Story and Photos by ITN European Reporter Herve’ Rebollo
Salut à toi American rider,
As you already know …i’m a lucky happy guy.
As you, I live in a wonderful country, I ride a Harley, I have a marvelous family, a great job…and I meet many people.
Some weeks ago I received such a strange phone call: a lady that I didn’t know called me explaining she found my book (about the Daytona Bike Week) on the Net and that she would like I come to introduce Harley Davidson and the motorcycle sub-culture to a group of ladies she has on charge … in a home retirement.
And then three weeks later, on a sunny Monday afternoon, I was riding my bike, crossing Paris, it was time to meet this group of old ladies, new Harley fans. Should I say I was happy, curious …and a little bit nervous????
It was quite strange and funny being there discussing motorcycle, road trips across Europe and the USA, the MoCo, Sturgis and the Daytona bike week with these ladies … we even spent time talking about Hollister 1947 and the one percenters history. They had so many questions …
For the ones who were not able to seat on the bike it was still possible to make roaring the engine (what a success in this Parisian street with my Mohican exhaust system …). What a great funny noisy cession!!!
Hervé, your French biker friend.