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Friday, January 2, 2009

Too Impatient for Daytona?

The Northeast can be a tough place for motorcycle enthusiasts. While spring summer and autumn whiz by in the saddle, winter can drag on interminably. I’ll stand at the calendar crossing out each day until the sun’s rays are once again powerful enough to melt the snow and ice. If it’s still cool, no problem, you can always electrify your riding gear with a nice set of Gerbings.

Now I’m not saying there isn’t any cure for the winter blues. It is now January for goodness sake! The motorcycle shows are upon us. Close to home we have the Northeast Motorcycle Expos. You can select which to attend or go to all of them. Why not? On January 24-25 you can attend the show in Salem. There are also three others within driving distance taking place in the next month. Don’t wait too long to check the link, because one starts tomorrow. If driving into New York City doesn’t bother you, check out the International Motorcycle Show. I haven’t been to this one myself, but it sure looks like fun.

Have a need to hear engines roar? Smell leather? Get yourself to the Verizon Wireless Arena on January 9th or 10th for Freestyle Motocross. I found this event very enjoyable and satisfying when I attended last year. You can also head across the border into Canada and catch some racing. Yes, that’s right. Racing motorcycles on ice. Of course they have these great tires with studs. Some almost look like spikes! I would love to witness these guys racing around a track with these spike studded tires. What a trip! (Pun?) Although if you are the type that likes doing more than watching, but a set for yourself. If you do, drop me a note and I’ll come out and watch you ride by.

All these venues are a great way to gear up for Daytona, (another pun?) if you are so fortunate. Alas, I will not be among the Daytona revilers. I have a few motorcycle parties to get attend, some tire kicking to do and scratching together enough dough for the new ride I’ve been dreaming about. I’ll be kicking some of those tires at a few motorcycles shows. I you see me, tap me on the shoulder and say hello.

3 comments:

JoeRocket said...

Pat,

The NY show is great and in year's past, we've jumped on the bus sponsored by Jim at Jammin' Motorsports in Nashua.

I haven't heard that he's doing it this year but, if you want to go and not have to worry about the drive, it's a great deal. I think the bus ride was an add'l $10 over the cost of admission.

Waiting as impatiently as you,

Jeff

PatnWilton said...

Jeff, Good to know about the bus. Plus everyone's mind is on riding. I got this in my e-mail today.
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/191417/59cde69c78/191001489/5d68ec57b6/
Ice Racing at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Now's your chance to see those studded tires on motorcycles!

fasthair said...

Ms. Pat if I tap you on the shoulder and say hello don't lose track of me because I am way lost and will need help to get back home here in Iowa!

We don't have bike shows in the winter here to speak of. We have one pretty lame swap meet and show of local bikes. In fact we don't even get the touring auto shows anymore.

Enjoy the shows!

fasthair