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The Race is on for Truth, Justice, Fairness, Freedom and Fast Shit

By Bandit, Rogue, Barry Green, El Waggs, Michael Lichter, Bob T., Gearhead, Laura, the Redhead and many more

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I want to jump right into the news.
I need to scramble back into the shop and start work on the Salt Torpedo firewall final aluminum construction. We have just eight days before we should be rolling out towards the salt. Not sure if we will make it.

We have several hoops to jump through before we get there. We need start-up and test. Then we need two tests on the road, one around the block and one at about 50 mph. We need someone to inspect this beast and determine whether we will pass the inspection. We need a few days to plan and pack for the trip. I will need to rent a trailer and find a room or two in Wendover.

I never went after sponsorship funds because I wanted to see if it would work first. As you will see in the news, someone else built a belly tank trike, which was on display at a show recently. Would like to know more about it.

Let’s hit the news. There’s shit to do.

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Check the Iron Trader out.
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The Short Happy Life of Easyriders Magazine

Great article! Easyriders has always been a big part of my life! I loved it!

I just bought the latest issue. This is the last one. Does this mean active subscribers got ripped off.

I want to write my own report on the impact of Easyriders on my life.

Charlotte, NC

NEW ZEALANDER’S USA ROAD TRIP—Day 43: From Crazy Horse it is to the town of Custer as we make our way to the
Custer State Park to do the Wild Life Loop. Apart from the deer crossing
the road, this was the only one of three that I managed to get a photo.

We had stopped to take a photo of a lone buffalo when an oncoming
rider warned us about a herd on the road and how the queue of vehicles
is quite long trying to get through. He was right about that, but with
us facing into the oncoming herd, all we had to do was wait until the
walked past us.

We did hear some one tooting a horn at the buffalo, which we thought was a bit unwise of the motorist safely in his four walls
while us bikers are totally exposed to them. Cindy was a bit unsure of being this close to the buffalo, but the buffalo could not have cared less about us. It is quite something to be in the midst of all of this
and a song came to mind. 'You Can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd'.

You may be able to in this herd but it would not be recommended. Later we
were to see a warning sign about approaching buffalo no closer than a
100 yards. I am sure that they have not told the buffalo this. Perhaps it is one thing to have them walking past you on the road, and another approaching them on foot.

I was the third biker in a line and with the stories of a long line of cars and buffalo still to go and of bikes stopped because they had overheated trying to get through the herd, the biker in front of me
decide that he did not need such a harassment and did a three-point U-
turn and went back the way he had just come.

He had to fight his way through the herd going the same way, while three minutes later, we were out of the herd altogether. A few minutes spent getting around the
vehicles passing the stopped bikers letting their engines cool down, there is only one other rider in front of us on an empty road. It a slow sort of a trip out of the park and it was nice to get out onto the open
road again in the fading light.

All the lights in the country side did look pretty but the darkness does
make it difficult to see an exit even if the GPS does tell you it is there. Lucky the I 90 cuts across out direction of travel through Rapid City and I am able to get out onto and head west to Sturgis. I did
notice one car going our way with no lights on at all!

I was going to try and catch-up a bit closer to him just to see how far he would go
before he realized he had no lights on or a State Trooper pulled him
over. At a steady 75 mph I did not catch up to him but I could make him
out every so often as a black shape out in front amongst the other
traffic. I never saw any red and blue flashing lights nor did we get
stopped because someone had run into him, and this was some ten minutes
after I had spotted the no light thing. We arrived safely back to our
tent feeling kind of weary.

--Graeme Lowen

QUICK, OPEN THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY-- A small church had a very attractive big-busted organist named Susan, and her breasts were so large that they bounced and jiggled while she played the organ.

Unfortunately, she distracted the male part of the congregation considerably. The very proper church ladies were appalled.

They said something had to be done about this or they would have to get another organist.

So one of the ladies approached Susan very discreetly about the problem, & told her to mash up some green persimmons & rub them on her nipples and all over her breasts, which should cause them to shrink in size, but warned her not to taste any of the green persimmons, because they are so sour they will make your mouth pucker up & you won't be able to talk properly for a while.

The voluptuous organist reluctantly agreed to try it.

