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Off to See the Wizard

 

Just a bunch of Harley Davidson Teddy Bears

in Cheddar Gorge, England.

 

It's a holiday here in the Netherlands and in America. 

And for you, too?



Off to See the Wizard

 

Just a bunch of Harley Davidson Teddy Bears

in Cheddar Gorge, England.

 

It's a holiday here in the Netherlands and in America. 

And for you, too?



comments (42)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 May 2012, 00:55
Stand aside, Ginnie...they are marching through...
Ginnie Hart: I stood aside and they marched through like I wasn't even there, Ray! smile
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2012, 01:15
No doubting they belong together as a group ;-)
No holiday here ... enjoy yours!
Ginnie Hart: And there was another bunch waiting for them in town. smile It was fun to see how harmless they all were. Thanks, Geoff.
In Canada we have Remembrance Day on November 11th each year... It is equivalent to Memorial Day. ...
I like the woman's red hair matching the sleeves of her jacket.
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh, yes, on the timing of your Memorial Day, Jacquelyn. Here in the Netherlands it's our second Pentecost day!

That lady's hair was really that red, believe it or not! smile
It is a holiday for me! Will be going to the Museum of Northern Arizona to watch a Zuni dance /music festival! No doubt Matt will come home with some amazing piece of handmade pottery! smile
This is a great capture of this group of living teddy bears!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. Enjoy your day out and come back with lots of pictures. smile
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 28 May 2012, 05:55
What wonderful leathers they have, Ginnie - well caught
Ginnie Hart: Truth be told, Lisl, I'm envious! smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 28 May 2012, 06:34
A fine picture of people taking their interest right through their lives Ginne. It's not a holiday here but next week it will be for the Queen's jubilee
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. Harley cyclists like this really are "tried and true" to their core. It's fun to see.

Enjoy your holiday next week, then. We'll practice it for you today. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 May 2012, 06:49
Yes, for us, too - and do enjoy it together with Astrid! Het weer is heel prachtig!
Wow, the Harley Davidson fans (Pohh, what machines that let jump up some hearts!) look a bit martial, whereas the ironic- funny (?) words 'Teddy bears' sound so cosy- kuschelig -but they might be a friendly- peaceful group - do they want climb down to the Cheddar Gorge in this gear?
Ginnie Hart: So often we see the Harley Davidson "gangs" as striking fear into the hearts of everyone...until you get up closer and realize they're all teddy bears with soft hearts. This is definitely when you can't tell a book by its cover. smile Bedankt, Philine.
Yes Chris is right following though their desires in all aspects ...

Of course the lady at the front is thinking ... ''No no, this is the correct clothing to wear in a heatwave ... But that summer frock would have felt good.''
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. These cyclists become live, walking collector's museums with everything they wear on their leathers. It's so fun to see. That particular day it was still relatively cool so I bet their get-up felt good. Too warm, though, for today!
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 28 May 2012, 07:11
Nice outifts, Ginnie...

No rest for the braves ;-)
We had a long week-end last week, here in Canada. I hope you enjoy yours
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anyes. Yours was last weekend, ours is now, and apparently the UK's is next week. Let's spread it out!
Harley's rules !!!
Ginnie Hart: When it comes to motorcycles, I'm guessing everyone would agree, Eduardo. smile Gracias.
Born again bikers
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Bill. smile
What a nice processing way
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 May 2012, 07:46
Absolute great shot and I love the selected colouring. I bet they have lots of camaraderie on these tours they do. I think it is a way of living. They have great bikes smile
Ginnie Hart: Remember in the Wizard of Oz when it started out in B&W and then became color? I love when that happens. smile But yes, this is a way of life for these cyclists. I'm guessing it fills up everything they do. Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 May 2012, 08:42
haha, it's the midlife crisis gang, roaming the streets, looking for trouble smile cute pic!!!
Ginnie Hart: HAHA. I like that, Elaine. Maybe that's why they seemed so tame. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2012, 08:58
Love there leather
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Vintage, truth be told. smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 28 May 2012, 09:00
Yes, in France too... smile But I have 15 holidays.

Is the hell angels?
Ginnie Hart: WOW. 15 holidays. That's a lot. I have a feeling the Dutch have as many!

