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2018 Indian Motorcycle

Meeting the tribe It’s my humble opinion that some of the best riding in the world is in the Black Hills area in South Dakota and so it was particularly exciting when I was offered the opportunity to saddle up an Indian Scout Bobber to be my trusty ride while in Sturgis. Since the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s founder, J.C. “Pappy” ...

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2017 Lone Star Rally

Everything in Texas is bigger Galveston Island, Texas, Nov. 2–5—Promoted as the largest four-day motorcycle event in the U.S., the Lone Star Rally hit Galveston Island this year celebrating its 17th annual recurrence and proving to be one of the biggest ever. This event has endured devastating hurricanes that ripped the island apart just weeks before the rally, torrential rainstorms ...

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2017 Rocky Point Rally

17th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, Nov. 9–12—Motorcycle enthusiasts took advantage of the beautiful warm, mid-80s weather as they headed South to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, for the 17th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally. The rally began in 2001 and has brought in more than $150,000 to several charities. Proceeds are raised by registration fees, poker runs and ...

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2017 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

Coasting the emerald Panama City Beach, Fla., Oct. 25–29—Centuries ago, quartz crystals washed down from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Along the way these crystals were ground, polished, and bleached. They were then deposited by the tides along the Florida Panhandle creating what is referred to as the legendary sugar sand of Panama City Beach. The area is ...

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Rebel on the Highway movie review

Breaking all the rules Waukesha, Wis., Sept. 16—After two years of trial and tribulations, the effort of piecing together a full-length biker flick came together this past September. The writers of Rebel on the Highway, Charlie Brechtel and his wife Sabrina, along with executive producer Dennis Sanfilippo, packed their bags and flew from Northern California to present the film to ...

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Thunder Press—the Early Days: Part 2: Hiring Hall of Famers

Click here to read part one Ignorance gets a bad rap. While some embrace it a little too enthusiastically, it can be helpful… no; really. As an example, had I known what I’d be up against when it came to starting THUNDER PRESS, well, I probably would have just gone for a long ride instead. But because I really didn’t ...

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Motorhead Memo: The new Softail: Classy Chassis (Part II)

Last time around we talked briefly about a few of the neat (and unsung) supporting players in the total redesign of the 2018 Softails. This time… let’s dig a little deeper into the engine and chassis combo that’s got everyone rethinking Harley’s cruiser image. Or should! After all… dynamically… about the only thing these new machines have in common with ...

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New Harley-Davidson Sport Glide blends agility with long-haul capability

Milwaukee, Nov. 7—The new Harley-Davidson Sport Glide motorcycle is a quick-change artist, an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring, cruising or commuting. The versatile Sport Glide owns the curb on bike night and is ready for short- or long-distance weekend runs. The ninth model based on the all-new Harley-Davidson Softail platform and ...

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Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival

An artistic celebration Hurricane Mills, Tenn., Sept. 28–Oct. 1—A perfect blend of artistry… motorcycles and music! That is how I would describe the inaugural Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival and BC Moto Invitational. Located at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, this event is definitely worth the trip. Upon check-in, I was greeted by the friendliest staff I ...

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Street Vibrations: Metal, music and motorcycles

Reno, Nev., Sept. 27–Oct.1—It wasn’t just the streets that were vibrating as bikers from neighboring states rumbled their way into the “biggest little city in the world” during the 23rd annual fall celebration of all things biker in Reno, Nevada. Touted by Roadshows Inc. as the fourth-biggest motorcycle rally in the country, Street Vibrations is most certainly a riding event ...

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