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Goals for 2023 Rock

By Bandit, Sam Burns, Wayfarer, the Redhead, Rogue, J.J. Solari, Bob T. Johnny White, Laura, Toby, Dr. Hamster, Barry Green and the rest of the Gang

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It’s that time of the year,
when we reflect on what we’ve done in 2022 and what we plan for 2023.

I’ve had discussions with my 28-year-old grandson about next year. He’s a magnificent tattoo artist taught by his father Frank Ball who is Austin Texas at All-Saints Tattoo on 6th street. He is a master. Frank senior is going to buy his first home in 2023, but the location isn’t set just yet.

Freddie Cuba out working the snow in Nebraska on this '50s Indian with an engine that could have been manufactured by Royal Enfield.
Freddie Cuba out working the snow in Nebraska on this '50s Indian with an engine that could have been manufactured by Royal Enfield.

Back to Frank Jr. who has several possibilities laid carefully at his feet at this juncture of his life. He may open a shop in a Harley dealership, expand 5-Ball leathers and or go to Bonneville with me. I’m going to pick up his dad on the way to test runs at the Texas mile.

Now get this. I just received an email from my 93-year-old father-in-law, Ralph, who lives in Lacy Washington next to homeless, war-torn, crime ridden Olympia, Washington (with his wife Betty). He explained how the politics have shifted in Lacy and homelessness is down 70 percent. He’s in the process of studying Bonneville racing. On a personal note, while her folks visited this summer, Ralph complained that he couldn’t work out because of Covid restrictions. Betty complained about him using gallon-jugs of water.

When they left, I gave him two 10-pound, hand-made by Bandit dumbbells. Since he’s been home, he started working out four days a week with only these dumbbells. He’s noticed significant improvement and in 2023 he will continue to fight against his old-guy bending posture.

Think about all of the above and the sheer potential of life in America. Like I told my grandson, it’s time to dream a little. Anything is possible.

Let’s hit the news. At the end I will outline my goals for 2023. Hang on.

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STRIDER BIKES CONTINUES THEIR MISSION--We're on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class!

There are just 2 days left to make your 2022 tax-deductible gift to All Kids Bike!

Please consider a gift to support the kids in your community and across the United States before the year is out. Everything we do at All Kids Bike is aimed at enhancing children's lives, starting with their journey on two wheels. Our All Kids Bike Learn-to-Ride Kindergarten PE Program ensures that every child gets to experience the joy and confidence that comes along with learning how to ride a bike!

“The All Kids Bike program has been one of my favorite additions to our P.E. program. The kids absolutely love getting on the bikes and so many kids have now had biking experiences who, otherwise, had not or would not have had the opportunity to learn to ride. Joy, confidence, and grit. You can't beat those experiences and lessons being learned at school!" - PE Teacher Kenny Cope, Fredstrom Elementary

Our program has been implemented into more than 800 schools in America, but we have so much more to go! We hope you will help us finish the year strong so we can continue our mission...until every child in America has experienced the joy, confidence, and wellness that two wheels can bring!

Make My 2022 Tax-Deductable Gift Today!

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THE BIKERNET PHILOSOPHY CLASS IS STILL OPEN--The road is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.

Happiness is not having to set the alarm clock.

When I get a headache I take two aspirin and keep away from children just like the bottle says.

Just once, I want the prompt for username and password to say, “Close enough.”

Becoming an adult is the dumbest thing I’ve ever done.

If you see me talking to myself, just move along. I’m self-employed. We’re having a meeting.

“Your call is very important to us. Please enjoy this 40-minute flute solo.”

Does anyone else have a plastic bag full of plastic bags, or is it just me?

I hate it when I can’t figure out how to operate the iPad and my tech support guy is asleep. He’s 5 and it’s past his bedtime.

Today’s 3-year-olds can switch on laptops and open their favorite apps. When I was 3, I ate mud.

Tip for a successful marriage: Don’t ask your wife when dinner will be ready while she’s mowing the lawn.

So, you drive across town to a gym to walk on a treadmill?

I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.

I decided to stop calling the bathroom "John" and renamed it the "Jim". I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning. Old age is coming at a really bad time.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would've put them on my knees.

Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met yet.

Why do I have to press one for English when you're just going to transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?

Now, I'm wondering . . did I send this to you, did you send it to me or have I only sent one copy?

--Sam Burns
Senior Philosopher
Bikernet Thought Temple
Pillar Peak
Sturgis, SD

CULTURAL NEWS--Motorcyclist Who Identifies As Bicyclist Sets Cycling World Record

NEW YORK, NY - In an inspiring story from the world of professional cycling, a motorcyclist who identifies as a bicyclist has crushed all the regular bicyclists, setting an unbelievable world record.

In a local qualifying race for the World Road Cycling League, the motorcyclist crushed the previous 100-mile record of 3 hours, 13 minutes with his amazing new score of well under an hour.

Professional motorcycle racer Judd E. Banner, the brave trans-vehicle rider, was allowed to race after he told league organizers he's always felt like a bicyclist in a motorcyclist's body.

"Look, my ride has handlebars, two wheels, and a seat," he told reporters as he accepted a trophy for his incredible time trial. "Just because I've got a little extra hardware, such as an 1170-cc flat-twin engine with 110 horsepower, doesn't mean I have any kind of inherent advantage here."

Banner also said he painted the word "HUFFY" on the side of his bike, ensuring he has no advantage over the bikes that came out of the factory as bicycles.

Some critics say he needs to cut off his motor in order to make the competition fairer, but he quickly called these people bigots, and they were immediately banned from professional cycle racing.

--from Rogue
Senior Editor™

HANG ON FOR THIS--One way to hoodwink the populace into accepting ever-increasing control by the omnibenevolent and all-seeing federal government is to convince them that freedom and autonomy are bad for you. But surely Leftists wouldn’t stoop that low, would they? Sure they would.

PJM’s Ben Bartee had the story on Saturday: the American Journal of Medicine has published a preposterous new study warning that “distrust of the government” and “a belief in freedom” are liable to get you killed. Get back in line, sheep! Don’t put your lives on the line chasing after freedom! Slavery is so much safer!

This arrant nonsense was actually published this month in the American Journal of Medicine, proving yet again that academic study in the United States has become irremediably politicized and open to cultural and intellectual fads. Honest investigation of a controverted issue, leading to the acknowledgment of unwelcome truths, is vanishingly rare. The pretext for pushing slavery on Americans is, once again, the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Fortune magazine, this study claims to prove that “if you passed on getting the COVID vaccine, you might be a lot more likely to get into a car crash.”

The study asserts that “unvaccinated people were 72% more likely to be involved in a severe traffic crash — in which at least one person was transported to the hospital — than those who were vaccinated. That’s similar to the increased risk of car crashes for people with sleep apnea, though only about half that of people who abuse alcohol.”

Does the vaccine somehow improve your eyesight and coordination, so that you can more easily get out of scrapes while driving? Oh, nothing like that. Unvaccinated people are more likely to wreck their cars because they’re the sort of people who don’t obey the rules. The study speculates that people who are so headstrong and stubborn as to resist getting a vaccine that is causing young people in perfect health suddenly to drop dead might also “neglect basic road safety guidelines.”

Now, who in his right mind would get behind the wheel and neglect basic safety guidelines? Incorrigible lovers of freedom, of course: “Why would they ignore the rules of the road? Distrust of the government, a belief in freedom, misconceptions of daily risks, ‘faith in natural protection,’ ‘antipathy toward regulation,’ poverty, misinformation, a lack of resources, and personal beliefs are potential reasons proposed by the authors.”

So actually, the study is all about why you should be a good conformist and do whatever the government tells you to do, no matter what the obvious risks may be.

This ridiculous and superstitious propaganda is frankly fascist in its warning against “a belief in freedom,” and it’s all designed to sell a shoddy and dangerous product to the weak and gullible.

--from J.J. Solari

"If you leave out enough data you can come up with any conclusion."
--The Redhead

2023 EVENTS FROM BILTWELL--Here's a heads-up on the motorcycle events we've got on our schedule for 2023. It's gonna be a busy year and we hope to see ya at least one of these shindigs!


