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A publication supporting the rights, safety and freedom of all motorcyclists through education and legislation

November 2012

VOLUME XXI, ISSUE VII

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Nonprofit Org US Postage Paid Permit #1662 Phoenix, AZ

Coming to a Street near You

The NMA first raised the alarm on automated license plate readers (ALPRs) two-and-a-half years ago (E-Newsletter Issue #61: Here, There, Everywhere). With more and more police agencies throughout the country employing the technology, we thought an update was in order.

ALPRs are cameras (either stationary or mounted on patrol cars) that snap a photograph of every license plate that passes by them. (Check out the previous newsletter for a video clip.) The devices then check the plate number against a variety of databases searching for things like stolen vehicles, owners with lapsed registrations, outstanding fines or warrants.

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By all accounts ALPRs have proliferated rapidly. But just how fast and how far this troublesome technology has spread remains an open question.

Here are a few things we do know about ALPRs: Enforcement agencies in all 50 states have adopted the technology due to its ability to efficiently process vast amounts of data. One plate reader can scan up to 3,000 license plates per minute. Patrol-based units use a laptop computer to quickly identify and pinpoint the location of a suspect vehicle in real time.

With enough cameras, ALPR systems can blanket a city and essentially track the day-to-

day movements of thousands of vehicles at a time. For example, Washington D.C. has quietly installed more than 250 ALPR cameras throughout the district. That’s more than one camera per square mile.

Millions in federal grant dollars have been made available to law enforcement agencies for the purchase of ALPR systems. System suppliers have been quick to facilitate the grant-making process by offering extensive assistance to agencies looking for grant money. The result? Countless police agencies adopting a surveillance technology capable of tracking countless motorists, all with the financial support of the federal government. What can go wrong?

In an effort to target relatively few drivers for legitimate law enforcement purposes, detailed information on millions of others is swept up in the process, creating what amounts to a warrantless tracking tool. The privacy implications are staggering: How long is that information stored? Who has access to it? How can they use it? What protections exist to make sure abuses such as mistaken identification don’t occur? The length of time data are retained varies from agency to agency. Some keep data for as little as 30 days, while others, like the New York State Police, retain the data indefinitely.

The potential for data sharing is huge. The ACLU has reported that states are beginning to pool their ALPR data into huge databases which are easily accessible by law enforcement officials at all levels. All with no judicial oversight. Speaking of oversight, only two states (New Hampshire and Maine) have enacted laws controlling the use of plate readers and the data they generate.

Back to our original question, how fast and how far has ALPR technology spread? To find out, local ACLU chapters recently sent public records requests to nearly 600 municipal and state law enforcement agencies seeking detailed information about their use of ALPR systems. Freedom of Information Act requests were also filed with the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, and the Department of Transportation to learn how the federal government uses the technology and how it has been funding ALPR programs around the country. You can track the progress of this effort here.

We commend the ACLU and believe their work will help protect motorists from the inevitable abuses posed by ALPRs. However, it’s worth noting that some of the largest compilers of ALPR data are not public agencies but private companies.

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MASTERLINK NOVEMBER 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

October 7, 2012

State Officers Meeting Minutes OFFICERS:

President - Tim O’Reilly Vice President/ - Paul Pendergast Secretary/- Casey Yates Treasurer - Matt Brown - Absent PAC - Jim Page Run Coordinator - Darin Yates Membership - Tina Benoit - Absent Merchandising - OPEN Safety Officer - Jean Cooper Des. Lobbyist - Carole O’Reilly Sergeant at Arms - Joe Ferrucci Communications - Paul Hassinger Absent Guests: Jim “Maverick” Clark

Call to order: 11:38 am Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence led by: Joe Ferrucci

On behalf of ABATE of Arizona I want to express our deepest condolences to Ray (StillRay) Fitzgerald on the loss of his beautiful wife Pat. Pat succumbed to her injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash, while they were in route to Meeting of the Minds, in Memphis Tennessee. Also, condolences to Ray and Pat’s family and the Journeymen MC Brothers and Sisters, Pat was very dedicated towards motorcyclists’ rights, both federal and local issues. Pat your presence and dedication will definitely be felt and missed throughout the motorcycling community. Thank you for all you have done for ABATE of Arizona and the entire motorcycling community. For this month’s article I would like to share with you something I found in Forbes magazine dated May 3, 1999. It is printed here in its entirety. A little long, but it is a worthwhile article, enjoy The Wild One Dick Teresi, 05.03.99

ABATE, OR AMERICAN BIKERS AIMING TOWARD EDUCATION, is a nationwide organization of helmet-hating Harley riders. Mensa is an international organization of geniuses and near-geniuses. Its members must score in the top two percent of the population in an intelligence test.

The Gator Alley chapter of ABATE challenged its neighbors in the Southwest Florida chapter of Mensa to a whiz-kid test of knowledge. No bikes, no chains, no colors, just tough questions, such as "What was established by the Lateran Treaty of 1929?"

The showdown took place in Bonita Springs, Florida. It was a seesaw battle, but in the end, the bikers won. To be truthful, Mensa played without the services of its president, Jeff Avery. On the other hand, the ABATE team played without Avery also. He disqualified himself, being president of both clubs. After their loss, the Mensans sat down with their opponents and listened to arguments

I cite the Mensa-ABATE showdown to demonstrate that not all anti-helmet-law activists are intellectually challenged, which is the prevailing media consensus. The TV reporter interviews a helmet-law advocate, a scientist (smart) in a white lab coat pointing to a hard, spiffy helmet. Then she interviews a drunken, tattooed biker (dumb) who screams "Helmet laws suck!" as he falls off his barstool. It seems intuitive that wearing something hard on your head would help you survive a motorcycle accident. Many state legislatures agree. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia now have laws mandating helmet use by adult motorcyclists. The laws appear to work. A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates, quite conclusively, that motorcycle deaths per 1 million residents are lower in states with helmet laws.

That sounds good, but we could make the same argument for surfing helmets. Let's say Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming pass laws requiring helmet use by surfers. California does not. The CDC then does a study, finding that states with surfer-helmet laws have fewer surfing deaths per 1 million residents than California does. This would be a ridiculous argument. People don't surf in Kansas, and if they did, it would be relatively safe, helmet or no helmet, there being no ocean.

Similarly, you find a lower density of bikers in helmet-law states. For many bikers, motorcycling with a helmet is like surfing without an ocean. Compare Florida, a helmet state, with Iowa, a nohelmet state. Florida has a beautiful, year-round riding season. Iowa has a long, brutal winter. Yet Iowa has more than three times the number of registered motorcycles per hundred population as Florida. In California, a onetime biker paradise, registrations dropped by 22 %(138,000 fewer bikes) in the first four

* No report available

Run Coordinator report - Darin Yates: *Success of Moon Mullins Run on 10/6/2012

*2013 runs, would like to see chapters coordinate events together for a larger event. *All Chapter Run Coordinators report to the State Run Coordinator on their runs after the event. Success and failures of the run/event. Hopefully this information will be helpful to other Chapters.

ABATE Riders Advantage: Jim Clark

*New vendors coming on board to get program up and running.

All in favor: yes Opposed None

OLD BUSINESS

Treasurer report - Matt Brown - Absent

for the bikers' favorite cause: the repeal of motorcycle helmet laws for bikers over the age of 21. Several Mensans, swayed by the logical arguments, joined ABATE, even some who were not bikers.

Communications report - Paul Hassinger: Absent

Secretary minutes from September:

Motion to wave reading of Minutes: ___Joe__ 2nd:___Darin____

Hello to all my Brothers and Sisters;

Designated Lobbyist.

*2013 Chapter Budget *Budget for ABATE MMP program Officer reports:

Pac Report - Jimmy Page *sent via email

Membership - Tina Benoit - Absent Safety report - Jean Cooper

*Discussion on ABATE”s MAPP program *Needs for the MAPP program, this should be a class on wheels

*MAPP Budget for 2013 Will be submitted by Jean. Lobbyist report - Carole O’Reilly

*Carole retiring from position effective 12/31/2012

*We need a lobbyist ASAP. Anyone interested contact President O’Reilly or your BOD Representative for consideration. Anyone having questions regarding this position is encouraged to contact Carole O’Reilly. Carole will be happy to explain the duties of the

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*More on this when confirmed by ARA.

P & P Committee members: Tim O’Reilly, Paul Pendergast, Jim Page and Casey Yates. Review of purposed change to P & P regarding minimum number of Officers and Members to start Chapter. Will submit to BOD for consideration and approval at Nov. General meeting. *State President will assure that each chapter has received a useable printable copy of the ballot by November 1, 2012. *Further discussion on MAP Program

Next State Meeting: November 4, 2012 At Kid Chilean’s

Motion to adjourn: Darin_ 2nd: Jimmy

All in favor: Meeting adjourned 1:00 PM

A Heartfelt “Thank You”

I want to thank everyone who attended MOTM Conference and bought auction items or gave cash donations. If you need a receipt please let carol@mrfae.org know what you bought or donated. Our sincere Thank YOU! Ride Aware,

Deborah Butitta Board of Director Chairman Motorcycle Riders Foundation Awareness & Education Inc.


MASTERLINK NOVEMBER 2012 years after its legislature passed a helmet law. Overall, states with no helmet laws had 2.6 motorcycle registrations per 100 population compared to 1.3 in helmet-law states. In other words, non-helmet states have twice as many bikers.

Let's go back to those CDC statistics that show helmets prevent deaths. If we use the same statistics, but count fatality rates per 10,000 registered motorcycles rather than per all residents, one finds that helmet-law states actually suffered a higher average fatality rate (3.38 deaths per 10,000) than non-helmet-law states (3.05 deaths). This is not sufficient evidence to prove that not wearing a helmet is safer, but it demonstrates that helmet laws do not reduce deaths. Another way to measure the difference is to look at deaths per 100 accidents. Not even helmet advocates suggest that helmets will reduce the number of motorcycle accidents. The purpose of a helmet is to help the rider survive an accident. The numbers indicate otherwise. During the seven-year period from 1987 through 1993, states with no helmet laws or partial helmet laws (for riders under 21) suffered fewer deaths (2.89) per 100 accidents than those states with full helmet laws (2.93 deaths).

