Archive | September, 2008

Do Not Go To Myrtle Beach

September 29, 2008

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If you go to the Myrtle Beach Fall Rally, “The Pilgrimage,” this week -whatever you do, stay out of Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the putative home to two biker rallies each year. The Spring Rally each May has drawn as many as 300,000 visitors. The Fall rally, which this year runs from […]

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Saturday Night In Ely

September 24, 2008

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After 9/11 every newspaper and magazine in America ran at least one story titled “After 9/11.” The day the Twin Towers came down is now regarded as America’s mile stone zero. There was the way we were and then there is the way we are now. And, this simplification is always most stridently expressed at […]

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Property Of John

September 23, 2008

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Sarah Palin, John McCain and the celebrity bike builder Paul Teutel all converged in suburban Philadelphia yesterday, as the Wild Ones once converged on Hollister. Ms. Palin, who may soon be a heartbeat from the Presidency, wore a red leather jacket to introduce Teutel on the steps of the courthouse in Media, PA. The multi-millionaire […]

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County Bans Screaming Orgasm, Vets Screwed

September 22, 2008

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About twice a year, a good old boy named J.O. Batten runs an “Old School Biker Rodeo Party in the Pasture” in his own private pasture in Hernando County, Florida. Batten is about as good natured as a man can be. He put up with Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie living with him in 2004 […]

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The Great Basin Highway

September 21, 2008

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North Las Vegas is your last chance to buy gas. There is a Shell station on Range Road. If you miss that there is a Mobil on Speedway. You climb one of the grades that frame the desert cities. Eight percent, maybe ten, for five or six or eight miles. From the summit you can […]

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Friday Night In Vegas

September 20, 2008

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Two or three hundred years before Christopher Columbus, a lame prophet wandered the Southwest with a flute. He told anybody who would listen that the world had radically changed. It wasn’t the world anymore. It was a wonderful and terrifying new world where false had become true and true had become false and all the […]

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Red & Black Remember

September 19, 2008

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The Daily Iowan, the student newspaper of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, is the only paper in the United States to recognize and report an act of public spirited patriotism and philanthropy by the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club. According to an article in the Iowan by Briana Byrd, the Eastern Iowa chapter of […]

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Mark Guardado RIP

September 19, 2008

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Mark “Papa” Guardado, 46, president of the Frisco Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Charter was laid to rest Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma on Monday, September 15. Between 1,000 and 2,000 mourners attended Guardado’s funeral, many on motorcycles. Jim Flaherty, 66, of Daly City, told the San Mateo County Times that he attended the services because […]

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Psycho Rabbit Injures Biker

September 19, 2008

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The killer rabbit who viciously attacked then President Jimmy Carter in April, 1979 may have struck again, this time in Kansas. News outlets in Topeka are reporting that Joshua Patton, 33, of Abilene, KS was innocently riding his motorcycle on Indy Road in Dickinson County about 3:15 in the afternoon September 16 when he was […]

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Iron Pig Beats Charge

September 19, 2008

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All felony charges against a member of the Iron Pigs motorcycle gang who tried to murder a biker in Sturgis have been dropped. Ron Smith, 43, a Seattle police union official and member of the elite Seattle Police Pawn Shop Unit, where all the very most professional peace officers are assigned, was originally indicted on […]

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The Mongol’s Memoir

September 10, 2008

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Stephen Crane described joining a motorcycle club. “I stood upon a high place…” Crane wrote in a slim little book called The Black Riders in 1895. And saw, below, many devils Running, leaping, and carousing in sin. One looked up, grinning, And said, “Comrade! Brother!” Ruben “Doc” Cavazos, the International President of the Mongols Motorcycle […]

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Step Away From The Bandidos, Sir

September 9, 2008

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Four men were arrested and one was hospitalized as the result of a fight outside a bar called The Branch Inn on South Union Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado. Sgt. Eric Bravo of the Pueblo Police Department identified the four men taken into custody as Daniel Martinez, 51, of Walsenburg; Gilbert Lee “Wizard” Archuleta, 54, of […]

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Iron Pigs Victim Released, Charged

September 9, 2008

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Joseph McGuire, the man shot by a member of the Iron Pigs motorcycle gang a month ago at the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis was released from Rapid City Regional Hospital late last month. After his release, he testified before a Meade County Grand Jury on August 27. McGuire of Imperial Beach, California has been […]

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