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Riding in the Rain on Motorcycle: What To Remember?

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It’s all about Zen, Treachery and Survival
By Isabella Katee

When the rain comes, most of the motorcyclists store their bikes in the garage, and close the riding chapter until the sun shines in the following spring! Such abstinence indeed keeps them free from risks associated with motorcycle riding in the rain.

But unfortunately, they cannot understand that by doing this, they are depriving themselves of this motorbiking experiences and bragging rights! They can never feel how thrilling, spine-tingling a motorcycle ride can be in the rain!

So, move onto the roads in the rain, but never forget the risks associated with it. What to do then? We shall discuss how should you ride and what should you do while riding a motorcycle in the rain, to get the most out of it and still stay risk-free, which is impossible.

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This Harley-Davidson Custom Bike Was Signed by the Pope, and Now It’s For Sale

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by Daniel Patrascu from https://www.autoevolution.com

If anything, the six years spent by Pope Francis at the head of the Holy See have been characterized by unorthodox approaches to very catholic problems. So when you hear the Pope signed his name on a custom motorcycle, there’s no surprise there.

The bike in questions started life as a 2016 1,570cc Harley-Davidson owned by a Harley dealer in Germany. At the request of the Jesus Bikers group in Austria – yes, there is such a thing – the bike was modified with the goal of being donated to the Pontifical Mission Societies, a group that provides support for Catholic overseas missions.

It was named White Unique because it is finished in pearlescent white mixed with Chicano detailing, gold-plated components, and a Dorne wreath ornament. The two cherries on the cake are the sunken cross and Pope Francis’ signature on the tank.

So, how did the Pope got tied up to this? The bike was shown for the first time on June 29 in Würzburg, Germany, and then headed off to the Vatican as part of a procession of the Jesus Bikers.

Once at the Vatican, on July 7, the bike was presented to the Pope in St Peter’s Square, where His Holiness blessed it and signed it, surrounded by a crowd of 17,000 people.

On October 20, the bike is heading for the Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale where the auction house by the same name hopes to sell it for anywhere in between £50,000 – £100,000 for it. All the proceeds are to be donated for charity.

“We are incredibly proud to be entrusted with the sale of this unique motorcycle, set to benefit such an important cause,” said in a statement James Stensel, Head of Bonhams Collectors’ Motorcycles UK.

“It’s fitting that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, (mobilising people around the world for more than 115 years), should bring so many like-minded people together.”

Classic motorcycle show to rev into Ipswich

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by Andrew Papworth at https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk

The annual event, organised by the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, has been running for nearly 30 years, with a chance to see bikes old and new up close.

There are also dozens of displays for true petrolheads to see the capability of some of the world’s best bikes, with thousands of people set to enjoy this year’s extravaganza.

When and where does it take place?

The 28th Copdock Motorcycle Show, which this year is sponsored by CAM Rider specialist motorcycle training centre, is being held at the Trinity Park Showground, in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, on Sunday, October 6.

For those travelling from further afield who are not familiar with the venue, it is signposted from the A14.

The gates open at 9am and the revs don’t die down until 6pm, when the gates close.

What is there to see?

There is a full range of entertainment at the 2019 event, with the Dave Coates Stunt Show, the Tigers Children’s Motorcycle Display Team and Ken Fox’s Wall of Death all providing the opportunity for many “oohs” and “ahhs”.

There are arena displays of pre-1965 bikes and an “all things custom” marquee.

There are also several owner’s club exhibitions in the Club Village, along with many motorcycle traders.

Is there a special guest to look forward to?

This year’s guest of honour is Allen Millyard, creator of several high performance bikes, who is bringing along some of his creations.

Other than bikes, what else is there to do?

The Copdock Motorcycle Show is billed as having “something for all the family”.

This year’s event has live music, real ale, food and entertainment – and is family-friendly for those looking to bring children along.

How many people are going?

The event is set to be popular – 1,400 people have said they are going on the club’s Facebook page, with another 4,500 saying they are interested in attending.

Organisers can certainly expect several thousand people to turn up on the day.

What does it cost?

Advance electronic tickets, priced at £8.50, are available from the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club’s website at www.copdock-cmc.co.uk

Tickets on the day are £10 for adults, with children aged 14 and under getting in for free – provided they are accompanied by an adult.

