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The Way We Were

The 1970s weren’t just a different time. The United States itself was a far different place. A much stranger place. Just take a look at these ads, which, at the time, seemed entirely normal. Because we were high as a kite.

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It’s my freedom, Maaaan!

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Police say a man died while riding his motorcycle during a protest against helmet laws in upstate New York Saturday after his bike flipped and he hit his head on the pavement.

Cause of death: Skull fracture.

Ride into the Danger Zone…

It’s a dangerous sport we’ve embraced, folks.  Indeed, looking at this graph, it’s hard to make any other conclusion. Motorcycle fatalities per passenger mile are 37 times higher for motorcycles than for cars.

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Enthusiast Publications

If you’re interested in reading about motorcycles, or in learning how to ride better, the New York Times, of all places, has a list of books and DVDs about Motorcycling.

Included in the list is:

  • Alan Cathcart’s American Dream Bikes
  • Roland Brown’s Superbikes of the Seventies
  • Kevin Cameron’s The Grand Continue reading

AMA is Concerned about Health Care Reform

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This isn’t a political blog at all, but I couldn’t help noticing that even the American Motorcyclist Association is now getting involved in the ongoing debate about health care reform.  The AMA feels that a government-run system may discriminate against motorcyclists by denying coverage to motorcyclists who Continue reading

Mongols Beat the Government

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I don’t hold any particular brief for Motorcycle “Clubs” like the Angels or the Mongols, but it’s nice to see the government slapped down when it goes a little too far.

The U.S. Government has been going after the Mongols for a while–and the Mongols do have some unsavory Continue reading

Don’t Screw With Bears

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If you live in bear country, you probably already know not to keep food in a car, because bears will tear a car apart to get at a box of donuts, or whatever.  Now, it appears that even transporting food may be a problem.  Especially in Continue reading

Motorcycle Sales

In case you haven’t been keeping up with current events, things are slow in the economy.  We went to the local mall Friday night to see about getting a part for our dishwasher, and the place was a ghost town.  After finishing up at the mall, we Continue reading