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California Lane Splitting

31. July 2014

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California Lane Splitting

About 18 months ago the California Highway Patrol formally acknowledged that it is legal to split lanes in California by publishing a document online titled “Lane Splitting General Guidelines.” The document explained to California bikers when they would and wouldn’t get a ticket for splitting lanes. Earlier this month the CHP took that document down. […]

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The Heathens Motorcycle Club

30. July 2014

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The Heathens Motorcycle Club

From the vantage of Los Angeles, the Heathens Motorcycle Club seemed to appear out of thin air last Saturday when they fought with members of the Widowmakers Motorcycle Club in an Applebee’s in Athens, Tennessee and then opened fire on a member of the American Outlaws Association named Steven Kirkland at a Kangaroo Express gas […]

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The Athens Tennessee Shooting

27. July 2014

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The Athens Tennessee Shooting

This story wsa published on July 26 and corrected on July 27. The story was corrected to establish that the Heathens Motorcycle Club mentioned in this story is not connected to or associated with the Heathens Motorcycle Club with a chapter in Rome, Georgia or any other club. It is going to be a long, […]

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

26. July 2014

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

The Alabama Fusion Center in Montgomery issued the following bulletin, which seems to describe the Panopticon State’s worst biker menace nightmare, on July 11. This is what your tax dollars buy. This is what homeland security means. “On 10 July, 2014 a Lee County Alabama Law Enforcement Official received an anonymous phone call in reference […]

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Set Your DVRs

25. July 2014

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Set Your DVRs

Fair warning. Rebel is going to be on television again. The show is called Greatest Mysteries: Sturgis. It will air August 8 at 8 p.m. Pacific on the Travel Channel. And, just like you, I am clueless about what I will say. I filmed my segment at Kiwi Indian in Riverside, California last October. At […]

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Fox Backs Out Of Motorcycle Stunt

24. July 2014

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Fox Backs Out Of Motorcycle Stunt

Fox Television has backed out of a proposed deal to fund and televise a motorcycle jump of Snake River Canyon in Southern Idaho. Daredevil Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel tried to jump the canyon on a rocket powered motorcycle on September 8, 1974. He didn’t make it. Knievel had originally hoped ABC Sports would broadcast the […]

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Iron Order Killer Still Not Charged

24. July 2014

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Iron Order Killer Still Not Charged

Relatives and friends of Zachariah James “Nas T” Tipton peacefully demonstrated outside the office of the State Attorney in Jacksonville yesterday. Zach Tipton was shot and killed by a man widely identified as a prospect with the Iron Order Motorcycle Club on June 26 outside Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The State Attorney, […]

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Rebel Is Spelled Correctly

23. July 2014

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Rebel Is Spelled Correctly

There is a new Facebook page, titled “Liar Aging Rebel,” that provides an alternative to what you can read here. This page’s coverage of the murder of Zachariah Tipton has aroused so much excitement among the leadership of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club that they have created a Facebook page, the only content of which […]

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Navy Calls Iron Order A “Gang”

22. July 2014

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Navy Calls Iron Order A “Gang”

Today the Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake in California issued a memorandum to the sailors and Marines under his command that called the Iron Order Motorcycle Club a “gang.” The memorandum has been slightly edited for clarity. The pertinent passage is in paragraph three. The memorandum read: 1. Open […]

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Izod, The Wrath Of God

22. July 2014

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Izod, The Wrath Of God

In 1972, the German director Werner Herzog released a film called Aguirre, the Wrath of God. The film starred the young and edgy Klaus Kinski as the Spanish conquistador Lope de Aguirre who, in the film at least, floated his soldiers down the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers with the promise they would find El Dorado. […]

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