The following Sunday morning the minister walked up to the pulpit and said,

“Dew to thircumsthanthis bewond my contwol, we will not hab a thermon tewday.


SON FRANK DISCOVERS NEW/OLD ARTIST—I knew Robert Kalafoot back in the day. An Amazing Artist!



Defending AFT Twins Champion Jared Mees Earns Fourth Victory of Season;
Points Leader Briar Bauman Records 10th Podium Finish of Season with Second-Place Finish; Indian Motorcycle Privateer Davis Fisher Secures First-Career Twins Class Podium

Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, and its championship-winning FTR750 secured its sixth podium sweep of the 2019 season. Reigning back-to-back AFT Twins Champion Jared Mees displayed his dominance over the field by holding off his Wrecking Crew Teammate Briar Bauman to win the Sacramento Mile. Bauman, the current Twins points leader, finished second, while Indian Motorcycle Privateer Davis Fisher rounded out the podium with his first-career Twins podium.

The Sacramento Mile was a gritty battle between Wrecking Crew teammates Mees and Bauman down the stretch. Mees seemingly held firm control over the Main until the defiant Twins points leader chose to take matters into his own hands and overtook the defending champion. However, Mees rallied to regain the lead and kept Bauman at bay to narrowly escape with the victory, despite one last-ditch effort from Bauman.

“Just as Briar bounced back from the Buffalo Chip TT with a win at the Black Hills Half-Mile, Jared returns to the top of the box in Sacramento after a tough finish in Rapid City,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “With six races left, Jared reminds us all he’s the reigning back-to-back champion and he’s not going to let Briar run away on the leaderboard.”

With seven races remaining in the season, the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking crew currently sits atop the points standings with Briar Bauman in first with 218 points, Jared Mees in second with 191 points and Bronson Bauman in third with 163 points. As was evident this past weekend, the race for the top spot in the Twins class is heating up and the three relentless riders are looking to continue their dominance over the field.

The season continues August 17 at the legendary Peoria TT. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information Indian Motorcycle Racing’s sponsors, visit their websites: Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, S&S Cycle, Indian Motorcycle Oil, Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties, Alpinestars, Bell Helmets and J&P Cycles.


Korean BBQ at home with Terry Park and A Biker Dude!

Watch as Terry takes us through all of the ingredients, steps, cooking and the proper way to eat Korean BBQ. This was hands down one of my favorite meals of 2019! Terry is an amazing Chef and an incredible host!! Thank you so much Terry, for sharing your home, food and hospitality with us! Now go cook some Korean BBQ! Get some!!

To see more cooking videos click here, subscribe! Follow me on IG at A Biker Dude

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The Whistleblower Who Exposed Google’s Deep Conspiracy To Overthrow The U.S. Government-- Zachary Vorhies discovered the pure evil intent of Google when he realized that it intended to overthrow the U.S. government. He put his career on the line to expose hundreds of internal Google documents. ? TN Editor

A Google insider who anonymously leaked internal documents to Project Veritas made the decision to go public in an on-the-record video interview. The insider, Zachary Vorhies, decided to go public after receiving a letter from Google, and after he says Google allegedly called the police to perform a “wellness check” on him.

Along with the interview, Vorhies asked Project Veritas to publish more of the internal Google documents he had previously leaked. Said Vorhies:

“I gave the documents to Project Veritas, I had been collecting the documents for over a year. And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that there were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.”

In June of 2019, Project Veritas published internal Google documents revealing “algorithmic unfairness.” Vorhies told Project Veritas these were documents that were widely available to full-time Google employees:

“These documents were available to every single employee within the company that was full-time. And so as a fulltime employee at the company, I just searched for some keywords and these documents started to pop up. And so once I started finding one document and started finding keywords for other documents and I would enter that in and continue this cycle until I had a treasure trove and archive of documents that clearly spelled out the system, what they’re attempting to do in very clear language.”

Shortly after the report including the “algorithmic unfairness” documents was published, Vorhies received a letter from Google containing several “demands.” Vorhies told Project Veritas that he complied with Google’s demands, which included a request for any internal Google documents he may have personally retained. Vorhies also said he sent those documents to the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

After having been identified by an anonymous account (which Vorhies believes belongs to a Google employee,) on social media as a “leaker,” Vorhies was approached by law enforcement at his residence in California. According to Vorhies, San Francisco police received a call from Google which prompted a “wellness check.”