How can this be true? Is it possible that helmets don't work? Go to a motorcycle shop and examine a Department of Transportation-approved helmet. Look deep into its comforting plush lining, and hidden amidst the soft fuzz you'll find a warning label: "Some reasonably foreseeable impacts may exceed the helmet's capability to protect against severe injury or death." What is a "reasonably foreseeable" impact? Any impact around 14 miles per hour or greater. Motorcycle helmets are tested by being dropped on an anvil from a height of six feet, the equivalent of a 13.66-mph impact. If you ride at speeds less than 14 mph and are involved only in

President’s Report (continued)

accidents involving stationary objects, you're golden. A typical motorcycle accident, however, would be a biker traveling at, say, 30 mph, and being struck by a car making a left turn at, maybe, 15 mph. That's an effective cumulative impact of 45 mph. Assume the biker is helmet-clad, and that he is struck directly on the head. The helmet reduces the blow to an impact of 31.34 mph. Still enough to kill him. The collisions that helmets cushion effectively-say, seven-mph motorcycles with sevenmph cars--are not only rare but eminently avoidable. Another reason helmets don't work: An object breaks at its weakest point. Some helmet advocates argue that while helmets may not reduce the overall death rate, they prevent death due to head trauma. Jonathan Goldstein, a professor of economics at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, wondered how this could be. If fatal head traumas were decreasing, then some other kind of fatal injury must be rising to make up the difference. Applying his expertise in econometrics to those aforementioned CDC statistics, Goldstein discovered what was happening. In helmet-law states, there exists a reciprocal relationship between death due to head trauma and death due to neck injury. That is, a four-pound helmet might save the head, but the force is then transferred to the neck. Goldstein found that helmets begin to increase one's chances of a fatal neck injury at speeds exceeding 13-mph, about the same impact at which helmets can no longer soak up kinetic energy. For this reason, Dr. Charles Campbell, a Chicago heart surgeon who performs more than 300 operations per year and rides his dark-violet, chopped Harley Softail to work at Michael Reese Hospital, refuses to wear a helmet. "Your head may be saved," says Dr. Campbell, "but your neck will be broken." John G.U. Adams, of University College, London, cites another reason not to wear a

helmet. He found that helmet-wearing can lead to excessive risk-taking due to the unrealistic sense of invulnerability that a motorcyclist feels when he dons a helmet. False confidence and cheap horsepower are a lethal combination. I called a local (Massachusetts) Suzuki dealer, and told the salesman I was a first-time buyer looking for something cheaper than the standard $15,000 Harley. He said I could buy the GSXR 1300 for only $10,500, a bike that could hit speeds in excess of 160 miles per hour. He recommended that I wear a helmet, even in non-helmet-law states. Imagine: a novice on a 160-mph bike wearing a plastic hat that will reduce any impact by 14 mph. It's like having sex with King Kong, but bringing a condom for safety's sake. Why the enthusiasm for helmets? Mike Osborn, chairman of the political action committee of California ABATE, says insurance companies are big supporters of helmet laws, citing the "public burden" argument. That is, reckless bikers sans helmets are raising everyone's car insurance rates by running headlong into plate-glass windows and the like, sustaining expensive head injuries.

Actually, it's true that bikers indirectly jack up the rates of car drivers, but not for the reason you might think. Car drivers plow over bikers at an alarming rate. According to the Second International Congress on Automobile Safety, the car driver is at fault in more than 70% of all car/motorcycle collisions. A typical accident occurs when a motorist illegally makes a left turn into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, turning the biker into an unwitting hood ornament. In such cases, juries tend to award substantial damages to the injured biker. Car insurance premiums go up.

Osborn sees a hidden agenda. "They [the insurance companies] want to get us off the road." Fewer bikes means fewer claims

PAGE 3 against car drivers. Helmet laws do accomplish that goal, as evidenced by falling motorcycle registrations in helmet-law states. It is interesting to note that carriers of motorcycle insurance do not complain about their clients. Motorcycle liability insurance remains cheap. Osborn pays only $125 per year for property damage and personal injury liability because motorcycles cause little damage to others.

Keith R. Ball was one of the pioneers of ABATE, its first manager in 1971 and later its national director. What annoys him most is the anecdotal approach taken by journalists who have a penchant for reporting whenever the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident was not wearing a helmet. When was the last time you saw a news item mentioning that a dead biker was wearing a helmet? Which is not to say that Ball opposes helmets. He thinks anyone who rides in a car should wear one. After all, he points out, head injuries make up only 20% of serious injuries to motorcyclists, but they account for 90% of all car injuries. If Ball's idea catches hold, one day I suspect you'll see angry men stepping out of Volvos with odd T-shirts beneath their tweed jackets. The Tshirts will read: HELMET LAWS SUCK. I hope you enjoyed the article. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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

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Chapter Reports

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NO REPORT

High Country Chapter

NO REPORT

Mohave Chapter

NO REPORT

Phoenix/Shadow Mountain Chapter

Hello and Happy November. This is the time of year we all live for here in Phoenix. It is time to get your leather out and dust it off for those cooler rides up north.

The Phx-Shadow Mountain chapter met Sunday on 10-14-2012. I would like to take a moment and ask that you keep several of our members in your thoughts and prayers. Several loved ones have been lost recently and one of our members is in the hospital. Casey we hope to see you up and around soon as it just isn’t the same without your smiling face at the meetings!

Now let’s get to business. The chapter voted to contribute a donation to Pat Fitzgerald’s family and we passed the hat as well. We also voted to send a donation to “Wreaths across America” for the annual placing of wreaths on every American Veterans grave across America and overseas. This is a great celebration for our Veterans and the organization can use all the donations they can get. We are gathering at The Phoenix National Memorial Cemetery here locally December 15th, 2012 @ 10:00 am. Those of you who have loved ones and are Vets may get information by going to taramatyasa@gmail.com or WreathsAcrossAmerica.org. The wreaths will be sent directly to the cemetery.

Lots of runs are coming up. I suggest you go to The Masterlink or to the Spokesman and look up their ride section. There are too many to list this time of year. With the Holidays approaching keep in mind the Toy runs and sock runs for the upcoming months.

Our Safety lesson of the week comprises of knowing your own ride. Do not try and keep up with more experienced riders. Ride only at the speed at which you are comfortable. If we all have the same destination, then it is up to each individual to make sure know the directions are known and ride at your own pace. Yes it is that time of year again. BOD and Chapter Elections! The ballots will be in the MASTERLINK this edition and you can check the Abate website. We will have a General Membership Meeting and State Officer Election Rally Sunday November 04,2012 12:00 pm @ Kid Chilleens Bad Ass BBQ 33150 S. Coldwater Rd Black Canyon City Exit 244 on I-17 All Abate members are welcome and encouraged to come and meet your Board members.

Those of you not receiving emails for the Chapter meetings please email me at phx_smtnabate@yahoo.com Please make sure all your information is up to date as addresses and email changes.

One final note,” Halloween”. Remember to watch out for Trick-orTreaters especially at Dusk. Lots of activity in the neighborhoods with the little ones as well as Party’s and those who have imbibed their Spirits! Be extra cautious. Happy Haunting!

Melissa Everest Communications Officer Phx-Shadow Mountain Chapter

Southern Arizona Chapter Butsback introduced the topic of the” Ride Like a pro CD” that will be brought to an upcoming meeting. The

Southern AZ Chapter has entertained several ideas for a Safety event that every Chapter is entitled and encouraged to utilize. Perhaps the Chapter video will be inspiring. Bring your popcorn.

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and the current southern AZ is preparing Budgets and plans for 2013. However, tentative Southern AZ events will be our annual Holiday Party which is always good for camaraderie & fundraising Pasta dinner that worked well to raise revenues about the same amount of money with far less overhead and effort.

We really need to attend and participate as a Chapter to support our own so to speak. Within ABATE the same day a Yavapai Chapter event would have made a great ride if organized ahead of time to depart straight from the meeting. Also, the East valley Chapter will be hosting their Annual Moon Mullins Run October the 6th. Let’s not forget about our MRO and MSO (Motorcycle Safety Organization) Brothers and Sisters in AZ of the ACMC, MMA & MMAA, as well as the National scene of the MRF and AMA. Bustback and many Officers and members have been doing a great job of also showing up to represent ABATE at local motorcycling events. The ACMC State Rally will be in Winkeleman OCT 19th-21st, just down the road a piece. A ride to an MMAA event or Meeting would be a great show of support for our Biker Brethren. The ARA (ABATE’s Rider Advantage) reports great progress to get the new 501c3 entity off the ground to focus on affordable Rider Education for Motorcyclists. As a Board Member I will continue to smartly fund the ARA as this is consistent with ABATE, the 501c4, to promote safety through Rider education and Motorcycle Awareness.

Speaking of Rider Education, we also need to take some responsibility. About 75% of single vehicle accidents are Booze related. This statistic does not help our cause, not to mention can be hazardous to our health when injury or worse death occurs as a result. I am not saying we cannot enjoy ourselves, but we need to be aware of our limits.

off of I-17. From Phoenix Area North Bound, Take exit 244, Head East (turn Right to Coldwater Canyon Rd) and take the First Right. South Bound, also use exit 244, Head East (turn Left at Squaw Valley Road), go under I-17, and first right after Entrance/On ramps: Preaching to the Choir:

There is no reason why Southern AZ cannot ride as group and enjoy motorcycling that we volunteer to protect though grass-roots Lobbying and promoting Safety through Rider education and Motorcycle Awareness. We may not be a riding club per se, but the best Motorcycle Awareness Program is to Ride and Ride often. ABATE does not and should not show preference or for any motorcycling club, organization, of independent, regardless of gear or machine. ABATE is about protecting the Motorcycling lifestyle for all Motorcyclists and act as ambassadors to the non-motorcycling General Public to promote a positive image of motorcycling. Motorcyclists and Bikers are some of the most loyal, passionate, and generous people I have ever had the privilege to know. I am honored to be part of the motorcycling community. I consider my fellow Bikers my extended Family.

