Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Original Brexit Facts.

Our textbooks didn't teach us everything about the Revolutionary War. Check out these strange, but TRUE facts about this War that won our Freedom and paved the way to the greatest country on Earth. America!

1. Where is "Independence"?

The word "Independence" does not appear in the Declaration of Independence. It's actually titled "The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America."

2. Broadway

In cities that were controlled by the British Army, such as New York, some soldiers actually acted in professionally produced plays during the war.

3. George Washington's teeth weren't wood?

That's right. His dentures weren't made of wood as we've all been led to believe. They were actually made from a hippopotamus ivory and cows' teeth, held in place by metal springs.

4. The 1st CIA

Spying was huge in the war, and both sides sent messages using invisible ink.

5. Patriot Pirates

Because we didn't have money for a big navy to take on the mighty British Navy, we hired privateers, aka pirates, to attack British ships. They were suppose to split the pirates booty with the U.S. I wonder if the deal was kept? 

6. French Kid?

The Marquis de Lafayette, who was instrumental in General Washington's victory of the British at Yorktown, was only 19 when he joined the Army as a major general.

7. Not Tarred and Feathered

It was common practice to tar and feather Loyalists, the Daughters of Liberty had a less painful way. They used molasses and flowers instead. 

8. Drag King

Deborah Sampson dressed as a man and enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army. She served for over a year, until her secret was revealed while being treated for a wound. She was discharged with honor.

9. Another Paul Revere

Paul Revere was accompanied by as many as 40 men on his late night ride to let everyone know the British were coming. Two years later, a 16 year old, Sybil, the daughter of a Colonel, rode 40 miles through the night to alert New York that the British were burning down Danbury, Connecticut

10. A second tea party?

Everyone knows how Sons of Liberty dressed up as Indians and tossed 342 chests of tea from ships into the Boston Harbor to protest taxes imposed by the Tea Act, but not all know they did it a second time, 3 months later on March 7, 1774. 

So as we celebrate our country's 240th birthday on Monday, let's not forget that all the hoopla in the current news about "BREXIT" is actually a sequel to the original back in the 1600's and 1700's that was the beginning of what is now the United States of America. History may have forgotten a few facts along the way, or even distorted things as they really happened, but one thing is for sure - the end result is a great nation with great citizens and freedoms enjoyed few others in the world have. Celebrate responsibly and as always...enjoy the ride!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Customer Tribute

We have had a lot of feedback from our great customers over the years, and they have shared their thoughts and proudly shared pictures of their bike with us. Some of these customers have been to some great places. We here at Long Ride Shields give you this edition to our Myths, Legends, and Tales as a tribute to our customers. We say "Thank you" to all our customers and share with you what they have shared with us. Thank you all so much for taking the time to send us these great pictures.

18" Dark Tint Road King Shield

Stealth shield. That is one sweet ride right there.

One of my favorite 9-11 tribute bikes. This is a beauty.

Facing a bit of a road block

May be a bit chilly on this ride.

Love the contrast of the dark tint against the white on this one.

Looks like a pretty fun road.

Heritage with a custom laser etched eagle.

Memphis Shades Fairing on this one.

What a site!

Can't get much closer than that!!

Goldwing 1500

 Ultra shield

All sporting their LRS.

Love the King.

One dedicated rider right here.

Nice RG action shot.

An interesting, 'no bracket' approach to this King's shield. I like it.

This must have been a tricky shot to set up.

All with their LRS.

One sweet trike. 

Long Ride Shields is proud to be a part of your riding experience throughout the years. We thank everyone for taking time out of your daily lives to show us these great photos and to tell us about your time on the road. It is truly a great feeling to know we have enhanced your riding experience. We hope you keep the pictures coming. We love getting them.

Enjoy the ride . . .

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

10 crazy ways to carry your piece... on a bike

Recognizing first that different states treat gun laws and transportation laws in different ways, this article is not meant to be legal advice or even recommendations. Having explored the internet for an entire 30 minutes we discovered some unique and interesting ways that people around the world are transporting weapons on their motorcycles.... ENJOY.

1.Firstly and foremost lets talk about going big especially if you are anticipating regular firepower usage and need to exact economy of force. You may need to take the Machete approach and get your self a spinning door gun like this one. Way to commit!

2.If you live in an open carry state and you don't mind getting some road dust on your 1911 or high power then a side mounted pea shooter apparatus like this is apropos.
 3. Maybe you come from an Italian family, or have a love for the musical and rhythmic pumping of lead, but the classic Tommy gun in a violin case is always a convenient way to pack heat. It can easily be strapped down to the bike and away you go.... Keep the change you filthy animal!
4. I don't know where this is legal, but it looks awesome. The bike is reminiscent of the terminator scene where Uncle Arnold rides his Harley with a lever action shotgun.
5. I know its not a motorcycle, but we still think this one sexy tractor!
6. I have seen a couple of these floor board gun holders, check them out online, they seem like one of the most practical applications on the internet.
7.In our opinion this application is the perfect mesh of cowboy and Iron Horse. 

9. If you have the time and money you could make yourself some custom bags to carry your AR around. 

10. Get some buddies to hold it for you... 

Check out this Rusky Big Gun! - I wonder what the range on this was?