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2017 Rocky Point Rally

17th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, Nov. 9–12—Motorcycle enthusiasts took advantage of the beautiful warm, mid-80s weather as they headed South to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, for the 17th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally. The rally began in 2001 and has brought in more than $150,000 to several charities. Proceeds are raised by registration fees, poker runs and ...

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2017 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

Coasting the emerald Panama City Beach, Fla., Oct. 25–29—Centuries ago, quartz crystals washed down from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Along the way these crystals were ground, polished, and bleached. They were then deposited by the tides along the Florida Panhandle creating what is referred to as the legendary sugar sand of Panama City Beach. The area is ...

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Thunder Press—the Early Days: Part 2: Hiring Hall of Famers

Click here to read part one Ignorance gets a bad rap. While some embrace it a little too enthusiastically, it can be helpful… no; really. As an example, had I known what I’d be up against when it came to starting THUNDER PRESS, well, I probably would have just gone for a long ride instead. But because I really didn’t ...

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Hideaway’s Biketoberfest 2017

Cowboys ’n’ Indians Cave Creek, Ariz., Oct. 20–22—If you’re looking for a flat-out fun destination and hangout place on any given weekend, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere more exciting than Cave Creek, Arizona. A mere 30 miles outside of Phoenix, tucked in at the base of Black Mountain and right off the famous Carefree Highway, lies the world-famous Hideaway ...

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Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival

An artistic celebration Hurricane Mills, Tenn., Sept. 28–Oct. 1—A perfect blend of artistry… motorcycles and music! That is how I would describe the inaugural Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival and BC Moto Invitational. Located at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, this event is definitely worth the trip. Upon check-in, I was greeted by the friendliest staff I ...

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Ocean City BikeFest/Delmarva Bike Week: Clear sailing ahead

Delmarva, Md., Sept. 14–17—It’s the middle of September, and after the past few weeks, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria making the weather so unpredictable during a wild and crazy hurricane season, it finally feels like better days are coming. I’m enjoying this bright, sunny day with the forecast of temperatures in the mid-80s, perfect for another journey down ...

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2018 H-D Softail Press Launch: Blasting through the shock barrier

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 27–29—On the evening of August 22, the new 2018 Harley-Davidson models emerged from hiding and into the light, with details instantly available on every media you could imagine (and some you couldn’t). The capsule commentary? With the exception of cosmetics and color changes, nothing much to talk about in the Street line. Ditto for the Sportsters. ...

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Thunder Press—the Early Days: Part 1: Culture shock

This will cost my editorial license a few points, but it’s not much of a stretch to say that THUNDER PRESS has roots with BMW. It was 1987 and I was suffering from that itch that only a new motorcycle can scratch. I had a couple of decades of riding on the books so I had a fair idea of what ...

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Thunder Press 25th Anniversary Party: Celebrating a milestone

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 10—Our history and heritage is so important, molding generation after generation in every aspect of our lives, social, business, political, economical, down to our very core beliefs of how, why and who we are today. The history that is pulled together for our motorcycling community in the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame is simply inspiring ...

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