January 10, 2017

This is the first of reader contributed stories on how their lives were impacted by motorcycles. Send us a message if you would like to add yours.


Jerry L. Hall, December 5, 2012

The question was posed  – “How did you get started riding motorcycles?” So I sat down and pondered.....

When I was young I heard family stories about the young man who became my father crashing through the railing of an old wooden bridge on a gravelled backroad in rural Missouri. He was riding an old pre-WW II Harley. He and the bike landed in a shallow creek. The bike was in gear and continued to run for a short time. The drive chain was in contact with his upper arm and proceeded to saw its way through his flesh and bone. The surgeons considered amputating his arm but decided to use pieces of stainless steel and screws to hold the bones together. It worked. He had obvious thick red scars on his arm for the rest of his life. He did eventually regain full control and was a strong and able bodied m...

January 3, 2017

There is no doubt that the Russian IZH Samson trike is the clear winner in the extreme off-road trail category. This amazing machine is based on the water-cooled Jupiter two-cylinder two-stroke motorcycle. Chains are included. Photo courtesy of Kalashnikov Concern (Press-Service), yes, the same folks that make the AK-47.

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