So, after another gruelling exam at skool this morning, I thought I'd treat myself to a stroll around the trade displays and such at said AGM. I believe MV Agusta have a display!
I diligently followed all the signs until I reached the 'NO PUBLIC ACCESS' one...
I swung in anyway, coz, I'm not the public, and was summarily greeted by a toothless ol fella, who asked to see my wristband.
I was, of course, unable to display a wristband to his requirement, and was then directed to seek out the registration booth, up town.
Easy to find, as it was circled with farksicles, I parked (away) and wandered in, full of hope.
Two lovely ol ladies smiles at me, eager to help.
After pleasantries, I enquired about entry to the show, and was informed "oh, but its for members only".
Oh, what about prospective members, keen to see what its all about?
"we can sign you up now, valid for three years"
Being a bit thick, I asked if they knew how many motorcycles were registered in Tasmania.
"a little over 19,000" came the reply from a stealthy codger behind me.
Isn't that a rather large target demographic of potential members you are ignoring? I asked innocently.
"its about security, members only"
The two nice ladies then asked again if I'd like to sign up.
Well I might I said, but only after I had had completed due some diligence at what they as a 'club' had to offer, and only after I had fully assessed their security screening protocols...
I can't see myself riding a trike or one of those Can-Am thingies anyway, which after sitting at the corner cafe for a while, appear to be mandatory for membership.
mind you, the new breed leaning quads do look the biz...[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]