The Calgary Motorcycle Show

Discussion in 'Texas Bikers' started by don (Calgary), Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Well I managed to get a taste of riding in the middle of what is
    shaping up to be a long nasty winter.

    The Motorcycle Show is in town.

    There was little new at this years version of the show. The bikes all
    looked the same. It's strange how the different brands all meld into
    one mass of spit and polished paint and chrome, when viewed in the
    close confines of an arena.

    The usual suspects were there hawking helmets. pipes, chrome and
    leather products.

    The riding associations were well represented. In fact the back cover
    of the show's program was devoted to a picture and message from the
    President of our Yamaha association.

    Good on ya Pat. We can't let that Harley crowd dominate every

    One of the features I enjoy at these shows are the motels, resorts and
    tourist associations that are there to promote their local
    attractions. Many of these people I already know, from the rides I
    have organized. This year I met a new group. The International Selkirk

    It was just a few days ago I was asking for information about this
    area, well sort of. The area I was inquiring about was a little East
    of the Selkirk Loop, but it was close.

    Anyway this group of 400 international businesses have produced a very
    tight package promoting the motorcycle friendly enterprises along the
    loop. I might try to fit some of the loop in this years ride.

    On the plus side, I managed to keep my spending to a minimum. I picked
    up a couple of magazine subscriptions, the obligatory pair of
    sunglasses and a pair of new high tech insoles for my boots. I must be
    getting old(er) if I am getting excited about new insoles for my
    boots. <g>

    Aside from all that, there was the usual bevy of babes, with the
    Amsoil girls getting top marks for style, charm and lack of clothing.

    To top off an enjoyable day, a very warm day in Cowtown, I managed to
    sneak the RK out for a short ride. It was great to feel the joy of
    riding on two wheels again. Unfortunately now I will have to spend the
    better part of tomorrow trying to wash all the friggin salt off of it.

    Oh well, it is a small price to pay.
    don (Calgary), Jan 10, 2010
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  2. My bad folks. I posted this to the wrong group.
    don (Calgary), Jan 10, 2010
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  3. don (Calgary)

    louie Guest

    This group was running at max wpm's, smoothly. Now you gone and clogged it

    OK, we'll reboot

    A motorcycle show in the winter, and going to a totally nude joint.

    louie, Jan 10, 2010
  4. My local newspaper (Houston Chronicle) showed Calgary was expecting a high
    today higher than Houston's.
    Harold Gailey, Jan 10, 2010
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