Monday, July 14, 2008

Harleys in Minehead

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We had a Harley Davidson Parade in Minehead and our Sussex granddaughter took pictures . Lots and lots. Here are a small selection and darling - next time warn me that one of them has sound- Grandma nearly jumped put of her chair. The concensus of opinion was that bikers are generally very nice people.


Very nifty!

They have come a long way. The man in the red t shirt gets more excited later and the little boy doesn't like the noise

I think he's from Wales

Under cover Police?
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16 comments:

Eryl Shields said...

How exciting to have a Harley Davidson parade. There is something about the sound such a big bike makes.

We had a classic car rally here the other day and it was lovely to see all the old cars in the streets.

R. Sherman said...

Looks like a "poker run."

Nice bikes and glad to see everyone enjoying the parade, the rain notwithstanding.

Cheers.

PI said...

Eryl:Now classic cars I'd really enjoy. BTW I have just received 'On Chesil Beach' and as an experiment ordered a 'good condition' second hand from Amazon. It looks brand new cost £4 in all and came from some one in Lanarkshire. I shall happily do that again. I suspect it is going to be read before the Salman Rushdie.

Randall: poker run is new to me but I don't think any cards were involved.
You noticed the rain - maybe part of the reason Grandma opted out.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Speaking of bikes, our newspaper man greeted me early this morning, he got a new bike for his birthday.

He's so pleased because his birthday was weeks ago, and when he didn't get the bike as the gift his daughters had promised him, he looked so disappointed.

john.g. said...

The police bike's a BMW. Good photos!

PI said...

john.g: oops! I thought you'd be interested.

PI said...

GG: lovely story. i wonder why they were late?

Kim Ayres said...

When I was younger, most bikers were in their 20s & 30s, now they all seem in their 50s & 60s. It's like there's a generational thing - rebelling with bikes is just not done these days

Guyana-Gyal said...

I don't know, maybe it's money-related...I'm now curious and must ask him when I see him, he won't be offended, I give him fruits and chat with him.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Kim, speaking of rebelling...teens don't seem to 'rebel' these days, it's like they have no desire to fight for any cause, or maybe they don't have any fighting spirit.

PI said...

Kim: Oooh I'm remembering Marlon in 'The Wild One' and now I'm coming over all unnecessary.

GG: I'll be interested to hear what he says. As for teenagers they seem to have a desire to conform whether in good or bad company.

The Manic Street Preacher said...

excellent pics!!! I like the German helmet. Not sure about pink Harley's though.....

zoe said...

I'm going to stay with a friend on 26 July as they will be having their annual Harley Davidson ralley that weekend. I can't wait - leather .... tattoos and bikes. Loads of bikes.

Mmmmmmm.

PI said...

Manic: you're not meant to like pink. You're a boy. Sily!

Zoe: I hope you're lucky with weather and bikers - more Marlon than Fatty Arbuckle:)

keithsramblings said...

Ah - the mid-life crisis brigade. I never rode two wheels in my youth but right now I'm considering a Harley. That'll impress my Sussex grandkids!

PI said...

Keithr: I should think it would impress everybody. I wonder if you can get one with a silencer?