Saturday, April 30, 2016

Motorcycle Show: A Rider

Meet Gene!

Gene told me he is 76 years old and rides every day he can, weather permitting.  And, he works out, too.   I could tell.

Looking good, Gene!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Motorcycle Show: Vulcan Bikes

Meet Roy from Vulcan Bikes

I LOVED the beard.  It wasn't my style.  But, it looks good on him!

Thanks Roy!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Motorcycle Show: Promo Models

Meet Taylor

She does full time model work and gets to tour the country for her job.   She is from the Orlando area.   So, I asked if she was freezing in tropical MN in January.  She was!

Thanks Taylor!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mororcycle Show: A New Bike, with Lighting Package

The bike below had a lighting package that changed the colors of the lights every few seconds.   I have to admit, it was stunning. 

The photos don't do it justice. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Motorcycle Show: Another Vintage Bike

Below is a well worn Terrot.  Build in 1950, when France was still recovering from WWII, this was a quick way to get the people mobilized.   This specific bike was used by a Paris police precinct until 1970, primarily for traffic and parking enforcement.

OK, I know this isn't "pretty".  But, this has history and character written all over it.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Motorcycle Show: Vintage Bikes!

I must confess for an attraction to vintage motorcycles.  Certainly the technology and "ride" is a lot more comfortable today.  But, these bikes were just the start of an era.   And, you can see

You are looking at a Peugeot, 1952, 176 TC4.   This bike served in the French army (Algeria) from 1954-1962, when it was returned to France and painted green.  It was "discharged" from the army in 1970 where it then went into a private collection and placed into a museum.

The museum went bankrupt and the bike was put on the open market where it was purchased and shipped to Minnesota.

And, here it is. 

This is just cool. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Motorcycle Show: Promotional Models Continued

Meet Emma and Sarah!

They were gracious enough to let me take their photo.   

Thanks ladies!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Motor Cycle Show: Spectators Have Fun

Meet Steve's Wife!

Steve and his wife were having a great time at the show.   And, she was gracious enough to let me take her photo sitting on this red Victory!

Thanks Steve....and your wife!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Motorcycle Show: Promotional Models

Meet Stacie!

Stacie is from the Kansas City, MO area and travels the country as a promotional model for various companies.   Not a bad gig at all! 

Thanks Stacie!  It was a pleasure meeting you.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Another Promotional Model: And a Wonderful Smile

Meet Anna!

She is from the Minneapolis area and does contract work for various promotional firms.

Lovely meeting you Anna!   Loved the smile!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Flo's Chop Shop: The Other "Cutter"

Meet Justine!

She also hails from Austin Texas (where Brandon was from).  And, if memory serves me correctly, she was the stylist who just finished up with Jim when I walked by.

Thanks Justine!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Flo's Chop Shop: A Great Haircut

Meet Jim,

He had just finished up at Flo's Chop Shop when I stopped in.

He is looking pretty good with a haircut and shave, don't you think? 

Thanks Jim!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Motor Cycle Show: Feb 2016: Flo's Chop Shop

I am sure most of my three readers have seen the ads with Flo as the representative for Progressive Auto Insurance.  The show had a nice set up called "Flo's Chop Shop" where you could get a haircut.

Meet Brandon!

He was quite busy with a line of customers.

Nice mustache ya got there, Brandon!  I think that's how they grow them in Texas!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Motor Cycle Show: Feb 2016: For the Gear Heads

That is some bike.   NOTE:   Four cylinders in a longitudinal line on a bit.  That is a LONG bike.

And, there are some very nice, colored fasteners.  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Motor Cycle Show: Feb 2016: A Promotional Model

Meet Allycia from Texas! 

She does promotions full time.  So, she gets to fly around the country and represent various companies who have hired her to work the display booths.

She loves dancing and working out.  

Thanks Allycia!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Motor Cycle Show: Feb 2016: A Brand Ambassador

Meet Nina, from the Chicago/Milwaukee area.

She is a communications and journalism major.   And, she was there as a brand ambassador for Progressive!

And Progressive had a wonderful display where spectators could race cars around a track.

Thanks Nina!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Motor Cycle Show: Feb 2016: An Artist

Meet Makoto Endo.

Here you can see him hard at work.   It is a wonderful artist that, at least part of the time, specializes in motorcycles.

He was at the motorcycle show courtesy of  Progressive Insurance.

Take a look at some of his work.

The level of detail was incredible.

This was the subject at that moment.

Thank you, Makoto!   It was a sincere pleasure!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Wrapping up the Pond Hockey: Meet a delightful volunteer

Meet Miquette,

I noticed her sitting alone at a table.  And, she looked tired!   So, I approached her and pointed at the camera.   She gave me this smile.   What a lovely smile!

Thanks Miquette!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pond Hockey: Hats!

Meet Andrea and Gina!

They run a clothing company.  And, they were there with a great display of Stormy Kromer hat.

I rather liked them!

Thanks Andrea and Gina.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Pond Hockey: Spectators and Their Friends.

Meet Rachel and her dog, Ava!

She was relaxing in the warming tent.  And, Ava was having a great time visiting other spectators and hockey players.

Thanks Ava!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Pond Hockey: Fund Raising for Dance

Meet Rachel!

She was there fund raising for dance teams.    It was lovely meeting you, Rachel!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Pond Hockey: In the Big Tent with Gunner

Meet Gunner!

Gunner has hilarious.  He has been traveling all over the world participating in the Red Bull crash events.   I can't recall where he said he had just come in from.  But, he had a wonderful sense of humor.

If you are wondering what the big prize is for the Pond Hockey winners:  Note the "trophy" below:  Yes...that is a snow shovel engraved with their names.

VERY classy!