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SPRING BREAK BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for March 24th, 2022

It's Feeling Good with News from around the World

By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Sam Burns, Mike Pullin R.I.P., Laura, the Redhead, Bob T., Bob Clark, Barry Green, Wicked Bitch, J.J. Solari, and the rest of the gang
3/24/2022


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Hey,

Another interesting day in Paradise.

They finally found the time and the weather to pour the concrete slab in the shop. Then we almost ran into a community issue. Outlaws and citizens don’t always mix or never do. What is it?



One day it was winter, then someone threw a switch, the temps jumped 40 degrees and the sun blazed. Suddenly, it was spring and we started jamming around the region checking out historic sites, museums and ghost towns. We are reading the history of Seth Bullock and watched the Deadwood series movie the other night.

The next night I watched Against the Ice, an incredible movie about searching portions of Greenland looking for a lost expedition. It took me right back to the winter. Hang on, let’s hit the news:


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QUOTE FROM GREEN MURDER—No data shows us that there is a climate crisis or climate emergency. Any computer projections of global climate using land temperature measurements are deeply flawed and we should treat all claims, models, trends and predictions based on these with a very large pinch of salt. If the data is dodgy, why do we even bother with the projections and models developed from this data?

This is the science we are being asked to follow. This is the science that underpins the signing of ruinous international agreements and expenditure of trillions to solve a non-problem. This is the science that underpins a complete structural change of the economy. No thanks.

--Ian Plimer
Author







OIL DROPS IN EUROPE--Oil edges lower as EU looks less likely to ban Russian oil

Oil edged lower on Tuesday after it looked unlikely that European Union nations would agree to join the United States in a Russian oil embargo in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine.

Brent crude fell 14 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $115.48 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude ended 36 cents, or 0.3%, lower at $111.76. On Monday, both contracts had settled up more than 7% on the potential EU ban.

Source: www.moneycontrol.com





NEWS FROM THE CLASSIC EASYRIDERS MAGAZINE FRONT--
Those who paid and pre-ordered the usb drive containing 50 years of the original Easyriders magazine got the below email.

They blame the "pandemic" for the backup at the California port.

--Anonymous Contributor



Subject: Classic Easyriders 50 Year Digital Collection

Dear 50 Year Easyriders Digital Collection Customer,

We wanted to reach out and give you an update on your order. As you may be aware, the cargo shipment of Classic Easyriders Complete Digital Magazine Collection has been stuck in the Long Beach Port harbor for the past four months due to a major backup at the port due to the pandemic. We were recently informed that our cargo is reported as “missing” and will probably not be delivered.

Classic Easyriders and GIT Corp. is reproducing this shipment with a state-side manufacturer, and you should receive your order within the next 3-4 weeks.

We have updated the product with a few additional features such as instant digital download to any device and have added all current copies of our new publications from December 2021 to April 2022. You will be able to update the collection with monthly downloads of each new issue.

The product will also be produced on two, DVD9- discs, which will serve as a special collectible media (downloadable on any device) for keeping as a cherished Easyriders collection for many years to come.

I would like to sincerely thank you for your patience, support, and ongoing loyalty in helping us bring back the iconic name of Classic Easyriders magazine.

Sincerely,
John Peterson
Director of Customer Service
www.classiceasyriders.com

I bought some wooden hangers, which never arrived from Amazon. Maybe they are scattered on the train tracks in downtown Los Angeles due to thieves and looters. No one arrested. They defunded the police.--Bandit





Tickets on Sale for Off-Road Expo Presented by General Tire in Pomona, October 1-2

Tickets are now on sale for the Off-Road Expo Presented by General Tire, Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 at Fairplex in Pomona, CA.

Save money by purchasing discount tickets online at offroadexpo.com. Adult single-day tickets (ages 13+) are $16 when purchased in advance online and $6 for kids (ages 6-12).

At the gate, Adult single-day tickets (ages 13+) are $20 and $7 for kids (ages 6-12). Children five and under will be admitted free of charge.

The off-road and sand sports industries come together at the Off-Road Expo Presented by General Tire as a full collection of leading companies including parts manufacturers, equipment suppliers, gear producers and industry experts/insiders unite for a full weekend of everything off-road and sand sports related.

More details on event features for the Off-Road Expo Presented by General Tire will be announced soon. Stay tuned to the Off-Road Expo website and social media channels.

For more information on the Off-Road Expo Presented by General Tire and to purchase discount tickets online, visit www.offroadexpo.com.





QUOTE OF THE WEEK--“People come to me all the time and they’re like, ‘Jim, I can’t do this; I’m not good at this.’ And I say, ‘Stop. If you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them,’?” he says. “People in our society are constantly talking about all the things they can’t do.”

