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Welcome to the launch of our new bi-monthly digital mag!

It gives us great pleasure to announce the launch of our new bi-monthly digital mag! To get you ready for this year’s upcoming event...
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It gives us great pleasure to announce the launch of our new bi-monthly digital mag! To get you ready for this year’s upcoming events, in this issue we take a pictorial Flashback to some of 2014’s memorable events and moments including our interview with Str

No Comments Mar 3, 2015

Saved by the Son(s) and the Three Wise(Guys)

As Riders, we’ve all heard the mantra “never leave a rider”. I had the fortune (yes fortune) of experiencing this twice ...
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As Riders, we’ve all heard the mantra “never leave a rider”. I had the fortune (yes fortune) of experiencing this twice in 2014. The first instance occurred when my beloved 2004 R1 made its rebirth at the soul of Daytona Bike Week and unexpectedly shut

No Comments Dec 8, 2014

Award Winning Hollywood Director F. Gary Gray – Harley-Davidson’s Iron Elite Fighter Pilot

What does the film “The Italian Job”, Rick Ross and Harley-Davidson have in common? A truly remarkable and creative film mak...
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What does the film “The Italian Job”, Rick Ross and Harley-Davidson have in common? A truly remarkable and creative film maker, the acclaimed Hollywood Director F. Gary Gray. Known for such films as “The Negotiator” with Samuel L. Jackson and K

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Throttle Life and Automotive Rhythms supporting Young Men Enlightening Younger Men’s Annual Turkey Drive

When it comes to this life we love, for us it’s bigger than just the bikes. Throttle Life had the honor and pleasure to partner with...
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When it comes to this life we love, for us it’s bigger than just the bikes. Throttle Life had the honor and pleasure to partner with Young Men Enlightening Younger Men (YMEYM) for their annual Thanksgiving Drive. Our two entities connected through our mutual love

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2014 DMV March of Dimes’ Bikers for Babies

The 2014 March of Dimes Bikers for Babies (MD Chapter) charity ride had a lofty goal of raising $35,000 to support local DMV families with...
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The 2014 March of Dimes Bikers for Babies (MD Chapter) charity ride had a lofty goal of raising $35,000 to support local DMV families with much needed support to those with sick or premature babies and to those with little blessings that go onto to become mom and dad

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Supporting March of Dimes’ Bikers for Babies

  tIf you’re familiar with the motorcycle culture, no not the Hollywood or reality-TV versions, you know this is one of the mos...
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  tIf you’re familiar with the motorcycle culture, no not the Hollywood or reality-TV versions, you know this is one of the most charitable communities that exists. From charity rides for fallen riders, breast cancer, Lupus, domestic violence, support for fir

No Comments Oct 3, 2014

17th Annual Father’s Day Car & Bike Show at the Sanctuary

Celebrating Father’s Day can be done in many different ways. You can do Sunday morning service, a brunch, an afternoon BBQ, or let D...
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Celebrating Father’s Day can be done in many different ways. You can do Sunday morning service, a brunch, an afternoon BBQ, or let Dad chill. However, for us a custom car and bike show is the way to go. This is now the 17th year for The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square

No Comments Jun 29, 2014

Fit Father’s Day Inagural Celebration, Car & Bike Show

Father’s Day is generally a day when Dads are recognized with ties, cologne gift boxes, or worse… short sets and sweat suits. ...
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Father’s Day is generally a day when Dads are recognized with ties, cologne gift boxes, or worse… short sets and sweat suits. While such gifts are admirable and as Dads we will graciously say thank you and accept, I’m here to offer a healthy, active, f

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Looking to give Mom a very special Mother’s Day? Start with pampering her at the Gaylord National’s Relache Spa with one of th...
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Looking to give Mom a very special Mother’s Day? Start with pampering her at the Gaylord National’s Relache Spa with one of three new treatments designed to refresh, revive, renew and rejuvenate. Treat mom to a fruit-infused experience with the Mother Glows

No Comments Apr 30, 2014

The Award Winning “DC Motobomb” with Insana Collins

What do you get when you take one part DC nightlife scenery, stir in approximately 100 sportbikes and skillfully mix together by one of th...
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What do you get when you take one part DC nightlife scenery, stir in approximately 100 sportbikes and skillfully mix together by one of the DMV’s most talented photo-journalists? You get an award winning photo shoot (more on this later) called the “DC Motobo

No Comments Mar 23, 2014

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – You’re not alone

You are riding your motorcycle trying to ignore the tingling and numbness in your hands and wrists followed by sharp pains. Maybe it’...
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You are riding your motorcycle trying to ignore the tingling and numbness in your hands and wrists followed by sharp pains. Maybe it’s a resulting cramp from the long ride? Maybe it’s something more serious with long-term damages such as the dreaded Carpal T

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Allergy Season – Are you ready?