Vorhies described the incident to Project Veritas:

“they got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door… And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called in the SWAT team. And they called in a bomb squad.”

“[T]his is a large way in which [Google tries to] intimidate their employees that go rogue on the company…”

Partial video of the incident was provided to Project Veritas. San Francisco police confirmed to Project Veritas that they did receive a “mental health call,” and responded to Vorhies’ address that day.

“Google Snowden moment”

Project Veritas has released hundreds of internal Google documents leaked by Vorhies. Among those documents is a file called “news black list site for google now.” The document, according to Vorhies, is a “black list,” which restricts certain websites from appearing on news feeds for an Android Google product. The list includes conservative and progressive websites, such as and The document says that some sites are listed with or because of a “high user block rate.”

--Technocracy News

WOMEN RIDERS NOW ON SUMMER TIPS--As riders, summer heat isn’t just uncomfortable for us, it can be downright dangerous. So, we decided to throw together some tips on staying cool – without sacrificing protection. In this issue, we also review a premium new open-face lid from Arai, discuss CE certification and what exactly it means, and more!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@womanrider) to keep up with our daily shenanigans and adventures and post your own photos to share with other Woman Riders as well!

Baby, it’s hot out there. Heat isn’t just uncomfortable for us motorcyclists – it can be downright dangerous. Here are our tips for staying cool in hot summer temperatures.

Happy riding!

--Jenny Smith, Editor

Go to Women Riders for the full story. --Bandit


indicating the fiftieth event of a series: a golden wedding anniversary.


Museums and towns across the country geared up for their own golden anniversary celebrations, including Wapakoneta, Ohio, Armstrong's hometown that was serving up "cinnamoon pancakes" and "buckeye on the moon sundaes."
-- Marcia Dunn, "Apollo 11 Astronauts Reunite on 50th Anniversary of Moonshot," Associated Press, July 19, 2019


The adjective golden is obviously a compound of the noun gold and the suffix -en, which is used to form adjectives of source or material from nouns. The odd thing about golden is that it is first recorded only about 1300. Golden is a Middle English re-formation of gold and -en that replaced earlier Middle English gulden, gilden, gelden, gylden “made of or consisting of gold,” from Old English gylden, gilden “golden.”

Golden age occurs in The Works and Days of the Greek didactic poet Hesiod (c700 b.c.) and has persisted throughout Western literature. Golden mean “the perfect moderate course or position that avoids extremes” entered English in the 1540s. Golden mean was also formerly called the golden mediocrity, a literal translation of Horace's aurea mediocritas (Odes 2.10).

The golden mean as an ethical principle is usually associated with Aristotelian ethics, it being a virtue, the midpoint between two opposite extremes, as, for example, the virtue of courage being the golden mean between the two opposite vices of cowardice and foolhardiness.

The Americanism golden handcuffs “a series of raises, bonuses, etc., given at intervals or tied to length of employment in order to keep an executive from leaving the company,” dates to the mid-1960s; golden handshake “a special incentive, such as generous severance pay, given to an older employee as an inducement to elect early retirement,” dates to the late 1950s; and golden parachute “an employment contract guaranteeing an executive of a company substantial severance pay and other perquisites in the event of job loss caused by the company's being sold or merged,” dates to the early 1980s.

MYRTLE BEACH BIKE WEEK DEAL-- Biker-Friendly Resort Rolls Out Offer for
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 15, 2019) – The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront has announced a special offer designed for visitors cruising into town for the upcoming motorcycle events in Myrtle Beach, including the Fall Rally (Sept. 30-Oct. 6). Conveniently located on Ocean Boulevard, the property is minutes away from many of the festivities.

With rates starting at just $119*, two-wheeled travelers will receive a full hot breakfast with their overnight stay, complimentary access to the onsite bike wash station and ample free parking for bikes and trailers. The offer is valid for stays between May 9 and Oct. 13, using rate code 0MC.

