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COOL BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for August 25th 2022

It's Wild in the Streets

By Bandit, Wayfarer, Bob T., Barry Green, the Redhead, Sam Burns, Laura, RFR, Johnny White, Geno, Buck Lovell, and the rest of the crew
8/25/2022


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The Rally is a couple of weeks behind us,
and hopefully I will launch my report tomorrow. Rumor has it Easyriders Magazine is struggling. A couple of staff members have bowed out, and they didn’t do well with their Captain America subscription raffle bike. It sold on ebay for $38,000. Is that legal? That’s not showing respect for the contributors and builder, Mondo at Denver’s choppers.



On the positive side, Ron Paugh at Paughco is considering building another Captain America replica with Mondo in the future. Ron has the most original Captain America bike on the planet and knows the history. He’s the man to build them. Stay tuned.

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Let’s hit the news:



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THE LATEST FROM THE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION--Two Stories Caught Our Eye

August in Washington, D.C. is normally a quiet time of year as lawmakers have left town and will not return until after Labor Day. Despite this, a few issues caught our eye that we wanted to make you aware of.

On August 11th Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) sent a joint letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on how the agency is working to address its report showing that Tesla vehicles were implicated in numerous crashes, including crashes involving serious injuries and five known deaths. As we mentioned last week, two fatal crashes between Tesla vehicles and bikers in California and Utah earlier this year have raised concerns at the MRF.

According to the letter, “Federal investigations and recent reporting have uncovered troubling safety issues associated with these systems, including but not limited to the following:

Driver Engagement– The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that Tesla’s Autopilot system does not effectively monitor driver engagement and respond to driver inattentiveness.

Erratic Driving – Reports have found that vehicles in Full Self Driving (FSD) mode have imperiled bicyclists and pedestrians, driven down tram tracks, and crashed into bollards.

Rolling Stops– Last year, Tesla issued a software update enabling FSD to make “rolling stops,” in which the vehicle fails to come to a complete stop at all-way stop intersections.

Passenger Play – Last year, Tesla introduced a new “Passenger Play” feature enabling occupants to play video games on the center console while the car is in motion, which could be used by the driver when the Autopilot feature is engaged.

Phantom Braking – In October 2021, Tesla recalled certain vehicles equipped with FSD software over issues with vehicle braking. 11 Vehicles equipped with this software were reportedly braking sharply in response to falsely detected road hazards.”

The other major news this month was the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Included in the legislation was a 10-year tax credit worth up to $7,500 for the purchase of a new electric vehicle and a $4,000 tax credit for a used vehicle. The Department of Energy has released a list of nearly 30 vehicles that meet the requirements for the tax credit, however, clearly missing from the list are electric motorcycles. The tax credit only applies to four wheeled vehicles assembled in the United States.

Now there is no doubt that many of the 10 million bikers in this country have no interest in purchasing an electric motorcycle! If it doesn’t run on an internal combustion engine, they have no interest in riding it. Nevertheless, it’s concerning when the federal government crafts policy regarding our transportation system and omits motorcycles from that policy. While D.C. has ignored bikers, a handful of state governments have rightly included motorcycles in their state-run tax credit programs for electric vehicles.

Even with Congress on vacation until September, the MRF remains committed and vigilant in defending the rights and safety of all bikers.

Ride Safe and Ride Free.

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RED CROSS ALERT-- With the increasing pace of disasters like wildfires and hurricanes — and as we’re currently seeing in Texas, record-breaking rainfall that’s causing extreme flooding damage — the Red Cross must be prepared to provide lifesaving assistance anywhere and anytime it’s needed.

This work is so important that we set a goal to raise $500,000 by midnight to fuel our response efforts. With this deadline coming up in just a few hours, will you make a gift today to help provide emergency assistance like food and shelter to communities coping in the aftermath of a disaster?

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NEWS FROM BONNEVILLE-- Dear Racers,

I am heartbroken to not be able to host BMST 2022, and we will certainly miss seeing all of you achieve your goals, have fun, and get to do what we all love.

The amount of water out there amazed me. If you haven’t already seen it, check out- our Facebook page. It has a video that will show a bit more about what we saw out there that forced our cancellation.

We were excited to implement race-driven improvements that include additional signage, flagging, better line marking equipment (to save time and increase the quality of markings we can add), and a hybrid center-line markings to help orient you on-course.

We appreciate your patience as we are an all-volunteer organization and we’ve been implementing our cancellation procedures to minimize costs.

The good news is that some items purchased for course improvements will be ready to go next year and we have been able to recover some deposits and prepayments thanks to supportive vendors and organizations. However, we already went to print on 2022 merchandise and have other non-recoverable deposits.

What this means for you:
All registered participants will be receiving their 2022 Participant T-shirt and decal. We have several options for you to designate how your registration fees can help the continued success of the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials and are offering options beyond what is currently listed in our standard Terms and Conditions.

These includes
  • Donating your entry to sustaining the event by becoming an official ‘Friend of BMST’ with some exclusive rewards.
  • Donating a portion of or your entry registration
  • Rolling over your entry registration to 2023
  • Refunds
We understand that everyone is in a different financial position, and we hope it offers flexibility in how your registration fees are processed. All income from BMST Sponsorship, registration, gate tickets and merchandise sales go directly into funding the event. As an all-volunteer program, we work diligently to stretch every dollar for a premier land speed racing experience.

In the coming days you will receive an email with the details and a link to form to complete the cancellation process regarding your entry registration, as well as an opportunity to purchase merchandise and support BMST now and in the future.

