Wednesday, July 27, 2011

post wauseon pictures

here is a picture of Brittney and I on a Ruckus, these bikes are amazing. We took this bike off road in some trails and had an absolute blast.

Joe took us over to a friends house that is restoring a round case ducati. I was told that Ducati only made 72 of these bikes. The workmanship on this bike is flawless and very impressive.

After Wauseon we hung out with Joe Gardella. Here is a picture of us with the work horses

Here is a cool hill climber that I saw at the Gilmore museum. It was a pretty amazing bike. There was a really cool variety of bikes and cars at this place and I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in old vehicles.

Here is a side shot of a tucker. These cars are so stylistic, I wish the company would have worked out.

This pierce four was in the pierce arrow room. There were probably 15 or 20 pierce arrow cars at the Gilmore museum. I can't wait to go back there some day.

One of the impressive parts of the museum was the hood ornament collection. There were three walls of these emblems. They were so artistically done.

The next stop was Michigan Chopper fest. Here is a picture of a 60 something sportster that John built. He has been racing and working on the bike for forty years. This was one of the most tricked out bikes that I have seen in years. What a beautiful thing.

Check out the steering dampener set up on this bike. He raced it later on in the weekend and it was running low 10 second passes.

Here is some random road that we went on. The roads in Michigan are so amazing. I love that state. I hope that one of the michigan AMCA Chapter's has a road run there some day.

Brittney raced a 71 rupp black widow in the mini bike races. She got second place in the mens class and 2nd place in the woman's race.

I think one of the coolest things about Michigan Chopper fest is the location. It is held at the 131 speedway. Here is a picture of me taking my36 out on the strip. I popped a wheelie with it the first pass and went through the lights at 66 mph nineteen seconds later. I needed another mile to get up to speed lol.

This was one of the coolest bikes at the show. I am not really hip on British bikes, but this one was really special. This 1947 tail dragger plane belonged to LD's son. He took Brittney and I up in it for an hour and a half. It was amazing. It is the first plane that I got to prop start. I will post a video later on.

This is Harley and his 42 knucklehead. This bike is so cool. He is 22 years old and was one of the featured builders at the show. I am doing an article on him for an upcoming issue of the AMCA's magazine.

After Chopper Fest, we went to Toms house and talked old bikes. He has a 51 wr that he races AHRMA in. He is a very entertaining guy and sharp as a tack.

After Toms we rode up to Luddington to catch the ferry. This is the sister ship to the one that we took.

once we got to Wisconsin, we went to hang out with my friend John Davidson. I have known John for five or six years and have been trying to coordinate a play date. The stars finally aligned and we got to hang out. We spent the morning looking at his bikes and old family photos as well as his son's amazing farm animals. His great grandfather was Walter Davidson/founder of the moco, so there were some pretty interesting stories and pictures to check out. This is his 40 knucklehead which his dad traded a brand new super glide for back in the seventies.

We went to a couple of different family houses. This was Emma's play house. Emma was Walter's wife. Apparently this was the place to hang out for Emma and her friends. They would play games and do girl stuff here. After they passed on, the house and property was donated to the town, and turned into a historical place. Several neat old buildings and a train depot were moved on site and it is all nicely maintained and kept up for viewing pleasure.

Here is a picture that Miss Brittney took of Eric, Garreth, and Tony riding through Milwaukee.

This is Brittney, John and me in front of Walter's house that was built in the thirties. He lived in this place until he passed away in the early forties. The place is right on the lake and is absolutely magnificent. Walter designed the place and took as much pride in designing architecture as he did in designing world class bikes.



  1. Welcome back, glad ya'll had a good time! How many miles you reckon?