As a result of trying to avoid my friends list’s political posts I discovered two vintage Harley Davidsons.
During the last US Presidential Elections, 2012, my Facebook News Feed was inundated with posts for and against the major candidates. These Presidential posts were even punctuated by posts for the minor candidates of the election that everyone knew really had no chance of landing the office. After a seeing this crap in escalating frequency since January I just couldn’t bring myself to put up with it anymore. There exists a quote that suggests that we can disagree without being disagreeable and there also exists the following quote:
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire
My list of friends is vast and includes people that share my religious beliefs, those that don’t share my political views to even those that don’t even support my love of motorcycles. Each of these people are important to me for different reasons. In the spirit of Voltaire’s quote above I decided that the best way to combat the influx of political posts, even those for the candidate I supported, was not to unceremoniously, and with extreme prejudice, unfriend the ‘offenders’ but to drown them out with the stuff I really wanted to see.
The plan was simple, we kill the Batman…. I mean… I was going to join every group and like every page that provided content that met with my interests; such as motorcycles, hot rods, customs/kustoms, ratrods, muscle cars, gearhead related stuff, engines, racing, other similar stuff, and a few firearms groups. To date I am part of 62 different groups, and un-countable number of pages, that follow one or more of the interests listed previously… also a few others groups like a Deadpool group for the best character in comics… don’t judge me.
So why am I telling you this? Why should you even care? Really there are two reasons for explaining this. The first reason for it is this turned out to be a great way to convert my Facebook news feed into something I was excited to see each day rather than a flood of other people’s problems, complaints, gym schedules, eating habits, or their reoccurring rants on what would otherwise be a know as ‘1st World Problems’. The second reason I bring this up is when you follow my suggestion and pattern your Facebook experience after mine you end up finding some super cool and incredibly unique groups through the ‘Suggested Groups’ feature in Facebook.
One such group is a page called Bobber Garage.
The Bobber Garage group is one of those groups I only joined so I could see the pics of the beautiful bikes, considering the page is managed out of Liechtenstein and is written in German and since I’m a stupid American that only speaks English (to a barely passable degree) I can’t read the German to fully enjoy the page. Regardless of my inability to understand the messages from the group or the captions of the photos despite Bing’s best efforts to translate them for me, see the Translation feature of Facebook, they post some amazing ride photos and bike photos. On December 28th of 2014 Bobber Garage posted the following images of two bikes which I would consider two of the most beautiful vintage Harley Davidsons.
Now, based on the so called translation by Bring of the short post accompanying the images and the comments below the post I was able to deduce… jack shit. There was a name of someone called ‘Sandra Maier’ and that was about it. The comments on the post were less helpful with someone indicating they knew where it was but not including the location. Whats worse there was no information included on the bikes either! But, being the hard to kill bastard that I am I took the opportunity to browse further back in the page history and found the following information and additional bike images.
These two bikes are superb examples of a specific period in motorcycling and Harley Davidson history, anyone would be lucky to stand by them let a lone own one.
Post Summation: Politics are stupid, over power your Facebook News Feed with cool stuff, and there are lots of sweet finds and sweet pics on Facebook if you just look.
Also, here is my favorite meme this the last week of 2014