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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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Racing: My First Year

By QT Road Test Writer, Heath “The Chief” Cofran PHOTOS BY Sam Westre – Etech Photo 4TheRiders Photography What really can be said about such an amazing learning year of racing motorcycles. I went from placing 4th in my very first race to doing a record of 4 first place finishes in a row! It’s the team that I had ...

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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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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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Sprucing up Johnny’s – The Birth Place of the American Biker

Historic Hollister bar and grill needs a facelift, while maintaining its biker motif. The fading grill needs a boost from a renovation. Read more and donate here.

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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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