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Rearview Mirror: New tricks in 2006

  The world ● Luxembourg becomes the first country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting. Still worked with an antenna, so who needs cable TV… right? ● Walt Disney International and Bob Iger announce it is buying computer animation film studio Pixar for $7.4 billion. Wait… need cable TV to watch that stuff… right? ● Liquid water ...

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Born Free 10

Born Free 10

All the cool things Silverado, Calif., June 23–24—Nestled in the Santa Ana mountains in a remote area of Orange County is Oak Canyon Ranch. Oak Canyon, approximately 20 acres of lush grass, complete with a lake, and perfectly framed with huge oak trees throughout, is home of the Born Free Motorcycle Show. Born Free was founded 10 years ago by ...

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95th Laconia Motorcycle Week

95th Laconia Motorcycle Week

Ridin’ and rockin’ the Granite State Laconia, N.H., June 9–17—My first time attending Laconia Motorcycle Week was an amazing experience! It was the first time I had ridden east of Indiana. It was my first trip to the New England area and I have to say the area is absolutely beautiful. I am not sure what I expected, but the ...

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The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

A rarified affair Carmel, Calif., May 5—I know, I know; $75 to get into a motorcycle show on a golf course green for six hours? Can it possibly be worth it? And it’s $95 if you walk up the day of the event, but it includes lunch and all the ice cream you can eat… ice cream, not beer; you ...

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One for the Road: The drifter

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the road? To just leave everything behind and ride off… no responsibilities, no bills, no ties? This type of lifestyle began to appeal to me when I was in my 20s and two of my friends offered me the opportunity to live on a boat in the Florida ...

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S&S Cycle

After acquiring the company Flathead Power, S&S developed their own line of vintage engines and parts

Six decades of proven performance It’s doubtful that George Smith ever envisioned the motorcycle aftermarket empire that S&S Cycle would eventually become. A powerhouse like none other, S&S has risen from the mere passion of racing the fastest Harley on the strip to being a leader in performance products used around the world. Starting with a 1939 61” basket-case Knucklehead, ...

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Motorhead Memo: Frame-up—Part 1

A great deal more thought, effort and expense has been put into the understanding, care and feeding of Harley engines than chassis. Too bad. A basic knowledge of the motorcycle chassis is damn helpful and potentially able to make a rider look good, be good… be better… than a motor. Harley-Davidson hasn’t always been noted for expertise in the areas ...

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Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Racing

Jared Mees sliding the FTR750 through Turn 1 at Daytona-Photo courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

FTR750 The original Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company was built by racers for racing (that isn’t a typo—it was originally spelled moto, not motor). Two bicycle racers, George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom, joined forces in 1901 to put a small single-cylinder motor in a bicycle, creating a support vehicle for their bicycle racing program. The following year they began building street ...

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The Hooligan: Sophomore season

By the end of the 2017 race season I was starting to make a name for myself and stand out at my local AMA District 6 races. I was racing in the vintage class, and most of the bikes I was racing against were purpose-built flat-track bikes from the ’70s and ’80s. I didn’t mind because I was beating most ...

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5th annual Ride California

Ride California group photo

WITW invades Big Bear Big Bear, Calif., June 8–10—Ladies started arriving in Big Bear, California, on every kind of two- and three-wheeled motorcycle to the 5th annual Ride California event. Ride California is a regional event of Women in the Wind (WITW) that includes members from California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon and Canada. The event was hosted by the Riverside ...

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