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Northeast Passages: August, 2017

Good work, here. The Blue Knights New Jersey Chapter IX hosted on Wednesday, June 21, at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, its Gooch’s Garlic Run. The 30th anniversary event was founded by member Al “Gooch” Monaco. The ride benefits kids with devastating illnesses or injuries. The beneficiaries this year included locals Hailey Rose Inserra, 11; Freddie Guzman, 12; and Teddy Dovel, ...

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Northeast Passages: July, 2017

The Boston Motorcycle Marathon Ride to help fight cancer is set for Sunday, August 13, along the route of the Boston Marathon—Hopkinton to Boston. Last year, some 3,000 people on 1,528 bikes attended. Ride founder Fred Georgoulis, owner of a 1991 FXRS, honors through the run those killed or injured in the marathon bombing of 2013. He told me by ...

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Northeast Passages: June, 2017

Celebrants en masse visited Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre, Vermont, on Saturday, April 1, to raise a slice of cake in a toast to co-founder Barbara Wilkins, celebrating her 88th birthday at the dealership she helped launch in 1947. As a memory marker, know that it was the year the flying saucer crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. And the year the ...

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Northeast Passages: May, 2017

Remember the movie, Casablanca? It’s the one where Bogie said, “In all the gin joints, in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Except, twist it this way: From all the oceans, and all the seas of the world, he walks in to save his mom. That’s Kevin Morrisey, 35, son of New Hampshire Harley rider ...

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Northeast Passages: April, 2017

April fools are running amuck this month and I surely remain the world’s greatest. I’ll never forget asking, years ago on my first-ever trip to Daytona, whether “DILLIGAF” was the name of some famous Floridian. Lots of bikers were wearing tees with the logo. The waitress at the White Eagle Lounge in Korona blinked. Then, she leaned in and whispered, ...

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Northeast Passages: March, 2017

Julius Caesar should have paid the fortune teller more money. The soothsayer warned the Roman emperor to beware the Ides of March, a holiday celebrated March 15. Instead, the cheapskate drew some bad hoodoo. He was assassinated by dagger on that day in 44 BC. I hereby rename the day the Rides of March. And dedicate it to the gods ...

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Northeast Passages: February, 2017

Hearts are thumping this month as lovers embrace another holiday, possibly one fraught with chocolate. It’s a month to hope that love takes a straight path toward the long run instead of the quick sprint. It’s like riding the plank after winning the slow race. If you don’t focus on the far end of the board, you likely go off ...

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Northeast Passages: January, 2017

The debut of a new year usually brings me a mixed bag of emotions. Neglected resolutions will stick in my craw like bugs on a headlight. Nevertheless, successfully harvested intentions, microscopic or massive, will reward me like an autumn ride through the White Mountains, the Adirondacks or the Poconos. Here’s to high mileage for all of us in the Northeast… ...

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