Time to Get out and Ride….
It sure is feeling like summer around here. The days are warmer, the landscape a little greener and the sounds of motorcycles are everywhere, from the top of the “Kanc” in Lincoln, to coastal route 1A in Seabrook. Get pumped! Riding weather is here and soon the 99th Laconia Motorcycle Week will be, too.
Have you booked your lodging yet? Don’t wait any longer. We have a full 9 days of events lined up for #99 and it’s a lot easier to play here when you stay here. Click here to check out our lodging options, ranging from campgrounds to 5-star hotels.
Our popular Laconia Passport Program returns this year, incentivizing visitors to get out and ride to earn exclusive, member’s only souvenirs. Passports can be picked up at Rally Headquarters on the Boardwalk of Lakeside Avenue and feature stops at many businesses including Harley-Davidson dealerships throughout the state.
Have you purchased your raffle ticket yet? You could be riding on a brand new Harley-Davidson Street Glide this summer! Purchase your ticket soon (just $20), because only 5000 are sold and they usually sell out. Net proceeds raised benefit Laconia Rotary Club’s Charities.
Take the Train! Did you know you can skip the traffic via a shuttle directly to Weirs Beach from Meredith? Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is offering a special Weirs Shuttle Train both weekends of Motorcycle Week. Check the schedule here.
Or take the boat… The annual Motorcycle Week Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington takes place on Tuesday, June 14th from 4:30 – 7pm. This 2 1/2 hour cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee offers food & beverage plus spectacular views of NH’s largest lake.
“Laconia – Where Rallies Were Invented”
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The sun came out for the first time – Since I got them home.
This weekend they will be going to work in Woodstock, IL. The shortest the Flags are is 12 foot, I was standing with them in two pictures just to show you all just how tall they are. (“I’m 6’5”)
They can only be printed on one side, but do bleed over, and are noticeable on the back side too.
I know that there are other companies out there, but this is the one I picked. Four Kit’s 12 foot tall, with two ground stakes, & two hard floor stands, four plan white flags. Came to $332.66 Shipped to my door. Then I took the plan white flags to Elliott Graphix. $35.00 each for $140.00 to print them up this way. So for a grand total of $472.66 I’m ready to rock and roll.
(“If you do this too. Work with your local print shop.”)
I already have five other sets of Feather Flags, for ABATE, SALES, WELCOME, & Red, White, and Blue flags. with stands.
I’m going to make my outside MRF table stand out this summer, if inside and the ceiling is tall enough? There too!!.
Shooting for that traveling flag, Iowa!! I’m giving it my best shot, to take it away from you and bring it home to Illinois!! Yes I am!!
What do the Chicago Clubs always say? Well maybe next year? If I don’t make it this year. MOTM 2022 in Des Moines IA will tell the final story. I might even surprise myself with my numbers and State’s too!!
“Ride Safe, Ride Smart, Ride Often, Ride Home!!”
Dennis “Cleaver” Yeager
Beowulf M.C. LTD since Oct. 1976 – Life
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Friends as diverse as their range of motorcycle brands ride India’s Countryside
There is this wonderful group of riders who have accumulated a million kms and plenty more goodwill.
Musafirs motorcycle club started in 2010 and camaraderie, discovery, adventure, expertise and fun have ensured that they have been on a group ride almost every month since they started their club.
The word ‘Musafir’ literally means ‘traveller’.
There is plenty of information about The Musafirs group on their website and social media links.
Do check it out and follow them on social media in case you plan to visit India anytime for long-distance riding adventures to splendid destinations.
Their Website: https://themusafirs.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/musafirsmotorcycleclub
The destination for 149th ride of Musafirs motorcycle group was Kolad.
The ride was in a single-line formation. The neon-green reflective vests are for most of the riders. The red ones are for ‘Pilots’, ‘Pointers’ and ‘Shepherds’.
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It’s Feeling Good
One day it was winter, then someone threw a switch, the temps jumped 40 degrees and the sun blazed. Suddenly, it was spring and we started jamming around the region checking out historic sites, museums and ghost towns.
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A follow-up to our article on Long Fork Run. Southside MC Est 88 Sweden member Patrick’s cool choppers are featured here.
Patrick: “When I built Suicide Machine, I was introduced to stainless which has become a material that I prefer to build my parts as much as possible. So on the white chopper I have made oil tank, flatfender, tripple Trees, barney legs, sissybar, controls, exhaust and lots of smaller details in stainless steel.”
