Right so I have some catching up to do, work's been insane but I've managed a day or two here & there for some Pennsyltuckey Noodlin'... One thing I always liked was when me & my buddies would gang up on a Sunday and ride all day. That doesn't happen too often anymore for whatever reason, but we had a day with three of us a couple weeks back, and what a day it was. We met for breakfast at the good old Baker's Diner in Dillsburg, then ran down to York Springs to one guy's barn to change the oil in my Commando... after that, we were ready to go... Wade had been on his 67 Triumph TT Special, but hadn't ridden his Gold Star in a while so out with the Goldie and away we went, First order of business was to gas up, so down into York Springs proper where they were having a celebration, I think it was the Sesquicentennial, or 150 years? Anyway this tiny burg, normally pretty sleepy, was bustling, just crawling with folks meandering and gawking about... some cool cars n stuff to be seen tho, and everyone was having fun, the village & the celebrants had a nice vibe so it's all good... We had a great ride, wound up down on PA route 324, rode down thru the Narrows and back again, stopping at Thirsty Farmer Berewery across from the old Round Barn down there, that place has beenn like a magnet to me this year! Wade & I switched bikes at one point, him on my Commando and I got to ride the Goldie. Wow, what a ride, for an early 50s bike, the thing runs well and turns into the corners nicely! That big single certainly has its whole own personality, no wonder he loves it so much! we made a big loop, just following our front wheels around. Heading back to Wade's, we went past the old dirt track at Latimore Valley Speedway and the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. http://www.emmr.org Now, the EMMR is pretty cool, if you're into car & bike stuff (who isn't, right?). Check em out, they have a long list of annual events and a sweet little museum, well worth the time to seek these guys out! There was a massive dust cloud all across the road- they were having an Old Timey Roadster racing weekend! Well, we couldn't get off the bikes fast enough! They were racing some bikes, too but it was mostly cars... Well it was a total scream! we had fun looking around, talking to folks, taking photos, and watching some of the racing. It was late in the day tho, so we hopped on the bikes to head back to Wade's- only to find that he had picked up a roofing nail in his rear tire and had a flat! Thankfully it wasn't too far away- just about 4 or 5 miles. Dave waited with the Goldie, and Wade rode Dave's pristine Daytona back to the house. I took off, and Wade took the truck to retrieve the bike. I had been wanting to get on the Daytona and asked Wade how it was to ride? He said, "It's as if you had a brand new bike and rode it right off the showroom floor" !! Dave's bikes are all just pristine, and he's done every bit of work on them himself- a real tribute to his devotion to the bikes, his mechanical skill, and his attention to detail.