California Stories

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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Rolling Street Art: Victory 2015 Magnum

By Gary Mraz The new 2015 Victory Magnum looks fully custom right off the showroom floor. Taking advantage of the big-wheel bagger craze, the Magnum is riding on a 21-inch front wheel boasting the largest rim on any production bagger. This bike actually looks like it was designed ground-up for a 21” rim. The curvature of the cowling and front ...

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Buckcherry to Play 31st Love Ride in Castaic Lake, California

Angela Conner I had the privilege of chatting with Keith Nelson of Buckcherry the other day about his 2 true passions, music and motorcycles. I was already aware of Keith’s affinity for vintage guitars but it didn’t take long to discover that he also loves classic bikes. You would think that a guy in a successful band that is constantly ...

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