Friday, October 01, 2010

Meeting An International Motorcycle Adventurer

On Monday I had the opportunity to meet Gary France (you know, this guy) for coffee.

If you didn't know, he's English, and he's been riding his Harley-Davidson, The Leading Ladies, across the U.S. for the last couple of months.

We didn't have a whole lot of time, but it was great to meet up with him and check out his bike. The Leading Ladies has been decorated with top-notch airbrush portraits of many of the starlets from Hollywood's golden era.

Gary is a great guy and I would have been happy to drag him out for pizza, but he's on a pretty tight schedule, as he's been doing his best to see absolutely everything in the U.S. while he's here.

Now I'm probably going to have to ride a Triumph across England in order to catch up with Gary on his own turf...


cpa3485 said...

I'm glad you got to meet up with him, even if it was for a brief while. I was able to see him for an afternoon and evening when he was in Nebraska. I enjoyed meeting him and remain insanely jealous of his ability to make the tour. Maybe we will both play a small part in a book by him someday. We'll both be famous! LOL

bobskoot said...


You're so lucky to have been able to meet him. Not for us as he is too far away and not planning to come to Canada . . . Unless he goes on his Cross Canada Tour 2011 next year.

Wet Coast Scootin

mq01 said...

woohoo! and im looking forward to the triumph in the uk posts ;)

Motorcycle Racing said...

wow it's great experience of yours.

Canajun said...

Of course your Triumph across England tour would only take 2 days. Hardly the stuff of bucket lists.

Then again, 2 days on a Triumph might seem like a LOT longer. ;)

Glad you were able to meet up; it is a small community for sure.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

How cool! Glad you two got to meet.