On Friday, once we finished everything up, we headed out to the Salon de la moto, which is an exhibition dedicated to motorcycles in the Palais des congrès here in Montreal. It was huge and it made the perfect date for Mike and I now that we are totally consumed by our motorcycle obsessions.
As you can see, I was on the BMW special edition G650GS Sertão in the above picture! (The special edition used to be Dakar, but since the race has been moved to Brazil, it’s now Sertão, which is a region of arid lands there.) It’s special because the chassis was developed for country roads and is even better for off-road use than the Gs and Fs 650. The only problem with this enhancement is that I can hardily touch the ground when I’m sitting on it! And I’m five foot five, so I’m not even that short!
The season is almost here and I’m starting to feel very excited, especially after seeing all the motorcycles, the gear and the frenzy and excitement in the riders eyes at this exposition. I sat on a Duccati Monster 696, a Triumph Street Triple, an Agusta Brutale 675 and the crazy BMW S1000RR (all street and sport/speed bikes) and on a KTM Adventure 990, a Kawasaki KLR, on the ultra beautiful Triumph Tiger and a BMW F650gs, which is soon to be mine. It was an amazing afternoon/evening because I even saw the salesman who sold me my bike and he told me that it should arrive next week! I am so thrilled!
While we were there, we became members of the BMW Quebec Club. There are about 250 members, but only 4 of us are women. I met with one of them already. I can’t wait to learn to know those 4 incredibly sexy, brave and awesome women! I think that women who are into motorcycles develop a kinship together very quickly, so I’m excited to make these kind of kindred spirit friend with adventurous women like me.
We topped off this great day with a meal at a restaurant with a very typical Québecois menu, things our lumberjack ancestors would have eaten if there were fancy restaurants in their times. The restaurant is called Fourquet Fourchette and it’s out in an old town called Chambly just a little outside of Montreal, so it was a nice evening drive. The meal was a variety of deliciously prepared regional meats (a lot of game) and locally sourced vegetables, paired with delicious beers and wines, but we were too hungry to snap shots. I also had a great chocolate dessert, which I shared on Twitter. Here I am devouring it.
Here it is before, including a strawberry and a beautiful gooseberry.
It was so buttery and delicious. It was very rich, but that didn’t stop me one bit!
All gone! No good things last forever. Especially when they’re made of chocolate and in front of me!
I’m glad we had such a fun time and that we were able to document some of it to share here.