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Old 04-03-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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March 22: Lookout Mtn Glider Park, Barber Motorsports Museum

Saturday the 22nd, we headed out to Lookout Mountain Glider Park's launch point, where we hoped to watch a glider launch. We were in luck, the winds were just right this time...





Next, we headed south to Birmingham, AL, to enjoy the Barber Motorsports Museum. For the full set of photos, you'll have to start here, but here were a few highlights:

A lot of other bikes there today, inside and out:





including these two travelers, who had come all the way from Oregon and were well loaded down for the trip:



We'll start with a Vincent Black Shadow...





...an MV Agusta 125 Gran Turismo from 1960...



...and some even older bike technology, such as a gaslamp headlight...



...a hand-sewn leather drivebelt...



...and an old-style odometer.



A little more recently-made: the Captain America.



Look at this crazy thing, a Britten V-1000:



What sort of craziness is this?







Something called a Jawa ice racer from Czechoslovakia. As you can see, it is only expected to turn left, ever.

I always enjoy the sidecars.



Then, we went outside, and Mrs AdvRydr 'enjoyed' the statues, from an 'artistic' perspective, of course.







When we came out, we found that we had a new neighbor, a Honda Silverwing, driven by a gentleman with an artifical foot. This was the second Silverwing we saw this day, the first being a two-up couple at the Glider Park.



From here, we headed into Birmingham...

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