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Lone Star Rally, Galveston, Texas

Heading Out on the Strand

Heading Out on the Strand

Galveston has a population of under 50,000.  It seems like more than 50,000 Harley Davidson motorcycles are there rolling up and down the streets without mufflers.  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 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.

Bikers are a bit nuts, but the girl bartenders who wait on them in Galveston are even crazier.  Some are serving in 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.    I hope my viewers will understand why I did not take many pictures of the mostly middle aged male riders.  It’s just biker madness and Galveston craziness.  What can I say?

22 responses

  1. great motocycles and nice girls🙂

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    October 14, 2014 at 9:30 am

  2. Loving it …. love bikes!! My wishful thinking …..

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    October 14, 2014 at 10:17 am

  3. It probably sounds like a cannonade! Seems to me mufflers on the ears are a must!

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    October 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm

  4. Awesome pics…love the girls and no I am not gay but I love a goodlooking women that carries herself…and that’s one of the reasons I love your blog..keep it coming..my Peep..

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    October 14, 2014 at 12:36 pm

  5. yeah, it’s huge! I was in Galveston for the Women on the Water conference a couple of years ago. We had an event on the Elissa and the bikers were all over the place. It was wild!

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    October 15, 2014 at 2:53 am

  6. have you gone to the Bikes and Blues Fest in Freeport yet? They’re not near as big as Galveston, but not too far away and they do have some good music and food and plenty of nice bikes (and bikers)

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    October 15, 2014 at 2:55 am

  7. I think the b&w images are very appropriate.

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    October 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    • Tim. it is fun to experiment with B&W in this age of digital cameras which are color capture devices.

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      October 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm

  8. Un Gran Trabajo En B&W, Muy Buena Serie… Un Saludo.

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    October 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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