Live to Ride

I hadn’t planned to do any portraits on a recent trip to Mount Rainier.  It was meant as a simple day hiking the Paradise meadows.  But four Harleys rolled to a stop as I returned to the visitor center parking lot. Their riders, members of a Harley-Davidson owners group in Seattle, intrigued me.  I couldn’t pass up the chance to photograph them only minutes off the road.  I wasn’t sure if they’d be up for it, but they were happy to oblige.  They introduced themselves, told me about a trip they were planning, and even recommended a movie.  Two of them had known each for 17 years.  I took four photos, including the two here.  Men and their hogs.  Ride on.

(Mt Rainier, June 2015)