Hungry at 7o
North and 100o East?
They are rare, but
they are out there. Riders who love to
cruise across South East Asia. And halfway
from Singapore to Bangkok, they will find
a terrific place to relax and savour
excellent German and European food, for
keen prices. Park your sled just a couple
of yards away from your plate! But
you better leave it at your hotel.
strongly recommends to find out their whereabouts,
and check out their food. You can find
them on Facebook .
Thai and German hospitality is mandatory
at Gäp's Garten. But beware of the beer!
They do serve true German Beer, and
Belgium beers up to 9.5
vol. alc. Do
not dare to think, you can manage yourself
and your bike home. Here is your last
warning: You better show up without your
bike! As you
If you have
the money to drink, you will have
the money to take a taxi home.
proud to sponsor the View Society, which
children in Thailand. The society is
recognized by the government of Germany.
Donations are tax deductible.
Harley has changed
every single part of their motorcycles,
but one thing never changed. The very
famous horn, also
called cowbell can still be found on the
big twins of
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
Picture of the
eye-catcher by 45' Forever is this
flathead. See more works from this
wonderful shop in San Jose, CA. They do
engines, repairs, and complete
restorations for very reasonable prices.
Those folks, like 73 old Ray
are a dwindling species. If you visit
them, bring some beer. They do not know
nothing about the fine beers we do have
available in Germany, but may be it's
the better way, when they just stick to
Miller light. Then they won't forget,
which way to turn the axle nut. See more
Need For Speed?
is arriving, the last sunny and
warm days are coming up. The
bike is tuned up to the best of
your knowledge and it's time to
get the old Shovelhead out on
the highway. Warm up the engine
and see if the she delivers the
same power as ever. While
revving her up, you feel the
steady boost towards the 100
miles per hour, which she is
supposed to exceed. The
oscillating indicator of the
speedo tells you, that she
clocked it already. Time to slow
down, test passed successfully.
And as you decelerate, looking
for the next exit, you hear the
sound of an approaching
spitfire. There it is, no it's
not a Spitfire, it is...,
no...., there w a s
a motorcycle "cruising" at a
speed of 170 mph or more. And as
this highway is a public road,
it couldn't have been "The
Doctor" on his early morning
warm up lap.
But who the hell could
be that silly to risk his and
possibly other lifes by riding
that fast? One single piece of
wood on the road, one car or
truck changing lanes, the driver
not seeing, that there is
somebody approaching with a
speed of 76 meters a
The rider won't
survive. And we will be seeing
more of that coming summer:
racing motorcycle riders
giving a damn about the safety
margin to the vehicle up
front, maniacs overtaking,
even when the passing lane has
not been cleared yet. All this
will happen on public roads,
and with a strong focus on
So you guys, please
relax and take it real easy!
Then you will survive! We will
drink on that one.
Truly an unforgettable
adventure was the trip from La
Ceiba, Honduras across Guatemala
and Belize with Maya-Tours.
Whoever has the chance, go for
it!! You won't be disappointed,
||Not so Easy -
A Motorcycle Safety Film
Lately harleys.de found this on
youtube. A public safety
film narrated by Peter Fonda
with special guest Evel Knievel,
who provide safety tips and
guidance for motorcycle riders.
Features performance riding by
the Los Angeles Police
Department. Just click into the
of the month:
"Riding a motorcycle on
today's highways, you have to ride in a
very defensive manner. You have to be a
good rider and you have to have both
hands and both feet on the controls at
- Evel Knievel-
Go far faster...
once a slogan of
Norton, today the catchword of the
producer of this motorcycle. The frame is
of the sustainable
fever tree or eucalyptus, the engine is
not even a Harley-Davidson chain saw. But
the time will come, when we all have to
ride something like this, with a small
electric engine, like the one from a
lawnmower, between our legs. No more
thumping with your girl on the bitch pad,
no more the freedom, you once felt on a
roaring Harley. Soon this will be gone
forever, and a fairy tale for our
grandsons and granddaughters!
all you need..
...and some folks out there, they
just have it. They are closely associated
with history, but always 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 affordable price. His name is
Troy Nicholson and you find him on facebook, just search for Lightning Cycle Works.
Her new home.
There she is, waiting for me in Santa Cruz, CA. When
I come back, I will take her down again to
Mexico, to the coastline of Yucatan and to
the Pacific in the West.
I strongly hope that the current caretaker
takes her out once in a while, and keeps her