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  • Sixty Years and Six Cylinders Published 12/2/2009 at 9:56 a.m. 0 comments

    Bill Powell, is a Floridian who recently moved to Tennessee for health reasons. He’s 72 years old, and rode his first motorcycle right about 60 years ago. Powell tallies off the long list of motorcycles he’s owned: a KZ1 900, ...

  • Cindy Lou's Epic Adventure Published 8/27/2009 at 10:09 a.m. 0 comments

    On June 7 of this year, Cindy Douglas took time off from her position as a hair stylist at Salon Azure, loaded up her 2009 Harley Dyna Superglide, and left on a 7,800 mile adventure that took her through 21 ...

  • Off the Beaten Path Published 7/17/2009 at 1:18 p.m. 0 comments

    “You can always tell when this stuff is designed by people who don’t ride,” says Francois Saint Laurent. He’s showing a customer protective jacket-and-pants sets, and explaining why the clothing section at Dual Sport Touring, the Blount County shop he ...

  • Father-Son Day at the Track Published 5/27/2009 at 11:52 a.m. 0 comments

    “Like father, like son” may be somewhat of a cliché’ phrase, but there is no better way to describe father and son roadracers Chris and Jamie Spencer. At age 17, Jamie embarrasses men double his age while Chris, at 50, ...

  • Back to Racing After 35 Years Published 4/24/2009 at 4:49 p.m. 0 comments

    If the current economy hasn’t forever banished the concept from their minds, for most folks retirement means slowing down, sitting in rocking chairs, baby-sitting the grandkids, and puttering around the yard. Retired research physicist Bob McMillen is spending his golden ...

  • The Collector Published 3/23/2009 at 4:07 p.m. 0 comments

    What do you call a man’s home when he’s given over all available basement and garage space to the storage of obscure parts—original, aftermarket, salvaged, you name it—for esoteric British motorcycles that haven’t been manufactured in decades? Before you answer, ...

  • Speed Freak Published 3/12/2009 at 4:16 p.m. 0 comments

    My first impression of Jack Parker came one day after mowing the lawn. As a reward, I’d given myself permission to ride to Deals Gap before the sun went down. About halfway to the store past the overlook, I checked ...

  • Motorcycle Treasures Published 2/19/2009 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments

    Who you gonna call when you rash up your GSXR or need a fuel tank for a ’65 Yamaha Big Bear scrambler? Since 1976, local vintage motorcycle enthusiasts and riders of more modern machinery have sought out Motorcycle Salvage, whether ...

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