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HAPPY HOLIDAYS BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for December 3, 2020

It's all Good, If You Don't Believe in Doomsday

By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Bob T. Sam Burns, Barry Green, Laura, El Waggs, the Redhead, and the whole crew
12/3/2020


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Hey,

We’re in December of 2020
and the mayor of Los Angeles said he will cut your water and power if you have a holiday party. In South Dakota you would die. Fortunately, a vaccine has been released and is starting to spread.



As you know by now, life is nuts and then you die. We’ve actually had the best life has ever had to offer in the history of mankind. Nothing could be as cool or as safe as we have seen it in our lifetime. Hell, we had a ten-year war and only about 5,500 Americans died. I’m not discounting one life, but the statistics are amazing. Violence is down, health, except for the Chinese Covid is up. You can lose an arm and get another one. Your heart can be replaced.

Of course, there is a growing number of folks who fear doom is all around us. Hell, I know guys who build exhaust systems and carb parts who believe the Climate Change doom is coming. Why the hell would they keep building fossil fuel parts if they felt that way. Celebrities proclaim doom and then board private jets to their island mansions.

The 5-Ball Inc. Intergalactic World Headquarters in 1946. The one with all the windows. You didn't know we were that old...
The 5-Ball Inc. Intergalactic World Headquarters in 1946. The one with all the windows. You didn't know we were that old...



I watched a documentary about the evils of fascism last night. A strong concluding point to prevent this evil was and is free speech and the flow of unbiased information. It’s the only way we will know if doom is true or not. Well, there is another way, that can’t be denied. If the doom doesn’t happen, there you have it, someone goofed. Let’s hit the news:



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THE LATEST FROM BDL—BDL's 3-inch Open Drive for Shovels is the #1 choice for custom and high performance Shovelhead builders around the world.

Tried and proven part # SHS-630 fits machines 1970 – 1978 with Ratchet top transmissions only.

Conversion comes as a complete drive system, stator rotor stator/rotor guard, pulleys, belt and high performance clutch with a ball bearing pressure plate. The formidable 3” unit boasts BDL’s legendary quality, precision fit, flawless function, and reliability. Along with a distinctive sound the SHS-630 provides smoother operation with less stress on shafts and bearings.

The package provides an excellent way to cure all those “floating basket” and starting issues. Kit requires use of a 1989 -2006 style starter. Minor modifications and use some customization skills are also a must. This conversion is offered with polished finish only.

If you’re into that cool open look this is the real deal. Suggested retail is just a $1418.50 and can be purchased from BDL dealers worldwide or straight from the manufacturer at www.beltdrives.com.

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INTERVIEW WITH ENFIELD BOSS--He is not interested in buying Ducati from VW. The revival and growth of the Enfield company almost seems like magic. But they did the research and make only carefully selected moves ensuring they do it well.

https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/two-wheelers/motorcycles/royal-enfield-is-many-steps-ahead-of-the-competition-siddhatha-lal/79515063

The way we're working on EVs is that we are not going to be the first to the market. But rather we'd study the market, understand the technology - there's a full team at Royal Enfield who does EVs now. We're constantly studying the market, riding bikes, making our own mule bikes, prototype bikes and riding them ourselves, seeing what happens, seeing what we like, don't like.

You'll certainly see stuff from us on EV like concept bikes and prototypes. But you're not going to see a production EV from us for another three years or so at least. It might be longer. We're in a tearing rush to work on it and to develop, but we're not in tearing rush to be in the market and do a silly job.

--Wayfarer
Chief Investigator
Bikernet New Bureau
India





THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS—Mask Free.

Headache & testicles

Veteran had suffered from really bad headaches for the last 20 years. He eventually decides to go and see a Doctor at Military Hospital.

The Doctor says, "the good news is empaneled hospital can cure your headaches. The bad news is that they will require removing your testicles."

"You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache."

"The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles."

Veteran is shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for.

He had no choice but to go under the knife. The surgery cost the Government $25,000/-.

When he left the hospital, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself.

As he walked down the street, he realized that he felt like a different person. He could make a new beginning and live a new life.

He saw a Men's clothing store and thought, "That's what I need. A new Suit."

He entered the shop and told the salesman, "I'd like a new Suit."

The elderly salesman eyed him briefly and said, "Let's see size 44 would fit fine."

Veteran laughed, "That's right, how did you know?"

"Been in the business 60 years sir!" the salesman said.

Veteran tried on the suit it fitted perfectly. As Veteran admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked, "How about a new shirt?"

Veteran thought for a moment and then said, "Sure."

The salesman eyed the Veteran and said, "Let's see, 34 sleeves and 16-1/2 neck."

Veteran was surprised, "That's right, how did you know?"

"Been in the business 60 years sir."

Veteran tried the shirt and it fitted perfectly.

Veteran walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked, "How about some new Underwear?"

Veteran thought for a moment and said, "Sure.."

The salesman said, "Let's see..... size 36."

Veteran laughed, "Ah ha! You got it wrong this time! I've worn size 34 since I was 18 years old.."

