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Upcoming Events/Meetings / 2018 Annual Vintage Show Date set!
« on: November 06, 2017, 08:11:17 PM »
The date has been set for the 2018 Vintage Motorcycle Show! Mark your calendars for June 2nd, 2018  :banana

This will be the 10th Annual show, and will be fantastic. Each year the show gets bigger and better, and we are expecting 2018 to be the best yet. A big change for 2018 will be a new promoter and man in charge. Yup, after 9 years I am handing over the reigns to a terrific man that has a desire to see the show grow even bigger and better. The show will still hold on to the family friendly atmosphere, and continue to draw fantastic motorcycles from all over Colorado and surrounding states.

The continuation of this website is still in question, but our Facebook page will continue as it has. Make sure to like and follow Western Colorado Vintage Motorcycle Association on Facebook for show details coming up in the next couple of months.

See you all on June 2nd, 2018  8=)

General Discussion / Important announcement about the website
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:24:12 PM »
Hello All,

The domain name for will be expiring at the end of 2017 (yes, that will be at the end of December). Many years have gone by since I originally started the site, and I have had a lot of fun, as I am sure all of you on here have. After much consideration, and a decision that was not easy to make, I will not be renewing the domain name. What this means, is that will no longer be active under my name, and will go offline. However, it is open to transfer if someone else is willing to take over the monitoring and financial expense of the site so it can continue.

As mentioned, I have truly enjoyed being a part of the Western Colorado Vintage Motorcycle Association, have made some great friends, enjoyed many many incredible rides and activities together, and I consider myself to be wonderfully blessed to have shared a passion for motorcycles with you all for the last 11 years. I am not going anywhere and will still be around, but it is time for me to pursue other adventures with my growing family.

Thanks to everyone for being a part of the team!


Rick Barnes

For Sale / The Mighty Ape must go...
« on: August 31, 2017, 09:08:55 PM »
Welp, I have made the decision to let the Mighty Aprilia go on the auction block. Going to try and get into a sport tourer, maybe an FJR 1300 or the like. So saying that, my 2002 Aprilia ETV1000 Caponord is up for sale. About 33K miles on the clock, runs really well, most service records all kept in a nice folder, recent diagnostic test at Erico Motorsports in Denver with a clean bill of health. Givi top box, Givi pannier rack with Doskocil side boxes, and a few extra bits. Asking $3800 OBO. I am the second owner, with the original owner being a good friend, and I know he kept very good care of her. Those that know me, know how meticulous I am with all of my vehicles, with this motorcycle being no exception, and know that it slept peacefully in my garage. Give me a call or message me here if interested. 970-216-8633

General Discussion / New burger joint
« on: February 21, 2017, 01:30:35 PM »
There is a new burger joint going in on the hwy across from the old Subaru dealership called Freddies. Might be a new spot for bike nights????

General Discussion / Spammers are on the loose!
« on: January 03, 2017, 05:21:45 PM »
Sorry about all the spammers recently folks, seems that someone has opened their cage and they got loose  :vvangry I changed the registration security questions, hopefully this will help a little. I probably have deleted 18-20 spam accounts just today, they are keeping me on my toes.....


Almost Here!!!!
Our 9th Annual Show

Over 100 Motorcycles From All Over Colorado And Surrounding States On Display In Downtown Palisade,
Vintage and Customs
American, Aisian, European, British, Custom, Peoples Choice,
...and of course, The Rat!

Free Admission, Live Music, Family Friendly, Silent Auction,
and Fun For The Kids!

This Year We Will Be Raising Much Needed Funds and Support for The Robert "Bob" Grant Memorial Scholarship
To Benefit Qualified Music Students Attending Colorado Mesa University

Registration Will Be The Morning Of The Show
Starting at 9:00 am, With All Motorcycles Required To Be Set Up For Display By Show Opening At 10:00 am

Entry Fees Are:
1st Motorcycle- $20
2nd Motorcycle- $10
3rd Motorcycle- $10
4th Or More- No Charge

Right In The Heart Of Palisade
The Downtown  Pavilion
On The Corner Of 3rd and Main St

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors This Year:

General Discussion / Something fun...Favorite one liners:
« on: November 26, 2016, 08:53:59 AM »
Everyones got a fav one liner, so lets hear it. Oh, and please keep it clean :cool: Here are a couple to get started:

"...And my paddle ball game, and thats all I need...."

"Well punk, do ya feel lucky?"

"When life throws a curve, drop a knee and ride that sucker!"

