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Hack Politician Loves Bikers

February 17, 2017

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Hack Politician Loves Bikers

Connecticut state representative Antonio Guerrera (looking down above), a Democrat from Rocky Hill, is filled with love. He loves motorcyclists so much he wants to protect them from themselves. And he loves taxpayers so much he wants to protect them from the choices bikers make. And, he is wise. He is very much wiser than […]

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Helmet Law Debate Babbles On

January 3, 2014

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Even in the depths of winter, power mad do-gooders continue their holy quest to compel all motorcyclists to wear special, plastic hats. This winter the center of the fifty-year-old helmet law debate is in Michigan where adults who had been eligible to vote for President for at least three years were allowed to go hatless […]

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Myrtle Beach Ticket Fest

May 4, 2010

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The ghost of Myrtle Beach will haunt South Carolina starting this Friday. Optimists who can see what skeptics cannot want you to know that, “Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Grand Strand Spring Rally, Grand Strand Rally, Cruisin’ The Coast Spring Rally, Murrells Inlet Spring Rally Whatever you want to call this event IS ON!” and will […]

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Motorcycle Pollution

November 19, 2009

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Yesterday, Arizona became the first state to try to opt out of the new air pollution regulations for motorcycles that are scheduled to take effect in 2010. The new set of laws would have mandated emissions testing for bikes registered in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In a written petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]

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Missouri Helmet Law Stands

July 9, 2009

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Three and a half months after the Missouri Senate voted to repeal that state’s helmet law, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill. Nixon did it just before Independence Day at the end of a week when the only thing that happened, according to most American newscasts, was that Michael Jackson remained dead. Nixon’s veto is […]

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Louisiana Helmet Law Stands

June 10, 2009

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Louisiana politics just killed an attempt to repeal the law that requires adult motorcyclists to wear a helmet. The helmet law changes every couple of years down on the bayou. After he was elected in 1996, Governor Mike Foster persuaded the state legislature to repeal the helmet law. After Kathleen Blanco was elected she persuaded […]

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Missouri Helmet Law Limbo

May 21, 2009

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About two months after most news outlets reported its repeal, the state of Missouri still has a helmet law for riders over the age of 21. It is the same law that has been on the books for forty years. If you are 21 in Missouri you can still buy a gun, act in pornography, […]

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Myrtle Beach Freedom Ride

March 2, 2009

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About a hundred bikers protested the new Myrtle Beach, South Carolina helmet law last Saturday with a “Freedom Ride.” South Carolina does not require motorcyclists over the age of 21 to wear a helmet. But if, for some reason, you want to ride through Myrtle Beach you have to go buy one and wear it […]

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Myrtle Beach Update

February 23, 2009

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You may be hazy on the details of an East Coast biker event called “Cruisin’ the Coast Jack Daniel’s Presents the Pilgrimage.” You are supposed to be confused. The Pilgrimage used to be Myrtle Beach Bike Week. And, understandably, Festival Promotions and the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson dealership hope y’all come on down despite the fact […]

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Bikers Talk Politicians Listen

January 26, 2009

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The strongest and most effective bikers’ rights organization in the country may be the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA.) Today, an estimated 2,000 members of the TMRA rode into Austin for what the group calls “Legislative Day.” They parked their motorcycles in one of the free bike parking only spaces on the South and West […]

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Vote For Charlie

January 16, 2009

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The helmet law fight continues. Freshman Senator Charlie Janssen introduced a bill (Legislative Bill 200) in the Nebraska State Senate this week to repeal that state’s helmet law. Janssen’s proposed law would let riders who are 21-years-old or older wear anything on their heads that they please when riding a motorcycle. Riders who are between […]

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Don’t Cha Wish Your Congressman…

December 17, 2008

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The cat in the orange bandanna is Gretzky. The helmet law violator in the tank top is Loretta. Loretta represents California’s 47th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. The 47th District is mostly Garden Grove, California which is where South Vietnam moved after the war. Although, Loretta is not Vietnamese. She is […]

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The First Toy Run

December 4, 2008

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The fine and revered institution of the motorcycle toy run is now in its 35th year. It all started in the long ago, “Biker’s Rights” year of 1973. And, unless you lived through it you can’t begin to imagine how strange life was then.  Try to imagine outlaws demonstrating in the streets, chanting, “Stop the […]

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