The way he sees it, all behavior is driven by beliefs — and if someone believes they cannot do something, then they won’t be able to, no matter their level of accomplishment. “Your brain is a supercomputer, and an entrepreneur’s self-talk is the program that will run,” he says.

“This is not about being perfect,” he says. “This is about advancing and progressing beyond what we believe is possible. We live in a world where we’re outsourcing jobs to Asia, to automation, to artificial intelligence. What’s not going to be easily sent to a machine? What are the things that are truly limitless? There’s no limit to our creativity. There’s no limit to our imagination. There’s no limit to our ability to solve problems.”

The most limitless thing in the world, in other words, is us.

--Kwik
From Epoch Times





BRAND NEW New Bikernet Reader Comment!--ST. PADDY'S DAY BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for March 17th, 2022

https://www.bikernet.com/pages/ST_PADDYS_DAY_BIKERNET_WEEKLY_NEWS_for_March_17th_2022.aspx

I think it was Julius Caesar that was murdered on the Ides of March, too much power, as they say power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

The Ides of March stands for the date of March 15, 44BC, when Roman leader Julius Caesar ignored the warning of a seer and was assassinated. Assassinations are generally known as the politically motivated murder of an important public figure. Caesar's was a major turning point in Roman history, triggering a civil war.

-- Ruben Serrano Sr.
streetchopper81@gmail.com
Sinton, TX

You are absolutely right.--Bandit





THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM’S LARGEST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER--
Even when parked and silent, a Panhead Bobber grabs your attention. Stripped of a front fender, the springer fork gets more dramatic, the chromed out motor is front and center. The tanks and top frame tube drive your eyes to the fat rear wheel and fender. The upswept pipes and trumpet megaphones the final touch.

With a couple of prime kicks through the Linkert carb, builder Dave Ohrt says a third kick and it roars to life, settles to a nice idle, rumbles through the upswept pipes and trumpet megaphones.

This is a real 1951 Harley-Davidson FL motor, frame and forks, stripped down years ago. Tank trim, badges, even the mirror are O.E.M. Harley-Davidson. The taillight, you may notice, is a real Sparto piece and the dash and police speedo are original Harley-Davidson. The “mousetrap” clutch, a 1952 Harley-Davidson innovation, is a useful addition.

Cadmium and plenty of chrome plating, plus Parkerized fasteners are styling counterpoints; flash against a subtle industrial finish, just enough of each.

This Bobber, built over a decade ago, has been fettled, as the Brits say, and has logged test miles by builder David Ohrt since its complete, fresh rebuild.

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ENTER TO WIN THE ULTIMATE POWERSPORTS WEEKEND AT PROGRESSIVE IMS OUTDOORS

Get packed up and ready to ride! Progressive IMS Outdoors is hitting the road again in 2022, visiting 8 cities across the U.S., with demo rides, learn to ride courses, kid’s activities, shopping, bike shows, live entertainment and more.

Prizes include 4 tickets to a 2022 Progressive IMS Outdoors event of your choice, plus 4 souvenir tees and camping for up to 3 nights, Scott USA Goggles and prize pack, set of Dunlop motorcycle tires, Bell Race Star DLX Matte Carbon helmet, and much more!





FROM THE HAL ROBINSON NERVE CENTER--Back again. I talked with Marie. She imported the original photo of “Live to Ride” to Photo Shop and from there went to Illustrator to create the work on the scarf/bandana.



Back to cleaning my room.

--Mrs. Robinson

Click to buy a Hal T.
Click to buy a Hal T.









TEXAS VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE FANDANGO IS ON!--April 1-3, 2022 Fredericksburg TX. Fandango will be open to the public Fri/Sat April 1/2.

Sunday April 3rd Vendors, Racers and Attendees tend to start packing up to travel back across America to their home. Vintage Enthusiasts who wish to stay in the region and ride their old motorcycles can meet at The Inn of The Hills, Kerrville TX; Sunday afternoon April 3rd. On Monday, Tuesday, (and some people Wednesday?) many of us will be riding the Finest Back Country Motorcycle Roads in Texas.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not an organized, sanctioned, nor insured road run event. There is no itinerary, no route maps, no sweep truck and no planned meals. Everyone is responsible for their own hotel rooms, transportation / repairs on their own motorcycles, meals and their own safety while riding.

It is just a way for vintage motorcycle enthusiasts from all across America to be able to add a couple more days of warm weather, Bluebonnet & Wildflower lined Texas Hill Country roadways and scenery to their already planned trip to Texas. It also allows Cherokee Chapter AMCA Members & Fandango Volunteers some much deserved rest and relaxation after all their hard work setting up, running and takedown of this Annual Event.

