Yes, there were actually other British mounts beside mine at Bike Night! For those who may not know; Quaker Steak and Lube is an auto and cycle theme restaurant chain. Wednesday is Bike Night with an outside band and an outdoor grill (and beer - none for me while riding, thanks). It rained earlier in the afternoon so I was surprised to see so many riders. Restaurant and band stage to left.
Tried to get an overview of how many cycles - the lot was very full with bikes all the way to the last row. It's about 7 or 7:30 PM.
Bill's T100 and his friend's Ridley Automatic.
Honda stands out in a sea of cruiser and crotch rockets.
Thruxton in a color I haven't seen before - looks nice.
No photos of the Interceptor, I assume you've seen enough posted here before. The sheriff's dept. were having a field day on the approaching road which has a fairly low speed limit (30 or 35?). I came in the other way on my familiar back roads where the limit is 40. I met another Brit rider, Scott, who has a Norton and a '70 Bonneville. After chatting with him I made a quick walk around, took some photos and left. Between the loud band, the cigarette smoke and the fact that I was not wearing a black vest, I felt a little out of place! Thanks. Al.
The last time I went to QS&L bike night,we drew a crowd to see us start our bikes. Most didn't know what a kick starter was, and none knew how to use one. Pretty sad, but then 60's and 70's Japanese bikes are now considered vintage.
Hugh: Proof the Dodo is not extinct 1964 Bonneville A couple others
proof that these two wheeled over weight under powered paint shakers have not changed much in 75 years.
Originally Posted By: Al Eckstadt
That looks like about a 1965 model panhead ... I had one once.
I'd be riding a Harley Davidson now if it weren't for all the posers that are swamping out the remaining few real motorcycle riders on Harleys. When you ride a BritBike or a Guzzi, you have interesting conversations on the road. When you ride a Harley, you generally have gay-pirate-outlaw type conversations.
If you don't push them hard, the old panhead dressers will go a long way in a long time. I may still get an old original before I shuffle off this mortal coil ....
OK, I admit it, I'm addicted to brake fluid.
But I can stop any time I want.
#495900 - 06/29/139:33 pmRe: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!)
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I always have great conversations with folks on all kinds of bikes- of course, it's kind of what I do...
I was gassing up once (some of you have heard this story before) and a guy pulled up to a pump next to me on an old Harley that looked great- patinaed up nice, running good, everything about it was right on. I said to the guy (who was about my same age) "WOW, sweet old bike man. Sure don't see too many older HDs around." He responded, "Yeah, thanks. I got when I was 18 and paid 250.00 for it."
I was like "No kidding! Nowadays, you can't even buy a Harley JACKET for 250.00!" We chatted for a bit then went our separate ways.
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