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13th annual Outer Banks Bike Week: Carolina cool

13th annual Outer Banks Bike Week

Outer Banks, N.C., Apr. 18–26—Early morning sunshine streams down and the air has already warmed up considerably—T-shirt weather for sure. Riders are grouped together in the parking lot of Outer Banks (OBX) Harley-Davidson to participate in one of the rides scheduled for Outer Banks Bike Week. The Outer Banks H.O.G. chapter hosts and leads these rides, and the road captain ...

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Run-A-Mucca 2015: Dancing in the rain

Run-A-Mucca 2015

Winnemucca, Nev., May 22–24—Vivian Greene wrote, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” With the weather that was forecast for this weekend I guess we’d see how many people felt like dancing. Weather is a primary factor for this run. Over the years it has seen blazing heat, snow, hail, ...

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74th annual Daytona Bike Week: Beachside escapades

74th annual Daytona Bike Week: Beachside escapades

Daytona Beach, Fla., Mar. 6–15—The stage and scaffolding extended well beyond the Full Moon Saloon property, blocking most of Olive Street where it intersected Main. Although the first weekend of Daytona Bike Week started off cold and drizzly, crowds started to gather early for the Victory Motorcycles party on Saturday at the Full Moon. Victory was to introduce its new ...

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15th annual V-Twin Expo: Dialing in the Details

15th annual V-Twin Expo

Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 7–8—The V-Twin Expo is billed as “the greatest V-twin products show on earth” and it would be difficult to dispute that claim. Exhibitors like S&S Cycle, Küryakyn, Vance & Hines, Bassani Exhaust and Arlen Ness filled the main floor of the Duke Energy Convention Center featuring new products, performance products and appearance enhancement products. Seminars were featured ...

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Motorcycle Cannonball Run Photo Gallery

Motorcycle Cannonball Run

Daytona Beach, Fla.–Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 5–21—They gathered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the motorcycle-riding fanatics with ancient iron, each anxious to strike out for new horizons, and it’s all captured by the lens of our Contributing Editor Felicia Morgan. Follow the 2014 Cannonballers on their cross-country journey. [Show as slideshow] 12348910►

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2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Run: Cross-country travels and travails

Motorcycle Cannonball Run

Daytona Beach, Fla.–Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 5–21—They gathered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the motorcycle-riding fanatics with ancient iron, each anxious to strike out for new horizons. All 105 had paid their fees, made their bikes ready and journeyed from their homes to take the ride of a lifetime across America. Some came a great distance, shipping precious antique motorcycles from as ...

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37th annual Colorado Motorcycle Expo: Wintry outside, warm and welcome inside

There was a bevy of goods on display at the two-day show featuring all things motorcycle

Denver, Colo., Jan. 31–Feb. 1—OK, for one reason or another most of us have seen the Disney never-to-melt mega-monster, Frozen. It has heroes, princesses, ice castles, bad guys, good guys, a near-human reindeer and a talking snowman. But not surprisingly, no motorcycles are seen in pop culture’s most popular polar panorama. For me, however, that entire perspective changed as January ...

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Snowball Express IX: Guarding the innocents

Snowball Express

Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 11–15—On the second Friday in December there was an unusual calm and desertion of select major highways in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area. And bringing a metropolitan area that is home to more than 6.5 million people to a standstill is no small feat. Thousands of people lined overpasses or stood by their cars that they ...

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Biketoberfest 2014: Clear sailin’

Biketoberfest 2014

Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 16–19—Although the 22nd annual Biketoberfest didn’t officially start until Thursday, October 16, a large uptick in riders began much earlier in the week. And for good cause since the conditions were ideal Chamber of Commerce weather. After one of the most miserably wet summers the Sunshine State has experienced in a very long time, a solid ...

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Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch: The hits keep happening

Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch

Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 25–26—From the American debut of the cosmopolitan new XG500 and XG750 Street models in January to the surprise introduction on the eve of Daytona Bike Week of the XL1200T—the first XL tourer in two generations—and the return of the culturally groundbreaking Low Rider, The Motor Company was already creating a heady dose of buzz. And then came ...

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