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Harleys on Dirt Gravel Roads Demand Installation of Custom Skid-Plate Protection

Harleys on Dirt Gravel Roads Demand
Installation of Custom Skid-Plate Protection!

Back in 2014, I knew I was going to ride the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge from Key West, Florida to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska up the famous “Ice Truckers’ Road!The Dalton Highway is called the slope by many locals in Alaska. Almost 600 miles of dirt gravel road kicking up rocks that hit your bike from all over. The AlCan Hwy was crazy with gravel roads and construction!

World Record Holder’s Advice!

A good buddy of mine Will Barclay who set a worlds records in time from Prudhoe Bay to Key, West in 2013 informed me that I would be in need of a skid plate for the run. I am sad but happy to inform that Will’s record was beaten five years later because it was another friend of mine that set the new record. He did it in 78 hrs and 48 minutes I think.   Dan Simmonds who at the time of writing this article in South Florida I find Bad Ass Dan the Man riding his German ride in Australia. I be jealous of Dan riding in Australia, but Kudos to bad ass Dan for setting the new time record.

Gravel Rocks Are Your Enemy!

Any-hoo it seems that the brain trust at HD R&D made the under belly of our Hogs with soft aluminum. That soft aluminum can withstand some impacts, but being pelted with rocks it’s going to crack sooner or later. I saw this actually happen in the 2014 Hoka Hey with Arthur Pond if my memory serves me right. Arthur if it was not you just drop me a message and I will correct this.

There was a slight rock fall from a mountain just before the brand new bike drove over the pile of stones. The front tire kicked a bunch of rocks up and the lucky winner caused the under-belly to crack thus leaking the oil it was holding at a great rate of time. He made the choice to stop the run and ship the bike home. I tried to convince him to get a welder to fix the crack but he was not listening to me that day. I had my skid plate installed and that episode convinced me that all the $$$ I invested on my custom skid plate was well spent! While I was at the top of the world I wondered where would I be without Aim Welding!

Proof is in The Puddening!

After completing the Pan American run from Tierra De Fuego to Prudhoe Bay I can attest to the fact that southern Chile and Argentina have more gravel roads than Canada and Alaska. In fact some of their paved roads are worse than the gravel roads. The closer I rode down to the bottom of the world the worse the roads became. There was a lot of good spots but since it was the end of the tourist season and their winter was coming in the DOT was NOT making repairs. I can look back now and state that my 2014 HHMC run was a precursor to the halfway around the world run that proved me right.

Running half way around the world with a skid plate in my opinion saved my trip from expensive costs and repairs. I heard foul and rude sounds coming from the bottom of my bike when the rocks or whatever hit the bottom of the skid plate. Loud thuds that was felt in the handlebars leaving me to thank Jesus for having the wisdom to create and install my skid plate. For example, riding the Dalton Hwy the trucks would pass me at 70 MPH pelting me with a HUGE amount of gravel causing me to crouch down behind my windshield for head protection. I didn’t want my face shield getting pitted. I am not saying that I was without problems but I was in a better position with the palate than without.

Once in Argentina (in the middle of nowhere) and once in Chiapas, Mexico my oil lines were cut causing a leak from the rubbing of the skid plate. I had installed on my 2013 Road King Police bike an electric fan cooled oil cooler with steel braided lines. On both occasions the hits from road debris and the hard hits from the over abundance of “speed-bumps” caused the skid plate to rupture my oil lines. I can guarantee you that when I return to the Pan Am Hwy in spring of 2019 that the lessons learned will cause me to do some preventative maintenance to avoid those problems. Below is a video of me documenting my breakdown in Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico in the middle of hurricane Carlos!

Getting Ready For April 2019!

So with little to do I am back again with all my buddies at Aim Welding in Fort Lauderdale, FL to get me a skid plate and an AUX gas tank installed. Most important with these new water cooled heads on the tour Harley models I was not disappointed with HD R&D department where in their infinite wisdom decided to place the water pump in the lower most front of the frame where everything and their mother can hit it into disrepair.

The biggest problem that I mentioned above is the massive amounts of speed bumps. Many of these towns can’t afford police so they install these high ass speed bumps that will make any car slow down to 3-4 MPH or lose their Milwaukee Eights Even when I am going granny slow the front tire goes over the bump and when it goes down the front/bottom of the bike frame bangs the speed bump HARD! That is where they Einsteins decided to place the water pump. I have heard stories that on these Milwaukee Eights that just going over a curb is enough to destroy your water pump let alone a long distance endurance run around the worlds hardest roads.

So as of today my 2019 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra is in the hands of Scott at Aim Welding. They are going to make a serious hard plate to protect the water pump from being hit. That will be seperate from the skid plate that will protect the under belly of the bike with some type of easy access to reach the oil plug for fluid changes. They are also going to make an aluminum flat plate to install the 7″ Boyo LCD screen for my FLIR PathFindIR II Driver Vision Vehicle Thermal camera system that will go in the inside center of my windshield. They will make the cross-over exhaust pipe location higher to prevent the evil speed bumps from damaging. They will also do some other things that I will not share until the task is complete so they can in a video explain what they did. The most important task is protecting my under belly and the damn misplaced water pump!

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If your in need an a South Florida accident attorney please call me today at 954-533-7593 and let my 13+ years experience assist you in fighting the insurance companies to recover what you deserve NOT what THEY want to give you!

 

New Rider Reports For 30-HR Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally Fires Up Interest

New Rider Reports For 30-HR Ironman LDR
Motorcycle Rally Fires Up Interest
Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA: #ironmanldr

The Attorney That Rides, aka Gabe Carrera, Esq is slowing releasing video Rider Reports from the November “Meals of Honor” 30-HR Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally that was held at the end of the riding season November 2018. The Reports are being released in a slow but systematically way to cause anticipation for the upcoming motorcycle Rally that is to be held soon in the Florida Keys (Marathon, FL) in conjunction with the Coral Head Music Festival. This Rally traditionally is held at the beginning of the 2019 Motorcycle riding season.

This event is tagged with the warning that, “this rally is not a race, but rather a test of planning, preparation, strategy, and tactics, riding skill, and endurance.” Most that perform well in these rallies keep the speed limit avoiding the risks of catching a speeding ticket. Most that choose to take the challenge do it to meet like minded riding folks, visit places they have not seen, and if they are from up North then they are riding to cure that cold cabin fever that only riding in balmy Florida can provide. There is such a diverse group of riders that choose on one three categories.

 ​This is a long distance endurance motorcycle Rally where the challengers are offered a map of points of interest (POI’s) to visit while safely riding their motorcycles in the Sunshine State of Florida and surrounding states. Each POI is valued different according to its distance, time availability, or uniqueness. The goal of the challenge is to strategically obtain as many POI points as possible and returning to the City of Marathon with a gas receipt dated 1:00 PM or earlier.

