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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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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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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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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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Bullin Through Life: Never boring

Howdy! Grab a chair an’ a beer! Ya know, sometimes I almost forget why God allowed the Japanese to design motorcycles, then one incident reminds me that it was to keep assholes off of Harley-Davidsons. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work. (FYI: I’ve owned a bunch of Japanese bikes too, but I don’t deny being an asshole…) Amy Irene White, a ...

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Depth of Tread: Patch Lady Diane

A new feature, Depth of Tread, is an opportunity to recognize, to reader-nominate someone you know. Yes, you! Readers email Susan with contact information for the nominee and from those nominations we’ll feature a subject in a future issue of THUNDER PRESS. Imagine a person who lives with intention, admirable for some reason. It can be anyone, we ask only ...

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Ride Out of the Darkness: Winter woes and tire travails

As we all know, this past winter was indeed a unique and challenging one. Even Southern California was fairly cold for a while, and parts of Florida were in the low 30s and mid 20s! This indeed made the first two months of my journey interesting, to say the least! With my first walk in Edinburg, Texas, on January 6 ...

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Savage Roads: Mayan roads

Photos by Dafrio Dahinten Greetings from Guatemala City where I am spending one month filming my latest episode of my biker adventure series The Savage Roads. I was very concerned with the volcano that had just erupted a week before my date of arrival but the airport was reopened just two days before my flight and away I flew from ...

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2018-2019 Progressive International Motorcycles Show Tour Schedule

Seven Top Markets in the United States Will Host the Nation’s Largest Touring Consumer Motorcycle Show Santa Monica, Calif., June 28—The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports’ leading brands with enthusiasts and buyers, today announced dates for its upcoming 2018-2019 tour. The IMS Tour will stop in seven leading motorcycling markets to provide consumers and enthusiasts ...

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Sportster Showdown!

Led Sled Customs, Biltwell Inc. and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip bring annual Sportster Showdown Bike Show and Party back to the Legendary Buffalo Chip Sturgis, S.D., June 28—Led Sled Customs, Biltwell Inc. and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will once again host the annual Sportster Showdown, the wildest bike show at the Buffalo Chip, on Tuesday, August 7, from 2:00 p.m. to ...

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