Move over boys, motorcycling isn’t just a “man’s world” anymore, there more women are riding their own bikes than ever before. (Psssst! Check out the video below.) According to the Women Riders Now website, it was estimated in 2014 that the number of motorcycles owned by females is up to 14 percent and had increased by 50 percent in the last 10 years. We’re glad to hear that these numbers are on the rise and we want to encourage more women to join in on the fun. Continue reading “The Iron Cowgirl – Honoring Female Riders”
So you know some Zeppelin songs, but can you identify these from just one part of the lyrics? Take this quiz to see if you can rock, or if you will crash like a Led Zeppelin!
We all remember him best for his role as Willy Wonka in the 1971 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilder was an actor who shaped much of our movie and television history – with roles in Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Something Wilder, and Will & Grace – he was a household staple and comedy icon. News has broken that he has passed away at the age of 83. He will be sorely missed.
This has got the be the most badass 6 year old out there. Shared by YouTuber Jacob Hughes, the video we have in store for you today will have you wishing all 6 year olds are as cool as Jacob’s son. Jacob takes his little man out for a ride on the Harley; the sun is shining and they’ve got the open road all to themselves. It’s the perfect day for a father-son ride out on the motorcycle.
Holy crap. That’s all we have to say about how technology is changing the way we look at and ride our motorcycles. Harley Davidson, by our definition, is a 2-wheeled motorcycle, of the ultimate standard, that gets our blood pumping and the wind blowing through our hair. But, what if we told you that there was a company that put their best teams together to try and change that standard definition all together?
Bruce Heilman is a 90 year old man and former Marine on a mission. He’s a Harley enthusiast and rider who took his Harley Davidson cross-country from California to Washington D.C. to spread a seriously important message – to remember and honor the lives lost in the Pearl Harbor attacks. He embarked on the 6,000 mile trip – which he departed from this past May – and landed in Washington D.C. just in time for Memorial Day.
1. You can ride a motorcycle for hours and hours and hours.
2. A motorcycle won’t ask if it’s the biggest you’ve ever ridden.
3. A motorcycle doesn’t care what time of the month it is.
4. A motorcycle won’t ask: “Am I the best? Was it good for you?”
5. A motorcycle won’t compare you to women in Playboy.
6. A motorcycle won’t leave hair in the sink, a ring in the tub, or dirty underwear on the floor.
7. A motorcycle will never leave you for another woman.
8. Motorcycles don’t care if you make more money than they do.
9. A motorcycle won’t whine unless something is actually wrong.
10. A motorcycle will never contest a divorce, fight a property settlement, or seek custody of anything.
Ride on Ladies!
Wow, this is guaranteed to be the funniest video we’ll share all week! This blind man goes into a Harley shop, sunglasses, white cane, and wife in tow, looking for his new motorcycle. He walks through the shop, with the shopkeep in total disbelief, carefully inspecting each and every bike to meticulously choose which one will be his shiny, new companion.
Yes, you read that right. This week we get to meet a biker pig – a pig named Baby Banks who loves to go for rides on the motorcycle. Not only is Baby Banks a badass biker pig, she’s the Spokespig for “The Food Train”, an amazing organization that supports other piggies in that live in shelters. She’s also a lifetime member & registered pet pig of the AMPA (American Mini Pig Association). We think this pig has done more in her short lifespan than we have in our years so far – and we *love* it!
Attendance was down for the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which ran from August 8-14, 2016 in Sturgis, South Dakota, but that didn’t stop people from flocking to the wildly popular event for a week of fun, motorcycles, and food. Set in the Black Hills region of South Dakota, this year’s rally had a more laid back feel to it, especially compared to that of last year’s 75th anniversary event.
Every year, the Sturgis Annual Motorcycle Rally does one thing, that they hope will better the lives for Veterans all across the country. Indian Motorcycles hosts a Veterans charity ride each and every year – wounded and amputee Veterans are hand selected to participate in and experience the ride at Sturgis, as well as the opportunity to heal with motorcycle therapy. Motorcycle therapy enables disabled Veterans to get out on the open road, to feel the wind in their face and empty their minds of whatever may be troubling them.
