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By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Laura, Barry Green, El Waggs, Sam Burns, the Redhead, RFR, Bob T., Marc Morano, and the rest of the gang.

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I’m catching on, catching up and catching the Rally vibe.
If you live in these regions, it’s like living with a mercurial girlfriend. If she’s in a bad mood you can’t get shit done. That’s the weather around here, and I think it’s cool.

During the summer, you plan and hope to get as much shit done as possible. The other driving force for some is the rally. That’s our driving force this year. I decided to keep the Deadwood digs so bros could hang out here during the rally including by grandson and his pals.

Mil was building these bikes long before Big Dog. I rode one for about four years.
Mil was building these bikes long before Big Dog. I rode one for about four years.

The Redhead is working on the creature comforts, bedding and houseware, and we rapidly are needing a bookshelf. Repairs are underway, and as I shift to setting up my office at the Ranch Road digs, I’m going to add another couch to the Deadwood property, another coffee table and some railings to the stairs and upper landing area.

I’m trying to make the banisters myself after being inspired by Ron at Snowflake, who is building all the cool counters and bars at Scott Jacob’s buildings and home. We are trying like hell not to burn any daylight.

I put a new Battery in my 2014 Indian and discovered I needed gas and DOT 5 in my Panhead front brakes. Can’t get DOT 5 around here. They have DOT 3, DOT 4 and I have a large tin can of DOT 610. Remember, I posted an article about all the DOTs and what worked with what. Don’t ask me to remember all that stuff.

Let’s hit the news.

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BIKERNET TURNS 25 YEARS YOUNG—George Fleming dialed in our new logo. We worked together on it for almost three months shifting back and forth on the design and details.

He’s a master and we’ve worked together on various projects for over 20 years. Thanks George!


KING OF THE BAGGERS BATTLING USURPERS--The quest for the King of the Baggers crown continued last weekend... and with an unexpected sweep by the Wyman Brothers the royal court has been thrown into chaos.

With back-to-back Moto America King Of The Baggers podiums on the Indian Challenger, the Roland Sands Design team is right in the middle of the of the maelstrom… and they're having way more fun than anyone else!

See what makes RSD tick in episode 2 of "Defending The Crown: Always Be Sending."

--from DealerNews

ACTION FROM BRADENTON--All Welcome Fun & Grudge Racing, Test & Tune!
Anyone can come out and run the 1/4 mile dragstrip with their race car, street car, truck or motorcycle!

Gate Open: 6:00pm
Track Hot: 6:30pm
Lanes Close: 10:30pm
Facility Secured: 11:00pm
Gate Admission: $15
Race Tech Card: $10 (run all night)
Children 11 & Under FREE!

FROM THE CLIMATE DEPOT--Swiss reject law to help country meet Paris carbon emissions goal.

Swiss voters rejected a trio of environmental proposals on Sunday, including a new law intended to help the country meet its goal for cutting carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

A new CO2 law was narrowly rejected, with 51.6% of voters opposing it in a nationwide referendum conducted under the country’s system of direct democracy.

The result was a defeat for the Swiss government which supported the new law that included measures such as increasing a surcharge on car fuel and imposing a levy on flight tickets.

The rejection meant it would now be “very difficult” for Switzerland to reach its 2030 goal of cutting carbon emissions to half of their 1990 levels and to be become net neutral on emissions by 2050, Environment Minister Simonetta Sommaruga said.

“Today’s no is not a no to climate protection, it is a no to the law on which we have voted,” Sommaruga told a news conference.


Sparks fly as Rick and Vickie Salisbury cut the motorcyclist's version of a ribbon to signify the
grand reopening of the Legends Motorcycle Museum in Springville, Utah. Friends,
Lonnie and Marianne Isam who own Competition Distributing in Sturgis, South Dakota, were on hand to commemorate the grand occasion.
Sparks fly as Rick and Vickie Salisbury cut the motorcyclist's version of a ribbon to signify the grand reopening of the Legends Motorcycle Museum in Springville, Utah. Friends, Lonnie and Marianne Isam who own Competition Distributing in Sturgis, South Dakota, were on hand to commemorate the grand occasion.

NEW FROM THE LEGENDS MUSEUM--Danial James has just completed installation of his pinup exhibit in the newly constructed container complex at the Legends Museum property in Springville, UT.

Danial James
Danial James

His fine art paintings will be on display and available for sale in the artist's gallery along with works from sculptor, Jeff Decker and various local artists from the Springville area. #DanialJames

Tomorrow is the block party for the grand reopening of the Legends Museum and everyone is invited to come out to see the fabulous exhibits in this world-class motorcycle museum.

