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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Barry Green, J.J. Solari, Laura, Joe Smith, Bob T., Sam Burns, The Redhead, Rogue, El Waggs and the rest of the gang

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We blasted out of Boulder Canyon between Deadwood and Sturgis,
South Dakota at 4:00 in the morning last Friday. There was a deal on a 1948 ULH 80 Flathead Harley, the last year. An ex-longtime Paughco employee Steve H. was struggling and needed cash.

We crossed the Continental Divide four times.
We crossed the Continental Divide four times.

We sought various options, but then the weather cleared, and we needed bolt early to miss the next snow. As it turned out we ran into some snow in Wyoming, but no big deal.

We powered through to Wendover where lodging was scarce, but we bunked in at the Best Western and they treated us well and the morning coffee was stellar.

Paughco parts are everywhere. The Redhead wanted to score some of these sturdy crates.
Paughco parts are everywhere. The Redhead wanted to score some of these sturdy crates.

We rolled alongside the Paughco Headquarters at 2:00 p.m. on the dot. After a meeting with the grand emperor of the Paughco empire, Ron Paugh we did the deal and made for Downtown Carson City and the Courtyard Marriot, which got a very low score from us. I’d watch out for those guys.

Regarding Paughco, they are perhaps the largest most trusted manufacturer of custom and old Harley replacement parts in the industry. Their product line is massive, and they do it all in house. I’ll get into that more as we start on project bike builds for this year as soon as my shop is completed.

Let’s hit the news, then I’ll tell you about the rest of the knockout 1,100-mile Flathead blast and shop progress. It’s screaming together.


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MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE STURGIS MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME--This week the Motorcycle Riders Foundation was notified by Emma Garvin, Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, that the Motorcycle Riders Foundation will be inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022 Inductees. The ceremony will take place in August during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

While there are a significant number of individual members associated with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation that have been inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame, it is noteworthy that our organization as a whole will now be included.

MRF Chairman and President, Kirk “Hardtail” Willard, had this to say, “Our organization being inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame is an outstanding achievement that truly recognizes the impact the Motorcycle Riders Foundation has had on the National and International motorcyclists’ rights scene over the past four decades.

It is truly a celebration of our Founding members and the contributions of each Sustaining Member Organization, Sustaining Motorcycle Club, and individual members since the beginning of this movement. For this recognition to happen in the spiritual center of motorcycling makes it even more special.”

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation would like to thank Gary Sellers and Jiggs Cressy along with all of you that sent in letters in support of our nomination.

--Fred Harrell
Senior Communications Specialists
Motorcycle Riders Foundation


MEME OF THE DAY--"This tire's going flat. But I'm not. Wanna ride me for a while?"

--J.J. Solari

BIKERS FOR TRUMP CREW CHECKS IN--Our Bikers rolled up in force to Pres. Trump’s Arizona Rally and made it clear – President Trump and his supporters will not be canceled by Leftist thugs!

We’re the only grassroots organization with the determination to take on the violent Left at a moment’s notice. Now we’re being called to rally behind Trump and his supporters in Texas in less than 10 days!

Keith, we have a major problem. After Arizona, our Bikes are running on empty. If we can’t keep our gas tanks filled, our Bikers aren’t going anywhere.

Because of Bidenflation, our biggest cost is the gas to fuel up our Bikes. If you care about stopping ANTIFA and BLM from harassing our voters, rush your contribution so we can fuel up our Bikes for Pres. Trump’s Texas Rally!

Skyrocketing gas prices are a serious emergency that threatens the biggest advantage we have over the Left – MOBILITY!

We’re counting on you to pitch in whatever you can to get our Bikers gassed up and on the road for Texas!

Donate to gas up our Bikes

Democrats think they can flip Texas and deny President Trump another major victory in the state. Help gas up our Bikes so we can show the Country that Texas is still solidly behind President Trump.

--Chris Cox
Bikers for Trump


We just got back from a trip out west to see a bunch of our friends at the Paradise Road Show. Our trip started with a visit to the Cycle Zombies crew where we got to see Beach Pig and Tropical Beef, Matty Matheson’s two panheads that feature a slew of our parts.

After that, we got to see the show in Palm Springs at The Saguaro. Our friend Jonny shot some photos while perusing The Golden State, so keep scrolling to enjoy his pics from our trip.

