California Stories

Sturgis ’16

More Than Bikers, Babes and Beer Story by Ray Seidel, photos by Ray Seidel and courtesy of the Buffalo Chip INTRODUCTION Well, I’ve never been to Sturgis and wanted to find out what it’s all about, so this year I made the trip. Of course I’ve seen bits here and there on TV, but I was in for a big ...

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The Stars Come Out for the 9th Annual Ride For Autism

Autism: a brain-based disorder that generally appears in early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people, and in using language and abstract concepts. Story by Tom Christian with Randy Twells, Photos by Tom Christian It takes a person with a big heart and integrity with absolute love for family with a drive from heaven- to ...

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2016 Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition

In 1947 the Bell X-1 was the world’s first airplane to break the sound barrier. Piloted by Chuck Yeager, this icon of mankind’s need-for-speed hangs forever frozen at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Victory, in honor, named their new Magnum, “The X-1 Stealth” claiming the “Loudest Victory Bagger” ever built. Designed for serious music and motorcycle fans, Victory drops the sonic bomb with a ...

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The Hollister Experience

Story & Photos by Geri Cidot When the decision was made to go to the Hollister Independence Rally for the 4th of July weekend, I really didn’t know what to expect. I read about some of the history of the Independence Rally and if you web search Hollister Rally you will find multiple articles of the infamous 1947 Hollister motorcycle ...

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2016 Indian Springfield – Part 2

Living with the Springfield. Story and photos by Ray Seidel A quick recap of my first impressions of the new Indian Springfield (Part 1, May issue) – this is a work of art. Not only is it a beautiful motorcycle, the bike is loaded right out of the box with about everything you’d want. Windshield, hard bags with remote lock, highway bars front and rear, plus passenger ...

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Laughlin River Run 2016 – Part 2

Music & Mayhem, Burros & Burnouts – 2016 Laughlin River Run delivers again Story & Photos- Pastor Fred Z We once again had an amazing time at Laughlin River Run! This is our “13th notquite- Annual Invasion of the River Run” – as Esther and I got married there in 2002. We missed one year (closing escrow on our home in 2008) – so it was actually our ...

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Laughlin River Run 2016 – Part 1

Story & Photos by Tom Christian The time had come to start organizing myself and get ready to hit the big highway to the little city of Laughlin for the 34th Annual River Run. Settling on where to stay was a story in itself in my quest to cover the River Run and enjoy my time there. I called an old friend who ...

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2016 Victory Octane

By: Chip Douglas Setting: May 8th 1945, Winston Churchill takes to the microphone, with the crowd in glimmered anticipation, he speaks… “This is your victory! It is the victory of the cause of freedom in every land. In all our long history we have never seen a greater day than this. Everyone, man or woman, has done their best.” Although the setting is quite different, I believe in context it ...

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Custom Vehicle Operations: By The Book

2016 Street Glide CVO Story Koz Mraz, Photos Koz & Sherlonna Kirby Every year Harley-Davidson unveils new Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) motorcycles and we journalists wait with baited breath. These incredible bikes are all hand-built rather than line production in limited numbers at a premium price and we get to ride them. 2016 CVO’s are decked out with amazing paint, a powerful Screamin ...

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A Three Generation Road Trip – Part III

Editors Note: This is a reader submitted article and was edited for readability by Diana Olmstead. Written By Tom Neal II, Photos by Tom II & Tom III We had started the day off by checking out of our hotel room in Dillard Georgia. I was looking forward to this final leg of our trip and experiencing the Tail of ...

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