January 25, 2020
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Middletown Key To Motorcycling’s Start

  MIDDLETOWN, CT – Are you ready for a short motorcycle history lesson? Before there was Harley-Davidson, there was Indian. Harley-Davidson was founded in Milwaukee in 1903. The original Indian “motocycle” produced by Hendee Manufacturing began in 1901 in Springfield, Mass. and lasted until 1953 when it went bankrupt. The …

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If You Had Asked, I Would Have Told You…

Some press releases don’t warrant a “full post” while other items from elsewhere and personal observations don’t warrant a full story or column. Consequently, here goes with another edition of “If you had asked me, I would have told you that…” – The barbecue restaurant known as “Q,” which is …

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Two Montesa Basket Cases Get Rescued

The email from Bjorn “Bob” Bagn that arrived on Jan. 6 instantly caught my attention. The subject line revealed that he was offering two Montesa  basket cases as freebies. “Little by little, ‘galloping geriatrics’ has caught up with me,” he explained. “With two metal knees, and at 84 years, I …

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News Outlets Share Bogus “Gang” Story

(Update: Jillian B. Stickels of the FBI responded this morning (3/26), confirming that the story is a hoax and noting that the faux story is already included on the debunking website Snopes.com, which says it first appeared on a satirical site called National Report. And, also as of this morning, …

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Counting The Days Until Spring…

What can be said about this winter that hasn’t already been said; usually with four-letter words?  After popping the bead on one of the tires of my snow blower last weekend, I had a particularly colorful combination of bon mots running through my head. Suffice to say that winter needs …

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Marriott Rates Gouge Daytona Beach Bikers

Call me suspicious, but I just had to wonder about the press release issued Tuesday by Daytona Beach Marriott Hotels that bragged, “Bikers heading to Daytona Beach Bike Week this year will find rates worth getting revved up (emphasis added) for at Courtyard Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport and Residence Inn Daytona Speedway/Airport.” …

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