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Long Comeback

Tugging on my cold weather gear after a few months’ break was awkward. The last time Frank and I rode with the HOGs in the dog days of summer, we barely wore jackets. Then my husband’s autoimmune disease kicked into … Continue reading

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Before the Thunder

West Coast Thunder is a motorcycle event sponsored by Riverside Harley-Davidson held each Memorial Day to assist The Riverside National Cemetery. Around 6,000 motorcycles parade through Riverside, CA, past the National Cemetery, and end up at a venue for a … Continue reading

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West Coast Thunder Weekend

  In the teachers’ lounge, someone asked, “What are you doing over Memorial Day Weekend?” “Riding in a parade with 8000 other motorcycles,” I said. Each Memorial Day, West Coast Thunder sponsors a motorcycle ride that goes through Riverside, California, … Continue reading

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Chaps

  A HOG overnighter was where the magic began. I wasn’t sure what to expect on our first overnighter years ago. The Grand Canyon was our destination, which we actually never visited due to snow (in May!). That trip was … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Journey- HOGs in Utah

The second day of a four-day overnighter Harley trip is not weighed down by expectations. On our Utah trip, we were not scheduled to visit Bryce Canyon and Zion until the third day, so my husband, Frank, and I emerged … Continue reading

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San Simeon from a Cage

  A black line of Harleys wrapped around the mountain, hidden in curves and revealed in straightaways. What was I doing, following in my Corolla, when I longed to feel the ocean wind bite while dancing the twisties? Most of … Continue reading

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Riding Among the Ancients

Wrinkled trunks, witnesses of centuries, watch us ride through their domain. Sentinels perched on rocky battlements sigh, “Safe passage,” to the line of Harleys slithering up the narrow mountain road. Our HOG overnighter group pulls into the museum parking lot … Continue reading

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What is Ladies of Harley?

  What is Ladies of Harley? I didn’t know when Frank and I joined the HOGs three years ago. I thought it only referred to women who rode their own bikes. Since then I have learned it is much more. … Continue reading

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Fender Fluff Files- Part One

You’ve all seen us on the highway in front of you, dressed in black leather, holding tight to our husband or boyfriend, pressed up against our backrests, long hair streaming out the back of our helmets. It might seem like … Continue reading

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Back Roads to Pioneertown

The ride captain promised roads we had never seen, and our chapter, the Inland Empire Harley Owners Group, was ready to accept that challenge. At the check-in, I was still yawning from the Daylight Savings Time clock change. My husband … Continue reading

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