Come join MTDR for a great 3 day event at the famous Loretta Lynn's ranch. This offers some of the best dirt riding available in…
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville will again host the European Riders Rally this May 15th, 2015 in Burkesville, KY. This is a great weekend…
Here's a new one in the Poker Run paradigm. HDP Motorcycles is hosting their first annual Off the Chain Poker Run on Saturday, March 28th.…
Join us for all you can eat Pancakes and Sausage; your $5 donation will benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Before the ride - enjoy…
Hot on the heels of the news from the AMA that they support legislation in Texas to allow for lane-splitting, the following email went out…
Join us for all you can eat Pancakes and Sausage; your $5 donation will benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Before the ride - enjoy a fun 'seminar' about Long Distance and Scavenger Rides with Lynne Carey - who has ridden almost 50,000 miles in multiple long distance events. Then, weather permitting - we can all get out and RIDE!
About Lynne Carey....Lynne started riding motorcycles in 2013 and has has participated in iron Butt events, Tours of Honor and more. She has logged almost 50,000 miles of riding in that time and specializes in long distance riding and Scavenger rides/rallies. She is currently riding the new Honda CTX - and will be sharing her tips for long distance rides, stories and more this Saturday at Sloan's!
Here's a new one in the Poker Run paradigm. HDP Motorcycles is hosting their first annual Off the Chain Poker Run on Saturday, March 28th. it appears that proceeds from the poker run benefit dogs who are chained up in their yards. It sounds like it is certainly something that is a good cause (we love dogs) but unfortunately there is not any information as to specifically what this is going to provide for our furry friends and a quick check at the HDP Motorcycles website did not provide any further clues.
Moving on, the poker run starts at HDP Motorcycles at 14346 Lebanon Pike with kick stands up at 11:30 AM. The ride stops at five locations including the TDC Cycle / Tankslapper Garage / Motologistix building on Lebanon Pike. Regisrtation will begin at 9:30 AM and the last bike should be back in by 3:00 PM. You can click on the image of the poster at the right for more information.
Both Barrels Promotions will be holding their Annual Spring Thaw motorcycle show and swap meet on Saturday, March 21st at the Mid-TN Expo center in Murfreesboro. There aren't too many details as the only information they provide is on the flyer (see the image at the right) so you may want to call them for more details (615-364-1828). There will be a $10.00 admission fee and there is a $25.00 fee to enter the show.
Now that the weather has finally stopped beating us up here in the Mid-South (for the most part) many of us will be hitting the streets on two wheels again. As you get your bike back out on the street be aware that the asphalt of many of our roads in the Nashville area have suffered a lot of damage from the freezing temps and ice buildup. I have seen potholes several feet in diameter on I65 heading out of downtown Nashville and there are reports of similar damage all over our interstates and highways. Not all are as wide but there are some that are several inches deep and these are the ones to be on the lookout for.
A deep enough pothole can bend a wheel and/or can cause one to lose control of their ride. Shallow ones should be treated with respect as well as they usually contain debris from the crumbling edges of the pothole. So be careful as you head back onto the roads on your motorcycle. If you think of it, feel free to leave comments on this article or in our forums to let others know of particularly bad holes in the asphalt that you spot when out and aobut.
On Feb. 12, Tennessee Reps. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) and Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville) and state Sen. Joseph Hensley (R-Hohenwald) introduced bills that would make lane splitting legal in Tennessee.
To take action please click the "Take Action" button, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and click the red "Submit" button to send a letter to your state representatives and senator, seeking their support for H.B. 1102 and S.B. 1281.
- Via AMA press release
The American Motorcyclist Association supports the efforts of Texas motorcyclists and politicians to enact laws during this legislative session that would permit riders to travel between cars using the maneuver commonly known as lane splitting.
Two bills under consideration would legalize this practice.
H.B. 813, introduced by state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. (D-Palmview), would allow motorcycle riders to ride between lanes of traffic moving in the same direction, if traffic is traveling 20 mph or slower, and if the motorcyclist is not traveling more than 5 mph faster than other traffic. Lane splitting would be prohibited in school zones and in areas where the posted speed limit is 20 mph or less. And riders and passengers must wear helmets. S.B. 442, introduced by state Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), omits the helmet provision, but restricts lane splitting to limited-access or controlled-access highways.