California Featured Stories

Thunder on the Lot Takes a Slow Ride… to the Park!

21st Annual Event helps Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley Story by RT/Photos by Art Hall Ron and Yvette Emard are not ones to let… ahem… grass grow under their feet, when it comes to the Kids’ Charities and maximizing their options for a great summertime benefit event. Thus, 2015 Thunder on the Lot was billed as, Thunder is On the Move! — to Lancaster City Park! ...

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Redwood Run

By Mike Joseph “Redwood Run; just the sound of those two words conjures up visions of grandeur. Giant sequoias; that cool pine smell in the air (mixed occasionally with the heavy scent of ganja), all hitting you in the face as you negotiate 65 mile per hour curves, cutting through Northern California’s Highway 101, an area otherwise known as the ...

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Mt. Soledad Bike Blessing & Bandit’s Blood Drive

Story by Pastor Z. and Lisa Dalgaard, photos by Pastor Z. and Randy Twells It was a beautiful morning as we rolled out from Oceanside to head for San Diego Harley Davidson for the annual Mt. Soledad Bike Blessing and Blood Drive. A pack of motorcycles and our black “Urban Assault Vehicle” – the BFC van (commandeered by BFC sister -Shylo) rolled the 40 miles south down ...

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Real Riders Talk Back

Doing the Victory Demos at NCY Motorsports Story/ Photos by Randy Twells Getting to try several bike models all at the same Demo event is a great way to compare them with each other and with what you already ride. Then you have a realistic idea of how each bike will perform over the same route/geography and road/weather conditions. This ...

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Mike Ness, Social Distortion plays Lost Highway May 30th

On Family, Music & Motorcycles Randy Twells Interview with Mike Ness Photos courtesy Mike Ness/Black Kat Kustoms I had the chance to speak with Mike Ness recently in a phone interview, and get his thoughts on a variety of things. Playing at the Lost Highway event May 30th, who knew he rides a ’53 Pan? – it has “Social Distortion” on the tank. But ...

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The Big Cover Up

Uncovering a 19 Year Conspiracy Deep Cover Surveillance by Art Hall & Randy Twells 2014 has been the 19th time that 2 businesses & 2 MC’s have gotten away with collaborating in a scheme to cover things up. In the biggest Cover Up yet, the Messengers MC and Pioneers MC succeeded again in pulling the wool over a lot of ...

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Carson to San Francisco on a Harley Ultra Limited

But would I take this trip again? Article and Photos by Art Hall I used to visit at least once a year but it has been a few years since my last trip to San Francisco and a few years more than that since I had used Hwy. 1 to get there, most often using Hwy. 101 rather than the ...

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Celebrity riders take the “PATH Home”

By Gary Koz Mraz In 2010, Quick Throttle featured actress Katee Sackhoff in our “Women Who Ride.” Later that year Sackhoff and motorcycle riding compadre, Tricia Helfer motorcycled from L.A. to Louisiana to raise funds for the Gulf Restoration Network. Check out their movie “The LA LA Ride” at www.actingoutlaws.tv Katee and Tricia met on the set of Battlestar Galactica ...

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Spotlight on Sweetwater Harley-Davidson

By Randy Twells Making the rounds of what’s going on in Southern California, I stopped in recently at the last Harley dealer before the Mexican border, National City’s Sweetwater Harley-Davidson. Founded in 1985 by family Patriarch Tom Horning (RIP), he also started the first HOG chapter in California, and helped create the Tijuana Toy Run among other firsts. My visit ...

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Buckcherry to Play 31st Love Ride in Castaic Lake, California

Angela Conner I had the privilege of chatting with Keith Nelson of Buckcherry the other day about his 2 true passions, music and motorcycles. I was already aware of Keith’s affinity for vintage guitars but it didn’t take long to discover that he also loves classic bikes. You would think that a guy in a successful band that is constantly ...

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