Ask any motorcyclist what the weather is, and they will immediately relay back the weather forecast. I like to plan my weekends ahead of time so near the beginning of the week I start monitoring the advanced 5 day forecast, hoping for warm, sunny weekends
Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. In our area we have been lucky more often than we should where it would rain during the week, while we are at work and then like magic, the clouds disappear on Saturday mornings as if by magic
I can't tell you have happy we are to be living in this corner of Canada, on the Coast in Southern BC where we have mild Winters. With the exception of a few hours of frost in the mornings, we are able to ride nearly every day. Of course, I am not that lucky as I have to be at work before 8am so with the frost I cannot use my bike to commute, but the roads are usually clear by late morning.
With daylight savings time it is now bright in the mornings as I left home at 7:30am yesterday for my weekly rendezvous with my Saturday breakfast club. It was raining lightly, then came down heavier as I was heading South on my short 30 minute ride to our breakfast table in Steveston. I was just cruising, listening to my engine, shifting and my thoughts were thinking about some of my blogging friends who are still held hostage by the snow and ice, or the ice over mud in WI.
Here we are riding our bikes and enjoying the day while they are only dreaming of the time when Spring will come to their respective areas. The air is fresh and cool but twisting your wrist and leaning into the corners is a sensation which brings a thrill no matter what time of year.
I find myself at the Steveston Government Wharf. I come here often so you may recognize the fishing boats in the background. Because of the rain and wind there are not many people walking about
There is another private wharf "down the way" which is usually crowed with parked cars. Today there is no one here so I can pose my bike again
There is another small Marina a bit farther East which caters to commercial fishing boats, and again I stop. I am just enjoying the day and being out with my bike
The road parallels the Fraser River and I stop again in a deserted parking lot. As I was snapping this photo a rumbling HD passes by. Another rider enjoying the day on his bike
I found myself on a less traveled road so I posed my bike, and then thought of ErikR who posed his Ninja in a similar manner but his bike was much closer
so naturally, I snapped a closer photo. As I meandered my way beside the farmland I remember that there was a "meet the suppliers" day at my local BMW dealer
Meet Mr Rok Straps, this is Dave. He is the numero Uno and if you need to ask him anything, then just ask. He is a Triumph Sprint Rider and originally from the UK
His products are so good that he uses them himself. He was here for a few hours to demo his products and show you how to use them
No, your head is not crooked, I was trying for an artistic angle
While I was there I tried to snap a self portrait using the MotoGuzzi mirrored tank
I had to run a few more errands, check out some electronic stuff and I finally made it home about 8 hours later. It really was a great day to be out riding