Motorcyclist Jonathan Daniels has been through quite a bit this year. On September 15, he was out riding his motorcycle with a couple of his buddies when a young kid pulled out in front of them. Only one person was injured in the crash – Jonathan. He bounced off the kid’s car, and was ejected into a telephone pole. He’d recently bought his girlfriend tickets to see country star Blake Shelton perform in New York, and thanks to the accident, they never made it to the concert. Jonathan took to Facebook earlier in November to reach out to Blake, and today, we’re going to be sharing that open letter from Facebook with you all, as well as Blake’s video response to Jonathan. This is a near-tragic story with a pretty fantastic ending.
Riding a Harley has always been a man’s thing, right? When you think of someone straddling that leather seat, gunning the throttle, and chasing the wind, you normally picture a man – the tattoos, the beard, the vest, the jeans, the boots….it’s an image that has been branded into our minds for years. Mainstream media, advertising, television….they’ve always portrayed motorcycles to be in the hands of a man. But that imagery is quickly changing, as more and more women are grabbing a hold of the handlebars – and the reasons why are just amazing.
This is *so* scary! A couple is taking a ride down the road on their motorcycle, the sun is out, traffic is light, there are a few other motorcycles on the road..it’s the perfect scenario for a nice, quiet, relaxing ride. They slow down, as the tractor trailer in front of them is coming to a stop, and the biker’s old lady puts her foot down to the pavement. For unknown reasons, the biker reverses, causing his old lady to lose her footing.
Chicken and dumplings is the perfect comfort food, and the only ingredient that can make this already delicious dish even better? Bacon. You’ll be sure to not have any leftovers if you serve this warm, delectable dish to your family this Christmas. We’ve included the recipe for you below – it’s so easy and so yummy you might not believe that you actually made it! Stay tuned as we draw closer and closer to Christmas, BON family, as we will have many more recipes for you just like this one to serve up in your home or at your Holiday parties this year.
Sometimes, the best part of a Holiday Party is the drinks. Some of us may need them just to get through the party, and others may like to be the host (or hostess) with the most(ess) and prepare the most delicious cocktails for their very own Holiday parties. Whatever side of the party spectrum you may find yourself on this year, we’ve got you covered with the recipes for 5 super delicious Holiday Cocktails. Check them out below.
Heavy Metal Band Orion’s Reign has performed and recorded their very own heavy metal cover of the Christmas classic tune “Carol Of The Bells”, and it’s just so extraordinary that we couldn’t help but share it with you today. We’re drawing closer and closer to Christmas, and covers like these make the season that much more badass! Formed in 2001, the heavy metal band from Athens, Greece has toyed with lyrical fantasy sounds, and is labeled by Ice Warrior Records. Check out their version of “Carol Of The Bells”, plus lyrics to the original song below!
Nice bikers are everywhere. We’re sure you guys are nice bikers. As as your family and friends. Much like the guy in the video we’re sharing with you today, who was totally nice, and went above and beyond to help a driver in traffic….that is until the driver flipped him off. What the french toast?! He was just trying to help when he saw that the driver had left his wallet sitting atop his car, and picked it up out of the street when it had fallen off the car’s roof.
BMW, the German luxury vehicle manufacturer, has unveiled their newest motorcycle concept, and they have hopes that it’ll change the future of motorcycles. The concept bike has been named The Motorrad, and its focuses weigh heavily on balance, stylishness, technology, and safety. It’s a far cry from the traditional two wheels that we are all used to, as it comes with a pair of computerized goggles that let you select what you’d like to see on the road ahead.
The Binghamton Harley Owners Group (or HOGS) is a motorcycle group based in Central NY, and they’re a group of people who love both motorcycles and helping their community. Annually, since 1989, the HOGS have held a special event for Christmas, raising as much money as they can through the year, so they can go to the local toy store and get kids in need toys for putting under the tree. Since January of this year, they’ve raised $10,000 and took to their local Toys ‘R Us this week to make the very special purchases.
BON Family! We’re getting so close to Christmas! Less than 3 weeks now! That’s why today, we have to share this incredible video with you. A dude somewhere in this great nation of ours, or maybe even outside of it (we’re not sure, to be honest) really wanted to make a statement with his Christmas lights and decorations this year. So what did he do? Well, he rigged his lights to play along with Metallica’s “One”, from their 1988 Album, And Justice For All. Shared by 96.9 Rock FM, out of Athens, Greece, this video proves that nothing says Christmas quite like Metallica.
This totally isn’t something we see everyday! This video, originally posted by Viral Hog, has more than gone viral, with millions of views. A young man is riding his motorcycle peacefully; he slows to navigate a curve, and then…BAM! You see his bike get thrown out from underneath him! Shut the front door! What?! This really happened, as the motorcyclist was filming his ride with his GoPro attached to his helmet, and the worst part of it all? It was his own mom that hit his bike from behind.
