November 19th
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Expect the Unexpected: Antique Motorcycle Halloween Ride at Ft. Point

What I know about motorcycles you could put on the head of a pin. They are loud, sometimes shiny and mostly men ride them (unless you are my daughter or another free-thinking woman). The photo is of me on my daughter’s motorcycle. I had to sit on it at least once.  Thankfully, she owned it […]

What I know about motorcycles you could put on the head of a pin. They are loud, sometimes shiny and mostly men ride them (unless you are my daughter or another free-thinking woman).

The photo is of me on my daughter’s motorcycle. I had to sit on it at least once.  Thankfully, she owned it for just a year before she admitted she worked too much to have time to ride it. When she sold it I said, “Thank god that’s over!” She immediately told me she planned to buy a faster one someday. I guess we have children to keep our adrenalin going.

On to motorcycles and San Francisco. A bonus we all get for living in San Francisco is that we can always expect the unexpected and go out each day knowing we may be surprised by something we see. On Halloween I took a power walk along Crissy Field out to Fort Point. Not only was it a beautiful day, but I had one of those OMG-look-at-that experiences as I passed the Warming Hut and walked out along the road. I heard a roar and looked around to see a group of motorcycles cruising past. Not one or ten, but many dozen out enjoying a group ride around town. 

By the time I arrived at Ft. Point they had come to a stop in the parking lot to mix, mingle and oggle the display of antique motorcycles. The bikes were all pre-1970 vintage. I thought the ones with sidecars and children were especially cool.

After a short walk around I had to get home and get ready for my Sunday open house. As I walked back I heard the roar again. The whole group was riding off for their next stop at Ocean Beach. Always ready with my iPhone I shot a video of what I thought of as a uniquely San Francisco experience on a warm sunny Halloween morning. Note: The video may not be for everyone, but if you like old motorcycles or are just curious, go for it! 

 

 

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