Road tripping: Buffalo’s Anchor Bar

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Having visited Buffalo, New York several times over the years for dance competitions (our kid, not me in case you weren’t sure), it occurred to us that we had never visiting the Anchor Bar. What is the Anchor Bar you ask? Well, for those of you not versed in the history of chicken wings, the Anchor Bar is storied to be the place where the Buffalo chicken wing was born. We recently saw the place on an episode of Bobby Flay’s Throwdown and thought for sure the place would be worth a visit.

Walking in the lobby, things were looking good. Not only does the place have a genuine ambiance, but it’s a gearhead’s dream, with hundreds of license plates lining the walls and a bunch of motorcycles on display. Beyond the decor however, I have to say the place was underwhelming.
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You can only tempt death so long

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All of us dodge bullets, some more than others but even driving to the grocery store can be met with uncertainties and the bottom line is we never know when our time will come.

I just received a phone call from one of my friends asking me, “Did you hear? Evel Knievel died.” As soon as the lump in my throat left I asked what happened. According to the news report he had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs and Evil had passed away.

Just like every other kid having grown up in the 60’s I idolized Evel Knievel and all his stunts and he was the epitome of in your face, rebellious and I can do what I want, daredevil. In the 70’s his cockiness got him his own movie which really told it the way it was.
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Friday 13th: Riders head to Port Dover

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It all began in 1981 when a group of bike riding buddies decided to get together at a local bar in Port Dover on Friday the 13th. They had such a good time that they decided to hook up every Friday the 13th. Today is the 45th Friday the 13th since that day and the small town of Port Dover can expect literally thousands of riders to descend upon their town, even as I’m writing this. It’s going to be a beautiful day, so if you’ve got access to a bike of any kind, skip out of work and head to the lakeside town of Port Dover Ontario.
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Ford Launches Hi-Po F-150 Harley Davidson

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This summer, Ford and Harley Davidson are kicking things up a notch with their new truck. The new 2007 F-150 Harley Davidson can be optioned with a twin screw Saleen supercharger, the same as the GT500 uses. A dual stage water to air intercooler keeps things cool and a free flowing exhaust adds the prerequisite growl. All this adds up to a whopping 450 hp and 500 pounds-feet of torque from the 5.4 liter V8.

Of course the styling includes 22 inch wheels, special striping and lots of chrome to create the Harley image. This is the ninth version of the Harley-Ford truck since the first one in 1999 and may well become the most sought after.

Full details after the break
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More on the Forkless Chopper

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Thanks to our man on the west coast, we now have the full story on the Forkless Chopper from it’s builder Christian Dotson.

The main reason for building this bike was to introduce and help establish myself in the custom motorcycle industry. I chose to build this bike, in particular, to highlight my design, engineering, and fabrication abilities. I knew I had to do something different and innovative, in order to stand out from other builders.
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