There will be trophies awarded for different category winners that include, but not limited to, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, most miles, and least miles among the few. The trophies shall be awarded at the CORAL HEAD MUSIC FEST in Marathon before the thousands of attendees. For more information on the 30-HR Ironman Motorcycle Rally (((Click HERE!)))

The proceeds of the 2019 Marathon proceeds will go directly to PROJECT: VET RELIEF, a local American Legion Charity that benefits local Florida veterans with any hardship they may encounter. Project: Vet relief supports Florida service members, whether they have recently returned, or have been home for years. Help is available for active duty military and veterans (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reservists) in addition to immediate family members of service members (spouse or child). All services provided by PROJECT: VetRelief are at no cost to those served.

 

Below you will find a video that the Attorney That RIDES created to inform those on the Rally and increase participation. 

There are three (3) riding categories to choose from when registering for this awesome Iron Butt style rally. The prizes that are available to win are as follows:

The Experienced LDR Category (I know who you are so don’t try to con an easy Trophy!), Open to Women or Men!

The Novice LDR Category (Your new at this and want to compete among your skill level or you just want to tour FL)

The Ladies’ LDR Category (There must be a minimum of 4-Lady Riders), Open to Women Only!

Other Insane Recognition Awards!

A) The Man who completed the Challenge with the Most miles; – Medal

B) The Lady who completed the Challenge with the Most miles; – Medal

Special Award for one Male Rider, and one Female Rider that rode the furthest to the Rally to compete in the Challenge: Ride in Trophies!

(Must follow these simple directions to win: a) Take pic of odometer, b) save all your gas receipts, but write your mileage on the gas receipts, c) don’t lose the gas receipts, d) if you have a GPS tracker like Delores Explorer, Spotwalla or other types show me your GPS ride WITH your gas receipts).

The Attorney That Rides – Rider of the Rally Award!

Gabe Carrera, Esq., aka the Attorney That RIDES will decide who wins this award and he will explain why that Challenger received the award. He will not tell you how to win but basically, he will see at the end of the run who deserves the Award. The Award is a secret and shall be awarded on stage after the run is completed and all the scores have been tallied! If your ready to register for this Long Distance Endurance Motorcycle Rally just click on the Registration link below or call Gabe at 954.533.7593 if you have any concerns or questions before pulling the trigger!

Attorney That RIDES Prepares Motorcycle For “Tierra De Fuego to Prudhoe Bay” With Hi-Tech E-Gear

Attorney That RIDES Prepares Motorcycle For “Tierra De Fuego to Prudhoe Bay” With Hi-Tech E-Gear
Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

In 2015 I travelled the world from the southernmost point (Ushuaia, Argentina), and rode my 2013 Harley Road King to the Northernmost point (Prudhoe Bay, Alaska) to the Arctic Ocean. After the Iron Butt Association did their research certifying my run I was listed as the first person to do this famous run on an American made motorcycle.

I made the list but for some reason Mike Kneebone the IBA prez did not start a new category from bottom to top but placed me as if I was riding from Prudhoe to Ushuaia. Maybe I can change his mind this year on that since I am doing it again.

Dan Thaler: Ironman LDR Rally Riders Report: Meals of Honor

Dan Thaler: Ironman LDR Riders Report: Meals of Honor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
#ironmanldr

The Attorney That Rides 30-Hour Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally that was held Nov 2018 is concluded and Dan Thaler finished first in the Experienced category. Dan’s riding bud, Greg Rice, came in second with a tie in points but Dan had more miles thus the thrust over the first place finish line. Here is a short video celebrating Dan’s win and showing prospective LDR riders on what to expect when they register for this Rally that always supports Veterans causes.

The next Attorney That Rides: 30-Hour Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally: Coral Head Music fest will be in Marathon, Florida with a Riders’ Meeting for Feb. 15, 2019; Taking off on Feb. 16, 2019; and after 30 long hours returning on or before 1:00 PM Feb. 17, 2019. The riders leave from the American Legion Post 154 in Marathon and return to the same AL Post.

All proceeds to benefit Project: Vet Relief. The Rally only pays for the trophies out of the registration fees at sum up to about $300.

If you are seriously interested in this LDR (Long Distance Riding) rally I encourage you to book your hotel rooms or campsites NOW! ​This is a long distance endurance motorcycle Rally where the challengers are offered a map of points of interest (POI’s) to visit while safely riding their motorcycles in the Sunshine State of Florida and surrounding states. Each POI is valued different according to its distance, time availability, or uniqueness.

The goal of the challenge is to strategically obtain as many POI points as possible and returning to the City of Marathon with a gas receipt dated 1:00 PM or earlier. There will be trophies awarded for different category winners that include, but not limited to, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, most miles, and least miles among the few. The trophies shall be awarded at the CORAL HEAD MUSIC FEST in Marathon before the thousands of attendees. 

For more information regarding the rules and the most frequently asked questions ​Ironman FAQ CLICK HERE!

     

#ironmanldr

30-HR Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally DNF’s 7-Riders Taken Out by the Cold Weather!

30-HR Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally DNF’s
7-Riders Taken Out by the Cold Weather!

Another LDR Rally has been checked into the history books with the completion of the “MEALS OF HONOR” 30-Hour Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally that left Fort Lauderdale, FL Saturday November 10, 2018 that returned back on or before 1 PM on November 11, 2018.

The Ironman Motorcycle Rally is a long distance endurance motorcycle Rally where the challengers are offered a map of points of interest (POI’s) to visit while safely riding their motorcycles in the Sunshine State of Florida and surrounding states. Each POI is valued different according to its distance, time availability, or uniqueness. The goal of the challenge is to strategically obtain as many POI points as possible and returning to the City of Plantation with a gas receipt dated 1:00 PM or earlier. There will be trophies awarded for different category winners that include, but not limited to, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, most miles, and least miles among the few.

Some of the POI’s included but were not limited to

Points Place on Lookout Mountain located in Chattanooga. TN

The smallest operating U.S. Post Office located in Florida!

Florida’s Oldest Operating Post Office located in Evinston, FL

“This is Not a Race, But Rather a Test of Planning, Preparation, Strategy, and Tactics, Riding Skill, and Endurance!”

The Rally started with all the riders meeting up at the American Legion Post 180 located in Plantation, FL. Different brands and models of motorcycles filled the parking lot with rubber neckers staring at these road warriors that were competing against each other. These tough looking vagabonds on wheels getting ready for the golden ring of victory that they believed was riding 1,000 in 14 hours to southern Kentucky for the most prized POI in value: Daniel Boone National Forest located in London, KY.

Although there were POI’s in GA, AL and from Key West to the Pan Handle at least 11-Riders took the possible DNF bait of the DBNF POI points. Some of the other Riders decided to enjoy the rally within the 30-hour time restraint visiting Florida’s beautiful sites. In this writer’s opinion I believe that I could have gotten 3-4 thousand points without going to KY.

