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2008 Daytona Bike Week Live coverage

Posted in Bike Week, Biker Sites, Blogs, Daytona Beach, Entertainment, Florida, Hotels, Internet, Motorcycle Event Accommodations, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, News, Ormond Beach, Photography, Rides, Sites I have created, Travel, Volusia County on January 20th, 2008

Get ready to send in your pictures and reports live from Bike Week in 2008. I am getting the sites set up and ready to go for this annual Florida motorcycle event.

Daytona Bike Week Live has been set up and I am tweaking the site for mobile content and blogging. You can send me a note at my G mail account and I will set you up as a contributor. Once you are set up, you will be able to send pictures directly to the blog using your cell phone. The web site address for the Bike Week live blog is and will be mainly for mobile photo blogging using cell phones and mobile devices.

Bike Week Blog is open, but still being constructed for multi users. This mobile blog will be set up for live blogging from Bike Week from your lap top or other mobile devices. I plan on having more content and news on this site while Daytona Bike Week Live will be mainly for pictures. Those of you who would like to participate and become a contributor on the Bike Week Blog can send me a note or reply to this post and I will set you up with an account. The web address for this site is .

I will keep everyone updated on these two sites and look forward to sharing the experience of bike week live with everyone!

If you have not already made your bike week hotel reservations, it is not too late. You can still get some great deals here.

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MBI 2007 Awards For The Motorcycle Industry

Posted in Announcements, Biker Sites, Blogs, Global, Internet, Links, Motorcycles, News, Press Release on March 16th, 2007

Nominated by the public, voted upon by the public, moderated and organized by MBI!

MBI 2007 Awards

Motorcycle Bloggers International (MBI), announced the winners of the 2007 Riders Choice Awards. The awards, voted by thousands of riders in 88 countries, recognize significant achievements and serious lapses in judgment during 2006 by motorcycle and related product manufacturers, persons and organizations. This years winners are:

MBI Riders Choice – Star Awards

  • A rider’s dream — To ride the Silk Route, from Istanbul Turkey to Xian, China
  • Best concept motorcycle or scooter — Ducati Desmosidici RR
  • Best exhibition of 2006 — Intermot
  • Best looking new in 2006 motorcycle — Triumph Daytona 675
  • Best manufacturer’s website — BMW Motorrad
  • Best motorcycle or scooter blog — Scooter in the Sticks
  • Best new in 2006 every day motorcycle — BMW F800S
  • Best new in 2006 motor scooter — Piaggio MP3
  • Best new in 2006 motorcycle — BMW F800ST
  • Object of lust — Ducati Desmosedici RR
  • Wish we’d thought of that — Piaggio MP3
  • Women riders booster of the year — Ardys Kellerman
  • Standing ovation — Ardys Kellerman

MBI Riders Choice – Fallen Star Awards

  • Thumbs down — Billy Lane
  • What were they thinking — Speed TV Superbikes
  • Worst manufacturer’s website — Icon Motorcycle Gear

The Riders Choice Awards are unique in that the nominees and winners are chosen by every day riders around the world. The awards reflect the judgment of the motorcycle buying public, not motorcycle industry insiders. Anyone could vote, there was no restriction on age, gender or country. Even non-riders could vote. No registration, nor email addresses were required. However, a system of storing and analyzing IP addresses was put in place to minimize duplicate voting.

After the success the first Awards had last year, membership in MBI skyrocketed from 12 to 96. Millions of readers worldwide read about the 2006 Awards.

About MBI
MBI (whose motto is “Riding and writing is what we do”) is a group of 96 international motorcycle weblog authors from China to Chile. Membership is open to any motorcycle rider who maintains an active motorcycle-related Internet weblog or news web site with original commentary. With a combined readership over 2 million readers per month, the awards represent a true feeling what lives amongst the biker communities. The awards are not given by professional journalists, commercial publications or companies, but by the public.

More information about MBI, its members and the complete list of nominees will be found at the MBI web site .

MBI Website: Http://
MBI Awards 2007:

Interview Contact: Mike Werner
Telephone: +33-2-35297230

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Bike Week 2007 Annual Rider Info Meet and Greet Party

Posted in Announcements, Bike Week, Biker Sites, Entertainment, Florida, Forums, Internet, Links, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycles, News, State, Upcoming events on March 1st, 2007

The Daytona Bike Week 2007 Annual Rider Info Meet and Greet Party set for Saturday, March 10, at Art’s Place in De Leon Springs will feature The Bad Apple Band.

The annual Rider Info member appreciation party takes place the second Saturday of Daytona Bike Week beginning at approximately 12 noon with The Bad Apple Band performing at 1 PM. Admission is free.

