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By Bandit, Laura, Wayfarer, the Redhead, Bob T., Sam Burns, El Waggs, Fred, Weed, Gearhead and the whole gang.

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It’s been an interesting week,
with the debates, the interview with Trump and the cancelation of the BMST event in Bonneville. Then there’s this image my son sent me this morning.

We better hit the news.

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REGARDING THE DEBATE—I’ll let Alex Epstein handle the response.

How I would debate energy and climate if I were running for President
In last night’s debate, some candidates made good points about energy. But there’s a lot of room for improvement.

During and after last night’s Republican Primary debate I got a bunch of messages praising the candidates for using some of my Energy Talking Points.¹

One top Senate staffer wrote me: “I think your talking points were the biggest winner tonight.”

While I am glad to have had a positive influence on what politicians are saying about energy, my main reaction to last night’s debate was that no candidate is close to taking full advantage of the best energy messaging and policy ideas.

So here are the top 5 points I’d make to put forward a positive vision of energy and energy freedom, followed by how I’d answer the question about young people’s fear of climate change that no candidate answered directly.

(Just to be clear, I am never going to run for President or any other political office. But I will continue to do whatever I can to help elected officials and candidates to have the best possible policies, messaging, and facts when it comes to energy, environment, and climate.)

1. The most important thing I can do to make your life better—something that will lead to a better economy, a lower cost of living, more well-paying job opportunities, a smaller deficit, and greater national security—is unleashing American energy.

2. Because energy is the industry that powers every other industry, the price of energy affects the price of everything: the lower cost energy is, the lower cost everything is—the higher cost energy is, the higher cost everything is.

3: If we unleash American energy with energy freedom policies—allowing every form of energy to achieve its potential—we will become the world's energy superpower by far, whether it's oil, gas, nuclear, geothermal, whatever.

Remember when the world thought American oil was dead? Thanks to American energy freedom we had the shale revolution, and now we're the world's leading producer.²

 4: Instead of unleashing American energy with energy freedom, Joe Biden has strangled American energy with green energy fascism—using dictatorial power to stop crucial mining and drilling projects, shut down reliable power plants, and prevent vital new pipelines.³

The results of Biden's green energy fascism are higher energy prices, an increasingly unreliable grid, and a deadly dependence on China, which controls the whole solar/wind/battery supply chain, produced of course using coal; China is actively building over 100 new coal plants.4

5: If elected President, I will from Day 1 unleash American energy with energy freedom policies, including: liberate domestic mining and drilling for all forms of energy, end preferences for unreliable electricity, and decriminalize nuclear energy.
With my energy freedom policies, we'll see a jump-started economy, lower fuel prices and food prices, new job opportunities for workers of all skill levels, a lower deficit, and a weakened China that can no longer control our energy and therefore us.

To unleash American energy through energy freedom is going to require not just rhetoric but radical, enduring policy changes against huge deep state and corporate opposition. I am 100% committed to making this kind of change.

How I would have responded to last night’s climate question from a student, which was: “Polls consistently show that young people’s number one issue is climate change. How will you as both President of the United States and leader of the Republican Party calm their fears that the Republican Party doesn’t care about climate change?”

Many Americans, especially young Americans, are very concerned about climate given what they hear from the media and other institutions. The solution is neither to evade their concern nor to appease it. We need a candidate who can alleviate their concerns with science, logic, and good policy ideas.

We need to make clear to young people the difference between climate impact, which is real, and climate catastrophe, which is not.

The world has warmed ~1° C in the last 170 years. Humans have some influence. But because we are so good at mastering climate, climate disaster deaths fell 98% over the last century.5

To address any long-term concerns about CO2 emissions we need to advocate the policies that have the best chance of actually leading to cost-effective alternatives that everyone, including China and India, will actually use. And those policies are energy freedom policies.6

Energy freedom means: liberate development, including mining, from all the irrational restrictions (including NEPA, which strangles anything that somehow connects to the Federal government, which is most large projects) and to decriminalize nuclear energy.

--Energy Talking Points

We were just about loaded...
We were just about loaded...


I wanted to reach out directly to you, the participants. For many of you I know your race programs, how they have grown, and what you are looking to achieve at the event. For our newest participants I was looking forward to meeting you and learning about you and your objectives. Everyone has a story and a goal, and I want to facilitate and support you in achieving them.

Gary Maur highly recommends this spray for salt protection.
Gary Maur highly recommends this spray for salt protection.

A small core crew of racer volunteers have been working here in Wendover the past few days as part of the assessment team, and also prepping gear and trailers to support 2024.

We have significant new improvements we were planning to debut (including new mile marker flags) that we have prepped for implementation next year. As of Thursday, this team is heading back to their homes and we will be spending the weekend unpacking and getting the next items in our cancellation process underway.

I will begin contacting each of you early next week about our plans for 2024 and cancellation options to support the event. It takes a lot to support world class racing and I thank you for your patience with this all volunteer operation as we shift gears into closing 2023 and planning for 2024.

