Posted by: harleyhawk43 | April 15, 2014

A Day at the San Diego Zoo

Yesterday we finally went to the San Diego Zoo. We took Red Fox’s two grandchildren and had a good time. We were there about 5-6 hours, so you can imagine how tired we all were at the end of the day. Coupled with a 5 mile run in the morning and campground motorcycle ride for the boys afterwards, plus their skateboard park time, it was quite a day.

Here are the best pictures and video clips. Don’t miss the gorilla video at the beginning.



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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | April 13, 2014

Antique Trailer Invasion

This weekend at Campland on the Bay we received a great surprise-An invasion of antique Travel Trailers and antique tow vehicles. They were all classic and adorable. Here are some samples-

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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | April 7, 2014

Motorcycle ride to Seaport Village in San Diego



Here you will see some scenes on the San Diego Waterfront at the Seaport Village area. Then you will see scenes from a huge rowing/crew race that occurred on Mission Bay over the weekend. Finally you will see the new “Lizard Lights” that I installed on our bikes this week. The weather here yesterday and today is near perfect with morning temps around 56-58 and afternoon temps around 78. Totally blue skies and a beautiful sea breeze.

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Here are the rowing event pictures-video clip first

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Finally, the two Hogs sporting their night time L.E.D. lights, installed by Master Mechanic Hawk of the I.B.LEDW.

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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | March 29, 2014

Motorcycle ride in the hills east of Calsbad CA



Yesterday we hooked up with two new friends and had a great 200 mile motorcycle ride in the hills east of Carlsbad CA. Our leader was Charlie, who has 52 years of riding experience and is 71. She was riding a 2007 Triumph Scrambler and scramble she did, as she roared through the twistie turnies and had to keep waiting for us to catch up. In our defense, we were on the big cruisers and she was on a much lighter and more maneuverable bike. I caught myself reminiscing about my 1969 T100C Triumph as we rode along. For those of you not familiar with California, Carlsbad is north of San Diego, about 30 miles away. After a great ride, during which we passed through towns named Temecula, Palm Desert, Julian and Escondido, we returned to Carlsbad. During the ride, we saw cattle ranches, vineyards and beautiful scenery.

Charlie, besides her 52 years motorcycle riding experience, has 25 years horseback riding experience. She has raced cars in the southeast, served two tours in Viet Nam as an English teacher to the South Vietnamese and is married to 88 year old Red, who served in WWII and the Korean Conflict as a gunnery sergeant. At 88 years of age, he can still do 20 push-ups. They are a pair that beats any straight flush and you will see them in the following photos and video clips. All-in-all we had a great time and topped it off with a night out on the town.

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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | March 29, 2014

Balboa Park-San Diego

Last Sunday we went to Balboa Park in San Diego. Red Fox arranged this with one of her old buddies, also named Karen, who is vacationing here in SanDiego with her husband Bob. I thought we were just going to a regular park but it turned out to be much more than that. There was beautiful architecture, outdoor concert arenas, museums and many other items of interest. I was pleasantly surprised. Here are the video clips and photographs.


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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | March 22, 2014

Harley Davidson San Diego Open House/Grand Opening

Today we turned back the motorcycle time machine and went on a Poker Run and then to the SD HD Grand Opening at the dealership where I recently traded my trusty 02 Road King for an 08. We were looking at the Daytona pictures our friend Carla had posted and needed a biker fix. Red Fox was in her glory as she received one complement after another from various “biker dudes”. I had to continually warn them to back off or else!

In the first picture you will see us with our new friend Johnny Gambino from Brooklyn. He is actually Carlo Gambino’s grandson! Anyway we hung out for the day and exchanged cards. I asked him if he could make me a “made man” with his outfit and he said yes, if I gave him one of my bandannas.

Also, don’t miss the several movie clips, one of which features a dog driving a bike and the other the local Harley go-go dancers (for the guys).

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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | March 16, 2014

Ride to Carlsbad

Friday afternoon we rode the hogs to Carlsbad by way of La Jolla, Delmar and several other beautiful coastal villages. At a bar in Carlsbad we met Charlie and Red. Red is 87 and Charlie is 71. He was riding on the back of her motorcycle. He was in the Marine Corp and said he had fought the Japs and the Chinese. He reminded is of the Gunnery Sargeant in the movie Full Metal Jacket. We had a blast as usual.

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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | March 16, 2014

Kayaking on St. Paddy’s Day

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Today, Sunday March 16, we decided to go kayaking since the temperature was forecast to reach the low 80s. We left around 9 a.m. when it was around 70 and got back around 12. There was virtually no wind, totally blue skies and no humidity. A fabulous day in the words of the Red Fox. Here are the video clips and photos. Erin Go Bragh!

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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | March 13, 2014

San Diego Beach Scenes

Several weeks ago we had a 3 day storm here with lots of rain. After the storm we took some pictures of the beach and the pier with the rental cabins on it.  People were all a flutter with the storm because they don’t get many storms here.

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Posted by: harleyhawk43 | March 13, 2014

Motorcycle Trip to Rosarito Mexico

On Wednesday, Hawk and Red Fox rode our motorcycles across the border to Ole Mehico to visit a former member of our Plymouth Motorcycle Club,  and check out the terrain. We had a good time although the border check points were very slow moving. Dave met us on the U.S. side of the border, escorted us down and escorted us back over the border at the end of the day. We also met Bunny at their condo, which has spectacular views of the Pacific ocean.

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