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Loretta Lynn Ranch

Southern hospitality “Loretta.” Simply say the name in the proximity of a music fan and you’ve said enough. Her name conjures thoughts of others—Patsy, Elvis, Willie, Waylon or Hank. Loretta Lynn is country music royalty. She defined the music industry in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and beyond. She was a pioneer who laid the foundation for so many that followed. ...

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Indian Motorcycle announces demo rides, thrill shows and more at 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Indian’s Flat Track Wrecking Crew & Hooligan Race highlight the week’s top entertainment during the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 1—Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced an exciting schedule of events during the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Indian Motorcycle will offer riders demo rides on 2018 models, adrenaline-charged thrill shows, two nights of American Flat Track ...

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H-D 2018 Forty-Eight Special and Iron 1200

H-D 2018 48 and Iron Review

Two for the road Conceptually the premise of the Forty-Eight Special Sportster makes sense. 1948 was the first year the world saw a 2.1-gallon peanut tank on a Harley-Davidson, hence the name 48. The Forty-Eight Sportster platform debuted in 2010 as the third in the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom Sportster line, with a blacked-out drivetrain and bobbed front and rear fender. ...

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Where am I? Winner Jeff Lindaman

Where am I? Winner Jeff Lindaman

Cleanin’ up in the corn belt The Where am I? game can be solved, either from personal familiarity with a given town or region, by pulling out an atlas or turning to Google. By whatever means, if the clues lead to a reader emailing, and if that person offers up the fifth correct answer on the 12th of the month ...

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2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse

Drifting to the dark side I’m a fan of Indian: as a brand, as a company and as the underdog. There, I wrote it. Now you know there will be bias in this story—but only from a historical perspective. My first American Big Twin was a 2001 Gilroy Indian Chief, which I sold, and then I got my 1947 Indian ...

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Spare Parts: Which way is up?

Lately I’ve felt obligated to pass along some common sense to those younger riders looming in my rearview mirror. It isn’t that they don’t have any common sense of their own; some just don’t have much of it about things that were common a generation ago. Not things like how to build a canoe from a hollowed-out log, but other ...

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Kulture Clash: Sharin’ is Carin’

I have been kind of preachin’ in my last few columns about you all sharing your motorcycle experiences with your family. Now, please understand when referring to family it goes beyond wives, husbands, children, brothers and sisters. I am talking about our family on the road. While I don’t know every one of you I am sure I have met ...

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Free Range: The heist

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Nobody likes a thief. Especially a motorcycle thief, but even less so an antique motorcycle thief. There are only so many of the old bikes left on this earth and, just like land, they ain’t making any more. The old bikes are undeniable works of classic art and those who own them are tenders of the history and legacy that ...

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Almost Fiction: The 24 Hour Café

Six blocks in either direction from where Main Street and Center Avenue crossed, there were thriving businesses that catered to the needs of the citizenry of this small, 100-year-old town of about 10 or 12 thousand people. There was a small college, beauty shops, barbers shops, drug stores, clothing stores, a couple of bars, a pool hall, two nice steak ...

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Shop Dogs: The Vagabond Choppers dog show

Over the years the address for Vagabond Choppers has changed, but one thing has remained constant, and that is the crazy trio of dogs that keep the place safe and upbeat. Athena Ransom started Vagabond Choppers in 2003 and has strived to make a place for women in the motorcycle world. She is known for her incredible live on-stage motorcycle ...

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