The salesman shook his head, "You can't wear a size 34 sir. A size 34 would press your Testicles up against the base of your spine and give you hell of a Headache."

Surgery - $ 25,000 through Government empaneled hospital, New underwear at local store - $ 25.00.

Second Opinion-Priceless.

Always take second opinion before going under the Surgery through Government empaneled hospital.

--Wayfarer
Librarian
Bandit’s Cantina Bad Joke Library
 
Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.
Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.







NTSB: Pickup driver’s drug use critical in death of 7 bikers.

A pickup driver’s drug use was the reason he crashed last year into an oncoming group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, leading to the death of seven bikers, the National Transportation Safety Board found Tuesday.

The board unanimously approved a report that determined that Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s impairment from the drugs was the “probable cause” for him crossing the center line on a highway and sparking the fiery crash. NTSB investigators told the board that Zhukovskyy had drugs, including opioids, in his system.

--from Rogue
Senior Editor
Bikernet.com™
 




GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK-- 20th Anniversary Black Friday Sale

Gettysburg, PA (November 25, 2020) – Gettysburg Bike Week is back for the 20th anniversary rally at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA with a Black Friday special on tickets, the deepest discounted ticket offer leading up the event. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Gettysburg Bike Week is offering $33 tickets for the weekend pass and $22 for the 2 day passes and $14 one day pass. The event will be held Thursday July 8th-Sunday July 11th.

“We wanted to give riders something to look forward to for 2021. 2020 has been hard on everyone, so we decided to offer our best rate on tickets for the 20th anniversary of our event.” says Gettysburg Bike Week Owner Kelly Shue. “We have already started to work on COVID-19 safety protocol so our event can be put on safely. We missed everyone in 2020 and can’t wait to see everyone.”

This year’s musical acts include Thursday’s lineup starts the weekend with a bang featuring The Colt Wilbur Band, Fade to Black a Tribute to Metallica and Dave Bray USA. Friday will feature the every popular Jasmine Cain, Honey Pump and headliner Buckcherry. Saturday always features a full day of rides and an evening of rock n roll. Saturday nights lineup features local favorites Small Town Titans, Redemption Road and headliner KIX.
 
Ever present emcee Jack Schit will once again perform master of ceremonies duties throughout the week on the Budweiser Stage, Gin Gypsies will be slinging drinks in their usual boisterous fashion (with some safety restrictions in place). The cornhole tournament and mini-bike racing have been huge successes and you can be sure that they are coming back with a vengeance. Expect heavy competition in the Cycle Source Ride-In Bike Show, Bike Games and Rodeo. Discounted tickets for two and four-day passes are available here starting Thursday November 26th at midnight and ending Sunday November 29th at midnight, once it hits midnight the deal is done so make sure to head over and buy them for your friends and family. Gettysburg Bike Week tickets make the perfect stocking stuffer and will be the deepest discounted ticket price offer for Gettysburg Bike Week 20th Anniversary.

No rally is complete without great riding, and Gettysburg has some of the best riding around. Whether riders want to see historic battlegrounds or just hit the road for a great cruise, hundreds of miles of the best riding in the East surrounds Gettysburg. In addition to fantastic solo riding, GBW also features awesome group rides throughout the weekend event.

Black Friday Discount Pricing for Gettysburg Bike Week is as follows:

$33 per-person 4-day passes, available online

$22 per-person 2-day passes, available online

$14 per-person 1-day passes, available online

New and returning riders can find updates, the schedule of events, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Gettysburg Bike Week by visiting http://www.gettysburgbikeweek.com.

--Ken Conte





EMERGENCY COVID UPDATE--Hi all. I wasn’t allowed to say anything until today, but it's now okay for me to share. I have volunteered for the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer.

The vaccine is the one that has been developed in Russia. It is in 6 different stages and I received my first dose this morning at 08:20 am, and I wanted to let you all know that it’s safe and I’m ok. ?o side effects whatsoeve?, and that I feelsh?? ? ???? ???? ??????? ????? ? ? ????, ??? ???? ????? ???. ??????? ???? ????? ?????.

--Comrade Harvinski





DIRECT FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS--7 Tips to Safely Decorate your Home for the Holidays

Candle fires causing home fires peak in December


LOS ANGELES, December 2, 2020 — Decorating with holiday candles? Consider the flameless kind — as December is the peak month for candle fires.

The risk is so common that nearly one-third of us have done this – left the room or fallen asleep while candles are burning, according to a 2020 national American Red Cross survey. If you must use candles, never leave them unattended, keep them away from anything that could burn and place them out of reach from children and pets.

With Los Angeles County facing a three-week Safer at Home order, many more of us will be indoors and with a smaller group of loved ones. The Red Cross Los Angeles Region urges everyone to follow these decorating safety tips to prevent fires and keep everyone safe:

Check all holiday light cords to make sure they aren’t frayed or broken. Don’t string too many strands of lights together — no more than three per extension cord. Turn off all holiday lights when going to bed or leaving the house.

