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  • 1st. annual Summitville spring Rally

    Summitville, IN is a tiny "one blinker light" town about 30 miles from my home. I have no idea where Summitville came from. The land around there is flat as a billiard table. Anyway, maybe the organizers thought they'd get in on the seemingly large popularity the Jonesboro IN one gets in the fall. That thing has turned into a mini-Sturgis.

    Me, being timid in my "engine-off" problems, I took the back roads, which put by a small airport outside Alexandria, where a glider club resides. Here, I saw a local cropduster (one of those cartoonish-looking planes with a massive engine) was towing gliders up. I watched for a minute, phone in my bag; no pics. So, I headed out, to go by the hangar, and had to stop. Look at this beauty, I think a late '40's or early '50's Piper Super Cub, with the door propped open, ready for the pilot.

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    They had a nice turnout. Here are some random snaps...

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    I just love ol' Shovels

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    • #3
      Beauty of a plane, Dave!

      Cropdusters are all crazy. Itís true. If you get close enough to one, ask him a question. When he nods his head you can hear stuff rattle. Iíve ridden with one of Ďem. Once.
      Ride EVERY CHANCE YOU GET. Father Time is undefeated.

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      • #4
        My ol' friend Hooty was roped into being judge of a slow-ride contest. This was fun to watch.

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        There was a cop strolling the grounds, and for this slow-ride contest, he tried his skills. Did pretty good, too.

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        The bike show had some curiousities...

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        There are always these... 200w sound systems with a bike underneath.

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        This dude took an old Superglide and spent a fortune on bolt-ons. It was sanitary. Well, if he's happy, I'm happy for him.

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        • #5
          Some dude in the crowd rode a new version XR1200. I'd never seen one up close. Pretty nice.

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          This was June 1, and I think it was the ONLY day in June it didn't pour down rain.

          This little Rally was fun. They're piling on events for next year, and someone is working the social media sites to keep people clued in.

          It was good to get out.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by LilJo View Post
            Beauty of a plane, Dave!

            Cropdusters are all crazy. Itís true. If you get close enough to one, ask him a question. When he nods his head you can hear stuff rattle. Iíve ridden with one of Ďem. Once.
            Yup!



            Cropdusters strap in, and day-in and day-out break EVERY law of safe flying. Flying at near stall speed virtually on the deck, heavily laden, doing Immelman turns near huge power lines... the works!

            Nuts!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Big D View Post
              Some dude in the crowd rode a new version XR1200. I'd never seen one up close. Pretty nice.

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              This was June 1, and I think it was the ONLY day in June it didn't pour down rain.

              This little Rally was fun. They're piling on events for next year, and someone is working the social media sites to keep people clued in.

              It was good to get out.
              Thatíd be a hoot!
              Ride EVERY CHANCE YOU GET. Father Time is undefeated.

              Ride in Peace, Ricky "Rubberdown" Massey
              Ride Forever Free, Larry Weaver
              See you on the other side, Jeff.

              Official HERD Member #00181

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              • #8
                Thank You Dave. Motorcycles and airplanes, it just does not get any better than that.
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                • #9
                  Thanks for taking us along for the day, Dave.
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                  • #10
                    Nice write-up Dave, thanks. About 30+ miles up the road from us is a little town called Eagles Mere. It's a summer resort town, cottages, old homes and bed and breakfest places. Not far up the road from Eagles Mere is the Eagles Mere Air Museum, a really neat place. Antique aircraft, a car museum, canoes. Enjoy the link: https://www.eaglesmereairmuseum.org/ .
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                    • #11
                      Pretty cool, D. Each year in September our local regional airport has a fly-in and they allow folks to get up close with the planes. It's fun. I'll try to get some pics this year.

                      Good you got out for a ride!
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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          Some of those bikes are nice to look at.

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