California Stories

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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Ladies Who Ride At Cook’s Corner

By Tom Christian Cancer is messing with the wrong people when the Ladies Who Ride start rolling in to Cook’s Corner on their bikes of all makes and models with one thing on their minds: to kick cancer’s ass. To hear the bikes come down Trabuco Canyon on Sunday, August 19th made the hair stand up on the back of ...

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Bikes and Bombers VII Show

There were about 200 bikes registered for this event and the officials pick out 25 of the bikes that might lean toward what the people attending would like.

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August 2018 Shop Talk with Ryan and Shannon

  Shannon: Aloha everybody!  Shop talk with Shannon and… Ryan: Ryan!  How you guys doing? Shannon: Today we are talking about bikes that actually come back to the shop for certain things.  Well this thing came back to the shop for an ignition problem. Ryan: Of all things… Shannon: I didn’t know it was an ignition, but that’s what it ...

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2018 West Coast Thunder

By Tom Christian It was a beautiful morning as I rode down from Big Bear to Riverside Harley-Davidson to cover this event. My mind drifted south to San Diego as I thought about a Thanksgiving conversation that I had with my friend Reta Holbrook’s brother, Donald Bennett. Reta’s family was full of veterans and I had the pleasure to meet ...

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July 2018 Shop Talk with Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans

By Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans Photos by Ryan Tonry & Samantha M. Frontiera     Shannon:  Aloha gang, Shop Talk with Shannon… Ryan:  And Ryan. Shannon:  And Ryan, I wasn’t going to exclude you. Ryan:  I’m not worried about that.  What are we talking about? Shannon:  This cool bike that we built. Ryan:  Beautiful paint job, yeah that’s very cool. ...

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June 2018 Shop Talk with Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans

By Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans Photos by Ryan Tonry, Samantha M. Frontiera & Tom Christian   Ryan: Hey everybody, I’m Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms Shannon: I’m Shannon Aikau and this is Shop Talk with Shannon and Ryan today. Ryan: (staring at Shannon) Shannon: What? It is ShopTalk. Ryan: I know, I’ve never been part of ShopTalk…. Shannon: Me neither, it’s the ...

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