Sunday, August 14, 2016

How to keep cool when the heat is on

    With summers heat in full swing; we wanted to plan a fun ride with a special treat. We planned a 2 digit, small displacement and moped ride to retrieve some much needed ice cream from the Twirly Top.
      We had a first time passenger along, and she was ready to go...if looking perhaps a wee bit nervous about the driver. She loved her ride and will be back for more!

The sky had a few clouds, so we checked the weather and headed out to dodge the rain clouds.   

 Other than a tiny sprinkle when we first left; it was dry riding all the way out and back. Besides, who lets a little rain get in the way of fun?
   We had nine riders and eight bikes who braved the heat and the possible rain to join us for an enjoyable afternoon.

The heat was brutal at near triple digits, so what better day to ride for something cool.
                                    A rather appropriate fresh peach sunday for a TMISC rider.

 This was a short local ride, 12 miles out and the long-way back for 23 miles. It was planned as a moped friendly ride ( we do one a year), but sadly we had no peddles along. So, we took the long way back. Which meant someone ran out of fuel. A little carb drain hose, a two-stroke pre-mix bottle and some patience got us enough gas to get him to the next gas station.
    As someone along for the ride said, " It wouldn't be an adventure if something unexpected didn't happen". For those that didn't make this ride. Maybe we will see you on our next one September 25th.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

TMISC Meltdown 2016

    The Three Mile Island Scooter Club (TMISC) put on their 13th meltdown scooter event for 2016 on August 5-7. It was a good time as always. They had over 100 riders registered for the event.

Friday night was a meet and greet with pizza and subs being delivered by local shop Thatz'a Pizza, a fantastic local live band Finks Constant. You should really take the time to check out their FB page and go listen to these guys.

Afterward, it was time for a late night movie showing (complete with hot popcorn) by Carlisle Cycle and Scooter.

Saturday morning brought a warm shower and on-site breakfast provided by Bountiful Feast.

After a good breakfast, it was ride time. This year, it was very clear what time which rides left. GOOD JOB on the signs!

The long ride had a great time with many smiles!

There was food at the lunch stop, good times and a beautiful day for a ride. Then it was back to Fred's campground for the field games.
                                      The flaming wall of death is always a fearsome sight.

Many riders took the field games, there was a slow race, the gymkhana, a "drag" race

  The banana bite event; you should have been there!

If you noticed, in the background at the field games. We have an ice cream truck. Thank you to Miller Brothers ice cream for helping to keep us cool.

Time for a nice BBQ pork dinner with all the fixings, courtesy of Fred's campground. There were some great bikes in the field to check out as well as some glammed out campsites.

When was the last time you saw three Stella side car rigs together on one ride?

And after dinner, it was raffle time. The D-list crowd on the hill was raking in the prizes.

There were flags on bikes, and a flag flying at the campsite all weekend. It was a nice sight to see.

Even Suzy and Rafa from Cheeky Seats were in attendance with some of their wonderful creations

Saturday night went late into the night with a slip-n-slide set-up around midnight. 

Sunday morning was met with a ride to the AACA museum in Hershey, Pa.. The admission to the museum was covered with your registration to the Meltdown.

Overall, a great weekend. The were good friends, new friends, and lots of laughs. If a rally like this sounds good to you; be sure to watch our calendar of events for the next one. See you there!!!

A special THANK YOU to Kevin Jiannotti and Denny Magdule for some of the pics!