Of the 11 riders only two came back on time and two came back after the strictly imposed 1 PM deadline. Greg Rice and Dan Thaler returned with almost 1+ hours arriving from London, KY off their BMW’s. Shortly after scoring and the awards ceremony was to commence in comes in Alan Brownfeld the Owner of Mickeys Tiki Biker Bar in Pompano Beach, FL. Alan had just returned from KY on his first ever LDR rally with his fur coat, half helmet, and with no heated gear in that harsh 34 degree weather!

Gabriel Jose Carrera the Rally Master with all other finishers agreed Alan would get the last place prize Toilet Bowel and he was awarded the Attorney That RIDES, “Rider of the Rally Award!” There was no one else in his riders’ category to give it to because no one else returned due to the midnight freeze that caused many to take a hotel for lack of proper riding gear. One other rider came in around 5 PM after all the festivities finished. Even the Feb 2018 winner of the Ironman LDR rally in Marathon, FL strategy fell in on him causing him to DNF.

The Riders competed in various categories that comprised of the Experienced, the Woman’s and the Novice’s category. There were a mens and womens trophy for the most miles ridden on arriving to rally and same trophies for riding in the rally. Over all the Riders had fun and full of positive comments promising to register for the 2019 Marathon 30-Hour Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally.

For a list of the the Riders Award page for the Rally click this link!

 

 

 

ABATE SE Plans For Weekend Event @ Rock Fest 80’s Broward County FL

ABATE SE Plans For Weekend Event @
Rock-Fest 80’s Broward County FL

Broward County’s own Biker Rights group ABATE SE is gearing up for a weekend membership drive at Rock Fest on Nov. 10-11, 2018 in Miramar, FL.  They are getting the word out to all there members to come and hang out, get out, rock out with their biker brothers and sisters. In addition the Attorney That RIDES will be set up next to ABATE. Attorney Gabe Carrera aka the Attorney That Rides is the events coordinator for ABATE SE!

Finally, The American Legion Post 180 will set up to fund raise for the MEALS OF HONOR Thanksgiving charity drive by raffling off an electric guitar that was donated by Rock Fest 80’s with signatures of all the musical acts! The funds raised go to LOCAO U.S. Veterans and families of those who’s loved ones are deployed fighting overseas.

ABATE members and  supporters can get a discount on their tickets by entering promotion code: “ABATE10”

Get ready for round three, with the ultimate line-up set to ignite South Florida this fall for the third Annual Rockfest 80’s Music Festival event. The epic two-day event is coming to Miramar Amphitheater, Saturday November 10th, & Sunday November 11th, 2018.

This year’s spectacular lineup features: Vince Neil, Ace Frehley, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Night Ranger, Sebastian Bach, KIX, Winger, Mr Big’s Eric Martin, Trixter, Firehouse, Steelheart, Lynch Mob, Nelson, Zebra and Kickin Valentina.

Paying homage to South Florida’s local music scene, Rockfest 80’s always brings the best local bands and gives them the opportunity to showcase their talent. The local bands joining the line-up thus far: Stellar Revival and Big Rock Band.

Miramar Amphitheater (Home to Rockfest 80’s) located in Miramar, Florida, is the centerpiece of the Miramar Regional Park.

ABATE has traditionally been defined as ‘A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments.’ The most recent definition is ‘American Bikers Aiming Towards Education.’ ABATE was originally formed by Lou Kimzey of California. The concept has since spread across the nation with many chapters in most states. Most ABATE organizations are run at the state level with the various chapters or regions participating therein.

ABATE came to Florida in the mid-1970s. At that time it was a group of individual and unaffiliated chapters. In 1979, ABATE of Florida, Inc. was formed by these chapters. This union was the basis for today’s organization. Throughout the years, ABATE of Florida, Inc. has striven to be an effective political force for the rights of motorcyclist in Florida. We have attempted to keep up to date on all legislation on a federal level and have tried to input our concerns to our federal officials.


ABATE of Florida, Inc. has a professional lobbyist to aid us in our fight for freedom of choice. Our lobbyist has been instructed to keep close watch on all state or national legislation that would affect all motorcyclists.

ABATE of Florida, Inc. is a member of the National Coalition Of Motorcyclists (NCOM) and the Motorcycle Riders’ Foundation (MRF).

Eric’s 30-Hour Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally’s Rider’s Report Marathon FL

Eric’s 30-Hour Ironman LDR Motorcycle
Rally’s Rider’s Report Marathon FL

#IRONMANLDR

 

This rally is a long distance endurance motorcycle challenge where the challengers are offered a map of points of interest (POI) to visit while safely riding their motorcycles in the Sunshine State of Florida and its neighboring states. Each POI is valued differently according to its distance, time availability, or uniqueness.
“This is Not a Race, But Rather a Test of Planning, Preparation, Strategy, and Tactics, Riding Skill, and Endurance!”

The goal of the challenge is to strategically obtain as many POI points as possible and returning to the Florida Starting Line with a gas receipt dated 1:00 PM or earlier to qualify for an award. There will be trophies awarded for different category winners that include, but not limited to, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, most miles, and least miles among the few. The trophies shall be awarded at the American Legion Post 180 on Veterans’ Day in Plantation, Florida.

There will be free”high quality” BBQ for the Challengers and their spouses or significant other delivered from Mission BBQ  that has been supporting Veterans in the local community especially the American Legion Post 180 for quite a long time. There will be live music at 2 PM, thus the band will be announced.

*** For those that will be meeting you there will be an American Legion ceremony remembering our Veterans. This starts at 11:00 AM and is open to the public. Buddy our commander is known for putting out a good spread of free food for the attendees after the ceremony at noon. Please bring a friend!

For more information regarding the rules and the most frequently asked questions ​Ironman FAQ CLICK HERE!

Corey’s Rider Report: 30-Hour Ironman LDR Motorcycle Rally 2/2018 Marathon

Corey’s Rider Report: 30-Hour Ironman LDR
Motorcycle Rally – 2/2018 Marathon

This is Not a Race, But Rather a Test of Planning, Preparation, Strategy, and Tactics, Riding Skill, and Endurance!” *** ENTRY FEE: $100 to benefit the “The American Legion Post 180” Fund to Provide Veterans, and the Families of Those Deployed With a Complete Thanksgiving Dinner That Feeds a Family of Five! ALL BIKES WELCOMED!

This LDR rally is a long distance endurance motorcycle challenge where the challengers are offered a map of points of interest (POI) to visit while safely riding their motorcycles in the Sunshine State of Florida and its neighboring states. Each POI is valued differently according to its distance, time availability, or uniqueness.

The goal of the challenge is to strategically obtain as many POI points as possible and returning to the Florida Starting Line with a gas receipt dated 1:00 PM or earlier to qualify for an award. There will be trophies awarded for different category winners that include, but not limited to, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, most miles, and least miles among the few. The trophies shall be awarded at the American Legion Post 180 on Veterans’ Day in Plantation, Florida.

There will be free”high quality” BBQ for the Challengers and their spouses or significant other delivered from Mission BBQ that has been supporting Veterans in the local community especially the American Legion Post 180 for quite a long time. There will be live music at 2 PM, thus the band will be announced. *** For those that will be meeting you there will be an American Legion ceremony remembering our Veterans. This starts at 11:00 AM and is open to the public. Buddy our commander is known for putting out a good spread of free food for the attendees after the ceremony at noon.

