IDEA for all the Three Flags Classic ORGANIZERS to consider:
Given that the first and original Three Flags Classic began in 1976, I think it would be really cool, and a tribute to the year 1976, to give FREE entry to any riders that register AND show up with a bike that has a manufactured date of 1976. 😀
In this latest version of the ride, in 2019, the OLDEST bike there was a 1996 BMW. 😐
If my olde friend Lyle Dringenberg was still with us this year, it was his plan to ride his 1980 Honda Goldwing 1100 during the 2019 Three Flags Classic, and he and I worked diligently to get that bike out of moth balls (cobwebs, squirrel debris, etc) to get it fully rebuilt, and solid as a road bike, with his intention to ride it in 2019. That bike would have easily won oldest bike...being a 1980 bike. 😎
So, my IDEA...suggestion...to Gonzo and Steve Shulman is to give serious thought to the idea that if a rider registers that they will be riding a 1976 bike, and actually shows up with a 1976 bike, they are given a FREE entry into the Three Flags Classic ride.
And, this should be something that continues every year going forward.
I mean, what are the chances of riders showing up with a 1976 bike?
Maybe 1 in 250. How many riders are going to go out and BUY a 1976 bike, and go through the restoration process, to make it 100 % road worthy, just to get a FREE entry into future Three Flags Classic rides?
THINK about this 😉