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Rest and Be Kind, You have Nothing to Prove--Buddha and Lou Kimzey

By Bandit, Wayfarer, Rogue, RFR, J.J. Solari, Bob T., Sam Burns, the Redhead, Jack McIntyre, Gearhead, Laura, Steve Bauman, Joe Smith, and the whole gang

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We’re headed directly into the magnificent Holidays. Sometimes I get depressed about what’s happening in America. But I need to remind myself of two things: This isn’t the first time, or will it be the last, and we are actually living in the absolute best of times.

Think about it. How about the Civil War. It almost cut the country in half. How about the McCarthy era with the threat of communism, when folks lost their jobs for mentioning Russia over lunch. Then we fought over the Vietnam war. Now, it’s Socialism and Climate Doom. I just search for the truth and anything that will support our freedom to ride.

Check out the news. The truth will set you free.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The demand for Tanya Tucker's Cosa Salvaje Tequila continues to expand across the U.S. and Canada with retailers carrying the exclusive tequila in stores across North America, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. See full list of locations, distributors and stores below.

"Since we launched Tanya Tucker's Cosa Salvaje Tequila in early 2019, tequila connoisseurs to everyday people have raved about the flavorous taste without the 'bite' some tequilas have. It's perfect for sipping for even non-tequila drinkers and we know that's why new customers are demanding the product," CEO/Founder Elle France said.

Tanya Tucker's Cosa Salvaje Tequila currently offers Blanca and Extra Anejo tequila. Blanca is an enticing treat that is a true sipping tequila. It is bottled fresh from the still, with a slight sweet cooked agave finish. Extra Anejo is subtle and elegant, with 5 years of maturation in French white oak barrels. It holds a dark amber color and mezcal of sweet aromas, excellent toasted flavor and vanilla notes. The bottles are truly a work of art, handmade out of recycled glass along with an embossed leather strap with Tanya's logo.

“I’ve had the good fortune of helping launch many brands in the spirits industry, and the ones that worked best have 3 things in common: First, they have a founder who believes to their core in what they’re doing and that’s what we have in Elle. Second, they have a liquid that people love and keep coming back to you and that's what we have in Cosa Salvaje.

Third, they have a way to reach consumers and break out from the crowd, and with Tanya Tucker on board, we couldn’t ask for better authentic reach. I couldn’t be more excited as we expand this exciting Tequila brand. If you haven’t tried it you must,” said Smoke Wallin, Board Member and Industry Leader.

Tanya, a two-time 2020 GRAMMY® winner, enjoys drinking the succulent cocktail with fresh ruby red grapefruit juice and a touch of pulp. Cosa Salvaje translates as “wild thing” in Spanish. “I used to be a wild thing, now I just drink a wild thing! I truly love the taste of Cosa Salvaje Tequila. What’s even more important to me is how the agave and distilling process is environmentally conscious, so we’re taking care of our planet too,” Tanya shared.

CANADA: Distributor - MJ Liquor Distribution Inc.

ARIZONA: Distributor - Silesia Brands Inc. 

CALIFORNIA: Distributor - Western Beverage
COLORADO: Distributor - CTS Distributing, Inc./ Premier Sellers

KENTUCKY: Distributor - Heritage Wine and Spirits, LLC.

OKLAHOMA: Distributor - Aiko Importers

TENNESSEE: Distributor - Lipman Brothers, LLC.

TEXAS: Distributor - United

Tanya Tucker's Cosa Salvaje Tequila retails for under $50.00 per bottle and is available online at


We’ve been running The Congregation Show with DicE Magazine since 2017. It keeps growing and growing. We honestly can’t believe that what we started in 2017 has turned into this, but here we are, pinching ourselves and along for the ride!

This year’s iteration of The Congregation Show features more than ever - from our very own beer with Free Range Brewing, the Congregation Pils, to the Wall of Death, a playlist to accompany you through the weekend and our biggest turnout of motorcycle and hot rod builders to date. We decided to compile all the need-to-know information for y’all in one place so you can focus on what’s important - lettin’ the good times roll!

CANNONBALL NEWS-- Dave who won the 2021 Cannonball on a 1911 Harley-Davidson was also a runner-up in the 2018 Cannonball riding a 1915 Harley-Davidson. See the news from an old 2018 article included in this year's article.

Dave Currier, aged 68, on Winning Cannonball riding his 1911 Harley-Davidson

From September 2018. “I’ve already been doing a lot of thinking,” Currier said, chuckling. “I have done the twin cylinder. The next challenge for me would be to take a single cylinder and make it across the U.S. But this was a trip of a lifetime. Going over the mountain in Kalispell, Montana, that’s when I turned 65.”

