Get into the gear...
One of the first Bike
events, eventually worth visiting will be the
Burapa Bike Week in Pattaya. Facebook:
All those, who are
fans of a gathering of the
motorcycling masses are invited.
Rauchs Café and Bar
.....is the place for the those guys, who
can't leave their bike home and even ride in steady
drizzle. Sure they know what to expect at Rauchs
Café: the best coffee in the town of Bremen,
Once upon a
was this beautiful pan, which had to be sold.
Wonder who the new owner is. I can imagine, that
this bike ended up in the vast collection of
that's all you need..
some folks out there, they just have it. They are
closely associated with history, and thus open for
new ideas. They are not swimming with the main
stream, but enjoy their individual way of life. One
of those guys is living in Haltom City, near Fort
Worth, Texas. He is working on Harleys for more than
30 years. He despises the clinical hygiene of those
licensed dealers, and their prices usually only
being called up in the houses of pleasure. With his
friendly attitude and his knowledge, he will
convince you to leave your bike there for that
little extra service or repair job. You won't be
disappointed. He is does a great job, and for a very
you should know, whom I am talking about. Yes you
are right. It is Troy Nicholson, the owner of
Lightning Cycle Works. Find out more by clicking
into the picture.
Current work at
Lightning Cycle Works
It takes time,
effort and patience to get an old Ironhead
back on the road, when that bike has been
sitting for ten years in some dark corner of
a shed, and not being taking care of. But it
is worth it, when somebody can do it right.
Sometimes it looks
..when you have a
lot to do, and not the time to clean up. But
who cares. Who holds order is only too lazy
Parking for us
All of us have
seen this or a similar sign somewhere
already. But this one is completely
different. The sign is a downright lie.
Click into the photo and find out what
will happen to your bike when you park it
underneath the sign. No matter what you
ride, you will be surprised.
of the View Society
which supports underprivileged children in
And you should too, as the new invoices for
the second school term are almost
due. Every single donor will have
constant access to the accounting online,
and will exactly know how the money is being
society is recognized by the government of
Germany. Donations are tax deductible. Tell
us, do you have barbwire in your pockets?
|Quote of the Month:
Most motorcycle problems are caused by
the nut that connects the handlebars to
the saddle. ~Author Unknown
The thrill is gone.
More than forty years after the movie "Easy Rider"
this era finally is over, though some guys still
think it will last forever. Meanwhile the older
Harley dudes dwindle; some of them keep their sled
in shape and take it out for that sunny afternoon
ride to their favorite bar. At the most the once
open roads are now crowded with cars, and jammed
with traffic signs. Your cornering abilities are
restricted by speed limits, and the price for gas
skyrocketed. Decent riding is only possible in the
very early morning hours during the summer or in
uninhabited areas, which are hard to find.
Today there is Sturgis and Daytona, as well as other
suspicious events with thousands of merchandise
maniacs. Marketing specialists are ruling the scene.
Under the pretence of helping, charity runs
primarily became serious businesses. Titties and
beer is the motto of the motorcycling masses.
Apparel and accessories substitute the irreplaceable
spirits of the good old days.
But there are still some small rallies around, which
are not published or completely
commercialized and only known to a handful of
fabulous fellows with their motorcycles. Just to
name one, there is the Whitsun rally to
Terschelling, one of the beautiful West Frisian
Islands just off the coast of Holland. On site you
won't find a burning Japanese motorcycle on a
lamppost or the smell of a dull burnout, but a bunch
of classic iron, as well as a lot of experience and
helping hands when in need.
Nevertheless, with this website we try to please
those downright dudes who still ride their Harleys
and uphold the spirits of sharing and hospitality.
And when you feel like taking your sled out to ride
across Europe, to enjoy its different cultures and
beautiful landscapes, like the Ardennes, the
Asturias, the small winding roads through the
Sicilian mountains, check out the local weather
wunderground.com, and try to avoid the