Southwest Featured Stories

Hollister Independence Rally

A Road Trip and a 70 Year Legacy Click here to see the full coverage in our digital magazines.  By Perry and Traci Nelson Well here we go; Traci and I venture off from the 119 degree heat it the desert,  also known as Phoenix, Arizona. Our trip to Hollister took careful planning; because of the excessive heat warnings caution ...

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On the road again at Laughlin River Run, Part II

Story & Photos by Tom Christian Continued from June issue Part One. See the full coverage in our July DMAG.  As the 35th River Run progressed into the weekend, it was now Friday afternoon after the American Heroes Poker Run, and crowds were growing at all the free outdoor venues enjoying the great weather and spring air filled with a sweet ...

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Bike Week in Arizona, part II

Article and photos by Perry and Traci Nelson SEE THE FULL COVERAGE WITH PHOTOS ON THE JULY DIGITAL MAGAZINE Traci and I started our QT booth at EagleRider Tempe March 25-26th at the “Wake Up and Smell the Freedom” event.  As bike week in Arizona closed in we regrouped and took our booth on the road.  Below is a not-so-small ...

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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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Arizona Bike Week 2016

Traci n I started our “Pre-bike-week” at the: EAGLERIDER MUSIC FEST: This event started Friday April 1st ending Saturday April 2nd. Friday – We saw the bands: Slaughter and Great White…we have seen both bands before in Laughlin, Nevada during “The Laughlin River Run Rally”. … Traci loved the timeless “Save All Your Love” by then band Great White. My ...

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show – 35th Anniversary 10 City US Tour

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) shifted into gear on October 31 kicking off in the first of 2 new cities added to the tour this year, Portland, OR. Photos by Angela Conner and Art Hall The 2015-2016 IMS Shows featured the world’s leading manufacturers. The top brands were on hand to display their North American lineups, as well as ...

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Desert Wind Harley-Davidson/Mesa Bikes on Main

By Perry Nelson Traci and I caught ‘Wind’ that “Desert Wind Harley-Davidson of Mesa” is now the new name of the former Chester’s Harley-Davidson of Mesa, Arizona. Sorry for the pun. Not to worry; the same beautiful machines, quality H-D parts, and customer service is still there. Desert Wind has everything from starter motorcycle classes to putting you behind the ...

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Rumble in the Rubies

The Elko Motorcycle Jamboree Brings the Party Story & Photos by Deborah Rodriguez June 19th – 21st. Hello! My name is Debbie Rodriguez. I will be your guide for this year’s Rumble in the Rubies aka Elko Motorcycle Jamboree. Imagine riding down the main drag, Idaho St. in Elko, Nevada, and passing the Sherman Station. The group of five buildings ...

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Arizona Bike Week – Part Two

Early Saturday morning Traci and I woke up and went about our day like we normally do… I went outside to feed the dogs and I heard this rumbling. We live by the fwy and we hear trucks go by all the time but this was different these were groups of bikes…Packs! HEY!… wait a minute… It’s still Arizona Bike ...

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