Spring is just around the corner and allergy season will be knocking on the door. Are you ready? Allergy season usually spans from March t...
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Spring is just around the corner and allergy season will be knocking on the door. Are you ready? Allergy season usually spans from March to May when the trees begin to pollinate. However, during the summer, grass and weed pollen are present and autumn brings on ragweed

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The DMV “Bike Life” Movement

Dirtbikes and ATV’s are an integral part of the world of recreational vehicles, often equated to motocross arenas and the back woods...
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Dirtbikes and ATV’s are an integral part of the world of recreational vehicles, often equated to motocross arenas and the back woods. Until now, thanks to the “Bike Life” movement. The Bike Life movement offers an interesting twist to what these off

No Comments Feb 16, 2014

Find Your Motivation to a Healthier You

Motivation comes from a variety of sources. For me, its comes from my trainer, family, friends and fans, but most of all my motivation com...
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Motivation comes from a variety of sources. For me, its comes from my trainer, family, friends and fans, but most of all my motivation comes from within. You also have to love yourself first and foremost. I love me. I love the way I look and the changes I am making to m

No Comments Feb 13, 2014

Bessie Stringfield – A True Rebel and Pioneer

photo courtesy: AMA In recognition of Black History Month, we’d like to share with you the story on the very phenomenal Bessie Strin...
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photo courtesy: AMA In recognition of Black History Month, we’d like to share with you the story on the very phenomenal Bessie Stringfield, credited as the first black woman to ride across the United States solo. Ms. Stringfield was noted with breaking down barrie

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BMW 3 Series Diesel: First Impressions

Courtesy of our partners at Automotive Rhythms, the all-new BMW 328 Diesel will change the way you view diesel. Watch actor Lamman Rucker&...
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Courtesy of our partners at Automotive Rhythms, the all-new BMW 328 Diesel will change the way you view diesel. Watch actor Lamman Rucker’s first impressions as he gets behind the wheel to feel the diesel difference. To learn more about BMW Diesel, visit www.bmwus

No Comments Jan 26, 2014

A Mothers Strength. A Daughters Love

I’ve had the fortune to work with some amazing people in the motorcycle community and industry with some incredible stories and bike...
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I’ve had the fortune to work with some amazing people in the motorcycle community and industry with some incredible stories and bikes. But, every now and then, there comes a story that grabs you by the heart and pulls you in the more you listen. The story of Jenni

No Comments Nov 8, 2013

Lea “Dream Catcher” Martinez – A survivor on and off the track

Lea “Dream Catcher” Martinez, is not your average female motorcycle drag racer. This mother of two is also a breast cancer sur...
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Lea “Dream Catcher” Martinez, is not your average female motorcycle drag racer. This mother of two is also a breast cancer survivor. Although racing was in her blood since she was young girl with her father racing pro-stock cars, Lea didn’t begin ridin

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The Art of Rap – Something from Nothing

Rapper, actor, OG, reality star and movie director are just a few of the titles rap pioneer Ice-T has claimed throughout his illustrious c...
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Rapper, actor, OG, reality star and movie director are just a few of the titles rap pioneer Ice-T has claimed throughout his illustrious career. With such an extensive list of accomplishments in the entertainment industry and being an internationally recognized iconic f

No Comments Sep 25, 2013

2013 Buffalo Soldiers Thunder Rally

We all know of the infamous Rolling Thunder ride that takes place in the Nation’s Capital during Memorial Day weekend. But, did you ...
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We all know of the infamous Rolling Thunder ride that takes place in the Nation’s Capital during Memorial Day weekend. But, did you know Rolling Thunder isn’t the only thunder that rolls into Washington D.C. during Memorial Day weekend? The Buffalo Soldiers

