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Tan Lines: December, 2017

My riding for the early weeks of October were cut short as I had to be in Los Angeles for a couple weeks but I did manage to find a couple of cool biker-friendly watering holes south of L.A. The Swallows Inn near Capistrano was a great little place with good prices and fun people. Down the road a little ...

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Northeast Passages: December, 2017

Holiday cheer is running wild this time of year with so many clubs and riding organizations hosting toy runs and other events that guarantee a merry Christmas for thousands of kids. A good example comes from those patronizing Manchester Harley-Davidson in Manchester, New Hampshire. Riders from the area combined a “Toys for Tots” event with a Halloween costume ride held ...

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Hazy on the Details: December, 2017

There’s always lots happening this month, and oddly, considering the rest of the country is under deep freeze, SoCal always seems to bring us some fun riding weather. Kicking off my December is the new location for the 29th annual ABATE Local 19/PV H.O.G.’s Toy Run on December 3. Last year’s was held at Pomona Valley Harley-Davidson. Didn’t ask what ...

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Texas Raine: December, 2017

Up in Dallas, the month of October kicked off with Rick Fairless and crew celebrating the 21st anniversary of Strokers Dallas and thousands of motorcyclists from the North Texas area turned out to celebrate the fun with live music, a wet T-shirt contest, and much admiring of some amazingly gorgeous custom builds that he had on display. We wish Rick ...

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Mile Marker: December, 2017

During the 36th annual Tomahawk Factory Open House and Fall Ride in Wisconsin September 13–17, over $117,000 was raised to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This brings the total to over $2 million that has been raised during the ride for MDA since 1981. The money helps support individuals and families in Wisconsin’s Northwoods area… On Aug 7, 2016, Royce ...

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If You See Kay: December, 2017

This is a difficult column to write. It is with mixed emotions that I tell you that this is my last column. The time has come for me to bid you farewell. I have been with THUNDER PRESS for about 17 years, and all good things must come to an end. I have met and worked with some terrific people. ...

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Northeast Passages: November, 2017

Nobody could say it better than the folks at Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, who put out the word in August that “God took a big piece of our sunshine” when dealership scion Dennis Schaeffer, 71, son of Fern “Nana” Koch Schaeffer and the late Carl A. “Pap” Schaeffer, passed suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, at a medical ...

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Chewin the Fat Boy: November, 2017

Fall is here and with it come opportunities to step up by participating in various regional toy runs. High Desert Harley-Davidson in Meridian, Idaho, has put a best boot forward once again in co-hosting the United States Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots Idaho kick-off event Sunday, November 5, with registration 9:00–10:30 a.m. at 2310 East Cinema Drive (by Majestic Theaters) ...

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Tan Lines: November, 2017

November marks the end of hurricane season here and after this year, we certainly are happy about that. Even the most seasoned riders didn’t venture out in Hurricane Irma’s fury when she paid us a visit in September. Her decision to drop by caused some difficulties but the 3rd annual Rockin’ for Awareness (PTSD) benefit on Sunday, September 17, still ...

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Hazy on the Details: November, 2017

And it starts! The “official” holiday season. Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? Of course I can; my sis Laurie and I start the meal planning on our September vacation together. While on that same vacation, my sis Margy sent me her authorization for the Air Force Fly-over for her city’s Veteran’s Day Parade (Fairfield, if you’re ...

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