Please Bring a Friend!

Daytona Beach Florida Biketoberfest Just Days Away!

Daytona Beach Florida Biketoberfest Just Days Away!

This annual Daytona Beach motorcycle rally draws more than 100,000 visitors. Bikers, motorcycle enthusiasts and curious travel seekers will enjoy beautiful fall weather, live music and watching the pros compete in Daytona International Speedway’s motorcycle races. Between the thrill of live racing to cruising along the most scenic rides in Central Florida, your official source for information is Biketoberfest.org.

October is an amazing time of year in the Daytona Beach area – not too hot, not too humid – just perfect for putting those knees in the breeze. Come celebrate one of life’s greatest freedoms!

This is your official destination for all the Biketoberfest® information you need to join us in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida. Check these pages for the most up-to-date information about Biketoberfest®: Events, Official Pocket Guide, Where to StayOfficial Biketoberfest® GearBiketoberfest® 411, Social PitstopOfficial Biketoberfest® SponsorsOfficial Biketoberfest® PinTop RidesVendorsSponsorship Opportunities and Contact Us.

Each year, the Biketoberfest® committee and the amazing sponsors work hard behind the scenes to bring you a bigger and better event every year. They are proud to attract the very best vendors with the latest models, parts and accessories so your ride can stand out from the pack.

Bike, Cruise & Concert Night Under The Stars!

SAVE THE DATE!!! FRIDAY OCT 5th VFW POST 1966 FORT LAUDERDALE FRIDAY NIGHT! BIKE, CRUISE & CONCERT NIGHT UNDER THE STARS!!! AT 7:00pm TO Midnight. FEATURING 5 GREAT BANDS!!!

AIL HAIL ROCK N ROLL CHUCK BERRY TRIBUTE AT 7:00pm, TWISTED ROOTS AT 7:50pm, CLAY DOTS AT 8:50pm, THE MADRIC TRIO AT 9:50pm & EASY STREET AT 10:50pm. SOUND BY Randy Craddock & Dave Kapperman With R and D Entertainment, Sound, Lighting.

*****This Event Is Brought To You By Freddy J & Some Great Sponsors!!! David Torress From East Side Custom Choppers, Jody Marshall Swett From On The Road Again, Scott Strasser From TNT Choppers, Laura Tyler & Desiree Doceti From Sugar Shakers Motors Club, Ramiro A. Cadena From Boss Male Enhancement, Gabriel Jose Carrera The Attorney That Rides, Charlie & Debi Roberson From Simply Stainless Jewelry Co, The Traveling Boutique, Hulk & Sugarz From Dirty South Life & VFW Post 1966. ABATE of Florida Southeast Chapter Will Be Here Teaching Biker Awareness! More Sponsors To Be Announced Soon!!!

*****JOIN US! On Our Beautiful Lawn Under The Stars!!! With Great Music! Bike, Car, Jeep & Truck Show! Great Food Specials! Prime Rib Dinner Special! Very Inexpensive Drinks! Vendors! Raffles! Giveaways! & More!!!
*****Bring Your Chairs, Blankets, Tents & Friends & Family!!! Kids & Everyone Are Welcome!!! “Sorry No Coolers

*****BIKES, CARS, JEEPS & TRUCKS!!! Come On Out To just show off your ride!!! OR JOIN OUR PEOPLE’S CHOICE CONTEST!!! CONTEST IS A $10 ENTRY FEE!!! TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED FOR BEST IN SHOW FOR BEST BIKE, BEST CAR, BEST JEEP & BEST TRUCK!!! Contest By Freddy J, Trophies Designed By David Torress From East Side Custom Choppers!!!

*****ALSO ON FRIDAY OCT 5th WE WILL PASS A BUCKET AROUND FOR DONATIONS FOR FLOSSIE’S BAR & GRILL! FOR THEIR ANNUAL BIKERS AGAINST BREAST CANCER EVENT ON SUNDAY OCT 7th!!!

*****PLEASE NOTE!!! Everyone who is going to enter the contest please come early! We will get you in position starting at 6:00pm

*****WANTED Bike, Car, Jeep & Truck Clubs, Vendors And Sponsors! Please Call Freddy At (954) 548-8531. ALL BANDS INFO & MORE INFO TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!! VFW Post 1966 350 SW 25th St, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315

*****THIS IS THE EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/events/559550427827040/

Motorcycles vs Wildlife: Tips on Encountering Animals at 45-MPH!

Motorcycles vs Wildlife: Tips on Encountering Animals at 45-MPH!
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
By Gabriel Jose Carrera, aka Attorney That Rides!

We all have heard the horror stories of our friends and others that have encountered deer at reasonable to high riding speeds. I personally have friends that have hit deer and although I never hit a deer on a motorcycle I was attacked by an elk that almost made me wipe out at 35 MPH.

I have rode halfway around the world, at night, at day, and I have seen the different types of wildlife from lamas to deer to owls to mooses. I heard all the drinking war stories of friends and have visited them afterwards injured after surviving splitting a deer in half. I guess the biggest peeve I have is why are you driving down a dark two lane narrow country road near heavey vegetative terrain at 60+ MPH? In my opinion you asking for trouble by rolling the dice.

If you know there is wildlife there is no reason to speed at night in deer territory. Some folks in competitions like the Iron Butt Rallys or the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge speed for a certificate or award. They compete against others motorcyclists so at night that competitive instinct says to you: pull back on that throttle to win! How many  minutes are you actually gaining by speeding up? Not much and the danger of bodily injury is increased.

Fort Lauderdale Accident Attorney

I know a lot of Long Distance Endurance riders read my articles and they all compete in one rally or another. The question is a trophy or an award worth thousands in medical bills and your motorcycle getting trashed in the middle of nowhere? It’s not and this is my two cents on nagging in your ear to slow down at night. The smart way to gain mileage on your tour or rally or challenge is to eat up those miles during the day. I have been known to speed a few times evidenced by traffic citations during the day time. There is no reason to go above the posted speed limit in dangerously high deer country.

We have all seen the different deer horns that are advertised to avoid deers hitting your vehicle. Most are cheap plastic whistles or few of the high end can be electric. Some have said its only a good luck charm sorta like hanging that voodoo bell under your bike. For those that have dropped their bikes how is that voodoo bell doing for ya? Below you will find a guy who actually took the time to test out those deer whistles. I play it safe regardless and have two glued on my Road Glide fender just in case.

One of the best advices that I heard about hitting a deer is quite counter-intuitive. I am told to pull back on the throttle and to NOT hit the brakes. The reasoning behind this is because the forward force of the bike on your forks is forward and slightly upwards. If you come to a deer braking your front end is in a downward force of motion. If you hit the deer in a downward force you are more likely to spill your bike then stay up on it. If you hit the ground and you do not have the proper riding gear/wear then you body is toast. So the way to go is give it gas to gain the forward force to avoid going down. It’s not a 100% guarantee but it could save your life in some circumstances.

