Billy ala Tom Fritz

Billy is a long time friend of the Wing Nuts and has purchased from the NLAMC. Tom Fritz has captured Billy's image in the most flattering of ways. All I can say is wow! Thanks Billy and thanks Tom.

Old School Flames

Headin to the Wallmart

I love the cow bell in place of a spirit bell.

A Couple of Wing Nuts

New Style out from the NLAMC.

We have a limited number of this new Club Sweater in stock. The NLAMC is a joint Wes and Jedd venture. Please check us out. There is a link on the right side of your screen. Just click on the picture. Oh come on it's not that hard!


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Here is the answer to: When is the Minnesota . Wisconsin Spring and Fall Flood runs.

It's basically the same every year, but the dates fluctuate.

The Spring Flood Run is always on the 3rd Saturday of April, unless that weekend happens to be the one with an Easter Sunday. In that case the run goes to the following weekend on Saturday.

The Fall Flood Run is always on the 3rd Saturday in September.

The run starting point is at the Beach Club Bar in Lake St. Croix Beach.

The ride usually starts gathering around 10:00 A.M. or so and departs in groups around noon or so. The times are pretty flexible and open.

The answer to when is the Defrost Your Nuts Run and Frost Your Nuts Run

When is the Minnesota - Wisconsin Defrost Your Nuts Run and Frost Your Nuts Run?

It's the same every year, although the dates change.
Defrost Your Nuts Run is always the 2nd Saturday in April and the Frost Your Nuts Run is always the 2nd Saturday in October.

Where is the Minnesota - Wisconsin Defrost Your Nuts Run and Frost Your nuts Run Starting Point?

The runs always gather in the morning. People start showing up to hang around pretty early; roughly 10:00 A.M. or earlier. The run leaves the Mallalieu Bar in staggard groups randomly as early as 10:30 A.M. t0 noon.

Where is the Mallalieu Bar?

North Hudson, Wisconsin.
Google Map to the Mallalieu Bar, in North Hudson, Wisconsin
For those using GPS, wanting the actual Street Address of the Mallalieu Bar, it is:
414 Wisconsin St. N.
N. Hudson, Wisconsin
Should you need to contact the bar, the Ph# is (715) 386-8165.

Both of these are typically referred to as one of the "Nuts run"(s).

Question: Have you ever seen a pair of nuts run?

Four your enjoyment.
Here ya go.

Now get yer arse out there and ride!

Two Wheeled Tweets

Motorcycle Twitter Lists

Two wheeled riders are on all social media now. Here is a list of two wheeled folk & related peeps on Twitter. Now Get Connected!


Bikers & Motorcyclists

Motorcycle Related

Motorcycle Dealers & Shops

Motorcycle Racers

Motorcycle Racing Related

Motorcycle News & Magazines

There is a lot of Twitter companion software out there. One I have enjoyed using isTweetDeck.

Midlife Motorcycle Madness is also on Facebook:

So am I:

Tweet, Connect & Ride on,

Too cold and too much gear on to pee???

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Jay Leno's Garage - Rocket II Trike

Click on the picture to see the video. This is pretty cool.

Short track action!

Sorry I'm Late. Happy B-day E!

My Nolan Helmet ROCKS ME!

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I shall preface this document with the following statement:  As a rider of 40 years, I’ve not been a fan of helmets.  That is until I was involved in a slow speed accident where I knocked my noggin on the road surface and continued to roll like a bowling ball for 80 feet down the pavement.  When my brain became cogent of what had occurred: I realized how lucky I was. That was four years ago.
I asked  people I communicate with on Twitter, “What do you recommend for a helmet?”  Many answered “GO WITH NOLAN”. 
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  • Ready for N-COM communication system
  • 6-in-1 crossover helmet design with quick-change accessories allows for customized look and functions for every ride
  • Includes clear shield, integrated sun shield, peak and removable chin bar
  • GE Lexan chin bar is EPS lined; mounted with strong stainless-steel latches, it passes the tests for full face helmets of the European standard ECE-2205
  • Removable and washable liner is antibacterial, antifungal, and wicking
  • Quick-change shield is optically correct and fitted in an exceptionally large eye port. It accepts the Pinlock anti-fog insert (sold separately)
  • Microlock® (adjustable quick-release) retention chinstrap system (Microlock chinstrap helmet lock extension available ~ sold separately)
  • Top vent with rear exhaust grid and shield vent
  • "Outlaw" versions of Nolan Helmets include a sleeker look that excludes any Nolan logos, otherwise this helmet is identical to other N43 helmets
  • DOT approved
  • Helmet Weight: 3 lbs. 7-3/4 oz. (1579g)  
The Nolan is a company based in Italy.  Founded in 1972, their ability to thrive is based on their unique technical and production skills as well as their dedication to innovation.  At least that’s what I’ve read.  When I see riders like Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner (both MotoGP riders) wearing the Nolan helmet, I have to realize there are some convincing technologies that have made their way into my new helmet.

