Well last week was my birthday and I could not have thought of a better way to spend it than with my favorite band of all time...Motley Crue!
Mick looked better than he has in years, Tommy and Nikki were fantastic, and Vince did a really good job.
ItÂ wasÂ a hell of a way to spend my birthday!
And thank you to all who called in and texted birthday wishes!
It was a hell of a week!
Well last week we brought a new person into the fold of Harley Owners!
Big congrats to Dominick of KCMO for picking the right key and walking out with a brand new HD Fatboy and Camaro SS Convertible!
Well done man!
Enjoy many miles in the sun and will see you on the road!
Plus we had a great show with Nigel Dupree Band!
Thank for coming out and will see you this fall for the next one!
Holy cow what a weekend!
Finally got a spring race out at the track and all I can say is DAMN!
The heat was on, the beer was cold (till the ice melted), and the fun was kick ass!
There is just something bad ass about spending a weekend grilling three meals a day with friends and family, and drinking beers before 8am.
Still in recovery mode from weekend but got some great pics for you to check out!
See ya at the fall race!
ThursdayÂ when Â 5 fearless men jumped on their trusty motorcycles and headed South for many fantastic adventures.
Wow, I just made that sound really cool!
And it was a hell of a trip!
Shot down to Arkansas for our spring trip where we drank too much, ate too much, and slept way too little!
But we did have a hell of a time and that is what it is all about.
We even picked up a stray Bob on Saturday!
And found a fish head on a stop sign?
If you have not made it down to Eureka and Hot Springs you really need to get it on your list of kick ass rides (close to home even)!
Working on the video as we speak but for now enjoy the pics!
See ya on the road and watch out for bikes please!
Yup, that it!
It is almost like the countdown on 24.
17 Days to the biggest party of the year!
Hopefully you are all set with tickets and ready to go.
If not get them soon!
Remember Rockfest has SOLD OUT for the past 5 years.
I know you want to win them but that is not as easy as it sounds and it is always better to have tickets in hand instead of freaking out the day of and hitting up a scalper!
Plus this year I am going to get you hitched!
Every year we get a bunch of wedding requests for Rockfest and this year we are going to do it.
Yours truly can get you all legal on the big day!
Click over to the Rockfest page and check the FAQ section for all the details on what you need to bring!
Come on...could you think of a better place to tie the knot?
Till next time!
I know I am not the only guy who has rode up to a stop light and could not trip the sensor so I finally end up running said red light.
I have been lucky and never gotten stopped for it but many others have not been so lucky.
Saw this on the news last night!
The Governor of Kansas has signed the DEAD RED BILL. The Law would allow motorcycle riders and bicyclists to run the light if the light fails to turn green âwithin a reasonable period of time because of a signal malfunction or because the signal has failed to detect the arrival of the motorcycle or bicycle.â
...About Rockfest this morning and all of the fun stuff that I have seen or done over the past years and was trying to figure out what my best Rockfest memory was.
There have been many but I think last year has to be the winner.
As I was doing my broadcast looking over the crowd.Â Everyone was caked in mud and soaking wet (big shock)
AÂ mosh pit fired up right in front of me andÂ everyone was having a blast knocking each other around.
Well, as it progressed I noticed one guy (who was fully caked in mud) all of a sudden loose his jeans.
Nothing but a white ass hanging out!
I started to laugh but with the speed of a Ninja the guy hit the ground (I'm guessing a bit embare-assed that his jeans were down around his ankles) and the entire group that he was moshing with closed in around him.
In less than a second I see Mr. Bare Ass being hoisted back up by the belt loops.
Yes, his fellow moshers had come to his rescue!
There was a brief "you ok man" look among the group and the mosh was back on!
That right there is what I feel Rockfest is!
You may not know the guy or girl that you are next to but if your ass his hanging out they will help you get your jeans back on!
What a week we have going here!
Less than a month and a half to Rockfest!
I trust you have already gotten your tickets because you have to be there and a new set of rides have come up for grabs today!
What are you going to choose?
