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September 9, 2013 |
A fatal collision between a big rig and motorcyclist in San Dimas closed part of the 10 Freeway and backed up traffic for miles during the Monday morning commute. The collision, reported at 4:27 a.m., occurred on the westbound 10 Freeway near the Kellogg Drive exit, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada. Investigators were trying to determine what caused the crash, which killed the motorcyclist, ABC News reported. A SigAlert was issued for the westbound 10 Freeway between Highway 57 and Kellogg Drive.
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August 28, 2013 |
Police in Rancho Cucamonga are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a big rig that killed a 4-year-old girl Tuesday. Breann Creer died after the motorcycle she was riding on smashed into a big rig making a U-turn in front of it on 6 th Street west of Hermosa Avenue at about 11 a.m. The boyfriend of the girl's mother had just picked Breann up from school when the accident occurred, KABC-TV Channel 7 reported. Witnesses told reporters at the scene that the big rig continued on after the crash, dragging the motorcycle.
August 27, 2013 |
Traveling across America on Kindness One, my bright-yellow Chang Jiang motorcycle with the 750cc BMW engine, has not been easy. But a journey around the world - I left Los Angeles on Aug. 10 on this yellow lightning bolt - isn't going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination, especially because it's sustained by the kindness of strangers. I'm carrying no money, have no place to stay, no food, no nothing, just the kindness of strangers. And the unkindness of a 1978 motorcycle that hates mornings and sometimes won't even get out of bed (that's code for "will not start")
August 23, 2013 |
The more that Ian Barry fabricates motorcycles from scratch, the more arresting they become. Shedding the legacy of a customized bike, in which a manufactured machine gets tailored, “The White” asserts its abstract sculptural properties without losing its functional beauty. At Michael Kohn Gallery, Barry is showing “The Kestrel” (2010) and “The Black” (2011), two earlier handcrafted motorcycles, together with the recently completed “The White.” The names come from types of falcons, and looking at the newest one it's hard not to think of Brancusi's sleek “Bird in Space.” Except for the engine and two tires, the artist built the motorcycle from the ground up, fender to handlebar.
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August 13, 2013 |
A traffic collision involving a Los Angeles police motorcycle officer briefly shut down the interchange from the eastbound 10 to the northbound 110 freeway during Tuesday morning's rush hour. The officer notified dispatch of the accident about 7:50 a.m., said LAPD Officer Sally Madera. The officer was taken to a local hospital for a possible leg injury. The injury was not considered life-threatening, Madera said. The California Highway Patrol had opened one lane on the freeway interchange by 8:30 a.m. with additional lanes expected to open later in the morning.
August 9, 2013 |
Is Leon Logothetis compassionate or crazy - or both? Logothetis, you may recall, bought a 1985 London taxi, dubbing it the Kindness Cab , and drove it from New York to Los Angeles, doing good deeds - driving a veteran to a VA Hospital for cancer treatment, taking a down-on-its-luck family out for ice cream - along the way. The way included some car trouble, most memorably in the mountains, which the cab demonstrated a decided reluctance to...
August 5, 2013 |
The Ural Gear-Up is a Russian-made motorcycle with a sidecar. It looks like a survivor of the siege of Stalingrad, because it is. The design dates from World War II, when the Russians were confronted on the battlefield by a German sidecar machine built by BMW, and decided to build one of their own. The BMW spawned decades of improvements, and now results in sleek street machines such as the F800GT . The Ural … no. Despite improvements in...
July 17, 2013 |
What do I know of life? For years, I thought Taco Bell was a Mexican phone company. I thought Hash Tag was a mouthy wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. So when I got wind of the Swiss Forrest Gump, an adventurer who ran 25,422 miles over five years till he'd circled the world, his beautiful green-eyed wife riding along on a motorcycle the whole time with their supplies, I wasn't sure if I had a column or a Nobel Prize candidate. A marathon a day, five days a week, for five years.
July 16, 2013 |
One by one, in auctions across the country, some of the world's most collectible cars are quietly passing from the Petersen Automotive Museum's vault into private hands. The sales started in March, and they include the automotive equivalents of a Pablo Picasso or a Salvador Dali. A 1995 Ferrari F50 went for $1.375 million. A 2006 Bugatti Veyron - the first sold in the U.S. - fetched $924,000. A 1990 Ferrari F40 garnered $715,000. Before the auctions end, the museum plans to liquidate nearly a third of its cache of about 400 classic cars.
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July 15, 2013 |
Bill Warner, who set the world record for fastest speed on a conventional motorcycle, died Sunday after losing control while again trying to top 300 mph at a former air base in northern Maine. He was 44. The speed racer and Florida fish farmer was clocked at 285 mph before he lost control. It was unclear how fast the motorcycle was traveling when it veered off a runway and crashed, according to Tim Kelly, race director for the Loring Timing Assn. , which hosts the annual timed speed event at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine.