California Stories

Carson to San Francisco on a Harley Ultra Limited

But would I take this trip again? Article and Photos by Art Hall I used to visit at least once a year but it has been a few years since my last trip to San Francisco and a few years more than that since I had used Hwy. 1 to get there, most often using Hwy. 101 rather than the ...

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Toy Runs: Southwest Style

By Wild Bill Again Tucson AZ bikers shined a lot in the eyes of our children. Tucson Bikers also made a lot of adults feel the way we did as children. Happy to see all of the gleaming motorcycles shined and decorated with lights, gift’s hanging from all over with a few stuffed animals strapped to the back. Pipes rapping ...

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High Seas Rally 2015 – Don’t let the fun scare ya!

There will be no 2016 HSR rally cruise! This year’s 2015 Western Caribbean High Seas Rally cruise is also in serious doubt??? In the last 4 years we have had a series of medical (cancer, death of Debbie, my kidney transplant) lack of help at our office, 2 bad weather cruises in the Eastern Caribbean and my inability to travel ...

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Celebrity riders take the “PATH Home”

By Gary Koz Mraz In 2010, Quick Throttle featured actress Katee Sackhoff in our “Women Who Ride.” Later that year Sackhoff and motorcycle riding compadre, Tricia Helfer motorcycled from L.A. to Louisiana to raise funds for the Gulf Restoration Network. Check out their movie “The LA LA Ride” at www.actingoutlaws.tv Katee and Tricia met on the set of Battlestar Galactica ...

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Love Ride 31

Photos by Pete Alva, Stephanie Nidess, Ray Seidel Saturday, October 25, 2014 saw another fun-filled day of biker events and great entertainment featuring Buckcherry & Robby Krieger with his band, Jam Kitchen. Yes, that’s correct, this year the ride was held on a Saturday, not Sunday. Also, the ride did NOT start at Glendale (though some still used Glendale Harley ...

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Street Vibrations’ 20th Fall Rally: Thunder in the Streets

…Against All Odds, Rally Defies Rain & Fires Story-Irish Flame; Photos- Irish Flame, Kristan Gilpatrick & Kevin Levezu Street Vibrations Fall Rally was ON and right over the hill from my hometown of Carson City. Randy Burke and Roadshows pulled off another fun week of events, food, music and fun. Despite the downpour of rain and blustery winds that welcomed ...

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Bugs to the Left, Bikes to the Right! Curly’s Customs

Heading out to Youngtown, Arizona to meet Tom McCormick of Curly’s Customs on a cloudy Friday afternoon, I had no idea that the gentleman I was about to encounter would turn out to be such a genuinely unpretentious guy. I walked into the building and immediately noticed how the lobby appeared to be chopped in two. A monstrous display case ...

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Spotlight on Sweetwater Harley-Davidson

By Randy Twells Making the rounds of what’s going on in Southern California, I stopped in recently at the last Harley dealer before the Mexican border, National City’s Sweetwater Harley-Davidson. Founded in 1985 by family Patriarch Tom Horning (RIP), he also started the first HOG chapter in California, and helped create the Tijuana Toy Run among other firsts. My visit ...

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The Cheyenne Bike

On 27th of September, at the London International Tattoo Convention 2014 – the most prestigious body adornment convention in the world – a unique creation in the motorcycle world was unveiled. Polish custom bike manufacturer Game Over Cycles revealed a motorcycle created in devotion to the traditions of the modern motocycle and the human culture of the artistic world of ...

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Las Vegas Bike Fest 2014

Bright Light City Gonna Set My Soul on Fire! Story and Pictures by Angela Conner Let me just begin by stating a simple fact, I do not gamble. I don’t know how to play the slots. I’m a sore loser and I’m against anything that cuts into my drinking money. That being said, I love Las Vegas Bike Fest! We ...

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