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#2 Brian Pease

Milton, VT

1938 Nimbus C

I started riding in 1960 on a 2 HP Montgomery Ward Scooter while attending college in Vermont. I could have a car or college but not both, so I chose wisely! I progressed up to an old BSA Super Rocket before reverting back to 250cc bikes. Armed with an EE degree, and a job in Connecticut, I dabbled in small sports cars for a few years before returning to motorcycles. A Honda CX500 gave way to a GL1100 Gold Wing followed by a Valkyrie, which was nice but sooo heavy! After retiring back to Vermont in 2006, I acquired my first antique bike, a beautifully restored 1928 101 Indian Scout that I still own. The Valkyrie gave way to an original paint 1975 GL1000 Gold Wing, starting my passion for 4-cylinder antique machines.

In 2015, with help from Miles Mushlin, who does Nimbus repairs in Hartland, VT, and his friend Kim Scholer in Copenhagen, I located and imported a 4 cylinder shaft drive Nimbus from Denmark. Last year Miles went over the bike, including engine bearings and leaks and the rear drive. I plan to update the electrical system to have always-on lights, add a luggage rack, and find a way to mount the scroll box on those flat sheet metal handlebars.