Yavapai Chapter

This month's report will be short. Our chapter is still mourning the sad passing of our treasurer, sister and friend Pat Fitzgerald.

She left us on September 30, but will not be forgotten. Her smile and ever willingness to contribute to the efforts for all of us to do what she loved, ride free. Our deepest condolences go out to Still Ray and all of her family. The memorial held in Prescott on October 6th proved all the riders in our area and more would miss her. The turn out by bikers, both patch holders and independents was unbelievable, way too numerous to be mentioned. I saw Eric and Jim and we at the Yavapai Chapter really appreciated them coming up from the valley. A big thanks goes out to Ralo, J.D. and Longhair for helping

For the PAC report, I beat the same old drum about how it is no longer good enough for us all to know our elected representatives, and that our Public Servants need to know who we are. ABATE needs to engage more effectively. While we may not be able to compete in the money game, we can still participate by not only voting, but also by simply showing up at Town halls, campaign offices, volunteering some sweat equity, etc…

We have a new secretary, Denise and I look forward to her contribution to the southern AZ Chapter and reading her personality into the Chapter reports.

Sean (me) won the 50/50, and donated the money back to the Chapter. Don Boule was pulled to win the $224 Dollar Jar and was not present, so the money rolls over to OCT. Apparently, Don needs some Bike repairs, and that $224 may have been helpful. Sympathies

Unfortunately, StillRay, a fellow Board Member representing the Yavapai Chapter, lost his wife Pat in a motorcycle accident near Memphis. I cannot even begin to imagine the devastating loss StillRay must feel from this tragic accident. My hope that Pat is remembered how she lived, not how she died, but based on personal loss that is easier said than done. My sympathies and thoughts are with StillRay and Pat’s Family and Friends.

Kid Chilleen’s is North of Phoenix just

Pat will not be forgotten. May she ride free in heaven. Mike “Dawolf” Ruddell Communications Officer Yavapai Chapter ABATE of AZ

Yuma Chapter

Meeting - 10-09-12

Called to order 6:30

Minutes Read accepted by Brad and Virginia, Treasure Report accepted by Brad and Peewee Officer Report - Zero

New Members / Guest - N/a

Old Business - General Election 11-4-12 BOD quarterly reports

New Business - BOD looking for a new person Different location for 2Broke

Chapter Election before November 4th Biker call 11-10-12

Biker Church 11-11-12 Around the Table -

SOH - Run 11-13-12 Gotta Dream YCBF raffel tickets 50" TV

Memorial Day ride - looking for Parade Permits HOG - Save the Ta Ta's cancer ride 1127-12 Closed

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING & REGION IX SEMINAR Arizona - Nevada - New Mexico - Utah

AGENDA - November 10, 2012 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

NCOM BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING All Attendees Invited

12:00p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH

1:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.

FREEDOM OF THE ROAD THROUGH THE NATION Jim Putnam - Chairman, NCOM Legeslative Task Force State Senator, South Dakota

1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.

New Attacks on Civil Liberties / Motorcycle Roadblocks Mitch Proner - AIM Attorney -New York. & Connecticut

2:30p.m - 2:45p.m

BREAK

2:45p.m. - 3:30p.m.

The New Anti Profiling law and and How to implement in your state “Double D” Outsiders MC-Washington State CoC

3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.

REGIONAL MEETING Legislative Problems in our Region Moderators, Steve “Muskrat” Musgrave & “Big D” NCOM Board of Directors AND MENTION NC

4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

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CONFEDERATION OF CLUBS MEETING Moderator, Still Ray - AZ. COC, Chairman, Journeymen MC Reports from Representative of each Confederation present Christian Unity Seminar and Meeting Introduction to - Christian Unity Motorcycle Resource Team Moderator, Louie Nobs -NCOM Board of Director - SFJ MC

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Looking forward, the Annual General Membership meeting at Kid Chillen’s Bad Ass BBQ will be NOV 4th at high noon.

with the memorial. I am sure I am leaving out others, but let me say, Pat knows who you were. There was benefit at the Drunken Lass that followed the tribute to Pat.

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Coming to a Street Near You (continued)

Vigilant Solutions, a California-based company, has built what may be the largest repository of ALPR information anywhere. Using the same technology as law enforcement, the company claims to

have compiled a database of more than 825 million license plate records. All of which it makes available to law enforcement agencies.

We’ve all seen what happens when public officials ally themselves with for-profit private firms ( i.e., ticket camera vendors) in the interest of public safety. What, if any, motorist privacy policies Vigilant has

put in place remain unclear. Establishing ALPR oversight in the public sector is important, but doing so in the private sector may be more critical in the long run.

Jim Deyoung and I rode up to the Kitt Peak National Observatory on SU SEP 16th. This ride has been on my bucket list for while, and now that have it checked, I cannot wait to ride it again.

demonstration of American Ingenuity, right? DeYoung wasn’t buying it, and resolved my missing passenger seat plate

support Zip Ties.

The campus itself is impressive, “The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world. Kitt Peak, on the Tohono O’odham Reservation, is home to twentyfour optical and two radio telescopes representing eight astronomical research institutions” <http://www.noao.edu/outreach/kpoutreach.html>. Plan a few hours to check out the community on the Mountain with a self-guided walking tour

The Ride started from Jim’s house where he immediately started shaking his head about my Duct-Taped, Zip-Tied, multitude of ”temporary”, improvised, road-side repairs. The temporary shifter repair is 1.5 years old. Besides it’s a bike of Character and a

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!

Kitt Peak

The ride itself a short hour one way from The Kettle Restaurant (chapter meeting place) to the Kitt Peak Observatory Campus, so long as you do not stop along the way for pictures. The views are spectacular with a paved road all the way up (some places have silt on the road, so be careful). I was going to tell stories that Jim discovered his own connection to the sky or I’itoi, but he actually got some dirt in his eye. It’s all part of ridin’. I’itoi the Creator was mischievous, so I think Jim can relate (JK).

and gave me a couple windshield screws. There is still plenty of Character left, besides I had ro rework some center back

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ABATE OF ARIZONA LOCAL CHAPTERS

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

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

East Valley………………….Redbone Schneider High Country........................Billy Hensler Mohave……………………..Don Russell Phx / Shadow Mountain…...Eric Hampton 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

President………..............……Tim O’Reilly Vice President.....……………Paul Pendergast Secretary……………………Casey Yates Treasurer…………………….Matt Brown Membership…………………Tina Benoit 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

www.abateofaz.org and www.toobrokeforsturgis.com

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.

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

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.

High Country Chapter

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

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

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

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

Phoenix-Shadow Mountain Chapter

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

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

Southern Arizona Chapter

6888 N De Chelly Loop Tucson, AZ 85741 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

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 Jim Butsback by phone at 520544-6086 or email jimbutsback@yahoo.com

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.....................Jerry Allison Safety Coordinator..................Ray Grier Sgt. At Arms...........................Terry Longworthy 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.

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 928-771-9293 or email grayghost17@cableone.net.

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.

Lobbyist Report And that, says The New York Times, is just a handful of reasons as to why electric motorcycles may not have a future in the U.S.

If You Can’t Hear the Roar, Why Bother! Future of electric motorcycles

As any biker will tell you, motorcycles are as much a device for recreation as they are a method of transport. More so even than many cars, they're bought for the thrill of the open road, the interaction between man and machine, and the freedom to go anywhere.

While electric car sales have been relatively slow, electric bike sales have just about been a non-starter. Sales are estimated at fewer than 1,000 units in total, from almost 441,000 motorcycle sales last year in the U.S. A wealth of inexpensive commuter bikes with good gas mileage, and sports bikes with high performance, have meant that electric motorcycles have been left to take whatever ground is left--not a great deal, in other words. The electric motorcycle's plight could be likened to the reason we have no diesel motorcycles to choose from. Diesel is primarily the fuel of working vehicles or gas sippers. Nobody goes misty-eyed over romanticized diesel road trips and few drive diesels solely for recreational purposes.

If ridden gently, bikes are already relatively fuel-sipping so there's little advantage to be had by putting a heavy diesel engine in there. And motorcyclists like the noise too--whether that's the scream of a Japanese sports bike or the thunder of a Harley-Davidson. Electric motorcycles cover much of the same ground as their hypothetical diesel cousins.

Many motorcycles are used at weekends, for special trips or just to have a bit of fun on back roads. Riders cover short enough distances that saving money on gas is fairly irrelevant, but long enough that a circa-100 mile range is inconvenient.

And then there's the expense. A 77 mpg Honda CBR250R is $4,509.

An electric machine with equivalent performance and around half the range, the 'S ZF11.4', made by popular electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero, has an MSRP of $15,995.

The average commuter trying to save money would take decades to pay off the difference, and an enthusiast with $16,000 to spend could get an incredibly special machine, with huge performance or crazy detailing.

