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A publication supporting the rights, safety and freedom of all motorcyclists through education and not legislation.

MARCH 2012

VOLUME XX, ISSUE XI

Thank you

Nonprofit Org US Postage Paid Permit #1662 Phoenix, AZ

u.s. Rep James Sensenbrenner

had introduced legislation to end the program by prohibiting any future Federal funding of any motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. That bill is HR 904. The mammoth highway bill includes the same language as contained in HR 904.

abateofaz.org

ABATE of AZ. 7509 N. 12th St, #200 Phoenix, AZ 85020

According to the Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that Wednesday, February 1st, the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has rolled out the latest version of the highway bill. The bill is the long term funding bill for road construction and highway programs.

This version of the bill takes aim at a controversial practice of the Department of Transportation which funded motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints with taxpayer dollars. The checkpoints have drawn much criticism from the motorcycle community at large. So much so, that longtime motorcycle champion Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

Representative Sensenbrenner had this to say, "We need to focus on proven methods of motorcycle safety, including crash prevention, rider education, and training and proper licensing. Motorcycle-only checkpoints are an intrusive governmental overreach that place an undue burden on riders while doing little to actually improve safety," He added, "It is encouraging to see that the transportation reauthorization bill will encourage more efficient use of taxpayer dollars and smart motorcycle safety policy." Representative Tom Petri (R-WI), a staunch defender of the motorcyclists, had this comment on the issue, “Motorcycle riders are right to be outraged at being singled out for safety inspections," Petri said. "Nobody is suggesting flagging cars down for unscheduled inspections, and there's no good reason why motorcycles should be treated differently. It's unnecessarily intrusive, and not a smart way to use limited police resources."

At this point I can hear you saying “What the ***** do I care what happens in Wisconsin!” You should care, because if you don’t care and you aren’t vigilant in watching what happens

in other states, one day you’ll wonder how the hell a practice like “motorcycle-only checkpoints” got started in Arizona! It’s a money maker for the state and one day when the folks at the dome decide that we need to be protected from ourselves it’ll be like fishin’ from the pier. So this is the reason we have MRO’s and one of the reasons it is not enough to say “I don’t want to get involved in politics.” If we don’t pay attention we will pay the price of freedom.

To everyone that had the opportunity to attend Day at the Dome and visit with their Legislators, thank you. Remember, you don’t have to wait for this event to communicate with your legislators, let them know that you vote and that you are paying attention to how they vote on issues that are important to you. MDATD does not have to be a once a year event, this is your state, your legislature, “keep in touch” with them by, e-mail, visit or phone call, you can help them with their campaigns. You will be pleasantly surprised, by the results of your efforts. Stand up and be counted! Carole O’Reilly

Designated Lobbyist


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MASTERLINK MARCH 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

February 5, 2012

Safety Report - None.

President - Tim O’Reilly, Vice President/ - Paul Pendergast, Secretary/- Casey Yates, Treasurer Matt Brown - absent, Asst. Treasurer - Jess Method, PAC - Jim Page, Run Coordinator Darin Yates, Membership - Ron Kool, Merchandising - OPEN, Safety Officer - Jean Cooper - absent, Des. Lobbyist - Carole O’Reilly, Sergeant at Arms - Joe Ferrucci

*HB2074 - Bill is being held by Transportation Chairman at this time.

OFFICERS:

Guests: None

Call to order: Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence led by:

Secretary minutes from January: Jimmy Waived:

Motion to accept? favor

2nd: Joe All in

Officer reports:

Hello to all my Brothers & Sisters;

Many prospective members may ask you a simple question when they are approached to join ABATE of Arizona. I feel this is a simple answer to their question. WHY BELONG TO AN ORGANIZATION:

How many times have you been asked to join an organization or asked why you belong to an organization – or what can association “do for me”?

Since it costs money to belong to an organization, it is logical to ask, “What can an organization do for me?” A probable answer could be nothing! An organization can do things with you (with your support, expertise, cooperation, etc.), but not for you per se. Apply the same principles to a business – it can’t do anything for you unless you do something for it. If, you invest money in a business as well as your time and energy. The degree of success depends on the talents, time, and energy expended, even more than the amount of money invested.

The same holds true for organization. The dues-dollars represent an investment, just as it does in one’s business. There are certain functions and services that the organization, acting in concert with its membership, can perform – but to be successful in its efforts, the association requires the support and involvement of its members. It needs the collective thinking of all concerned to formulate plans, and it requires the physical effort of its membership to put those plans into operation.

A potential member who rebels against paying association dues is always the first to criticize and to say the organization does him no good. However, he is always on the front line to take the benefits that come his way as a result of the

organization and its dues-paying members. These benefits just don’t happen. They are the results of a lot of hard work and effort by our Officers and members who devote time and energy to get the tasks done. Just as 100 individuals going their separate ways in trying to dam a river – dig a tunnel or build a highway - would result in disorganized chaos, so it is with any organization that lacks the power of an association effort. But, just as the efforts of those 100 individual (organized under a single leadership with mutually agreed plans and specs) can dam that river, push a tunnel through or get a highway down – so goes an association function, by taking many small parts and joining them into a cohesive mass that gives the group power.

Granted that benefits of association membership are many and varied, there still are those who fail to see how it will benefit them. My answer to this group is simply, “Come on in and find out. Get your feet wet.” Join ABATE of Arizona.

Organizations, after all, are a lot like insurance. When one has no problems, he has no need of insurance. When he does have a problem, if he doesn’t have insurance, it’s too late for it to help. Our life style has many potential problems with numerous government dealings, Law enforcement dealings, environmental issues, etc. The motorcyclist who comes face to face with one of those problems before he joins an association will be just like the man with no fire insurance watching his house burn down.

Remember, Democracy begins with you, and Democracy only works when you get involved!!!

Drive now text later. You can’t do both.

Tim O’Reilly ABATE of Arizona State President

Pac Report - Jimmy Page, U.S. HR 904 The US House Committee is targeting federal funding of motorcycle only roadside check points.

U.S. HR 3199 Limits the EPA to seek an independent scientific study on the effects of 15% ethanol blend gasoline.

U.S. HR 748 Prohibits EPA from authorizing gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol in certain vehicles. Treasurer report - given by Jess Method. January profit and losses.

*Expense reports State and Chapter will be available soon on the web page library

*Jess Method suggested that ABATE outsource the treasurer and membership positions. Ron Kool will give a report at the March meeting as approximate time and duties to perform his duties as Membership Officer. Tabled.

Membership Officer & Merchandise officer positions currently are vacant.

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:

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Lobbyist report - Carole O’Reilly

* MDTD Feb 22, 2012 make appointments with your Legislators. *Deb Butitta, ABATEs new Authorized Lobbyist

Communications report - Paul Hassinger

*first email sent to chapter communications officers *many chapters do not have communications officers Run Coordinator report - Darin

*EV Valentine party at the Monastery, 1st weekend of the month.

*Tombstone run, just a party, not a scheduled run.

*Ron Kool made motion to limit law enforcement presence at Too Broke be held to a minimum. Committee is still in negotiations with Mormon Lake regarding wording of the contract.

*ABATE’s Riders Advantage moving right along would like to have it up and running by next year. *ARA, will we have info to distribute by Bike Week? *Stillray approved as MRF Representative for Arizona

*Bike Week - Booth - share w/Sunchasers. To large a cost to get a booth, problem would be no one to man the booth. Margie Ferrucci will man the booth? *Support for bike week at Westworld. This should be a Chapter fuction. *Leo, Webmaster - The web page needs to be updated.

