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New Biker Fiction: The Kid

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by Keith ‘Bandit’ Ball
with illustrations by Wayfarer

Romance Ricky, spent ten years in Iraq. About to go home, he grappled with his mission. Before his time in the service, he enjoyed the fruits of his lovers. A stout, good-looking sort he rode a Panhead chopper and chased women, but like so many young men he didn’t understand the code. Most of the broads he chased didn’t get it either.

He pursued them on the west coast, in Wyoming, Denver, Minneapolis, wherever there was a bar with a girl in tight denims and a bright smile. He caught the clap in Orange County, her boobs like mountains. He got ripped off from an alcoholic in Montana who fucked for fuel. He faced religion with a soft like satin girl from a temperance league, who climaxed at the slightest touch.

After five years on the road and too many fifths of Jack Daniels he began to get it, but too late. He got a call from a past love from Bakersfield, California. They met in a farmer’s barn.

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Episode 103: Time for the Truth

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New Bandit’s Cantina Episode 103

by K.Randall Ball with images by George Fleming

Bandit woke the next morning with a start. Emotionally beat-up he struggled with depressing thoughts of the future. He couldn’t figure how society could be living in the best of times, yet some folks were making it the worst.

He showered and scrambled down stairs. The crew made their way quietly around the Cantina as if in a thoughtful daze.

“I’m working on some info for the pamphlet,” Margaret said and studied Bandit’s features. He wasn’t the type of guy to give up or even step back from a fight.

Bandit looked up and smiled. “We’re going to do something or die trying.”

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On our way to Bonneville!

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“We will roll out Wednesday morning. Micah McCloskey is our pilot. Cabana Dan, Lucky Luke and 45 John make up the team with commissioner Sharon watching our backs.”

–Bandit

Reminders and updates

We’re on our way down to Bonneville to get set up and ready for racers to arrive later in the week. While we’re in transit, and setting up, our response times to emails and phone calls will be a little longer.

Don’t forget to print your tickets!

When you registered your received an email with a link to print your tickets. Printing your tickets helps us at front gate to get you in quickly and through to set up your pit.

Pre-entry List is posted online

You can check out our pre-entered list on our website now at bonnevillemst.com

Pit set up when you arrive.

VIR pit set up opens from 10:00 am Friday. General participant access is Saturday from 9:30am. Please make sure to check in with a volunteer before you park and get set up!

Please also note, Pits are ONLY to be set up on the Mountain side of the blue line designating the front of the pit. This includes ALL equipment including open trailer doors (dropped trailer doors). No Parking or loading in track-side of the blue line. Thank you for your cooperation.

Salt Conditions

We’re keeping an eye on the Hilary storm system and understand there are concerns about the affect on Bonneville. Hilary will be going up the west side of the Sierra’s. We’ll be onsite to monitor if there is any effect on the salt. We’ll post salt conditions as appropriate to keep everyone informed of our setup and racing progress.

Dates to mark on your calendar:

August 25th – VIR Pit Entry and Registration 10am
August 26th – General Entry Pits (from 9:30am), Registration & Scruineering Open
August 27th- 31st – Racing
August 31st – Awards Party 8pm

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There’s Hope Bikernet Weekly News for June 22, 2023

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Hey,

In today’s harried world, of projects and priorities, requirements and finances, most of us can only focus on this week’s list of to-dos and obligations. But there are brothers all over the world who are raising families, building bikes, making runs and supporting our freedoms to ride. I know a few.

But we can never stop trying to stay focused and alert. There’s always hope, leadership and inspiration, just gotta look for it.

Ride Fast and Free Forever!

–Bandit

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Happy 75th to da Bandit

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Wishing Keith ‘Bandit’ Ball a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Birthday from the Bikernet Crew.

The Grand Supreme Editor of vast Bikernet Empire comprising News, Features, Tech, Freedom & Rights Legislation, Novels, Reviews, Event Coverage, Women on Two-Wheels, Biker Artwork, Leathers, Handbanged Choppers, Bonneville Racing, Charity, Veterans’ Support, et al takes another turn around the Sun today.

At 75 years young, Bandit is just getting fired up and ready to find new adventures.

Hold on tight, the Thursday Weekly News is in the shop today.

Motorcycle Mondays Presents “Sturgis Preview”

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Open Road Radio –America’s Standard in Motorcycle Talk RADIO Show

Join our host Gina Woods & Scrapper Dan!
Penny FXR & be-Dazzlin in the house with Justin in the Full Throttle Law studios from Viva Las Vegas!