Electric motorcycles are still fun to ride, but until they capture the American freedom image of a Harley-Davidson, or offer cost-effective commuting--combined with an Apple-like "must have" factor--they may be doomed to occupy an almost non-existent niche in the market. That may change, of course--and riders who own electric motorcycles certainly enjoy them--but for the time being, the appeal is limited. I believe the last sentence says it all. Carole O’Reilly Designated Lobbyist ABATE of Arizona


MASTERLINK NOVEMBER 2012 Alexander Toyota Yuma 928-344-1170

All Clene Carpet Cleaners Payson 928-468-1358 Amon Builders Payson 928-474-0689 AZ Alarm Doctor Mesa 480-334-6087

AZ Differential Specialists Phoenix 602-462-5367 Bedmart Phoenix 623-878-0536 Big John’s Garage Tucson 520-322-9933

Big Sky Motorcycles Tucson 520-886-7388

Billy Jack’s Saloon & Grill Humboldt 928-632-8689 Bobby D’s Bar-B-Q Pit Jerome 480-703-0045

Brett Miller’s Upholstery Prescott 928-778-5565

Brown & Little, P.L.C., Attorneys at Law 480-299-2093 Buffalo Bar & Grill Payson 928-474-3900

Burro Saloon Bar & Grill Kirkland 928-442-3287

Cactus Flats Tonto Basin 928-479-2233 Capsurz www.capsurz.com

Cathiez Leather Bullhead City 928-758-6592 Cleopatra Hill Jerome 928-634-6701

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

Desert Lightning Motorcycle Apparel Lake Havasu 928-505-2453 Dodey’s Bar Phoenix 602-404-2300

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ABATE of Arizona Business Members Doreen’s Backstreet bar & Grill Chino Valley 928-636-0309

Pincus & Associates, PC Tempe 480-777-2599

Taj Mahal Prescott 928-445-5752

Eagles Wings Carriages, LLC Tonopah 623-386-8281

Red Garter Bar & Grill Tucson 520-325-0483

The Drunken Lass Irish Pub Prescott 928-778-4211

Eaglerider of Flagstaff Flagstaff 928-637-6575

Eclectic Café Tucson 520-885-2842 El Rancho Restaurant Payson 928-474-3111

Gila County Chopper Strawberry 480-789-2933

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

GraphicsGraphics Web Design & Development Phoenix 602-595-4740 Gurley Street Sports Pub Prescott 928-778-2491 Jakes Corner Bar Payson 928-474-0679

Jerome Tattoo Company Jerome 928-649-2143

Kactus Kate’s Cottonwood 928-634-7822

Kitty For Tax Camp Vercde 928-567-0224

The Law Office of Alfred McDonald Tucson 520-884-5201 La Gitana Cantina Arivaca 520-398-0810 Law Tigers 888-529-8443

Lyzzard's Lounge Prescott 928-778-2244

Mother Road HD Kingman 928-757-1166

Mountain Pass Prescott Valley 928-899-7663 North Health Center Scottsdale 602-421-2730

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

Punkin Center Bar Tonto Basin 928-479-2627

Renegade Classics Biker Outlet Tucson 520-647-9312 Roberts Marketplace Prescott Valley 928-722-8920 Shamrock Bros. Lock & Safe Goodyear 623-377-6541

Skin City Ink Prescott Valley 928-458-7242 Spirit Room Jerome 928-634-8809

Square Peg Promos LLC Phoenix 602-549-1044 Sutures Embroidey Phoenix 602-751-8181 Tailwinds Hauling Phoenix 623-463-2187

The Butcher Hook Tonto Basin 928-479-2226

The Hog Pit Smoke House Tucson 520-722-4302

The Jerome Tattoo Company Jerome 928-649-2143 The Maverick Saloon Phoenix 602-943-5680

TMA Precision Tube LLC Glendale 623-221-4922 Walt’s Lock and Safe Phoenix 623-780-0490 Wear This Smoke This Payson 928-474-3090

Xhale Smoke Shop & Adult Boutique Prescott Valley 928-458-0040 Y’all Come Back Saloon Rio Rico 520-781-3730

ABATE of Arizona Chapter Meeting Times and Locations

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.

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

Mohave Chapter 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.

Phoenix / Shadow Mountain Chapter 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

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 Jim Butsback by phone at 520-5446086 or email jimbutsback@yahoo.com

Yavapai Chapter 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. Yuma Chapter 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 209-327-0814.

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(at no cost). Call in advance for guided tours 520-318-8732. Save the Grand-Daddy Mayall 4-M Telescope for the grand Finale on the way back down to the Mountain. There is also a picnic area near the top and snacks and beverages are available (no restaurant), so bring sandwiches, or eat a hearty Breakfast. Besides the amazing Telescopes and Museum, I was surprised to also be exposed to the beautiful Tohono O’odham crafts and culture. I quickly realized that I was a guest as Kitt Peak resides not only on Tribal lands of

Phoenix-Shadow Mountain’s Moon Mullins Run

which are sacred Mountains, but very near the most sacred Baboquivari Peak where their Creator resides. I found it interesting the familiarities of the Tohono O’odham Creation Story, of Man, the Great Flood, being the Chosen People, descend into the Earth (Hell) to Save, etc…If interested check out the legends at pretty good collection at < http://www.native-languages.org/oodham-legends.htm>.

Jim and I ended the Ride with a meal at Tiny’s, a biker friendly restaurant and Bar at Kinney and Ajo at the South End of the Tucson Mountains, where we then promptly caught on personal issues and argued about Politics.

It was a great ride with my brother DeYoung. Normally the Ride is the Destination, and the destination is just an excuse for the ride. With the Kitt Peak ride, the Ride and the Destination was the destination as quite the overall experience.


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November 2012

November 3, 2012, Event_Title: Arizona Rip's B.A.D. Ride VIII Event_Time: Escorted rides @ 11am. Event @ noon, Event_Location: Rides @ Tilted Kilt in Mesa and Peoria, Event_Description: Are you B.A.D. enough to help the 25.8 million people living with diabetes? Join the Arizona Rip's Bikers Against Diabetes (B.A.D.) Ride on November 3, 2012 in Bringing the Biker Nation Together in the Fight to Stop Diabetes! Choose from one of two escorted rides from Tilted Kilt locations in Mesa and Peoria and end at Rocktoberfest at The Event Center in Mesa for a day of friends, food, entertainment and fun! Registration is $20 and starts at 10am (at Tilted Kilt locations in Mesa and Peoria). The escorted rides kick-off at 11am, arriving at Rocktoberfest around noon. Visit www.ripsbadride.com and click on Arizona to learn more about the event and register. Funds raised go to the American Diabetes Association to fund research, programs, advocacy, and education for people living with all types of diabetes.

November 3, 2012, - Spartan Riders MC 8th Annual Spaghetti Feed. $5 All you can eat Spaghetti! Live Music, 2PM until the party stops. 1310 E Van Buren St. in Phoenix.

November 3, 2012, - Every Saturday Night we have Steak or Fish dinners available. 10.00 a plate includes 2 sides. Rollin Knights Castle 1134 w Grant Phoenix Az 830pm until its all gone!!

Wednesday, Nov. 7th- Phoenix, AZ. Crusaders For The Children Bike

Events Calendar

Night. 7-9 p.m. at the Top Shelf Mexican Cantina - 35th Ave. and Greenway. Everyone Welcome! Good food, friends, and families! Great Bike Night Specials! This event is held every 1st Wed of the month. See ya there... Thank you for your support! For more information www.crusadersforthechildren.com

Friday, November 9, 2012, Susan G Komen 3day 60mile Breast Cancer walk. Rollin Knights will be partcipating so come on out and show your support. Route can be found @ the3day.org

Saturday, November 10, 2012, Event_Title: Car and Motorcycle Show, 9th Annual, Event_Time: 10am - 3pm, Event_Location: Ahwatukee Park, 4700 East Warner Road, Phoenix, AZ, Event_Description: This event is open to all makes and models. Trophies are awarded in various categories including Sponsors' Choice and Best of Show. Registration and pancake breakfast are free to all Military active/retired. Registration is $15 until 11/5/12 then it will be $18. Proceeds from the pancake breakfast will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. General admission will be non-perishable food items that will be donated to St. Mary's Food Bank. Participants and spectators can purchase bbq, raffle tickets, and enjoy music.

Saturday, Nov. 10th - Gila Bend, AZ. The 10th Annual Desert Sweet Shrimp Fest is on the way to or from the Rocky Point Rally in Mexico. Delectable shrimp dishes, eating contests, kids events, beer/wine, vendors, live band and more. Benefits local scholarships and non-profits. Presented by Gila Bend Chamber of Commerce/town of Gila Bend. $3 entry, gates open 10:00

A.M. Centennial Park - 202 N Euclid in Gila Bend, at the crossroads between SR 85 and I-8. For more information: www.gilabendazchamber.com

Saturday, Nov. 10th - Glendale, AZ. 2012 Veterans Tribute Ride & Family Festival. Presented by Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln. The Veterans Tribute Ride honors our armed services and veterans. The “free” Family Festival brings our community together in a day of remembrance and celebration for their service. BENEFITS: Arizona National Guard (Family Readiness & Be Resilient Programs) and the Patriot Guard Riders of Arizona. Veterans Tribute Ride Registration 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. *Fee: $25 - 1 biker/ $40 - 2 up. *First 300 registered get FREE Veterans Day Tshirt/Tank | *ID REQUIRED at Registration for Party | *Prizes at event stops! Event run ends with a Party! 2:30 P.M. Kicks Stands Up at Sanderson Ford. Register Online: http://www.AZTributeRides.com

Saturday, Nov. 10th - New River, AZ. 6th Annual Old School Bike Show & Motorcycle Swap Meet. November 10, 2012 10am - 3pm. Roadrunner Bar & Grill 47801 N Black Canyon Hwy New River, AZ 85087. $10 donation (includes 10x10 vendor or swap meet space) Live music featuring "Voodoo Swing" 50/50 raffle, chicken shit bingo, trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and best of show, drink specials, full kitchen. Everyone welcome. Hosted by Loners M/C Prescott Chapter

Saturday, Nov. 10th - Black Canyon City, AZ. 12 noon till ?? Rock Springs Cafe, 33769 Old Black Canyon Hwy Black Canyon City. Cash Prizes for Best Male and Female Zombies.