Will it be the long haul cross country Ultra, the most bad ass Softail on the market The Fatboy, or are you thinking a pair of 48's?
No matter what you choose you can not go wrong!
And then I also assume you are a Rockaholic so we will be tossing you the keys to that 2011 Camaro SS!
That car is INSANE!
Go check out all the pics on the main page!
And good luck!
Ill be waiting on your call!
After what seems like forever it is that time again!
Hope you tucked away a few bucks over the last week or so because the RockaholicÂ pre-sale Â is going to start Wednesday morning. Twenty five bucks is all that is standing between you and this!
As of RIGHT NOW in one week we will know everything about Rockfest 2011.
So if you have some goodÂ ideas and are placing bets with your friends now would be the time to get after it!
Also every year I hear from people saying that they cant afford to get their tickets during Rockaholic pre-sale when that are cheaper.
Start scratching up the cash this week!
No sense in paying more than you need to for your tickets!
Till next time!
Ps. The Bob has authorized me to give out one hint...More than one of the bands has a "A" in their name! (thats all he gave me)
Yeah I am talking about Ozzy!
That man has been through the ringer and has forgotten more stuff that I could ever know but when it comes to a show DAMN!
Last week before the show I had quite a few people calling in saying that they really thought that they should go to the show because "this may be one of the last times to see him"...Well I have been thinking that for about 15 years!
I guess Sharon might let him retire sometime but for now he still has it!
What a show!
See you at the next one!
So as I am sure you heard this morning we have made the announcement on Twisted Christmas!
This is going to be a hell of a show!
Hell Yeah, Red Line Chemistry you are familiar with and the two new ones Hail The Villain and A New Revolution are really good as well.
I have only had a chance to see them once but they both put on a hell of a show!
I think you will be more than happy with this one!
And for $ 9.89 you can NOT go wrong!
Hell you cant go to a bar show for that kind of money anymore!
Now remember that the Rockaholic pre-sale starts Wednesday morning at 10am.
Make sure you get in there and get your tickets ASAP!
This is one you will not want to miss!
Don't risk missing it because of a sell out!
Well when the alarm went off at 5:45 Sunday morning I was more than a bit tired but knew what I was about to do would be more than worth it!
Yep, it was time to jump on the bike and meet up with the crew at the Speedway for Bikers For Babies!
Other than cool temps and a little fog we could not have asked for a better day.
There is nothing better than riding with more than 6,000 of your friends!
Yes I said over 6,000 and we raised over 700,000 for Bikers For Babies!
Well done KC!
Thank you to everyone who came out and did the ride, tossed in some cash, or just sat on the side of the road cheering us on!
Well, it has a been a few days since Johnny's Birthday Bash and I have almost recovered!
What a party.
If you were there you know what I am talking about.
If you have never had a chance to "Feel The Steel" then you need to make it to one of their shows at some point!
From the big hair riffs to the comedy in between you just cant beat that band!
And did I forget to mention how many girls seem to loose their shirts at a Steel Panther show...Nuff said!
Better jump out for now!
See you at Slash Thursday!
Well finally it looks like a few days under 100!
Not sure if it just me but this weather has been kicking my ass.
At one point last week (after what seemed like years of being in a "excessive heat warning") I realized I was in a BAD mood.
I thought that maybe it was just me but took a step back from my rage and noticed that quite a few of my friends were in the same boat.
It was the heat!
I have a lot of friends in law enforcement and I remember going on ride along during the summer and they would give me the heads up that that was the best time to go because everyone would be acting all crazy! (they were so right. I got to see some crazy stuff on those rides.)
Now I am sure that we are not done with this hot weather so when the temp starts to creep up again and you start getting the urge to "Hulk Out"Â take a deep breath, find a cool place to hang out at, and calm yourself down.
It is just the weather!
Wow, this was a really random blog!
Ps. After this nice cool down I am no longer grumpy!
And yes I will probably be complaing about the cold here in a few months!
It was raining fairly hard and the temp was not what I would consider warm to say the least.
But we did it!
