California Stories

Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run

Forward: My name is Koz Mraz, I’m a moto-journalist writing a story about the eight million Americans who work the graveyard shift. I was intrigued by these night shifters and graveyard tanker yankers. Where do midnight riders eat and sleep while traversing the dark tarmac at witching hour. This story is about Truckers, men and women delivering precious cargo. And ...

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Motorcycles of the Stars

Story by Ray Seidel Today we think of our motorcycles as the trinity: 1) transportation 2) works of art, and 3) best friend. Soon after the turn of the last century, however, as mass production of the automobile dropped its price to less than that of most bikes, it was clear there was more bang for the buck in buying ...

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On The Cover: Saboteur by David Uhl

Uhl Studios recently announced the worldwide release of David Uhl’s third Steampunk piece, titled “Saboteur”. Followers of David’s Fine Art program and QT Magazine (Feb. 2014 and 2015) have enjoyed the beauty and success of the first two in this series, “Steampunk Seduction” and “The Huntress”. In David’s words, “I wanted to note that this is the most complex piece ...

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Rocky Point Rally 2015

BY PERRY AND TRACI Wednesday, the first day of the Rocky Point Rally (RPR), fell on Veterans Day (11-11-15). Being a Veteran I had a few patriotic things to take care of before we left. Loosing track of time we got a late start on our 2015 Rocky Point adventure. We ended up leaving about 8 at night…it did not ...

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Final Love Ride Raises Over $1 Million For Veterans

Grand Marshal Jay Leno, Foo Fighters and Social Distortion joined thousands of music fans, motorcycle enthusiasts and veterans in support of Wounded Warrior Project. Jay Leno, Foo Fighters, Social Distortion and a star-studded cast of riders including the Harley-Davidson Royal Family—Willie G, Nancy, Bill and Karen Davidson—actors Peter Fonda, Robert Patrick, Emilio Rivera, Lorenzo Lamas, Kristy Swanson, George Gray, Sean ...

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All-New 2016 Scout Sixty

Newest addition to the lineup shares many of the elements of the award-winning Indian Scout, with a price point that brings legendary Indian Motorcycle craftsmanship and world renowned Indian Scout performance within reach of every rider. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn . — November 18, 2015 Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today introduced the latest addition to its 2016 lineup — the ...

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We Test the New Titan 1000lb Motorcycle Lift

There are many brands, sizes and styles of motorcycle lifts currently available, usually falling into one of two categories – the professional market (service shops and dealerships) or the consumer market (motorcycle owners). The consumer market is interesting because it can be anyone from the bike owner who wants a better way to clean and detail his ride, to the wrench who wants to change tires, perform oil ...

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2016 CVO Road Glide Ultra: As Good As It Gets

Story and Photos: Koz Mraz Harley’s collection of limited-production Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models, aka “big wheels, big paint, big motors, big price” with factory warranties for 2016 are the CVO Limited, CVO Road Glide Ultra and CVO Street Glide. Harley says that owners of its Road Glide and Road Glide Special models ride the most miles per year of ...

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Easy Writer: Scripting an American Road Trip

I’ve written a lot of stories in my time; everything from movie scripts, TV screenplays to song lyrics. As a Moto-Journalist I’ve traveled Hong Kong to Hollywood filling pages with photos and prose. Usually struggling with traditional writing conventions, I have no plot, no theme, no storyline; just an endless ribbon of road that unfolds before me. Yeah, we’re going ...

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Street Vibrations Fall Rally 2015

Bigger and Better Than Ever! Story by Flame September is here and that means that the biggest bike show in northern Nevada is here! Motorcycle enthusiasts from near & far, clubs, vendors, entertainers, bike industry and locals all congregate in Reno, Nevada for one unforgettable week of Bikes, Beer and Babes. But it is so much more than that. I ...

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