Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

(vanity) PHOTOS FROM MY TRIP TO THE HOLLISTER, CA BIKER RALLY
7/5/03 | martini_ferrari

Posted on 07/05/2003 8:34:25 PM PDT by martin_fierro

Made my first trip to this weekend's Biker Rally in Hollister, CA.

Weather was fantastic, traffic was manageable (even with in excess of 6000 bikes in attendance), people were nice -- will have to do it again next year.

My photos are here.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: california; hollister; motorcyclelist; rally; thewildones
Check it out!
1 posted on 07/05/2003 8:34:25 PM PDT by martin_fierro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: *Motorcycle list; 68 grunt; A Navy Vet; angry elephant; archy; Askel5; baddog1; basil; beowolf; ...
FReeper Motorcycle Hooligan
Send FReepmail if you want on/off FMH list

(Yes, I know the 1947 incident was nowhere near as bad as portrayed in LIFE Magazine and in the movie -- the above photo was staged)

2 posted on 07/05/2003 8:37:49 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
.....the above photo was staged

Woo, good thing, I thought I was busted! <|:-)

Nice pics. Chrome dresser is cool!

Helmets,,oh my!

3 posted on 07/05/2003 11:35:46 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
Great pics - great looking iron. Thanks for posting them and pinging us.
4 posted on 07/06/2003 4:59:26 AM PDT by pt17
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
Woo, good thing, I thought I was busted!

I was GOING to make the obvious comparison to you, Joe, but ... well, the decorum inherent in threads like this prevented me. <|:)~

5 posted on 07/06/2003 5:37:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
but those are just pictures of motorcycles ... ; )

oh, guess that was the point. : )

6 posted on 07/06/2003 6:00:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy
Some buddies of mine also went and took pictures of themselves with some scantily-clad silicon babes.

Maybe you'd rather see those pictures.

Ya Jagoff. <|:)~ (how'd you find this thread??)

7 posted on 07/06/2003 6:11:37 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
major eye candy BUMP!
8 posted on 07/06/2003 7:07:40 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( "Aspire to mediocracy"................new motto for publik skools.............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
What? No Segways? :)
9 posted on 07/06/2003 7:09:31 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (The Preview button is for wimps!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: EggsAckley

U need to lern 2 spel. <|:)~

10 posted on 07/06/2003 7:20:05 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim
No Segways?

No, although I did see one loser riding one of these down the strip:


11 posted on 07/06/2003 7:27:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
Chariots of the Clods.
12 posted on 07/06/2003 7:28:52 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (The Preview button is for wimps!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
Some buddies of mine also went and took pictures of themselves with some scantily-clad silicon babes.

Don't brag, POST 'EM!!!! <|:-)~~

13 posted on 07/06/2003 7:55:42 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
Outstanding!
14 posted on 07/06/2003 10:07:27 AM PDT by cmsgop (Has anyone seen my Schwab ?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
even with in excess of 6000 bikes in attendance . . .

Cool ride! Thanks for the ping and the pictures.

Now try to imagine at least twenty times as many bikes. In Milwaukee, the organizers are limiting the number of participants in Harley 100th Anniversary celebration parade to a mere 10,000 bikes.

Regarding the staged photo, I thought I'd read somewhere that it wasn't even his bike!

15 posted on 07/06/2003 9:01:28 PM PDT by BraveMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BraveMan
I'll keep an eye open this week for a final attendance estimate. Wouldn't be surprised if it approached 10k total. The place was PACKED -- my photos hardly do it justice.

What'd you think of that all-chromed dresser? GORGEOUS!
16 posted on 07/06/2003 9:47:53 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
I didn’t make the Rally, but did drink a few in Hollister back in 1982.
I learned a lot, and enjoyed reading the old newspapers on the wall of the bar. Hollywood did take a lot of "poetic license".
17 posted on 07/07/2003 3:36:36 AM PDT by R. Scott
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
What'd you think of that all-chromed dresser? GORGEOUS!

IMHO, there is no such thing as too much chrome. Having said that, I'd lose even more knuckle skin polishing that bike than I do now dragging them on the ground!

Have you taken a V-Rod for a test spin yet? Many dealers are offering demo rides. I made the mistake of taking one for a scoot last week; now I'm Jonesing . . . URRRK!

The turning radius (lock to lock) is too limited, the instruments suck and the bend of the bars seems funny to me, but . . .

Superb controls, plush yet competent handling with lots of grip. The aerodynamics of the front trimmings deflect the wind blast nicely, allowing the leaned back, La-Z-Boy seating position to actually work, something you wouldn't expect just looking at it. And wow, what a motor! I'd love to see that motor in a Bagger or a Buell.

18 posted on 07/07/2003 6:07:28 AM PDT by BraveMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: BraveMan
I made the mistake of taking one for a scoot last week; now I'm Jonesing . . . URRRK!

I'm resisting the test drive for precisely the same reason (that, and it's just too pricey for my blood).

Saw a guy riding one a few weeks ago with Corbin hard bags fitted. Did *not* look bad.


