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FEBRUARY 2012

VOLUME XX, ISSUE X

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beginnings to conversations, when you urge your representatives to pass them.

Representative Jerry Weirs is sponsoring bills HB2074 Motorcycles: lane advancement and HB2077 Motorcycle Operations: riding between lanes. If passed they will be effective from and after August 30, 2013. In other states that have adopted Lane Advancement for motorcycles they found that there is: increased visibility for the motorcyclist, allowing the rider to proactively maneuver based on traffic conditions ahead and it reduces the percent of motorcycle rear-end collisions. You may want to familiarize yourself with these bills as they can be good

“Motorcycle Day at the Dome! Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 – On the Senate Lawn! Have you made plans to be there? Please mark your calendar and take advantage of the opportunity to talk to your Legislators one on one. We are hoping for a more personal exchange with our legislators and the opportunity of having all motorcyclists in Arizona become familiar with the process. Call ahead and make an appointment if possible, this is the first year we’re attempting a more personal visit and we can’t expect the legislators to be available at the last minute. Don’t be disappointed if you are seen by your legislators’ aide, sometimes the legislators are called to the floor unexpectedly for a vote.

The beauty of the MDATD is that we get to know who the people are that are making some very important decisions for us. Whether it’s a law effecting motorcyclists or one that affects

you as a home owner or parent, you want them to know who you are. You can build relationships with them on this level that can carry over to other areas. This is an election year and many legislators are up for reelection, offer to help with their campaign. You may not be able to donate much money, but you could volunteer your time, whether it’s handing out fliers, answering phone calls or knocking on doors. Remember, we’re not having a luncheon this year and it is certainly a step into the unknown. I’ve heard pros and cons on the issue, but I hope the new approach will be the beginning of more dialog and mutual respect. We as a community have the opportunity to make the first move to become involved in the process. It is much more difficult than offering food; it means we are actually offering support. Carole O’Reilly Designated Lobbyist


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MASTERLINK FEBRUARY 2012

Mission Statement

We will lobby and educate the government and the general public to promote

motorcycling in a safe and positive image. We will endeavor to enlist the cooperation and participation of all organizations and individuals who share

a similar interest in preserving our American tradition of

FREEDOM.

We will involve ourselves in fund raising to achieve our goal.

President’s Report

State Officer Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2012

Officers Present:

President - Tim O’Reilly, Vice President/ - Paul Pendergast, Secretary/- Casey Yates, Treasurer Matt Brown, PAC - Jim Page, Run Coordinator - Darin Yates, Membership – Ron Kool (interim) OPEN, Merchandising - OPEN, Safety Officer – Jean Cooper - Not present, Communications officer Paul Hassinger, Designated Lobbyist - Carole O’Reilly, Sergeant at Arms - Joe Ferrucci Call to order: 12:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence led by: Joe Ferrucci Secretary minutes from December: Waived: Joe Ferrucci

Motion to accept? Tim O’Reilly 2nd: Jess Method All in favor: Yea Officer reports:

Pac Report -

Hello to all my Brothers & Sisters,

Wow, February already, for those of us who live in or around the valley this is beautiful riding weather. Last month even those who live just a little further north got a pleasant surprise with the weather cooperating.

The other day I received an email asking if Too Broke for Sturgis was going to happen this year. I immediately wrote back and advised that YES, it definitely was on. I also gave him the date of our event which is, July 27, 28, and 29, 2012! So that got me thinking, if one person questioned if TBFS event was still on then there are probably many more people who have the same question. A flyer will be designed and available for distribution as soon as possible from the TBFS Committee. As of Feb. 1st. there are only 177 days before Too Broke, that time goes by almost in the blink of an eye. The good news is that the TBFS Committee will be ready to put on Arizona’s best old fashion Biker Party in the State. Now, this is where all ABATE members come in, we need your help in spreading the word of our annual event. We will also need members’ participation in helping out your Chapter’s responsibilities. Volunteers will be needed for Security, Registration, Merchandise sales, Gate duty / Traffic Control and First Aid.

For a successful event all Chapters need to ensure that they have sufficient members to cover their Chapter duties. If you’re a biker and have attended this event, you know how much fun it is. There is no other event in Arizona that compares to Too Broke. You also should know how much work it takes to assure that everyone in attendance enjoys themselves for the entire weekend. This doesn’t just happen, it happens because volunteers like yourselves, give up some of your personal time and work to ensure our guests have an enjoyable weekend. If everyone donates a few hours of their time we all can enjoy Too Broke.

In the next few months your Chapter Coordinators will have sign-up sheets available at your meetings. Now is the time to start thinking about how you can support your Chapter, by volunteering some time to support ABATE of Arizona and Too Broke For Sturgis.

Drive now text later You can’t do both

Remember; Democracy begins with you, and Democracy only works when you get involved. Until next month;

Tim O’Reilly State President ABATE of Arizona

*Mentor Program

Membership needs to be informed on the legislators in their area.

I think first and foremost the thing we as PAC officers need to do is to get our members up to speed on who their legislators are and feel comfortable contacting them. This would be achieved in such ways as presenting form letters on the proper ways to address the legislators, getting the new district maps , and contact lists for the Leg. Then prepare our own contact list so when the need to contact our legislators arises we will have the means in place to do so. Our job as PAC officers is to learn the workings of our government and be able to explain the process to our membership. Also to be able to explain exactly how why, and what our lobbyists are doing. Treasurer report -

Jesse Methode - P & L statements still need Mohave Chapter’s budget.

How to Reach Us

480-526-9237 For Advertising Rates Email Eric at themasterlink@abateofaz.org Or Mail Your Ads to: MasterLink, ABATE of Arizona 7509 N. 12th St, #200 Phoenix, AZ, 85020 MasterLink Advertising Rates:

Size Monthly Quarterly Yearly Business Card Size (3-1/2”w x 2”h): $20.00 $60.00 $200.00 1/8 Page (5-1/8”w x 4”h)

$50.00 $150.00 $500.00 1/4 Page (5-1/2”w x 8”h) $70.00 $210.00 $700.00 1/2 Page (10-1/4”w x 8”h) $100.00 $300.00 $1,000.00 Full Page (10-1/4”w x 16”h) $200.00 $600.00 $2,000.00 Full Color Back Page (10-1/4”w x 16”h) $400.00 $950.00 $3,300.00

Motion to accept report: Jean 2nd: Paul all in favor Merchandising report -

Ron Appointed to position until March 2012.

Safety report -

*Safety table at Day at the Dome February 22nd

*Clyde to be Jeans proxy at officer training

* Budget for safety? Most items are donated

*Accident scene management class to be held at Buddy Stubbs February 11th 9am *classes can be found at the Accident Scene mgt website

**bike week booth tabled until next month** Lobbyist report -

**Motorcycle Day At The Dome: This year ABATE of AZ. is encouraging all motorcyclists who attend to make appointments with their Legislators beforehand to visit with them in their office, as opposed to waiting for them to come to us. There will be a tent provided for shade but no food will be provided. All motorcyclists are welcome and encouraged to attend. *Show presence in the gallery *talking points

Communications report -

*no communications yet! Run Coordinator report -

*needs runs from other chapters to schedule yearly runs

*AMA membership***tabled until February State Officers meeting. OLD BUSINESS:

*ABATE phone changed to Google Voice. New number 480-526-9237, calls will forwarded to Tim.

*New Chapter - Northern Arizona Chapter - up and running next meeting Feb 11,2012 12:00 JB’S in Showlow. Meetings to be 2nd Saturday of the Month. *Banners made to hang at Joetta’s Leathers fence. Evil Twin opening shop next door, placing banners on fence shouldn’t be a problem. New Business

* Renewal of domain name renewed for TBFS, but still waiting on patent.


MASTERLINK FEBRUARY 2012 January 14, 2012

Board of Directors 1st Qtr Meeting Minutes

Officers: Chair - Eric Hampton East Valley - Redbone Schneider High Country -Billy Hensler Mohave - Don Russell Shadow Mtn - Eric Hampton So. Arizona - Sean Pinder No. Arizona - Margie Ferrucci Yavapai - Still Ray Yuma - Frank White (via telephone)

Call to order: Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence led by: State Sgt at Arms: Joe Ferrucci Moment of silence for: Robert Vasquez, EV Sgt of Arms

Reports: Secretary's Meeting Minutes from Oct from November: Waived: Billy Hensler, 2nd: Don Russell Treasurer's Report- Matt Brown (absent)

Lobbyist Report- Carole O'Reilly *2 bills currently in legislation. *Would like to add an Assistant Lobbyist MAP Report - Jean Cooper (absent)

President's Report - Tim O'Reilly: *Handi has resigned as State Membership. The position is currently open. *Ron Kool will be asked if he will continue until March. Discussion

*Ratification of Northern AZ Chapter's BOD Nominee, Margie FerrucciMotion to ratify Margie Ferrucci by: Billy Hensler 2nd: Don Russell all-in-favor *Review Critical Timeframes

*JANUARY – State Safety - Form Motorcycle Safety Awareness (MSA) Committee with MMA. (Jean Absent)

* Review Mojave Chapter Budget motion to accept made by: Redbone Schneider, 2nd: Stillray. *Sean Pinder not in favor *Frank White - Abstained from voting *Motion passed. -*Left Turn arrow in municipalities – researching statistics - no changes. (Tabled).

*MRF Rep - not established yet. MRF

rep, is very important position. *Training is needed prior to becoming a MRF Rep. *Take it back to chapter level, and look for Asst Reps.

Motion to donate an additional $1000 to MRF due to financial deficit. Motion made by: Margie Ferrucci 2nd: Sean Pinder *Eric abstained from voting. (MRF Officer) *Still Ray abstained *Motion passed

* ABATE's Rider Advantage - Darla Hampton (treasurer) gave update. *ARA meeting Thursday January 19, 2012 @5:15pm. *Paperwork needs to be signed by officers.

* Motorcycle Day at The Dome Feb 22nd

New Business *Left on Red bill?

*High Country Safety & Awareness budget *Budget supplied. *Budgets need to be itemized

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*Budget of $1500 approved Motion made by: Stillray 2nd: Don Russell *Sean Pinder - abstained *Motion passed *Budgets similar to the HC Chapters should be used by each chapter Open discussion

*Sean advised that events need to be input on. our ABATE website.

