Bought a P-51 Mustang
Ohhh, that would be a great corporate ride! Sadly without winning the Lotto, not going to happen. Bought another Mustang.
Here is the Mustang I did buy:
The internet can cost you money. Don't know where I saw reference to California Scooter Company. May have been in the Overland Expo site a year ago. At any rate saw the Mustang and thought it just the coolest little bike around. So I contracted them to build me one. Turns out, one of the last ones to be had. They are no longer available. It's a very cool little bike.
This one differs from most of the bikes they offered since I customized it as a "Bobber". Beautiful little putt and loud as heck with the straight pipes. Blast to ride too. Tops out around 65. Not bad for a 150cc engine. And very frugal on gas at 90mpg.
It Rides like a "big" bike and yes, you can spend all day in the saddle.
Had to drive out to pick it up about, 2,800 miles and no I didn't ride it across country.
Could tough. There is a guy touring the world on a 50cc Honda Ruckus. Several people have
gone cross country on 125cc bikes. I guess you just go a bit slower then with 1200cc!
Bit of thumbnail history on the Mustang. Original manufacture of the Mustang, was the Mustang Motorcycle Corporation, got the name from The P-51 Mustang fighter plane. First production bikes hit the streets of Glendale, CA in 1946. In 1965 production stopped.
When you can find an original Mustang the price for a pristine bike can exceed $10,000.00 and even a beater will cost around $5,000.
Ed Seidner, owner of Pro-One Performance Manufacturing started California Scooter Company.
Started manufacturing the Mustang. Ed held true to the original in design but had to upgrade to meet the demands of EPA and CARB. Powered by 150cc engine, four speed transmission, both a kick start and electric start, 12 inch wheels and although a hard tail, with the big springs on the seat make it a comfortable ride.
Original Mustang, in green and the CSC Mustang behind (photo Curtesy of CSC)
Last June took it to Americade and it was a big hit. Could not stop without drawing a crowd. One day was in the saddle for around hundred miles, of course with stops to see the sights.
These photos taken on the grounds of Silver Bay YMCA.
The site is on the National Historic Registry. Beautiful area with many buildings to see.
Americade. I have been to Stugis and Daytona, to
Reno for Hot August Nights; I like Americade.
Very nice venue with a more genteel crowd. Billed
as the largest motorcycle rally and it might be. I don't know. I do know it is beautiful at Lake George. Additionally you can tour over to Vermont and
encounter again the beauty of the area. Indeed
Ameracade has many escorted tours. I have been
on several and if you are a reader of this blog you
know I am a member of: Ride to Eat, Eat to Ride
club and many of the guided tours include some very fine lunch stops.
Speaking of dining here are a few gastronomic delights I hit each time I attend.
Located right in the middle of the action on Canada Street is Montana's.
Make sure to get an outside table so you can dine, wine, and watch the bikes cruise by.
Another place for lunch or dinner is the Olde Log Cabin located on State Route 9
and is about five miles from "town" center.
This evenings meal was a simple one of Fish and Chips.
When at Amercade be sure to see the commercial exhibits. Lots of vendors there to separate you from your money. And my favorite place to eat there is The German Wurst Haus.
Again simple fair, but so good. - Bratwurst and hot German Potato salad.
So last year my Mustang buzzed the Americade. Great rides, good food and good times.
See You Down The Road
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