Sportstour in the Alleghenies

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by c1skout, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    My Nephew and I took the bikes down into Somerset county yesterday.
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    Nice bright late summer day, with a sprinkling of clouds.
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    While it would have been an exceptionally nice day to just keep riding, we already had a destination in mind. The Farmer's and Threshermens Jubilee in New Centerville, PA. Here's a pic of the motorcycle parking area.
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    Some random shots from inside the gate.
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    This big old diesel engine is super-cool! It sits there running all weekend. Those are normal sized people in the picture, for perspective.
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    No info on this V12 that was also sitting there.
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    Hit-n-miss engine running a water pump.
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    Hit-n-miss powered OilPull tractor
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    A Farmall powered rock crusher.
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    It's hard to believe we survived the last century as a species, with all this rampant disregard for safety warning stickers, belt and gear guarding, and heat shields.:hmmmmm
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    Inside a shed was this wood fired maple sap evaporating furnace. That's a 5 gallon bucket of sap on the right side.
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    An old sawmill, and a bunch of chainsaws. They run the sawmill for demonstrations.
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    More old, large chainsaws. I can't imagine running one of these all day, from either end.
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    Sweet old Cub with a tiller.
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    As their whistles called, we wandered towards the steam tractor area. These were all burning, moving examples. It's amazing that those old riveted pressure vessels are still functioning. Even a real steam-roller!
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    This one had a 50hp rating, the largest I noticed there!
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    There were a couple small steam tractors there too.
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    The little ones made it easier to get pictures of the governor setup, look at that machining.
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    One more pic of a whistle setup.
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    I don't know WHAT this is, but there were a few of them there......
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    We bought some BBQ chicken for lunch, then went to watch the truck pulls.
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    The Semi's went first.
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    Then a whole pile of classes of pickups. This old crew-cab Ford had a 5.9 Cummins.
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    Here's the winner of the 2wd class. E350 with a 7.3
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    Pretty paint on the old Chev
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    This was the only one to blow parts on the track. He had 'er hopping good till then!
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    After about 6hrs of trucks.........this was the last puller we watched for the day. 67 Dodge, my guess it was a fire dept. truck originally. 2 ton chassis, long bed with a stainless handrail.
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    We headed out to our now lonely bikes. Last 2 remaining. The traffic in and out all day had given them a total covering of dust.
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    Enough for my Nephew to grind a new decal into his paint. Kids!
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    We stopped at the Somerset Dairy-Queen for a burger, then watched the sun finish setting while riding home on PA601.
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    That's it Only 70 miles or so. But so much cool stuff to see, hear, and smell. Good day!
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    The " I don't know what this is" is a threshing machine. Would be driven by flat belt by a steam engine or a gas tractor. That one doesn't have a powered feed table on the end. They were fed from a wagon of oat or wheat bundles forked into the machine by one or two men on a wagon of bundled grain. The machine separates the grain from the straw and chaff.
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    Thanks, I was guessing that's what it did and was, but didn't want to make a claim without knowing. I'm wrong often enough!
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