Bottom line is to ride your road by calculating the risks. You may be riding in the woods for 20-minutes and then vear off into the interstate. By the way I have ridden I-10 in Florida and texas and have seen ten-point-deer crossing the interstate. I dont believe in the sticky plastic whistles but I have them on my bike JUST IN CASE! Lastly wear some gear to protect yourself should you go down. If you choose the right helmet dump the DOT helmets and get the SNELL approved helmets that are more expensive but will save your life in high impacts! Ride safe and ride smart.

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Tools For Traveling? We Don’t Need No Stinkin TOOLS!

Tools For Traveling? We Don’t Need No Stinkin TOOLS!

Emergency Motorcycle Roadside Assistance???? Imagine that back road and your on the side broken down or with a flat tire hearing strange animal noises? I remember being broken down in the Yukon as I was traveling from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prodhoe Bay, Alaska. It was the loneliest road I have ever been on with one vehicle passing me every 2-3 hours. Although I had some tools I did not have the right ones for my bike. Having the right tools is a must when your broken down.

Having a tire repair kit in your saddle abg can save you a ton of $$$ when that screw in your tire screws you on your way to that expensive destination.

Whether your riding a Harley or an Indian you must have the right tools for your model and make. I don’t believe in generic tool kits since many have so many extra tools that you will never use but they weigh you down. I prefer to go over my bike and see exactly what you need by measuring all the bolts and screws. If ya got a Harley I know by memory the most important wrench ya need is a 7/16th wrench.


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Bottom line is do you want to get robbed legally or illegally when broken down on the side of the road. Being prepared for things to come is in your best interest unless you have $$$$ to burn.

My suggestion is that you make a list of all the tools you need whether metric or english. Go get a small pouch to carry your tools. Do NOT buy cheap chinese tools since they will break when you need them most. Go buy Craftsman tools (sockets, wrenches, allen wrenches, ect). You will most likely not need more than 10- actual tools since many bikes have the same gadge bolts.

Lastly, if you can’t get your bike fixed with your tools have a PREMIUM towing plan to help you get off the road to somewhere safe. I posted MOTORCYCLE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE video below but I never used them. I have had AAA but they refused to honor my motorcycle AAA plan on labor day in NC abandoning me on the side of the road in 95 degree weather. Choose your plan widely and do your research. Don’t be lazyyyyyyyy

 

Self-Riding Motorcycle is Here and it’s NOT a Tesla!

Self-Riding Motorcycle is Here and it’s NOT a Tesla!
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Well it looks we are advancing from self driving Ubers and Teslas now to BMW motorcycles. NBC News MACH is reporting that BMW has developed a motorcycle that rides by itself. My question is how it stays up-right at red lights who am I to stand in the was of science?

NBC NEWS MACH states that, “Self-driving cars have quickly moved from a far-out idea to a here-and-now reality. Now one German automaker has built a self-driving motorcycle — one that can start, accelerate, steer and brake to stop, all without a rider.

No one is looking to fill the roads with riderless motorcycles. Rather, BMW sees its autonomous motorcycle as a test bed for technologies that would improve the safety and handling of conventional motorcycles.

“We want to teach the motorcycle how to ride a bike,” said Stefan Hans, the engineer who leads the self-driving motorcycle project for BMW Motorrad, the company’s motorcycling division.

BMW’s self-driving motorcycle resembles the $22,000 R 1200 GS model on which it’s based, except for the equipment cases mounted alongside and above the rear wheel that house the self-driving computer and other electronics. A radio antenna mounted at the back receives instructions from test engineers and sends real-time data on the performance of the motorcycle and its self-driving systems.

The motorcycle is steered via a small electro-mechanical actuator developed by the project team, Hans said, with other actuators controlling the throttle, clutch, gears and brakes. There are no sensors to detect obstacles in its path, as the motorcycle is only being tested on a track near BMW’s headquarters in Munich.

Some modern motorcycles are already equipped with antilock braking systems (ABS), traction control and other rider-assist technologies that are commonplace in automobiles. But with these systems “the rider has to act first and the system can reduce brake pressure or engine torque if otherwise the motorcycle would become unstable,” Hans said. “In my opinion, future systems should be able to look ahead a few seconds and inform, warn or intervene before the situation becomes dangerous.”

Would motorcyclists welcome such technologies? Zack Courts, a motorcycle journalist who co-hosts a show on the Motor Trend channel, isn’t so sure.

“I think there will be a lot of riders who will hate the idea of the bike trying to predict anything,” Courts told NBC News MACH in an email. “Then again, there were, and are still, lots of riders with a lack of faith in ABS or traction control, when the fact is those are good safety systems to have. … I’ve learned that even if new technology isn’t perfect right away, it has the potential to help keep us all safer.”

Hans declined to give details on BMW’s plans for development of the new technologies, saying only that he was confident that the ongoing work on the self-driving motorcycle would lead to changes in conventional motorcycles.

The NBC NEWS MACH article can be found here: https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/bmw-teaching-motorcycle-drive-itself-so-it-can-help-save-ncna910801

 

 

 

Harley-Davidson Milwaukee 8 Engine Problems!


Harley-Davidson Milwaukee 8 Engine Problems!
Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
Admin!

Bikers are loving the torc they are feeling riding the new 107-engine the Milwaukee 8 have. It’s been two years and some problems have bubbled up to HD attention. This video explains some of those problems that you may or may not be having. I have personally have blown one oil pump on my 2017 RGU in 3,000 miles but there is a new oil pump that cures the problem.

Over all I love my 107 over the 103 but I just purchased a 114 a week ago from Rock City HD in AR. They gave me and other LDR guys awesome deals. Call Joel Britt at Rock City and tell them the Attorney That RIDES in FL referred ya to get a new bike. If ya buy one I get $200!

Here is another mechanic telling us about other issues that the primary video does not touch on. The tech is from BIG TWIN SERVICES EVANS, GA 

Some of the comments in response to GA tech’s video are as follows:

“Im a Harley Tech,, and have not seen this problem once so far in our dealership,, the expansion of the parts when at running temperature is considerable,, i can assure you that chain is to tight and will eventually damage parts in the drivetrain ie compensator / trans mainshaft bearings,, not to mention the very early wear of the tensioner shoe.. 7/8 cold and 3/8 hot is what it should have.. you should have moved it maybe one or 2 clicks at most so the chain just barley didnt hit the case and left it there 6 clicks is way to much.. but you are there i am not your call your responsibility ,, i just hate to see harley get blamed for misjudgment of the person working on it and making a incorrect adjustment..”

Eitherway, when you go to buy a used bike make sure the services were done correctly and frequent!

ABATE SE Announces 38th Annual Motorcycle Event (Florida)

ABATE SE Announces 38th Annual Motorcycle Event (Florida)
Fort Lauderdale
By Admin

ABATE SE has just announced its 38th Annual Motorcycle event to be held at Mickey’s Tiki in Pompano Beach, FL.

