Category Archives: travel

A different ride- part three

  One of the differences between a HOG day ride and an overnighter is how you feel the next day. On a day ride, you roll out of bed the next morning, headed back to work, adventure over. However, on … Continue reading

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A different ride- part two

  The line of Harleys snaked over the windswept mountains, scattered ranch houses our only company. No people or animals appeared. When did these people work on their land? The lonely hills rolled off into the distance in front of … Continue reading

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The Frozen Ride

  “You’d better wear your thermals,” my husband warned as he came inside with the motorcycle cover bundled up in front of him. “It’s only 39 degrees out there!” “Don’t worry, I’ve got them on,” I assured him in a … Continue reading

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The Biker Bar

Suddenly, the appointed time arrived, and we scattered to our motorcycles, zipping up jackets and securing helmets. My husband nodded, and I slid in behind him on our Harley. The noise was deafening as the group lined up. Two by … Continue reading

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From Culture to Chaos

  The Getty Villa in Malibu is not the usual Harley ride we experience with the Harley Owners Group (HOGs). In fact it normally would not appear on our calendar, but someone at the activity meeting raised their hand and … 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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Burnt Bushes

The snarling Harley group poured off the freeway and onto the back road that led toward the mountains. Eighteen bikes made it tough to stay together, so the ride captain split us into two groups, each with a captain and … 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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