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Veteran’s Day 2010

Veteran’s Day Parade November 6, 2010

by: Reine J. Knobbe
A very cold morning with only five bikers from our area brave enough to endure the cold ride to downtown St. Louis to support our troops. I understand, 9:30 am on a Saturday is hard enough, but add the below 30 degrees and where is the motivation? This was my first parade in St. Louis. My parents never took me as a kid and I was just never interested in going. Well, today’s Veteran’s Day Parade has changed my mind. It was actually quite fun. Proper riding gear made the cold trip bearable and we were early enough to get front row parking! Thanks to Bob of Citizens for Respect and Honor for asking us to be a starting point. Continue Reading →

New Projects up

Ok I got two new things up on the project’s page. Jim’s/Donna’s “Dawg Slayer” and “No Grey Area”

Special Request

I have teamed up with Kim Biondo of MODOT & we need blue jean, kevalar, and leather jackets, pants, chaps or vests that have been through a motorcycle accident.  We are using these materials for a Safety Awareness campaign for high school students.  Please bring items into Chariots of Fire and give to Reine.  Let us know if you want items back or not.  Our first program will be in January.

-Thanks in advance,

Jeff Decker’s Lair

If you don’t know who Jeff Decker is, look him up and you’ll find a lot of really cool sculptures. He is the man behind the “hill climber” sculpture in front of the Harly museum. He owns many older bike’s and this video is a look into that collection. Enjoy 😉

Fall riding by Mr Jim

Reading Jake’s article in last month’s newsletter brought back memories of fall rides that  Miss Donna and I have taken, the people that we have met.  I love riding in the fall, the rainbow of colors and the crisp air are some of the best things in life. That means sometimes you get wet and cold, but still there can be good memories anyway. Continue Reading →

How I got my motorcycle

My friend Theo did this for animation class. The assignment was to make a video with sound. Check it out!

2010 Colorfest

Thanks to all of you who joined us for this year annual Colorfest in Louisiana MO. Here’s a couple photo’s. I will try to put more up in our gallery, or facebook later.

1/8 Scale Harley Knucklehead Engine

Yep, some guy did make a 1/8th scale model of a Knucklehead. Yes it does run. I think weird stuff like this finds me to be honest. I searched for knuckleheads and I got ’em. Just a lot smaller than what I was looking for. The guys name is Jerry Kieffer, and if you click on the pic it should link you to a model site, where you can see more pic’s of the 1/8th scale bike he’s working on. Different yes, waste of time? I’ll let you decide.


KinG JaKe

Gas Stops

By: KinG JaKe

One thing I love about having a custom bike is that you are always greeted at the fill up station by someone. One thing I hate about having a custom bike is that you’re always greeted at the fill up station by someone. I’ve made plenty of gas stops, and have heard plenty of stories. Whether it be someone who just likes bikes and wants to say hi, an old timer recalling the past, or a crack head trying to sell me something stolen. I’ve heard it all.

Some days I may want to “just get gas,” and taking 15 minutes to get 1.7 gallon’s of gas isn’t exactly want I aim for. Getting into unwanted conversations becomes a specialty. And good stories are hard to come by, but when you do get a good story. You can feel the excitement in the air, Continue Reading →

Fall Road Hazards

Fall, my absolute favorite time of the year!  Cool weather riding is the best.  As with any season it brings with it it’s own set of road hazards.  They may be obvious, but it doesn’t hurt to review them.

Deer, on the move as hunting season gears up.  Watch out for moving deer as well the dead carcasses in the middle and side of the road.  Fall leaves, lovely to look at, slippery when wet!  Farm equipment, bringing in the harvest means slow moving farm equipment on the roadways as well as corn.  Corn is as bad as loose gravel.  Wino’s down in wine country.  No one should drink and drive whether you’re in a car or on a motorcycle.  But let’s face it.  We all know it happens, so keep a watchful eye out for those wandering over the line or going too fast around corners. Continue Reading →