MASTERLINK NOVEMBER 2012 50/50’s, Raffles and Vendors, Food Specials and Free Camping. Music provided by Brotherhood of Blues Featuring Sarah Styles. For More Information Contact Lodur 623-2101589. Join us for some Undead Fun. Remember, Zombies do not care what time of year it is for a brain Feast

Saturday, Nov. 10th, Phoenix, AZ Event_Title: Rough Riders M/C (Papago) Open House, Event_Time: 7:00 pm, Event_Location: Rough Riders M/C (Papago Chapter) Club House, Event_Description: ROUGH RIDERS M/C Inc. PAPAGO CHAPTER OPEN HOUSE 10 November 2012 1900 Hours (7:00 p.m.) till whenever Come party with your local Rough Riders! RRMC Clubhouse 1201 N. 54th Ave. Suite #133 Phoenix, AZ 85043 (Enter clubhouse from alley) Just south of I10, take 51st Ave exit Turn right on Latham St. FMI: Contact Warhead at warheadrrmc@cox.net

Saturday, Nov. 10th, Phoenix, AZ Come party with your local LEATHERNECKS MC for operation infidel. Celebrating 237 years of the Marine Corps and the marine corps birthday. live music, real food and a great time. The event will be @ HOOLIGANS MC clubhouse. 4pm til ????, cost is $10 at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 11th - Tucson, AZ. Veteran's Day Poker Run, Oasis Lodge # 52. Oasis Masonic Lodge #52 is hosting a benefit Poker Run to support their charities (Bikes for Books, Children At Risk, etc)Registration 8:00 - 10:30 A.M. Hands Called at 2:00 P.M. $15.00 per rider - $13.00 Early Resistration $12.00 for groups of 5+ riders. Breakfast and Lunch available. Ride Begins and Ends at Oasis Lodge # 52 -


MASTERLINK NOVEMBER 2012 450 N Pantano Rd, in Tucson. For more information http://www.oasis52.org/ or email rmdonohue@cox.net

Sunday, Nov. 11th - Yuma, AZ. Event_Title: 19th Annual Veterans Day Run, Event_Time: 1100 AM, Event_Location: Yuma Arizona, Event_Description: PRISON CHAPTER ROUGH RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB 19th ANNUAL VETERAN’S DAY RUN SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2012 RUN FEE: $20 SINGLE/$25 COUPLE “Parade of Bikes” from the Gowan Bldg in Historic downtown Yuma to VFW Post #8242 on Hwy 95 North leaves at 11:00AM. Bike Run sign-ups following the Flag raising ceremony at 12 noon. FREE RUN TSHIRT FOR THE FIRST 125 SIGN UPS Drawing for: AR-15 RIFLE, MOSSBERG 500 ZOMBIE SHOTGUN, RUGER .380 Only 2000 tickets available, ask a Rough Rider for a few! FOOD, MUSIC, DOOR AND RAFFLE PRIZES AT END OF RUN PARTY FREEDOM ISN’T FREE HELP US HELP THOSE WHO HAVE PROTECTED OUR FREEDOMS

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Cottonwood, AZ. 28th Annual Verde Valley Toy Run fundraiser for underprivileged children and a local non profit childrens organization. Event starts with a parade and poker run thru scenic Northern AZ & Sedona's Red Rock Country. Ending at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds there will be live music, raffels, a motorcycle/car show, food, liquor and much more. For more information call Sedona motorcycles Mark 928-282-6444 or visit www.verdevalleytoyrun.com Sunday, Nov. 18th -Phoenix, AZ., Event_Title: Birds on Bikes 2012, Event_Time: 11:30 am,

Events Calendar Event_Location: St. Vincent de Paul 420 W. Watkins, Phoenix, Event_Description: Sponsored by the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona. Grab your frozen bird, strap it on your bike and meet up at 10:00am at 1 of 4 places - Charley's Place 4324 W. Thunderbird Rd, Baja Loco 5134 N. 95th Ave., El Dorado Bar & Grill 8708 E. McDowell Rd or at Quick Trip 1627 N. Pinal Ave. in Casa Grande. If you want your club or association involved but want to leave from your own starting point set your plans to arrive at St. Vincent de Paul no earlier than 11:30am (per their request). Monetary donations should be made out to St. Vincent de Paul. Non-perishables are always welcome.

Saturday, Nov. 24th - Mesa, AZ. Event_Title: 6th Annual Marines Toys for Tots Event / ALR 35, Event_Time: 8:00 AM, Event_Location: 922 S Country Club Road, Mesa AZ, Event_Description: 6th Annual Marines Toys for Tots Ride Recognized as one of the TOP TEN Toy Events in Maricopa County!!! Sponsored by ALR Post 35, Chandler AZ & Chester’s HD, Mesa AZ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012 STARTING LOCATION: CHESTER’S HARLEY DAVIDSON 922 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ Register 8 AM – 10 AM DONATIONS: $20 W/O A TOY - $15 WITH A TOY PASSENGERS: $15 W/O A TOY -$10 WITH A TOY ** RIDE PIN FOR THE FIRST 100 PARTICIPANTS ** PAID RIDE INCLUDES: RIDE, LUNCH, DOOR PRIZES & END PARTY ***Music by The 74th St Band from 1 4*** Last Bike in by 2 Door Prize drawings start @ 3 Sue “Brat” Ashe at post35toys4tots@gmail.com / 602-5767052 Or Cristina “Angel?” SiposConvery at t4t@post.com / 602-3158945 or Visit:

PAGE 11 http://www.azalr35.org/ToysforTots201 2 Coffee and Donuts provided @ Registration by Chester’s HD ******************************** ***************** Thanksgiving is a week of family and friends as we all know. BUT there is shopping and cooking for a house full of people leading up to Turkey Day, then it's all day Thursday cooking for HOURS and then doing dishes and time with all the family (and admit it people, a little time with some family members goes a LOOONNNNGGGG way right?) then maybe Friday too or maybe some of you will be hitting the sales for Black Friday. Too much family and fighting the holiday crowds making you nuts? No PROBLEM! Get out and ride and help support an AWESOME cause with Toys and donations for the Marine's Toys for Tots - 6th Annual Ride hosted by the American Legion Post 35 in Chandler AZ. Most of all SAVE THE DATE - Saturday November 24th, 2011. This year will be bigger and better with the 74th St Band http://www.74thstband.com/ that we all know and love and a little change up in the running of the route. The end party will be at Post 35 for more good times with good food with good friends, old and new. Bottom line is that this supports the children who are helped year after year by the Marine Corps Stay tuned as I post updates!!! You guys all ROCKED this event last year and more than tripled attendance and donations from years past. Let's keep the momentum going and blow last year’s attendance all to hell!!! Saturday, Nov. 24th - VIII's Society 8th Annivesary, Come celebrate the VIII's 8th anniverary party. ESMC Clubhouse Sturday Nov.24TH 4PM. BBQ

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Board of Directors Official Election Ballot General Membership Meeting & Election Rally Nov. 4, 2012—12-4 PM Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ Black Canyon City, Exit 244

General Membership Meeting And State Officer Election Rally Sunday, November 4, 2012 12 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: 

Mail-in ballots must have current membership number on the ballot.

Mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Saturday, October 21 to be valid, and must be mailed to the ABATE State Office, 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Ballots submitted by chapter representatives at the Election Rally must have membership number and/or verification signature of that chapter’s membership officer.

Vote for only one candidate from each Chapter on the ballot.

The Board of Directors will call the meeting to order at 12 Pm. Voting for ABATE of Arizona BOD REPS starts at 12 noon and ends at 3 pm. Announcement of new State Officers is at 4 pm. We are requesting that every Board member, State and Chapter Officer and Chapter member attend.

BY-LAWS REVISION BALLOT

This proposed By-Law Revision is cleaning up a paragraph that was missed last time around and further confirms that Chapters have the ability to elect and recall their BOD own representative. The added language is bold and underlined in the below section: Section 3.02 (c) A director must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a member of the Corporation of the respective chapter, and have served as an officer in the Corporation for a period of not less than one year. For a director’s name to be placed on the ballot for election, be must be nominated by another member of the Corporation. The directors shall be elected by the general membership of the individual chapter at the Corporation's annual meeting each November to serve for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified commencing January of the year following the election.

Each Chapter Coordinator will have the time to talk about what they are doing in their individual chapters and all ABATE members will have the opportunity to talk with the Board members on any subject they wish.

A “Yes” vote approves the change, a “No” vote leaves the By-Laws unchanged. YES

Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ

NO

33150 S Coldwater Rd Black Cyn City, (exit 244 on I-17) Tel: 623-374-5552

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION BALLOT

FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FMI: 602-222-8329

East Valley Chapter Michael “Redbone” Schneider

50 50/

or

write-in ____________________

ABATE Membership Number _____________________________________ (required)

Board of Directors Official Election Ballot

Board of Directors Official Election Ballot

General Membership Meeting & Election Rally Nov. 4, 2012—12-4 PM Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ Black Canyon City, Exit 244

General Membership Meeting & Election Rally Nov. 4, 2012—12-4 PM Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ Black Canyon City, Exit 244

INSTRUCTIONS:

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mail-in ballots must have current membership number on the ballot.

Mail-in ballots must have current membership number on the ballot.

Mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Saturday, October 21 to be valid, and must be mailed to the ABATE State Office, 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Saturday, October 21 to be valid, and must be mailed to the ABATE State Office, 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Ballots submitted by chapter representatives at the Election Rally must have membership number and/or verification signature of that chapter’s membership officer.

Ballots submitted by chapter representatives at the Election Rally must have membership number and/or verification signature of that chapter’s membership officer.

Vote for only one candidate from each Chapter on the ballot.

Vote for only one candidate from each Chapter on the ballot.

BY-LAWS REVISION BALLOT

BY-LAWS REVISION BALLOT

This proposed By-Law Revision is cleaning up a paragraph that was missed last time around and further confirms that Chapters have the ability to elect and recall their BOD own representative. The added language is bold and underlined in the below section:

This proposed By-Law Revision is cleaning up a paragraph that was missed last time around and further confirms that Chapters have the ability to elect and recall their BOD own representative. The added language is bold and underlined in the below section:

Section 3.02 (c) A director must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a member of the Corporation of the respective chapter, and have served as an officer in the Corporation for a period of not less than one year. For a director’s name to be placed on the ballot for election, be must be nominated by another member of the Corporation. The directors shall be elected by the general membership of the individual chapter at the Corporation's annual meeting each November to serve for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified commencing January of the year following the election.

