Tuesday, October 11, 2016

O'Fallon Bike Week - Sept 2-11, 2016

It's taken me a month to post this, mostly because I had nearly a thousand photos to sort.  I had the most amazing time with a bunch of great buddies in St. Louis. Friends from Ottawa trailered my Versys 650 for me, so I was able to fly in from Berlin and ride my own bike. How awesome is that?

Side trips to Springfield, Illinois, and Memphis, Tennessee. Plus a day ride to Bixby, Missouri and back. Plus, we hit several bike shops, and bike and car museums. A full schedule, it was.

This was a really fun time. Too much eating and drinking, but a really fun time.

Here's the whole gang, dressed in our official 
O'Fallon Bike Week t-shirts

Garage full of bikes and toys.

Good dinner with good friends

Chester loves the attention when a large group of friends 
descend on the Hughes residence

Paul picked up Frank's rent-a-Harley

Springfield Mile Flat Track race 

Flat track racing is probably the most exciting kind of racing to watch.

Check out the spectacular finish of the main event...
even if you just watch the last minute, beginning at the 39-minute mark.
What a super race.

Sean had absolutely no problem keeping up with 
the brisk pace of the bikes on the twisty rural roads to Bixby, MO.

Paul's Diavel... what a beast. And it handles way better than you'd think. 
The power delivery is addictive.

Russ' GS.

John's ST - a gentleman's machine. Smooth as silk.

Brent's Buell is a hoot to ride. Superb suspension.

Jason's new GS is a really awesome package:  fast AND comfy.

Brent's new do.

The other Paul's Concourse -- a very quick machine for such a big girl, 
and she sounds awesome with that Two Brother's slip-on

Memphis, TN

Memphis is known for it's blues, and ribs.

Earl the Pearl -- top notch entertainment.

Memphis souvenir shops are filled with stupid t-shirts

The Sensation Band
Holy shit, these guys are awesome. 
We partied with them until the wee hours of the morning.
Didn't feel so well in the morning.

Sabretooth big-foot Frank-squatch emerges from the pool.

Paul doesn't like getting his hair wet so he wears a plastic shower cap when it rains.

More ribs, this time in St. Louis.

Early-eighties arcade game

Ridden by the Ambiguously Gay Duo ??

Our awesome hosts

The party bus had to stop for a bathroom break and 
to buy more beer enroute to the Cardinal's game

our private party room

Taking turns on the stripper pole

Someone is farting in Paul's mouth.