Last year at one of the Bike Night BBQ's I met Greg who was a founding member of the SOCNA: Suzuki Owner's Club. It is new and they are trying to form chapters all over the world. He used to have a cruiser but purchased a Vee (Suzuki V-strom 1000). I have been keeping an eye on their forum and noticed that they seem to organize a lot of rides and are hosting a rally in Penticton during June, 2010 . I don't like to make commitments to ride with persons unknown but they posted a Meet & Greet recently for a Sunday Brunch in Langley, BC , about an hour east of our home. While I do not usually ride on Sundays, I got permission to attend. Sunday started out looking like a great day. A little cool in the morning but the sun was shining when I rolled my WEE out in the lane.
I decided to take the Hwy 99 south to Hwy 10 east to Langley. I timed it nearly perfect as my target time was 9:45a. I always like to arrive a few minutes early so I can mix with the other riders. I notice a few bikes parked in a cluster, mostly cruisers and Greg was there with his Vee. He is wearing full club colours today. Here is a photo of his patch
I found out he is a serious rounder and rides all year long no matter what the weather. Most of the others were on cruisers of different sizes
As it was my first contact with them I decided not to flash my camera around but we had an enjoyable breakfast and they went for a ride after breakfast, and I left to go home as I usually don't ride on Sundays.
I recorded a short video of my travels back and forth over the Alex Fraser Bridge which connects New Westminster to Surrey over the south arm of the mighty Fraser River. I've always wanted to take some still photos of the cables but there is no where to park and would require a strenuous hike to get a favourable angle as you are forced to park miles away and there are no temporary pull out areas.
I don't know where the weekends go. I leave Friday after work, blink my eyes and it is time to go back to work Monday morning . There is always so much to do and so little time to pack it all in.
Robert, the Reverend was batching it this weekend so I told him we would go somewhere for dinner, a place where he had never been before down in Richmond
(large Mixed Grill)
This is a large meal for one person. It is large enough for 2 persons. It comes with an appetizer and choice of soup. The main course consists of 5 pieces of different kinds of meat topped with an egg. You get one rib steak, one chicken cutlet, one veal cutlet, weiner & a pork chop. It was actually hard for the 3 of us to eat it.
Oh, nearly forgot we get a deluxe drink which is refillable and a little dessert. We also ordered meals for ourselves too
(Chicken with salted fish fried rice, and Cod & tofu hot pot)
We are creatures of habit and I like tofu however it is prepared .
Last Sunday found myself at the Camera Swap Meet, hosted by my Collectors Club
I was thinking of upgrading my dSLR and also looking for unusual stuff. I purchased some antique camera mounts which I may be able to install on my Wee for rear video. No such luck on the camera front. I am not sure whether I wanted to purchase a D300 anyway since I am having too much fun shooting video.
You never know what you may find at a swap meet.
(Vancouver Sun edition from: September 3, 1939)
It was another action packed weekend filled with activities. I hardly have time for myself. I managed to ride both Saturday & Sunday which is unusual for me as Sunday is reserved as family day where we go out in the car for brunch and a ride into the great outdoors, or do some errands and shopping.