June 24, 2019
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RIDE-CT Attends Rolling Thunder

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com RIDE-CT spent the Memorial Day weekend in Washington, attending Rolling Thunder and visiting some of the memorials dedicated to those who gave their lives for our country. The procession of hundreds of thousands of motorcycles lasted for nearly three hours and created a background roar …

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Schickel Makes It Into Hall of Fame

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Received an email yesterday from Ken Anderson, who shared the news that his grandfather, Norbert Schickel, will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio in November. Schickel’s company was based in Stamford and unveiled its first motorcycle in 1911. It sold …

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“New Haven Register” Suggests Broader Helmet Law

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com An editorial in today’s “New Haven Register” notes that a new study shows that a disproportionate number of deaths involving Connecticut motorcyclists between 2001 and 2007 – more than 65 percent – involved riders who weren’t wearing a helmet. The study also revealed that only …

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Southbury Man Enjoys Motorized Huffy

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Countless riders own Harleys. Bill Kerber’s motorized conveyance might best be called a “Hardley.” It’s not very powerful and doesn’t go very fast. Unlike a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, it doesn’t have a massive V-twin motor, rather a petite 80cc single cylinder engine that sounds like an …

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Helmet Law’s Repeal Should Bring Bikers Back

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The overturning of a controversial city helmet law in Myrtle Beach, S.C. by the state Supreme Court is expected to bring bikers back to the Grand Strand for the Cruisin’ the Coast Spring Bike Rally, which runs Friday through May 22. “The Charlotte Observer” reports more riders …

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The Herd Gets Thinned…

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com A motorcyle mag that I subscribe to arrived the other day and contained a column by the editor in which he lamented having sold numerous bikes over the years. It seemed to be the right decision at various times, but now he now regretted selling them …

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It’s A Miracle That He Survived…

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com If you haven’t seen the video yet, you haven’t been paying attention. Texas rider Zacharie Perez survived being rear-ended on a freeway. He suffered a ruptured spleen, four broken vertebrae, a broken rib, a lumbar hernia and road rash. He was wearing a helmet. If …

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Indians Will be Built in Iowa

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Info on the future of the Indian brand has been dribbling out since Polaris bought the company last week. “The Des Moines Register” has a few more details on plans by Polaris to build Indian along Victory models in Iowa. The story can be found here.

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