The Ride for Kids program is a national series of motorcycle rides that supports the work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Our mission is to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors by funding medical research and family support programs...
Last year at the first Slow Down Rally we had an attendance of about 100ppl. Bikers and vendors from many different groups. We all came together to bring attention to slowing cars and bikes down for safety. This year over 20ppl have gotten hurt or died du...
well about 24 hours before we leave for Dahtona been packed for days, well really weeks lol my honey even got done packing early this year. no last min "what do I take?" stuff this year. Told her what ever fits in HER saddle bags... is fine...
I am officially OVER rainy season in Florida!! Offer for a ride home in the car is sounding pretty good about now.
Thor I hear you calling...................
yea yea! know its been awhile how is everyone doing???
So I was walking through the mall, and went into a
Muslim Book store.
The clerk asked if he could help me, so I asked for a
copy of the United States Immigration Policy Book.
The Clerk said "Fuck Off, Get Out and Stay Out."
I said, “Yes, that's the one”.
Benn a while. Just wanted to tell my friends that I am well and looking forward to the Summer. So sick of cloudy and cold. Selling my 2012 Ultra so I can go back to riding a Heritage. Be cool and Stay safe.
A big thank you for all the birthday wishes ;) ,Colin UK.
Getting fired up for Bikes,Blues & BBQ in Fayettville,Arkansas!!
Morning friends, it is TGIFriday, time to get our party started. HIP HIP HOORAY, let's git 'er done and have a wonderful weekend. Be safe and enjoy yourselves.
I have the question of the day. What are the pros and cons of a Harley trike and a Harley with a Champion trike kit on it?
"A momentary lapse of awareness"
few years ago, I was in my cage and heading to town to run a few errands. I
live 30 miles from the closest town and I was in a bit of a hurry. It was a
gray, drizzly day when I pulled up to the stop sign at the end of our road. That's
where it happened. "A momentary lapse of awareness".
rural-road stop sign is located in such a way that you have to pull ALMOST into
oncoming traffic to see to the left. So, I looked to the right and as I rolled
forward, I looked left. Actually, I looked far-left, saw nothing and started to
when I realized there was a chopper coming. Headlight off, flat black and
almost to my car and doing 60. I had looked PAST him when I looked left. BEYOND
him. I immediately turned right out of his path and (fortunately) there was no
oncoming traffic, so he had moved into the oncoming lane to avoid the assh**e
that had almost caused this wreck.... ME! I felt that I richly deserved the
'tweety' that he flipped me as he roared by.
have to admit that I was shaken by my 'lapse' and I pulled off the road to have
a smoke and calm my heart rate back to something normal. As I sat there
replaying the scene in my mind, I came to a few conclusions. First, I had
almost caused the (possible) death of another human by my inattention and
haste. To the rider, I had now entered into the "Hall of Shame" in
his mind, the list of rotten bast**ds that had almost pulled out in front of
him. Second, if he would have hit me in the driver’s door, I could have lost my
because of "A momentary lapse of awareness". I post this here not to
be vilified or smak-talked. Rather to remind everyone that drives or rides, BE
AWARE! ALL THE TIME! I was within seconds of becoming a statistic... all
because of "A momentary lapse of awareness". As a rider, I should
have taken more time and been more aware. Learn from my experience. Do what I
do now. When I pull up and stop; I look left, right, left again as I start to
pull out and I am focusing on the entire road to the left, right, near and far.
Well gotta go and feed those kennel boarder babies. I will be back later on though. :)
True Story, took in a stray cat that now lives in the garage. I figured he keep the rodents from destroying my stuff. One day noticed mouse droppings, not far from where the cat sleeps. Few days later I find the bugger and chase him out of the garage, the mouse runs out into the yard and stops. The cat runs out after him, put his nose on the mouse’s head and then sits down. The cat next door sees the mouse and comes running for the kill, my cat defends the mouse and ran off the other cat, then comes back and sits with the mouse. Crazy or what? Anyhow the mouse is gone, cats depressed and my stuff safe, for now. Sorry garage cat, you snuggle buddies are not welcome here!
Good luck with your problem.
Let us know what works for you.
This post was edited by Steve at June 7, 2014 12:06 PM EDT
For what it worth, unlike collected statically data with presumed outcome gathered by some MD looking to sell a book i.e. coffee, eggs or saturated fats. Legionella is a known and identifiable naturally occurring pathogen. The human lung is a suitable environment for Legionella to flourish, when aerosolized, sprayed or otherwise airborne, the potential effect is a matter of fact and not assumption.
Not that we should be alarmed, we are more likely to meet our end to a vehicle turning left into our path. So don’t hold your breath waiting for cagers to give a dam.
Yet another thing we Bikers need to be aware of.
According to the American Society for Microbiology, Legionella bacteria (Legionnaires' disease) can grow in windshield washer fluid. "Washer fluid spray can release potentially dangerous numbers of these bacteria into the air. These results suggest that automobiles may serve as a source of transmission for Legionella infections,"
The study detected high levels of Legionella in automobiles washer fluid spray, and when aerosolized can potentially transmit a deadly respiratory disease. This study also points to the fact, people exposed to pathogens from automobile windshield washing systems is significant.
The Roadliner S gets chrome switchgear, front brake and clutch master cylinders and levers, belt guard, fork and fork covers, handlebar clamps, shifter, front pulley cover, various engine covers, rear fender stay and polished wheels.
Size Arrival Effect, is a term used to insure further funding.
Even though for years we've understood that smaller objects traveling toward us, appear further away than they are, when compared to a larger object, also smaller object appear to be traveling at a slower rate of speed than the larger. The obvious solution would be for drivers to take a few extra seconds to assess low profile vehicle. But then that wouldn't help TTU attain a grant.
Let me guess, at the end of this study we will have learned, automobile drivers are not responsible for killing or injuring bikers. SAE will Provide an excuse in which to limit liability. as well justifying the reason for all bikes and riders to be in bright day glow colors.
This post was edited by Steve at September 11, 2013 6:40 PM EDT
This past weekend I went to look at the new CVO Limited Street Glide. Sticker Shock $41,000 plus! But it looks to be an incredibly well crafted machine, besides no one comes close to Harleys ability to provide the best paint and chrome in the industry today, just my opinion. The Limited has it all, and I'm not talking about the big screen GPS and all it can do. It's the goods underneath that makes it a class act for the Touring market. I think a lot of people will be reluctant to go with a first year engine, or perhaps I should say cooling system and head.
It's not remotely within my budget and may not be the bike for me, still there is no denying this one beautiful machine. I would love to take this bike out for a few weeks, other than that I would need to win the Lottery to put her in my garage. But if you be so fortunate I'll wish you the best of luck.
I don't avoid the rain, it just rains too much in the summer. My major concern is my lower visibility for cars, but mostly I just suit up and go. I'd rather it rain hard and wash the oil off the road, than have to deal with slick roads from a light shower. actually the thing I hate most, is the road scum mist. it's difficult to clean off the bike. I won't go out in a Hurricane or Tropical Storm, but other than that, lighting is the only thing that will make me get off the road. My bike and equipment are design for less desirable conditions, and I always arrive dry, except for my hands. I prefer it not rain but that's just not a reality in Florida.