Thank You in Advance for traveling to Texas and Supporting

-- Steve Klein
Past President,
Events Marketing
Cherokee Chapter of the AMCA Vintage Enthusiasts





LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK-- 2021 Indian Motorcycle Challenger Titanium Smoke FOR $21,995.00

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STOCK # 13224

2021 RUBY METALIC INDIAN MOTOCYCLES CHALLENGER LIMITED

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This bike is a LOW MILEAGE bike super clean

Some of the features/Add-ons on this bike

* 108c.i. Motor (1770cc) with 122hp and 128ft of torque
* 6-Speed trans.
* 180/16 rear tire and a 130/19 front
* Brembo brakes with ABS
* Inverted front suspension
* Dynamic traction control

Just $21,995.00

Plus license, and a $85.00 documentation fee and your local sales tax. NO HIDDEN FEES like dealers. We have no reconditioning or prep fees.

This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 92-point safety and mechanical/structural inspection.

You can fill out an online application with EZ FINANCING and EXTENDED WARRANTIES available to purchase!!! and you can ride today!

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To view our current inventory, please visit www.LifestyleCycles.com or www.facebook.com/LifestyleCyclesUsedHarleys/

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CYCLE SOURCE MAGAZINE--First Stop…
The Donnie Smith Bike Show St. Paul, MN!
The 33rd Annual Dennis Kirk Donnie Smith Bike Show, March 26,27 2022, SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM SUNDAY 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Donnie Smith Bike Show & Swap Meet,

Donnie Smith and Marilyn Stemp a decade ago. It's Donnie's Birthday, a big one, which I won't mention.
Donnie Smith and Marilyn Stemp a decade ago. It's Donnie's Birthday, a big one, which I won't mention.



BUDWEISER HAPPY HOUR 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. SECOND 2 NONE BAND LIVE vendors of all types, the largest custom bike show in the Midwest. Midwest Extravaganza!!

Meet the staff and check out the boss’s new FXR.

--Bandit







NEWS FROM THE TEXAS WEATHERMAN--
Was sorry to read about Mike, we’re all getting older. To me it was different & better then, as those like yourself, Greg at MC, others that have already gone. A lot of knowledge will be lost, just personal I don’t understand smoking a tire until your engine explodes.



Been on an adventure, 82-year-old mother broke her good arm on the 24th, go to rehab on the 8th and nothing good seemed to happen. She was getting worse.

Now in the hospital yesterday, blood clots in her lungs and a 5cm dark spot on her left lung. They are treating the clots with blood thinners and want her on those through Sunday evening. Then biopsy on the lung spot on Monday.

Life goes on
--RFR




FEATURE BIKE OF THE WEEK—Direct from Bill Dodge at Bling’s Custom Cycles.











--Sam Burns
Feature Bike Editor
Bikernet.com™











NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS--Europe’s energy insecurity, which has rendered it impotent to act against Putin, has been caused by its foolish abandonment of domestic fossil fuel production.

The cause of Europe’s energy insecurity, which has rendered it impotent against Putin, is simple: When you restrict domestic fossil fuel production on the false promise of replacement by unreliable solar and wind, you become dangerously dependent on foreign production.

As Vladimir Putin continues to wage war in Ukraine and Europe struggles to do anything about it, Europe’s extreme energy dependence on Russia is being laid bare. Even though Russia is overall an economic weakling compared to Europe, it is still able to extort Europe on energy.

40% of Europe’s natural gas—which it desperately needs for heating and electricity—comes from Russia. For Germany, the number is 50%. And Russia has already kept Europe’s natural gas storage at low levels.

Germany, after not extending the lifetime of its remaining nuclear reactors, is planning on getting its first LNG terminal online in 2 years. Until then, as economic minister Robert Habeck has made clear, banning Russian gas in Germany would devastate Germany.

Meanwhile, Russia has found an ally in China, which will receive more of Russia’s oil and gas as Western countries try to reduce their dependence. A rising, militant Russia allying with a rising, increasingly militant China is a terrifying state of affairs.

Europe’s vulnerability to Russia was completely preventable. Europe and its allies have all the natural gas, coal, and uranium they need to produce low-cost, reliable heat and electricity for generations to come.

But anti-fossil fuel, anti-nuclear policies have neutered Europe.

For the last 2 decades Europe has destroyed its ability to produce and import energy from fossil fuels and nuclear—on the promise that unreliable solar and wind could replace them. But after trillions in subsidies, it’s clear that they have failed.

One major cause of Europe’s current energy impotence is its numerous bans on the greatest natural gas producing technology ever invented: fracking. Fracking has been banned by France, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and the UK.

All the European nations that banned fracking are still 100% dependent on natural gas to survive. In fact, they are even more dependent than they used to be because their use of intermittent solar and wind requires the unique flexible backup that natural gas can provide.

Another major cause of Europe’s current energy impotence is its opposition to LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) import terminals—combined with the US’s opposition to export terminals. If not for these, Europe could get a lot of its gas from America—not Russia.