Hells Angels do come to mind whenever I see these motorcycle "gangs," Oscar, but I bet they're all very tame. It's just how they look that strikes terror. Their bark is bigger than their bite, for sure. smile
A very nice group of enthusiasts. How not to love the Harley?
Ginnie Hart: i love that the women are also in the mix. They seem to be having so much fun and camaraderie. smile Merci, Marie.
they look rather harmless, H.D. has managed to cater for the wild & the tame. Nice capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Juan Carlos. I totally agree. smile Gracias.
Definitely the HD style Ginnie! Fine capture.
It's a holiday here too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. Happy holiday to you, too! Merci.
This bunch certainly are well decorated. I like the red haired ladies purse. It's all studded and so appropriate for the outfit. Alas, our Victoria Day holiday was last Monday.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. You were last week, we're this week, and the UK is next week. It's kinda nice to spread it around, I guess! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 May 2012, 11:28
Some seem to be gorged on cheddar. No holiday here, April was the big holiday month that ended with 1 May as worker's day.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Louis, about the cheddar. HA! Welcome back.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 May 2012, 12:01
They are like an exotic tribe with all their medals and badges. Must be awfully hot and sweaty trapped in all that leather!
Ginnie Hart: I like that idea, Ingrid: an exotic tribe! Indeed. It was still fairly cool that day, so I'm guessing no one had yet worked up a sweat. But now, I'm sure they'd think twice about what they're wearing. smile
The colourful people - a great shot Ginnie!
No holiday in England, today - it's been delayed a week, to conincide with the Queen's Jubilee. Next week we're on holiday Monday & Tuesday! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. And I see your day will come!
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 28 May 2012, 12:42
Groups much like these bikers have been known (at least here in the States) for doing some wonderful charity work. My father still talks about the escort of nearly 100 bikers as his bus returned home from his Honor Flight to Washington DC. Whoever commented above, saying 'their bark is worse than their bit' is so true!

Have a great long week-end, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Sue. That's why I always call them teddy bears whenever I see them. Very soft hearts. I love your dad's story! Thanks.
Not a bike in sight. Just a group of colourful baby boomers out for a stroll.
Ginnie Hart: All their bikes are in town, Beverly, or else they parked them up the gorge and are walking the short distance into town. Colorful baby boomers, indeed! smile Thanks.
They do look like a colourful bunch Ginnie! :0)
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Fred! Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 May 2012, 16:36
I believe that one should never mess with people wearing leather Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Even if they're just teddy bears! Thanks, Chad.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2012, 19:07
I love the way you have done this image.

They have put back our bank holiday by a week to co-incide with the jubilee celebrations.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherry. So, your day will come! smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 29 May 2012, 01:20
This is awesome. My uncle loves harleys. He would LOVE this shot. smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Emily. They were so fun to see and "catch." smile
It's great to see that the Harley enthusiasts never really grew up Ginnie... i like this shot ....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. My guess is once a Harley man/woman, always a Harley man/woman! smile
That is very cool processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2012, 06:38
Harley drivers... Like the jacket on the leftsmile
Ginnie Hart: They are a breed unto themselves, Luiza, aren't they! smile
A wonderful capture with fabulous processing Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Ha ha... I saw a sleuth of hardcore bears dressed up just like these people in Cheddar Gorge when I was there years ago!

Perhaps these are the cubs from the previous generation? A ha ha...

Did you see many nice vintage cars along the road in Cheddar? It's such a narrow road in the village. People like to show off their toy cars, you see. wink
Ginnie Hart: The vintage cars were not there while we were, LC, but last year we saw a LOT of them when we were in Lacock and Avebury: http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.com/2011/09/england-lacock-avebury-castle-combe.html
i like the way you have used the selective saturation. i like those biker jackets, with their stitches, trinkets and all
Ginnie Hart: Remember how the OZ movie started out with B&W and then switched to color, Ayush? smile Anyway, this was fun to see. Thanks.
A great place for bikers. We bumped into a bunch of them when we were there too. I like the treatment and the way they stand out. Nice one Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I guess it's a biker's mecca, then, Janet! We were lucky to see them. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 May 2012, 13:40
Oh..this is just too much fun!! Love those leather jackets!
Ginnie Hart: Gotta smile whenever you see them, Marcie, right? smile
Nice jackets and gear.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Navin. smile
They look rather more civilized than the hordes who come through here. Of course, in our 90 degree weather, they've already moved to their summer outfits - no leathers like this!

A great photo!
Ginnie Hart: When you look at their faces, Linda, you can't help but smile. smile It was still quite cool that day in early May. I suppose by now they've stripped down. HA! Thanks.
What's the betting they are all very respectable middle class citizens from Monday to Friday and love recalling their younger days at weekends.
Ginnie Hart: I'm very sure you are exactly right, Brian. I love the way you put it! Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 30 May 2012, 18:03
Parhaps just an excuse to indulge in their real joy in life - leather!
Ginnie Hart: I'm very sure, George. For how much I love leather, I should have one, too. smile
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 31 May 2012, 03:18
they sure are proud of them jackets.. great catch of them.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Jackets and hundreds of medals. The more the merrier! smile Thanks, Rian.

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