Author Archives: Randy Twells

Enter… The Globe of Death: A Study in 3-D Motorcycle Choreography

Story & Photos by Randy Twells View the Globe of Death photo gallery! View the Globe of Death videos! A regular feature at both Spring and Fall Street Vibes is the Globe of Death Stunt Show—using a huge metal ball made of criss-crossing strips of steel about 4 inches apart all around, all welded up with a door in the side, that the performers ...

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“Being Quick Throttle” at Laughlin River Run

Story by Randy Twells, photos by George Childress and Randy Twells. “Sometime later, after the roar dies down…” Whenever I go to an event, people say “Wow! I wish I had YOUR job!” Yes we get to do all the glam awesome stuff – we get to go right up front, sometimes even onstage, with bands to shoot their shows, ...

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The Bolt Hits the Hard Rock

The 2013/2014 Star Motorcycles Model (BOLT/BOLT R-Spec) Tech Session Review/Locale Photos by Randy Twells San Diego California’s Hard Rock Hotel was the base location for the Media Presentation & Test Ride Event showcasing Star Motorcycles’ new Bolt, a brand new entry in the motorcycle market aimed right at the younger dynamic rider who wants a newer, fresher image, a dependable ...

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San Diego Harley Gets Their Boots On

Story by Randy Twells; Photos- RT, Petrina Hermann (Chris Kyle tribute) View the SDHD Boots On gallery! On a clear blue-sky day with camera in hand, it was heart-stopping timing to capture the Navy SEALs Leap Frog 3-man team parachuting out of the sky, with the target a 6’X6’ orange fabric crossbar target laid out between two buildings barely 60 ...

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“It Takes (More Than) A Village”…. the LA Ride For Autism

“It Takes (More Than) A Village”…. the LA Ride For Autism Story by Randy Twells; Photos- RT & Jennifer Wicks The 5th Annual LA Ride For Autism got started at Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson early the morning of August 4th this year, and even in a busy ride season this was not to be missed for the 300 riders /500+ total people ...

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Sturgis 2012 – Part II

Sturgis 2012 – Part II By Randy Twells; Photos- George Childress & Contributors* Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is always a good bet for an epic trip, as you saw in last month’s coverage of our premier photographer George Childress’ coverage of his exploits with camera in hand everywhere on the road, at all the hot venues and, in the air. We ...

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Riding to Sturgis – Do’s and Don’ts!

Riding to Sturgis: Do’s and Don’ts! Article & Photos by Randy Twells Riding to Sturgis for the first time or the 20th time, we all learn from experience- better if you can learn from someone else’s hard won knowledge! We’ve asked experienced riders what they’ve learned about what to do and not do, to make it the best road trip ...

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Bring On Those… Good Vibrations

Bring On Those… Good Vibrations BY RANDY TWELLS, PHOTOS BY CAROL INFRANCA Motorcycle Enthusiasts to Thunder into Salem/Keizer for Good Vibrations® Rally at Riverfront Park. Some of the finest bikes in the West ridden by their proud owners will roar into Salem/Keizer for the 3rd Annual Good Vibrations® Motorcycle Rally for three days of biker fun July 15-17, 2012. The ...

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Spring Street Vibrations: Sparks & Thunder in Northern Nevada

Spring Street Vibrations: Sparks & Thunder in Northern Nevada STORY BY RANDY TWELLS; PHOTOS BY RT & CONTRIBUTORS* June 1-3 in Sparks, Reno and Virginia City. Once again, we hit the highway for Northern Nevada. up the 395 corridor through the Eastern Sierra. I stop continually to shoot pictures along the road, how can I not? Mt. Whitney and its ...

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2012 Laughlin – A River Runs Through It and We Keep Rollin’

By Randy Twells •  Pics by George “Rusty” Childress, Randy Twells and Contributors A River Runs Through It and We Keep Rollin’ River Run Turns the Big 3-0 April 25-29, 2012, Laughlin, NV– The mighty Colorado—a giant that never sleeps, never stops– the lifeblood of this vast expanse of sand, rock, sagebrush and desert life.  And 30 years running, we ...

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