Southwest Stories

Sturgis 2007

“A ‘Sturgin’ No More….” Story by Randy Twells Photos by CD, Randy Twells, Wild Bill Saxton, and Linda Dahl I HAD never been to Sturgis. I had heard about it. It seems as though EVERYONE has been to Sturgis, except me, and several times over. And of course, seeing a story write-up or a TV show, showing crowded main streets ...

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2008 Big Dog

With two chopper-style bikes and three pro-street models – including the completely redesigned Pitbull and all-new Mutt WICHITA, Kansas (September 5, 2007) – Big Dog Motorcycles, the world’s largest manufacturer of custom bikes, jump-started the custom motorcycle niche nearly 15 years ago, and, with each model year, new benchmarks are set in terms of style, technology, and riding comfort. For ...

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Indian’s Greatest Hits

Among Indian enthusiasts and historians, the immortal Indian 101 Scout is often considered the best riding machine of its time, if not of all time, known for nearly perfect handling, all new styling, and durability. There’s even an Indian Club for just the 101 Scout. Made for only a few years, their numbers were limited, yet a fair number continue ...

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Just One Flag

On my weekly visit to Tucson for my job, one day I decided to avoid the rush of I-10 and took the scenic route 87 by way of Coolidge. As I was driving along, I came upon an old cemetery. It looked old, neglected and sparsely dotted with only a handful of graves. One grave in particular caught my eye, ...

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Road Dog Customs

BY ART HALL The Saturday of the Road Dog Summer Kickoff BBQ was hot and sunny – a promising day for anyone looking to have a good time. I had little else planned for that day so I grabbed their flyer and headed off to check out just what the Kick-off was about. I had seen the RDC display a ...

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CheyAnne

It was a hot July 4th weekend and the Vagos MC was holding a little family get-together in celebration of Independence Day. It was the typical biker clambake with everyone laughing and partying and having a great time, up until the accident. 9-year old CheyAnne, daughter of Vagos member “Zilla”, was playing in the dirt, digging a hole with her ...

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The Return of Hollister

Article by Babydoll Pics by Babydoll, Pizano, and Art Hall We arrived in Bolado Park in our home away from home, with our three dogs and our daughter, knowing that the park would be overflowing with Boozefighter’s from all over, being the 60th anniversary in Hollister and the place where their story began. Many of us still wonder why we ...

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Sedona or Bust

This year has been a real busy year so far with covering events and Bike nights, Poker runs etc. Trying to get more Southwest involvement in the many things we riders do and charities we cover. So every once in awhile as you all know we need to get away for a little break. Get out and ride and forget ...

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The Stars Shine at Laughlin River Run

Story and photos by Randy Twells With additional photos courtesy of STAR Members The 25th Anniversary Laughlin River Run was also an 11-year milestone for Star Touring & Riding. Manufacturer-sponsored riding organizations are nothing new, and de riguer these days to keep redirecting new life into the bottom line of the motorcycle industry. An All In The Family approach that ...

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Bikes Bay

BY WILD BILL Yes, Southwest riders, “Bikers Bay” has arrived in our area. What is Bikers Bay? Is Bikers Bay needed? “Yes” to both questions as I have seen and talked to a lot of you riders who have experienced the famous words “It will be ready next week” (But I want to ride today) or schedule it and had ...

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