Archive | October, 2008

Biker Chick Booby Trapped

October 31, 2008

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A booby trap was a kind of a snare invented by British sailors in the 1850s to catch a particularly stupid kind of seabird-called a booby. Duh. No. Not that kind of booby. During the Second World War “booby trap” was broadened to mean any hidden device that could kill you if you picked it […]

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Golden Valley

October 31, 2008

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Golden Valley, Arizona is a place men go after they have lost all their dreams but one. That last dream for most people out here in the west, maybe in all of America, is owning a place of your own where you can be let alone. That is the dream that is currently being foreclosed […]

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Professor Claims We Not Dangerous

October 30, 2008

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You are probably going to see a garbled version of this on television sometime in the next month. A professor at the University of Stavanger in Norway has done of study of dangerous drivers and concluded that motorcyclists are unfairly stigmatized by society as being dangerous. Calm down. He meant that in a good way. […]

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DeWayne Lee Albin

October 30, 2008

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DeWayne Lee Albin, who founded the Farmington, NM chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) has died. He was 81. For many years, Albin was recognizable to bikers in the Southwest. The chapter he founded now has approximately 150 members. The CMA is not a three-piece-patch club but it is highly visible in the outlaw […]

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Deadly And Delicious

October 29, 2008

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The deer call these late fall days “motorcycle hunting season.” The end of October and beginning of November is mating season in the deer world. Whether you can see them or not, if you are riding a country road they see you. They are standing just inside the tree line, getting drunk on fermented berries. […]

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Arpaio’s Jail Unconstitutional

October 29, 2008

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The next time you get picked up in Phoenix on a Friday afternoon your weekend in jail should be slightly better. Last week, US District Judge Neil Wake ruled that the Maricopa County Jail violates the constitutional rights of its prisoners. Judge Wake ruled inmates incarcerated for more than 24 hours must have a bed […]

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Bikers For Obama

October 28, 2008

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Sometime between now and the election next week you are likely to stumble across the startling phrase, “Bikers For Obama.” All due respect to Obama and Joe Biden, but it is not exactly a phrase that rolls off the tongue. McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, have actively tried to ingratiate themselves with the […]

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Chippie Falls Down

October 28, 2008

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Yeah, like It never happened to you. Of course, probably, you were drunk. The Ventura County Star has reported that a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer “fell off his motorcycle” at the Wells Road exit of Highway 126. The accident happened about 4 pm Monday afternoon. According to CHP spokesman Steve Reid, the unnamed officer […]

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Model Marissa Mounts Muscle

October 27, 2008

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Someone has to tell you. You and Harley-Davidson…well…. You are the half of “the relationship” that still thinks everything is just fine. Meanwhile, Harley has convinced itself that it can do a lot better than you. Stop whining! Look, don’t you love Harley-Davidson? Don’t you want Harley-Davidson to be happy? Well then you understand why […]

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Too Loud Laws

October 27, 2008

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Everyone agrees, we must be stopped by any means necessary, fair or foul. The latest weapon against us is the “noise pollution” law. Right out of the gate, let’s not dance around. First thing, let’s state two self-evident truths. “Noise pollution” laws are a most excellent example of what Clinton guru Dick Morris used to […]

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Longrider Pauses In Yuma

October 24, 2008

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Look, no matter how crazy you think you are there is always going to be some dude out there who is crazier than you. Ride a Harley long enough and you will inevitably come face to face with that. Currently, the numero uno, stone cold loco longrider in all the land is a former Wisconsin […]

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Will Doc Cavazos Flip

October 23, 2008

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Maybe the Feds have the Mongols by the huevos. Maybe after, numerous attempts over the last 30 years, the Department of Justice is finally, actually going to deconstruct a major outlaw motorcycle club. Maybe not. But, don’t dismiss the possibility. “The future right now,” former Mongol Tony Vodnik rhetorically asked the Associated Press yesterday. Vodnik […]

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Riding On The Edge

October 22, 2008

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Now it is all just echoes:  The echo of the motorcycle club; the echo of the working class hero; the echo of America; the echo of when we never had a doubt; the echo of when we never lost a war, we were always right and we could do anything we could imagine.  No wonder […]

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