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THE OPTIONS BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for February 16th, 2023

Take Your Choice...

by Bandit, Wayfarer, El Waggs, Sam Burns, Ray Russell, Laura, J.J. Solari, RFR, Bob T., the Redhead, Rogue, and the rest of the gang
2/16/2023


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Hey,

Life is full of options.
Hell, try to buy a couch, a computer or a refrigerator. The options will kick your ass. Remember, don’t buy from Best Buy or Lowes. They won’t stand behind any appliance they sell. Hell, they won’t even check to see if they work before they deliver them.



I’ve got an unbelievable story. My neighbors, a biker couple on a steep street in Deadwood bought a new refrigerator from Lowes. They sent some guys in a Lowe’s step-van to deliver it. They unloaded it on the street and stepped away. It rolled down the street until it hit a bump fell over and continued to roll to the bottom of the hill.

Lowe’s said, “We delivered it. It’s yours.” They also said. “Those guys rented our van. We don’t know them.”

Okay, so if you want to buy a new appliance, go to your local guy who will take care of you, and make sure he can repair what you bought. What the hell does this have to do with choppers? In a sense all the same applies. Buy from a local, reputable shop. Then at least you can talk to someone and ask question about chrome shit.



Let’s hit the news. At the end I’ll cover all our projects and up-coming options.

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.







LONG TIME BIKERNET CONTRIBUTOR MYSTERIOUSLY INJURED IN CABO--

BERRY GREEN was celebrating his 61 Birthday.

His wife set up a GoFundMe page:
https://gofund.me/095f6f05

Donate to Greens for the Green’s

I am Carrie. I have been a close friend of the Green’s for nearly two decades. I have volunteered to create a way for all of us, who love them both dearly, to help in their time of need. Carla and Barry are the first to volunteer and help anyone and everyone no matter the charity or cause, this is how we can help them.

On October 22 Barry fell at hotel in Mexico while celebrating his 61st birthday. His flip-flop got stuck and he fell, face first, into a bed a rocks. He suffered a traumatic brain bleed and was in ICU in Cabo 30 days.

After 9 surgeries he was stabilized enough to finally get an air transfer back to the US. With the persistence of Carla, she was able to get him into Baylor Dallas.

He has since had 2 more surgeries so far and a long road ahead. Carla hasn’t left Barry’s side since day one and has been living in Dallas since they arrived. She has a great support team of friends, family and loved ones to help bring her clothes, water the plants, and maintain her incredible mortgage business. She is an awe of everyone’s generosity and thankful for all the love and prayers for her and Barry.

After having to pay for all the medical treatments (paid in full upfront in Mexico), hotels and extended stays, the best way we can help them is through this site. Barry is slowly waking up and has made progress since returning to Dallas. The road will be long ahead of them both and continued prayers for healing are still needed. Once he improves, they hope to move to a rehab facility in Baylor.

Ways to help the Green family right now are monetary donations through this site, Hilton gift cards (to help cover extended stay hotel in Dallas) and continued prayers for full recovery.

His wife set up a GoFundMe page:
https://gofund.me/095f6f05

We donated and our entire staff is praying for Barry’s healthy return.

--Bandit


 




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Thanks for the support and hope to see you in Milwaukee!

--The Prism Crew

 




CLIMATE DOOM IS GOING TO COURT--Final Brief Submitted In CHECC v. EPA

The briefing is now complete in Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council v. EPA. That is the case, currently pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, where a small and brave band of electricity consumers, CHECC, challenges the “science” behind EPA’s 2009 finding that CO2 and other “greenhouse gases” constitute a danger to human health and welfare. I am one of the attorneys for CHECC.

Our final Reply Brief was filed originally on Tuesday February 7, and then re-filed in corrected form the next day. (The reason for “correction” is too trivial to go into here. The clerks in the D.C. Circuit take great pleasure in devising trivial reasons to require lawyers to file “corrected” briefs.). Here is a link to the brief. It probably requires a subscription to access. Over the next few days we will probably come up with a way to provide a public access link to the full set of briefs in the case.

In the case, we ask the court to compel EPA to go back and re-assess the “science” of greenhouse gas “endangerment.” The briefing process gave EPA the chance to put its best foot forward as to the scientific basis underlying the finding of endangerment. What is truly remarkable is the extent to which EPA, not to mention the entire government-backed scientific establishment, completely lack any real scientific basis for the claim of great “danger.” The briefing has made that embarrassingly clear.

Equally remarkable is that the job of challenging EPA’s pseudoscientific smokescreen is left to a small handful of individuals working completely pro bono. The fear of being labeled a “science denier” by leftist groupthinkers is apparently strong enough to force almost everyone who should know better off the field of battle. However, we are grateful to the CO2 Coalition for its support in the form of an excellent amicus brief. The CO2 Coalition is the principal group of real scientists willing to continue to speak out about the fake science behind the climate change scare. The CO2 Coalition’s amicus brief was mainly the work of Professors William Happer of Princeton and Richard Lindzen of MIT.

