Friday, October 31, 2008

Good news for conceal and carry fans

I have just received some news that some Illinois communities are respecting Missouri laws regarding the wear of helmets even if the Missouri citizen is in Illinois a state which does not require the wearing of a helmet. Yes they wrote a Missouri citizen a ticket for not wearing a helmet in Illinois. I am sure these same communities would also respect other Missouri laws then. It is after all a logical extension. So therefore they would allow a Missouri resident to conceal and carry because that is the law in their home state. This is just another way that the state of Illinois is persecuting motorcyclists. Well their governor's habits are expensive, you know even though he wanted the job and even though he knew where his office would be, expecting the governor to live in Springfield, in oh the governors mansion was too much to ask of this gentleman. So instead he is shuttled back and forth at the taxpayers expense so those revenues have to come from somewhere so it appears he wants to take those monies from bikers.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Little Thank You For Voting

Krispy Kreme wants your vote! Actually, the company doesn't care who you vote for as long as you vote. On November 4, locations around the country will be handing out free star-shaped donuts with red, white and blue sprinkles to anyone with an "I Voted" sticker. The effort is non-partisan, so don't worry about one of the candidates forking over a wad of leftover campaign money in some kind of weird get-out-the-vote effort. This is just about Krispy Kreme trying to get some foot traffic of its own.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Geo's Wings Thursday

This coming Thursday Night is the last official Bike night at Geo's this year. I hope all of you have enjoyed them this year. We have enjoyed being a part of this fun event and thank Karen and George for their support. The weather forecast looks good for Thursday so please come out and join us for this end of the season blowout. DJ Kong will be there playing all your favorite tunes and you know our hosts will have some fun activities lines up to keep us all happy. Thanks Jim

Friday, October 24, 2008

Help Wanted

I Have posted this in other places but Why not give you folks who are already interested in the magazine the info. The Biking Life magazine is always looking for sales people to help us grow our magazine. Currently we have need for salespeople in St. Louis, St. Charles, all areas west, the bootheel, southern Illinois and central Illinois. You know we are number one and you can ask anyone we are truly a team. If this sounds like something you might be interested in then send us an email to Thanks for reading.

What is Happening

My goodness or it being Halloween time maybe my badness. There is a bunch of fun things to do this Saturday then it looks like Sunday is a day for some riding with friends or doing something around the house. I will of course be at Geo's Wings most of the day Saturday for their end of season bash and swap meet there will be several vendors here and if you have some parts sitting around in the garage you would like to get rid of well bring them here and set them out on their parking lot. I will have some of our 2007 DVDs available here for the reduced price of $5 and they would make wonderful Christmas gifts. there will be food and drink specials and music by DJ Kong. Later in the evening we will also be at the 100 MPH Clubs Halloween party at their clubhouse in Caseyville and also at the Skyriders - Fire and Iron Bash in Livingston. I hope to see you at one of these events but have fun whatever you do. Don't forget to tell them how much you like the magazine where ever you get it and shop our advertisers. Here are some other fun things to do:

25th Geo's Halloween Bash and Swap Meet starts at 11 at Geo's Wings on West Main St in Belleville, IL
25th Fall Festival and Haunted Barn
at Legacy Harley Davidson in Effingham, IL

25th Skyriders - Fire and Iron Halloween Dance
Skyriders Clubhouse in Livingston, IL from 7 to ???

25th Motorcycle Show and Chili Cook-Off
Trinity Assembly of God Church, 4720 Jamieson St., St. Louis, MO Prizes awarded for bike show and cook-off Registration 10:30am Bike Show - 11am-1pm Judging of Bike Show - 12:30pm Chili Cook-Off-1pm *Entry per Motorcycle - new unwrapped toy Entry for Cook-Off - $10.00 per pot of chili General Admission-$3.00 Adults $1.00 Children allows you to judge the bikes and the chili all day! Door prizes Toy donations are welcomed by all!! Kids area All proceeds go to benefit Inner City Ministries and the children of St. Louis. For information, contact Pastor Joel 314-610-8734 or Chaplain David and Brenda Pantleo: 417-838-0823

25th Kirkwood LOH Annual Halloween Costume Party
at Dorsett Inn 12068 Dorsett Rd band starts at (

25th Buffalo Soldiers Patch Party
at their clubhouse 207 McAllister St Lebanon, IL from 8 PM to ??? $10 donation, there will be food sold, byob but setups will be provided from more info call (618) 593-1382

25th 100 MPH Club Halloween Party at their clubhouse on Bunkum Rd in Caseyville, IL starts at 8:00 PM always a good time.

