Archive for the Motorcycle Category

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


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!


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


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


All loaded up with a few other motorcycles.


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


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


Arriving in Clinton, WA.


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

Northern California and Southern Oregon – A Few Photos

Posted in Beach, Boat, California, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, Railroad Track, Ship, Ships, Trees, Water, Wood Chips on September 24, 2017 by DRF

On my way from Northern CA to OR.  I didn’t take many photos this day, just a few.


I don’t remember exactly where I was when I took this photo, somewhere in Northern California getting close to the Oregon Border.  I remember it went from hot to nice and cool riding through here with the shade from the trees.


Along Highway 101 in Southern Oregon.


Along Highway 101 in Southern Oregon.


Another nice view of the Pacific Ocean along Highway 101 in Oregon.  (I really should keep notes of exactly where I take my photos!).


This was taken in Coos Bay, Oregon just South of North Bend, Oregon.  It’s a ship from China taking on a load of wood chips.


I was told me these wood chips were being taken to China to be turned in to paper.


Looking North along a railroad track by the Chinese ship.  Heading North towards Washington now.

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!


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


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


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


U.S. Coast Guard boats


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


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.


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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