The popularity of pocket bikes may not be on the rise, but many towns are still taking steps to ban them because of safety concerns. Cromwell votes tonight on a pocket bike ban.
Outside of New Haven Powersports you will often hear the high pitched whine of a motorcycle engine echo off surrounding buildings.
"This is why people love toys," says a grinning Dave MacQuarrie, the owner of New Haven Powersports. The love affair MacQuarrie has with a motor is more like a marriage. He owns a motorcycle shop, has raced bikes, even has his golden retriever "Moto" addicted to bikes.
"Are you a good girl?" he asks, putting on a pair of doggie eyeglasses on Moto, who is wagging furiously, thinking she is about to go for a ride in a sidecar. "You want to go for a ride?"
Indeed, motorcycle love at first sight started for him as a child.
"That's my dad and my mom," he says, grinning even wider this time, as he points to a black and white photograph encased in a worn frame. "And there's the kid!" He's about four in the picture, leaning against his dad's Harley-Davidson.
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