National Stories

Shoestring Budget Road Trip Part 3

By T.J. and  Stephanie Thompson Photos by Stephanie Thompson The moment we have been waiting for… on the eighth day we arrived at the biggest motorcycle rally in the world; the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota! First things first, we rolled down main street to check out the crowd and the scene. The streets were already filling ...

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David Mann Chopper Festival Artist Spotlight: Irene Airbrush

By Mike cupp Irene Airbrush came to Southern California in 2016, immigrating from Odessa, Ukraine.  She sought out Ken Moreland’s shop and boldly went inside to ask for a job.  Her timing was impeccable, as Ken was frustrated with his current painter, and told her if she could paint his next bike, she had a job.  Needless to say, her ...

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NHRA Top Fuel Harley 2018: Stronger Than Ever

By Tom McCarthy The NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley 2018 season was the strongest yet for the nitromethane-burning monsters that thunder down 1,320 feet of racing surface at speeds often in excess of 220 MPH. With the front wheel dangling in the air and flames belching from the exhaust pipes, pass after pass, the Top Fuel Harleys never ...

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Shoestring Budget Road Trip, Part Two

Our bags are packed and the bike is loaded. Our journey is really starting! The morning of July 26th we rolled out of our driveway in Harrison, Arkansas, and busted through our sleepy little town.

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Biker Belles: Encouragement, Empowerment, Mentorship, Charity.

The prestigious 10th annual Biker Belles charity event kicked off from the legendary Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Leading the ride through the Black Hills grandeur were road captains Laura Klock and Karlee Cobb. A number of prominent female influencers on the moto scene gather annually with other lady riders to share their passion for two wheels and inspire others. The mission of the event is to celebrate women’s role in shaping the culture, art and history of motorcycling.

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Going Up The Country

By Jerry Nichols Just a short road trip from Helendale, CA where I’m from, to Thatcher, UT and back, only 1,417 miles. Always a fun trip on my 2014 Indian Chieftain, I rolled out of Helendale with perfect riding weather, 68 degrees…. Going up the country, I chose to bypass Peggy Sue’s Diner, saving my belly room for some good ...

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3 Wheeler Rally – Deadwood, South Dakota

By Tom Christian* The Fourth Annual Deadwood  3 Wheeler Rally held July 10-15 in South Dakota started with me riding from Gillette, Wyoming to Deadwood after a 1,368.7 mile ride to Gillette. As the Travelodge at First Gold Gaming Resort was in sight, I thought of the person I needed to contact, Teresa Schanzenbach, the coordinator of this rally. It ...

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Breaking into the Motorcycle World

By Dani Garcia As a kid, I remember staring out the passenger window of my mom’s sedan as we passed by the corner Yamaha lot of my home town, Indio California.  I would often day dream about when I was old enough to buy one off the lot and ride away into the sunset.  My parents thought it was just ...

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Shoestring Budget Road Trip, Part One

By T.J. & Stephanie Thompson Photos by Stephanie Thompson and Glitter & Rust Photography A spontaneous conversation, during lunch time in our living room, led us to the wild idea of planning a trip for 2 people on 2 wheels for 2 weeks with a small budget while attending 2 motorcycle events. Questions arose such as: “How do we pack ...

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Hack Attack: Emergency Roadside Repairs – Tinker Talk 5

We have all heard or made cracks about tape, bailing wire and zip tie repairs. Most repair hacks are not intended to be permanent but they can get you by in a pinch. Being able to perform these types of repairs can make or break your ride. Do yourself a favor and equip your mental tool box with some useful ...

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