Friday, July 8, 2011


This afternoon, I made the 150km ride to New Brunswick's largest motorcycle festival, Atlanticade. I had not originally planned on going, but the weather was just too nice, so I said what the heck, it's a good day for a ride! I decided to take the Buell 1125R as this would only be an afternoon trip. I enjoyed the solo ride to the coast side resort town and host to Atlanticade, St. Andrews by the Sea. If you ever have the chance to come to New Brunswick, this is a great place to visit.

Once in St. Andrews, I stopped by the registration center. The first thing that I saw was this very unique HD. It was really decked out and hauling a trailer that resembled a coffin...maybe it was a coffin. Take a on pics for a full view.

This vintage Indian motorcycle was garnering a lot of attention as well!

At the registration center, I viewed the vendor booths and took a look at some of the custom bikes that were on display. Chopper Rods, a local custom fabrication shop based out of Fredericton had their drag bike and several customs on display...they do very nice work!

The first thing I noticed on this custom bike from Chopper Rods was the front brake...can anyone figure out why? The front brake assembly/fender is similar to my 1125R...gotta love that large brake rotor! The bike also has other components from a Buell XB12.

This next custom, also from Chopper Rods has an incredible paint scheme!

Next, I jumped on the Buell 1125R and headed for the main street in St. Andrews...can you find the 1125R in the crowd?

I stayed in town for about an hour, walking around and looking at bikes. I would estimate that there were a couple of hundred of bikes around town...I suspect that many were out on tours organized by the festival and that many more would be coming in for the weekend events.

After the walk, I had a quick bite to eat at the local Tim Horton's and geared up for the 150km ride home...what a great way to spend a summer afternoon!

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