National Stories

Las Vegas Bike Fest

By Art Hall, Photos by Art Hall & Linda Dahl Things just keep coming quicker and quicker – is the earth turning faster? Not so bad when it‘s something you enjoy like Las Vegas Bikefest held every year about the first of October. I think that I have mentioned before that better doesn’t necessarily mean bigger and so it goes ...

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Women Who Ride – Verlea

Girls Just Wanna Have Bling By Linda Dahl Verlea is a cool chick I met at the Harley dealership a while back and when I saw this bike, I just had to get the rest of the story. She is married with a large blended family. Her baby is 10 and a really great kid. Her husband is VP of ...

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S&S WEDGE

S&S WEDGE: THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN V-TWIN Knowing the EPA laws would tighten later in the decade, Brett Smith proposed that S&S design, engineer and manufacture a proprietary engine that would keep air-cooled, pushrod vtwin fans happy for a long time to come. With the Board of Director’s support, Smith and Burgess sat down with a small group of S&S ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Big Dog Wolf

              We all know it’s either a recession or the entire demise of the free world economy. In either case, cautious motorcycle manufacturers have been recycling their existing lines for 2009. Adding fancy paint jobs, 2-up passenger seating or 3 wheels, its all just sheep in wolf’s clothing. We haven’t seen a truly new ...

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2008 Sturgis

If you read last month’s Publisher’s Letter, we recapped the basics about our trip and Sturgis overall. You may have noticed that we tried to be professional, but really didn’t hide the fact that selfishly, as riders, we enjoyed the hell out of an event that continues to lose vendors, sponsors and those big “mainstream” dollars that were thrown around ...

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Sons of Anarchy

SPILLED BLOOD – GUNRUNNING – DRUG TRADE – CORRUPT COPS – CORPORATE DEVELOPERS. The little central northern California town of Charming has seen its better days. What was once a sleepy little town in its day has evolved into something quite different since the end of the Vietnam War. The returning vets get a different reception than those of earlier ...

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QT Interview: Ron Hutchinson of Harley-Davidson

Interview by Mike Dalgaard, Northwest Editor & Diana Olmstead, Northwest Associate Editor During a recent “105th Ride Home” kick-off party we were given a rare opportunity to sit down and play 20+ questions with Ron “Hutch” Hutchinson who as noted above is the Senior VP of Product Development for Harley-Davidson. Ron has been with the motor company for 36 years. ...

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Chopper Chick Crew

By Koz Mraz It only took 8 hours and 45 minutes for nationally renowned Chopper Chick Crew of all-women designers and builders to transform a Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster into a custom drag-style bike. Accomplished at Harley Davidson’s 105th celebration in Milwaukee the finished motorcycle was donated to the RAACE Foundation (Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere). Chopper Chick Jayme Gray ...

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Big Bear Choppers Paradox

This is a story about riding a chopper, but also about riding THIS chopper. I had to have a torn rotator cuff tendon repair the next day. Why not go out with a bang? And ride a big 10-foot long chopper, for the very first time ever. Chris and Lisa met me at Left Coast Kustoms, where I was sitting ...

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Hollister 2008

Article by Mike Sayer and CD, Photography by Pete Alva, Mike & Jan “Pirate Girl” Sayer, Babydoll, Gary Balch Hollister, what can I say? Just another invasion of thousands of Bikers to the small Central California town that pays homage to the fact that the American Biker Movement all started here some 61 years ago. The difference between then and ...

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