Wednesday, June 29, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Motorbike Show 2011

Every year around this time, my quiet little town erupts in a cloud of smoke and noise, due to the arrival of the motorbike show.

This is an event, where motorbike groups from all over Spain and further afield, congregate in the centre of town to compare engine sizes and generally show off how loud their bikes are. Then at around 11am, the mass of vehicles gather in a convoy through the town towards the beach, where Paella and beer is consumed and bike talk continues for the rest of the day.

Here's a taster of the day:

I this this boy is in practise, for when he is old enough to own the real thing!

I really look forward to the bike show and I think that this year's had more bikes than ever. It brings our town to life and I enjoy looking at the bikes and the people who own them. I'd also love to be able to join the convoy to the beach...

but I don't think that my scooter has enough power to make it....oh well...


  1. A wonderful post! I love the ending ... and your scooter obviously enjoys posing!

  2. I love this! How cool that your town has this event. The green bike is awesomesauce. Girl, you've got to join the convoy! That sounds like fun.

  3. The post is lovely and funny. Thank you.

  4. What is Benvinguts? Sounds like a wine equivalent of a beer belly!
    (Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog - much appreciated.)

  5. Thanks to all of you for the comments. I'm glad that you liked the photos.

    Aguja, yes I'm sure the scooter does like posing!

    Melissa, the green bike is cool isn't it? It was airbrushed by a specialist airbrushing company. Also I'd love to find a way to be involved in the convoy, it would be great fun!

    Olga, I'm glad that you enjoyed the post.

    Deborah to answer your question, I think Benvinguts is Valenciano for 'Welcome'.