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Autonomous Bikernet Weekly News for January 25th, 2018

It's all Nuts.

By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Sam Burns, Sidehack Jerry, Uncle Monkey, El Waggs and the rest of the Bikernet crew

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I told you life was nuts.
I watched a senate hearing last night on C-span about regulation and autonomous vehicles. What an oxymoron. These guys were complaining about regulation ahead of technology, which is sort of impossible. How can you regulate something that hasn’t been developed? They’ll find a way.

So, they want to be free to create anything that will save you and prevent you from driving your own vehicle, but you can bet you will be regulated to death in order to save lives. So, it’s okay to torture the public forever as long as they don’t see a doctor and live longer. What the fuck?

Save the planet and save the people, but kill freedom. I joked to the redhead that next will come autonomous kitchens to insure you eat properly, don’t waist and curb your weight. Who cares what it taste like, you’ll be safer and live longer.

Here’s another brief quote from “The Great Climate Warming Blunder,” by Roy Spencer a NASA Scientist: This situation allows climate alarmists like Mr. Gore to assert that there are no real climate scientists who dispute the scientific consensus. The public is left with a baised impression of the state of the science, because they have never heard about important work that has indeed been published.

And it would take only one research study to cause the global warming house of cards to collapse.

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TUCKER ROCKY DEALER & BRAND EXPO COMING-- We're 15 days from the Tucker Rocky Dealer & Brand Expo in Frisco, Texas. So, I wanted to give you a few updates to keep you informed.

First, we're hosting a Press Meeting on Friday, February 9th at 2pm upstairs in the Ranger - Sea Biscuit conference room outside of the Exhibit hall. Eric Cagle, President of Tucker Rocky and Kenan Ikels, Vice President of Sales & Marketing will be in attendance along with possibly a couple of other executives.

Second, we have over 500 dealerships registered with over 1,000 attendees. We also have over 140 brand partners with over 300 attendees registered as well. These brand partners will have booths, new products and specials to announce and offer to the dealers who attend. Again, we would love to have you join us and our partners!

Last, we have a couple of links for you to stay up to date as we get closer. Our Expo website is where we share information regularly at https://expo.tuckerrocky.com/blog/. We also have a Facebook Event created to share as well - https://www.facebook.com/events/151220668860043/.

--Jim Barker
Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice
e: jbarker@tuckerrocky.com
o: 817-258-9016
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Life is Short. Smile while you still have Teeth.

I was at the pub the other night and overheard three very hefty women talking at the bar. Their accent appeared to be Gaelic, so I approached and asked,"Hello, are you three lassies from Ireland?"

One of them angrily screeched, "It's Wales, Wales you bloody idiot!"

So I apologized and replied, "I am so sorry. Are you three whales from Ireland?"

And that's the last thing I remember!

--from Rogue and Sidehack Jerry

Want to win some Motorcycle Cannonball swag? Check this out:

The 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball, the most difficult antique motorcycle endurance run in the world, will embark on another coast-to-coast ride this September and Bikernet.com is a proud sponsor of this epic, tough-as-nails run.

Details about the history of the run and the cities they will visit this fall are posted on the new website where Rider profiles, photos from all the runs and other great information can be found. We have a store so you can shop for T-shirts, pennants, the 2016 Cannonball book, the 2018 calendar that includes the overnight stops of the route and other great merchandise at www.motorcyclecannonball.com

To celebrate the launch of the new website, we're offering a gift package of a collectible poster, the 2018 calendar and a few other Cannonball doodads to the first viewer who can correctly answer one of these questions:

Out of all 4 of the prior Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Runs, what year and marque was the oldest motorcycle ever entered and how many miles did the machine actually make?

Who won the Jeff Decker bronze in 2010 and how many miles did that winner's bike cover?

One winner for each question all be awarded a Cannonball gift package....Sorry, Cannonball riders (past or present) are not eligible for prizes in this contest.



Why is the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) allowing a foreign company to use covert automatic license plate readers (ALPR), to spy on American motorists?

ESLAG, a company owned by Italian high-tech giant Leonardo, is selling its surveillance services to U.S. law enforcement for a price. Profit for it, loss of privacy for American motorists.

