Sunday, August 07, 2011

Another Film Festival With 2 Sets of Wheels And A Taste For Speed

There is nothing truly more attractive then a hot man on a vintage bike, the kind with an engine and an exhaust system. But there has to be more than just attraction: an intoxicating rush of adrenaline. I'm sure bike-lovers Tom Laughlin, Ewan McGregor, David Beckham understand this or, at least, have experienced it. They join many others in the world including the attendees of the LA Moto Film Fest in sharing a huge appreciation and respect for what these 2 wheel vehicles can do and trust me they can do a lot! I have a few scars to prove it.

The evening consisted of many movies which celebrated the trials and joys of bike lovers on the road. The two best films were the first short shown and the Taiwanese short "Dream Rangers".  A few of the other came across as a bit self indulgent.
The Cretins Clubhouse downtown played hostess-with-the-mostest supplying food and inexpensive cocktails along with merch and music adding to the entertainment. Unfortunately their lighting of the surround eye candy (motorbikes, get your mind out of the gutter) was less than desirable. How does one see a bike in the dark? That is a mistake no rider should ever make.
Throughout the evening bikes and their riders came up the ramp in groups or singly adding themselves to the growing display of machinery.
It was an impressive sight up against the LA City downtown skyline even without the lights.

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