PhotoFiles: High on the Hog in Nebraska Jan 6, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Check out archive photos of Nebraska bikers looking good on steel horseback. ABATE Convoy In a parade to promote safety, about 150 bikers involved with ABATE (then A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments), ride down West O Street without helmets to protest Nebraska's helmet law in 1981. The group also promoted greater safety education and higher bike registration fees to reimburse schools that taught certified safety classes. Journal Star file photo ABATE Takes to I-80 ABATE riders take to I-80 west of Emerald in 1979 with fists raised in rebellion. The bikers were headed for Brady on the club's annual Spring Run for fun. Journal Star file photo Rally at the Capitol A group of bikers rally at the state Capitol to protest Nebraska's helmet law in 1975. Journal Star file photo Mounted Police Officer William "Mick" Mickle inspects a police motorcycle after a patrol in 1976. Journal Star file photo Road Warriors Safety clearly isn't first for these riders involved in a "gladiator race" during the Motor Sports Winter Nationals and Monster Truck Races at the Pershing Center in 1990. Journal Star file photo Mid-America Raceway A rider (64) only identified as "Bob" overtakes the competition in a short track race at Mid-America Raceway in 1974. Journal Star file photo Soaring Lincoln's Charley Jordan catches some air from the then-new 5-foot ramp at Midwest Speedway's cycle course in 1966. Journal Star file photo Motocross Takes Flight A pair of motocross racers take flight on a rural Nebraska track in 1991. Journal Star file photo Bail Youth rider Joan Gillispin of Van Meter, Iowa, doesn't like her prospects and bails from a jump during a motorcycle event in Nebraska in 1976. Journal Star file photo Motocross Two riders clear a berm, neck and neck, during a motocross event in 1978. Journal Star file photo Wipeout A rider takes a dangerous spill in the middle of an indoor race in 1990. Journal Star file photo Joyride Rider John Bradley seems perfectly content cruising down the highway with his helmet on. A Harley is "a machine with character. It oozes personality … it has a simple, even primitive quality about it," he said before his ride in 1993. Journal Star file photo Blur A helmet-clad biker screams down North Ninth Street in 1989. He wouldn't say if he was happy about having to wear one. Journal Star file photo Work of Art Lori Waldman polishes Lynn Hansen's 1983 FXWG Big Twin Harley in preparation for the 30th annual Lincoln AutoRama at the Pershing Center in 1996. Journal Star file photo Riding for the Son A Christian group calling themselves Foundation Riders proudly proclaim their faith from atop their hogs in 1996. Journal Star file photo Rebel An unidentified rider flaunts his lack of helmet during an ABATE protest in downtown Lincoln in 1992. Journal Star file photo Don't Try This at Home Jess Kempkes, then 19, of Lincoln was ranked fourth nationally in his sport of "Observed Motorcycle Trials" in 1996. The young man defies death here, jumping his bike along sculptures created by his father. Journal Star file photo Ruins Pam Schroeder watches as Mike Hutcheson makes a trial run through the doorway of an abandoned rock quarry near Nehawka in preparation for a competition in 1991. Journal Star file photo Safety First Dan Petersen, in full safety gear, inspects his bike before a race in this undated photo Journal Star file photo All Ages Ten-year-old James Ray proves that age is no hindrance to the true cycling enthusiast as he and Ed Rumbaugh prepare for a spin in 1969. Journal Star file photo Veteran of Cool Ralph Hendriksen, parts man for a Lincoln motorcycle business in 1980, proves that you're never too old to look cool atop his CL 1000. Journal Star file photo Into the Sunset Our ride is over for this edition of PhotoFiles. Hopefully you enjoyed the feeling of the wind in your hair (unless you were wearing a helmet, in which case good for you). We leave into the sunset with this unidentified rider who epitomizes the very spirit of the American biker. Pictured in 1994. Journal Star file photo Tags State-and-regional Local-history Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular To former captain Gifford, offseason Husker optimism for 2019 is well-warranted Linda Marie Goebel Silver Creek man found guilty by Butler County jury of sexually assaulting child 1 dead after car accident near Duncan Peiton A. Welch promotion Columbus Area Special Sections Click to view our area sections and weekly inserts!