I won’t try to go into great detail about the arguments in the brief, but here are two of the main ones:

The Made-up Surface Temperature Record

EPA relies on so-called “surface temperature” data, dating back to the late 1800s, which show substantial atmospheric warming over that period. The data derive from a network of ground-based thermometers. There are many, many problems with these data, mostly relating to the undeniable fact that the people who are responsible for compiling and maintaining the data massage, manipulate and in-fill information for various purposes, leading to an overall record that is thoroughly corrupted and unfit for any policy purpose. My thirty-part series “The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time” addresses the processes by which the massaging and manipulating leads to reductions in earlier-reported temperatures to enhance the apparent warming trend in the record.

But for purposes of this case, we focused on an aspect of the surface temperature record that is even clearer and less ambiguous: there is virtually no reported data as to surface temperature from the Southern Hemisphere oceans from before the year 2000. The Southern Hemisphere oceans are approximately 40% of the earth’s surface, and the period before 2000 is more than 80% of the surface temperature record. All the data for that vast proportion of the record has been fabricated by the people who are promoting the climate change scare. That fact leaves a gaping hole in EPA’s rationale for the Endangerment Finding. In its Brief, EPA simply tried to avoid the subject. From the Reply Brief, page 14:

EPA says the argument presents nothing new, and that it previously rejected similar arguments, and that the D.C. Circuit affirmed in Coal. for Responsible Regul., Inc. v. E.P.A, 684 F.3d 102 (D.C. Cir. 2012). But EPA has not shown where in the Endangerment Finding documents the lack of data from the Southern hemisphere oceans was addressed.

The Failure Of Real-World Data To Validate The Models On Which EPA Relies

You might think that using real world data to validate hypotheses is the essence of science. But in the field of climate science, and particularly of government-backed climate science, when the data don’t support the model the response is a barrage of excuses and evasions.

Besides the failure of temperatures to rise at nearly the rate models have predicted, there is an even more definitive and embarrassing model failure, which is the absence of the predicted “tropical hot spot.” The “hot spot” was fundamental to EPA’s claimed understanding of the mechanisms of world climate that formed one of the bases of the Endangerment Finding. At pages 15-19 of the Reply Brief we beat EPA over the head with the fact that the “hot spot” can’t be found.

In EPA’s Brief, it responded as to the “hot spot” not by showing that it existed, but rather by claiming that they never said it was important. From the Reply Brief, page 18:

EPA’s contention at p. 48 of its brief, and p. 21 of the Denial that the model- observation mismatch on the Tropical Hot Spot is not important is inconsistent with its previous position on this topic. The Technical Support Document for the 2009 Endangerment Finding at p. 50 says that if the Hot Spot were missing it would be “an important inconsistency.” Now that it is proven to be missing, even by the IPCC, EPA says it is an unimportant inconsistency. EPA’s double-talk does not meet the requirement of rational decision making.

There is plenty more in the Reply Brief for your reading pleasure, should you have the time.

-- Francis Menton
From the MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN

--from WUWT





THE POWER PLANT CREW CELEBRATED VALENTINES DAY THIS WEEK--

P16 RISERS - 10" $ 360.00

Description
Metal: High Quality T6 Aircraft-Grade Aluminum.

Specs:. Features Proprietary Powerplant I-Beam design for maximum strength and stability. Designed to complement vintage and modern aesthetics. Aerospace approved Hand Polishing and Military Grade Anodizing resists corrosion in all climates. Highest grade dyes for maximum fade resistance offered in industry. Tapped for Gauge Mounts and accessory attachments. Includes Stainless ARP Hardware. P-16 Wings Custom Engraving on Top Clamp.

Fits: 1-inch bars and most stock Harley-Davidson models. Recommended for use with knurled handlebars.

Made: In USA

Color: 10-inch

P16 MX VENTED GAS CAP $ 125.00

Description
P16 MX VENTED GAS CAP

Metal: High Quality T6 Aircraft-Grade Aluminum.

Specs: Design inspired by Vintage Moto-Cross aesthetics. Aerospace approved Hand Polishing and Military Grade Anodizing resists corrosion in all climates. Highest grade dyes for maximum fade resistance offered in industry. Vented, with removable tube. OEM O-Ring/Gasket Included

Fits: All Female Threaded Harley-Davidson Gas Tanks

Made: In USA





NCOM CONVENTION IN PHOENIX WELCOMES ALL RIDERS NATIONWIDE--

The 38th annual NCOM Convention is coming soon, so mark your calendar now and plan on being part of one of the largest gatherings of bikers' rights activists in the world. This year’s NCOM Convention, to be held JUNE 16-18, 2023 at the Hilton Phoenix-Tempe, located at 2100 S. Priest Dr., in Tempe, Arizona will draw hundreds of concerned motorcyclists to the great American southwest to address topics of concern to all riders everywhere.

