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NOEL NOEL BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for December 21, 2017

2018 Will be Amazing!

By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Tony Pan Sanfelipo, Sam Burns, Barry Green, Uncle Monkey, Wayfarer, Joe Smith, Dave Campbell, Sidehack Jerry and the rest of the Bikernet crew
12/21/2017


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Hey,

I want to wish everyone a very merry Xmas.
Like so many businesses in our industry, our budgets have been cut and we weren’t able to send out as many cards to our contributors as we did in the past. Nevertheless our thoughts are with you and we appreciate all of you and all that our readers have done for Bikernet over our almost 24 year run.

Budgets maybe down but the fun isn’t. We are going to outline projects and priorities for 2018 over the next week, new books, new projects, and new TV efforts. Here’s one exciting announcement. We have recently become a bigger sponsor of the SmokeOut in RockingHorse, North Carolina, which will also be supported by Hot Bike and Cycle Source in 2018. We will bring you all the hot news for the wildest party on the planet.

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com, Sturgis Museum, and most recently the magnificent SmokeOut.

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MINNEAPOLIS BIKE SHOW WINNERS--
Do you know why there is so much diversity and high-level customs in the Minneapolis edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows? There is just nothing to do but build something in the Winter. You certainly are not going to ride in 10 below.

It was bitter cold outside but toasty in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The following eight builders have qualified for the Championship in FEBRUARY 09 - 11, 2018 to complete for $70,000 in cash and prizes.



CUSTOM STREET CLASS

Dirty Girl is designed and built 2017 Triumph Bonneville T120 by Vanessa Nay. It features a British Customs Low Profile Diamond Stitch Slammer seat, BC Retro Taillight, BC Retro Chain Guard with holes, BC Bates Foot Pegs, BC Front Fender Bracket, BC Rear Shock Mount Plug n' Play Retro Turn Signals, BC Number Plates, BC 1" 4-bolt Handlebar Risers with Mule Tracker Handlebars, Continental TKC80 Tires and finished with BC Sleeper Pro Exhaust.

Winner - #2025 Vanessa -
2017 Triumph Bonneville T120 named Dirty Girl



Runner-up – #425 - Bill Lawson -
2013 Yamaha XT250



MODIFIED RETRO

Matt Anderson of Gilby's Street Dept. built a 1982 Harley Davidson FXRS with left handed side draft Weber carb, two rear heads, RC Nitro Wheels, S&S 4.5" fhywheels built to94ci Shovelhead. Additional features include Jody Perewitz Mustang Seat, Rick Doss rear fender and Klock Werks front fender.

Winner - #1800 - Matt Anderson ,Gilby's Street Dept. -
1982 Harley Davidson FXRS



Runner-up – #1200 - Chris Rotondo, Breanne Allen, The Moto Collective –
Named Sage, 1972 Honda CL350



MOD HARLEY

The 2009 Ward Performance Pro Street Dyna features a Ward Performance 124 CI Engine - 161 Horsepower, custom rear set controls, hand built stainless exhaust, +6" over aluminum swing arm, inverted forks with custom triple trees, JRI Drag Shocks, Lithium Ion Battery and BST Carbon Fiber Wheels.

Winner – #675 – Rick Ward from Ward Performance -
2009 Harley Davidson Dyna



Runner-up – #1300 – Brian Klock from Klock Werks –
2004 Harley Davidson Heritage named Pumpkin Spice



FREESTYLE
 
Dana Hallberg’s Deadline Customs built a bagger style bike custom with a Hayabusa mill that delivers an estimated 600+ HP. Mounted low in the frame is a Garrett turbo. Additional features includes a complete custom body by Deadline and Black label baggers, real carbon fiber inlays, special powder coating by race coatings, one off MAD wheels 32'' , pingal wheelie bar, custom fuel cell and radiator in bags , over 150 custom parts and chrome plating by JR custom plating.

Winner - #225 - Dana Hallberg Deadline Customs -
2017 Misfit Industries frame Road King-style Bagger named Goat



Runner-up – #900 - Gilby, Gilby's Street Dept. -
2005 HD Custom 2-wheel Hot Rod named Gilbzilla

Additional Awards


The Tortilla Awards came together because Jeff Holt from HOT BIKE loves tortillas from Raquelitas Mexican Food in Denver CO. In order to get a case of free tortillas, he came up with (3) Tortilla Awards.

