Across America: Motorcyclists' Finding Main Street's Photos on Display

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Dylan Ozanich
Across America in 50+ Days.
Wyatt McCall and brothers Brant and Dylan Ozanich have really been keeping SF Weekly up to date with the wide-multimedia project Finding Main Street.

For those of you who don't know, the motorcycle trio traveled 10,500 miles through 28 states in a massive circle around the periphery of the continental United States in 55 days. They documented the sights, sounds, and people in every region along the road with photography, video, and blog writing in search of an all-American Main Street.

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On the Road: Finding Main Street's Trio Release Trailer of Cross-Country Documentary

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All Images Courtesy of Dylan Ozanich
Brant Ozanich, Wyatt McCall and Dylan Ozanich chronicle their adventures in state hopping.

The motorcycle cross-country adventures of Wyatt McCall and brothers Dylan and Brant Ozanich finally have a teaser trailer of what they experienced on the road.

Finding Main Street is the collaborative project of the three San Francisco residents and recent college grads chronicling their sojourn across the United States on $500 motorcycles (purchased on Craigslist) during last summer; the trip was possible with the help of Kickstarter.

In 55 days, McCall and the Ozanich brothers traveled 10,500 miles through 28 states in a massive circle around the periphery of the continental United States. They documented the sights, sounds, and people in every region along the road with photography, video, and blog writing in search of an all-American Main Street.

See More: From S.F. to N.Y.: Finding Main Street Across America (Slideshow)

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Motorcycle Diaries: Three Young Men Document America on the Road

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Photo Courtesy of Dylan Ozanich
From left to right: Dylan Ozanich, Wyatt McCall, Brant Ozanich
Three young men sit in their back porch of their Outer Sunset home rolling crumpled, loose leaf American Spirit tobacco leaves into tiny cigarette cylinders and chain smoke frequently while taking sips from their camel-brown colored cans of Coors.

Their skin is tanned like that of a broken-in leather jacket showing signs of weathering various climates -- pouring rain, blistering heat, bitter cold, urban smog, and damp humidity. They are visibly tired and exhausted with slow heaving shoulders, drooping eyelids, and drawn out sentences that are meticulous and pronounced with a slight drawl that hugs the sounds of their speech.

Nonetheless, there's an excitement and euphoric longing in the men's eyes like they have discovered wonders beyond belief. Their being exudes a sense of liberation and acute self-awareness. They act like men that know where they have been, have tasted adventure, and welcome uncertainty and the unknown. They are charismatic, magnetic, and prideful of the feat they just accomplished and they deserve to be so.

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Watch One Man Build a Motorcycle in Three Days

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Hammarhead Industries
​James Loughead is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine. But he's no stuffy, bookish professor -- he's the founder and CEO of Hammarhead Industries, a company that makes custom-built motorcycles, and he'll be in town starting Thursday to assemble a bike in the space of three days at a retail location in the Dogpatch neighborhood.

"I was born and raised in a time when people rode dirt bikes, before suburban living closed in on you," Loughead tells SF Weekly.

After getting his Ph.D. in neuropsychology, he decided to develop his passion for motorcycles by designing a bike that filled the gaps in the mainstream market.

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It's Pride Weekend -- Here Are the Basics


Queer Pride weekend in San Francisco is always an overwhelming undertaking. So much is going on that it's almost too much to comprehend. But here's a starter kit, if you will, dividing the weekend into three sections starting tonight. Speaking of starters, in the clip above you'll see the Dykes on Bikes from 2010. This moto-contingent has begun the annual parade for years.

Today (Friday) is the day to celebrate the magic of our transsexual selves and comrades. The Trans March began at 3:30 p.m. at Dolores Park and reaches its destination at UN Plaza at 6:30 p.m. Later check out Unofficial: The Original Plumbing Trans Pride Party. The event presented by the trans lifestyle mag features local faves DJ Rapid Fire and DJ Bunnystyle along with hot-'n'-heavy go-go dancers and all the cruising you can take.


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Motorcycle Racer -- and Writer -- Ed Milich Releases Book, Fueled, Saturday at Werkstatt

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Ed Milich races a Moto Guzzi, of which he has many.
A professional motorcycle road race is about the last place in the world you'd expect to find a literary reading. But that's what Ed Milich does. He did it at Daytona in 2010, and he did it at Willow Springs Raceway in Southern California (where he also took first- and second-place trophies in the Corsa Moto Classica) over Easter weekend. In a society increasingly run by specialists, Milich is a generalist -- one of the rare individuals who works intellect, athleticism, and blue-collar know-how into his life. The motorcycle mechanic, racer, and writer will be at Werkstatt on Saturday night for an event connected to his second book, Fueled.

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