All are welcome to attend the party and participate in a Best Bike Contest with five categories; Best Bike, Rat Bike, Farthest Trailered, Farthest Ridden, and a You Won prize to be given for reasons we have not made up yet.

There will be door prizes of tee shirts and food. Stop by and enter to win.

Arts Place
5115 US 17 (near Berlin St.)
De Leon Springs, Florida 32130
- 6.6 miles south of SR 40 on US 17 – 5.8 miles north of US 92 on US 17 –
Maps to Arts Place and local information.

Bring a friend and be prepared to have a good time. We look forward to meeting you.

Download and print the Daytona Bike Week 2007 Rider Info Meet and Greet Flyer.

More discussion on the Daytona Bike Week 2007 Rider Info Meet and Greet.

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Daytona vintage racing, part II

Posted in Biker Sites, Daytona Beach, Florida, Links, Local, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, Photography, Racing on February 14th, 2007

Enter Coe’s toy collection

This is part II of my article about Steve Coe and Daytona Vintage Racing. After meeting Steve during bike week, I was invited out to see more of Coe’s toys at his home. Remember from the first article, that these motorcycles used to be kept in the Daytona Beach Klassix Museum.

Daytona Vintage Racing Mobile Museum

After the museum closed, Coe built this mobile museum out of a tractor trailer rig. But this trailer could only house a select few of the collection that Steve Coe has.

Collection of vintage motorcycles

Inside the old barn Steve has converted to store his collection you can see the motorcycles are still packed in for space. Displayed there is a wide variety of motor bikes, race and street motorcycles and trikes.

1938 simplex 90cc

Some of the collection are even set up high along the wall like this 1938 90 cc Simplex surrounded by trophies that Steve Coe has won or been awarded throughout the years.

More motorcycles and a Chevy Nomad

Yet another shot of the opposite corner of the building. For you car and hot rod buffs, take a note of the bright red Chevy Nomad in the background of this photograph.

Engine collection

Shovelhead, panhead and knuckleheads even a collection of engines on the shelves in the den. This room had a huge motor in it. When I asked Coe what it was, he said “oh yea, well that is a engine from a Indy car”. He has race bikes, dirt bikes, street bikes and choppers! The list just goes on and on. Coe sets up his mobile vintage motorcycle museum during Daytona motorcycle events, so be sure to look for him and say hi.

Coe and Vanessa on the Hemi Trike

I’ll end this post with a picture of Steve and Vanessa on the Hemi Trike. Fast! What do you think?

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New Book Describes a Woman’s Solo Journey Around the USA on Cranky Russian Motorcycle

Posted in Biker Sites, Cool Sites, Global, Media, Motorcycles, News, Press Release, Rides, Travel on February 9th, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Breakdowns in small towns all around America is the theme of a new book titled AMERICAN BORDERS by Carla King, which describes her solo journey around the United States on a Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle.

A motorcycle journey to explore the borders between the United States, Canada, and Mexico quickly becomes a comedy of mechanical, social, and natural disasters. King’s four-month, ten-thousand-mile solo test ride of the newly imported Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle is punctuated by cracked welds and electrical gremlins, evil tow truck drivers, roadside romances, tornadoes and hurricanes.

Woven into the narrative are the intensely personal reflections of a woman traveling alone, the Zen of motorcycle maintenance, and keen observations of America’s diverse landscapes and population. From B.C. to the Blue Ridge, Boquillas to Beverly Hills, American Borders is a unique and intimate exploration of the United States and its neighbors.

“A great read!” says Lonely Planet founder Maureen Wheeler. “Carla takes every breakdown, every weird encounter in her stride with a sense of humor, an eye for the ridiculous, and incredible stoicism. All this, and sex and relationships, too!

“Heartwarming and revealing, readers get to know and love Carla, and get to know themselves a little more in the process,” says Genevieve Schmitt, founder of “She’s a true hero, smiling every mile of the way and finding humor in the worst of circumstances.”


Carla King is the author of the popular realtime Internet dispatches American Borders, China Road, and Indian Sunset. Her writing has been published in Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel, Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and In Search of Adventure. Her book, American Borders, is the first in a series of Motorcycle Misadventures travelogues. She lives in San Francisco.


  American Borders: A solo-circumnavigation of the United States on a

  Russian sidecar motorcycle

  Author: Carla King

  Paperback; 228 pages ($16.95)

  ISBN: 0964644509

  Find high-quality press photos, news, reviews, and calendar on


Currently the USA tour includes Chicago, Atlanta, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. More cities will be added later in the year. See calendar for details.


Please contact the author for a review copy of the book or personal interview (including motorcycle ride with interviewer).