Again, I appreciate your patience as I’ve switched from preparing the event to cancellation. I do wish I was out there right now awaiting your arrival to race!

Yours in Racing,

Delvene Reber,
Event Director/Owner
Deliciate Promotions LLC
Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials

PH: 530.263.7276

BonnevilleMST.com
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Special Thanks to our sponsors:
Moto Nomaddicts- On The Salt- CAS Group, Red Hook Racing, HunterSills Racing, John Caraway, Stripper Juice, Fez Monkey’s Salt Racing, Z Man Machining, Morto (Neil & Gina Olson), Sodium Distortion, Big Bad Nitro Daddy, Killerfish Engineering

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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF J.J. SOLARI--
My favorite Facebook videos are the ones where the wise and pontificating student of the Constitution tells the cop outside his car window that he doesn’t have to do anything the cop tells him to do. Not once has the cop ever said, "Well, this has been very informative! Enlightenment has come unto me this day! I feel like I have not only advanced my education but that a door has been opened in my spirit through which the angels of knowledge have swarmed and have found lodging inside my heart! Go thy way, citizen! I have impeded your life and stalled your day enough! Proceed unto thine destination!"

That has not happened even once. What HAS happened is the cop screams for a while, then takes out a metal object, breaks the window, wrangles with the still-lecturing inhabitant, unsnaps the seat belt, opens the door, drags the occupant to the ground and kneels on his temple until 20 more cops arrive, which happens within 30 seconds after the expert in constitutional laws cheek hits the gravel.

To date not one police officer has listened to the particulars of the legal arguments being presented and become convinced that stopping the driver was a big mistake in judgement and that remorse and apologies were in order. In fact, it's as though the dissertations on the Founding Fathers' hopes and desires for a fair and just society and the listing of their measures and plans for achieving it are falling upon deaf, if not increasingly infuriated, ears.

J.J. Solari
Constitutional Law Professor
Bikernet University





JOHNNY MAC’S CHOPPER HOUSE-- Charitable Custom Motorcycles & WONDERFUL SPONSORS

At Johnny Mac's Chopper House in Philadelphia, our focus has been on building motorcycles for qualified charities, and so far it's been terrific.



We have one rule when choosing a charity, it has to support the military, kids, or dogs. We then work closely with the charity to handle advertising, social media, colors, and more.

We had HUGE success with our first charity build for Philabundance in Philadelphia, only to be followed up by our latest Tunnel to Towers Foundation Custom Build at the MECUM Auction in Las Vegas 1/28/22, which brought in $41,000.00.

What’s up next? Well we are already on it, two new builds again, for our charities. Want to be involved, donate some parts from your company or a few dollars, all help is accepted. See the full feature on our latest charity builds on Bikernet tomorrow.

We are ALWAYS looking for donations and parts so if your budget allows, please consider a donation here https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=WLNJ4YWY3TYKC, or buy a shirt here https://usaproductfactory.com/?orderby=menu_order, which all sales & donations support the building & transportation of the motorcycle.
 
Watch for the full story tomorrow on Bikernet.com. --Bandit 

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SUPREME QUOTES FOR THE WEEK--
With all the bad news you got --- here is some inspiration for all those who persevere

"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence university education." — George Bernard Shaw

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman (winner of Nobel Prize in Physics, 1965)

"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." - Bruce Lee

"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends." - Baltasar Gracian

"The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool." — Epicurus

"A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat." - Louis L'Amour

--Wayfarer
persevering monk in training
Bikernet Temple





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NEWS FROM THE WORLD AUTO PARTS INDUSTRY--
Auto parts industry booming, but dollar keeps rising. So not easy to import fuel for those cool motorcycles and four-wheelers. During the chips shortage, along with people needing to commute under Covid strains scare, the price of used-vehicles were highest ever recorded in India.

Auto parts industry reports highest ever revenue

Despite reporting the highest-ever revenue in rupee (INR 4.2 lakh crore), auto component business in terms of dollar stood at USD 56.5 billion in the last financial year compared to the peak sales of USD 57.1 billion in FY19

Read full article at:
https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/auto-components/auto-parts-industry-reports-highest-ever-revenue-of-inr-4-2-lakh-crore/93710628

--Wayfarer





WILD TRIKES OF THE WEEK





--Sam Burns
Supreme Trike Editor
Bikernet.com™





THE LATEST FROM THE CHOPPER CHRONICLES--Windsor (NY) man arrested for motorcycle theft.

A 37-year-old Windsor man was arrested for motorcycle theft on August 15th.

Scott Frost II allegedly displayed a handgun when he stole a motorcycle from a residence in the Town of Windsor.

Frost has been charged with one count of Robbery in the First Degree, a class B Felony.

He was arraigned on his charge and remanded to the Broome County Jail.

SOURCE:
https://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/crime/windsor-man-arrested-for-motorcycle-theft/

I’m working on the second Chopper Chronicles story. --Bandit

 

 
ANOTHER QUOTE OF THE WEEK--
 
"Advise caution, even draperies have ears." --Charlie Chan (Warner Bros)



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Reader Comments


Bill Gruhlke was the builder listed for the Mystery Sled. The bike is shown to belong to the Rogues MC

Sam
TX
Friday, August 26, 2022
Editor Response Thanks.
--Bandit
Glad to hear the Dice Knuck is getting much needed time on the road.

Rhys
DB, FL
Friday, August 26, 2022
Editor Response May fire it up today and ride it to Deadwood.
--Bandit

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