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Isle of Vashon Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiast Ride - 2000

Seattle's Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiast (VME) club has in the past held an annual ride on Vashon Island in Puget Sound. They used to advertise it to the general public, but it got too crowded and out of hand. Now they try to let only their members know when they do have it. We were lucky enough to ride in it back then. The ferry from Seattle to Vashon was literally packed with motorcycles. Almost no cars were on it. Plenty of (loud) Harleys. When the ferry reached the dock on Vashon, the noise when all the bikes started up was truly incredible.

Joseph on the Superhawk and Scott on the Vulcan saddle up.

My son Max (6yrs old) on the ferry boat. My VX800 behind him.

Joseph tries out Scott's Vulcan for size.

A very cherry Norton.

We got stuck behind this contraption on a twistie road.

Scott and Joseph ponder an ancient Nimbus. They were made from the early 20's to the middle to late 50's in Denmark. 750cc, four cylinder inline longitudinal, shaft drive.

One sweet Moto Guzzi.

A nice Benelli, count the cylinders.

The ferry line on Vashon returning to Seattle.

Max tries out Joseph's Superhawk for size.


A Triumph.

Joseph entertains us with a wheelie after the ride. He's very er, proficient at wheelies.