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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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If You See Kay: May, 2017

In Chico, a big shout out for Steve Adams, owner of Sierra Steel Harley-Davidson. Steve, Jack and I will be up to see you this summer. Keep the welcome mat out!… Happy birthday to all bikers who celebrate in May. Happy birthday to Amy DeNero of the Monterey Bay H.O.G. in Santa Cruz, happy birthday to Elly Rampoldi of the ...

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Tan Lines: April, 2017

With the great weather we have 95 percent of the time, sometimes there are so many things going on it’s really hard to decide which way to head so I just try to hit as many as I can… The month of January wrapped up on a good note with Seminole Harley holding a customer appreciation weekend. On the 28th ...

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Chewin the Fat Boy: April, 2017

Bayview, Idaho, is alongside Lake Pend Oreille; the deepest, biggest and least noisy body of water statewide. This makes for the ideal location for research and development on stealth technologies for the US Navy’s submarines, doing this work much more affordably and with greater environmental controls than would be possible in an ocean setting. Bayview, Idaho, is also where a ...

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Northeast Passages: April, 2017

April fools are running amuck this month and I surely remain the world’s greatest. I’ll never forget asking, years ago on my first-ever trip to Daytona, whether “DILLIGAF” was the name of some famous Floridian. Lots of bikers were wearing tees with the logo. The waitress at the White Eagle Lounge in Korona blinked. Then, she leaned in and whispered, ...

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Hazy on the Details: April, 2017

So I’m starting out my April column with a retirement. Me? Oh, heck no. At least not this month. Hah! Instead, our fearless leader, Terry Roorda, has decided to give up the high life of writing (which, by the way, can be hard work). Terry’s Blue Dog Diaries is the first thing I read when I open my THUNDER PRESS. ...

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