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22nd annual HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally

22nd annual HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally

KANSAS CITY, MO, JUNE 9–At first, a 1928 AJS and a 1911 Pierce, followed by a 1920 Indian alongside a 1946 Indian, a 1913 Pope and then a 1953 Harley-Davidson. These were the first six motorcycles to greet you after you paid your minimal $8 gate fee to the Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts 2013 Vintage Motorcycle Show. Best yet—more ...

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Rolling Thunder XXVI

Rolling Thunder XXVI

NEW JERSEY to WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23-27–For the past 26 Memorial Day weekends, tens of thousands of motorcyclists have converged on our nation’s capital. As a member of Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 New Jersey, this is the fourth time I’ve participated in Rolling Thunder’s annual demonstration to compel the politicians to focus more on our POW/MIA issue. I look at ...

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National Motorcycle Museum’s 2013 Vintage Rally

National Motorcycle Museum's 2013 Vintage Rally

ANAMOSA, IOWA, June 8-9—I had my sights set on the National Motorcycle Museum’s 2013 Vintage Rally long ago. The opportunity to check out the displays at the museum along with the largest Evel Knievel collection in the world, the new Dirt Track Heroes and “Scooters!” exhibits, a swap meet, autograph and book-signing sessions and much more was a no-brainer. And ...

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90th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week

Laconia, N.H., June 8-16—In June 1916, 150 motorcyclists converged upon Weirs Beach in Laconia, New Hampshire, marking the beginning of Laconia Motorcycle Week. This event was organized by several New England motorcycle dealers, and the very next year, the Federation of American Motorcyclists sanctioned the 1917 gathering as the first Gypsy Tour in Laconia. Early Gypsy Tours were intended to ...

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Outer Banks Bike Week 2013

Outer Banks Bike Week 2013

OUTER BANKS, N.C., APR. 20-28—Just as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel came into view, the warming sun dazzled its way through the gray, gloomy clouds and chill that had followed me the entire 350 miles from New Jersey. I took the abrupt, but welcome, change in weather as a good omen for my trip to the North Carolina coast for ...

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15th annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally

15th annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLA., MAY1-5—Despite the somewhat inclement weather and cooler-than-normal temps in Florida for the month of May, Wednesday’s Kick Start Party at the Whiskey Saloon was a success, even though it was the first time for Whiskey’s to host the party. The atmosphere on the back lot was reminiscent of the campgrounds in Sturgis. Once you got past ...

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2013 Beach-N-Biker Fest

2013 Beach-N-Biker Fest

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS, APRIL, 19-21–An unexpected cold front blew across Texas on Thursday, the day before the Beach-N-Biker Fest was scheduled to kick off, dropping the mercury and badgering riders with blustery north winds. The unusually cool weather this far into a Texas spring made scarves, face masks and leathers the standard attire for a ride to the Island ...

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Daytona Bike Week Editor’s Choice Bike Show

It was difficult to choose among the 60 customs entered in the show

ORMOND STRIP, FLA., MAR 12–Dead-tree technology, antiquated paper media, vanity publishing—we’ve all heard it at least a few times. Print media is in its final death throes—long live the keyboard and the online press. But those same generalized predictions of doom have been expressed before. Like when Harley came out with their first swingarm, the Duo-Glide in 1958 (there are ...

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Daytona Bike Week Cabbage Patch

Positioning for the title win of Queen Cabbage

SAMSULA, FLA., MAR 16–Throughout the year, the Cabbage Patch (literally located in the middle of rural nowhere) is a cozy tavern with a cow pasture out back. But twice a year it becomes a Mecca for those in the two-wheeled Daytona crowd that are eager for a Main Street alternative. So when the powers that be decided to move the ...

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Willie’s Old School Chopper Show

Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show

ORMOND BEACH, FLA., MAR 14–As I rounded the corner from Yonge Street onto Calle Grande Plaza, one of the Willie’s Tropical Tattoo crew was directing traffic. The two down-and-dirty choppers in front of me were waved into the lot in front of the shop, but when the staffer saw me, he pointed to the road beyond. I just nodded and ...

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