Jun 242009
 

2591__orig

Yes, you too can tell the Citizens of society to F-Off by proudly displaying your own 1%er/FTW medallion!  This coin has been created by the Northwestern Territorial Mint for ANYONE to purchase… Yes, you can proudly display this in your home with absolutely nothing to back it up!  Who needs the hassle of prospecting for months or years to prove your mettle when, for only .50, you can own one of these fine tokens of your 1%er mentality…  The following comes straight from the website:

“Trouble was caused by the one percent deviant that tarnishes the public image of both motorcycles and motorcyclists.” – American Motorcycle Association, responding to the Hollister Motorcycle Rally in 1947.

The most feared and respected riders roaming the blacktop, one percenters are a breed apart from all others. These individuals bow to no one, test the boundaries of all and give their devotion to few.  The 1%er insignia is worn with pride by those who choose not to settle, not to give in to polite society but instead ride with the wind in their face and their back to the status quo.

How do you become a one percenter? If you have to ask the question, you won’t understand the answer. Only another one percenter can truly understand what belonging takes. These riders find freedom in the style they see fit and apologizing to no one for it. A brotherhood on two wheels, a bold way of life – a one percenter is the ultimate expression of liberty.

This coin is diamond-shaped, reflecting the “one-percenter” design that the select clubs use to show their allegiance to their club. Against a pitch-black backdrop, the reverse features a grinning skull above the letters “FTW” – shorthand for a take-no-prisoner worldview commonly held among club members. The obverse shows the “1%er” text. Minted in a nickel alloy, this coin is imbued with ebony enamel on both sides.

Might as well buy two or three of these.  And if you are interested, you can get some cool accessories like a small carrying pouch (in blue, burgundy, or black), or a hip acrylic stand!  The coins start shipping the first of July and I would suggest getting yours on order now to be sure you have one or two in place in time for the second season of Sons of Anarchy to air.

http://store.nwtmint.com/product_details/2591/One_Percenter_Coin/

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

Disclaimer:  For anyone new to the motorcycle scene that might be reading my blog, please be aware that members of the 1%er communities take their patches, colors, and 1% designation very seriously.  You do not want to unknowingly wear or display something that could lead to a very real confrontation.  I have posted on this topic in the past and invite you to learn a bit more about the biker culture before innocently buying into something that could end badly.

Mar 302009
 

rolling-thunder-04-salute2-500x359

Saturday, April 4, at Hal’s Harley-Davidson in New Berlin, a huge party is planned to welcome former Wisconsin State Senator, Dave Zien, back to the state, as he becomes the first person to ride one million miles on the same Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The feat will earn him a world record from the Iron Butt Association, an international group that oversees and governs safe, long-distance motorcycle riding challenges.  Hupy & Abraham, S.C. is the sole sponsor of the ride, providing more than $5,000 to offset the travel and maintenance costs. Zien is a longtime friend of attorney Michael Hupy, president of Hupy & Abraham, S.C., and a former client of the firm. Attorney Hupy also testified before the Wisconsin Senate Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy Committee in 2006, chaired by former Senator Zien, in favor of legislation helpful to motorcyclists.

Zien is set to arrive at noon, just as his odometer hits one million, and will be joined by John “Rogue” Herlihy, a Sturgis Freedom Fighter Hall of Fame member, Bruce Arnold, an Iron Butt Bun Burner 4500 Trifecta title holder, and Tony Sanfelipo, Sturgis Freedom Fighter Hall of Fame member, founder of ABATE of Wisconsin and 16-year employee of Hupy & Abraham, S.C., as he travels the more than 1,400 miles from Melbourne, Fla. to Milwaukee, Wis. Dozens of Wisconsin Patriot Guard riders will also escort Zien on a route lined with over 100 American flags as he completes the final leg of his journey.

The celebratory event will include remarks from the president of the Iron Butt Association and local elected officials, as well as a check presentation from Hupy & Abraham, S.C. for a $5,000 donation to a veteran’s organization of Zien’s choice in honor of his work as a champion of veteran’s rights and Marine combat veteran.  The landing party is free and open to the public. 


 

Check out all the details and some of the stories on-line:

http://www.hupy.com/davezien.php

 

Dec 032008
 

 

jitcrunch-2aspxMy readers come from all walks of life and the one thing that most of them have in common is a love for motorcycles and the biker culture.  This does not mean that this site is exclusively for those who live by the code, and that suits me just fine.  If it were not for the new folks, our clubs and culture would dry up.  So, I encourage folks to get involved, ride, socialize, and support.

With that said, people need to be aware of what they are doing when they show support for their local club or for any national/international organization.  Rivalries do exist and members of clubs tend to take their lifestyle very, very seriously.  I am not going to preach, just wanted to be sure folks knew what they were up to.  With new shows like Sons of Anarchy, it is easy for people to get excited about the lifestyle and walk themselves into a situation they are not really prepared for.jitcrunch-3aspx

For example, on August 9, 2007, Eric Anderson, 35, wore a Hells Angels support t-shirt into the Union Street Station Bar & Grill in Naugatuck, Connecticut. The bar is known for its support of the Outlaws M/C, who happens to be a rival of the Angels. Michael Sjaastad, 44, beat Anderson to death and left his body in a brook behind the establishment. Yesterday, Sjaastad pleaded no contest to a charge of first-degree manslaughter under a plea agreement that calls for six years behind bars. He will be sentenced next month in Waterbury Superior Court.

Things like this do happen.  Watch your P’s and Q’s, show respect, and please don’t pretend to be something you are not.  Enjoy who you are and where you fit in this culture.  We need all of you, 1%ers, 99%ers, weekend warriors, sport bike riders, cruiser enthusiasts, touring junkies, and off road explorers.

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

 

www.cafepress.com/lintonarts

Shirts Available in the ArtBiker Store at : www.cafepress.com/lintonarts