Sunday, March 7, 2010

Million Mile Motorcycle Man

Dave Zien set a world record by riding a million miles on a single motorcycle. The motorcycle is now at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. Dave continues to ride and advocate for various causes. Now he is in pursuit of another world record--the most miles in one year!

He broke his record Tuesday morning March 2, 2010.

To view more photos click here: Dave Zien -Cave Junction, OR

photos by: Greater Works Photography

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Your Invited...

We'd like to invite all
State of Jefferson Wind & Fire MC
members to a Christmas Party....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fort Jones here we come...

October 10th

We are riding to see our southernmost
members of Wind & Fire State of Jefferson,
Bill & Gwen Lloyd

Great bar-b-que and libations await.

Weather looks perfect, as of now look's like high in the 70's

In The Wind,
El Capitan Del

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Brookings, Oregon

A beautiful day in Brookings, Oregon visiting with the Sharps....
to view more photos click here: Coast Trip

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Maybe you should think about staying at a Best Western?

Best Western and Harley-Davidson have joined together to make Bikers happy. The two companies announced they have extended their exclusive partnership to reward motorcycle riders with “enhanced” travel benefits. Best Western’s are all along America’s scenic roads, and cater to the unique travel needs of motorcycle enthusiasts.

Harley-Davidson owners can register for Best Western Ride Rewards HERE or calling 1-888-BW2BIKE. Upon registering there is an assortment of rewards, amenities and status upgrades. Check the site for qualifying details. Our posse will often stay at a Best Western property because they’re “rider-friendly,” and we have access to a host of amenities, such as complimentary wipe-down rags. Some offer access to a washing station and many have reserved parking spaces which makes unloading easier.

And speaking of rides, if you’ve not used the H-D Ride Planner to help map out a ride I suggest giving it a go. Due to the exclusive partnership with H-D the tool makes it easy to book a stay at a Best Western property as the locations are embedded into the trip planner.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Relay For Life Ride

For many more shots of the
Relay Ride and the Relay go to:

Greater Works Photography

then to proofing and enter RFL as your password!

Friday, June 5, 2009

GP Fire Department "Burn to Learn"

If your interested in checking out the "Burn to Learn" pictures that I shot of the Grants Pass Fire Department last Sunday, go to my website:

then to the proofing section, enter 7300 as the password.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Local Biker Events

On June 6th D&S Harley-Davidson is hosting their annual Spit Shine Ride-in Bike Show it's open to the public around 10am, and is held in their parking lot, with vendors, food, games and live music from noon to 4pm by Hog Wild. admission is free, and there are going to be hundreds of custom bikes on display. Here's a link…

On June 14th the VFW post 4116 is hosting it's annual Summer Wine Run to benefit local projects and charities. Music, 50/50 drawing, ride raffles, and vendors $15/rider $10/passenger. Includes breakfast and poker card. Registration is from 9-11am @ 410 E. Main St, Rogue River. Katy 541-582-1129.

A great 3 day event coming up this month is the 17th annual Iron Horse Rodeo, June 26-27-28 at Lake Selmac just outside of Selma OR. Sponsored by D&S Harley-Davidson, this event has been a staple of Southern Oregon bikers for years! This year the live music will be provided by local bands Mercy, featuring Linda Morrison, and Hog Wild. Link…

And for all you women riders out there, on June 27th the Wild Rogue Chapter of Women in the Wind is hosting their annual Corset Cruise. Here's how it works: They provide a 100-mile poker run with a party at the end. You show up dressed in your Mardi Gras finest! This event is open to men and women who like to ride motorcycles and want to raise money for a good cause. The Corset Cruise has raised over $20,000 for mammograms & breast cancer treatment for local women since it began in 2005. The ride is a poker run that will begin at D&S Harley-Davidson and end at the Grants Pass Truck & Motorcycle Festival at Riverside Park. We'll join the community party there, with live music, drawings, food, beer and more. Link…

info courtesty of Rogue and Poet

Free Weekends at National Parks

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this summer with three fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.

Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer:

  • June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend)
  • July 18-19, 2009
  • August 15-16, 2009
Click here for a list of Oregon National Parks

So where are we riding to?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Let's Ride..........

Who's ready to hit the road again this Saturday?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Shout Out....

To our Wind & Fire member Charlie Chase who can really jump jive an' wail with the best of them when he performs live with a local band called The Mixers.

Here are a few pictures from a recent performance:

Charlie was also mentioned here: Rogue & Poet

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bend, Oregon

So the Earth Day ride turned into a May Day ride,
Which then turned into a road trip in the car due to typical Oregon weather.

We stayed in a
McMenamins, which is always an adventure...

The McMenamins in Bend is called the Old St. Francis School. The Old St. Francis School, conveniently located in the center of downtown Bend, has undergone a transformation from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to lively destination hotel complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery and bakery, a movie theater, and a truly fantastic soaking pool.

Ok, so we thoroughly enjoyed this soaking pool.....Karaoke has nothing on the acoustic sounds we created while visiting the pool. It was a mosaic of artistic tiles and sits on what was once the school's former stage. Very relaxing and yet the slight breeze that we could feel and the pictures on the wall were a bit haunting.

