"What the superior man seeks is in him; what the small man seeks is in others" Confucius"What the superior man seeks is in him; what the small man seeks is in others" Confucius Day Three National Chinese H.O.G Chapter Event, Qingdao Qingdao is a city of 7-million and epicenter for the 3rd annual Harley Owners Group event. A beautiful city by the sea renowned for its Tsingtao beer, it has become a big vacation destination for the Chinese. It’s a major port city boasting 27 miles of beach and is Sister City to Long Beach, California. A resident of Long Beach and member of the Long Beach Qingdao Association, I again feel at home here. For 30 years it was a colony of Germany and its old city has a great deal of European architecture. A major cruiseship dock is currently in planning stages and it’s easy to see why Qingdao is fast becoming a global tourist destination. All seven Chinese Harley dealerships, an estimated 300 riders, and hundreds of others participated in the two-day event. The evening’s opening ceremonies included a reception followed by dinner. The next morning hundreds of riders gathered in front of the hotel for pre-ride instructions and each chapter was invited onstage. Motorcycles from Big Bear Choppers, custom one-offs, and a sea of Harleys graced the grounds. The excitement was electric. All of this is relatively new to Chinese culture. Since Chinese riders have a “First Right” riding etiquette, organized rides seem a bit disorganized with riders converging in and out of traffic and racing ahead. We were not buying fish for the aquarium. Riding between two worlds Roadside headstone Quingdao China Big Bear Choppers in China « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | View Full Article By Gary Koz Mraz Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!