With the winter cold here, and the Holidays in full swing I’m a little at a loss of what to write about. There is only so much to be said about riding back and forth to work in the cold. I’ve also been writing in this blog twice a week or more for almost three years, so I often feel like I’m repeating myself.
One thing I do get to write about every year that I am normally get pretty excited about is the International Motorcycle Show.
Sadly this year I did not get to go because in their infinite wisdom the IMS did not hold it in the Bay Area and instead had it in Sacramento. Now I don’t know the reasons why they moved the show, but there was no way that I was driving two hours to go.
I love going, and I’m quite sad that I couldn’t. It just doesn’t make sense to drive 4-5 hours round trip to spend 4-5 hours at the show. In addition, one of the main reasons I like to go is to take all my friends who are on the fence on riding. I get them to sit on a bunch of motorcycles and say vroom vroom with me. The travel time to get to the show this year makes it no longer a half day event, it becomes a full day event, with lots of traffic and driving. Not the sort of thing I want to use to sell them on the idea of motorcycles being fun.
I guess I could use all the time we would be stuck in traffic to extol the virtues of lane sharing…
Since I can’t share my experience of this years show I thought I would just share some of my favorite pictures from the last several years.