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Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 8

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 8

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In the last installment of our most amazing honeymoon we ended in the loving, adorable arms of our 18-monthold grandson. Now, up to this point we had already traveled a few thousand miles across 8 […]

Laconia Bike week 2016

Laconia Bike week 2016

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine After a brisk ride up from West Virginia where we closed out an incredible Big Mountain Run, we drove all night and headed into the New England States for the Grand Daddy of them all, Laconia. […]

Big Mountain Run 2016

Big Mountain Run 2016

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen, Darren McKeag, Matt Reel, Killer & Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Believe it or not, with all the articles I have to write throughout the year, this is one that I toil over. You see, it’s easy to give […]

Barter King: Bartering Is A Way Of Life

Barter King: Bartering Is A Way Of Life

Article & Photos By: Lisa Ballard Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The way the economy is, most people in this industry barter for one thing or another. I am sure you have done it once or twice; need a frontend to make your ride over the top but don’t […]

Fire & The Wheel

Fire & The Wheel

Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Here at Wheels Through Time Museum, we have a little saying, and it goes like this: Everything is American, and everything runs! For years now, we’ve been hunting down, preserving, and displaying hundreds of America’s rarest two and four wheel vehicles, and like the […]

Perewitz Cycle Fabrications

Perewitz Cycle Fabrications

Article By: Chris Callen Photos Courtesy: Cycle Fab Originally Published In The March 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine an effort to get over the winter doldrums, the mid-build blues or the foretelling of the slow business of the motorcycle industry this time of year drags with it, I decided to take a look back […]

St. Louis Cycle Showcase

St. Louis Cycle Showcase

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Jeff Ruttinger Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine January brought the third incarnation of the Cycle Showcase STL, an event that I have had the pleasure of bringing to the faithful readers since 2013. This go around was different than the previous with a […]

Buy American Or Die: Kiwi Indian

Buy American Or Die: Kiwi Indian

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sometimes the sentiments of the American made way comes from those individuals who look to produce a new quality item while also producing an American made component. By keeping control of the construction from start to finish they are finding […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 5

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 5

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Callen You know, it really is amazing how much crap you can fit on a motorcycle when necessary. We had been setting up and breaking down every day for a bit now but that was just a few pieces and parts each time. This time, because […]

Yaffe: 25 Years Of Trendsetting

Yaffe: 25 Years Of Trendsetting

Article By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I distinctly remember the first time I saw Paul Yaffe in person. It was August 2001, and I was attending the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ for the first time. We stopped in Spearfish on the way into town, and he […]

Vintage Torquefest

Vintage Torquefest

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine About six months ago, this cat starts coming around and telling us about this rockin’ event in Iowa. Okay, not to be a smartass but until recently, I always thought of Iowa as one of those states that […]

Maximize Your Time On The Road With Tips From Progressive

Maximize Your Time On The Road With Tips From Progressive

Article By: Doug Quinn, Motorcycle Underwriter for Progressive Insurance Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the snow finally meting away, it’s time to get our bikes out of storage and on the pavement again. Here are a few tips from Progressive Insurance to keep you and your bike on the […]

Arizona Bike Week

Arizona Bike Week

Article By: “Buzzy” Photos By: Ken Bingenheimer, Joshua Kanter, Bean’re, Julianna Turner Salvante with help from Jennifer Atkins of Chester’s HD Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This year the rally started out on a sad note with news that Kimmy Chapman, the founding editor of Biker Information Guide here in […]

Choppertown Camp-A-Round

Choppertown Camp-A-Round

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Don Wood Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine What better way to get away from the final days of winter’s wrath then to leave the icy grip of the upper midwest and go to the deserts of Arizona. It is a great way to […]

Skate Fast, Ride Faster

Skate Fast, Ride Faster

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This year at Stone Edge during bike week, I ran into a group of young guys that were hanging around the lot. I hadn’t seen them before at any of our other gatherings. I made a few inquires to […]

Off To Africa: Part 10

Off To Africa: Part 10

Article And Photos By: Tim “Buzzy” Bussey Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Over the sound of my engine I heard a voice yelling, “Pull over!” A rider, wearing a florescent vest and helmet, had appeared beside my Wide Glide on a Vespa scooter. He was shouting and pointing to […]

Buy American Or Die – Chinese Steel: Part One

Buy American Or Die – Chinese Steel: Part One

Article By: Paul Wideman Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle source Magazine China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001. Upon joining the WTO, member countries are expected to abide by a set of agreed upon principles. Among these expectations are nondiscrimination principles, reciprocity principles, binding and enforceable commitments, maintain […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 4

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 4

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sunday morning, August 16th, we woke to the sounds of morning traffic rumbling overhead. In case you forgot we were unfortunate enough to spend a night at the worst KOA ever in Ellensburg WA, thankfully […]