Tortilla Awards - Best Paint Practitioner – #1300 – Brian Klock from Klock Werks –
2004 Harley Davidson Heritage named Pumpkin Spice

Tortilla Awards - Most Innovative Innovator – #225 - Dana Hallberg Deadline Customs -
2017 misfit industries frame road king style bagger named Goat

Tortilla Awards - Best Crazy, Cracked, Kooky Design – #900 - Gilby, Gilby's Street Dept. -
2005 HD Custom 2-wheel Hot Rod named Gilbzilla



Hot BIKE Editor’s Choice: #550 Zack Kinsey -
1955 HD Panhead Chopper



Cycle Source Magazine’s Editor Choice Award:
#475 Jason Schulberg, Harley-Davidson 48 UL

SHO DOG Award:
# 425 Bill Lawson with his All Wheel Bike
K&N AWARD: #1200 - Chris Rotondo, Breanne Allen, The Moto Collective – Named Sage, 1972 Honda
Best Chopper/Bobber: #300 Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications
Best Bagger: #1950 - Curtis Hofman, Hofman Designs - 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King
Best DYNA / FXR:
#675 – Rick Ward, Ward Performance – 2009 Harley Davidson Dyna







BIKERNET UNIVERSITY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WORD OF THE SEASON--
brumal [broo-muh l]
adjective
 
1.wintry.

QUOTES

" 'Tis a brumal Night, for behold, it sweepeth by," announces Squire Haligast from the shadows ...
-- Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon, 1997
 
ORIGIN
The English adjective brumal ultimately derives from the Latin adjective brumalis (the noun dies “day” is understood) “pertaining to the winter solstice; the winter solstice.”

Brumalis is a derivative of the noun bruma “the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice,” from earlier breuma and brevima, formed from the adjective brevis “short” and an archaic form of the more usual superlative ending -issima. Brumal entered English in the 16th century.





A SMOKE OUT GIFT LASTS A LIFETIME LAST MINUTE GIFTS!--
OK Chopper Jockeys, Final Day to Deliver Your Holiday Tickets


Richard Pomeroy saved $50

Richard Pomeroy got his tickets before Christmas (and so can you) and saved $50 on tickets with camping and SO19 passes. He also won a Christmas Ball from Atomic Bob!

It's a good holiday for Richard and it can be for you too.



CHRISTMAS BALLS FROM ATOMIC BOB


We are awarding these custom Christmas Balls pinstriped by Atomic Bob.

Christmas Balls Winners
Richard Pomeroy
Stacy Williamson
We have only a few left so order your Holiday Tickets today. Today is the last day to order to ensure your tickets get their by Christmas.

We have a great line up this year. So call up your friends and plan for the time of your life - click here.



Friday Night Favorite, Rebel Son

Of course we will have the Smoke Out stacked with bands throughout the weekend. Rebel Son is our Friday night headliner, so you won't want to miss that!
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Smoke Out 19 is two days to look at fine chops, listen to good music, relax, catch up with old friends or make new friends, eat good food, take a couple nice puts in a pretty countryside, drink some beer, shop the vendors wares... and on and on...
YOUR DISCOUNT HOLIDAY TICKETS AWAITS

We are the core of the chopper world. And the builders, riders and suppliers all come together one weekend a year.

Don't miss it. Get your tickets, on Holiday Special.

- Edge

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Detectives Arrest Tampa Attorney Making “Girls in Jail” Porn Video At The Pinellas County Jail With Female Inmate-- Detectives have arrested Tampa attorney 54 year-old Andrew Spark, for soliciting sex and having sexual contact with a female inmate at the Pinellas County Jail.

The incidents occurred between June 2017 and December 2017 at the Pinellas County Jail located at 14400 49th Street North in Clearwater, Florida.

The investigation began in November 2017, when detectives received information stating that attorney, Spark, was soliciting sex and receiving sexual acts from female inmates at the Pinellas County Jail located at 14400 49th Street North, Clearwater.

The tip stated that Spark would film the sexual acts on his personal tablet in exchange for money that he would put in the inmate’s commissary account. These amounts were described as small in the $30-$40 range.

According to detectives, Spark visited 25 year-old inmate Shauna Boselli on November 25, 2017, by misrepresenting himself to the jail, as her attorney.

Detectives say Spark used his attorney privilege to gain a face-to-face meeting with Boselli in the Pinellas County Jail.

Spark is not representing Boselli on her current charges, nor has he ever represented Boselli on any previous charges.

