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Rider in search of Stratford

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 4:09 PM EDT

Rider in search of Stratford BY BUD WILKINSON | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Some people collect stamps. others collect coins. Dolls, comic books and even coffee mugs are all collectibles, as are antiques and autographs, but do kids still hoard baseball cards? Some people even collect motorcycles. Imagine that.Nick Corsi only has one motorcycle, but he is a collector. he collects Connecticut towns and he’s up to 168. Unfortunately, Stratford is missing and, despite having G.P.S. on his 1997 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom, Corsi needs help finding it. More specifically, he wants to locate the town’s blue-and-white Bicentennial sign.”If anyone knows where the Stratford sign is, I could complete my journey of 169 towns,” he said earlier this month of a statewide sojourn that began in fall 2004. he has photo albums and log books that document his many rides over the past five-plus years.Corsi, 59 and a retiree from CL&P, is what is known as a “returning rider.” he rode trail bikes in the 1970s, but gave up riding when marriage and kids came along. Then, in 2003, he picked up it again when a friend was selling the Sportster. he grabbed it and “started going back and forth to the shore — my Sunday morning trip to the beach.”To read the complete story see Saturday’s Republican-American or our electronic edition at http://republicanamerican.ct.newsmemory.com.What do you think? Share your comments using the form below. Subscribers can read more in the e-edition. Login here

Rider in search of Stratford