The cottage we rented was a charming 4 bedroom house called the "Nunnery", each room featured painted quotes and pictures of nuns on the walls. The living room featured a painting of Nuns playing baseball. The art work around St. Francis was quite unique and great for late night discussions. To view a bit of the art work click here:

Saturday we enjoyed walking around down town, shopping and visiting the Bend Brewing Company.

Our choice for dinner was recommended by a "good eater" who worked at the Brewery. She was a fit young girl who suggested we try the Typhoon Thai Restaurant.

Typhoon’s menu is inspired by both the pushcarts of peasants and palaces in Thailand. The perfect balance of bitter, sweet, salty and sour flavors will burst in your mouth. " - Typhoon Website

Not one of us was disappointed! Our dinners at the Typhoon were
exquisite. In fact it was the best Phad Thai we've ever eaten.

Out stay was short but sweet. The weather could have been better, but we're all use to making lemonade out of lemons. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we plan on doing the very same ride again as soon as the weather clears up...

We look forward to more of you joining us as we take on Bend, Oregon again this summer.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

Just stop and Think about things for a moment...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mountain Lakes and Sunshine...

We couldn't' have asked for a better weekend for riding.
Friends, food,clear blue skies, warmth
and twisted mountain roads....

Click for more Pictures

Monday, April 6, 2009


abundant sunshine

on an april day

basking in its warmth

is where I lay

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Sunshine...

Sunday, Sunshine, 70 degrees, Good Friends and a Motorcycle Ride,
I don't think life gets much better than that!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Extra, Extra, Read all about it....

Wind & Fire members Brian Robinson
and Brian Pike helped move two antique
fire engines into their new home at
the Parkway Fire Station this morning.

The trucks pictured above are a
1911 and 1927 American La France engines,
the first and second fire engines
to be owned by the City of Grants Pass.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Earth Day Motorcycle Ride

"The bees are buzzin, the flowers bloomin,
Birds are chirping, an hogs are roarin.
Lets get ready to rumble. Got the pipes warmed up
and ready to fly like the wind.
Or is that fly in the wind"

quote from our very own Bill Sharp/Fireyladd

We were thinking of getting some folks together for an "Earth Day Ride", where we celebrate by filling up our motorcycle tanks.... Unplugging, taking off and enjoying some of this great Big Earth!!! Being that it falls on a Wednesday, I figure we better shoot for riding on the 25th....

Sit back for a moment and reflect on all the details and complexities that went into the process of the creating this big 'ol world.

In my view, God specifically penciled out the shape of each of the millions of flowers on Earth, blended the watercolors and matched the leaves to the petals. He decided which varieties should grow in the various climates, how they should group themselves on the edge of a hill in early spring, and how they should lay a carpet across a meadow. He added trees and shrubs and brushed in hundreds of varieties of grasses. He strategically placed waterfalls, rivers and underground springs to bubble over the rocks and provide sustenance to the delicate plants.

And that is just the beginning....

Ok, so I got a little caught up with my inner-treehugger. Truth be told motorcycles are the original green machine. Although motorcycles have internal combustion engines, we have reduced congestion, pollution, and energy consumption as compared to cars and trucks.

But you already knew that...

Thinkin possibly a overnighter? What are you thoughts?
Route ideas?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

First Club Ride of Spring....

We saddled up our bikes and headed out on the first Club ride of spring. Although we didn't have as much sunshine as we wanted, it turned out to be a pretty great day for riding.

The roar of the bikes really gets one back into the spirit of riding. Below are some pictures from yesterday's ride. Here's to many more rides and great times this season!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring Equinox day!!

Otherwise know as the first day of spring.

Let Riding Season Begin!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday Ride?

Sunday, March 15
High: 61 °F

RealFeel: 66 °F

Mostly sunny

Looks like a great day to hit the road again, who's in?

HD & Barbie!

Brian tells me fifty years is a long time! Even longer in the toy business, but next week is a birthday party for everyone’s favorite Harley-Davidson doll, Barbie. She’s “more mature” these days and reflects the motorcycle company female demographics, but she is certainly not looking her age!

The motorcycle Barbie completes the rider image with an edgy black leather and orange flame ensemble accented with silvery chain, boots, helmet and sunglasses. You go girl!!


Below where Barbie teams up again with American icon Harley-Davidson , wearing a classic logo tee and faux leather chaps in her signature pink!

Oh the choices!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

more on my brain...

I'm n
ot sure who actually reads this blog, but this update is for JJ and Bill Sharp, thank you both for checking up on me and thinking of me. The neurologist has ruled out tumors and a stroke, so we will begin testing for Multiple Sclerosis. The first test for that happens to be a lumbar puncture otherwise known as a spinal tap.

I can't imagine why I would feel any hesitation about having a needle longer than this one being stuck in my spine?

I mean it could be fun right?

And even more fun than that is the idea of them puncturing my spinal cord and collecting some of my spinal

I mean again who doesn't want this to happen to them?

I'm feeling very privileged at the moment, really I wont lie. I'm downright ecstatic!

I joke.

I'm scared.