Owner Rick Salisury and his family invite you to try margaritas and tasty treats from the new Mexican restaurant on the property as well as full menu items being served at the Sidecar Cafe and the Straptank Brewpub. The Bell Brawl stunt team will be tearing up the tarmac and the kiddie's carnival will keep the wee ones giggling all day!

Head over to 1715 W 500 S in Springville, Utah from 11:00am to 6pm tomorrow, Saturday, June 12! Plenty of excitement on hand to keep the entire family entertained. And it's FREE!

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
Life and Times of Bandit, June 2021

Congrats my friend, on pulling it all together! Lots of work, stress and bullshit. I think you got the best years out of old Ms. Califa and the beginning of a new chapter, in a beautiful location should give you plenty of positive energy.

Hell man, you are in Biker Mecca! Slow down and enjoy.
Wish the best to you and your family.

Cheers , Captain Ed
Corolla, NC

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ROAD REPORT FROM NEW ZEALAND--This is the last one of these rallies and I only missed the first one. I took Keegan with me as well as my mate Michael who has never been on a bike rally, and it has inspired him to do something about it.

I had gear for five of us in the sidecar and there was only just enough room in the front for the passenger. We spent the Sunday night at a mates place out the back of Ranfurly.

We rode home on the Monday morning down through Middlemarch. I let Michael ride the sidecar from Hyde into Middlemarch and he was over the moon at being allowed to do so.

It was on a downhill slope into a steep gully on the George King Memorial Drive that I wanted to stop and get a photo, and so I had Michael slide forward and put his foot on the rear brake pedal. Then I told him that he could ride in down and then back out again.

The ride out from the bottom was done in first gear for nearly a mile before we reached the top of this steep winding narrow road. I let him ride it all the way to Milton where we stopped for a bit of a lunch break.

I rode from there to Balclutha (about half an hour) where we stopped for a hot drink with a retired mate of mine. I let Michael ride the bike rest of the way to Invercargill to drop off Keegan and then back out to Winton, a journey of some three hours.

It was a great weekend.

-- Graeme.
Road Editor
New Zealand

I am going to paraphrase: Roger Waters of Pink Floyd told Jeff Zuckerberg to go fuck himself, when Zuckerberg offered Waters millions to use the song "one more brick in the wall" for an ad for instagram or some other internet property of Zuckerberg’s.

Waters said, "fuck you, asshole, you're the reason I wrote the song you fuck. You're the fucking problem."

Hahahahahahaha, it's all in the news now.

Someone famous finally told Zuckerberg to his face to go fuck himself. too funny.

--J.J. Solari
Hollywood Columnist™

BIKERNET UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTER--You may like what is shown in the documentary by a filmmaker in Norway on Censorship titled "Meet The Censors".

He is able to talk to government officials in Germany, Iran, Sudan, India. Even talked to an editor of Chinese government run newspaper.

But not a single government official in USA is willing to talk about censorship enforcement in USA. Especially what employees in government departments and organizations can talk about.

It will help people understand how censorship is enforced on citizens in different nations and how it works in USA.

He spoke to an ex-CIA operative who was prosecuted by Obama administration under treason laws for raising the subject of illegal torture of people in Afghanistan arrested without charge, without evidence. The CIA operative revealed that in the history of USA, it was only in Obama's administration that maximum number of civilian citizens of USA were charged under treason.

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BIKERNET BOOK OF THE WEEK CLUB --Radical Blackjack — My First Blackjack Book in 15 Years!

by Arnold Snyder

With Vegas locked down for the past year, I needed something to do. My career as an adult entertainment critic on my ToplessVegas blog had come to an abrupt halt. So, I decided to write another blackjack book.

I had made my living for more than 25 years from blackjack, primarily by writing about it, but also by playing the game to formulate and test theories, while making money in the process. But I haven’t written a book about blackjack since The Big Book of Blackjack, which was published in 2006. Geez, that’s 15 years ago!

Technically, a good portion of Radical Blackjack was written almost ten years ago and it was even offered for sale on Amazon in 2013. But it was never published back then.

At the time, I was working on it for Cardoza Publishing, but decided to hold off on it, partly because I felt some of the material was too sensitive, and partly because I needed to do a lot of analyses on the rebate material and I didn’t have access to the software I needed to do it.

Radical Blackjack contains a lot of my personal gambling secrets, plus quite a few secrets I learned from other pro gamblers. The version of this book that was almost published in 2013 was a much different book from this 2021 version.

In fact, the prior unpublished manuscript was a lot less radical. In that version, I used pseudonyms for most of the characters—many of whom are well-known authors, experts and pro players in the Blackjack Hall of Fame.

