Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Very Cool Thing

We had Joy's kids and their families over for Thanksgiving yesterday so that we could go to my parents today. As we were sitting at the dinner table one of Joy's daughters said why don't we all say what we are thankful for. She suggested that her 6 year old nephew start it and he said a couple of things and then he said and Jim. I tell you it doesn't get any better than that. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving also.Your friend Jim

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thankssgiving

I wish all of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving from all of us here The Biking Life. I know many will be traveling, I know many will be overeating as I just have and I know many of you will be spending good times with family and friends. I also ask that during this holiday we take a moment and think of those who for whatever reason cannot be with there family for Thanksgiving and wish for blessings for them too. Take care and We'll see you on the road weather looks promising for the weekend.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thurday Night Means Geo's Wings

So plan on getting together with your riding friends at Geo's Wings and More on West Main St in Belleville, IL this evening. We may even watch one of The Biking Life videos this week if you are lucky. There will also be food and drink specials so I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It is Wednesday so Free Wings

Yes it is Wednesday and that means only one thing free wings at the Show-Me's in Fairview Heights, IL on Lincoln Highway. You do not have to ride especially tonight but if you are wearing motorcycle gear you can still get the wings a drink purchase is required but come on out and see what your friend are talking about.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Remembering the Troops

the XEROX corporation is sending electronic cards to our soldiers wherever they are stationed. If you could take a second out of your busy day and go to this link I am sure it will brighten a service members day somewhere and will probably brighten yours as well. Especially during the holidays it is important that the troops know we do not forget them. I remember getting cards from school children while I was away from home over the holidays and how it lifted my spirits for a while now we have the opportunity to pay it forward to someone else.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Stuff This Weekend

If you do not have any plans for the weekend here are some things you might enjoy.

13th - 15th Old Skool Tatto Expo - at Holiday Inn Select on 9th downtown
13th fights at Fishers on West Main st in Belleville, IL
14th Salty Dawgs Special Olympics Benefit Dance - At Bethalto KC Hall 8:00 PM - midnight
14th Colors of Fall Freedom Fest - at Rockers in House Springs, Chili, music, free parking lot swap meet and much more call 314-322-7883 for more info from noon to 6:00 PM
14th Road Raptors and VFW 5th Annual Chicken and Beer Dance - 7 PM to ???? at the Fairview Heights, IL VFW on North Illinois

I'm sure there are some other things going on but this is where you stand the best chance of seeing The Biking Life staffers.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bike Night at Geo's Wings and More

Tonight is bike night at Geo's Wings in Belleville, IL , on West Main St. They will have all their usual specials plus you never know what you might catch on the telly. Tonight you might see The Biking Life 2006 DVD if you so desire. At any rate Joy and I will be there and we hope to see you also.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Free Food for Vet's

At Applebee's today to honor those who have served the nation with more than a sign or flags outside their business. The good folks at Applebee's are putting action to their sentiment. Also since this is Wednesday there are free wings for everyone at Show-Me's in Fairview Heights, IL across from the Mall from 7 to 9 PM. I hope to see you here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

St Louis Veteran's Day Parade

First I want to thank all who came out and showed their support for our Veteran's. Especially those who took part in the rides from the various starting locations. I want to thank all of my friends who met me at Geo's Wings in Belleville, IL where we had a nice little group leave from. Where the bikers were was the most populated place on the route with the exception of the viewing stand. I also though it was very cool that there were well known radio celebrities who came out and showed their support in a private way. I think that says a lot about who they are and how they roll. Then the amount of bikes in the parade was awesome the Vietnam Vets MC was represented, Kirkwood HOG and Gateway to the West HOG and the Patriot Guard Riders.

Then I went home to watch the news, I knew I was going to see bikers portrayed as the supporters of America that we all know they are. They would surely be shown showing their support for the troops but oh no that was not to be. That doesn't fit the whole "Sons of Anarchy" bad boy/girl image they want to show. Their lets scare the rest of the Americans by depicting motorcyclists in a bad light, they know that most people won't look at the percentage of bikers who are Vet's and are patriots. The powers that be are afraid of Patriots, it doesn't matter about party affiliation it is a fear that some good Americans want to get this country back on the right path.

I ask two things of you who read this. One is to call the tv stations, the radio stations and the newspapers and tell them you are tired of bikers being portrayed as a bunch of hell raisers and criminals and two come out this Saturday to Rockers in House Springs, MO for the "Colors" of Fall Freedom Fest. You know that since The Biking Life is involved all bikers are welcome. There will be speakers,from the AMVETS, JPAC ( these are the folks that work diligently to get the remains of American who have lost their lives overseas returned to this country so that their families can have some peace and closure), ABATE and special guest the "Mowhawk" Man. There is going to be a lot of fun stuff going on to but this fun will be in celebration of more serious issues. Also please bring an unwrapped toy for a needy child for Christmas. Thanks for making us part of your biking life.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Motorcycles on South Park

If you missed the recent episode of South Park that featured "Harley riders" (their name for the motorcycle riders) with loud pipes, you can see it online at the South Park Web Site.
Note: This episode contains adult language.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Final Reminder of Veteran's Parade Viewing Riders

This is just one final reminder that tomorrow is the Veteran's Day Parade. I urge all of you to come out and show your support for the troops either ride with one of the groups from the various bars in Missouri or join me and some friends as we leave Geo's Wings on West Main St in Belleville, IL. if you can't make it to Geo's we will also stop by the Flying J at I-255 and ILL 15 on our way to St Louis.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stuff This Weekend

7th Jeff Fest at Jefferson 6980 West Main St Belleville, IL 11 to 11 come celebrate our anniversary with us

7th Teds Motorcycle World Chili Cookoff at the dealership call for details on how to enter your chili

7th Veterans Day Parade to ride in it sign up at Docs or Gateway HDs to cheer, meet at either Shady Jacks, TJS, Jillys, Jamm IN, Fatboys or Jacks Iron Horse or Geos Wings in Belleville, for all ocations but Geo's check out the flyer in the magazine for Geo's we will leave there at 11:00 with a quick stop at the Flying J on ILL 15 and I-255 for those who that is more convenient

7th Fund raiser for Tom Shaw at Hot Shots in Fenton, MO on the Outer Road fun starts at 5:00 PM come out to support this worthy cause

Addendum to Parade viewing info

I am going to meet a group of people at Geo's wings in Belleville, IL and then we are all going to go watch the Veteran's Day Parade in St Louis on Saturday November 7th. The plan is to leave Geo's at 11:00 AM. If it is more convenient we will also take a quick swing through the Flying J parking lot on Illinois 15 just off of I-255 that meet should be no later than 11:15 to 11:20. Thanks and I hope to see some riders. Let's show folks that Illinois supports their veteran's and it looks like an excellent day.

Geo's Wings Tonight

Tonight is bike night at Geo's Wings tonight you can also watch the 2006 The Biking Life DVD while you enjoy your friends, food and beverages. Geo's Wings is located at 4307 West Main St in Belleville, IL. We hope to see you there

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Free Wings

Tonight is bike night at the Show-Me's in Fairivew Heights, IL free wings for all riders or all rider dressed people. We hope to see you there.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Issue Is Now Online

Ladies and Gentlemen boy and girls children of all ages the new issue of The Biking Life is now available online and can be read here. Thanks for making us part of your biking life.