Right about now, I believe a lot of folks are saying the same thing that I am….”Where has the time gone…??” A lot has happened in the past 20 years…new members have been added, and sadly, Patches have been burned as well. As they say…”Time marches on”…!! 

ValGal and I HEMI’d down to Melbourne under threatening skies and several fleeting showers, arriving there just as the band, SHOVELHEAD were setting up…in the rain..!!! Thankfully, the rain ended shortly thereafter, and the rest of the night was rain-free, at least while we were there!! As always, the food was tasty and plentiful, including a huge pile of pizza!!! Plenty of cold stuff to drink, and some games to keep one busy, along with a “trick bicycle”…very  hard to ride, BUT, it CAN be done. Of course, there was no shortage of gorgeous ladies too!!! All in all…a FUN time at the MOB!!! We’d like to thank all the Brothers for the work they put in to assure that everyone has a GOOD time!!! Hey, thank a VET today, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Miserable George & ValGal

1947 Indian Chief BM by Valgal


In 1939 Indian went to Bonneville Salt Flats to set LSRs with Chiefs and Scouts. Out of that effort came a ‘Bonneville’ edition. The Bonneville motor was available until the end for the Chiefs, but it was a rare option. If you like to stay out in front, then this is the Motorcycle for you. The Bonneville engine is a factory performance upgrade. Obviously, there are substantial internal motor part differences, which accounts for the superior performance levels, power, and faster top end speed of the Bonneville.

***SOLD*** FOR SALE~1947 Indian Chief BM – $42,000 ( Viera / MELBOURNE, FL 32940)

Genuine Bonneville Indian Motorcycles are rare and hard to find.
condition: CONCOURS
engine displacement 74 C.I.
odometer: 3115
paint color: CREAM YELLOW
transmission: 3 SPEED MANUAL
The transaction will include extensive documentation to accompany this motorcycle.

West to East Coast Ride by Valgal

Today at Everything Biker Consignment in Sebastian, Florida, Chip and his staff welcomed Biker Life Consignment from Port Charlotte and Sarasota area. 40 bikes made the trip over for a cookout, it was an absolutely tremendous show of support. Stay tuned for the reciprocal ride from Sebastian, Florida over to Port Charlotte on the West coast in the fall.

Thank you all for your support RIDE SAFE AND FREE!

 Frank Mansfield & Valgal

Harley Rendezvous Returns by Rick Kline

We all know what happened in 2020 and most of us want to forget it. After a pause in the action everyone that attended this event were wild with anticipation to ride through the gates of the Indian Lookout Country Club. It was time to let our hair down once again for the next 4 days. 

The event happens every weekend after Father’s Day and we can’t wait for the party to start. The vendors were all set up ready to serve the hungry bunch when they got there. It was the same lineup as previous years. The Bike Rodeo, Custom Street Bike contest, Antique Bike contest, the International Wet T-Shirt Contest and of course all the various bands that played all weekend long. You can buy a HRC beer mug and drink the whole weekend long for free. Just belly up to the bar and say, “Filler’ up my friend”. 

The Harley Rendezvous is one of the biggest bike events in the northeast where you can camp on private grounds on 177 acres. Just bring your tent, sleeping bag and maybe a buddy to keep you warm at night in the cool mountains of New York Mohawk Valley. The trick is when you arrive, unpack your ride and get your tent set up immediately. If you don’t, you’ll be sleeping on damn ground under the moonlit skies. Most people start to party and forget about their sleeping arrangements. I have almost always found too many bikers that partied all night and didn’t do what I explained. I know, I’ve been there. When the sun comes up drag yourself to a vendor and get

yourself a hot cup of Joe and breakfast burrito. Now you can start your day. The various events will keep you busy from sun up to sun down and then some. The bike rodeo is always a big event to follow in the afternoon. Anyone can enter to show off their bike riding skills and who knows, you might even win a trophy for your expertise. They also have a tattoo contest for men and women alike. The bands will rock you all through the night, if you can still stand up. Saturday night comes the Wet T contest which a favorite with all the men. The ladies can enter with ID to prove your are of age and then brought up on stage to show their “talents”. Hey, you might win some serious dollars in doing so. Saturday night after the contest brings a fireworks show second to none for your pleasure. 

All in all, if you can’t have a good time at this event, then shame on you. It’s something every biker should experience. If you would like to attend next years event, go to the website or for more information call 518-864-5659 or 518-864-5916. You’ll be glad you did. 

Rick Kline 

Staff Photographer

Done Right Cycles by Tony Braz

I saw this scoot parked at a local bar in Palm Bay. I was so excited I HAD to take some pictures to share with the world this beautiful old school bike!

1947 Top End
94” stroker
S&S internals
Lots of in-house fabrication

This bike is a one of a kind build… LOVE IT!!! I hope y’all enjoy this as much as I did taking the photos…