General Discussion / House Cleaning.... clearing inactive members
« on: July 25, 2016, 09:20:29 PM »
Howdy Folks,

In an effort to clear up space and tidy things up on our site, I have taken the approach to clear/delete any members that have not logged in for 1 1/2 years. This has cleared out literally hundreds of spam accounts that I have banned over the years (probably more accurately in the thousands). Unfortunately though, it has also cleared some members that are legit, but have not contributed in a long time.

If you are reading this, are one of the members that have been away for a while, tried to log in but were cleared, my apologies. Please create a new account, we would love to hear from you again.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer and burning up some tread!


Lets Ride! / Saturday July 23rd, Snowmass Ice Age Exhibit
« on: July 10, 2016, 08:35:11 PM »
As some of you out there in vintage motorcycle land know, I am also involved with the Western Slope Mazda Miata car group. Well, saying that, we have had a suggestion to invite the motorcycle group on our next adventure on Saturday July 23rd to visit the Ice Age Exhibit in Snowmass. And since Mazda Miata's are close the the same size as motorcycles, it seems like a good fit..... after all, what is a couple extra wheels amongst friends right?  :banana

 Here are the details of the trip:

 This will be a trip to the Snowmass Ice Age Exhibit in Snowmass Village. We will plan to take the boring route to get there, but will plan to come back over McClure Pass...we might even try a stop at Drost chocolates in Cedaredge on the way back. We'll head out from Slice Of Life Bakery on 3rd St in Downtown Palisade, and make the 2 hour trip via I-70 through Glenwood Springs on Hwy 82 to Snowmass. We will want to be on the road by 9:00 am, so plan to show up early at the bakery if you want to indulge in their fantastic eats and chat with the group.

This will be a very interesting site to visit, I remember hearing all about it when the first discoveries were made 6 years ago, and it was national news. The admission is free, so that is an extra bonus! We will also plan to eat some lunch at the Snowmass Village Mall ....anyone know a good spot? Plan a full day for this adventure.

Check out their website:[]


If you are out of the Grand Junction area and want to meet up with us in Snowmass, we should be arriving about 11:15 ish and we would love to see ya!


Upcoming Events/Meetings / Another opportunity to show off your ride!
« on: June 29, 2016, 05:48:38 PM »
Reo contacted me today and let me know about this. Last minute, but it looks fun:

Here is a note from Karen and Operation Interdependence:

Hello everyone out there in WCVMA Land,

I have finally gotten all of the Unclaimed and/or Non-Bid Items List from the 2016 Silent Auction put together for you.  I have included the value of each item, as well as, their original minimum bid.  You may place your own bid with me (via email and/or phone number listed at bottom of page).    I will be accepting all reasonable offers.  Also, first come, first served and SOLD! 

WCVMA 8th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show
Saturday June 4, 2016
List of Unclaimed / Non-Bid Items
                                                                                                                                     Value    Minimum Bid     Your Bid / OBO

All Terrain Motorsports; Fulmer Adult Snow Goggles                                                     $  24.95      $    8.00                            ______ 
All Terrain Motorsports; Can-Am Black/White  Ball Cap, Sz O/S                                   $  21.99      $    6.00_________         ______ 

Benges; Natural Leather Belt, Sz L                                                                                     $  98.00      $  25.00_____   ____________ _
Benges; Silver and Brass Decorative Adjustable Belt                                                          $  74.95      $  15.00________    _________   

Comic Book Super Heroes; Hand Painted Table Bowling Game Set                               $  25.00      $  12.00________________         

Curvy Riders; Lavender Filled Saddle Bag Roll                                                                  $  20.00      $    7.00____________________

Fireplace West; Chimney Sweep Service              (3)                                                         $  95.00      $  25.00____________________

Fisher’s Market & Liquor Store; Cajun Theme Gift Basket with Wine                           $  80.00      $  25.00____________________
Fisher’s Market & Liquor Store; Italian Theme Gift Basket with Wine                          $  80.00      $  25.00____________________

Framed Calendar Stand (never been used)                                                                      $  15.00      $    3.00____________________

GJ Golf; One Hour Simulator Play Time Gift Certificate                                                   $  40.00      $  15.00____________________

GJ Harley Davidson; Raffia Straw Hat                                                                             $  42.99      $  18.00___________________

Harley Davidson Logo; Dealers Exclusive Titleist Golf Ball Set of 12,Collector’s Item                   $  72.00      $  25.00_________________     

Military Basket – Air Force; L T-Shirt, Flashlight, Lanyard, 2 Koozies, Bracelet & Pin                    $  18.00      $    9.00______________         