Spark and Boselli had briefly met on previous occasions, prior to her incarceration, at “porn conventions” in Tampa where Spark requested to make pornography videos with Boselli. Boselli and Spark could not agree on money and the video was not made. Boselli last saw Spark about a year ago.

Detectives say Spark bragged to Boselli about meeting with another female inmate earlier that day, and that he was producing a pornographic video named “Girls in Jail.” Spark offered to put money in Boselli’s commissary account in exchange for her to perform oral sex on him. Boselli declined Spark’s offer to engage in a sexual act.

Detectives were able to determine Spark also met with 28-year-old inmate, Antoinette Napolitano, on November 25, 2017.

According to detectives, Spark first met Napolitano prior to her incarceration, about three years ago while she was advertising on the Backpage website for prostitution. Napolitano and Spark engaged in sexual activity multiple times in the three years, in exchange for money.

Detectives say that Napolitano was arrested for multiple drug charges on June 7, 2017. Spark has visited Napolitano 11 times since June using his attorney privilege to gain a face-to-face meeting with Napolitano in the Pinellas County Jail.

Spark is not representing Napolitano for her current charges, nor has he ever represented Napolitano for any previous charges.

Between June 2017 and December 2017, detectives say Spark met privately with Napolitano and had sex with her inside the Pinellas County Jail at least six times.

Spark would begin his interview by filming Napolitano in her jail uniform and ask her to narrate sexual fantasies before filming her performing sexual acts.

On December 17, 2017, detectives received information that Spark was scheduled to arrive at the Pinellas County Jail to meet with Napolitano and film more pornography.

Detectives caught Spark in the attorney visitation room with Napolitano as they were about to begin the sexual act. Spark’s penis was fully exposed when detectives entered the room.

Spark was arrested and charged with Exposure of Sexual Organs, Introduction/Possession of Contraband into a County Detention Facility, and Soliciting for Prostitution.

Spark did not speak to detectives and requested an attorney.

Detectives say that it is possible that Spark has engaged in the same activity with additional female inmates at the Pinellas County Jail and at other jails throughout the Tampa Bay area and Central Florida.

Spark may face additional charges as this investigation continues.

Video of the press conference can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/SUX7IDdcAk4

http://iontb.com/detectives-arrest-tampa-attorney-making-girls-jail-porn-video-pinellas-county-jail-female-inmate/

By Steven Hirschfield


--Rogue



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COLORADO EXPO RETURNS--
After a years hiatus the Colorado Motorcycle Expo is back to bring a little sunshine to a cold Colorado winter.

A couple of years ago an MC related shooting brought this Colorado tradition to a stop. To the dismay of the locals and vendors we didn't know when or if it would be back. Through perseverance Jeff Brown has worked hard with the local authorities to get the expo back on the books.

One of the nations premier winter shows the Colorado Motorcycle Expo formerly the Colorado Motorcycle Show & Swap bring over 100 custom motorcycles, parts and pieces vendors, live music, and gorgeous girls to Denver. The CME occupies nearly 300,000 square feet of contiguous indoor space at the National Western Stock Show complex. As the winter sets in this is a great break to the cold. In warmer years the parking lot is full of bikes and we can just hope to ride in this year.

In Denver we have been having an extended fall and the riders never mothball their bikes, you never know when it will hit 50 or 60 degrees and the sun will shine. This is a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones, have a cold one, buy that part you need for your winter project. I enjoy the people, seeing what the local builder are coming up with and a wet t-shirt contest. Who could ask for more.

I’ll be there covering the event for Bikernet.com. Brining the Rocky Mountain motorcycle scene to the rest of the world.
 
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https://www.coloradomotorcycleexpo.com/

--David Campbell
Earl's Garage - Motorcycle, Hotrod, and Event Photography
Officially Certified Bikernet Book Review Writer
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BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY SHOULD NOT BE OPEN DURING THE HOLIDAYS BUT WTF--
You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she's probably very unhappy.
Everyone has a right to be stupid. Politicians just abuse the privilege.


--from Rogue and Sidehack Jerry





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SAVE MOTORCYCLING

As a devastated motorcycle industry slowly recovered from the big recession nine years ago that decimated domestic sales, it was hit hard by an aging demographic. Reports of declining motorcycles sales blame an aging baby boomer generation, disinterested millennials, unaffordable prices, limited choices for new riders, licensing requirements, closures of off-road riding areas, insurance and registration costs, and a nervous overall economy.

