It wasn't as early as I wanted but today we headed South towards Tsawwassen, BC for the Annual Antique Motorcycle Swap meet. This is an annual affair which sort of "kickstarts" our riding season (info here) You could hear the sounds of Thunder coming from all directions
You don't need to know the directions as all bikers are heading towards the same place
There are gaggles of bikes of all descriptions parked everywhere. When the asphalt is full, no problem, just ride onto the grass
Flocks of Harleys dominate this part of the Parking lot
If you are looking to either sell or buy a bike, look around and you will probably find it here. A bike with your name on it is yours to discover
Even the Police were here enjoying a few hours of oooing and aaaahing . . .
There were dozens of antique iron being shown off by their owners. I immediate thought of xxxx who may have enjoyed spending some time here if he wasn't so far away in frozen WI
I thought this was a good shot using the chromed reflection of the bike to the left
Back around 1978, I used to be in sales and I was friendly with a buyer at one of the pulp mills in Quesnel, BC who had a Honda that he wanted to sell. At that time I was bikeless but I trusted his description and I agreed to buy his bike and he arranged to have it delivered to my workplace here in Vancouver. One day it arrived on a flatdeck where we had a crane and sling to unload it. This is not the exact bike, but it is the same model and colour. I still have the ignition key for it.
What are the odds of seeing a 1973 CL350 twin ? (or is it a CB350, can't be sure)
Here is a view of the cockpit. I don't remember much about the bike and I still technically own it. I loaned it to a friend around 1981 and he never returned it, nor did he ever pay me for it. If I ever see him again I am going to ask for it back, and I hope it is in the same condition as it was when I gave it to him
I took many more photos but I will end with a few reflections, and save them for another post
and a sort of self portrait
It's a BMW R1200c . . . (info here) I can't help myself, I am drawn to Big Jugs . . .