January 23, 2020
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Springfield Museum in “Roadster Guide”

Motorcycles are only a minor consideration in travel writer Michael Milne’s latest book, “Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions,” but the fact he mentions the collection of old Indians at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History in Massachusetts and the bikes on display at …

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Eats: Revisiting Willimantic Brewing Company

WILLIMANTIC, CT – There’s always a risk when visiting an eatery a second time that it won’t measure up to pleasant memories of an initial visit. A stop this week at the Willimantic Brewing Company/Main Street Cafe fortunately confirmed my positive first impression. The atmosphere was enjoyable, the service prompt …

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Crossing The Line At Whetstone Station

BRATTLEBORO, VT – It’s not often that you hear the word “whetstone” used in conversation; a whetstone being a sharpening stone for knives. Having grown up on Whetstone Road in Harwinton, CT, though, it’s a word that always perks my ears. Hearing of a craft brewery and restaurant here called …

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Dodgin’ Trolleys In East Haven, CT

EAST HAVEN, CT – Times change and so do the hazards faced by motorcycle riders. A big worry for us these days are inattentive drivers who text. While I haven’t inquired of any old-time riders, I’m guessing that decades ago trolley cars and the tracks embedded in the roadway were …

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Kent Coffee Open In New Spot

KENT, CT – After getting evicted from its longtime home at 8 N. Main St., Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co. has moved up the street to a new and larger location in the former Bank of America building at 45 N. Main St. Java-seeking motorcyclists, who have made the shop …

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Along The Road: Muddy Weekend

Mud season usually doesn’t come so early, but an unseasonably warm winter – one in which, so far, it hasn’t been necessary to put bikes into storage – has resulted in many of us riding throughout February. Many motorcyclists were out over the muddy weekend in the Northeast. RIDE-CT & …

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