23 August 2006

My First BIG Motorcycle Ride

Last Saturday I participated in a charity ride with 50 other bikes (mostly Harleys, but not all). The benefit was for Sharon Christensen, mother of 5 and wife, who is in and out of a coma. Someone driving a truck with a load of sand ran a red light and broadsided her car at 50-55mph. Her husband and kids came to the Harley shop to see the turnout and thank everyone for their efforts. Orem police stopped traffic for us to get on our way (thanks!) as we proceeded to AF Canyon for the Alpine Loop then back through Provo Canyon ending up at the shop for a live band and BBQ. One veteran rider took a turn too wide and ended up in the brush on the side of the road (not going fast, just didn't turn tight enough) but there were no injuries to report. Some of us stopped at Sundance for a walk around looking at Willie Holdman art, the gift shop and the BEAUTIFUL grounds there (it IS absolutely beautiful up there). Blonde Dog (Bob) & Low Rider (Mike) got refreshments so I asked if I could get some snapshots of them - that's when BD pulled out his moving skull ring and had it talk to me. Nothing like a skull ring to whisper sweet nothings in your ear ;o)

9 comments:

Lyle said...

Cool!

I couldn't help but notice Bob Johnson in one of the pics. Funny man. Cool Harley.

compulsive writer said...

I'm sure you would've stopped traffic even without the Orem police.

cool pics--sweet ride!

Julie said...

Wow. I hope the ride was awesome. Where can I get me a talking skull ring???

carblemarble said...

I absolutely love this blog! The pictures are great!

Melody said...

Did you happen to notice any worthy single Harley riders... male, 45ish, gainfully employed and lookin' for love in all the Mormon places?

Just kidding - sort of - yeah, really - but maybe not. Anyway, congrats on the "M" on your license. (I almost snorted when i saw the viral shirt. Nice touch.) Nice ride for a good cause too.

Bek said...

Hurrah for bikers for charity. Love the pictures...

~j. said...

That's really awesome.

Melody said...

Thanks again for visiting my blog. Pink leathers are a great "idea" - maybe you can find a use for them elsewhere. Have fun shopping for the classic black - you know, brown is the new black...just a thought.

cazmom said...

I feel like I was really there. Where are you in pictures?! Give you camera to somebody once in a while to let them shoot you. I hope you guys earned lots of money for the family.