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If You See Kay: August, 2017

Get well wishes are for Pervis Leewright from Fairfield. He is currently in the Veterans Hospital in Martinez where he celebrated his 80th birthday. I suppose all good things must come to an end. Obviously, Pervis isn’t riding anymore. However, he passed his Harley on to his son, Dave. Dave, may you have many years of sun in your face ...

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Northeast Passages: July, 2017

The Boston Motorcycle Marathon Ride to help fight cancer is set for Sunday, August 13, along the route of the Boston Marathon—Hopkinton to Boston. Last year, some 3,000 people on 1,528 bikes attended. Ride founder Fred Georgoulis, owner of a 1991 FXRS, honors through the run those killed or injured in the marathon bombing of 2013. He told me by ...

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Chewin the Fat Boy: July, 2017

Before jumping into what’s happening, this goes out to folks who’ve expressed interest in the Pend Orielle River Valley, my home in the middle of nowhere. To preview this wonderful NE Washington riding country, a local Metaline Falls fellow Ted Hawk has created a YouTube channel where he posts drone videos, capturing some exceptional footage of the region. He made ...

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If You See Kay: July, 2017

Happy birthday to all riders who celebrate in July. Happy birthday to an IHR camper-outer, Dave Laakonen, in Eugene, Oregon. Happy birthday to Santa Cruz riders Jeannie Atwater, Wende Fletcher and Theresa Snider. Yeah, Jeannie, I know that you snowbird between Santa Cruz and Palm Springs. So, happy birthday in whichever place you happen to be. Happy birthday to Sammy ...

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Tan Lines: July, 2017

May has been proclaimed Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and not a minute too soon—that’s for sure. With our constant stream of visitors from other states and countries and those that are paying more attention to their cell phones than driving, our roads here in Central Florida can be very dangerous. Several years ago, the COBB Society Chapter 1 took up ...

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Hazy on the Details: July, 2017

Fourth of July kind of kicks off summer in my book—yeah, I know the first day of summer was June 21, but let’s face it, there’s really not much happening until then. Maybe when we were kids it started when school let out—these days, sadly, not so much. So officially I think summer should kick off with LaVerne’s Fourth of ...

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Tan Lines: June, 2017

I once heard that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by and I think whoever said it was right. I cannot believe that nearly half of 2017 is already over. The 25th of March found riders down on the west coast in the Clearwater area showing up to support a “Rock the Cure” benefit for the ...

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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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