The Fifth Annual Happy Camp River Run "Rolling on the River" was held in River Park in Happy Camp from July 1st through the 3rd, 2005. For more information, refer to the River Run website:
Happy Camp River Run.
The Happy Camp River Run Motorcycle Rally was a blast - lots of good vibes this year, pleasant weather on Saturday, and great music, vendors, and friends.
Guests had the option of setting up tents in a shady section of River Park, or staying in one of Happy Camp's hotels. Of course rooms were reserved months in advance and last-minute lodging was hard to find.
Everyone who pre-registered got one of these River Run t-shirts. There were plenty available for sale to others. Happy Camper Aaron Martin is holding the shirt.
We had wonderful vendors this year including Jack Braucht, whose product helps motorcycles shine.
This colorful booth with a very hot dress got lots of attention. Local teenagers were seen buying jewelry there.
It was hard to get this guy's name, though he seemed to enjoy cooking for the local Family Resource Center. His name, it turns out, isn't Sven - it's Fred Erickson.
Here's someone unique - a Karuk biker! Dan Effman, who recently returned to Happy Camp, recently got a contract for a project in Hoopa, moving modular homes. At the River Run he worked at the Family Resource Center's food booth.
And here's what the food booth offered - pork roast - it was delicious. The barbecued chicken looked good too.
Happy Camp River Run
Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce
Wenger WG31210 Davos II 3-Pole Backpack Dome Tent
Lightweight and versatile, this three-pole dome tent from Wenger assembles in seconds thanks to its color-coded ping-and-ring attachment system. The tent's shock-corded fiberglass frame weighs a mere 9 pounds, 10 ounces--light enough for most hiking backpacks. Plus, two-door access and double roof vents, make this model far more versatile than other two- and three-person tents. The tent's sidewalls are made of polyester with a 600mm coating--which resists rain and dew--while the floor is made of durable nylon taffeta. For added convenience, the main circular door is designed to hinge to any side, letting campers find the setup that works best for them.
Other features include a gear/loft organizer, two mesh utility pockets for gear storage, and a flashlight loop. The tent comes with a 600D polyester zippered duffle bag for transport, along with pole and stake bags, and measures 8 by 7 by 4.3 feet (W x D x H).
Coleman 3-Room 8-Person Tent - 13x13'
Who needs a camper when you've got a Coleman tent? This spacious 3-room tent is perfect for families and sleeps up to 8. Room dividers turn unit into 3 rooms for privacy and organization. Main dome features 2 oversized doors meeting at a right angle, turning this room into a screened-in porch. Smaller sleeping domes attach to the other 2 walls. Ceiling vents provide air circulation throughout entire tent. Rainfly includes coverage of windows and doors. Also features carrying bag, 2 storage pockets, water-repellent thread, webbing and zippers, inverted seams with inside stitching, leakproof welded floor seam, polyurethane-coated fabric, shock-corded fiberglass poles, pole sleeves and frame clips. Sleeps 8. Blue and gray. 27 lbs. No. 9261C133D. Imported. 13'Lx13'Wx72" center height.
Wenger WG31209 Massif II 4-Room Radical Dome Tent
* Measures 18 by 18 by 7.6 feet (W x D x H)
* 4-room dome tent with 172 square feet of floor space
* Polyester taffeta construction with 600mm coating for rain and wind resistance
* 1 main room and 3 satellite rooms; each include a Dutch "D" door for easy exit
* Includes mesh utility pockets, mud mat, and roll-top folding table
4-room radical dome tent made of polyester taffeta tent body and rip-stop design. Rainfly features double pass polyurethane coating. Polyethylene rip-stop floor.
Coleman 8185B559 Taos 25 Degree Mummy Sleeping Bag
The Coleman 8185B559 Taos 25-Degree Tall Sleeping Bag is a comfortable three-season mummy-style sleeping bag. At 32-inches by 82-inches, the tall-size Taos fits most body types up to six-feet-two-inches long. With 38 ounces of Hollofil-808 insulation, this moderate-temperature sleeping bag keeps you warm in temperatures down to 25-degrees Fahrenheit. Features include a nylon cover with a nylon liner, and a stuff sack.
All Coleman sleeping bags are designed with ComfortSmart technology to keep you comfortable. The Taos' ComfortSmart features include: ZipPlow which plows fabric away from the zipper to prevent snags, Fiberlock which prevents insulation from shifting and increases durability, Thermlock which reduces heat loss through the zipper thereby keeping you warmer, and Zipper Glide tailoring which allows smooth zipper operation around the corner. This Coleman sleeping bag is designed to provide the most comfortable overnight stay in cold weather.