  Carla King

  Phone: (415) 379-7372

  Fax: (415) 520-5749



This release was issued through eReleases(TM).  For more information, visit

Source: Carla King

CONTACT:  Carla King, +1-415-379-7372, or Fax, +1-415-520-5749, or

Web site:

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Biker Comic, Wild Willy Parsons

Posted in Biker Sites, Celebrity, Cool Sites, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Internet Video, Media, Motorcycles on January 15th, 2007
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To view the video click play, you may need to click play twice if using internet explorer. This is a video of biker comic Wild Willie Parsons. I am sure you will get a few laughs out of the video and the biker humor of Willy Parsons. Willy has been featured on MTV, Showtime, Last Comic Standing and the Pat Sajak Show only to mention a few of his television appearances. Enjoy the comedy biker video and check out Willie’s web sites below for tour and event information.

Check out Wild Willy’s web site or Willy Parsons at My Space.

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2007 Rider’s Choice Awards

Posted in Announcements, Biker Sites, Blogs, Cool Sites, Entertainment, Global, Internet, Links, Motorcycles, News, Upcoming events on January 2nd, 2007

2007 MBI Awards

The nominations are now open for the 2007 Rider’s Choice Award at Motorcycle Bloggers International. Please take the time to visit the web site and enter your nomination in the 13 available rising star categories. There are also 4 fallen star categories that are open for the not so hot motorcycle groups to nominate and vote for.

Some of the categories to nominate your favorites are:

  • Best looking new motorcycle
  • Women riders booster of the year
  • Best manufacturer’s website
  • Best motorcycle blog

Nominations are open now through February 1st. Voting will begin February 12 and end March 12. If you wish to vote in the awards, be sure to sign up for the reminder to be sent to you. If you plan on attending bike week in Daytona Beach, you will need to get your vote in before you leave for the motorcycle event.

Winners of the 2007 MBI Awards will be announced on March 15th 2007


Shared thoughts for the day

Posted in Biker Sites, Cool Sites, Editorial, Internet, Motorcycles, Newspaper, Opinion, Rants and Raves on December 21st, 2006

I was catching up on a bit of reading, print wise. Yea, I was reading the Biketoberfest issue of East Coast Rider. I guess that’s not to far behind, considering the mag came out in October!

Any way, I found a interview in the paper about half way in with the guy that runs the B.F.F.A.R., that is Bikers For First Amendment Rights. Looks like a pretty respectable organization, check out their web site.

So, I found myself reading the online B.F.F.A.R. newsletter, which was also from October. Guess I am not the only one running a little behind. I found this story on the last page of the newsletter and felt I would like to share it with you

Semper Fi

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed his mission in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU.
One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked at the ceiling and flatly stated, “God, if your are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you exactly 15 minutes.”
The lecture room fell silent. You could have heard a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, “Here I am God, I am still waiting.”

It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair went up to the professor and cold cocked him, knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold. The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently.

The other students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked”What the hell is the matter with you? why did you do that?”

The Marine calmly replied, “God was too busy today protecting America’s soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid crap and act like a butt….So he sent me.”


Daytona Motorcycle Rally

Posted in Bike Week, Biker Sites, Biketoberfest, Cool Sites, Daytona Beach, Florida, Internet, Motorcycle Event Accommodations, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, Projects, Sites I have created on October 28th, 2006

Because I have motorcycle event sites that deal in both big Florida events, I am trying to slowly consolidate all in to one site for easier navigation.

This has proved to be quite time consuming, but I intend on having a complete Daytona Motorcycle Rally site that will cover all aspects of the two events. Currently I am adding a photo gallery on both the Bike Week and Biketober edition of the site. The new photo galleries allow visitors to add their event pictures too.

I have maintained a comprehensive travel section that will help future visitors to easily locate event hotel accommodations at Internet discount prices. Motorcycle event hotel accommodations are easily found using our online hotel reservation system. Visitors will be able to easily find the best hotel rates in the Daytona Beach and surrounding area.

I am working on posting a better event schedule to help visitors plan their trip to Florida for a motorcycle event. I will be adding a bar and restaurant guide soon. Look for many exciting changes in the months to come at

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog

Posted in Biker Sites, Blogs, Cool Sites, Law, Links, Motorcycles on October 9th, 2006

Besides being a California Biker Attorney, Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. has a great biker law blog with a lot of information for bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts. You will see that this man is not only a lawyer, he is a biker. His blog is worth a read!

Biker and Motorcycle Legal Issues, Safety Tips, Links to Motorcycle and legal sites, Motorcycle Ride Reports and More! Visit

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