The event will be on Sunday, October 14, 2018 starting at noon ending around 5 pm. There will be live music, 50/50, door prizes, food & drink specials, and lots of cool Bikers with great attitudes! For more information of wanting to know what ABATE SE is up to check out the newsletter here.

ABATE has traditionally been defined as ‘A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments.’ The most recent definition is ‘American Bikers Aiming Towards Education.’ ABATE was originally formed by Lou Kimzey of California. The concept has since spread across the nation with many chapters in most states. Most ABATE organizations are run at the state level with the various chapters or regions participating therein.

ABATE came to Florida in the mid-1970s. At that time it was a group of individual and unaffiliated chapters. In 1979, ABATE of Florida, Inc. was formed by these chapters. This union was the basis for today’s organization. Throughout the years, ABATE of Florida, Inc. has striven to be an effective political force for the rights of motorcyclist in Florida. We have attempted to keep up to date on all legislation on a federal level and have tried to input our concerns to our federal officials.

ABATE of Florida, Inc. has a professional lobbyist to aid us in our fight for freedom of choice. Our lobbyist has been instructed to keep close watch on all state or national legislation that would affect all motorcyclists.

ABATE of Florida, Inc. is a member of the National Coalition Of Motorcyclists (NCOM) and the Motorcycle Riders’ Foundation (MRF).

There are over 7800 members of ABATE and over 30 ABATE chapters throughout the State of Florida, one close to you to chose from. CLICK HERE to see all the chapters in Florida, there’s one close to you.

What exactly is A.B.A.T.E.

ABATE is a motorcyclists’ rights organization dedicated to preserving individual freedom and promoting safety.
We fully support rider training, safety and educational programs.

ABATE defrays the cost of fighting for your rights thru runs and benefits. We encourage our members to become active in their local communities.

ABATE works to protect the rights of all motorcyclists through direct involvement in the political process.

ABATE is non-partisan and welcomes all riders. We give those with a strong interest in motorcycling an
opportunity to unite and become part of Americas strongest motorcycle organizations.

ABATE feels that all of us, from lifestyle rider to off-road-fan, are brothers and sisters with a common interest … riding free! Our members have joined forces to put an end to discriminatory legislation, to educate and to protect the freedom of all; both riders and non-riders alike. We do this not only to benefit us, but to promote a better image of motorcyclists in general!

ABATE stands for many things, but most of all, it stands for FREEDOM! There are no special requirements for joining aside from an interest in promoting motorcyclists’ rights and safety. As a member, You are showing support and help in the ongoing struggle against anti-motorcycle legislation.

A.B.A.T.E. of Florida Charter Goals

To print a newsletter to keep all bikers informed in regards to upcoming legislation, runs, parties, and events statewide and throughout the country.

To become a powerful and viable political force in legislative matters concerning the motorcycle enthusiast.

To motivate enthusiasts to write to their legislators.

To promote safe riding habits without infringing on the individual’s freedom.

To work toward educating our legislators in motorcycle matters so that they are able to make the right decisions effecting motorcycle riders.

To initiate, endorse, and sponsor educational programs, rider safety, public awareness, affirmative legislative action, and individual freedoms and rights.

To create and promote a positive public image of motorcyclist and motorcycle groups, to dispel and disprove media hype, unfounded propaganda and the “Hollywood Image”.

To encourage goodwill and mutual understanding among motorcyclists, law enforcement personnel and the general public.

To benefit the less fortunate (among our group or outside) through organized activities-such as blood drives, toy runs, general donations, other fund raising activities, and coordinated events sponsored by other approved organizations whether or not related.

To serve as an information source pertaining to current laws, pending legislation, personal rights, political inclinations of elected officials and their constituents, ABATE lobbying and endorsements and voter awareness.

To act as a central responsive agency to devise and coordinate recreational, legislative, educational, and charitable activities.

 

ABATE is NOT:
A Biker Gang!
A Fraternal Organization!
A Motorcycle Club!
A Government Branch!

Whether you ride on or off road, ride a cruiser or a sport bike ABATE of Florida has a lot to offer YOU and YOU have a lot to offer ABATE. Let’s work together to make this a better place for all of us!!!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN!

Screaming Thunder Motorcycle Blog Gets Face Lift

creaming Thunder Motorcycle Blog Gets Face Lift
Fort Lauderdale, FL
By Admin

Screaming Thunder® the Motorcycle Riding Biker Blog is created by the Attorney That RIDES, aka Gabe Carrera, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The blog was initially started to keep Gabe’s supporters informed with rider reports, pics and videos on his record setting Pan American Motorcycle Run that raised $50K+ for two different children hospitals located in South Florida. Mr. Attorney That RIDES set the record as the Longest Motorcycle Run from South to North on an American made motorcycle. This was set in 2015 within 70-days from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on a 2013 Harley-Davidson Police Road King.

World Record Champion Gabriel Jose Carrera

The S. FL Biker Lifestyle and Long Distance Endurance Riding are two other important issues that Screaming Thunder® wanted to celebrate and educate the online community. Some of the nerwe features that Screaming Thunder will bring to its subscribers for free are video libraries, Biker Events, easier access to view the articles and content, friendlier mobile phone navigation and super appeasing for the eye when you land on the splash page. Events such as LDR events nationwide and South Florida parties and activities will be posted.

One of the up and coming events/articles that will include rider reports, videos and pics will be the Pan America 2.0 Run in May 2019. Gabe plans on taking the challenge to ride half way around the world on a 2019 Road Glide Ultra with his Hoka Hey riding buddy Kelsey Dowell who will be riding an older HD RGU.

Attorney That Rides

The run is sponsored by Rock City Harley-Davidson and Gabe is in the works of obtaining other sponsors to help make this dangerous trip a success. So as new posts, articles, videos and events are posted check in every so often to find out what is new!

www.AttorneyThatRides.com

 

 

Will Hurricane Beryl Torment South Florida Hoka Hey Challengers?

Will Hurricane Beryl Torment South Florida Hoka Hey Challengers?

As the world Famous 2018 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge (HHMC) comes approaching with its iron horse warriors chomping at the bit for the starting line – the threatening 900-Lbs gorilla in the room is Hurricane Beryl that is forecasted closer to the United States. All South Florida challengers have been checking, double checking their radar apps, the Weather Channel and Accuweather channel for a slight indication of strength that may delay their charge westward to Medicine Park, Oklahoma for the beginning of the 2018 HHMC.

According to WFTV Ch 9 “Beryl has strengthened into a hurricane Friday morning, maximum sustained winds are 80 mph, moving west at 15 mph. “Hurricane Beryl’s small eye has become apparent in infrared satellite pictures early this morning,” the National Hurricane center tweeted Friday.” The Track suggest it will more likely hit the U.S. than not but will it hit South Florida?

