WP Blogger Sarah says ‘on top’ can be a feeling, a perspective, or a physical location.  Or all three.

On a remote stretch of road in Marbledale, CT, you’ll spot the White Horse Tavern, very much a country pub. Leaded windows, exposed beams, and an extensive collection of paraphernalia scream England.  But it’s the apple-red motorcycle that grabs your attention.

The pristine machine, in a glass display case, is mounted on top of the L-shaped bar. It’s a 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle, one of the first produced, a bike far ahead of its time. It’s a looker ~ suicide shifter, polished nickel exhaust system, white tires ~  an engineering marvel and buffed objet d’art.

It was a 1920 Scout that New Zealand motorcycle racer Burt Munro modified, setting world speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The movie, The World’s Fastest Indian, is Munro’s story, and stars the nothing-short-of-brillant actor Anthony Hopkins.

Toni 4/24/14



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Image 1Birders lunch at White Horse. Hoisting frosties.