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Run-A-Mucca 2015: Dancing in the rain

Run-A-Mucca 2015

Winnemucca, Nev., May 22–24—Vivian Greene wrote, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” With the weather that was forecast for this weekend I guess we’d see how many people felt like dancing. Weather is a primary factor for this run. Over the years it has seen blazing heat, snow, hail, ...

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The Kicker: Keep it up

Once in place, the new retainer and heavier spring will snap the kickstand into place the first time, every time

No Toil Industries For 2009-current Harley-Davidson Touring bikes only $79.95 plus $4.00 shipping kicker.notoil.com Also sold through Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited and Dennis Kirk You roll up to a stop, put the kickstand down (or jiffy stand as Harley likes to call it), get off your bike and it suddenly hits the ground because the stock locking mechanism didn’t keep ...

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13th annual Run-A-Mucca

13th annual Run-A-Mucca

WINNEMUCCA, NEV., MAY 23-25—The town of Winnemucca is something of a cultural crossroads in the middle of the desert, and there is a wealth of activity going on there between March and October including a Basque festival, car shows, rodeos, bluegrass festivals, drag racing, photography symposiums and pig wrestling, to name a few. (No, I didn’t make that last one ...

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Quail Motorcycle Gathering—Year 6

Kevin Goe took a first place in the American class with his 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH Panhead

CARMEL, CALIF., MAY 17—Gordon McCall, director of motorsports at Quail Lodge & Golf Club, said, “The common denominator of two wheels is so much deeper than any of us could have ever guessed. We all do indeed share the same passion.” At the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, you will find just about any kind or brand of motorcycle you can name ...

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15th annual Chester’s Torch Ride

Guests of the Wildhorse Pass Casino and Hotel lined up to take photos of the 1200 Torch Riders arriving at the Phoenix Bike Fest

MESA, ARIZ., APR. 5—Mesa, Ariz., Apr. 5—Approximately 1,200 bikers showed up to help support the Arizona Special Olympics at Chester’s 15th annual Torch Ride. The $25-a-head donation (or $45 for two heads) got you a pancake breakfast, run pin, entry into the Sammy Hagar Concert at Phoenix Bike Fest that night (a $25 value all by itself) and a chance ...

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Cave Creek Rally 2014

Cave Creek Rally 2014

CAVE CREEK, ARIZ., APR. 1-6—Cowboys, Indians, outlaws and miners. That pretty much sums up Cave Creek’s history and heritage. Gold was discovered in 1874 on nearby Gold Hill, which caused a gold rush to the area displacing the Indians who lived there. Although the gold has played out, the town remains like an echo in time. The buildings, although none ...

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Grip Switch Garage Door Opener

Grip Switch Garage Door Opener

At the end of a long trip or ride when the sun is showing its last traces of golden fiery glow on the horizon, you roll into your driveway, put the kickstand down and ruin the mood and the view by having to fumble with your garage door to park your bike. Up until recently I overcame that by keeping ...

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20th annual Sacramento Law Enforcement Memorial Run

Ed Tonn, Kevin’s uncle, holds a plaque during the ceremony showing Kevin’s End of Watch date

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., JULY 27–It was January 15, 2013. Officer Kevin Tonn and his K-9 partner, Officer Yaro, were patrolling the city of Galt, California, population slightly under 24,000. Yaro sat in the back seat watching the cars and people go by outside his window. Kevin, a three-and-a-half-year veteran of Galt PD, came in that morning to find his window remote ...

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Hollister Rally 2013

Hollister Rally 2013

HOLLISTER, CALIF., JULY 5-6–On Fourth of July weekend, thousands of bikers rumbled into America’s little hometown of Hollister, California. Rally receipts end in the black! These two sentences have never appeared together in the history of the Hollister Rally before. In short, the revived Hollister Rally was a huge success. Estimates by organizers ranged from 50,000 attendees to estimates by ...

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