--Prism Gang

Frankie and Em blasted out to the Palm Springs show. Wasn’t a big deal according to them, but a nice ride to the desert.


DEPARTURE BIKE WORKS BONNE BELLE PROGRESS REPORT—Brian one of the new partners reports: We had an issue with the Timken set pushing the crank assembly too far over to one side in the case, no allowing bother cases to close together properly.

I was able to tur the lip off the ounput shaft in order to get us back to where we need to be. We are sending the flywheels out to be cut for active balance at the balance master.

The cylinders are being fit to pistons currently.

Click for action from Departure Bike Works.
Click for action from Departure Bike Works.

RESPECT TODAY--If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.
--Cavett Robert

I refuse to allow anything or anyone to disturb my peace of mind.

I Let Go of yesterday and the fears of tomorrow by living fully in the Present. I will not condemn or judge anyone or anything, even the guy who cuts me off in traffic.

I find an opportunity in each second and refuse to waist one precious moment of my day. I make choices to block out any old tapes playing in my head of doubt, regrets or negativity. As my day unfolds, I return to these words to remind myself of my commitment to Live large. I don’t know how many days I have left on this plain, so I commit to this Consciousness constantly.

Today is a gift and I am so Grateful for It. Make it the best day ever! As I Pause at the end of Today, I will look back and just smile and say Thank You.
And So It is…


“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope everyone who is reading these words is having a Great Day and if you are not you do have the right to change it right now.

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Click for a connection.


The journal, Science of Climate Change, published my landmark scientific paper on December 14, 2021.

My paper, and papers by Murry Salby and Hermann Harde, are checkmate proof that natural CO2, not human CO2, causes most of the increase in atmospheric CO2. Physics proves our CO2 does not change our climate.

In 1992, Al Gore claimed,

“Only an insignificant fraction of scientists deny the global warming crisis. The time for debate is over. The science is settled.”

I attended the meeting in the San Francisco Bay area where Bush’s toady told some 100 climate physicists like me that we were out of a job. They did not want physicists to tell them our CO2 does not cause climate change. They wanted and would fund only ecologists to write reports on the damage humans do by burning carbon fuels.

The dark side propagates its climate fraud by trying to scare you with its claimed consequences if you do not do what they tell you to do. Fear causes us to abandon our logic and common sense. Likely, the witch doctors of old used the same techniques.

How to understand the climate fraud.

Almost Every day, the news media tells us about a new “climate catastrophe.” The subliminal message is “because it’s bad, you caused it.”

The climate fraud may be the mother of all frauds. Belief in IPCC’s core assumption dumbs us down and makes us susceptible to other frauds, like gun control and COVID mandates.

They say, “natural CO2 emissions stayed constant and human CO2 caused the problem.” This is the ecological nonsense of “Nature is Good, Human is Bad.”

My book Climate Miracle explains in a short read the logic you need to defend yourself against climate alarmism.

The proof is important.

According to the scientific method, it is impossible to prove a theory is true (as climate alarmists try to do) but it takes only one contradiction to prove a theory is false. My paper supplies that contradiction.

According to the scientific method, my paper overturns the “consensus” claim that IPCC’s core assumption is true, and it “outvotes” the thousands of IPCC papers that claim IPCC’s core assumption is true.

Now, the only scientific way for them to justify their climate alarmism is to show there is a major error in my paper. Many have tried but no one has succeeded.

Human CO2 does not “accumulate” in the atmosphere.

CO2 flows through the atmosphere like water flows through a lake. Imagine a lake where a river sends water into a lake and lake water flows out over a dam. Pretend we arrive when the inflow is small but constant and the water flowing over the dam is equally small and constant.

The lake level is at equilibrium. Its outflow equals its inflow. The lake level is constant. Suddenly, the inflow increases. It raises the lake level. This rise in the lake level makes more water flow over the dam. The lake level rises just enough to make its new outflow equal its new inflow.

That illustrates now human and natural CO2 that flow into the atmosphere change the CO2 level in the atmosphere. Nothing accumulates. The level rises only enough to make CO2 outflow equal to the CO2 inflow.

Let’s do a first approximation.

The IPCC says annual human CO2 emissions are about 5% of natural CO2 emissions. This is like a recipe. What you put in is what you get. The only difference here is your recipe is flowing out of a hole in the bottom of your bowl as you pour things in.

