The Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2019 is in the books! Here’s a little photo re-cap of the day’s events.
Like last year, the Seattle ride was split into two rides. Actually three if you count the eastside ride. Over 400 riders registered. We joined the Seattle South ride, which went from Burien to White Center to Alki to Fremont where we converge with the other rides.
First things first, instructions for the day and the handing out of route maps.
I parked beside what would be the eventual best-in-show winner, this Vincent HRD.
We hit the road between Burien and White Center.
Smiling faces, waves, revs, and horn toots could be heard through each section of town our little parade meandered through.
Don Armeni Boat Ramp
Our first regroup point was the boat ramp near Alki Point. The boat ramp provided a nice cityscape backdrop to all of our photos. I never knew who this Don Armeni fella was until I felt the need to look him up writing this post. Mr. Armeni was a King County Deputy who lost his life in the line of duty back in 1954. He was a fisherman and after his death, the city named the boat ramp in his honor.
It’s a good chance to get out and stretch your legs – and size up the bikes taking part today.
Okay, a quick photo and it’s time to get back on the route.
What would a Seattle ride be without a Space Needle sighting?
Next, we cross the Ballard Bridge. I think it is just about here where I’m starting to lose feeling in my fingers on this 48-degree day.
Ivar’s Salmon House
The meetup point for all three rides is here, the Salmon House. Grab a chowder quick, because we’re heading to the Cretins Clubhouse for this party’s final stop.
Just enough time to look at the bikes from the other routes – including this fun Morgan three-wheeler.
On this chilly day, our ride leader took advantage of the break by boiling up a spot of tea.
Back on the road, chaps!
This other Honda CB750 was a beauty in red.
The ride ends here, like it has just about every year, at the Cretins Clubhouse.
Here we’ll get something to eat and have another chance to check out all the bikes on this year’s ride. I liked this bike’s custom fuel gauge that goes from “FULL” to “CRAP”
Dogs in sidecars are always a big hit at the DGR. Even the little ones!
Until next year, chums!
Great pics! I felt like I was along for the ride! Great ride for a worthy cause.