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80,000 Mile Patch – HOG Miles

Posted in American Flag, Arizona, Biker, Harley Owners Group, Harley-Davidson, HOG, In Memory of, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Clothing, Motorcycle Collectibles, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Milestones, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycle Vest, Motorcycles, sturgis, Sturgis SD, Ultra Limited, USA, USAF, VET, Veteran on January 19, 2019 by DRF

I’ve received my 80,000 mile patch from the Harley Owners group. This is the number of miles I’ve ridden the Harley-Davidson motorcycles I’ve owned over the years. Next patch is for 100,000 miles. It may take a couple years, but I’ll get it!

Here’s a couple pictures of my vest will all the patches. I’ve added and removed several over the years.


I Bought Another Motorcycle!

Posted in American Biker, Arizona, Biker, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, U.S.A., Washington on December 7, 2018 by DRF

I’ve been looking for a 2nd motorcycle now for a few months.

I want a second (backup) motorcycle so when my brother, my son or best friend comes to visit (without their motorcycles) we can take a ride together. This way they won’t need to rent one at about $120 per day.  Crazy prices huh?  Or is it Just an excuse for another motorcycle?

I wasn’t in a hurry since I already had a bike.

I had three requirements.

– First it needs to be a Harley-Davidson. I’ve had Harley’s for so long now, I don’t want to change. It’s what I like!

– Second, It must be a 2007 or newer. That’s the year Harley changed from 5 speed to 6. It’s easier on the motor and makes a noticeable difference on long rides at highway speeds.

– Third, my price limit is $7,000. I don’t want to spend too much on a second motorcycle.

After searching off and on for a few months, I found one 1,500 miles away, in Washington, the same town as my brother. How nice is that? Not very convenient for me since it’s so far away, but at least I have a place to keep it until I can get out there and ride it home. And the price had just been reduced to $6,999. I don’t think their selling many bikes right now due to the weather, and the new models are arriving.

So I bought it over the phone! I had enough air miles saved up for a round trip ticket, so I flew out to take care of the paperwork last weekend.

My new, used 2007 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic.

Now I just need to find time to go back and get it. Winter is settling in and with the possibility of ice on the roads in the northwest USA, it may not be the best time of year to ride it back to Arizona.

So I’ll try and be patient and wait!

Route 66 To Seligman, in Arizona

Posted in American, Arizona, Biker, Classic Car, General Store, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Route 66, Seligman AZ, USA on October 16, 2018 by DRF

Here’s some photos I took along Route 66 on the way to Seligman, Arizona.

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I’ll need to back here on a weekend when there will be more motorcycles and old classic cars on the road.  Not many people here on a Friday afternoon in October. It was still nice to take a ride through here though.

Charity Ride for a Veteran – March 2018

Posted in Arizona, Cave Creek AZ, Charity Ride, Harley-Davidson, Hideaway Grill, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Scottsdale AZ on March 13, 2018 by DRF

I participated in a ride to help support a veteran who lost 2 legs and an arm while serving in Afghanistan.  All proceeds were going to the Veteran.  There was a great turnout for this ride.  I didn’t try to make an actual count, buy by my estimates there were over 1,000 motorcycles on the ride.  At $20 per rider and $10 per passenger, I’d say they raised quite a bit of money for him.

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Lot’s of bikes showing up for the ride.

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More and more bikes showing up!

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Getting ready for the ride.

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We arrived at the destination in Cave Creek, AZ.

 

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A good show of support as more and more bikes arrived.

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This ride, only about 15-20 miles.  From Scottsdale, AZ to Cave Creek, AZ.  A short ride, but for a worthwhile cause.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Posted in Boat, Flowers, Harley-Davidson, Lakes, Lodge, Montana, Motel, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, National Parks, Tunnel, Water, Water Fall on October 19, 2017 by DRF

 

Here’s a few photos on our ride through Glacier National Park, Montana.

 

 

This was my first trip here to the park.  It was very impressive.  We didn’t stray off the road much due to time constraints.  If you really want to get the most out of your visit, you’ll need a few days to get off the paved roads and take some hikes up to the glaciers, lakes etc.

A Ferry Boat Ride across Puget Sound, WA.

Posted in Boats, Ferry Boat, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, River, Washington, Water on September 30, 2017 by DRF

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Getting ready to board a ferry boat in Mukileto, WA.

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All loaded up with a few other motorcycles.

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The ride across Puget Sound didn’t take very long.

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I’m enjoying the ride on a nice and cool sunny day.

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Arriving in Clinton, WA.

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Front row seat on the front of the ferry.  We’ll be heading East now through Washington.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Posted in Boats, Bridge, California, Clouds, Fog, Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy 101, Jetty, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, U. S. Coast Guard, Water on September 20, 2017 by DRF

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.  It was an adventure riding over it on my motorcycle.  It was so windy I couldn’t hold a straight line.  I must say it was a little nerve racking to say the least!

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A view from the North side of the bridge on the East side looking South

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Another view with a jetty and a few boats below the bridge

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Another view with a few of the jetty and a few boats

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U.S. Coast Guard boats

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A closer view of some U.S. Coast Guard boats

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This was taken on the North side of the bridge on the West side looking down.  By the time I got up here, I was only able to get a glimpse of the bridge for a few seconds due to the clouds/fog.  It was very windy day.

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It was a pretty nice day here in San Francisco.  Too bad the bridge got fogged in when I went up the hill to try and get a photo looking down.

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