2010 Patriot Tour

As the Director of First State Chapter I am proud to announce our chapter will be actively particpating in the 2010 Patriot Tour. We will receive the flag on June 21st and carry it to the next stop on June 22nd. I thank Bill Sherer for personally reaching out to 100 HOG Chapters asking for our help to make this vision a reality. Please read the below press release prepared by the Nation of Patriots.

Join the Nation of Patriots (N.O.P. – a 501(C)3 non profit) as they launch the 2010 Patriot Tour – a nationwide effort that will serve to honor all of Americas Armed Forces, past, present, and future by passing one American flag around the country.  The goal of this tribute is simple; 100 stops, in 100 days, 100 Flag Bearers, 48 states, 12,500 miles, 1 summer.  The American flag will be passed from state to state carried by members of Harley’s prestigious HOG organization (Harley Owner Group).  Any money raised along the tour will be donated to families of wounded veterans across the country.

The voyage begins with a flag christening provided by Fox Company at the Wisconsin Harley Davidson Dealership located at 1280 Blue Ribbon Drive Oconomowoc WI 53066.  The NOP along with the Rock River HOG chapter will start the first leg of the tour by riding the flag from Milwaukee to Chicago on Friday May 28th.  It will continue on through the lower 48 states passing from rider to rider in a nationally unified effort honoring our service men and women. The flag is due to arrive back in Madison, WI on the Weekend of Labor Day Weekend.  On the last leg of the tour the flag will receive a military and police escort from Madison to Milwaukee where it will finally come to rest and be given a folding ceremony by the NOP, the Rock River HOG, the Color Guard, and all the flag bearers from across the country.

The NOP recognizes that our country is facing uncertain times and, beyond a massive effort in honor of our Armed Forces, hopes that this historic effort raise bring a rushing surge of pride through citizens hearts throughout the country.  The NOP would like to invite all American Patriots across the nation to learn more about our efforts by visiting the NOP’s website: www.nationofpatriots.org where you can also find a complete list of all the stops on the 2010 Patriot Tour.

Thank You,

Bill Sherer
Nation of Patriots
Exec. Director/Founder

This guy obviously thinks length matters most

man with long bike

This guy must think he is the John Holmes of motorcycling. That reminds me of a joke I heard some of our HOG friends telling:

There was this guy who loved his wife and had her name tattooed on his penis. Her name was Wendy. Most of the time just the W and the y were visible. They went on vaction to Jamiaca together and the man noticed another man in the men’s room with the same “Wy” tattoo in the same place. He said to the other man “Look we have the same tattoo. Is your wife’s name Wendy also?”. He said “No, mine says “Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day”.

Size Matters to Women

small chick on fat bike

Size must matter to women, at least to this one. That’s putting a lot of excitement between your legs. You think she wants to race?

Josh Kurpius Motorcycle Riding Photographer

New Warm Weather Gloves

Harley-davidson Air Flow Gloves

When winter fades away I break out the fair weather gloves for cool weather riding. In the spring and fall I wear a pair of Olympia full finger thin leather gloves with a thin layer of padding in the palm. These were the first motorcycle gloves I bought when I got into riding Harleys. I worry that if I go down the pavement will shred through the thin layer of leather and padding. In the summer I have been wearing Olympia fingerless gloves with a healthy amount of padding in the palm. I worry if I go down the exposed parts of my fingers will get shredded. I know I’m a spaz and I worry too much, but I have been wanting to get a pair of full finger gloves that provide cooling air flow in the summer and a healthy amount of padding in the palm. Our sponsoring dealer is currently offering 15% off of in stock gloves to members of our HOG chapter so I went up to Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson in New Castle, Delaware (in Tax Free Delaware). If the staff didn’t know me they would have thought I was a crazy man taking half an hour to pick out a pair of gloves at closing time. Well they probably do think I’m crazy even if they do know me.

I kept going back and forth trying out gloves and asking myself questions. Do I like the fit? Is there enough padding to take the edge off a crash if I go down hands first? Will I be able to get them on quickly if everone is ready to hit the road when I get out of the mens room last? Can I get them off quickly so I’m not last in line for the men’s room. Finally I decided on the Men’s Air Flow Gloves 98183-99VM. The Large were a tad too big but were comfortable and easy to get on and off. Ijust wish they were a tiny bit smaller. The medium fit like a glove on my hands but too tight in the wrist causing the velcro to feel scratchy. I took the large. These gloves are actually a bargain at $35 and with my 15% off they were $29.75 and with a $25 gift certificate redeemed from my Friends and Family points I only spent $4.75! 

They have a thick lightweight fabric topside and pigskin leather bottomside with a fair amount of padding. I can see myself cutting the velcro tabs off to make them easy access. I hope we have a long and mutully beneficial relationship. Anyway, I wrote this article to illustrate all the nutty little conversations I have with myself when making a simple decision about a pair of gloves. I hope that you don’t think that I am completely nuts and that you agree that we spend many many hours in the saddle and choosing the right gloves is an important decision… similar to choosing a mate. You’re gonna spend a lot of time together, you have to trust your gloves to have your back if things get dicey and they have to be a good fit. Too bad you can’t just date a few different gloves before choosing the right ones.

Blue Butterfly Revolution by New Nobility

Hot chick, decent video and a cool song. Check it out.