Saturday, December 08, 2007

First Toronto Bike Show

The show went according to plan. We got there before opening and scored parking in the Convention Centre underground lot.

The show is pretty flashy. Our main gaol was to check out potential bikes for Heather and Tom. The criteria were about 750 cc, liquid cooled and shaft driven. After checking what was available and comparing prices, they settled on the 800cc Suzuki boulevard SE, complete with windshield, floorboards, saddlebag and backrest. I expect they will do well with these.

After the show we headed up to Radioworld on Steeles to return the faulty Zumo motorcycle mount. They took a mount out of a new box and gave it to me, a move I greatly appreciated. Interestingly, RW had a booth at the show where they were selling Zumo's for $699 on a show special. I paid $879 in June. Such is the world of technology.

From there, we started back to Cambridge, stopping for supper along the way. All in all, it was a nice day.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Bike Show This Weekend

The first of the two Toronto motorcycle shows will be taking place at the Convention Centre this weekend.

We're planning to meet Steve "Jester" Wilner of Detroit, newly retired, and Bruce McGivern from the south side of Georgian Bay in Barrie about 4:00 tomorrow.  They're attending the show Friday while we're going Saturday.  Steve won't be at the January show so we're looking for a chance to get in supper and a visit.  Steve was the one we hooked up with for our first VROC rally in Suches, Georgia back in 1999, known as the Good Old Days.

After supper, we'll head on to Kim and Mike's in Cambridge.  Saturday morning, we'll pick up Heather and Tom and head for the show.  Since both of them are now licenced, they'll be looking at the bikes very closely.

I hope to get a change to drop the Zumo motorcycle mount off at Radioworld, north of the city, for a warranty replacement.  The rubber contact guard didn't fare too well in the UV rays and broke off.

Stay tuned to this channel for show coverage.