Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nelson-Rigg Seat Bag Giveaway!

#3 in a series to help clear-up the Tilted Horizons gear closet and garage of unused, barely used and test items. This Nelson-Rigg CL75 S tail  bag/seat bag (with rain cover) has been test-fit only; it has never seen the sun. It would be great on a small motorcycle, or any bike with a small pillion seat or pad. No bungies: the straps run under the seat. For a chance to win this item and have it shipped to you free anywhere in the USofA, zap me an email (address is listed under my Profile) with the answer to this trivia question: In 1958 the company that brought us Gore-Tex (how did motorcyclists live without it?) was created in the basement of the founders' home in what city and state? The winner will be chosen in a random drawing among all correct entries received no later than midnight EST May 29, 2011. To double your chances, send a second email letting me know that you visited at least three of the websites displayed at the top of this page (this is how the last winner succeeded). For a third entry, let me know you viewed at least five. BTW, if you've entered prior contests, you're welcome to try again, even if you've won. Good luck!

Addendum 6/27/2011: The bag was won by Joanne of Waverly, NY, known on several social networking sites as LadyFF1481. As luck would have it, a few days after mailing the item to Joanne, I had the pleasure of meeting her at a social function during the Americade Rally.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Retreads Mid-Atlantic Rally Kicks Off

Today I'll be sloggin' thru the wet stuff to the annual rally hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Retreads International motorcycle club. The rally is HQ'd in Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania in the heart of Amish country. If you're not familiar with Retreads, we're an AMA-chartered club that's been around since 1970.  Retreads is a non-profit, socially oriented organization of some 5,000+ members around the world, all of whom share two things:  an age of 40 plus, and a love of motorcycling. Other than those requirements, Retreads is open to anyone. This rally usually brings 500-600 attendees, primarily from the Mid-Atlantic region as one would expect, but we get folks from as far away as Maine; there is also have a regular contingent from Canada. There will be many well-organized group rides, self-guided tours, poker runs, vendors, prizes and (typical of Amish country) food, food, food!  The rally runs from May 18th until either the end of the world, or the 21st if a certain group of people are wrong.  More info on the rally and Mid-Atlantic Retreads is here; clicky here for general Retreads info.  I've been a member for 10 years and would be happy to answer any questions about Retreads -- feel free to contact me thru the email link in my profile.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Aerostich License Plate Locking Box Winner

Peg of Holbrook, NY won the Aerostich "Grifter" box. Maybe she'll let us know what she stashes in there. Or perhaps she shouldn't.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Scottish Games this Weekend!

While not a motorcycle event per se, the annual Scottish Games and Gathering of the Clans being held at the Fair Hill, Maryland Natural Resources Management Area, Saturday May 21st is a unique event that would be an excellent excuse (as if you needed one) to take a ride. I've attended this event a handful of times and have always had a great time.  The caber toss and sheaf toss are incredible!  There will be sheep dog demonstrations, marching band competitions, bagpipes galore, and of course more red-haired folks in one place than you're likely to see anywhere outside of Scotland itself. There will also be food and Scottish-product vendors, plus plenty of McEwan's strong ale, so take it easy if you're arriving on two wheels OK?  See ya there!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AMA Pro Hillclimb Coming!

Calendar June 5th to witness the return of those hillclimb crazies to the AMA Class A National event at the White Rose Motorcycle Club's hill near Jefferson, PA. I've attended this event a few times and it's a great time. If you've never watched a real hillclimb, you should. It's one of the oldest forms of motorcycling competition, and also one of the toughest...and most basic: fastest to the top wins (or furthest, if the hill beats everyone). At the White Rose hill, riders hurl themselves against a 300-foot dirt hill; two jumps on the way up make it even more interesting. They may have also added a turn since I was last there. Anyone lucky and fast enough to cross the finish line with momentum to spare often takes a final giant leap over the crest, which can lead to moments like this one. Bikes range from converted MXers to purpose-built climbers powered by old British twins or late-model 4-cylinder screamers running either nitro or NO2. That the club can be reached via twisty backroads makes the event that much more fun! In addition to June 5th, a second AMA points event will be held on September 25th, and White Rose hosts the All-Star event this season on July 24th. More event info on White Roses's site.


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

RevZilla "May" Give You Some Gear!

Wanna win some top-notch adventure/sport-touring gear? RevZilla makes it easy peasy: click here, spend all of about 30 seconds creating a Rider Profile, than sit back and wait for the monthly winners to be drawn in RevZilla's continuing monthly series of giveaways. The First Prize winner this month will receive a suit consisting of a Rev'It! Sand jacket and over pants, together valued at about $750. RevZilla $50 gift certificates will go to two Second Prize winners. 

While you're on RevZilla's site, take a look around at what RevZilla has to offer the serious motorcyclist. Why shop RevZilla? I can tell you why I do: fast, free shipping for orders over $39.99; TeamZilla cash back program; "no  hassle" exchanges; price match guarantee; and above all, RevZilla's top-flight reputation among riders I know for its customer service and product knowledge. I placed an order just yesterday for some Arai helmet replacement parts and I've already received confirmation they've been shipped; that's super-quick service anyone can appreciate.  Let 'em know Tilted Horizons sent ya!

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Aerostich License Plate Locking Box Giveaway!

This is the second in a series to help rid the Tilted Horizons gear closet and garage of excess gear and accessories. Up for grabs this time is a water-resistant Aerostich License Plate Locking Box, great for stashing your registration or first aid kit, or sneaking across foreign borders with that top-secret microfilm. The packaging for this item has been opened, but it was not assembled or fitted and will ship with all instructions, etc. it came with. For a chance to win this box and have it shipped to you free anywhere the USPS will deliver a Flat Rate package, zap me an email (address is listed under my Profile) with the answer to this trivia question: In what year did American Nicky Hayden win the MotoGP World Championship? The winner will be chosen in a random drawing among all entries received no later than midnight EST May 13, 2011. For a second entry, let me know that you visited at least three of the websites displayed at the top of this page. Good luck!

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Lee Parks DeerTours Glove Winner!

Winner of the Lee Parks DeerTours glove contest is (drum roll) Pam of the Helmet or Heels blog. Wear 'em (and ride) well Pam!  Another giveaway will be announced soon so stay tuned!

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