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A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place – The Tiny House Chronicles

A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place – The Tiny House Chronicles

One thing is for sure when it comes to tiny house living, there MUST be a place for everything and everything MUST be in its place. We were acutely aware of this as we made preparations months ago for life on the road in the Cycle Source Mobile Command Center. Deciding that with space at […]

A Job For Everyone – The Tiny House Chronicles

A Job For Everyone – The Tiny House Chronicles

When we left off last, the Cycle Source Mobile Command Center was headed north to the Donnie Smith Show and the temperature gauge was dropping. Leaving the Florida sunshine with the proposition of near freezing conditions was daunting but the warmth in my heart overcame that. You see, I have a long time brother up […]

Adjusting Your Perspective – The Tiny House Chronicles

Adjusting Your Perspective – The Tiny House Chronicles

So, the tiny house started to not be so tiny by the beginning of the week. As you may remember we had a few days of tight adjustment and it would seem as if things might not go as the perfect life we had planned but with a little patience we started to fall in […]

The Tiny House Chronicles – Monday Morning Editorial

The Tiny House Chronicles – Monday Morning Editorial

So, the plan was simple and seemed clear as mud. We get a little trailer, make the necessary modifications and put the whole office in it to live for long stretches as journalists at large.  I mean, what could be better than never having to go home again, right? Well, the reality of living in […]

Cycle Source Best Of Awards Are Running – Vote Today!

Cycle Source Best Of Awards Are Running – Vote Today!

The eighth annual “Year In Review Issue” is being constructed in the offices of the Cycle Source Magazine as we speak. In order to make sure the people, places and things from the motorcycle industry from 2016 get the proper credit, we ask you, our readers, to help by placing a vote. Below is a […]

Lemme Tell Ya What

Lemme Tell Ya What

Article By: Chad Lemme Comments Welcome On Our Blog Originally Published In The May 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Motorcycles are like a drug; an addiction that has run rampant coursing through the systems of anti-social American Motherf@#kers since the dawn of internally combusted horsepower strapped on to a shitty old bicycle. How could […]

Sunday Morning Editorial – Salute To An Icon

Sunday Morning Editorial – Salute To An Icon

You know, in twenty years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many people from the motorcycle culture. A lot of them had been my heroes coming in, many more would score that admiration from me over the years for the person they were. These have been the people over the past twenty years of […]

Not Just A Pretty Face

Not Just A Pretty Face

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month’s pin-up is not like any other we’ve featured in the magazine before. Normally it’s just a cool shot of a hottie with a bitchin’ bike and a few words of text about who did what. Well, I recently […]

Rest In Peace- Uncle Rock

Rest In Peace- Uncle Rock

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The February 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Steven “Uncle Rock” Trant 9-3-58 to 12-3-13 When he walked into a room everyone knew Uncle Rock was on site. Not always because he had a loud thunderous voice, not just because he was a large man, but he had […]

And Then One Day It Just Hits You – From The Editor’s Desk

And Then One Day It Just Hits You – From The Editor’s Desk

Originally Published in the February 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source By Chris Callen These days are so busy in our life and times anymore with events happening all over the county, but trust me, at the end of each year I realize more and more how lucky we are here at Cycle Source. There are so […]

Our First Ever Eight Year Subscription!

Our First Ever Eight Year Subscription!

These are the things that make me believe in what it is we do here at Cycle Source. This cat, Jeremy, just sent in a subscription for the next eight years! You rock man. Here’s the deal, we are sending you a whole box full of Cycle Source Support Goodies for the generous comments you […]

Did You Know This Is The Time Of Your Life? – From The Editor’s Desk

Did You Know This Is The Time Of Your Life? – From The Editor’s Desk

Published In The January 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source By Chris Callen Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year. The leaves are falling, and there’s the need for an extra layer of leather or what have you, to take the scoot out on a nighttime run. It all adds up to the perfect […]

Dr. Peffer Makes A House Call To Source H.Q.

Dr. Peffer Makes A House Call To Source H.Q.

  So it’s been quite a while since we’ve had time to work on “Board To Death” and with both the St. Louis Cycle Showcase and Mama Tried coming up, time is running out. I hate not doing things on this bike myself but in my hour of need I had to call in some […]

So What Are All These New Posts About?

So What Are All These New Posts About?

