Soquel Vintage Motorcycle Show – June 26, 2011
Took a ride on the Tiger Cub, first over to Moraga to visit with my riding buddy Rand, then on to Soquel for the vintage motorcycle show – and a brilliant ride both directions. Here are my favorites from the bikes on display.
This beautiful 1974 Ossa 250 MX bike was a fully restored beauty:
Amongst a row of vintage dirt bikes, this Bultaco Tracker stood out:
I have a ’64 BMW R50/2, and this is what I plan for it – this is a 1970 R75 with Sidecar:
This 1928 R52 had just been started (and was running) when I took this picture. Quite a sound!:
And this brilliant BSA B50 Street Tracker stopped me in my tracks:
And this gorgeous pre-unit Triumph T100 Trophy (500cc) is outstanding:
Into a good Japanese 2-stroke? How about this handsome Yamaha RZ350:
Not into the small displacement 2-cylinder bikes? How about this ’82 Honda CBX 6-cylinder:
Or perhaps a 2-stroke Street Tracker like this nicely turned out Yamaha RD Street Tracker:
Something a bit more traditional? How about a Sportster-based Street Tracker:
A fine example of a late 60’s Honda CL72 Scrambler:
Or a beautifully restored 1970 Triumph T120 Bonneville:
Found in the parking lot, this nicely done Honda Cafe Racer. Pretty sure it’s a CB450:
But… as most of us know, it isn’t about the motorcycles, it’s about the RYDE!
I put about 500 miles on the Tiger Cub on this weekend, much of it on brilliant roads. Some of those roads I’ve documented elsewhere with videos and pictures; but here are two segments of our ride this weekend that I have not previously posted.
Palomares Road from Niles Canyon to Castro Valley
and the fantastic twisties of Redwood Rd and Pinehurst Rd between Castro Valley and Moraga:
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Please post your comments!