Once again, the bikers are in town for the biggest European Harley Davidson meet. Lots to see and to do, demo rides, watching beautiful bikes and bikers, music (today is Elvis day), line dancing, eating, drinking…
Is it a bike? Or is it a trike?
Big scandal in BCN… The public rent-a-bike company, Bicing, used by tens of thousands of people, will raise it’s prices, from January. We used to pay 45 euros a year. From next year, it will be 97.50 a year… Inflation, Barcelona style, just over 116%. So there might be a big boom on bicycle sales before the end of this year.
…if it wasn’t for the helmets. Good way to spend a scorching summer day. Watch out for sunburns, though.
Groovy baby! What more does a dude need?
Let me show you some Harleys!
And a couple of oldtimers
But you know, what I learned during those Harley days, is that you better start young. Like them…
So now, from all those wonderful machines, which one would you…adopt? I’d go for the surfing one!
Not just Elvis: Marylin was here as well, together with some stranger birds…
And what’s a biker without biker chicks???
The most eagerly expected event during this year’s Harley days was the parade. Imagine 15.000 (no, no typing error: fifteen thousand) Harleys from 20 countries going on a stroll all around the town… The noise was quite incredible, sweet and strong (ok, I’m biased). Have a look…
The press was there as well, obviously. That’s how they did it……..
Guess this driver must have felt a bit daft… Well, just a job, innit?
Yes, April 2011 in Barcelona. The guy is sharpening knives and scissors with the machine on the back of his bike, in Gracia.
My Weekend in Black and White.
Men with bikes. A lot of them around, with some really nice machines. And quite a few women as well.
We are not familiar with the biker scene here, but we know that there are a few gangs of Hell’s Angels around, very officially, with clubhouses. And there is a big Harley Davidson gettogether in Montjuic during the summer.
Me, Rob, average guy in my late forties, well….I’ll think about it. 🙂
PS: did someone say anything about cliches??????
I’ve seen rickshaws in several countries, used to take them often when I was living in India. But I certainly didn’t expect them in Barcelona!
Needless to say, it is purely a tourist thing, as I still have to find a single Barcelones using this mode of transport.
Anyway, funky!!! And they are recruiting people, stamina needed! More info here.
Very curiously, although Spain is a catholic (some would say a very catholic) country, there are no laws against public nudity.
So, what is quite normal on many beaches here can be seen in towns. The place where I took this picture was far from any beach! That guy was maybe going to work, who knows, totally naked. And it’s legal.
Well, to each hes own, I suppose. As long as it’s legal…
I am a really lucky guy! Yeah! Amongst other reasons, I am fortunate enough to have a large terrace in my flat on the last floor of my building, and this is the view! The thing in the back, the same you can see in the title bar, is the Torre Agbar, Agbar Tower, so called because it is the headquarter of the Barcelona Waterwork, AGua de BARcelona, therefore AG BAR.
A few facts… 142 meters, built by the french architect Jean Nouvel, sustainable, and illuminated at night (on weekends and public holidays). They also have a nice website, http://www.torreagbar.com/, check it out!
Anyway, this is the view from the breakfast table!!!
Oh yeah, before I forget… Thanks for all your comments, nice morale booster! And I am extremely happy to welcome my first follower, Julie from down under!