The Blue Rocks Run

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With the easing of COVID restrictions, our vintage bike club was finally able to gather and ride as a group.
We met outside of town with the route down the coastal road and the destination of a small community called Blue Rocks - so named for the color of the rocks in the area.

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One of our rest stops is in the parking area of a now-closed restaurant. As we approached we came upon a pretty violent car crash scene involving two, maybe three, vehicles. We could hear the emergency vehicles approaching so we got out of the way in a hurry.

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Once the scene was under control of the RCMP, we waited until they gave us permission to proceed through the accident scene. There were 21 of us so we made quite the parade of bikes.

It couldn't have been a better day to ride along the scenic coast and enjoy the ocean breezes. Traffic was fairly light considering this was a civic holiday long weekend.
The tiny village of Blue Rocks is at the end of a road where a thriving sea kayak rental business operates.

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These are some of the "blue rocks."

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From there, we motored back the way we came and pulled in at the tourist town of Chester and had a very satisfying lunch at the local tavern. They have a very large patio area, and since they weren't that busy, they were able to seat all of us.
With our stomachs and gas tanks filled, we rode home on the same coastal road. All in all I rode about 275 km's (172 miles) but others came from longer distances to join in the fun.
 
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Inspiring! I felt sidelined by Covid too. All my plans went on hold. I did spend more quality time with our geriatric cats.
 

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You guys always get a nice mix of bike on your rides, I love that gold Honda very neat condition.
 

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You guys always get a nice mix of bike on your rides, I love that gold Honda very neat condition.
Since our club rides are usually of some distance, the members restore and keep their bikes in top condition so they always get home BGRIN
Not every member has a vintage bike, but like the easy pace we set and the comradery.
I've been a club members for 26 years and we've covered thousands of kilometers in that time. I can't recall ever having a bike fail on a club ride.
We stick to secondary roads and don't thrash the guts out of them which helps with longevity and reliability.
 

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How many Triumphs in the group?
 

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How many Triumphs in the group?
I honestly don't know, but we have a membership of 115 so there are quite a few vintage and more modern Triumphs.
Most everyone owns more than one bike of various makes. On a club ride you never know what bike a given rider may show up on.
 

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With the easing of COVID restrictions, our vintage bike club was finally able to gather and ride as a group.
We met outside of town with the route down the coastal road and the destination of a small community called Blue Rocks - so named for the color of the rocks in the area.

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One of our rest stops is in the parking area of a now-closed restaurant. As we approached we came upon a pretty violent car crash scene involving two, maybe three, vehicles. We could hear the emergency vehicles approaching so we got out of the way in a hurry.

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Once the scene was under control of the RCMP, we waited until they gave us permission to proceed through the accident scene. There were 21 of us so we made quite the parade of bikes.

It couldn't have been a better day to ride along the scenic coast and enjoy the ocean breezes. Traffic was fairly light considering this was a civic holiday long weekend.
The tiny village of Blue Rocks is at the end of a road where a thriving sea kayak rental business operates.

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These are some of the "blue rocks."

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From there, we motored back the way we came and pulled in at the tourist town of Chester and had a very satisfying lunch at the local tavern. They have a very large patio area, and since they weren't that busy, they were able to seat all of us.
With our stomachs and gas tanks filled, we rode home on the same coastal road. All in all I rode about 275 km's (172 miles) but others came from longer distances to join in the fun.
Yep , you guys got some of the coolest rocks anywhere . Since we have nothing but sandstone and red clay we import tons of your rocks to stabilize our roads , even the cart parts at my golf course use it .
While on the subject ,was at the course yesterday, there was a tournament underway with entertainment on the deck . I went out to get a photo of my friend David , formally of the group Haywire , and his twin daughters Ava and Lilly . David turned the tables on me and insisted he get a shot of me with the girls . I’ll send the best pix to you but before I do here’s the Quiz .
Ava and Lilly’s grandpa on their mother’s side was Charlie Chamberlain. What band / national tv show did Charlie star on ?
 

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Rocky

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Don Messer and his Islanders.
I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie back in the early sixties and spent an evening with him at a club in Halifax.
Before that I also had the pleasure of meeting Marg Osburne just long enough to meet her and say hello.
Both she and Charlie were singers in the Messer band and had great voices.
 
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Papa better take good care of those twins!
 

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Don Messer and his Islanders.
I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie back in the early sixties and spent an evening with him at a club in Halifax.
Before that I also had the pleasure of meeting Mag Osburne just long enough to meet her and say hello.
Both she and Charlie were singers in the Messer band and had great voices.
Good job Rocky . So you think Charlie really was a lumberjack before becoming a pro musician ?
The CBC took me and some other clients to an event in Halifax once , got to meet Don Tremaine and Rube Hornstein . Rube had to be the best weatherman of all time . Remember that big piece of chalk he used . Truly two fine gentlemen.
My grandfather had Don Messers car , a Rambler Hornet , 1957 maybe , fins and a flathead four .
 

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Is there anything better than riding a bike to great location, with great weather too.
Let me think. No
 

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Looks like it was a great day to ride. Thanks for sharing.
 
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