25th Run for the Son Scavenger Hunt Ride
Sponsored by Christian Motorcyclists Association, Blood Bought Bikers Chapter, Anna, Illinois Registration 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Old Wal-Mart Freds parking lot in Anna, Illinois $10 per person Door prizes and meal included Last bike in at 2:00 p.m. at Anna Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center 100 Turner Avenue Anna, Illinois For more information, contact Sharon Laster at 618-833-6589

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Important Warning for Women Who Drink Coffee

Coffee can make women's breasts smaller: Swedish study
Women who drink a lot of coffee may see their breasts become more petite, according to the results of a new Swedish study..
Around half of all women possess a gene shown to link breast size to coffee intake..
"Drinking coffee can have a major effect on breast size," said Helena Jernström, a lecturer in experimental oncology at Lund University.
But while a regular brew appears to have a somewhat deflationary aspect, there is also one very positive effect in that coffee reduces the risk of breast cancer.
(Click here to read the whole story)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another Busy Weekend for Motorcyclists

This weekend continues the fun events of the past riding season. There is the Motorheads Halloween Party in Trenton, Il at Jailhouse Rock on Saturday night, Doc's Open house in Kirkwood during the day. A poker run for SGT Nick Walsh that leaves from Collinsville to and a new event the Southern Illinois Party Run which will leave from L and Bs in New Athens and cruise to Hogdaddy's in Old Shawneetown for an evening of partying, this doesn't benefit anyone it is just about having a good time.

Sunday is another busy day there is a benefit for Big Bill at 21 Rock in St Louis, the Kirkwood HOG Fall Ride which as always fun, A car and Bike Show at The Phoenix for a young girls medical expenses and there will be a calendar shoot at the Brew Haus in Benld, IL and that sounds like fun.

Whatever you do this weekend have fun and we'll talk to you on down the road.

18th Motorheads Halloween Party
at Jail House Rock in Trenton, Il music by the Saloonatics

18th Docs Fall Open House
at Docs Harley Davidson 930 S Kirkwood St Louis

18th 2nd Annual Sgt Nick Walsh Memorial Poker Run
sign up from 11 to 1 PM at the Local Pub 401 E Main St Collinsville, IL

18th Southern Illinois Party Run
meet at L and Bs in New Athens Illinois at 11 for a ride to party at HogDaddys in Old Shawneetown it will be a great ride

18th Crown Royals M/C BBQ Bike and Car Show Fundraiser
at 324 Memphis St Kirkwood, MO

18th 2nd Annual Amberfest sponsored by the VFW Riders
sign-up 10 a.m.-noon at the Brew Haus Tavern, Illinois Route 162, in Troy, Illinois $10 per bike first 100 to sign up get a free Fisher House t-shirt door prizes, 50-50, food and music. All proceeds go toward the Fisher House that is going to be built at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. Ground breaking for the building will be on November 11, 2008. Fisher House is like a Ronald McDonald House in that families can stay there for free while their loved one is recuperating in the hospital. For more info call Milt at 618-540-0033 or Rodney 618-977-0344 or Roger at 618-588-7188

18th Poker Run 7 card Stud
register at Moores Farm 9941 Berry Rd in Valles Mines, MO from 11 to noon

18th Poker Run for the Mentally Challenged
The Village of the Blue Rose ( a living community for mentally challenged adults. is hosting a poker run on Oct. 18. 2008. Registration is from 10:30 to 12:00 at Hobos at the Legion 200 Main St. St. Peters, Mo. Ride ends at the Village of the Blue Rose in Clarksville, 5PM. 50/50 entertainment, raffle, food and drink available at the Village so plan on spending the evening. contact Bonnie at 314-313-8550 or

19th Carnival and Bar Olympics Benefit
at 21 Rock benefits Big Bill for more info call (314) 503 - 5019

19th Kirkwood HOG Fall Ride
sign up at Docs from 9 to 10:45

19th Bike Show
at TJs Bar and Grill Hwys 61/67 and Z in Pevely, MO

19th Benefit Car and Bike Show for Young Sierra
at The Phoenix 3924 Lemay Ferry Rd St Louis sign up from 8 to noon judging at noon awards at 4 PM for more info call (314) 392-7326

19th Calendar Photo Shoot
at Benld Brew Haus on Hwy 138 in Benld, IL starts at noon

Monday, October 13, 2008

Biker for Babies Draws Another Huge Crowd for a Great Cause

According to KMOV TV Channel 4, there were 7,000 bikers registered for this year's ride and $300,000 were raised.

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame, the national spokesperson for Bikers for Babies, was on hand for the ride and sang with the Well Hungarians. Dee was very gracious and helped raise additional funds with a meet and greet where he posed for pictures and signed autographs.

