|Tim Court's 250 Ducati ex-racer with Tim in the middle, Rich Hosley on his right and Gordon Pulis on his left|
|Cockpit details of Tim Ducati. Note steering damper knob|
Mike Peavey was riding his Moto Guzzi Airone Sport that he had recently put back together after a main bearing had come adrift, allowing the crank to move side to side.
|Mike Peavey with his beautiful, but ill fated, Airone Sport|
The afternoon route was to the West and around 48 miles and also great roads. After we got back, we tore into Mike's Airone and found that the crank pinion nut had come off allowing the crank to move to the left and the flywheel to foul the footrest. The good news was that the main bearing had not moved and the hope was that replacing the pinion nut and tightening and loctiting it this time would make the motor better than new.
A big party ensued and a few stayed over Sat. night. We took a short ride Sun. morn and in the afternoon Gordon Pulis left for the New London/Orient Point ferry on his way home. But, his 175 Honda stopped on the way in Waterford. Doug and I went to pick him up and, when we got back to Haddam, quickly found that the cam wasn't turning while the crank was. We dropped the motor and found that the master link had come off the cam chain because the tensioner was really worn. I called Henry Sypher to see if he had any parts. He was driving back from the USCRA race in Canaan, New Hampshire and said that, as a matter of fact, he happened to have a 175 Honda motor apart on the bench and had a serviceable cam chain and tensioner. Doug drove Gordon up to Henry's as I was leaving to ride home, and got the bike back together then next day and caught the ferry 24 hours after he intended. Not a bad recovery from a major failure on the road.
|Mike Tomany and son Aaron's Puch twingles|
|Jamie Goodson's Allstate Puch|
|Dakota Martin and Roxanne rode this DS7 Yamaha two up with brio, despite it's oversized front tire|
|Nigel Griffen's 125 Ducati|
|Bob Young's(?) R27 BMW|
|Jeff Zelek's '67 YR-1 350 Yamaha|
|Craig Pedimonti's '66 YDS-3 Yamaha. About a third of the bike on the TT were two strokes|
|Edwina Stevenson arrives on her RD200 Yamaha|
|This Ducati had been to the Giro D'Italia.|
|Dave Miller rode this 125 Moto Morini Corsaro (Pirate)|
|Mitch Frazier with a trailer load. He carried Janice Lazo, a complete novice, in the sidecar and she had a ball. Jean rode the Honda|
|Dave Nichols' G-2 Matchless. It came back on the trailer with a dead battery|
|The bike was built by Ad Coppens|
|A B-25 BSA|