From:Doug Strange
Subject:RE: RE: Ride My Henderson Date:Tue Jul 5 06:18:52 2016
Response to:6280
It does! But that would be more like a Model T trick to go
up hills.

Doug: Does your Henderson not have reverse? You could have
backed it up the hill.

For the Independence Day celebration, I thought a ride on my
1931 Henderson was in order. I finished mowing the yard and
had enough time before a lunch engagement to take a quick
ride in the back country lanes near my home. It would only
be 5 miles each way. On the return leg of my short ride, the
bike started to miss while going up a long steep hill. Oh,
oh. I ran out of gas. The little bit that was in the tank
was behind the petcock while going up the hill, and the
right tank was left empty from the winter. I tried to nurse
it over the top of the ridge so I could make it back home
but no luck. It stalled right in the middle of the steep
run. No phone and no wallet didn't help anything. It was a
short ride after all. So I backed it down to a house to beg
for a splash of gas. No one home. The next 3 homes, the
same thing. Finally about a 1/3 mile away, I got someone
home. They didn't have any gas! I had to wait for someone
to come along with some gas to save the day. Should have
stayed home.