So you may have noticed that we have really started to step up the amount of information that is hitting our blog and our social media outlets. Well,  it seems that magazines are on the hook to perform better while at the same time the national magazine distribution system SUCKS.Other magazines are working on their […]

Year In Review Results Are In!

Year In Review Results Are In!

This is it folks! The votes have been tallied and our Year In Review Best Of Winners are in! Every day we will be posting each of the winners and a quick blurb about them. For more information or to see all of the winners for yourself, run on down to where ever fine magazines are […]

Happy Independence Day!!

Happy Independence Day!!

Hey there Cycle Source Readers, Just wanted to take the time to say to y’all Happy Independence Day to all of you and a huge thank you to currently serving and past military members, we wouldn’t be the country we are today if it weren’t for you guys and gals putting your lives on the […]

Monday Morning Editorial – Look Twice

Monday Morning Editorial – Look Twice

Here’s a simple one, no big philosophical rant this week. Bandit from BikerNet.com turned me on to this video produced by the Washington Motorcycle Safety Program. It follows a teen driver into a crash as he is making a left hand turn without looking. As the video continues a motorcyclist helps the driver learn about […]

A Simple Kind Of Man – Monday Morning Editorial (On Friday Night)

A Simple Kind Of Man – Monday Morning Editorial (On Friday Night)

Ya know, it’s been so hectic through the holidays that I have been neglecting some of the responsibilities at the ol Cycle Source here. No, not the big stuff but the little things that are usually just part of a day, like the Monday Morning Editorial. Well, not only is that the reason I sit […]

2014’s artist of the year Richie Pan

2014’s artist of the year Richie Pan

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted Richie Pan as 2014’s artist of the year. Richie works away the hours waiting for the time to kick out another amazing masterpiece in moto-art. Our readers agree with my assessment of his talent and accomplishments so we are happy to name Richie Pan the […]

2014’s Best Media Release Of The Year Chop Cult

2014’s Best Media Release Of The Year Chop Cult

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted Chop Cult as 2014’s Best Media Release Of The Year. For showing the world the shiny side of who we are and what we do, while keeping the drama to a dull minumum, we are thrilled to name Chop Cult as the 2014 Cycle Source […]

2014’s Best event of the year The Motorcycle Cannonball

2014’s Best event of the year The Motorcycle Cannonball

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted The Motorcycle Cannonball as 2014’s Best event of the year. The motorcycle Cannonball has been going on for a few years now and the imagery and experience that comes through in the participants stories makes it a true treasure of our time. For this reason […]

2014’s craftsman of the year Jarod Baas – Hard Luck Designs

2014’s craftsman of the year Jarod Baas – Hard Luck Designs

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted Jarod Baas – Hard Luck Designs as 2014’s craftsman of the year. His work is incredible and his story even more so, and for this, we are happy to name him as the 2014 Cycle Source Magazine Readers’ Craftsman of the Year! The complete official […]

2014’s apparel Product the year Crank & Stroker – Slugster Motorcycle Vest

2014’s apparel Product the year Crank & Stroker – Slugster Motorcycle Vest

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted the Crank & Stroker – Slugster Motorcycle Vest as 2014’s apparel Product the year. And because not all of us want to wear the same damn thing that the TV idiots are wearing, we are happy to name The Crank & Stroker Slugster Motorcycle Vest […]

2014’s best custom product of the year Siouxicide Choppers 39mm Slip In Springer

2014’s best custom product of the year Siouxicide Choppers 39mm Slip In Springer

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted the Siouxicide Choppers 39mm Slip In Springer as 2014’s best custom product of the year. For giving the average Joe the ability to add some quick and easy custom to his bike, we are happy to award Siouxicde Choppers Slip On Springer the 2014 Cycle […]

2014’s Best performance part S&S 1250 Kits For 1986-2014 883cc Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models

2014’s Best performance part S&S 1250 Kits For 1986-2014 883cc Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted the S&S 1250 Kits For 1986-2014 883cc Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models as 2014’s Best performance part. With today’s riders having less up front cash and helping them do it right when they are ready, we are happy to name the S&S 1250 Sportster Conversion Kit as […]

2014’s Best accessory part Cole Foster Grips From Lowbrow Customs

2014’s Best accessory part Cole Foster Grips From Lowbrow Customs

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted Cole Foster Grips From Lowbrow Customs as 2014’s Best accessory part. Cole is as cool as they come and it’s great to see a company like Lowbrow pay homage to his style by manufacturing a part in his name. We are happy to name the […]