Resource library unavailable. Tim O’Reilly and Eric Hampton will contact Leo to update web page. *JR TBFS update. - n/a

*Accident Scene Management Class, February 10/11Th at Buddy Stubbs. *ABATE Google phone exchange will be taken care of by President Tim O’Reilly

*Low Cost Insurance available from the Arizona Motorcycle Medical Care Plan (AMMCP) Next State Meeting: MARCH 4, 2012 11:30 am at A.I.A.C.

Motion to adjourn: Jimmy 2nd: Jess Meeting Adjourned at: 1:47pm


MASTERLINK MARCH 2012 NCOM BIKER NEWSBYTES Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish, National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

ILLINOIS MOTORCYCLISTS CAN NOW LEGALLY RUN RED LIGHTS Motorcyclists in Illinois will no longer be stuck indefinitely at stoplights, as effective January 1st the Land of Lincoln joined eleven other states that allow riders to proceed through malfunctioning red lights.

Sensors that trigger light changes often aren't sensitive enough to detect motorcycles, which prompted the Illinois legislature to pass HB S860, supported by ABATE of Illinois, which allows motorcycles stopped at a red light to go through the light if it doesn't turn green after a "reasonable" amount of time. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed the bill, claiming it "endangers our motorists" because it allows the motorcyclist to determine how long is "reasonable," but both the House and Senate voted to override the veto and the original bill became law.

The new law, as now on the books, states: "After stopping, the driver of a motorcycle or bicycle facing a steady red signal which fails to change to a green signal within a reasonable period of time because of a signal malfunction or because the signal has failed to detect the arrival of the motorcycle or bicycle due to the vehicle’s size or weight, shall have the right to proceed subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign as required by section 11-1204 of this code." The law applies only to municipalities with a population of less than two million, so the city of Chicago is exempted.

Similar so-called "dead red" laws have been enacted in Minnesota (2002), Tennessee (2003), Arkansas (2005), Idaho (2006), Wisconsin (2006), North Carolina (2007), South Carolina (2008), Missouri (2008), Oklahoma (2010), Kansas (2011) and Virginia (2011). In Texas and California, state law requires stoplights to be fitted with sensors that detect motorcycles.

LAS VEGAS CLUBS SUE OVER POLICE HARASSMENT A group of Nevada motorcycle clubs is suing Metro Police, accusing the Las Vegas police department of violating the constitutional rights of bikers. The Confederation of Clubs and Scoundrels Pub filed the lawsuit Wednesday, January 11, claiming that "The police are interfering with private business and telling private businesses that they cannot allow certain motorcycle clubs inside their private businesses."

Their attorney says Metro Police officers harassed bikers and threatened to pull liquor licenses at local biker bars, like Scoundrels, based solely on the businesses' clientele.

The lawsuit includes a letter Metro PD sent to Scoundrels Pub last June that states an event involving the Vagos Motorcycle Club violated Clark County code and could put the pub's liquor license at risk.

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Coast to Coast

"We've not asked for a penny. We don't want money. We just want to get recognition of the situation and get the Metro Police Department to give us our constitutional rights. That's all we're asking for," said Bandido Motorcycle Club Las Vegas President Rich Novicelli in an interview with CBSaffiliate 8NewsNow. Metro declined to comment. JUDGE BARS N.H. TOWNS FROM ENACTING STRICTER NOISE LAWS New Hampshire cities and towns cannot impose limits on motorcycle noise that are stricter than what state law allows, a Rockingham County judge has ruled.

"If each town in New Hampshire had the authority to enact different noise emission ordinances, the state would be subject to a checkerboard pattern of laws," ruled Superior Court Judge Kenneth McHugh on Dec. 9. "For example, a motorcyclist who complies with the state noise emission limit could be precluded from driving through a town because that town enacted a lower noise emission limit than the state." The judge's decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the Seacoast Harley-Davidson dealership, which filed suit against the town of North Hampton, successfully arguing the town did not have legal authority to adopt its own motorcycle noise ordinance. North Hampton adopted a noise ordinance at a May 2010 Town Meeting, requiring all motorcycles operated in the town to have exhaust noise limited to 80 decibels. State law permits motorcycles to reach 106 dB.

After the ordinance passed, the local police chief refused to enforce the ordinance, describing it as unconstitutional and explaining that law enforcement and the town could face legal action if they enforced a lower noise threshold than state law allows. Similarly, McHugh found the local ordinance to be "in direct conflict" with state law and ruled the town of North Hampton "is hereby prohibited from adopting or enforcing the ordinance." In granting the permanent injunction, the judge noted in his decision that the N.H. House of Representatives' Transportation Committee rejected a bill to enact a law that was similar to the North Hampton ordinance.

McHugh also noted that the town administrator was notified by the federal Environmental Protection Agency that it does not grant cities and towns "any additional authority to control environmental noise beyond that available to them under state and local law."

House Bill 1442 has since been introduced in an attempt to lower the state's motorcycle noise limit to the federal standard of 80 dB and would require that any motorcycle brought in for servicing to have EPA-compliant mufflers installed at that time. Similar measures have failed to pass three times in the past four years due to what

the bill’s sponsor calls “fierce” opposition from the powerful motorcycle lobby.

LIVE FREE AND RIDE A New Hampshire legislator wants his state’s “Live Free or Die” slogan emblazoned across motorcycle license plates. While he hasn’t straddled a bike in some years, State Rep. Tim Copeland (R-Stratham) said "it's a great saying" that shouldn't be limited to license plates on cars and trucks. He said the idea was hatched at a convention for lawmakers where candy trays were sold that were made by inmates out of defective license plates. While looking at those candy dishes, Copeland wondered why the quote — from a toast made in 1809 by General John Stark — isn't celebrated on the backs of motorcycles. Rep. Copeland said there would be no additional cost to the state and he's been told there's nothing logistical to prevent stamping the state slogan onto the smaller motorcycle plates.

Copeland's bill is with the House Transportation Committee and proposes replacing the word "motorcycle" at the top of all motorcycle plates with the state motto.

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR PROMISES TO VETO A HELMET LAW Less than two years after a State Supreme Court ruling barred the city of Myrtle Beach, S.C. from enforcing a mandatory helmet law stricter than the state’s requirement for riders under 21 to wear them, a helmet law for all

motorcyclists statewide has been introduced in the South Carolina legislature. Senate Bill 1046 was read in Senate for the first time Tuesday and has been referred to the transportation committee. South Carolina required all riders to wear helmets from 1967 until 1980 when the legal mandate was limited to young riders. The attempt to change back to a comprehensive helmet law is opposed by groups such ABATE of South Carolina which is challenging the bill saying that they have no problem with helmets, but don't agree that it’s the government’s responsibility to police personal safety.

Governor Nikki Haley met with biker rights lobbyists recently on the steps of the State House, where she promised them she would veto the bill. Gov. Haley, a member of Lexington County's ABATE, told bikers at the capitol that the senate has more important matters to focus on. She told them to tell their legislators, "Don't waste your time," because even if it does pass, she'll veto it.

In 2007 the state formed a motorcycle safety task force to look at ways to lower fatalities. That group did not recommend a mandatory helmet law. Currently, only 20 states require all motorcyclists to wear helmets, 27 only require them for younger or inexperienced riders, while three require no helmet use at all. FRENCH TO REQUIRE REFLEC-

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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.


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East Valley Chapter

Well, hello to everyone. It’s great riding weather right now. I can’t believe how mild the winter has been. Hope everyone has a chance to take advantage of it. We have a very special thanks going out to Robin Munn for hosting our Jan. meeting at her house. She made breakfast for everyone. She made killer biscuits and gravy and all kinds of other things. Thanks Robin, you’re the best.