2020 Walnecks Swap Meets

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SWAP MEET DATES FOR WALNECK’S 2020            9/11/19

January 5. Springfield, Ohio. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet. Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit # 59, Springfield, Ohio 45502.  Indoors 3-heated buildings & Outdoors, rain or shine. All brands of motorcycles and parts  SWAP MEET ONLY  . 8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED just$ 40., Indoors 10’ x 10’ for $ 40. vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 9.00 under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com  FREE CORRAL to sell your bike.

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March 6. Princeton, Illinois.  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet. Bureau County Fairgrounds,

811 W. Peru, Princeton, IL. 61356. About 2-hours west of Chicago, 1-hour east of Davenport. Close to Rockford, Peoria, Ottawa. Off I-80 at exit # 45. All indoors, 3-connected – heated buildings. Great food in building. 10’ x 10’ vendor spaces $ 40. ( tables included .) 2-wheel access through multiple doors. General admission adults $ 7.00 under 14-free, free parking.  Vendor set up 6-8AM. Hours 8AM – 2PM. 630 / 985- 2097 www.walneckswap.com  Very nice family diner and new motels at the exit.

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March 8.  Springfield, Ohio. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet. Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit # 59, Springfield, Ohio 45502.  Indoors & Outdoors, rain or shine. All brands of motorcycles and parts. SWAP MEET ONLY 8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces for a 10’ x 10’- $ 40., Outdoors for $40. TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED !  SWAP MEET ONLY !Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 9.00, under 14-free, free parking.  630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com FREE CORRAL to sell your bike.

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April 26. Woodstock, Illinois. Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet in Woodstock !   McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Rte 47 & Country Club, Woodstock, Illinois.  Indoors & out, rain or shine THIS IS THE BIG ONE, 3-MILES OF PARTS AISLES all brands of bikes & parts.. SWAP MEET ONLY.  8AM – 2PM, Vendor spaces $ 40., Vendor set up 5AM – 8AM. Admission $ 10.00 , under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com FREE CORRAL to sell your bike.

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May 17 Monroe, Michigan, Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet , Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer, Monroe , Michigan 48161. ½-hour from Toledo, or Detroit. Indoors & outdoors, rain or shine.   All brands of motorcycles and parts,.  8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces $ 40., 10’ x 10’ , Outdoor just $ 40. and TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED vendor set up 6AM – 8AM, Admission $ 7.00 , under 14-free, free parking 630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com FREE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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June 7  Springfield, Ohio,  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet . Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit # 59, Springfield, Ohio.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  All brands of motorcycles and  parts.  Show  8AM – 2PM, INDOOR vendor spaces ARE 10’ X 10’ and admit 2-people. $ 40,Outdoor vending is $40, admits two people, and TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED ! Vendor set-up 6AM.  Admission $ 9.00, under 14-free.  Free parking.  630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com  FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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June 28,  Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet. Grundy County Speedway Fairgrounds, I-80 and Rte 47, Morris Illinois.    Easy to find, indoors and out, rain or shine. All brands of motorcycles and PARTS SWAP MEET ONLY  Free corral to sell your bike. Vendor spaces indoors, 10’ x 10’      $ 40., outdoors, pay at the gate $ 40. and take ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED !. Adult admission $ 7.00, kids free, parking free. 8 AM – 2 PM. Food and beer available. Vendor set up  6 AM. More info call 630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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June 21  Woodstock, Illinois.  Walneck’s Car &  Motorcycle Swap Meet   McHenry County Fairgrounds, Rte 47 & 11900 Country Club Road. Woodstock, Illinois.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  This is a big one. All brands of bikes & parts.  SWAP MEET ONLY  8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces $ 40., vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 10.00, under 14-free, free parking 630 / 985 – 2097 www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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July12  Martinsville, Indiana. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet   SWAP MEET ONLY . ALL BRANDS OF PARTS & MOTORCYCLES @. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 1749 Hospital Road, Martinsville, Indiana 46151.  Rte 37 & Hospital Road.  American, British, Japanese & Euro motorcycles & parts.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  8AM – 2PM, Vendor spaces $ 40. Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM.  Admission $7.00 , under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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August 2,  Springfield, Ohio.  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet ,Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit # 59, Springfield, Ohio.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  All brands of motorcycles and parts.  Show SWAP MEET ONLY- NO SHOW. 8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces $ 40, Vendor set-up 6AM – 8AM.  Admission $9.00, under 14-free, free parking.  630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com. FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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August 23, Woodstock, Illinois.  Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet. McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Rte 47 & Country Club, Woodstock, Illinois.  Indoors and out, rain or shine.  All brands of bikes & parts  ,  SWAP MEET ONLY – NO SHOW.8AM – 2PM, Vendor spaces $40 Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $10.00, under 14-free, free parking  630 / 985-2097 www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

August 16, 2018 Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet. Bullett County Fairgrounds. 245 Claremont ( Exit 112 on I-65 ). South east corner. Indoors & out, rain  or shine.

