California Featured Stories

My CHP motorcyclist training course experience

By Randy Twells Photos by Kevin Wing, Ken Turner, Barry Hathaway and CaliforniaMotorcyclist.com It was 1998, I was 48, and we had signed up our eighteen-year-old son to take the CHP Motorcycle Training Course as a present. His Dad had recently bought a 1992 Harley Dyna Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. So the idea was, our son could ride it too. ...

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Top-Line Industrial Supply holds toolbox raffle benefiting Carol’s Kitchen

By Sam Baldi General Manager/Owner Top-Line Industrial Supply As some may or may not know, we here at Top-Line Industrial Supply in Beaumont and Temecula, CA, have been holding our Annual Charity Car and Bike Show for the last seven years in June, with all the proceeds being donated to Carol’s Kitchen. Carol’s Kitchen is the local food bank that ...

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Beyond the Cut

Looking Inside, Not Outside By Mickey Strand I began the project of shooting photos of bikers and mostly motorcycle club (M/C) members, wanting to make really nice images in my new studio, of my friends and loved ones. It did not start as a noble cause or a way of putting out the message that most bikers are great guys ...

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Call To Bars (Handle Bars, That Is)

Save Veterans Home California – Barstow from Closure By Jerry Nichols This event was held in Barstow, CA. Deemed a battle to save the home of over 200 veteran residents and staff from shutdown, this was round two of an effort to save the home from a suggested shutdown by our Governor Gavin Newsom just to plug a small hole ...

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ROAD TRIP: General Patton Memorial Museum

By Ray Seidel and Geri Cidot. Just east of Indio, California, is the Patton Museum where Patton trained over a million soldiers during WWII (1942-1944). In fact, the actual training area was 18,000 square miles which included California, Nevada, and Arizona. While I still have the Indian FTR 1200 S, (review December 2019 issue) I thought I’d take it out ...

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David Mann Chopperfest

Where Artists & Builders Come Together By Mike Cupp December weather in Southern California can be fickle. The week leading up to the event was peppered with rainstorms and the weather reports for Sunday were mixed, most were calling for rain all day, but there were some optimistic forecasts that predicted morning drizzle followed by a clear afternoon. Thankfully the ...

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Father and Daughter Builders Win Award at Chopperfest

Brian & Taylar De Iongh By Mike Cupp I’ve seen and heard a lot of stories about father and son motorcycle builds, and it always hits a soft spot in my heart. So, when I saw that a father & daughter team built an award-winning bike at Chopperfest, I knew I had to get their story. I actually spotted the ...

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Operation Restoration

By Stormy Monday & Pastor Z. Photos by Pastor Z, Alan Zusman AZ Photo, & Jennifer Santolucito On Saturday, November 9, 2019, a group of patriots gathered together under the name Operation Restoration to throw a benefit concert for Frank King’s Christmas with Kids and Service Dog Interactions, Inc. It was a beautiful 85 degrees in the Southern California sunshine at ...

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The Mother Road

By Jerry Nichols The Mother Road, historic Route 66 from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, also known as the Main Street of America and The Will Rogers Highway, spans 2,448 miles through Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. Route 66, which rolls past my home in Helendale, California has always struck my interest. I enjoy ...

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The Kernville Kampout

By Sasha Johnson Rise and Ride Friday morning started with a cold 4 am wake up call. After grabbing coffee and gas, we were on the way to our group’s first meet-up spot at the world’s largest Chevron in Jean, Nevada. The excitement was palpable, as this would be Black Patch MC’s first field trip with every member and supporter ...

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