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THE WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for October 19th, 2023

It's Grizzly

By Bandit, Wayfarer, the Redhead, Sam Burns, Bob T., J.J. Solari, Barry Green, Johnny White, Marc Morano,
10/19/2023


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Maybe I should have called this the Knucklehead News. You'll see...
Maybe I should have called this the Knucklehead News. You'll see...



Hey,

Here’s what we’re up against from one source, SEMA:

Rhode Island Re-Opens Comment Period for Internal Combustion Engine Ban
UPDATE: Don’t Wait—Please Comment on New Mexico's Proposed Clean Car Plan
New Jersey Set to Ban Internal Combustion Engines
Ask Your U.S. Representative to Support the CARS Act
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Stop California’s ICE Vehicle Ban
EPA Pursues New Emissions Standards to Spur Transition to Electric Vehicles
Ask Your U.S. Representative to Support the REPAIR Act
Ask Your U.S. Senators to Support the American Outdoor Recreation Act.

As you can see, we are under attack daily. It’s so interesting. Is the doom real or is it made up? If it’s made up, who is responsible and who has the guts to expose it.

I just had a meeting with a staffer from Senator Rounds office in South Dakota. I asked the most simplistic question. “Can we show kids all over the world and especially in the United States the truth?” Seems simple enough, but he told me the chances of the Senate placing that question on the floor for open debate were nil, nada, no-way.

Think about that. We a living in the best of times from the standpoint of science, technology, communications and health (except for Covid) but our leaders (that’s not an accurate descriptive term) elected officials are scared, bullied, bullies, control freaks and avoiding the truth.

Get this. The last two issues of the AMA magazine have not mentioned any legislative issues. Did they miss the SEMA report or have they been taken over? The new MIC (Motorcycle industry Council) report just came out. No legislative alerts. What’s going on? Let’s hit the news:

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RHODE ISLAND RE-OPENS COMMENT PERIOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE BAN--DON’T DELAY!

Please contact the Department of Environmental Management of Air Resources immediately to voice your opposition:

Overview: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Resources announced the “Rhode Island's Low-Emission and Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs" regulation. If enacted, the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars and trucks will be banned starting in 2035. Because of a technical issue, the comment period has been extended to October 30, 2023. If you previously submitted comments, we ask that you please do so again.

--SEMA







BIKERNET READER TECH QUESTION --S&S Hot Rod Pro Stock 160-Inch Engines

Can this S&S engine be detuned for street use?

--Larry Chiltton
ON, Canada

"If you have this engine, yes it could be detuned, but it would be a costly endeavor. If you are thinking about buying an S&S engine, you can order it in any configuration from mild to hot." --Bandit







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EDITORIAL: INHERIT DIRT AND ASHES--
A Prediction of a Western, the Frontier as the Future

We have all seen and heard or read enough Western fiction and non-fiction; now it all seems predictable.

However, have you instead considered it all as a prediction of things to come?

Well, it don't need to be a Mad Max movie kinda future if everything's gonna be electric and digital. Ultimately, we would have to seek the assistance of Mother Nature and its creatures -- whether you ride a horse or a buffalo or a wild ostrich in that future is yet to be decided based on what skills and life-forms remain in such a decadent Earth.

Only a few things separate our planet as an inhabitable life-nurturing rock in space— and guess what, some corporates are trying hard to control and possess it all, so as to put your air & water on a tab you can’t afford.

The basic frontier country story is all the same. Same as back when people had no nations, no flags. You find a tolerable piece of land, try and make a lifestyle from the life on it, hope the water don’t run out and pray the sun ain’t the death star of old legends. Then come all the competition—fellow humans who want your piece of dirt or want to tax it to protect themselves from you ever becoming an unproductive neighbour.

As sure as night follows the day and history repeats itself, the future, the science fiction to be faced as fact, is frontier towns and ghost towns. Us all striving to survive, hoping to be the strongest, allowing the dead to feed the living.

Water, a nourishment that makes up most of our human body would be the prized entity—as gold, oil and data scramble to pay for the sins of their possessors.
 
 

Imagine, blood-sucking leeches sucking out water from you instead, as hackers steal your life-energy rather than your money or data? A futuristic bio-engineered leech? Maybe a water bank where you sell your body’s precious resource instead of blood or sperm!

A future more like a cartoon, a wild child’s play—as if the movie ‘Rango’ (2011) was a documentation of things past that will replay beyond sands everywhere in due time.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1192628/

Do governments already work on protection of water resources internationally or is it too much of a conspiracy theory regarding monitoring of political tides and corporate ties.