Ensure outside decorations are for outdoor use and fasten lights securely to your home or trees. If using hooks or nails outside, make sure they are insulated to avoid electrocution or fire hazard.

Look for the fire-resistant label when buying an artificial tree. Keep it away from fireplaces, radiators and other sources of heat. Never use electric lights on metallic trees.

If getting a live tree, make sure it’s fresh and keep it watered. Bend the needles up and down to make sure no needles fall off.

Don’t light the fireplace if hanging stockings on the mantel.

Check the labels of older decorations. Some older tinsel is lead-based. If using angel hair, wear gloves to avoid irritation. Avoid breathing in artificial snow.
Have good, stable placement when using a ladder and wear shoes that allow for good traction.

STAY SAFE FROM HOME FIRES Test your smoke alarms monthly and practice your home fire escape plan until everyone can escape in less than two minutes — the amount of time you may have to get out of a burning home before it’s too late.

Visit redcross.org/fire for more information, including an escape plan to practice with your family. You can also download the free Red Cross Emergency app (search “American Red Cross” in app stores).

Additionally, you can learn how to keep your family safe in the cooler months by joining Red Cross LA’s next Community Conversation: Home Fire Safety During Winter joined by the Los Angeles Fire Department on Dec. 2 and in Spanish on Dec. 9. For more information or to view past Community Conversations, visit redcross.org/la.





A HOLIDAY NOTE FROM THE GEARHEAD DIARIES--You wrote a story in the old Easyriders mag. It is that time of year for a re-visit to it . It was a story of a biker headed home on his bike in the dead of winter up north. He ran across a woman and her kids had no Christmas to look forward to.

He became the secret Santa. That kind of stuff gives me that warm felling just like a smooth bourbon.

Have a Merry Christmas to all.

-- Gearhead





LATE NEWS FROM KIDS RIDE--It's a wonderful day for giving!

You have the opportunity to give the gift of two wheels to more special kiddos this school year.

More than ever, children need to know that we are willing to persevere alongside them. Together we can help etch this reality into their developmental history and usher in what kids need most this very moment - a lifetime of mobility, confidence, and overall wellbeing distinctively found in the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program.



Give the gift of learning to ride and your
donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

--wwwkidsride.com





NEW FROM THE BUCKLEGUY--Buckleguy.com ....HAS.... A....CATALOG....WOOHOO!!!

This has to be our most anticipated email of all time! Maybe not for you, ha! But this catalog has been in the works for a very long time, and we are overly excited to share it with you. You will find 136 pages of our in stock products including hardware, leather, tools, zipper, supplies, and more!

Our intention was to make a catalog that showcased close up product photos to help designers, crafters, manufacturers, and others to make conclusive decisions on the design and style they are looking for. The pages flow through all of the category types in a logical manner with helpful info on sizing, finishes, how-to, characteristics, and more.

Yes, we are charging $10, BUT, inside every catalog we are including a $5 coupon code to be used on your next order! We wish we could send for free, but for a litany of reasons it simply wasn't in the cards on this initial round.

Additionally, we have uploaded a 'virtual catalog' for those that don't wish to have a physical one but still appreciate the page flow of a catalog in web format. To see the virtual catalog please click here.

Thank you everyone for the daily catalog requests and inspiration to put this together. We hope you love the catalog as much as we do, and who knows, perhaps it will become your favorite new coffee table book ??.

Thank you everyone, and please stay safe!

The Buckleguy Team




LATEST FROM THE NMA--City dismissed red-light camera tickets against Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s security detail.

The city of Chicago dismissed the majority of tickets issued to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s security detail by red-light and speed cameras, including some that were recorded at times when the mayor was scheduled to be attending non-city events, records show.

Since Lightfoot became mayor in May 2019, the police security detail assigned to her protection has received 13 tickets for speed and red-light camera violations, and 10 of those have been dismissed, records show.

Though city officials did not address specific questions about her whereabouts at the time each ticket was issued, listings in her official calendar show some were given at times when her calendar suggests she was on the way home from a personal event or en route to a “non-city breakfast.”

Four were issued at a time when her official calendar doesn’t note her scheduled whereabouts or indicates “rest,” and another says she was supposed to be attending a virtual gala.

A city spokeswoman defended dismissing the tickets, saying cops are allowed to run red lights under certain circumstances.


--By GREGORY PRATT
CHICAGO TRIBUNE





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The Dicey Knuck is still one of my all time favorite bikes! It is still btichn' !!!!

stealth
charlotte, Nc
Friday, December 4, 2020
Editor Response Thanks Brother,

Happy Holidays. Stay healthy, the vaccine is coming...
--Bandit
The blonde with the jean shorts is too much... A long time ago, there was a story in ER called, 'SANTA CLAUS IS A BIKER'. Do you have a copy or something? It was a nice story that would warm some old hearts.

Cap'n Bill
this one, TN
Friday, December 4, 2020
Editor Response Hey Bill,

I will take a look around, or maybe another reader can find a copy. I recently ran across a book of ER fiction. I'll find it.
--Bandit

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