Street Vibrations 2005
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|536 miles of sun, wind, and a
lot of busy roads.
|Us and bike loaded down at
Roy's house. One of the few good pictures of us and the bike. .
.too bad it has so much crap on it. And this is before the
|On the road to Grass Valley. Lots of traffic for a Thursday morning.||See. . .Roy remembered his MOM shirt.
Even though he is now technically a MOMM (Men on Members Mark).
|We picked up Ed at the gas station, and we
are off on our way.
|The road up was pretty, but not all that
|Mountains in the background. This is a much better picture.||I think Paul was trying to get the exit
that we were taking off. I hope so, or else this is a really
boring picture to decide to put on the website.
|Over the shoulder without looking. Man, this was just a lucky shot for Paul.||The little creek beside the road was so
pretty. Sometimes the sun was a bit blinding though.
|Coming up on a view of the lake. This
picture shows the nice curve of the road and the cool bridge. We
stopped just after the bridge for a break.
|Three Ng's trying to compare this trip to
last years and debating the benefits of Member's Mark verses
Metamucil. Yeah, we were here for a while.
|And of course Paul always has his camera. . .oh wait, that's the other brother.||Because doing a pose like this doesn't
make him look gay. At least he is cute in chaps.
|Just exactly how loaded the bike really
was. No one really believed that Tab actually fit on the back
between the bags.
|"Okay Roy, ride up beside me and I
will get a picture of you with the lake in the background."
Look closely and you'll see something different with Roy's bike.
|No, I said his bike, not his butt.
Get it yet? Don't feel bad, Paul and Ed did not notice
either. Tab actually pointed out that his spider is gone.
|After an, we'll say interesting, lunch we are back on the way to Reno.|
|Ed, Rene, and Gordy outside Rene's
work. Ed actually missed this on the first pass because he was
distracted by a motorcycle parked in front of the bar.
|No they are not little ear tampons. Tab is finally getting earplugs made.|
|Jelly Belly Bike!! We live so close
to the factory, but we have to go to Reno to truly appreciate it.
|Cops on the strip. . .Paul took this picture because this is a new development?|
|Big Roy and Small Roy. Wow, that new diet sure is working great!||Getting ready to leave Circus Circus.
The bikes are finally unloaded and returned to their natural state.
|Ed believes that this is what happens to
all people who laugh about Harley's. Down on your knees wondering
where all your oil went.
|Obviously Paul did not take his size into
consideration when buying his bike. But I guess guys always think
that they are bigger than they really are.
|Paul still has his new earplugs in since Ed
is talking. Ed is pointing out the general area where Paul's
compass fell off. At least it isn't pointing South anymore.
|Ed supervising the refill of oil. And making some type of comments about the inferiority of any non Harley bike.|
|The was our breakfast. For all three
days. No, really. Tab and Paul split the same breakfast for
the entire trip.
incident". We "photo-shopped" Roy into the picture,
he is not really ruining his diet.
|Clear road on the way to Lake Tahoe.
See how we are all straight up? That was not normal for the day.
|The big gusts were awful, that's why there
are so few pictures. Paul had to keep the bike up, and Tab had to
|Nice ocean view, don't you think? The
nice stairs to the beach, white caps in the back ground, salty sea air.
. .oh wait, it's just the wind on Lake Tahoe.
|But it fascinated us. We took this
opportunity to stop at a thoroughly disgusting rest area to take
pictures. At least the pictures turned out.
|Okay, so we've had one of Paul and Tab, one
of Roy, this one here of Ed. . .what do you think is going to be next?
|Boy I sure hope you got this one right. It's not like we weren't completely leading up to it or anything.|
|It's hard to take a straight picture when the wind is blowing everything sideways.||Coming into South Shore. Ed wanted to
stop at the new Harley Davidson Store while we were there.
|And he found out that it was a crappy
store. One (small) wall of parts, and that was it. The rest
was just clothes and junk. But we all signed up to win a
Harley. Haven't heard anything yet.
