California girls motorcycle accident
California motorcycle group arranged a fun, all-girl ride along the beach in southern California. The fun turned to frightful, however, when an accident left multiple people injured. Most of the riders were wearing protective gear, however, so injuries were minimized.
30+ riders (mostly female) got together for a group ride from Anaheim, CA to Long Beach CA. Shortly after getting on the 91 W Fwy, a car in the right lane got rear ended, skid out of control across the freeway causing several riders to crash. Three riders were taken to the hospital and are expected to fully recover. Read more
Ironhorse Texas Chopper for Sale
This great-looking bike was my personal bike that I sold about two years ago. The current owner, who lives in Washington state is getting ready to buy a home and needs to sell it. Below are a few current pictures of the bike as well as links to a couple of my videos where I was riding the bike around San Diego. This is a 2006 American iron horse Texas chopper. Of the about 6 to 8 models that they made, this was their flagship model. Personally the only reason that I sold it two years ago was because I wanted to get another one and be able to have it custom painted the way I wanted.
Yes, not only is this a stunning looking bike, but it’s also a very powerful excellent handling chopper. In my opinion, and the opinion of many other longtime riders, the Texas chopper epitomized the high-end American chopper! Read more
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2016
This is by far, the experience of a biker’s lifetime in a place where local people can still show you a thing or two about hospitality. The Sturgis 2016 motorcycle rally just ended a few weeks ago and already they are planning for Sturgis 2017!
The 77th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally is scheduled for August 7-13, 2017.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The first rally was held by Indian Motorcycle riders on August 14, 1938, by the “Jackpine Gypsies” motorcycle club, who still own and operate the tracks, hillclimb, and field areas where the rally is centered. The first event was called the “Black Hills Classic” and consisted of a single race with nine participants and a small audience. The founder is Clarence “Pappy” Hoel. He purchased an Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis in 1936 and formed the “Jackpine Gypsies” that same year. The Jackpine Gypsies were inducted to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1997. Hoel was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame the following year, in 1998. Read more
Daytona Bike Week 2016
This video was made in Daytona Beach Florida during the 75th annual Bike Week which is when thousands of bikes arrive.
Celebrate the very special celebration of the 75th Daytona Bike Week, a tradition since 1937…for what is sure to be the biggest, best, and most memorable Daytona rally in history.
As with the other milestone rallies, Bike Week 2016 featured higher profile entertainment, signature events, larger attendance, and MORE FUN! Read more
San Diego California Motorcycle Riding
Riding my 2006 American iron horse Texas chopper in the East County of San Diego. The video was produced in Blossom Valley here in San Diego.
I have since sold this bike to an experienced motorcycle rider up in Washington State. I was going to be replacing it with a Big Dog K9 motorcycle. But, I ended up getting another American Ironhorse Texas Chopper . . The same year as this blue one, a 2006. It was all black ,but I wanted it so I could have my own custom paint job applied. Read more
History of the Chopper
The history of the “Frisco” style chopper, originated in the late ’50s, mostly by Sonny Barger and Arlen Ness.
California Motorcycle Traffic
July Saw over 27,400 unique visitors to this California motorcycle blog! This amount of motorcycle visitors is our second highest monthly visitor count so far in 2016. Our highest California motorcycle traffic to this site (so far this year) was June, where we saw over 30,500 unique monthly visitors!
Personally, I like to say thanks to all my loyal motorcycle readers!
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Born Free Motorcycle Show 2016
The BORN-FREE Vintage Chopper and Classic Motorcycle Show
The annual Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show takes place at Southern California’s Oak Canyon Ranch . I appreciate people taking the time to really look at and get great shots even if it’s just for youtube.
Born-Free has quickly become “the” place for old and young from all over the world to ride in, see, and talk about old iron for one day. Born-Free brings together tens of thousands of eager spectators and participants as well as over 150 vendors and sponsors, live music, an AMCA regional swapmeet. Read more
How to Pick up a Big Motorcycle
Video showing how to pickup a large motorcycle accidentally dropped.
Very good tips and techniques on picking up a heavy motorcycle. Now, if the 70-year-old guy can do this I’m sure most younger people can also benefit from these tips.
This technique is geared toward the rider who “drops” the motorcycle, as many new riders are apt to do at a stop sign or some other slow-speed maneuver. Even an experienced rider may drop the bike now and then, and with a heavy cruiser, this technique makes all the difference in the world. Read more