Hey, What a whacky, wonderful week. Not sure where to start, but there’s a message here somewhere. I’m now on the board of directors of the Sturgis Museum. Tomorrow it’s back to the museum to work with the staff on the magazine. I’m trying to build a 3-5 mile track in the Badlands. Assalt Weapan is going back to the Salt if we can go at all. Let’s stay proud, active and always riding free. –Bandit Click here to read this Thursday’s Edition of the weekly news only on Bikernet.com * * * * Why wait? Discover the life beyond the horizon. Click to know Cantina Membership options
Hey, I often say, “Life is nuts and then you die.” But there’s hope, at least on one front this week. There’s Hope And We Can Prove It! But I will keep it short. In the meantime, get involved with your local motorcycle rights organization, so we can ride free next year. The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Click here to read this week’s edition of the Thursday News only on Bikernet.com * * * * SUBSCRIBE TO SUPPORT–IT’S A FREE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER GODDAMMIT Click here for newsletter options
by Daniel W. Nebert For the past 35 years, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned us that emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, predominantly carbon dioxide (CO2), are causing dangerous global warming. This myth is blindly accepted — even by many of my science colleagues who know virtually nothing about climate. As a scientist, my purpose here is to help expose this fairy tale. From his seminal work while prisoner of war during WWI, Serbian mathematician Milutin Milankovitch explained how climate is influenced by variations in the Earth’s asymmetric orbit, axial tilt, and rotational wobble — each going through cycles lasting as long as 120,000 years. Click here to read this article on Bikernet.com * * * *
Nominees Wanted – Class of 2024 MRF Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Motorcycle Riders Foundation Hall of Fame The Motorcycle Riders Foundation Hall of Fame (MRFHOF) was introduced at the Meeting of the Minds in Denver, Colorado. This institution was created to recognize individuals who have worked through the MRF to positively impact motorcycling. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is proud to announce that the nomination process for the next class of inductees into the MRFHOF is now open. The nomination form and a timeline are posted on the MRF website at: Click for Nomination Form MRFHOF Website: https://mrf.org/mrf-hall-of-fame/ Nomination applications are due to the Hall of Fame Committee by March 1st, 2024 – please send completed forms to email@example.com Past Motorcycle Riders Foundation Hall of Fame inductees are: Keith “Bandit” Ball, Mark Buckner, Wayne Curtin, Michael “Balls” Farabaugh, “Still” Ray Fitzgerald, Richard Gray, Bob Illingworth, Nathan “Buck” Kittredge, Ed Netterberg, Sherman Packard, Todd Vandermyde, Paul Vestal, Penny Walker, Ed Youngblood, Vince Consiglio, Fredric Harrell, Rodney Roberts, Simon Milward, JoAnne Packard, Karen Bolin, Lee Richardson, Jerry “JT” Thomas, Teresa Hepker, Dick “Slider” Gilmore, Charles Umbenhauer, Wanda Hummel-Shultz, “Biker” Jim Rhoades, Lee Ryan, Marc Falsetti, Gary Klinker, Charlie Williams, Dave Dwyer, “Radio” Bob Letourneau, “Farmer” John Eggers, Michael “Boz” Kerr, Butch Brown, Deb Butitta, Jim Dahling, Carol Downs, Jay Jackson, Gary Sellers, Kirk “Hardtail” Willard, Jim “Legs” Korte and Mary K. Donnay. JOIN MRF: https://mrf.org/
Hey, this is major important. Drag Specialties is making it mandatory to sign a waiver before you can buy any performance parts from any shop. This is why you need to be on the alert. There is only one organization with the balls to fight back, the MRF and the new IMA with Bob Kay, Kirk Willard and myself. We won’t go down without a fight. Join the MRF and the IMA Visit https://mrf.org/ Visit https://mrf.org/join/join-mrf-imac/ * * *
Hey, I love progress. I don’t care what the hell it is, as long as we’re making progress. It snowed last night and at the crack of dawn I was forced into 7 degrees to clear the driveway for the redhead. She rolled south to work in the dreaded Chocolate Mines in Deadwood. I have a couple of techs hanging-fire. I’ll get to them or die trying. In the meantime, ride fast and free forever, goddammit. –Bandit Click here to read the weekly news this Thursday only on Bikernet.com * * * * Get yourself some 5-Ball Racing Leathers to fight the good snowfight ! Click here https://5-ballgarage.com/
Hey, I’ve had a slight Woodbridge Whiskey hangover New Years Day. So, If this isn’t a stellar New Year’s Report, tough shit. But what the hell, I’m going to rattle-down some thoughts about 2023 and 2024. Gina Woods wants to kick off the year with an OpenRoadRadio.com interview with me and Marilyn Stemp. We’re going to discuss the hot and crazy motorcycle and lifestyle news items from last year. Hang on. Life is amazing and can be so rewarding. I’m hoping by the end of the year we will be see a resurgence of Freedom and opportunity for good. Let’s get to work. –Bandit Click here to read the must-read first weekly news of the year 2024, only on Bikernet.com * * * * Quick, get into the Cantina and discover your freedoms again! Click to know your lifestyle choices.
