Destination Dealership: Big Success in Big D

In 1996 when Rick Fairless opened Strokers Dallas Custom Motorcycle Shop, business grew fast, allowing him to follow it up with Strokers Ice House Bar and Grill and, eventually, RF Custom Parts, Fearless Services Insurance and Big State Fountain Grill.

Pajama Shoppers: Put Your Clothes On and Get Out of the House!

Dear Ma: I hope you’re doing well up there in Heaven, we are working hard and doing good down here in Dallas. I have been thinking a lot about how business has changed over my 22 years in the Motorcycle Industry. The BEST thing that has happened to our industry in the last 20 years,

Everyone Should Have Two Bikes to Ride

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ear Ma, I just returned from the 76th annual Black Hills Rally in Sturgis, SD. This was my 30th Sturgis Rally in a row. I’ve been every year consecutively since 1987. This year was good, although it was not as crowded as the last few years. My pal Joe T. bought a beautiful home up

DPD, Mean Women & Ethel The Evil Octane

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ear Ma, I hope you’re doing well up there in Heaven, we are going nuts down here in Dallas. We have so much cool stuff happening and my head is spinning just trying to keep up with it all! We recently finished my RF Custom Victory Octane just in time for Sturgis. We actually had

Rick Fairless Day? You’re Kidding, Right?

Hey Ma, I have some pretty big news, our home town, the city of Irving, Texas, issued a proclamation declaring March 26, 2016 ­Rick Fairless Day! I was absolutely blown away at receiving such an honor!

I’d Rather Eat A June Bug Sandwich

The best thing about being in the motorcycle industry, at least for me, is absolutely my love and passion for motorcycles, and being able to make a living doing something I love. Ever since I was an ugly kid, I was nuts about motorcycles.

Passion AND Work Ethic

Lessons from a motivational speaker [dropcap]H[/dropcap]ey ya’ll, did you know that I am a Motivational Speaker? I have lectured at TCU, DePauw University and to many companies. Listen, I know what you’re thinking, what the heck could this long haired motorcycle goon possibly have to talk about that would motivate anybody? The only story I

Custom Built Bikes, Writing & Words That Ain’t Really Words!

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ey ya’ll, please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Rick Fairless, I am born and raised in Dallas and I am very proud to be a new columnist for MPN. I have been a reading MPN for many years and I have always enjoyed the magazine. I have been riding motorcycles for more