A Trip to the 2016 Quail Motorcycle Show...
Dear Family & Friends,
Just got back from a wonderful motorcycle ride up and down Hwy 1 to Carmel California for The Quail Motorcycle Show, This event has been going on for about 8 years and really has become a world class event.
I rode up Friday with a group of my motorcycle friends. Riding a motorcycle up Hwy 1 is about my favorite activity to do with wheels. I have ridden all over the world and I have never been on a better road than Hwy 1 for spectacular views and a fun, twisty road.
One of the things I love about riding my motorcycle is it is one of the few activities I can still do at 65 as I did at 25 and still enjoy it as much!
Friday night my wife Bonnie met me in Monterey and a group of us went out for dinner.
Saturday I spent the day looking at an amazing collection of classic, modern, and custom motorcycle. Also saw a lot of old friends.
Over the years I have sold hundreds and hundreds of motorcycles. At events like this I usually run into someone I sold a motorcycle to. I rarely remember them but I say high when they know me and pretend to remember. While I forget the buyers I usually remember the motorcycle I sold them. This time a man came up to me like I was an old friends and reminded me I so him a motorcycle that he still has.. Not only did I not remember him, I didn't remember the motorcycle either?!?!?! Is senior citizenship setting in?
I tool LOTS of photos so if you want to get a good feel for the show. You won't believe how many variations of a vehicle with just two wheels and a motor there can be so go to my Blog below and see.
I have also been asked a lot lately when my next motorcycle trip happening so I will start sending out reports again . First I am pleased and amazed that people actually read my reports and look forward to them! Second stay tune until Sept 5th when I take off on another epic 8 week motorcycle trip! There sill be lots of stories and photos with that one.. More details to follow.
|Senior Citizens Riding "Gang"|
|My hero and friend Mike McClure. 80 years old and still riding!! :)|
|Two of my favorite classic motorcycles and I am lucky enough to own two similar motorcycles,,, A BSA Goldstar Clubman and Velocette Thruxtion.. Great bikes!|
|Another favorite,, A Vincent Blackshadow!|
|I like this neo-classic..|
|Finally a really good looking performance electric motorcycle!!|
|A Chopper Ducati is a crime against nature.. The owner should be shot!! Why take a great performance motorcycle like a Ducati and make it into this useless piece of ??|
|This guy deserved the perseverance award. He spent most of the day kicking this bike over in desperate hopes of it starting.. Around 4pm he PUSHED it off the field... :(|
|The owner of the motorcycle thanked me for selling him the bike many years ago... Not only did I not remember him, I didn't remember owning the bike.. IS this a sign of old age or just having owned to many motorcycles??|
|They guy that kicked this motorcycle all day called in a friend to kick it for a while when he got to tired.|
|What a great accessory for a motorcycle,,,,,, a wine rack!|
|Even mini bikes are considered collectables.. From what I have seen in the classic car and motorcycle market what makes a collectable vehicle is either outstanding style and engineering, or a just a vehicle we all grew up with.|
|Wild concept bicycles!|
|I like a nice original unrestored bike.|
|When I was young I lusted so much for this bike.. In the early 1970s this was a very rare motorcycle that was hands down the fastest bike on the road.|
|My attempt at an "ARTSY" photo of the reflection of one motorcycle in the tank of another motorcycle I own..|
|Hard to believe this motorcycle has never been restored! Found as is.. ;)|
|Even the parking lot had interesting motorcycles..|
|On the way home on Hwy 1 we stopped for a cold drink and the view!|
|Lots of arts on Hwy 1|
|Is this a view or what!?!?!? I am very lucky to live where I do.|