Sunday, January 31, 2010

I RIDE - This is America This is Biker Culture - Get On * Hold Tight * Shut Up

Back in April of 2009, Daron Ker and Water Buffalo Pictures released I Ride The Movie. The documentary style movie is about the Most Dangerous Biker Band in the World, The Fryed Brothers Band. Harry and Tommy Fryed began their band nearly 3 decades ago. The movie follows their lives on the road showing them at the Easyrider Show, their own anniversary party, RIP's BAD Ride, The Circle of Pride Rally in Conesville, IA, and Sturgis.

Harry, Tommy, and the rest of the band tell their wild and crazy road stories. One of the best is told by Harry. It involves Tommy's legs being run over and a hippy bitch on his back. His animated spirit draws you in. You also see into Harry and Tommy's lives growing up and find out that their older brother Mark is the one that got them interested in riding motorcycles.

Throughout the film you really get a good sense of what the motorcycle lifestyle is really all about for the band and the people involved in their lives.

There are various outtakes of other bikers thoughts of the lifestyle, including the Hessians MC, Ghost Mountain Riders MC, Dave Nicols, Rhett Rotten, Miss Easyrider, and Charlie Brecthal. Pat Simmons, Willie Nelson, & Sonny Barger also make appearances in the flick.

You'll laugh at the Cunnilingus Yodel, sung by Steve "Beatnik" Werner. There is also plenty of Fryed music throughout the movie. You learn how the song I Ride came about. The story will tug at your heart.

I really loved this life look at the Fryed Brothers Band and the motorcycle lifestyle. I recommend this film to anyone who thinks they live or actually do live the biker life. You will laugh and you just might get a tear in your eye. I give I Ride 5 Chrome Stars. I do love those ODBs ya know!!!

Thank you for the Blog Award

I would like to thank Why Men Can't Cry for voting me one of his favorite blogs. I love finding out that someone digs me. I can't shorten my list of favorite blogs to a top 10 so I'd like to nominate every blog that I currently follow for this award! There are also so many things that I'm happy for. The most important one is for kicking leukemia! Hallelujah!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Brotherhood of United Bikers

We Are The Brotherhood Of United Bikers.
Our Aim Is To Ride Together No Matter What Type Of Iron You Ride.
We Respect All That Appreciate Running free,
And In The Wind.
We Are All About Motorcycles,Freedom,Brotherhood And Helping Our community.
The Brotherhood Of United Bikers Does Not Compete With Any Other Club, But We Will Be There To Assist Our Fellow Bikers In Need.
We Ride To Promote A Brotherhood And Have A Good Time.
The Brotherhood Of United Bikers Are Open To Both Men & Women Who Enjoy Riding.
Our Member's Are Hard Working Men & Women,With Family's And Responsibilities..
We Are Put Here To Help,Improve And Support The Communities In Which we Live In.

Sounds like a really amazing motorcycle club to belong to, huh? Recently I did an interview with Frank, the President of the Ionia, IA chapter. Check out what he had to say about his club.

What is your motorcycle club called?

Brotherhood of United Bikers

When was the first chapter started?

The first chapter began in 2005 in Suffolk, NY.

Why did the founding club begin their organization?

It started as a car club with a strong motorcycle division that broke off to begin a motorcycle club.

How many chapters are in Iowa?

There are currently two chapters. I am the President of the Ionia Chapter in Northeast Iowa. The other chapter is in the southern Iowa town of Chariton.

Tell me about the club and what you stand for?

Each chapter has its own agenda, we have by laws and standards to up hold, but we have the autonomy to take our chapters in the direction that best meets our lives. Our motto really tells it all.

Do you have any events for charity?

In 2010 the Ionia Chapter is working with town officials on a bike night, a toy run and a cancer awareness ride.

Does it matter what kind of motorcycle you ride?

All Iron is Welcome .

Are females allowed to join your club?

Yes, there is a NY chapter who has a female VP.

Do you prospect a potential member?

Yes, for 6 months and they must attend events.

Do you wear a vest and patch?

Yes, one back patch that shows our county or city and state.

I see you are the President of the Ionia Chapter. Why did you decide to join the Brotherhood of United Bikers?

I had become friends with a couple of the chapter presidents, and after awhile felt it was a club I wanted to be part of.

How long have you been riding?

Just over 30 years.

What motorcycle do you ride?

Have had many bikes 2 Harleys, 6 Kawasakis,and now i ride a 2003 Shadow Spirit and a 1100 xs Yamaha.

If someone wants to join the Brotherhood of United Bikers how do they go about it?

They can email me ( or go to Brotherhood of United Bikers

The Iowa chapters are new to the club and are looking for growth in the upcoming year. There are over 36 chapters and we are international with chapters in Canada and the UK.

A big thank you to Frank for taking the time to share what this M/C is all about.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cool Tribute Video to the Hells Angels

Ok, as you can tell I'm missing Sons of Anarchy something fierce. A friend of mine posted this video on my MySpace page and I have to tell you it's seriously a very cool song. Even if you don't belong to a motorcycle club such as the Hells Angels you can appreciate what the song says. The lyrics Fight for your Rights got me in the heart because of how our nation has been rolling lately. As bikers we have to constantly fight for our rights. In some states the right to choice of helmet or no helmet is gone. In some states you get a ticket for the type of pipes you have on your bike. Anyway...I hope you enjoy the song. It has helped my continued thirst for all things SOA and motorcycle clubs these days. I'm about to re-read The Wild Ones again. Maybe winter has finally gotten to me...that's it!!'s a very cool song and video.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Last Chapter Part 1 & 2

If you are like me you have been missing Sons of Anarchy during these winter months. I found a show on Netflix that has helped my jones a little bit. The Last Chapter is about a Canadian motorcycle club called the Triple Sixers. The show is like the Sopranos on motorcycles. Michael Ironside plays Bob Durelle and Roy Dupuis plays Ross Desbiens. Bob and Ross begin the series as the best of friends but eventually end up in rival motorcycle clubs after the death of Ross's wife Wendy. Ross is determined to destroy Bob Durelle. Durelle finds himself realizing that being the president of the Triple Sixers isn't all he thought it would be. This show is full of blood, boobs, and bikes. Check it might like it!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

IowaHarleyGirl and the New Year!

As many of you know that follow my blog I had a little bump in the road toward the end of the year. I would like to thank each and every person that prayed for me, sent me spiritual thoughts, and sent me e-mails and comments. With your positive support you helped keep my spirits high and I was able to keep on keeping on. I went to the Doctor yesterday and the outcome was very positive. My blood counts are better then when I first entered the hospital and the Doctor did not order another bone marrow biopsy because of this. He doesn't even need to see me again until March! YAY! I would say that I kicked "Hairy Cells" ass! I have to say this has been a scary time for me. You never think that anything like this will ever happen to you. You take things for granted. Because of this experience I will be forever changed. It's kind of sad that it has taken this to change me but I thank God that I was given the opportunity to continue on my road of life.

I look forward to a very exciting 2010! It's going to be a good year...I can feel it!

Live like there is no tomorrow!!!

I love you all! IHG! :)