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Where am I? June 2018

Summer wouldn’t seem summer without melon A big slice, no BIGGER if you would Beehive State sinners and Saints feel as I do Their largest slice of summer is made of wood   The Robber’s Roost on Main in tonight’s headrest I can see the Fat Boy just outside my room door Dinner will be fresh at Ray’s on Broadway ...

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Almost Fiction: Heroes (Chapter Three)

To remind the long-suffering reader of the content of the previous two chapters: In 1605, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote the classic novel about an elderly gentleman, Alonso Quixana, who becomes totally obsessed with the exploits of Knights Errant who went about redressing all manner of wrongs, defending the helpless, destroying the wicked, bringing justice to the world. This unprepared ...

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Kulture Clash: Why are we so worried?

Shadow recently brought a serious concern to my attention that one of our contributors had about the state of the motorcycle culture. It seems that many rallies across the nation are closing in on closing down. Attendance numbers are way down and though there are young bikers out there the rallies are still dominated by aging-out boomers. Is the motorcycle ...

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Free Range: Family tradition

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I had a less-than typical childhood and skipping around between different scenarios is a lot of what went into making me pretty adaptable as an adult. Or at least that’s been my rationale as I’ve bounced around from place to place for the last decade or so. I was a tomboy girl in pigtails riding horses, and eventually dirt bikes, ...

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Cannonball Characters: Frank Westfall #49

1912 Henderson Hailing from Syracuse, New York, Frank Westfall is well versed in competition rides. Having competed in the famous Great Race long before the Motorcycle Cannonball was launched, Frank shares tales of rebuilding his motorcycle in a hotel bathtub while entered in the cross-country races that included cars as well as motorcycles so it was evident that he was ...

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Motorhead Memo: Intelajet install

Remember the Intelajet install article intended for last month? Well… here it is… sorta. Only it’s done on a S&S Super E, rather than the CV Keihin or HSR Mikuni. Why pick the carb H-D never sold, rather than the two they have? To paraphrase what flow guru Jerry Branch once said, “Butterfly carburetors are like having a five-speed transmission ...

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Savage Roads: The road to Harley Town

Leopoldsburg is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg and every year for the past 14 years, this biker has gotten to headline and enjoy the Harley Days weekend. Last year, I arrived early on Friday which is setup day for all the vendors from around Belgium and Europe. Opening of the Harley Day’s camping area as well ...

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Depth of Tread: Cristene Justus

Sometimes in meeting someone, you’re struck by how confidently they occupy their place in the saddle, as if to them, life has an order to it that aligns with intention. Fifty-five-year-old Road King-riding Cristene Justus is such a person and was reader-nominated for a new feature in this column. Born in Wenatchee, Washington, the “Apple Capital of the Northwest,” the ...

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Spare Parts: Have a seat

If my bikes were dogs, most of them would be rescue dogs. Loveable and up to the challenge, but not the best-in-show type. They have outdated engines, not yet considered classics for the most part, or a ding and dent here and there; that sort of thing. Some are special to me mostly because of the people who owned them ...

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The Hooligan: The beginning of a never-ending journey

My name is Trevor Monn, and I’m a Harley Hooligan racer that lives in the small town of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. In 2016 flat track racing was something I had no background in or knowledge of. It was all new to me. I grew up racing amateur motocross on the east coast and in the winter we would travel and do ...

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