A Visual History of Harley Davidson

Thanks to the nice people at MOTORCYCLEINSURANCE.COM who passed along this history of Harley Davidson.

Los Angeles Beer Festival 2011 a Bust

I’ve been to the Los Angeles Beer Festival at Union Station for the past two years, and it has proven to be very inconsistent. Last year it was nearly perfect.  The festival is held at Union Station in Los Angeles, and therefore takes driving out of the equation.  Jump on a train to Los Angeles, take […]

Ride the Coast 2011 — 60 Miles in 3 Minutes

Ride the Coast 2011 did not disappoint. A great ride with perfect weather, finishing at Irvine Lake and a fantastic Blues Festival. Being an influential member of the media (that, and I paid an extra fifty bucks), I received a VIP pass that provided a place in the shade to hang out, discounted beer, an […]

Ride The Coast 2011 Coming on June 25

One of my favorite rides of the year is just two weeks away, and there is still time for you to join in.  Ride the Coast benefits the Santa Ana Boys Club.  For a $40 donation you get a fully police escorted 70 mile ride.  Get to see what it feels like to be the President; […]

Ride The Coast 2010 – Benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana

The Ride the Coast benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana is one of my favorite rides every year, and it just keeps getting better.  I’ve participated for the last three or four years, and the organizers really got it together this time. Two years ago, the ride terminated at a shopping […]

Orange County Beer Festival 2010

Another great beer festival at Irvine Lake.  The second annual (hopefully) Orange County Beer Festival was held on May 15 instead of August like the previous year, and that resulted in much cooler weather. I went with a friend and two designated drivers (always good to have a backup at an event like this in […]

Half Price Tickets for Orange County Beer Festival!

For the next 17 hours (until about 5:00 a.m. on May 13, 2010), you can buy tickets to the Orange County Beer Festival for just $20.  Go here for the discount.  Thanks to Dale Conjurski for the link.

Tonight’s Tasting: Sol Cubano Cuban Cabinet and Tire Bite Golden Ale

Temperatures in Southern California are back in the 80s.  The motorcycle is back on the road and the Lido Deck was singing its siren’s song.  Time for a pairing of beer and cigar. Sol Cubano Cuban Cabinet, Magnum (6.0″ x 50) I went to my humidor with no particular stick or style in mind, but […]

OC Beer Festival Set for May 15, 2010

The fine folks that brought us the Orange County Beer Festival last year were kind enough not to make us wait an entire year for a repeat.  The event was both magnificent and munificent last year, and in my review I suggested that any self-respecting beer drinker west of the Mississippi should plan on attending […]

Cigar Ads Get to Keep Their Pictures and Color

I have not yet persuaded the American Psychiatric Association to include this disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, better known as the DSM-IV, but I am pushing for inclusion of a disorder I have named Competitive Compassion Disorder, or CCD. You see the classic example of CCD every time you go […]