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Sep 20th 2017, 10:39 PM   #1
 alienbogey's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 9/24

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is this Sunday 9/24.

My wife and I went last year and really enjoyed it; we're doing it again this year.

Currently Seattle has 313 riders signed up, Portland around 280, and there are other Northwest cities with DGR's.
Sep 21st 2017, 07:40 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
I would like to go, but don't own a bike allowed to attend.
Sep 21st 2017, 08:26 AM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
I would like to go, but don't own a bike allowed to attend.
If it has two or three wheels it's allowed to attend. Actually, there is really no "allowed" to it; nobody is going to stop you from riding whatever you like.

Yes, they encourage vintage and classic bikes, but last year we saw everything from 1930's vintage rides to a husband & wife on matching, brand new Guzzi's. Bring a ZX-14 and you'll have a circle of admirers at each stop. Watch some of of the Youtube videos from the 2016 rides around the globe and you'll see everything.

Run what ya brung, it raises money for charity, your money for cancer research will not be refused.

Likewise, being well-dressed is not absolutely required and no one is going to blow a whistle and throw you out of the game, but it certainly adds to the fun.

Heck, if I couldn't ride in it I'd find a spot on the route just to sit and watch the 300+ riders (Seattle) go by.
Sep 22nd 2017, 08:22 AM   #4
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  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Quote:
Originally Posted by alienbogey
If it has two or three wheels it's allowed to attend. Actually, there is really no "allowed" to it; nobody is going to stop you from riding whatever you like....
That is not what I was told by the Seattle organizer or what is described here:

Acting Like Gentlemen Will Help Us Grow Motorcycling Everywhere | Cycle World
Sep 22nd 2017, 07:30 PM   #5
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

(shrug)

I'm not an organizer, I'm just someone who went last year and am reporting that I saw all kinds of bikes, including brand new ones. All kinds appeared to be participating.

I've deleted most of my pictures from that day, but one I just looked at had a whole bunch of cool vintage-ish bikes in view, as well as a late model Ducati (I'm not expert enough to ID it), and two plastic-wrapped crotch rockets (again, not good enough to ID them from the fractions that I can see) that were very much participating.
Sep 25th 2017, 08:01 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

Well, the DGR was very enjoyable once again. 388 registered riders. While the great majority were vintage bikes of one kind or another, there was a sprinkling of crotch rockets, dual sports, late model Harley's, at least one fully aluminum boxed GS, etc, basically every motorcycle type under the sun. As far as I could tell everyone got to play with great good will.

My wife with her dog on the Alaska Way Viaduct; photo taken by a pillion who tracked us down to exchange contact info and sent us a bunch of pics:

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Sep 26th 2017, 04:05 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
That pic also belongs in the "Post your best motorcycle picture" thread
Sep 26th 2017, 05:39 AM   #8
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Dragon
a) That's a cool -



B) Sadly, the Origami Dragon did not feel apropos.



Sep 26th 2017, 07:25 AM   #9
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
Absolutely wrong about retro bikes being a requirement for DGR. It is encouraged yes but not required.

Hell I saw all kinds of bikes out this past Sunday in Seattle. Everything from crotch rockets to scooters, there was even a moped IIRC.

Check out some photos from the ride below (this is not my site by the way)

http://jontheroadagain.com/united-st...ans-ride-2017/
Sep 26th 2017, 07:26 AM   #10
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alienbogey
Well, the DGR was very enjoyable once again. 388 registered riders. While the great majority were vintage bikes of one kind or another, there was a sprinkling of crotch rockets, dual sports, late model Harley's, at least one fully aluminum boxed GS, etc, basically every motorcycle type under the sun. As far as I could tell everyone got to play with great good will.

My wife with her dog on the Alaska Way Viaduct; photo taken by a pillion who tracked us down to exchange contact info and sent us a bunch of pics:



My wife LOVED your bike and especially the dog by the way LOL
Sep 26th 2017, 01:56 PM   #11
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
Hmm.. So I can quote and reply to a post but not add a new post. Well that's clear as mud *rollseyes*
Sep 26th 2017, 02:01 PM   #12
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
That is not what I was told by the Seattle organizer or what is described here:

Acting Like Gentlemen Will Help Us Grow Motorcycling Everywhere | Cycle World


That's not true at all. I was at the DGR ride this past Sunday (and the year before) and there were all kinds of bikes and people involved.

Retro bikes are encouraged but not a requirement by any means.

I saw everything from crotch rockets to scooters, heck there was even a moped in the mix LOL

It was a fun ride with a lot of great people

Check out some photos from here (not my site)

http://jontheroadagain.com/united-st...ans-ride-2017/
Sep 26th 2017, 02:04 PM   #13
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
That is not what I was told by the Seattle organizer or what is described here:

Acting Like Gentlemen Will Help Us Grow Motorcycling Everywhere | Cycle World


That's not true at all. I was at the DGR ride this past Sunday (and the year before) and there were all kinds of bikes and people involved.

Retro bikes are encouraged but not a requirement by any means.

I saw everything from crotch rockets to scooters, heck there was even a moped in the mix LOL

It was a fun ride with a lot of great people.
Sep 27th 2017, 10:31 AM   #14
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
So apparently I cannot post any longer posts than a one liner until I have posted at least 50 posts.

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Sep 27th 2017, 10:33 AM   #15
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
On our way to DGR

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