Not something you encounter every day, to be sure. We live in Rockingham, south of Perth, Western Australia, and for some reason the town is a magnet for vintage cars. And motorcycles. It might be the beaches, the lovely foreshore with cafes, fish & chip shops, ice cream parlours and boutique shops. Or the fact we have a coastal road that takes in the beautiful scenery, with the scintillating Indian Ocean to the left or right, depending on which way you’re heading.
Yes, you saw right. They’re all Hogs. And there’s a Lot of pink going on. It’s the 3rd Annual Pink Ribbon Ride in aid of Breast Cancer, organised by the Swan Chapter of the Perth Harley-Davidson club. The rally started in Cannington, about 50 km away, and went through the artsy historic port town of Fremantle, then down to Rockingham following the coastline. It finishes in Mandurah, about 30 km south of Rockingham. There must have been over 300 motorbikes in that carpark. And we’d caught them at the right time, just as they were preparing to leave for the last leg of their journey, destination Mandurah.
Suddenly, the kid and I found ourselves plump right in the midst of these Hogs. We’d become Wannabes 😄. He wants a Harley-Davidson for his next birthday. I reminded him that while he was still in my tummy, 12 years ago, I’d owned a Honda NSR125 motorbike, so he’s a biker chick’s kid really. It must run in the blood 😄.
There’s never a dull Sunday in Rockingham, and that’s for certain.
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