November 24, 2012

No Good Deed Contest UPDATE.

The response to the No Good Deed Contest has been amazing. Keep the stories coming! I have been getting some questions that I would like to clear up.
Does the "Good Deed" have to be between Thanksgiving and New years?
No. any Good Deed is eligible.
Can I nominate a friend?
We have been getting this question a lot. the answer is, Yes. That would be fantastic.
Who or What decides the winner?
Fate. I am going to pull a name out of a hat.

I hope that clears things up. Thanks. ~ Walter


November 21, 2012

No good deed...

The other day I was going on about reaching out and helping someone, donating or volunteering time to a good cause, because the act of helping someone out is it's own reward. Or something like that. You can read it HERE. That got me thinking about the saying "No good deed goes unpunished". A sardonic commentary on the frequency with which acts of kindness backfire on those who offer them. In other words, because life is inherently unfair, those who help others are doomed to suffer as a result of their being helpful. (from Wikipedia) You never hear "No good deed goes unrewarded!" do you? If doing something nice is a reward in it self, then this should ring true, but it doesn't. I think it has something to do with human nature and societal fatalism than anything else, but that is a discussion best had over drinks. My point is, I think, I would hate for your good works to backfire. Especially since you are reading this and getting inspired to go out and kick some charitable ass! So here is the deal Send me a receipt from a American Red Cross donation, a photo of you volunteering. A photo of your coat drive or any selfless act over the holidays and I will put your name in the hat for the...

No Good Deed Goes Unrewarded Contest!
  • A Vanson / Kickstart Leather Revolver Vest.
  • A Biltwell Gen 2 Helmet and Mako Tail Light!
  • A $150.00 Gift certificate from S&S Cycle
  • A Hi Bond Modified Kick Pedal
  • Speed Bars and Pegs from The Speed Merchant!
  • A bunch of T-Shirts & Stickers
  • and... something else!
  • That is OVER $1000.00 worth of stuff!

Now I know you don't need an incentive to do something nice, that would defeat the entire purpose, now wouldn't it. Think of this as a tangible reward for getting in the ring.
All you have to do is email your pictures, a short story and your contact info to info@kickstartcycle. Everything counts, if you have been volunteering in already or are just finding the time now. The Contest will be open till NEW YEARS EVE 2012 We will pick a name out of the hat on NEW YEARS DAY.
Please share this link and spread the word! ~ Walter


November 20, 2012

Greasy Kulture and Adam Wright

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We have been long time supporters of England's premiere chopper rag, Greasy Kulture. In the latest issue you will find our ad with one of my favorite photos of some of my favorite people by one of my favorite photographers, Adam Wright. Click the photo below for a better look. First one to name all the characters gets a New ADAM WRIGHT shirt, on the house. Email your best guess HERE.

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November 19, 2012

Getting back to normal...

It has been a hell of a few weeks. Sorry for the lack of posts, things have been a bit chaotic in the great state of New Jersey lately. I would like to thank all of you for the messages and the good wishes. It means a lot.
I'm sure you all have seen the news reports of all the damage that Hurricane Sandy inflicted on the east coast. The damage is even more shocking when you see it first hand. There are families that have lost everything. Their home, their jobs, their car. It is going to be awhile before some of us can live a normal life again. The upcoming holidays are going to be especially tough on the kids. Displaced families, no money and no home. Here is what I suggest. During the holidays remember what you are thankful for. Remember what means the most when you have nothing else. Remember what is is to be a part of the community of humanity and help. Donate blankets, coats, food, toys, anything you can. If you can afford it, donate to the AMERICAN RED CROSS. I have seen them working in Hoboken, they deserve your support. When you pitch in, the people you help aren't the only ones who feel better.