The 12 Days Of A Biker Christmas
Have you guys met NY Myke from the San Diego Harley Davidson? Not only is he the owner of the coolest Harley shop in California, but he’s an Air Force veteran, a true patriot and is totally passionate about all things that represent freedom – like Harley Davidson motorcycles. He is very community service oriented, cares deeply about the military, and is all about protecting our freedoms. A few years back, he filmed a funny Christmas commercial for his Harley shop, and we’re excited to be sharing it with you today!
We found this funny biker Christmas song, and hope you all enjoy it as you’re preparing for this 2016 Christmas season! Whether you’re wrapping gifts, cozied up by the fire, getting ready to travel out of town to see family, or joining in on the hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season, we’d like for you to take a moment to slow down, sit down, and listen to this great, funny biker Christmas song – “Santa’s A Biker”.
You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, because Santa has visited BON a little early this year, and he’s brought you 10 delicious motorcycle babes on 10 beautiful bikes, all decked out for Christmas. He doesn’t mind if it’ll put you on the naughty list this year, because after seeing these hot motorcycle models, he thinks he may just be on the naughty list himself! Shhh, don’t tell Mrs. Clause.
This Pork Crown Roast is the perfect addition to any Christmas meal! Christmas is coming up so much sooner than we realize; we seriously don’t have much time to share all of the delicious recipes for the season, so we’re kicking it off today with a melt-in-your-mouth recipe for Pork Crown Roast on the grill. Hey, just because its winter, doesn’t mean you can’t fire up that grill to add some deliciousness to your Christmas table. So get yourselves ready to save this mouth-watering Pork Crown Roast recipe to make for your Christmas dinner this year.
The tragic, tragic story of an abandoned motorcycle graveyard in Upstate New York begins with motorcycle enthusiast David Cuff. He stumbled across a Flickr account that contained various strange photographs showing a large family of motorcycles that had been abandoned and forgotten in a warehouse somewhere in Upstate New York. He set himself out on a mission to find the motorcycle graveyard and was successful! David and his friends discovered the exact location of the sad, rusty graveyard – 71 Gooding Street, in Lockport, New York.
Christmas is fast approaching – we are exactly 30 days away – there are only 5 Fridays (including today) until Christmas. Have you started your shopping yet? Lost on what to get for your cool biker Grandmas and Grandpas? Fear not, because today we’ll be showing you 15 of awesome gift ideas located at SkullSociety.com for the biker grandparents on your list!
Traditional Christmas music is great, don’t get us wrong. But as motorcycle enthusiasts, we even like our Christmas experience to be on the edgy, more badass side of things. Which is why today, we’re sharing 5 Christmas songs that’ll ensure you have a rocking holiday! Check out the list below!
Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, who was best known for her role as Carol Brady on the comedy sitcom, has died at the age of 82. She passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and her death has been confirmed by her publicist, David Brokaw. She began her decades-long career as an ingénue soprano in stage musicals in the 1950s, and was making a film in Norway in 1969 when she was asked to appear in the pilot episode of “The Brady Bunch”.
Ok, bear with us here, as there aren’t many Thanksgiving songs to choose from. But this holiday can’t go by without some music, so please, enjoy Adam Sandler’s “The Thanksgiving Song”!
Have you all met Jonathan “Blade” Manning, AKA The Artistic Biker? No? Well, then you’re in for quite the treat today! Jonathan is so many incredible things – a biker, a veteran, a dad, a musician, a husband, an artist – as well as having a spectacular sense of humor. Jonathan runs his very own YouTube, where he shares his art with the entire rest of the world, and today, we’ll be sharing his art journal tribute piece to Thanksgiving.
The Christmas season is upon us BON Brothers & Sisters!
Every Holiday Season, the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company rolls out a new Christmas commercial. Next to Budweiser, they make the best Christmas commercials on television. Today, we’re sharing the 2013 Harley Davidson Christmas commercial, titled “The Sound of The Festive Season“, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for quite the holiday treat!
It really is the most wonderful time of the year! The only thing that would make it more wonderful, is if Santa delivered gifts on a Harley instead of a sleigh, are we right? This is the time of year where we get to show you all our motorcycle Christmas gifts, tees, and other cool Christmas loot for bikers, as well as decked out Harleys, badass Christmas tunes, and so much more. That definitely puts us in the Christmas spirit! We’re channeling our inner Christmas lover today, and sharing 10 Motorcycle Christmas GIF images that’ll help you get into the Christmas spirit too!
So it’s pretty safe to say we know you guys and gals pretty well, right? We know that you don’t conform to the ideals and traditions of society, well, for the most part. So we know that spending hours upon hours slaving away over a turkey in the oven that’s just taking too long isn’t something that sounds like fun to you. You like motorcycles – which means also liking speed, and taking part in the more dangerous side of life – and while that’s more than ok with us, we also know that many of you will be tapping that inner speed demon this Thanksgiving, and deep frying your turkey. So today, we’re giving you tips on how to deep fry that delicious beast, without setting your garages or homes on fire, because after all, that’s where your Harley babies (and real babies) live. Turkey Day is less than a week away – so lets get to it!
