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Harley-Davidson and Workers Come to An Agreement

A 5-Year Deal Harley-Davidson was able to ratify a contract with workers for the next five years. This deal secures a 14 percent raise over the five-year period for the workers in Milwaukee and Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Additional perks for the workers include a signing bonus, two different variable incentive plans, pension upgrades, and a retirement incentive. That sounds like a heck of a deal for the workers. The deal covers around 1,000 Wisconsin workers, according to Reuters. All of this comes a...
Tags: Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Harley Davidson, Reuters, Harley, Tomahawk Wisconsin


Be Prepared for an Emergency on the Road

Regardless of where you live, you are sure to experience some form of dangerous weather.  When severe weather occurs or your vehicle breaks down, you should always be prepared for an emergency.  Here in Wisconsin, the weather changes in an instant and you have to be ready for anything. This list is a great tool [...] The post Be Prepared for an Emergency on the Road appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: Travel, Automotive, Adoption, Wisconsin, Travel Safety, Emergency Road Kit


What State Has the Most Pedestrian Traffic Deaths?

A new report detailing the number of pedestrian traffic deaths in the United States has just been released, and the news is not good. In 2018, an estimated 6,227 Americans died from being struck by a vehicle. That’s the highest number since 1990.Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Cars, United States, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Idaho, Iowa, Arizona, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Mexico, Automobiles, Delaware, South Carolina, Governors Highway Safety Association


Finally: The definitive movie about the custom moto scene

We’re surprised it’s taken so long. The ‘alt moto’ movement has been on fire for at least a decade, but it’s never made the jump onto the big screen. Oil In The Blood is the first film to catalog the builders, riders and artists who are driving the scene forward. It’s directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts, a founding member of the Bike Shed club in London and the possessor of an unfeasibly large Rolodex. Gareth knows everybody in the business—and the cast list feels like a Who’s Who of the ...
Tags: England, London, La, US, Chicago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Wisconsin, Honda, Vespa, Brick Lane, East London, Husqvarna, Yamaha, PAUL


JCI Simplifies Focus with $13.2B Sale of Car Battery Business

The transformation of Johnson Controls International continues.On Tuesday, the company said it reached a deal to sell its power solutions business, which makes a variety of vehicle batteries, in a cash transaction valued at $13.2 billion. The buyers are investment firm Brookfield Business Partners (NYSE: BBU) and a group of partners, including Canadian investment firm Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.It’s the end of an era for Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), which has decided to focus on it...
Tags: Deals, Ge, Cars, Trends, Tech, Software, Automotive, Vehicles, M&a, Wisconsin, Batteries, Philips, Cleantech, General Electric, Hybrid, JCI


Harley-Davidson bets its future on the LiveWire electric motorcycle

It’s been a four-year wait since Harley Davidson first showed off a concept electric motorcycle. Now, the production-ready bike — called the Harley-Davidson Livewire — is finally here. Well, almost. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company unveiled the production-ready electric motorcycle Tuesday at the EICMA motorcycle show in Italy. It won’t be available though until next year. Harley is placing a big bet on electrification in hopes that it will revive the brand, which has struggled in recent y...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Italy, Wisconsin, Electric Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, IEC, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Harley Davison, Harley Davidson Livewire, Brembo Monoblock


SpeedKore found a way to make the Dodge Demon even more ferocious

Wisconsin-based SpeedKore Performance Group took a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, dialed it up to 1,203 horsepower, and put it on a carbon-fiber diet. The result is a truly hellacious muscle car. The post SpeedKore found a way to make the Dodge Demon even more ferocious appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Muscle cars, Wisconsin, Dodge, Tuner Cars, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Dodge Demon, SpeedKore Performance Group


Boondocking again and Uraling to Bent's Old Fort

I've been boondocking since Wednesday of this week, in the Hugo State Wildlife Area again.  This time in the middle campsite which I think is my favorite though it has the least strong cellular data signal.  I actually had to erect the antenna for the weboost cellphone booster.Not much to report till today, Saturday, just highly enjoyable solitude (except for cows) and the silence of the Colorado prairie.Wednesday:  Uma, the URRV, nestled in the trees A mild sunset along County Road 2G ...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Mexico, Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Maria, Lucy, Sunset, National Park Service, Arkansas River, Martha, Honda CRV, Rocky Ford, Old Fort, Ordway, Scarlett Rides


