“What a revoltin’ development dis is!”
Chester A. Riley in “The Life of Riley” TV show 1953-58
"I’m betting that a quite large majority of Hodaka Club Members and Hodaka Fans can close their eyes and “see” (and maybe even “hear”) William Bendix as Riley exclaiming “What a revoltin’ development dis is!” Am I right? You know I am.
A virtual (internet) discussion by the intrepid, dirt bike ridin’, um, “mature” folks who put together Hodaka Days has resulted in the tough decision to cancel Hodaka Days 2020. None of us like the idea of not having Hodaka Days in 2020, but it seems clear to all of us that proceeding to attempt to have the event would be foolhardy. When a group of “mature” dirt bike riders make a decision that attempting to do a thing is just too risky – well, you can be sure there are some very serious risks which simply should not be taken.
We are continuing to talk about ways in which we might still be able to “do” Hodaka Days 2020 by “virtual” means (internet/social media/etc.) – perhaps you have some ideas on that sort of topic?
We will start planning for a joyous reunion of the Hodaka faithful in 2021. In the meantime, do your social distancing, wash your hands often – stay safe and healthy! Did I mention wash your hands often? (Yeah, I know – I did. But I’m talking to two-stroke dirt bikers with decades of experience, so sometimes I need to repeat things – right?)
. . . and keep the rubber side down!Ed. "
- Ed Chesnut, Hodaka Club President