Rocky Mountain Stories

Emily’s Parade

Story & Photos by Patrick Glenn Starting at Columbine High School, the mostly dependable Colorado sunshine provided a great riding day. 1595 bikes were counted leaving Columbine, with almost 600 passengers. Other bikes joined along the way, and a group from Fairplay joined in at Platte Canyon High, so the number of participants easily matched last year’s numbers. In the ...

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Cody ABATE Toy Run

Story & Photos by Fly In Wyoming a toy run usually means cold and nasty weather. This year the weather cooperated with us and let us have a nice day. Cody A.B.A.T.E. has been holding a toy run since the late 1980’s. No one seems to remember what year it started, I guess that’s what happens when we get older. ...

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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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Mission Accomplished

By Abel In combat, American warriors are taught to never give up, never say die and endeavor to accomplish the mission no matter what the adversity. In August of 2008, the Salute to American Veterans Rally Committee, staff and volunteers humbly followed in the footsteps of their heroes and pulled off what some said was the impossible. A freak August ...

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9-11 Tribute Parade

By Abel September 11, 2001 was a date that shocked the country. It was a day that many innocent lives were lost in a cowardly act of terrorism. It did not happen on foreign soil. It happened right here in our backyard. It was a day that ordinary citizens became heroes and many sacrificed their own lives in the attempt ...

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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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Big Bear Choppers: Don’t Scare the Big Bear

By Koz Mraz, Pics by Koz and Art Hall Big Bear Chopper is still standing on all fours. Despite the economic wash out that’s devastated the custom motorcycle industry, Kevin and Mona Alsop have taken advantage of a slow market to improve operational efficiency. They have always built their business from the ground up. Since the inception of their “build ...

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Testing the New Champion Trike

By Koz Mraz My first set of wheels was a trike and I remember that Christmas morning well. The smell of pine, piles of packages and there she was, my metal flake blue road to freedom. I took her down a flight of stairs within an hour. Once I out grew 3 wheels I never looked back, until now. Pacific ...

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Harley-Davidson for 2009

The big news from Harley for 2009 is that aside from a new touring frame and the release of its long awaited Trike, there really is no big news. Harley has instead opted to, in the words of Willie G. Davidson,“refresh and refine our line for 2009.” Many minor changes across the full line include new badging, higher handlebars, chrome ...

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