K-Cliffs Harvest 7000 Cubic Inch Internal Frame Hiking Backpack
* 12"x15.5"x12" Lower compartment or sleeping bag compartment.
* 2 Zippered Side Compartments (9"x 5"x 4").
* Two waist level water bottle holders.
* Thoracic strap between shoulder straps.
* 10"x 10"x 5" Pocket in top cover.
7000 CUBIC INCHES OF PACK SPACE. Dimensions of Main and Lower Compartments - 39"x12"x15.5". The main compartment is top loading with a flap and top compartment that clip down over it. This includes three draw straps in front which allow for expansion. Lower area is accessible by an outside U-Zipper or by the main compartment from the top. Long-Distance padded shoulder and waist straps. Multiple adjustments on shoulder straps and waist straps allow you to choose a good fit for your back. Also - Shoulder straps can be disconnected at the center of the pack and moved up and down for proper adjustment. Total of 6 adjustments of 1.3" each. Air Flow Back pads for the maximum in comfort. Rear Gigantic ZIPPER acts to compress pack loads for greater stability and comfort. Side, Top, Middle and Bottom Compression straps for the most secure loading. Plenty of extra straps, bungee shock cord and loops for ice ax, walking stick, climbing gear or what have you. Already a popular pack in Asia, new to the US. Two Internal Frame Stays and flexible back panel for one of the most stable and comfortable frame and support systems available. All Stitching is folded and rolled for greatest durability (double stitched at critical points all around the pack ). Complete Rain Cover located in pocket on lower compartment. 100% Okbuybuy GUARANTEE.
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
By David L. Hough
"If you are a born-again, or just starting out on a motorcycle, this book will go far toward putting everything into a natural perspective. For the cost of about four issues of Motorcycle Consumer News, I have decade's worth of words that help me intimately understand exactly what I'm doing on two wheels." - Ross Flaven
More Proficient Motorcycling : Mastering the Ride
By Daivd L. Hough
For anyone who rides, reading this book will kick start the quest of mastering the ride.
From the Inside Flap
Following in the tracks of Proficient Motorcycling’s tremendous success, comes More Proficient Motorcycling. Offering new situations, entertaining anecdotes, practical instruction, and fresh photographs and diagrams, More Proficient Motorcycling teaches you how to keep yourself—and your bike—safe from hidden risks and potentially harmful situations. Author David Hough helps you negotiate the road better than you ever have before by covering a wider variety of motorcycling topics, from fine tuning your skills to traveling tactics to safe motorcycle maintenance. He also details ways to control your machine as well as emphasizes how mental preparation can help you control the situation around you.
Without taking the pleasure and freedom out of biking, David’s experience, talent, dedication, and plain talk make this one of the most accessible and practical guides available. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned campaigner, reading this book will kick-start your quest of mastering the ride.
About the Author
Author David L. Hough is a two-time winner of the National Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s award for "Excellence in Motorcycle Safety Journalism." His column, "Proficient Motorcycling," has appeared in Motorcycle Consumer News for 20+ years and is often cited by rider-training professionals as the best single source of riding tips and advice ever written for both the novice and veteran rider. Hough is an artist, photographer, riding instructor, and world traveler. He makes his home in Port Angeles, Washington, near Seattle.
The Art of the Motorcycle
By Thomas Krens (Editor), Matthew Drutt (Editor)
This stunning book celebrates the motorcycle as one of the most compelling design achievements of the 20th century. Now affordably priced, this "classic vehicle" (MSNBC), with its gorgeous full-page and double-page photographs, is a must for motorcycle and design enthusiasts.
Originally published to accompany the enormously popular Guggenheim Museum exhibition, the book includes entries on over 100 spectacular bikes (BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph) as well as essays on the motorcycle in film, fashion, lifestyle, and history by such life-long rebels as Hunter S. Thompson and Dennis Hopper. Among the gems selected on both technical and aesthetic grounds are the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller 1500cc; the pivotal BMW R32; the immensely popular 1950s Honda 50 Super Cub; the quintessentially American 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR; and the Ducati 916, one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever produced.
New to the paperback edition is a 16-page illustrated section featuring the magnificent motorcycles that were added to the exhibition when it traveled to the Guggenheim Las Vegas.
About the Author
Thomas Krens is Director of the Solomon R. Guggehneim Foundation. Matthew Drutt, former Associate Curator for Research at the Guggenheim, is currently Chief Curator at the Menil Collection, Houston.
Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang
By William Queen
“Under and Alone is the dangerous and fascinating true story of an undercover ATF agent and the psychological price he was made to pay for his courageous work.”
–Joseph Wambaugh, bestselling author of The Onion Field
“A riveting story of a one-of-a-kind officer that takes you to the deepest and most dangerous part of undercover work. Highly recommended.”
