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Baconfest 2018

Discussion in 'Canada' started by robinc, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Didn't go to the famous Port Dover Friday the 13th yesterday. They figure over 200,000 people, outlaw bikers, lots of police descended on that sleepy little Lake Erie shores town. Normal population 6161. Too big a crowd for me.
    https://globalnews.ca/news/4330585/friday-13th-port-dover/

    So instead I spent some of today at BACONFEST, billed as “Everything Bacon and Bikes” in Lucan, ON, a little town about a half hour north of me.
    http://www.lucanbaconfest.ca/

    They expect over 25,000 will attend. I think they blew through that estimate before I left to beat it home before the rain.
    Can ya guess what I had for lunch....lol. With maple smoked bacon almonds for dessert!

    Event creator is the local Harley dealer, Hogtown Cycle.
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    Saw a few Harley's :yikes:

    One little old XS650 in the middle of the photo sticking her nose out in one of the parking lots.
    Heard, “man I used to ride one of them” more than once.
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    A couple of pics for Boob….Er.......Bob.

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    This where you can get your bike polished. Your BIKE!

    Best t-shirt award goes to a young girl rider who's shirt said, Mom I'm Fine. Was gonna get a picture but……...

    Here's a few of the different bikes I saw.
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    I thought this was nicely done. Paint by owner builder who is not a professional painter just likes messing around with stuff.
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    I think this might scoot a bit with that little ol' bottle on the back.
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    Now how bout a beast of a Busa.......Not my thing but I can sure appreciate the work that went into this build.
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    And this was a nice old rig.....

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    Now for the entertainment portion of the program.
    Couple of Canadian boys street stunt riders. Man these guys have some chops.
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    You know, I think the most fun I had was enjoying these local high school kids bands. Ya I know, if you wanna be critical, lots to criticize, but hey, here's some kids doing what they love, putting it all out there, and having fun with it. No vocal processors, no mixing boards. Good on them I say. Lots of old farts like me cheering them on.

    Young lads rocking out some good old tunes. Lots of folks dancing in the crowd. Sure brought back memories of my old garage band days.





    There is some amazing entertainment booked for tonight, but too long a day for this old man. This was a lot of fun, chatted it up with some great folk. Will definitely be an annual event for me.
     
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  2. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Oh man, wish we had bike events like that around these parts !
     
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  3. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Ya, kinda funny Dude that up here in the great white North we have these huge events. I guess our season is so short we look for every reason to celebrate.
    Or maybe we just look for excuses to party? :laugh2:
     
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That looked like great fun Robin! Thanks for taking all the pics, you live in a fun loving part of the world!
    ( You’re supposed to get your bike in front of the bikini girls!) Haha!
    Did you beat the rain home ? I hope!
     
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  5. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Haha, ya it was a lotta fun Bob. My heart couldn't handle that.
    You'd been asking for bikini girls so just trying to please.
    And the local TV news camera was about. Could you imagine that? That's all I'd need!

    Yes, for the most part. Drove through a couple of sprinkles but they were really nice and cooling actually. It was so humid up there today, getting wetter wasn't a concern.

    Just some clean up polishing to do, which is why I hate rain!
     
  6. Jtcrash

    Jtcrash Satans proctologist

    You missed this little gem on the burnout pad at the pulls
     

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