Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Winter Months...

Well, it has been quite some time since I last blogged, October as a matter of fact! Between work and my son's competitive speed skating (every other weekend), it has been a busy winter.

In two weeks, my son and I will be traveling to a speed skating competition in Moncton, NB. He is excited because he gets to skate on an Olympic size ice surface; he is trying to qualify for the Canadian Age Class Short Track Speed Skating Championships. I am excited for him and hope that he gets the qualifying times he needs! I am also excited for another reason, it just happens that the same weekend we are in Moncton coincides with the Atlantic Motorcycle Show!

For me, the Atlantic Motorcycle Show is a sure sign that spring will soon arrive. This will be the third year in a row that I will get to attend and I look forward to seeing the 2010 models, the custom bikes and of course, the vintage machines. This morning, I went through some of my Flickr photos from past years at the Atlantic Motorcycle Show and posted some of my favs to Twitter.

Reminiscing to the 2009 Atlantic Motorcycle Show, there were a couple of bikes that I really liked. This custom Yamaha ranked up there as one of my favorites.

I found the colors on the custom Yamaha to be outstanding as well as the low cut design... it looked really good! It was apparent that someone had put a lot of time, effort and money into this custom machine.

I also got a kick out of this OCC "Old School" style production bike, the OCC Greenie.

I am not sure how practical this would be as a daily rider, but it was cool to look at. I look forward to the show and what I am going to see in the next couple of weeks.

For those of you who live in a climate that is suitable for riding, ride safe and crank the throttle a time or two for me.

Til next time...