Del Mar, CA

Louisville, KY

Milwaukee, WI

Bisbee, AZ

Ridgecrest, CA

Mojave, CA

San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

Oak Canyon Ranch, CA

Sturgis, SD

Bath, OH

Sturgis, SD

Virginia City, NV

Durango, CO

Brooklyn, NY

Kernville, CA

--Biltwell Crew

QUICK, KEEP THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY WIDE OPEN-- An armed thief entered a house mid-afternoon and found two people there.

He tied up the woman and ordered the man to hand over the family jewellery and other valuables.

The frightened man started sobbing, and said:

“You can take anything you want, and even beat me up, but please, untie the rope and free her.”

“You must really love your wife” said the burglar.

“Not particularly,” replied the man, “but she will be home soon.”

--from Micah

Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.
Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.

NEW FROM LE PERA-- We have new Trucker hats. Sorry was the only thing I could think of… running out the door to party my ass off with Cory Ness in some faraway location.

We will be closed December 23rd returning January 3rd. Happy Holidays!

--Christine Le Pera


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NHTSA Put on Notice Regarding the Profiling of Motorcyclist

This week, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives agreed to a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package that funds the federal government through September 2023 and avoids a government shutdown. Attached to that 4,155-page bill is a request by Congress to learn more about the profiling of motorcyclists.

Within the funding section for the Department of Transportation, language was included that states: The Committee is concerned that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may be conducting activities that encourage states to adopt legislation, regulation, or other policies that unjustly profile motorcycle riders. The Committee directs NHTSA to report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the extent to which the agency works with states on motorcycle passenger policies within 120 days of enactment of this Act.

For years the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has worked to address the profiling of motorcyclists. We believe this action by Congress is an important step that will continue the dialogue on this topic. We cannot thank Rep. Susie Lee of Nevada enough for her leadership on this issue. Her willingness to seek answers from NHTSA is why this language was included in the final bill.

We hope that when NHTSA responds to the request from Congress, we will have more information to share with you.

Thank you for your continued support of biker rights and the MRF.

As always Ride Safe and Ride Free.



Sorry, not from your state, but I have much respect. So, we've uncovered election fraud, Covid fraud, climate fraud and Biden crimes in this country, in Afghanistan and at the border. So, is anything going to be done about anything?


TWISTED ROAD TRAVEL ADVICE—They can hook you up with a bike while you’re in the City of Los Angeles.

If you’re planning a trip to Los Angeles, here are some of the best motorcycle rides, hangouts, and travel tips. And Twisted Road is your source for motorcycle rental in LA—rent a bike from owners in our rider community!

The Los Angeles area is expansive and has a little bit of everything. For riders, that means a motorcycle tour of Los Angeles can include long stretches of superslab, cool beachfront cruises, and exhilarating mountain twisties. And the Southern California motorcycle scene is quite vibrant, with all styles of bikes and characters. So being able to rent a motorcycle in Los Angeles that fits your riding style, and where you want to go, is huge. Read on to learn about:
  • Renting a Motorcycle in Los Angeles
  • Best Motorcycle Rides in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Motorcycle Rules & Tips
  • Preparing For Your Los Angeles motorcycle trip
Where to Rent a Motorcycle in Los Angeles

The good news is, with Twisted Road your Los Angeles motorcycle rental options are virtually unlimited. You can search our site and rent whatever you feel like riding during your trip; a touring motorcycle, a sportbike, a cruiser… our community of riders have all sorts of bikes listed. And no need to rent just one bike while you’re in town; you can check out a different one every day or two if you want to!

Best Motorcycle Rides in Southern California

Some of the best motorcycle rides in Southern California are in Los Angeles County. You’ve got a wide selection of neighborhoods and iconic sights to explore—DTLA, the Hollywood sign, and Beverly Hills, just to name a few. Some of the best motorcycle routes and roads to scope out in the area are:
  • Angeles Crest Highway
  • The Snake (a stretch of Mulholland Highway)
  • Big Bear
  • Sunset Boulevard to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
  • Ortega Highway
Every Twisted road motorcycle rental includes unlimited miles, so you can ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco if you feel like it! (Check out our Twisted Road review page to hear from our riders, and see why we’re your best source for a motorcycle rental in Los Angeles!)