Military Basket – Army; S T-Shirt, Lanyard, Water Bottle, Hat, Bracelet, Pin, Notebook,
Tire Pressure Gauge, Measuring Tape, 2 Stickers                                                                               $  20.00      $  10.00___________________

Military Basket – Marines; M T-Shirt, Lanyard, Earrings, Pin, Key Chain & Bear Figurine              $  16.00      $    8.00_______________       

Motorcycle Accessories;  Ladies “Joe Rocket” Super Ego Leather Jacket, Sz XS            $473.00      $100.00_______________     _
Motorcycle Accessories; Ladies Black Leather Iicon Hella Pant, Sz 3                             $200.00      $  65.00_______________     _

PRO Powder Coating; Gift Certificate for 2 Motorcycle Wheels                                    $190.00      $  75.00_______________     

Railroad Hat, Sz S                                                                                                          $  15.00      $    3.00_______________     

Rockies Basket; Ball Cap, Hand Towel, 2 Can Koozies, Garden Flag, Mascot, Pennant                  $  85.00      $  20.00__________________

Please send your return response/bid to: or 970-523-5985. 

I will also be available at the OI Warehouse from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and wherever WCVMA is meeting this Thursday evening, June 23, 2016, sometime after 7:30 p.m.  I plan to have all items with me, so that you may take them home with you.  Otherwise, you may make arrangements with me to come and pick them up. 

Hurry!  Whomever contacts me first, gets it!  Offer is good beginning today, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 thru next Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Thank you, in advance, for supporting OI and our deployed Troops,
Karen R. Swank-Crosby

For Sale / Royal Enfield, Kawasaki Ninja
« on: June 11, 2016, 07:06:52 PM »
Posting these for a buddy:

Royal Enfield $150

Kawasaki Ninja $250

If interested, pm me and I will give you his contact info. I dont know anything about these, you will have to ask him  8=)

General Information / 8th Annual Vintage Show A Huge Success!
« on: June 08, 2016, 09:10:12 PM »
Just a quick note to update and say thank you regarding our 8th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show last Saturday. For those that were able to make it out, I think you will all agree with me when I say that it was a fantastic show! Thanks to all of you who brought out your motorcycles to share with everyone, this is what makes our show so memorable and such a!
We also want to give a special thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this show happen, our planning team, the gals at registration, the silent auction team, our judges, all of the volunteers with Operation Interdependence, and the set up and tear down crew. Also a big thank you to our sponsors: Precision Printing, Hole In The Wall Shirt Shop, Town of Palisade, Operation interdependence, and KSTR radio. And we must tip our hats to the mighty Desert Flyer Band! They have played for, and entertained us for 7 straight years now.
We had a total of 108 motorcycles on display...the most ever! Our goal is to see this annual show grow to be one of the biggest shows of this type in the Western United Sates, lets make that happen!

Here are the results of the judging:


1st Rick Toma; 67’ Honda 305 Scrambler

2nd Tim Leply; 72’ Kawasaki H2

3rd Dennis Kirtland; 74’ Honda CB750


1st George Sant; Harley Davidson Hummer

2nd Ron Arbaney; 51’ Indian Chief

3rd  Sam Van Valkenburgh; 54’ Mustang Trike


1st Pete Boomgaard; 61’ Norton 99 Dominator

2nd Gary Plsek; 67’ Triumph Tiger Cub

3rd Daren Roybal; 75’ Norton commando


1st Rich Kearney; 81’ BMW R80 GS

2nd Brian Soule; 64’ BMW R50/2

3rd Gary Plsek; 75’ Ducati 860


Kit Axelson; 78’ Honda Hawk


Marty Pedler; Yamaha 496 Land Speed


Kit Axelson; 80’ Suzuki GX450

Peoples Choice

Dennis Kirtland; 74’ Honda CB750

If you have pictures that you would like to share, please post them up here!

Here is a last minute announcement....I just found out about this;
There is a documentary about several guys doing an Adventure motorcycle ride through Colorado (I think it is sponsored by BMW??) showing for one night only at the Regal Cinema 14 here in Grand Junction (For those out of the area, it may be showing in your local theater). It is called “A Story Worth Living”, and all I know about it is from the trailer, but it looks like it might be pretty good.
Here is a link to the YouTube trailer, as well as to the theater for show info. I believe it starts at 7:30 pm, and is a one night only for tomorrow eve 5/19

Lets Ride! / Saturday morn coffee
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:56:46 PM »
Anyone up for a quick blast up to Blink in Mesa for some coffee this Saturday morn if it isnt raining? Around 9:00 am  :banana

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