We have a grey market dealer in our area who specialize in selling bikes not originally imported into Canada. They also have unusual bikes for sale. They were originally located in Squamish but moved to Vancouver during the past couple of years and I had not been to their new location
If you were looking for an all weather scooter, then you have come to the right place
(complete with trunk and windshield wiper)
There are two rear wheels and the cab leans into the corners with you
They also import AIR BAG protective riding gear
There is a tether which attaches to your bike. If for some reason you become "detached", the air bags automatically inflate various air chambers as a protective barrier
(your choice of vest or jackets)
I haven't been able to ride for the past couple of weeks as I re-injured my left foot. It was actually a struggle even attempting to walk . I originally had a mishap many years ago while working on my car, which damaged my left tendon. I have stressed it many times over the years and recently stressed it again. I did see my doctor as I was afraid that I may have required orthotics . Luckily I just need to not walk so much and take anti-inflamatory medication.
On Saturday it was a beautiful sunny day and with my errands done I decided to give it a try. I suited up and headed south towards the highway. It was a struggle working the gear shift lever due to my boots being not so flexible so I thought I would check out some other styles that would make it easier to walk in
Imagine my surprise to see nearly every Triumph model on display. I wanted so much to throw my leg over a couple of these machines but with my foot not yet back to normal, I resisted.
All I could do was touch and look. Then I wandered over to the BMW side. There's nothing wrong with just looking
I really liked this white Street Triple
It has an unusual headlight system
It was nice to get out on my bike again and experience the freedom of the road. I only did a short loop south to Richmond, then East to New Westminster taking a mixture of highway and urban roads. I didn't want to exercise my foot too much as it is more difficult to "lift" the lever. Clicking down is Okay. I didn't stop for any photos preferring to just watch the telephone poles blurr by .
Every year the Vintage Car Club of Canada puts on their Easter Parade with a display of classic cars
This classic Bugatti caught my eye. It is such a beautiful car
It is probably worth over a $1M , or how about an old Aston-Martin ?
Probably during James Bond's grandfather's time
the fenders move with the wheels
it was a pleasure to see these old machines moving under their own power
sometimes I think it would have been great to have been a teenager during the turn of the century and experiment with the possibilities of transporation that were being developed.
We were fortunate to be able to celebrate our Easter with family and enjoy a beautiful sunset