Who ever said you can’t have some rock and roll with your Christmas tunes? Back in 2008, hard-rock singer/songwriter Alice Cooper released a totally badass version of the 1934 “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, and it’s infused with all of the extravagant and theatrical fashion we’d always expect from Alice Cooper. From the 2008 Christmas hard-rock compilation album We Wish You A Metal Xmas and A Headbanging New Year, this version of the classic Christmas tune will have you headbanging with some holiday spirit!
Christmas is right around the corner…it’s coming a lot faster than you think! Are you a biker who has been invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party? Yes, those are a thing. Are you a biker who’d like to do an Ugly Christmas Sweater, but you don’t wear sweaters? Those are some pretty serious holiday problems. Well, don’t fear, because we have all of the answers to those problems, right here at BON. Get ready to hop on that bike, ready for any Ugly Christmas attire themed party with these awesome Ugly Christmas Biker Tees!
The O’B Bikers Motorcycle Club has some bikers with really big hearts. As a part of their 5th Birthday Celebration, the O’B Bikers visited a local school – the West Park Primary School to be exact – on November 5, 2016, and treated the children and staff to a delicious lunch, as well as a $10,000 donation, all in the name of stopping bullying. Bullying is a serious issue in schools across the world, and the OB Bikers Motorcycle Club is doing what they can to stop the epidemic of bullying.
Today at BikerOrNot, we are going to introduce you to an incredibly skilled tattoo artist by the name of Josh Payne. Josh is from a tiny town in upstate New York called Newark Valley – no joke if you blink, you’ll probably miss Newark Valley – but he brings huge talent to what is known as one of the smallest towns in America. Not only is Josh an amazing artist, but he’s also a motorcycle enthusiast, which to us is the complete package.
Kevin Diepenbrock is a motorcyclist who is lucky to be alive. He was out on his motorcycle in rural Tennessee on Saturday, October 15th, travelling down a road known to locals as “The Dragon”. He was seriously injured after he wrecked his motorcycle along a stretch of the dangerous road, after he and his friend Phillip Polito crashed into each other. Polito was killed in the crash, but Diepenbrock was launched from his bike and sent tumbling over 100 feet downward, into a ravine – out of the sights of traffic.
“Ride To Live, Live To Ride” By Twisted Sister
Today we’re in the mood to laugh. It’s been a rough couple of weeks and everyone is in need of some comedic relief, are we right? Well you’ve parked your motorcycle in the right place, because today, we’re serving up some classic laughter, with 5 Harley Davidson jokes. Are you ready?
It’s no secret that lately Harley Davidson has been worried about their bottom line. This past week alone has been an incredibly crucial week for the American-based motorcycle manufacturer, as stock analysts are only showing a 16% positive stock rating for the company, who holds the American stock title NYSE: HOG . For anyone who knows the stock market, you know this is good, but not great. Combine that with an already declining stock percentage and an overall earnings loss for the company, it’s somewhat bad news. That is why the financial experts over at Harley Davidson have come up with a new plan – extending customer financing services to India – a country that has yet to experience being able to finance the American-made motorcycle brand.
Legendary songwriter and performer Leonard Cohen, who is best know for his work on the wildly popular song ‘Hallelujah’ has passed away at the age of 82. His work, spanning a time period of nearly 50 years, included songs that touched on many controversial subjects over the decades, dealing with love and hate, sex, spirituality, war and peace, as well as ecstasy and depression.
The Warrior Brotherhood is a motorcycle club like no other. It is a Veterans Motorcycle Club that has only one mission – to help other fellow American Veterans – to provide them with hope, a sense of future, and to give back to them what they’ve sacrificed for our great country. Here at BikerOrNot, we found it necessary to introduce them to you all on this Veteran’s Day 2016. You’ll be glad you met them.
This Veteran’s Day, we are bringing you the heartwarming story of Ray Weser, a 101 year old United States Veteran and life-long motorcycle enthusiast from Arizona, who took his last Harley ride with a group of 50 motorcycles riding right behind him to honor him. Ray will turn 102 years old next month, and fell in love with bikes – specifically Harley Davidson’s – when he was just a teenager, many years ago. He went off to war shortly after discovering his love for motorcycles, but that never got in the way of his undying love and devotion toward his Harley.
The Toys for Tots Organization, in connection with the US Marines, kicked off the holiday season on two wheels on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM with the annual Toys For Tots Motorcycle Run. Over 1,300 bikes participated in the run, raising much needed funds to support the Toys for Tots mission this year. The ride began at the Walmart at 460 Nm Hwy, #528 in Bernalillo, NM, and stretched nearly 20 miles to Thunderbird Harley Davidson at 5000 Alameda Boulevard Northeast, in Albuquerque, NM – where the after party of the run was held. I, being the luckiest gal on Earth, was able to participate in the run – my first ever – and I’ve got exclusive photos and videos from the event to share, right here. Special thanks to my good friend Alan for giving me the opportunity to participate with him in the run!