Whatever the reason, the situation has reached so dire a point that a group of industry insiders, veteran riders, marketers and moto-journalists convened at the recent International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Long Beach to discuss matters and come up with some solutions to save motorcycling from the steady decline it’s been experiencing in the United States.

Former Indian Motorcycle executive Robert Pandya formed the 'Give A Shift' group this fall, beginning with a written survey which included 300 participants, and proceeded to a roundtable discussion in Long Beach, on Nov. 16, with 25 of the most ardent influencers.



Their key findings and comments, made anonymously for fear of offending employers and business associates, paint a bleak picture:
- Sales are flat or falling in almost every area.
- Baby boomer buyers, the most consistent motorcycle consumers, are aging out of the industry fast.
- The industry has failed to increase sales by making new riders out of women, minorities and millennials.
- The old dealership model is outmoded and unimaginative.
- The arrival of autonomous vehicles may push motorcycles off the road entirely.

“The message is, ‘We are in trouble, and there is no silver bullet’,” Pandya said. The consortium called on the power sports industry collectively and riders individually to self-correct, self-police and work together to improve motorcycling’s image and prospects.



In summary, the panel’s report identifies five major areas that participants felt the motorcycle industry should focus on over the next three years:
1. Improving the desirability of motorcycles
2. Ensuring motorcycles are not forgotten amid the autonomous car boom
3. Increasing female ridership
4. The importance of self promotion
5. Improving the dealership experience

“There has never been a more compelling and interesting time in motorcycling,” the report states, with consensus centering on attracting new riders in a shrinking market.

NEW STUDY FORCASTS STRONG GLOBAL ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE GROWTH

A recent study by Infiniti Research Ltd predicts that the electric motorcycle market will grow 42% in the next five years. Reported on military-technologies.net, the detailed analysis includes all major global markets, and identifies marketing strategies and market trends through 2021.

“One trend in the market is development of long-mile range motorcycles,” said one analyst on the study team. “Hence, OEMs are continuously working toward the development of battery technology so the mile-range bridge between these motorcycles and ICE (internal combustion) counterparts is reduced.”

The report concludes that the most prominent driver in the market is decreasing battery prices, which allows OEMs to push cost benefit toward customers. The market is facing continuous improvement in battery technology, which has the strongest effect on both profitability and adoption rate.

The report also states that high purchase prices remain the most challenging prospect for high-performance electric motorcycles. Although while the initial cost of electric motorcycles is higher than equivalent internal combustion powered bikes, the total cost of ownership is less than that of IC-powered bikes due to the latter's higher fuel and maintenance costs.




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TRAILBLAZERS NEWSLETTER

MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

You may, or may not, get another newsletter before the end of the year, but wanted all of you know you are loved and hope you have a super holiday season.

Hope you received the information for the 74th Trailblazers banquet, on April 7th 2018. The registration form is for those who send a check, Even with all the typo’s you should be able to figure it out. (I’ve got to slow down.) If you have questions contact Judy at mctrailblazers01@gmail.com or (951) 780 1978 home or (909) 226 6038 cell.



GARY BRYSON NEW VP OF TRAILBLAZERS


Gary Bryson was elected to fill the Vice-President position vacated with the passing of Tom White. Gary is not new to this position and has been a long time member of the Board. Congratulations Gary.

TOM HORTON ELECTED BIKE SHOW DIRECTOR


Tom Horton was elected to carry on the Tom Cates Memorial Bike Show. He will be assisted by Bryon Farnsworth, who worked closely with Tom White over the past few years. Tom will be further remembered with the Tom White Best of Show Trophy

BRUCE BROWN R.I.P.


Bruce Brown, the documentary filmmaker who captured the mystique of motorcycles in, “On Any Sunday, died at 80 on Sunday, December 10th. “On Any Sunday” changed the way non-riders looked at motorcycles and their enthusiasts.

Greg Davis said “It explained the rush, the excitement, the freedom and the unbelievable fantastic feeling of riding a dirt bike” It introduced thousands to the fun on two wheels. How many times have you watched the movie? Did you ever get tired of it? In 1972 it was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

It should have won. Bruce was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the Trailblazers Hall of Fame. Thank you, Bruce, for your films that changed lives and attitudes. God Speed.

A short clip of “On Any Sunday” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-xrKE9rCig&feature=player_embedded


JAMES BOLLINGMO R.I.P.


