Midwest Stories

Motorcycles in a Museum

Beginning this month on June 8th and running until September 7th at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa is an exhibit just about motorcycles called RARE RIDES. They are KICK STARTING the exhibit on June 8th with a 100% FREE RIDE starting at the Le Claire welcome center just off the I-80. Pearl Smith, Bill Tuman and Erwin “Smitty” Smith ...

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Painting with Vicki Racer

BY GERY SCHEMEL When I entered Big River Customs I was face to face with a very cool custom chopper. To my left was a table covered with awards and trophies. There was no doubt this is definitely a bike friendly place. With the smell of art thick in the air, Vicki, the artist I came to interview, greeted me ...

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ROAD TEST: Unleashing the Pitbull

By CD OK, I promise that’s the last cheesy canine reference I’ll make. Well I’ll try at least. You see I’m pretty darn happy with my 2005 Big Dog Chopper, and throwing a leg over that one and firing it up, still makes me wanna growl a little, or make guttural, primal Tim-the-Tool Man sounds when running it through the ...

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Wildfire H-D

The first weekend in April in Chicago is usually rainy or snowy or a combination of the two – not 70 degrees and sunny. But this year Mother Nature was on the side of the riders. The sun was shining as we kicked off the 2008 riding season to Chicagoland at Wild Fire Harley-Davidson in Villa Park, Illinois. The doors ...

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High School Builders

ST.PAUL, MN, MARCH 31, 2008 —High School students from Eden Senior High, Eden, NY, Clearfield County Career and Technology Center, Clearfield, PA, and Howell High School, Howell, MI, joined predecessors Kennedy High School of Bloomington, MN, and St. Francis High School of Bethel, MN, at the Donnie Smith Bike Show held March 29-30, 2008 at the St. Paul River Centre, ...

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Honeymoon, Harley and Highways

I am sitting here in Hartland in early February up to my ass in snow having just had 16” of the white stuff dumped on us by good old Mother Nature and the arctic blast, the second in a one two punch, expected tomorrow. It’s times like this when you get out the photos and remember the past like I, ...

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Chicago Supercycle Show

This past St. Paddy’s Day Weekend in the new Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center Schaumburg IL the 24th Chicago Supercycle Show and Parts Expo was held. Parking was free and you didn’t have to walk half a mile to get inside the event. The Renaissance staff was friendly, helpful and performed in a professional manner. One of the big dogs ...

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Law Tigers

If you’re a rider in the Chicagoland area, you have probably already heard of the Law Tigers, “Chicagoland’s Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Who Ride.” However, you may not know how deep their dedication to protecting and defending riders actually runs. Tim Kelly, the founder of Kelly Law Offices considered it a great honor when the American Association of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers ...

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Boggy Creek

Minneapolis, MN – (January, 2008) –Boggy Creek has one mission, to help children forget what they have for awhile. The participating Builders at the 2008 Builders Breakfast are going to help them do that, one breakfast at a time. “With the help of this years sponsor’s, we are sure to raise more money than last year for Boggy Creek. Boggy ...

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S&S Cycle News

S&S ANNOUNCES VICTORY MOTORCYCLE NEWS La Crosse, WI (January 03, 2008) — S&S Cycle® announces a three year extension to its agreement with Polaris Industries, Victory Motorcycles. Through this extended agreement, S&S will maintain its status as the exclusive provider of performance aftermarket engine components for the Victory Motorcycle line. Over the last few years, S&S has built a 106ci ...

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