Free Smokes Thursday! Small Batch Nicaraguans

J12 Maduro Small Batch Featured for the Free Cigar Event At Smokes on Burdick In Kalamazoo.

We are in for  a real treat this week smoking a prototype nicaraguan cigar. come be one of the first to taste and maybe add a few of these puros to your humidor.

sample is Event is 4pm to 7pm Thursday July 31 2008. the Skinny Black Man will again be in attendance!


Motorcycle Heads Up Display for Full Face Helmets

yes you read correctly. no your eyes are not deieving you, nbut wait it gets better: this new wireless heads up display (HUD) for your helmet will give speed, rpm’s and input from a radar detector and it’s viewable no matter how you turn your head!

Screw it Lets Ride! Add Harley Davidson to your My Space

The Official Harley-Davidson MySpace Profile Fires Up


June 5, 2008 — Harley-Davidson has rumbled onto one of the world’s largest social networks with the official Harley-Davidson MySpace profile. And in true Harley-Davidson fashion, visitors are greeted with the “So screw it,let’s ride” manifesto and a link that challenges them to bring their own words to the rally cry. But that’s just the beginning of the journey.

Screw it Lets Ride

Screw it Let's Ride


The official Harley-Davidson MySpace profile is continuously updated with all the latest news and happenings straight from the source. Visitors find out how to get on the inside track for once in a lifetime events like the Foo Fighters concert that’s part of Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary celebration. They’ll get the lowdown on cool rides and events across the country. There are updates on the latest motorcycles and a link that lets visitors customize their own virtual ride with authentic Harley-Davidson® accessories. There’s a load of downloads including screen savers, wallpapers, custom protective skins and other downloads for mobile devices. There are also links to information about buying a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, as well as the Rider’s Edge® New Rider Course.

But the central mission of the profile is to give Harley-Davidson enthusiast on MySpace the chance to connect. Harley-Davidson isn’t just about bikes; it’s about bikers who love the freedom of the open road. And what a wildly mixed crew they are. They represent everything from young hot shots to wind weathered easy riders. They are escapees from glass towers and geared up garages. With a shared passion, they come from every corner of the world. The Harley-Davidson MySpace profile gives them a place to gather on common ground. And by adding H-D as a friend, they’ll be able to share stories from the road, pictures of their own bikes, videos of their antics, and swap tips, tricks and suggestions for memorable rides.

Harley-Davidson’s MySpace profile has a lot to offer riders with 30 years in the saddle or just 30 days out of a Rider’s Edge course. It’s also an informative good time for those still thinking about stepping off the curb and getting in the saddle of their own Harley-Davidson.

The Harley-Davidson Museum Reveals its Best Kept secret: Motor and Cafe Racer

The Harley-Davidson Museum Reveals its Best Kept secret: Motor and Cafe Racer


While the Harley-Davidson Museum’s exhibits have so far been shrouded in mystery, perhaps the destination’s best kept secret has been its two new restaurants, Motor and Cafe Racer. This isn’t your typical Museum restaurant.

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Harley Davidson Museum

“After a ride, bikers often gather to share stories of the day’s journey – the Harley-Davidson experience is made of those moments of connection,” said Stacey Schiesl, Harley-Davidson Museum Director. “From the menu selection to the space design, Motor and Cafe Racer offer bold flavors of the open road in a space that fosters the camaraderie Harley-Davidson is known for.”

At the 150-seat restaurant Motor, a menu of bold American classics with a twist celebrates the discoveries of the open road. The peach cobbler, painstakingly perfected, will look, taste and go down exactly like it does in the roadside diners of Georgia. There will be hints of Little Rock in the smoked BBQ ribs, echoes of an endless ride through the countryside in the “One Pounder” pork chop, and deep-laid memories of Kansas City in the strip steak. As far west, east, north and south as the menu travels, it will always keep one foot planted firmly in the restaurant’s hometown. Milwaukee’s best sausage and bratwurst, sharp Wisconsin cheddar, walleye straight from the lake, locally farmed produce, and macro- and micro-brews will all be offered.

