I hadn't heard of the Golden Helmets until the day before when I found out that they were going to perform at Pakenham, a little town about 20 minutes or so north of us. I learned of the event from a photo friend (or would that be foto phriend) who was planning to take some photos, so I cajoled him into letting me ride shotgun.
As it turns out, the Golden Helmets are a precision motorcycle riding team of our Ontario Provincial Police which we always call the O.P.P. They have a long history, and so do I, but I had never heard of them before. Of course, they hadn't heard of me either, so we're kind of even.
A section of the main street was cordoned off and what with being close to the action but at the same time far away as I was in back of most of the crowd, I didn't even try many photos but reverted to video to at least capture a sense of the event. I'll post the video at the end, but I did take quite a few photos earlier.
We arrived early and got a few shots from the parking lot.
Then the squad lined up and headed to the main drag (this section is partly in reverse order which I can't be bothered to fix — oh the shame of it).
A few shots from the street.
A few candid portraits..
And here's the video with my photo friend, Bob, on the cover. There's a brief cameo of him later in the video. How they chose Bob as the cover I know not but he is a fine human specimen after all.