By Quentin Kerfoot
I can’t believe it’s finally here!
And I’m not sure which I’m more excited about – summer like weather, rally season or holidays.
But I can tell you this, I am most certainly happy all 3 have converged at the same time.
Could life possibly be any better? Sun, open road, rock & roll, biker folks and motorcycles.
No, this is definitely as good as life gets (short of winning the lottery, of course).
For those of you who see me on the road, come introduce yourself and tell me a few road stories. Meeting new people is always good, especially when they share road tales – the bizarre, the funky, the grizzly, I want to hear them all. Catch your 15 minutes of fame, as I launch a new (hopefully weekly, but I can’t make this stuff up on my own) segment highlighting the travails of fellow riders.
So, the weather; it has been one of the worst Junes in recorded history, which is saying a lot since June is never really that great at best. They, the all-knowing ones tell us that summer is now here to stay and will make up for lost time. I hope this is not just wishful thinking, cause its rally season big time – Great Canadian and Sturgis North, to name a few. Let the good times roll.
On the bucket, but not happening this year is Friday 13th at Port Dover. And what a year for them – 3 chances to check out this cool event and 2 of them are even at the appropriate time of year.
If I can’t get there with 3 tries this year, will I ever? One can only hope.
The open road, there really is nothing like this feeling of absolute freedom. I just wish I was embarking on a far longer adventure, but as the old saying goes, ‘it’s not the destination but the journey’. Which is to say it really doesn’t matter where or how far the trip is, it’s what we make of it along the way.
I plan to get full value from my adventure.
I wrote last year of everybody and their dog holding a show “n” shine and was fairly critical of the seeming complete lack of planning on most of their parts. It seems people took note, for although there are yet more shows this year, they have planned abundantly with music, vendors, lots of door prizes and swag and in some cases even money or gift certificates for the show winners!
This is awesome. Entering shows is all about bragging rights, but a little pay back will always be welcome. For those people who have taken these shows to the next level, I thank you.
For the ‘only in BC’ segment of my story, can you believe that less than 3 weeks after the new motorcycle helmet laws came into effect,
the city of Vancouver (or vocal groups within the city) are considering removing the need for a helmet for bicycle riding.
As I said earlier, I can’t make this stuff up.
See you out there . . .Q out