Accu-weather reports that, ““Beryl, the second tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, and the first classified as a hurricane is heading toward the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and will approach Puerto Rico on Monday. If Beryl makes landfall in Puerto Rico it will be around Monday afternoon, and it will continue to impact the island into Monday night,” said Dr. Joel Myers, founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather. “While the storm is expected to weaken by the time it reaches Puerto Rico and probably will not be a hurricane, but a weak tropical storm, it still will carry significant moisture, resulting in general rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches which is not a heavy amount. However, there is likely to be local spots that get up to 6 inches of rain, which could cause local flooding.”

Saturday July 7, 2018 at the American Legion Post 180 there will be a Bon Voyage party for these challengers that will rage battle with 10,0000 miles of hot temps and grueling roads fighting mother nature to be the top that cross the finish line. I am sure the weather in the Caribbean will be the topic of chit-chat that night.

Many will leave their homes behind with families wondering if everything will be ok. Others have supporters or families that assure that the loved ones will be taken care for should a Cat storm hit. If the news grows grim then few will sacrifice this year HHMC to be with their families during Hurricane Beryl should it make land fall.

The cheers will hit high heaven in S, FL if Hurricane Beryl misses Florida traveling into the Gulf of Mexico. Texas is on the shore with its neighbor Oklahoma just at its North. Could Texas be hit with a tropical storm dropping rain that could spread onto the Hoka Hey? Of course, I ask the question wondering of the possibilities being that I am rider #804. Texas the second largest state in the union leaves the rider knowing that Texas MUST be part of the HHMC route. That HHMC route might leave the riders open to the wet elements. Serious riders are studying the weather patterns and preparing for the worse. I am sure if the storm strengthens many will wait it out until it passes, and the HHMC ride commences a new.

Those Challengers that are experienced have their rain gear chosen and know how to handle the dreaded fogging up of the helmet’s face shield due to the humidity. A fogged-up helmet problem with no solution leaves a rider stranded on the side of the road as other challengers roar pass them inching closer to the finish line. I know the experience since in 2014 I battled the fogging up.

A good rain suit propels the water away for days in monsoon rain conditions. A bad or cheap rain suit leaves your grapes like raisins among other problems. My preferred rain suit company is KLIM. Klim is the top end of riding clothing gear world-wide. The Gore-Tex material works wonders for the rider leaving them dry as they dredge forward in the rain to obtain the crossing at the 10,000th mile of the Hoka hey competition. The feet MUST stay dry or the rider’s trip will be miserable with foot problems.

Regardless of the gear or the challenger’s condition the soggy 900-Lbs gorilla in the room is challenging the Hoka Hey modern warriors nine days prior to the start of the HHMC. If you want to follow these riders in “real GPS time” seeing them on the earth map of the roads please click on this link.

 

I am told by U.S. Fleet that the map should be live on July 10th …….or shortly soon after. You can follow HH riders as they compete against themselves and each other. Look out for Rider #804!

 

 

 

 

Tour of Honor: A Long Distance Run Benefiting Veterans

TOUR OF HONOR:
A Long Distance MC Run
Benefiting Veterans

By Gabriel Jose Carrera, aka Attorney That Rides
Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

I remember hearing about the tour of honor last year through the American Ultimate Long Distance Challenge on FaceBook. I joined and rode the FL and GA POI’s. I had the best time riding, meeting new people and seeing places that might take a few years to get back to. It was riding with a purpose instead of just riding aimlessly for the purposes of placing high mile trips under my belt.

I was just up in Washington DC for Rolling Thunder and before leaving I decided to hit all the Tour of Honor (TOH) POI’s in the area. I got silly and decided to create a fun video about the TOH. In the video I forgot to take my flag off the bike and I lost it. Not really, I freaked out and traveled back finding it on the road after 50+ cars ran it over. So play the video and fun with me as I ride all over this GREAT country’s capital.

CLICK ON GABE’S VIDEO FOR TOH FUN IN DC!

The Tour of Honor Motorcycle Ride is a great reason to hit the open road, honor our nation’s heroes, and contribute to a few good charities. The event is a season-long, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. Beginning April 1, visit as many sites as you want, with any route you choose. Finishers Certificates are awarded to those who visit any seven sites.

WIN TROPHIES AT END OF RUN!

Trophies are awarded to the first three riders to visit all of the destinations in a state (or region). Click here to see what trophies are available now. A “Jack Shoalmire Achievement Award” will be awarded to the person visiting the most memorial sites during 2018. More information can be found here.

According to rider preference, $20 from each paid registration will go to Fisher House FoundationOperation Comfort Warriors, or Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes. All profits after expenses will be divided equally between the three charities.

 

OPTIONAL RIDES
SEARCHING FOR THE LOST GENERATION visits as many of the American Doughboy statues as possible by October 31. Details are here.

 

WAR DOGS visits as many of the War Dogs and K9 Hero memorials as possible by October 31. Details are here.

 

HUEYS visits as many of the Huey Helicopter sites as possible by October 31. Details are here.

The SEA-TO-SHINING SEA TOUR is a themed ride visiting all 12 “Madonna of the Trail” monuments by October 31, from Maryland to California. Or vice versa. Locations are here.

The FOUR CORNERS RIDE is a visit to any ToH memorial in each of the following states: Washington, California, Florida, Maine. To get credit for this ride, submit all photos in one email.

The following two rides are timed endurance runs and not recommended for novices. They are Iron Butt Association-certified and must meet the strict guidelines of the Iron Butt Association.

Iron Butt Association

The TOUR OF HONOR SADDLESORE is a 1000-mile ride in 24 hours, visiting and documenting at least four TOH memorial sites, in any state, during the ride.

The TOUR OF HONOR SADDLESORE-EXTREME is a 1000-mile ride in 24 hours all within one state or region, visiting and documenting all seven of a state’s selected memorial sites.

ADDITIONAL RIDES!
Searching for the Lost Generation
War Dogs and K9 Heroes
UH-1 Huey Helicopters
Sea-to-Shining Sea
North to Alaska
Four Corners
Iron Butts

 

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Rolling Thunder XXXI First Amendment Demonstration Run: Washington DC

2018 Rolling Thunder XXXI First Amendment Demonstration Run: Washington DC

By Gabriel Carrera aka the Attorney That RIDES!
Washington DC

RUN TO THE WALL

Every year I try to make it to Rolling Thunder in Washington DC to ride for those who cannot. I have friends that are veterans and those that are not that meet up with me in DC. One of my friends Bill Avilles usually rides in with the central route of Run For The Wall (central route). Run to the Wall is somewhat different than the Rolling Thunder but its all with veterans with big hearts with love for their country and their brothers and sisters. I will write about Run For The Wall in a later article because I believe that I should share this with others because their mission is so American! I found this short video explaining the what, whys, wheres and all that to hold you over until I sit down and write that article.

ROLLING THUNDER

According to their website The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run is an annual protest and gathering that first started in 1988. Motorcycle riders from around the nation, and even around the world rally in the Pentagon parking lots and then begin riding a designated route through the Mall area of Washington, D.C. Afterward, it is an opportunity to meet old and new friends, pay respect at the memorials and participate in the Memorial Day events. The event is an actual demonstration/protest to bring awareness and accountability for POWs and MIAs left behind.

