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Author Archives: Cristy Pazera

Partz: Rocking the road

Partz: Rocking the road

Roland Sands Design produces a jacket line meant to be heirlooms—a precious piece of history to be passed down from one riding generation to the next. Standing the test of future generations is the newly-released RSD Rockingham. This stylish outerwear is constructed from 1.0–1.2mm matte buffalo leather and features double-stitched, quilted panels. It also has slash-zippered pockets at the hip along with zippered cuffs and side-adjustable waist tabs. A short stand-up collar, CE-1 ...

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Almost Fiction: Heroes (Chapter Three)

To remind the long-suffering reader of the content of the previous two chapters: In 1605, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote the classic novel about an elderly gentleman, Alonso Quixana, who becomes totally obsessed with the exploits of Knights Errant who went about redressing all manner of wrongs, defending the helpless, destroying the wicked, bringing justice to the world. This unprepared ...

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Kulture Clash: Why are we so worried?

Shadow recently brought a serious concern to my attention that one of our contributors had about the state of the motorcycle culture. It seems that many rallies across the nation are closing in on closing down. Attendance numbers are way down and though there are young bikers out there the rallies are still dominated by aging-out boomers. Is the motorcycle ...

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Free Range: Family tradition

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I had a less-than typical childhood and skipping around between different scenarios is a lot of what went into making me pretty adaptable as an adult. Or at least that’s been my rationale as I’ve bounced around from place to place for the last decade or so. I was a tomboy girl in pigtails riding horses, and eventually dirt bikes, ...

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22nd annual Arizona Bike Week

22nd annual Arizona Bike Week

Double deuces in the desert Scottsdale, Ariz., Apr. 11–15—There are few things more inviting than watching the sun sink behind a saguaro after a warm spring ride through the desert and those of us who are jonesing for a little wind time that doesn’t include frostbite know to head for Arizona to celebrate a new riding season. The magic of ...

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Cannonball Characters: Frank Westfall #49

1912 Henderson Hailing from Syracuse, New York, Frank Westfall is well versed in competition rides. Having competed in the famous Great Race long before the Motorcycle Cannonball was launched, Frank shares tales of rebuilding his motorcycle in a hotel bathtub while entered in the cross-country races that included cars as well as motorcycles so it was evident that he was ...

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31st annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show

31st annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show

Twin City takeover Saint Paul, Minn., Mar. 24–25—When Neil Ryan took over as promoter of the one-day Donnie Smith Bike Show and Swap Meet nearly two decades ago, I wonder if he knew it would be such a remarkable success story. When I asked, his response was, “I did have a vision when I bought the show. I knew I ...

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Community garage, premier displays featured at 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Skidmark Garage owner Brian Schaffran, right, at 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Photo by Jeff Guciardo for the American Motorcyclist Association.

Skidmark Garage, vintage clubs to be in Old Bike Barn Crossroads Pickerington, Ohio—Skidmark Garage, a Cleveland-based community garage for motorcyclists, is setting up a three-bay workspace that attendees can use during 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 6-8, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Skidmark Garage will be in the Old Bike Barn Crossroads, along with premier displays ...

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Partz: Slick shifter

Partz: Slick shifter

For those owners who have already swapped out the stock shift linkage on their bagger but want to further accent that side of the bike, recently developed by Baker Custom Inc. is the company’s BCI Front Trans Lever with Rear Trans Lever Cover for 2017–Later Touring Model Harleys. This kit includes a sleek aluminum front shifter arm and a two-piece, steel-stamped, interlocking clamshell cover for the rear transmission arm (shifter ...

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