Patty Bush of Doc's Harley-Davidson was once again the ride Chair for this great event and a large supporter of the ride. Patty rode her Harley up front with Dee in the first group out on the ride. Unlike most of the local celebrities, she was there all day, helping out until the end.

Thanks to everyone that came by The Biking Life booth and helped make this event the huge success that it was.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Motorcycle Events This Weekend

Hi all as the seasons change and the calendar moves closer to Christmas there are a lot of big rides and events packing these weekends. None this weekend is the annual March of Dimes Bikers for Babies this event will include a bike and car show on Saturday at the Verizon Amphitheatre. I think that is what they are calling it this week. And then the ride is actually on Sunday please come out and support this worthy event oh and for those of you that love the 80s Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame is leading this years ride and then sitting in with the Well Hungarians on Sunday as well. Saturday is also Shady Jacks Anniversary Party and should be a big time all day long. St Clair County ABATE is also putting on a free White Lightning Run sign up is from 1 to 12 at Crehans on North Belt West in Belleville this ride will terminate in Freeburg at the Chili Cook Off and Bike Show. Below are these and several other things that are happening.

11th St Clair Count ABATE White Lightning Run sign up at Crehans on North belt West in Belleville, IL from 11 to noon there is no cost and this will be a quick 30 mile ride to an unannounced location and then onto the Chile cookoff in Freeburg, IL

11th Breast Cancer Awareness Ride contact Legacy Harley Davidson for more info

11th Dream Weavers Dance for Needy Children at the Woodriver IL VFW 6 to midnight

11th AMVETS Post 1 Poker Run sign up at AMVETS Pavillion 2842 Marshall Rd Kirkwood last bike out 10:30

11th - 12th Bikers for Babies at Verizon Amphitheatre

12th Benefit for Sgt John Brough at the Benld Brew Haus on Hwy 138 in Benld, IL starts at noon

12th Car and Bike Show at No Jacks on Hwy 159 in Smithton, IL

12th ABATE 21st Annual Toy Run sign up Woodriver Eagles Lodge 11:30 to 1

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What I Saw on the Way Home From the Rat Run

I saw this, on the curve where I-64 splits from I-55/70. I also saw traffic backed up on the interstate system so this could be done. I guess safety is only a concern when it is going to mean dollars to the state's coffers because can't believe causing a back up like the one we saw for one motorcycle is safe.

When I was young my mother told me the policemen were my friends well my friends don't do this to my bike and then charge me $150 to get my bike back. The state troopers are the one's we see doing this but there orders come from above so please vote all the scoundrels out. Although Sonny Barger once told me that the cops will follow any master, he is right look at history whenever a regime changes the ones who stay around are the cops to obey the new master.

Oh I was told I didn't give enough info in this post originally. The last weekend of September Illinois officials towed 29 bikes from the River Road around Clifton Terrace for various infractions from no motorcycle endorsement to no insurance and of course other things as well. It seems law enforcement folks in Illinois like to target motorcycle riders, while they let that 1976 Plymouth Valiant that is spewing exhaust and is all rusted out travel their roads. At any rate yesterday it was announced several times at the Rat Ride that if you were going to Illinois to make sure your papers were in order, kind of sounds like NAZI Germany doesn't it. If you cannot produce your papers then you are wrong. I guess the days of innocent until proven guilty are just a dream from the past.

So the fact is do I know why this bike was being loaded on the tow truck? No but I know the way that state operates. In order to get this pic I was probably in an illegal area and didn't want to give the authorities anymore reason to harass me. Besides from past dealings with them I know how most law enforcement officials react when you ask them questions and it isn't good.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bike & Badge Ride - Sunday Oct 5

The 4th Annual Dave Mungenast Memorial Bike & Badge Ride is this weekend. This ride raises money for BackStoppers. Since late 1959, The BackStoppers have served the families of police officers and firefighters in the St. Louis area who have perished in the line of duty. The BackStoppers have but one purpose: to ease the suffering and provide much needed financial assistance for the spouses and dependent children of these public servants who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The BackStoppers depend heavily on donations and support from the community, and this ride is another effort to support and show appreciation for the critical work of this organization.

Registration is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the ride starting point at Dave Mungenast St. Louis Honda Motorsports, located at 5939 South Lindbergh Blvd.(located directly behind the Honda car store).Registration is just $25.00. T-shirts, sweatshirts, and ride pins will be on sale during the time of registration.

The ride itself begins at approximately 11:30 a.m. A police escort will assist the riders at the start of the ride, and normal traffic laws apply from then on. The ride will take place mainly along scenic roads south of St. Louis, and will cover approximately 130 miles.