THIEVES STEAL BIKE DECEASED OWNER BEQUEATHED TO 9 YEAR OLD SON

harley-stolenFresno CA Eric Reyes dying wish was to bequeath his 2000 HD Road King to his 9 year old son.  Unfortunately, thieves broke into the Pancho Villa Riders clubhouse the day after Reyes funeral and stole the bike.  Eric’s wife, Irene Reyes made an impassioned plea on local television station KMPH “Please bring it back, it’s not for the money. It’s the only thing Eric wanted for his son.”   watch the video KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Despite Checkpoints Motorcyclists Turn Out to Honor Slain Trooper

When it comes to showing their support, Georgia motorcyclists choose to put aside politics and just ride.

Close to a thousand motorcyclists turned out last weekend to honor slain Georgia State Patrol Trooper Chadwick LeCroy in the first Line of Duty ride in Atlanta.

O Gary Buffington of the Rough Neck Motorcycle Club told local television station Fox 5, ”This is absolutely phenomenal for us, we were hoping and praying for 300 to 500 bikes and from what we can tell we’ve got a little over 700 bikes here right now.”

Other motorcyclists attending said this ride wasn’t the proper place to voice their opposition to the State Patrol checkpoint  policy and that while they may disagree with the checkpoints, they were able to set that aside and ride to show their support for the slain trooper and donate to the Corporal Chad LeCroy Family Memorial Fund.

 

 

Indiana Fire destroys 100 – 150 Vintage Motorcycles

A fire at a large warehouse in New Albany Indiana destroyed over 100 uninsured vintage motorcycles and sport cars, according to a report in the Courier Journal of Louisville.

According to reports, there were no injuries in the fire Tuesday night in the former New Albany Truss Co. building.

Owner Roger Harper says the loss is at least $100,000.  View photos here

On  the local television station, WLKY, Harper said, ”The building, being as old as it is, and made out of wood and thin metal; it just caught on fire and went up like a match,” Harper said. “We were working on a motorcycle and trying to get it started and it backfired, and the motorcycle caught on fire. Before we could control the fire, the fire spread.”

He says the fire started when he and a friend were trying to start a motorcycle and the vehicle backfired.