California Featured Stories

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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Bikes Invade Antelope Valley – Thunder on the Lot

Story by Art Hall with Randy Twells, Photos by Art Hall Well another good year at another good charity event. Thunder on the Lot had been raising monies for a multitude of children’s causes for 19 years now and has collected about $4.5 million, thanks to all you generous people. Ron and Yvette Emard, owners of Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, ...

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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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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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Days of Thunder at El Cajon Harley

Days of Thunder at El Cajon Harley Story & Photos by Randy Twells The weekend was perfect. Blue sky in the El Cajon Valley, nice spring weather, some awesome bikes to ride, what more could you want? Even the brand new Breakout was part of the mix! El Cajon Harley-Davidson gave a party to celebrate the Demo Truck coming for ...

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Burapa – Bigger, Bolder, Better

The Fryed Brothers Do Thailand By Art Hall View the Burapa gallery! ‘Same Same But Different’ is a phrase emblazoned on T-shirts and signs everywhere around Thailand. I am still not completely sure what it means, but it seems to apply here. This years rally was the same as last year but man, was it different. The old adage of ...

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