Memorial Day Weekend, 2015

Motorcyclist on Hwy 68 passes our driveway, en route to the Red River Rally

Motorcyclist on Hwy 68 passes our driveway, en route to the Red River Rally

Not one Memorial Day Weekend passes without eliciting mean-spirited commentary on my part. Why is this? It’s because I live alongside Hwy 68, which is the main route from the south to Red River, NM, the site of a massive motorcycle rally. This is from the Red River website:

“Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally

MAY 21-25, 2015 – Get ready for the rumble as 20,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party.”

Rumble, indeed. Most of the motorcyclists that attend ride Harleys, which are intentionally left un-muffled. They call it “rolling thunder”. Many riders also have on-board sound systems turned on high, which make as much of a racket as the motorcycles themselves.

Yesterday, I enjoyed sitting on my porch and photographing the birds that came to our feeders: Today, that’s simply not possible.

Dare I venture a mean-spirited observation? Dare I suggest that these riders are morons?


About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land: 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: 5. Rio Marañon: 6. Rio Grande:
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2 Responses to Memorial Day Weekend, 2015

  1. Jackson says:

    One of our places in Santa Fe was across the street from a tattoo parlor where people had a habit of firing up their Harley’s at 3:00 in the morning. I lost all my sense of romance or humor for loud motorcycles in those years. Been muttering some pretty grumpy things about Memorial Weekend today too….


  2. believesteve says:

    serious lowlifes


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