Harley, Gener8tor, Allergy Amulet & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Keep up with news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:—Harley-Davidson, the iconic Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer, said Wednesday that it plans to open a new research and development center in Silicon Valley. Harley (NYSE: HOG) said the facility will house about two dozen of its workers—most of whom the company intends to hire from within the Bay Area—and is expected to open by the end of the year.The new California R&D center will support Harley’s first c...
Tags: Deals, Startups, California, Milwaukee, Trends, Vc, Motorcycles, Electric Vehicles, Epic, Wisconsin, Foxconn, Harley-davidson, Bay Area, Uw-madison, Phoenix, Harley


Three Sunsets

Here's a bunch of sunset pics from three good sessions since I returned from the URRV trip to Wisconsin and back.   August 27: Today, I rode Brigitta about 70 miles, giving her some extended exercise to make sure the previous day's maintenance didn't break something else.  I'm glad to report she's doing great.The day's riding finished with the final set of sunset pics for this posting: It's the Labor Day Weekend, hope you have a good one and get some ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Sunset, Brigitta, Rides - Brigitta, Fiona Rides


Yep, more sunsets....

What can I say but here's more sunsets for the last week or so since I got back from the URRV trip to Wisconsin and back.Previous posts showed maintenance tasks done on both Fiona and Brigitta....Today, Brigitta was the motorcycle of choice for my riding, got in perhaps 70 miles or so, so not bad; though it was all city driving....bleh.Got three good sunsets since I returned:August 26:    Kind of looks like an exploding volcano eh? August 27:     August 30: ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Sunset, Fiona, Rides - Brigitta, Fiona Rides, Brigitta Today Brigitta


Riding with Coopdway

Today, I had the absolute pleasure to go on a 100+ mile ride with Coop, aka Doug.  He's a fellow moto-blogger who lives in the country, perhaps 57 miles or so from his work in the city of Minneapolis.We met up at 9AM as arranged and soon he was leading the way through some really nice winding roads, with many twist and turns at times, dips and climbs and all this while surrounded by the lush and verdant foliage that is this part of Wisconsin!Temperatures were fine for most of the day, it did get...
Tags: Minneapolis, Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Clinton, Coop, Doug, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Scarlett Rides, Coopdway, Doug He, Carlson Ridge, Mindoro Cut, So Coop, Coop Coop


Coffee with Coopdway, a family reunion and a smoky sunset

Friday was mostly spent driving from west of Des Moines, IA to Holmen, WI.  Not much to report, parked the URRV in the side portion of my FIL's yard in Holmen.Martha flew in late and joined up with us shortly before midnight.Saturday.  Busy day today. A foggy morning in the Holmen, WI area Left my FIL's house at 6:30 AM to ride north along US Highway after picking it up at Winona, WI and once again being in Minnesota.  You ride on the west side of the great Mississippi River but fog would bloc...
Tags: Minnesota, Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Sunset, Nelson, Mississippi River, Coop, Dakota, Martha, Des Moines Ia, Wabasha, FIL, Scarlett Rides, Holmen, US Highway, Coopdway


Boondocking at Badger Creek State Park, IA, day 2

Such a nice location and having the time, I decided to stay an extra day.The dawn's colors were not bad: This allowed me, thanks to Martha for the reminder, that I was a short distance from the small town of Winterset.  It's where John Wayne, one of my favorite actors of all time, was born and the town has a museum there dedicated to the site and some memorabilia.  Back in 2013, on a road trip to Wisconsin (deja vu) and the first time towing my rig (deja vu again), we had stopped by this muse...
Tags: Motorcycles, Iowa, Wisconsin, John Wayne, Sunset, Martha, Madison County, Winterset, State Highway, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Badger Creek State Park IA, U S Cavalry, Madison County Freedom Rock, Madison County Covered Bridge Scenic Byway, Hogback Bridge


Boondocking in Western Nebraska

Yesterday, Monday the 13th, I started driving Uma, the URRV, pulling Scarlett on the trailer, headed to Wisconsin for Martha's family reunion this coming weekend.Martha will, due to work, fly out on Friday and I'll meet her in Holmen, WI.After almost 7 hours of driving, didn't get very far.  Made it to the vicinity of the town of Hershey, NE and found a nice boondocking spot at the East Sutherland WMA or Wildlife Management Area.There's a lot of these WMAs strung along the I-80 Super Slab.  Thou...
Tags: Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Sunset, Martha, Travis, Scarlett, Western Nebraska, WMA, Scarlett Rides, Holmen, RV Trips, Hershey NE, East Sutherland WMA, Rachel Didn


Four-Links – LOMEX, Talbot ownership disputed, Ferrari dispute settled, V-12 Lincoln

Robert Moses had all sorts of grand plans for Manhattan’s road network, none grander than the Lower Manhattan Expressway (LOMEX). However, as Curbed pointed out in this 2016 article, the efforts of activist Jane Jacobs, concerned about the devastating effect LOMEX would have on Manhattan’s diverse neighborhoods, derailed those plans for good. (via) * Who owns a vehicle stolen decades ago and since restored, sold and sold again? Wisconsin’s courts system is now tasked with determining the right...
Tags: Videos, Milwaukee, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Autos, Lincoln, Continental, Monaco Grand Prix, Locations, Seventies, Lomex, Lincoln Continental, Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses, Lower Manhattan Expressway


Sunsets of the week.