From the personal depths of new motorcyclist Stacy L. Bettison comes the incredible story of how and why she attended the Sturgis 2016 motorcycle rally solo. Typically, we don’t share posts word for word by someone else, but today we’re breaking that rule to share Stacy’s story with you, because it is just something you need to see. She originally shared this story with the Star Tribune, in Minnesota, and we’re hoping that through us, this story reaches farther and wider than just in Minnesota. Read the incredible story below.
As motorcycle enthusiasts, even we have to ask questions and take advice on what products and brands will serve us best in our needs as riders and motorcycle owners. How do you know which Harley Davidson is the right Harley Davidson for you? Every motorcycle will handle different, ride different, and respond differently to each and every individual rider, and it is so important to know what will make your ride the most efficient and comfortable for you.
A smooth ride is one of the most important parts of having a motorcycle, and there’s no better way to ensure smooth roads ahead than to maintain the condition of your motorcycle’s wheel bearings. The wheel bearings are an integral part of what keeps your motorcycle in top shape, which is why today, we’re sharing a how to on checking those pesky little wheel bearings.
It is summer, and summer is definitely the season for travel. Admit it, you’ve always wanted to jump on the Harley and just go wherever the road may lead you, and that idea is very possible, especially with the 5 tips we’re about to give you to create the ultimate motorcycle road trip. It’ll be the time of your life, if you do it right.
This past weekend, the scariest thing ever happened in a suburb of Chicago, and it’s seriously what nightmares are made of for motorcyclists. On a neighborhood road, it was the classic case of a motorcycle group versus a pick up truck, and the footage will make you squirm. The driver of the pick up showed no care whatsoever to the safety of the motorcyclists, and within the video, that is more than obvious.
Kiara Rodriguez is one high school student that will never, ever forget her Prom night last May- and it’s not because she had the most beautiful dress or the most handsome date – it’s because one motorcycle club out of Connecticut made it possible for her dad to see her off to Prom. Tito Rodriguez, Kiara’s dad, suffered a major motorcycle crash just two weeks before her Prom night, and was in the hospital, unable to see her go to prom. That is, until Law Dogs Motorcycle Club stepped in.
This September, The Discovery Channel’s Harley and the Davidsons miniseries will tell the story behind the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company like it’s never been told before.
Continue reading “Harley-Davidson Miniseries to Air on Discovery”
In this day and age, it’s fairly obvious to see that the media representation of police officers is sad, at best. We hear all sorts of horrible stories in regards to police officers and what happens in public while they’re on duty, and sometimes we just need the solid reminder that police officers are people too, who get up in the morning, put their uniforms on, and go to work just like the rest of us. That message was recently sent loud and clear when 575 motorcycles took off in Baton Rouge, LA to honor police officers who have met the end of their watch.
We’ve discovered a new type of motorcycle today – the one-wheeled motorcycle – and it’s proper name is the Ryno. With the Ryno, riders aren’t stuck cruising the motorcycle lane, or limited to valuable street space. Riders can take it anywhere – so Ryno Motors, the company who makes it, boasts – on the sidewalk, in the grass, or anywhere people can generally walk. It’s meant to be versatile, convenient, and lead the way for transitional vehicles.
You Might Be A Yuppie Biker If…
You drink cappuccino instead of beer.
You can’t figure out why the battery on your new bike won’t stay charged.
Your trailer has more miles on it than your bike.
Your leathers still have creases. Continue reading “You Might Be A Yuppie Biker If…”
A newbie biker finds himself at a local Harley-Davidson Dealership. This video clip will give you a good belly laugh! Continue reading ““Bad Boy” Brad Gets A Brand New Harley”
The road can be an extremely hazardous place for a biker, especially with more people texting and driving on the road. As a biker you’ve got to stay fully aware and know the rules of the road. We’ve learned a few things from this old video clip from a rider who’s fed up with drivers talking on their cell phones. Continue reading “Biker Is Fed Up With Drivers Talking On Their Cell Phones”
We’ve managed to dig up “Not So Easy – A Motorcycle Safety Film“; an old-school motorcycle safety video done up in 1973 by Evel Knievel and Peter Fonda, and while the tips may not apply to modern day motorcycles and their riders, it’s definitely an interesting piece of history to witness.
