I made it this year! I've always avoided going to the Bikes, Blues and Barbecue because I knew that parking and driving around it would be hell. This year I have my scooter. Yup, I drove that thing around the BBB. I imagine there were a few people chuckling, but I had a blast. Friday night I was down on Dickson street. You could just sit down with food, drink, music in the background and watch the parade of bikes and people. Man, I had a pork sandwich that just melted in my mouth.
I don't know what was more fascinating the people or the bikes. People were wearing so many different T-shirts, leather and tattoos. I did buy myself a leather vest. Heh, Heh, I'm going to look really hot riding around on the scooter with a leather vest. The variety of bikes was just awesome. Boy, did envy rear it's ugly head. I'd really like to have a motorcycle, but you can only buy what you can afford.
So, here I am in the middle of the parade waiting for it to start. Yeah, I rode in the parade. It was so great! What a blast! The best part was on Dickson Street. At the beginning of Dickson up on the University you could see the line of motorcycles all the way down to College Ave. As I came further down by Arkansas Ave I saw that the sidewalks and streets were crowded with people and bikes. What a thrill! I am definitely going to do it again next year!