By the time you all get this the East Valley chapter Valentine party will have come and gone. Everyone always has a great time. Special thanks to Jess Method and the Valentine committee for organized it and throwing a great party. Hope you did something special for your significant other. On March 17th the CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association) is having their annual benefit for Sunshine Acres Children’s Home. Sunshine Acres is on Higley rd. between the 202 and McDowell rd. It all starts at 10:00am.As always the East Valley Chapter will be cooking and serving the food. We have been cooking for this as long as I can remember. It’s a great day for the kids that live there. The kids get free motorcycle rides around the complex by the great people that show up. Come on out and enjoy the day with the kids and give them a ride. They really love it.

All right, it’s time to get “ON THE BOX” (soap box that is). I’m having a problem with the TV media. Every time they do a report on an accident involving a motorcycle they always make it a point to say if the rider was wearing a helmet or not. Why is that? Fact is that the majority of motorcycle fatalities are from body trauma not head trauma. Not to say that head trauma is not a factor. The way they tell it, no one would get killed if everyone had a helmet on. We all know that is not true. Why is it that they almost never tell the rest of the story? Like if the person that caused the accident happened to turn left in front of the motorcycle or debris that blew off a car or truck that was on the road caused the cyclist to go down. Maybe a car ran a red light or pulled out in front of a motorcyclist. Maybe they were driving erratically and pushed a biker off the road or in to a guardrail. The fact is that we never get a fair shake with the media. You never hear about us promoting Motorcycle training and education. How we are teaching in the driver’s Ed. Classes in the high schools. How we do motorcycle awareness events for the parents and the kids. We work really hard just to be SEEN! Why don’t the media help us with awareness and education? If they partnered with us to promote training and awareness just think about how much more we could do. I can’t remember how many times I have seen an interview were the person said “I didn’t see him” What’s it going to take people. OK, time to get off the box. I just bite my pencil in half. Remember, pay attention out there. Pretend that you are invisible because to the cars and trucks out there most of the time YOU ARE!

Be safe out there.

Ride Hard or Stay Home Jack Batty E.V. Communications

High Country Chapter

Well hello brothers and sisters,

A nice time to be riding down in the valley, but not so warm up here in high country, for those who ride up here ya'll know what I am saying, I hope everyone made it to M.D.A.D. if you did, I am proud of you because I sit here healing from my back injury! Well we have our motors running, getting things ready for WILD IN THE WEEDS camp out hope to see you up here for this event. It is a real good time, live music and free camping with your paid admission, bead run, and biker games. The first weekend in may is the date.

Chicknbone H.C.C. Coordinator Hi all,

Chapter Reports

Mohave Chapter

Thing are looking up here in Mohave County. We have sign up several new members and Don Russell has several prospects in the works.

We have begun our planning for our Mohave County Freedom Rights Rally. We have set a date of April 8th from 1 4pm. That should be interesting, as turn out for our meetings has been disappointing. However, I guess we aren't alone in that department. I'm sure if we promote this right, we can get a good turnout. We also have been pursuing the possibility of Map classes in Bullhead, Havasu and Kingman. Since the public schools have out sourced Drivers Ed, it's a little difficult to work this out with the schools. Any ideas from the other chapters will be appreciated.

The warm weather will be here soon, and there are a lot of runs coming up in the next month or two, which will give us the opportunity to go after more new members and promote our Rally. We will post the flyer in next months Masterlink. Ride safe, Joe Monfredo Coordinator, MCC

Phoenix/Shadow Mountain Chapter

NO REPORT

Northern Arizona Chapter

Today was the Northern Arizona Chapters second meeting. We now have 4 new members, 2 transfers and 2 new members. Who knew people actually read this column, lol, that's how our transfers found out about us. So we are working on putting a run together for April. What a big difference the north is compared to the valley. In the valley you can ride all year, but in the north it snows. They tell me April will be the beginning of riding season, I guess that gives us more time to concentrate on preserving our rights and educating the public about giving motorcycles the respect we deserve on the road. Although I must say there were quit a few bikes out today because it was perfect riding weather. It amuses me that there can be snow on the ground but still be a gorgeous day to ride.

On another note, we need members, especially members willing to step up and fill our officer positions. Being a new chapter we are all learning together, so experience is not required, just someone with a little extra time they can give to the cause. We welcome everyone to come check us out, whether you want to be an officer or not.

Well, as we grow we will have more to report, so for now ride safe and watch out for the idiots not watching out for you. Northern Arizona Chapter (NAC) ABATE of Arizona

Southern Arizona Chapter

This year Southern AZ Chapter is further building local ties within the motorcycle and business community. This is more than a wish it is something that comes from inside to facilitate cohesion and support not only for ourselves but for the many others that ride as well. Our chapter members are participating and becoming involved with causes/events such as B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse), Ride for the Red, etc. We have passed out flyers, attended meetings and in each way we need to contribute our part. These are the basic tools that build relationships that will stand the test of time. ABATE being an MRO we do set the bar by helping and supporting local events in some fashion, from helping with registration, packing ride bags etc.

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It just takes time and it always is well received and appreciated by those in need. To be able to pass out our own flyers at others events is huge, everyone benefits as I can not emphasize this enough. The support returned to us can be boundless...

Our first run/event will be held on Sat. May 12th 2012. Titled "CAN YOU SEE ME NOW!" is to raise awareness of motorcycles on our roads and we demand to be seen! By sheer number & wearing the loudest, brightest of colors, we will be recognized. One of Southern AZ Chapter's goals this year is to petition the City of Tucson for the month of May (Motorcycle Awareness Month) locally. The proclamation to be adopted here locally reflecting the work we have already accomplished with our state. May is a great month for so many things but especially promoting safety and awareness,

Congratulations to all that attended the ASMI Accident Scene Management Inc. in Phoenix this past Feb. 11th & 12th. We had two unique things happen, first and foremost was to have Vicki RobertsSanfelipo here to share her talents and knowledge with us. Vicki is the one who created and started ASMI from the ground up and it’s a chance of a lifetime to pick up what she was putting down. Secondly a unprecedented first time for a “advanced” ASMI #300 class has been available here in Az. Now our State Safety Officer Jean Cooper will have the privilege of continuing this great course here. I can never say enough about these classes, they do save lives. Keeping the shiny side up…

Yavapai Chapter

No snow in January, but old man winter is back in the Prescott area. Cold temperatures did not deter the Yavapai Chapter faithful from turning out for meeting held on the 12th. Before I get started on what is going in our chapter, I want to thank Linda “Gabby” Kocar for filling in for me last month. 2012 is going to be a busy and productive year. We have a St. Patrick Day Run and membership drive scheduled for March 17th. The ride starts at the Jackass Bar and Grill in Prescott Valley (sign begins at 9:00 AM, with kickstands up at 10:15), then off the Drunken Lass for free biscuits and gravy. After our bellies are full, we will be heading to the Burro Inn in Wilhoit with a ride on the famous Spars (rivaled only by the ride to Jerome). Our final stop will be the Gurley Street Sports Pub in Prescott for live music, a big raffle, fashion show, bike show, and lots of vendors. It is only $5.00 per person and we are hoping to kick off the Spring by adding new members while having a great ride in the beautiful countryside around “Preskitt” (how locals pronounce Prescott). Thanks go out to 44Dan for his pack riding safe-

ty tips at the meeting.

