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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Iron Cross Junction on June 16, 2021, 07:18:55 PM

Title: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021 [Vid Added]
Post by: Iron Cross Junction on June 16, 2021, 07:18:55 PM

Many of you have told me how you and others have been near distraught at the delay in getting pix posted of the recently concluded Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days, 2021 [abbreviated confusingly and saving only few letters as "MGTTD MMXXI."] 

OK, OK, maybe only person has, and he was being facetious.   :wink:

Still, I felt obligated to get those out there.  Besides, Kathi, freshly returned from Seattle, thinks “working” on the slideshow was simply yet another ploy to avoid knocking items off her “List," so I had to finish quickly.  :thewife:

A word for those who — rather understandably — see my slideshows as the pictorial equivalent of TLDR: don’t open the url.  But, know that it could have been much worse; I started with 500+ photos, and now have “only” 155.   :shocked:

The link opens in “landscape collage,” and captions appear when hovering your cursor over a pic.  You can go to fullscreen and play the show or advance manually, but captions often “fall off” when doing that so it can be problematic.  That said, if you have any interest in viewing the three brief (a few seconds long) videos, you have to go to fullscreen to see those.

Enough “legals;” I can’t help it.  :embarrassed:

Here are the pix:

https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/MGTTD-MMXXI-June-2021/n-QGmSQG/ (https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/MGTTD-MMXXI-June-2021/n-QGmSQG/)

Bill
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: kingoffleece on June 16, 2021, 09:47:02 PM
Simply WONDERFUL
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: Markcarovilli on June 17, 2021, 06:27:26 AM
Really nice Bill

Mark
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: JL Rich on June 17, 2021, 09:55:01 PM
Very nice meet-up Bill, good story telling too. 
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: Muzz on June 18, 2021, 04:12:43 AM
Nice photo essay thanks Bill.  You still hankering for that Kubota? :thumb:
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: dmmihelcic on June 18, 2021, 07:55:35 AM
Wonderful slide show.  I especially like the pics of that good looking bar tender.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: Vagrant on June 18, 2021, 05:56:46 PM
I'd clarify that statement Dave!
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: dmmihelcic on June 18, 2021, 08:02:43 PM
I'd clarify that statement Dave!
Okay, "I especially like the pictures of that really really good looking bartender..."
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: Iron Cross Junction on June 20, 2021, 07:29:27 AM
Nice photo essay thanks Bill.  You still hankering for that Kubota? :thumb:

Well, I slept in and then just looked out in the driveway to see if my hints might have resulted in a Father's Day gift of something orange.

Sigh.  Just gravel (and a bazillion dead cicadas) out there.   :cry:

But, yes, I think one is in my future, but balancing want -- something big enough to plow an Iowa cornfield  :rolleyes: -- and need -- well, I really don't need anything.  But, after all, we ride motorcycles, so we know that "need" is not the standard.   :wink:

Seriously, if I had a blank check and Kathi's smile (happily, I always have the latter  :kiss:), I am still unsure of what model to buy.  More is the stuff of another thread, but probably here: https://www.tractorbynet.com

Returning to Guzzis for a moment, I am riding the EV to Erie tomorrow on another of our "eldercare" runs to look after Kathi's 99-YO dad (and his 87-YO girlfriend!).  "In season," Kathi drives and I ride.  I take two days on all the back roads I can fine, so we don't convoy, but it's nice to have a "sag wagon" with tools and other gear on call. 

The EV has 104K and still runs and looks mighty fine.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bjjXzZ6/0/fe4cdc03/M/i-bjjXzZ6-M.jpg)


Come visit sometime and help me pick out the right Kubota; only water separates us.   :grin:

Best,

Bill
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: Moparnut72 on June 20, 2021, 09:33:57 AM
My next door neighbor just bought a new Massy Ferguson compact tractor. Pretty nice looking tractor. Seems to perform quite well.
kk
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: Iron Cross Junction on June 23, 2021, 08:15:31 AM

Apologies for reviving a p.2 post, but a friend, Avner (and neighbor, Guzzista, & MGTTD attendee) just sent me a vid that he put together of the Saturday's ride:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7kMNh9xOMw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7kMNh9xOMw)


He captured some nice stretches of that great run on some fine local roads.   :thumb:

I am, BTW, in Erie.  Rode up part of the way with Bulldog89 who, "as we speak," is wandering around New York State on his 1200 Sport.

We had a wet and cold ride yesterday morning, but if you whine (too much  :wink:) about such things, you probably shouldn't ride motorcycles.   :laugh:


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NL8jnZC/0/4e873229/L/i-NL8jnZC-L.jpg)


Had dried out by time I took this on Pa. SR 666 near Mayburg.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-wXBJQqm/0/fe73d2b2/L/i-wXBJQqm-L.jpg)


Bill
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021 [Vid Added]
Post by: kingoffleece on June 23, 2021, 12:25:41 PM
had lunch with BullDog yesterday.  A fine time was had by all................ ............
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021 [Vid Added]
Post by: Vagrant on June 23, 2021, 07:07:12 PM
Avner is a man of many talents!
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021
Post by: Muzz on June 24, 2021, 06:42:45 AM

Come visit sometime and help me pick out the right Kubota; only water separates us.   :grin:

Best,
Bill

I'd love to Bill.  Sadly I think we have one trip left. and that would be to The Netherlands where the daughter and her family live. (That's if we can ever get to travel again with - running around)
Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021 [Vid Added]
Post by: Dilliw on June 24, 2021, 01:55:24 PM
As I'm sitting here at work looking through these photos I'm reminded that my time and energy is being dedicated to a bunch of old retired farts sitting around some bikes and talking trash.

Title: Re: Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days 2021 [Vid Added]
Post by: guzzisteve on June 24, 2021, 02:08:02 PM
If you want an Italian tractor Bill, you should check out McCormick's. The bigger ones are made in Lawrenceville, GA.


https://lstractorusa.com/tractor/mt125-24-7hp/

https://www.mccormick.it/us/mccormick-north-america/