Monday, April 30, 2007

Conference Surprise

Things we sometimes do may surprise many people. One request is to ride a H-D into a Conference, with the Master of Ceremonies seated on the back. The idea is to create an atmoshere of excetiment.

Last Saturday morning John was called for yet another Grand Entrace activity. But, this time there was a twist - John would not be riding the bike. This time the rider was TV personality Larry Emdur.

John tells Larry, "Give it heaps."

The venue for the activity was the Langham Hotel in Melbourne.

We had to get the Harley in early (6.30am), because both Larry and the bike were planned as a surprise and both had to be kept out of sight.

As it turns out Larry owns his own H-D and subsequently he and John were able to share experiences as they sat out of sight as the conference attendies filed in for the breakfast session.

As a general rule, John rarely allows anyone to ride his bike, but this time he quite happily made an exception.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ride to Gene's Wedding

Gene Harris Pre Wedding Ride

One of the many types of Harley Ride requests that we get is to transport the Groom and his party to a wedding.

In this case the call came from Gene's fiance Mellani who booked five bikes to take the boys for a ride in the hour before the wedding took place. You can view the whole trip by clicking on the image above which will take you to our Picassa Album to see some photos which were taken by one of Gene's groomsmen from the back of one of our bikes.

A couple of days after the ride I received this pleasant email:

Hello John,

I would just like to thank-you and your team for looking after my Husband and crew very much on Thursday the 12th of April (Our Wedding Day).
I did not get the chance to really thank-you on the day when you introduced yourself to me, my apologies my mind was else where of course.
Gene and the guys have not stopped talking about the ride since, It was the best thing that we could have done for them to calm the nerves an hour before our wedding. It really took Gene's mind away from stressing over his family on the day, to me this was priceless.
All of the boys commented on how wonderful you were all to them on the day, how much you chilled them out and yet how professional and experienced you all are.
I just wanted to let you know how happy we all are with what you did for us at such short notice.
Now its my turn to have a ride after our baby is born. I will be calling you so that gene and I can arrange a ride with you maybe down the great ocean road once our baby is born. I can not wait.

Once again, Can not thank you and your team enough.

CHEERS!!!!!!! Would love to see you again.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Dancing with the Stars

The request to provide a Harley for the local Melbourne production of Dancing With The Stars came through last week. This is one of the little "strange jobs" we get called upon to perform from time to time.

But, this week it wasn't me who was going to ride the bike - I had to allow someone else to ride my pride and joy. On this occassion it wasn't too difficult as Paul Green was a very experienced rider who actually owns a Honda Gold. So, he qualifies (sort of).

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Air Show Downunder

Melbourne is forever alive with Major Events.

Over the last month or so, it has been one major event after another - Formula 1 Grand Prix, FINA World Swimming Championship, the Flower Show and my all time favourite the huge Airshow Downunder Spectaucular at Avalon Airport.

I took my camera down this year - and I managed to get some great photos, which I would like to share here: