Touring on a VStar 650 Custom: “I haven't a clue as to how my story will end. But that's all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don't conclude the road has vanished. And how else could we discover the stars?" (unknown)
Last night there was revelry on the streets of Toronto as dozens of motorcycle enthusiasts joined in the 24th CVMG Old Fort York Lucas Push. It was my second time to the Push and once again I found myself immersed for the night in motorcycle bling, lore, talk and all round fun.
The event was started 24 years ago as, “A remedy for cabin fever suffered by bikers during the coldest, most depressing months of the year.” Last night was neither cold nor depressing in Toronto. Unlike home, the streets were refreshingly spring like and free of snow. Several motorcycles, other than the one being pushed were spotted on the streets, but it was definitely the one being pushed that turned heads of the unsuspecting passersby.
This year’s push was a 1949 BSA Bantam whose owner declared he likes it just the way it is and has no plans for restoration though it doesn’t actually start … but then, that was ideal for ‘The Push.’