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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

A Letter From A Reader – Buy American Response

A Letter From A Reader – Buy American Response

So we get our fair share of fan mail but from time to time I feel like we need to respond to one. This cat said he didn’t want a response but I’m gonna print it here and in the mag just so he and any other doubters will see that there are still a […]

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 […]

My Brothers Have Always Been My Inspiration – Monday Morning Editorial

My Brothers Have Always Been My Inspiration – Monday Morning Editorial

My Brothers have always been my greatest source of inspiration. Those closest to me especially and often times that leads me through motorcycles and music. While I can’t say enough about how inspiring the folks at Indian Larry Motorcycles and the event they put on to benefit ALD this weekend, especially John The Painter who […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Finer Things In This Life!

The Finer Things In This Life!

So I just got back from New York City and the Indian Larry Block Party. As crazy as the time on the road was and the day of the event itself, I can get over what a blast it was. From the “Smoke And Mirrors” art gallery and me and the boyz getting to paint […]

This Place Is Trashed And I Can’t Think!

This Place Is Trashed And I Can’t Think!

Ya know, a messy garage is a terrible thing, I have even written editorials on it in the past but it’s been so long since it was this bad that I had to revisit my thoughts on it again for the Monday Morning Editorial. When I came home from Sturgis and the entire office including […]

October 2013 Issue Hitting Stands Soon!!!

October 2013 Issue Hitting Stands Soon!!!

So the October issue is now on its way to the newsstands and I just wanted to give everyone a heads up about a killer issue.  Starting off we would like to congratulate Kerri Schindler for her first ever cover shoot since she started with the magazine. It’s a great feature on Daniel Donnley’s Best […]

Another weekend diggin motorbikes!

Another weekend diggin motorbikes!

So I get a phone call a few weeks back, excuse me, not a phone call but communication of the modern age, a Facebook message. Anyway, the message is from my long time friend Rob Buydos. Rob does a bunch of work with Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties but our friendship goes way back to […]

August 2013 Editioral

August 2013 Editioral

Why Is It Always Raining On My Side Of The Street? Ya know, life is a funny sonovabitch. Really, if you get lucky enough to outlive the shock and awe of it all, it really does become ironic in so many ways. I mean, I know I’m not the only one to ever say the […]

Big Mountain Run 2013 Canceled

Big Mountain Run 2013 Canceled

So here’s the deal with Big Mountain Run for the Spring of 2013. As of now, it has been canceled. There will not be an event produced by Cycle Source Magazine for Mat under the name of Big Mountain Run or not. The reason, since there seems to be some speculation as to why it’s […]

Ted Nugent, Extremist or Extreme Patriot?

Ted Nugent, Extremist or Extreme Patriot?

Ok, so My knee jerk reaction to Ted Nugents comments at the recent NRA convention were to dismiss him as bat shit crazy, but I have to question my thoughts on this and as much controversy as this might cause to bring politics up in this forum, ask for your opinions. If you haven’t herd […]

Are We Becoming Slaves To Our Things?

Are We Becoming Slaves To Our Things?

Just back from Daytona with a camera card full of the photos to go with a head full of stories, I have been sorting through exactly what it was I witnessed at the season opener in Florida. Now of course in the magazine we’ll get to all the particulars and I’m sure by then it […]

There’s only ever one first time…..

There’s only ever one first time…..

So by now, most of you have probably had as much talk about the ’49 as my ol lady, but I have an important observation to pass along. Today, I took the old girl out for her first sin and I realized once more how special the first time is. Now there are many first […]

Nothing Smeels Like A Fresh Pan!

Nothing Smeels Like A Fresh Pan!

                                          Ok, so this is yet another shameless self promotion for the Pan but it struck me as I turned off the light in the Source Garage tonight that no matter what the brand of […]

Lincoln Electric & Cycle Source Salute The Garage Builder……

Lincoln Electric & Cycle Source Salute The Garage Builder……

The February 2012 issue of Cycle Source Magazine will be a feature issue dedicated to “Garage Builders.” In order to showcase people from all over the country for this issue, Cycle Source has teamed up with Lincoln Electric to provide one winner a new Red Line welding apparel outfit and a Viking auto darkening welding […]

Take an honest look at your life……..

Take an honest look at your life……..

This time of year is especially hard for me, I lost my mother on Christmas Day suddenly from H1N1. There was no time to say goodbye or even tell her things I wanted to. So now that I have your attention, my point is this. I know that we all live our lives on high-speed […]

In case you’re new here……..

In case you’re new here……..

  I felt compelled as the Editor of Cycle Source Magazine, even though the World Report is an independent forum from it, to step in and add some commentary after today’s flurry of comments and emotion resulting from the Discovery Channel Build Off  between Jess James And The Tuttels. While many of you may be […]

We have been watching…….

We have been watching…….

We have been watching a strong influence in the custom bike scene and want to pose a question about who’s who. Let’s hear from the Garage Builders Among Our Ranks…..   So go over to Facebook and answer the question on our poll.  Facebook Poll

Threads In Our Moral Fabric?

Threads In Our Moral Fabric?

I often wonder how things have gone so far off track for us as a society. It would seem that in today’s world, we are often so busy that we are left with few precious moments to spend on our communities. Now I don’t mean community charity work, I mean the kind of personal time […]

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

The staff at Cycle Source would like to wish everyone a Safe, Fun, Labor Day. As we celebrate this Labor Day on this first Monday of September, let us remember our troops and offer a special prayer of thanks for them as if not for their dedication, labors and sacrifices we would not be free […]

Thou Doest Protest Too Much

Thou Doest Protest Too Much

Having just returned from Daytona, and while I’m still reeling in all that is, was and shall be in the cockles of “Chopperdom,” my head swims with the many observations from the week. For many of us motorcycle people, the oldest rallies in the country, like Daytona, Laconia and Sturgis, are the hallowed halls of […]

National No Taxes Movement!!!!

National No Taxes Movement!!!!

I have an idea for where our government is going and how we can bring it back to a government by the people for the people. This year we ban together and agree to not to pay taxes… any of us. They can’t piss away what we don’t give them. WE DEMAND no more taxation […]

Give Me Libert Or Give Me Death…Ya Dig?

Give Me Libert Or Give Me Death…Ya Dig?

Give me liberty or give me death” were powerful words spoken by Patrick Henry, one of the founding fathers of this great nation. It was this closing line in a speech he made to the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, that would move the people to throw their hats and troops into the Revolutionary […]

Damn good…. But Epic?

Damn good…. But Epic?

Ya’ know, it’s become painfully obvious to many of us here at the magazine that some words from our circles have become horribly over used. Among them and from the top: Old School, Killer, my own very dear “Cats” as a reader reminded me just recently and now the ever prevalent “Epic” has moved to […]

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