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Weekend Round-Up for September 17, 2019

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Trying to Find the Way

I’ve made progress on the Salt Torpedo. I also reached out to Kendal Trailers regarding a trailer for this puppy. I want to start on another Cantina Episode.

I rode tested the new leather Bandit’s Dayroll and it worked like a champ to hold the shit and my tools.

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Coral Head MusicFest

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The Coral Head MusicFest is an American Legion charity concert series created and coordinated by Rich Anderson the Director of the American Legion Riders Post 154 in Marathon, FL. The Coral Head MusicFest is on the fourth successful year in the Florida Keys, being brought to Pinellas Park for the first time.

The Pinellas Park concert will take place on November 2nd at England Brothers Park and is expected to be an annual event for our area with proceeds benefiting our local Veteran charities, Project VetRelief and Bay Pines Veterans Recreation center which is the designated charity of post 104. Our Pinellas Park event headliners and performers are Vince Neil, Sebastian Bach, Slaughter, Mitch Perry Group and Hairdaze & Jen.

We are expecting attendance to be 8,000 plus. Sebastian Bach is currently on his 30th anniversary tour in which he will perform his very first Skid Row album, we are his last scheduled performance of that tour.

http://www.coralheadmusicfest.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CoralHeadMusicFest/

http://www.projectvetrelief.org/

https://www.instagram.com/coralheadmusicfest/

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Pre-Party

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Get ready for this years Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride by joining us for the pre-party at John Varvatos, co-hosted by this year’s Grand Marshall, Eric Hendrikx. This will be a great opportunity to meet others that will be participating in the Orange County Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride later this month.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: John Varvatos in South Coast Plaza

Address: 3333 Bristol St #1219, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Send all inquiries to: martin@martinanthonyusa.com

Final Cross Country Chase

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After a short Sunday morning ride over various bridges, the sunburned and heat stressed Cross Country riders arrived in Key West with a 100-degree heat index and heightened level of excitement as the final miles of a 2,368-mile ride came to an emotional and exuberant end. Riders posed for a photo op at the famous Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S. Buoy before the checkered flag waved them across the finish line in the shadow of a massive cruise ship at Mallory Square.

Out of the 69 riders who arrived in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan a week ago, 35 of the jockeys arrived in Key West after riding every mile of the 8 state route. Todd Cameron, however, became legendary with his dogged determination aboard the little 493cc, 1930 BSA Sloper and walked away with an award for winning the Class I, a Legend award, a custom bronze by Jeff Decker, number plates for the next Cross Country Chase race, and a whopping $7,500.00 in cold hard cash.

Jim Gilfoyle, rider #38, took first place in Class II on his 1938 Harley-Davidson EL while Jerry Weiland, a past Motorcycle Cannonball sidecar dude and competitor, walked away with the first place banner for Class III. Cris Sommer Simmons, who has competed in four of the Motorcycle Cannonball antique races, was awarded a custom wood carving in recognition for being the top female competitor in the Cross Country Chase.

Cross Country Chase Stage 9

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The last full day of racing included 259-miles of sightseeing through parks, parts of the Everglades and through swampy areas that kept riders eyeing the roadsides for alligators while keeping an eye on the sky for predicted rain, but the weather witch was kind enough to wait until after enjoying a great party and dinner at Peterson’s Harley-Davidson in South Florida to turn on the water works.

And tomorrow’s route scant 129-miles into the Florida Keys will bring the run total to 2,368-miles of true grit. Riders will arrive at the checkered flag with hearts full of elation over a job well done, and hearts full of sorrow to see it all come to an end.

Class I will head out of Miami at 8:30 with the other two classes leaving at 15-minute intervals and arrival in Key West required by 1:30.

Scores are posted at the website and you will notice that there are 10 riders listed as DNS, DNF or DQ.  https://themotorcyclechase.com/routes/

Summer’s coming to a close, but motorcycle season is still going strong

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news by Fox 13 Now

Bill Dow, Utah Marketing Manager for The Law Tigers, says even though summer is coming to an end, motorcycle season is still in full swing.

There are many people who ride year round, but Autumn is a great time to be on a bike!

But that means drivers and riders need to be aware and practice safety at all times.

The Law Tigers have successful records of securing millions of dollars for their clients. They are ready to help 24/7! There is no fee for personal injury claims unless there is a recovery.

They also offer free advice on all motorcycle matters.

For more information call 1-800-LAW-TIGERS or visit: lawtigers.com.

Pensacolians flock to Harley Davidson for spooky-themed discount tattoos on Friday the 13th

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by Annie Blanks, Pensacola News Journal at https://www.pnj.com

Sounds of buzzing needles replaced the roar of motorcycle engines Friday afternoon at Harley Davidson Pensacola, with dozens of people heading to the store to get special spooky-themed tattoos at a discount rate for Friday the 13th.

It’s an unofficial tradition for tattoo studios to do specials on Friday the 13th, said Matt Herl, one of three tattoo artists who took up the back room of the Harley dealership on Friday. Herl and his fellow artists ran a “flash tattoo” sale where people could come in and pick from a pre-designed set of ink for $31, $50, or $100,

“It was always a traditional thing to do back when tattoos used to be a macabre thing, more underground,” he said. “And so now we do it to try to appeal to the dark side of people, and make it cheap. Back then they would do it for $13.”

Some of the pre-made designs people could choose from Friday included gravestones, potion bottles, ghosts, skeletons, spiders, broken hearts and bloody axes.

