My kind of rally.
Stopped by the Yankee Beemer rally in Copake Falls, NY on Saturday.
It was about 1:00 in the afternoon when I got there.
As you can see in the photos, there was not one person or motorcycle there! Everyone was out riding. This is my kind of club.
Sorry we missed you Reid, there were about 50 of us there for a most excellent weekend.
Good food close by surrounded by excellent riding in all directions. Some people went exploring the local dirt tracks under the guidance of Jack Phelps, some went to the Aerodrome for biplane rides, soem were across the Hudson at the Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest, and some were in Saugerties at the huge Garlic Festival. Others were just out exploring the area and greatly enjoying the local roads. It was hard to find a bad ride no matter which direction you chose.
The photos show what a nice venue it was, the bathrooms were clean and the free showers were hot. Met all my requirements for an enjoyable weekend.
I am SOOOO relieved to see that the club banner has been found!! :clap :clap
50 at wacky hat! i was driving the cage from NYC to western mass saturday afternoon, was up there around 5pm and was totally ready to stop (i was on 22 heading north). i stopped for gas about 25 miles south and when i got back in my car it refused to idle, i had to keep giving it gas to keep from stalling. i wanted to cut my losses and not be stuck somewhere so i hightailed it to the pike and got it to western mass. fuel injector cleaner and new plugs today seemed to fix the issue:clap
still haven't made it to a wacky hat:brow
Wacky Hat in NY, eh? The weather in Vermont this time of year can be somewhat [I]variable.[/I]
Were there hats in attendance? We need to see the hats!
For those that don't know the legend of the Wacky Hat, I'll tell it.
In the mid 90s, maybe 93 or 94, the YBs, in conjunction with the MOV, organized a fairly informal, no host campout. Nothing fancy with probably 20 in attendance.
We rode up on Saturday and while the day started nicely, by the time we got up to Kettle Pond, it was starting to rain. We all got settled in the leantos and gathered around a big fire the MOV folks had provided. They'd stuffed Judy Mirro's SAAB with wood, if I recall correctly, and had enough to keep us all warm.
So we stood around the fire, in the pouring rain, talking about the day's ride. But, with the rain, hats started to show up. People were trying to stay dry, so anything was a good solution. There were some truly awful hats, which captured the attention of the YB's president, Pete Martin.
The next month, Pete wrote about the "wacky hats" that were in attendance at Kettle Pond and an event was born.
There. Now you know the rest of the story.
Glad to see you guys in Kopake. That's a pretty nice spot. Isn't that right on the border of MA, at Bash Bish Falls?
And not a trailer in site!
Now if I heard the tale correctly wasn't the wackiest hat an recycled tank bag? :brow