2012 Lone Star Rally, Galveston, Texas
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?