Michael's Blog


Gloria's Burnout
Jul 26, 2020
Harley riding Octogenarian Gloria Struck having fun at the Broken Spoke Saloon downtown with her Motor Maid MC sisters during the Sturgis Black Hills Motorcycle Rally 2010. Photo ©2010 Michael Lichter.
Gloria Struck recently had her 95th birthday, so just to keep the accolades rolling, I want to wish her an incredible belated happy-happy birthday and add to everyone else’s praises as to how wonderful this woman is. 
Coast-to-Coast Multicast with J Shia and Sofi Tsingos
Jul 22, 2020
Jessi Combs in Bobby Green's Overland Whippet at The Race of Gentlemen. Wildwood, NJ. Photo ©2015 Michael Lichter.
Of course, we paid tribute to Jessi Combson to kick off last nights “Women in Custom Biking” episode of the “Coast-to-Coast” podcast that I co-host with Cris Sommer-Simmons, but most of the show was given up to two incredible custom motorcycle builders, J Shia and Sofi Tsingos.
Remembering Marla Garber
Jun 4, 2020
Marla Garber rind with Scooter at the Harley Davidson 85th Reunion Ride to Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI. June, 1988. Photography ©1988 Michael Lichter.
A Moto-Journalist ahead of her time! Marla Garber was a free spirit that would criss-cross North America from rally to rally, to meet a friend, or maybe just a meal. Life was an adventure for this one-of-a-kind Canadian woman. She was a great rider that lived life from her bike, with everything she needed packed on board, including her dog Skooter.
Karen Moore’s Moore Customs Sporty
May 22, 2020
Engine detail. Karen Moore's Moore Customs Sporty. Photo ©2019 Michael Lichter
So how did the fun lovin' truck drivin' Brit Karen Moore end up building this beautiful bike in Wichita, KS? Well, I can tell you, she didn’t take a non-stop jet to get there!