California Stories

Ride for Babies

BY ROBERT SWEENEY • PHOTOS BY MONIKA SWEENEY Las Vegas, NV – Many riders were looking forward to the first Las Vegas edition of the March of Dimes “Ride for Babies” with great anticipation. But as the December date for the ride neared, ominous portents began to appear in the local weather report. A storm front was moving in and ...

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Raider Takes No Prisoners

BY RANDY TWELLS WITH PHOTO ASSIST FROM YAMAHA’S KIM KNUPP TECHNICAL CONSULTATION BY ALL PRO CYCLE & OFFROAD, GLOBE, AZ Bike detail photos at Yamaha of Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Cypress, CA — Well there I was at the Yamaha Press Event November 15th at Yamaha’s USA headquarters. Yamaha introduced their new 2008 race team doing high flying stunts, a ...

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HOGS on the Historic Route 66

Article & Photos by Bonnie Simonian Back in the 50’s, a young family with 4-year-old twin girls traveled from Texas to southern California on US Hwy. 66. For thousands of people, Route 66 symbolized the “road to opportunity” and a better way of life. This young family was my family. My mom, dad, sister and I made the journey out ...

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ROAD TEST: 2008 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Review

By Art Hall Last month I got to bring home a 2008 FXDWG (Dyna Wide Glide) Anniversary Edition compliments of the Harley demo fleet warehouse. At first glance one is impressed with the good looks of the balance between chrome and paint. Harley has come a long way with the fit and finish criteria, and it shows on this bike. ...

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Chill’n with Easyriders in Pomona

BY MIKE SAYER PICS BY PETE ALVA AND ART HALL Jan, 5-6, 2008. Every New Year rings in with the Annual Easyriders Bike Show held at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA. This year, like several in the past, have had the over-tone of rain lingering above threatening to soak us to-the-soul if we even attempted to mount our fire-breathing steeds ...

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Love Ride 24

By Babydoll Pics by Pete Alva, CD, Lisa D, Mike Sayer & Pizano I arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday night for a week jammed packed with interviews and excitement. My first stop was The Biltmore Hotel downtown to check in. On Wednesday, I drove over to see George Barris the King of Kustoms, one of the regular Love Ride ...

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Remembering My Friend: Evel Knievel

By Arlin Harmon One of the great things about the sport of motorcycles is the unique people you meet. I’ve been thinking about one person in particular I met in the late 60’s. He became a good friend. He’s gone now, but left memories that won’t be forgotten. He was one of those special personalities. Wild and crazy like a ...

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Evel Knievel

The story broke Friday afternoon, Nov. 30: “Evel Knievel Dead.” That line could have been written, perhaps should have been written almost 40 years ago and then again over the ensuing 15 years after any one of a dozen spectacular crashes. Instead it was written as Evel passed away of natural causes in Florida at age 69. Proof positive that ...

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Rip’s Really Bad Ride

Article By Babydoll Pics: Babydoll, Becka, Pizano and Forrest & Lexi Coss I think most of us know the story, but for those of you who don’t, I will give you the short version of Rip Rose. The first Rips BAD Ride took place in sunny Southern California. Rip Rose had a great dream that he would bring a generous ...

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Moto Expo

Story & photos by Randy Twells San Diego, CA—Motorcycle events in San Diego have seen ups, downs, and gone round and round, literally—The Del Mar Mile having gone by the wayside in the last few years. San Diego proper has struggled in the meantime to hold court as a credible motorcycle event host city, involving a major venue. Flat track ...

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