My Yamaha Super Tenere
Two of the guys in my group have two motorcycles I have always salivated over. The Yamaha VMAX and the Honda RVT RC51
A few of the other interesting motorcycles already there
A Honda Valkyrie RUNE
A beautiful matte black Indian
A little later the ride starts, there were easily over 200 motorcycles on the ride. I didn't take any photos during the ride since I forgot my small camera and only had my SLR with me. The ride was pretty long, up the Turnpike to Fort Lee, down under the George Washington Bridge and then along the Palisades Parkway and eventually making our way back mainly through back roads. Being the Blue Knights ride, all the police departments along the way basically blocked all roads for us to pass unimpeded. I'm sure some people were stopped at intersections for more than 15 minutes which I think it's kind of unfair. The Newark police were very professional and the ride went without incidents. Here's a few photos of the Newark motorcycles.
I had never seen so many police motorcycles in one place. The yellow are from the Newark police department and the few white are from the Linden police.
After the ride it was time for lunch. By the time I got inside the food line was already pretty long but there was plenty food for everyone and since most of the groups are Portuguese the food was catered from a Portuguese restaurant.
While some of the people were having fun inside with the band playing some good songs, others were outside watching the bike washing girls.
There were lots of dollar bills flying around, I think the girls did well.
As the afternoon wound down it was time for the Knights of Lusitania to leave, they had about a 90 mile ride to Philadelphia. I decided to stay a little longer and watched them leave.
Outside I saw this Suzuki wrapped in red vinyl, it was pretty well done.
The group assembling and getting ready to leave
The event had a burlesque dancer and not only was she beautiful but danced well too. She did two routines and everyone was entertained for sure. I will show more photos in another post, I will end this post with two teaser photos.
More to come....