Southwest Stories

ROAD TEST: 2008 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob Review – Livin’ Large with Fat Bob

Fat Bob

By Koz Mraz Harley Davidson is a living legend, larger than life. It’s big, and it just got bigger. I love just saying the words Fat Boy, and who is Fat Bob any way? Well the name comes from the twin fat gas tanks and the bobbed rear fender. The re-introduction of the Fat Bob FXDF in 2008 is a ...

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The Short Branch Saloon

BY ROBERT SWEENEY PHOTOS BY ROBERT & MONIKA SWEENEY Back in ’98 it was, and Miss Kathy was lookin’ for a place to celebrate her 50th birthday. A suitable establishment could not be found among the neon and glitz of her Las Vegas hometown, so the search expanded west to the frontier town of Pahrump, but still no facility could ...

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V-Twin Expo Cincinnati

BY ART HALL Cincinnati seems like a remote place when you are in Southern Cal but it actually is pretty well centrally located geographically from population bases and makes a good destination for this type of show. Cinci is a good convention town with lots of quality hotels adjacent to the large, modern convention center. Just to validate that – ...

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Ride for Babies

BY ROBERT SWEENEY • PHOTOS BY MONIKA SWEENEY Las Vegas, NV – Many riders were looking forward to the first Las Vegas edition of the March of Dimes “Ride for Babies” with great anticipation. But as the December date for the ride neared, ominous portents began to appear in the local weather report. A storm front was moving in and ...

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Raider Takes No Prisoners

BY RANDY TWELLS WITH PHOTO ASSIST FROM YAMAHA’S KIM KNUPP TECHNICAL CONSULTATION BY ALL PRO CYCLE & OFFROAD, GLOBE, AZ Bike detail photos at Yamaha of Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Cypress, CA — Well there I was at the Yamaha Press Event November 15th at Yamaha’s USA headquarters. Yamaha introduced their new 2008 race team doing high flying stunts, a ...

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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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