Capital City Rockers vs Mods 2013

12 Apr

This year’s Capital City Rockers vs Mods rally was a blast!  No hooligan fights broke out and there was no property damage.  In fact,  Austin Pets Alive received the profits.  Jeremiah did a good job putting this together, and I’m already looking forward to 2014.


Jeremiah, our leader.


Ginger Spice, a mod, came along for the ride.


I love the clean, simple look of the café-style rocker bikes.  Basically, anything old or vintage captures my definition of cool.  Still partial to a blue Yamaha.  Notice the taped-on headlight.


For more information about the Rockers vs Mods so-called rivalry or mystique, check out my Rockers vs Mods 2012 post.  You’ll find an interesting interview with my friend, Martin, who was a real-life Mod back in England in the sixties.  He sets the record straight about the “riot” in Brighton.

Martin’s scooter at Down Under Deli.


Here we are getting ready to leave on the ride on Sunday.  I found this picture on Facebook and don’t have any idea who to credit.  Sorry!

RvM copy

Here is my video showing some of the fun we had.  (Can anyone tell me why there is so much noise and “stuttering” after downloading to Vimeo?)

“It isn’t the bikes, is it? It’s the people. . . . I don’t want to be the same as everybody else. . . . I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain’t you? Or you may as well jump in the sea and drown.”
–Jimmy, Quadrophenia

I have to say I agree with Jimmy, and I’ll bet everyone shown in the video agrees.  Yes, in the end it’s the people.

Peace on the road!

4 Responses to “Capital City Rockers vs Mods 2013”

  1. FrostBite April 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Thanks Linda. Be safe on the road. Bugsplat and I are off to the Arctic Circle in June for our next adventure.

    • biketrash April 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

      OMG? Arctic Circle? THAT’S what I call an adventure! I’m so glad you get to do that, and you have to promise more Bugsplat Chronicles!

  2. andeandd76 April 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    This is bitter sweet. We knew we were going to miss this, and we are bummed we did, but at the same time if we had stayed we wouldn’t be seeing and doing everything on our adventure. We will be back soon for a couple of weeks. Maybe we will be able to hop on a ride.

    • biketrash April 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

      Maybe you can make it back for the rally in September.

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