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Wanna ride for a hot dog?

Texas T

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Wanna ride a long way to eat a hot dog?

Wanna ride a long way to eat a hot dog with a lot of others who also rode a long way to eat a hot dog?

My friend Alex will be coming from Tennesee, so don't whine about how far it is from Texas. :lol2:

Just let Dean know you're coming. See his contact info at the bottom.


The 2021 Long Distance motorcycle riding season is coming to a chilly close. And goodness, some of us West Coast riders are even crankin’ up our heated gear in these low 60 degree F evenings with a wind chill of 30 (at least that’s what it feels like to us SoCal rider's).

It’s been a very tough 2 years since COVID-19 reared its ugly head! Most regional LD and multi-day rallies were cancelled. Individual rides such as Saddle Sores, Bun Burners, BBGs, 50CCs, 100CCCs, UCC, B2Bs, 48++ and any combination of Extreme rides continued and this year we saw the Iron Butt Rally contested! It’s time to have a little non-competitive fun!!

The 20th annual Bite the Wieenie Ride to Eat
November 20, 2021
Pinks Hot Dogs <http://www.pinkshollywood.com/>
709 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 9003

Bite the Wieenie is not a membership based event. It is open to riders of all idiosyncrasies. (you don't need to be an IBA member to join us... just bring your appetite)

Make this a major motorcycle weekend by attending the IMS Outdoor Show followed by Bite the Wieenie. I encourage all riders on the West Coast and beyond to attend the Progressive International Motorcycle Show Outdoors, Southern California event Saturday then after it closes, ride ~20 miles to Pink's Hot Dogs to BITE THE WIEENIE!

Pinks Hot Dog
Pink's is an honest-to-goodness Hollywood icon, sub-cultural gathering spot and past IBR bonus location. The establishment now knows we are coming! Whether you're a twerking Mike Kneebone, a demu Lisa Landry, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney or Elvis, everyone waits in line. And the 1-hour+ wait at midnight for a $3.45* chili dog is a unique Hollywood experience.

Jacked up pickups, bouncing lowriders, Porsches, pimpmobiles, junkers and LD motorcycle rigs all share a miniscule parking lot while stretch limos and Hummers circle the block while their contents wait in the 1-hour+ line.

Besides us LDRiders with ATGATT, it would not be unusual to see unique body piercing, facial tattoos, the best body modifications that money can buy, spikes and dreadlocks, prom dresses, grunge street wear and barefoot surfers standing in line.

What kind of person rides 1,000 - 1,500 miles in 24 hours for a hot dog?? We typically get 100+ riders from Vancouver, WA, OR, ID, UT, CO, NV, AZ, NV, NM, TX and FL and the Carolinas.

1. Because that's when the beautiful people appear and ohhhh are we sooooo beautiful!!!
2. Even on a Saturday between 4 and 8 PM LA freeways are parking lots!! Riding into Pink’s between 9-10 PM just might avoid Car-ma-geddon!
3. And it's a perfect Saddlesore Ride (1,000 miles in 24-hours) for WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, CO, OK, NM, TX. Leave before midnight Friday evening, arrive at Pink's within 24-hours later to get your witness signatures. There will be dozens of witnesses on hand.

Send me a text if you're coming. It’s helpful if I can give Pinks a reasonable guesstimation.
Dean Tanji
Chief Hooligan and "Bite The Wieeenie" Grand Poo Baah
dtanji at gmail.com


My first experience in 2010
1st Pink's ride Nov 2010.jpg

Random parking lot shots from over the years. See the building across the street with the Prime Retail sign? That is the former Frederick's Of Hollywood store. If you don't know what that is, you're certainly not in my age group. I can see at least one Texas flag on a windshield in this photo.

There's at least three Texas-related bikes in this photo.

Left to right... the HD belongs to Jason Jenkins out of Las Vegas (he and I will probably be riding the Kactus Kilo out of Kingman in April), the Concours belongs to Alex Schmidt who did the first "International SaddleSore" from Mexico (others have attended from Canada in the past) to attend, and he's the one that will be coming from TN this year. My Wing next to that, and to the right of me is Danny Dossman and Tim Masterson, both out of Texas. They were also flagged in the Senior Butt / Junior Butt Rally photos I posted last week. Tim had just come in from the east coast, riding I-40 from start to finish, and then coming down to Hollywood when he was done. Both Tim and Danny are IBR Finishers.
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Some of the low calorie, low carb foods available to you.
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My friend Mark out of Calif (easy ride for him), and Alex who came out of Mexico and was hungry.

Don't fret. If you don't like sitting outside they have an indoor eating area that will hold about twenty people. The interior also has all the signed celebrity photos from over the years, and like Dean said, no matter who you are you stand in line like everyone else. It can be chilly, so be prepared. It has also rained about 1/3 of times I've been there. L.A. traffic on a Saturday night at 7-8 pm in the rain is NOT fun. Be prepared. The 101 north from I-10 is old and narrow. You can lane split, but when you're two-up on a Wing, it's dicey. I try to wait until another rider passes me and then I follow in his wake.

With Gloria Pink, the daughter of the founder. The hot dog that she's holding is her cell phone case.
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And none other than the Grand Poo Baah himself, Dean Tanji holding a plate of dogs that Gloria sent out to us after she had left.
Dean Tangi with dogs 2017.jpg

So come and join us. You'll eat at a real historic place and have the opportunity to swap lies with some of the most hard core LD riders in the nation. It's not uncommon to run into some Iron Butt Rally winners there; and numerous finishers.


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