A few months ago a certain Aussie blogger mentioned in a post that maybe, just maybe, moto bloggers in Oregon might attend The One Motorcycle Show in Portland. We'd thought about going in previous years, so this was a good excuse to put it on the calendar. Admission is free so you can't go wrong....
Saturday morning Troubadour and I arrived at coffee at 9am and instead of the usual chatting until noon, we departed at 10am to make the 89 mile (143 km) trek to Portland. It wasn't quite 40˚F (4˚C) so we were in the car. Have heated seats, will travel.
We made a few stops along the way and arrived at The One about mid-afternoon. On Saturday the show was open from noon until 11 pm.
We parked a few blocks away (closest we could get when not on a bike) and walked back to the Sandbox Studios.
There was live music and what seemed to be a lot of people. I kept bumping into people (luckily no one spilled their beer on me) and it was a little hard to get a decent picture of the bikes due to the bright uplighting. The bikes were also fairly close together so clean pictures of individual bikes wasn't always a possibility.
Here are some of the better shots of the bikes. The ones I can identify I have, the others you'll just have to guess.
|(A row of Kawasakis)|
|(Taken from the other end of the row)|
|(This Kawasaki was so nice it was rotating on a stand)|
|(Flying Irishman - Denny Edwards)|
|(The sign under the helmet)|
|(Ariel - I didn't peek at the year)|
|(Norton of unknown year)|
|(Custom Ural by Icon Motorsports)|
|(Harley Davidson Sportster with a Warn Winch)|
|(Close up of winch)|
|(2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC named Dromedarii customized by Icon Motorsports)|
|(All set for the desert)|
|(2002 Ducati 998 named Menta custom built by Frosty)|
|(Not usually a fan of gold but I really liked this bike)|
|(custom Ducati by Speedy Moto)|
|(Custom by Dues Ex Machina)|
|(Even Vespa was represented)|
|(1965 250cc by Moto Parilla)|
|(The Conquistador - a Bultaco 250)|
|(I thought the seat looked a tad uncomfortable)|
|(Triumph was well represented)|
|(One of the photo displays behind the Triumph)|
|(1976 Honda CJ 360 T named Snow, custom built by Joe Tessitore)|
|(1970 Honda CL 450 named Sporco Buco, custom built by Lossa Engineering)|
|(I thought the color scheme was nice but really liked the seat)|
|(Graffiti bike - the kids were all over this with the supplied paint markers)|
|(Large painting I thought was really cool - couldn't find the name of the artist though)|
|('Klausmann' by Monty Klaus - I found this blog post about it - click----> LINK)|
|(Right by the band - almost lost my hearing getting this shot - those drums were loud)|
|(Patience can get you a picture with minimal people)|
|(So then you may as well take a people shot)|
|(Small bikes were well represented)|
|(Cute little Honda - Something about that color...)|
|(But wait - it has Nitrous too)|
|(A general room/people picture)|
|(1974 Yamaha XS400 named INXS, custom built by Spin Cycle Industries)|
|(Something from Mad Max Beyond Thunder Dome perhaps.....)|
|(Triumph America - customized by a retired cabinet maker - all real wood was used)|
|(Even the saddlebags were real wood)|
|(They had a wood one....)|
|(And a feather one.....)|
|(My favorite - one to test for color blindness, I hope you can see the 2)|
|(And a shiny metallic one)|
And right at the exit was Lucy, not as cool as Troubadour's Lucy though.
|(Lucy - been a rough life)|
|(Nice Moto Guzzi)|
The laugh and the 'slogan of the day' had to come from this bike.
|(Yamaha 650 cc, notice the lunch pail/tail bag)|
|(Just remember, 'it's all pink on the inside'.)|
As we were walking back to the car I noticed the old warehouses/factories in that area of town and took this one last non moto-related picture. I could have taken more pics as there were several of them, but it was cold and the wind was biting.
We had a good day and I think we would have taken a little more time to wander at the studio if we hadn't of been so tired.
- Au Revoir
"Freaks are the much needed escape from the humdrum. They are poetry." - Albert Perry