California Stories

Laughlin River Run via Route 66

Story by Ray Seidel, Photos by Ray Seidel and Geri Cidot Part 1: Victorville / Barstow / Victorville If you’re anything like me, getting there is half the fun, particularly when riding a motorcycle. The Laughlin River Run offers an opportunity to get off the Super-Slab of the Interstate, and to ride and see some sights at the slower pace ...

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show – 35th Anniversary 10 City US Tour

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) shifted into gear on October 31 kicking off in the first of 2 new cities added to the tour this year, Portland, OR. Photos by Angela Conner and Art Hall The 2015-2016 IMS Shows featured the world’s leading manufacturers. The top brands were on hand to display their North American lineups, as well as ...

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The 2016 Indian Springfield

THE PURE, ESSENTIAL TOURING MACHINE Simplicity and versatility are hallmarks of minimalist touring powerhouse that converts to lean urban cruiser in minutes, featuring class leading power, handling and comfort. MINNEAPOLIS (March 3, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the new 2016 Indian Springfield™. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle and designed for a pure riding ...

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ROAD TEST: 2016 Dyna Wide Glide Review – Throwback to the 70’s

Story and Photos: T.O.M. (This Old Man) I get it; of the 41 motorcycles in the 2016 Harley-Davidson line probably half aren’t for me.  Not supposed to be and that’s why I’ve never even sat on a Street 500 or 750.  My very first Harley-Davidson was a 1972 Harley-Aermacchi Sprint 350, a one-banger.  A Sporty was next and then a ...

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2016 CVO Pro Street Breakout Delivers American Muscle and Emergent Style

Exclusive Performance Cruiser Detailed with New Dark Flames MILWAUKEE (January 27, 2016) – Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ re-writes the factory custom style book with the introduction of the 2016 CVO™ Pro Street Breakout® motorcycle, a limited-production model that introduces a new, darker look utilizing cutting edge finishes and textures applied with an obsessive eye to design and detail. Steeped ...

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A Three Generation Road Trip – Part I

Editors Note: This is a reader submitted article and was edited for readability by Diana Olmstead. Written By Tom Neal II, Photos by Tom II & Tom III The adventure started out on August 1st 2015 with my mom who is 64 years old, myself at 40, and my 16 year old son. We set out on three separate bikes ...

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Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run

Forward: My name is Koz Mraz, I’m a moto-journalist writing a story about the eight million Americans who work the graveyard shift. I was intrigued by these night shifters and graveyard tanker yankers. Where do midnight riders eat and sleep while traversing the dark tarmac at witching hour. This story is about Truckers, men and women delivering precious cargo. And ...

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Motorcycles of the Stars

Story by Ray Seidel Today we think of our motorcycles as the trinity: 1) transportation 2) works of art, and 3) best friend. Soon after the turn of the last century, however, as mass production of the automobile dropped its price to less than that of most bikes, it was clear there was more bang for the buck in buying ...

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On The Cover: Saboteur by David Uhl

Uhl Studios recently announced the worldwide release of David Uhl’s third Steampunk piece, titled “Saboteur”. Followers of David’s Fine Art program and QT Magazine (Feb. 2014 and 2015) have enjoyed the beauty and success of the first two in this series, “Steampunk Seduction” and “The Huntress”. In David’s words, “I wanted to note that this is the most complex piece ...

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Rocky Point Rally 2015

BY PERRY AND TRACI Wednesday, the first day of the Rocky Point Rally (RPR), fell on Veterans Day (11-11-15). Being a Veteran I had a few patriotic things to take care of before we left. Loosing track of time we got a late start on our 2015 Rocky Point adventure. We ended up leaving about 8 at night…it did not ...

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