Rockfest 2010 is now in the books and I had a blast.
I was cold, muddy, and soaked to the bone but I really think I had more fun at this one than any other Rockfest to date.
I love it all.
The mudslides and wrestling!
I did see at one point a guy in the pit accidentally drop his pants because of all the mud and then Â he himself hit the ground.
Everyone stopped for a second picked up the guy and helped him get his pants back up then got back to the mosh! (lets face it you really don't want to slam into a guy with his pants down around his ankles)
And the bands were killer.
From Taddy Porter to Godsmack!
There were a few stand out moments for me.
Lizzy coming on stage with Seether to do "Broken" the drum solo during Godsmack, the look on the lead singers face of Taddy Porter as he came out to open the show and saw all of you there (priceless).
The list goes on and on but I will not bore you with a bunch of words.
You were there!
Thank you so much!
Lets do it again!
A friend of mine who is a film maker invited me to be in his new zombie flick called Final Stand.
After about a fourth of a second thinking on it I seaid HELL YEAH!
I had never been in a movie before and from the actual shooting to the make up it was a blast!
Not to give away too much of the story but I was a zombie!
And I think a damn good one at that!
I have one scene where I am pinned by a truck and it was insane to shoot!
Cant wait to see it when it is all put together!
Not sure on the when it will be done editing but will let you know when I do!
We will grab some popcorn and a few brains and check it out!
Till next time!
So we had a bit of a set back with the first day of spring and the snow storm but still!
This is the time of year when bands start cranking out all of their new music. Jackyl, Godsmack, Ozzy, Korn, Stone Sour, STP,and the list goes on!
Along with all that Â new music comes concert season!
There is nothing better than seeing your favorite band live.
Dont forget as you plan to head out to those shows to keep a eye out for your fellow rocker.
If you see someone hit the ground in the pit pick them up and try to knock them back down. (then repeat)
If you see a girl crowd surfing don't get all "handsy" it could be your sis.
If you are crowd surfing remember I am about a foot taller than everyone else so try to not kick me in the head...again!
Pace the party. It would suck to not remember what you just saw. (years ago went to a Motley show with one of my friends and at one pint he thought we were at a Floyd show)
Yup I am talking about the Rockaholic pre-sale for the Low Dough Show with Sevendust and Drowning Pool.
Seems like they just keep getting faster and faster.
Since the sell out I have had many calls and emails about the "scalpers" getting all the tickets.
Unfortunately there really is nothing we can do to stop that but there is something you can do to stop it.
Don't buy their tickets.
Keep trying your luck on winning them or just contact the person that you see online and try to talk them down on the price.
You know what they paid.
Make them a fair offer.
Dont forget there is a service fee on the tickets but if they want 50 for a 9.89 ticket that is a bit out of hand.
Not everyone you find with extra tickets will try to gouge you one the price.
Some got tickets and found out after the fact they had to work or could not make the show for some reason.
But to those who bought a bunch just to make money, I say shame on you.
I guess in the future when a Rockaholic pre-sale fires up do whatever you can to make sure you are close to a computer so you can be one of the first to get your tickets.
Are you ready for it?
Tomorrow is the day for you my Rockaholic fried to once again reap the benefits of your Rockaholic status!
Yes, it is time for another Low Dough show and this is going to be a hell of a show!
Sevendust and Drowning Pool!
Hell, you cant go to a movie for that anymore.
Not sure if you have had a chance to see either of these bands before but both of them put on a show that you will never forget.
The sheer intensity of Sevendust will stick with you.
Drowning Pool...What can I say I have always been a huge fan of them!
Ok, enough of the sell.
Get over to the main page and make sure that you are a Rockaholic and be ready to jump in tomorrow morning for your tickets!
Ill see you at the show!
Still snow on the ground but for the rest of the week we are going to be above freezing.
Before you know it we will be back on the road and hopefully soon F'Em Up and myself will be getting some good 100 Mile Radius in here for you.
We have been talking quite a bit about some good locations but always open for more.
If you have a killer ride in your area let me know.
