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Depth of Tread: Cristene Justus

Sometimes in meeting someone, you’re struck by how confidently they occupy their place in the saddle, as if to them, life has an order to it that aligns with intention. Fifty-five-year-old Road King-riding Cristene Justus is such a person and was reader-nominated for a new feature in this column. Born in Wenatchee, Washington, the “Apple Capital of the Northwest,” the ...

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Spare Parts: Have a seat

If my bikes were dogs, most of them would be rescue dogs. Loveable and up to the challenge, but not the best-in-show type. They have outdated engines, not yet considered classics for the most part, or a ding and dent here and there; that sort of thing. Some are special to me mostly because of the people who owned them ...

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The Hooligan: The beginning of a never-ending journey

My name is Trevor Monn, and I’m a Harley Hooligan racer that lives in the small town of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. In 2016 flat track racing was something I had no background in or knowledge of. It was all new to me. I grew up racing amateur motocross on the east coast and in the winter we would travel and do ...

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Bullin Through Life: Fotomat and pilgrims

Howdy! Grab a chair an’ a beer! Well, we had the April showers that bring May flowers, an’ you know what May flowers bring… pilgrims! Yeah, I know… Corny, but it still gets a chuckle now an’ then. Speakin’ of pilgrims, do ya ever feel like a stranger in a strange land? I do all the time. Technology has advanced ...

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Ride Out of the Darkness: The time is now

Last month I introduced myself and told you about how I quickly fell in love with the motorcycle lifestyle a bit later in life. I also wrote that I wanted to change the world for the better. This month I want to share with you how I have been doing that. Originally I started planning a ride and as I ...

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Shop Dogs: Joe: My First and Last Shop Dog

Scott Davis was always interested in motorcycles and muscle cars. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, he would ride his dirt bike for endless hours through the old coal fields. In the late 1970s, his family moved to West Hartford, Connecticut, where he bought his first street bike, a 1966 Triumph Bonneville. As his family was originally from the U.K., he ...

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Free Range: Brain bucket

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I flew into Milwaukee for a little work, a bit of riding and a lot of hanging out with biker folk I love and respect. I’d planned to meet a few new people and there would be parties and gatherings with everything based on riding. Needless to say, I was pretty jazzed about the whole trip. One of the things ...

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Kulture Clash: The way you feel when…

You know the way it makes you feel when you get more than you expected? That’s what motorcycling is all about. It all starts off when you buy your first bike. Then you hang out at a bike night with all your buddies. Of course you have no idea the stories you are going to bring back with your first ...

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Almost Fiction: Heroes (Chapter Two)

For his whole life Alonso Quixana read and studied every text concerning knighthood and chivalry until one morning his twisted reality took a left turn and he literally became the Knight Errant, Don Quixote de la Mancha, who could not be dissuaded from fighting dragons, rescuing helpless maidens in distress, protecting the innocent and dispatching giants. In 1605, as an ...

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