So the government is trying to get into your business again, sneaking through legislation that would force all 50 states to invoke a mandatory helmet law for all ages.
I’m writing this on Wednesday, having only caught wind of it earlier this week, so I have no idea what the outcome will be. But I can tell you this: Although I wear a helmet 99 percent of the time, I don’t believe that any other adult should have to do so. Fact is, I could care less if you want to wear a helmet or not.
For me personally, I’m a fairly aggressive rider and, combined with texting teen-agers and general … Continue Reading
Back in 2005, the Energy Policy Act penned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was put into place ensuring that gasoline sold in the United States has a minimum volume of renewable fuel. Ethanol is considered a renewable fuel.
After 2005, many automotive manufacturers complained to the EPA about the damage caused by adding ethanol to fuel, but to no avail. The EPA plans on doubling the amount of ethanol in fuel by 2012, yet it doesn’t appear they’re too concerned about the problems ethanol can cause to your engine. More than 16 billion gallons of ethanol were mandated for use under the guise of a Clean Air Act last … Continue Reading
August 3, 2011 | By: J&P Cycles
We’ve harped about our battle to end the ban on youth ATV and motorcycle riding on this blog for months now, and it’s beginning to look like our efforts and the efforts of the American Motorcyclist Association and other pro-powersports organizations are making some serious headway.
This week — somewhere in between votes on debt ceilings — the U.S. House of Representatives found time to approve legislation (by a 421-2 vote) that exempts children’s off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that bans the sale of these vehicles at the end of 2011.
According to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the measure won House support on Monday and now heads … Continue Reading
With spring almost here, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day brings food, friends, and a few pints together to reflect Irish heritage. There are almost 37 million Americans that have Irish roots but this holiday is not only celebrated by the Irish. Anybody that likes a good time and a little green beer can partake in the party.
On this holiday, unfortunately, there is an increase in alcohol related accidents and deaths. On St. Patrick’s Day 2008, 37 percent of the drivers and motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above, according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each … Continue Reading
I was spending my Sunday afternoon doing what I normally do on Sundays —watching the supercross race — when a commercial came on the screen. The ad was for the Can-Am Roadster, also commonly referred to as a Can-Am Spyder. If you’re not familiar with the Can-Am Roadster, it’s a three-wheeled vehicle that features two wheels in front and a drive wheel in the back. The vehicle is made by BRP.
Personally, I don’t have a real issue with this vehicle, other than I’d just as soon drive an ice cream truck with music blaring and kiddy signs all over it before I’d throw a leg over one of … Continue Reading
Back in December we posted an article about the ongoing fight to end the ban on youth ATV’s and motorcycles. After two years of efforts by dealers and enthusiast Congress has taken notice. Tomorrow the House of Representatives Subcommittee On Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will have a hearing to review the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, otherwise known as the “Lead law”. The MIC has submitted a letter to direct attention to the unintended ban on youth ATV’s and motorcycles that has resulted from the CPSIA lead content provision.
MIC issued a video prodding motorcyclists to show their support and make a push for Congress to amend the CPSIA and … Continue Reading