Archive | July, 2014

California Lane Splitting

July 31, 2014

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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

July 30, 2014

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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

July 27, 2014

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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

July 26, 2014

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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

July 25, 2014

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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

July 24, 2014

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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

July 24, 2014

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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

July 23, 2014

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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”

July 22, 2014

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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

July 22, 2014

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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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The Law Abiding Motorcycle Club

July 21, 2014

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The most compelling story in July continues to be the murder of Zachariah Tipton, a member of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club, which is frequently categorized as an “outlaw motorcycle club” by a (presumed) prospect with the Iron Order Motorcycle Club which is generally categorized as a “law abiding motorcycle club.” Today, the frequently asked […]

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Belt Drive Betty And The Iron Order

July 19, 2014

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Members and supporters of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club have been flaming this site for the last two weeks. It isn’t the first time this has happened. The Aging Rebel’s coverage of the murders of John Lindeman and Brad Lutzow in Phoenix in February 2009 infuriated members of the Sober Riders Motorcycle Club as well. […]

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Sky Is Falling On ATF

July 17, 2014

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Operation Pure Luck, announced on June 27, 2013, was never anything other than a public relations opportunity for a handful of unscrupulous bureaucrats to brag about how they had taken on the outlaw biker menace in Las Vegas and triumphed. The chicken hawks at the news conference were United States Attorney for the District of […]

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