Happy New Year! It is 2024. Time marches forward and so must we. We had a good 2023! If you missed the review of what we did in 2023, you can check out our most recent Facebook post using the button below. Now we must keep moving forward! At Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) in Harrisburg, PA this past September we set our agenda for 2024. Our top priorities include (in alphabetical order): Autonomous Vehicles Crash Avoidance Data Recorders Definition of a Motorcycle Emissions Regulations Helmet Laws Internal Combustion Engines Profiling Renewable Fuels Right to Repair We’ve taken our moment to celebrate 2023 and hope you have as well. The MRF now looks forward to seeing our entire family of Freedom Fighters, gather again to work toward saving the lifestyle we love! MRF Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/bikers.rights About Motorcycle Riders Foundation: http://mrf.org The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.
Hey— Party like there indeed is a tomorrow. Don’t give in to those doomsday prophecies. The planet is not cooking–it’s your media-conditioned brain that’s on gas. So, kick start your future journey instead of relenting on the kickstand. Get up, saddle up and get noticed. Wheels are two, but the community needs to be one. Solidarity does not mean compromise. Get involved, ask questions, gain insight, share your experiences, evolve a collective consciousness and build a knowledge base that their bots can’t censor because it is out on the streets and inside corporate boardrooms. It is not a fight, it is an answer to those who doubt your lifestyle and culture. You don’t need to be hostile. Show them the physical, mental and even spiritual benefits of motorcycles, motorcycle communities, exploration, tourism, competition and engineering that is not limited to mega-factories but available to high-school students too. I am sure you know better and more, so I need not attempt to list ways, means and methods to engage your neighbors, colleagues, fellow citizens and legislators. If there is one sure way to test your beliefs, it is to head out and see if anyone else is riding against the same headwinds. —- Wayfarer Editor Bikernet Blog * * * * * * * * Hey, This will be a major year coming up. Our government, truth and democracy is at stake. If you don’t want to take on the task to save the country, join the MRF, the IMA or your local motorcycle rights group and let them do the hard work. I want everyone to have a terrific News Years Celebration. Then we need to hunker down and take care of business. This year will be major… Ride Free Forever or die trying! –Bandit Click here to read this
Ohio Powers Up Consumer Choice in Vehicle Market as Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk In a major victory for consumer freedom, the Ohio General Assembly passed SAN-supported legislation ensuring Ohioans, not the government, decide what vehicles best suit their needs. The bill, H.B. 201, prohibits any state or local government entity from restricting the use or sale of motor vehicles based on their power source, including internal combustion engines (ICEs). Following its passage through the legislature, H.B. 201 now awaits the crucial decision of Governor Mike DeWine, who will either sign it into law or issue a veto. This bill represents a significant step forward for proponents of consumer choice, who believe individuals should have the right to select the vehicle that best fits their lifestyle and budget, regardless of its fuel type. Ohioans: send a letter to Governor DeWine requesting his support for the bill! Click here to contact your officials. * * * *