100 word fiction contest continues…. #100WFC Thanksgiving Ride by Rhys with illustration by Wayfarer Fired up the ole Shovel. There was a nip in the air being late November. Pulled on my leather over the hoodie and off I went. Sunny but chilly I rode my favorite back roads I travel when don’t have a particular destination. As the afternoon passed I stopped at a deli and ordered a Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. There’s a price to pay for freedom and being a loner. Good sandwich. Happy Thanksgiving to all. * * * Know past winners and read all entries ever published by visiting: https://www.bikernet.com/pages/100_Word_Fiction_Contest.aspx All you gotta do is subscribe to Bikernet’s free weekly newsletter and send in your entry to email@example.com
by Rogue Riding The Twisties Christy and I just came back from a ride on my 2022 Harley Ultra Limited to the Smokey Mountains. It is a really nice time of the year to do that with the weather and trees changing. As it turned out a lot of other people must have had the same motorcycling notion. Everywhere we went the majority of travelers were on motorcycles. Click here to read this travelogue only on Bikernet.com * * * * Stay updated, stay ahead of the curve…with Bikernet Free Weekly Newsletter, click to get going!
KOZ MRAZ PRESENTS A Halloween Travel Adventure! October 26th @ 4:00pm at the Mary Fisher Theater in Sedona These twisted tales on two wheels follow the Easy Rider movie route, and the “Midnight Rider”on his graveyard run. Travel to Utah on a hunt for the Skinwalker and El Chupacabra. Visit ghost sculptures in Nevada, then head to Death Valley and be awed by the story of the haunted Amargosa Opera House. Arrive in Joshua Tree with a surprise visit to the haunted room which Graham Parsons (The Byrds) died. End the journey with a visit to a mysterious UFO Energy Dome, the infamous Slab City, and the collapsing Salvation Mountain. Motorcycle Mysteries: A Halloween Travel Adventure Motorcycle Mysteries Halloween Travel Adventure! Thursday October 26th 4:00 p.m. @ Mary Fisher Theater. Tickets $15.00. This Halloween Travel Adventure will be full of ‘chills and thrills’ with a FREE book for all attendees, giveaways from Bikernet, Fast Lane Motorcycle Speed Shop, and more. Plus, Sedona Eagle Rider Motorcycle Rentals is giving away a fun motorcycle sidecar adventure for two! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Tell ’em Bikernet.com sent ya !
Well, all of us motorcyclists have one or one million reasons to ride. What about the rest of ’em? What practical, utilitarian reason and purpose could one recommend to a person who doesn’t ride a motorcycle or does not even know how to ride a motorcycle? Convenience : Its smaller than a car, gee whiz! Whiz past in smaller lanes and country roads too. Savings : Costs less to own and maintain. Yes, the engine and power consumption is less as well. So you get more bang for your buck, more miles per gallon. Friends among strangers : Motorcyclists seem to have a community irrespective of year and make of their vehicle, unlike most car enthusiasts who have limited engagement of car or travel club / group. Just wave and see the enthusiastic response from a biker. Natural Joyride : Its a natural anti-depressant. Many pilots have mentioned riding a motorcycle as being the closest thing to flying. Plus, your senses have no distraction and thus no worries while riding. Next Level Gaming : Well, how about learning off-road or endurance riding? Compete with friends or as an amateur. Skill development : You learn to be more handy with mechanical breakdowns. Plus learning to ride a motorcycle will boost your motor skills, mental agility and self-confidence as well. Travel light, move more : More adventurous way to pursue tourism, weekend getaway, a picnic at the park or beach, or just ride to the nearest gym. And for the millennials — all of the above is true and applicable even for your electric motorcycle ! * * * * Get There Faster, Click & Get the Bikernet.com Free Weekly Newsletter
Excerpts of Travelogue, Riding in the USA Graeme explores the States as changing roads and places bring new adventures in differing weather, and happy company. Text and Photos by Graeme Lowen After last night’s fiasco trying to find camera and getting back to the motel, I did some more work with google and found a Walmart only 10 miles or so away that sells cameras. The stop at the gas station and its method of pre-pay was quite a novel experience. I was instructed by the young female assistant to put the cash into the machine , as much as I needed, hit enter and out came a receipt for the amount as well as a code number. I went out and filled the bike up and went back to get my change. Read this wonderful “view” of USA from a tourist’s perspective – only at Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * READ MORE TRAVELOGUES ON BIKERNET.COM — have a look at: https://www.bikernet.com/pages/travel_stories.aspx
Bandit is digging into this book and build from Dave and we will bring you a preview in tommorrow’s weekly Thursday News — the most comprehensive motorcycle news coverage on the planet. I also stuck my last copy of Chopper Hobo in there for you. It is a small book, 200 pages with 176 photos, so it’s a fairly quick read. I ain’t meaning to load you up with all my gibberish, but I thought I’d put that one in for you cuz that way the Chopper Hobo Rises from the Ashes book makes more sense, instead of like walking into a theater in the middle of the movie. I was homeless on the chopper for 18 months, from September 1981 to March 15 1983. But instead of being just a regular bum, I was more of the hobo type, cuz I worked when I could, while I rode acrost the western US of A. And I took lots of pictures back then and had a decent camera, a 1979 Canon AE-1 35 mm. And the best thing about that camera was I could always get 50 bucks for it in the pawn shops, hahaha. Hope you enjoy the books and as I pointed out before, your life was waaaaaaay more exciting than what I did, so I hope it don’t bore ya too much. Here’s my latest build, the 67 built during the covid shutdown, and this is the same 67 that is in the big book when it was Old Yellow — David Pittman Click & know more about Bikernet’s Free Weekly Newsletter
A Book Review by J J Solari that kicks some sense & hits you with wit & wisdom The book doesn’t have long paean – look it up – to the nobleness of destitution, suffering or sadness…… nor long tirades against the relentless oppression of the government and “the greedy corporations” and Man’s inhumanity to trees or anything else remotely whiney. This utter lack of depressing content and mega overdoses of relentless can-do-ness CAN be upsetting to some readers who demand to be driven to despair via their reading material. Click here to read the entire nuts and bolts of the book only at Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * The 5-Ball Racing Garage Online Shop has products you needed & never found anywhere else!!! Click to view.
