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Mile Marker: February, 2017

Fred_Nabkey

The veterans at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Home for Veterans have 11 new computers with 27” monitors compliments of the American Legion Riders Post #179 in Grandville, Michigan. The computers are equipped with webcams and headsets. Joe Mosketti, assistant director for the Post ALR, said the money for the computers was raised at the annual Veterans Memorial Ride they host ...

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Hazy on the Details: February, 2017

Hazel_Perry

February—the doldrums of motorcycling, isn’t it? One would think—and yet you look up the THUNDER PRESS calendar for what’s happening in February and there’s plenty to play with, isn’t there? One of the events not on our calendar, but lots of fun, is the Riverside County National Date Festival, which runs February 17 through the 26th. The Camel Races alone ...

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Northeast Passages: February, 2017

loretta-jackson

Hearts are thumping this month as lovers embrace another holiday, possibly one fraught with chocolate. It’s a month to hope that love takes a straight path toward the long run instead of the quick sprint. It’s like riding the plank after winning the slow race. If you don’t focus on the far end of the board, you likely go off ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: February, 2017

Susan_Swan

Our world seems divided these days and it’s difficult to know what’s real versus imagined. What is worth worrying over, really? What can we do to improve the human condition? Maybe it’s time to shut off the noise and turn our attention to living on purpose… It’s easier than you might think to get involved… I grew up in Seattle, ...

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Texas Raine: February, 2017

The holiday action kicked off in Dallas with the annual gathering of 1,082 children of Snowball Express (SBE) who were escorted everywhere they went in their 55 buses by 110 volunteer Patriot Guard Riders. SBE is a nonprofit whose mission is to serve the children of our fallen military heroes. The kids arrived into Dallas on December 11 for a ...

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If You See Kay: February, 2017

Kay_Cardwell

Let’s all give a big, awesome shout out for Dan “Dano” Santos in Livermore. Dano had a birthday in January, but by the time I caught onto it, it was too late for the January column. Dano is the past president of the Too Much Fun Club. Way to go, Dano! For the uninitiated, the Too Much Fun Club was ...

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Mile Marker: January, 2017

Fred_Nabkey

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. I hope 2017 brings you great happiness and plenty of miles. Winter months can be slow; send in some of your stories or events to share with our regional readers… Milwaukee Harley-Davidson, one of the largest in the state of Wisconsin, has finally announced its sale. After a few legalities, the Windy ...

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Tan Lines: January, 2017

Sundancer

The month of October slid by quickly and we were into November before most of us realized it but not before we had a chance to grab a mug and don our costumes for some late-night fun. Space Coast Harley in Palm Bay’s party was a good time for the adults in attendance with free beer, Jack and Fireballs to ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: January, 2017

Susan_Swan

Happy New Year greetings from the Pacific Northwest, where folks on the coast are still enjoying balmy 40-degree days and nights and those in the Inland NW have seen single digits and early snowfall. My Fat Boy, like the scoots of most riders east of the Cascades, is parked for the duration, nicely topped off with special winter sauce—non-ethanol supreme ...

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Northeast Passages: January, 2017

loretta-jackson

The debut of a new year usually brings me a mixed bag of emotions. Neglected resolutions will stick in my craw like bugs on a headlight. Nevertheless, successfully harvested intentions, microscopic or massive, will reward me like an autumn ride through the White Mountains, the Adirondacks or the Poconos. Here’s to high mileage for all of us in the Northeast… ...

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