Everyone should travel Route 66 or at least visit some of the landmarks along the notorious highway. I am hitting sections of the famous road as I travel the US.
While at the Mid American Freedom Rally in Buckhorn MO, it was recommended that I scoot on up the road to Devil’s Elbow and have a drink. Well, Sunday afternoon was open, so I fired up the Road King and slipped out of the campground. A few short miles later I was sitting down at the bar of the Devil’s Elbow Bar and Grill, in the middle of Pulaski County nestled on the slippery banks of the Big Piney River. The bar had a great view of the river and restored bridge. This place started out as a coffee shop and ended up as a sweet little rustic bar, serving up some great Missouri BBQ. Continue reading.
Because the three travelers portrayed here offer such a powerful message, I’m compelled to bring a piece of it to you here. By the end of this article I will have gotten to the point and hope that the idea will have bled through in sufficient quantity to affect the lives of at least a few.
For each rider I’ll offer what little I know from our encounters together. Though this may not provide an abundance of information, I believe it will be enough.
I’ll start with Rocky—who got his name because be used to travel with a raccoon. Keep reading!
Andrew Hines battled to his second Pro Stock Motorcycle final-round victory in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs at the NHRA Keystone Nationals. On his V-Rod, Hines has two wins in four Countdown events and now has a commanding 89-point lead on the Pro Stock Motorcycle field with three races left.
“Our V-Rod bikes are fast off the truck,” said Hines, the four-time and defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. “We had a good setup right away on Saturday and just made some fine adjustments for the cold track on Sunday. My V-Rod even saved its quickest run of the weekend for the final and we leave here with another win.”
Hines has three wins for the entire 2015 season and 41 career wins in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. After four of six Countdown rounds, Hines leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle category with 2,378 points. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec is in second place with 2,289 points.
Krawiec led all qualifiers for the event as his V-Rod blasted down the track in 6.802 seconds in the sole round of rain-shortened qualifying on Saturday. Hines qualified second at 6.816 seconds. Krawiec advanced to the semi-finals in Sunday eliminations and moved up from third place in the Countdown points standings.
“With limited qualifying races all the teams faced a challenge in finding a good tune-up for race day,” said Krawiec. “In that regard, the deep experience of this Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle team really paid off this weekend.”
The fourth round of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship takes place Oct. 15-18 at the 30th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
– You can read the rest the article about Rocky, Michelle, and Brother Speed here.
Havoc Motorcycles just released details of its line-up of heavyweight motorcycles to be available for the 2016 model year.
The flagship model, “Iron Flight: Mike Tyson Special Edition,” is a special edition produced under trademark license from iconic boxer and entertainer Mike Tyson. It features a 124 ci engine, and Mike Tyson’s iconic tattoo incorporated into an airbrushed paint scheme, with matching machined wheels and accessories.
Displaying the first “Iron Flight” motorcycle to a packed house in Charlottetown, President of Havoc Motorcycles, Dr Jarrod Wiener, said, “We are passionately committed to making motorcycles that enable riders to symbolize their individuality, the source of their strength and freedom. We’re thrilled to be working with Mike Tyson and look forward to introducing riders to the Havoc Motorcycles lineup.”
Havoc motorcycles will offer three models initially, all of the heavyweight cruiser type. All feature large displacement engines (113ci to 124ci). Each motorcycle is hand-crafted, featuring sculpted and molded bodywork of the ‘custom bagger’ style to offer enthusiasts a custom-inspired motorcycle right from the assembly floor.
“We’ve all bought new motorcycles. On the sales floor, it’s the best machine available. Then you get it home, and the huge accessories catalog comes in the mail to improve it. You can rebuild the whole bike and still park it next to a nearly identical motorcycle in a parking lot. We build your Havoc Motorcycle the way you want it from the get-go,” says Wiener.
Customers can personalize their motorcycles with a wide range of options from the factory, including a choice of wheels, billet accessories, powder-coating, anodizing, and paint finishes. Customers can even work with Havoc Motorcycles’ graphic designers and airbrush artists for a truly personal expression.
The Iron Flight: Mike Tyson Special Edition is the top-of-the-line Havoc Motorcycle. With a 124ci engine, and Mike Tyson’s legendary imagery airbrushed by hand, Iron Flight makes a statement of power and presence loud and clear. “Havoc is presence,” says Wiener. “It’s a no-nonsense statement of strength and individuality. What says that clearer than riding a Mike Tyson Special Edition.”
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Traditional Styled, Staggered, Low-Exit Exhaust Pipes Installed on a 1998 Dyna
A brother went down recently and we needed to pick him up dust him off, correct his motorcycle and launch him on a run to Vegas Bikefest with a couple of other hard-riding Dyna pilots. James is the master ceramic tile man around the Bikernet Headquarters, and he also dabbled at becoming a 5-Ball Leathers dealer rep. He was also a 5-Ball apparel model last year. He had to help.
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Specializing in the manufacture of CNC Machined Wheels, rotors, pulleys, air cleaners and more, Northern California-based Sinister Wheel now offers a custom engraving option to their long list of finishes. Visit their website and click on Wheel Builder to get started; this is very exciting.
Sinister Wheels are available in 32, 30, 26, 23, 21, 18, & 16. All wheels are 100% made in house. The Rotors are available in 11.5, 11.8, 13 and 18 inches. More information here.
Gunner Johnson is an artist of great instincts when it comes to finding beauty in the dark, ugly & strange. This natural talent has led him to his passion of creating metal sculptures, jewelry and leather work that achieves outstanding depth and character. Check it out.