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Summer 2008 Rocks!

by Bryn — last modified Aug 09, 2008 02:35 PM
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Wow - the weather has been so nice I haven't really had a chance to do any web site updates in a WHILE! Finally today we've got some grey clouds out there so the web site is getting some attention...

Yeah, it's been an AMAZINGLY good cruising year so far this year!  I've barely managed to post anything so that kind of tells you something...

Trev Deely ParkingThe rides have been terrific so far, way better than last year if that's even possible.  Our invite-only Fridays have been great, we've been able to cover a lot of ground that you can't take a big random group of people on so well.  But we're doing a public Friday ride again, last Friday of every month from the Roundabout at about 8:30 or so, come on out and join us!  The public Fridays are pretty low-key, usually do a park ride so it's a good one if you're new to cruising...

Beat This!OK, so what have we missed?  Well, back in May we did a Vintage-Only ride.  I was honored to be asked to help lead the group, which totally rocked.  My photo album for the day is here...

We met up at the Cambie and rolled through Strathcona up to Trout Lake as our first stop.  Took the railroad tracks along from there out to Boundary and then rolled in to the Trev Deely motorcycle museum!  If you have any interest whatsoever in vintage bikes you NEED to check that place out - it's crazy seeing the similarity between a '30s motorcycle and a '30s bicycle, they're definitely not much different!  Heck, we even saw a coaster-brake equipped Harley in there!

Took a nice east side route from there and rolled down to New Brighton Park to sit in the sun for a while and enjoy the day.  Finally ended up back at the Pat Pub on Hastings to finish the night... I was so bagged from riding all week before that I needed to go home lest I fall asleep on my bike!

So what next?

Simply Faaabulous!How about a wig ride!!

Beehive Madness

 

Once again Beverly ran her Dial-a-Doo Wig Ride and this year I actually managed to make it!  Last year was called off on account of rain and I think the year before it was on the same day as Mother's Day.  Had all the usual suspects out of course... The ride was pretty straight forward (well, kind of curvy actually) - Cambie Pub, round the park back to "The Pound" across from BC Place.  I recommend the food there, it's awesome!  Nothing like a bunch of bikers rolling in wearing wigs taking over the patio...

Photo album is here...

A few of us kept on rolling after The Pound and ended up having a little "Police Interaction" at one point.  Nothing like a cop asking you "So, do any of you have your REAL hair on?"  Lol...

Moving on...

Canada Day was another good one... Ended up doing a couple rounds of riding as people joined us and left us throughout the day.  Had dinner out at Nevermind on 4th Avenue - I hadn't been in there in probably 10 years!  Definitely a good place to stop with a crew, although we ended up having to sit inside (swelteringly hot!)... Food was all good though, I've been back since a couple of times...

Yeah, so the summer is going great, I've finally caught up with all the backlog on my Reader's Rides section so there's a bunch of new bikes in there to look at too!  So busy, so much riding... :)

 

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