19 posted on 07/07/2003 6:54:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
bzzzzzzzzzzzzT,,,, M_F, those are Harley bags, not corbin. You non harley guys crack me up!! hehehhehehehee


<|:-)~~

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442220371&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302478193&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302478193&bmUID=1057587071744&bmLocale=en_US
20 posted on 07/07/2003 7:12:51 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
But then again, I think I just outted myself..oops!

I'll go to my room now..:-(
21 posted on 07/07/2003 7:14:03 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
http://www.corbin.com/harley/vrsca/vrod_bags.shtml


duh....
22 posted on 07/07/2003 7:15:13 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
ROFL!

As JoeSixPack1 makes my day. <|:)~
23 posted on 07/07/2003 7:29:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
Life on two wheels makes ya goofy sometimes!

<|:-)~~
24 posted on 07/07/2003 8:13:11 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
KEWL!!!
25 posted on 07/07/2003 9:04:17 AM PDT by Pippin ( Bush in '04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
(Yes, I know the 1947 incident was nowhere near as bad as portrayed in LIFE Magazine and in the movie -- the above photo was staged)

Indeed it was. That pic is of Don Middleton of Rockford, IL, then 19 years old and in California on a visit, and happy to oblige the photog who later sold his staged pics to Life Magazine. The Life article was followed by an even more imaginative fixtionalized account by writer Frank Rooney entitled Cycle Raid and published in Harper's Magazine. Read by Stanley Kramer, the yarn was tirned into a screenplay by John Paxton, with the resulting film staring Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin. The rest is history.

Don Middleton passed away in 1996, and was remenbered a year later in a short ceremony by some of those who had been there that day fifty years before. The beatnik-looking fella in the background wasn't one of the bikers, though, but is Gus Despera, a Hollister resident who still resides there. And still shows up as a welcome guest at the annual Hollister event biker parties. Boozefighters up!


26 posted on 07/07/2003 10:17:48 AM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
duh....

Ya know, those Corbin BeetleBags sure do remind me of some others...just a bit derivitive, aren't they?


27 posted on 07/07/2003 10:21:11 AM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
Bump
28 posted on 07/07/2003 10:50:49 AM PDT by photogirl (Go faster, or get out of my way...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: archy

Always remember this - He who has the fiberglass bags, goes and gets the beer and ice !!!

<|:-)~~

29 posted on 07/07/2003 11:21:34 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
Always remember this - He who has the fiberglass bags, goes and gets the beer and ice !!!

Not necessarily.


30 posted on 07/07/2003 11:34:25 AM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: archy
WOW!! Ultra Retro!!

I'll get the beer and ice, that thing is too sweet to soil!

Good Catch!! ;-)~
31 posted on 07/07/2003 11:44:15 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
I'll get the beer and ice, that thing is too sweet to soil!

The other neat thing about the old Czech Jawas was that the seat comes off, and there's enough room behind the airbox for 5 of a six-pack. That used to come in handy at drive-ins.

-archy-/-

32 posted on 07/07/2003 12:01:10 PM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: archy

Thanks for the lead, i did a 10 second search and found one worthy of my big fat butt! :-)~~

JAWA - I like em!

33 posted on 07/07/2003 12:29:47 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
Presumably it doesn't snow that much where you are, so you'd have little requirement for the optional Jawa ski outriggers, though the *slickshift* clutchless transmission can be handy. But the old Finnish ski troops who cut the Russian invaders to pieces during the 4-month *Winter War* of 1939-40 would recognize their present-day counterparts mounted on the Jawa ski bikes, and likely also consider them *worthy*. Yeah, I like'em too....


34 posted on 07/07/2003 1:10:34 PM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: archy; martin_fierro
Cool stuff.

The only fun thing I ever learned about snow cycling was, when you fell off, it was usually into a snow bank.

this provided:
Cushion, instant ice pack, thermal insulation, cold beverage, shelter from the wind, and ammunition for hand formed projectiles.

On a more intelligent note,,,,,-
HD did finally come out with heated handgrips.

Such innovation is mind shattering!! <|:-)~~
35 posted on 07/07/2003 1:36:38 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
On a more intelligent note,,,,,- HD did finally come out with heated handgrips.

I always thought that Indian and Harley were missing a bet with the footboards [rather than pegs] being a dandy place for a nice adjustable heater to keep boots warm in wintertime. That, plus a little shielding in the toe area, could have really cut down on the wind chill problems for wintertime riders.

Of course, on my old BMW R-60/2, the offset cylinders happily kept one's feet qyuite warm in the winter. And summer....

-archy-/-


36 posted on 07/07/2003 4:46:34 PM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: archy
Think - lower leg fairings!!

<|:-)~~

37 posted on 07/07/2003 5:02:01 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
Think - lower leg fairings!!

Well, that's one way to keep warm, I guess. But it seems lonely....


38 posted on 07/08/2003 7:40:04 AM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: archy; martin_fierro
Now how did you get martin_fierro to pose for that?
39 posted on 07/08/2003 7:54:46 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
I love ewe, man.
40 posted on 07/08/2003 8:49:02 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: JoeSixPack1
Now how did you get martin_fierro to pose for that?

There's sheep kibble in the front fender bag....

41 posted on 07/08/2003 9:31:34 AM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson