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Late start hasn’t slowed local man’s motorcycle mania


May 30, 2017

IAN MOWRY, on his Harley trike, has logged thousands of miles since getting back into motorcycles in his late 70s, after a 50-plus-year hiatus.

Ian Mowry normally travels solo, but after finishing a six-day motorcycle ride with the Santa Barbara Wind & Fire Motorcycle Club recently, he’s already looking forward to another group tour next year.

“It’s the best experience I’ve had in my entire life with a group of people,” Mowry said. “I’ve always been a loner. They all accepted me.”

Mowry, 80, rode with two of his stepsons, Robert Coleman and Randy Coleman, the latter a retired firefighter from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The motorcycle club is made up mostly of retired firefighters, Mowry said.


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