May 02, 2011

ABCD - In quest for the perfect line

Here is my contribution to the 1st of May Blogger's Centerline Day with hubby doing 'The Stig'. The road chosen is called Tum-tumay-whueton Drive, named after the Tsleil-Wauluth First Nation word for 'home'. Quite fitting I thought, since this beautiful piece of blacktop happens to be only a few minutes away from my home.
 Camera Date Stamp: 2011.05.01 08:27:19

I didn't dare to sit down, traffic was unusually high, so I needed to be at the ready to jump out of the way. Thanks, Gary. What a great idea!

The main reason for being on two wheels today was the official announcement of May as the motorcycle awareness month. Various clubs had invited to meet in the Historic Downtown of New Westminster for brunch and a ride. In the beginning Nella felt a little lost among all those cruisers.
New Westminster is a motorcycle friendly community, offering free parking to riders, and the owner of Heritage Grill sponsored the event by offering a full breakfast at only 7$. What's not to love.
It filled up quickly, more Harley's, Victory's, and Indian's, and some Rice Cruisers, but Nella remained the only Beemer in the lot.
Officer, I didn't do anything... The event was also supported by the police, and the female officer was quite interested in Nella, since she is in the market for a - as she called it - 'retirement bike', a lowered BMW F800GS.
We chatted about the differences of our two bikes, and in the end she offered me a seat on her Harley Police bike. If the picture only included a center-line... this could actually have been my ABC for today.

Home again, and getting ready for yet another trip to the Midwest... Flint, Michigan. Hence, no riding for me in the next few days.

21 comments:

  1. I like the pic....Hubby looking very protective in the back ground is neat.

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  2. Checking out all the links on Gary's blog; I know the feeling of having to get out of the way...fast! Looks like a great time!

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  3. Another great ABCD post! aren't we having fun!

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  4. Terrific post - traffic was crazy here as well. Lucky for me, the main street was closed so I had all the time in the world for one shot. Great fun!

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  5. Nicely done Sonja...cool perspective presentation of big-looking GS and really tiny Vespa....

    Dom


    Redleg's Rides

    Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

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  6. Yep, 's a good photo, Sonja! Great to see all these pics from all over the world. I've really enjoyed being part of this.

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  7. Great pic! I love your bike too. My partner has the F650GS and it's actually the comfiest bike I've ever sat on ♥

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  8. I like the centerline photo. Great backdrop.

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  9. Good work and great trees. I miss them more than mountains.
    Cheers
    Michael
    "Key West Diary"

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  10. Nice picture but why didn't you get "Stig" to take the picture? he wasn't doing anything ;-)

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  11. Beautiful backdrop. And it makes a great header. Now you just need to photoshop in the other Vespa....

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  12. Glad you got out to play in the sunshine. Great pics too Sonja.

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  13. You have wonderful scenery and a great shot! I liked it. Good luck!

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  14. Your husband makes a great "Stig"! Some say...... Well we won't go there. I like the pics, even the one on the police bike. Who's to say that white line couldn't be a centerline. I'd go for it as well.
    Jim

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  15. Thanks y'all for visiting my entry and your kind comments.

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  16. Beautiful setting - love the tall trees in the background. It reminds me our our mountain passes, which I'm desperate to visit this spring (snow go away!). Good job on the ABCD!

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  17. Beautiful pic and such a vibrant center line. I miss the wide bright stripes of BC roads.

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  18. Great pic on a beautiful tree lined road!

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  19. Sonja, I absolutely love your centerline shot! Great image of you and quite hilarious to have hubby as The Stig! Just perfect.

    -Lori

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  20. Great images...the first image is the best.

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