California Stories

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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ROAD TEST: 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Review

Story: Gary Mraz AKA The Triking Viking, Photos: Ron Sinoy, Mraz Reading trike reviews by motojourno brethren often irk me. They, as most, find the need to compare and contrast bikes and trikes, finally conceding that it’s a totally different riding experience. No kidding! I’ll read how trikes are for the “injured or the meek, for those unable or unwilling ...

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Sturgis 2014 – The Biggest Rally in America – Part 1

By Perry & Traci Nelson, Photos by Rusty Childress How to start writing about the biggest rally in America? What’s the first word?… Fun? Crazy? Awesome? Cops? Crowded? Sexy? Tattoos? Rain? Motorcycles? That’s it! Let’s start with the Motorcycles! Motorcycles galore! I’m kinda like the AC/DC song “Whole Lotta Rosie”, the way Bon Scott described women I am with motorcycles. ...

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Sturgis 2014 – The Biggest Rally in America – Part 2

By Perry and Traci, Photos by Rusty Childress Well; lets say “Rock-Stars”… in the motorcycle community. They were all here. And yes, real live ‘Rock n Roll’ “Rock-Stars” were here too. Traci and I tried to meet as many people as we could, report on as much cool stuff as we could fit into our cameras and store in our ...

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A Woman Who Rode – Cathie Kennedy

By Randy Twells; Photos-RT & Courtesy Kennedy Family* My acquaintance with Cathie Kennedy began upon getting to know her and her husband Bill, in association with the motorcycle community in Southern California around the year 2000. The first time we really rode together on a road trip was in a large group of their friends and associates heading across from ...

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The 9-11 Healing Field: A Day of Remembrance

by Tracy Smiles The morning started out earlier than most mornings, with the alarm clock going off at around 3:30am. Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and wondering why I’m waking up at such an early hour, I smell the perking of the coffee from the pot in the kitchen. Then I remember. This is the morning of probably ...

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SOA: The Final Season

“The Black Widower” Written by Kurt Sutter, directed by Paris Barclay. 90 minute premier. In the wake of Tara’s death, Jax makes vengeance a club priority. The new season begins about 2 weeks since the end of season 6. Jax, suspected in the death of Tara and Eli Roosevelt, is back in prison and making use of his time to ...

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Route 66: The Road, The Romance, The Reality – Part 2

Wigwam Motel to the Nipton Hotel: In part 2, we visit Route 66 museums and ride the Mother Road through the Mojave Desert Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Mraz and Ian Parker A night in a Wigwam Teepee is like an Apollo space capsule ride; tight quarters but a once in a lifetime experience. The Wigwam came back to life ...

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Victory 2015 Line-Up

Not the Usual Suspects By Gary Mraz You gotta admit, Victory’s parent company can make s*!t happen fast. This is not a lets- wait-and-see corporate mentality and the new 2015 Magnum is evidence. Taking advantage of the big-wheel bagger craze the Magnum is riding on a 21-inch front wheel, it boasts the largest rim on any production bagger. It’slammed back-end ...

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The Hollister Rally: Back with a Vengeance

The 2014 Hollister Independence Day Rally was back this year with a vengeance ! On Thursday, July 3rd the bikers began rolling in. Special thanks to the major rally promoters Mark and Yvonne of Worldwide Dynamics, and their local sharpshooter Jorge Briones. They brought the bikers back to Hollister again, and it totally rocked ! Literally ! Some awesome Tribute ...

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