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Laughlin River Run: A motorcycling oasis

Laughlin, Nev., Apr. 26–29—Thousands of bikers converged upon Laughlin, Nevada, for the 35th annual Laughlin River Run. Bikes started rolling into town as early as Monday, however, Thursday is when the constant rumble of V-twins could be felt, and by Friday the party was in full swing. With over 200 vendors, live music, contests, gambling, poker runs, stunt shows, and ...

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Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing Press Launch: Innovative innuendos

(L.–r.) The Brazilian Wax, Cutthroat, and Sheared Beaver jackets are worn by the Black Brand models

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 26—Brand manager of Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing, Howard Kelly, held a press conference Tuesday to launch their new company consisting of motorcycle related products which include everything from jackets and apparel, to helmets, gloves, chaps, and eventually footwear and other products. The conference was held at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California, where samples of their various ...

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Miss Laughlin Pageant and Wet T-shirt Contests: Adults only

All eight Miss Laughlin River Run 2014 contestants gather and wait for the winner to be announced

LAUGHLIN, NEV., APR 24-27—In years past I’ve attended the wild and raucous wet T-shirt contests held at the Riverside Resort bar named the Losers’ Lounge, and this year was no different. I arrived to find a line extending about 100 feet from the front door wrapping all the way into the gaming area; this event is extremely popular. Inside the ...

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Biggs Harley-Davidson’s May Ride

Biggs H-D

San Marcos, Calif., May 17 — Cooler weather prevailed for this year’s annual May Ride hosted by Biggs Harley-Davidson of San Marcos and its founder, Clint August, who is also widely known around town as an on-air personality for San Diego’s 101 KGB FM. In the days leading up to this event about a half-dozen wildfires were burning in San ...

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American Heat: High times in the Low Desert

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF., OCT. 25-27—It was hard to believe another year had slipped by and it was time once more for my annual cruise to the Low Desert for American Heat. This three-day event is packed with vendors and activities that begin in the daytime and rock on into the early hours of the morning. Although my girlfriend Raeanon and ...

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California State H.O.G. Rally: SoCal convergence

Riders took in the beauty of the San Diego skyline and bay view from Harbor Island during the southern ride

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., SEPT 12-15–This year’s California State H.O.G. rally was held in San Diego with five area dealerships joining forces to make the rally a huge success. The dealerships included San Diego, Quaid Temecula, El Cajon, Sweetwater and Biggs Harley-Davidson, though the main hub of the event was located at Party Pals, a unique 50,000-square-foot venue and the perfect ...

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American Heat 2012

2012 American Heat

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF., OCT 19-21—I couldn’t stop singing the song “Funny How Time Slips Away” as I rolled back into Palm Springs again this year. In what seemed like a blink of an eye, I’m back again for more. This year a good friend, Dave Bickle, joined me for the journey. After a quick burn from San Diego up the ...

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