2014’s Builder Of the year Rick Bray – RKB Customs

2014’s Builder Of the year Rick Bray – RKB Customs

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted Rick Bray – RKB Customs as 2014’s Builder Of the year. For the past amazing two years he’s had we are happy to name Rick Bray – RKB Customs as The 2014 Cycle Source Readers’ Builder of the Year! The complete official awards announcement will […]

2014’s Best Shop Related Product of the year Handy Moto-Roll Jack Stand

2014’s Best Shop Related Product of the year Handy Moto-Roll Jack Stand

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted the Handy Moto-Roll Jack Stand as 2014’s Best Shop Related Product of the year. For keeping the home mechanic in mind, we are happy to award Handy Industries Moto-Roll Jack the 2014 Cycle Source Readers’ Best Shop Related Product of the Year! The complete official […]

2014’s motorcycling’s woMan of the year Lisa Ballard – Duane Ballard Leather / Chop Cult Editor

2014’s motorcycling’s woMan of the year Lisa Ballard – Duane Ballard Leather / Chop Cult Editor

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted Lisa Ballard – Duane Ballard Leather / Chop Cult Editor as 2014’s motorcycling’s Woman of the year. For the countless years being behind the scene we are honored to name Lisa Ballard the 2014 Cycle Source Readers’ Woman of the Year! The complete official awards […]

2014’s motorcycling’s Man of the year John Green – Easyrider Events

2014’s motorcycling’s Man of the year John Green – Easyrider Events

This year the readers of the Cycle Source Magazine voted John Green – Easyrider Events as 2014 motorcycling’s Man of the year. His memories and lessons will live on in so many of us and allbeit posthumously, we are honored to name John Green as the 2014 Cycle Source Readers’ Motorcycling’s Man of the Year! […]

2014’s Best Production Model motorcycle The 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide®

2014’s Best Production Model motorcycle The 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide®

This year the readers of Cycle Source Magazine voted the 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide® as the 2014’s Best Production Model motorcycle. For making a great bike even better we are happy to name the 2015 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® as the 2014 Cycle Source Readers’ Production Model of the Year. The complete official awards announcement will […]

THE RESULTS ARE IN!! The Winners of Cycle Source Magazine’s Best of 2014 Announced

THE RESULTS ARE IN!! The Winners of Cycle Source Magazine’s Best of 2014 Announced

For Immediate Release: Pittsburgh, PA November 26, 2014 After a three month long process of nominations and voting the Cycle Source Magazine’s Best of 2014 are ready to be announced. These thirteen categories highlight segments of the custom motorcycle industry from the business professionals and craftsmen, to the products and media that serve it. The […]

MTI Power Sports Students Assist with Helping With Horsepower™ “STAR” Motorcycle

MTI Power Sports Students Assist with Helping With Horsepower™ “STAR” Motorcycle

(Mitchell, SD) November 14, 2014 – Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI), Helping With Horsepower™ and Abbott House share a common belief that project based, and hands-on learning is a great way to teach not only technical skills, but also life skills such as teamwork and problem solving. A motorcycle, named STAR by girls at the Abbott House, […]

Back To School – Monday Morning Editorial

Back To School – Monday Morning Editorial

At my age there are sadly few precious things that absolutely blow my mind anymore. I’ve had a fantastic and crazy life that has given me so many memories that I am for sure lucky, but at the same time it leaves senses a bit dull. Well, enter a sixteen year old daughter into that […]

Ross Tomas Memorial, Monday, August 4th

Ross Tomas Memorial, Monday,  August 4th

Please join us as we remember one of the greatest young men our industry and motorcycle family has had the pleasure of knowing these many years. Ross Tomas, son of Kiwi Mike and Carolyn Tomas of Kiwi Indian Motorcycles was taken from us in a motorcycle accident on July 22nd and in his memory we […]

Why Are All National Magazines Not Selling As Good Lately ….. GREED…. LAZINESS?

Why Are All National Magazines Not Selling As Good Lately ….. GREED…. LAZINESS?

