drama involving Orange County Choppers patriarch Paul …

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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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