Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years Eve

Joy and I are getting ready to head out for the evening. We are going to go watch her brother's band play at a small bar in New Douglas, IL, the Dawg Haus but whatever you do this evening I hope you have great fun and a good start to the year 2010. Thanks for reading the magazine, and the website, Truly thank you for making us part of your biking life.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This Weekend and the Holiday

New Years Day is almost upon us. A lot of people like to take a ride on January 1st to start the New Year off right. If you are looking for an opportunity to start the year this way, then here are some options:

January 1st Frosty Balls Ride - Frosty Balls Ride for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation The ride has 2 start points. The first is Uncle Linny's Resturant at
4112 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL Meet for breakfast 8am leaving at 10am for
Inn Between Tavern at 5200 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL leaving there around 11am or soo.

January 1st TBL Friends Ride - meet at the Dennys on ILL 159 in Belleville, IL starting around 10:00 AM and then head out to Smittys in New Athens at noon

January 1st Polar Bear Ride - St Charles HOG Chapter

January 1st Polar Bear Ride - contact Chariots of Fire in Moscow Mills, MO

January 1st Road Raptors Polar Bear Ride Starts at VFW Fairview Heights, IL
5325 N Illinois St, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 Phone: 618-277-1334 Starts at 12 with stops in Belleville area.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to All

I want to take a minute out of the last minute Christmas preparations to thank all of you who visit this site for coming here and making yourself a part of The Biking Life. Even those of you who disagree with me still obviously feel the need to visit here and I welcome you. I hope all of you have the merriest of Christmases and if you are traveling that your journey is safe and uneventful. I also offer you a gift and that is this link to one of the funnest Christmas songs around. Take care and as always thanks for making us part of your biking life.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Show-Me's On Wednesday Night Dec 23

Hello all, Joy and I will be heading up to Show-Me's, on Lincoln Highway in Fairview Heights, IL, this evening around 7:00 or so. Bike Nights have ended for this season here but we thought it might be nice to gather with friends at this establishment before the Christmas Holiday. We would like to see and share some Christmas Cheer with all of you and hope some can make it. If you cannot make it you have our best wishes for you and your family for Christmas and an awesome New Year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Our Friends at Chariots of Fire

Are offering some pre-Christmas Specials and here they are:

We would like to bring you a little peace by shopping in a relaxed friendly atmosphere here at Chariots of Fire. You are all invited to come in on December 19th to share some snacks and a chance to get 15%, 20%, or 25% discount coupons to be used one day only on all in store and any ordered items. As I mentioned last month, we did some Christmas shopping for you and have some appealing gifts ready to be wrapped and placed under your tree. Remember, we have gift certificates for any friends and family that may be difficult to buy for.

December Special

15% our holiday gift selections

For every purchase November 1 – December 21 you’ll have a chance to win a Christmas basket. A great gift for yourself or your favorite biker. Come in and check it out!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Geo's Wings Tonight

Last night I met with several friends at Show-Me's yes the bike nights continue but they are different. Tonight I will be heading to Geo's Wings on West Main St. in Belleville, IL. No telling what we may do this evening but whatever we do it will be fun we invite all to come out. This is one of your last chances to party with friends before Christmas. So hopefully we'll see you here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fatboy's Today

Thanks to everyone who came out to Fatboy's in DeSoto today for our 4th Annual Christmas Party for the Jefferson County Mission. The weather was awesome and we were blessed with a very good crowd. Those that came once again demonstrated that true bikers are among the most generous people in the world. I once again thank all of you for your contributions to today's success.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Favorable Light

Below is a link to a story that appeared recently in the Alton Telegraph about the Dreamweavers Shop With a Cop event. This is cool and shows that motorcyclists do things to help the community. Also here they refer to them as a motorcycle club not a motorcycle gang, so maybe some folks really do get it. Here is the link.

Christmas Spirit

I was out and about running today which is pretty much a normal weekend for us but I was excited to see so many people out today. Doc's had a great turnout for their Open House and I hear that Gateway BMW and Bourbeuse did as well. After the big showings the week before at Ted's Motorcycle World and Big St Charles it appears folks are finally getting the Christmas spirit. I ask you to please patronize our advertisers over the holidays. They truly appreciate your business and welcome all bikers or riders. If they ask and you could tell you heard about them through The Biking Life that is great but please support them no matter what. I wish you and yours the merriest of Christmases also just a brief reminder tomorrow is our Christmas Party at Fatboy's in DeSoto, MO. As I write this I am also baking brownies without my favorite ingredient for the bake sale portion of tomorrows festivities.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Biking Life's Reach

My latest follower on twitter, I am tbldude there is from Australia, shows The Biking Life does get around the world

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This weekends events

Remember how H's Bar used to be with folks hanging out getting tats and enjoying themselves well those days are returning Friday and Saturday as Kevin and Eric will be back for a two day tattoo and piercing extravaganza on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday the Vietnam Vets MC is holding their annual food drive at their clubhouse on Osceola in St Louis during the day come ut and help someone have a better Christmas.

Sunday The Biking Life magazine will be holding our Annual Food/Toy Drive and Bake Sale at Fatboy's in Desoto, Come out and support this fun event Santa and some of his helpers will be there

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hot Pizza Delivery via Motorcycle

This is in German, but you will be able to follow the video and enjoy the concept.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wonderful Person

If you want to hear how some folks think about me. Then please visit the link to the Mowhawk Man's radio show on the home page. I'm not sure I deserve all that but it is nice to hear someone say things like that.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


I am currently working to get some of the links working on the home page again. i offer my apologies to those of you who visit us. I have been remiss in updating some things and also on following up on making sure things get done. Please continue to support us and our events.

Friday, December 4, 2009


It is surprising to me that someone who seems to want to speak to motorcyclists can speak glowingly about any event that doesn't allow all motorcyclists to enter. The Riding experience is a freedom experience yet some think it is okay for others to infringe on individuals or groups freedoms. Not me that is why we quit going to and covering these events. They are not about the brotherhood of two wheels but just another money grab from bikers.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Geo's Wings

It is Thursday night and that means it is a great night to join your friends at Geo's wings for food, fun and beverages. Joy and I hope to make it but hell house is not quite complete yet so that remains to be seen. But you all go and have a good time. Do not forget Geo's is located on West Main Street in Belle Vegas.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December issue

The December issue will be hitting newsstands later today, I think but you can start reading it now by visiting the December issue right here. Be the first on your block to read it and I thank you for your support Jim