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RockportDave
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Sloan

Post by RockportDave » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:01 pm



I work away from home and stay in my RV while away and sometimes have way too much time to think. While tonight is one of those times, I was thinking back to high school (70s) and a game we had where we would “steal” items from each other (belts, favorite tee shirts, etc). As long and you could get it without getting caught, it was yours until the owner or someone else “stole”it. One item in particular was the envy of all, a straw fedora looking hat named Sloan. Sloan was the most sought after prize in the group. Wearing Sloan earned you a strange respect in our group of 10-15. Sloan had been many colors through the 4-5 years I can remember it being sought after. I Owned Sloan for a brief 3-4 weeks and during that time it sported a bright red paint job. To the rest of the world we were strange dressed kids wearing Sloan, but in our little world we were the king for a short time and wore it proud.
I still talk to and see some of my old high school gang every few years, but most of us went our separate ways, getting married, raising kids and now grandkids fill our time.


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Re: Sloan

Post by TwoTone Trike » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:45 am

Aaah the good ole days. My dad told me he remembered an old song called If I Could Go Back For A day. If I could go back for a day I wouldn't want to come back. :( :( :(

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Re: Sloan

Post by RockportDave » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:20 am

I can remember as a preteen driving my mini bike to the local store and filling it up with money I got from selling soft drink bottles. It cost 12 cents to fill it up on empty and had a 1/2 gallon tank on the Briggs & Stratton motor. Could ride a long way on 12 cents.
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Re: Sloan

Post by themainviking » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:53 pm

RockportDave wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:20 am
I can remember as a preteen driving my mini bike to the local store and filling it up with money I got from selling soft drink bottles. It cost 12 cents to fill it up on empty and had a 1/2 gallon tank on the Briggs & Stratton motor. Could ride a long way on 12 cents.
Dave
I remember that. I was 15 tho, and had a 1957 Panhead Chopper with a one gallon peanut tank that took 13 cents to fill at the Mohawk station in Calgary, Alberta, in 1963. I did not get my money from pop bottles. I built that bike myself, and only sold it five years ago. It's name was not Sloan, and if anyone had stolen it, I would have been very upset.


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Re: Sloan

Post by TwoTone Trike » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:02 pm

Damn Viking that's one sharp sled. I have a 53 Pan but it's not quite that slick. Again I say daaamn. Good job. Beautiful. Old Harleys are in my blood.

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Re: Sloan

Post by themainviking » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:29 am

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Damn Viking that's one sharp sled. I have a 53 Pan but it's not quite that slick. Again I say daaamn. Good job. Beautiful. Old Harleys are in my blood.
Thank you kind sir.
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Re: Sloan

Post by RockportDave » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:47 am

That pan head is a beauty. Had a buddy with a hard tail 650 Triumph that was fun to ride, but tough on the old backroads. We were kids and would ride anything with a motor.
Dave


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