June 21, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Livin’ high on the hog: Annual Harley Owners Group state motorcycle rally roars into Roanoke
The average Harley-Davidson motorcycle is capable of roaring louder than 100 decibels, a noise that is eight times louder than a vacuum cleaner.
So it stands to reason that when about 1,750 Harleys descend on a city, as they will in Roanoke through the weekend, the thunder of all those bikes could compete with a jumbo jet full of screaming babies.
And, oh doctor, that’s the way Susan Thrift likes it. “It just makes your blood flow,” exclaimed the 56-year-old payroll administrator from Chesapeake, when asked about the roar. “It used to be annoying until you get on one.”
The state rally of the Harley Owners Groups, or HOGs, has begun. All 17 of the Virginia HOG chapters have rumbled into town on their Fat Boys, Sportsters and Road Kings for the four-day convention.
Registration 10am to noon at Southside Harley $10.00 rider $5.00
passenger. Free Krispy Kreme doughnuts and WAWA coffee at registration.
Ride ends Boneshakers where will have Door prizes, 50/50 Raffle, Trophies for oldest/youngest rider, sweetest ride, and most group or club riders.
All money raised benefits Relay for Life American Cancer Society
HAMPTON — – A woman from Hampton falsified records to obtain her dead boyfriend’s Harley Davidson, police say.
Angela Faye Garner, 43, of Bradley Place, was charged with two counts of altering and forging a vehicle registration, one count of forging public records and one count of unlawfully obtaining documents from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) , on Jan. 22, Hampton police spokeswoman Cpl. Allison Good said.
October 9, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on Rumble Through the Tunnels – October 11, 2008
“RUMBLE THROUGH THE TUNNELS”
THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2008
Registration starts at 8am at Harbor Park, Norfolk
Escorted ride leaves at 11am.
End:Bayside H-D for food, band, tattoo contest, Miss Fleet Ride bikini contest, vendors. and a
Harley-Davidson Sportster Giveaway!!
Welcome and Preregistration Party!!
Friday from 4pm to 7pm
Please come out to Honor our Troops!
Bruce Heilman is a pinstripe sort of guy.
Except when he’s wearing his leather pants, black boots and Marine Corps do-rag tied around his head. You’ve got to look the part when you’re planning to ride your Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Did we mention Heilman is 82?
Did we mention he’s about to embark on a 3,000-mile cross-country trip on his bike, a Harley Ultra-Classic Electra Glide Patriot Edition, nearly a half-ton of black-and-chrome rolling thunder? He’s scheduled to leave Richmond on Wednesday and arrive at the Marine Corps Air Station near San Diego less than three weeks later.
September 10, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on Friends take trip of a lifetime
Pete Bishop and Ricky Glenn rode their Harley Davidson motorcycles across this great country from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean this summer calling it the trip of a lifetime. They left Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 7 and reached California on June 20. Their wives, Cyndie Bishop and Terri Glenn, joined them in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for several days.
Bishop and Glenn have been friends for many years and ride on country roads in the area. One Sunday afternoon Glenn brought up the idea of riding from coast to coast and at first Bishop thought he was kidding, he wasn’t. And from that point on the dream started to take shape as the two started thinking about the route they would take across this great country and when to make the trip.
September 5, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on Hero on a Harley
Arlington man crosses country on motorcycle to help disabled veterans receive their benefits.
When Arlington resident Rob Reynolds’ one-year tenure as Commander of Chapter 10 of the Disabled American Veterans came to an end, he wanted to do something to mark the occasion.
Since 1984, the former 82nd Airborne infantryman and Special Forces soldier had been involved with the 1.3 million-member organization dedicated to assisting men and women left permanently injured as a result of their wartime service.
A few years back, Harley-Davidson was looking for a veterans’ organization to partner with and had chosen the DAV. Reynolds, an avid Harley rider for almost 30 years, put it all together for the perfect plan: a tribute ride across the country timed to coincide with the national DAV conference in Las Vegas, Nev. that took place at the beginning of August.
September 5, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on WINCHESTER COUPLE WINS A HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
THEY TAKE TOP PRIZE IN VIRGINIA LOTTERY’S “LIVE TO RIDE” SECOND-CHANCE DRAWING
Some people plan to sit back and relax in their retirement. Not Connie and “Fuzzy” MacMillan of Winchester. They just won a 2008 Harley-Davidson® 105th Anniversary Fat Boy® Motorcycle. Connie’s ticket won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s “Live to Ride” Sweepstakes. On August 19, 2008, Ms. MacMillan’s ticket was drawn from 125,818 entries, each a non-winning Harley-Davidson® Scratcher ticket.
“When the man from the Lottery called, I was a wreck,” she said. “We love to play the Harley-Davidson Scratcher.”