Friday, June 6, 2014

Motor Madness Month

That's right! The Grand Prix is in town and we're hoppin' n' rockin'.

But that's not all. If it's two-wheeled excitement you want, and you want to see real people having an extraordinary real life adventure, with thrills, spills, and chills, you really need to follow the 2014 Scooter Cannonball. It's maybe, just maybe, the best ever.

I've made it super simple for you. All the links you need are at the bottom of the right panel under 2014 Scooter Cannonball.

Hyder Alaska to New Orleans Louisiana via some of the most amazing scenery Canada has to offer.

If you want a place to start, check out the ModernVespa page. It's compelling stuff.

Here's a teaser for a documentary on the 2010 Cannonball.


Canajun said...

You going to be able to check out the F1 this weekend?

Unknown said...

Oh David:

How I remember the F1 track from last summer. but we wouldn't be breaking any speed records at 20 kmh

Just pretend I'm the one in your first photo. You have an eye for beautiful machinery with modern air bags

Riding the Wet Coast

SonjaM said...

Oh, it's that time of the year again. Well, not particularly my cup of tea, I rather hop over to the Cannonball run. Thanks for the links.

David Masse said...

Nope. It will be difficult to go anywhere near downtown without hearing the screaming engines.

I was offered tickets a couple of years back and I offered them to a colleague.

I can't see the attraction in watching some sporting events. I enjoy soccer, I enjoy football, I'm OK with hockey, but there are sports like tennis, golf, most olympic events, baseball, basketball, that I just have no interest in watching. F1 fits that bill too. Plus it'll kill your hearing faster than riding motorbike without earplugs.

It is kind of interesting to see how F1 weekend changes the fauna downtown. There are more black, and white spandex tube dresses in town parading around awkwardly on teetering stiletto heels than at any other time of year.

David Masse said...

Ah Bob... yes you would definitely appreciate Montreal on F1 weekend. Lots of bird watching opportunities for the discerning eye.

You'd need to pack another handful of memory cards,

It is kind of cool that you got to ride that track with another kind of high performance BMW. Do you remember how freaking narrow the track was? Can you imagine doing that at 200 mph??

David Masse said...

I'm with you Sonja. I found a trailer for a documentary for the 2010 Cannonball that I'm adding to this post. Very cool.

len@RE-GLAZE-IT said...

Hi David , hope your well .....I've a loose interest in F1 ...but again I have lost all my time to checking out the cannonball ....only just found out how to track / follow who's at what point. It's quite addictive ....then there's all the older cannonball videos ect .....I love it .
Thanks for the links david make it all so easy for me to lose a few hours!

len@RE-GLAZE-IT said...

By the way David , is that picture on the cannonball page from Da ( the scooterist ) .....looks familiar ??

David Masse said...

Sorry for the hit your productivity is taking Len. It is amazing to be able to follow an event like that almost in real time. David Bednarski has been posting amazing time lapse video on his blog.

Some of the riders who aren't blogging are posting to the ModernVespa thread.

The Cannonball never ceases to intrigue.

David Masse said...

Sorry Len, no luck finding the photo you mentioned. Too many pages to look through. Got caught leaving comments for Bill Leuthold.

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