Parts and bikes of all  kinds, plus accessories. 8AM – 2PM. Vendors spaces outdoors just $ 40 and TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED ! Indoors $ 40 for a 10 x 10. General admission        $ 7 adults. Free parking. More info call Buzz or Pixie 630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com

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September 13.  Martinsville, Indiana.  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet.  SWAP MEET ONLY. ALL BRANDS of bikes & parts, at Morgan County Fairgrounds, 1749 Hospital Road, Martinsville, Indiana 46151.  Rte 37 & Hospital Road  American,British, Japanese & European motorcycles & parts.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  8AM – 2PM, Vendor spaces $ 40.  Vendor set-up 6AM – 8AM.  Admission $7.00 , under 14-free, free parking.  630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

September 20. Grundy County Speedway Fairgrounds, I-80 & Rte 47, Morris, Illinois. Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet. Indoors and out, all brands of motorcycles and parts. Free corral to sell your bike. Adult admission      $7., kids free, parking free. 8 AM – 2-PM, food and beer available. Vendor set up 6-AM. Vendor spaces indoors 10 x 10’ $ 40., outdoors pay at the gate $ 40. and take all the space you need. Info. 630 / 985 – 2097 www.walneckswap.com  FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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October 11. Woodstock, Illinois. McHenry County Fairgrounds’ Rte 47 & 11900 Country Club Rd.  Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet. Indoors and out, rain or shine, all brands of parts and bikes. Free coral to sell your bike.  SWAP MEET ONLY – NO SHOW. 8AM – 2PM Adult admission $10.,kids and parking are free. Vendor set up 6:AM. Vendor spaces indoors 10’ x 10’ – $ 40., outside, pay at the gate just $ 40. and take ALL THE SPACE you need. Info. 630 / 985-2097 Walneckswap.com  FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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November 8, Shepherdsville, Kentucky  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet ,  we are moving back to the November date .( just South of Louisville , KY ), Bullitt County Fairgrounds, I-65 & Rte 245 ( exit 112 )  (N.E.corner )., Indoors (heated ) and outdoors pavilion, rain or shine.  All brands of motorcycles and parts.  SWAP MEET ONLY – NO SHOW. . 8AM – 2PM admission $ 7.00 , under 14-years old free, free parking.  outdoors with a larger space.. Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM.  Info 630 / 985 – 2097 www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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November 15.  Princeton, Illinois. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet.  Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W. Peru, Princeton, IL. 61356. About 2-hours west of Chicago, 1-hour east of Davenport. Close to Rockford, Peoria, Ottawa.  Off I-80 at exit # 45.  All indoors, 3-connected –heated buildings. Great food in building. 10’ x 10’ – $ 40. ( tables included.) 2-wheel access through multiple doors. General admission adults $ 7.00 under 14-free, free parking. Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. General admission 8AM – 2PM. Excellent family restaurant and new motels at that exit. Info. Pixie or Buzz 630 / 985-2097.  www.walneckswap.com

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November 29, Springfield, Ohio.  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet.  Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S, Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit 59, Springfield, Ohio.45502.  Indoor three heated buildings & out, rain or shine.  All brands of motorcycles and parts.  SWAP MEET ONLY – NO SHOW.  ,.  8AM – 2PM,  Indoor spaces 10’ x 10’ admits 2-people vendor spaces . Outdoors, $ 40. admits 2-people. and TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED ! Vendor set-up 6AM – 8AM.  Admission  $ 9.00, under 14-free, free parking.  630 / 985-2097  www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

Thanks Buzz & Pixie

Riding Free from DC: Your Weekly Biker Bulletin from Inside the Beltway

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Meeting of the Minds

Last week the 35th Annual Meeting of the Minds was held in Bloomington, Minnesota. The gathering of so many dedicated and selfless motorcycle advocates in one place was powerful. We in D.C. are continually talking with lawmakers about our membership and the riding community but being in the same room with the people we represent further fueled our passion for advocating on your behalf.

Two full days of meetings and panels covered a wide range of issues including collaboration between SMRO’s and clubs, lobbying tips and tricks, our health, being a better brother and sister, the MRF PAC and the establishment of the 2020 MRF legislative priorities.

