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Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch: The hits keep happening

Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch

Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 25–26—From the American debut of the cosmopolitan new XG500 and XG750 Street models in January to the surprise introduction on the eve of Daytona Bike Week of the XL1200T—the first XL tourer in two generations—and the return of the culturally groundbreaking Low Rider, The Motor Company was already creating a heady dose of buzz. And then came ...

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Rolling Thunder XXVII: Riding to remember

Rolling Thunder Wreath Ceremony

Washington, D.C., May 29–June 1—The Rolling Thunder demonstration on Memorial Day weekend is a pilgrimage of sorts, where the people demand that our politicians act now to take care of the veterans who protected, and continue to protect, America’s freedom. The morning of the first day of my pilgrimage was the first time I have ever put on rain gear ...

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AMCA Southern National Meet: Vintage Iron Rendezvous in the Carolinas

2014 AMCA Southern National Meet

DENTON, N.C., MAY 16–18 — For the last five years, the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) has held their Southern National Meet down in Denton, North Carolina. It was hosted by the Blue Ridge, Catawba Valley and Dixie chapters, which did a wonderful job of organizing and directing the event. The highlight of most AMCA meets is usually a ...

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12th annual Outer Banks Bike Week

These gals, slithering around in the slaw, were quite evenly matched

OUTER BANKS., N.C., APRIL 19-27—Traveling across Hampton Bay, with its web of waterways, bridges and tunnels, brings the first whiff of sea air and the expanse of the Chesapeake Bay. To the east is the sandy-white shoreline leading to Virginia Beach and west is Naval Station Norfolk. Continuing my southbound journey will take me to Outer Banks Bike Week. With ...

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18th annual Leesburg Bikefest

Riding south on Main Street Saturday morning about 10 am and the street was already wall to wall!

LEESBURG, FLA., APR. 25-27—The hype for the 18th annual Leesburg Bikefest started right after Daytona Bike Week, and by the last weekend in April, this quiet town of less than 40,000 was busting at the seams. It is estimated that over 350,000 people poured into the rally this year, causing the normal problems with traffic and such, but more so ...

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2014 Angel City Spring Rally: Room to romp

Welcome to Angel City Spring Rally

UNADILLA, GA., APR. 8-13—When one man dreams big, he has to convince others his vision is worthy of their attention. Wayne Smith is one such man and his dream of many years materialized 17 rallies ago in the form of Angel City where, since 2005, both a spring and fall event have been held every year. After many years researching ...

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2014 Moonshine Festival and BBQ Cook Off

Moonshine Festival and BBQ Cook Off

Union Point, Ga., Mar. 21–23 — The Moonshine Festival and BBQ Cook Off was the first event I’ve attended that brought Harley riders and trail riders together in the same location. Seems on this weekend three factors worked in harmony to make this work: Southern motorcyclists like moonshine that tastes like apple pie, fine-looking women running around in leather, and ...

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