Watch for an interview with Dave on Bikernet in the near future. --Bandit

Billy Lane's Sons of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Race 2021
Address: 3939 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Dates: October 16, 2021
Location: New Smyrna Speedway
Time: 1:00 PM
Price: General Admission: $20; VIP $75

Sons of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early 20th-century board-track racing. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines, Sons of Speed hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing and is quickly becoming a Biketoberfest® must-see.

Watch over 30 vintage motorcycles take the track at New Smyrna Speedway. Racers include Jody Perewitz, "eBay" Jake Smith, Michael Lange, Jacob Smallwood, Ken Curtis, Shawn McLean, Tom Keefer, Dave Morrill, Chad Bolender, Matt Sorenson, Joe Miller, Rich Packer, Steve Aretz, Nathan Grubb, Chuck Kichton, Carey Maynell, Roxie Hanna, Freddie Bollwage, Mike Bellomo, Randy Hayward, Nike Hunter, and many more! General Admission Gate Opens 12 PM; VIP Gate Opens 10 AM.

Founded by veteran motorcycle builder Billy Lane of Discovery Channel's Biker Build-Off and Monster Garage, the Sons of Speed race will feature some of the sport’s most accomplished riders, builders, and enthusiasts at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, paved, banked racetrack.


A worried woman called her family physician at night on the phone, "My husband just swallowed a paracetamol tablet by mistake! What should I do?"
The good doctor replied, "Give him a headache now - why waste the medicine."

We found a leaflet in our newspaper this morning which read -
'Are You An Alcoholic?
We Can Help.'

My wife insisted I make a call.
I called the phone number mentioned. It was a liquor shop with promotional offer: 'Buy 3 and Get 1 Free'.

This morning I received a message:
'When you cross 40...
You must reduce your evening friends
And increase morning friends'

That's absolute nonsense! If my friends and I start drinking from morning itself, then my family will throw me out of the house!

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NEWS FLASH FROM THE CLIMATE DEPOT--‘The Nobel Prize has committed suicide’: Fmr. Harvard Physicist rips award for climate models: ‘Nobel Prize in Physics has become a joke, too’

Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl: "The climate modeling hasn't led to any new yet reliable insights. In those 50 years, while the short-term weather models have made some progress, the long-term models have made virtually none and it is especially the case of the question about the magnitude of the influence of CO2 on the climate.

All the relevant quantities (like the climate sensitivity) remained about as uncertain as when these modeling efforts were launched and the claim about the "reliable prediction of global warming" is a pure lie. So, there is no reason for a Nobel Prize, especially not one that would go to somewhat random "physicists of the climate." ...

"The political motivation of this prize is 100% obvious. These people have been picked to steal a part of the credit accumulated by physics, the hardest discipline of sciences, and give it to one of the worst pseudoscientific superstitions of the contemporary era." ...

"Al Gore got his one-half of a Nobel Prize for a fraudulent PowerPoint presentation about the catastrophic global warming because tons of dishonest leftists loved these kinds of anti-scientific lies."

Read the whole story at:

--Dr. Lubos Motl
Climate Depot

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Manufacturing HyperSport Motorcycles in Vancouver, BC--We're proud to officially announce the development of our cleantech manufacturing and R&D plant in partnership with Bosa Properties.

In addition to serving as ground zero for production of the HyperSport, the state-of-the-art, 110,000 square foot facility is expected to stimulate the Surrey local economy with several hundred jobs. Projections suggest that by 2025, the plant will create more than 300 high-tech manufacturing jobs and more than 500 high-tech office jobs.

“As Damon accelerates a clean energy future with our electric vehicles, we’re also introducing a cleaner, industry-leading manufacturing process.”

"We’re honored Damon has selected Surrey for its production headquarters and are proud to welcome this dynamic and innovative young company to our city"

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and Bruce Ralston, British Columbia Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, were among the dignitaries in attendance at Damon's Groundbreaking Ceremony in Surrey, BC.

704 Alexander St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E3, Canada

REMEMBERING TEACH--The Barons Motorcycle Club, Salt Lake City,
It was the summer of 1975. I was a member of the Easyriders Jammer Streamer Liner crew. It was Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats. One of our runs we broke a part and head to Salt Lake City. Up walked a lone Barons Motorcycle Club member. His name was Teach and out of nowhere he said, “I can get it,” and off he took off on his chop.

He wrote a helluva book about the outlaw lifestyle.
He wrote a helluva book about the outlaw lifestyle.

