It's A Story About The Journey, Not The Destination
Why We Ride is a story about who we are. Individuals with a desire to dream, discover, and explore. Seeking a life outside our daily confinements and sharing those moments together. It’s a story about the journey, not the destination.
Motorcycles represent the milestones of our lives. From a kid’s dream come true, to a retiree’s return to freedom. From a family riding together on the sand dunes, to hundreds of choppers carving through the canyons — the bond is the same. It’s about the passion of the riders and the soul of their machines.
Your senses will heighten as the world rushes in, your heart will beat to the pulse of the engine, your mind will race and set you free. Once you let a motorcycle into your life, it will change you forever.
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Don't miss Dan Jacobson Sr.'s excellent coverage of the AMA Pro Flat Track Racing 2013 Grand National Show on Todays Cycle Coverage!
"Following all motorsports for 40 years, I’ve seen it all. When it comes to close, fast, competitive racing there is one that stands out: The AMA Pro Racing Grand National Championship Flat Track Series wins every time. Maybe it’s because motorcycle flat-track racers are very different from any other motorsports competitor. The danger factor is unusually high because of the closeness and speeds on an unpredictable dirt track. All forms of motorcycle racing have their dangers, but none like the life-and-limb risks of flat track..."
"Flat track is the longest-running motorcycle-racing phenomenon. Since the day there were two motorcycles, the race has been on! Some industry icons and brands have supported the series for decades, such as Saddlemen Seat and Luggage, Motion Pro, K&N Filters, Vortex, Harley-Davidson, and Triumph..."
Saddlemen Profiler Seat on an Aero
Like many, I found the stock seat on my 2004 Aero to be woefully inadequate. Very uncomfortable, too squishy and encouraged a numb-butt after long rides. Unlike many, however, the popular Mustang Touring Seat didn't appeal to me. I'm 6'4" with long arms and wasn't looking for a seat that would raise me up and forward. I prefer more of a Low Rider type set up so in my search for a new seat the Saddlemen Profiler really interested me. I chose one for my Christmas present from my wife and after installing it and getting some rides in, I am very happy with the results.
The first impression is from how it looks. I think it matches the lines of the bike more and love how the pillion follows the curves of the rear fender. The seat drops you down and back, so you are sitting more in than on the bike. I prefer a firmer saddle and the Profiler definitely offers that. No feeling of sinking in like on the stock seat, just a nice firm feel under the butt. Decent lower back support from the way the rider part transitions to the pillion. The new sitting position changes the orientation of your feet and legs, so it is a little farther to the controls. So much so that I do not feel the need to look into forward controls any more. It also makes the reach to the handlebars more. So I would not recommend this seat to anyone who finds the stock bars to be a stretch. For me it is about as far as I would want to reach. I may still get the risers for the stock bars or look into replacing the stock bars with slightly taller ones that I can adjust.
Riding, I find that the seat keeps me in a good position and I don't move around like I did on the stock seat. It is very comfortable for me and I feel less cramped than before as me knees are back more and a little lower than before. No butt numbness or tailbone pain upon dismount like before, either. I went on 50+ mile rides yesterday and today and felt fine afterward. On yesterday's ride my 15 year old daughter came along and she said she thought the passenger section was fine. I may still look into getting a Butty Buddy, though. I don't take a passenger that often, so my comfort was more important to me than the passenger's.
It may not be the right seat for everyone, but there seems to be few people who have put one on an Aero and I wanted to offer up a review to those who might be curious.
Sam Wheeler of Arcadia CA is planning on running his PARTS UNLIMITED/EZ HOOK motorcycle streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the fall of 2013. IGNITION3 is producing a series of short documentary videos on Sam’s journey to set the world record at over 400 MPH.
In this video, number 5 in this series, Sam talks about the superior aerodynamics of his streamliner and oversees the new paint and graphics for the unveiling at the PARTS UNLIMITED/DRAG SPECIALTIES Dealer showcase at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Sam Wheeler’s PARTS UNLIMITED/EZ HOOK streamliner is sponsored by: Parts Unlimited, Parts Europe, Drag Specialties, Icon, Z1R, Vance & Hines, Performance Machine, Saddlemen, Dynojet, Bel-Ray, LA Choppers, Roland Sands Designs, Dunlop/Goodyear, Cometic, Alpinestars, and UPS.
By Peter Starr in Health Care Weekly Review, Michigan Edition, February 25, 2013, Volume 29, Issue 8
Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of the research by Peter Starr, Editor-at-large for Health Care Weekly Review™, on the subject of prostate cancer.
In the nine years that I have been studying natural healing modalities for the reversal of prostate cancer without conventional treatments, I have also learned about ways we men can change elements of our life to reduce the risk of inflammation, that in turn will help your prostate. I am not talking here of diet and supplements but the other part of our lifestyle, namely exercise, the way we move and the way we sit.
I have ridden a bicycle for most of my 70 years and along with so many bicyclists I have ridden with the hard leather saddle that has the prong that protrudes forwards under the genitals. This style of seat creates a pressure right at the perineum area, which is directly below the prostate. In fact if one rides for a long time – usually several hours, that area of the body can “fall asleep” and give a tingling sensation caused by the restriction of nerve energy and blood flow. Abuse of this area can extend upwards to the prostate and can become the root cause of inflammation, which in turn may increase the potential of other prostate disease.
I have known some dentists that sit for long hours working on patient’s teeth in seats that also create unwanted pressure on the perineum. Many suffer from similar symptoms as the bicyclists and experience unwanted outcomes and disease. Given this knowledge, it behooved me to seek a solution.
On a recent business trip to Italy to interview some Italian doctors about attitudes towards natural prostate cancer treatments I came across a dentists chair that had a gaping hole in the middle. I immediately recognized the advantage for men who spend a long time sitting – no pressure on the perineum area. I learned that the seat was inspired by an American design of horse saddles from the 1850s – the McClellan Trooper saddle. If anyone needed relief it would have been cavalry riders! I brought this Italian dentist’s seat back to my office.
Next I went shopping for a bicycle seat that would achieve similar results and I found it on the internet from a Canadian company. As a life-long motorcycle rider who enjoys long rides, I had to acquire a seat for my motorcycle, and thanks to Tom Seymour of Saddlemen I got that too. Now Saddlemen offer many models of motorcycle seat with this central relief. See the attached photos and understand that we live in a world of great stress and toxicity. Sometimes it is the simple and doable things that can make a difference.
Be conscious of how you treat your body and you might just avoid another reason to contract a chronic disease.