Harley

Sturgis’ “Hog Heaven” Kick-starts this Week

Posted on 08/8/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentMy favorite bartender, a ponytailed, tattooed man-mountain named “Bullfrog,” slammed his Red Bull, crumpled the can and swung a leathered leg over his Harley. It was 3 a.m., and I was leaving a bachelorette party at a downtown DC bar. Bullfrog was leaving for Sturgis, S.D. and its annual orgy of motorcycle riders. For one August week each year, some 600,000 “hogs,” “choppers,” “trikes” and even the high-speed neon “crotch rockets” normally snubbed by traditionalists nearly double South Dakota’s population. Riders of …

Hog Riding AARP Volunteer on a Mission…

Posted on 06/21/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

VolunteeringHey – greetings from Terri Worman, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach in Illinois. Question: What do Kegel’s Harley-Davidson in Rockford, a royal blue 2012 Street Glide, and the AARP Driver Safety program have in common? The answer is Illinois’ own Driver Safety Zone 5 Coordinator Betty Kraft-Hartman, age 69, from Freeport, IL. Betty has been riding motorcycles since 1978 and has logged 400,000 miles along the way. Her new 2012 Harley Street Glide already has 21,000 miles on …