Situated on a quarter-mile stretch of serene Atlantic shoreline, the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront rests at the south end of Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard. Its central location puts resort guests just minutes from the energy and excitement of area biker activities, as well as Market Commons, an outdoor lifestyle center featuring retail outlets and numerous dining options. Ideal for guests of all ages, the property boasts private balconies with outdoor seating for all rooms, oceanfront dining, six pools, 18-hole miniature golf course, and expansive lawns for endless enjoyment.

For more information about DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront or to make a reservation, call 800-770-6895 or visit

*$22 resort fee applies.

VINTAGE RIDES REPORTS FROM NEPAL--After our Frozen Ride tour in 2017, our photographer friend Thomas Goisque left for Nepal a few months ago.

For this ?latest Royal Enfield tour, ?his plans didn't include ?smooth asphalt roads. On ?his agenda : rocky passages, sandy paths, ?difficult trails and spectacular views of the canyons and the Annapurna range. Discover the photos taken on his journey that were the subject of an article in the ?latest issue of Figaro Magazine in France.

Upper Mustang: Adventure in the Forbidden Kingdom
2nd to 11th November 2019

Mustang: the Legendary Expedition
16th to 29th November 2019

Photo credits: Thomas Goisque

--Vintage Rides
(By appointment only)
128 rue de la Boétie
75008 PARIS

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BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
SALT TORPEDO Chapter 21: Too Close to Bonneville

Good god man! this has been a heart-pounding adventure!!! Are you there at Bonneville!

-- Koz Mraz
La Quinta,, CA

Not quite. The motorcycle meet is from the 25 to the 29th.

THE MAV ARTS WEEKLY WINNER—Just back from GenCon this last week and another great show with friends, fans and supporters but whenever I’m at big shows that have large companies presenting their products I’m always reminded of what I call “The Invisible Wall”.

The Wall is a catch-22 of circumstances wherein an artist like myself and many others are at a show to hopefully interact with art directors and/or share their work and contact information but this very often ‘not’ the case.

Because the shows are so busy, the decision makers are often booked with other meetings with other large companies discussing licensing, new contracts and lots of other details of this past or coming year. This means that the individual artist often gets squished out or minimized.

I’m not suggesting I haven’t landed some large clients at shows, I’m just bringing to light the fact that sometimes the best you can do is get a name or email of someone to follow up with and then the ball is in your court.

So, my suggestion for emerging artists who are reading this is get used to having very thick skin and coming up against walls and obstacles that you will need to overcome or find another route to the goal you want to achieve.

I often like to tell people “If I find the door is closed….I will find a window to climb in…but you will not keep me out!” Moore News from Monte coming soon about our upcoming Kickstarter and lots of other great ideas are being hatched!

-- BAM! - Monte - #ExpectMoore

We have Two Weekly Winners This Week!

Congratulations to
Daniel H. of Grove City, OH
Dale Mayer of Carmel, IN

They both win the print pictured above,
entitled "Steamy Spinner"

If you want to be the next WEEKLY WINNER, enter at this link. Remember, only one entry per drawing period, no purchase necessary, good luck!

--Monte Moore

COMMENT OF THE WEEK-- Australia PM adviser says climate change is 'UN-led ruse to establish new world order'

--from Sam Burns

SALT TORPEDO DAILY REPORT—Yesterday I handled the cotter-key safety wiring on the front axles. I finished the canopy latch, welded it, painted it and installed it into the top of the body.

I was sketchy about the wiring and discover a couple of mistakes, corrected them, finished the wiring and made the hot lead to the battery. Amazing, the puppy turned over. I need to add another quart of oil.

I started to make up the sparkplug wires, when I discovered late model coils use a different connector to the coil. I went out to Jeremiah’s Dyna and pulled a plug wire and checked it out. After almost 100 years of doing it one way, they shifted. Frankie is going to Bartels’ to see if I can get a couple of ends, without it costing me a fortune.

I fixed the brake lever return spring, which was too long for our system and reinstalled it. Then I shifted to making cardboard patterns for the firewall. I need to order 3M heat sealant today and get it shipped my way. I’ve found firewall grommets. I’m beginning to build confidence in this area.

Today, I will study how the Shrouds safety team installs the parachute. It’s ready to go back into the body. Then it’s all about making the firewall work, over the next couple of days. I’m hoping for start-up on Monday when Micah comes back, and if we’re lucky we will make our first rolling run around the block. Hang on.


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