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“Keep Me Alive Don’t Text and Drive” Campaign Heading to Washington D.C.

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The 2013 Progressive International Motorcycle Show is roaring into the nation’s capital  January 4th to 6th and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will be there raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving especially to motorcyclists.



Road safety is important for everyone, especially motorcyclists, and it is always a concern for Russ Motorcycle Attorneys.   Approximately one quarter of all accidents across the USA involve a distracted driver.  That equates to 1.3 millionaccidents in the last calendar year alone and texting and driving makes up a large portion of these distracted driving incidents.  Driving at 55mph, a vehicle travels the equivalent of the length of a football field in the time it takes to only glance at a handheld device.  This stat supports the fact that drivers using a handheld device are four times more likely to be involved in serious motor vehicle accidents.  Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will be at the Washington Progresive International Motorcycle Show, spreading the word on the dangers of operating a handheld device while operating a vehicle.  In support of the campaign, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will be distributing free “Keep Me Alive Don’t Text and Drive” stickers in an effort to spread the word and keep our roads free from distracted driving—urging motorists to put down their handheld devices when behind the wheel of any vehicle.  

Hopefully this campaign will help make drivers think twice about distracted driving and maybe even convince those who still text while driving to stop. Common sense—which still doesn’t seem so common, new laws and campaigns like "Keep Me Alive Don't Text And Drive", should help reduce the risk of injury on the road. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys supports these laws and the common sense approach most vehicle operators take when getting behind the wheel.  "Keep Me Alive Don't Text And Drive" stickers are available to anyone interested in showing support for this extremely important safety initiative by ordering online at or by calling 1-800-4-BIKERS or 1-800-424-5377.

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show – the largest motorcycle show in the industry which boasts a bevy of activities for the whole family to enjoy; including exhibits from Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, BMW and other manufacturers, takes place Friday, January 4, 2013, 3:00PM – Sunday, January 6, 2013, 5:00PM at the Washington Convention Center, Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001


Website Promotes Motorcycle Safety

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The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office recently launched a new motorcycle safety and education website,, providing links and information concerning motorcycle law, training opportunities, and safety information. OHSO Assistant Director Kevin Behrens said, "The website is a recommendation of the Advisory Committee for Motorcycle Safety and Education. Its purpose is to act as clearinghouse for training and information for both riders and the general public."

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Only Known Leo Motorcycle to Be Auctioned

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The recent discovery of the only known example of a Leo motorcycle, which is scheduled to be auctioned here Jan. 10 by Bonhams, raises more questions than answers.

The 107-year-old Leo, found in complete and original condition in a storage area at a Massachusetts museum, has motorcycle historians and Bonhams valuation specialists stumped. The motorcycle, made to a high standard of fit and finish, offers a freely turning two-stroke motor with strong compression, a purpose-built heavy gauge tube frame, spoked rims, Thor pedals and a Troxel leather saddle.

Why was the Leo apparently manufactured for only one year, in 1905? Whatever happened to the company that made it, the L.A. Mitchell Manufacturing Company of Oakland, Calif.? Is it possible the company, and the bike, were victims of the 1906 earthquake that devastated the San Francisco Bay Area? No one seems to know, Evan Ide, a Bonhams specialist said in an interview, although it is hoped – as often happens in cases like these – the publicity around its discovery may lead to a source of more information.

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Leather Down-Tube Bag Totes Small Items

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The new Leather Down-Tube Bag (P/N 93300045 Distressed Brown, P/N 93300044 Black; $119.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® provides a handy place to smaller gear like tools, a tire gauge, or a disc lock on many Dyna® and Sportster® models. The rigid-backed bag features a heavy leather flap with an embossed Bar and Shield logo and traditional strap-and-buckle closures. A zippered opening under the flap protects the contents from road debris. Mounted low on the frame, the bag is inconspicuous and convenient to access. The kit is easy to install and includes all required mounting hardware. It fits most 2004-later Sportster and 2006-later Dyna models, but may not be compatible with other accessories. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

One Week Left To Win A Victory Cross Country

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In December, Victory Motorcycles issued a challenge to its fans; recruit  friends and fellow riders and help increase the Victory Motorcycles Facebook fan count. In appreciation and celebration for their successful efforts in reaching that goal, Victory is thanking its fans by giving them the opportunity to win a brand new 2013 Victory Cross Country featuring Midnight Metallic Flame Factory Custom Paint. A winner will be chosen by random drawing and notified on January 1, 2013.

Click on the photo above to visit the Victory Facebook page and get a chance to win a bitchin' Victory bagger.

Featuring the Cross Country’s performance, comfort, storage, handling and reliability, Victory Motorcycles is offering this unique Factory Custom Paint option for a limited period that features an extra dose of attitude, and beckons you to embrace your dark side in style.

The Cross Country Midnight Metallic Flame with Factory Custom Paint will be available beginning first quarter of 2013, and will only be offered for a limited time, guaranteeing that these baggers and their owners will stand out in the crowd.

Every Victory Bagger features ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System), cruise control, an air-adjustable preload rear suspension, and is powered by the Freedom 106/6 V-Twin – a 106-ci V-Twin engine that produces 106 ft-lb. of torque and is mated to a smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission with overdrive.

The Victory Cross Country features over 21 gallons of lockable storage in its hard saddlebags and a wind cutting fairing that houses a comprehensive collection of instrumentation and a premium audio entertainment system.

Drag Specialties Skull Gas Caps

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The best custom bikes are all about the details, right? These gas caps are just the thing to add those last details to the top surface of your bike. Whether it’s eye-catching chrome or modern black, let Drag Specialties® help add those last touches to really make an impression.  Both high-quality finishes feature the contrasting screen skull for style. It’s available in vented, unvented and dummy styles, and the dummy cap replaces the fuel gauge on the left side of the tank.  Available for late 96-13 models. SUG. RETAIL $21.95

For more information, go to or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

Thousands of Kids, Toys, And Motorcycles In Tijuana

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Charinay Bolaños Quintero, 10, has been standing outside for hours. She's one of nearly 8,000 kids here on Avenida Revolución, Tijuana's famous downtown strip. They fill the street, for block after block. Some look excited, and some are clearly nervous. Some have their hands clasped together, eyes closed, as if deep in prayer.

The reason they're waiting?

"Bicycles, toys, dolls, mmmm," Charinay tells me dreamily, in Spanish. She's excited, and having trouble standing still. "They bring lots of presents."

Her mother tells me they come to this, the Tijuana Toy Run, every December.

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Motorcycle Club Visits Children's Hospital Patients On Christmas Eve

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Members of the Unwanted Motorcycle Club pose for a picture outside of Children’s Hospital at Erlanger before they visit patients on Christmas Eve.

Members of the Unwanted Motorcycle Club reached their ninth year visiting patients on Christmas Eve at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

The rumble of motorcycles on Blackford Street was a clue something exciting was about to happen. 20 motorcyclists in leather vests and chaps walked into the hospital carrying teddy bears.  For nine years, it has become a tradition the club members look forward to every holiday season.

“We come every Christmas Eve and give a teddy bear to every patient at the hospital,” said club treasurer Russ Robbins.  “It is a privilege for us to be here and be able to do it.  Just to see the smiles and families getting excited is very rewarding.”

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