If you’re thinking about buying a used motorcycle, there are several things you’ll want to check before making the big purchase.
Continue reading “How to Buy a Used Motorcycle”
#MannMonday meets #MusicMonday with this awesome slideshow of motorcycle artist David Mann’s best work set to the tune of One Last Ride by Molly Hatchet.
Sticking true to the theme of Independence Day, we’ve decided to seek out the most patriotic motorcycles we can find. To say we’re surprised or impressed is a vast understatement. We managed to find some of the most beautifully custom painted patriotic motorcycles in America, and we’re so excited to be sharing them with you on this July 4th! It’s truly amazing what motorcycle owners have done to make their bikes all-American.
We’ve found a super helpful video on how to paint your motorcycle with the American flag and an eagle. It one of the most classic looks for a motorcycle, and we know you all love a custom paint job. CBGraphics is taking us through a tutorial today, on how to make your motorcycle all American!
Any motorcycle owner knows that losing your motorcycle is the most devastating thing that could ever happen to you. A man and his bike are one in the same, and when a motorcycle goes missing, its rider loses a piece of himself along with it. This story we have for you today isn’t quite what you’d expect, and the ending is totally worth it all.
What is life without humor? Dull and boring, am I right? That’s why today, we have five of the funniest motorcycle jokes to share with you, and by the end of this, if you’re not laughing, then well, we’ll just have to go hunting for more motorcycle jokes! Get whatever you need ready now – tissues, water, a place where your neighbors won’t look at you – and get ready to bust out laughing!
If you didn’t see this happen with your own two eyes, you wouldn’t believe it actually happened. Seriously, this is the kind of stuff that’ll give you nightmares. They say that you never know what is around every corner, but honestly you don’t even know what it straight ahead sometimes. For example, this motorcyclist, that was cruising along the roadway, when…..
I can’t stop smiling after watching this video!
This veteran biker, at the ripe young age of 85, may very well have better dance moves than you! Deloy, the veteran, not only has some pretty fantastic dance moves, but he has quite the infectious spirit and energy to boot. He’s been through alot in all of his years, but he brings nothing but positivity and happiness everywhere he goes. Deloy has such a contagious personality, you’ll have to watch the video to believe it.
You didn’t read that wrong – we have a survival story in store for you today, and it’s a bit different than you’d expect – it’s about how a Harley Davidson Motorcycle survived during a tsunami in Japan. No joke. This Harley has been through quite a bit more than most Harleys go through, and the story behind its life is pretty incredible.
This one is admittedly really close to my heart. It happened in my hometown; a drunk driver crashed into a motorcyclist, killing him instantly. William Nash JR was travelling on Susquehanna Street in downtown Binghamton, NY on Sunday June 26, 2016, when his life was taken because another man decided to drive drunk. We hear of these stories all of the time, which we shouldn’t, because it should never happen – especially in your hometown. Friends and family of William Nash held a candlelight vigil to honor his memory.
Here’s a super clean Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe. This video was uploaded by American Motorcycle Trading Co. This Harley is no longer is stock, but it sure is a classic beauty. It’s got some nice sounding Samson exhaust pipes, gorgeous shimmering classic olive paint, white walls, and spoke wheels. Continue reading “Classic Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe”
This darling photo of a newborn baby girl swaddled in a pink blanket, being held by her father’s motorcycle gloves, will absolutely melt your heart, but the story behind it will absolutely break your heart. Aubrey, the baby girl, lost her father, Hector Ferrer-Alvarez, in a tragic shooting a month before she was born. Her family wanted him and his memory to live on in this heartbreaking photo.
Second Chance Motorcycle Club out of Iowa is not quite like the other motorcycle clubs we’ve come to know. They’re the oldest sober motorcycle club known – and they’re making efforts within their community to host alcohol and drug free events for residents to participate in. The Second Chance MC consists of roughly 17 members, who have 2 things in common – they love motorcycles, and have struggled with addiction in the past.
