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Rearview Mirror: Accelerate in 2008

The world Messenger spacecraft (figure 1) performs a Mercury flyby. Not the same kind of “Mercury flyby” I did to the car of that name last week on my motorcycle though. Thomas Beatie (figure 2), the world’s first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter. Don’t even ask! The Eyak language in Alaska becomes extinct as its last native speaker ...

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Motorhead Minute: FXR kickstands

Shadow and I went through it so you don’t have to. Picking out the right kickstand for your FXR is fraught with pitfalls… surprise! Replacements abound in the aftermarket, on flea bay, etc., etc. Confusion arises with the decision to switch to a stand for a lowered bike or vice-versa and whether to settle for an aftermarket version or wait ...

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Motorhead Minute: Crankcase drain plug

Believe it or not Harley Big Twins once had crankcase drain plugs. Others, though not all, still can. Fables abound regarding why H-D quit with the plugs. One is AMF was too cheap. Another that some frames came too close to the case for a plug to be used. Maybe it’s both. Maybe some other reason entirely. Whatever. Tip #1—Check ...

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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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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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Jessica Evans a.k.a. Goth Girl

Jessica Evans a.k.a. Goth Girl

December 12, 1955–February 13, 2018 Most of the V-twin-riding girls today will tell you they more than likely caught the Discovery Channel show Motorcycle Women and were inspired to straddle a motorcycle and take charge of their lives. One of my best friends was on that show and I got to stand by and watch her shine and graciously talk ...

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Jam-On Productions National Swap Meet 2018

“Big Jer” Jerry Tully posing with his Best of Show bike “Nightmare” and the BHR girls Dominique and Sereena

A last-minute success Harrisburg, Pa., Apr. 8—The 30th annual National Swap Meet took place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Paul Jackson, CEO of Jam-On Productions, has held a fall swap meet for over 30 years, and in January when he was offered the chance to do the spring event at the same venue, he was up for ...

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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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10 epic roads you’ve never ridden

Ten Epic Roads Part 2

(And why you should—Part 2) Continuing with our 10 epic unknown rides series, Thunder Press completes the list with our last five favorite adventures. Hope you enjoy then as much as we enjoyed riding and reporting on them. Interstate 70 How did an interstate make our list when normally we avoid them at all costs? Well the section of I-70 in ...

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10 epic roads you’ve never ridden

Ten Epic Roads Part 1

(And why you should—Part 1) Most riders have a “must-ride” bucket list of notable routes they hope to accomplish in their lifetime. But there are those magnificent sections of tarmac that remain mostly unknown. These are some of our favorites. The Gauntlet An hour north of Atlanta, Georgia, is a 133-mile loop aptly named The Gauntlet. Challenging the nearby Tail ...

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