So there is my new F650 twin being hauled back home by John Collandrea of the Capital Area Motorcycling School. John was also one of the Lee Parks instructors for the Colors in the Catskills rally.
The bike died in Tannersville just a few miles from Hunter Mountain. I called Brian of Hunter Mountain. Josh Ascher joined the rescue and had "Big John" scoop up bike and rider and deliver both to Hudson Valley Community College. Wife picked me up there with, "Daddy just had to have a motorcycle" look.
Cause of problem: bad battery - maybe dead cell. When I when to pick up bike another one was there with same problem.
Brian, Josh and Big John