Beginning on March 23rd we will begin bike afternoons at the Drunken Lass from the 3:00 to 7:00 PM. This should be a great way to get together with fellow riders and a great start to your weekend. So tell your boss you have worked hard all week, and head over for cold one and listen to Longhair James spin some tunes and raise money for the cause. Our May 19th Run to the Hills event in Jerome is shaping up nicely. We will be selling run pins early this year and the cool part of that is, just show your run pin at the gate and you are in. The event will be run old school style, in other words, bring your own everything. This is a 21 and over event, so you can bring grandpa, but not the grandkids. Grandpa will enjoy the live classic rock, the bike show (I am sure there will be a panhead, knuckehead or vintage bike or two), the treasure hunt, and people games (in case he is no longer able to do the bike games). If none of those suit his fancy, I think he will enjoy the wet t-shirt contest. The cost is 10.00 per person, and that includes camping (first come, first serve). I will have more information on this event next month. I have a few unpaid service announcements. Deb Butita motorcycle activist extraordinaire who is active in ABATE and the MRF brought up that individuals to donate to the award given to the Young motorcycle activist of the year won by Waldo’s daughter, Charity last year (a tax deduction to boot). Our chapter voted to donate $100.00 to this year’s fund. For more information on donating, go to the MRF website (http://www.mrfae.org/yas.php). Our own Paul Pendergast (State V.P.) announced that volunteers are needed to help out at Arizona Bike this year at the booth we are sharing with the Sunchasers at Westworld in Scottsdale (3/28-4/3). This is a great opportunity to get out our message and recruit new members. The American Legion in Prescott is having a run on 5/19 and funds from the run will be donated to help disabled Vets. If you go on this run to support our Vets, remember it is a short ride from Prescott to Jerome, where if I am not mistaking there will be a lot of people having a good time at the Gold King Mine. We would like to welcome a new business member, Mountain Pass located in Prescott Valley 3044 N. Robert Road next to the Circle K. Mike and Cheryl have a great selection of biker leathers, knives and stun guns. All you need to look good and protect yourself in more ways than one. Until next time, ride free, but aware. Mike “Dawolf” Ruddell Communications Officer Yavapai Chapter ABATE of Arizona

Yuma Chapter

NO REPORT


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The PAC Rant

We could do like Government does. That is, find a small problem, make it big then tell everyone that their livelihood and wellbeing are threatened, and only we can save them. (Principles of Propaganda; 101) But that isn’t our style and doesn’t work on intelligent people anyway. (Hopefully)

Jim Page State PAC Officer

Guys, I really don’t have a lot for ya that I haven’t said before or that isn’t covered in Carole’s Lobbyist’s report. I was in a conversation about membership last night, (Guys we really need to get more members.) But it was said to me that the reason that we don’t have many members is because we don’t have a threat. Oh there are threats to our lifestyle out there but they aren’t the big ones that get everybody up in arms.

Then I got home and there was a show on T.V. (No, not Dr. Who) it was called “Doomsday Preppers”. It got me to thinkin’ that that is really how I need to look at this. That we are the ones that are preparing and we need to be ready when the “excrement hits the ventilator”. Ok So I can do that, but it still doesn’t mean we have enough members. The bigger your group is the more chance you have in prevailing. So guys, the “Big one” is always looming. Get out there and sign someone up.

So I’m trying to figure out how to get more people involved. 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!

Join A.B.A.T.E.

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.

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

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

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

1339 N. Golden Palomino Pl. Tucson, AZ 85715 Coordinator............................Jim Butsback Vice Coordinator....................Don Boule Secretary................................Vacant 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

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.

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

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

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

Phoenix-Shadow Mountain Chapter

Southern Arizona Chapter

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

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

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

Yuma Chapter meets the second Tuesday evening monthly at 6:30 PM at the IHOP located at 575 East 16th Street Yuma, AZ 85365. For additional information contact Frank White (Hound) at 209327-0814.

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.

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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

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Yuma Chapter meets the second Tuesday evening monthly at 6:30 PM at the IHOP located at 575 East 16th Street Yuma, AZ 85365. For additional information contact Frank White (Hound) at 209327-0814.

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)

Skin City Ink Prescott Valley 928-458-7242

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

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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.

Renegade Classics Biker Outlet Tucson 520-647-9312

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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

Punkin Center Bar Tonto Basin 928-479-2627

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 $ ___________________

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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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Dodey’s Bar Phoenix 602-404-2300

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.

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Hamstertime

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“ 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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Good Morning America. As motorcyclist, we all enjoy the freedom of the road, we enjoy the scenery and the camaraderie that happens when groups of us get together for a Spring ride. With all that joy comes certain unavoidable risk; things such as pot holes can take you down and ruin your entire day. Animals like deer seemly come out of nowhere and if you hit one, the results can be devastating. Then there are the dead animal carcasses all over the roads. Skunks, Opossums, squirrels' and birds you name the critter and you will more than likely pass one rotting away on the highway.

Then there is the seasonal hazards like fresh gravel, leftover cinders or sand that can take the control of your motorcycle away from you and put it directly in the hands of God. If something does happen while your out on the road, isn't it nice to have a safe place to pull off and assess the damage or situation ? Absolutely ! How about rain and severe weather? There is nothing better than a nice dry overpass to pull under during a driving rain storm. Believe me, if you have been riding for any length of time you can and will get caught in the rain. The colder and wetter you get the more you will be searching for that overpass.

The situations I've described are temporary. The potholes will eventually get filled , The animals will get scraped up or just rot away, the rain will cease and hopefully wash the sand and gravel away. As bad as any of those situations may be, there is a new hazard, so awful , so dangerous and so potentially deadly that I had to devote an entire column to it in hopes that someone reading this will take heed and avoid this particular stretch of road when ever possible. Worst of all perhaps... the whole thing is entirely man made.

The hazard I'm writing about has really sparked a lot of conversation and concern among fellow motorcyclist around this area. Who's responsible for this highway motorcycle meat slicer and what kind of demented person would ever consider installing such an evil devise? We can thank the Obama administration and their artificial job creation act for it. Along I-275 in Kentucky, the highway dept. has installed a barrier between the lanes that spells dismemberment at

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best and death at the worse for any motorcyclist that may be forced to have to ditch their motorcycle in a hurry.

There was no thought given to the safety of any motorcyclist when they elected to install this insidious death trap under the guise of highway safety. The metal fence support 4 one inch wire cables that have the potential to tear your leg off should you be unlucky enough to run into one of them at almost any rate of speed. If that's not bad enough, the post alternate, one on the inside and the other on the outside. These If you have crash bars on your motorcycle there is a very real chance to get snagged by one of the aforementioned fence post. Just to add insult to injury, the pull off lane is very, very narrow and puts you just about in the path of any vehicle traveling in the high speed lane. I'm sure the current administration had the best intentions when they installed these motorcycle death traps but the jobs they created are finished . Now we, the American riding public are stuck with the terrible results. I've seen what happens when cars and trucks blast through these barricades, they snap off those metal fence post and create jagged metal spikes all the while , those one inch metal cables wave freely in the breeze.

I just keep on praying to the Good Lord Above that no one loses their life or limbs to this highway monstrosity. There are times when you may have to lay your bike down. Motorcycle rider training teaches you these avoidance techniques.You never know when a tire might blow or something falls off a trailer in front of you. Pieces of rubber from blown tractor trailer tires is another perfect example..... those are split second decisions that don't give you a lot of room for errors and in Kentucky, your chances for survival just got a lot slimmer on I-275. Please watch out for the hazards if you find yourselves traveling along the I-275 corridor in Kentucky or Ohio. Thank God Indiana still has the good sense to not install this type of barrier, the American motorcycle riders thank you for not doing something stupid in the name of safety... Peace...................... Until Next Month...... Hamster


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MASTERLINK MARCH 2012

Events Calendar Courtesy of Lady Jewells & Phoenixbikers.com

March 2012

Friday, March 2 at West World, Parada del Sol RODEO, Fri Mar 2, 2012 7PM Scottsdale Pro Bull Riding Sat Mar 3, 2012 - 1PM Parada del sol Rodeo Sat Mar 3, 2012 - 7PM Sun Mar 4, 2012 - 2PM more info to follow.