–Joseph Pistone, author of Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia
“Top-shelf adventure . . . packed with great intensity . . . a dark and twisted world, fully realized. Don’t be surprised if it runs to bestsellerdom.”
From the Inside Flap:
In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a “confidential informant” made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance, not realizing that he was kicking-starting the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of American law enforcement.
Nor did Queen suspect that he would penetrate the gang so successfully that he would become a fully “patched-in” member, eventually rising through their ranks to the office of treasurer, where he had unprecedented access to evidence of their criminal activity. After Queen spent twenty-eight months as “Billy St. John,” the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself.
During his initial “prospecting” phase, Queen was at the mercy of crank-fueled criminal psychopaths who sought to have him test his mettle and prove his fealty by any means necessary, from selling (and doing) drugs, to arms trafficking, stealing motorcycles, driving getaway cars, and, in one shocking instance, stitching up the face of a Mongol “ol’ lady” after a particularly brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend.
Yet despite the constant criminality of the gang, for whom planning cop killings and gang rapes were business as usual, Queen also came to see the genuine camaraderie they shared. When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated Queen from family, his friends, and ATF colleagues, the Mongols felt like the only family he had left. “I had no doubt these guys genuinely loved Billy St. John and would have laid down their lives for him. But they wouldn’t hesitate to murder Billy Queen.”
From Queen’s first sleight of hand with a line of methamphetamine in front of him and a knife at his throat, to the fearsome face-off with their decades-old enemy, the Hell’s Angels (a brawl that left three bikers dead), to the heartbreaking scene of a father ostracized at Parents’ Night because his deranged-outlaw appearance precluded any interaction with regular citizens, Under and Alone is a breathless, adrenaline-charged read that puts you on the street with some of the most dangerous men in America and with the law enforcement agents who risk everything to bring them in.
Long Way Round : Chasing Shadows Across the World
By Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
It started as a daydream. Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon, Ewan McGregor - actor and self-confessed bike nut - noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. It was a revelation he couldn't get out of his head. So he picked up the phone and called Charley Boorman, his best friend, fellow actor and bike enthusiast. 'Charley,' he said. 'I think you ought to come over for dinner...'
From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads.
And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride over 20,000 miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process. As they travelled they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire. Long Way Round is the result of their adventures - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.
The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance
By Mark Zimmerman
Motorcyclist magazine, April 2004 issue
"Required Reading...cover[s] everything you need to know...photos and illustrations to lead you through simple and complex tasks."
American Iron magazine
"...lots of different motorcycle systems and the theories they're based on, explained by a pro..."
RoadBike, June 2004
"...we can all use the detailed tricks of the trade that Mark shares in this book..."
Bruce Hansen, author of Motorcycle Journeys Through the Northwest
"I received [the book and]...changed my final drive oil. Quite a trick for a non-wrench like me."
Keystone Motorcycle Press
"This is a book to be treasured. A book for the ages."
Popular motorcycle journalist and author Mark Zimmerman brings a comfortable, conversational tone to his easy-to-understand explanations of how motorcycles work and how to maintain them and fix them when they don't. This practical tutorial covers all brands and styles of bikes, making it a perfect companion to the owner's service manual whether you need to use the step-by-step instructions for basic maintenance techniques to wrench on your bike yourself or just want to learn enough to become an informed customer at your local motorcycle service department. This book includes more than 500 color photos and a thorough index to make it an especially user-friendly reference for home motorcycle mechanics of all skill levels.
About the Author:
Mark Zimmerman has been completely enthralled by motorcycles for 40 of the last 49 years. After spending 20 years repairing them he began writing about them. Mark is a freelance author, specializing in the technical and historical aspects of motorcycling and is currently the Technical Editor of Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine. In addition to Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance he has written several books on motorcycle restoration, history, and repair as well as a buyers guide or two. Mark enjoys all aspects of motorcycling, particularly racing his vintage flat-trackers and riding off-road. On the street he prefers cruising, preferably to somewhere that has great barbecue. Other hobbies include collecting motorcycle memorabilia, particularly printed matter; fishing, and gardening. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Brenda, and their dog Hannah.
The ever-popular beer trailer had a variety on tap. Run by the VFW, this picture shows Kay and Bill Henderson manning the booth.
Next to the beer, the poker booth offered players a chance to win big bucks while benefiting the local Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left are Rosemary Boren, the booth's manager, and Kat Haskell.
This was the fourth River Run for Oregon residents Pat and Rita Striffler, but their first year as vendors. Their business is called Ironside Tee's West.
Here's something new. Pizza - a welcome sight, offered by local Happy Camp entrepreneurs.
