Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wine and Dine

Nov. 11-13th, 2011
LA- San Fran- Napa Valley, CA.

It's not often that my life involves the finer things... I take pride in being happy with the simpler ways and surrounding myself with good friends that find joy in the same. We drive shit box cars on snow days just to put what little money we do have into our shit box bikes as well as all of the good times in between... often forgetting about what responsibilities we might have. But when you are asked to take a ride on a brand new Harley up the 1 only to end up in Napa Valley sipping on some of the finest wine in the world... it's hard to say no.

Carlo Mondavi gathered 15 of his good friends... put them on 15 brand new bike's supplied by Harley Davidson and rode up the coast to his father Tim's place in Napa Valley. I was quick to grab a black Dyna to have my fun on. It was a great trip that involved many great people. I'm always reluctant to hop in a pack of riders I don't know because there always ends up being that guy that knows everything there is to know about everything... the man that cries at every stop along the way... the dude that believes he is the "Road Captain"..... the girl that bitches entire ride because her ass hurts.... And the boy that throw's a jealous fit when the only girl on the trip is paying more attention to his "bro".... Well there was non of the above on this trip. We rode an entire day in the cold cold rain and I didn't even hear one bitch or moan.... In fact I was the one bitching because I had already ridden in so much rain this year and was pretty disappointed to find cloudy skies in Sunny California.

P.S. It's hard to find Whiskey in Napa Valley

























9 comments:

WhitelinePsycho said...

Man, tough gig !!! I'm in the wine trade and that sounds like the perfect jaunt . . . brilliant shots of road life as usual, too cool !!

Jeff Wright said...

Yep, you nail it on the photos! Great!!!!

- jamie said...

Now that's living the high life!

Looks like a great time and you got some wonderful shots.

Mitch said...

man I need to get my ass to that part of the world. The only part of Cali that I've ever seen is Beale AFB through a gas mask and a bit of Stockton, CA. very nice work Josh!

Mitch said...

oh and the little South East corner by Calexico, that was nice too. nevermind I'll shut up now.

GoneWithTheSunset said...

Those street bobs are where its at. Not that I would know....

Noot said...

The formula for Diet Coke ! Awesome - I love Phenolphthalein !

Von Buckhauser said...

You were a mile or so down the street from the radest bar in these parts, "Panchas", when you were getting your Bouchon baked goods. Plenty of whiskey there and one of the very few California establishments you can still smoke in. Also frequented by damn near every rider in a large radius, and part of a 3 bar Napa Valley bar hop, all named after ladies. Susie's, Anna's, Pancha's, or the other way around or hit each one going up, then stop back by on the way down, I recommend this option for the best time.

diggerdarren said...

Von Buck is right man, panchas is the shit. If you ever make it back up to northern california, call the oakland guys. We'll show you around.
Darren
Oakland CA
415 272 6192
Im the dude in the saviours video on the digger.