There was a couple days post Tech Daze depression, but we moved on to the Flywheelers’ annual swap meet/big boys (and girls) toy show! Having some trouble uploading pics of the usual display of mechanical “diversity” at the Flywheelers event, but much of it was the same as previous years, and I was hangin’ with three serious flea market shoppers intent on tool mongering, so I missed some of the better displays of mechanical excess anyways. Besides, I know better than to shop at old tractor, etc. shows as most of the stuff I’d buy wouldn’t fit in my car, never mind on my motorcycle!

So on the the Florida Rally…

DSC_3747Now this is one rally nobody is complaining about, unless they didn’t get their registration in quick enough to fit under the 500 person limit imposed by the facilities. Besides the most excellent vittles and the Airhead’s never-ending campfire and beverages, they had a dual sport ride, and let this /2 conversion on knobbies slip past their “dual sport bikes only” definition. The ride drew some late model ‘hack entrants too, in the form of this oil head with CSM sidecar and mountings:

DSC_3743Temps even flirted with 70, a far cry from previous year’s rallies when they never rose out of the 40s and we spent much of the weekend huddled around the campfire for warmth… But we had one heck of a campfire anyway!