Teach saved the day for us. Years later I was at the Brother Speed Motor Cycle Club Spring Opener in Idaho. Standing around with the Barons and Brother Speed telling stories and lies. We started taking about racing at the Bonneville Salt flats and I stated telling the story about That Lone Baron who helped us out at Bonneville Salt Flats, and up walked Teach.

“I was that Lone Baron,” Teach said. It was 30-plus-years since we saw each other. It was a great reunion. Thanks for the books. “Rest in Peace. I will always remember you.”

--Bob T.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK-- I’ve been a grubby biker all my life. I am what I am and that’s all that I am (Popeye). Fuck all the analyzing shit.



Editor’s Note: We touched on induced demand—the theory that as highway capacity increases, demand does also, thereby creating a never-ending need for more capacity—in NMA E-Newsletter #599 last year. In light of the current infrastructure negotiations in Washington, and the ongoing effort to reshape urban land use by decommissioning freeways, we asked Chris, who has a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania, to provide a more detailed look at the topic that he says is “ripe for myth-busting.”

While the concept of induced demand has been understood for decades, if not centuries, the seminal work in induced demand was conducted by Mark Hansen and Robert Cervero of the University of California. In their initial papers, they studied the results of lane-mile additions on freeways in California, finding that over the course of around a decade, most of the capacity added by various freeway construction projects ends up being used up, sapping the rush hour travel time benefits of the new capacity.

Cervero later published an excellent short summary on induced demand, entitled “Are Induced Travel Studies Inducing Bad Investments?” Written for a broad audience, this is a great starting point to explain the underlying relationships between new highway capacity and travel times, and bust some myths. In Figures 2 and 3 of that article, Cervero illustrates the relationships between capacity, land use, and travel time. There are a few key observations:

Twenty percent of added capacity is preserved over a six to eight-year period.

This is crucial. Twenty percent may not sound like a lot, but even a one to two percent difference in the volume-to-capacity ratio on freeways can have a huge impact because traffic congestion is a “threshold effect.” In other words, traffic congestion does not increase linearly with traffic, but rather exhibits an S-curve. We know this to be true intuitively: You can add a lot of traffic to an empty road without any change on travel speeds, but a few additional cars during rush hour can grind an entire freeway to a halt. That is why rush hour traffic is often noticeably better in the summer. Even though a very small proportion of the traveling public are on vacation in any one summer week, that small reduction in demand has a huge effect on congestion.

In short, a 20% capacity preservation after the better part of a decade is a huge success story, not a failure.

The most prevalent induced-demand behavior is “behavioral shift.”

Behavioral shift means that when people are confronted with new highway capacity, i.e., their travel time is reduced, they respond by traveling more. People might go and try out a new restaurant or see a friend on the opposite side of town which would have been prohibitively distant before the capacity was added. I would argue that this is a net societal benefit since it gives more people the opportunity to do more things.

In the most extreme case, people might move to the outskirts of an urban area because it has become more convenient to commute into the urban core. This is the typical argument wielded against adding capacity: that it will cause urban sprawl. While this is theoretically true, it is facile to suggest that people make a choice as important is their housing location as a reaction to a freeway expansion. People in the U.S. have generally been become less mobile over time, and the purely transactional economic argument of “less travel time = sprawl” ignores the many social variables which go into one’s choice of housing.

One of the other sources of behavioral shift is a change in the demand pattern over the course of a day. If peak hour travel times improve, people who would have waited until after rush hour to take a discretionary trip instead decide to take it during rush hour. Again, I would consider this to be a net benefit, with more people traveling when they want rather than waiting for rush hour to end.

The next-most prevalent induced-demand behavior is “land use shift.”

This pattern is most easily explained by example, where an outlet mall sprouts around a new freeway interchange. This should not be a surprise because it is often part of the reason why new capacity is added: to increase the value of the surrounding land. This is exactly the same reason why developers in the late 1800s built streetcars: they built the loss-leading mass transit system to increase the value of their own land. It is also for exactly this reason why transit systems in the 1800s are wildly inefficient by modern standards – they followed the paths that the developers chose, often in direct competition with neighboring developers. To this day, the New York City subway system operates as a legacy of the competing IRT, IND, and BMT systems.

Personally, I interpret both forms of induced demand to be parts of the same story. Just like it is a choice to up-zone the area around a freeway interchange for commercial use, it is a choice to build housing on the periphery of a region because the freeway provides access. If we believe that we can limit freeway expansion, then we should be equally capable of limiting urban sprawl without using congestion as a weapon. Indeed, the green belt development limits first put into organized practice by disciples of Ebenezer Howard’s “garden city” movement predate freeways by almost 50 years.