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Second summer with Corona, Southside MC Est 88 Sweden had to be flexible once more with their gathering of long forks. Instead of a hotspot for the show, they made it mobile.
Saturday 21st of Aug, 100+ bikes, choppers and pre 84 were welcomed for the ride. However anyone was invited at the clubhouse noon to 3PM, for burgers and a beer.
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by Cristina Mircea from https://www.autoevolution.com
‘Tis the season to take your bike out of the garage and just ride. Summer means freedom on two wheels, and Ducati’s line of jackets is here to make sure you are kept cool, ventilated, comfortable, and safe on your rides.
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The Italian manufacturer designed a series of garments specifically for the hot season and they are available on the Ducati online shop. The three summer jackets are all equipped with CE (Conformité Européenne, or European Conformity) certified protectors and are also specially designed to house the back protector.
The most affordable jacket in the series is the Speed Air C4, priced at approximately €190 (approximately $230). This model is designed by Aldo Drudi (who also designed the Valentino Rossi helmet), in collaboration with motorcycle apparel manufacturer Spidi.
The polyester mesh jacket is light, 100 percent ventilated and the width of the waist is adjustable. The protectors on the shoulders and elbows are removable and the most vulnerable areas have double stitching. The jacket is waterproof.
The Flow C3 fabric jacket is the next available model, also a fully CE-certified model. It is light, breathable, and has a detachable lining. The jacket is both waterproof and windproof and has a hook on the back that allows it to be combined with any pants with belt loops, thus preventing the jacket from riding up on the back while you are on the bike. The Flow C3 model is priced at €259 (around $310). It comes both in a male and female version.
The most expensive summer jacket from Ducati is the Corse Tex Summer C2. This one is designed for hot and humid climates, which is why it is highly ventilated. According to Ducati, the Corse Tex Summer C2 was born from a collaboration between Italian motorcycle clothing company Dainese and motorcycle manufacturer Borgo Panigale. The jacket is light and the inner lining is windproof and removable. The Tex Summer C2 is priced at €299 (around $360).
by Cristina Mircea from https://www.autoevolution.com
Honda’s Two Summer Models Are an Anniversary Montesa Cota and a Rincon ATV
A Honda for every need. The Japanese automotive company recently confirmed its 2021 Montesa Cota 301RR trials bike and the 2022 FourTrax Rincon multipurpose ATV and you’ll be able to ride them this summer.
Both designed for off-road powersports, but each with its specific purpose, the new Montesa Cota 301RR, and FourTrax Rincon are designed to please all kinds of off-road enthusiasts. Honda is all about diversity, as confirmed by Brandon Wilson, Advertising & Motorcycle Sports Manager at American Honda, who claims no other manufacturer produces such a varied family of powersports vehicles.
The 2021 Montesa Cota 301RR is a tribute to the early Montesa models, and it’s a special edition meant to celebrate its 75th anniversary, with an included emblem to state it out loud. It comes with a new look, a red fuel tank, and most of the components found in Toni Bou’s Montesa, because why not get inspired by the bike of the 28-time FIM World Champion?
The 299cc four-stroke engine bike with Tech forks will be available starting this July, with a suggested retail price of approximately $11,700.
Moving on to the 2022 FourTrax Rincon ATV, the vehicle spells strength, with its rugged bodywork and steel racks. The ATV is comfortable and maintains Honda’s specific luxury look. Just like the Montesa Cota 301RR, the new Rincon also comes in red, and its three-speed automatic transmission can be shifted using the push buttons on the handlebar. According to Honda, the ATV features a liquid-cooled 675cc single-cylinder with the crankshaft aligned with the vehicle’s direction of travel, for a direct link to the rear axle.
The 2022 FourTrax Rincon will also be available starting July 2021 and has a suggested retail price of approximately $9,500.
But enough said, since a picture is worth a thousand words. We’ll let you feast your eyes on Honda’s new additions, and spread the word to your wallet.
The Sun is Out and We’re Riding
I wish I knew what to say today. My feeble mind is packed with thoughts and new experiences since landing lock-stock and barrel in the Badlands. On Memorial Day, I rode with Woody and about 20 riders to the scene of one of the last Indian battles. We found out where the name Buffalo Chip came from, Jonathan “Buffalo Chip” White.
We rode north on the 79 past Mike Ballard’s biker home, I believe passed Sugar Bear’s Chopperville, Hoover and stopped at a magnificently built western bar.
Let’s hit the news, I’m getting hitched today and need to finish early.
Let’s ride fast and free forever,