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Hazy on the Details: June, 2017

I’m officially kicking off summer! I have my Hollywood Bowl season tickets, I have picnics planned, and I’ve lined up my summer music and free stuff! My big expenditure of the summer is the Bowl, but the rest is freeeee! So much to do, it’s hard to choose, but as always, I’ll be sharing what I get with you guys! ...

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Mile Marker: June, 2017

Congratulations to Dana Manderfield, Director, product data management at the Harley-Davidson MoCo, in Wauwatosa on being recognized by the National Women in Manufacturing Institute. She leads 67 employees in transferring data flow from customers to suppliers on the shop floor… Mark your calendars for the inaugural Detroit Motorcycle City event July 6–9. The Motor City Casino will be the event ...

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Northeast Passages: June, 2017

Celebrants en masse visited Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre, Vermont, on Saturday, April 1, to raise a slice of cake in a toast to co-founder Barbara Wilkins, celebrating her 88th birthday at the dealership she helped launch in 1947. As a memory marker, know that it was the year the flying saucer crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. And the year the ...

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Texas Raine: June, 2017

Down along the Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi H-D had a fun get together on April 15, launching into the riding season with an open house, tasty bites, live music, and great camaraderie… Meanwhile, up the road in Houston, Mancuso Crossroads H-D hosted a day-long Easter egg hunt with fantastic prizes including complimentary free service on any model, free mototect, motor ...

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If You See Kay: June, 2017

Happy birthday to all bikers who celebrate in June. Happy birthday to IHR members Rod Colman from Hollister and Ed Linderman, master chef and host of the annual IHR campout at his home in Shingle Springs. I will see you both in September. When this campout first began, the Lindermans’ (Ed and Lori) property looked like tent city. There were ...

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Hazy on the Details: May, 2017

I look forward to May because that’s when I always take my “spring break” which is an annual sis/girlfriend week’s worth of vacation. This year’s is once again up to Cambria, where we will shop, eat, cook, play cards, hike and chat. Always a fun event, and of course I promise to miss work terribly. Sure I will. Thanks for ...

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Northeast Passages: May, 2017

Remember the movie, Casablanca? It’s the one where Bogie said, “In all the gin joints, in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Except, twist it this way: From all the oceans, and all the seas of the world, he walks in to save his mom. That’s Kevin Morrisey, 35, son of New Hampshire Harley rider ...

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Tan Lines: May, 2017

Congratulations to William G. Davidson, chief styling officer emeritus and brand ambassador, who many believe changed the direction and identity of Harley-Davidson since the take-back in 1984, on being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Willie G. will receive the award at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on August 9, during the 77th Sturgis Rally… Mark ...

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Mile Marker: May, 2017

Congratulations to William G. Davidson, chief styling officer emeritus and brand ambassador, who many believe changed the direction and identity of Harley-Davidson since the take-back in 1984, on being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Willie G. will receive the award at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on August 9, during the 77th Sturgis Rally… Mark ...

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Chewin the Fat Boy: May, 2017

When anyone of any age suffers loss, it’s a painful ride to find one’s footing. But when it’s a child, there’s no accurate way to gauge the despair, particularly as kids seem to be navigating with resiliency. ABATE of Cowlitz County is honoring a former member who passed in 2004 by doing something about it. They’re welcoming you to join ...

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