Early Backfire moto
Backfiremoto Number 4
November 19th 2008
The first few Backfiremoto events were quite small compared to the current turnout of hundreds of bikes each month. This winter has been pretty harsh so far in many ways . Reminiscing about those early events took me back to the first Backfire Winter when we kept it going through December in the snow, wind , rain and icy road conditions. A smaller core of us showed up to huddle around burn barrels to keep warm in the parking lot of “The Station” which is now “The shelter Lounge”. I was wishing that I had some pictures that captured the spirit of the early events when I remembered that a talented photographer and motorcycle enthusiast Darren Beatty had documented Backfire 4 . After searching through our old Myspace account and ancient e-mails , I was able to contact Darren and download the photos from his web site. http://www.darrenbeattyphotography.com/ . This is a great shot Darren took of the smoke of the burn barrel mixing with the people and the bikes.
We don’t do the burn barrel anymore but those days were fun. Actually it melted a hole in The Station’s asphalt parking lot .
Coincidentally , The Shelter Lounge now has a cozy gas fireplace in the same location that we used to have the burn barrels.
The following photos are more of Darren Beatty’s photo collection and then a few photos by Todd Werny and a pic of the Poster and the T-shirt from Backfire #4 . If you click on the shirt it will take you to our t-shirt shop if you would like to buy one.
Blonde dynamite !
We had some nice cafed mopeds show up that night….
Thanks again Mr. Beatty for the great shots of a classic moment in Backfiremoto history. Although Backfire is a lot larger now , usually if you stay late at one of the venues you can experience the camaraderie and conversation with other PNW riders who share similar motorcycle interests .
Backfiremoto winds down as someone kickstarts their bike on that cold night.
And now a few shots by Todd Werny and a pic of the T-shirt from Backfire#4 and the poster.
Chris hops on his bike….
Yours Truly on the left ….
Pic of the “Bit Saloon” before it was the “Two Bit “ and now the “Bergstrund”.
Nice walk down memory lane ! See you in the spring! Todd , Sean , and Sean at www.BackfireMoto.com
Todd Werny, Sean Westlake and Sean Dunlap.