Jim may not have been known to you, but his grandfather, board track racer A.F. Van Order was the founder of Trailblazers. Jim was active with the BMW South Coaster Club and the Big Bear Trail rider Group.

He attended the banquet several times, but health problems and an amputated leg put an end to his riding several years ago. Brian Bell said Jim often visited his shop, and once commented that he understood it was normal to dream of flying, but his dreams were always of riding.

Jim was about 12 years old when his grandfather founded the Trailblazers. We send condolences to his family and friends.

MONTE LEE R.I.P


Sent by Lori Conway

We lost another great friend of the motorcycle community last week, Monte Lee. He was a top desert racer in the 70s and early 80s. In his later years he worked as the checkered flagman at Glen Helen. You will be missed Monte.

MICHAEL LOCK, “THE BRIT WHO SAVED FLAT TRACK RACING”


Cycle News, issue 48 and 49 has a two part story about Michael Lock and the revival of a sport that was slowly dying. Worth reading.



OTHER STUFF IN CYCLE NEWS ISSUES 48 AND 49


Cycle News is free online at www.cyclenews.com.

Larry Lawrence, in his Archives column, writes of Super Bike racing pre 1976 there are some great photos. One was taken at the recent Los Ancianos Tecate Enduro of legends Larry Roeseler and Malcolm Smith. Still Christmas shopping?

Something for everyone including training wheels, coloring books, Kawasaki Tricycle and a Ducati Anniversary Historical Rubik’s Cube for the kids and kids at heart. Larry Lawrence’s Archives have another great story about Gary Van Voorhis, a Cycle News East correspondent “A life at the races”

HAVE YOU RESERVED YOUR ROOM AND FLIGHT


The 9th Annual Racer Party is next month, Saturday, January 27th from f10am-4pm at Donelson cycles in Saint Ann (St. Louis) MO. For more information: 314-427-1204 or 314-369-8342 I will forward the flyer to you if you contact me at mctrailblazers01@gmail.com or (909) 226 6038.



CPR AED FIRST AID TRAINING


The Kurt Caselli Foundation recently hosted a medical training day after a rider, who had laid unconscious, on the track, appealed to them to sponsor training for the people who are most likely to be first responders at the track. These include competitors, crew members, track employees, volunteers and family members.

There were over 20 people trained and certified in CPR AED and First Aid. KCF plans on expanding on this program in the near future. Cyclenews.com will have a full story and more news as it comes in. What a great idea. Another step to improve rider safety.



LUCAS OIL RACING TV ON 24/7 ON DEMAND


Recently added to their library were :

MaxPower: World Rally Championship Germany

Asian Motocross Championship – Philippines

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Championships

Currently available through Amazon Fire TV, Android Devices, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Roku, Xbox and LucasOilRacing.TV for computers, tablets and smartphones

JOHN TIBBEN PROFICIENT WITH 2 WHEELS OR TWO WINGS


John Tibben recently received the prestigious FAA award in memory of Charles Taylor, the engineer-builder of the airplane that the Wright brothers flew their first flight, 114 years ago.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON’S FLAT TRACK CONTINGENCY PROGRAM TOTALS $562,500.

It is the largest contingency package in American Flat Track History. A total of $31,250 at each of the 18 AFT rounds in 2018. The riders must compete on the XG750R and run the official Harley-Davidson factory bodywork.



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK ASSOCATION YEAR END


The Final race of the year, Round 11, will be held on Saturday, December 16th. Gates open at 12:30, Practice at 3:30 and then racing. Bring an unwrapped gift and/or slightly used shoes. New series starts on February 17, 2018. Round 1 SCFTA Championship

www.scftaracing.com,
(951) 443 7622
Vince Graves
1205 Burton Road, Perris
 

BIG TURNOUT AT THE SPEEDWAY RACES IN PERRIS


It was nice to see such a huge crowd at the Speedway Races at Perris.

On Saturday, January 13 will be Round 1 of Team Racing.

Saturday, February 3rd is Round 2

Saturday, March 24 is the Team Finals

April 21 is Team USA World Cup Night

dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (951) 443 7622 Steve Evans



50 YEARS AGO IN CYCLE NEWS


Motorcycle Racer, Inc. Point Fund Presentation & Party where racers like Dan Haaby, Skip Van Leeuwen and Dusty Coppage were honored. Some of the winders of the 4th U.S. Grand Prix road races at Willow Springs were Dave Damron and Byron Black. The Europeans were here for the sun and racing. Dewayne Jones won the Nevada Championship TT Scrambles.