Still another major cause of Europe’s current energy impotence is its dual policy of prematurely shutting down coal plants and nuclear plants—leading to extreme reliance on natural gas from Russia. E.g., anti-coal Germany just shut down 3 of its last 6 nuclear reactors.

The #1 lesson of Europe’s natural gas dependence is this: European governments have wildly overestimated the ability of solar and wind to provide the energy they need and wildly underestimated the need for fossil fuels and nuclear to provide the energy they need.

If Europe’s level of dependence on Russia for natural gas scares you, know this: America is even more dependent on China for many of the key components of solar panels, wind turbines, and batteries than Europe is on Russia for natural gas.

The energy impotence and vulnerability to Russia caused by Europe’s solar-and-wind mandating, fossil-fuel-and-nuclear restricting policies should be a wake-up call to the US.

We must abandon Europe-copying anti-energy policies like Build Back Better.

Ominously, many anti-fossil fuel-forces in Europe and in the US, are not admitting their mistakes but instead claiming we need to further abandon fossil fuels in favor of unreliable solar and wind. Here’s why this is exactly wrong.

The best protection against energy insecurity is not the illusion of independence that solar and wind provide but the freedom to produce all kinds of energy, including fossil fuels, domestically, and the freedom to trade all kinds of energy with other civilized countries.

--Alex Epstein








NEWS FROM THE DESERT--I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more ..FTW. Happy Birthday....."Yep" you are still older than me LOL

--Bob T.





A MEDITATION CAVE IN INDIA—A member of the Lotus Sculpture team is in India.

My friend, Raj, standing on one of the 84 mediation caves of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram. It was made famous by the Beatles and one of our clients, Mike Love of the Beach Boys who learned transcendental meditation under the guru. It was amazing to walk around the abandoned ashram and go back in time to envision what life was like there in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

--Sir Lotus





SEATTLE SIZZLES--Amazon Bails Out of Downtown Due to Violent Crime Surge, Dodges the Consequence of Woke Policies

Amazon is getting out of Dodge. Well, more accurately, Seattle.

The massive, mostly online retailer announced recently that it’s relocating 1,800 employees out of a downtown Seattle location due to a huge uptick in violent crime.

“Given recent incidents near 3rd (Ave) and Pine (St), we’re providing employees currently at that location with alternative office space elsewhere,” an Amazon spokesman said, according to the New York Post. “We are hopeful that conditions will improve and that we will be able to bring employees back to this location when it is safe to do so.”

The Post noted that violent crime has rocked the city. In just the first week of March around the Amazon offices, a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed, a homeless man was stabbed, and police had to shoot and kill a man who rammed into a federal building and fired a rifle.

Amazon has been only too eager to hop aboard woke causes, but the company seems a little less enthusiastic about woke consequences.

Seattle has been one of many big cities in America that has been hit with an explosion in violent crime since the summer of 2020, following the anti-police protests that often turned to riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police.

The trend hasn’t abated in 2022. If anything, it seems many cities are settling into a level of violent criminality not seen since the early 1990s.

Seattle has been one of the hardest hit. This is notable because before the crime spree, Seattle was a relatively safe city.

Not anymore.

“Long one of America’s safest cities, Seattle had 612 shootings and shots-fired incidents last year, nearly double its average before the pandemic,” The Wall Street Journal reported in early March. “The city has just experienced its two worst years for homicides since the 1990s, when murder rates were at all-time highs.”

A 2021 year-end crime report demonstrated the depth of the problem in Seattle. The report showed a 20% increase in violent crime over the year before. The number of aggravated assaults, up 24% from the previous year, hit its highest point in over a decade. Other crimes were way up too, including larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Property crimes, which were up by 9%, may have even been undercounted.

“Many victims no longer bother to call the cops,” the Journal reported. “Responses to 911 calls can take hours, and criminals are released soon after they’re arrested. Businesses say they fear their insurance costs will spike if they report what’s really going [on].”

--Jarrett Stepman
Epoch Times






STRIDER CUSTOM BIKE COMING FROM CABANA DAN—I’m using a new rear fender from 7 Metal West for my Kid’s Ride Charity Bike. It’s going to be an Arlen Ness Classic.

--Dan



Shot from Trick Tools
Shot from Trick Tools



NEWS FROM NHTSA--According to this new policy, low-volume vehicle manufacturers will be able to construct up to 325 replica vehicles a year—anything from old-school hot rods to mid-century muscle cars and more modern classics.

--Hang On





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At one time there were four of us vets. Now I am the last one. Said good bye to a brother Tuesday. It sucks to be the last one.

A.J.
deland, FL
Friday, March 25, 2022
Editor Response Yep, but wait. I'm still around, me and a couple of other vets. Hang in there.
--Bandit

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