Neighborhood Watch volunteers offered soda, water, lemonade, iced tea, coffee, burgers, nachos, polish dogs, and hot dogs. The pink roses added a nice touch to this booth. Pictured here from left are Jimmy Goodwin, Lairy Dobbins, Annie Van Brink, Arlene Hansel, Kathi Jones and Les Scammell.
John Gould, the founder of the Happy Camp River Run, worked on security. He rides with the State of Jefferson Brotherhood. Right behind him, also working security, is Richie Hahn.
The campsite provided welcome retreat from the vendors and music pavilion.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
By Robert M. Pirsig
Arguably one of the most profoundly important essays ever written on the nature and significance of "quality" and definitely a necessary anodyne to the consequences of a modern world pathologically obsessed with quantity. Although set as a story of a cross-country trip on a motorcycle by a father and son, it is more nearly a journey through 2,000 years of Western philosophy. For some people, this has been a truly life-changing book.
"An unforgettable trip."
-- New York Times
"Profoundly important...full of insightsinto our most perplexing contemporarydilemmas."
The New Yorker
"The book is inspired, original. . . . The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent."
"An unforgettable trip."
"It is filled with beauty. . .a finely made whole that seems to emanate from a very special grace."
The Village Voice:
"A miracle . . . sparkles like an electric dream."
By Danny Lyon
In 1968, just before Easy Rider roared its way into American consciousness, Danny Lyon published The Bikeriders. A seminal work of modern photojournalism, this landmark collection of photographs and interviews documents the abandon and risk implied in the name of the gang Lyon belonged to: the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club. With images and interviews that are as raw, alive, and dramatic today as they were three decades ago, this new edition includes startling new images: 15 additional black-and-white photographs and 14 color prints--long thought missing--of works originally published in black-and-white. With a new introduction by the author, The Bikeriders rides again, capturing like never before the dawn of the counterculture era.
About the Author
Danny Lyon is a writer and photographer whose photos of prison life, the Southern civil rights movement, and American Indian nations are legendary. He lives in the Hudson Valley.
The Unofficial History of Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Harley Davidson is a legend. It has grown from cult appeal to mass appeal. Harley is more than a motorcycle--it's a state of mind. Harley's are a symbol. They're worn like a badge. Like their riders, no two are exactly alike. The story of Harley-Davidson is on one hand a look at the most interesting and exciting Harley motorcycles but it's also more. It's also the story of the people who ride.
Motorcycles and Harleys have come a long way - from bikers to middle class families and grey panthers taking the weekend off on their Harley. Harley's will always stand for freedom, independence and the open road. Its place in history is assured. It remains and will forever be, a legend.
The program features rare, restored and classic Harleys from 1903 to the present. The show includes the Gott Museum, comments from Harley owners, plus an interview with Willie G. Davidson, the descendent of the founders who still designs Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Discover the history of the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle - featuring rare, restored and classic Harley® motorcycles from 1903 to the present. The Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is more than a motorcycle: it's a state of mind. Harley-Davidson’s ® motorcycles have a mystique all their own - from the diverse and colorful owners to the events that bring them together. Here you'll discover what makes the Harley® motorcycle a legend.
Included in this video history are:
• Restored Harley® motorcycles, riding shots and unique customised motorcycles
• Plus interviews with Harley® luminaries, including racing champion Pat Moroney and Willie G. Davidson, the grandson of the motorcycle's founder.
• Footage from the Gott Museum, the official museum of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.
• Footage of legendary motorcycles, including the Hydra Glides, Duo Glide™, Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead and Shovelhead.
Wild Thing • Synth Theme • Ridin' • Uppidy • Walkin' • My Hog
100 Years of Harley Davidson
By Willie G. Davidson
From Amazon reviews:
"First class work from the top-shelf Harley Davidson Guy, grandson of the founder. If you buy any Harley book in your life get this."
"Double page after double page of legendary Harley models, dating back to the 1900's, capture the imagination, and the beauty of design in an incredible light. Photos from across the country call out for road trips. The photos capture much more than the HOG they portray - they are an invitation to hop on for a ride through American history. This book is an excellent Christmas gift for anyone who owns, or always wanted to own their own Harley." -Karl Miller
Northern California Atlas and Gazetteer
Rely on the Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer for the utmost in trip planning and backcountry access. Contains topographic maps with unbeatable detail, plus gazetteer information on great places to go and things to do.
Scale; 1:150,000 (1"=2.4 miles) Contour Interval; 100 meters (approx. 328 feet) Each page covers 23.4 miles x 34.5 miles GPS Grids & tick marks Index: Placenames Special Features:Shaded relief maps.