California 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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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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2019 Top-Line Industrial Supply’s 7th Annual Charity Car & Bike Show

By Tom “Bomb” Christian This was the seventh year of the Top-Line Charity Car and Bike Show that keeps growing in size while getting better every year. The weather was cool and foggy when I arrived on my Harley but Mother Nature came through by 11 AM with clear blue skies that made it a perfect day for the show. ...

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West Coast Thunder 2019

By Tom “Bomb” Christian Memorial Day this year was the 20th anniversary of West Coast Thunder, which made it a very special event for all the folks who have been enjoying this ride over the years. As I rode into Riverside the weather was on my mind after all the rain that southern California had seen in the last few ...

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A Golden Ticket To Ride: Harley-Davidson Riding Academy

By Shawna May I want to start this article with a disclaimer.  I have never written an article or had any desire to write one.  I’m a Registered Nurse (RN), I have been an emergency and operating room nurse for years. Nursing is what I know.  Writing is for people who know what they are doing with paper and pen, ...

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2019 Seal Beach Car & Bike Show

This is the first year for bikes and there were well over 500 cars.

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