*Eric Hampton asked that the BOD create a formal MRF BOD Member expense budget. Still Ray makes motion to allocate $3000 to MRF BOD Member *Budget needs to be submitted *Allocation not to exceed for physical year 2012 *2nd by: Margie Ferrucci *Phoenix-Shadow Mountain abstains All in favor. None opposed. *Next BOD Meeting: April 1, 2012 1:00 am at A.I.A.C.

Motion to adjourn: Billy Hensler Joe Ferrucci Meeting Adjourned: 3:30

State Officer Meeting Minutes (continued)

*Motorcycle Day At The Dome is February 22, 2012.ABATE of Arizona is encouraging all motorcyclists who attend to make appointments with their Legislators beforehand to visit with them in their office, as opposed to waiting for them to come to us. There will be a tent provided for shade but no food will be provided. All motorcyclists are welcome and encouraged to attend. Event starts at 9:00AM – 3:00PM.

*ABATE’S Rider Advantage which provides motorcycle training for all riders in Arizona. The new organization will be a 501© 3. Money donated and money for membership fee are all tax deductible. All that is required for membership is a $5.00 minimum donation per year. This allows the donor/member voting privileges when officer elections are held. The new officers of ABATE Rider Advantage are; Jean Cooper – President, Darin Yates – Vice President, Sandy Hassenger – Secretary, Darla Hampton – Treasurer, Jim Clark – BOD Member and Jim DeYoung – BOD member. An attorney will be needed to file paperwork, this attorney cannot be an ABATE member. Rider Advantage BOD will be responsible for selection process.

*Mohave Chapter 2012 budget. Submit for Board approval? Budget is complete and will be submitted at the BOD meeting.

* ABATE has approved StillRay (Ray Fitzgerald) as MRF Rep. StillRay has also been approved by the COC. He is awaiting MMA approval which would allow him to be the MRF Rep for Arizona. MMA’S BOD meeting is 1-14-12.

*Bike Week – Investigating possi-

bility of sharing a booth with Arizona Sun Chasers, who have again offered to share their space with ABATE for obtaining memberships.

*Expense reports; State & Chapter Officers: Any expenses’ submitted must be accompanied by a receipt and a ABATE expense report form. All must be filled out completely prior to submitting. ABATE of Arizona is a duly licensed corporation and we must comply with standard business practices, involving our financial business. This will also assist our State Treasurer. *How many ABATE members are registered to vote? As ABATE Officers we need to encourage our members to become registered voters. *Leo, Webmaster - Changing format to Forum style. *Link on website to Masterlink *can subscribe/unsubscribe

Open Discussion

*J Rosen, TBFS Committee Chairman; TBFS responsibilities; J Rosen reported that Too Broke Committee continues to work on preparations for this years event. Event will be held again at Mormon Lake July 27,28, & 29 2012. Committee checking on Possibility for changing traffic flow at TBFS. Creating a one-way flow utilizing one way in and one-way out. This would also assist security verifying paid attendance.

*Need entrance and exit to event. Getting this approved with MML

TBFS staff is a volunteer position, positions are still open. Any interest-

ed members come to the next Too Broke meeting.

*Teleconference or Skype should be utilized for meetings inviting all members to attend these meetings. To be discussed at TBFS meeting Thursday.

Motion made by Paul Pendergast that a TBFS rep be at State Meetings

2nd:

as a non-voting position. 2nd: Jean all in favor Next State Meeting: February 5, 2012 11:30 am at A.I.A.C.

Motion to adjourn: Joe Ferrucci 2nd: Jean Cooper

Meeting Adjourned at: 2:30 PM

Attention artists and graphic designers. The Too Broke for Sturgis committee is looking for a design for ABATE’s annual fundraiser, The 2012 “Too Broke for Sturgis” Rally. The design will be used on Too Broke flyers and merchandise. Please submit designs by March 10th to jpage30@cox.net or mail to ABATE of Arizona 7509 N. 12th St, #200 Phoenix, AZ 85020 The winning designer will receive one entry To Too Broke for Sturgis and one T-shirt.


Chapter Reports

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East Valley Chapter

First off let me say hello and congratulations to all the new State and Chapter officers. Thank you for volunteering to keep our organization going and also to all the returning officers let me say thanks for your continued support. I have some bad news. We at the East Valley Chapter have lost one of our own. Robert Vasquez passed away on Jan. 14th of this year. Robert has been our Sgt. of Arms for the last few years and very active in our chapter. He will be deeply missed. Look for an article on Robert in this issue.

On to upcoming events at East Valley. Our Valentines party will be held on Feb. 11th at the Monastery bar & grill at 4810 E. McKellips & Falcon Rd.(McKellips &48th St.) at Falcon Field Airport. The party is from 5:00 to 10:00pm. We will be selling raffle tickets for a Samsung laptop and case that will be raffled off that night. Look for the flier in this issue. It will be a great time for all so try to make it.

Well, that’s about it for now. Keep Roberts family in your prayers. Look for me to get back on my Soap Box about all kinds of things in our world next month.

Ride Hard or Stay Home Jack Batty East Valley Comm. Officer

High Country Chapter

Hello brothers and sisters,

Here I sit now for my 30 minute allotment that my doctor allows me. Yes I broke my back at work . Yes I'm in pain and yes I envy you riders right now . I want to thank Billy for stepping up to run our meetings until I am able to get back on my feet again !

Well here in the high country the weather is a little cooler now so dress up warm cause you can always take it off. Here our chapter is getting things in motion for Wild In The Weeds ! I'm sure this event will be better than last year’s !

We also are doing a thing up here for safety and awareness month in May.

Now we all know Feburary is M.D.A.T.D. I hope to see alot of my brothers and sisters there ! That's the 22nd of this month.

fresh. Use your standard hand signals when riding! On the subject of insurance be aware that a company can deny your benefits if you aren’t wearing a helmet even though the other person is at fault and we are a helmet free state. This is something that also needs to be addressed in the future.

Carole O’Reilly is hard at work for Motorcycle Day at the Dome 2012 to be held on February 22nd, 2012. We will not be hosting a lunch this year and she asks that everyone make appointments with your state reps to have a one on one meeting to discuss the main talking points. At the top of the list is anti-profiling and lane splitting.

Jean Cooper our State Safety Officer will teaching Accident Scene Management Training at Buddy Stubbs Feb. 11th 9-4 . The basic class is $ 50.00 and Abate will pay ½ for members. The ASMT advanced is Feb. 12th 9-4 and the cost is $55.00 all students pay total cost. Space is limited sign up at www.accidentscene.org or azjkc@aol.com. Hope to see you there!

Melissa Everest Communications

Northern Arizona Chapter

With snow on the ground the Northern Arizona Chapter had our first official meeting in Show Low. We had a good turn out including a few guests, Tim O'Reilly, ABATE State President, and Carol O'Reilly our ABATE State Designated Lobbyist and Mike McCall the President of the Mountain Motorcycle Association of AZ. As of our first meeting we have 20 members and 1 business member, with no doubt we will be signing up more very soon. We have some good members already but unfortunately we still have a few officer positions open so anyone in the area that might have wondered what ABATE is about we welcome you to come to a meeting. Our meetings are held at JB's in Show Low the 2nd Saturday of the month at noon. We will be planning a membership drive in the very near future and hope to see you all there. Well, with 1 meeting under our belts there's not much to report but, keep your eye on us we plan on getting a lot accomplished in our first year here!.

Till next month, ride safe and watch out for the cager not watching out for you.

Well that is it from us in the high country ! Happy Valintine to every, one !

L&R Northern Arizona Chapter

Chicknbone H.C.C. coordinator

The meeting called to order by Ron Kool at 9:09 am. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ron with a moment of silence for those in harm’s way. 26 members attended this meeting.

Be safe,take care,be heard,and live free

Mohave Chapter

NO REPORT

Phoenix/Shadow Mountain Chapter

Welcome to 2012! I hope that everyone found their ways through the Holidays safe, sound and pleasurable.

My name is Melissa Everest and I am taking over Communications for Casey Yates. Casey has done a great job for the past 2 years and is ready to be a 1 position gal as State Secretary! Good Job Casey!

We held our first meeting of the year on January 8th. It was a short meeting again this month as the State meeting was held immediately following.

Mikki Aaronson reported that that we have 17 new members and that we are slightly down from 230 to 186 members. She encouraged everyone to renew their existing memberships and to recruit, recruit, recruit more members!

Our Safety Coordinator Pam Costello gave us tips on safety while riding in groups. She suggested arriving early with a full tank of gas for group rides and conduct a meeting prior to the ride with stops and destination information provided. She recommended going to motorcyclesafety.org for more information and check the sight on a regular basis to keep skills

Southern Arizona Chapter

I may have attributed the wrong members as far as motion, seconds, etc. The dog ate the notes, really, oh well it didn’t work in grade school either.

The high light of my entire year was to see Rich Montgomery drive himself to the meeting from Sierra Vista. Rich thanked everyone for their continued encouragement and all those who visited him at the rehab center in Tucson and at his home in Sierra Vista. Rich spends a lot of his rehab time in a swimming pool. He is able to handle his rehab without coming to the VA in Tucson. Rich is one of the original three members who started our chapter in 2007. It’s amazing he is with us.

Some people will fake a coma and go on a ventilator just to get out of their officer duties early!

Safety: Last month we talked out T_CLOCK and how to check your bike before you go on a ride. This month the topic steered toward items you should carry with. Although Jim wasn’t present he had emailed in his report. One item is to carry some of the glow sticks. They alert other drivers when you are stopped on the shoulder. They can even be tied to your tail / brake light. Carry one of the disposable cameras since the digital pictures can be altered so easily. With the Arizona Sun carry a collapsible umbrella.

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How about some aspirin to chew on incase of heart failure? Members with the baggers can carry more. I carry a small set of jumper cables. Besides bungees carry some of the parachute cord to tie things down or up with. Another good item is a siphon hose. It takes up minimal space. Don’t forget zip ties. Other ideas members had were duct tape and of course a first aid kit. Be sure your first aid kit has ointment for burns and latex gloves. Since we sold our stock we will order replacement first aid kits. Carry some female napkins. They pack small and are great for covering wounds. Carry some of the hand wipes. Remember how our excessive heat affects our items. Some members carry a little air compressor. Due to space limitations some members carry the small compressed CO 2 cartridges. I also carry a plug kit for the solid tires. You should always end your packing with as much water as you can carry. Did you remember your differ sets of glasses. When your day ride turns into a night ride don’t be stuck with only sun glasses.