40 YEARS AGO


Bob Balentine was the big winner at San Gabriel Valley M.C. AMA Hare & Hound. Richmond Rambler’s Intl. World Championship Mini Bike GP was won by Brock Glover. Rick Burgett, Rich Eierstedt and Jeff Ward also competed. Rod Kenter won the Four-Stroke National MX at Carlsbad.

Dick Mann beat Rolf Tibblin in the Open Sportsman/Amateur class. The Phantom Duck of the Desert aka Louis McKey, led a group of trail riders on the former B-toV racecourse



30 YEARS AGO


Darren Cartwright was on the cover winning the Barstow-to-Vegas. Also a story about the sabotage attempt that forced the start to be delayed. A double row of railroad ties, spiked with nails, blocked a drainage culvert under Interstate 15. Rick Johnson was 1st, Jeff Ward 2nd and Micky Dymond 3rd at the Japan Supercross in Tokyo. “Earth First” took credit for sabotaging the B-to-V race.

CAST YOUR VOTE FOR AMA CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS


The AMA has announced the nominees for the 2017 AMA Championship Banquet Awards. AMA members can vote online at the AMA website or in issue 49 page 22 of Cycle News.

IMPROVEMENTS TO THE DAYTONA TT TRACK


When the 2018 AFT season starts on March 15th , at the Daytona International Speedway, expect a bigger, better and significantly faster event. Chris Carr and his design team have been hard at work.



STU PETERS PROFILE LINKED TO TRAILBLAZERS WEBSITE


The clickable link to the AMA Hall of Fame website to access the bio of Trailblazer Hall of Famer, Stu Peters has been hooked up. It is available at our website www.trailblazersmc.com. We hope to have all our Hall of Famers bios online soon. Stu was previously inducted into the Trailblazer HOF. It takes a lot of time to maintain the website and there is no one available.

BSAOCSC RIDES & OTHER STUFF


Sunday, December 31 Run for the Roses. SoCal Norton Owners Club. Meet at Lucky Baldwins Trappiste at 1770 East Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. Ride to Newcomb’s Ranch on Angeles Crest/ Hwy 2. Return to Ale House in Pasadena. Ride departs at 10am sharp. www.socalnorton.com

NOTICE:
The January 7th Wintergreen Dual Sport ride has been canceled.

Sunday, January 14 is the BSAOCSC “Toluca Loop: singles street ride. For lovers of British and vintage single cylinder motorcycles. Meet a 9am at the NE corner of Griffith Park Zoo parking lot, ride at 0am. Route is shorter, designed for BSA “441” and smaller. (818) 843 2892 or (951) 440 3521

Sunday January 14 is the Vintage Bike of Orange County meeting. Castenada’s Mex Food, 19071 Brookhurst, Huntington Beach 2-4pm

Sunday January 14 is the 23rd Annual Classic Motorcycle Show and Swap. Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, 844 West Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ (602) 763 2013

Sunday, December 17 Last SoCal Old Timers Motocross of the year. It will be at LACR in Palmdale. www.socalotmx.org

Glen Helen: Sat. 12/16 REM MX/MX practice

Sun. 12/17 Kyle Yarnell Team Race/Toys for Tots

Sat. 12/23 MX Practice

Sun. 12/24 MX Practice

Sat. 12/30 REM MX/MX Practice

www.glenhelen.com (909) 880 3090

Saturday, January 6 SuperCross at Angel Stadium in Anaheim

Saturday, January 13 SuperCross at NRG Stadium in Houston

Saturday, January 20 SuperCross at Angel Stadium in Anaheim

Sunday, February 11 Old School Scrambles, Glen Helen







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Good Post, Covered a lot of good things.
Hope it works out and you make it to the Tropical Tattoo Show in Daytona, it will be good to see you.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
I can tell you that there are a lot of good things coming in 2018 and we will be part of it.

Rogue
Palm Bay, FL
Friday, December 22, 2017
Editor Response Yes, I can feel the buzz in the air. We are definitely going back to Bonneville. I am going to reprint my first two books and finish a screenplay. I will help my grandson get two of his bikes back on the road.

I just read a report about Motorcycles and TV. Hugh King is going to start another program and I might be involved. We are going to make some changes to Bikernet. And I've had some real progress with the VA in the last couple of weeks. There's hope.

Don't miss the Sunday Post.
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