My wife and daughters were off to a baby shower so I took advantage of the alone time and the wonderful weather to pilot (pun intended) the Bumblebeemer down to Hammondsport, NY to the Curtiss Museum. Glenn H. Curtiss started building bicycles, later branching off into the new market for motorcycles. His skill with designing and building small powerful engines eventually caught the attention of Alexander Graham Bell and a group of early aviation experimenters. Curtiss’s engines powered a number of successful planes that followed and gave birth to one of the most successful aviation companies of the early twentieth century. The museum showcases some of his most successful motorcycles and planes along with a lot of related machines. I took a bunch of photos but here a few showcasing Curtiss’ work.