Membership: We have 138 active members and 6 business members. We have been working on getting members strictly on the insurance policy. $2500 insurance for $25 a year is cheap. We have two new business members. The Eclectic Café on East Tanque Verde. They have excellent food and tend to lean towards the healthy selections. We have Paul’s SE Arizona RV Rentals in whetstone. He is on our road cleanup mile and Bob signed him up while doing our cleanup!! Speaking of members remember the membership contest started on January 1st, 2012.

Old Business: Thanks all around for our past officers and thanks for those stepping up to fill officer positions for 2010. All positions are filled except for Secretary. I’m not sure if Rich realizes he is secretary until he finds his own replacement. In fact as soon as you are elected you should start looking for your replacement! Our new officers are already having an impact. The new coordinator Jim brought in cards for all of our business members. Instead of mailing them we went as a group and delivered them in person.

As we reported last meeting Bob Welton had gone down on the fourth avenue trolley tracks. We have since learned that in addition to the many law suites the Tucson Police do not allow their motor officers to ride on any street that has the tracks. Many of the daily crashes are bicycle riders. We have some contacts with the main bicycle group. We may be able to join forces to get these tracks removed.

All T-Shirts are discounted to $5 and we sold several.

Jim DeYoung won the 50/50 for $ 16.50. Jim also won a scratcher lotto ticket, potentially worth thousands of dollars! The first meeting Art ever attended he won the dollar jar and we will never let him forget!

Art Burke won both the gas card and the home depot card. Art was seen giving Ron a kick back since he drew the numbers.

The dollar jar was $83 and won by Angelique Perea who was not present. It rolls over to the next meeting. For the first time ever next month’s dollar jar will be over $100. Remember you must be present to win.

The short meeting was adjourned at 9:30 And followed by the Gala gift exchange we do every year.

I always start the report for the Masterlink thinking I don’t have anything to write. By the time I quit rambling I have three pages!

The next meeting will be January 21st at the Kettle.

Yavapai Chapter

Now don’t get your boxers (panties) in a twist, I’m just pinch hitting for our great communicator Dawolf. I promise he’ll be back writing up the next chapter report. I suggest you fill up the coffee maker cuz this might be on the lengthy side as usual.

This report is being written the day after our first chapter meeting of 2012. Wow, where does the time go? So, how do you

think our first meeting went? One word, great, no better than great, fantastically great. I do tend to exaggerate, let’s just say it went very well. Thirty plus people turned out, some regulars plus many new faces as well; we even managed to secure several new memberships. 2012 is beginning to look like an excellent year for Yavapai Chapter, maybe even better than 2011 and that one would be hard to beat. We had some lively conversation including a riveting report from our BOD Rep. Stillray Fitzgerald. He certainly knows how to get people motivated and inspires a fighting spirit, especially when it comes to profiling bikers which in turn trickles down to all citizens of this exceptional country. I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of the Jan. /Feb. 2012 MRF Report Information Bulletin. On page 19 is the MRF Motorcycle Club Committee Position Paper that Stillray was the driving force behind. Read it, it should make you mad as hell when you realize what crap the feds are trying to pull. This is a perfect example why organizations like MRF, ABATE, MMA, all MROs are so very important in our fight for freedom. Please join ABATE of Arizona, MRF or any other Motorcycle Rights Organization. It’s going to take a nation to stop this injustice in its tracks. Oh man, I told myself “self, no preaching allowed when writing this report”. Guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, especially one named “Gabby”.

Pour another cuppa Joe, time for the fun stuff starting with our first run of the year, the March 17th Luck of the Irish Membership Ride and Poker Run. Sign in 9:00am, kicks stands up @ 10:15am at The Jackass Bar in Prescott Valley, $5.00 per person, free poker run. Second stop is Drunken Lass in Prescott then on to The Burro Saloon in Wilhoit, back to Prescott for the last stop Gurley St. Sports Pub. We’ll have a Bike Show, raffles, music and much more. If you attended last year’s Membership Drive you know how much insane fun you had. It was crazy good.

Bike Nite will start in March this year back at The Drunken Lass. Be on the lookout for flyers for more info. Remember Run to the Hills last year? We’re doing it again this year on May 19th at the Gold King Mine in Jerome. This is still going to be a weekend event following in the “old school” tradition. Once again look out for this flyer coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

Now, how about a really fun event that is also for a good cause? Well, I have one for ya; on Saturday February 15th there will be a Horseshoe Tournament to benefit local kids for Pay to Play Sports. Three clubs have banned together, Red Iron Brotherhood, Journeymen MC. and Wind and Fire MC to organize this worthy event. Registration is 9:00am – 10:00am at The Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy in New River. This horseshoe tournament is single elimination, $30.00 per team, max 32 teams with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There will be music for your entertainment along with food and drink specials.

Guess I better sign off soon before you get caffeine jitters. Oh, oh I just remembered to mention one more thing, you know me, I can’t shut up but this is a good one. Two of our chapter officers now have key ABATE State positions. Our P.A.C. Officer Handi is now State Membership Officer and our Treasurer from last year Paul is State V.P. We’re proud of them and are confident they will do a great job for state as they did for Yavapai Chapter. We sadly lost Paul, he’s got enough on his plate now, but Handi is staying on as our P.A.C. Officer. Yeah!

Until Next Time (If there is one) Freedom is worth fighting for, ABATE of Arizona Linda “Gabby” Kocar Yavapai Chapter Secretary

Yuma Chapter

NO REPORT


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The PAC Rant

the need for a law to be passed. The next step is to draw up verbiage. It is helpful to use existing legislation, if any.

Jim Page State PAC Officer

Well guys, As promised we are going to start learning the legislative procedure for getting a bill through our state legislature.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. CLAaaAAS. CLASS! WAKE UP!!!! Thank You.

Ok the first thing that needs to be done is what they call Stake Holder meetings. That is where you meet with all affected parties and eliminate all opposition. (No, Not Sons of anarchy style), but through showing

What Is ABATE?

ABATE Of Arizona, Inc. is a non-profit motorcycle rights organization that is dedicated to freedom of the road for all motorcyclists.

ABATE is a volunteer organization that fights discriminatory legislation aimed towards the motorcycling community. ABATE's position is that all motorcycle riders have the right to choose not only the machine that they ride, but also the riding gear that they choose to wear or not to wear, (i.e. leathers, gloves, boots and helmets.) ABATE promotes rider education for all motorcycle riders and motorcycle awareness for all automobile drivers. ABATE needs the support of all motorcyclists.

Arizona Motorcycle Rights Organizations Need Your Help!

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online. It’s important that we know when the committees will be discussing the Bill and the order it’s being heard so our lobbyist can… Well, lobby. This is the time for public testimony.

It will be then the job of the lobbyist to find a legislator that believes in our bill and will follow it through. This will be our sponsor. Our Sponsor and lobbyist will get together and approve a draft and re-submit it to the Legislative council. The Leg council writes the bill in proper form and sends the bill to the “Hopper”. (Not Dennis) Now will be the time to find Co-sponsors and work with the legislators to build interest in the bill. After a first read By the Speaker of the House it will be assigned to the proper committees and the Chief Clerk for Printing. It will be assigned a number and Committees. Rules committee is always a given. They check the language and make sure the bill is Constitutional and in proper form.

Rules Committee will then place the bill on the active calendar and the Speaker sets the order that the bills will be heard. It is then heard by the committee on the whole. This is an informal session of the entire House acting as one committee. The bill will be debated; amended, injected, infected and selected………Whoops wrong song. ANYWHO Then it’s time for the third read roll call and formal vote. If passed, it goes to the senate where the whole process starts again. The senate might accept it in its form or amend it If it comes back to the house in its original form, it will be sent to the Governor for signing or Veto. If it is in a different form the House and Senate will set up a Conference Committee to hammer out the differences. After

At this point the bill can be tracked

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they are in agreement they will send a report back to each house for adoption. After Final passage it will then (Finally Jeesh) go to the Governor.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Wake UP!!!! Thank You.

You can follow our bills progress by going to azleg.gov and either typing in the bill number or entering a keyword like motorcycle or emissions and all bills that have even a reference to those words will come up.

Still there?

I know its tedious stuff but it’s what we all need to be doing. The more folks with eyes on, the less likely something might slip by un-noticed.

OK I can’t keep my eyes open any longer.

In Freedom Jim

along with an events section to inform you of *Do you like emission testing your motor- up-coming motorcycle runs and events. cycle? The Motorcycle Rights Organizations in *Do you like the choice to wear a helmet or Arizona are run by volunteers. Anyone that not? does volunteer gives their time freely to fight the fight. Please help us to pass on our ability *Do you like noise ordinances? to ride free. *Do you like the ability to modify your motorcycle?

*Do you know that there are dollars available for motorcycle safety and awareness? Please help the Motorcycle Rights Organizations in Arizona to prevent our Governments from restricting our ability to ride free. With your help, we can eliminate the emission testing of motorcycles in Arizona, fight our National-level battles with the EPA and NHTSA, and effectively watchdog the Arizona Legislators who, on a yearly basis, have entertained the idea of introducing a mandatory helmet law in our state. You can help by joining in the fight. The cost is only Twenty-five Dollars a year. Although you are not under any obligation to volunteer your time, any time you choose to give to our cause is always appreciated. With your membership you not only help our cause, but you will receive our newsletter as well. "The MasterLink" contains local happenings and national motorcycling news

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ABATE OF ARIZONA LOCAL CHAPTERS High Country Chapter

A.B.A.T.E. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS FOR 2011 - 2012

209A E. Juniper St. Payson AZ 85541 Coordinator............................Jim “Chicken Bone” Mazzone Vice Coordinator...................Billy Hensler Secretary................................Dee Schultz Treasurer...............................Debbie Fickel Membership...........................Becca (Vine) Holyoak Run Coordinator....................Jonathan Lucero Safety Coordinator.................Steve Leonard Sgt. At Arms.........................Wayne Slocum P.A.C.....................................Johnathan Lucero Communications...................Bill Hensler Merchandise..........................Wayne Slocum

Chairman..............................Eric Hampton

East Valley………………….Redbone Schneider High Country........................Billy Hensler Mohave……………………..Don Russell Phx / Shadow Mountain…...Eric Hampton Northern AZ.........................Margie Ferrucci Southern AZ.........................Sean Pinder Yavapai……………………..”Still Ray” Fitzgerald Yuma....……………………..Frank White Quarterly Board meetings are held on the first Sunday in January, April, July and October at 1:00pm @ the AZ American-Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th St, Phoenix. Please make sure your Chapter has representation.