Motorcycle Hangouts in Los Angeles

When you’re out exploring a new area, there’s nothing cooler than connecting with the riding community at the local bike spots. Los Angeles and the surrounding area have some interesting places to stop off during your ride.

The Rock Store

There’s no place quite like the Rock Store, and a visit there is likely to be memorable for any number of reasons. It’s been there since 1963, and it’s built entirely out of volcanic rock. But the really interesting part is the people. There’s a mix of modern and vintage bikes of all types, and a range of riders to match. And the regulars include prolific car and bike collector Jay Leno, who frequently rides up on his latest toy. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, and Tommy Lee are also among the celeb moto aficionados who frequent the Rock Store. (Please note that it’s only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.)

The House of Machines

The House of Machines is a biker bar with locations all around the world. The LA installment has an artisanal, slightly hipster (in a good way) aesthetic, and offers bikes, bites, and beer, and frequently live music. During the day, you can get your caffeine fix at Clutch, the in-house espresso bar.

Cook’s Corner

Cook’s Corner in Trabuco Canyon is one of the most famous biker bars in Southern California. It’s in a rustic cabin where it’s resided since 1884 (and hosted miners back in the gold rush days) and offers food and drink, a pool, and horseshoes. There’s even live music, and sometimes country dancing. Cook’s Corner is the real deal—an OG biker bar that’s authentic down to its floorboards. A lot of Los Angeles motorcycle events are hosted here, too!

There’s more. Go to to find out.

POLITICAL NEWS--J6 committee waves the white flag, quietly withdraws Trump subpoena: ‘They knew I did nothing wrong!’

Despite constant and overwhelming media hype that its work would bring an end to former President Donald J. Trump, the vaunted House select committee to investigate the so-called “insurrection” of January 6, 2021 is going out with a whimper.

Days before House Democrats are forced to surrender control of their committees to Republicans, the uber-partisan panel said that it would be withdrawing its subpoena of Trump, a document that was greeted with jubilation by Resistance Twitter when it was issued in October with many seeing it as the elusive silver bullet that would finally bring about the end of their hated enemy’s political career.

On Wednesday night, committee chairman Rep. Benny Thompson acknowledged that it was over in a letter to Trump’s attorney that was obtained and reported by CNN.

“In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena,” he wrote.

“Therefore, through this letter, I hereby formally withdraw the subpoena issued to former President Trump, and notify you that he is no longer obligated to comply or produce records in response to said subpoena,” the Mississippi Democrat added.

NEWS FROM THE PRISM GANG-- Our Mini Spoon Footpegs are made from stainless steel while our Heritage Footpegs are machined from aluminum. Both footpegs are designed to mount to any 5/8" diameter foot peg including our 4" Mid-Peg as well as our Sportster Mid-Control Kit. Watch as Mitch shows you how to install them.

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AGING AND EXERCISE--Ok. So, that's how sports can benefit Senior Citizens?
There are many benefits to exercising:
* it boosts the morale
* it soothes muscle aches and therefore allows you to cut down on medication
* it stimulates your immune system, so you have stronger defences against viruses
* it helps to fight against arthritis: no exercise = muscle wastage = the joints are no longer supported
* it trains your memory: doing sport means you must use different zones of your brain.
* It boosts your self-esteem.

In a nutshell, exercise allows you to maintain a healthy lifestyle (and this applies to all ages).

So, What about Combat Sports?
Coordination, laterality, proprioception, muscle tone, flexibility, and increased balance.

These are just some of the benefits of combat sports.

The increase in balance is particularly helpful for older people. Unfortunately, senior citizens are prone to falls.

And falling can have serious repercussions! Trauma, fractures, post-fall syndrome, bruising, broken bones.
Of course, "Senior" applies to a wide range. Judo isn't the right sport for someone who already has trouble moving around for example.

The benefit of combat sports, notably judo, is the dual workout: physical AND mental exercise.

Learning to fall without hurting yourself is also a significant advantage.


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