The day the Nolan Helmet arrived I was pleasantly surprised. How is it possible to weigh less than my half shell helmet? It does indeed weigh less, and somehow feels less clumsy in my hands.
The next day I put the helmet on my head (only after carefully reading the instructions.) I tested it in some fairly harsh conditions. The vestiges of a hurricane were passing though the area.  The deluge of heavy precipitation would test what I thought to be the limits of my kind of weather riding.  I was very surprised at the lack of fogging that occurred on the inside of the visor.  There was some, but it didn’t drift into my field of vision.
One of the many excuses I have used over the years to disclaim full helmet use was my experience with the old style helmets and their propensity to limit peripheral view.  I had no such problems with this helmet. I in fact felt I had a better side view in this helmet than in my half shell.
The top vent on the Nolan N43 helmet works very well. I forgot to close it on my rainy day ride, causing my scalp to feel quite chilled. Once I located it on the top of my helmet while riding, it was a simply matter of moving the lever to close it. My head warmed up right away and I was quite comfortable. 
The next day I tested the helmet in sunny and warm conditions. Here, I was using the sun visor. Switching between the sun visor and the Lexon face shield was as simple as pushing a slide to retract the sun visor into the shell.  The slide is easily operated with my gloved hand. 
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As I rode on the 2nd day, I realized there was much less wind drag on my head with the Nolan than with my half shell. That alone is worth high praise from me. As a high mileage rider, I find anything reducing fatigue to be worth its weight in gold.
The chin guard is easily removed by latches on both sides of the helmet located near the mid jaw line.  If the need ever arises it is a quick disconnect and the helmet can be safely removed with less injury to the neck. I’m impressed. 
The Nolan N43 is also equipped to be wired with the Nolan NCom system.  I have a slightly different Blue Tooth motorcycle communication system.  I’ve found my system will work within their design, but it’s really not as “clean” as their own communication system.  When the funds permit, I will be switching over to Nolan’s blue tooth communications arrangement. 
In conclusion, I quite like my Nolan N43 Trilogy Outlaw helmet.  It’s so light. It’s very aero-dynamic, its clear visor and smoked sun visor are easily put into use.  The chin guard is one heck of a cool innovation, allowing the rider to make his/her own choice as to the style of helmet we care to entrust our heads and necks with.  The com integration center is easy to use and quite the bonus to the riders who like to have music, phone, and navigation electronics integrated into one simple design. As a newly converted full helmet user, I’m convinced I will be wearing a Nolan on my incredibly round Charlie Brown head for a very long time. 
Thanks Nolan  Helmets…for giving me a feeling of safety and security that I  have lacked for An exceedingly long time!


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Do dogs go to Heaven?

Absolutely hysterical that this happened.
These two churches face each other across the street from one another.

Early beards.

Phew! Home From Holiday Travels! Here's AN Excellent Reader Ride, Kawasaki H2 - 2 Stroke Restoration Till I Get Things Caught Up!

Philip Rochette writes in:

Here are some shots of my 1972 Kawasaki 750 H2 that I have recently restored.
It was a long term and very interresting project .
I enjoy my bike and I have a lot of fun riding it in the beautifull french Alps.
Here is the link to my site about that restoration and more;
Best regards

Fantastic Restoration!  Thanks for the excellent pictures Philip!

Yup. One of those days.