LIVE Mon Nite 9:00 pm-10:00 pm est: Coast to coast & worldwide!
1400 AM 107.1 FM KSHP- Las Vegas

New to the show Dave Ratner makes a special appearance in the Meet on the Street – and Peter Cage our new effin awesome engineer is in the house!

Tonight we discuss Sturgis 2022!

  • Featuring highlights & low lights (jk), of Sturgis 2022.
  • Woody & Marilyn join us and have a full 14 days’ worth of happenings! Sturgis 22 is on!!
  • Keith Ball swoops in to give us his take on what Sturgis is going to look like and gives us a little preview of Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials coming up!
  • We’ll put a wrap on it by discussing motorcycle events coming up and NEXT week a surprise guest from Sturgis!

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Hold on tight it’s going to be a thrilling ride!

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Save the Salt – Bonneville Report

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5-Ball Racing and Bikernet.com set a record with the Salt Shaker, Valerie Thompson (her first) and Barry Wardlaw. Top speed 151.5 in 2006.

Restore Bonneville hopes new data will speed salt flat replenishment

The ongoing pursuit to preserve the Bonneville Salt Flats has scored another victory and SEMA, along with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Utah Geological Survey (UGS), and Intrepid Potash Inc. marked more progress in restoring the area’s precious salt.

A new well installed in the summer of 2021, along with equipment that will collect data on evaporation, will inform the preservation and replenishment of the salt flats as the Restore Bonneville program kicks off.

CLICK HERE To Read about the unique Salt Flats – it’s lot more than a speed test ground

How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle documents the construction of “The Worlds Fastest Panhead,” conceived and assembled by Keith Ball, former editor or Easyriders magazine and current owner of Bikernet.com, the most popular biker stop on the internet.

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Sturgis Run 2021 of Frank Ball Jr

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Frank’s Tattooing partner the magnificent Em.

With techs from the V-twin Visionary, Sawicki Exhaust, and Legends Suspension

My grandson, Frank Ball Jr. and I made the run to Sturgis with a Kendon two-bike trailer, our 1928 Shovelhead and the 5-Ball Racing Crazy Horse powered mascot bike. Both quirky, flat-side tank bikes. We jammed out and rode around the rally and had a blast.

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Charlie is up high and that’s Frank’s Pro street FXR built by his gramps.

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World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer

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Valerie on 5-Ball Racing Panhead built by Keith Ball

Valerie Thompson is the World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer and a 10x land speed record holder with membership in the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame as well as eight 200 MPH Clubs and one 300 MPH Club.

She is consistently ranked as one of the World’s Top 10 Fastest Motorcycle Racers.

“The first time I raced at Bonneville, there were only 3 other female competitors, so we really stood out. A lot of people didn’t take me seriously until I established myself as a serious competitor capable of breaking records.” – Valerie Thompson

“I collected my first two records with team owner Keith Ball, who had a lot of faith in me and provided my first two record rides at Bonneville. Now I have Denis Manning, designer of the BUB 7 streamliner and AMA Hall of Fame member, as a mentor and team director.” – Valerie Thompson

Racing the BUB 7 during the 2018 Dry Lake Racers Australia (DLRA) Speed Week competition at Lake Gairdner, she set a new speed record of 328.467 mph (528.616 km/h) to become Australia’s fastest female streamliner motorcycle racer.

2022 Will Be a Busy Year on the Salt for Valerie.

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Click To See the book on Building the Salt Shaker – a Panhead on which Valerie set her First Speed Record. “The Worlds Fastest Panhead ” by 5-Ball Racing Team.

Art inspired rumble Sidecar Project

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Twenty Years of Chopper Dedication and Hard Work
by Dan Stern

Decades ago (mid ‘90s) Paisano Publications came out with an upscale magazine called VQ. I’m sure a take-off on GQ. People scoffed because the RUB thing was in full swing. I didn’t care because it was another great publication from bikers for bikers. It was tailored for the upscale market complete with ads for cologne, soap and other things you’d never find in Easyriders. The best part was a feature on artists concepts.

VQ’s editor, Keith (Bandit) Ball was running it while juggling the editorship of Easyriders and countless other publications.

Owner: Dan Stern
Bike: 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail w/left-hand sidecar

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