On Saturday night, we heard from two guest speakers. First Rep. Peter Stauber from the 8th Congressional district of Minnesota spent 20 minutes discussing many of the issues we face at the federal level in D.C. Congressman Stauber is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and pledged to work with the MRF to fight for our priorities in the upcoming transportation bill. Additionally, as a former law enforcement officer, he understood our concerns regarding motorcyclist profiling and was proud to be a cosponsor of H.Res. 255 since June. He offered to meet with the D.C. team in the coming weeks to follow up on our priorities.

Second, State Senator John Hoffman from the Minnesota State Senate addressed the group. He spoke about working with local motorcycle rights groups and the battles and victories that have been fought at the State Capitol in St. Paul.  

Having both a federal and a state elected officials speak to us demonstrates that motorcycle rights are a battle fought on different fronts.  State legislators and federal lawmakers each play a different but useful role in the fight for motorcycle rights. We want to thank ABATE of Minnesota for arranging the guest speakers.

We want to recognize representatives from the American Motorcyclist Association and Harley Davidson for making the trip from D.C. to be a part of Meeting of the Minds. Collaboration between our organizations has been improving for the last few years, and we appreciate their willingness to visit with our members and continue working together on areas of common interest. 

As always, the MRF board came to Minnesota a day early for a board meeting and overall review of the MRF as an organization. It goes without saying that these board members sacrifice their time, energy and money to sustain the MRF and the continued the fight for motorcyclist rights. Thank you to all the board members for their selfless efforts.  A special thanks to Fred Harrell, Director of Conferences & Events, for his work organizing the 35th Meeting of the Minds. 

Finally, none of this would have been possible without ABATE of Minnesota.  Our friends in Minnesota spent countless hours of their own time volunteering to ensure this edition of Meeting of the Minds went off without a hitch. We are grateful for their efforts and for setting a high standard for the 36th edition of Meeting of the Minds in Indiana in 2020.  Be sure to mark your calendars to join us next year on September 24-27th.

Do Your Homework:

As an advocate for motorcyclist rights, every member of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation should know one simple number, the number of motorcycles registered in your state. Whether you are meeting with a lawmaker, legislative staff or just having a dialogue with a non-rider, the ability to drop that number into a conversation is a powerful tool.

Being able to quantify how many riders are in a given state demonstrates that motorcyclists are not some minor part of the transportation world but rather a substantial part of the fabric that makes up our state and local communities.

Some states provide even more in-depth statistics including total driver licenses with motorcycle endorsements and motorcycle registrations by county. We encourage you to do your homework and gather as much data as possible. You never know when having motorcycle statistics at your fingertips will come in handy!

Do you know how many motorcyclists are registered in your state? If not, click here to see the most recent statistics from the Federal Highway Administration 2016 report.

Standing Update:

We are currently at 91 cosponsors from 36 states and one territory for H. Res 255, the motorcycle profiling resolution. An additional 6 new cosponsors since our last update. The map below shows which states have at least one lawmaker signed on as a cosponsor.  Is your state not filled in yet?  Check with the D.C.  team about how we can work together to secure cosponsors from your state.

As we continue to move the needle here on Capitol Hill,  we ask that you stand by for any future Calls to Action to help ensure that we can secure the passage of this resolution.

Stimulating Bikernet Weekly News for September 19, 2019

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Staying True to the Code of the West and Supporting Freedom Forever

Life is so interesting, challenging, foreboding and sometimes fucked. But what the hell, each day is an adventure of sorts. It’s all about your attitude towards every aspect.

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently the Smoke Out and Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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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.

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.

SRC offering motorcycle safety classes

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Free motorcycle safety courses are again being offered at Spoon River College this fall.

It’s open to anyone 16 years or older with a valid car license. Motorcycles and helmets are provided.

Call the Spoon River College – Driver Training Office at 647-2794 for more information.

World’s first tattooed motorcycle for sale

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Hello,

This is Chris Bienkiewicz from Game Over Cycles (GOC) – a custom bike manufacturer from Poland.

I would like to kindly inform you that our company has put up for sale GOC’s most famous custom machine – The Recidivist, which world’s first tattooed motorcycle.

The price of the motorcycle is 1,000,000 USD. The sale offer can be found on ebay under the following link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/401870076694

GSM: +48 882 061 648

e-mail: gocpress@gameovercycles.com

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Ludwika Chmury 4

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NIP: 793-144-48-72

REGON: 180689157

website: www.gameovercycles.com

http://www.goc-harley-davidson.pl

fanpage: www.facebook.com/GameOverCycles

The latest video presenting bike’s history, concept and all features is available here: