California Stories

Redwood Run

By Mike Joseph “Redwood Run; just the sound of those two words conjures up visions of grandeur. Giant sequoias; that cool pine smell in the air (mixed occasionally with the heavy scent of ganja), all hitting you in the face as you negotiate 65 mile per hour curves, cutting through Northern California’s Highway 101, an area otherwise known as the ...

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Rumble in the Rubies

The Elko Motorcycle Jamboree Brings the Party Story & Photos by Deborah Rodriguez June 19th – 21st. Hello! My name is Debbie Rodriguez. I will be your guide for this year’s Rumble in the Rubies aka Elko Motorcycle Jamboree. Imagine riding down the main drag, Idaho St. in Elko, Nevada, and passing the Sherman Station. The group of five buildings ...

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Destination: South Dakota… Or Is It Utah?

By Gary Mraz Generally awake for sixteen hours a day, we humans spend much of that time sitting. Crawling through traffic for hours to a nine-to-five leaves precious few for watching reruns of Seinfeld, all very comfortably seated …going nowhere. Good Lord, even our blood travels 8,000 miles in sixteen hours! I intend on spending my days very comfortably seated, at 80 mph towards South Dakota. Factoring in ...

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Street Vibrations Spring Rally part 2

Thunder Rolls Above and Below Story & Photos by Kevin LeVezu* *Photo assist- Chris Oggerino. *Slow race winner photo courtesy of Don Clot Meteorologists predicted thunder… Thunder happened – but not just from above. Street Vibrations Spring Rally got rolling under cloudy looming skies with some riders even encountering hail on the road to get here. But, everyone who I talked with was thankful that they ...

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Motorcycles with Car Engines

By Leroy B. Vaughn I was doing a little research a few days ago and I came across a copy of a Popular Mechanics magazine cover from June 1935. The price of the magazine was 25 cents and the cover had an illustration of a racer riding a big motorcycle with the words 300 miles per hour on the exhaust pipe. The motorcycle depicted on the cover was ...

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Mt. Soledad Bike Blessing & Bandit’s Blood Drive

Story by Pastor Z. and Lisa Dalgaard, photos by Pastor Z. and Randy Twells It was a beautiful morning as we rolled out from Oceanside to head for San Diego Harley Davidson for the annual Mt. Soledad Bike Blessing and Blood Drive. A pack of motorcycles and our black “Urban Assault Vehicle” – the BFC van (commandeered by BFC sister -Shylo) rolled the 40 miles south down ...

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He Rode Upon a DARK HORSE…

By CD When I first heard about Indian Motorcycle’s latest release, the 2016 Dark Horse, I was reminded of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In motorcycling, it’s good to come up with badass names for stuff, and I thought this was another (originally coined though by a previous iteration of Indian, circa 2009). But the horse in Revelations was ...

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Arizona Bike Week – Part Two

Early Saturday morning Traci and I woke up and went about our day like we normally do… I went outside to feed the dogs and I heard this rumbling. We live by the fwy and we hear trucks go by all the time but this was different these were groups of bikes…Packs! HEY!… wait a minute… It’s still Arizona Bike ...

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The Laughlin River Run 2015

By Perry/Traci Nelson; Photos by Fred Z. & Perry/Traci Ridin’, Rain & Rollin’ on the River We arrived at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort late Wednesday night – Thursday morning actually. The first thing Traci and I noticed as we pulled into town, besides the obvious neon lights and LED billboard/movie screens and Las Vegas type signs up the Strip (Casino ...

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GUNNER – 1968 Royal Enfield Bike Project

By Charlie Giordano “With great power comes great responsibility,” was the phrase Uncle Ben told to Spider-Man when the young Peter Parker was going through teenage angst. Keep in mind, when Peter first found he had super powers, he used it for personal gain. And so it is by a stroke of good luck that a fair amount of power ...

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