Because human CO2 inflow is 5% the human CO2 level in the bowl is also 5%. The natural CO2 level in the bowl is 95%.

Same for CO2 in the atmosphere. This first approximation says human CO2 is only 5%.

But the IPCC theory is that human CO2 is at 30%. This shows IPCC’s core assumption is wrong.

Let’s do more accurate calculations.

My paper uses IPCC’s natural carbon cycle data and annual human CO2 emissions data to calculate the true effect of human CO2 emissions. Notice I use IPCC’s own data to prove its assumption about human CO2 is false.

Human and natural CO2 do not react with each other. So, we can calculate their effects independently, which simplifies the calculations.

My calculations include human CO2 that recycles back into the atmosphere and the transfer of human carbon from the slow carbon cycle to the fast carbon cycle. The whole banana.

The result, as of 2020, is human CO2 has increased to only 8% of all atmospheric CO2. This is still nowhere near the 30% required by IPCC’s core assumption. Therefore, IPCC’s core assumption is wrong. Not even close. In fact, a fraud.

The IPCC attempts to explain this problem.

The IPCC tries to get around this problem by claiming human CO2, but not natural CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. And by staying around longer, the human CO2 goes up to 30%.

These shirts are too cool. Show where you stand. Click on the Redhead and it will take you to Alex's site.
These shirts are too cool. Show where you stand. Click on the Redhead and it will take you to Alex's site.

Thus, the IPCC digs its own grave.

This IPCC claim is absurd because human and natural CO2 molecules are identical, so they flow out of the atmosphere at the same rate.

IPCC’s story (and it is a story) would require a magic demon in the atmosphere that can separate human CO2 from natural CO2 molecules, and then detain the human molecules. It can’t happen. No one should fall for this baloney.

--Ed Berry

I publish this stuff because I want the truth to be told. I don't want our motorcycles to be taken away and kids to be scared because of a lie. It's nuts. We should just be open and honest and get on with our lives. The truth will come out and we will ride free once more.--Bandit 

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REPORT FROM DIME BAG LEATHER--Made a stop in Stonehead Leather in Utica, IL. Cool shop, Keith and Darsi were very helpful and carry a huge lineup of leather and biker goods.

Visit Stonehead Leather in Utica, IL and on Facebook. Also visit their website


We are located in the quaint village of Utica, IL, just outside of Starved Rock State Park. We are near Mattheissen State Park and Buffalo Rock State Park. We specialize in motorcycle leather and motorcycle riding accessories.

The owners, Keith and Darsi have been riding for 40 years and are very knowledgeable about your biking needs.

We carry a wide variety of men’s and women’s leather jackets, chaps and vests covering a large size range. We have a large selection of doo-rags, gloves, clothing and jewelry. We have over 2000 patches in stock to customize your leathers.

We also do custom work making gun holsters, shoulder holsters, phone cases, repairs, and various other leather needs.

--Adam Croft

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How is the '80 incher coming? I finished the Montana hunting story. I thought about an 80 incher Flathead before you got yours. Coincidence or not. I hope you like the read. It is on its way.

Torrance, CA
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Editor Response Look forward to it.
Hey Bandit, looks like your shop is coming along! Have you figured out what you're going to use for heat? How about a Reznor gas heater that hangs from the roof they work great.

We are going to The Grand National show this Saturday. Remember the time you were there and we met up? It was great seeing you there. Have fun with the new bike. It looks really cool, and I like the white wall rear tire!

Stay cool I mean, Warm. Ha ha,

jake walraven
Apple valley, CA
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Editor Response I believe we are going to heat it with a Reznor electric, just like you said. Sorry I can't make it to the show and hook up again. The white wall is going to go... We are thinking about silver flames to match the rear fender, with 5-Ball orange pinstripping.

Gotta go light a fire...
Ron Paugh doesn't get enough press for the facility/quality and quantity of parts he builds. And Ron is one of the nicest guys in the industry. Newbies could take some lessons from him! I've personally dealt with Ron since the late 80's. Ron was the first guy to recognize that Nevada/ Carson City had more to offer than L.A.
Great guy and great shop!
All the Best Ron!

Dangerous Dan
San Jose, CA
Friday, January 21, 2022
Editor Response Yep, he's done a helluva job for our industry.

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