Moonshine, Swings, And Murdersickles

Moonshine, Swings, And Murdersickles

Article By: Jack Shit Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I went in to the 72nd annual Sturgis Rally in the worst physical condition of my life, and I paid the price for it. Going to bed at 6 a.m. or later and waking up at 10 a.m. to do […]

2013 Harley Davidson Model Launch

2013 Harley Davidson Model Launch

Article By: Rob Keller Photos Courtesy Of Harley-Davidson Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   yearlong anniversary party began at the Harley Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 30th. Willy G. Davidson, along with his son Bill, addressed an excited crowd from the second floor of the museum as several […]

Cycle Source Run Through The Hills ’12

Cycle Source Run Through The Hills ’12

Article By: Darren McKeag Photos By: Bart Mitchell Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Arriving in Sturgis on Sunday, August 5th seemed like a great accomplishment in itself. Especially considering the fact that I was extremely hung over from my ritualistic pre-Sturgis evening in S.F.S.D., and the fact that we […]

Traveling With The Cycle Source To Sturgis

Traveling With The Cycle Source To Sturgis

Article By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I have always been an “it’s the journey, not the destination” kind of person. Maybe it comes from all the family vacations growing up, or maybe it’s from being the son of a Greyhound bus driver and brother of a […]

Full Throttle Rock: Blackberry Smoke

Full Throttle Rock: Blackberry Smoke

Article By: Sara Liberte Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine At every Sturgis rally, it seems I’m disappointed with the lineup of bands. It’s either the same old cover band shit or some lame-ass mainstream band that no one likes, well no one with good taste in music anyway. One late […]

Sturgis 2012

Sturgis 2012

Article By: Lemme Photos By: Bart Mitchel, Darren McKeag, Kerri Schindler And Sara Liberte Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Once that truck driver figured out that I had pissed my shorts less than twenty hours ago, he booted my ass out of that Petercar along I-90 somewhere near Nothing, South […]

Trip Of A Lifetime

Trip Of A Lifetime

Part 1 Article & Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As if being part of history at the 75th Anniversary of the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally, the world’s biggest rally, wasn’t enough I was blessed at the end of it all to marry my best friend […]

The St. Louis Seven

The St. Louis Seven

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Back in the late fall of 2014 I had the pleasure of spending a week in St Louis with some friends of mine whose bikes I have been seeing over the last couple of years at the St. Louis Cycle […]

Full Throttle Rock – Mothership

Full Throttle Rock – Mothership

Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine For those who have not had the opportunity to experience the sounds of Mothership, you need to lift the rock and get your ears into the vicinity of their special brand of low desert blues driven heaviness ASAP! I have had the opportunity over […]

Allagash Is A Village At The End Of The Road

Allagash Is A Village At The End Of The Road

Article And Photos By: Chopper Charlie Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine On that cool spring morning the rooster crowed as the gentle rain drummed lightly on the roof of my tent. As I woke from my night’s sleep my eyes reluctantly opened with the realization that I would start […]

AIMExpo 2015

AIMExpo 2015

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine While the hunt goes on for what the industry will do to have an annual Motorcycle Expo, one group came up with an answer that may well be the solution we’re all looking for. For those […]

Charging The Scene

Charging The Scene

Atomic Bob Making Positive Strides In The Motorcycle Industry Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine “The motorcycle industry has endless opportunities and has treated our family like family, I love that the most.”– Atomic Bob   From the time he first picked up a pencil, Bob […]

Lone Star Rally 2015

Lone Star Rally 2015

Pirate Alley, Pirate Ships, And A Rodeo King Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Cycle Source Staff Originally Published In The March 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So Texas, hard to believe that one of the last humongous events of the year was upon us but alas, we loaded up the Cycle Source van […]

Motorcycle Cannonball

Motorcycle Cannonball

Article and Photos By: Bean’re Originally Published In The September 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the next Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run just around the corner (Sept. 7-23), I thought I would share with you my first experience with the Cannonball. When I first heard about it, I thought it sounded cool, but I […]

15th Anniversary Subscription Sweeps Bike Build

15th Anniversary Subscription Sweeps Bike Build

Originally Published In The September 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve never had so much fun building a bike, and it’s not even for me. This one-off custom, art object, long-run bobber/chopper, will be awarded to either a Cycle Source subscriber or a Bandit’s Cantina subscriber on Bikernet. com. There’s always a growing buzz […]

The XS650 Chop-Off

The XS650 Chop-Off

Pandemonium Custom Choppers Hosts The 3rd Annual Originally Published In The February 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The Yamaha XS650 world has been slowly coming to the scene for a while now and there is not a show or event that is specific for the XS650, until now… Pandemonium Custom Choppers figured that it […]

