Quails & Motorcycles!

Last weekend, we attended The Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, CA. It was held at The Quail Lodge and Golf Club, literally on the golf course. Walking around all day on the lush green grass was as comfy as footsteps on carpet. One of my husband’s hobbies is motorcycles; he’s always been the owner of one, two, or a few, and always will be. This event was for motorcycle enthusiasts to “show” their bikes as judges wearing fancy fedoras, carrying clipboards and pens, strolled around doing what they do best…judge! This event was also for motorcycle enthusiasts to attend and admire the cool bikes. But some incredible cars snuck into the show, too, not to mention, a few adorable canines.

The 250 entries spanned from the early 1900’s to current times. It was fun to see the evolution of the motorcycle design through the decades. Beverages, food, and merchandise waited at our fingertips, so once we warmed up, we indulged in a Bloody Mary and Margarita, and later for lunch, delicious tacos. Since I forgot to pack a hat, I bought a Quail Moto ball cap at the event which saved me. Country tunes and rock ‘n’ roll entertained the crowd of around 3200 people, all ages from infants to seniors. The weather was beautiful, sunny, in the mid sixties, but don’t let that moderate temperature fool you; the sun blazed at times and we were grateful for the invention of hats! So, whether you love to ride, feeling the wind in your face, or not, I hope you enjoy the photos and can appreciate the unique styles:

The photos above are of my husband on his Suzuki V-Strom in Death Valley, CA, and the two of us about to venture onto the local country roads on his Kawasaki KLR.

I hope you enjoyed the show & have a great day!

34 thoughts on “Quails & Motorcycles!

  1. I love Lauren, your wonderful post as I love motorcycles, and riding as a guest rather than as a rider as I don’t have the necessary skill. You both look fabulous, happy, and free to speed perhaps even to the edge of the Earth.


    1. Aww, Joanna, thank you for your amazing words, and I’m really happy you enjoyed this post. I’m like you, I ride as a guest. I don’t have an interest in riding my own bike. But we’ve gone on some relaxing and beautiful day trips. My hubby goes with his buddies for weekends and Death Valley was one of them. Thanks again! πŸ’ž

  2. This must’ve been a fun event Lauren! Isn’t it marvelous how motor-bikes have evolved from a bike and how much they looked similar in olden times! We had a bullet motorcycle and have enjoyed many long rides on it for almost 20 years. It was very heavy and I always wondered how men could hold it! 😊

    1. It was super fun, Balroop, and I think I was fascinated more by the style and design changes over the decades. They’re amazing, like you wrote. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed riding too with the wind in your face. A great feeling. The bikes are heavy, and I’m just happy to ride as a passenger. πŸ™‚ πŸ’ž

  3. We go to classic car shows like that now and then and always enjoy strolling around and appreciating all the hard work that goes into getting the cars show-ready. I imagine it’s the same with motorcycles. Although I’m not a fan of the noise they make, I love those old machines best! It looks like you had a lovely day.

    1. We’ve been to car shows, too, Janis, so they’re similar. I’m not crazy about the loud noises either, but fortunately, my husband’s bikes aren’t too bad. πŸ™‚ It was a fun day. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I’m happy you enjoyed this “show” Kamal. For anyone who is into motorcycles, it was a fun event. And for those who aren’t, the many different styles were interesting to see. πŸ’•πŸ˜

  4. It’s nice seeing all those old machines in such good shape. I like car shows myself, but they haven’t really had any here for the last two years. Hopefully this year will be different.

  5. Fab post, Lauren!
    I love motorcycles, although I don’t own one.
    What a great show. The rides are all gorgeous.

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