High Country Chapter meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday at 10 a.m. at The Moose Lodge in Star Valley. Contact: chicknbone@live .com or 928970-1134

A.B.A.T.E. State Officers For 2012

Mohave Chapter

President………..............……Tim O’Reilly Vice President.....……………Paul Pendergast Secretary……………………Casey Yates Treasurer…………………….Matt Brown Asst. Treasurer........................Jess Method Membership…………………Vacant Run/Events………………….Darin Yates Safety Coordinator………….Jean Cooper Sergeant-at-Arms……………Joe Ferrucci P.A.C………………………...Jim Page Communications…………….Paul Hassinger ABATE Products……………Vacant MasterLink Editor................ Eric Hampton TheMasterlink@abateofaz.org

2620 Miracle Mile Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Coordinator...........................Joe Monfredo Vice Coordinator...................Eric Sauvan Secretary................................Carrie Russell Treasurer................................Crystal Sauvan Membership..........................Don Russell Run Committee....................Lew Morgan Safety Coordinator................Vacant Sgt. At Arms.........................Reggie Ingram P.A.C.....................................Don Russell Merchandise..........................Vacant Communications...................Vacant

Mohave County Chapter meetings are held the 1st Sunday of each month at 12 PM at the Moose Lodge #1860, 2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Phone: 928-763-1860.

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Mailing address 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020. State Officers meetings are held the 1st Sunday of every month, 11:30 am at the AZ American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th Street Phoenix, AZ.- OR in conjunction with the quarterly BOD meeting.

Northern Arizona Chapter

8320 West Shelbourne, Wilhoit, AZ 86336 Coordinator...........................Margie Ferrucci Vice Coordinator...................Darlene Chilimidos Secretary................................Patti Crandall Treasurer................................Athena Anderson Membership..........................Vacant Run Coordinator....................Andy Chilimidos Safety Coordinator................Vacant Sgt. At Arms.........................Freddy Sanchez P.A.C.....................................Vacant Merchandise..........................Vacant Communications...................Vacant

East Valley Chapter

c/o Jeff Gorall, PO Box 20433 Mesa AZ. 85277 Coordinator............................Joe Ferrucci Vice Coordinator...................Jack Batty Secretary................................Jeff Gorall Treasurer................................Jess Method Membership...........................Mike Shearhart Run Coordinator....................Vacant Safety Coordinator.................Joe & Jim Silk Sgt. At Arms.......................... Vacant P.A.C......................................Vacant Communications....................Jack Batty Merchandise........................... Todd Ferriby

Northern Arizona Chapter meetings are held at JB's in Show Low the 2nd Saturday of the month at noon. FMI call 602.AbateAZ (222.8329)

East Valley Chapter meetings are held the fourth Sunday of the month at 11:00, At the Mesa Tri city Eagles Club. 2314 E. APACHE BLVD Tempe Az. 85281.

MAY 4th, 5th, and 6th

AT JAKE’S CORNER ON HWY 188

Phoenix-Shadow Mountain Chapter

P.O. Box 54041 Phoenix, AZ 85078-4041 Coordinator...........................Jim Page Vice Coordinator....................Kat Grover Secretary................................Donna Woodward Treasurer................................Tina Benoit Membership...........................Mikki Aaronson Run Coordinator....................Darin Yates Safety Coordinator.................Pam Costello Sgt. At Arms..........................Victor Grady P.A.C......................................Darla Hampton Communications....................Melissa Everest Merchandise...........................Sandy Hassinger

Phoenix/Shadow Mountain meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10:30am at the AZ American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020. FMI contact Jim Page at 602570-6839 or email jpage30@cox.net

Yavapai Chapter

P.O. Box 3377 Prescott, AZ 86302 Coordinator............................ Rich Kocar Vice Coordinator....................David “Doc” Pratt Secretary................................ Linda “Gabby” Kocar Treasurer................................ Patrica Fitzgerald Membership........................... Dave ‘Chino’ Pinney Run Coordinator......................“Longhair James” Venegas and Lora "Ralo" Heiniemi Safety Coordinator..................Dan Lemond Sgt. At Arms...........................JD Fillingim P.A.C...................................... Lynda Marie “Handi” Barnett Communications.................... Mike “Dawolf” Ruddell Merchandise...........................Lora "Ralo" Heiniemi

Yavapai Chapter Meets 2nd Sunday, 11:00 AM; The Taj Mahal Restaurant, 124 N. Montezuma St. Prescott, AZ 86301. FMI contact Rich Kocar 928771-9293 or email grayghost17@cableone.net.

Yuma Chapter

Southern Arizona Chapter

11316 S. Glenwood Ave. Yuma, AZ 85367 Coordinator............................ Frank White Vice Coordinator....................Daniel Medina Secretary................................ Mikkie Melanson Treasurer................................ Virginia Nielsen Membership........................... Lisala White Run Coordinator.....................Doug Melanson Safety Coordinator..................Doug Melanson Sgt. At Arms...........................Doug Melanson P.A.C...................................... Vacant Communications.................... Vacant Merchandise...........................Lisala White

1339 N. Golden Palomino Pl. Tucson, AZ 85715 Coordinator............................Jim Butsback Vice Coordinator....................Don Boule Secretary................................Sean Pinder Treasurer................................Dawn Detelj Membership...........................Art Burke Run Coordinator....................Jim Clark Safety Coordinator.................Jin DeYoung Sgt. At Arms.........................Robert Guenther P.A.C......................................Sean Pinder Communications....................Jim Clark Merchandise...........................Ron Kool

The Southern Arizona Chapter will meet the third Saturday. We will gather at the Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. 22nd St, Tucson. Breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9 a.m. FMI contact Ron Kool by phone at 520-2032323 or email koolron@hotmail.com

Yuma Chapter meets 2nd Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. We are currently looking for a new meeting place. FMI Contact Frank White at frankrandallwhite@yahoo.com or call 209-3270814

EDITOR’S NOTE:

If any of the Officers are listed here incorrectly, please send corrections to: TheMasterlink@abateofaz.org I will be sure everything is accurate for the next Issue and on the web site.

A.B.A.T.E. EAST VALLEY CHAPTER'S ANNUAL

Valentines Day Party SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2012 5:OO TILL 10:00

The Monastery Mesa 4810 East McKellips Road Mesa, AZ 85215 480-474-4477 EVERYONE WELCOME

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$15 PER SINGLE $25 PER COUPLE FREE CAMPING & RV PARKING SHOWERS & LAUNDRY AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFO CONTACT SPINNER AT 928-951-2270

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“Samsung Lap Top & Case” WIFI, WEBCAM, 15.6” SCREEN $500.00 VALUE RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM EAST VALLEY MEMBERS

Donation request is still only $5.00 per person (ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT EAST VALLEY A.B.A.T.E.)

FMI Call Jess at 480-839-9369 or Jeff at 480-215-1032


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ABATE of Arizona Business Members El Rancho Restaurant Payson 928-474-3111

Skin City Ink Prescott Valley 928-458-7242

The Hog Pit Smoke House Tucson 520-722-4302

Gold King Mine & Ghost Town Jerome 928-634-0053

Sutures Embroidey Phoenix 602-751-8181

The Maverick Saloon Phoenix 602-943-5680

Amon Builders Payson 928-474-0689

Gila County Chopper Strawberry 480-789-2933

Bedmart Phoenix 623-878-0536

GraphicsGraphics Web Design & Development Phoenix 602-595-4740

The Butcher Hook Tonto Basin 928-479-2226

Health North Scottsdale 602-421-2730

Jerome Tattoo Company Jerome 928-649-2143

Buffalo Bar & Grill Payson 928-474-3900

Kactus Kate’s Cottonwood 928-634-7822

Capsurz www.capsurz.com

The Law Office of Alfred McDonald Tucson 520-884-5201

Yavapai Chapter Meets 2nd Sunday, 11:00 AM; The Taj Mahal Restaurant, 124 N. Montezuma St. Prescott, AZ 86301. FMI contact Rich Kocar 928-771-9293 or email grayghost17@cableone.net.

Mohave County Chapter meetings are held the 1st Sunday of each month at 12 PM at the Moose Lodge #1860, 2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Phone: 928-763-1860.

Punkin Center Bar Tonto Basin 928-479-2627 Red Garter Bar & Grill Tucson 520-325-0483

Yuma Chapter

Yuma Chapter meets 2nd Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. We are currently looking for a new meeting place. FMI Contact Frank White at frankrandallwhite@yahoo.com or call 209-3270814

Northern Arizona Chapter

Northern Arizona Chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 12:00 noon at JB’s in Show Low. FMI call 602.AbateAZ (222.8329)

Renegade Classics Biker Outlet Tucson 520-647-9312

Phoenix / Shadow Mountain Chapter

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Phoenix/Shadow Mountain meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10:30am at the AZ American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020. FMI contact Jim Page at 602-570-6839 or email jpage30@cox.net

Shamrock Bros. Lock & Safe Goodyear 623-377-6541

ABATE of Arizona

Yavapai Chapter

Mohave Chapter

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Join and Support Motorcycle Riders Foundation‌ REGISTER, VOTE, AND RIDE!

It’s time you did something more to protect your rights!

Eclectic CafĂŠ Tucson 520-885-2842

High Country Chapter

High Country Chapter meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday at 10 a.m. at The Moose Lodge in Star Valley. Contact: chicknbone@live .com or 928-970-1134

Paul’s SE Arizona RV Rentals LLC Whetstone 877-728-5778

Annual Individual Membership ...........$30 3-Year Individual Membership .............$80 Annual Joint Membership .....................$50 3-Year Joint Membership .................... $130 Annual Sustaining Membership ....... $100 Freedom Fighter Donation: $10 $25 $ ___________________

Eagles Wings Carriages, LLC Tonopah 623-386-8281

The Southern Arizona Chapter will meet the third Saturday. We will gather at the Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. 22nd St, Tucson. Breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9 a.m. FMI contact Ron Kool by phone at 520-203-2323 or email koolron@hotmail.com

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Eaglerider of Flagstaff Flagstaff 928-637-6575

Southern Arizona Chapter

MasterCard

Doreen’s Backstreet Bar & Grill Chino Valley 928-636-0309

Mother Road HD Kingman 928-757-1166

Renewal (Member #______________)

Dodey’s Bar Phoenix 602-404-2300

Lyzzard's Lounge Prescott 928-778-2244

Phone

Desert Lightning Motorcycle Apparel Lake Havasu 928-505-2453

East Valley Chapter East Valley Chapter meetings are held the fourth Sunday of the month at 11:00, At the Mesa Tri city Eagles Club. 2314 E. APACHE BLVD Tempe Az. 85281.

