2012 Lone Star Rally, Galveston, Texas

Heading Out on the Strand

Heading Out on the Strand

Galveston has a population of under 50,000.  Right now it seems like more than 50,000 Harley Davidson motorcycles are there rolling up and down the streets without mufflers.  Bikers are a bit nuts, but the girl bartenders who wait on them in Galveston are even crazier.  Some are serving in bikinis or outfits more suitable for a burlesque performance.  Their behavior is as outrageous as their outfits with the girls asking for tips to be tucked under the elastic on their hips.   On the historic Strand there is a constant drone of Harley V-twin motors as the sound reflects off the buildings on either side of the street.  The weather was perfect today with lots of sun, pretty clouds, temperatures in the low 80′s and a nice sea breeze blowing in off the Gulf of Mexico.  It is possible that the Lone Star Rally is the largest motorcycling event, even bigger than Sturgis.  I hope my viewers will understand why I did not take pictures of the mostly middle aged male riders.  It’s just biker madness and Galveston craziness.  What can I say?

30 responses

  1. We were at Lone Star Rally it was amazing! Fun and like always hot motorcycles.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

    • Thank you, that is life the way it is meant to be.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:37 am

  2. great photos :D

    November 24, 2012 at 3:29 am

  3. As an ex-biker now living in Mexico, I loved your words and photos taking me back to a bit of my more wilder days. Thanks.

    November 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  4. I’m struggling to think of something to say. !!!!!! Ummmmmmm !!!!!! Brilliant, what a day it must have been. The bikes look great!

    November 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

  5. Well, THAT was a fun collection of photographs. Nice subject matter. ;o)

    December 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

  6. 1EarthUnited

    Wow, bikers are HOT! Wish I were there that day.

    December 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    • Thank you, it was a lot of fun. I tipped all the girls.

      December 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

  7. I like the wildlife!

    December 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

  8. This biker would have loved to seen the bikes!! :-)

    December 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

  9. I would say it was a hot that day. hey ?…. :-)

    December 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

  10. Kinda of makes me want to get a Harley.

    December 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

  11. Texas knows how to throw a biker rally. Next time visit Austin for the Republic of Texas Rally. You won’t be disappointed. :)

    February 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    • Thank you. You might want to check the Texas, Art Lovers and Houston menu buttons, all Texas stuff.

      February 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      • I will definitely do that! :)

        February 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm

  12. Wow! I may have to alter my Texas itinerary to visit Galveston later this year. Do you think a 60 year old can handle the heat?!? Lovely photos. Phil.
    P.S. Glad you like “In search of unusual destinations”, by the way.

    February 9, 2013 at 1:09 am

    • The rally was in November with mild weather. Galveston has milder weather than the rest of Texas because it is on the sea.

      February 9, 2013 at 5:29 am

  13. Too bad there aren’t more cute men! *Sigh* Anyway, thought you might like this post. My friend Kayln wants to get a motorcycle as part of her bucket list (she’s been given 3 years to live):

    http://sheslosingit.net/2013/02/15/chiari-warrior-going-viral/

    Lisa

    February 17, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    • Thank you for the visit. Sorry about your friend’s health.

      February 18, 2013 at 7:06 am

  14. Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

    March 15, 2013 at 12:37 am

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