Hardcore T-Shirts for Real Speed Freaks

New Badass T-shirts for real octane Freaks

New Badass T-shirts for real octane Freaks Defies Conventional Motoring Fashion

The QuarterMileCafe.Com officially goes online. Under the slogan Live Fast and Ride Free, the company introduces a line up of hot rod inspired motoring clothes with obvious underground racing overtones.

Memphis, TN (Bluehost/PRWEB ) October 1, 2007 — The QuarterMileCafe.Com officially goes online. The QuarterMile Cafe is not shy to say that its brand is not for everyone. The clothing collection depicts familiar motoring icons in what the website calls a “Raw and Bare Knuckled Style.” Indeed, the moment you enter the website, they will let you know what they are all about.

We figured this is the only way our clients will get the best of both worlds — shirts designed by an artist but professionally run by a bigger company with good customer service. Orders will never get bogged down by lazy bums like me!

The designs are a combination of automotive and motorcycle illustrations as well as tribal and skull inspired art. The clothes feature a distressed look more often associated with alternative music. This is in stark contrast to the rather colorful trend that has flooded the muscle and custom car scene. There are also nice details such as double sided printing in almost all products. The shop offers hot rod shirts, sweaters, hoods and other accessories.

According to owner and designer Jack Valdez, they purposely avoided designs that looked commercial or conventional. “We make clothes that are stylish but unmistakably show a hardcore motoring theme.” his passion for this style of clothing is consistent and without compromise in every product in the shop. Ultimately, he would like to feature custom auto and motorcycle manufacturers using his brand and style.

Although QuarterMile Café shirts and clothing seem to go against the grain, it does make sense. “When you step out of a machine carrying serious firepower, wearing clothes that look like it came out of a wacky races cartoon just doesn’t look right. We offer clothing that is as intense as the machines our customers drive,” quipped Jack.

Jack says the store was named after a defunct hangout in his hometown. The QuarterMile Café as it was called, was a tiny diner along a strip of road where local underground racers gathered in the late ’70s and early ’80s. However, this was no ordinary diner, it was also the finish line marker of a quarter mile stretch where informal races were held … thus the nickname QuarterMile Café.

When asked if he promoted illegal street racing, Jack smugly replies, “We promote nothing but free spirited motoring and we love it.”

The clothing line will be available exclusively through powered by Café Press, a website that lets designers create and sell printed items online. “We figured this is the only way our clients will get the best of both worlds — shirts designed by an artist but professionally run by a bigger company with good customer service. Orders will never get bogged down by lazy bums like me!” Jack says with a laugh.

About the QuarterMile Café
Under the slogan Live Fast and Ride Free, the QuarterMile Café is a branded clothing design company that specializes in edgy motoring inspired clothing for hot rod, rat rod, chopper and muscle car enthusiasts. Through, clients can order shirts, sweater, hoods and other accessories for shipment anywhere in the world.

About The Designer
Jack Valdez is the designer and owner of the QuarterMile Cafe. In the past, he was vice president and merchandising head of a 3-patch motorcycle club as well as a former president of an infamous fraternity. He still loves custom cars and motorcycles but is now retired from his underground ways and runs a legitimate business in Memphis Tennessee.

Tipsheet: How to Stay Cool while Riding in the Summer Heat

To beat the heat this summer, check out these quick tips for staying cool on hot summer rides:


  • Dress in layers with well-ventilated motorcycle apparel to shield their body from the summer sun, and help retain moisture that keeps them cool.
  • Start Riding Early enough in the day to take a break around 3pm when the heat is at its peak.
  • Let Nature Work For You. If planning a day route, choose roads at higher altitude where it will be cooler or near beaches, lakes or rivers where it will be a few degrees cooler, plus you can’t beat the views!
  • Stay Hydrated. Keep full water bottles in your gear bag there is nothing more fatiguing on a hot day then getting dehydrated.
  • Cover Your Seat a black leather or plastic seat sitting in the sun is an invitation for ass sweat while you ride. Cover your motorcycle seat with a light colored piece of cloth to keep the seat from heating up too much before hoping back on to ride. this will also keep your leather from getting sun damaged as quickly.

Enough reading go get on the road it’s time to ride!

Cigar Quote of the Week

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
George Burns