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Author Archives: Hannah Clark

In Memoriam: Charisse “Sheri” Buchta-Giraldes

Charisse “Sheri” Buchta-Giraldes May 9, 1957–May 13, 2017 Stockton, Calif., June 25—There was a slight breeze and a brilliant sky on this warm Sunday afternoon as a pack of riders led by Larry Giraldes quietly wound their way through the NorCal delta to pay respects to Larry’s dearly departed wife. The celebration of life would include dancing to the tunes ...

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Northeast Passages: July, 2017

The Boston Motorcycle Marathon Ride to help fight cancer is set for Sunday, August 13, along the route of the Boston Marathon—Hopkinton to Boston. Last year, some 3,000 people on 1,528 bikes attended. Ride founder Fred Georgoulis, owner of a 1991 FXRS, honors through the run those killed or injured in the marathon bombing of 2013. He told me by ...

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Partz: Rockin’ down the highway

The new ROKKER XXR 5×7″ Saddlebag-Lid Speaker Upgrade is touted as the most powerful speakers available for 2006–2017 Harley baggers. Manufactured by the J&M Corporation, these speakers deliver 2 ohms impedance and an impressive 300 watts maximum input. Designed as a swap-out item for your stock speakers, they include a lightweight waterproof one-piece, woven-fiber driver cone with a rigid metal ...

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One for the Road: Return of the roadhouse

It was Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend, a three-day holiday from work for many Americans. The Layton Hotel Tavern’s inaugural Country Music Festival, featuring a new outdoor beer barn and band pavilion, was taking place that day. The hour-long ride north to Layton had me pondering love and loss and change. Seemed like everyone was having parties, but I ...

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Indian Motorcycle launches new 1901 apparel

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, announced its 1901 Fall/Winter apparel line up. The Contemporary fashion line of Indian Motorcycle 1901, showcased the latest collections at Project New York from July 16–18. Show attendees saw Indian Motorcycle 1901 introduce new categories such as jackets, hats and its newest line of women’s graphic tees and tanks, representing Indian ...

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94th Laconia Motorcycle Week: Life is a carnival

Laconia, N.H., June 10–18—The old days, when it was rare to see anything other than a Harley parked on Lakeside Avenue and women pushing baby carriages and carrying purse-size dogs were verboten, reside in my memory like gritty 16mm black-and-white movie clips. The big beer tents at the crossroads are gone, the Funspot retired, and only the Broken Spoke remains ...

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Almost Fiction: Refusing to be categorized

For the past six months, “the couple” had been running a continuous estate sale with the goal of turning everything they owned into cash. Having been longtime employees for a large airline they decided to take the company up on its severance package and transfer all their vacation time, sick time and bonuses into a year’s worth of free air ...

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Texas Raine: July, 2017

San Antonio was the place to be on the last weekend in April when the Revved Up Women Texas Motorcycle Expo took place at Retama Park Race Track. Organizers elevated things from the standard garage party concept to appeal more toward today’s women riders by offering networking opportunities, demo rides, and educational events. The highlight was a panel which featured ...

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Harley-Davidson gearing up for 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Milwaukee, July 17—The sound of freedom will rumble through the Black Hills when thousands of motorcyclists join Harley-Davidson, the official motorcycle of the largest motorcycle rally in the United States, at the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 5–12. “The great riding, the motorcycle tradition, and the wide-open fun: That’s what makes Sturgis ‘Sturgis,’” said James Newton, Harley-Davidson U.S. Events Manager. ...

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Laconia Motorcycle Week

Laconia, N.H., June 10–18—The 94th Laconia Motorcycle Week rolled into town on June 10, 2017, bringing with it a whirlwind of activity. From the crowds at Weirs Beach and the Laconia Roadhouse, to the Gypsy Tours and demo rides, the races and vendors at New Hampshire International Speedway and the scene at Laconia Harley-Davidson, not a minute went by when something ...

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