Friday, March 2nd - 4th Checkered Flag Run Second Annual Checkered Flag Run, The Checkered Flag Run is a weekend in Arizona hosted by Phoenix International Raceway, Talking Stick Resort and Casino, and CityScape. The weekend culminates with motorcycle rides to Phoenix International Raceway to watch NASCAR Drivers tear up the track at the Bashas Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Saturday March 3rd, 2012. MORE INFO

Tickets: Checkered Flag ride to Phoenix International Raceway, Bashas Supermarkets 500 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Tickets available for $25 until March 1st or while supplies last. After March 1st, tickets will be available on-site at the gate price. BOOK TICKETS HERE -

Checkered Flag Run will again be giving away a 2012 HD Signature Series Road Glide “103″ with Custom FLTRX103 Motor and PM Accessories. Raffle tickets are $20, Draw Date – March 12, 2012. Winner does not need to be present. Disclaimer: 1500 tickets need to be sold for giveaway or drawing will extend until March 31, 2012.

Friday Check in to official Checkered Flag Run Hotel: Talking Stick Resort and Casino Reservations: 1(866) 877-9897 or Checkered Flag Run Hotels Special

Checkered Flag Run Rate using code: CFR2012 9800 East Indian Bend Road Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Checkered Flag Run Meet and Greet at CityScape "Patriots Square" Friday, March 2nd, 2012 from 6 PM – 10 PM One East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 Checkered Flag Run Meet and Greet After Party at Club PHX Special guest "DJ Twin" Friday, March 2nd, 2012 from 10 PM – 2 AM 122 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 Saturday Checkered Flag Run Bike Show at the Bashas Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 from 9 AM – 12 PM (All bikes must be present at 8 AM at PIR Gate 4 to be in Bike Show) 7602 South Avondale Blvd. Avondale, AZ 85323 (866) 498-7223 Bashas Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 from 1 PM5 PM 7602 South Avondale Blvd. Avondale, AZ 85323 (866) 498-7223 Checkered Flag Leather & Lace Ball at Talking Stick Resort and Casino Ballroom Special Guest "DJ Boulevard Rodd" Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 from 9 PM – 2 AM 9800 East Indian Bend Road Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Saturday, Mar. 3rd - Phoenix, AZ. Vietnam Vets/ Legacy Vets MC Chapter E 2nd Annual Spring Party. Proceeds to Benefit Wounded Warriors Project. American Legion Post 107 - 20001 N. Cavecreek Road in Phoenix. Starts at 3:00 PM. Door prizes / Raffle Drawing / 50/50 / Auction / Music. Free Admission. Open to the Public. Everyone is Welcome to Attend. Contact Roadside for any questions 517-775-

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March 3, 2012 Event_Title: 5th Annual Teen Challenge Bike Run Event_Time: 8 am Event_Location: 1515 W. Grand Ave, Phoenix Event_Description: Join us as we ride from Phoenix Teen Challenge to Christian Life Ranch. There will be a stop at Buddy Stubbs Harley on Cave Creek.There will be lots of food, fun, and prizes! The proceeds will go to both the Phoenix Teen Challenge and Christian Life Ranch. To register or for more information call 602-271-4084 ext. 303. Sunday, Mar. 4th - Phoenix, AZ. Boxer Luv Rescue Run. This run will include Breakfast Lunch Dinner, door prizes, silent auction, shirts and lots of giveaways. All for $20 per bike. The ride starts at Chesters Harley Davidson and will end at the Hideaway in Cave Creek. All of the proceeds will help fund the Boxer Dog Rescue that helps provide homes for that breed. For more information please see the flyer in the magazine or go to www.boxerluv.org

Sunday, MARCH 4, 2012 ABATE Local 17's 24th Annual Freeze Your Ass Off Poker Run Sign in 9-11 Miss Darla's, 110 Peabody Rd. , Vacaville . Ends: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters. Food & Beverages, Music, Hi/Low Poker Hands, Prizes. $20 donation/person. Rain or Shine! For more info contact Glenn at glennphillips01@comcast.net 707-624-6310

Saturday, March 10, 3rd Annual Colon Cancer Ride - Ride a Bike Save a Butt, RIDE A BIKE, SAVE A BUTT 3nd Annual Colon Cancer Ride, BE AN ANGEL, RIDE A BIKE, SAVE A BUTT For More Information http:// www.colonallangels.webs.com /Email:

Colonallangels@q.com or Sheila Casto (602) 320-4065 or Email: misbehavinagain@gmail.com

Saturday, Date: March 10th, 2012, Event_Title: Chief Bill Lanford Memorial Ride Event_Time: 8am Event_Location: 25206 W. M.C. 85 Buckeye Az. 85326 Event_Description: Chief Bill Lanford Memorial Ride Honoring our Fallen Firefighter Brother William D. “Bill” Lanford was the Chief of Buckeye Valley Fire until he was tragically killed while riding his Harley on Vulture Mine Road on February 5th 2003. Please join the many brother and sister Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and all of his friends and family in honoring Chief Lanford on this memorial ride. Everyone is welcome – Any Scooter, Hot Rod, or Apparatus… Ride it, Drive it, Push it, or Pull it – Just come and make this a huge, memorable event…. Saturday March 10th, 2012 Check-in at 8:00 A.M. – Ride Starts at 10:00 A.M. Station 324: 25206 W. M.C. 85, Buckeye Az. 85326 $20.00 Single rider, $25.00 Couple Escorted, 100 mile ride, including a stop at Bill’s roadside memorial on Vulture Mine Rd. Everyone Welcome to the After Ride Party All Proceeds received go to the Bill Lanford Memorial Fund Scholarship Program If any questions please contact Jason @ jjessamine@local4371.org or 480-7343778

Saturday, Mar. 10th - Mesa, AZ. Ride for the Gold. Run to benefit Florence Crittenton Center.Starts at SKUNK MOTORSPORTS - 720 S. Country Club Dr, Mesa (Between Southern & Broadway). Ends at CHESTER’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON - 922 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa. $5 Wild card draw at CHESTERS. Prizes for BEST and WORST Hands! Live Music & Food


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Available! All Motorcycles Welcome! $20 Per Rider • $10 Per Passenger/ Registration Begins at 8:00 am Last Bike Out at 9:30 am / Last Bike In at 3:00 pm. Info & Registration at: http://www.sites.google.com/site/ddcharities or emai l/ call DesertDamesCharities@gmail.com • 480-389-4026 AZ BIKE WEEK - March 23 - April 1

Event_Date: March 23 - April 1 Event_Title: Arizona Bike Week Event_Time: All day Event_Location: WestWorld - Scottsdale Event_Description: Arizona Bike Week is a rider’s dream. Whether you prefer participating in organized charity rides or carving out your own path, there’s plenty of options for everyone. Our scenic terrain and amazing spring weather make for some of the best riding in the country. Spend a few days exploring the Arizona desert and mountain roads and checking out the pre-rally days’ events at our favorite biker friendly establishments. Then it’s time to really rev it up at the biggest party of all, Cyclefest at WestWorld! One low admission price gets you into all the festivities. Top name builders and vendors, with the latest parts, accessories and apparel. Major manufacturers such as Harley-Davidson, Yamaha & Kawasaki will be offering demo rides on their newest bikes. Also included with your general admission pass; nightly concerts, featuring national headliners. This year’s lineup includes Quiet Riot, Puddle of Mudd, REO Speedwagon and Tesla. Purchase your ticket online and you’ll also receive a discount coupon redeemable at the ABW official merchandise booth. For more info, go to www.azbikeweek.com, where you’ll find links to reserve on site RV and tent camping spaces as well as nearby hotel rooms at discounted rates. See you at Arizona Bike Week, the rally that gives you more bang for your buck!

