Southwest Featured Stories

2nd Annual Phoenix Wounded Vets Run

Story/Photos by Smiles The Wounded Vets Run is the culmination of a dream, an inspiration by one man in Boston. With a desire to bring awareness to critically wounded vets who have served in the wars overseas, the dream of the Wounded Vets Run came to life. The run originated in Boston in 2011 and was originally inspired by Cpl Vincent Mannion Brodeur, who is one of ...

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AZBW – 1st Annual Quick Throttle Premier Builders Bagger Show

The week before the official start of ABW is when the parties start. Ramjets Customer Appreciation Day, The Trifecta and Buddy Stubbs Biker Bash are just a few “big” pre rally events that happen the week before ABW. Next year get here early – you don’t want to miss these! Sunday March 22nd happens to be my Traci’s Birthday, we started out the day meeting Angela and her ...

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Ramjet’s AZ Bike Week Pre-Rally Party

  Let the games begin! Pre rally stuff starts here in Arizona around the middle of March. The first big Arizona Bike Week pre-rally party is called “Ramjet’s Customer Appreciation Day”. Traci and I hopped on the Dyna and headed up there, sunny, about 85, just a beautiful day in the Valley of the Sun. Ramjets is about a half ...

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Ben & Roscoe

And Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Pictures by Chris Brooks, Jon Dean, Wild Bill A short time ago I received a call from a master mechanic/bike builder friend of mine that I have known since I arrived in the Southwest of Tucson AZ Phil Korte. Phil has advertized his awesome bikes in Quickthrottle magazine and is the owner of Createacustom Motorcycles. Check ...

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Toy Runs: Southwest Style

By Wild Bill Again Tucson AZ bikers shined a lot in the eyes of our children. Tucson Bikers also made a lot of adults feel the way we did as children. Happy to see all of the gleaming motorcycles shined and decorated with lights, gift’s hanging from all over with a few stuffed animals strapped to the back. Pipes rapping ...

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Bugs to the Left, Bikes to the Right! Curly’s Customs

Heading out to Youngtown, Arizona to meet Tom McCormick of Curly’s Customs on a cloudy Friday afternoon, I had no idea that the gentleman I was about to encounter would turn out to be such a genuinely unpretentious guy. I walked into the building and immediately noticed how the lobby appeared to be chopped in two. A monstrous display case ...

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The 9-11 Healing Field: A Day of Remembrance

by Tracy Smiles The morning started out earlier than most mornings, with the alarm clock going off at around 3:30am. Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and wondering why I’m waking up at such an early hour, I smell the perking of the coffee from the pot in the kitchen. Then I remember. This is the morning of probably ...

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Rallying in Reno – Riding Northern Nevada

Street Vibrations Spring Rally, Reno & Virginia City Story by Dana Lee “Irish Flame” Fruend; Photos by Flame & Kevin Levezu It is early June and time once again for the Street Vibrations Spring Rally. This year Randy Burke has taken the party to downtown Reno and Chester’s Harley Davidson. Thursday night my hubby Ed and I are off to the Street Vibrations VIP party at ...

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The Beast of Arizona Riding

Story and photos by Rusty Childress Arizona is typically a devil of a place to ride in the summer due to the threat of dehydration and excessive heat. It’s a beastly hot mess for riders unless you ride the desert at night or are lucky enough to get up into the mountains of the Mogollon Rim or Flagstaff. By far the best cool ...

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Choptown Camparound

By Angela Conner – Black Leather, Braids and a Bandana Standing there staring at the painting from many different angles I finally decided to touch the canvas and before I knew it I had been absorbed into the brushstrokes of the image.  It was as if I had literally stepped into a David Mann original as I walked around the campground ...

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