City, State, Zip

Continence Center of America, Inc. Phoenix, AZ (623) 977-1212

Law Tigers 888-529-8443

Address

Cleopatra Hill Jerome 928-634-6701

ABATE of Arizona Chapter Meeting Times and Locations

La Gitana Cantina Arivaca 520-398-0810

Name

Cathiez Leather Bullhead City 928-758-6592

Kitty For Tax Camp Vercde 928-567-0224

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Cactus Flats Tonto Basin 928-479-2233

Xhale Smoke Shop & Adult Boutique Prescott Valley 928-458-0040

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Brown & Little, P.L.C., Attorneys at Law 480-299-2093

Wear This Smoke This Payson 928-474-3090

The Drunken Lass Irish Pub Prescott 928-778-4211

Jakes Corner Bar Payson 928-474-0679

E-mail Address

Bobby D’s Bar-B-Q Pit Jerome 480-703-0045

Walt’s Lock and Safe Phoenix 623-780-0490

CHARGE IT!

Big Sky Motorcycles Tucson 520-886-7388

TMA Precision Tube LLC Glendale 623-221-4922

Taj Mahal Prescott 928-445-5752

Gurley Street Sports Pub Prescott 928-778-2491

Mail remittance to: Motorcycle Riders Foundation, 236 Massachusetts Ave NE, Suite 510, Washington, DC  s0HONE  &AX   )NTERNETWWWMRFORG%MAILMRFOFlCE MRFORG

Big John’s Garage Tucson 520-322-9933

The Jerome Tattoo Company Jerome 928-649-2143

Tailwinds Hauling Phoenix 623-463-2187

Are you a member of a state motorcyclist’s rights organization? Yes No If yes, name ____________________________________

AZ Alarm Doctor Mesa 480-334-6087

Spirit Room Jerome 928-634-8809

New

All Clene Carpet Cleaners Payson 928-468-1358

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Hamstertime

Accident Scene Management, Inc. S87 W23110 Wynn Dr., Big Bend, WI 53103 (262) 706-3278 e-mail: info@roadguardians.org web address: www.roadguardians.org

“ A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” ASMI Bystander Assistance Training at:

“This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval Program Committee, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”

Hosted by Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson

Class planning committee

13850 North Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85022 Instructors: Jean Cooper & founder of ASMI - Vicki Sanfelipo

Colleen Vetere, RN/MPH Vicki Sanfelipo, RN/EMT

#12-100-17 – Saturday, February 11, 2012 9-5:00 pm #12-300-12 – Sunday, February 12, 2012 9-5:00 pm Don’t miss this opportunity to take a class that may save a life! Nationally recognized Accident Scene Management, Inc. is a non-profit organization that teaches motorcyclists what to do at the scene of an accident until help arrives. This intense course will teach you: P – Prevent Further Injuries - secure the scene, personal precautions, bike lift, when and how to move the injured

A – Assess the Situation – possible injuries, mechanisms of injury C – Contact the EMS – how to give good info. that helps get proper help coming T – Treat the Injured with Life Sustaining Care – ABCSS of trauma – Learn Jaw thrust rescue breathing, when and how to remove a helmet, how to address external and internal bleeding and what takes priority

Accident Scene Management, Inc. believes that the most likely person to be at the scene of a motorcycle crash is another motorcyclist. Our goals are to reduce severity of injury & fatalities at the scene of a crash through proper actions and reactions. We also expect to make the motorcyclist more aware of how they can protect themselves legally and financially. Registration: Class discounted from $75! Only $55/person/class – Open to all motorcyclists. Each class fee includes six CEs for professionals, all course materials, Certificate of Completion and 100% embroidered patch (issued upon completion of the course). Additional $5 discount for Road Guardian Members. Note: consider joining Road Guardians first then sign up for classes!

It’s easy to register: Contact Road Guardians at 262-706-3278, Sign up over the Internet via our secure site: www.roadguardians.org, or simply fill out the form below and send with payment. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation with more information. Pre-registration required. Class Limit - 30 -------------------------------------------------------------------------To mail registration: Fill out this portion and send with payment (checks made out to Jean Cooper) to: Jean Cooper 846 West Earl Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85013 Circle Course #(s) Basic 12-100-17 - $55/person Advanced 12-300-12 - $55/person Name(s): _____________________________________________________ RG member # ___________ Address ____________________________________________ City ____________________________ State _________

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e-mail address: _______________________________________ Amt enclosed: ___________________

Basic class information is based on the D.O.T. First Responder Curriculum

NATIONAL COALITION COALITION OF MOTORCYCLISTS MOTORCYCLISTS NATIONAL 27th Annual NCOM CONVENTION Maay 10-13, 2012 2 May

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Good Morning America. The only good thing about February is that it's only 28 days long. It's usually cold, gray and dreary here in Indiana but next to North Dakota the place feels like the tropics. I LOVE North Dakota but you have to be one tough individual to call it home year around. Blizzards, White outs, snow drifts 12 feet deep, 25 straight days of minus 20 below zero.... just another day for my North Dakota Brothers and Sisters. I think that Krogers Supermarket sponsors every weather forecast when the weather turns bad, because at the reporting of the first snowfall, people flock to Krogers and attack it like buzzards on a carcass.

When the weather turns to crap here in Indiana and people start bitchin' and whining, I look fondly at a patch on my leather vest that says; What would Fridge do? Then I find myself remembering my last visit to the ABATE State Party in Mandan, North Dakota and just smile. Fridge is one of those North Dakota Brothers that just leave an indelible impression on a person. One of the many people from North Dakota I consider family.

So, if it's February 1st., Spring will be here in about 28 days so just shut up and deal with it. OK, according to those devil worshiping nose pickers who try to continually confuse people with their over zealous ego and underused sense of humor factors, they think otherwise . They spew and otherwise pontificate crap like..(Making that clearing of the throat sound )........ Spring, otherwise known as the Vernal Equinox... (see I told you they were confusing) starts officially at 7:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time on March 21st. for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere...................... Well LA DI FRICKIN' DA !

So, I may not be technically or politically correct but if you look at a calendar; there are 12 months and 4 seasons. Do the math and when you look at it my my somewhat jaded point of view, March 1st is my official start of Spring. So on March 1st. my mood improves dramatically and hopefully, so will yours ! Of course, you could just sit around moaning about the long cold, miserable winter all the while taking great pride in that fact that your one of those politically correct snobs who uses words like Vernal Equinox regularly in the course of your normal vocabulary and stay depressed for an

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extra 21 days of Winter while life passes you by.

We only have about 3 months of real bummer winter weather around the Ohio Valley where we call home, where as in North Dakota, their winter's start about September 7th and last until early May and they are some of the happiest people on the planet. Their secret? Well, I guess you just have to visit North Dakota and find out for yourselves. A word of warning here.. if you do visit North Dakota you had best bring a powerful thirst and a mighty hearty appetite for a real good time because they do know how to party !

Speaking of parties..... ( nice lead in huh?) The V-Twin Expo will be hitting Cincinnati like a freight train. Brothers and Sisters from all over the US will converge on The Duke Energy Center to bring out the latest and greatest motorcycle aftermarket products known to man. We always have tons of columns about what we see and experience at these shows. This is not a public event but downtown Cincinnati should be rocking and rolling after the show closes for the evening. On February 18th. we will be hitting the ABATE of Indiana Daytona Warm Up dance at Agner Hall . Agner Hall is located on the grounds of the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. I'm not sure how long this event has been happening but I've never missed one. It's always a great time and a good chance to catch up with a lot of folks I only see once a year. It starts at 6PM.

There are tons of really good events and rockin' good times ahead just take a look through the calendar in this magazine, lace up your boots and let the good times roll. I want to leave ya this month with a great quote by Father James Keller;..."What this country needs is more people to inspire others with confidence, and fewer people to discourage any initiative in the right direction. More to get into the thick of things, fewer to sit on the sidelines, merely finding fault. More to point out what's right with the world, and fewer to keep harping on what's wrong with it and more who are interested in lighting candles, and fewer who blow them out.......... somehow, that quite just feels right . Peace... See ya next Month........................Hamster


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Events Calendar Courtesy of Lady Jewells & Phoenixbikers.com

February 2012

Saturday February 4th, 3rd - 5th Arizona Custom Builders Showcase... at the Hideaway in Cave Creek, AZ. Matt Risley, Paul Yaffe, Brigitte Bourget, Nick Trask, Jim Nasi and John Shope. Friday February 3rd Kick-Off Party with Live Music, Vendors, AZ's Custom Builders, Giveaways, and much more! Arizona's Custom Builders will be set up all day to showcase thier newest creations! Live Music, Vendors, Giveaways, KDKB Live Remote, & much more! Sunday February 5th Arizona's Custom Builders will be set up all day to showcase their newest creations! Biker Information Ride-In Bike Show, Live Music, Vendors, Giveaways, & much more! More info

Feb 11 {Saturday} - Phoenix, AZ. Centennial Ride. JOIN RIDERS FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES AS WE PARADE TO THE ARIZONA CAPITOL ON SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012, RIDE ROUTE WILL BEGIN AT MESA RIVERVIEW (202 FREEWAY & DOBSON) AND END IN THE HEART OF THE PHOENIX BEST FEST AT THE STATE CAPITOL. THIS FESTIVAL OF THE CENTURY WILL INCLUDE: LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURAL VILLAGES, EDUCATIONAL PAVILLIONS, A FAMILY FUN ZONE, MOTORCYCLE VENDOR VILLAGE, BEER AND WINE GARDENS, FIREWORKS AND MORE... Be part of a Ride that will

make History as Country Music Star and Arizona Native Dierks Bentley and Arizona's Centennial mascot– the Copper Chopper ridden by Paul Yaffe – will lead an entourage of avid motorcyclists on a"Once-in-aLifetime" ceremonial ride in honor of Arizona's 100 years of Statehood. (FLYER).