--Delvene Reber

Event Director/Owner
Deliciate Promotions LLC
Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials

PH: 530.263.7276 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @bonnevillemst


People who criticize coal are beyond redemption. Coal is poetic; trees covered Gondwana during the Carboniferous period. Those trees died and after millions of years became coal. Humans dig up coal and use it to build every amenity which has taken humanity from the tyranny of nature: energy. steel, cement; and when humanity burns coal CO2 is released to feed the plants alive today.

Only a moron would find fault with that.

--Dr. Judith Curry



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We were working on a Bonneville track check list. Here’s what we came up with so far:
  • Check front end, and steering fasteners
  • Check front wheels
  • Check Tire pressure
  • Check for fuel leaks
  • Check fuel level
  • Check oil level.
  • Check rear chain, tire and axle
  • Safety wire rear axle
  • Check all pilot controls for lose fasteners and adjustments
  • Check motor mounts
  • Transmission mounts
  • Gas tank mounts


Annual Legally Armed in Detroit Ladies Shoot

Last month, the NRA had the privilege of attending and sponsoring the 12th Annual Legally Armed in Detroit’s Ladies Shoot. This event is the largest, free, women’s shoot of its kind.

Most of those in attendance had never fired a gun before. Thousands of ladies partook in this one-of-a-kind, judgment-free event, with the assistance of NRA and USCCA volunteer instructors.

This made for the perfect introduction to firearms and firearms safety. Following the event, many showed a deep interest in seeking further firearms training. NRA-ILA has long-supported new NRA Board Member, Rick Ector’s, Legally Armed in Detroit event. Last month, as we set-up at Midwest Shooting Center (formally Top Gun), we were once again reminded of where it all began.




REVIEW: Very engaging and sets the mood and scenario. I like it. It could be a lengthier story.

The mention of a crack whore wife reminded me of Johnny Cash song --- Cocaine Blues and Folsom Prison.

Check it out.

COCAINE BLUES by Johnny Cash
Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds
I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down
Went right home and I went to bed
I stuck that lovin' 44 beneath my head

Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun
Took a shot of cocaine and away I run
Made a good run but I ran too slow
They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico

Late in the hot joints takin' the pills
In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill
He said, "Willy Lee, your name is not Jack Brown
You're the dirty heck that shot your woman down"

Said, "Yes, oh yes my name is Willy Lee
If you've got the warrant just a-read it to me
Shot her down because she made me slow
I thought I was her daddy but she had five more"

When I was arrested I was dressed in black
They put me on a train and they took me back
Had no friends for to go my bail
They slapped my dried up carcass in that county jail

Got up next mornin' 'bout a half past nine
I spied the sheriff coming down the line
Ah, and he coughed as he cleared his throat
He said, "Come on, you dirty heck, into that district court"

Into the courtroom my trial began
Where I was handled by twelve honest men
Just before the jury started out
I saw the little judge commence to look about

In about five minutes in walked the man
Holding the verdict in his right hand
The verdict read in the first degree
I hollered, "Lawdy Lawdy, have a mercy on me"

The judge he smiled as he picked up his pen
99 years in the Folsom pen
99 years underneath that ground
I can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down

Come on you've gotta listen unto me
Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be

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1952 Bianchi
1952 Bianchi



Gerosa Super Sprint
Gerosa Super Sprint

Gilera Super Rossa, 1958
Gilera Super Rossa, 1958

Italjet de luxe
Italjet de luxe

1972, Mineralli 50
1972, Mineralli 50

1961 Rumi Formichino Bol D'or
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And save the World. It's a blast and whacky forever!

"It is stupid to buy ICE now" - Ola Electric CEO

The company recently launched the Ola S1 Air and on Independence Day it launched the S1 X across its 1000 sales centers. Ola expects demand to grow further in small towns and rural areas with the S1 X, which is more affordable. Ola believes demand will go even deeper into the countryside now.

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If this was regarding the North American or European market, many would probably gladly agree. The penetration of EVs at those markets are at least enough to market and promote the 'new thing' called Electric Vehicles' which has captured the imagination of politicians, environmentalists, power companies, start-up entrepreneurs, and most of all the Wall street pigs who are the ones who will get paid big-time for -- new infrastructure, new factories, new vehicles, new training firms, new dealerships, new advertisements, new consumer financing, etc -- (and of course, "data", which is the new oil).

This article however addresses India -- which is neither self-sufficient in gasoline nor having the electrical infrastructure to power vehicles....not to mention the condition of its roadways.

Most of the Asian, African and South American nations can't possibly believe the conclusion this Ola CEO has reached for their respective developing nations with their respective burgeoning populations. So, what numbers does this corporate head believe will come to fruition in India?

Just because you save a bit of money, would you buy a lame horse instead of a healthy mule? Is that an unfair analogy? Well, yeah, the modern refined ICE engines are in fact best of the breed horses whereas the EV tech are just new born ducks that can't fly, swim nor fill our family cooking pot!

Sure, I am bitchy, but even the so-called financial city of India is full of overhead hanging wires and cost per unit of electricity is as high as it could possibly be.

