Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

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Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:12 pm

Met Kermit, Jim and John in Clifton. There were maybe 300 bikes out this fine beautiful day! Old guys like me on old and new bikes, young guys on sport bike making noise, a mixed bag of Harleys, more than a few very cool old bikes, and the hipster crowd on this semi-rat customs. It was all very cool!

I rode my recently finished 1981 Yamaha XS400 "Scrambler" for the first time outside my neighborhood. I had only 5 miles on it when I took off in 55° temps. The bike rides decent, managing a fairly comfortable 70-75mph. I got to Clifton with only two issues. The right rear shock lost its spring perch, and the front fork oil is way too thick, can you say Pogo?

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I was almost the first one there, but didn't take a photo until after breakfast.

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Walked around checking out the bikes. This one was pretty cool:

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There was a Honda Goldwing powered revers trike:
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Check out the throttle cable bodge!

Then there was this oddity Trike, made in 1985, with a Moto Guzi motor called a Triking:
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There was the Pie Girl selling, what else, pies, with her cool woody wagon:
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Apparently these over sized raised white letter glue-on kit is a thing. I saw two bikes like this Triumph Rocket:
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Some slick classics:
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A need MG military bike complete with a gun, siren, radio, flashlight and more:
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A cool BMW Airhead Scrambler:
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The hipster crowd passing out business fliers for their custom shop. Part of the bikes, like the paint, was very cool. The metal seats and fit and finish on other parts, not so much.
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A few HDs worth a photo, and one who was very oddly protective of his jacket:
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One with the spirit of the season:
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You can see past my cheap freebie backpack the broken shock:
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I threaded it back together and rode home with one string. Sadly the difference was almost unnoticeable.

All in all a nearly 60 mile test ride that was mostly successful!

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Great day for a test ride, meeting friends and seeing a bunch of cool bikes! Oh, and one funny comment when leather clad rider gave me crap about my Sportster tank on a Yamaha!

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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby Camp Director » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:48 pm

Wow Jim....looks like a great day. Great assortment of bikes to drool over. :drool
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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby drlewall » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:54 pm

I WAS caught up with my FAP..clicked here and am in the hole again.... :wall

since I was committed after clicking, I enjoyed the pix..TNX! :thumb
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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby LadyDraco » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:21 pm

I wonder what happened to my Post?? :dontknow

I had posted right after Jim had posted...

Thanking him for sharing ...
Oh well..

I sure wish we had something like that here...

Oh and Thanks again for sharing :Rogue
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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:48 pm

This is held monthly. In the warm months there is usually a big turn-out. In the cold times, it is often me and a couple friends. Fun is had either way.

This is earlier in the year:

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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby Dragon43 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:16 am

Great pictures. :Clap
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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby Steelb12 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:35 am

JimVonBaden wrote:This is held monthly. In the warm months there is usually a big turn-out. In the cold times, it is often me and a couple friends. Fun is had either way.

This is earlier in the year:



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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:38 am

Steelb12 wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:This is held monthly. In the warm months there is usually a big turn-out. In the cold times, it is often me and a couple friends. Fun is had either way.

This is earlier in the year:



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Best looking bike in that whole lot

Ha, that top case really gets around! :letsfide

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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby Steelb12 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:59 am

Do you happen to know when the next one is scheduled??
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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:48 pm

Steelb12 wrote:Do you happen to know when the next one is scheduled??

http://www.bikesandbreakfast.com/

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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:59 pm

I went to the Bikes and Breakfast today. Missed the breakfast, but what a lot of bikes there were. Very cool!

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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby LadyDraco » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:45 am

Great Pic's Thanks for sharing

Do you have the dates that this event is ?
Is it Monthly ?
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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:45 am

LadyDraco wrote:Great Pic's Thanks for sharing

Do you have the dates that this event is ?
Is it Monthly ?

Yes, monthly: http://www.bikesandbreakfast.com/va-photos.html

Typically it is the second Sunday of the month.

They also have them in NY.

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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby LadyDraco » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:44 pm

Have no care for the NY ones..

But might hit the VA one at least once..

Thanks for the link ... :thumb
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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby drlewall » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 am

I really do like bobbers! :Clap

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Re: Bikes and Breakfast, Clifton, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:10 pm

LadyDraco wrote:Have no care for the NY ones..

But might hit the VA one at least once..

Thanks for the link ... :thumb


My wife promised to come to the next one. Maybe you can join us. There is a fine little old diner there for breakfast.

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