Agenda items will cover legal and legislative issues, with Special Meetings for Veterans Affairs, Women in Motorcycling, Clean & Sober Roundtable and World of Sport Bikes, as well as the Christian Unity Conference and Confederation of Clubs Patch Holders Meeting.

All motorcyclists are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many meetings, seminars and group discussions that focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to protect our riders’ rights and preserve Freedom of the Road.

Be sure to reserve your hotel room now by calling (480) 967-1441, and mention NCOM for our Special Room Rate.

Registration fees for the NCOM Convention are $110 including the Silver Spoke Awards Banquet on Saturday night, or $50 for the Convention only. Preregistrations must be received by June 10, or pay cash at the Convention. For more information, or to pre-register, call the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) at (800) 525-5355 or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.





LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK-- 2016 Harley-Davidson FLTRXS -

Road Glide Special
Freedom exhaust making a nice Harley 'rumble'.
Accessible Carousel



Selling Price -$19,995.00

California's pre-owned Harley Mega-Store with over 200 Pre-Owned Harley-Davidsons in stock! To view our current inventory, please visit www.LifestyleCycles.com or call us at (714)-490-0155. EZ FINANCING and EXTENDED WARRANTIES available!!! Open 7 days a week!!!

ABOUT THIS BIKE.....

STOCK # 13733

2016 Harley Davidson FLTRXS Road Glide Special with NAVIGATION



ONLY 9179 Miles!



This amazing Road Glide once owned by L.A. Choppers is certainly going to make someone very happy! Loaded with L.A. Choppers accessories and upgrades it's a "One of a kind bike"!

* L.A. Choppers True Dual Exhaust
* L.A. Choppers Grips
* L.A. Choppers Billet Risers
* L.A. Choppers Handlebar Gauge mounts
* L.A. Choppers MX style handlebars
* L.A. Choppers crash bar
* Klockwerks tinted windscreen
* Chrome 4 point docking hardware
* Dual Daymaker headlights
* ABS Anti-lock brakes

This bike is only $ 19,995

Plus license, $85.00 documentation fee, and local sales tax. NO HIDDEN FEES like some dealers. And we have no reconditioning or prep fees.

This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 92-point safety/mechanical/structural inspection. This motorcycle has not been refurbished and does not come with any warranty expressed or implied! EXTENDED WARRANTIES are available!

Fill out an online application today. We have EZ FINANCING

Lifestyle Cycles is located at 1510 State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92806. Open 7 days a week.

NOT LOCAL? WE HAVE SHIPPING AVAILABLE! Call today (714) 490-0155.

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GUN NUT REPORT--New Braunfels Gun Show

Join Us for the New Braunfels Gun Show!
Feb 18th – 19th, 2023

Public Hours
Saturday: 9:00am -5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

General Admission: $10.00
2-Day Pass: $15.00
Military: $9.00

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
375 S Castell Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Premier Gun Shows
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Live Oak Gun Show
San Antonio Gun Show at the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom!
Feb 18th – 19th, 2023
Saturday: 10:00am -5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Hilton Garden Inn
Ballroom
8101 Pat Booker Rd
San Antonio, TX 78233







VENICE VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE RIDE ANNOUNCEMENT--

3rd Sunday - New destination!
We'll be heading south this month and checking out a new spot.

Roxanne's
1115 E Wardlow Rd
Long Beach, CA 90807

9AM - Meet
10AM - Kick stands up!

All years, makes, and models are welcome!

Please remember.....

- We leave at 10am sharp!
- Be gassed up and ready to go.
- Please do not pass our Road Captains. They are there to lead and keep everyone together as a group.
- Keep this a safe and fun ride by staying aware of your fellow riders.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram, or go to venicevintage.com for the latest updates on our events calendar.
See you there!

-VVMC





ARTIST OF THE WEEK—Vicky the magnificent cartoonist from Cuba.









--Sam Burns
Official Art Purveyor
Bikernet.com™

This is an amazing 5-Ball Womens' Jacket designed by women with a complete zip-out hoodie and the softest, cowhide leather. It's modeled here by Em an amazingly talented tattoo artist and rider. Click for action
This is an amazing 5-Ball Womens' Jacket designed by women with a complete zip-out hoodie and the softest, cowhide leather. It's modeled here by Em an amazingly talented tattoo artist and rider. Click for action





 


DAYTONA BIKE WEEK RIDES--

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Starts and ends at Harley-Davidson HQ at Daytona International Speedway

Join Ride Co-Captains Maggie Hicks and Laura Klock on a ride through the beautiful Daytona backroads to support Biker Belles charities.

