Monday, May 10, 2010
I met Gim last week when he walked up to my parked bike, stared at it for a minute then sat on it without asking. I thought it was a pretty sweet old man move so we got to talking, he told me he had a bunch of bikes back at his garage, so I stopped in on him a couple days later with my camera - turns out dude's a legend. He was born in Vancouver's Chinatown in 1922, flew a bomber in World War Two, worked as a welder for Fred Deeley (Trev's grandfather), raced midget cars from the 50's to 70's and six years ago at the age of 82 he rode his Honda from Vancouver to Ottawa to get back the money his father paid to the government for the Chinese head tax and demanded an apology. What else can you say - Gim is a ruler.