Section 3.02 (c) A director must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a member of the Corporation of the respective chapter, and have served as an officer in the Corporation for a period of not less than one year. For a director’s name to be placed on the ballot for election, be must be nominated by another member of the Corporation. The directors shall be elected by the general membership of the individual chapter at the Corporation's annual meeting each November to serve for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified commencing January of the year following the election.

A “Yes” vote approves the change, a “No” vote leaves the By-Laws unchanged.

A “Yes” vote approves the change, a “No” vote leaves the By-Laws unchanged.

YES

NO

YES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION BALLOT High Country Chapter Billy Hensler

NO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION BALLOT Mohave Chapter

or

write-in ____________________

ABATE Membership Number _____________________________________ (required)

Donald Russell

or

write-in ____________________

ABATE Membership Number _____________________________________ (required)


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Board of Directors Official Election Ballot

Board of Directors Official Election Ballot

General Membership Meeting & Election Rally Nov. 4, 2012—12-4 PM Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ Black Canyon City, Exit 244

General Membership Meeting & Election Rally Nov. 4, 2012—12-4 PM Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ Black Canyon City, Exit 244

INSTRUCTIONS:

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mail-in ballots must have current membership number on the ballot.

Mail-in ballots must have current membership number on the ballot.

Mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Saturday, October 21 to be valid, and must be mailed to the ABATE State Office, 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Saturday, October 21 to be valid, and must be mailed to the ABATE State Office, 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Ballots submitted by chapter representatives at the Election Rally must have membership number and/or verification signature of that chapter’s membership officer.

Ballots submitted by chapter representatives at the Election Rally must have membership number and/or verification signature of that chapter’s membership officer.

Vote for only one candidate from each Chapter on the ballot.

Vote for only one candidate from each Chapter on the ballot.

BY-LAWS REVISION BALLOT

BY-LAWS REVISION BALLOT

This proposed By-Law Revision is cleaning up a paragraph that was missed last time around and further confirms that Chapters have the ability to elect and recall their BOD own representative. The added language is bold and underlined in the below section:

This proposed By-Law Revision is cleaning up a paragraph that was missed last time around and further confirms that Chapters have the ability to elect and recall their BOD own representative. The added language is bold and underlined in the below section:

Section 3.02 (c) A director must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a member of the Corporation of the respective chapter, and have served as an officer in the Corporation for a period of not less than one year. For a director’s name to be placed on the ballot for election, be must be nominated by another member of the Corporation. The directors shall be elected by the general membership of the individual chapter at the Corporation's annual meeting each November to serve for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified commencing January of the year following the election.

Section 3.02 (c) A director must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a member of the Corporation of the respective chapter, and have served as an officer in the Corporation for a period of not less than one year. For a director’s name to be placed on the ballot for election, be must be nominated by another member of the Corporation. The directors shall be elected by the general membership of the individual chapter at the Corporation's annual meeting each November to serve for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified commencing January of the year following the election.

A “Yes” vote approves the change, a “No” vote leaves the By-Laws unchanged.

A “Yes” vote approves the change, a “No” vote leaves the By-Laws unchanged.

YES

NO

YES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION BALLOT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION BALLOT

Phoenix-Shadow Mountain Chapter Eric Hampton

or

NO

Southern Arizona Chapter write-in ____________________

Sean Pinder

ABATE Membership Number _____________________________________ (required)

or

write-in ____________________

ABATE Membership Number _____________________________________ (required)

Board of Directors Official Election Ballot

Board of Directors Official Election Ballot

General Membership Meeting & Election Rally Nov. 4, 2012—12-4 PM Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ Black Canyon City, Exit 244

General Membership Meeting & Election Rally Nov. 4, 2012—12-4 PM Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ Black Canyon City, Exit 244

INSTRUCTIONS:

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mail-in ballots must have current membership number on the ballot.

Mail-in ballots must have current membership number on the ballot.

Mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Saturday, October 21 to be valid, and must be mailed to the ABATE State Office, 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Saturday, October 21 to be valid, and must be mailed to the ABATE State Office, 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Ballots submitted by chapter representatives at the Election Rally must have membership number and/or verification signature of that chapter’s membership officer.

Ballots submitted by chapter representatives at the Election Rally must have membership number and/or verification signature of that chapter’s membership officer.

Vote for only one candidate from each Chapter on the ballot.

Vote for only one candidate from each Chapter on the ballot.

BY-LAWS REVISION BALLOT

BY-LAWS REVISION BALLOT

This proposed By-Law Revision is cleaning up a paragraph that was missed last time around and further confirms that Chapters have the ability to elect and recall their BOD own representative. The added language is bold and underlined in the below section:

This proposed By-Law Revision is cleaning up a paragraph that was missed last time around and further confirms that Chapters have the ability to elect and recall their BOD own representative. The added language is bold and underlined in the below section:

Section 3.02 (c) A director must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a member of the Corporation of the respective chapter, and have served as an officer in the Corporation for a period of not less than one year. For a director’s name to be placed on the ballot for election, be must be nominated by another member of the Corporation. The directors shall be elected by the general membership of the individual chapter at the Corporation's annual meeting each November to serve for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified commencing January of the year following the election.

Section 3.02 (c) A director must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a member of the Corporation of the respective chapter, and have served as an officer in the Corporation for a period of not less than one year. For a director’s name to be placed on the ballot for election, be must be nominated by another member of the Corporation. The directors shall be elected by the general membership of the individual chapter at the Corporation's annual meeting each November to serve for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified commencing January of the year following the election.

A “Yes” vote approves the change, a “No” vote leaves the By-Laws unchanged.

A “Yes” vote approves the change, a “No” vote leaves the By-Laws unchanged.

YES

YES

NO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION BALLOT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION BALLOT Yuma Chapter

Yavapai Chapter Still Ray Fitzgerald

NO

or

write-in ______________________________

ABATE Membership Number _____________________________________ (required)

Daniel Medina

or

write-in ____________________

ABATE Membership Number _____________________________________ (required)


PAGE 14 Jim Page State PAC Officer

The PAC Rant

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We interrupt Jim’s article for this important public service announcement.

You should be getting this just before the big election. Arizona is now considered a swing state. So this year it’s important that everybody gets out and vote. Every vote is going to count. If you stay at home on the 6th and your guy doesn’t win, you have no one to blame but yourself. Remember, not voting isn’t a protest, its surrender. The American Motorcyclist Association presented a questionnaire to all of our federal congressional and representative candidates. As of this writing a dismal two candidates bothered to reply to the motorcycling community. The results are as follows.

This concludes our public service announcement. We now return you to Jim’s article in progress.

….bout the future of motorcycling? Heck I’m worried about the future of the whole human race! Wow! That must have been the best article I’ve ever written. I hope you all enjoyed it. Remember, only you can prevent totalitarian enactments. Jim

According to the AMA: Four-Gallon Minimum Fuel Mandate

EPA fails to meet deadline in response to congressional letter seeking answers

On Sept. 10, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency addressed to Administrator Lisa Jackson. The congressional letter is seeking answers from the EPA on its recent decision to mandate consumers purchase at least four gallons of fuel from certain blender pumps that dispense both E15 and E10 gasoline-ethanol blends. To date, no manufacturer has introduced a mass production motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle designed to operate on E15 fuel.

The letter had a Sept. 24 deadline to respond. To date, the EPA has not responded to the congressional letter.

As the American Motorcyclist Association previously reported, the EPA revealed the requirement to the AMA in a letter dated Aug. 1, responding to AMA concerns that E15 -- a gasoline formulation that contains up to 15 percent ethanol by volume – could be put in motorcycle and ATV fuel tanks inadvertently when consumers use blender pumps. A blender pump dispenses different fuel blends through the same hose.

“With E15 gasoline, our members who make a concerted effort to fuel their motorcycles or ATVs with E10-or-less gasoline may be unknowingly refueling with residual fuel left in the hose,” Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations, wrote in a June 20

letter to Jackson.

“Unlike an automobile or SUV with a large fuel tank, the residual fuel left in a fueling hose could be detrimental to the performance of motorcycle or ATV engines due to the small size of their fuel tanks and the higher concentration of ethanol that would, therefore, be present in the fuel,” Allard wrote.

“In addition, the use of E15 will lower fuel efficiency and possibly cause premature engine failure,” he wrote. “Use of E15 fuel voids many manufacturer warranties. In off-road engines, the effects can even be dangerous for users.”

Byron Bunker of the EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory responded to the AMA on behalf of Jackson.

“EPA requires that retail stations that own or operate blender pumps either dispense E15 from a dedicated hose and nozzle if able or, in the case of E15 and E10 being dispensed from the same hose, require that at least four gallons of fuel be purchased to prevent vehicles and engines with smaller fuel tanks from being exposed to gasoline-ethanol blended fuels containing greater than 10 volume percent ethanol,” Bunker wrote.

“Additionally, EPA is requiring that retail stations that offer E10 and E15 from the same hose and nozzle use additional labeling to inform consumers about the minimum purchase requirement,” Bunker wrote.

“Since motorcyclists and ATV users, as you suggest, have relatively small fuel tanks, they should pay careful attention to the labeling of blender pumps to ensure that an appropriate fuel is chosen, in this case E10 or E0,” he wrote.

The problem with the new EPA policy is that not all motorcycle and ATV gas tanks hold four or more gallons.

“Not only do we find it unacceptable for the EPA to mandate that our members buy minimum amounts of gas, but the EPA answer simply won’t work because of the sizes of many motorcycle and ATV gas tanks,” said Allard. “Furthermore, off-highway riders take containers of gas with them on their trips, and most times those containers are much smaller than four gallons.

