Archive for May, 2004

Bike Prep – For the New Season

May 01, 2004 View Comments by

They say the best time to plant an oak tree is 40 years ago. And the best time to prepare your bike for this season was the end of last season. We’ll be covering that in a later issue of RoadRUNNER, but let’s assume you parked your bike when the weather turned last year and […]

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London, England

May 01, 2004 View Comments by

Heady days they were most certainly. Rock ‘n’ roll was beginning to come of age, and jukebox diners, winkle-picker boots and fast, raucous motorbikes were all the rage. If you were a biker in swinging London, the North Circular Road became the place to be. Every night swarms of riders on all sorts of Triumph, […]

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City Portrait: Nashville, Tennessee

May 01, 2004 View Comments by

I rolled into Nashville late in the evening on a Honda Gold Wing 1800 from Memphis on I-40, a stretch of road better known as The Music Highway. Heading straight for historic Second Avenue, I find the Wildhorse Saloon rollicking with the best country-western dancers in the world. A 1,400-capacity multilevel nightclub with 3,300 square […]

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Nemesis and 952

May 01, 2004 View Comments by

Some famous bike-building towns: Mandello del Lario, Milwaukee, Spandau, Hinckley, Gladstone… Gladstone? Huh? OK, it’s not so famous maybe, not yet, but the Portland, Oregon suburb of Gladstone is where you’ll find Kenny Dreer’s Norton Motorsports Inc. The current custodian of this illustrious name is the first in more than a decade who can lay […]

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Mid-Atlantic Italian Motofest

May 01, 2004 View Comments by

About six years ago, my friend Travis stumbled across a sweet deal. You know the deal I’m talking about: the slightly damaged bike that’s totaled by the insurance company and resold at a song. The kind of deal that always seems to elude me. Anyway, the bike was a Ducati 900ss. He put some money […]

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