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Articles By J.Joshua Placa - Contributing Editor

J.Joshua Placa
J. Joshua Placa
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J. Joshua Placa is the former editor of Cruising Rider magazine. He freelances for a number of moto publications and has contributed to national travel and adventure magazines, as well as major dailies. Whereabouts unknown, Placa is rumored to be holing up in a clapboard desert shack, chopper chained to his pet coyote, Stinky, and comfortably hiding from the Vatican.

Where to Eat, Sleep and Play at the HOG Rally

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Check out some places to eat and sleep while at the HOG Rally in Arizona, as well as some suggestions on things to do just outside town.

2014 Arizona HOG Rally Report

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
MotoUSA’s Contributing Cruiser Editor checks out the Arizona Harley Owners Group Rally, taking a spin down the Mother Road – historic Route 66.

Vulcan Riders Rally Report 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014
MotoUSA contributing editor falls in with the Kawasaki Vulcan crew attending the 2014 Vulcan Riders West Coast Rally in Northern Arizona.

Arizona Bike Week 2014: Where to Eat

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Just because you're on the road doesn't mean you can't eat well, and MotoUSA has found some of the best spots to try at Arizona Bike Week.

Arizona Bike Week 2014 Review

Thursday, April 24, 2014
MotoUSA heads to Arizona Bike Week 2014 to take in the sights and sounds of one of the nation's premiere rally events of the year.

Las Vegas BikeFest Food Guide

Friday, October 11, 2013
MotoUSA's 2013 Las Vegas BikeFest correspondent reports on some of the best places to eat in Sin City.

2013 Las Vegas BikeFest Report

Friday, October 11, 2013
Las Vegas BikeFest celebrated its 13th edition in 2013, and it's bigger than ever. Headlining bands, more vendors and some 30,000 attendees made the four-day event one to remember.

Arizona Bike Week Food Guide

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Since you still gotta eat when you're out on the road, J. Joshua Placa offers his suggestions for great food during Arizona Bike Week.

2013 Arizona Bike Week Report

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bikers yearning for that first touch of summer head to Arizona Bike Week, which was bigger and better than ever in 2013.

2012 Thunder Valley Rally Report

Monday, October 1, 2012
Stop the presses! A city that actually welcomes a biker rally into its fair hamlet? Our contributor reports on Cottonwood, Arizona’s Thunder Valley Rally.

Arizona HOG Rally 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Our intrepid contributor J. Joshua Placa headed to Williams, Arizona for the 2012 HOG Rally and felt right at home in the rebel outpost on Historic Route 66.

HOGs Roll Down Historic Route 66

Monday, June 11, 2012
Motorcycle USA’s contributing editor returns from the annual HOG Rally in Arizona, rolling down Historic Route 66 to Williams, AZ.

2012 Arizona Bike Week Report

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Contributing editor J. Joshua Placa heads to the 16th Arizona Bike Week in Scottsdale, and not surprisingly, has an amazing time.

Cruising to San Diego’s Comic-Con

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thrust into a world of caped crusaders and diabolical villains, our contributor saddles up with a Limited Edition Suzuki M109R to brave San Diego's annual Comic-Con festival.

Knockout Motorcycles' Jim Beam Blaster

Friday, November 12, 2010
Merging retro style with sportbike speed and performance, the Jim Beam Blaster designed by Knockout Motorcycle Co. may very well change the design of future bikes.

Donnie Baker’s Star Raider Revision

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Star Raider owner Donnie Baker turned to custom builder Kent Weeks to turn his stock Raider into a sleek looking bagger.

Salute to the Military Motorcyclist

Sunday, July 4, 2010
As the nation celebrates its independence, we take a look at some of our soldiers from around the globe who share our enthusiasm for motorcycling in a salute to the military motorcyclist.

Cruising at Burning Man Festival

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Our man Joshua Placa took a trip to a little event in the desert called Burning Man to find out what it's all about. He returned saying "Sturgis should be this much fun!"

American Pickers: Of Mice & Motorcycles

Monday, May 24, 2010
The stars of The History Channel’s American Pickers roam the country collecting gems in piles of junk, with their favorite booty being antique motorcycles.

Paul Yaffe-Built 2006 Yellow Road Glide

Monday, May 17, 2010
Bagger Nation's Paul Yaffe lent his custom motorcycle building skills to Alan Powell's 2006 Harley-Davidson Road Glide to make a booming bagger with a 600-watt audio system.