Went to check out a bike my friend was buying today and met Cam, ex Chief New York Firefighter of ten years. His Firefighter Harley was pretty cool, plus it had 50,000+ miles on it and it’s only a 2003. “Oh yeah, it’s ridden- not just pretty to look at!” Chyeah, I high-fived him.
He pointed out the details on the tank panel (Is that what it’s called? I actually don’t know the anatomy of a Harley) which included pieces from 9/11 Ground Zero- a bolt and a metal piece of one building that was engraved. Cam was there in NYC doing clean up thirty days after.
The bike was bought new from Harley, it’s a 2003 Firefighter special edition. All the gold metal flakey bits were done locally, and the pinstriping was done by Portland-famous Mitch Kim.
Photographs copyright Alicia Mariah Elfving, 2013.