The bottom line is that while induced demand is real under certain conditions, it is neither infinite, uncontrollable, nor inevitable.

--By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member

Part 2 of A Primer on Induced Demand will appear in next week’s NMA E-Newsletter.

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Glad to see you got the Robinson bike.

--Ann Robinson
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Ann Robinson was Hal’s second wife. She’s pushed hard to keep the Hal Robinson name alive. He was one of the original artists, and the finest line-art artist I ever met. What a guy. We worked with Ann to create some t-shirts and art prints. Cool, classic ER art.


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VP Racing Fuels Returns as Official Fuel Provider of 2021 UTV World Championship--
Will be on site at AZWest UTV Festival and providing fuel to racers, including industry-leading UTV96

UTV World Championship officials are pleased to announce that VP Racing Fuels will return as the Official Fuel Provider of the 2021 UTV World Championship presented by Polaris, which will return to Lake Havasu City, Arizona this October. VP will be on hand to supply fuel to the world’s top UTV racers at this year’s event, and will also be on hand displaying their full product line at the AZWest UTV Festival in downtown Lake Havasu City.

One of 80 premium fuel blends in VP Racing Fuels’ product lineup, UTV96 is an innovative and industry-leading fuel designed specifically for UTV racers. UTV96 allows racers to make more horsepower and resist vapor lock better than traditional pump gas, enabling them to gain the edge on the competition. In addition, the VP brand has racers covered well beyond race fuels, with the addition of VP Detailers products like VP Power Clean all-purpose cleaner, automotive performance products like VP Octanium Unleaded Octane Booster and VP Stay Frosty Hi-Performance Coolant, and more. Top racers have placed their trust in VP Racing Fuels since 1975, and countless entries in this year’s UTV World Championship presented by Polaris will do the same.

The UTV World Championship presented by Polaris takes place on October 13-17 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. For up-to-date information on the event, visit and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @utvworldchampionship. For more information on VP Racing Fuels, visit

Check out the Wrens motorcycle story:

 - Queen Elizabeth II learned to Ride And Maintain a Motorcycle as part of her military service in 1945 (she would have been 19 years of age in 1945).

HOW COOL IS THAT ??? - The Queen of England, the Head of Great British Empire, the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch (Queen since 1952 till Present), the longest-serving Female Head of State in history, Can Ride and Maintain a Motorcycle !!!

Also Check Out the Comments there -

"I have the book "The Rugged Road" by Theresa Wallach where she and Florence Blenkiron overcame all odds, and believe me when I say that most men would never have completed the 7500 mile trip from London to Cape Town in 1935 on a 600cc Panther motorcycle and sidecar.

Theresa became a well-known motorcycle rider and trainer in America from 1947 and only died on her birthday in 1999.

I have just sold my 1933 Calthorpe Ivory Major and didn't even have the guts to ride it on the British roads of today let alone the roads these two ladies used once they arrived in Africa.

Google "Theresa Wallach" and be very surprised, better than that, get the book." - Solosolo

Another Comment by Vidocq - "Anybody who rides any British bike built before 1968, at 100 MPH deserves a medal! How 'bout them thar brakes?"

So, What Do You Guys Think - The Cannonball Run guys would do it next year - London to CapeTown at the bottom edge of African continent ???

-- Wayfarer
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I’m glad to see you recovered from the COVID scare, my son and I were disappointed that we couldn’t come see you, when we were there during Sturgis.

I have several guys wanting me to be the guide for them next year being several have never been there, and I hope to be able to get over to check your new shop.

People ask how I can ride 1700 miles and still want to ride around there all day. I just tell them it’s got some of the most beautiful scenery you could want to ride in and to not would be a sin.

I also tell them that Deadwood is the best town to stay in especially the week before Bike week' so you can see the gunfight reinactments and also do the tours. It’s a shame they close down during bike week, I guess they are still scared of the big bad bikers.

Brandywine, MD
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Editor Response Look forward to seeing you next year.
Good Post.

Palm Bay
Friday, October 8, 2021
Editor Response Thanks brother!
Hub Center steer has been around a long, long time. You should contact John Reed who built a hub center steer bagger back in the 90's. I got to ride it and can tell you first hand he knows what the hell he's doing. You could turn the thing around in a closet. Typical John, he built it to prove he could then parked it.

I don't think a dozen people ever saw it.
I need to talk him out of it.

Dangerous Dan
San Jose, CA
Friday, October 8, 2021
Editor Response Thanks for this. Keep us posted.

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