Saturday, February 11, Parada del Sol PARADE, Our annual Trail's End celebration is presented by Scottsdale Downtown. The party will begin immediately following the Parada del Sol Parade. The Trail's End party will take place in Old Town Scottsdale on 1st Avenue, between Brown Rd and Scottsdale Road. This is a huge block party for all ages, including the Kid's Area with games, pony rides and much more. There will be many food and merchandise vendors located throughout the area. You won't want to miss checking out the hundreds of original shops located in the Scottsdale Old town/Downtown area. Playing the main stage at 1st Avenue and Brown will be some of the best live entertainment in the valley. We will keep you dancing in the streets all day long. You won’t want to miss this traditional Old Town Block Party! Trails End Questions please Email trailsend@paradadelsol.org or call 480.990.3179

Feb 12 {Sunday} BHC Moose Riders 4th Annual Sweetheart Poker Run BHC Moose Riders present the 4th Annual Sweetheart Poker Run. Proceeds to benefit the Healing Heroes Network. Come out

and "Support our Troops". We have dedicated this ride to Cathie & Frank (Cathie'z Leather) for all they do for us bikers. Raffle, 50/50, Food, Slow Bike Race and live music by: Dangerous Criminals. Poker hands are $10 or 3 for $25. Lady passengers get a free hand. Sign in at Moose Lodge #1860 Bullhead City 8-11am. Breakfast available for $5.00. FMI: Joe Monfredo (928)7681641 or (928)-542-0139 (FLYER)

Saturday, Feb. 18th - Apache Junction, AZ. 2nd Annual Lost Dutchman State Park Benefit Ride. Registration from 9-11am at Superstition Harley-Davidson 2910 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction AZ $15 Per person. If you can't Make the Ride then Please jon us at the park for the Party! Help us keep this State Treasure Open for years to come. Watch www.superstitionhd.com for more details. Registration and Park donation coming soon! All proceed benefit the Lost Dutchman State Park Directly

Sundau, Feb. 19th - Event_Title: Bikers Soar For Wildlife, Event_Time: 8:00 am, Event_Location: Phoenix Area, Event_Description: Come ride with us on Sunday, February 19, 2012 on our 7th Annual "Biker's Soar for Wildlife" ride to benefit the wildlife at the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center. Registration is 8:00 to 9:30 at Skunk Creek Flat, 27201 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Breakfast will be available for purchase from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. This year the ride will

end where it began, at Skunk Creek Flat. As always you will enjoy a great lunch, a raffle, auction, and more. A large display of hawks, falcons, owls and other animals from the Center will also be on hand for the participants' enjoyment. Pre-registration is $25.00 for rider and $30.00 for rider and passenger. For more information you can call the Center at 623-587-0139, email Sharon at bikerssoarforwildlife@hotmail.com or visit the website at www.azwildlifecenter.net or Facebook at www.facebook.com/azwildlifecenter

Sunday, Feb. 19th - Event_Title: Cupid's Ride and Exhibition Event_Time: 9:00 am Event_Location: 1920 E. University Event_Description: Brought to you by Jules Elliott of Two Gals Events & Promotions - www.twogalsevents.com Benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Heart Center $25 Single - $35 Couple Registration: 9am @ Chuck Franklin Law First 150 get ride T-Shirts and Goody Bag KSU: 10:00 am Heading for Mammoth Steak House & Saloon; Last stop @ Chester's Harley Davidson in Mesa for "Sinister Industries' People's Choice Bike Show"; Car Show; “Mark Brodie’s Celebrity Automotive Panel Auction”, Vendors, Whiskey Ranch BBQ; Pin up Pastries’ Live music and more! Gates open 10am-5pm. Adults-$10.00 Children 11 – up $5.00 10 and Under FREE


MASTERLINK FEBRUARY 2012 by Rod Taylor - ABATE Legal Services New York Motorcycle Stops - We Were Done In By A Cop Getting A Government Grant For His Master’s Degree. Is His Ph.D. Next?

I have written a couple of times about the motorcycle-only checkpoints that have been springing-up around the country. Motorcyclists have not taken it lying down. Suit was filed in a New York federal court, asserting that the stops were unconstitutional and demanding that the state stop using them. The first round in a longer struggle has concluded in New York, with the Federal Court there finding that the stops did not violate the rights of motorcyclists. If you read the decision, you will discover something very interesting starting on page three. The judge noted that, “As part of his Master’s course work at the State University of New York at Albany, Defendant Lt. James Halversen, the commanding officer of the New York State Police Motorcycle Unit, wrote a thesis on the increasing rate of motorcycle fatalities for riders over forty-years old. With the help of Defendant Lt. Daniel Larkin, Halversen submitted a grant application to the GTSC in 2007 to fund the checkpoints. The GTSC, which is chaired by Defendant David J. Swarts, approved the application and funded the initiative with federal grant money “provided by NHTSA and [Federal Highway Administration (“FHA”)].” What the Court failed to note was that the primary cause of death in that age group was speed and alcohol usually involving other drivers.

I find it hard to stomach that motorcyclists were done in by a government funded thesis for a Masters Degree. And that, my friends, is why New York is where it is regarding illegal stops of motorcyclists. If only Officer Halversen had applied for a grant to be used for enforcing alcohol and speeding laws regarding the general driving public, wouldn’t that have been a better use of taxpayer funds? Now, instead of enforcing alcohol and speeding laws which really saves lives, we have cops all over New York pulling us over on our time off and looking at our helmet stickers. Thank God Officer Halversen didn’t request money to study the elimination of motorcycles in general. Who knows where that would have gone? With that kind of thinking, can anybody doubt that ABATE and the MRF are needed now more than ever? Let’s hope the officer gets his degree sooner than later as we can’t afford anymore education disguised intrusion on our constitutional rights. She Fought The Law And She Won Lawyering Drone Style

ABATE member Benitta Yearton and her daughter Rene (16) are fighters and they know their rights. When Renee was given a bogus ticket by Hebron’s best, every bit of their “fight city hall” exploded all over the face of the arresting police officer. Here is what happened and how we became involved. Benitta called us knowing that we do not do traffic tickets, but we were her last

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great hope. And her question was a good one: “should you pay a traffic ticket that was issued without evidence to back it up?” The answer in a perfect world is never, but in today’s economy, there is not a lot of money for traffic ticket lawyers, especially for the type that would just plead her to a lesser offense and a lighter fine. And who has time to fight city hall?

So what to do when you didn’t do it? Here is the plan that Benitta and I hatched. I would advise her along the way and she and her daughter should go to court and do battle. You know “millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.” The Yeartons would actually be their own lawyers for a day. With my cell number and me on stand-by, it was like a remote controlled drone situation.

Here are the facts: Rene, age 16, has a perfect, but short driving record. That is until now when “Officer Misguided” appeared. When the traffic citation was issued, the arresting officer advised that he had “heard” that Rene was speeding two days before. The officer was not a witness to anything, and had only been given a report by a crossing guard. The crossing guard could not identify Rene as the driver of offending vehicle and did not get a plate number. Rene drives a Chevolet Blazer S-10. I wonder how many of those there are in Hebron?

Day of trial. When he heard the Yeartons weren’t going down easy, the prosecutor scurried out into the hall to talk plea bargain with Benitta and Rena. He offered a reduced $50 fine and 100 days of court supervision. Stunned at the rejection of his “deal,” the prosecutor mumbled to himself all the way back into the court room saying he could not believe we were turning down such a good deal.

State’s first witness was the errant officer. That was easy. He did not see or hear anything, wasn’t there and couldn’t prove anything. He just took the word of the crossing guard. Can anyone say “hearsay?” Next witness, the crossing guard, who testified that a Chevrolet Blazer that looked like Renee’s was speeding, but astonishingly, could not testify to anything else. Are you wondering how the case got this far? So were we and so did the Judge. After ruling in favor of Rene and against the State, he complimented Rene’s handling of the court proceeding and her mother’s support - remember, Rene is only 16. Of course, I was proudly stashed in my office and satisfied with the thought that our system works “most” of the time. As we all know, “most” is a lawyer hedge word.

P.S. Rene plans to be a teacher. I bet she will have a great story to tell her future students about the time she tried her own case at age 16-and won. I think maybe our system won too. Yellowstone, U.S. 14, And The Big Horn Mountains

The Road To Paradise - Ride It Before You Die

While out in Sturgis, I had the chance to

ride Yellowstone and took U.S. 14 to get there. That road was built in 1926 to get the hordes of Ford Model A’s there in good style. It goes from Chicago and follows I-90. I call it the road to paradise. If it ever had an Indian name, that has to be it.

I used to suffer under the illusion that all U.S. highways could have no more than an 8% grade. Not so! If you want a riding experience that will test your skills, ride U.S. 14 into Yellowstone. Coming from the East, cut through Sheridan, Wyoming and head to Burgess Junction. A few miles out of the Junction, you will be treated to some of the best riding and scenery God ever made as you are smack dab in the center of the Big Horn Mountains. Once you get to the top and start the down-hill slide, stop at the only rest area on the way down and take a moment to collect your skills - you will need it as old U.S. 14 gets narrower and the switchbacks get scarier. Some folks say that the Big Horn Basin was possibly the site of the greatest mammal explosion the world has ever seen. This is riding with knowledge, folks.

As you shoot into Cody on the way to Yellowstone, there are beaucoup campsites that are reasonable and fit the bill for bikers. If you like guns, take in Buffalo Bill’s Museum. And if you don’t take in the Cody rodeo. People from all over the world flock to see this AllAmerican experience. Sitting behind us were Germans, to our left - French, and to our right were a bunch of Scandinavians. The world comes to see us there as this event underscores our American image. But if anyone would have yelled “fire” few would have understood.

As you come out of the rodeo, hang a right. It takes you straight to the Yellowstone gate. What will strike you is the size of the park. It is at least 60x70 miles so calling it a “park” is misleading as it is bigger than some states. Call ahead for campsites (I was not so smart) and live in paradise. You can be just like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson and Jeremiah Johnson for at least one night.

