How much you say?

Kindly stolen from Volksrat's blog.

Really?

O.K. at least I gotta give it to her that she respects the Harley.

Yep......motorcycles

RevZilla's Gear Givaway


Here is another Gear Giveaway you can enter to win:
They are having this contest for June and for July.

Ride on,
Torch

LIVING LIFE LARGE ON 2 WHEELS IN APPALACHIA

I rode again yesterday. Here's the route:


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Starting out I took the fastest way to get to roads I've never been on before. I don't want to waste time on roads I've seen a lot of. So I blasted my way up I-26 to US-23 and Webber City. I'm riding with the clouds now. Don't ya just marvel at the sight of clouds lisping around a mountain top?


Once at Duffield, I stop for gas at a favorite stop of mine on the corner of US-23 and US-421. Gas up and head across the mountains on US-421. It deviates from the usual route I take up this way. Funny, I never realized US-421 didn't continue in a straight line. It took an hard right and went north. I've got a new road under my belt now folks. Check it out!


The further north I rode, (once in Kentucky) the deeper I got into coal country. It's beautiful here, and I'm so very happy I decided to ride North today. I saw very few motorcycles, cars, trucks or other types of vehicles to ruin this day!

I stopped in the town of Hyden, KY to ask for directions. The guy I asked was looking after his little grand daughter. I stepped across the street to take a photo of the "Main Street" of this little town and caught "grandpa" trying to set the little barefood girl on my very hot Sporty. I'm so very glad she was too scared to let him do it. She would have burned herself on my bike!


Moving on from there using KY-80 to get to Hazard, Kentucky, I found myself on a very nice twisty road cutting east across the southern corner of the state. Lovely road with mobile homes cutting into the sides of mountains and some scary looking folk who live in the rural edges of KY State Road 80.

I did arrive safely to my destination: Hazard, Kentucky. Here is a photo of their modern courthouse, and a slight history lesson about the area.



Next I wanted to visit the Mother Goose House. I went up this road, and down that one. I headed up the mountain side and around the neighborhoods circulating around the town on small one lane neighborhood one way roads. No can find the Mother Goose House. I am hungry. It's after 12 PM. Lunch time and I will ask someone in the restaurant to direct me. I stopped at Long John Silver's for lunch. The folk there were friendly and hospitable. The food was ok...it is after all fast food. I wanted to stop at a diner type of establishment. I found 2 of them in the town. Both closed down and empty. I guess the poor economy don't exclude the folk who work in the mines. I did get the information for the Mother Goose house.



As I'm riding through town, I spy this wall. I enjoy the textures and the colors of this wall. As you might guess, there was another building here torn away and destroyed, leaving the building we see now intact but with the vestiges of the building that stood next door!


I'm gonna stop here and leave the rest of the photos and story for another day this week. But hey...there is one more photo to show ya. I love my Sportster.

CycleTrader.com Announces Custom Chopper Giveaway


CycleTrader.com Announces Custom Chopper Giveaway


The nation’s leading powersports marketplace celebrates the launch of its free Place an Ad service with inaugural social media contest

Norfolk, VA – June 10, 2011 – CycleTrader.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, and Hardcore Choppers have partnered to award one lucky winner with a brand new custom chopper. The CycleTrader’UP contest celebrates the one-month anniversary of CycleTrader’s new free classified listing service. The chopper was designed and built by Hardcore Choppers in Sterling, Virginia.


Riders can visit Cycle Trader’s Facebook page to upload a photo of their current motorcycle, and then comment why they deserve a new custom chopper in 140 characters or less. Entries will be accepted until August 22, 2011. The public will be able to vote for their favorite entries through September 5, 2011. The entry with the most votes will be selected as the grand prize winner.

“With the initial success of our free Place an Ad service launched earlier this month, we anticipate this contest will continue to highlight our industry-leading classified sites to motorcycle owners across the country,” said Scott Spears, Director of Private Party Advertising.

Along with the grand prize giveaway of a custom chopper, there will be prizes for runner-up winners. Second-prize winners will receive a Galaxy helmet; third-prize winners will receive $100 gift cards from MotorcycleSuperstore.com; and fourth-prize winners will receive a Cycle Trader prize pack, including a Top of the Line classified listing & assorted promotional items.
Since the launch of its new private seller packages, there are more than 8,250 private seller listings on CycleTrader.com. Each free listing includes four photos and remains online for two weeks. Available upgrades include more photos, extended listings for up to 12 weeks, and video and premium visibility on the website.

Motorcycle riders can visit http://facebook.com/cycletrader to enter the contest, preview other entries and watch videos of the custom bike built by Hardcore Choppers.

About CycleTrader.comCycle Trader, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the leading powersports marketplace connecting buyers and sellers to new and used motorcycles, ATVs, PWCs, and snowmobiles. With more than 150,000 vehicles available, Cycle Trader offers the widest selection of powersports vehicles online. Visit http://www.CycleTrader.com
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About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. The company's businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, Web site design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 40 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 17.6 million unique visitors monthly, and more than 280 magazines with a weekly circulation of 2.4 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has 4,900 employees in more than 186 offices nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.dominionenterprises.com.


Media Contact:
Fred Rose
(757) 351-7068 fred.rose@cycletrader.com
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Making Movies: You are invited...


Tyler of Lowbrow Customs and I have been working on a documentary about an old Lakes Racing bike, from discovery and restoration to running it at Bonneville. Our West Coast Premier is Saturday July 31st in Orange, CA. Mark your calendars, you are all invited.

666 ... Resident Evil



I drove by this house yesterday. There was nothing special about it except the address. It didn't look weird or anything, so I didn't bother taking a picture of it. However, I did take a picture of the mailbox.

I'm into things like skulls and such; you know, stuff that looks kinda bad ass. But this... I don't think I could live here. Honestly. It would creep me out. Besides, what do you think it would do for your re-sale value?

I think it is kind of cool how they played off of it though. Note the black creepy mailbox in comparison to the others in the bank of mailboxes, and the positioning of the numbers are kind of like the almost triangle on Damien's head from the Omen.



I guess if that is the address you end up with, why not be clever about it.

Still creepy.