Day Zero – Sunday before the VOCNA Ride

Sunday July 15th

2012 VOCNA Rally

2012 VOCNA Rally


The rain stopped at some point in the night. Our first priority in the morning was to dry everything and to erect more shelter from future rain and/or excessive sunshine. Fred had a vision of what he wanted: an easy-up like the one he already owned but instead of another 10 X 10 square, he wanted 10 X 20.
Drying things out after the deluge

Drying things out after the deluge


another view of drying things out at camp

another view of drying things out at camp


Fred’s vision of shelter was more difficult to accommodate than any of us had ever dreamed.
“Flagstaff,” one woman told us, “doesn’t have army or navy surplus stores. Flagstaff is, you know, hippies.”
We toured the usual chains, Big 5, Walmart, and finally in Home Depot we articulated “Car shade, like an Easy-up,” and then we found what we were looking for.
Jeff S., Jeff W, and Fred erect the new shelter

Jeff S., Jeff W, and Fred erect the new shelter


We celebrate shelter

We celebrate shelter


a motorcycle cathedral

a motorcycle cathedral


Notice what is under the new shelter – motorcycles. At this camp, there was more space given to the protection of motorcycles than anything else. We had to set it up before we were finally ready to unload the bikes.
Later Fred looked down the arched expanse and said, “I feel like I’m at church.”
This was the day most of the VOCNA participants arrived. We registered, got our route maps and dinner tickets and joined others for a meal. Let the rally begin.
what a gathering of VOCNA looks like

what a gathering of VOCNA looks like


Velocettes everywhere you look

Velocettes everywhere you look


Velocettes come in a variety of colors

Velocettes come in a variety of colors


more diversity

more diversity


although other marques are allowed to go on the ride, everyone wants a Velocette

although other marques are allowed to go on the ride, everyone wants a Velocette

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s