You can’t get enough of “Old Faithful.” It is more impressive than I imagined. Some say that it is part of a super volcano that it will erupt like no other volcano has in the last few million years. When it does, they claim that ash from the volcano will go all the way to Delaware Street in Indianapolis. But don’t fret, as that is not supposed to happen for a few more million. As you leave paradise, you are joining the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and just about anybody that was somebody in the world. And they and you will say that there is no other place like it. Do it and do it again, before you die. Slipping Away

Q: I’m very frustrated and don’t know where to turn. Illinois Central College in Peoria recently repainted some of the road markings, including direction arrows

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and stop bars. As part of the painting process, the painter spread glass reflective beads in the wet paint. Apparently, the beads make the paint reflective. As I entered one of the parking lots, my back tire slipped on the painted surface and I went down and was pinned under my Sportster. I broke my right ankle and a had a class three sprain in my right knee and had a possible rotor cuff tear in my left shoulder. Have you have heard of similar accidents like this and is there is anything that can be done to stop this procedure of putting glass beads in the painted surfaces of roadways? It is slippery to walk on and motorcycle tires lose traction on this type of surface. Jim Miller, Tazwell County Illinois, ABATE MEMBER.

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A: There isn’t much literature out there on the effect of these types of painting methods on motorcycle traction. Tales told among motorcyclists have long cautioned that riding across painted areas is dangerous, and the advent of thermoplastic road decals have proven the collective wisdom of motorcyclists over and over. I suspect that the same applies to the use of reflective glass beads in paint. Since the use of such paint procedures is approved by national transportation officials, if not encouraged, it will be difficult to get their use stopped. Which means ABATE LEGAL needs to get involved on this one. Once again, the legitimate concerns of motorcycles gets short shrift from the powers that be. Probably our best course of action would be to increase our education and outreach efforts so that

ABATE has, as part of its mission, a dedication to educate riders and drivers about motorcycle safety. There are many ways for all of us to participate in ABATE’S safety goal. Here are just a few:

Happy 2012 Everyone! Welcome new and returning ABATE Chapter Safety Officers!

Safety is everyone’s business. We rely on the Chapter Safety Officers to share information and keep us aware, but all of us are responsible for our own safety and the

riders understand the risks of these painting techniques. In the meantime, keep sending those RoadHazard reports in and we will continue to notify the appropriate officials about our concerns. We will ask Wolf Technical if they will provide some needed expertise on the coefficient of friction regarding the glass beads and will supplement this report. ABATE, though many know it not, is one of the greatest rights organizations ever; but what it reaches for by far exceeds what it has achieved,

and what it has achieved is magnificent.

Take a skills update course. It is good to renew your skills at least every 5 years. The longer we are riding, the more chance to become complacent and less attentive to proper riding techniques.

Attend an Accident Scene Management course. We have learned that we cannot always prevent motorcycle crashes. So, it is important to know what to do should you encounter a crash scene. Take a first aid course. Take a first responder course. Ask your Chapter Safety Officer about

only 28 ½% of total recovery and expenses as approved by client, consistent with and conforming to applicable state law. Elsewhere, you may pay 33 ⅓%, 40% or even 50% of your recovery. And, ABATE members are not charged for recovery of damage to your motorcycle, and have access to a 24-hour toll-free telephone number. Call us at (800) 25-RIDER

If you have any questions you would like to ask the lawyer, please submit them to ASK OUR LAWYER, at rodtaylor@abatelegal.com. © 2011, A.B.A.T.E. Legal Services

Remember, injured ABATE members pay

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safety of those with whom we ride.

Jean Cooper State Safety Officer

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how to enroll.

Get involved in spreading the word about motorcycle awareness. Become a Motorcycle Awareness Program (MAP) presenter. MAP presenters are volunteers to present information to high school students who enrolled in driver’s education classes at their high schools. Currently, there is a small group of presenters who are providing the educations in some high schools around the state. More volunteers are needed. For more information, contact your Chapter Safety Officer. Get involved, if your ABATE Chapter does not have a Safety Officer consider stepping up to the job, or share with someone.

Attend Day at the Dome. On February 22, ABATE is sponsoring the event to meet legislators and demonstrate that motorcycles have the power of supporting legislators who are sensitive to the rights and concerns of the motorcycling public

through our right to vote. Being aware of legislation that affects our motorcycling rights goes hand-in-hand with safety. We, as voting motorcyclists, have the responsibility to know what laws affect our riding, thus affect our safety. Show the Arizona Legislature the motorcycle community is watching by attending the event. If you cannot attend the event, learn who the legislators are that represent you and contact them to see how they support you on motorcycle issues. Practice Defensive Riding. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published their annual report last fall. You can visit the website www.nhts.gov to see the report. The take home message for me is that DISTRACTED DRIVERS are now the biggest menaces on our roadways. We must be ever vigilant to avoid them running us down. Make 2012 your year for greater SAFETY awareness!

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Making a Difference ARIZONA MOTORCYCLIST MEDICAL CARE PLAN (AMMCP) “BIKERS HELPING BIKERS”

Arizona Motorcyclist Medical Care Plan (AMMCP) founded by Medieval Maidens MC as a Non-Profit corporation has created a way for patients to get expedited care while removing some of the hassles and cost of obtaining quality medical care. AMMCP will provide coordination of all primary care needs including office visits, arranging referrals, lab work, outpatient diagnostic testing, telephone consultations, and prescription refills by contracting with a primary care physician.

The plan will allow for every patient to have one complete physical at first visit and two other office visits per calendar year. We will make every attempt to consult with patients regarding their medical problems over the telephone, however, some problems may require a physical examination by the physician to diagnose and treat the problem. We will be able to fill out paperwork for you as well with a

limit of three forms per year including FMLA, Short Term Disability, disability plate/placard for the Motor Vehicle Department, etc. This excludes medical narratives. The enrollment fee for ONE YEAR in The Plan is in 3 levels--$300 for a single member; $500 for family of 2 members; and $750 for a family of 4 members. A $75 administration fee per plan will be charged.

We offer a Payment Plan to help in these tough times. Three (3) consecutive payments and you are a Member of AMMCP for ONE YEAR. $300 + $75 = $125 per month. $500 + $75 = $192 per month. $750 + 75 = $275 per month. That easy!

Within this Plan we are able to manage patients with chronic conditions as well as patients who may rarely need to see a physician. Patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc., might be asked

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3% of Roadway crashes involve motorcyclists but 17% of roadway fatalities were motorcyclists. Statistically, another motorcyclist is the first to be on the scene of a motorcycle crash. The purpose of Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance Programs is to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through First Response Education.

100 series: Bystander Assistance Program Ͳ “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” This course is designed for the average motorcyclist. No prior training is necessary. “BAP” classes have made an impact on over 10,000 motorcyclists! Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the specifics of motorcycle trauma care. Rescuer Safety, Assessment & Treatment, Mechanisms of Injury, Good Samaritan Laws are all covered in this seven hour course. There are no other classes like it! For more information or to sign up for a class, call Jean @ 602Ͳ616Ͳ9855. CPR & First Aid Course This class is for those who need or want CPR & First Aid (Heartsaver) Certification according to American Heart Association guidelines. Chest Compressions, Rescue Breathing, Recovery Position, Choking Interventions and hands on testing are all part of this six hour course. For more information or to sign up for a class call Jean @ (602)616Ͳ9855. Jean Cooper, RN, MSN has been riding motorcycles for over 40 years and has been a nurse for almost as long. She has also been an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR) Instructor for about 30 years and a Certified Accident Scene Management Instructor for the past three years. She has passion for motorcycling safety. Let her share her knowledge and enthusiasm with you!

to send in an update form occasionally to keep the physician informed of your current condition(s). This form will include your vitals (blood pressure, weight, etc.), an area to update your family and personal medical history, and a section for you to make notes related to your medical condition(s). The physician may require you to also have your blood tested periodically if you are on certain medications or for some medical conditions, i.e.: thyroid, diabetes, and high cholesterol. This is in accordance with the standards of medical care that all physicians must adhere to. There may be other medical conditions which require frequent monitoring by either the update form and/or lab work. This Plan can be purchased and used in conjunction with your insurance with the exception of Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and AHCCCS plans.

We do have other services available not included for an addition fee outside of this base price including OMT/Manipulations, weight loss, adult immunizations, and minor skin procedures. If additional visits are needed before the calendar year is up, these will be at the cost of $25 each. We have an imaging facility and a lab who have agreed to provide discounts for our patients without insurance. Those would be billed to you separately.

Exclusions of The Plan include chronic pain management, and any psyche diagnosis other than mild depression or anxiety as determined by physician.

If you have any additional questions regarding this Plan call AMMCP Administrators Kat (602) 758-2201 or Mariah (623) 238-2211. We look forward to helping you.


MASTERLINK FEBRUARY 2012 A.B.A.T.E. of Arizona has lost another great freedom fighter.

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this letter to you all.

Robert Vasquez passed away on Jan. 14th, 2012 after complications due to health problems. He passed away with his wife Cheryl and his family by his side. Robert was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and freedom fighter. Robert was an A.B.A.T.E. East Valley Chapter member and our Sgt. of Arms. Robert and Cheryl, his wife of 34 years have been very active in our chapter. You might not have heard Robert because he was a quiet guy but he and Cheryl were always in the background making sure everything got done and went smoothly. They were always ready to volunteer for whatever needed to be done at every event we had. From running a stop for

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the Hard Ass Run to helping out at the spaghetti feed or helping with security, registration or merchandise at Too Broke. Even if his bike was down, Robert would drive his truck and haul everything we needed for an event. He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He has been a true asset to the East Valley Chapter. He was truly a big part of our family

Robert was born in Colorado on September 22nd, 1957. Robert and Cheryl came to us from Oregon where they were very active in A.B.A.T.E. of Oregon with toy runs, camp outs, poker runs and membership drives. They moved to Arizona in April of 2000. They joined the East Valley Chapter when they came to their first meeting and have been very active with us ever since. I just can’t say

enough about Robert and Cheryl and what they have meant to all of us.

We are all blessed to have had Robert with us if even for a relatively short time. I am honored to have known Robert and very proud to call him my friend and my brother. Ride free Robert. We’ll all be up to see you someday.