The whole of India had been working towards enabling road transport for petrol and diesel powered vehicles and from last decade, CNG powered vehicles. Now into that potpourri they want to add a half-baked product called Electric Vehicles and electric charging stations.

Regarding Ola and its leader, at the very least they could have come up with better brand names than pretentious, apish S1 Air --- you are a long way from being a tech icon such as Apple.

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BABE OF THE WEEK—Charlotte Schwarz

--Sam Burns
Talent Curator™

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S&S IS BACK WITH BIKERNET—Check out the Lava chrome series of component.

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BIKERNET GUN NUT REPORT--Changes Coming Soon for New York State Gun Owners

There are some significant changes due to take effect early next month in the Empire State.

New York is switching from a jurisdiction in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducts firearms-related NICS background checks, to one in which the New York State Police will conduct all firearm and ammunition-related background checks using both NICS and a pending “statewide license and record database.”

This shift is occurring due to legislation enacted last year, NY Exec. Law § 228, which authorizes the state police to act as the “point of contact” for background checks required under “18 U.S.C. sec. 922(t), all federal regulations and applicable guidelines adopted pursuant thereto, and the national instant criminal background check system for the purchase of firearms and ammunition.”

That law directs the Superintendent of State Police to establish a “centralized bureau” for firearm and ammunition background checks. NY Exec. Law § 228(7) specifies that, within 60 days of July 15, 2023, the superintendent must “notify each licensed dealer holding a permit to sell firearms” to submit requests for background checks to the state police, which appears to be an indirect way of setting a deadline of September 13 (the date the 60-day period expires) for the system to be operational.

Section § 228(5) allows the state to charge fees for background checks using this state database, which fees cannot “exceed the total amount of direct and indirect costs incurred by the bureau in performing such background check.” One source indicates that these fees will add an additional $9 (firearms) and $2.50 (ammunition) to purchases and transfers.

The shift to a state “point of contact” jurisdiction occurs in tandem with a second change, a related but separate development under a state law that mandates background checks for ammunition transfers by “sellers of ammunition.” This background check requirement dates back to the SAFE Act of 2013 and requires that a state database for ammunition background checks be used (federal law, 28 C.F.R. 25.6, limits the use of the NICS system for checks “only in connection with a proposed firearm transfer as required by the Brady Act. FFLs are strictly prohibited from initiating a NICS background check for any other purpose”).

This ammunition background check requirement comes with a statutory precondition and grace period before it may take effect. Specifically, the state police superintendent must first “certify” that “the statewide license and record database established pursuant to [NY Penal Law § 400.02] and the statewide license and record database established for ammunition sales are operational,” followed by a 30-day period after which the ammunition background check requirement is in effect. In a classic example of the New York’s legislature’s signature style of “pass gun control laws first, figure out if they work later,” it became apparent once the SAFE Act was passed that the ammunition background check mandate was unachievable at the time. The-then police superintendent advised that his agency lacked the technology to implement the requirement and had “no idea when ammunition background checks… will begin across the state.”

A further complication is that the entire ammunition background check database project was placed in abeyance due to a 2015 memorandum of understanding (MOU). The agreement, entered into by the Cuomo Administration and then-Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, promised that no state money would be spent on implementing the ammunition background check database until a cost plan had been approved by the parties. The MOU further stipulated that any certification of the database as operational would not be made until the parties had approved a plan on its implementation. Last year, however, Governor Kathy Hochul indicated she was aware of the “old MOU that was signed related to ammunition sales after laws were passed the decade ago, it was an administration document between the prior administration and the Senate Republicans,” but decided to ignore it – “we are literally tearing it up and New York will now require and conduct background checks for all ammunition purchases.”

There is no indication on either the state police or the governor’s websites that the certification of the statewide license and record database as operational has occurred. However, the NY State Police website currently advises that the “background check requirements imposed on all retail sellers of ammunition are scheduled to take effect on September 13, 2023.”


A couple of brothers wanted to show Buck Lovell respect after his passing. We’re going to have a stone engraved in pure outlaw Deadwood fashion. We are working on what to have engraved into rugged surface.

Buck Lovell photography
Buck Lovell photography

The Buck Stopped Here!

Buck Lovell

Pure Buckshot His Demise
He rode the Black Hills Buck Naked
Remembered for the Biggest Bang for His Buck
Never Pass the Buck
He Bucked the System to make a Quick Buck.
Never big Bucks but His Humor was worth a Million Bucks.

"We will miss you brother…" --Bandit

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Dear, Thanks for all you do.

Ny, NY
Saturday, August 26, 2023
It too bad about the salt flats . Mother nature has her ways and no matter how much we humans want to change her she wins in the end.

South Daytona, FL
Friday, August 25, 2023
Editor Response Yep...
I like your 5 points on Energy and Energy Freedom. You nailed it with each one. As for Climate Change there has been so much false information spread about it to put fear in people so individuals and Companys can profit from it. There will have to be a strong effort to get honest information put out by the MEDIA.

Rich Smith
Zephyrhills , FL
Friday, August 25, 2023
Editor Response We are working hard on it!

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