Saturday, Mar. 24th - Phoenix, AZ. Buddy Stubbs 8th Annual Bike Week Bash. 13,000 people came and enjoyed a great party last year, 2012 will be the best yet!! Admission is always FREE. Featuring: Two Acre Miller Lite Beer Garden | Patron Margaritas | Pyrat Rum | Bikini Contest | Great Food | Vendors | Museum Tours | Ample Parking | FREE Shuttle Service. Live music will fill the air all day as well as one lucky person in attendance will WIN A HARLEYDAVIDSON® SPORTSTER® 1200 given away live on-stage! The event you don’t want to miss! For more information: www.buddystubbshd.com

March 24, 2012 Event_Title: 3rd Annual American Legion Riders/SAL Chapter 58 R Event_Time: All Day Event_Location: Fountain Hills, AZ Event_Description: Name of Event: 3rd Annual American Legion Riders/SAL Chapter 58 Ride In Bike Show Held in Memory of Kimmy Chapman Date: March 24, 2012 Location: American Legion Post 58, 16837 E. Parkview Ave., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, 480837-5958 Proceeds donated to American Legion Charities OPEN TO THE PUB-

LIC-ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE Bike Registration: 8A-Noon; Cost:$10.00 per bike (Ride in Only) 1st and 2nd Place Trophies awarded in the following classes: Stock Harley; Modified Harley; Custom; Antique; Metric; Bobber; Womens; also Trophy for Peoples Choice Bike Judging @ 3P followed by trophy presentations. Judging by Celebrity Judge Robert Shinn, owner/operator of Evil Twin Custom Motorcycles, Mesa, AZ and his staff of Celebrity Judges that includes Jim Moore, Exec. VP Operations, AZBIG, and others. Vendor sites available, $25.00 for 10X10 space. Venders please direct inquiries to: Dave Travers, 602505-3352, traversonmaui@yahoo.com or Kevin Woods, 480-628-3665, starryan1@cox.net Corporate Sponsorship donations graciously accepted and appreciated. Please contact either Dave or Kevin for details. Event/Party will also include: Live Bands and Music from 10A to at least 6P Antique Bike Display Beard Contest, $5.00 entry fee with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places based on crowd response, Delicious food and many beverages and drink specials. Raffles and 50-50 drawings throughout the day. Come on out to the Post in the Hills and enjoy our beautiful AZ weather and Post Patio. Party down and have a great day! Further information available at American Legion Riders Post 58 Fountain Hills, AZ, @ alr58.org All other inquiries, please call or e mail Event Chairman Mike Casey @ 480-399-6087; mikecasey1957@yahoo.com March 24, 2012, Event_Title: Desert Thunder MC Zombie Bash, Event_Time: 2:00 pm till ???, Event_Location: Rock Springs, 33769 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Event_Description: Come join us for some undead fun! Cash prizes for best Male and Female Zombies. 50/50's, Raffles, vendors and food specials. Music provided by Brotherhood of Blues Band. Free camping avalable. FMI cotact Lodur 623-210-1589 ~Remember, Zombies do not care what time of the year it is for a brain Feast~ Entrance price is 10.00 per person, 15.00 a couple.

March 24th 2012 Event_Title: Born 2B Wild Event_Time: 12pm-11pm Event_Location: Valleywide. Phoenix/Mesa Event_Description: 5th Anniversary Ride. $30pp Gets you lunch, gift bag and entrance into Backstage Biker Bash! With Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot and 74th Street Band, and some other surprises! This ride will also will also stop at the American Legion Ride in Bike show!! Great stops along the way so you dont miss out on other daily events!! Thats how we roll! Support"em all!!!

Saturday March 24th Event_Title: MMA-AZ Eagle District Farkle Dice Run, Event_Time: Sign In 9-10am Event_Location: Baja Loco Grill & Cantina 5134 N 95th Ave Glendale Event_Description: Farkle Dice Run Sign In: 9-10am @ Baja Loco Grill &

Cantina 5134 N 95th Ave, North of West Camelback Rd in Glendale $10 per person & $15 per couple. Stops at Wild Horse West, Gavilan Peak, Steel Horse Saloon and then back to Baja Loco to announce the winner, 50/50 Food & Drink Specials... Sunday, Mar. 25th, Scottsdale, AZ, Harley-Dav idson of Scottsdale, Grand Opening and 1st Annual AZ Bike Week SUNDAY BLAST OFF PARTY featuring a free concert by Bret Michaels. Event starts at 1:00pm, Bret goes on stage at 7:00pm. Plenty of parking and fun! Bret Michaels Free Concert and Parking lot Party, (more info). A party by Bob Parsons needs little explanation other than DON'T MISS IT! Adult beverages, Go AZ Girls, live music, food, fun and a chance to check out the construction and development of a whole new motorcycle destination in Scottsdale, including a 2.5 acre training, demonstration and event center that will be one of a kind! Bring your biker friends, plenty of bike parking! Sunday, Mar. 25th - Phoenix, AZ. 17th Annual Trifecta Custom Bike Show and Blowout. Gates open 10:00AM at the Steel Horse Saloon - 1818 W. Bell Rd, in Phoenix. Vendors, Live Music, Food & Drinks. Cool Bikes, Hot Babes. All Ages / Alcohol with ID. Tattoo and Frozen T-Shirt Contests.

March 28, 2012, Event_Title: 2012 Annual Wednesday Riding for Kids Event_Time: 6 A.M Event_Location: 13850 N. CaveCreek Rd. Phoenix AZ 85022 Event_Description: 12th annual Wednesday Riding for Kids Event. Preregister at www.hog93.com by March 14, 2012 to ensure ride shirt. Cost $35.00 includes entry into Cyclefest. Ride begins at Buddy Stubbs AZ H-D 13850 N. Cavecreek Rd Phoenix, AZ 85022. Prizes/awards at 7 P.M at the Buddy Stubbs Tent. All proceeds benefit Camp Courage Burn Camp for Kids.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 Event_Title: Annual Bike Week Auction Event_Time: 1 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Live Auction at 8 p.m. Event_Location: Cycle Fest at Westworld - Handlebar Saloon Event_Description: Annual Bike Week Auction Presented By Buddy Stubbs Harley Silent & Live Auction in the HandleBar Saloon Crusaders For The Children Saturday, March 31st, 2012 Bike Week Auction- Cyclefest at WestWorld Opens 1pm – Auction tables close 4pm – 6:30pm This annual Arizona Bike Week event always has great surprises for collectors of all types. You can expect to find sports, movie, television, and music memorabilia as well as items for the hardcore motorcyclist. We will have a wide variety of one-of-a-kind items you are sure to find something that interests you. Please visit the Crusaders for the Children auction page (www.crusadersforthechildren.com/Bike WeekAuction.htm) to view a growing list of items or make a suggestion on something you’d like to see. Stick around after the silent auction closes as we auction some of the really big items

live on stage in the HandleBar Saloon. Live auction begins at 8pm. Are you, your home business, favorite hangout or company you work for intersted in donating items for the raffle or auction? Please contact via this post or a private message. Thank you we appreciate your support! : ) posted 01.29.12 aloha

Saturday, March 31st American Legion Riders Post 75, 2nd Annual Hog Roast and Poker Run, Run starts at 9 am, 10625 N Cave creek Road (Peoria Ave) Phoenix, AZ. Beer Butt Chicken available. Dinner Served from 5 to 7 pm, Entertainment starts at 7 pm. $20 for riders, run and dinner, $15 for passengers and dinner. $10 for poker run only, $15 for Dinner only. Enjoy good old rock and roll ;with Group Therapy. for more info CALL RONZO AT 602-418-2879 OR 602-943-8477 HELP US HELP HOMELESS VETS & SUPPORT PATRIOT GUARD RIDER’S PROGRAMS.


