Sunday, April 17, 2011
Vintage M/C show & swap meet
more info from their website HERE
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. I was all prepped up for the bike show to see all the classic bikes. It was early and Mrs Skoots says,
MS "What do you want to do today ?"
Me: "I'd like to go to the Motorcyle Swap meet"
MS: "NO you don't, your foot isn't well enough yet. We'll gather some stuff, sit in the sun somewhere and have a picnic"
You see, I've been struggling for the past week barely able to walk, hobbling around with my walking stick. So in SULK MODE I put on my shoes and went for a crawl around the neighbourhood all the while looking at the clock watching the minutes, then hours tick away. Soon it was going to be too late. My plan was to have breakfast "on the fly" then get there late morning. It was now around noon, and when I arrive home after my jaunt around the block it was time for a quick home-made breakfast of bacon & eggs and oatmeal.
With every bite I was looking at the clock again and counting the revolutions of the second's hand. All the while there was clunking and clanging as Mrs Skoot was getting out the plastic picnic set, boiling water for the thermos and dusting off the insulated bag. She asked where we should go to enjoy the sunny day. It was now after 1pm and it would still take at least a half an hour to get there (to the M/C show).
We were nearly at the point of no return, meaning it would be too late to even consider going. Then out of the blue, she asks . . . If you really want to go then Okay "we'll go" . With a glint in my eye, I gathered my camera and walking stick and hobbled out to the car. All along the way as we were heading south on the highway, many bikes were coming back to town in the opposite direction .
Some solo riders and many separate groups all returning to the city from Tsawwassen. You can't mistake the deep growl of their exhausts.
(Honda: 350 Four)
Eventually we arrived. The parking lot was thinned out quite a bit but there were still some bikes there
(Honda S90 custom)
Many riders bring their vintage bikes to put on display and show them off. I like to see all the older stuff and also what is for sale
(Italian something, Mr Conchscooter should know)
(Triumph, with sidecar)
(Italian: Harley ?)
Parked all by itself out in the grass field was this neat 3 wheeled machine
There are two jugs sticking out the front, similar to an "R" type BMW engine
it would have been nice to have the engine panels opened, but the owner was nowhere to be seen. It appeared to be a front wheel drive with one wheel in the rear
it looks like a neat 2 seater roadster
There were a lot of bikes out there today