Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 International Motorcycle Show


Well, we are FINALLY home! Home Sweet Home. After all the hupla, prepurchased tickets, talking about the trip, making plans and months of waiting, we were able to attend the International Motorcycle Show in Greenville, South Carolina. For added pleasure, our long time good friends J.T. and 'Becca met us there for the weekend.

All good things come to those that wait. :o)

So, lock on your helmet and hold onto the handle bars ... here we go with a quick tour of the show!!

Part of the show room area.
Show Room Floor

There were more motorcycles, scooters, vendors, vintage bikes, museum displays, observed trials, demo rides and whatnot than you can shake a stick at. This is only a small part of the show room floor. It did take us 3 days to see everything.

Rebecca eyeing the 2009 Honda DN01
'Becca eyeing the 2009 Honda DN-01

It's a scooter ... she is new to motorcycling and prefers automatics at the moment.

Me ... I head for the dirt and adventure bikes!

2009 Honda CRF 230 Motard
2009 Honda CRF 230 Motard

2009 Honda CRF 230 L - Photo Sharing by MyPhotoAlbum
2009 Honda CRF 230 L

But want I really, really, really would like to have is ...

2009 Bonneville Triumph T100
2009 Triumph Bonneville T100

And just a little ...

Bling! Bling!!
Bling! Bling!

But ... none of that this trip. What I did buy was a new helmet. In white. Instead of trying to match my bike and jacket, I'm gonna 'trash it up' with a few custom made decals.

HJC Symax II

Yeah, it was worth the wait ... but I'm still happy to be back home.


For more about the show with lots of motorcycle photos, feel free to peruse all my photos on-line at MyPhotoAlbum. Enjoy Y'all!!

♥ ∞

8 comments:

Mildred said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip. Love the tour and the pictures. I bet it does feel good to be back home though. Have a great evening.

Linda said...

COOL BEANS! I will bring Liam back tomorrow and have him look at the pics. (he's watching something on the Speed channel with his dad, right now..you know, 'boys', they can't be bothered, LOLOL.) Blessings

Tea Time With Melody said...

Whaaaat, you don't want a Harley?!

Lanny said...

Trash it up ! Any particular sorta stickers? Glitter butterflies, skul and cross bones, political contraband, "I'm In The Band"? What exactly are you going for motor oil company stickers?

Marie Reed said...

Bling! Bling! is right:) WHat a blast but... I bet that your glad to be Home Sweet Home too!

The Texican said...

Looks like you had a great trip. I enjoyed the photos. Bebe and I just got some new full face helmets. We are riding this weekend in a charity ride. Hope to meet you and Steve on the Road one of these days. Pappy

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Mildred ~ It is always so nice to be home. I know I wasn't 'born and raised' Georgian, but as soon as I hit the GA border, I feel like I'm home. I so love living here. Such a wonderful feeling. :o)

Linda ~ The Boys should like the bike photos. :o) We watch Speed channel too when the motorcycle racing starts! Wahoo!

Melody ~ Nope ... no Harleys. :o) They're just not our cup of tea. I guess I'm kinda European in my vehicle tastes.

Lanny ~ [ROFLOL!!] I'm gonna trash it fer shure! Nah, I'll go girly and do the bird silouettes and flowers. Will also get a text one that says "Sparky". [giggle]

Marie ~ Steve had to keep pulling me away from the jewelry. He said he's gonna get a megaphone so he can shout at me across a crowd "Step back from the loot and PUT THE CREDIT CARD DOWN HONEY ..." ha ha ha

Pappy ~ You're riding already!? I'm glad that the surgery didn't put you down for the count. Texas is so cool. Y'all always have something to do there. We hope to meet y'all on the road someday too. You and Bebe are always welcome here.

Thanks for stopping by y'all!! Your comments always brighten my day. ♥ ∞

Janeen said...

I love how your trying on the bikes as well as the jewelry! ha ha Looks like you had a ball! Such eye candy for the rider!

By the way, thanks for your sweet comments about me tea party. I enjoy entertaining~ wish I had the budget to do it more often.

Have a great day my friend!