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TOO BROKE for STURGIS 2012 MORMON LAKE, ARIZONA JULY 27-29

We are happy to report that A.B.A.T.E of Arizona’s “Too Broke for Sturgis” is going to be our best party yet. We appreciate all the love and kindness that we have received. I personally am humbled and overwhelmed by all of you. Not only has our own biker community come together, but the citizens of Mormon Lake, the staff of Forever Resorts (MLL), local L.E. and EMS have all embraced us with respect and caring and it will never be forgotten. Thank You.

Some of you reading this may not know what I am talking about. We had a terrible

domestic violence tragedy at TBFS 2011 that forced us to close our only yearly fund raiser on the first night. I have been writing this piece in my head since July and decided that I didn’t want to go into the details of that awful night, but only say that for many of us, it was one of the worst times of our lives. That being said, we also don’t want rumors to cause hard feeling towards any person or group. Therefore I ask that if anyone needs to discuss anything TBFS related to contact me or any of the 20 TBFS committee members directly. jrosen302@cox.net

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streets. There will be lots of riders coming to Arizona for Bike Week or just passing through to other places. We still have to ride defensively, keeping vigilant to protect our safety.

Jean Cooper State Safety Officer

The nearly perfect riding weather is upon us. Even though there are around 160,000 motorcycles registered in Arizona, there are many more on the

Last weekend several of us, 5 of us from ABATE, attended the first Advanced Accident Scene Management Course in Arizona. Vicki Sanfelipo, who developed the program, came to teach us the next level of skills to use at a crash scene to promote greater survival and prevent greater injury. It was a great class. I am thrilled to tell you all that I am now certified to teach the next level. I look forward to sharing the next level of skills

with as many people as I can.

I cannot say enough about distracted drivers!!! Every day I see nearly every driver going past me either talking on a phone or texting. They drive slow, fast, slow as they try to navigate the vehicle while paying attention to the little device. I even see bikers doing the same thing. What are they thinking?? Oh, wait, they aren’t. Protect yourself, stay away from them. The best defense is to keep your riding skills up to date. There are several places to renew your skills and in some cases your insurance company will offer a discount for proof of course completion. Challenge yourself to a skills course. You’d be surprised how much concentration it takes to follow the course and do it right, even after years of cruising down

the highway.

While you’re thinking about riding skills and safety, think about making yourself visible…. Picture the stereotypical biker in black leather jacket, black leather pants or chaps and black gloves riding a black motorcycle. On a sunny day in Arizona, that biker is hard to miss. Now picture the same biker on the same black motorcycle with the same black clothes on at night. The biker is hard to see. Make yourself visible. Wear reflective clothing. Ride with your lights on. Keep your bike is good repair. Remember motorcycle boots are not made for walking.

Like I said we have nearly perfect riding weather. Get out and enjoy! And be Safe!


MASTERLINK MARCH 2012 12NR02 - MRF News Release - US House Committee Passes HR 3199 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07 February 2012

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs US House Committee Passes HR 3199

Tuesday, Feburary 7th, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology passed HR 3199 - a bill that would require a comprehensive study of the scientific and technical research on the implications of fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol. Essentially, this bill would slow down the fast tracking of the fuel blend that is 15 percent or more ethanol. The Administration made it legal at the end of 2010 for fuel suppliers to sell the blend.

In an Opinon Editorial to the Hill newspaper, Rep. Sensenbrenner (WI) had this to say, "Many claims by E15's supporters are questionable. For instance, ethanol's proponents argue that ethanol is cheaper. But this claim ignores the fact that E15 lowers fuel efficiency. Since ethanol's energy content is just 70 percent of the energy content of gasoline, American drivers will be forced to make more trips to the pump, largely negating any savings from E15." Sensenbrenner added, "As bad as E15 is for our cars, it is downright dangerous in small gasoline-based engines like those in our lawnmowers, boats and ATVs. E15 in a boat engine is

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like metal in a microwave. The United States Coast Guard warned that E15 in marine engines increases the risk of fires and explosions. And, "The EPA dismisses these concerns — from stakeholders within the government, no less — because these engines are not included in EPA's E15 waiver, but EPA is willfully ignoring inevitable issues with misfueling and lack of availability of fuel with lower ethanol content. At a Science Committee hearing last year, we examined the EPA's E15 decision, and witnesses testified that the agency cannot prevent misfueling." We at the MRF are all for reducing our dependence on foreign oil and keeping the planet healthy, but the facts are not all in when it comes to the 15 percent blend when used in a motorcycle engine. In fact, the Motorcycle Industry Council has said that the blend could be harmful to motorcycles. The EPA went so far as to say that motorcycles are prohibited from using the new blend altogether. Until further comprehensive study, such as required by this legislation, is conducted we must issue caution when using the new blend.

The MRF will keep you updated on this and every other issue effecting motorcyclists from Washington DC.

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12NR03 - MRF News Release - The BEAST is Coming to Atlanta! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 February 2012

Contact: Teri Stobbs Ricci, MRF

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!

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The BEAST is Coming to Atlanta!

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) Annual BEAST of the East Conference will take place in Atlanta, April 13-15, 2012, hosted by ABATE of Georgia. MRF conferences are designed to educate and motivate those in the motorcyclists' rights community. In addition to being a fantastic learning opportunity, these events are a great chance to meet other people from all over the country who are as passionate about motorcyclists' rights as you are. Workshops and seminars this year will be presented by motorcyclists’ rights activists from Georgia, Washington DC, Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin, and we expect participants from all over the country as well. You can register in advance for BEAST, as well as download and/or view the BEAST poster, registration information, and tentative agenda at www.mrf.org/events.php. When making your travel arrangements, PLEASE NOTE that workshops for BEAST this year will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 13. The agenda covers a wide range of topics, and naturally, we will update participants on all federal motorcycling issues and the MRF’s 2012 legislative agenda. We will have informative seminars regarding motorcycle awareness and education, women in motorcycling, a variety of legal perspectives, and the U.S. Constitution. In addition, we will have training seminars on how a federal bill becomes a law, develop-

PAGE 13 ing relationships with legislators and agencies, passing bills, and “Share the Road” programs; as well as special meetings for MRF Reps and for motorcycle club members. One of the highlights of the conference will be a general session on “The History of the MRF.” Some of the most valuable knowledge you will gain will be in the “meetings after the meetings,” which take place in the hallways, hospitality suite, and banquet. The networking opportunities are phenomenal at MRF conferences. We do have an auction at the banquet to raise money for the MRF (it costs approximately $1000/day to keep our office open in DC, even with an entire volunteer Board of Directors). Auction item donations are greatly appreciated, and will be collected on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning at the conference hotel.

Conference participants are required to make their own hotel reservations. We have negotiated a special room rate of $89 per night at the Westin Atlanta Airport, which includes free parking and special meal rates in the hotel restaurant. Attendees who are not staying at the Westin will be required to pay $10/day to park in their lot. Rooms must be reserved by March 15, and you must mention the Motorcycle Riders Foundation BEAST of the East Conference, to get the special room rate. The BEAST conference poster provides all of the hotel registration information. I hope to see you at the MRF’s BEAST of the East conference in Atlanta!


MASTERLINK MARCH 2012 TIVE RIDING APPAREL “Ride to be seen, but ride like you’re invisible” is sound advice for all motorcyclists, and wearing bright colored reflective riding gear is one way to be more conspicuous in traffic and avoid getting ran over by distracted and inattentive drivers, but France will soon be enforcing legal measures to ensure that motorcyclists are seen.

French officials apparently take motorcycle visibility so seriously, they’re making it Illegal not to be noticed. According to a new rule in their highway code that takes effect January 1, 2013, riders and passengers aboard any bike bigger than 125cc will each be required to wear at least 150 square centimeters of reflective fabric on their upper bodies -- and according to British motorcycle activists Riders Are Voters, France already requires reflective stickers on helmets.

