Thursday, December 8, 2011

I'm Obsessed with a Dude in a Dress







 Every year, health and weather permitting we participate in the annual motorcycle toy run that benefits toys for tots. To get through the gate and line up you either have to donate $15.00 or bring a toy. This year a whopping 17,000 bikers showed up for the cause, it was about thirty degrees last Saturday morning, I was bundled up in leggings, jeans, assless chaps, a long sleeve t shirt, a wool sweater, and my leather jacket, and I was warm.

This guy, dresses like this every year, I don't know if he always cross dresses, I completely admire him if he does. I appreciate anybody who lives honestly and isn't afraid to show all of their true colors, it's a hard choice to make and it's a hard life to live. And I applaud them all.
These are some of the pictures I was able to take of him, I wasn't able to get close enough to talk to him, and Steve would have been embarrassed.
Sorry he's sideways, I rotated him on my pc but for some reason rotated pix never stay that way.
The Cossacs also preformed, they're a motorcycle drill and stunt team from Seattle and all of their bikes are from the 20's and 30's.

Something I found extremely ironic, is that the ride went past the Occupy Olympia camp, they were out there with their signs to stop consumerism, and whatnot, and all of these bikes were bringing toys for kids whose parents can't afford it. If you look closely across the lake, the blue tarps are the camp and the bikes are lined up on both sides of the road for over a mile, at some points they were lined up two deep. This was the 34th annual run, and I hope that one day, it won't be necessary, but until then, bikers will gather, in freezing fog or snow or sun to ensure that kids have something to open on Christmas morning.

I'm also trying to help Jacque win a contest, I don't have pictures of the toys we took, but I had The Game of Life and Yahtzee, and when we got to the end of the run where we drop off toys, I gave a dollar to the Salvation Army pot while I was waiting for coffee.

13 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a great time stalking the guy in the pretty dress! I love the sock monkey biker...very cool. I'm glad you were able to stay warm. But I'm not sure why you didn't include a photo of you in the assless chaps.

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  2. It was fun stalking tha guy in the dress. I don't think I have any pictures of myself in my assless chaps. I'm not sure why that is, I tried to wear my leather pants, but I couldn't sit in them, somehow between the time I had them made 15 years ago, I went from a size 28 to a 30

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  3. It looks so cold in those pix --- at least he was wearing leg warmers!

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  4. So... about those tarps at the occupy to stop consumerism. Did they make their own... or steal them?

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  5. it was a little chilly, those leg warmers were dead sexy

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  6. I know right? I'm thinking they "borrowed" them or maybe they fell off a truck.

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  7. That guy is awesome and I love his shoes. And coat.

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  8. I know! His shoes are awesome! I get they're about a size 18, I wonder where a pretty shim like that would buy shoes like those?

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  9. THAT IS AMAZING!  And I love that you not only have pictures, but have posted them.  LOVE THIS!

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  10. Thanks Kathrine! Welcome to my place :)

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  11. This looks like a really fun event.  You should come for San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade.  It's really a fun one too.  It starts off every year with the "Dykes on Bikes" and just continues from there.  

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  12. Freemont has a Gay Pride parade or maybe it's the Solstice Parade, most of the people are naked. I always forget when it is, I should figure it out so I can go.

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  13. Woo-hoo!   Girlfriend, you know how to have a good time!

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