Quantum of Solace (2008) was a James Bond movie that considered water as the new precious natural resource to pursue. We have yet to see people, ordinary folks, those complaining about taxes to take some effort at saving and recycling this gift of life, becoming self-sufficient— they remain a fountain of bitter truth that springs forth conditioned, busy and insect-like humans that are born, consume, reproduce, infest their surroundings and die.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830515/

My favorite superhero has worked on these issues and continues to strive for a sustainable human!

Bill Gates dares to drink which no billionaire has drunk before
This ingenious machine turns feces into drinking water— and may save lives. Why would anyone want to turn waste into drinking water and electricity?


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THE MAGNIFICENT BUFFALO CHIP RALLY RECAP--
YOU HELPED MAKE THE 2023 RALLY A ROARING SUCCESS

The 2023 Rally started with an unprecedented rainfall, but that certainly did not dampen the spirits of our attendees and sponsors. The Best Party Anywhere rocked on with big name acts and a busy amphitheater every night. Facility improvements in the amphitheater included a highly revised East Entrance sponsored by Progressive Insurance that led directly into a remodeled Motorcycles As Art and Softail complex. ?

Motorcycles As Art drew significant attention this year, as a surge in visitors encountered an exhibit meticulously arranged by Kevin Dunworth and Savannah Rose. The gallery celebrated motorcycle art masters like Michael Lichter, Ray Drea, David Uhl, and Scott Jacobs. Additionally, the introduction of an art purchasing option and a VIP bar serving MotoDoffo wines created a nightly audience that appreciated the experience.

Royal Enfield took advantage of the increased attention in the space by hosting the reveal of a custom Super Meteor 650 built by Roland Sands. The spectacle featured a smokey burnout in a crate as an epic crescendo for the assembled media, influencers, VIP guests and sponsors.

Progressive Insurance had teams seemingly everywhere with an amphitheater activation anchored by a very cool mobile Skee-Ball display and highly engaged product experts. Their efforts were seen throughout the campus with activation teams patrolling the campground and the free-for-everyone Crossroads at the Buffalo Chip.

Buzz-Balls joined us this year with a very successful sponsorship at Club Chip. The late-night party venue had guests partying well into the evening and was the hot-spot following the headlining concerts every night.



Speaking of concerts, the line-up was as broad and diverse as always. Kicking off the rally with ZZ Top, the week featured an amazing performance from Styx and the legendary biker soundtracks from George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Each night ended with a killer show from legendary bands like Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Limp Bizkit, and others. See the entire 2023 lineup here.

Following an epic Monster Wall Smash, Thursday night showcased the retro-spectacle of the Death Wire Daredevil Spectacular featuring Kyle Ives jumping a motorcycle over Blake Wallenda on a high-wire. This first-time ever event drew in even more motorcycle and music fans!



While Mother Nature tried to wash out some of the rally week, motorcycle and music fans proved that the show will go on. Buffalo Chip staff and sponsors proved their dedication to serving the tens of thousands of guests who flock to the rally and this legendary venue. When you have a party that’s become an American tradition for over four decades, even the forces of nature have to join in!



The Chip staff thank everyone for their support and creativity at this year's event and are already planning for 2024, which marks both the 85th rally anniversary and the 45th Best Party Anywhere celebration!



WHAT’S NEXT?
Even with 42 years of history hosting bikers, bands and massive amounts of fun, the Buffalo Chip staff have been looking ahead and planning for two huge, concurrent anniversary years coming up. In an era where history is revered and seemingly ever-changing, these two anniversaries will draw huge attention in the motorcycle world, and will come up faster than expected for many.
 
 “The multi-year programs are what allows all of us to get to business and not be distracted by the annual contract discussions,” says Sturgis Buffalo Chip VP Jeff D’Entremont. “Our team comes up with creative solutions for any budget, and by spreading a commitment over years, our audience gains significant trust and allegiance with our partner brands. This party will continue for decades to come, so it only makes sense to plan ahead and make the most of it.”

In addition, there are some new plans regarding our Buffalo Chip Campground website and the expansion of camping availability for a significantly longer period than “just the rally”. This will expose sponsoring brands to a wider variety of guests, while increasing the value of the relationship.

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Reader Comments


I liked your write up on ending a bag of coffee and going into Sturgis to get some more of the the good stuff, and the cute girl, etc. It's true, you must not give up. Don't take anything for granted by the way. Best wishes and stay free.

Ann Baysinger Robinson
Long Beach, CA
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Editor Response Thanks, It's only 9:30 in the morning on Monday, and I'm all over it.
--Bandit
Morning! Life Lessons So well said and so true! Thank you and have a great day!


biker dude burgers
Arlington Heights, IL
Friday, October 20, 2023
Editor Response Thanks brother!
--Bandit
J.J.'s opinion is spot on, Every day I ride is like a suicide ride watching out for careless drivers who won't or don't want to see you.

ruben
Please select
Friday, October 20, 2023
Editor Response You made his day...
--Bandit

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