As it apparently has become a pattern, here's some sunset pics from August 5 through 9. Getting ready for another RV trip, this time to the land of Cheeseheads: Wisconsin to attend Martha's family reunion on the 18th.In the interval between trips, there's chores around the house, stuff that needs fixing, paperwork to be done about insurance and auto loan matters, and simply relaxing a bit at home.Here's some sunsets, I hope you like them.August 5: August 7: August 9: ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Sunset, Scarlett Rides, Fiona Rides


Exact Sciences, Harley, Frontdesk & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Catch up on news from Wisconsin innovation’s community with these recent headlines:—Exact Sciences said Wednesday that it completed a lower number of its flagship diagnostic test, which screens patients test for colorectal cancer, during the three-month period ended June 30 than it had projected previously. The announcement sent shares in the Madison-based company lower in trading Thursday.Exact (NASDAQ: EXAS) said that in the second quarter, it completed about 215,000 tests of Cologuard, an at...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Kaiser Permanente, Cancer, Trends, Vc, Colorectal Cancer, Motorcycles, Electric Vehicles, Healthcare, Wisconsin, Airbnb, Biotech, Adorable, Madison, Stella


One-off Eagle Squadron Mustang to be auctioned at EAA Oshkosh

Eagle Squadron Mustang and its inspiration, the Supermarine Spitfire. All images courtesy of Ford; photos by Drew Gibson. We write about cars, sure, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate other high-octane-fueled hobbies, like aviation. And there is no bigger aviation extravaganza than the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s massive annual fly-in held in Wisconsin. Just like we say “Hershey” and other car guys know exactly what we’re talking about, pilots and avia...
Tags: America, Shows, Royal Air Force, Ford Mustang, Auctions, Ford, Wisconsin, Autos, Raf, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Spitfire, Ford Performance, Hershey, EAA, Oshkosh, Vaughn Gittin Jr


Coast To Coast: New Interactive Map Shows How America’s Interstates Evolved

Like many, I enjoy a good road trip. Twice a year, I make the 900 some mile trek from Michigan to South Dakota to see family – once in the summer and once in the winter for Christmas. It’s 14 hours of pavement and music from my personal CD collection which includes everything from country to indie rock. I take a long stretch on I-90 through Wisconsin and Minnesota, which offers some nice views of America’s heartland. I-90, end to end, is about 3,000 miles, or around six percent of the nearly 50,...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Minnesota, Mexico, America, Canada, United States, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Autos, Driving, Detroit Lions, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Eisenhower, Cool Stuff


The Great Escape - Day 16: Last full day in Vancouver

July 5Didn't get to do any touristy stuff, though Martha and her friend Sue got in a visit to a park while I had to do work.We did go and find the H.K. BBQ Master dining establishment that I'd been introduced to by Bobskoot and Yvonne back in 2013 when I was last in Vancouver.They make this Roast Pork that is just as good as my Mom's cooking.  The owner and chef has won many awards for his cooking as well.  We got lunch here this time, Martha, Sue and I. We missed you Bob, here's a pic of Bob a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Army, Wisconsin, Sue, Vancouver, Bob, Cruise Ship, Larry, Martha, Yvonne, Fort Bragg NC, Bobskoot, Martha Sue, Cruise Ship Jane


A Hint to Harley: Noise Cycles’ Street Rod flat tracker

If you like weaving through city traffic during the week, and then blasting through the twisties on your days off, the Street Rod is probably the best Harley for you. We found it to be surprisingly sharp and agile, with a warmed-up version of the regular Street engine delivering 69 frisky horses. Scott Jones of Noise Cycles likes the Street Rod. And his new ‘XG750R’ tracker version has got us wondering what a factory Harley tracker would look like—if Milwaukee decided to counter the threat po...
Tags: Usa, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Red Bull, Scott Jones, Honda, Harley-davidson, Harley, Scott, Rod, Matt Ross, Big Al, Trackers, Racing Motorcycles, Jared Mees


