Friday, June 6, 2008

Biker Barbecue


Last Sunday, local Harley Davidson enthusiasts held a rally and barbecue to benefit Willits Police officer Dave Tiller, currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. The festivities included a raffle and silent auction, as well as two live rock bands. I dropped by for the photo opportunity, and to make a small donation, and found my dentist and dental hygienist, the city planner, one of our beloved postal clerks, at least one downtown businessman, and I think the recently retired fire chief, all among, if not in, the leather-festooned crowd. Cheers to community support for our law-enforcement officers, and to worlds colliding. See more pictures of this event on my Overflow blog linked here.

23 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

HeHeHe! Looks like Hog Heaven!

marlow said...

great shot of two guys from the sixties, i like the view
thanks and a nice weekend

USelaine said...

I guess I should point out that that's a woman on the left! Glad you like the shot. 8^)

Dina said...

So did they give you a ride?

edwin s said...

wonderful shot. the both of them look so peaceful just sitting there. it must've been a lovely day. I wonder what they're bikes look like?

Rose said...

I remember a time when I would have killed for one of those waistcoats!
This is awesome, Elaine!

Jules said...

A Biker BBQ - what a hoot - I bet they were all too tough to eat!!!!

Hilda said...

Cool dude/dudette! And such a lovely story. There are still so much good people in this world.

Mo said...

And they used to be so radical!

marlow said...

ok oh sorry i dontr see the woman as a woman, but it doesnt matter, the looking unique and amazing

Misawa Mama said...

biker booty is always better than plumber's butt :) Have a great weekend!

magiceye said...

that is nice to know...
that the support system is good and strong.

Jilly said...

Great photo and commentary. Bikers are always such good people I find.

Halcyon said...

I love this pic. And it's good to hear that your community is so involved in taking care of its own. Cheers to that!

Kelly said...

Great photo, and an interesting post!

USelaine said...

Edwin, if you want to see some of their bikes, click on the last sentence of the post - it goes to my Overflow blog!

Jilly, you'll find a long coat Chihuahua with a big, bad, biker in the Overflow as well. And she kept her eyes open!

I'm glad you all enjoyed this one, because I enjoyed having a reason to investigate the event - the "meatspace" payoff of blogging. 8^)

Dido said...

This one made me smile, brilliant!! Thanks for stopping by Edinburgh dp every now and then, I really appreciate your encouraging words re the blog. I'm loving it and am absolutely hooked!

babooshka said...

I am glad you posted this. I have been posting the Isle of Man TT motorbike races all week. Just like your post it shows you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover.Excellent post.

Neva said...

Aren't you amazed at the bikers in the closet? I know I am ! cool shot.

Jim said...

Nice shots, great turnout for a great cause.

Nathalie said...

A typical look, eh?

raf said...

Yep, it's a winner, Elaine. Good cause, great time and a super post! love that shot.

Robin Shelley said...

Anybody remember when it used to be The Hell's Angels that lined the streets of Willits?