Hang On for the Wild Reports Hey, I’ve been an outspoken outlaw all my life. More than once, I’ve quit a great job because I didn’t like the direction of the ship. I jumped ship into a paddleboat and made my way into the future. Well, I’m still here and fighting the system for a better, respectful and free future. Let’s hit the news. It’s going to be good. — Bandit Click Here to Read this Week’s News, only on Bikernet.com * * * *
Act Now… Congress Votes Thursday! The House of Representatives has scheduled a vote Thursday on H.R. 1435, the “Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act.” H.R. 1435 would amend the Clean Air Act to prevent a ban on the sale of internal combustion engines, effectively trumping any state law that outlaws their sale. Now is the time to have your voice heard! Let Congress know you support the right to choose the type of engine you buy. Click here to contact your Member of the House of Representatives and ask them to vote for H.R. 1435. * * * * Ride Free Forever
Hey, I ponder the theme for the news every week. Sometimes it’s a no-brainer, sometimes a celebration. I’m headed to an AMCA banquet tonight hopefully on the funky 5-Ball Panhead. My ’48 UL is still for sale. I put it on Hemming’s to check the vintage action. Last weekend, rode in a Poker run out of Deadwood Custom Cycles to support a company training dogs for disabled vets. Riding the hills around Sturgis is like a tour through biker heaven, amazing. Stay strong, free and involved. Ride forever, –Bandit Click Here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Want to Support Bikernet.com? Subscribe to the free weekly newsletter (click here) or join Bandit’s Cantina to get free gifts with your membership (click here).
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.” Read the epic series of 103 episodes only on Bikernet.com by clicking here. * * * * Join the Cantina, get cool free gifts, click here.
I’m going to put the ’58 Chevy on the market and the ’48 UL. Since I’m not spending bank on the run to Bonneville, I’m buying more parts for the 1913 Board Track racer. I found some flywheels on Ebay and rods. Competition Distributing is now making pistons for the early bikes. The funky Panhead survived its first 100-mile test run with only minor issues. I remember Wolfman Jack saying to the girls, “Are your peaches sweet?” It’s the season and the local peaches are amazing and as big as softballs. It’s never dull around here. Ride Free! –Bandit CLICK HERE TO READ THIS WEEK’s NEWS ONLY ON BIKERNET.com * * * *
Rogue, Kirk Willard and I and thousands of other guys have been fighting for motorcyclists’ rights for decades. We continue to fight, but lots of brothers and sisters don’t pay attention. By now most folks are aware of the green movement and what it’s doing to the Fossil Fuel industry, hell even the meat industry. Their problem and their worst fear is that they are wrong. So, what did they do? They called anyone who didn’t agree a denier. We’re grubby bikers, we deny everything and fuck you, if you don’t like it. So let’s cut to the chase. They are wrong and the movement to point out how wrong is growing. I’ve been pushing and looking for solutions for over a decade. Recently, with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation at my back I came up with a congressional resolution. I was and is a fight for every kid on the planet, who needs to know the truth and who should know we are living in the Best off Times, not the worst. This last week became incredibly significant. I can’t say it loud enough. Throughout this year we have tried to find someone who would shove our resolution in front of Congress and force a hearing. We finally found support with Senator Rounds office in South Dakota. Week before last we faced a major setback. Montana lost a court case. It could impact the entire energy industry in Montana and send a very negative message across the country. The problem with this entire effort is not the facts, the science or the truth, it’s guts. The world and politicians on both sides of the isle are being bullied and paid off. No one wants to step up and say, “Sorry, but we’re not doomed.” So, what happened in the last
Moving Forward to Protect the Future of Motorcycling and Motorcyclists’ Rights Motorcycle Riders Foundation Meeting of the Minds Conference — Moving Forward to Protect the Future of Motorcycling and Motorcyclists’ Rights! The Meeting of the Minds conference is where it all began and it’s where motorcyclists’ rights activists meet to experience tailormade workshops addressing issues facing motorcyclists today. It’s where motorcyclists’ rights activists can get up-to-date information on issues relating to the attacks against motorcycling and motorcyclists’ rights. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s annual Meeting of the Minds conference will reflect that the MRF listens to our members, partner state motorcyclists’ rights organizations, and motorcycle clubs. MRF members and the motorcycling world know that the MRF is making a difference and moving forward – on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures–to protect the future of motorcycling and motorcyclists’ rights. The success of this year’s Bikers Inside the Beltway was the result of what the MRF shares at the Meeting of the Minds. Keeping our members and partner SMROs informed and on point is what makes the Motorcycle Riders Foundation the foremost motorcyclists’ rights advocacy group in the nation. Listening, making a difference, and moving forward to protect the future of motorcycling, this year’s Meeting of the Minds conference features sixteen workshops and ten new presenters, plus a host of new topics added to the mix! The MRF’s legislative agenda represents the collective interests of the nation’s owners of 8.6 million registered street motorcycles, and it is a direct result of the input provided by Meeting of the Minds attendees. The Meeting of the Minds–presenters who live and breathe motorcyclists’ rights, topical workshops that have real-world applications for protecting the future of motorcycling –The Motorcycle Riders Foundation–Since 1987 the MRF has been the only national motorcyclists’ rights organization dedicated to on-street riders
Hey, It’s been an interesting week, with the debates, the political interviews and the cancellation of the BMST event in Bonneville. We were so ready to go to salt flats. Luke was excited to see the chute deploy properly. The bros came over after the Hall of Fame breakfast to check the action, including Nick Trask. We discussed installing a Turbo on the Torpedo for the fast round. He mentioned wanting to become a Bikernet Sponsor. You’ll see more of him around here. Stay informed and free, goddammit! –Bandit Click Here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * *
Hey, The next couple of weeks will be damn interesting. First, my major focus will be all about Bonneville. We will peel out next Wednesday and be on the Salt for a week, which will impact the news hopefully in a positive way. The Bikernet News will be short and to the point. The next two weeks will be significant in more ways than one. You’ll see the Montana report, but over the next two weeks you may see a response. I hope. Let’s hit the news. In the meantime, think and ride free. It works. –Bandit CLICK HERE To read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com Join Bandit’s Cantina and get exclusive coverage along with free Bikernet swag. Click to view.
With News from Around the World What an interesting day, week closing in on the Rally. I can’t wait. I’ve watched tents, displays, new signage sprout up all over the town of Sturgis. The 120th rocked Milwaukee a couple of weeks ago, and I’m trying to access whether the brothers are coming here and how the anniversary might impact the 83rd rally. It’s all going to be fun and exciting to watch. Let’s hit the news. Ride free, goddammit! –Bandit Click here to read the Weekly News on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * *