When I attempted to start my bike, I was on my way to meet the guys for breakfast. We got our wires crossed. I thought that they were on the way to my motel when in fact they meant that we should meet at the restaurant. I was so busy outside trying to start the other scooter that I did not realize that they were trying to contact me as I left my phone inside. Luckily it was not far and I walked over to satisfy my bacon & eggs craving.
I headed back to the motel to get my bike and head down to the Causeway. This is an area across from the Empress Hotel in Victoria's inner harbour
I think that there are fewer bikes this year. In years past there have easily been over 150 bikes. Many of the familiar faces are not here. There are many activities and rides scheduled so the bikes are spread out over different locations but I think we total around 100 bikes.
and looking South
We are a little early and many of the other scooterists have gone to the local markets to kill some time before the ride leaves at 1pm. There are two rides; the long ride, and the ice Cream Ride
Orin is here, along with Safety Ed from Seattle
Soon it is 1pm and scooters have arrived from out of the woodwork and vie for position
Our ride is delayed until 2pm as we wait for the groups from Vancouver and Bellingham who arrived on later ferries
We opt for the slower ride for Ice Cream up at Matticks Farm . As with other group rides it is difficult to stop for photos . Sorry, no photos of the ice cream. We had to eat it before it melted.
It was now getting late in the afternoon and our group leader decided to lead us to dinner, where there were a lot of vintage Vespas
(You can't have too many mirrors)
It's been a long day and we never even realized that we missed lunch
the best thing of all is that my V-strom made it through the whole day, under its own power