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Heavy Harleys and my biker gang days

From the reporter's notebook

I had a few years as a motorcycle nut, riding a BSA.

The BSA was built by the Birmingham Small Arms Company, which stopped building motorcycles and built war materials instead during World War II.

I and my friend, Joe Emerson, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, bought our bikes the same day.

Joe had moved to Palouse when his mother, Bertha, took a job with the Northern Pacific Railroad...


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