Southwest Stories

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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Interview: Gregg Allman

By Lisa D. I spoke to Gregory, as his friends call him, on a Thursday afternoon in October. While eating his Georgia peach cobbler, he was proudly telling me about his home on the Georgia bayou and his newest home in Mississippi. He’s a southern gentleman who says he met his soul mate Stacy Fountain 12 years ago and she ...

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Femmoto

Las Vegas, NV-OCT 4-7 For the better part of a century, motorcycling has been the pastime/sport/lifestyle of men. Women who rode their own machines were few and far between and not always viewed by male riders, nor the general public, in a positive light. My wife, Monika, has been riding, off and on, for over 30 years and remembers it ...

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2007 Sturgis

“A ‘Sturgin’ No More….” Story by Randy Twells Photos by CD, Randy Twells, Wild Bill Saxton, and Linda Dahl I HAD never been to Sturgis. I had heard about it. It seems as though EVERYONE has been to Sturgis, except me, and several times over. And of course, seeing a story write-up or a TV show, showing crowded main streets ...

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2008 Big Dog

With two chopper-style bikes and three pro-street models – including the completely redesigned Pitbull and all-new Mutt WICHITA, Kansas (September 5, 2007) – Big Dog Motorcycles, the world’s largest manufacturer of custom bikes, jump-started the custom motorcycle niche nearly 15 years ago, and, with each model year, new benchmarks are set in terms of style, technology, and riding comfort. For ...

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Indian’s Greatest Hits

Among Indian enthusiasts and historians, the immortal Indian 101 Scout is often considered the best riding machine of its time, if not of all time, known for nearly perfect handling, all new styling, and durability. There’s even an Indian Club for just the 101 Scout. Made for only a few years, their numbers were limited, yet a fair number continue ...

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