The June 15, 2016 episode of the Boalsburg Moto Hang took place at the home of Jason and Lori Letteri (I hope I got the spelling correct) and there were a lot of motorcycles on hand to scare the neighbors! Even the threat of rain couldn’t dampen interest.
There’s always an array of riders and motorcycles on hand. The usual suspects along with new faces and different machines. It’s always interesting to have the chance to gain some insight on riding and have a close-up view of motorcycles, at least for me, that I secretly covet. There were more than a few there on this evening.
Jason and Lori were gracious enough to open their home to the Moto Hang. I was thinking of perhaps, maybe, offering our place for one but just wasn’t sure. These two were still smiling at the end of the evening so that’s a good sign right?
John and Dave rode a long way to come to the Moto Hang. John rode his Goldwing from Pittsburgh and Dave his BMW from Doylestown just to take part in the Hang. Dave has been following Scooter in the Sticks for a long time and it was good to meet him and John.
I was going to describe John’s 70’s era Honda Goldwing as a vintage machine but since he bought it new and is still riding it doesn’t seem right to call it vintage. It’s a fine looking machine though. He and Dave spent the night camping at Penn Roosevelt State Park — a rustic site. Got a note from Dave that they “got a little wet”. Not long after the Moto Hang was over the heavens opened to provide the world a little water.
Ken Hull introduced me to Tracey and Andy who rode their vintage Hondas to the Moto Hang. It’s just like the old Honda commercials said — you meet the nicest people on a Honda.
Tracey is riding a 350 named “Jesse” and Andy has a completely restored four cylinder 550. I have a secret love of Hondas from the 70’s of all types and spent a lot of time on a 350 on the streets and roads outside of Pittsburgh.
In addition to food and drink there’s a lot of information sharing and story telling at the Moto Hang. Dave and Robert were discussing some of the big rides they’ve had. Robert was comparing his ride across Europe and Asia with his South American ride.
I’ve ridden to Pittsburgh once…
I’ll have milk please. Chocolate. In a dirty glass.
Moto Hang founder, Ken Hull and his girlfriend Claire posed for a picture with their respective beverages. No surprise Ken had beer. I only half in jest asked if they had a specimen to drop off at the hospital lab until I learned what Kombucha is. Fermented sweet tea. What causes the fermentation is the secret. Lots of super secret microorganisms.
Not my cup of tea.
Congratulations to Claire — she rode to the Moto Hang on one of Ken’s motorcycles on her new motorcycle permit. The world needs more riders!
As various phones began to show radar maps of an approaching rain storm riders began their graceful exit from the Moto Hang. With a rain suit in the top case I wasn’t concerned and was safely at home before the rain started to fall.
So that wraps up the Moto Hang experience for June. The next one will be back in Boalsburg at the Moto Shack on July 6th.
To see the other pictures I made at the Moto Hang click on the image below to see the Flickr collection.