Pacific Rim: A photo essay

This is what it looks like when almost 300 pounds of American males ride almost 2,000 pounds of American motorcycles for 3,000 miles.

In June, my good friend, Sammy, and I set out for Washington state to experience Dirt Quake USA. We rode a Victory Cross Country and a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited.

I've made this trip many times, but never on something that... behaved in this manner. Spending this kind of time on Harley's biggest and (almost) baddest bagger really opened my eyes to the allure of this kind of motorcycle and the beauty of our country.

Sometimes a picture really is worth a lot of words. I'll let them do the rest of the story-telling. I recommend viewing the pics full size in gallery mode.

As mentioned, the primary purpose of this trip was to attend Dirt Quake USA. If you haven't heard about it or read about my experience there, I highly recommend it. After a few days camping in Washington, we spent our final night in Portland before it was time to head home. While we came north along the coast, we took a more eastern route for the trek home.

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