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January 4, 2010 Posted by | Olde Biker, One Fast Harley, Personal, Videos | Leave a comment

New Year

Hello Biker World

Well we are entering a new decade. I have to say I never thought I would live to see the end of the 20th century, let alone the end of the 1st decade of the 21st century. But here we are. Times are difficult, but that just offers more challenges, and challenges are what make life worth living.

I am very excited about Great Bike Gear and the new direction I am going with our marketing. I have jumped on the Social Media Marketing band wagon. I am going to prove an olde dog (biker) can learn new tricks. Twittering, Facebook and blogging offer a new and exciting venue for inexpensive and vast marketing opportunities. It is actually quite fun.

I ordered a book entitled “The Social Media Marketing Book” by Dan Zarrella. I have started reading it and it would appear it has a lot of good information. I have already started using my twitter account in a more effective manner. The challenge is to maintain a balance between social media and social media marketing. Not too difficult since I really do enjoy the social aspect of twitter and especially facebook.

Today I helped my oldest son start a twitter account “Coach Zamzow”. Check it out. Being younger and more familiar with computors he just took right off and I think he has a really great site. I know it is going to help him in his coaching and red cross ventures.

Well I will quit rambling for now. Be sure to check out our site at www.greatbikegear.net for some great bargans.

L&R

“Olde Biker”

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Great Bike Gear, Personal | 1 Comment

Does Prayer Work??

Hello Biker World

I received the following prayer request from my brother in the Lord Grizz (SFJMC) this morning. My heart goes out to Gary and his wife Cindy. Being a cancer survivor myself, I can appreciate the fear and anxiety this couple is experiencing.

I was diagnosed with stage 3 prostate cancer in July of 2007. The doctor advised me I had a very aggressive cancer, but we would do all that was possible to combat the cancer. I have been cancer free for two years now and I can honestly say that without the Lord and the prayers of my friends, family and, yes, I am sure complete strangers, I would not have had the strength to  continue after the diagnosis.

God does and will answer prayer so please keep Gary and Cindy in your prayers.

My name is Gary Hogman. Some of you receiving this know me, some do not. My
wife, Cindy, is 32 years old and has just been diagnosed with stage 4
cervical cancer and her chances for survival are very slim. She was pregnant
with our second child and had miscarried recently at 3 months, and now we
know why. This is a request for you to forward this e-mail to everyone you
know asking for prayer. The more people that pray for her to be healed, the
better. Pray and forward. It only takes a second to hit ‘forward’. Please do
it and don’t delete this, your prayer can, and perhaps will, save her life.
Please pray and ask everyone you know to pray for the HEALING of Cindy and
the removal of all cancer in her body, so she may enjoy all that life has to
offer, and to continue to be the wonderful mother to our 5-year-old son
Michael. The power of Prayer is unsurpassed. I want the whole world to have
her in their prayers the next few weeks. God will hear our cry. Please do
not be offended by my plea. This is only a request for your help.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this and helping with our
request for healing! No words can express the power we have when we each do
a little to come together.

Regards, Cindy’s husband – Gary

Thank you, and please send it to the far reaches of our world

“Olde Biker”

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Olde Biker, Personal | Leave a comment

MOFO/SFJ TOYRUN

Mofo/SFJ Toy Run

Hello Biker World

Wow!! I may not be able to make our annual toy run. We are snowed in and expecting more snow, up to two feet, thursday and friday. Saturday is the Mofomen MC / Soldiers for Jesus MC toyrun. We collect toys at Olde Town in Manteca and then deliver them to the Redwood Family Center in Modesto. It is great to see the children at this home for abused woman unwrap and enjoy the toys. This is just one of numerous toy runs sponsored by motorcycle clubs throughout the nation. Bikers love to give to the benefit of the less prosperous. I am proud to be part of tne biker world. Especially at this time of year.

“Olde Biker”

Snowed In

 

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Olde Biker, Personal | Leave a comment

Great Christain Brother

Hello Biker World

I woke up this morning depressed as I often am at this time of year. My wife reminded me it is typical of me to be depressed around the holidays. She is convinced it is because I had a rather dysfunctional family and Christmas was never a happy time in my house. I am truly blessed to be married to such a wonderful Christain woman who loves the holdiday season. She loves to remind me how blessed we are. Two beautiful sons, two beautiful grandchildren, health, a wonderful church family at Heritage Christain Church and a blessed family, Soldiers for Jesus, MC.

I have been following Robdale on my twitter account. Today he posted a link to his blog http://www.robdale.ca/. On his blog he had posted  a post entitled “What Would You Write”.  For you Christains out their who know that nothing is an accident with God, God knew I need to read this post which included a letter from his pastor who was facing a major surgery to remove a brain tumor. I was truly inspired by Matt Chandler’s blog. Take a moment to check it out.

Today we will be attending our annual Soldiers for Jesus Christmas party. I am blessed beyond words to part of a Christian motorcycle ministry like SFJ. The brotherhood (and sisterhood) of SFJ is something I have tried to explain, but truly can only be experienced. We are blessed to be a part of a ministry with such dedicated Christians. Oh did I mention I have to ride my Harley?? To all you Soldiers and Soldier Girls, we love you very much!!

If you have taken the time to read what Matt Chandler wrote, I am sure you will keep him in your prayers. He should be an inspiration to all Christians as we face trials in our life. What would you write that you are thankful for??

Be blessed and know God is faithful,

Olde Biker

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Olde Biker, Personal | Leave a comment

Boring Day!!

Hello Biker World

Well it is really a boring day. We live at the 4000 ft level in the Sierras on a ridgeline. The sky is beautiful but it is windy and cold. The wind is blowing about 50-60 mph and it is really cold, really.  Not good riding weather.  It is even too cold to work on my bike. I have been having a difficult time replacing the rear fender on my Road Glide. It all started when one of our (SFJ) prospects rear ended me in Kingman, AZ. Not good, but it seemed minor. NOT!!!!

I ordered a replacement fender from Harley. I removed the bent fender and went to work installing the new fender. Oops!!  Different shaped mounting holes. The old fender had round holes for the mounting bolts. The new fender has slotted holes. How to locate the mounting points in the fender??

Well I contacted Larry at Yosemite HD and he is trying to get an answer from Harley. Nothing is ever as easy as you think. But we will get her done, just not today.

Fortunately I have the Fatboy for the Hells Angels Nomad winter bash in Oakdale tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing all the brothers. And the weather is supposed to be better. Guess I will see if there are any good programs on the tube.

Be Safe All

November 28, 2009 Posted by | Olde Biker, Personal | Leave a comment

SOA Update

Hello Biker World

For those of you that watch the FX show, Sons of Anarchy, here is the latest update. Remember to look for the license plate/turn signal relocation kit developed by Great Bike Gear on Tig’s 2010 Dyna Wide Glide

http://tinyurl.com/yl6vn28

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Easy Brackets, Great Bike Gear, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Saddlebags, Personal | Leave a comment

Happy Turkey Day

Hello Biker World:

Just got home from spending Thanksgiving with Olde Friends, New Friends, My Beautiful Wife and my two Beautiful Sons. All is good! All is definitely GOOD!!!

Heres wishing everyone a great Holiday Season

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Personal, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fatboy

Hello biker world.  Thought you might enjoy seeing an Olde Biker on a young mans bike.  Had to put a set of Progressive shocks ($500.00) on the fatboy to keep from killing my back. It is really a bear getting olde.

Olde Biker on 2007 Fatboy

November 25, 2009 Posted by | Olde Biker, Personal, Uncategorized | 1 Comment