BMW RWP’ed For You East Coasters

I’m not into the pipes but other than that, here is a super-clean BMW at a reasonable asking price of $2800. You can tell it has been sitting awhile and sitting indoors, not under a snow-covered tarp. I mention snow because this Beemer is on the right coast. I’ll bet the old owner wore a tweed jacket and puffed on a pipe during his Sunday morning rides. If it is still available, you can contact the seller here. Click on the image below to enlarge it. WHAT IS A RWP?…

Hopetown Reunion Set For Sunday November 6th In Simi Valley

The Hopetown Reunion, held at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California, is an annual gathering of the event’s racers and fans. Once featured on ABC’s Wide World of Sports (directed by Bruce Brown) and a must-race event for both flat track and budding motocross racers (Hopetown predates motocross in America), the reunion attracts a great mix of personalities. Here are some photos from last year’s event. Hope to see you there. Rider and monkey: It would be great if a few of the sidehack racers and trikes attend…

John Bell’s “Strange Love” Motorcycle Painting Draws Attention

After posting a cool hack for organizing Butler Motorcycle Maps, I was contacted by a number of readers who asked, “Hey Mac, what’s up with the little green guy and the British bobber?” And others asked, “Can’t you show the entire image?” You asked for it and I’m more than happy to oblige. The piece on the wall is titled “Strange Love” by the extraordinary John Bell. I don’t remember the year I commission John to paint it, but I’ll bet I couldn’t afford it today. John was easy to…

22,000 Ancheer E-Bikes Recalled Due To Possible Battery Fire (UPDATED)

This is a serious Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall that affects 22,000 Ancheer e-bikes. The bikes were sold online at www.aliexpress.com, www.ancheer.shop, www.amazon.com, www.ebay.com, www.newegg.com, www.overstock.com, www.rakuten.com, www.sears.com, www.walmart.com and www.wish.com from January 2016 through June 2022 for between $280 and $930. Please, if you own one of these Ancheer E-bikes, take this recall seriously. The website link supplied by the Consumer Product Safety Commission did not work but I found this link that does work. You can also call Ancheer during working hours at (888) 661-1330. The company…

Clean Harley-Davidson Sportster “Rode Then Parked”

Technically, this is not a “running when parked.” That’s because the seller rode it and then parked it. I think that is close enough. The price seems pretty fair especially if you know your way around a Sportster from this era (1998). I’ve seen a lot worse RWP’ed bikes with much higher asking prices. Click here to see if it is still available.

A Great Hack For Your Butler Maps

Sure, Google Maps is a great program, but I will always love unfolding a printed map. I treasure my Butler Motorcycle Maps. Never plan a trip without studying one. And even if you are not planning a trip, just perusing the maps will get you motivated to take a trip. The problem is organizing your map library. I tried storing them in a desk draw and putting them in a number of hanging file folders but they are thick and take up a lot of space. The best way to…

Squaw Flat Road Gets Cleansed: A Great Update On A Sad Story

Awesome news. After posting a story and photos of trash dumped and vandalism along Squaw Flat Road in Fillmore, California, I was contacted by The Los Padres Forest Association. They reached out with an offer to pitch in and help address the situation. They asked me if I had any local Fillmore connections who might help out. I contacted some long-time friends who are bicycle riders and active in the Fillmore community. They started to get things organized. Then something very unexpected happened. Before all the parties could be brought…