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Martin's Modern Classics IV
« on: March 01, 2014, 02:02:55 PM »
After a few emails telling me I had received an important  text message – no, I ain’t rich biches; least not that ways – I met Jeets, JJ, Spanky and his Yuppy Puppie friend (from the Audi forum) this morning for breakfast.  Then we drove to Martin’s Motorsports to see the Modern Classics show.   

Yes, we drove.  I thought it looked like a great day for a ride till I went out to get the paper.  So here are some photos from the show. 

My all time favorite - I had a '71

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What I would have done with it if I had the skill (+time & money)

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Reminds me of my first ride - I had a '73 - this is a '71.

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JJ said if we buy this bike for him he will ride it to Alaska - and then some - he'd even go 'round the world on it.

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Reminded me of that banner: "I went to Italy to ride a Vespa and fell in love with a Ducati".

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It got crowded as the temperature warmed up - so we headed home - but the only thing I started this afternoon was the snowblower.

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 02:09:44 PM »
I thought about riding over when I got up this morning.  It was sunny and the high was forecast to actually get well above freezing.  Within an hour the gray malaise came back and it still isn't out of the twenties.


Nice pics but where are the breakfast shots?

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 05:50:03 PM »
Good time! Nice pics Skee.

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 07:22:46 PM »
Very nice pics!

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 03:55:03 AM »
Yay! Velosolex!!
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 07:48:57 AM »
It was a fun morning for sure...  Jeets post up your pics too please!

Thanks for a great time guys,

JJ

Frank, thanks for the Yankee Z pics... I found that article I was telling you guys about.. The one that hooked me on long distance riding at 15 years old.. It was in Cycle mag, 1972...  http://www.rec.us/cycle_1972_dec.html

At the end of the article if you hit the return button, it takes you to more Yankee articles if you have an interest in the only US made enduro of the time
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 09:17:42 AM »
Looks like fun...I like that Guzzi.

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 10:26:27 AM »
I have no place to host them, can I email you some?


It was a fun morning for sure...  Jeets post up your pics too please!

Thanks for a great time guys,

JJ

Frank, thanks for the Yankee Z pics... I found that article I was telling you guys about.. The one that hooked me on long distance riding at 15 years old.. It was in Cycle mag, 1972...  http://www.rec.us/cycle_1972_dec.html

At the end of the article if you hit the return button, it takes you to more Yankee articles if you have an interest in the only US made enduro of the time

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 10:47:49 AM »
Send them to me.  I'll be your Huckleberry.

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2014, 10:59:50 AM »
 :o Can't get my photobucket pictures to show. Just shows the link. What should I do? Always worked before so I am lost in digital ignorance.
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2014, 06:00:37 PM »
I remember reading about Yankees and lots of other "exotics" in Cycle World.  I used to dream about owning a long distance bike, because dreaming was all I could afford at that time. Now I'm dreaming about being able to get one of them out of the garage, but the GD snowblower is in the way. :twofinger:



I use Flickr.  There's a BB link under every photo.  Just click, copy and paste. I'm sure photobucket has a similar arrangement.   



Now if one of youz guys would just be so kind as to give me a quick lesson on reading text mess....
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2014, 06:06:38 PM »
:o Can't get my photobucket pictures to show. Just shows the link. What should I do? Always worked before so I am lost in digital ignorance.

Try putting a set of image brackets around them.  Click the icon under the B (for bold) icon in the edit menu.. 
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but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.   Vincent van Gogh

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 12:16:34 PM »
Thanks for the pics, Skee.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2019, 10:34:35 AM »
Couple of pics from the 2019 show - WoW the last post was 2014 - how time flies.

Part of the real fun is seeing bikes you remember riding and the ones your buddies owned when you were young, and the ones you wish you could have afforded back when motorcycles were cheap transportation.

There were a couple super custom jobs.  And there were some real museum pieces too. 

My phone doesn't take the best pictures; could be operator interference!
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible,
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2019, 12:34:45 AM »
Thanks for the pics, Skee.   :thumbsup:

Yep, five years later. :eek:
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2019, 03:53:48 AM »
I forgot all about this show. How many bikes were in the parking lot?

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2019, 06:37:37 AM »
Enjoyed the pictures and thanks for sharing.
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2019, 09:14:49 AM »
I forgot all about this show. How many bikes were in the parking lot?

Two, and one was a demo.  There would have been 3, but you forgot about the show!

I almost forgot, what with the snow.   

As I'm leaving, Wife asks "You guys aren't riding your bikes over, are you?"

And I says "We're stupid; not crazy", or did I say "We're crazy; not stupid".

Well, does it really matter.  No sense in coating your bike in salt.
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2019, 09:59:55 AM »
Nice pictures Skee, there was once a Yankee dealer around here,next to the shop where I bought an OSSA Wombat. :gerg:
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2019, 09:18:22 AM »
Thanks for the pics, sorry I missed it this year.
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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2019, 09:19:46 AM »
None of them look very modern.  :shrug:

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Re: Martin's Modern Classics IV
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2019, 08:49:58 PM »
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible,
but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.   Vincent van Gogh