|Nice ride out. The clouds look a little ominous though. We thought that we were going to get rained on.|
|Just a nice meandering road up to the look
at point at Emerald Bay. We had never come from this direction
before so it was interesting to see the view.
|Roy said that we were arguing like him and
Joanne from the moment we stopped at this scenic point. But we
stopped long enough for the picture.
|So, there was this blue car and, well you
should really talk to Ed about this story. No one else tells it
quite as well since Ed expands it a bit.
|But we had a police escort to keep our
speed down. This is the view behind us, already cramped and
|Ed was already telling someone his story
about a close escape from the speeding blue car.
|And once we got out of that, we hit
this. Traffic for eons. Bike accident down the mountain.
|So it looks like Ed was correct in all of
his laughing. Saturday morning Paul's bike had issues. This
time it was the radiator.
|Luckily they were able to take it apart and
clamp the hose back on tighter. It held for the rest of the trip.
|Ed and Rene on the way to Virginia City.||And here's Roy. We are still on the
way to Virginia City, he was just on the other side of us.
|Really cool with the bank of clouds.
We could literally see it rolling over in one solid sheet of clouds.
|And here is the sign announcing our arrival
into Virginia City. Nice line of bikes already going in.
|This guy was directing traffic. Bikes
to the left, cars up to the right.
|Still just going into Virginia City.
Bikes already coming in both directions.
|We parked way on the other side of Virginia City, in the parking lot of a church.||Ed, Roy, and Tab walking into Virginia
City. See Oo with all of his beads ready to hand out.
|Front view of everyone walking in.
|Way too cold to be there this early.
It was only about 55 degrees.
|And still some stupid women were wearing
bikini tops. At least they were standing in the sun.
|And some guys just don't need to wear helmets. . .|
|A line of bikes coming down the main
road. See the cops there keeping order in the street. Yeah,
that's what they were doing.
|Cow bike!! It had horns, it had a
tail, and when the guy honked the horn it went "Mooooooo".
How cool is that!?!?!?!?
|It was a long slow ride down the road for
these guys. I don't think they minded too much though.
|Guys are already jiggling their beads in
hopes of seeing things that truly should be kept covered in most cases.
|And on our way out, yet another road block.
|Motorcycles just kept attempting to ride up
the mountain instead of the road.
|We were stopped for a while so Ed and Rene
got off to stretch.
|This guy got off for other reasons. I
guess if you've really gotta go. . .
|And here's a picture of Paul and Tab, still
waiting along with everyone else.
|And the skid marks showing just where the
bike went off the road.
|At first we were wondering if this guy was
breathing or not. We looked a bit closer to make sure that he was.
|When we came back by the police were there,
and they promised to take good care of him until he was ready to go
|Tanya, Dave, Jackie, Becky, Allen, Bill.
We ran into them late in the day on Saturday. They were just up
for the day and ready to go home.
|Street Vibrations girl. If not for the funky hat, this outfit would be cute.|
|This is the restaurant that we ate at every
morning. The food was good, but the service went down with each
|Pink, all pink, and nothing but pink.
At least she matched everything. Including her personality.
She was a nice woman.
|Shot of Virginia Street. Pretty cool to not see cars packing the road.||Annual picture in front of the Reno
sign. This one turned out much better than last year. Roy
did a great job.
|Breakfast on the last day. See the
bikes loaded down again.
|See the nice little river again, this time
on the way back home.
|Two bikes going down the road. I think the trip was easier on Roy than on the other person.||We were riding on a side road. We
could see the freeway on the left-hand side. Not a lot of traffic
on the freeway, but the road was so rough it was giving us all
|Stopping in Grass Valley on the way home. Oo wanted to say an upside-down hello to everyone.||And a caravan of scooter's we saw on the way home. Paul wants to get one now. Too bad he already bought the Saturn. It was a nice trip, but we were very happy to finally get home.|