Identify ThisOctober 15, 2009
Went camping up near Allentown for the bike swap last weekend. While out in the woods gathering firewood and squirrels for dinner I found an old dump. “Dumping” is one of my old favorite pasttimes. Old farmers’ dumps were the best place to find old beer cans when I was a kid.
So I found this awesome hood ornament. It looks like an impala, but I didn’t think Chevy made Impala’s until 1960 or so. This looks too old. I couldn’t find much online, but according to the Taillight King, it’s a ’51 Chevy. No picture of the car except for this:
I also found a depression glass bowl, totally intact with not even a chip. I carried it a mile then proceeded to drop it on the pavement and it shattered into a hundred pieces.
Some more pictures of the trip:
The countryside is beautiful in upstate PA, but it’s getting quite developed around Allentown.
Katching Krayfish at the KOA Kampground.
The bike swap was OK- I didn’t have too much luck. I found a bottom bracket, cranks, SPD pedals, a rain jacket, and a couple tubes but that’s it. Oh, and my rain jacket is canary blue so I look like a girl.. but it was 20 bucks so I don’t really care. Eat it.
This group rode up from Philly for the day. I think they said it took them 4 hours.
There’s always a young group of Pennsylvania Dutch dudes buying tricked out bikes… mountain and road. It’s cool that the bike is such a huge contrast to the garb. Neato.
The swap is definitely the place to buy a wheelset. This was the coolest one I saw- American Classic hubs with Velocity rims…. but it wasn’t much of a bargain so I passed.
PBR 16oz were only $ two-fitty!
My bday present:
Park Tool Stool
Park Took Stool
Park Tool Stool