"Our ALPR systems scan license plates in real time, so your operators receive immediate alerts of any hot or white list matches. Instant data lends your law enforcement the edge on offenders, aiding in your duty to stop crime and promote community safety.”

Did you catch that?

A foreign company is creating hot lists and white lists of American motorists.

ELSAG offers law enforcement six different ways to spy on motorists.
· Mobile Plate Hunter
Fixed Plate Hunter
Plate Hunter Custom Solutions
Enterprise Operations Center
Speed Enforcer Software
Parking Software

One of the more disturbing things ELSAG offers are covert ALPR's, hidden inside highway construction barrels.

ELSAG boasts about collaborating with partner agencies (police) to design creative ALPR's to spy on everyone.

"These clever systems read license plates without drawing attention to overt hardware and help identify vehicles connected to auto theft, parking violations, toll evasion, insurance lapses and more.”

ELSAG also claims that law enforcement's imagination is their limitation.

"If you have a vision for how you'd like to conceal your fixed, mobile or portable ALPR system, we can collaborate with you to build a prototype.”

A U.S. DOT publication titled 'Mitigating Work Zone Safety and Mobility Challenges through Intelligent Transportation Systems' reveals how they secretly hide a "smart traffic monitoring system" inside highway construction barrels.

An iCone is a device that beams real-time traffic information over the internet to a central web site for use by government officials, law enforcement and first responders.

ELSAG admits that they have a close working relationship with DHS and law enforcement. They have also created a grant list for law enforcement to use to purchase ALPR's. According to their website there are six grants law enforcement can use to acquire ALPR's:
· Block or Formula Grants
· Discretionary Grants
· Federal Grants
· Department of Homeland Security Grants
· Corporate of Foundation Grants

Eventually law enforcement will run out of places to spy on motorists and ELSAG will stop profiting from spying on everyone right?

Wrong, DHS or ELSAG has come up with a disturbing new proposal.

ALPR's in car washes

Big brother's appetite for spying on Americans could soon extend to car washes.

ELSAG wants to put ALPR's in car washes...

"For example, an owner of a car wash could put up an ALPR camera at an automatic washing bay. Every time a car pulls up, the camera reads the license plate and validates a subscription against a white list of subscribers, so the driver can go ahead and use the car wash. Imagine how much more convenient ALPR cameras could make your retail business.”

How long will it take for DHS to offer car washes, gas stations and convenient stores, grants to purchase ALPR's?

Make no mistake, DHS and law enforcement do not care about our privacy and have no qualms about using private, for-profit corporations to achieve their goal of total surveillance.

-- guest writer Joe Cadillic of the

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Fort Worth, TX (January 24, 2018) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tucker Rocky | Biker's Choice is kicking off 2018 with the release of the 2018 V-Twin Catalog. Coming in at 2020 pages, the new catalog is filled with old favorites and a wide range of new products, many of which are exclusive to Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice.

The new V-Twin Catalog

Making their inaugural appearance in this year's catalog are several premium brands including Brass Balls Cycles, Lyndall Brakes, Mac Performance, Memphis Shades, Two Brothers Racing, and VP Oils & Racing Fuel.

The print version of the 2018 V-Twin catalog has already been delivered to dealers, ahead of schedule, bigger than ever, and in time for the Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice 2018 Dealer & Brand Expo. It is also available online at www.tuckerrocky.com.

Download the PDF: The 2018 V-Twin Catalog Hits the Streets


As most of you know, ABATE of Arizona Southern Arizona Chapter has a ride every year to raise money for the Fisher House. It’s been one of their chapter “take care of the community” things for as long as I know of. Well, I wanted to share a little about the Fisher House in light of recent events in Washington DC.

You have heard that the government shut down due to no compromise on the federal budget. We usually don’t think what that means to us locally except for maybe federal parks and such.

The families of two soldiers killed in a California helicopter accident Saturday will not be getting government death benefits during the shutdown, but the non-profit Fisher House has pledged to step up again to make the payments.

The first part should get you mad as hell, but this goes to show you that what ABATE Southern Arizona Chapter does makes an impact beyond just motorcycle rights.

