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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.


Lot’s of bikes showing up for the ride.


More and more bikes showing up!


Getting ready for the ride.


We arrived at the destination in Cave Creek, AZ.



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


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

Hoover – Dam Arizona/Nevada

Posted in Arizona, Colorado River, Dam, Harley-Davidson, Hoover Dam, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Nevada, Water on December 5, 2017 by DRF

Here’s a few photos of my ride to the Hoover Dam.  Located along the Colorado River on the border between Arizona and Nevada.








The two photos below of a painting on the side of a building North of Kingman, AZ along highway 93.



When I saw this painting, I just had to stop and take a couple photos!

Misc Photos Somewhere Between Washington and Arizona

Posted in Antiques, Arizona, Betty Boop, Cabin, Camping, Clouds, Fish, Fish Hatchery, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealer Poker Chips, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, National Parks, Poker Chips, Rain, Thunder Storm, Trout, Washington, Water, Yellowstone National Park on October 21, 2017 by DRF

Heres a random sampling of photos taken on my way back home from WA to AZ.  A trout fish hatchery, a motel in a small town, lake photos, motorcycle parking at a cabin in WA, fire pit, fishing dock, bike wash, a small geyser in Yellowstone, Betty Boop in the middle of nowhere!, an antique/junk store, a rain storm ahead I decided to wait on and Harley-Davidson dealer poker chips I picked up along the way.DSC03080


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.

The Tiger Store (Historical Center)

Posted in Blacksmith, FLHTK, General Store, Harley-Davidson, Historic Sites, Historical Center, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Old Buildings, Washington on October 16, 2017 by DRF





We made a stop here at The Tiger Historical Center.  It’s Located 85 miles NE of Spokane, WA at the intersection of Hwy20 and SR31.  It was built in 1913.  From 1986-1996 it was a museum.  It is all that remains of the town of Tiger.  The town and area once boasted a population of 2,000.  I found some information from this link on the web.  Lots of nick nacks and goodies to be found here as well as a freezer in the back of the store that was full of Ice Cream Bars.  So that’s what we went for!


Morro Bay Harbor, CA – Morro Rock

Posted in California, Harley-Davidson, Hwy 101, Morro Bay, Morro Rock, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean on September 12, 2017 by DRF


Morro Rock.


Morro Rock.


Boat harbor in Morro Bay, CA.


Morro Rock in the distance looking from Morro Bay’s harbor.


A nice scenic area in Morro Bay with a great view of Morro Rock.


Downtown Morro Bay, CA.

A beautiful day for a ride in Southern California.

The above photos were taken in Morro Bay, CA on my latest ride.  The home of “Morro Rock” located just offshore.   According to Wikipedia, it’s a 581-foot “Volcanic Plug”.  I’m not sure what that means exactly, but it sure is impressive.

New Motorcycle Tires

Posted in Arizona, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Maintenance, Motorcycle Tires, Motorcycles, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ on July 18, 2017 by DRF

In preparation for my upcoming 4000+ mile trip, I decided to have a new set of tires installed.  My old tires probably would have lasted another 2,000 miles or so, but I don’t want to have to stop somewhere along the trip and have it done.  My father told me a long time ago, he always made sure he kept good tires on his car since they’re so important.  Motorcycles even more so with only 2 wheels!


For anyone in the Phoenix, AZ area, I recommend this place, “Mototire“.  This is the second time I’ve used them.  Fast and friendly service.


I had an appointment at 9:00 am, and the tires were installed in about 45 minutes.  I had the original tires put back on, Dunlap.  Same tires I would have got at the dealer, except about $50 cheaper.  Plus as a bonus, Dunlap has a $50 rebate going on right now on the purchase and install of a set.


A whole lot of tread going on here!


This was parked out front!


Here’s the business card for Mototire.  This is NOT a paid endorsement or anything like that, I’m just sharing the information for the business that in my opinion provides a good service at a fair price.

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