Let’s fill the streets with motorcycles and scooters tomorrow, June 19th! Show the world you rode by flooding social media with your photos and videos! Here’s a short interview about Ride to Work Day from a popular blog site: ‘5 Questions to Andy Goldfine about Ride to Work Day’ (Click Me) We hope you’ll be able get out and ride somewhere this Monday, even if only for a short errand. Have fun. Note about the 2024 day (and following years): Because the recently established United States federal holiday of Juneteenth is the same day as the current RTW Day, because many business and government entities now close on this day, and because RTW Day is about riding to work (as well as for utility transportation), starting in 2024 RTW Day will annually be on the Second Tuesday in June. This day is chosen because: A) it breaks up the workweek better than a Monday day does (RTW Day is a demonstration day), and B) because a midweek day is more likely to receive media coverage than a Monday or Friday. Ride to Work Day, a 501 c4 nonprofit organization, can be reached at: 1730 West Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806 USA https://www.ridetowork.org 218 722 9806 / firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * Follow Bikernet Free Weekly Newsletter to get latest Motorcycling news, updates, reviews, tech, tips, & lot of fun. Click here & take a test ride.
Tomorrow’s Outcomes Hinge on Today’s Actions In contrast to the last century, ‘Roaring’ is not likely to be how the current ‘20s are remembered. The Jazz Age’s nostalgic “carefree” stereotype offers little similarity to the present. Amidst all the uncertainty, one thing is clear: politics are everywhere, like it or not. With all this in mind, big issues are on the table that are ripe with controversy. Decisions on electric vehicles (EVs), automotive fuel supply, and one’s own ‘right to modify’ will make a direct impact on our community and the final results are likely to be consequential. With so much at stake, enthusiast participation in the political process is crucial—but not difficult. Nearly 7,000 state and federal elected positions are up for grabs in November. Notably, 84% of all state lawmakers will be in the running—marking their first race since redistricting has shifted constituencies. Party control of the U.S. Congress and state legislatures will be determined in the upcoming elections. Use the voting tool at semaSAN.com/semavotes to register to vote and learn the deadlines for where you live. In advance, find out if your state and federal representatives are affiliated with the hobby-friendly, SEMA-supported caucuses at semaSAN.com/statecaucus and semaSAN.com/federalcaucus. You can locate your elected officials at semaSAN.com under the “Legislators” tab. Ready to influence our nation’s public policy roadmap going forward? Good news: the ballot box awaits! This year, head to your polling place with renewed purpose. Learn where your candidates are on issues important to you. Then ensure your voice is heard via your vote. No better way to weigh-in and make sure this important opportunity counts. Take care of fulfilling your civic duty just like your prized ride—with pride in ownership! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
by Bandit with photos from the Redhead and Wrench This is going to be good, like the party of parties. I’ll stay between the white lines as I attempt to cover the rally and my first wild experience after relocating to the Black Hills and available for action every day. Constant hum of action prevailed daily, with the rumble of V-twins, non-stop shows, concerts, celebrations, parties and jamming bars are just the tip of the chromed mountain leading up to the rally. Last year, my shop wasn’t complete, and I was attacked by the deadly Covid virus. I found myself locked down in my basement dungeon. Only semi-prepared this year, the rally kept coming like it or not. Read the real adventure on your saddle and get ready for another – Click Here * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Join the Cantina — or Shop for rare Goodies at 5-Ball Racing — We are Riding Free for 25 Years & ensure you do so too !!!