Clichés and image of Epinal, we discovered amateur riders beautiful walks, very caring for their horses, not sectarian and open even if you try to convert us in great arguments, and like them we met Dick Rivers then drove with Patrick Baudry, Philippe Manoeuvre and Yvan Muller.
Morzine Harley Days are held every two years on July 3 or 4 days. All proposed nothing is imposed, not even coming on a Harley-Davidson! It must still recognize that other brands are underrepresented and that apart from customs, or almost no salvation. In any case, when landed with our Japanese GT loaded as ever for a ten day holiday, the welcome was warm and passionate discussions away from caricatures.
These days are especially the opportunity to get together around a common passion to take part in pastoral or long walks, listen to concerts always free to contemplate the machines on display and this year, 2013, to celebrate 110 years of the famous American brand. Everyone is welcome with his bike and his good humor.
Of all the concerts lived in three nights on two scenes, there was Dick Rivers with his album Mister D, which celebrated its 50-year career with this album and two hours of concert on the main stage on Thursday evening.
This show was also an opportunity to meet him a few moments in this setting Morzine, a time pictures around break our Breakout loaned for the occasion (and to better immerse) and share some stories about his job and cars.
For example, Dick Rivers like the bike and especially the HD but is not biker. You also know that if Dick Rivers has always been faithful to the Cadillac brand is not in Eldorado he takes the road, but in a brand new SRX pending the arrival of a new Escalade. Yes, if the singer is a fan of American cars, he always rode in the latest models of the brand Contrary to the popular idea maintained by numerous photos and stories.
Friday strikes the hour rides around Morzine for small and large rollers. The bright sun and summer heat are invited for the whole stay. One of the rides is even reserved for women on bikes, orchestrated by the “Ladies of Harley” about a hundred kilometers. Will convince all those who are reluctant to spend the license confides Isabelle Zammit support Harley-Davidson women.
All these routes show us the Col de Joux Plane, Avoriaz, the Lindarets and goats, or Forclaz Samoens for those who do not go too far from Morzine or Flumet, La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and the lake Geneva Evian Yvoire for others going through some big famous passes.
The afternoon ended with the signing of Philippe Manoeuvre editor of Rock & Folk, in his book Rock & Folk History 1966 – 2012, before going to the concert of Johnny Gallagher, an ever faithful artist in this event in the heart of Morzine .
Saturday is the zenith of the event with the presentation of various awards and the famous parade that goes exceptionally Avoriaz (traffic has been prohibited in normal times) down to Morzine in the eyes of onlookers and the crowd cheers when we arrive at the site of the tourist office.
This is also an opportunity for everyone to exchange a few words with some figures from a ride on a motorcycle in the lavish sets. We will cross including the crowd of passionate bikers participating in this walk, Yvan Muller triple world champion FIA WTCC riding a black Ultra Classic Electra Glide.
Another pilot, hunting and testing this time, came to support the association “Children and Health” which he is patron. This is astronaut Patrick Baudry Rolling opportunity riding a Road King White. Amateur motorcycle enthusiast, he hosts including “Motorcycle Tour” to help the association with Fender and organized a raffle to win two unique guitars given to winners Lionel Girardon, marketing brand manager in France.
These three days around Morzine Harley-Davidson had the opportunity to walk, enjoy the scenery in the open air, trying to win some prestigious prizes, discover the Harley-Davidson world not closed if you want good say, but also to meet and ride with some passionate personalities motorcycle and also super accessible during this event and walks organized by the Alps and the Spirit Chapter HOG.
For us, Morzine Harley Days were a step of our holiday, so why not discover it’s your turn in 2 years since Georges Coquillard for the mayor of Morzine, the appointment is already 2015! This will certainly be an opportunity to meet other staff are all friendly and as passionate about motorcycles.