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Dying Man’s Final Request Fulfilled By 200 Roaring V-Twins

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200 strangers give dying man a rousing sendoff.

To many who ride, motorcycles are far more than a means of transportation. Bikes are a culture, an identity, and a way of life. Even after health issues or old age force some riders to call it quits, that passion never diminishes. Recently, as one terminally ill life-long biker prepared to say goodbye to this world, he decided his final wish was to hear the roar of an American V-Twin one last time.

61-year-old Indiana resident and cruiser enthusiast Jon Stanley—who’d previously been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer—was on his last leg, and his family sadly knew it. Stanley had recently bought himself a Harley Softail, though after taking it out on only a handful of occasions, the progression of his illness forced him to park it for good. Even though he could no longer ride, Stanley nonetheless relayed to his family that he just wanted to hear a motorcycle through his window.

Stanley’s brother-in-law reached out to a local South Bend rider named David Thompson, via Facebook, explaining Stanley’s situation and request. Not only did Thompson oblige, but he took it one step further, putting out a call to action on social media, asking other bikers in the region to join in. Just 12 hours after David was initially contacted, he and some 200 other riders were on their way to Stanley’s home.

Once there Stanley—a longtime ABATE member and military vet—was treated to his final wish, as more than a collective quarter-million CC’s of America V-Twin sang out. With the assistance of his family, Stanley was carried outside and helped into a sidecar, where he sat and enjoyed the bellow of a big-bore twin for the last time. Stanley finally succumbed to his battle with cancer later that same night, surrounded by his wife and family in his Indiana home.

Big kudos to David Thompson for getting the ball rolling on this, along with every other rider who showed up to grant a dying man—and fellow rider—his final wish. Definitely one of the more touching examples of bikers helping bikers. Ride In Peace Jon Stanley.

Biker Culture – “A Poetry in Motion”

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Biker Culture – “A Poetry in Motion”
by Ujjwal Dey

Diane Wakoski describes biker life as “… just being so joyfully alive/ Just letting the blood take its own course/ In intact vessels/ In veins…/ – the motorcyclist riding along the highway/ Independent/ Alone”.

Shirley Dent says, “There is precise science in the recklessness of both riding a bike and writing a poem. A good Biker Poet is taking life on, in all its mad, fast-paced complexity, and turning out something that is precise, clear, true.”

Lucinda Williams describes, “The perfect man? A poet on a motorcycle. You know, the kind who lives on the edge, the free spirit. But he’s also gotta have the soul of a poet and a brilliant mind. So, you know, good luck.”

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In Memory of Hubert Kriegel: The Timeless Ride

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“Ten Years on the Road”– A 60-year-old man decided to go see the world on a Ural

“Selling everything I had in 2005 to go travel around the world on my sidecar was the best decision I ever made in my life.” – Hubert Kriegel, New York (1946 – 2018)

On January 24, 2018 the sidecar motorcycle community lost one if it’s most adventurous and inspiring ambassadors, Hubert Kriegel, the man behind The Timeless Ride.

“This is the most important part of my life after my family.” – pronounce Hubert (say U-bear)

Countries travelled by Hubert Kriegel on Sidecar or Motorcycle since 1971

North America: USA, Canada

Asia: Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Nepal

Middle East: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia

Eurasia: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia

Europe: France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, The Netherlands

Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama

South America: Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia

Africa: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Burkina faso, Guinea, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa

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Ural Motorcycles: A Lifestyle Called “Adventure”

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Second Part of Our Feature Story on Ural Sidecar Motorcycle Lifestyle.
by Ujjwal Dey

The much awaited Second Part to our Feature Cover of URAL phenomenon and a unique sidecar culture that has developed into a lifestyle for the adventurous, the eternal tourist, the wanderer and the urban gentleman.

What do you think of when you hear the word “motorcycle.” It’s a simple word association game. What is the word or image or anything that comes to your mind immediately when you hear the word “motorcycle?” Try this word association with the term “Ural Motorcycles.” What did you instantly think of? Ancient antique carriage motorcycle? Or urban hipster going to office? Or a world explorer, ready with minimum of belongings, living on the road everyday?

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Threesome Report 20-Jan Trikes.bikernet.com

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Threesome Report 20-Jan : Make American Trikes Great Again

Campagna Motors now in USA and you can own the company.
Polaris Slingshot to participate in Race of Champions at Miami, Florida.
Ural’s 2016 models on discounted sale.
Uniformed forces of USA get flat discounts on Indian Motorcycles.
Resident Hippie – Raymond Hamilton is back and actually sober which is worse.

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Stay tuned for second episode of Ural Phenomenon on http://Trikes.Bikernet.com

Yours truly, Ujjwal Dey.

Ural Phenomenon : the Incredible Sidecar Sub-culture Among Motorcyclists

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Soviet Russian espionage during World War II, Nazi motorcycles, hacking, ancient resource rich Ural mountains, a defunct brewery factory, privatization – what have these things got in common? A legendary sidecar wielding motorcycle is what they all mixed together to create in the heat of world economy.

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A legacy of WWII is now an ambassador of goodwill and friendship across the world. We present two-part Feature Article on Ural sidecar motorcycles.