THE SALUTING MARINE

Since I have been going i have ridden past Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers who is known as the saluting marine. He has been doing this for about 4-5 hours once per year. This man is highly respected and revered by all veterans and civilians. His love for those that ride has no bounds that he continues to show up every year no matter what his health condition is. One year he even saluted for over four hours with a broken wrist. He is one tough Marine but when you hear him talk he is very mild manner with a calming voice. He believes in the mission of Rolling Thunder and even got married in one of the Rolling Thunder. Watch this video that even brought tears to my eyes!

MY RIDER’S REPORT!

My experience this year was special as it was for the last few years of attendance. When I left Florida it was raining due to tropical storm Alberto spewing its moisture all over the southern Florida. I even wondered aloud on Facebook whether I should go. Good for me that I sobered up from those thoughts and headed out the Friday before the run. My son graduated High School Friday evening and immediately I went home to bed. After 2-hours sleep I rolled out onto the Florida highways making my yearly trek to DC.


 

I made it to northern NC before the extreme tiredness took over Saturday. I rolled into DC early that Sunday only to find that my biker friends that were to meet me took a hotel since the campgrounds were all muddy. I showed up and scored a clean room for $109 with free breakfast in the morning. I got a few hours sleep and I proceeded to find the Pentagon where the procession was to commence.

I was late because of all the road closures and my damn GPS kept sending me where I didnt want to go. Finally near noon I get to the Pentagon where the Rally was to start and I get in line with other bikers. I was surrounded by the Nam Knights motorcycle club. I rolled in and mentioned to the lady biker next  me, “Just got in from Florida when do we leave?” She could not believe that I just rolled from FL. She explained that I was amongst the Nam Knights and that they get to leave first. I thought I should move since I was NOT a Knight but she insisted that I stay.

“I was this Lady Nam Knight’s Guest!”

“My name is Paisan and this is my husband. You will ride will us because you my guest!” WELL HELL YEAH BABY!!!! Life got good about right then. I followed her as per her instructions and we went through all of downtown DC past the capital, the saluting Marine, ect ect and right past the lincoln memorial onto I-66. At that point I knew someone fucked up because we were suppose to stop at the park that we pasted by. People were pulling over scratching their heads like WTF?!?!?!?!

  

I bopped back onto that hated GPS and surprising it took me to the Pentagon with no delays or problems. There were four HUGE parking lots of people waiting to do the run. I went and found the official vendor of the Rolling Thunder pins & patches. After buying my patches I decided to do the ride a second time. I got back in line and shortly I was back into the parade of bikes heading downtown Washington DC. The Patriots and veterans where all aligned on the side of the roads with curious tourists wonder what all the fuss was about.

The good news is I stopped this time at the park across from the Lincoln Memorial and met up with my biker amigos that were already wonder where heck I was. I finally hooked up them by the Rolling Thunder stage in front of the Lincoln Memorial by the waters in front of the Washington Monument. I was with folks from Ohio and Florida. They brought up the flag detail and the wooden cage to demonstrate how POWs were treated during the Vietnam war.

 

I had a good time and met with many friends and made a crap load of new friends. I was sad to leave DC behind as I do every year. This year I had to battle the wet torrent rains of Tropical Storm Alberto. At least for Rolling Thunder it was rain free…..not too hot…..not cold….just right!

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Gabe is a Florida Biker Attorney that represents the local Biker community in South Florida. He has practiced law in South Florida for the last 11-years in the areas of Injury and Family Law. Gabe set a world’s record by being the first to ride a Harley-Davidson from Ushuaia, Argentina (Tierra Del Fuego) to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 2015. That run was certified by the Iron Butt Association and recognised by the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge. Gabe is a big supporter of veterans and volunteers and donates of his time and funds through the American Legion Post 180 in Plantation, Florida as a SAL member.

www.AttorneyThatRides.com

 

If you like riding Motorcycles long distance and visiting interesting points of interests then this rally might be fore you. Click on the pic for more details!

Long Distance Endurance Rallys

Harley Adventure Riders: Dempster Highway to Tuktoyaktuk Canada

ADV Harley Riders

Harley Adventure Riders:
Dempster Highway to Tuktoyaktuk Canada

Written By Gabe Carrera “aka” Attorney That RIDES!

Attorney That Rides Motorcycle Accidents Florida

Last Updated on May 20, 2018 – 10:07 PM
(Note to reader: There are many links that take you to YouTube videos, government websites, and riding articles to better inform you. This is more for me than for you since I am riding halfway around the world starting May 1, 2019 on a 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra)

 

Adventure Harley-Davidson Riders
ADV riding has always been reserved for KTM/BMW dual sport bikes until I completed the famous motorcycle run from Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Other HD riders and myself are blazing a new Harley sport that leaves many of the Iron Horse haters fuming and foaming at the mouth. Being the first man on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to complete the Pan Am run successfully and then having the Iron Butt Association certify the run has expanded the definition of ADV riding. Some of these ADV riders may not agree but America has freedom of the press and speech so sue us!

You don’t have to ride a foreign bike to go adventure riding. I have seen and met many that has traveled to Prudhoe Bay on Harleys and these are all in my opinion adventure riding dogs on Hogs. Are you an adventure rider? If you have to ask…….but you can become one and travel your state, country, and world!

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When I traveled around the world I met so many people that never left their villages let alone travel to the capital. In Florida I see folks that own beautiful motorcycles that never left South Florida in their motorcycle riding life. My advice to a biker that read this article and what’s to challenge themselves is ride to Alabama or Georgia on a Thursday and come back on a Monday.

If you live outside of Florida start with a 700 mile trip, then for the next trip ride 1,500 miles and before you know it your riding 10,000 miles in a month to see as much as you can absorb! It’s addicting and its expensive unless you ride the vagabond way but that is for another article not for the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway.

Registration Opens For the 30-Hour Ironman LDR Challenge (Meals of Honor)!

Long Distance Endurance Rallys

Registration Opens For the ATTORNEY THAT RIDES’ 30-Hour Ironman LDR Challenge™ (Meals of Honor)!

Edited Sunday, May 13, 2018

What many LDR Motorcyclists and ADV Bikers have been waiting the open registration of the Attorney That Rides’ 30-Hour Ironman LDR Challenge. This is a long distance endurance motorcycle challenge where the challengers are offered a map of points of interest (POI) to visit, while safely riding their motorcycles in the Sunshine State of Florida, and its neighboring states, earning points for each stop. Each POI is valued different according to its distance, time availability, or uniqueness. The goal of the challenge is to strategically obtain as many POI points as possible and returning to the City of Plantation, Florida with a gas receipt dated 1:00 PM or earlier.

Fort Lauderdale Attorney
Gabe during the Ironman LDR Rider’s meeting prepping the challengers and answering questions
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