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Buckle Up for XDA Drag Racing Titans

Buckle Up: XDA Drag Racing Titans Set to Take Over VMP The 38th annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals is set from May 17-19 at Virginia Motorsports Park. With a promise to uphold a tradition of high-speed excitement, this event will feature more than 700 professional, sportsman, and grudge motorcycle racers. XDA is committed to delivering a competitive arena that is not only thrilling but also secure and professional for every racer. Whether it's the precision of index racing, the strategy of bracket battles, or the high stakes of the Gambler's race, there's a slice of the drag racing pie for everyone. It's more than just a competition; it's a weekend-long festival celebrating speed, skill, and the essence of motorcycle racing. ...
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Can-Am Ryker: A Small and Agile Three-Wheeler

The all new 2024 version is out and about by Ujjwal Dey The first thing you notice about the 2024 Can-Am Ryker is of course that it is advertised as a “three-wheeled motorcycle." For those who love and ride motorcycles, there is no such thing. You got one wheel too many to call it a motorcycle. The name Ryker is not of Biblical origin nor a Bavarian legend. It is a silly portmanteau on “Ride”-“Biker” with a “Y” replacing it to re-invent the three-wheeled thing called “Ryker." Plus, it rhymes with Can-Am Spyder. Click here to read this photo feature breakdown of the all new Can-Am Ryker * * * * Follow Bikernet Free Weekly Newsletter to get latest Motorcycling ...
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March Hare Rally 2024

Blow by blow account from ground zero by Graeme Lowen I was able to persuade Terry Woods to come along to the March Hare with me and Keegan. Terry is riding his old FHL Harley-Davidson affectionately known as Poo Brown (mainly because of its faded brown color I think). Anyway, I would have normally gone to Invercargill on the Thursday evening to pick up Keegan, but because I did not get home from work untill 7:00 o’clock after spending a ten-hour day in the hot sun with two other guys, working on a roof, I was just not interested. I packed the sidecar up on Thursday night and come Friday morning I drove the van into Invercargill to pick up ...
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100 WFC: The boo-boo by Wayfarer

The boo-boo by Wayfarer with illustration by Wayfarer She could not take her eyes off him. He was enjoying rum & chips with his longtime love, a childhood lover, seemingly inseparable. Then they left and the lonely, lovely stranger who served them, yearned for the man to return. A few days later, they bumped into each other at a charity hiking trip, aimed at picking trash on trails. He was alone. Apparently, he loved the outdoors and his gal loved cozy evenings in cafes and pubs. “Opposites attract” the waitress sighed. Then she had an epiphany, “one who waits, is a waiter,” and she introduced herself. He loved the coffee from her flask. She loved that he was interested in ...
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Call To Action: Congressional Joint Resolution

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate are again trying to push back on new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules compelling over half of all new vehicles sold to be electric by 2032. The new bills, H.J. Res 136 and S.J. Res 75 would overturn the rules announced in April by the EPA. These bills were introduced with 114 cosponsors in the House of Representatives and 48 in the Senate. Let’s grow the number of cosponsors and let the people in Washington, D.C. know their constituents want to save the internal combustion engine Please Write To BOTH Representative And Senators Click to Write Representative Click to Write Senators Click to Join The MRF * * * *
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The Wicked Bikernet Weekly News for May 2, 2024

Free swag plus online archive since 1996.... It’s tough to hold the line with two property deals floating. On the other hand, everything rides on the decisions I make. I’m an optimist, but I search out the reality of the situation. I’m 76, do I really want to dive into a 100 year old building that needs to be refurbished, or would I rather work hard on the museum efforts, continue to write stories, build motorcycles, write books and make another stab at Bonneville? WTF? Hang on. Let’s hit the news. Click here to read the Weekly Thursday News only on Bikernet.com * * * * Support Bikernet by joining the Cantina and get free swag. Deal of a lifetime, ...
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XDA Delivers a Platinum Performance Season Opener

The 30th annual Platinum General Services event, proudly presented by the XDA, took on a bittersweet tone this past weekend at the Maryland International Raceway. As engines thundered against the backdrop of spring skies, the event unfolded with a poignant undercurrent, marking the first race since the passing of XDA co-owner Chris Miller. Miller's absence was deeply felt, his legacy casting a long shadow over the track he helped cultivate into a haven for speed enthusiasts. Despite this, racers and fans alike came together in a powerful display of solidarity and respect, celebrating his memory by ensuring the event he cherished ran with the precision and passion he was known for. During three exhilarating days, competitors from far and wide ...
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FXST Detachable Motorcycle Windshield

Learning To Work On A Motorcycle By Christy This journey started at Space Coast Harley-Davidson, March 2024, one sunny Saturday morning, where I test rode and bought my 2023 FXST Softail Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Years ago, I owned a Sportster and recently have been riding one, but I felt it was time to go to a Bigger bike, so I did. While I had been riding the Sportster with a windshield, I realized it was a definite must to have on my Softail and couldn’t ride without one. Riding on the east coast, there are times when it’s very windy and I feel the windshield protected me. So, with some research I decided on a detachable wind splitter windshield Click here ...
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Book Review: I AM Delilah Jones

Book Reveiw of the Week By J.J. Solari The book “I AM Delilah Jones aka Doris Gohlke: I Lived And Loved As I Pleased,” is, first of all, large. It’s the size of a sheet of normal bond paper, 337 numbered pages and full of photos. If you’re an edentulate reprobate like myself, you probably - and I hate to say this if she’s reading this-- you probably took her into the bathroom with you when you were a strapping young lad because she was in damn near every “girlie mag” that was flooding the back racks of the newsstands, when they had newsstands, and she wasn’t bashful. This wasn’t the Hustler age of girlie mags, they weren’t porn, but ...
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SleevesUp: Ride On For Jesse Rooke

SleevesUp: Ride On For Jesse Rooke #27 This is a VIRTUAL blood drive to honor Jesse Rooke; it is for out of state family & and friends, or anyone who can’t be at the June 1st blood drive. https://sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/campaign/ride-on-for-jesse-rooke-27-3/ You can participate VIRTUALLY in the blood drive by clicking “PLEDGE TO GIVE BLOOD”, then donating at your local American Red Cross🩸 📆This Virtual blood drive is from: May 1, 2024 thru August 31, 2024. “Ride On for Jesse Rooke #27”- will be linked with the IN PERSON drive on June 1, 2024, when we will be honoring Jesse’s life at an American Red Cross blood drive at The Martin Auto Museum in Glendale, AZ. ***The IN PERSON drive June 1st ...
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