I was also very careful in that 2013 version of this book not to reveal too much about the actual plays and strategies, many of which had never been published, or at least, not in any great detail.

I did write in detail about my own discoveries and experiences, especially with regards to shuffle tracking, loss rebate plays, and online gambling, But I left a lot of details out on plays I was involved in, but had mostly learned from other pros.

My fearless Huntington Press publisher and longtime friend, Anthony Curtis, encouraged me to go ahead and use the real names of the characters in the stories I told, because it would make the book better. He said we could just run everything by those whose names were revealed to make sure we weren’t stepping on anybody’s toes.

So, I started changing weird pseudonyms to real names, and once I started doing that, I figured what the hell, since we’re going to run the whole thing by these guys anyway, I might as well tell a whole lot more of the story, since they would be offered the right to veto anything about them or their strategies they didn’t want in print.

It didn’t surprise me that some players wanted to remain anonymous, requesting pseudonyms. So, you will find some unrecognizable names in this book. But what really surprised me was that the players who were vetting this book requested very few cuts regarding the details of the tactics and strategies that we used, many of which have never been exposed in print.

So, Radical Blackjack should prove to be one hell of a revelation for many serious students of the game.

Check it out!

Outdoor Rec Leaders, Federal Officials, the MIC Discuss the Future and Funding--
The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable's annual Partners Outdoors forum recently brought together more than 150 recreation industry leaders, plus federal agency and conservation partners, to discuss building the recreation workforce through diversified talent, training for anticipated skills gaps, and enhancing career pathways. The event also included sessions on the future of recreation funding, management, and policy.

The MIC's Scott Schloegel, senior vice president of government relations, hosted a session on "The Future of Surface Transportation Legislation to Drive the Recreation Economy." He discussed various transportation and infrastructure bills currently proposed, the impact each bill would have, how these bills might be funded, and how these bills might pass.

Schloegel also highlighted a critical program for outdoor recreation, the Recreational Trails Program, and how its funding level of $84 million is only a fraction of the $270-plus million in taxes paid by off-highway recreational users each year.

"With record sales of off-highway vehicles, motorcycles, side-by-sides, ATVs, and snowmobiles over the past 18 months of the pandemic, I'm sure the amount of gas taxes paid has gone way up," Schloegel said. "So the ORR and the Coalition for Recreational Trails have been looking for ways to plus-up funding and get back more of the gas tax dollars we already pay into the Highway Trust Fund."


Wreaths Across America Remembers the Hero of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester Rescue--

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – Monday, June 14, 2021 – On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, Wreaths Across America honored the American heroes known as “The Four Chaplains” with a special Facebook live event.

However, The Four Chaplains were not the only heroes that day.

On January 23, 1943, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester left New York harbor bound for Greenland carrying over 900 officers, servicemen and civilian workers.

The ship was a coastal passenger steamship requisitioned and operated by the War Shipping Administration (WSA) for wartime use as a troop ship. The ship was transiting the Labrador Sea when it was torpedoed by a German U-boat (U-233) on February 3, 1943. The ship sank and 675 people on board lost their lives.

Amidst the chaos to save 230 lives four chaplains guided soldiers trapped below deck to escape hatches and gave away their life jackets to save others on that fateful day. When the chaplains had done all they could, they linked arms to pray and sing hymns as the Dorchester slipped beneath the waves.

As part of the rescue response to the sinking of the Dorchester, African American Coast Guardsman Charles Walter David Jr. jumped into icy Greenland waters, from his rescue ship, to save two men from drowning and continued to help rescue a total of 93 survivors from life-boats. After his heroic acts, 54 days later Charles Walter David Jr. succumbed to pneumonia stemming from those icy waters.

Replica Dog tags of Guardsman Charles Walter David Jr. hang in remembrance on the Four Chaplains section of the Wreaths Across America tip land. Replica dog tags hang on the live balsam trees used to make memorial wreaths to honor the lives, duty and commitment of fallen soldiers and create a living memorial to inspire a new generation to make a positive impact.

Wreaths Across America is the non-profit organization best known for placing veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen at Arlington National Cemetery. However, the organization, in total, places more than 1.7 million sponsored wreaths at 2557 participating locations nationwide and offers other programs throughout the calendar year.

These programs include The Mobile Education Exhibit, a national flag waving effort. Wreaths Across America Radio and a Virtual Concert now streaming on Showcase NOW, just to mention a few.

You can sponsor a wreath for $15 at Each sponsorship goes toward a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest on Saturday, December 19, 2020, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.


"When she plays with your ball sack / you WILL give her a call back ' burma shave"

--J.J. Solari
Certified Librarian
Bandit’s Cantina Bad Joke Library

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