Just post here or shoot me a email at email@example.com
Till then go out and get yourself a new piece of chrome, that new exhaust, or grab a sled and find suicide hill!
Here it is, my final blog of the year!
What a year it has been.
We have had allot of good times and I don't see the fun slowing down in 2010!
I could get all sappy and stuff and tell you how much I love you guys and stuff
but Im fairly sure you know that!
So here it is short and sweet.
Merry Christmas and here is to 2010!
Thank you for listening and being my friends!
Well, I wanted the best and I got the best.
Made it out to the KISS show last night and I can say honestly that is was one of the best shows that I have ever been to.
I have been a KISS fan forever.
As a kid I went directly from Chipmunk Punk to KISS.
All of my allowance money went to the record store to get KISS records.
This was only the second time I have had a chance to see them live and man what a show!
They really dug into the old school for this one.
It was ALL GOOD!
From the lights and fire to the drum solo to Gene spitting blood and flying around the stage.
This was just a fun show.
For me the hi-lite of the show was when Paul did his little speech on how bands are not here to change the world and then they dove into Rock N Roll All Night.
Thank you KISS for doing what you do!
Ps. That was the most confetti I have ever seen in my life!
Well it has been a while since I have been able to get out and do a "100 Mile Radius" for you.
I'm chomping at the bit and was really wishing the weather would hold out for a good one this week.
I'm not one to park the bikes up for winter but I do have a few things to make it easy to jump out for a spin on that 40 degree late December day.
First of all make sure you have most of the gunk and grime off your bike.
Even if you are just going to park her for a week or two the rust can really get a bite into your ride quick.
On my Springer with a carb I usually park it with the gas off and run the motor till the bowl is empty.
This cuts back on the amount of varnish that can build up and always make sure that you park them with a full tank of gas.
With the change in temps we have in here in Kansas City you can get allot of condensation in your tank.
Most importantly go out and blow the thirty bucks on a battery tender.
I have a little "pig tail" that comes out under my seat so I don't have to do anything but plug it in when I park.
I also keep a thin strip of wood under my kickstand so there is no metal to garage floor contact.
Not sure how important that is be have not had a dead battery since I started doing it.
Nothing sucks more than waking up to a sunny beautiful winter day and finding out that your battery is dead.
If you are going to park your ride for the season make a run up to your dealer for all the good winterization info but remember we live in a mild climate here and when it is sunny and nice in the middle of winter Ill be on the road loving every minute of it.
Till next time!
Made it out to the Zombie show over the weekend with the rest of The Rock crew!
It had been a few years since I had a chance to see him and was not sure what to expect.
Not lyeing when I tell you it was one of the best show I have seen in a long time.
Zombie pulled the crowd in so well with his between song schtic, sing alongs, and he sounded killer.
From the theme to House to the rarley head live Scum Of The Earth and the Manson Sweet Dreams re-do during Thunderkiss.
With all of the stuff he has been going through with changeing record companies I am sure that he will be back when Hellbilly 2 come out.
Make sure you are in the crowd that time!
You will walk out ready for more!
See you there!
Ps. Yes Jake did scream like a little girl through the whole show!
Well, well, well, it has been a busy week since we last talked.
Larry Johnson got booted from the Chiefs (in my opinion it was about time).
Not that I am a huge sports talker kind of guy but it seems to me that since he got the big check he has really not been worth much to the city and has had a really bad rockstar attitude.
I say that since we are building a team its time to use that cash on some young up and comers!
Enough about that.
Congrats to all you Rockaholics that scored all the tickets to Twisted Christmas.
It is going to be a hell of a show and for those of you that did not get them in time keep listening!
Better get back to it.
About to give out another Harley key.
Ps. No shave November is going quite well.
Now I just have to make sure a rare bird does not make it a home!
Well it is coming up fast.
One of my top 3 holidays all year.
What you may ask.... Christmas, my birthday and yes Halloween!
What other time of year can you dress up, eat candy, pull pranks on friends without getting those strange looks. (as a grown up)
So....what direction 'am I going with this?