Reserve Now to Receive:

Space on The Morning Ride
Souvenir Memorabilia
High-resolution group photo download
Special discount on participation in Biker Belles Women's Day at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Reserve Now

Celebrate women in motorcycling and connect with those who are shaping the industry!





CHRIS CALLEN BUILDS A FRAME FROM THE TUBING UP

for the Chopper friends throwdown. This build-off competition involves 18 other builders including Brian Klock, Jason Mook and Paul Yaffe. They will be riding into Arizona Bike Week from Winslow.

Hang on for more reports.

--Bandit

Click for all the info...
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MORE GUN NUT ACTION--14 Acres of Guns & Gear

Join us in Indianapolis, IN from April 14 - 16 for the 2023 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits! See the latest guns and gear from the industry's leading brands and manufacturers. There is no other show like this in the Country and entry is FREE for NRA Members and Family!







CALIFORNIA REINTRODUCES BILL TO INCENTIVIZE AFTERMARKET ZEV POWERPLANT CONVERSIONS--

Overview: California Senator Anthony Portantino has introduced SEMA-sponsored legislation (SB 301) to create a financial rebate program for converting gas- and diesel-powered motor vehicles into zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs).

If enacted, SB 301 will offer Californians up to $2,000 for converting their car or truck into a ZEV. Currently, the state’s existing rebate programs serve only those purchasing new vehicles—none assist with ZEV conversions of gas-powered vehicles that started their life with an internal-combustion engine.



SEMA opposes the government choosing winners and losers in the marketplace, including California’s 2035 ban on new gas- and diesel-powered cars and trucks. SEMA remains committed to protecting the automotive community’s rich heritage while also embracing innovations with emerging technologies.

--SEMA







THIS JUST IN FROM THE DENNIS KIRK BLOG--

THE LONE STAR RALLY. A HIDDEN TEXAS GEM (ONLY 400,000 KNOW ABOUT!)

January 25, 2023

With 400,000 people attending the annual Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas, the first week of November each year, it is the largest bike rally of any kind in Texas and presumably the largest 4-day motorcycle rally in the US. Its popularity can be attributed to three main factors: the Island’s ideal location, its incredible character, and the timing, being the last big event before winter comes screaming in.



Starting with location, being less than an hour’s ride from Houston with its population upwards of two million, geography has a lot to do with the numbers. Moving out a little further, three to five hours gets you to big population centers like Dallas-Fort Worth, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Austin, and San Antonio. That’s a lot of people to draw from!

I’m confident from talking with people and observing license plates that most of the visitors are from Texas, with a decent representation from surrounding states and a smattering from as far away as the coasts and overseas. (Maybe the organizers can hang an oversized map as they do in Sturgis and Laconia, so people can mark where they hail from, and then we’ll know for sure.)

As for the character of the event, it is rich in the historical roots of Galveston Island. Promotor Melissa Penland, who in so many ways is the engine that keeps this rally going, believes “much of the rally’s success has to do with the Island’s ambiance and character. There are beautiful old hotels, restaurants, the harbor, the seawall, and the downtown Strand historic district. With all the overlooking balconies, it has a wonderful Mardi Gras feel to it.”

--by Michael Lichter







FIRST QUOTE OF THE WEEK--

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."
--SAM EWING

 Epoch Times





NEWS FROM THE U.S. Capitol—It Is Open for Business

After nearly 3 years of limited access, the U.S. Capitol and its related office buildings are now fully open to the public. One of the first acts by Kevin McCarthy after his election to Speaker of the House was to reopen all office buildings under his control, the U.S. Senate followed suit.

Starting in March of 2020 access to the Capitol Complex was severely limited. During the last three years visitors were at times required to state their vaccination status, wear masks, be escorted to and from meetings and forbidden from visiting the cafeteria and coffee shops. Despite these restrictions, bikers from around the country still made it to D.C. for “Bikers Insider the Beltway” in 2021 and 2022. With the reopening we are excited for an even bigger and better meeting this May!

MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard and Wisconsin Legislative Director Steve Panten experienced the newly reopened Capitol Complex this week. The two were in town to meet newly elected Representative Derrick Van Orden of Wisconsin’s 3rd district. Rep. Van Orden is a biker himself and rode his bike to the opening of the 118th Congress last month.

While in D.C. they also met with the new head of the Harley Davidson office, David Martin, to learn what Harley is open to. They even managed of few minutes of people watching in the Rayburn House Office building cafeteria for old times’ sake!

Remember “Bikers Inside the Beltway” runs from May 15th to 17th, 2023! To learn more about the event and register click here.

https://mrf.org/events/

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Saw Micky Ward fight in Lowell, Ma. severals years back in the Golden Gloves. He was good and wondered what happened to him.

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