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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BOOGIEMAN, Sep 2, 2011.
This is my first ride report so feel free to bust balls. There is the bike loaded and start of trip.
When I arrived it was 106 there. It was like riding with an 80 mph hair dryer in your face. Tent camping was going to suck. At midnight the shower line was 200 deep.
The German army, US Army,Poland army and the Russian Army where all there.
On the table is a hand crank belt loader for an 8mm machine gun. They let me load a belt. When I asked where they got it they lol and said Ebay. What the hell
The Polish display is very incomplete- no horses! Never the less an excellent snapshot of ww2 era equipment. I'd loved to have been there myself, but a bloody long ride from here!
Wife: Where are you off to this weekend again Honey?
Husband: Off to mortar sweetheart.
Wife: Malta ? Isn't that an island in the Mediterranean?
When I asked the commander of the Russian Army display where they were from he stated Albany. I replied Albany where? He came back with Albany, N.Y. Well I live outside of Albany and had never heard of such a unit. I was shocked. They have a web site www.3rdriflediv.org also www.myspace.com3rdriflebrigade
Great pics! Thanks for sharing. I imagine those guys from the Poland "camp" were smokin' hot in battle dress. :eek1
bike lift by a 110 lb woman in her 60's
Don't mean to hi-jack your thread,,, but for everybody that was there in July,,,,just imagine that whole fairgrounds under 8-10' of water the past few days.
At least it's cooler now for the clean-up.
There are some great pictures here. I love you old military bikes. Looked like a good time. Thanks for sharing.
Did the water get that deep?
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union they had 500,000 horses pulling artillery, supplies, etc. Half died the first winter. This is from John Keegan, the preeminent historian of the European theater. People think WW2 was all mechanized. Not so. The films we see of the invading forces were propaganda. If you can find a copy or Solidat, written by an officer who was with Rommel in Africa, France and Russia it provides an interesting look at daily life from training through warfare and from prison to civilian life. One fascinating segment of the book was when in a prisoner of war camp in rural Soviet Union, the prisoners would be taken out to work, often cutting trees for lumber. Some of them would take scrapes of wood to make toys with to sell to the guards. Once he and another wandered over a hill into a remote valley where they traded for some fresh eggs. The old couple they met (they were fluent in Russian by then) asked them how was the Czar, was he in good health.
Mounted warfare is an interest of mine (i collect australian light horse equip.), go to youtube and scout around for polish cavalry, some fantastic horsemanship from the 20th century.
Denise one of the Rally Chairs sent some photos she got from the fair grounds people, she forwarded them to the committee chairs. Here are a few.
Building by the main gate in and out. I would say it got pretty high. That's a dead deer.