May 13, 2012

Ride to Eat Season begins

Thanks to the lovely weather that I had borrowed from the Kiwis, all this week's commute was done exclusively by Vespa. To my own surprise the transition back to the right side of the road was a no-brainer.
Look, how green everything has become while I was gone.

With my Harley still in storage, I had to take Paolo to the to the monthly meeting of the Freewheelin' Women's motorcycle club.
As days are getting longer, different locations and restaurants are being selected to satisfy the female rider as such, as well as her taste buds. Thanks to my forgetfulness yellow sticky notes had to serve as GPS.

The air was crisp and the sky was blue, so before joining the gathering at the Boot & Sombrero in Ladner I took some quick pictures with my little point-and-shoot.
After my short but sweet Kiwi adventure it was somewhat difficult to return to reality, but my wanderlust got appeased for a while with the colour contrast of the evening light.
 Isn't Paolo pretty?
 Tuckin' in!
It was good to see the ladies again, talk shop and officially kick-off the riding season on this side of the Pacific.

15 comments:

  1. Hello weather stealer :-). Since you left, it's been a bit wet - would you send it back please?

    Lovely photos - particularly like the one with Paolo in front of the red building. Enjoy the riding season!

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  2. Moi? I was merely borrowing some sunshine... Will send it back with the you-know-what in a few weeks.

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  3. Sonja:

    I passed by your office twice this week. No Paolo. I guess I work longer hours. Eat well while you can, you never know when the next meal will come

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

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  4. You wouldn't find me at Byrne Road. We moved offices to Lozells.

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  5. Bloodh hell.....you took the weather..........dont like you any more.

    Tell...what are you sending back?

    Enjoy your ridng season, you deserve it, and I hope the memories of NZ remain strong with you.

    xx

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    1. I didn't take it... it followed me home. Please let me play with it for a while, we haven't had good weather in a very long time.

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  6. At least we know who to thank for our gorgeous sunshine, thanks for bringing it back with you.

    Hooray for the unofficial beginning of warm riding weather and foodie destinations.

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    1. It has taken a long time this year for sunny weather to return, and temperatures were still too low given that it is May already. But we are getting there.

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  7. Gorgeous photos Sonja. Oh well, New Zealand's loss is our gain. I've heard that it's generally paradise there, so I'm sure they won't miss the little slice of weather you brought back. Besides it's going to be winter there, that nice weather would just have gone to waste anyway. Maybe it will take root in the west coast soil and bring Vancouver a spectacular 2012 summer. If that happens, I'll be the first to suggest that your trip to down under become an annual pilgrimmage paid for by Vancouver City Hall.

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  8. Thanks David, I wouldn't mind for the good weather to stick around for a while. I am sure that if it does, I can build a case and present it to the City Council in order to get sponsorship for an annual trip to New Zealand.

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  9. "Ride to Eat". Love it. Welcome home - and thanks for the good weather we're getting here too.

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    1. Thanks, I thought you might need some by now.

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  10. Is the yellow post-it on your windscreen your GPS? Inquiring minds want to know :)

    Glad you're getting some good weather there...and, for taking it from the Kiwi's and leaving mine right here.
    ~Keith

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    1. That's one part of it. Part two was ripped from the windscreen not long after installation.

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  11. Lovely weather and lovely adventure to dinner. Love the post-its. And I think I see a twinkling sparkle on Paolo in the pictures. Posing for the camera. :)

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