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Gallery: Tryharder x AOS Gasolina Tour 2016 @ Penang

first_imgArt of Speed Malaysia’s Asep Ahmad having a blast supporting his team in the inter-builders canoe race. Though small, the quality of the bikes, atmosphere and people during Tryharder was bigger than life so to speak. We got ourselves a good glimpse of the northern region’s custom culture movement and we liked what we saw.Rest assured, the custom culture movement Penang is alive and well thanks to the spearheading efforts by both Art Of Speed Malaysia and Rotten Motocycles. Look out for more of these folks in the near future.Check out more images from Tryharder x AOS Gasolina Tour 2016 in the gallery we’ve prepared below. Highlights from last weekend’s Tryharder x AOS Gasolina Tour 2016 custom bikes gathering held in Penang. Part of the special activities held included a canoe race between custom builders.Speaking of which, here’s a bunch a familiar faces. The folks from Beautiful Machines were also present during the weekend. Click here to read our recent feature inside the firm’s garage. Tryharder is a term coined by local Penang-based custom builders Rotten Motocycles who are renowned for restoring and customising classic English bikes. The gathering it organised last weekend was one of the first home-grown custom bikes community gathering held in Penang. We also spotted some very tasty-looking classic Vespas present at Tryharder. We absolutely love the pristine and gorgeous restoration work of the lime green-coloured classic. –Ads– Who says classic cubs aren’t cool? What’s better than a retro JDM ute? A retro JDM ute carrying a retro custom UJM of course! Also present here were our friends from Art Of Speed Malaysia. The KL-based outfit supported the Tryharder stage last weekend by including it as one of its stops in its AOS Gasolina Tour 2016.Though small, this custom bikes gathering by the beach was a success nonetheless. Here are some of the best sights from this local community gathering by the beach.This is Rotten Motocycle’s Zam and his creation called the ‘Triton’. A hybrid between a Triumph and a Norton, this custom is made even more unique by having a ‘reverse head’ engine modification as well.Despite the short rain spell that hit the Tryharder grounds, the Triton still looked spectacular. It was also one of four motorcycles Rotten Motocycles entered in the Art Of Speed 2016 competition and one of three that won a trophy as well.We have absolutely no idea what this custom bagger is, but it stood as one of the wildest-looking custom bikes we found on display at Tryharder.All we know is that it has one very meaty V-twin lurking underneath its eclectic custom exterior.Yes, that’s a Honda CB750-based custom retro cafe racer. This was one of our favourites.They say “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder…”, but we reckon the owner of this KTM200 Duke (or maybe 390 Duke?) thought the stock bike didn’t look edgy enough.Say what you will about this Duke’s overall custom looks, we’re liking the attention to detail given in its build, embodying what the ‘Tryharder’ spirit is all about.With Penang having a rich colonial history, classic English bikes are hugely popular here. These include classic Triumphs, Nortons, BSAs and A.J.S. The BikesRepublic & MotoMalaya team opted to stay back in little while in Penang last weekend, and we managed to visit the Tryharder custom bikes gathering held in the island’s popular seaside retreat of Tanjung Bungah. Nothing like basking at the sight of a beautiful custom bike whilst slurping on that tasty laksa utagha being served to visitors at Tryharder. Not just a local community gathering, Tryharder also managed to attract enthusiasts from other neighbouring states in the northern corridor like Perak.Hipster feels much… Like any other custom bikes gathering, Tryharder also featured a mini bazaar of sorts. Plenty of goodies were up for sale, satisfying all retro hipster bikers in attendance. Aloha shirts were the dress code of the three-day soiree.last_img read more

