California Featured Stories

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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Indian Makes History – 2014 Unveiling @ Sturgis 2013

Indian’s Historic Launch In Downtown Sturgis View the Indian Reveal Photo Gallery! Several Editors from Quick Throttle were witness to the motorcycle intro of the century – the new Indian Motorcycle Company revealed three exciting new Chief models, finally putting flesh and bone to the spirit of a brand that has been nothing short of revered. The evening “felt” a little ...

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Arthur Hall Moto Journalist with Quick Throttle Magazine and Tim Kuglin CEO of TKTV & MotoZania.com

Don’t miss the Radio Show this Thursday Tom talk to the guys who make the news happen – Arthur Hall Moto Journalist with Quick Throttle Magazine and Tim Kuglin  CEO of TKTV & MotoZania.com Tom is the host of Ridin’ SoCal, Thursdays LIVE at 1pm on www.KNOCradio.com or on 1680 am on your dial. Listen anytime at the radio website ...

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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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