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East Coast Ducs ride to IMOC 2015 in Massachusetts

East Coast Ducs Photo Credit: Alex

I didn't sleep too much last night, and had to get up early to be at Columbus Circle at 7am.  I'll write separately about the motorcycles at the 2015 IMOC rally, but this is how the ride there went down:

 Last year, about 40 DOCNYC members had RSVP'ed, but only three other people showed up to IMOC (The Italian Motorcycle Owner's Club Rally) besides me, when I was riding down from a college buddy's wedding in Boston.
 But, now that I riding with a new crew, the East Coast Ducs 11 people signed up to come, and 11 people showed up.
 About half of us left from NYC, and I may or may not have eluded the police (mostly by accident),  as everything is on high alert with both the pope in town AND the UN General Assembly in session.
 We met the other half of the group in Stamford, Connecticut, and began the 150 mile trek up to Massachusetts.
 The weather was actually a bit chilly as we hopped on the Merrit Parkway, and we attempted to find some back roads in northern CT and southern Mass, but without too much luck.
Good riding with good friends though, and eventually we rolled up to the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club.
  There were many fewer bikes than last year, but still an amazing collection of motorcycles, mostly of the Italian variety.
We grabbed lunch, ogled some motos, had a beer or two, as the sun rose in the sky and the temperature rose.
Photo Credit: Alex
 Last year I got stuck on I95 for several hours, and a few of us were determined to get home somewhat early.  Suzy and Erik and I were hoping to take the ferry back to Long Island, but unfortunately they were booked, and we all at least started out planning to leave together, even though we ended up breaking up into a couple groups (as usual) to get home.

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