Headed Down That Long And Lonely Highway

Jimmy Mac On Two Wheels, the internet’s best kept secret, is loaded up and headed out for a month-long tour supporting our latest stories. We will be appearing nightly at the finest Speedway gas stations in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. We will also be appearing at select Subway restaurants. Keep checking back here for times, dates and locations. If you are not lucky enough to catch one of our live performances (we are not down with streaming), we feel for you. We’ve posted a few photos to give…

The Passing Of Another Friend And Thoughts On Mortality – Updated

Mike Bell’s shop-sponsored Husky broke during a Carlsbad CMC Pro moto and he was pushing it off the track. A long-haired, 250 Junior got behind him and helped push the bike back to the pits. Mike was appreciative, said thanks to the guy and flashed his famous smile. I was around 21 years old so Mike would have been 17. I never imagined that we’d be friends the rest of our lives. In hindsight, it is not surprising. Almost all of my long-time friendships started out on a motocross track.…

Suzuki GSX’er Was Owned By Elvis Presley Or is Astronomically Overpriced

Every once in awhile a Running When Parked turns up that was celebrity owned. Find a dirt bike owned by Steve McQueen, a custom cafe bike owned by Keanu Reeves or a chopper ridden by Peter Fonda or Ann Margret and chances are it will command an impressive price, not running or running when parked.  So when I saw this clean 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750 Running When Parked with an asking price of $11,000, I figured it must have some historical significance. A Suzuki owned by the late Barry Sheen? Or…

Harley-Davidson Rides Off Wall Street And Onto Main Street

Today’s report on Harley-Davidson from the Motley Fool explains why the company’s stock price fell 18% during Tuesday’s trading. Wall Street forecasters predicted that new CEO Jochen Zeitz’s turnaround plan, dubbed “The Hardwire” would result in an adjusted profit of $0.21 per share for the company’s third-quarter results. Didn’t happen. Instead, the company posted a loss of $0.44 per share. I suggested in May of 2020 that the best course for Harley-Davidson is to leave Wall Street and return the company to private ownership. Today’s news makes it a lot…

Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon Jump Site Pilgrimage – UPDATED

Everything felt wrong exiting Interstate 84 and heading south on State Highway 93. Passing familiar suburban landmarks like Costco, Chick-fil-a, Home Depot and, of course, Starbucks, it just didn’t feel right. This is where Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon? It felt more like a witness protection program town. You can’t get more nondescript than Twin Falls, Idaho.  A few turns later (after passing churches and a few McMansions) we were entering the Shoshone Falls Park. Is this the right place to see the Evel jump site?…

Easy Hack To Reduce Potential COVID-19 Exposure Until You Get Vaccinated

Need to visit a shop to get a part or service for your motorcycle, bicycle or electric-motorized bicycle? There is a simple hack that can reduce your exposure to others during the visit. Go to Google Maps and in the search bar, type in the shop’s name. Below the address, hours of operation and contact info, there may be a bar chart that shows the most-busy and least-busy hours of operation. The current day is shown, but you can see the history of floor traffic for every day of the…

A Transformer Motorcycle That Adapts To Your Riding Style

The JMC Motorcycle Company concept is simple. Start with the Platform bike that champions mechanical simplicity and sporty performance. Next, offer a number of bolt-on transformer kits designed to quickly attach to the Platform bike. Keep the ownership costs attractively affordable. The JMC mantra is simplicity. Simple to manufacture. Simple to inventory. Simple to sell. Simple to work on. Simple to ride. Simply cool.  This is JMC in a nutshell, but there is plenty more. There are specific and unique distribution strategies, rider participation programs and long-term growth possibilities that…