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There's Always Freedom in the Air in America

By Bandit, Bob T., Rogue, Laura, Sam Burns, Barry Green, Gary Mraz, Ujjwal Dey, and the rest of the gang

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It’s the 4th of July and I’m working on the news.
Ah, but it’s Thursday. And we are celebrating the Declaration of Independence that we are all equal and deserve happiness.

I watched a four-part documentary series called “Why Are We Here.” It was presented by a physicist and his documentary producing partner. They interviewed scientists all over the globe about science, atoms, god and morals. It was fascinating.

At the end of the day, it’s up to man to set and enforce morals. We have the capabilities to do everything right. As a brother said as we snorted lines and drank whiskey, “Time will tell and shit will smell.”

In the meantime, we’ve started final assembly on the Salt Torpedo. And tomorrow I’ll pick up the body from Aircraft Windshield shop, where the windshield is being built.

George the Wild Brush is going to help us cut and hinge the canopy and ultimately install the windshield. Then we go to paint. Hang on!

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, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently the Smoke Out and Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

LOWBROW’S 4th of July sale is happening right now!--So get that freedom machine of yours dialed in and hit the road. Simply copy and paste the discount code happy4th in the shopping cart and save 20% off of every single item* in the handlebars, fenders and gas tanks categories.

Shop now and get what you need before it sells out! Sale ends Sunday, July 8th at midnight.
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BIKERNET BOOK OF THE WEEK CLUB--The Big Books of Bonneville

These books are the most comprehensive history of Bonneville that we have ever seen. They're filled with 20 vintage Speed Week programs exactly as they were originally printed, plus additional history. At $59.95, you're paying $3 a program. You can't find that deal anywhere else!
As a hot rodder, Bonneville is the ultimate destination.

For the past seven decades, it’s been known to push man and machine to their limit. Legends are born out on the salt, and now the golden years of Bonneville racing have been compiled into an unbelievable two-book set. S.C.T.A. Bonneville National Speed Trials – 1949-1968 captures the excitement like never before, and it’s available in our Rodder’s Journal Library.

It’s no secret that early S.C.T.A. Bonneville programs are hard to find, but thanks to Ron Main and David Fetherston, they’re all reprinted in their entirety in this hardcover, two-book set. The first volume focuses on the founding of the S.C.T.A. and programs from 1949-1958, while the second zeroes in on 1959-1968. From photos with detailed captions to official race results, these books offer invaluable insight into our favorite period of land speed racing history.

Flipping through the 680+ pages, you’ll find never-before-seen photos of early racing action mixed in with snapshots of hot rodding pioneers. From roadsters and competition coupes to belly tankers and streamliners, this set showcases the diversity of racecars that gunned for the record books. It’s amazing to see how Speed Week grew from its humble beginnings in ’49 to something much larger than anyone could have imagined. At the end of the day, you’d be hard pressed to find a purer test of hot rod ingenuity.

Limited quantities of these books are available, and they cannot be sold individually. To place an order, click the box above or give us a call at (800) 750-9550 in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean or (804) 496-6906 internationally.

Happy Fourth of July!
Your Friends at The Rodder’s Journal

P.S. Our Rodder’s Journal Swap meet is in full swing. We still have a number of rare issues—like #13—up for grabs. Click here to get them while supplies last!

BIKERNET READER COMMENT--Comment on Facebook regarding Weekly News 27 June –

I started riding in ‘66. Been a road dog since ‘72. Coast to coast and border to border many times. Still out there trippin’ as much as my health allows.

Not much room on a hardtail to pack creature comforts.

--Howard Ruppel

THE HAL ROBINSON UPDATE—The master of the fine line ink pen made Seal Beach come to life.

Hal at home in Seal Beach, CA with his famous Avalon pen and ink caricature hanging on the wall in the background; late 1970s.

Many people loved Hal and would stop by his place for a visit and admire his drawings when he wasn't busy at work on an assignment for Easyriders Magazine.

--Ann Robinson

We helped Ann create three Hal Robinson T-shirts and limited edition prints. Check them out.—Bandit

Click to buy a Hal T.
Click to buy a Hal T.

POWER PLANT AT BORN FREE THIS YEAR—Yaniv took 2nd place in the San Diego Customs FXR show this year at Born Free and rode home with his trophy—no issues. That’s success.

He was also chosen to go to the Mooneyes show in Japan this year. “Thanks to all who helped with this build,” said Yaniv Evan, the master behind Power Plant.

'Patriot Tour' Makes a Stop at San Diego Harley-Davidson to Support Veterans—
It was a day of patriotism Saturday at the San Diego Harley-Davidson in support of veterans across the country.

Over 60 motorcycle riders made their way into San Diego carrying the American flag as part of its cross-country journey.