Pentagon officials made clear before the shutdown began at midnight Friday that death gratuity payments of $100,000 to the families of troops killed in the line of duty would be suspended for the duration of the shutdown.

To get around the suspension of government death benefits, the Fisher House Foundation has again agreed to step up to aid families during the shutdown.

During the last shutdown that lasted 16 days in 2013, Fisher House provided $750,000 in grants to 30 families.

In a statement first reported by Stars & Stripes, Ken Fisher, chairman and CEO of Fisher House, said, "Families like the ones we helped in 2013 are very deserving. They are deeply dedicated to overcoming the challenges they confront."

He added, "Helping them isn't charity but rather this nation's solemn duty. In these very tough situations, they don't quit. Neither should we."

On Friday, as the shutdown loomed, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, contacted Fisher House and the non-profit agreed to compensate the families until government reimbursements can be made.

"I applaud Ken and the Fisher House for their dedication to serving our soldiers and their families during their time of need and especially as this senseless shutdown looms," Manchin said.

So, you may ask, “What does going on a local run really help?” There’s your answer.

See you on February 17th in Tucson for the Run for the Fisher House.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/958394814322639/

--Michael Infanzon
State Designated Lobbyist
ABATE of Arizona
7509 N 12th Street #200
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Cell: 602/456-2453
Website: www.abateofaz.org

To schedule appointments/calls/meetings, please use https://calendly.com/infanzon

Pick up any old biker magazine and it is like stepping into a time vault. Each period has its own style, its own look that sets it apart from those before it and those to come.

For the models themselves you see the move to leaner girls, skimpier clothing - as if the last trend wasn't revealing enough. Whether the girls are tattooed up, bolt on breasts and now butts to real and natural there are those that make you linger a little longer, natural beauty is hard to conceal.

For the bikes the style flows, following or even leading what is in style in pop culture. Eighties bikes dripping in flamboyant colors and graphics, seventies bikes were lacquered up with lace, paint drop splatters and fading layers laid in intricate patterns. The new millennium brought back the choppers and air brushing only to eventual give way to baggers.

As we dip our toes into 2020s the latest bikes on the show circuit look like they rolled out of Blade Runner or some other sci-fi thriller with concealed front wheels resembling pod racers from a galaxy far way. There is a certain industrial look to them. Some people hate them, at least until they catch on enough for them to buy their own.

Some people like them because they are the next step, the next evolution in style. I'm sure I'll see a fair share of them in Sturgis this year. But behind it all there is a certain familiarity of a past era. Same but different keeps pushing the edges out, smoothing out the wrinkles of the past.

Maybe it is because we're getting closer to 2020, more likely we're realizing 2030 is around the corner but fashion, pop culture, motorcycles are shifting to a new modern age, or what we were told the future is going to be.

Movements like #metoo and #blacklivesmatter show that society is changing, evolving. Shifts in attitudes towards climate, the planet, politics and how we interact with each other are everywhere.

Some will dig in their heels insisting the old ways are the only ways. Others will step in stride combining new technologies and thoughts into the tried and true improving the old, creating the next. There was a time when someone had to decide whether to stick with print media or switch to digital. Those that accept change and use it together with tradition will always be the leaders. The time to step up to the plate has always been today.

-bad Uncle Monkey

Our March Issue cover model Hannah Hughes will be in Nashville this Saturday January 27.

Also just announced...The Ives Brothers Harley Stunt Team and Globe of Steel will be attending Nashville and Ohio.

We've still got 4 more shows!
Don't miss out on the Easyriders Bike Show Tour 2018.

Tickets Sales-Adults
Advance: $20
At Door: $25

Ticket Sales-Children (6-12)
Advance or at Door: $10
Children 5 & Younger: Free

Active Military Discount $10 off regular admission with ID (No advance ticket sales)

Bring your I.D to the will call window to redeem your tickets.
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Show Location-Nashville Music City Center
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Show Date- Saturday Jan.27, 2018
Show Hours 10am-7pm


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April 7th is the date of the VNV M/C North Carolina Fischer House Ride to raise money for the Fischer House in Ft. Bragg NC

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Editor Response Thanks for the clarification.

Palm Bay, FL
Friday, January 26, 2018
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