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Thousands of riders gather for Harley-Davidson's 110th anniversary

Motorcycle enthusiasts ride their bikes in a parade through downtown to celebrate Harley-Davidson's 110th anniversary on August 31, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wis. Scott Olson / Getty Images

MILWAUKEE - Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts have roared into Milwaukee to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Harley-Davidson Co, but few traveled as far as Chai Chua.

The 46-year-old business owner bid farewell to his wife and three children in Brunei about a week ago and set off with seven of his closest friends. They flew to Los Angeles, then hopped on rented Harley-Davidson motorcycles and headed to the Midwestern state.

"My wife knows I am crazy about this," said Chua, after arriving at the site of the party, where he and his friends joined the crowds marking the motorcycle maker's anniversary over the Labor Day weekend. Read the full story.

A Harley-Davidson rider stands outside the tattoo shop Saints and Sinners during the Brady Street Block Party for the 110th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee, Wis. Sara Stathas / Reuters
Motorcycles line the streets near the Summerfest grounds where enthusiasts were gathering to celebrate Harley-Davidson's 110th anniversary on August 31, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wis. Scott Olson / Getty Images
Trisha Young, of Joilet, Ill., poses for a picture during a Harley-Davidson Museum event in Milwaukee, Wis. Sara Stathas / Reuters
Harley-Davidson riders attend the Brady Street Block Party during the 110th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee, Wis. Sara Stathas / Reuters