Seen in Ban Phru
This wonderful road sign is located in a suburb of Hat Yai. It advises you, to speed up your vehicle, to ensure, that you
make it over the rails in time, and before the locomotive crosses the street.
Pig 7 of Berlin
themselves PIG7 and specialize in Royal Enfield,
Ural, XS 650 and other classic iron. They also are
well known for a decent service and affordable
prizes. Meanwhile they moved out of Berlin and
seperated their business divisions. Check 'em out.
They did it again.
all prophets of doom, the
Harley Days of Hamburg (28.6.-30.6.) happened
again. Dentists and Lawyers showed off their shiny
sleds. Buttons, badges, and apparel were on sale
as always. The spirit of the freedom on two
wheels, which we all enjoyed so much, disappeared in the exhaust
fumes of who knows how many Harleys, when the
parade started, with riders like lemmings
following their leader. If you suffer from an
inferiority complex or need to brush up your ego,
this is the right place to go to. Prepare your
visit in time!
Picture of the month
Pattalung, in Trang Province, Thailand, is
the town where the Pattalung Riders cultivate their
hobby, and show their choppers at various bike
meetings throughout Thailand and Malaysia. Here you
see the side view of Tews chopper,
When you listen to the
song "Six days on the road.." by Dave Dudley,
you can hear him singing: "...I got ten forward
gears, and a Georgia overdrive." But, what the
hell is a Georgia Overdrive? Harleys.de lately
found out: When you start to go downhill with
your vehicle, and disengage the gear into
neutral, to go faster just by rolling. Among
truckers this is called a Georgia Overdrive. If
you want to look for other American slang words
you might not understand, have a look at the
is a proud sponsor
of the View Society which
supports underprivileged children
in Thailand. And you should too, as the new invoices for the upcoming school term are almost due. Every single donor will have constant access to the accounting online, and will exactly know how the money is being spent. The society is recognized by the government of Germany. Donations are tax deductible. Tell us, do you have barbwire in your pockets?
Avoid the highways
Going South, not having
the time to cruise all the way down Germany or
France? Don't worry. If you have some cash or may
be your good old friend has some, get your bike on
the car-carrying train. Enjoy a night
with a hot shower and some decent red wine.
After a nights ride you will be in Narbonne in
the South of France, from where you can easily
cross the Pyrenees and thump into Spain. If you
compare the price with the savings you made
wasting gas on highways and an additional
overnight stay or two, it is worthwhile, not to
mention the constant rattling, which reminds you
of your sled and lets you sleep just perfectly.
Sadly German Railways (DB) has cut their offers
significantly, instead of promoting this
comfortable way of travelling.
Quote of the month:
"If I had wanted to make a life long career out of working with the mentally retarded, I would have either gone into Special Ed or opened up a Harley-Davidson dealership..." - Christopher T. Shields (Black Echo)