Stella Garrett, an emergency room registration technician, opted to get two $31 tattoos on her arm — a voodoo doll, and a bust of Edgar Allan Poe. They joined a collection of two other Friday the 13th tattoos she had inked in previous years.

“I planned this, I had to crave my need for a tattoo without breaking the bank,” Garrett said. “I guess I like that there’s just not that much thought to it, it’s always just grab and go.”

Lorenzo Rodriguez and his girlfriend Brittany Rollo came in to get tattoos, but opted not to go for matching ink. Rodriguez was getting a potion bottle on his arm, while Rollo got a cloud with an eye in the middle and a lightning bolt sticking through it on her wrist.

“If I didn’t have bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck,” she said when asked why she wanted to get a tattoo on Friday the 13th. “Matt (Herl) posted about this, and he’s done a few tattoos for us, and it just seemed like a good idea.”

Ryan McCool, another one of the tattoo artists, said the promotion was also a way for the artists to be able to continue working. Their Barrancas Avenue studio, Artistic Sol, burned down in July and the crew is still rebuilding.

“We’re a collective. When we work, we work together. When we catch fire, we catch fire together,” he said.

The tattoos took an average of 10 to 20 minutes per person, and by 2 p.m. Friday, Herl said he was already on his way to shattering his previous record of 47 tattoos in one day.

The tattoo artists will continue to be at the Harley Davidson store at 6385 Pensacola Blvd. throughout the weekend. The store is having its bi-annual fall event, with motorcycle demonstrations for children, a bike show, food and market vendors.

Motorcycle ride raises money for St. Jude

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September 13, 2019 by Clint Eiland at https://www.wbbjtv.com

DYERSBURG, Tenn. — More than 200 motorcycles, nearly $1 million and 450 miles.

Those are just some of the numbers involved in St. Jude Rides.

“Almost 400 people total, and to see it all come together, and to be here in Dyersburg, it is just overwhelmingly emotional,” Jill Libert, development specialist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, said.

“One of the most well organized events that I’ve ever been a part of,” Stann Wiebler, marketing manager at Walter Brothers Harley Davidson, said. “They do so much planning. The police do a phenomenal job of getting us here safely.”

The trip started Thursday in Peoria, Illinois, where riders began a six-hour drive to Dyersburg. The motorcade arrived in Memphis on Friday, where they delivered a check worth around $1 million to St. Jude.

Wiebler’s father helped start the event 13 years ago, and Stann has done it the last six years. He says this event is one of his favorites.

“It’s a huge event in our family. It’s part of our business anymore. No decision goes in to our business these days without thinking about St. Jude and how it would affect it,” Wiebler said.

“It’s a very passionate group. They fund raise all year long with asking family and friends. They really are outstanding and selfless,” Libert said.

Each rider raised at least $1,000, with one couple even raising $40,000.

“Kids are precious. Thank you to all the people who are here to do this,” Kevin and Debbie Onnela said.

As they rode into the hospital parking lot, the patients and employees were there to welcome them.

“Patients, doctors, they all come out into the streets, and they have signs and balloons, screaming and yelling, a lot of tears flowing on these big, bad motorcyclists as they’re coming in seeing the kids,” Wiebler said.

“They do a lot for the kids. And I’m pretty impressed about that. They do a lot,” rider Brian Bruen said.

Organizers with the group say they raise more money each year.

Cross Country Chase Stage 8

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Excitement is building as we race toward the finish line with two more days of riding under predicted dark skies, wind and occasional rain in the forecast. Today’s weather, however, afforded riders their first look at the ocean as they made their way toward Crystal Harley-Davidson for an elegant hot lunch served on the dealership veranda. Riders enjoyed the hospitality and lingered over lunch before hitting the road again with the hopes of staying dry, which didn’t happen, but the sporadic rain served to cool things off enough to make the trip even more enjoyable. By the time the group pulled into Lakeland Harley-Davidson for the hosted dinner, the clouds gathered for another attack and sent riders off to the hotel with soggy duds. Again.

So, race fans, here are the scores from Stage 8. You’ll notice the top five have been juggled again but the top two spots are a BSA ridden by Todd Cameron in first and a Harley-Davidson ridden by Jim Gilfoyle holding second, followed closely by a Triumph, then five Harleys, an Indian and a Norton to round out the top ten spots with a good showing from a variety of marques.

The list of bikes that have dropped out includes 1-BSA, 3-Indians, and 4-Harley-Davidsons and the list

#5 James Maloney
#17 Rick Salisbury
#42 Michael Bruso
#50 Rowdy Schenk
#62 Scott Funk
#70 Will Lusignan
#77 Brent Mayfield
#91 Jeff Fredette

There are an additional 5 riders with various issues that have taken them out of the competition in terms of contending, but they continue to ride to finish out the trip and that list includes 2-Harleys, 2-Indians, and the only Zundapp entered:

#51 Shane Masters
#36 Bill Reese
#96 Richard Campbell
#22 Don Gilmore
#65 Mike Butts

As of tonight’s tally, there are still 35 riders who have made all 1,980 miles with no penalty points, though another 8 have actually made the miles but were docked points for various reasons.

SO, what does all this mean? Basically, that the number of bikes that will actually be motoring across the finish line on Sunday afternoon is still very unpredictable! The public is welcome to come on out to Key West to cheer riders on as they’re waved in with the checker flag and to join us for the celebration at the awards banquet afterwards. Tickets are available for purchase by going to https://www.cannonballstore.com

See ya there!