IRIS FLOWERS IN OUR FRONT YARD
Managed to get a better sleep Saturday night & that made all the difference in my Sunday energy levels. Kelly had mentioned there was a first time ever vintage Motorcycle rally in downtown Bayfield today from 10 to 2 so that is where I headed. The rally was put on by the Sarnia Vintage Motorcycle Group & hosted by the historic Albion Hotel in Bayfield. Not that I am a vintage Motorcycle buff but it was interesting enough to get me out of the house & see something different for a change.
IN FRONT OF THE ALBION HOTEL IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN BAYFIELD
I was there & parked my bike about 10. Grabbed a coffee, took a few pictures of about 15 to 20 bikes & then headed off on my own bike ride through the countryside.
Stopped in Zurich for a chicken salad sandwich on brown & headed back to Bayfield a couple hours later. Slipped into town doing a drive by the Vintage rally & noticed there were probably a hundred plus bikes all parked around the historic Albion Hotel, who incidentally sponsored today's rally. Looked to me like it was a big success for the Albion & all the other downtown Bayfield business's as well. Wouldn't be at all surprised if it becomes an annual event & that would be a good thing for the merchants of Bayfield.
JERRY RADER'S CATERING, ZURICH ONTARIO....MY CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH STOP
I kept my eyes glued on a Squirrel for about 20 minutes this afternoon as he tried to figure out a way to get on the bird station platform. Made half a dozen attempts from various angles but just couldn't get it figured out. He finally shinnied up a skinny metal pole I had some wind chimes on & leaped about 5 feet from the top of it onto the bird station. Took me about 10 seconds to get out there & scare him off, & another 20 seconds to move that wind chime pole to another part of the yard. Ok Mr. Squirrel, ball's in your court again!!
THE SQUIRREL FAILED TO GET ALL THE WAY UP THE POST IN THIS ATTEMPT
FINALLY MAKES IT ONTO THE BIRD STATION PLATFORM BY CLIMBING UP A NEARBY WIND CHIMES POLE!!
Yep, I'm a button up shirt kinda guy alright. As far back as I can remember I have mainly worn shirts most days. I went through the T-Shirt & Sweatshirt phase for a short while back whenever when but always came back to wearing good old practical shirts. I know most guys wear T-Shirts in the summer but I have never understood why. To me a T-Shirt is confining & hot. No air circulation. I wear T-Shirts in cool & cold weather only because they hold body heat in & keep me warm. Never understood the logic of Polo shirts either. Aside from maybe a couple buttons at the top & an alligator logo it's like being wrapped in a blanket on hot days. Never much cared for sweatshirts either despite all the fancy Football graphics & University logos plastered all over some of them. Logic takes precedence over fashion in my world & besides, I don't like pulling something over my head that's going to mess up my hair, right!!
HEEEEEYYYY....WHERE'S MY HAIRBRUSH!! (AND THAT'S WHAT SHE REALLY SAID TOO:))
ALWAYS LOTS OF LADY BIKERS AT ANY EVENT NOWADAYS
Now, let me tell you why I much prefer wearing button up shirts. First is the fact that with a shirt, you get air conditioning on those hot days. Undo the buttons & let the cooling summer breezes flow around your bare skin. Try that with a T-Shirt, Polo Shirt or Sweatshirt. Summer shirts also come in far cooler materials. And by cool I don't mean hip!! I mean 'cool' like in the cooling factor of shirt material. I can button up a shirt & tuck it in to add a bit of warmth or I can unbutton it & pull it out for a cooling affect. Pretty neat so far eh. But, here's why I really prefer shirts....pockets:))
THIS FELLOW PROUDLY DISPLAYS HIS URAL SIDECAR MOTORCYCLE
YEP, THAT LOOKS LIKE A RUSSIAN HAMMER & SICKLE TO ME ALRIGHT
I carry a small black note book & pen with me every single day of the year & have been doing so for the past 28 years. That notebook is vital in keeping me organized because it is where I write everything down most every day. Maybe some folks can head off to the store with 7 or 8 items to pick up & remember every one of them but am not one of those total recall people & it's funny because the very first time Kelly & I ever met ,she noticed the notebook & pen in my pocket & wondered right off......is this guy a 'Nerd.'
FIRST, THIS GUY CAME BY RIDING HIS SIDECAR MOTORCYCLE DOWN THE STREET
THEN, HE CAME BACK UP THE STREET RIDING IN HIS SIDECAR
AND WHAT HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO DO IN THESE PHOTOS I HAVE NO IDEA
Ok, getting back to why I like shirts. Only thing better than a button up shirt with a pocket is a button up shirt with 2 pockets & to put the icing on the shirt cake, if those 2 pockets are button done, Walla....jackpot. No, I'm not trying to look like the Rhinestone Cowboy guy. Again, in my world, it all has to do with logic. The left hand pocket is where my notebook & pen go & the right button down pocket is where my Canon Camera goes. And, if I can't button that pocket down I am going to dump that camera out onto the ground every time I bend over for sure. When on the Motorcycle both button down pockets come into play because one time I had the wind flip a note book out of a non buttoned pocket & I lost it.
I am in the habit of carrying a cell phone while on the bike as well. And, where do I carry that?? Well, in one of my button down shirt pockets of course. At least that way if I fall off my bike & land in a cornfield somewhere I can at least reach into my pocket, pull out my cell phone & call someone saying, "Help, I've fallen & I can't get up." Now, try finding your cell phone if your wearing a T-Shirt or a Sweatshirt. Good luck because your cell phone is probably across the road in a farmer's bean field along with your bike & sack of peanut butter sandwiches!!
And, ever wonder why some of us guys wear the same thing over & over, day after day? Well, I just might have a few thoughts on that tomorrow........10-4:))
A police officer pulled over two nuns riding on a motorcycle, and said to the rider, 'Ma'am, you're driving much too slowly, could you please drive faster?" And the nun says, 'Oh, I saw the sign with the "21" and assumed the speed limit was 21 mph." The officer explains: 'No ma'am, the speed limit is 80. The highway number is Interstate 21." Then the police officer looks at the passenger and can see the other nun shaking like a leaf. "Excuse me sister, but what's wrong with your passenger?" "Oh, she's probably shaking like that because we just got off Highway 401."
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