Friday, June 22, 2012

David: the scooter commuter from Montreal, PQ

It was like a dream. It was like it never happened. It was a whirlwind of activity on a Friday night when we first met back in May, nearly a month has passed since David visited Vancouver and on a Sunny Friday evening, it ended like this . . .

David Masse

We ended up at the Richmond Night Market for dinner.

Starting at the beginning, we physically met late in the afternoon and went for a short scooter ride to Steveston to burn an hour or so. You can read about it HERE The plan was to meet around 6:30p at Rideaway Motors where Gary and the RTE Gang would be waiting. We had planned to give David an official escort to the market


When it comes to food, or eating you can always count on members of the to tag along.


After introductions we get suited up and David, not used to riding in a Group is waiting in anticipation . . . He's probably thinking "what have I got myself into"


These riders are used to riding together and we sandwiched David in the middle of our group. We encountered heavy, aggressive traffic as we neared the market and the guys went into blocking and aggressive mode for a bit to keep us all together. I think David was impressed


Here we are on our final approach towards the parking area. We are early but traffic is at a standstill

From my limited time with David, I observed that he is usually smiling when he has food in his mouth. There were so many varieties of this and that to try


I don't think they have anything like this in Montreal, where he is from


The Richmond night market is only open on Weekends; Friday, Saturday & Sunday NIGHTS, and holiday Mondays, during the few months of summer


It didn't seem that busy when we first arrived, but soon the isles were hard to navigate


David's smiling again, he must have more food on that plate


Many of these Asian delicacies are labour intensive to prepare


Notice that David is easy to spot in a crowd, he is taller than most


The smell of good food makes you hungry. It is hard to visit this Market without filling your stomach. I usually have something small to eat while I walk around looking for my dinner. Most of the food prepared here can be eaten with either your fingers or these long wooden sticks.


Not that I noticed but I think David was eating continuously for the whole 2 hours we were there.

Here's a quick photo of the RTE gang. (RTE = Ride To Eat)


PS: to DAR . . . The RTE Gang wished you were here. They really miss you

EDIT: ****************** almost forgot the video


  1. I think this is the ride that I totally forgot about and missed that day. Looks like you all had a good time. Might pop in at Gary's on Saturday. No time to ride anymore.

    1. Tony:

      was nice to see you at Gary's today. Don't be a stranger, let yourself out of your house, once in a while.

  2. I just finished lunch but after reading this I'm hungry again. :(

    1. Canajun:

      Everyone goes to the Night Market to EAT. There are also rows of vendors and we look at all the stuff for sale, then we go back and eat again before we leave. I am not sure if there is a Asian type night market in TO or not

  3. Some day we're going to have to come visit you and that market. You always have such good things to say about it. Think they have any good vegan eats there?

    1. Trobairitz:

      "come on down . . . " I am sure we can find something for you to eat. Lots of stuff to choose from. I think you will enjoy yourself there

  4. Bob, it seems like a lifetime ago, yet it's only a month. I have been so busy at work that there's not much time for anything else. You really captured that evening perfectly. For the time I was reading the post and watching that video it felt that I was right back in Vancouver.

    I'll be back in August, in Vancouver from the 17th to the 22nd. I know you mentioned that you'll be out at a Corvette rally up north somewhere. A friend of mine wants to rent a motorcycle and do a ride on Wednesday the 22nd. I don't know what I'll do. Maybe you should ride to Montreal and teach me to ride a motorcycle so that I can rent a V-Strom when I come.

    1. David:

      Glad you liked it. I should be in town for most of your visit. Can't your Company just set up an office here with the Company Condo/apartment with the Vespa Company car, and Company Credit Card ? Sent you an email . . .

  5. Looked more like a Friday night flash mob than a market. But man there is a lot of food there!!