Southwest Stories

Mt. Soledad Bike Blessing & Bandit’s Blood Drive

Story by Pastor Z. and Lisa Dalgaard, photos by Pastor Z. and Randy Twells It was a beautiful morning as we rolled out from Oceanside to head for San Diego Harley Davidson for the annual Mt. Soledad Bike Blessing and Blood Drive. A pack of motorcycles and our black “Urban Assault Vehicle” – the BFC van (commandeered by BFC sister -Shylo) rolled the 40 miles south down ...

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He Rode Upon a DARK HORSE…

By CD When I first heard about Indian Motorcycle’s latest release, the 2016 Dark Horse, I was reminded of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In motorcycling, it’s good to come up with badass names for stuff, and I thought this was another (originally coined though by a previous iteration of Indian, circa 2009). But the horse in Revelations was ...

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Arizona Bike Week – Part Two

Early Saturday morning Traci and I woke up and went about our day like we normally do… I went outside to feed the dogs and I heard this rumbling. We live by the fwy and we hear trucks go by all the time but this was different these were groups of bikes…Packs! HEY!… wait a minute… It’s still Arizona Bike ...

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The Laughlin River Run 2015

By Perry/Traci Nelson; Photos by Fred Z. & Perry/Traci Ridin’, Rain & Rollin’ on the River We arrived at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort late Wednesday night – Thursday morning actually. The first thing Traci and I noticed as we pulled into town, besides the obvious neon lights and LED billboard/movie screens and Las Vegas type signs up the Strip (Casino ...

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GUNNER – 1968 Royal Enfield Bike Project

By Charlie Giordano “With great power comes great responsibility,” was the phrase Uncle Ben told to Spider-Man when the young Peter Parker was going through teenage angst. Keep in mind, when Peter first found he had super powers, he used it for personal gain. And so it is by a stroke of good luck that a fair amount of power ...

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Real Riders Talk Back

Doing the Victory Demos at NCY Motorsports Story/ Photos by Randy Twells Getting to try several bike models all at the same Demo event is a great way to compare them with each other and with what you already ride. Then you have a realistic idea of how each bike will perform over the same route/geography and road/weather conditions. This ...

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ROAD TEST: 2015 Harley-Davidson 48 Review

By Heath The Chief In the wonderful world of Harley-Davidson there are many many options to choose. If you’re a younger rider like myself there are certain bikes, styles that appeal to us. Sure, I could be into ripping down the canyon on a 1200 GX something or other draggin’ my knee trying to avoid any dirt, dogs or other idiot drivers, or I could be ...

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Daytona Bike Week 2015

Pics By Pastor Z and Ken Tice Daytona Bike Week is always an opportunity to hang out with a few hundred thousand of your closest friends. This year was no different. It was awesome an awesome rally. I’ve been going every year since 2007! Although my flights got waaaay delayed – and I arrived later than planned, I finally got settled in at about midnight. The next ...

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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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Mike Ness, Social Distortion plays Lost Highway May 30th

On Family, Music & Motorcycles Randy Twells Interview with Mike Ness Photos courtesy Mike Ness/Black Kat Kustoms I had the chance to speak with Mike Ness recently in a phone interview, and get his thoughts on a variety of things. Playing at the Lost Highway event May 30th, who knew he rides a ’53 Pan? – it has “Social Distortion” on the tank. But ...

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