Nation of Patriots, a nonprofit organization, launched its 10th annual “Patriot Tour” where they take one American flag on a 110-day journey where it travels 1,400 miles across 48 continental states carried by motorcycle riders.

The goal of this journey is to help raise funds to support disabled veterans and their families.

On Saturday, they held a passing of the flag ceremony at Harley Davidson.

Nathan Wilder, a veteran, and Director of San Diego Hog received the flag.

“It fills me with pride that so many of my brothers and sisters took to the road today to bring this flag down here,” said Wilder.

The tour started in Wisconsin on Armed Forces Day in May, and its last stop will be in Illinois in August.

“It will be a greater honor tomorrow to take it to Riverside and let it travel throughout the United States,” said Wilder.

100 percent of the funds raised on this tour goes directly to veterans and their families. Nation of Patriots also works with Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and other veteran organizations to help distribute the funds, according to Bill Sherer, founder and executive director of the Nation of Patriots.

“For all those veterans out there and disabled, we are here for you, if you need help let us know and we’ll do what we can,” said Wilder.

--By Brooke Landau
Channel 7 News

LATEST FROM THE MOTORCYCLE PROFILING PROJECT--San Antonio Police Say Wearing MC Colors In Public Is A Crime

Motorcycle profiling is an epidemic in Texas demanding judicial and legislative relief. It appears that the level of unconstitutional absurdity has reached new heights.

As captured on video, members of a motorcycle club were cited by officers in San Antonio for Disturbing the Peace for displaying their motorcycle club insignia in public, which the officers considered a public display of gang colors.

The officer’s actions are outrageous and blatantly unconstitutional under both the 1st and 4th Amendments to the US Constitution. All officers in San Antonio, and throughout Texas, should immediately cease and desist from any further illegal seizures and citations based on the fact that a person is riding a motorcycle or wearing motorcycle club-related insignia.

Motorcycle profiling an epidemic in Texas
This incident in San Antonio is only one of the most recent incidents documented and reported across the state. According to the 2018 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey (NMPS) Executive Summary, Texas is among the worst states for reported incidents of profiling in America.

The 2018 NMPS confirms the wide-held belief among motorcyclists in Texas that incidents of profiling have dramatically proliferated since the Twin Peaks tragedy that occurred on May 17, 2015. The 2018 NMPS shows a 100% increase in the percentage of survey participants reporting incidents of profiling in Texas since 2013.

Impact on civil liberties

Being stopped and cited for wearing motorcycle club colors under the guise of disturbing the peace would be laughable if it weren’t actually happening. Wearing motorcycle club colors in public has been recognized by federal courts as expressive conduct protected by the 1st Amendment.

Moreover, wearing motorcycle club colors is not reasonable suspicion of a traffic
infraction or criminal activity, the minimal threshold for a seizure under the 4th Amendment.

Independent of this obvious misapplication of statute, profiling incidents take many forms and impact a wide array of civil liberties. Motorcycle club members with a legal License to Carry have been arrested for possession of legal firearms simply for being a member of a motorcycle

Club members have been stopped and threatened with jail if they didn’t submit to having every tattoo on their bodies photographed against their consent. Unfortunately, the fact that
these attacks on civil liberties impact well established rights and fly in the face of well
established judicial precedent has not been a deterrent to law enforcement.

Video is critical to fighting back

The video captured in San Antonio could be a critical piece of evidence demonstrating the essential facts required to successfully defend against the infraction and maybe file for an injunction against the practice of stopping and/or citing a person for wearing motorcycle club colors.

The facts are all contained in a short video. The individuals in the video are being cited
for Disturbing the Peace because wearing motorcycle club colors is displaying gang colors in public. This video makes these facts irrefutable.

Independent of judicial applications, this video and incident also help establish a tangible pattern of profiling necessary for legislative relief. Seeing is believing and nothing has worked better than video in the MPP’s opinion.

The post San Antonio Police Say Wearing MC Colors In Public Is A Crime appeared first on Motorcycle Profiling Project.
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United We Stand. Protecting Patchholders Rights, through Unity.

--By David “Double D” Devereaux

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Reader Comments

I watched the President's celebration of our armed forces. I am still proud of my service and that I volunteered. i don't know what happened too the country while I was away, other than the fucking hippies and draft dodgers should have been ejected from the country. I ,my brothers, my father, uncles and even my grandfather in WW1. I would like too return to the country I grew up in for my daughter. Mr. Trump made me proud.

Alex Jemery
Deland, FL
Friday, July 5, 2019
Editor Response Thanks brother. I agree.
The folks that don't like being an American , like Kapernick and Rapinoe given all the freedom brothers and sisters have fought for should just go elsewhere where the think it is sooo much better . God bless America and thank you brothers and sisters for the shed bloo for our freedoms.

You don't like it leave it . Let freedom ring

Torrance, Calif.
Friday, July 5, 2019
Editor Response Rah, Rah, forever.

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