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Blog: Signs Along the Way

Never the twain: St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Scott ‘Bones’ Williams
November 20, 2012

I love word play as much as I love motorcycles, and entertaining ways to combine these two passions are conveniently posted along roads where I ride. Signs guide the way and state the rules, but more than a few give me reason to laugh out loud. Often it’s by accident, but other times by design. Signs... Read more »

The Streak: 42 Years of Riding

Earnie Taylor (left) and bother Chuck Taylor pose for a photo during a 2009 motorcycle trip in Alpine, Nevada. The brothers took annual motorcycle rides together for 42 straight years.

Steve Taylor
November 15, 2012

This is not a story so much about bikes, a favorite ride, or even about the number of bikes owned; it is a story about love. It is a story about the love two brothers have for each other, the love of seeing the country on a motorcycle along back roads, and the adventure of seeing new places and people.... Read more »

33rd Annual Los Angeles All-British Hansen Dam Ride

A Rickman Triumph, owned and ridden by Dave Tonkiss, was awarded Best Other Award at the bike show.

Paul Garson
November 8, 2012

One day Bill “Bib” Bibbiani promises to record his famous quips. After more than 30 years in the SoCal Norton Club (founded 1979) and as the “Voice of Hansen Dam” for a couple decades, he’s got plenty at the ready. Over those years, he’s probably put more vintage Nortons back on the road... Read more »

Getting Hacked and Lovin’ It: 41st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally

Woody Wagon: Just one of several custom sidecars Doug Bingham has built over the last 40 years, this one, owned by veteran sidecarist Russ Smith, is matched to the new Triumph.

Paul Garson
November 1, 2012

The Los Angeles famous Griffith Park is known for its sky-high observatory, its world class zoo, its miniature train playground for children, its vintage merry-go-round and acres of picnic grounds. And for the past four decades it’s been home to the annual Griffith Park Sidecar Rally, a traditional... Read more »

Motorcycles at the Audi Museum

Motorcycles at the Audi Museum

Greg Drevenstedt
October 29, 2012

When German car manufacturer Audi purchased Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati last April, many motorcyclists scratched their head in confusion. Ducatisti wept, concerned that the automotive giant would impose Teutonic rigidity on their beloved, flamboyantly Italian marque. The hand-wringing wasn’t... Read more »

Motorcycle Cannonball Run 2012

An ancient line-up at the Motorcycle Cannonball Run 2012.

Andy Saunders
October 10, 2012

How about a 4,000-mile ride on the saddle of a 100-year-old motorcycle? In 16 days? With one rest day, when you can rebuild the bike? Sound like fun? Then you’d love the Motorcycle Cannonball Coast-to-Coast Endurance Run, which began at Motorcyclepedia in Newburgh, New York, and finished at Dudley... Read more »

Just a Short Ride

Jim Hale
September 25, 2012

I was in Ohio last weekend. My parents are getting older and my wife can’t rest until she does her own assessment of their health. Deb (my wife) and I drove up on Friday, she suggested I take the bike but I was afraid I wouldn’t have time to ride and, if I found the time, I would be accused of ignoring... Read more »

Dirt Bikes and Nearly Forgotten Friends

Used dirt bike.

Jim Hale
September 20, 2012

I received an email from a guy I hadn’t seen or heard from in many years the other day. He found me on Facebook, and I was reminded of the good times we had when we were much younger. Joe is one of the guys that I used to spend a lot of weekends with back in the late 70s and early 80s. There were about... Read more »

Prostate Cancer Pony Express: Cancer Sucks–and Motorcyclists are Spreading the Word

The Prostate Cancer Pony Express arrives at the White House on September 9. Left to right: Alexander Hess Bradin (Robert’s grandson), Robert Hess, Jamecia Muckelvene (Founder and CEO of Warriors Fighting for His Cure), Jim Mayhew, Stuart Ostroff, Richard Peterson, Joe Busby, Tim Davies, Chuck Gough, Arthur, Barry Rosenfeld, and Dave. Kneeling: Jim Schnitzhofer. (Photo courtesy PCAP)

Scott ‘Bones’ Williams
September 20, 2012

Motorcycle riders are some of the friendliest and most generous people I know, so it’s little surprise that practically every weekend there’s a charity ride happening somewhere. Recently, a ride to promote prostate cancer awareness ended in Washington, D.C., but this wasn’t your garden variety... Read more »

Iron Ponies

Suzuki Katana

Jim Hale
August 27, 2012

Some things are just meant to be. I really believe that. I’m not saying people don’t have some say in how they act or what they do, but some things present themselves in such a way that you just have to surrender to the moment and say “OK, I’ll play along.” It had been several months since... Read more »

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