So you may have heard about all the radical happenings on the national newsstands these days and of course the nay sayers claim that magazines, print media, has run its course. In spite of many chains doing a great job and working with publishers to make a stronger, more efficient system, there are some that […]

Memorial Day – Monday Morning Editorial

Memorial Day – Monday Morning Editorial

Sitting on the SU of the Ticket is my grandfathers bible from World Way II. The cover is a heavy brass and the soldiers were instructed to keep it in their left shirt pocket in the event that maybe it would stop a bullet from hitting them in the heart. It seems that the more […]

Priceline Bikers? – Monday Morning Editorial

Priceline Bikers? – Monday Morning Editorial

So I’m having my morning coffee and watching the idiot box while I conjure the wherewithal to deal with the world in a more civilized manner when a commercial comes on. It’s a Priceline commercial and there is old Captain James T Kirk of course but this time he is all dressed in biker garb, […]

Monday Morning Editorial – Day Late… Dollar Short… Really?

Monday Morning Editorial – Day Late… Dollar Short… Really?

So this offering comes a day late and the topic is dollar short. It comes from a place where in looking around I wonder how many of us would really put our proverbial money where our mouths are…. Recently a friend of mine was offered an opportunity in business and this person had reached a […]

A Mother’s Day Gift

A Mother’s Day Gift

I know this shouldn’t be the place to air my personal life’s intimate details, but it’s the voice I have so here goes. My Mother’s Day Gift: It’s been over 6 years now since I said goodbye, sine I paid you that last, long final tribute. …… Since we spoke for the last time. In […]

Happy Mother’s Day…… To All Ya Muthas!

Happy Mother’s Day…… To All Ya Muthas!

A Good Day For A Ride – Monday Morning Editorial

A Good Day For A Ride – Monday Morning Editorial

  Sunday mornings around the Source Garage are usually laid back and many times we spend the day screwing around with or riding motorcycles. Yeah I know, big surprise. Well this past Sunday a brother of mine was in the midst of turmoil in his life and at the same time his old Shovelhead was […]

Chris Callen Interview On 4Ever2Wheels

Chris Callen Interview On 4Ever2Wheels

My good brother and colleague Ken Conte has a nice motorcycle website going at http://4ever2wheels.com/ That is a nice mix of cool pics of historical and custom motorcycles. Additionally he has added in an important feature for the timeline of this industry and culture we are a part of with pod cast interviews of notable […]

Let Me Tell You The Truth…… You Asked For It!

Let Me Tell You The Truth…… You Asked For It!

Got a call from Led Sled this morning about their Sportster Kicker Kit for Evos. Apparently a company who is notorious for ripping shit off and having it outsourced has take their design and is now selling it at half the cost that Led Sled has been.  Now everyone knows this kid, Pat Patterson, has […]

Wherever I May Roam – Monday Morning Editorial.

Wherever I May Roam – Monday Morning Editorial.

Last night during our monthly staff meeting we got an unexpected phone call from a far off land. It was Brother Bean calling in from his trip to Vietnam. Well, as you can guess, the meeting went pretty quick so we could get to the topic of Beanre’s adventures overseas. I won’t spoil what I […]

A Day Of Thanks…..

A Day Of Thanks…..

On this Thanksgiving day we at Cycle Source Magazine want to wish all of you a wonderful day with your family and friends. It is important for us all to remember during this holiday that regardless of what nationality or cultural background you come from, Thanksgiving Day in the present world has become a time […]

2013 Year In Review Voting Now Open!!!!

2013 Year In Review Voting Now Open!!!!

Please help us give credit to those that stood out in 2013’s year in motorcycling. This is a simple survey and should only take about ten minutes of your time. Since we only have about a week for these results, please send this along to everyone you know! http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=2cbcee0e-4a6c-4b0d-b59d-5f95990c2eb8

A Good Day For A Ride…..

A Good Day For A Ride…..

So in my last Monday morning editorial I wrote how I desperately needed one last ride for the year to be complete. Not a ride to anywhere or for anything special, just a ride like we always did in the part of the country where I’m from. It’s a tradition here that we close out […]

It’s The Time…. Of The Season…..

It’s The Time…. Of The Season…..

One of the many benefits of living in Southwestern Pennsylvania is the four very distinct seasons; my favorite of which is fall. So many things give cause to celebration at this time of year: the start of football season; great homemade food like chili and all day stew pots; and the beautiful scenery that abounds, […]

That One Moment In Time…..

That One Moment In Time…..

I was doing an interview the other day with Tyler from BikerNet.com when he asked me what the most special moment we’ve had during the whole Art Gallery thing has been this year. Ya’ see, for a change the interview was about a few of us at the magazine and the traveling art show we […]

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