Big Mountain Run 2012

Big Mountain Run 2012

Article By: Ryan Augustine and J.J. Phipps Photos By: Kerri Schindler, Ryan, Poncho, Darren McKeag, Bean’re And Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I almost love to hear other people’s stories about the BMR more than the ones I have collected myself. This year however, there were two […]

Super Hooligans And The Inaugural Superprestigio Of The Americas

Super Hooligans And The Inaugural Superprestigio Of The Americas

Article & Photos By: Chris Callen Photos By: Todd Williams Originally Published In The February 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The stage was set, the hype had been made and the lights were on. The Super Hooligan races that we had all been hearing so much about were about to be underway. But wait, […]

Fire And The Wheel

Fire And The Wheel

Originally Published In The August 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine A few months back, good friend and Antique Motorcycle Club of America board member, Steve Slocombe from the UK, contacted me about an interesting project he’d been developing in his head for quite some time. Steve is the owner and operator of VL Heaven, […]

Rolling Thunder XXV

Rolling Thunder XXV

Article and Photos By: Dar Holdsworth Originally Published In The August 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last August, among the craziness that is the Broken Spoke Saloon, downtown Sturgis, up on stage during a Baker Burnout competition, Jay Allen told me about an idea he had which was inspired by his Army bike. Jay […]

10 Days Of Riding Racing, & Rockin’

10 Days Of Riding Racing, & Rockin’

Article By: Sara Liberte Photos By: Sara Liberte & Kerri Schindler Originally Published In The August 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It had been a few years since we last zipped over to Sandusky for Ohio Bike Week, so we decided to gear up and check out the scene. Our curiosity meter was peeked […]

The Bordello Run

The Bordello Run

Article By: Lisa Jocius Photos By: Keith Cole Originally Published In The May 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine March marked the eighth year for the annual Bordello Thunder Run. This event is the brain child of Step Purdy and raises money for Adaptive Action Sports, a nonprofit organization dealing with amputees. The Thunder Run […]

A Great Start To The Day

A Great Start To The Day

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There are only a few things in life that I enjoy as much as a good blast of coffee. A few of those are not fit for print; one that I can mention here is breathing air. I drink an […]

Buy American Or Die!

Buy American Or Die!

A Lot Changes In 15 Years Article By: Paul Wideman And Nichole Grodski – www.bareknucklechoppers.com Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Cycle Source has always prided itself on being the working man’s cycle mag. For 15 years, The Source has been based in Pittsburgh, PA, once the steel capital of the world. […]

Off the Grid

Off the Grid

Christian Marsh Of Xian Leathers Article By: Chad Lemme Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The cool coastline fog hangs eerily low in the dead calm of night; the moon the only light for miles in any direction as far as the eye can see. But in the distance, on […]

Fear And Loathing On The Internet

Fear And Loathing On The Internet

Article By: Christopher Lewis Supertramp Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine My eyes opened as I was awakened by the sweet stench of disgusting bile juice, vomit and vodka coming from my pillow. Damn, alive again and another day in the hell of the modern world. So be it! I […]

Back In The Day

Back In The Day

What Were Some Of Our Staffers Doing 15 Years Ago Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Roadside Marty Fifteen years ago, I was still in the Army and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA. I was happily married to a beautiful woman named Shannon. We used to ride my Panhead […]

The Fifteen Year Stretch

The Fifteen Year Stretch

Article By: Jack Shit Photos By: The Whole Staff Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine You’ve all heard the story about the kid who goes down to see the carnival and ends up leaving town with them, right? This kid and his friends are just walking around, cotton candy in […]

Biker Book Shelf

Biker Book Shelf

Originally Published In The March 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Each year we set aside this small space to give credit to those who put our lifestyle, projects and craft into the written word. After all, there is nothing more telling of any civilization as the volumes of recorded history that it leaves behind. […]

Resurrecting Handy Industries

Resurrecting Handy Industries

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The March 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine About a year ago, I heard the news that Handy Industries decided to close their doors. This was a huge blow for the American manufacturing effort since there are so many foreign motorcycle lift options. This was not […]

Choppafornia Dreaming

Choppafornia Dreaming

The David Mann Chopperfest Weekend Article By: Jack Shit & Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Bart Mitchel Originally Published In The March 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve got the sickness and I’ve got it real bad. The only known cure for it is knees in the breeze and a prescription for some two-wheeled therapy. […]

Small Town Chopper Club

Small Town Chopper Club

Article And Photos By: Fred Mathews Originally Published In The March 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 5,114 people call La Crescent, Minnesota their home. Now that a chopper club has settled in, things are about to change. Even though this chopper club only has 8 members besides their fearless leader, they will shake things […]

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