Freakers Ball on the 24 at the Midland.
I know you have plans to make it out to at least one Halloween party this year but make time to hit ours up to!
This year we have a hell of a line up for you. Killswitch, Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Two Cents, and our Club Wars winner Changing Faith!
Plus its the stuff between the bands that makes this more than just a great show!
Fire eaters, sword swallowers, and how can we forget the $1,000 costume contest!
I have seen so many killer costumes at the show that I cant even tell you what to expect...But I can almost guarantee a few school girl costumes!
Need I say more...Didn't think so!
Get your ticket fast.
As of yesterday there were less than 300 left.
I cant wait!
See you at the show!
So I am almost recovered from a weekend at the track.
What a weekend it was!
I know there are some of you that don't get the whole NASCAR thing but if you are even on the fence about it you really should get out to the speedway just to get the whole experience.
Started out Saturday morning with the tailgate....Way to early but how can you go wrong with beer and eggs.
Went up to check out all of the vendors.
If they can put a number on it they can sell it.
Back to the tailgate for some burgers, brats, and more beer.
Then it was time for the Nationwide race.
Now here is the trick that I will share with you about not getting road rage trying to get out.
Save some food for the 3rd tailgate of the day.
When everyone else is waiting to get out...fire up the grill again and relax!
Sunday I had to work but made it out just in time to see Biff (my driver) loose the lead to Tony (my girls diver) but still had a blast.
Seeing how I will not be denied my tailgate time when the race was over we fired up the grill on final time.
All in all race weekend in Kansas City is right up there with Rockfest to me.
Next year head out to the Kansas Speedway and see what you think for yourself!
Till next time!
What a day!
15th annual March of Dimes Bikers For Babies was kick ass.
Once again you out did yourselves!
We had over 6,000 riders and raised over $660,000.
Thank you so much for coming out and helping to save some lives.
And yes you did do that.
I have to admit it take a bit for me to get choked up but there were many moments along the way that I would look ahead and behind me and see nothing but motorcycle lights and I knew that we were all out there for the same reason.
Going through the intersections that were being blocked off for us and getting the thumbs up, seeing everyone wave along the way, the support signs, and the kids and adults looking in awe as we rolled by.
It made me feel very proud.
If you were there you know what I am talking about.
If you could not make it this year come out next year.
I guarantee you will end the day with a great feeling in your heart!
Thank you very much Kansas City for all you do.
This is the best city in the country without a doubt.
Here we go.
Less than a week away from the best ride you can take all summer.
Yup, it is almost time for the 15th annual March Of Dimes Bikers For Babies run.
It is really hard for me to put into words how great this ride is.
I have been to all but a few and to see how it has grown is just amazing.
We have been through all types of weather from sunny and hot to sleet but the spirit of the ride way overcomes whatever conditions we are looking at.
For the long time riders I would like to thank you very much and for you first timers...Welcome to the best ride of your life and the first of many.
I would suggest that you make it out for one of the last few pre-reg that we have.
Gets a little busy out there the day of.
Just check the main page for the details on that.
All bikes are welcome!
Hope to see you out there on Sunday!
Johnny's birthday bash with Federation of Horsepower and Steel Panther.
FOHP always kills it. That good dirty southern punk rock sound.
They really make me want to drink a bottle of Jim Beam, tear some sheet metal off my truck, and find a mud hole to play in!
Then we go to Steel Panther...Dude...Everything that was so right about the 80's you find with that band.
From the guitar/drum solo to the flashing (whoever that girl was...THANK YOU!)
Everything they do is golden to me but being a fan of the 80's power ballads "Community Property" it is truly one of those classic love song from the 80's. With a whole lot of honesty!?
Kids...Dont listen to it but if you are over 18 by all means go check it out.
The Guns cover was amazing and the Journey sing along blew me away. (check that out on the main page)
The between song show is just as good if not better than the songs themselves.
Got a text from one of my friends at the show. He was in a situation where he had to go to the bathroom but was not sure what to do. Miss the song or miss the between.
