… In Port Dover.
A motorcycle rally held every Friday the 13th in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada since 1981. Its typical summer attendance exceeds 100,000 bikers. This is the biggest single-day motorcycle event in the world.
I was with my photographer friend Rob Skeoch with the Toronto-Analog-Film-Photographers
Everyone, especially the so-called outlaw clubs, were very friendly. I talked to many of them and when I asked if I could get their portrait, they were happy to oblige. I asked one guy if I could get his portrait, and he said “Knock yourself out”… but I was glad that he didn’t knock me out.Â 😅 Lots of leather, lots of ink, but due to the cold weather, the attendance was way down, so I’ll have to get back there later this year in July. Maybe get some semi-clad biker chicks. That would liven up this blog a little, don’t you think?
[click on any photo for slideshow, and please leave comments below the photos at bottom of the page]
April 14, 2018 at 9:32 pm
Wasn’t peter rabbit chilly?
Great photos Len.
April 14, 2018 at 9:34 pm
Not sure… I didn’t see him from the front.
April 14, 2018 at 11:24 pm
…well len….great pix again….I don’t know….the thought of all those bikers has always scared the s**t outa’ me….love the rusty pick-up and the guy with the timmy’s….love the ‘lady in ink’….(somewhat of a resemblance to the fords of political ‘fame’)….enjoy your ‘journeys’….love…cuz…
April 14, 2018 at 11:28 pm
Linda, sure this isn’t a fantasy of yours?
April 15, 2018 at 1:59 am
Ok, the guy with the rabbit outfit…he looks like he needs some fur….it is a bit nippy out these days with the freezing rain and all….
April 15, 2018 at 2:06 am
Nippy… or nipply?
April 15, 2018 at 2:33 am
Yes, you have a point….
April 15, 2018 at 3:16 am
… or 2!
April 15, 2018 at 11:11 am
April 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm
“Semi-clad biker chicks”…add “whisky” to the phrase and, Len, you’ve got yourself a hit country tune.
April 16, 2018 at 8:51 pm
HAHA! I’ll be thinkin’ of lyrics till July 13! Maybe git me a gitar and a pick-up!
April 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm
Hi Len: This is so far my favourite post. I love black and white photos of bickers. (Got some of my own back in the day). The reflections were fab….Love the dog, and the guy with the beany. Maybe I should join you in July, and seek them out! Want to here your new song…..Thanks for sharing.
April 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm
I’ve been thinking about that song, but no promises. Cathy, sounds like you missed your calling, or were you involved with the gangs “back in the day”. Of course you can join me in July.