8 Ball In The Wind

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Black Thursday 2017

On Thursday, January 19th, the motorcycling community of Washington State was well represented by the hard core freedom fighters who endured nearly freezing temps, and rain, to let their voices be heard in the legislative halls of the Capitol in Olympia.

When the riders began to roll in shortly after 10:00AM, the event began to take on the feeling of an old fashioned protest rally.  Bull horns blaring and good folks cheering.  The workers inside sending scooter tramps and bikers all through the Capitol campus to see their legislators.

There was even a group who took the helmet bill that was to be dropped in the House of Representatives (later numbered HB1485) to "The Hopper" and officially give it a send-off into the life of a bill at the Capitol.

At the end of the day, most of those still at the Capitol, headed down to the nearby Governor Hotel for an after party, and enjoyed good music, good liquor, and even a little dancing.  

It was a good day all told, legislative bills worked on, partying done, and everyone enjoyed the good music and fellowship.  Where were you on Black Thursday 2017?

Catch you on the road sometime?

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