“The EPA needs to come up with a better solution,” he said. “The EPA also needs to back an independent study to determine whether E15 is safe for motorcycle and ATV engines.”

The AMA has repeatedly expressed concerns to government officials and federal lawmakers about possible damage to motorcycle and ATV engines caused by the inadvertent use of E15 when the new fuel becomes widely available, and has asked that motorcycles and ATVs be part of any scientific study into the effects of E15.

In October 2010, the EPA approved the use of E15 in model year 2007 and newer light-duty vehicles (cars, lightduty trucks and medium-duty passenger

vehicles). Then, in January 2011, the EPA added model year 2001-2006 lightduty vehicles to the approved list.

Riders should pay attention to this list because no motorcycles or ATVs are currently listed.

The AMA is concerned about E15 because it burns hotter than gasoline that contains a lesser amount of ethanol. In engines not designed to dissipate that extra heat, damage in the form of premature wear can result. Although this is a concern in all motorcycles, it's particularly problematic for air-cooled engines found in many motorcycles and ATVs. Moreover, use of E15 may even void the manufacturer warranty.

Since the approved list includes many light-duty vehicles in use today, refineries, distributors, and fueling stations may choose to offer primarily E15 gasoline because of this action by the EPA. The new EPA policy should concern all motorcyclists and off-highway enthusiasts because this can affect the availability of gasoline with less or no ethanol (E10 or E0).

Please send a prewritten message to the EPA asking Jackson to respond to the congressional letter that seeks answers on the recent decision by the EPA to mandate consumers purchase at least four gallons of fuel from certain blender pumps that dispense both E15 and E10 gasoline-ethanol blends.


MASTERLINK NOVEMBER 2012

November Safety Report

skills training course; ride defensively – be ever vigilant of the traffic and other surroundings. You even have made sure to have motorcycle insurance and health insurance. So, you have done all that and a crash happens anyway.

I have been reading more lately about health insurance discrimination against motorcyclists. In the most recent AMA (American Motorcycle Association) magazine there is an article about such discrimination. Many of us belong to AMA, but for those who do not, I thought I would summarize the article.

Jean Cooper State Safety Officer We have been talking all year about what you can do to be as safe as you can when on your motorcycle: get enough rest before setting out; keep hydrated – take water with you; let somebody know where you’re going; dress for the weather; remember your safety gear; check your machine – TCLOCKS; take a rider

Just like many other companies these days, insurance companies are looking to cut costs. Many have chosen to modify their health care plans. Some companies are “specifically excluding coverage for injuries sustained whole riding a motorcycle or ATV.” We all need to check our policies to make sure there have been no changes that would impact services related to motorcycle or ATV injuries. The insurance company may put motorcycle riding in a “high-risk activity” with such activities as sky-diving, horseback riding and race-car driving. Do not wait for someone to tell you your coverage has changed!

Call for MAP Instructors

The Motorcycle Awareness Program (M.A.P.) is an educational program aimed at the target audience of high school students in driver’s education classes. There has been a small group of instructors who have volunteered to present the M.A.P. to students throughout the state. But, we need more instructors.

Remember, that ABATE stands for EDUCATE. Our purpose is to spread the word about safe motorcycling and promote a positive image of motorcyclists. What better way than to speak to the future drivers of our state. The students hopefully, will not only be better equipped car and truck drivers but will also be more aware and watch out for us.

To become an instructor you must:

1. Be available during the day: The presentations in the high school driver’s education classes last about an hour during the school day. There may be as many as 5 classes in one day.

2. Be willing to stand up in front of a group of about 30 high school students and speak: That sounds easier than you think. You need to be able to gently maintain control of the group.

3. Know the material being presented: There is an outline for all presenters to follow so there is uniformity in

the material presented.

4. Commit to teaching at least 2 classes per school year: We hope to have at least one volunteer instructor in each ABATE Chapter. That person will attend and instructor class (about 4 hours), attend a M.A.P. with an experienced instructor, teach a class with an experienced instructor in attendance. When the new instructor is comfortable and the experienced instructor assesses him/her to be ready the new instructor may begin teaching alone. The mentor program assures that everyone is teaching the same material and everyone has support.

5. Provide record of teaching to the M.A.P. Coordinator on a consistent basis.

This is your opportunity to get the word out to new drivers about the importance of sharing the road with motorcyclists. This is your opportunity to support the mission and vision of ABATE in your community. Call me 602-616-9855 or email me azjkc@aol.com for more information and to register to become a M.A.P. Instructor. Jean Cooper ABATE State Safety Officer ABATE M.A.P. Coordinator

If your insurance does change, you may be told you must purchase additional coverage for your “high-risk activity”. You have a choice; pay the extra premiums or give up riding! For a number of people their motorcycle is their main mode of transportation. What does that person do?? Perhaps look for another job where the insurance includes coverage for motorcycling. The very interesting is that a person may be injured while driving drunk and be covered for those injuries by their insurance, but not while riding a motorcycle sober.

Insurance companies tried to make this discrimination the norm in the early 1990s. Organizations like the AMA and MRF worked hard to not allow insurance companies to practice such discrimination. But, in these days of austerity, the insurance companies are looking again at excluding coverage for motorcycle riders. AMA and MRF are joining forces to remind Congress that such discrimination was to be eliminated as part of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996. However,

PAGE 15 there was a loophole that allowed insurance companies to refuse to cover injuries incurred while riding a motorcycle. So, as part of your personal safety plan, check your health insurance policy to be sure you are covered while riding a motorcycle. The other part of insurance safety is to make sure you are covered for injuries incurred while riding without a helmet. Even though Arizona is a choice state regarding helmet use for those over 18 years of age, some insurance companies will not cover injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash if the injured is not wearing a helmet. If the wording in the insurance policy is not clear, ask your agent or human resources person to explain it. Be Safe, Don’t be caught Unaware! Jean Cooper


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Motorcycle Emissions News for Maricopa County!

Are you ready for the GREATEST NEWS ever, that many of us have been working on for the better part of 10 years? The EPA is about to APPROVE the ADEQ's State Implementation Plan (SIP), requesting the ELIMINATION OF EMISSIONS ON MOTORCYCLES IN MARICOPA COUNTY !!! Bobbi Hartmann got a call from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), stating the following:

As recently reported, the ADEQ had been expecting a 'Disapproval Notice' from the

EPA on the last SIP that they submitted, due to the Revision of Ozone Levels at the federal level. Come to find out that when EPA recently submitted their disapproval draft to their D.C. headquarters for approval, the D.C. office apparently had a change of mind and REVERSAL OF OPINION from the last time they dictated what the EPA was to do.

Maricopa/Pinal County (AREA A). What happens next?

According to ADEQ this morning, the D.C. office just told the EPA that they were wrong, and that the EPA was to APPROVE the ADEQ's request for elimination of yearly motorcycle emissions in

ADEQ expects the proposed EPA action to be signed this week and published in the Federal Register within 2 weeks. That starts the approximately 30 day Public Comment and EPA response to Pubic Comment period. Once that is complete, the EPA will sign the final action and then have 2 weeks to publish that in the Federal Register. The entire process should be FINAL and EFFECTIVE 60 days from that time frame. This will make our Revised Arizona Statute

issue at this time

Right to Repair

become law.

The ADEQ will be working with Arizona's MVD during that 60 day time frame, to REVISE the registration forms to no longer state the requirement of emissions on those motorcycles registered in AREA A. Bottom line is that the elimination of yearly emissions on motorcycles in AREA A should be effective by the end of first quarter of 2013 or before.

The MRF Legislative Strategy Agenda for 2012-2013

At the recent 2012 Motorcycle Riders Foundations (MRF) Meeting of the Minds held September in Durham North Carolina, a Legislative Strategy Session was hosted by the MRF’s Legislative Committee. As has been done for the past several years, the MRF requested that it be attended by Sustaining State Motorcyclists Rights Organizations (SSMRO) Legislative and/or Executive Officers. The goal is to set the MRF’s Federal Legislative Agenda for the coming Meeting of the Minds “to” Meeting of the Minds cycle. Our Sustaining SMRO partners responded once again and the Legislative Committee was extremely pleased at how aligned and clear the direction from our SSMRO partners was. This level of alignment will allow for a solid and focused Strategic Action plan to be developed, disseminated, and effectively employed. The session this year again saw it moderated by MRF Vice President, Jay Jackson, and supported by MRF President, Kirk “Hardtail” Willard, and MRF Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Jeff Hennie. We continued the practice instituted two years where we utilized the one vote per organization policy and those votes were again recorded. Shown below in the order raised by our SSMRO’s is our upcoming Federal Legislative Strategy Agenda followed by the recorded vote percentages on each. Where “consent” is listed it is on legislative issues that were brought up by those in attendance from SMRO or MRF Leadership and once initial discussion was held and a position explained no further discussion ensued regarding stated position and no vote was called for. Transportation Equity Act (TEA) Upcoming Reauthorization (the Highway Bill)

To include Motorcycle 2010 Grant Funding (request to tighten up language for qualification and use), continuation of the NHTSA Lobbying Ban, pursue continuation of the Motorcycle Advisory Council (MAC) to advise the FHWA, oppose any federal blackmails or federal sanctions contained in the highway bill; closely monitor for any action that would negatively impact motorcycles, motorcycling, and motorcyclists; seek to include HR904 language to ban motorcycle specific roadblock grant funding

100% Favor, 0% Oppose

SAE Motorcycle Roadside Sound Test

MRF to promote adoption of the SAE Sound Test as a National enforcement standard, those that favor monitoring this is due to the fact that it has not come up federally and is considered a state by state

0% Favor, 59% Oppose, 41% Monitor Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

MRF to pursue reintroduction of the HR 1253 bill which requires health insurance companies to disclose the list of “source of injury” exclusions in the policies they issue; monitor means watch HIPAA closely for motorcycle specific discrimination, 3% Favor, 9% Oppose, 88% Monitor