Burgess unapologetic for hit on Farah

first_imgRabbitohs strongman Sam Burgess says he might reach out to Robbie Farah to make sure he’s alright after their Saturday night altercation at ANZ Stadium – because of the amount of publicity his tackle on the Wests Tigers hooker has generated. “I feel like I should ring him now after this interview as I feel like everyone is talking about it,” Burgess said on Monday as he launched Fox Sport’s ‘Retro Round’ ahead of round 20. “I didn’t realise how big it was. I guess there was a bit of frustration there as I didn’t think it was a penalty at the time, then it was put on the report. “So there was frustration there..” Farah fell to the turf in the 19th minute after a two-man tackle involving Burgess and teammate Junior Tatola in the Tigers 22-6 win. Referee Matt Cecchin placed Burgess on report but the match review committee took no action. Regardless, debate rages about whether the tackle was a fair hit or not. “I thought 50 per cent felt like that and 50 per cent didn’t,” Burgess said on Monday. “I think Robbie thought I got him up near his mouth but that was from the other player, Junior, in the tackle who collided with him afterwards. “I think it looked spectacular at the time and that’s why he made a bit of deal out of it. “It was just a tackle in my opinion.” Farah’s post-match comments show he has no issues with Burgess. “He gets a bit fired up out there, big Sammy, but he’s just a competitor and he’s a winner,” he said. “There’s no hard feelings. He plays the game tough and fair, there was nothing in that.” There is no doubt however, that Burgess attracts a lot of attention from referees. He has been suspended twice this year for hits on Josh Morris [Bulldogs] and Aidan Sezer [Raiders]. “I just love playing the game; I love the way I play it; and I’ve always played that way since I was a kid,” he said. “I don’t think I get picked on… it’s hard to answer. I think I have had a few tough calls but I’m not complaining about that. I just get on with it.” Burgess does regret swearing in the Farah incident, knowing that it all gets picked up on the referees’ microphone for the public audience. “I don’t think it looks pretty… I don’t know I’m probably not proud of the way it looks in terms of what I said… at the time it was how I felt. “If you miked up everything on the field you’d be surprised what’s said out there… they’re not personal things, it’s just I’m competing, he’s competing, we are playing a physical game.”last_img read more

Arkansas prison guards held hostage by 2 inmates released, captors in custody following ‘use of force’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TUCKER, Ark.) — Two correctional officers who were briefly held hostage Friday night by a pair of inmates at an Arkansas maximum security prison have been released, and their captors are in custody, officials said. The incident took place in the housing area at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, located about 30 miles southeast of Little Rock. The officers were released at 7 p.m. local time with minor injuries, including cuts and bruises, said Solomon Graves, public information officer for the Arkansas Department of Correction. Following “a use of force,” both inmates were taken into custody, Graves said. When the hostage situation began, emergency response teams from the Department of Correction headed to the scene and Arkansas State Police were notified. notified, Solomon Graves, public information officer for the Arkansas Department of Correction, said in a statement. It was unclear what prompted the hostage situation. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

NEAT’s 2018 Community Can donates over 600 jars to Peace Region food banks

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Volunteers with the Northern Environmental Action Team were busy canning over the summer for members of the community who are in need.NEAT said that Fort St. John residents came together during two canning sessions to prepare 628 jars filled with applesauce, berry jam, pickled carrots and beans, stewed herbed tomatoes, relish, and other preserved foods that were donated to local food banks. Members of the Northern Environmental Action Team presenting Community Can donations to the Salvation Army. Supplied photo Members of the Northern Environmental Action Team presenting Community Can donations to the Salvation Army. Supplied photo Members of the Northern Environmental Action Team bringing Community Can donations to the Women's Resource Society. Supplied photo Members of the Northern Environmental Action Team bringing Community Can donations to the Women’s Resource Society. Supplied photo – Advertisement -Food security is a growing concern in the Peace Region area where prices can be much higher than elsewhere across the country.NEAT says that teaching food preservation skills and providing healthy donations to outreach organizations can help shed light on these issues.NEAT extended thanks to the North Peace Savings & Credit Union and Enbridge for their support of its Community Can initiative, as well as to those members of the community who donated locally-grown fruits and vegetables, their time and their canning skills to make the Community Can a huge success this year.“The Community Canning Program has been a wonderful support to The Fort St. John Food Bank,” said the Salvation Army’s executive director Cameron Eggie. “It pleases our volunteers & staff to be able to give out a healthy-homemade product and it really makes our guests feel supported by their community. Thank you NEAT!”Advertisementlast_img read more