Every day we hear horror stories of drivers cutting bikers off in traffic. The roads are the most dangerous for those travelling on two wheels instead of four, and why? Because drivers behind the steering wheel of a car do not see them, plain and simple. The woman in today’s video sets an example of herself, when she decides to prove exactly why drivers don’t notice bikers on the road. He revvs his bike to get her attention, then he totally lets loose on her!
Oh yeah, you read that right. There’s a cat named Garfield- who is the coolest biker cat we’ve ever seen – and he just loves to go on motorcycle rides. He’s even fully equipped, with his leash that keeps him safely on the handlebars and attached to his master, and goggles that protect his eyes from wind and debris while riding. He calmly sits atop the bike, just enjoying every minute he has while out on the motorcycle.
The video we have today is going to be especially helpful for those who own the heavier motorcycles on the market. It’s happened to the best of bikers; one minute your bike is up and standing proud, and the next, it’s helplessly laying on it side waiting to be rescued and returned to its normal resting state. Sometimes, you’ll lose control of it while riding, sometimes it’ll get knocked over by others not paying attention, crap happens.
We really love stores such as this one! When it comes to the open roads, truckers and bikers have similar experiences. Traffic tends to ignore them – cut them off, not care that they’re right there, on the road, with the same objective as everyone else – to get to their destination safely. Knowing that, the trucker we have in the video today steps up to the plate, and helps a lady on a motorcycle navigate through some pretty fierce traffic.
Do loud pipes save lives? It’s a never-ending argument with those who don’t have a clue. Some argue that loud pipes are “obnoxious” and a “nuisance” for neighborhoods. Riders argue that loud pipes play a major role in motorcycle safety. Their viewpoint is simple, thundering pipes are hard to not hear, they alert motorists that a motorcycle is present, which ultimately slims the possibility of an accident. Continue reading “Do Loud Pipes Save Lives? Veteran Biker Sums It Up Pefectly”
This week’s #MusicMonday pick is an oldie but goodie from blues rock band Canned Heat.
Canned Heat rose to fame with hits such as “On the Road Again” (1968), “Let’s Work Together” (1970), and “Going Up the Country” (1969), with the latter becoming the unofficial anthem for the Woodstock music festival.
Continue reading “Music Monday: Harley Davidson Blues by Canned Heat”
It’s grilling season and we’re celebrating the first day of summer with awesome BBQ country-style ribs. This “Jacks Ribs” recipe from the BBQ Pit Boys is perfect for your summer time get together. Pair it up with some southern-style baked beans or these Bacon Onion Rings and you’re ready to roll! This recipe video has had over 1.1 million views on YouTube, so you know, it’s gotta be good. Continue reading “Simple & Tender BBQ Country-Style Pork Ribs”
When it comes to custom motorcycle airbrushing, Pamela Shanteau is one of the best in the business.
Continue reading “Meet the Godmother of Motorcycle Airbrushing, Pamela Shanteau”
Brandilyn Spiva of Independence, MO is living a wife’s worst nightmare. She was set to wed her fiancee, 31 year old Gabriel Spiva, when a tragic motorcycle crash took his life just hours before their wedding. That Friday night, Gabriel celebrated with friends and family at his bachelor party, and early on Saturday, mere hours before he was to say his I do’s, he lost his life in the tragic accident.
We only wish we were nearly as cool as this Biker toddler – this folks is a glimpse at the next generation of bikers. He’s got a badass chopper motorcycle and the coolest motorcycle gear with his little skull mask, his Harley Davidson do-rag, his little helmet, and his little biker jeans! He’s the cutest little biker ever!
A few months ago I stumbled across this short poem or prayer (if you want to call it that). I loved it such much, I printed it out and taped it up on the wall of my garage. It’s kind of turned into a tradition to read and recite it before my wife and I hit the road. I’ve posted the poem below. Continue reading ““Never Ride Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly” Poem”
Bruce Heilman is a 89 year old Marine Veteran who refuses to give up his freedom to ride. Heilman is a World War II Veteran Marine who fought in The Battle of Okinawa and also survived a plane crash on Iwo Jima. Continue reading “89 Year Old Veteran Biker Rides To Honor Fallen Military Heroes”