Evening in Europe


My daughter Helen, my dad, and my brother John decided to go to Moto Europa this evening. It’s a beautiful new motorcycle dealership close to the SLU campus and the Fox Theater, and adjoining the wonderful Triumph Grill restaurant. The plan was to meet there, have a little appetizer from the restaurant, and just chill in the presence of beautiful European motorcycles. Dad rode his Triumph Bonneville T100, and Helen and I rode on the Kawasaki Z1000.

Dad and Triumph Bonneville

Dad readies the Bonneville

We crossed the Mississippi river into downtown Saint Louis just as the last orange rays of sunset were diminishing. It was a very pretty time of day, very fitting for Helen’s first Interstate motorcycle trip.

Moto Europa is a great place to look at motorcycles – Helen had the Milwaukee’s Best soft pretzel appetizer dish from the restaurant, and we looked over beautiful bikes together.

Helen Ducati Monster

Helen agrees that Ducatis are lovely

Dad Ducatis

Dad fancies some Italian machines too

Mark Oldham of Moto Europa took good care of us, telling us about Moto Europa’s many upcoming events, and giving Helen pointers on racecraft. Mark is a very gracious host. Before we left, the General Manager gave Helen a Michelin ball cap and advised her to insist on Michelin tires for all of her bikes. Does Michelin make 10 inch off road tires? No matter – Helen looks good in her new cap.

Helen Hat

Helen sports a Michelin ball cap

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2 Comments on “Evening in Europe”

  1. Margaret Finley says:

    Wonderful pictures. Especially love the one of Helen in the hat.


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