Robert is survived by his wife and love of his life Cheryl, his three sons Michael (and Rachelle), David (and Alysha) and Bobby (and Yvonne) and his grandson Kayden in Oregon. Please keep Cheryl and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Jack Batty A.B.A.T.E. of Arizona East Valley Chapter Vice Coordinator

Important Phone Numbers

Aid to Injured Motorcyclists - A.I.M. - (800) 521-2425 24-Hr. Legal Assistance for all accidents

Aid to Incarcerated Motorcyclists A.I.M. - (800) 235-2424 24-Hr. Legal Criminal Defense

National Legislative Hot Line - (800) 300-NCOM 24-Hr. Motorcycle Legislative Alerts

National Coalition of Motorcyclists NCOM- (800) 525-5355 Fighting for Bikers Rights

Confederation of Clubs. - (800) 531-2424 Motorcycle Clubs Fighting Against Discrimination

Motorcycle Riders Foundation Washington D.C. Office (202) 546-0983

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Address 313 W Sahuaro St, Tucson AZ 85705 Phone 520-886-7388

Website Find us on facebook Big Sky Motorcycles Email address bigskymotorcycles@hotmail.com How long have you been in business? 9 years

What is your business? Motorcycle Sales, Service, Parts & ATV Rentals Hours of operation? 9-6 Mon-Fri 9 – 4 Sat

We are authorized for all Extended Warranties and are expert Collision Repair technicians. We work with all Insurance Companies to get your bike back up and running quickly. We also do ATV rentals. We drag race 9.5 second motorcycles @ 140mph. We are Tucson’s #1 performance motorcycle shop with Dyno tuning. We have 2 Harley Davidson PH D certified techs on staff. We also have technicians that are certified by both Dynojet Tuning and Progressive Suspension. We have our motorcycle manufacturer’s license and build awesome one-off custom motorcycles. Bring your ideas and we will build you a custom bike to your specs.

Report Says Arizona Has Second-Worst Traffic-Safety Laws in the Nation

WASHINGTON - Arizona got a failing grade Wednesday from a national highway safety group that said the state has adopted fewer than five of the 15 laws the group considers basic to traffic safety.

Only South Dakota ranked lower than Arizona in the ninth annual report from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. It rated Arizona poorly for its failure to adopt strict laws on teen driving, seat belt and motorcycle helmet use, and distracted driving, among others. Arizona has "some of the weakest laws and yet they're surrounded by states that have better laws," said Jacqueline Gillan, the group's president. "This is really a call to action for Arizona to step up and start passing these laws." Her group said crashes killed more than 700 people in Arizona in 2010, at a cost estimated by state officials at $2.7 billion.

"It doesn't make sense when you look at the economic cost and carnage on the Arizona highways that they are still ignoring some really effective public health interventions that could really bring down deaths and injuries and costs for the state," Gillan said.

But state officials challenged the report, saying the laws it identified as crucial "aren't going to help us."

A report on the website of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety says traffic deaths in Arizona of unrestrained vehicle occupants, alcohol-impaired drivers, motorcyclists without helmets and teen drivers all fell from 2006 to 2009. This in a state that does not have the strict laws for enforcing seat-belt use, requiring motorcycle helmets and restricting teen drivers that the highway safety group says are needed. "We are following what our indicators are and pushing to do safety programs to save and prevent tragedies," said Alberto Gutier, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. "We don't have to consult or react to anything the rest of the country does." Gutier said traffic deaths across the nation have fallen steadily in recent years. That trend is mirrored in Arizona, where the number of highway fatalities went from 1,293 in 2006 to 807 in 2009, according to both the state and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The number fell again to 762 in Arizona in 2010, according to the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety report.

Gutier and Gillan agreed that part of the decline has been driven by the poor economy, which made gas relatively more expensive and resulted in fewer drivers on the road. But Gutier said there are other factors, noting that Arizona was one of five states to earn a five-star ranking from Mothers Against Drunk Driving in a report released in November. That ranking was based on drunken driving countermeasures, such as ignition interlocks and sobriety checkpoints.

"Law enforcement has done a fantastic job in Arizona," of enforcing laws already on the books, Gutier said. The report by Gillan's group did score Arizona relatively well for its drunken driving laws, noting that the state had almost all of the recommended restrictions: a ban on open containers, a requirement for ignition-interlock devices for drunken drivers and stiffened penalties for drunken drivers who endanger chil-

dren. The state only got half-credit for its law requiring blood-alcohol tests on drivers killed in crashes; the report prefers that those tests also be required on drivers who survive crashes in which someone is killed. Gutier said his office plans to allocate the majority of its funding to preventing traffic fatalities.

"I'm questioning the whole ranking and the whole report," he said.

Ray "Still Ray" Fitzgerald, chairman of the 7,000 members Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs, said it would be difficult for state lawmakers to require that all motorcyclists wear a helmet, which the report would prefer.

Fitzgerald, a motorcyclist of more than 40 years, said motorcycle-rights organizations like his support a "pro-choice" stance on helmets. The Prescott resident said he wears a helmet when it snows. "I'm not against wearing helmets, I'm against being told that I have to," Fitzgerald said.


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2000 HD Custom (623) 374-5510 $15K OBO

2003 Harley- 100th Anniversary FXDX Dyna Super Glide Sport

Has added – 100th Anniversary Gold Key Package Stored- Like New -Driven less than 200 miles Black Textured Paint - This Model Highly Rated – Built for speed. Judy Rovno 928-234-2969 2002 V8 Trike

Chevy 350c.i. engine. Automatic Transmission. Harley Davidson Fatboy Front End. Very comfortable ride -- Adjustable Air Shocks. AM/FM, Tape, CD Player. Great sound system. Harley Davidson "Luxury Rich Red" paint. Blue and Gold Ghost Ribbons. Beautiful Tank Mural of Pegasus. Lots of Chrome. Loaded. Prize Winner. A real beauty. Easy Maintenance. $19,000 o.b.o. 928-445-3992

One-Piece DayTripper motorcycle seat

New - never used - In box Retails for $359 model 76189 fits Honda VT 750 Spirit 2001-2006 & VT 750DC 2007-2009. The detailed stitch work in the highly durable, synthetic glove-leather makes the DayTripper a show winner. $150.00 Call Bob @ 602-463-0544

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2008 Harley Davidson Road Glide- 6,240 miles-lowering kit-travel packageAM/FM/WB/CD- 6 speed-Dark Blue Pearl-Corbin Solo and Stock Seat- asking $17,000. e-mail serious inquiries to: momac99@yahoo.com.

2003 Honda Shadow A.C.E. 750 for sale.

This bike has been very well maintained and is in excellent condition. Runs like a top, looks amazing-beautiful black paint, no dings or scratches. Has many upgrades including a removable windvest, upgraded mirrors, rear tiedown chrome rack, aftermarket Kuryakyn ISO grips with chrome accents and Throttle Boss, plus a Kontour custom seat. Passenger seat and foot pegs included. Great first bike! This is a wonderful bike for anyone who wants to ride without constant wrenching. 31,000 miles, regular maintenance done professionally. She is worth $4,000 with all the extras and the condition, but will take 3,200. Relocating, advertising in southern Arizona, serious buyers only-call 520-490-4548 or send email to bbthestilter@gmail.com

2006 Red Baja Motorsports 150 Quad ATV, runs great, barely used & garage kept. $900.00 OBO contact Sean Pinder (520)841-3830

Gas Tank from an 05 Springer Classic.

Black/Lave Red. Taken off my bike in 2005 with approx 9,000 miles on it. Excellent Condition, $300.00. Located in Chino Valley (near Prescott). 928-830-4505.

2-1/2" Santee® 50 caliber pipes

exhaust for Harley 1986-2006 softail 84-06

Loud Loud pipes.. deep throaty base lets everyone know your there. Lightly used and in excellent condition. Retail on this set is 479.00 dollars. Pipes are stacked low and feature full-radius heat shields embossed with Santee's® distinctive logo. These pipe sets are the best combination of performance and looks with a 1-3/4"-diameter inner pipe and a 2-1/2" outer cover. Chrome billet end caps with integral baffles are included. Pipes are Chrome and have no dings or scratches they are in excellent condition... even the inner 1 and 3/4 pipe has little bluing... I just wanted to add this since i have had many questions as to the condition of the pipes.. Price: $150.00 James Osborne 623-692-5597

For Sale

2 chaps, 1 men’s coat, 1 women’s vest, 1 pair women’s boots, 2 outback dusters.

call Bill for info. 928-443-1528 Prescott AZ 86301

2006 H-D Dyna Street Bob 11,000 miles, $22,000 invested, selling for $16,000. Contact Pete @ (602) 315-6950

AzTech Flatbed Trailer (Car/ATV Hauler) $2200 obo 2008 STS Cadillac for sale, 23K miles $28,000 obo Call 928-718-6296 Cell 928-716-7289 Motorcycle Hearse

COPD diagnosis forces SALE! $50,000.00 www.eagleswingscarriages.com visit this website to view complete set of equipment. Equipment included: 1999 Harley Davidson Road King Trike (6045 miles) modified with reverse gear & fifth wheel hitch, detachable 18th Century styled Hearse Carriage, full size casket with full cover flag, cherry wood Urn Ark with panoramic glass & folding stand, Encased Memorial Flag, 2007 22ft. flatbed transportation trailer with winds/bug shield, Honor Flags, pre-printed magnetic Carriage name plates & misc office supplies.

Call Bill or Phyllis 623-386-8281

FOR SALE 2006 H-D HERITAGE SOFTAIL CLASSIC

18,282 MILES, NEW REAR TIRE, KURYAKYN HAND GRIPS, ENGINE GUARD, SADDLEBAG LUGGAGE LINERS, "SAGGY BAG" INSERTS, TAIL LIGHTS ARE TURN SIGNALS/BRAKE LIGHTS COMBO WITH RED LENSES, VANCE & HINES PIPES, KING SIZE WINDSHIELD, 4 INCH EXTENDED HANDLEBARS, CHROME BRAIDED CABLES, MUDFLAP, LUGGAGE RACK, CUSTOM COVERS, GARAGE OPENER IN HANDLEBAR. 1 YEAR PRE-PAID SERVICE @ SIERRA VISTA H-D, TWO YEARS ON EXTENDED WARRANTY. $15,000.00 CALL BOB 520-663-3818

2000 H-D Sportster 4 plug heads, K&N air filter, larger gas tank, forward controls, straight drag pipes, windshield, sissy bar, saddlebags, really good tires. NOT ABUSED. Always garaged or covered. Original pipes, battery minder and Clymer book included. $5000 in Payson Call (928) 517-8271 or (928) 474-5287 2009 XR 1200

This is Harley’s only entry to the sport bike arena. This bike was released in Europe but it created such a furor that the motor company brought only 750 units to the states. Bike is orange and stock with the upswept pipes. Always garaged, maintained by dealer, never raced. Good rubber with 15,802 easy miles. Price reduced $7000 for quick sale. Call Ron at 520-203-2323. Bike can be seen and purchased at Big Sky Motorcycles.








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