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Looking Ahead Beyond the Graduation

In recognition of the upcoming commencement ceremonies, I decided to take the time to “CONGRATULATE” our 2013 graduates for a ...
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In recognition of the upcoming commencement ceremonies, I decided to take the time to “CONGRATULATE” our 2013 graduates for a job well done! We all have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, God children or friend’s children who are set to graduate

No Comments Jul 25, 2013

Big Tigger – Big Personality with a Big Heart

Mr. Darian Morgan aka Big Tigger is widely known throughout the hip-hop and entertainment industry as one of today’s top television ...
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Mr. Darian Morgan aka Big Tigger is widely known throughout the hip-hop and entertainment industry as one of today’s top television and radio personalities. Formerly the host of BET’s Rap City: Tha Basement and 106 & Park, he currently has a nationally s

No Comments Jun 18, 2013

Good Deeds – His View

While in relationships we all try to do good deeds, but hearing the dreaded words “Honey, I want to see Tyler Perry’s new movi...
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While in relationships we all try to do good deeds, but hearing the dreaded words “Honey, I want to see Tyler Perry’s new movie” is not quite the “good deed” we as guys are looking to do for the weekend. Hey, we’re not “H8ters&#

No Comments Jun 18, 2013

American Diabetes Alert Day!

March is American Diabetes Month. As we fine tune our motorcycles for the spring, let’s also take time to fine tune our bodies. We a...
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March is American Diabetes Month. As we fine tune our motorcycles for the spring, let’s also take time to fine tune our bodies. We all have family members and friends living with diabetes. Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), simply referred to as diabetes, is a group

No Comments Jun 18, 2013

2012 Female Safety Seminar

The Female Safety Seminar began in ’07 by the name of “Keep’in Check”. At the time, I was a member of Sisters With...
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The Female Safety Seminar began in ’07 by the name of “Keep’in Check”. At the time, I was a member of Sisters With A Throttle (SWAT) and presented the idea to my then President (Co2) and Bill Gash, General Manager at Clinton Cycles. Both believed

No Comments Jun 18, 2013

Ashon “Capo” Dickerson – Killer Instinct

I met Ashon “Capo” Dickerson while shooting Rickey Gadson’s Drag Racing School in 2011. He took notice of my passion f...
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I met Ashon “Capo” Dickerson while shooting Rickey Gadson’s Drag Racing School in 2011. He took notice of my passion for photography as I noticed his unrelenting passion for racing. With his cool, laidback style and eagerness to show others his passi

No Comments Jun 18, 2013

Club Mix – The Intro

In this column I am the self nominated official beverage taster aka the Drinks Connoisseur. I had the pleasure of being knocked on my tail...
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In this column I am the self nominated official beverage taster aka the Drinks Connoisseur. I had the pleasure of being knocked on my tail by a Zoo shot, being Hunched by the Punch and enjoyed the simple delight of pineapples in the Wolfaid. The Hunch Punch and Wolfaid

No Comments Jun 18, 2013

Men’s Health Awareness Month – Live to Ride

Question. Who has a husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle or friend that you have to practically drag or beg them to go to the...
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Question. Who has a husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle or friend that you have to practically drag or beg them to go to the doctors? You do? So do I. Men, I am asking you to be proactive in regards to your health this month by heightening your awareness o

No Comments Jun 18, 2013

Just the 2 of Us – Dollar Bill and Baby Girl Rolling the O’mens m/c Way

Sharon “Baby Girl” Peterson-Griffin and Horrace “Dollar Bill” Griffin, members of the Ft. Washington, MD chapter o...
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Sharon “Baby Girl” Peterson-Griffin and Horrace “Dollar Bill” Griffin, members of the Ft. Washington, MD chapter of the O’mens m/c have been riding together happily with their own bikes for years. However, that’s not how they started.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012

Throughout the year, a collaboration of national public service organizations, medical associations and government agencies work together ...
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Throughout the year, a collaboration of national public service organizations, medical associations and government agencies work together to promote breast cancer awareness and provide greater access to related services. Breast Cancer forms in tissues of the breast and

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