Category Archives: rides

They’ll Never Understand Why We Ride

Even though my back was stiff, I smiled at my co-workers in the lounge. One of my teacher friends squinted at me and asked, “How was your weekend?” “Frank and I rode with the HOGs through the mountains to Borrego … Continue reading

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Planning to Ride

“Alright everybody! Grab some seconds and then a seat. Each table will make a group to brainstorm new ideas for rides.” The laughing bunch of riders eventually settled down to start the Harley Owners Group (HOG) activity meeting. Held in … Continue reading

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The Overnighter- Part Two

  When Diane parked her Harley at the hotel, her frozen fingers stuck to her handle bars were not entirely caused by the weather. In the last two hours of their ride, an icy mist had followed them out of … Continue reading

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The Overnighter- Part One

  When she roared into the parking lot, all heads turned as one toward the arriving Harley. The rider slowed to a crawl at the end of the row of bikes, switching off the engine, and settling the massive machine … Continue reading

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Elements of a Ride

  Riding Harleys uses alchemy—you can experience the elements of air, earth, water, and fire all in one ride. The first element we encountered was fire when our planned destination was in doubt when we met at the dealership for … Continue reading

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Dancing with Mountains

As our HOG chapter roared down the narrow road that paralleled Lake Matthews, the sky was bright with promises of cool spring weather. After previous days of thunderstorms, this blue sky only held wispy feather clouds, incapable of interfering with … Continue reading

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Back Roads to Pioneertown

(Photo by Kevin Austin) When we rolled out of the Riverside dealership that morning, most of the HOGs were still yawning. Daylight Savings Time had just arrived, and we regretted that lost hour of sleep. The sky was gradually brightening … Continue reading

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The Layers of a Ride

Teeshirt, leather Harley jacket with liner, silk long underwear, jeans, boots The sun has only risen for a half hour, and I feel the chill against my legs as we ride to the first meeting place. I peek around my … Continue reading

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