It's February 15th, just a day or so since we have been hit
with a terrible ice storm. It is the same storm that has dumped up to
2 feet of snow in some areas of the North East. I'm sure even the Polar
Bear riders are have second and third thoughts about getting out this
So, what's to keep us going when we can't ride? Well, there
has been the usual motorcycle shows. Several of us braved the extremely
frigid temperatures back in January and attended the motorcycle show
at the Javit's center. There were a couple of highlights to the show.
The first, was that one of our members, Marlene, showed her
custom bike "Betty Boop" at the show. It was only one of 2
metric bikes there and one of the few that actually gets to ride on
asphalt. The other bikes were custom choppers that never see pavement,
let alone a rider.
"Betty" didn't win, but she did get an honorable mention.
The second triumph was the booth headed up by Sue Slate and
Gin Shear from the Women's Motorcycling Foundation. They were not only
able to secure a booth at the New York show, but also a booth at other
motorcycle shows around the country. The purpose of the booth was to
promote women in motorcycling. Members from the Women in the Wind, Motor
Maids, Spokes-Women and the Sirens helped get the word out for the 2
1/2 days the show was held. Thank you Ladies!
The Garden State Exhibit Center hosted a motorcycle show on
the 10th and 11th of February. A much smaller show, but packed with
motorcycle items. I always like going to these shows. Marlene also showed
"Betty" there as well. "Betty won 2nd place. Good job!
I'll be off to Daytona in a short while, my first trip there
during Bike Week. I'll let you know how it goes next month! Take care!
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