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nine_picIt was born in Wisconsin on Sept. 9 at 9:09AM.

It wasn’t a new Harley-Davidson model, but a baby boy to parents Chuck and Polly Berendes of La Crosse weighing in at — are you ready for this — 9 pounds, 9 ounces.

The article is HERE.  There are 5000 babies born in the U.S. every day and after last Wednesday they now have  a nine oh nine oh nine birth date.  In fact, the Wisconsin lottery suspended accepting nine oh nine number combinations when so many players selected them and the potential payout would top $3M.

I’ll let the “birthers” decide whether the scheduled cesarean was a conspiracy theory.  After all, to be a bonafide conspiracy, two or more individuals must knowingly conspire, plot or plan a surreptitious act.  Clearly more than two people were involved, but maybe it was simply about a vanity birth date?  I wonder if the out-of-pocket expenses for the unnecessary elective surgery was paid by health insurance or if the new healthcare bill will cover these “vanity” procedures?  But, I’ve digressed.

Here’s the real oddity — Harley-Davidson rolls out NINE new models for next year; AHDRA Finals (Rockingham) starts on October NINTH; there are NINE people in the photo of the top fuel winner, Phil Schmidt at the Northwest Nationals in Oregon and Kenney Coolbeth won the AMA Grand National and was quoted to say “I just put my head down for the first NINE laps…” these number nine and H-D similarities are creepy!

The only thing that would have made it even more bizarre is if little Henry (Berendes) was instead named Harley and his dad (Chuck) worked at the plant!

UPDATE: Okay now it’s become weird — USA Today reports that a Milwaukee man (Walter E. Ellis) was arrested and charged for the slaying of NINE women dating back as far as 1986.

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For those of you not “riding home” the AHDRA Northwest National’s kick-off on August 23rd at the Woodburn Dragstrip.  This is exactly what riders of any championship series are anxiously waiting for…turning up the volume in the valley!

AHDRA is celebrating its 31st year of drag racing.  With 16 different classes ranging from 224-mph Top Fuel bikes to the highly competitive ET class.  AHDRA began as a club racing organization in the late seventies and continued over the years under many different names. All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) became the official licensed name for the sanction in 1991.

For the second consecutive year Salem Harley-Davidson is sponsoring the event.  The Woodburn dragstrip is located at I-5 to exit 271, then 1.6 miles west on SR219

Poster courtesy of AHDRA web site.

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