Hoka Hey, 2013—Wolakota

Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge

Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hoka Hey!    Let’s ride!

Wolakota translates as Walk in Peace.

Hoka Hey is a motorcycle challenge   7,000 miles of pure adrenaline.

The toughest ride and the toughest riders for sure.

When:    June 23, 2013

Where:   From the heart of the Seneca Nation  Irving, New York

To be recognized as a Hoka Hey challenger riders ae required to complete the entire 7,000 miles.

Apply HERE.  Entry fee is $1,000

What to see what Hoka Hey is all about??  check out the stories from 2010 and 2011.

The 32nd Annual Sweetheart Run

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On February 12th, the 32nd Annual Sweetheart Run exploded thru the hills aove Sacramento.  Different types of motorcycles were seen and heard as riders participated in the Annual Valentines run.

The link aove will take you to some great photos in the Sacramento Bee.  You can buy individual photos from the Bee.

That’s a beautiful Indian!!

Hundreds of motorcycle riders took part in the run from Auburn with a ride to Georgetown and to Coloma.  This ride through California‘s gold country is beautiful even on a foggy winter day.

Riders were encouraged to ring or sign Valentines which will go to veterans at the Reno VA Hospital, Mather VA Hospital and Auburn VA Clinic.

Valentines will also e included in packages being mailed to active-duty service members in Afghanistan.

The Sweetheart run egan in 1989 with just 7 riders.  Last year 2,000 participated.

Moto Guzzi revisited

In the 70’s a lot of California PDs and our California Highway Patrol (CHP) began to ride Moto Guzzi motorcycles.  I imagine it was a financial decision but, frankly I don’t remember.  Most of us just chuckled.  But then the problems started with bikes seizing up and some officers (unfortunately) being injured.

http://www.mgnoc.com/article_successful_california_police_restoration.html

Nice article on the official Moto Guzzi police bike restoration.

The bike below is a 1974 Moto Guzzi El Dorado.  Basically the police bike.

more pics at http://inet-rendezvous.com/motoguzzi/LAPD-1.htm