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in this issue

3 min.
the 2018 hot bike tour

It is pretty funny though that in one of the top five driest states in the nation (average rainfall of 4 to 8 inches per year), we were alerted to flash flood warnings the morning of October 2. We rallied the troops and headed over to the kickoff venue, the Roadrunner Saloon, and proceeded business as usual, stuffing 11 muddy custom motorcycles from the 2018 Hot Bike Build-Off inside the bar. A huge thank you to the invited builders Justin Coleman and Chris Staab, Bryan Schimke, Matt Frick, Lock Baker, Chris Moos, John Shope, Brandon Holstein, Al Raposo, Danny Wilson, Josh Rundlett, and Nick Trask. These gents only had a little over four weeks to build and bring a custom bike for this year’s Hot Bike Tour, and they all…

2 min.
candy shop

1 ROCKFORD FOSGATE POWER SERIES BAG LID SPEAKERS Need a little more oomph out of your stereo? Rockford Fosgate has been making your tunes sound better for years! Check out Rockford Fosgate’s new Power Series TMS57 bag-lid audio speakers for Harley-Davidson Touring models. Specifically designed for Harley’s Boom! Audio Stage 1 and Stage 2, the 5-by-7-inch 100/200-watt (RMS/peak) speakers feature a high-quality sound output to blast your favorite tunes even louder! $299.99 rockfordfosgate.com 2 GALFER USA WAVE ROTOR FOR HARLEY CVO MODELS Galfer USA released this new wave rotor for Harley-Davidson CVO owners, the DF932W. This stainless-steel rotor is laser-cut, which eliminates bending and warping during manufacturing, making for a stronger rotor. Every Galfer brake rotor is heat-treated specifically for the intended use, and carefully tested prior to shipping. This rotor is specifically designed for ’15–’17 CVO…

9 min.
barnstorm cycles

When a boy turns 16 years old, everything changes. While most boys that age are consumed by getting their driver’s license in order to impress girls, Jake Cutler, from Barnstorm Cycles, was busy formulating plans on how he could turn his motorcycle passion into a full-time gig. Jake started out riding dirt bikes, but bought a Sportster when he was 16. He caught the Harley bug at an early age thanks to his old man and Barnstorm co-owner, Doug Cutler. In fact, Doug used to take Jake to all the East Coast biker rallies during Jake’s childhood, including one of the oldest motorcycle events in existence, Laconia Motorcycle Week. To this day, Doug and Jake still roll together. It’s clear this father-son relationship is so much more. They’re best buds. Eventually, Jake…

3 min.
cold-weather gear options

I hate being cold. I’m also not the biggest fan of most tech touring gear when it comes to styling. Here are a few options from Highway 21 Apparel to keep you looking fly while staying protected, with some much-needed cold-weather undergarments from Cycle Gear’s recently redesigned Freeze-Out line to layer up for even colder rides too. Kick Jack Frost in the nards and get out for a ride this winter! Marksman Flannel When perusing the Highway 21 site, I stumbled upon the Marksman flannel. I immediately thought of it as a good layer for winter riding. You never know if your destination is going to be a tad colder or hotter than your starting location, and layering provides options. The stylish Marksman flannel is no slouch as a stand-alone jacket for…

2 min.
sena prism tube wi-fi

In this business of motorcycle content, we’re always looking for better and easier ways to tell our two-wheeled stories, and Sena has just given us one. The Prism Tube Wi-Fi is a small cylindrical camera that pairs with your smartphone to instantly download media to your phone’s library and adjust the camera’s settings. With a microphone and speaker for use when mounted on a helmet, first-person riding videos have never been easier. Using the app, you can get a live feed from the Prism Tube that will allow you to make sure it’s mounted correctly and in the right orientation. The helmet mount has a multidirectional adjuster that makes getting the right angle simple, as long as the mounting point is on a relatively straightforward angle. The camera can film in…

3 min.
what we really want for christmas

We have a hard time asking for presents. The things we really want, we tend to go out and buy ourselves. Hell, as adults, we tend to take care of most of our own needs as they pop up, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t the occasional luxuries that we spot and have a hard time justifying among our normal necessities like groceries, school supplies for the kids, and that new exhaust set. So what do we do when our loved ones want to make our holidays special? Whiskey, knives, power, and storage. Sudden Wisdom Two-Year Rye Whiskey Sudden Wisdom, from Montgomery Distillery, has a tendency to grant me just that. Got a little writer’s block working on that new Indian review? One drink of this two-year-aged rye, and the words are…