In my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY, we played a combination game. It used a long stick or branch broken off a bush. It had to look like a lance. Then we used a large handkerchief. We put the handkerchief in the middle of the road kind of bunched up in the middle. Two of use on two wheeled bikes each got to a starting point about 50 yards away from the handkerchief. At a signal, each rider would ride quickly toward the handkerchief and the oncoming rider. It was like jousters in the days of King Arthru. Each rider would try to pick up the handkerchief with the stick and get to the other person’s starting point without losing the handkerchief. Trying to knock the other guy’s stick was legal. The best two of three would win the match. We called it sticker-chief.
Original author: Mike Fenton [e-mail]