Southwest Stories

Florence Prison Run

WILD BILL & MAXX PICTURES BY WILD BILL, FAMOUS JAKE AND CHRISTINA I attended and rode the 24th Florence Prison Run and what an awesome ride and turn out of supporters it was! Knowing about and participating in the Big 25 was a must. I contacted a few people I know wanting to learn more about the history of this ...

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The Wounded Warrior Project

BY WILD BILL It all started a few months back on a poker run where I met Joanne and learned of the Wounded Warrior Project event that was in the planning. Being a Vet myself, I found it to be a great idea and wanted to find out more so I went to their web site www.woundedwarriorproject.org.  What I found, ...

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HOGS on the Historic Route 66

Article & Photos by Bonnie Simonian Back in the 50’s, a young family with 4-year-old twin girls traveled from Texas to southern California on US Hwy. 66. For thousands of people, Route 66 symbolized the “road to opportunity” and a better way of life. This young family was my family. My mom, dad, sister and I made the journey out ...

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ROAD TEST: 2008 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Review

By Art Hall Last month I got to bring home a 2008 FXDWG (Dyna Wide Glide) Anniversary Edition compliments of the Harley demo fleet warehouse. At first glance one is impressed with the good looks of the balance between chrome and paint. Harley has come a long way with the fit and finish criteria, and it shows on this bike. ...

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Triple the Love

By Wild Bill Spending an evening at Bike Night in the Southwest is a fun adventure. While enjoying the music, looking at all of the rides, kicking it, and relaxing, news of a mission that a lot of us will never have to face came by way of J.J. from Chuy’s. J.J. who is known for putting on a Bike ...

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Bitchn’ Stitchn’

When I first talked to Dan of Bitchn’ Stitchn’ about redoing my seat I was a little nervous about sending it away without him seeing me on my bike or seeing what he had to work with before he accepted the project. But within a few minutes I was very comfortable that he was the man for the job. He ...

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Love Ride 24

By Babydoll Pics by Pete Alva, CD, Lisa D, Mike Sayer & Pizano I arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday night for a week jammed packed with interviews and excitement. My first stop was The Biltmore Hotel downtown to check in. On Wednesday, I drove over to see George Barris the King of Kustoms, one of the regular Love Ride ...

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Remembering My Friend: Evel Knievel

By Arlin Harmon One of the great things about the sport of motorcycles is the unique people you meet. I’ve been thinking about one person in particular I met in the late 60’s. He became a good friend. He’s gone now, but left memories that won’t be forgotten. He was one of those special personalities. Wild and crazy like a ...

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Evel Knievel

The story broke Friday afternoon, Nov. 30: “Evel Knievel Dead.” That line could have been written, perhaps should have been written almost 40 years ago and then again over the ensuing 15 years after any one of a dozen spectacular crashes. Instead it was written as Evel passed away of natural causes in Florida at age 69. Proof positive that ...

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Riding the Southwest with Wild Bill

Pics by Wild Bill, Famous Jake, Christina, and Billy It doesn’t get any better than this! When most of the country is covered in snow or getting much needed rain, we here in the Southwest (who get our fair share of difficult weather) are lucky to have our prime riding weather right now. This is the reason we have the ...

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