Category Archives: The Bump

Dream Ride – Let’s Go Trippin’! by Kustom Jeff Dailey

Do you have a trip that you’ve always wanted to take and are always looking for info about? Is there that one road you want to ride from one end to the other? Some people are fortunate enough to be … Continue reading

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What it Takes to be a National Geographic Photographer

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intellect, passion, maturity and drive.

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Hilton Guitars: built by hand_7

To learn more about Pete Hilton and his instruments, you can visit his website: Hilton Guitars…

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Writing for the Rest of Us by Mark Bellusci

Another writing rock star: Frank Lloyd Wright   To accomplish his architectural feats, Frank Lloyd Wright needed something we all need: a blueprint. Or the writing equivalent, an outline.A brilliant architect with an endless imagination, Frank Lloyd Wright designed by … Continue reading

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Science on 45dgree: Smudge-Free Surfaces

Soot particles: The microscopic structure of a layer of soot, shown here in an image from an electron microscope, provides a template for a new oil-repelling coating.

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SuperSeven: Chaos Cycles

I stopped by Chaos Cycles last week to shoot George & Dee’s new bike “33″. While I was there, I filled in some of the gaps and shot 3 more of their machines, some of which you’ve seen in Print … Continue reading

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SuperSeven: Shooters Images/ diverse work

Shooters Images has a wide variety of machines cross its path… or backdrop as the case may be…

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In Memory of Wally Rasile

Pupkin called me first thing that AM (who the hell is calling me NOW?) to let me know that our friend Wally had passed on last night. This is not a surprise, but it is a heavy blow to the … Continue reading

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SuperSeven: reservoir ride & thoughts on helmets

I took a blast around my favorite reservoir in squirrel country just the other day on my favorite machine, the FXR. It’s nice to have a Spring with no sand in the roads, and wouldn’t ya know it,  the new Avon black banana peels seem to be working wonderfully… keeping me glued to the … Continue reading

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Pussycat by Kevin Moore

Folks can spot somebody “cool.” Not counterfeits, like the cocky jock masking insecurity or the greasy hipster generating image. But a person who is entirely themselves; true to their nature in every manner. One who makes their own code and … Continue reading

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Brotherhood by Kustom Jeff Dailey

I wrote this about a year ago for my blog at a time when some friends who I thought might be Brothers were starting to show me why you wait so long before knowing who your Brothers really are. I … Continue reading

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“The Call” or Scott’s Ride By 8 Ball Brian

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This is the story of one of my best riding buddies. He had just retired from the Coast Guard, and was looking for work. We had been planning on making an easy three day, 1200 mile ride until he got … Continue reading

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Real Friends by Jefff “Maddog” Maddox

Last Sunday morning in White City, I was sitting at the gas station waiting for some co-workers to show up for a ride. It’s not something we usually do together, but it seem like the thing to do. I always … Continue reading

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That Damn Pine Tree by Kevin Moore

An abandoned coal mine stood within riding distance of my house as a kid. It was a huge trench thirty feet deep, fifty feet wide, and about two hundred feet long. The sides were steep with trails that ran between … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Conflagration by Kevin Moore

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Motorcycles are a polarizing form of transportation. Broach the subject and you will find people fall into two groups. On one side are the folks who think they are loud and dangerous, ridden by dirt-bag miscreants who eyeball women. On … Continue reading

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Fat Turkey by Kevin Moore

I’d like to introduce you to Kevin Moore, writer/story teller extraordinaire’. You can check out Kevin’s blog, if you do, tell him you saw his work here..at 45dgree. – stephen berner Wildlife changes from one side of North America to … Continue reading

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