It was that good!
Better get back to it!
Now it is time to get ready for FREE Jackyl show this Wednesday at the Worth Harley Davidson North Bike Night at P&L!
See ya there!
Have you been on your bike and watched as every light on a corner change but you are still stuck there with you thumb up your...
You keep your eye in the rear view in hopes that someone will pull up to you to trigger the light but it never happens.
I will be the first to admit that in those situations I will wait more than a fair enough time for the light to change but finally get so frustrated that I cant do it anymore.
I make sure I am clear all around and run the light.
Along with that I also run the risk of a ticket.
Checking around the web today though I found something on the FOX 4 web site that I am not going to put 100% trust in until I see it actually happen but it might make me feel a little better about the intersection slip.
Bikes, Motorcycles Get Go Ahead To Run Red Lights
Sharita Hutton Meagan Kelleher, FOX 4 Web Producer
August 13, 2009
A new law in Missouri will allow cyclists and motorcyclists to run red lights, under certain conditions. But, they do have to stop at the light first.
Missouri will soon be the eighth state to allow the red light runners. According to the Kansas City Star, riders can run the light if they completely stop first, the signal stays red for an "unreasonable time," the light is malfunctioning or traffic at the cross street does not pose a hazard.
The reason for the law is because a lot of times bicycle riders and motorcycle riders are left in the red for a longer period of time because the weight of their vehicles don't notify sensors to change the light.
The law goes into effect on August 28.
Now I am not at all telling you to just go out and run a light.
You still have to use your head and make sure that you are 100% clear and safe but I did want to pass this along to you.
Thanks to FOX 4 for getting this out there for us!
...I have had some time to think about it and talked to allot of people about the Motley show Sunday.
As a true hard core "Crue Head" I have to say that was the worst show I have seen them do.
I have been to more Motley shows than I can count and Vince has always been rough but in my opinion he really did not even try this time.
The band nailed it. Nikki, Tommy, and Mick (best I have seen Mick in years by the way) held it together but Vince was not even close.
At one point I had to block out the vocals from the stage and just sing really loud in my head the way it was supposed to be.
Sorry if this ruffles some feathers but as a die hard Motley fan I feel I am entitled to this opinion.
They are still my favorite band in the world but who is telling Vince that he sounds ok.
I really feel embarrassed for them.
For you first time viewers of a Motley show I am sorry.
That is not how it is supposed to sound.
Just my humble opinion.
Well we started out with a cool and cloudy day Saturday for the 2nd annual Thunder Run for JDRF.
Made it up to Worth Harley Davidson North by about 10 am expecting to find a few bike on the lot but when I pulled in I found a full lot!
Over 400 riders showed up for the event!
Thank you KC for taking time out of your weekend for a great ride!
We had a great time and did allot of good!
Hope to see you there next year!
Think there might be a few left out at Liberty Memorial after the Rockfest throw down?
Now that I have rehydrated and got some much needed sleep I can look back and say wow, what a day.
It is hard to imagine 50,000 plus people in one place.
I figured it out Saturday that Rockfest was about the size of 25 of my hometowns.
(I grew up in a very town, but still)
Thank you so much for making Rockfest happen.
The bands were great, the weather held out, but it was you who made Rockfest so damn cool!
Thank you so much for my personal best concert experience to date!
Should we do it again?
Wow, it is hard to believe that we are just days away from Rockfest.
Talked to The Bob this morning all the equipment and stage was delivered yesterdayand the build is on as I sit here and type this.
I know that it is in advance of the show but I would like to take a second to thank you.
Rockfest has grown so much since the humble beginnings out at Smithville.
To think we are now 50,000 plus strong just blows me away.
We cant do this without you!
Most importantly thank you for watching out for your fellow rockers.
I cant tell you how many times last year I saw someone bite it while crowd surfing and everyone stopped to help them up.
Or the people who were getting sunscreen out for a stranger who was turning into a lobster.
You are the best K.C.
Thank you so much for making this the highlight of my year!
See you Saturday!