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Tan Lines: December, 2017

My riding for the early weeks of October were cut short as I had to be in Los Angeles for a couple weeks but I did manage to find a couple of cool biker-friendly watering holes south of L.A. The Swallows Inn near Capistrano was a great little place with good prices and fun people. Down the road a little ...

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Northeast Passages: December, 2017

Holiday cheer is running wild this time of year with so many clubs and riding organizations hosting toy runs and other events that guarantee a merry Christmas for thousands of kids. A good example comes from those patronizing Manchester Harley-Davidson in Manchester, New Hampshire. Riders from the area combined a “Toys for Tots” event with a Halloween costume ride held ...

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Texas Raine: December, 2017

Up in Dallas, the month of October kicked off with Rick Fairless and crew celebrating the 21st anniversary of Strokers Dallas and thousands of motorcyclists from the North Texas area turned out to celebrate the fun with live music, a wet T-shirt contest, and much admiring of some amazingly gorgeous custom builds that he had on display. We wish Rick ...

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Mile Marker: December, 2017

During the 36th annual Tomahawk Factory Open House and Fall Ride in Wisconsin September 13–17, over $117,000 was raised to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This brings the total to over $2 million that has been raised during the ride for MDA since 1981. The money helps support individuals and families in Wisconsin’s Northwoods area… On Aug 7, 2016, Royce ...

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Northeast Passages: November, 2017

Nobody could say it better than the folks at Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, who put out the word in August that “God took a big piece of our sunshine” when dealership scion Dennis Schaeffer, 71, son of Fern “Nana” Koch Schaeffer and the late Carl A. “Pap” Schaeffer, passed suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, at a medical ...

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Tan Lines: November, 2017

November marks the end of hurricane season here and after this year, we certainly are happy about that. Even the most seasoned riders didn’t venture out in Hurricane Irma’s fury when she paid us a visit in September. Her decision to drop by caused some difficulties but the 3rd annual Rockin’ for Awareness (PTSD) benefit on Sunday, September 17, still ...

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Mile Marker: November, 2017

Stephen Elliot of Howell, Michigan, has been acquitted of $280,000 in embezzlement charges from Capitol Harley-Davidson in Lansing, Michigan. He was charged after an internal audit found some discrepancies in the dealership’s books. He faced 20 years and $1,000 in fines. The one-year-old case did not hold water, and there was no paper trail. I reported on this last year, ...

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Texas Raine: November, 2017

As the time for holiday charity rides is right around the corner, I’m going to offer an unsolicited tip for the organizers: Make certain that whoever your ride captains are, they are there to lead a safe ride that benefits those in need. Charity rides are not the outing in which one should be aiming to set new time trial ...

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Tan Lines: October, 2017

With the cooler weather arriving here in the Sunshine State the riding and events just get better. The new Ace Café Orlando has been non-stop since opening. It seems that every weekend there’s some new event going on that targets motorcycles or classic cars. They’ve even started a bike night on Thursday nights that draws every year and model of ...

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Chewin the Fat Boy: October, 2017

After months of wildfire smoke fouling the air here in the NE corner of Washington State, with temps over 90 degrees and the unmistakable smell of burnt wood hanging over us longer than anyone alive could recollect, finally, it cleared a few days ago. The deep orange cast on the sun and moon—an eerie veil lifted, if only for those ...

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