FIRST MOTORCYCLE-ONLY GAS STATION OPENS ABROAD More motorcycles are sold in Indonesia in a year than exist in the entire United States of America! According to the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI), 7.4 million motorcycles were sold there in 2010, and by comparison there were 7.9 million motorcycles registered in the U.S. There are significantly more motorcycles than cars operating in this denselypopulated region, and of 70.71 million vehicles in Indonesia, 52.43 million are two-wheel machines, which has led to the opening of the world’s first motorcycle-only gas stations.

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These "Shell Motor Express" stations are designed exclusively for motorcycles and it was the Indonesian government’s idea to provide “comfort, safety and time-efficiency” for the majority of the country’s commuters. Shell Indonesia says: "This motorcycle gas station is a pilot project developed in response to the Government’s idea to provide a dedicated refueling service for motorcycles. Shell Motor Express is purposely built to serve motorcycles which are the largest and fastest growing segment in the domestic motor vehicle industry.”

WEIRD NEWS: DIRTY SECRET ABOUT GAS PUMPS Gas pump handles top a recent study of filthy surfaces, so just when you thought filling up couldn’t hurt any more, medical researchers have announced another reason to avoid touching the gas pump: GERMS! Gas pump handles turned out to be the filthiest surface that Americans encounter on the way to work, according to a study released on October 25, 2011 by Kimberly-Clark Professional, a unit of personal hygiene giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. A team of hygienists swabbed hundreds of surfaces around six U.S. cities to see what everyday objects are breeding grounds for the worst bacteria and viruses.

The top offenders, following gas pumps, were handles on public mailboxes, escalator rails and ATM buttons. Closely following on the filthiest list were parking meters and kiosks, cross-

walk buttons and buttons on vending machines in shopping malls.

"It comes down to the fact that nobody cleans the things that you're going to touch on a daily basis," said Dr. Kelly Arehart, program leader of KimberlyClark's Healthy Workplace Project.

MOTORCYCLISTS FINED FOR WEARING DOT-APPROVED HELMETS In a strange twist, motorcycle riders in Mumbai, India are being hassled by law enforcement for wearing DOTapproved helmets because, in an effort to curb the use of cheap helmets, the police commissioner recently issued an order stating that all motorcyclists must wear helmets with an ISI marking to certify that they are approved by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

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helmets in the world, with certifications from the U.S. Department of Transportation which subjects helmets to higher standards of testing, police are issuing tickets to safety-conscious riders for wearing “unapproved helmets”. In typical bureaucratic fashion, authorities have reportedly forwarded an application for recognizing DOT-certified helmets to the transport department “which is the competent authority to make an appropriate decision.” QUOTABLE QUOTE: "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." ~ Groucho Marx (1890-1977) American comedian and film star

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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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PAGE 18 Have you ever wondered what all of those acronymns mean? Here are just a few: AMA - American Motorcyclist Association

BEAST - Biker's Educational And Seminar Training - MRF’s east coast Conference BEST - Bikers Educational Seminar for Training - MRF’s west coast Conference BRC - Basic Rider Course (MSF’s current curriculum)

BRT - Basic Rider Training (Curricula for beginning motorcyclists developed by TEAM Oregon, currently in use by some states, being tested by others) CHOB - Cannon House Office Building COC - Confederation of Clubs

CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission

CST - Senate Commerce Science and Transportation (D) - Democrat

DOC - Department of Commerce DOD - Department of Defense

Alphabet Soup

DOE - Department of Energy DOJ - Department of Justice DOS - Department of State

DOT - Department of Transportation DSOB - Dirksen Senate Office Building

E&C - House Energy and Commerce Committee E&L - House Education and Labor Committee EPA - Environmental Protection Agency EPW - Senate Environment and Public Works

FEMA - Federation of European Motorcyclists Association FHWA - Federal Highway Administration

FIM - Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme

FLOTUS - First Lady of the United States GOHS - Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

HELP - Senate Health Education and Labor Committee

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HHS - Department of Health and Human Safety

NCOM - National Coalition of Motorcyclists

HOT LANE - High Occupancy Tolling lane

NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HOV LANE - High Occupancy Vehicle lane HR - House Resolution

HSOB - Hart Senate Office Building IIHS - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

LHOB - Longworth House Office Building MAJ - Majority

MCC - Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada MIC - Motorcycle Industry Council MIN - Minority

MOTM - Meeting of the Minds MRF’s Annual Conference MRC - Motorcycle Rider Course

MRC/RSS - MSF’s past curriculum

MSF - Motorcycle Safety Foundation

What Does it Take?

motorcyclist killed. It is very sad, another brother or sister lost. What does it take to prevent hearing these very words every day?

Casey Yates State Secretary

You hear it almost every day, another

Many have said we should do this and that but how many really put their money where there mouth is and join an MRO or vote or, there are so many ways to get involved in keeping our rights and keep our riders safe.

I believe unity between MRO’s and the general public would help. Why can’t we support each other, work together for the

greater benefit? Is it some hidden law that MRO’s can’t work together?

I was reading some other papers and noticed that we are fighting for a lot of the same causes, and even our members are members of another MRO’s. It is a little step, but we need a big giant leap.

You can’t fight for motorcycle rights if you don’t know what you are fighting for.

We are fighting for our safety! In the last week alone we have had 5 motorcycle accidents, 3 of them fatal. The larger the article if you ARE wearing a helmet. Most of these accidents are on the freeway but just as many occur on surface streets. We can’t fight for our cause if we can’t

NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

POTUS - President of the United States PPP - Public Private Partnership (R) - Republican

RHOB - Rayburn House Office Building RSOB - Russell Senate Office Building

RSS - Riding and Street Skills (MSF’s previous curriculum) S - Senate Bill

SBA - Small Business Administration SC - Supreme Court

SMSA - State Motorcycle Safety Administrators T&I - House Transportation and Infrastructure committee UN - United Nations

WHO - World Health Organization

get the word out. PEOPLE, the more people we make aware, the voice we have is louder. At ABATE, our cause IS motorcycle rights, including education. Motorcycle Day at the Dome is our day to talk to our legislators and make a huge impact by our presence. WE MUST be heard!, If our voices are as loud as the pipes on a bike, we can make a difference. MDATD, will be over by the time this article prints, it is my hope that MDATD is a huge success and we gain a few more members wanting to be a part of our cause. Casey Yates

ABATE State Secretary


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2000 HD Custom (623) 374-5510 $15K OBO Leaving Arizona Sale!!!!

’01 Chevy Suburban 2500. This is the heavy truck that has pulled the ABATE trailer to TBFS the last 3 years. Heated leather seats and every other possible feature. New tires, This truck can pull your travel trailer or boat and still seat 8 people. 128K miles, Seats fold down leaving an 8’ cargo bay $6000. ’08 KLR 650 Dual sport 18K miles $3500. ’07 Screaming Eagle Ultra, Salvage title, 10K miles, Frame straightened and all painted parts bought and painted. $12000. Trade all three vehicles for a newer low miles Gold Wing!!!! 2 couches with matching recliner, brown. $600 Lighter weight recliner, green. $75 Complete WII system with lots of games. Also WII fit with balance board. $250 Free delivery and set up in Arizona. Call Ron 520-203-2323 For pictures email koolron@hotmail.com

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

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.

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

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

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

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, new battery. NOT ABUSED. Always garaged or covered. Original pipes, battery minder and Clymer book included. $4500 in Payson Call (928) 474-5287


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The Masterlink - March 2012  

The March 2012 edition of the ABATE of Arizona newsletter, The Masterlink.

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