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Thunder in The Valley - Johnstown - Friday

Decided that Friday was not worth going into work and one of my buddies agreed with me, so with the forecast looking like it was going to become a beautiful day, we decided to head out and ride into Johnstown for their Annual Thunder in The Valley Event. We simply use this event as a great excuse to get on the bikes and spend a day out, not much more. We dont stay for any of the evening bands, as our family life back at home does not permit that and we both needed to be home by early evening. It's always as good of a time as we make it and we always have fun, this year was no exception. You will see, we ran into this crazy cool cat (cadman) from this forum at our 2nd stop in the morning and he decided to ride into town and hang with us for most of our day. I believe he had some fun with us. Tim (08zinc), we did not get one single drop of rain today, though we did leave out in the morning with wet roads. So I believe this year is going to be a better year with regard to rain and rides (at least I am hopeful)! Harold, it was great to see you, glad you hung with us some and we got to know more about you, hope your ride home was good.
Our first stop was in Ebensburg for breakfast at this joint we like, then on into Zepka's HD in Johnstown, then into town before starting toward home and stopping by and checking out the goings on in Altoona with their bike event weekend. I will let the pictures do the rest of the story telling...
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After breakfast, we find Cadman at Zepka's HD and he decides to roll with us from there.
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I told Harold when we arrived in town that we were going to see my girlfriend and get a beer....
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After we walked around the Johnstown event some and found our friend George of Chrome Cigars, we saddled up and headed for the Altoona event. We made a stop at the new Altoona HD Shop, Roundhouse Harley Davidson and checked their shop out.
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Roundhouse HD is where we found this beauty and well, 'ol cadman fell in love...this time with a bike and not the barmaids!!
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Final stop of our day was at the small event goings on in Altoona, so we grabbed ourselves a beer from this lady (no cadman this time as he had to get home and left from the dealership) and then I met up with some of my friends that were there working for our (State College) local Indian Dealership. Both my buddies working for Indian really wanted me to grab a ride on their Chieftains (they both own one, '15 & '18), but I passed (I have ridden them before). They both want me riding one of these Indians for sure as it's their business, but I am quite happy on my RG!
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Looks like today will be another good day for a ride and it looks like my wife will be able to join me today, so off to Shy Bear Brewery in Lewistown for some lunch with her...
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Looks like one heck of a day. Thanks for all the greatbpcs along the way.


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Looks like a fun day, thanks for sharing my friend.
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