Author Archives: Randy Twells

Thunder on the Lot

23 Years of Family Friendly Thunder Intro by Randy Twells Click here to view the Thunder on the Lot photo gallery.  Every year in June since 1995, the pilgrimage takes place with bikes and classic cars –and people- massing by the thousands in the Antelope Valley, making a Thunder for good that is felt all year by 30 community service ...

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May Ride 2014 at Biggs Harley-Davidson

Proving the Metal– and the Mettle Story- Randy Twells; Photos- RT & Courtesy Biggs H-D It was Armed Forces Day, May 17th. In San Marcos, CA where the May Ride takes place every year at Biggs Harley-Davidson, it never applied more appropriately as in the week immediately preceding, our US Military came to the assistance of local and state firefighting ...

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El Cajon Harley-Davidson Welcomes Women Riders

Story-Randy Twells; Photos- RT & Courtesy El Cajon H-D Harley-Davidson Motor Company for over a decade has seen that women riders are the fastest growing demographic in new motorcycle registrations. Women riders have always been welcome at Demo Events & Rider Courses, etc. Women’s Garage Parties however have really brought the focus to wooing the women in a dedicated environment with an event just for them. Any motorcycle ...

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Women Riders Do the San Diego Indian Demo Rides

Story & Photos by Randy Twells May is Woman Rider Month so what better story is there than a motorcycle dealership, owned by a Woman Rider, and their first Demo Event with women (as well as men) riders hitting the road on these awesome bikes! Maybe you saw our Women Who Ride story about Petrina Herman, in March 2012*; this lady rider has now taken the San ...

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Invasion of Wal-Mart Sends Bikers to Hospital

Biggs Harley Involved in “Toy Store Invasion” Story by Randy Twells; Photos- RT & Howie Wahl, Rick Ortiz/ Biggs H-D. December 14, 2013 – Yes it was a mob of bikers who collected for the 8th Annual Toy Store Invasion at Biggs Harley-Davidson this mid-December day. At 7 am that time of year the sun is barely up, but they ...

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Bikers Make A… Run For The Border

28th Annual Tijuana Toy Run Story by Randy Twells; Photos- RT and (in TJ) Jorge ‘Dr. Cancun’ Sandoval, Solo Angeles MC December 15, 2013—San Diego, CA. San Diego Harley’s huge new location on Morena Blvd. in San Diego, just a few miles from their now-secondary location on Kearny Mesa Rd., is the newest launch point for the country’s ONLY International ...

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Dallying in the Desert: American Heat

American Heat

Story & Photos by Randy Twells Oct. 25-27–There is something about the mystique of the desert that makes us go there. Palm Springs being an oasis in the midst of a sandy expanse guarded by tall mountains just to the west, is a recipe for a getaway weekend. It feels so secluded, and quiet. Therefore, when American Heat takes over ...

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I RIDE – A Ride for All Reasons, Remembering Tommy Fryed

By Randy Twells I only met Tommy recently, at the long awaited premiere of the film I RIDE, at the Laemmle Theater in Santa Monica, California.  But I immediately warmed to his gentle nature and could see how everyone there just took to him as well.  We were all there to welcome the final result of years of work, the ...

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Fall Street Vibrations: Still Riding to Reno After All These (19) Years

Story & Photos by Randy Twells I remember riding to Street Vibrations for my first time, in 2001, our first year of publication, with a tough assignment to cover. That was a fateful year in many ways, but mainly, the loss of America’s trusting innocence on 9-11. A mere 8 days later, as I rode Hwy. 395 north to Reno ...

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Street Vibrations Spring Rally

Story & Photos by Randy Twells View the Street Vibrations gallery! The wide open spaces of Northern Nevada in springtime! —just getting there is a treat, as usual on my route on old Highway 395 heading up through California’s Owens Valley, past Mono Lake, Bridgeport, Walker River, Topaz Lake on the Nevada line, traversing Washoe and Carson Valley areas, the scenery in all changing ...

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