Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Motorcycle rallies (biker rallies) are simply gatherings of riders and motorcycles at specified times and places usually with attendant vendors, food, games, and other activities.
Motorcycle rallies or biker rallies may last from a day to more than a week. Some major motorcycle or biker rallies are built around organized professional motorcycle races.
Motorcycle rally attendance varied widely from a low of a couple of dozen riders or less to huge organized rallies with hundreds of thousands of riders.
My updated article, Motorcycle Rallies (Biker Rallies) - Major Rallies for Motorcycles, gives basic information about motorcycle rallies. The second page of this article contains my list of the top motorcycle rallies.
The picture shows me raising my arm after I parked my bike on Main Street at the 1993 Sturgis Rally. That was the year of the great Midwest floods.
"Williams-Walters said she began riding with her husband Thaddeus Walters in 2002, and they rode together on the same bike or on separate bikes often until he was killed while they rode one evening in September 2007.Since then, Williams-Walters has assisted with the development of the Motorcycle Education Act of 2009 that recently was signed into law. Read more.
'I was riding behind him on my bike that night when he crashed by Sunny Isle,' she said. 'It was something I couldn't believe.'
Just more than a year later, in November 2008, she also lost her brother, Raymond Williams, who died in a motorcycle crash less than a mile from where Walters was killed.
Despite the losses, Williams-Walters said she still finds joy in riding, and her primary focus has turned to promoting motorcycle safety and hopefully limit the number of motorcycle tragedies in the territory." -- Fiona Stokes
Sunday, January 20, 2013
"Ayrton Senna rarely had the best car, but he had an uncanny ability to get the best out of it. Three F1 World titles and 65 pole positions before he was tragically killed in 1994 while leading his final race. He may have been the best motorsports racer in history. Indeed, most modern F1 champions think he is clearly the best automobile racer ever (including Michael Schumacker).Read more and watch the video
What can motorcyclists learn from an automobile racer known for consistently finding the limits of both traction and speed?" -- MotorcycleDaily.com
Saturday, January 19, 2013
"Olive Pearl is a green and black motorcycle and Hammy Davidson is her stuffed piggy passenger. Our story puts us on the road with them to experience the joy of motorcycling. We come along on a 1700-mile road trip to meet new people, see new things, and learn new lessons." -- Michael DeRosaRead the review.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I just found another article entitled Timeless Two-Wheeled Travels: The Best Motorcycle Films by Dennis Pimento of bestmoviesevernews.com. He reviews his list of best mototcycle movies. Many of his picks are the same as mine. Other picks include modern films replete with motorcycles. Read Timeless Two-Wheeled Travels: The Best Motorcycle Films. Take a look at the pictures and be sure to watch the video clip of an Easy Rider scene at the end.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Count Motorcycles, LLC has come up with a new game aimed at increasing motorcycle awareness. The game is a new concept in motorcycle awareness that gets people to see motorcycles. The Count Motorcycles game and CountMotorcycles.com will be premiering at the New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show with on–air personality 'Mistress' Juliya Chernetsky at the Jacob Javits Center January 18, 19 and 20, 2013. Here's a quote from a press release from CountMotorcycles.com:
"Count Motorcycles, the game, accomplishes this by introducing a simple competition out of looking for motorcycles. It plays on people's natural inclination to be competitive and play games to make people aware of motorcycles. The website, CountMotorcycles.com, simply provides the game's rules, point structure and a few 'hints.' Very little is said about motorcycle safety or statistics. Instead, the focus is on a quick set of rules and how points are awarded with suggestions to play 'Punch-Buggy' style or to tally points at the end of a drive. By arranging the website this way, counting motorcycles is seen as fun and not a passive safety message." -- CountMotorcycles.comRead more and be sure to see how to play the game at the bottom of the press release.
"If the NHTSA has its way, quiet motorcycles will be banned! To be more specific, electric vehicles of all types, including two wheelers, are frequently so quiet that they pose a safety risk to pedestrians at low speeds." -- motorcycledaily.comRead more and, be sure to look at the video to see and hear what Domino's Pizza is doing with some of their delivery vehicles.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
"Old Aristocracy Hill isn't a part of Springfield, Illinois that draws a lot of attention. The quiet neighborhood dates back to before the Civil War, its historic homes now carefully preserved by proud business owners. But outside a stately funeral home, a large black-and-chrome Harley-Davidson motorcycle trike pulls out of the parking lot, towing a matching casket in its glass-sided trailer. It's not something you would expect to see, but it's exactly what 67-year-old Lew Bird says his friend Dave Rondelli wanted: one last ride." -- Peter Gray, NPR.orgRead more and, if you like, click the top of the story to hear an audio version.
"A city in Indonesia's Islamic law stronghold of Aceh will ban women passengers from straddling motorbikes, describing the position as 'improper.' The move comes after leaders from the country's only province ruled under strict sharia law drafted a series of new bills, including banning women from wearing tight trousers, and allowing the stoning of adulterers and the flogging of homosexuals." -- news.com.auRead more.