The Crazy Ride in the West
To begin, this project is the result
of approximately two years of planning by
the members of the Valleyfield, Quebec,
HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter.
For the past 10 years they have organized
a bike run called “The Crazy Ride”.
These rides have taken them to such
faraway places as James Bay, Havre St-
Pierre, New York, Gaspé, Virginia, Nova
Scotia, South Carolina, Michigan and
To commemorate the past
10 wonderful years of this event, Las
Vegas was chosen as the place to celebrate.
To do this run in a reasonable
amount of time the group hired a carrier
to deliver the motorcycles directly to
Las Vegas while the members of the
Chapter traveled by plane. Since the
distance to get back home (5500 km
with visits to some of the national parks)
was quite long, the number of motorcycles
was limited. There were 30 motorcycles
transporting 54 people, followed by a
pickup truck and a trailer, accompanying
everyone throughout the journey. The
bikes departed Quebec ...
Red Deer Show
a typically cold
winter’s day in January, I took off from
Montreal and headed for the beautiful province of Alberta.
My destination: an event in Red Deer which is located at
approximately an hour and a half drive north of the City of
Calgary. As I landed in Calgary, I was met by my good friend
Blake McCully of Crosseyed who invited me to his home for
a first-class supper and a couple of cold beers. After visiting
his shop and appreciating some of his latest creations, I was once again on the road heading
for my final destination. On the
weekend of January 23rd 2009,
the Westerner Park Complex
was host to the fourth annual
“Red Deer Motorcycle Show”.
A bitter arctic cold seized the
area throughout the weekend.
The weather is truly unpredictable
in this part of Canada. Two days
before my arrival, the ...