NASCAR Hall of Fame names its 2019 class

NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo courtesy NASCARHall.com. Each year, a voting panel of NASCAR representatives, NASCAR Hall of Famers, track owners, media, manufacturer’s representatives, drivers, and industry leaders convenes to narrow a pool of 20 candidates for the NASCAR Hall of Fame down to five inductees. Next February, the tenth such group entered into the Hall of Fame will include Jeff Gordon, Jack Roush, Roger Penske, Davey Allison, and Alan Kulwicki. Jeff Gordo...
Tags: Time, America, Getty Images, Ford, Wisconsin, Autos, Chrysler, North Carolina, Nascar, Hall of Fame, Motorsports, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Gordon, Daytona, Penske


10 Reasons to Oppose Red-Light Cameras

The National Motorists Association (NMA) opposes red-light cameras for many reasons. I recently wrote this list to Milwaukee, WI officials who are seriously considering bringing red-light cameras (RLCs) to their city. With minor changes based on local information, this list will apply to almost any advocacy efforts opposing red-light cameras. Reason #1: Residents of your Fair City will despise the Program A high majority of your city’s residents and visitors will absolutely despise the program...
Tags: Florida, Safety, Congress, California, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Autos, Philadelphia, Michigan, Federal Reserve, Driver's License, Red-Light Cameras, Tampa, Nhtsa


NMA’s Weekly ATE Racket Report for May 22, 2018

Compiled by NMA Foundation Executive Director James C. Walker and NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion. This past week… NMA’s Driving in America Blog featured this post: Writing Editorials against Automated Traffic Enforcement (and other Topics that Support NMA Positions). Gives some great tips putting it all together f...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Safety, Congress, Milwaukee, Miscellaneous, America, Iowa, Wisconsin, Autos, Chamber of Commerce, Nhtsa, Fort Worth Texas, Jim, St Louis Missouri, Orlando Sentinel


Watch This Pickup Wipe Out Two Freeway Lamp Posts, GTA Style

A drunk driver in Wisconsin somehow managed to bump their pickup onto the central barrier, uprooting two lamp posts and tossing them into oncoming traffic
Tags: Wisconsin, Autos


Tome, Trek, Ford Collaborate on Bike-to-Vehicle Safety Standards

Last fall, Royal Oak, MI-based software startup Tome teamed up with Ford and Wisconsin’s Trek to work on B2V (bike-to-vehicle) technology that will help self-driving cars to better perceive cyclists on the road. Tome CEO Jake Sigal, a passionate cyclist who spends much of his free time biking, says teaching cars to see and anticipate cyclists, who behave very differently from pedestrians, is one of the toughest computer vision problems to crack. That’s why Tome, Trek, and Ford have launch...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Software, Automotive, Ford, Innovation, Wisconsin, Mobility, Detroit, Smart Cities, Computer Vision, Specialized, Trek, Bosch, Shimano


New CCCA President: “We need to be focused” to attract younger members

Image courtesy Classic Car Club of America. Carroll Jensen certainly believes the Classic Car Club of America can only grow by attracting younger members. However, the newly elected president of the 66-year-old collector-car institution rejects the idea that the club should expand its definitions of Full Classics to do so. “There’s a fair amount of members who would like to see us go beyond 1948,” she said. “And that’s not so much because what makes this period of design important extends past ...
Tags: America, Wisconsin, Autos, Jaguar, Clubs, Jensen, Carl, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily, Personalities, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Full Classics, CCCA, Classic Car Club of America, Marmon, Carrol Jensen


Junkyard Find: 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Kona Edition

During the middle 1990s, Volkswagen partnered with Wisconsin bicycle manufacturer Trek and sold Trek Edition Jettas, complete with a Trek mountain bike and roof rack. Ford marketers saw an opportunity to out-cool Volkswagen in the bicycle-car pairing department, and figured they’d go to the Pacific Northwest for the bike to include with their biked-up Focus. […] The post Junkyard Find: 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Kona Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Ford, Wisconsin, Autos, Volkswagen, Focus, Pacific Northwest, Special Editions, Special Edition, 2000, Ford Focus, Kona, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes


Rare Rides: The Mazda Navajo of 1992, O Brother of Explorer

The rarely seen (any time post-1999) Mazda Navajo was the oft-forgot smaller sibling of Ford’s incredibly popular first-generation Explorer. An example has popped up for sale in Wisconsin, and it’s about as new as can be. We need to check it out. Ford’s Explorer was introduced in 1991, and quickly became the new hotness for […] The post Rare Rides: The Mazda Navajo of 1992, O Brother of Explorer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Wisconsin, Autos, Mazda Navajo



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