We got a late start because I spent all morning washing our cars. Then we settled in for a homemade brunch. As you know, Sunday is usually a non-riding day, so with a clean 'Vette where should be go but to the motorcycle swap & show and shine. I find it refreshing to feel the wind in your hair (or rather what's left) and not have to wear cumbersome motorcycle boots
By the time we arrive there is not much going on. We had been seeing groups of bikers riding towards us as we navigated our way towards Tsawwassen. Having a modern bike like a V-strom I am not in need of any parts but I always like to look over the bikes for sale
There are also many bikes on proud display by their owners
This Triumph sidecar rig was also here last year
Here's another BMW R1150R
There are all kinds of stuff for sale, like this older Beemer home-made hack rig. I am not sure it is really roadworthy but it has been around the world and held together with wood planks, wood pegs and wire
Here was a pristine, vintage BSA
More MotoGuzzi's all parked together
Then I saw it !! The most beautiful Ducati . . . and it was for sale, for a cool $5,000.
I heard the owner talking about it. It seems that this was a Special Superbike from 1994. It was originally ordered by a local in 1994 and picked it up at the factory in Italy, to be used for touring around Europe. The original owner put 21,000 kms on it then had it shipped back to Vancouver. The second (current) owner purchased this bike 12 years ago and has only put on 2,000 kms during all this time only using it 2 times a year to local show & shines. I was really tempted to buy it
A couple of Beemers
The following photo is a teaser. This bike won first place in a biker build competition. I am not sure which one as I was evesdropping as the owner was talking to other people and I was not close enough to catch the whole conversation. He had a whole book of photos documenting the complete build from start to completion. The bike is a masterpiece of ingenuity. I gather that this man was a machinist as he had to machine and make all the parts himself. He even made the wheels and his son is a master motorcycle mechanic and knows how to string spoked wheels. It is a replica of a 1930's bike. I snapped many photos and it deserves a post of its own, if anyone is interested . . .