Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson

Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson in Ormond Beach is a must-stop during Bike Week.  This dealership is enormous.  Two stories with an escalator!  It feels like the Macys of motorcycle dealerships.  Welcoming and helpful staff.  Huge selection of bikes.  Giant windows (like a car wash) to view the service department and watch the technicians work.  There’s a snack bar in the service department waiting area.  And a barbershop.  No kidding. 

And if you’re looking for a gift for an H-D lover, there is enough branded merchandise in this place to guarantee a successful shopping trip.  Come to think of it, nearly everything is H-D branded.  I might have seen some third-party products in the parts department that were not, but that’s about it.  Clothing, footwear, helmets, hats and scarves, chairs, signs, jewelry, lighters, cups, cocktail glasses, poker chips, diecast toys, dog toys, dartboards, ping pong and billiard balls, Legos(!), lunch boxes, automotive accessories, phone charging cables, luggage, backpacks, purses, knives, footballs, clocks, watches and more.  It wasn’t on display this year but a few years ago there was an H-D foosball table with black and orange men.  Enjoy the video and check out the gallery below too!

Summer 2016 – Day 1, Jacksonville to St. Louis

The beauty of the English language is the ability to create new words. Motography. The combination of motorcycling and photography. I guess that I could be called a motographer. This summer I combined my two passions while crossing off some destinations on my motorcycling bucket list. Riding across the Great Plains. Pikes Peak. Million Dollar Highway. Four Corners. Mokie Dugway. Monument Valley. The Grand Canyon. Utah’s amazing national parks.
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Jax to Cedar Key

I took a ride today to Cedar Key on the west coast of Florida. Cedar Key is apparently one of the oldest ports in the state. In 1861, when Florida’s first cross-state railroad connected it to Fernandina Beach on the northern east coast of Florida, it became a major supplier of seafood and timber products. The railroad is long gone, and today Cedar Key is a collection of restaurants, gifts shops, hotels and boat ramps. I hadn’t been there for over 15 years so I thought it would be a good destination for a Labor Day weekend ride. Read More

GA,NC,TN – Summer 2010

This July I had my most enjoyable motorcycle trip to date – riding in the mountains of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee with my daughter Courtney. Courtney has always enjoyed riding with me, so when she turned 16, she took the Rider’s Edge course taught by the local HD dealership. She scored the highest in the class on both the written exam and the on-bike exam. I knew that she was a natural and would progress quickly. Over the next two years, we had a few opportunities to ride together, but school and work mostly kept her away from home.

This summer we decided to take the time to make our first road trip. My first bike was a Kawaski Vulcan 750 and I gave that to my oldest son when I got my Vulcan 2000. The 750 is a great starter bike – not too heavy, easy to handle, low seat and super reliable. Over the course of a few days we did a couple of local rides with me on my 2000 and Courtney on the 750 to help her get her “sea legs” back, and then took off for the mountains of GA, NC and TN on July 4th.

Summer 2010
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