Southwest Stories

Steel Horse Saloon’s Trifecta, Patrick’s Run

By Perry & Traci Nelson Starting at the end of March through the first week of April motorcycle enthusiasts head down to my beautiful hometown state of Arizona, where there are motorcycle events and activities throughout the entire state. One of the first events that happens, in the Phoenix metro area, is the Trifecta. TRIFECTA The Trifecta is a Bike ...

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Blue Collar Build Off 2019

By Rob Borden In only its third year, the Blue Collar Build Off is making a huge splash in the “low budget, amateur bike building” world. It has already been featured all over the country in everything from internet blogs, to mainstream radio, national magazines, newspaper headlines and even the ABC News. Rob Borden, BCBO founder, says that competitors have ...

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Zipping at the top of the world

By Bryan Hall Everyone says it, and mostly it’s true: “There’s never anything good on TV.” I’ve said it so many times I have lost count. Come on, admit it: you’ve said it too. It was one of those times when I accidentally stumbled across something worth watching. One of the actors from “The Living Dead” is also a rider, ...

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Dysfunctional Veterans: 2019 Blue Collar Build Off Champions

By Justin James Photos by Michael Hernandez. Model: Baylee Krisine Smith The 2019 Blue Collar Build Off brought some of the most talented custom motorcycle builders you’ve never heard of to Las Vegas and the Saddle Sore Ranch over the weekend of March 29-31. A total of 26 teams started the competition and eighteen made it to the finale. Of ...

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Bling Devas

By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo After riding with many great people in her early days as a new “biker chick,” and a lot of miles by herself out on two wheels,  “Dazzlin” decided that she wanted to start an all-female motorcycle club.   “It was early 2014 and I was blasting down a mountain with two other women: Carolyn Shirley “Cupcake” ...

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Sedona: Planes, Trains and Sidecars

By Koz Mraz & Christina Fior Thousands of motorcyclists come to Arizona for fun in the sun, but many don’t realize that 33% of Arizona is forested and mountainous with Humphreys Peak reaching an elevation of 12,562 feet. From the snow-capped mountains and pine forests of Show Low to the stunning red rocks of Sedona, you can traverse extraordinarily diverse ...

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9th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally

By Rusty Childress and Karan Jordan Photos by Rusty Childress Hon-Dah Resort Casino & Conference Center held their 9th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally on June 22 & 23, 2018 in Pinetop, Arizona. Hon-Dah Resort Casino & Conference Center is owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe. With elevations climbing to more than 11,000 feet, the White Mountains ...

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August 2018 Shop Talk with Ryan and Shannon

  Shannon: Aloha everybody!  Shop talk with Shannon and… Ryan: Ryan!  How you guys doing? Shannon: Today we are talking about bikes that actually come back to the shop for certain things.  Well this thing came back to the shop for an ignition problem. Ryan: Of all things… Shannon: I didn’t know it was an ignition, but that’s what it ...

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2018 Spring Street Vibrations

By Chris Oggerino This year’s Spring Street Vibrations took place on June 1st – 3rd in downtown Reno, Nevada. As with prior years, registration is the first thing that opens at the Reno Ballroom. While not everybody registers and a lot of the event is free for the public, registration does have some nice perks. But, I’ll come back to ...

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2018 Pinocchio’s Ride for the Tatas

By Chris Oggerino “Moms on the Run” was founded eighteen years ago; shortly after the Pinocchio family was affected by breast cancer. Since being founded, the Moms charity has generated over four and a half million dollars in fundraising and helped over fifty thousand women. Moms on the Run is focused on helping women affected by breast and gynecological cancers ...

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