Category Archive: Motorcycling

Ossa 250

I always look forward to seeing what Fritz Harmon has in the back of his pickup truck for the monthly Tuxies Cruise Night. I rode into the parking lot on the far side… Continue reading

Coast Ride

My riding group went down to the Pacific Coast and back on Sunday, August 4. It was a 338 mile round trip for me, which is not a bad ride for a single… Continue reading

Triumph 995i (Speed Triple)

You meet the best people at NoPork… I didn’t have anything in particular planned Saturday morning, except to pick up some #11 Exacto knife blades at the local hardware store and a can… Continue reading

Sandstone Fixation

Of late, I have been somewhat fixated on the sandstone outcroppings in the Cajon Pass. On Sunday morning I took a quick look at the sky, thinking about the outcroppings, and though it… Continue reading

A Surprising Development

On June 29th I woke at 4:00 am with the idea that it was a good time to ride to Joshua Tree. It wasn’t an idea that I had before going to sleep,… Continue reading

Cajon Outcropping

I’ve been eyeballing this rock outcropping in the Cajon Pass for years when riding by. But that was it. I just rode by. I kept thinking that there were good photographs to be… Continue reading


There is a small story, somewhat short of a vignette, about this photograph. I don’t have the time to write it properly today, since I haven’t sorted through the other images taken in… Continue reading

Digital Yosemite

Getting ready for the Yosemite ride nearly two months ago, in addition to the Yashica MAT 124 and Nikon N90s film cameras, along with many rolls of 120 and 35mm rolls of film,… Continue reading

Mill Creek Ride

It was misty early Saturday morning and as often happens on that day of the week, I woke with a particular riding destination in mind. I wanted to ride up Route 38 into… Continue reading

’76 Husqvarna 250 WR

This 1976 Husqvarna 250 WR is yet another bike owned and lovingly restored to running condition by Fritz Harmon. My grandson and I were wandering around the parking lot behind Tuxies during the… Continue reading

Motorcycles and Coffee

These photographs of motorcycles were taken during two visits to the Cars and Coffee show in Irvine, California, with a Nikon N90s loaded with Kentmere 100 film. Cars and Coffee is very motorcycle-friendly… Continue reading

Cars and Coffee Again

It seemed that it would be a “one tank” ride: Meet at an off-ramp in Corona, ride to Irvine for the Cars and Coffee show at 6:00 am, then return to the Inland… Continue reading

Along The Coast

The cloud cover of the last few mornings reminds me that it is June again, and all that implies. This time of year, our mornings are always misted, covered by a marine layer… Continue reading

Lower Colorado Desert

At 4:30 am on Saturday morning I was suddenly awake, up, and moving. While I stoked the coffee pot, I was struck by the sudden urge to fire up the Road Star and… Continue reading

Waiting For The Big One

Mike Harmon sent me an email message a few days before. He was thinking about riding up to Parkfield, California and back in a single day. He said that Parkfield was sited on… Continue reading

James Dean Memorial Junction

Ordinarily, I dislike it when people are memorialized on highways. You probably know what I mean: “The Officer James Smoot Memorial Highway”. The way I see it, it is a who cares proposition… Continue reading

Ready To Ride

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01.

Brautigan Motocross

The photographs shown here were warped. Wonky in a similar manner to the literature of Richard Brautigan or Kurt Vonnegut. I was reading one of Richard Brautigan’s books this morning. That is a… Continue reading

Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef, Utah, USA. Nikon D200 and Nikon 18mm-105mm VR Lens. This photograph was made in 2009 during a motorcycling trip throughout California, Arizona, and Utah. Because I was camping every second night,… Continue reading

A Mid-Spring Ride

A View of the Mojave Desert from Route 2 in the San Gabriel Mountains. At 159 miles round-trip, a ride to Newcomb’s Ranch on California Route 2, the Angeles Crest Highway, is not… Continue reading

Lone Pine Canyon Road

I’m getting ready for today’s group motorcycle ride through the Angeles Mountains so I keep thinking about this photograph, made some years ago on Lone Pine Canyon Road with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01.… Continue reading

Palm Springs View

This photograph is a view of one of our favorite places, the courtyard and pool area of the motel where Lisa and I stay when we go to Palm Springs. This was made… Continue reading

A Yosemite Ride

Above: View of Yosemite Valley from the west. From the pullout immediately east of the Wawona Tunnel. Yashica Mat 124, Fuji Neopan Acros 120 Film. As always, click on a photo to view… Continue reading

The Keene Cafe

So Tim Devantier and I were sitting at one of the picnic tables outside of the Keene Cafe, minding our own business and taking a break from the long ride home from our… Continue reading

In The Wind

I’m on the road today, riding back from Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You can think of me as currently riding through the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Nevadas at… Continue reading

Cars and Coffee

These photographs were made at the Cars and Coffee event on Saturday, March 20, 2013, using my usual Nikon N90s and black and white film. I was attending the show with my son… Continue reading


It is a phenomena I’ve noticed many times at public events: Carry and shoot with an obviously “real” camera and most people will get out of your frame or stop themselves from walking into your… Continue reading

Mountain Yucca

On Highway 74 between Palm Desert and Hemet, California, I had just entered the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation in the San Jacinto Mountains when repeated sightings of blooming Yucca plants made me pull… Continue reading

Cholla Blossom

The first photo contains actual Cholla blossoms. It seems odd that any plant would produce green blossoms. The second photo doesn’t show any blossoms. I shot the second because I liked the way… Continue reading

A Greeves Motorcycle

Greg “Fritz” Harmon (in BSA t-shirt) talks to a Cruise Night attendee about his Greeves motorcycle while his daughter relaxes in a folding chair. The yellow pickup looked familiar as I walked past… Continue reading

1928 Essex

This beautiful 1928 Essex was on display at Law’s Show and Shine on April 6, 2013. I talked to the owner, Reggie Higuera, for twenty minutes or so. The Essex, originally painted a deep… Continue reading

Joshua Tree Blooms

These photographs were made on April 9, 2013, in Joshua Tree National Park. After hearing about the unusual blooming of the majority of the Joshua Trees, Mike Harmon and I rode into* the… Continue reading

The Last of the Gold 100

The current status of Kodak’s Gold 100 35mm film is somewhat ambiguous. Adorama lists the film as “back ordered”. B&H lists it as “discontinued”. Though I didn’t do an extensive search, I can’t… Continue reading

Southwestern Views

My grandson and I were in the car driving across the city toward Fairmount Park, where we were going to shoot film with our SLRs. It would be the first roll of film… Continue reading

Chrome and Trees

Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm manual focus lens, Kentmere 100 Film.

A March Rising

It took me a while to get in sync with the new (and completely unnecessary) time change. It was a week or so before my internal clock recalibrated.  But this morning I woke clear… Continue reading

Bug Suicide Facilitation Device

Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, Kentmere 100 film.

A Quick Canyon Ride

A freight train in San Timoteo Canyon. Made with a Canon PowerShot A400. Before the ride through San Timoteo Canyon, I had adjusted the valves on the Road Star many (many) days before,… Continue reading

Mist and Mono

This photograph was made from the roadside on Route 395 during a motorcycle trip to the State of Washington and back. Route 395 runs north from Southern California, through a slice of Nevada,… Continue reading

Transportation Anxiety

There have been events in this lifetime that have caused me some extreme anxiety; making the decision to leave my first wife, watching my brother die over a period of months, etc. Transportation… Continue reading