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.

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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.

Classic Cars: 26th Annual Legislative Conference

Upcoming is the 26th Annual Legislative Conference.  A chance for car enthusiasts, classic car collectors and industry people to meet and talk to California State Legislators and Professional Automotive Educators.

Association of California Car Clubs membership is not required!

Here is the ACCC website.  You can subscribe to the Association Newsletters and keep up with the latest issues affecting car clubs.

When:          March 16 & 17th, 2012

Where:          Sacramento, California

The Vancouver Motorcycle Show 2012

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The 2012 Vancouver Motorcycle show is scheduled for:

January 19th thru January 22nd, 2012

Straight.com says

Although the weather says otherwise, January means motorcycles in B.C. Specifically, the Vancouver Motorcycle Show, which takes place from next Thursday to Sunday (January 19 to 22) at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford. As well as the usual array of new bikes, ATVs, clothing, and accessories, there will be other attractions such as a vintage-bike display, a stunt-rider show courtesy of the Westcoast Freestyle Stunt Team, touring seminars, a She Rides get-together for female riders, dynamometer shootouts, bike giveaways, and live music.”

How much??          $13 for Adults—$30 for the 4 day pass

$8 for youth, 8-15 years old

for more choices follow the link below

And you can buy your tix online HERE

It’s a very big show with more than 34,000 in attendance in 2011

Traveling to Vancouver?  The show hotel is the Best Western Regency Inn & Conference Center.  $95.99 (Canadian) for rooms .  Make reservations by January 17th to get the preferred rate of $95.99.    1-800-771-3077    or 604-853-3111 ext 436, and quote group code 605155

The Straight.com site has a list of many of the cool & interesting bikes you can expect to see.

 

 

2011 World Yo-Yo Champion

Yo, I’m really not a yo-yo enthusiast.  But this Yo is actually amazing as he spins two yo-yos at a time in his winning set.

But really dude, quit playing with your yo-yo and get a job.  You’re 24 years old.

Check out Shinji Saito and his yo-yo’ing, yo…..

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