NHTSA Checkpoint Grant Program

As in 2010-2012 the MRF to carry out a full effort to cut off specified use funding for this motorcycle based discriminatory practice, work with States to exchange information on passing anti-checkpoint laws 100% Favor, 0% Oppose Crash Causation Study

MRF to allow the current study to take its’ course and respond accordingly, disappointed with the reduced scope, pursue no additional funding Monitor and report on MSF alternate Naturalistic Study No Vote

EPA Mandatory Stamping of Exhaust

MRF to strongly oppose any federal standard proposing stamping and certifying motorcycle exhaust systems, work to prevent any federal legislation mirroring that California SB435 100% Favor, 0% Oppose

EPA Sound Emissions User Study

MRF to continue to closely monitor, MRF to oppose federal agencies encouraging state activity-leave it up to the states to determine course of action 100% Favor, 0% Oppose Distracted Driving

MRF to oppose ALL forms of distracted driving, oppose any related funding blackmails or withholding of funds for it as related to motorcycles, watch for motorcycle specific discrimination language closely 97% Favor, 0% Oppose, 3% Abstain

MRF to continue current course of action recognizing realized success, continue participation in Right to Repair coalition 100% Favor, 0% Oppose

Definition of a Motorcycle

MRF to take advantage of any opportunity available to enhance and further clarify the definition of a motorcycle and provide input in any such activity on a Federal level Consent

Motorcyclist/Motorcycle Discrimination

MRF to oppose any motorcycle, motorcycling, or motorcyclist based discrimination proposed by the U.S. Congress or any Federal Agency in Washington D.C., direction to include anti-profiling opposition this session

100% Favor, 0% Oppose

International Motorcycle Cooperation Group (European Union, United Nations, Canada)

MRF to maintain the same level of engagement or increase as needed within budget, approval to share costs with other partners for this lobbying/international meeting attendance, notify SMRO’s if additional activities outside of budget are deemed necessary 100% Favor, 0% Oppose

Mandatory Helmet and Apparel laws

MRF to fiercely oppose any mandatory helmet or apparel proposals

100% Favor, 0% Oppose

E 15 Fuel Blends

MRF to not support the use of E15 fuel without further testing and specific recommendations from motorcycle manufacturers 97% Favor, 3% Abstain

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

MRF to pursue inclusion of motorcycles in ongoing ITS efforts 100% Favor, 0% Oppose

Crash Avoidance versus Safer Crashing

MRF to promote our theme of Crash Avoidance versus Safer Crashing using House Resolution (HR)1498 which “supports efforts to retain the ban on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) ability to lobby state legislatures using federal tax dollars and urging NHTSA to focus on crash prevention and rider education” Consent

Roadway Design and Engineering

MRF to pursue safer roadway design strategies, include cable barrier research in the discussion 100% Favor, 0% Oppose

CDC’s Involvement in Motorcycling Issues

MRF to pursue limiting of funding of CDC on their involvement in motorcycling safety issues through relevant appropriations bill, pursue CDC lobby ban, seek to remove language where CDC suggest motorcycle crashes are preventable injury events 100% Favor, 0% Oppose Private Organizations

MRF to monitor private organizations that oppose the legislative agenda or mission of the MRF, investigate their funding sources to make certain they are not receiving federal monies Consent

Public Organizations

MRF to continue to monitor public organizations for funding sources if in opposition to our legislative agenda or mission of the MRF, develop appropriate strategies if discovered tax payer funding sources are in use Consent

Federal Health Care

MRF to continue monitor federal health care legislation for potential motorcyclist and motorcycling discrimination

Consent

MRF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Keith Ball, Dave Dwyer, Jeff Hennie, George Gorman, Cindy Hodges, Jay Jackson, Jim “Legs” Korte, Boyd McFail, Larry Nielson, John Pierce, Todd Riba, Kirk “Hardtail” Willard (Chair)


MASTERLINK NOVEMBER 2012 Sturgis Museum gets a Woodie Based around a 1909 Harley Twin By Christine Paige Diers

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to be the new home for an all wooden motorcycle built by wood artist Mike Sohn of Hannibal, Missouri. The bike, which is modeled after a 1909 Harley-Davidson Twin took a year and a half to complete. The artist estimates there are at least nine different kinds of wood in the creation.

“We are so excited to have this piece of art in our museum,” said Christine Paige Diers, Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. “I’m completely amazed by the detail of this motorcycle – everything, down to the springs on the seat is a true work of art.

I’m always excited to add new items to the museum’s collection, and am thrilled that Mike thought the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum would be the right home for this piece for the next couple of years.” Sohn delivered the motorcycle to the museum this summer, and despite being professionally crated for the trip, Mike still had to make some minor repairs once it was uncrated and set in place.

Mike Sohn is a long-time wood artist based in Hannibal, Missouri. Sohn’s passion for woodworking began at a young age and developed over time. The self taught artist has produced many small scale pieces such as a jalapeño pepper titled “Running Hot” and a light bulb dubbed “Lighten Up.”

Now retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Sohn has been able to direct his attention towards much larger projects. He selects his projects based on what happens to strike his passion or interest. Sohn often finds himself inspired by everyday objects especially automobiles. Examples of some of his more accomplished work include an American Chopper motorcycle, and 1909 Harley-

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Davidson and a Model T car. Some of Mike’s work can be seen at his website at http://www.planettees.com/mikesohn.php.

ter, the cooler months of February and December witnessed the fewest thefts with 2,147 and 2,475, respectively.

Top 5 Most Stolen Motorcycles in 2011

Number three on the list is Suzuki with 7,281 motorcycle thefts in 2011.

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According to the recently-released National Insurance Crime Bureau’s 2011 Motorcycle Theft and Recovery report, 46,667 bikes were reported stolen in 2011, down 6 percent from 49,791 reported stolen in 2010.

Although overall thefts waned in 2011, motorcycle sales slightly increased. Citing the Motorcycle Industry Council, NICB reports that sales increased in 2011 to 440,899 units compared to the 439,678 units sold the year prior. The five motorcycle makes in the following slideshow were targeted the most by thieves, with their thefts accounting for 35,304, or 76 percent, of the total thefts. 5. Harley-Davidson: 3,120

Harley-Davidson was the fifth most stolen motorcycle make in 2011, with 3,120 reported thefts.

The NICB report also tracked on which days motorcycles were most likely to be stolen. While the most active day for thefts was Monday with 6,962, there was a relatively even spread across the week with the least active day, Sunday, posting 6,422 thefts. 4. Kawasaki: 5,009

Coming in fourth place is Kawasaki, with just over 5,000 thefts reported.

The report also looked at what time of year motorcycle thefts occured. Last year, states logged the highest number of robberies during the warm months of July and August, with 5,544 and 5,397, respectively. On the other end of the thermome-

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3. Suzuki: 7,281

The top five U.S. states with the most reported thefts are California (5,927), Texas (3,950), Florida (3,927), North Carolina (2,466), and Indiana (2,114). 2. Yamaha: 8,880

The runner-up of the most stolen motorcycle makes is Yamaha which saw 8,880 of its bikes stolen.

The U.S. motorcycle theft rate averages out to one theft every 11 minutes. Industry experts speculate the fact that many bikes are not equipped with adequate theft-deterrence technology is fueling the problem. 1. Honda: 11,014

Similar to theft trends for passenger vehicles, Hondas continue to be frequently targeted, topping the list of the five most stolen makes of motorcycles in 2011 with 11,014 reported as stolen. The NICB extracted all data from theft reports contained in the National Crime Information Center

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Is that Vespa you own a motorcycle? A scooter? Or is it a motorized bicycle? These sorts of distinctions matter for people who own scooters, mopeds, motorcycles, and motorized bicycles because different—and largely confusing—standards and responsibilities apply that could leave

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Earlier this month Mayor Vince Gray sent legislation to the D.C. Council that would allow the city to start untangling the cumbersome and sometimes confusing laws on motorcycles, scooters and motorized bicycles.

Under Gray's proposal, motorized bicycles would be reclassified and exempted from most existing regulations. While currently a motorized bicycle is anything that can't go over 35 miles per hour, Gray's bill would make the definition more specific: two or three 16-inch wheels, fully functional pedals and not be able to exceed 20 miles per hour. And in a big change, owners wouldn't have to register them, get licensed to use them or purchase insurance for them. And as provided for in the current regulations, they'd be able to use bike lanes, park on the sidewalk and their users wouldn't have to wear a helmet. How about scooters, though? Provided they don't drive faster than 30 mph and have 50cc or smaller engines, they would be classified as "motor-driven cycles." But under Gray's proposal, not much would change from right now—owners of such scooters would still have to have a license (though not a motorcycle endorsement), pass inspection, be registered, and have insurance. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) has called a hearing on October 22 to discuss Gray's proposed changes and hear testimony on whether D.C. should further lighten up on scooters, much like Virginia and Maryland currently do. ============================

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A total of 46,667 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2011, and 17,199 of them were recovered, according to a report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. That compares to 49,791 stolen bikes in 2010, a decrease of 6 percent.

Whereas the number of thefts increases dramatically in the warmer months, the day of the week seems to be of no significance. On Mondays, the day of the largest number, there were 6,962 bikes stolen. The number on Sundays, the day of the lowest number, there were 6,422.

California ranks first as the state with the most thefts, with 5,927, followed by Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Indiana. The state reporting the lowest number of thefts was North Dakota (21) followed by Wyoming, South Dakota, Vermont, Alaska, and Montana. Of course, those five states all have low population numbers so it is no surprise they should have lower numbers of motorcycles--or anything--stolen.

The highest percentage of bikes stolen were Hondas, at 24 percent. Yamaha was next (19 percent), followed by Suzuki (16 percent), Kawasaki (11 percent), and

Harley-Davidson (7 percent).

Recoveries of stolen motorcycles were largely proportional to thefts, with California the leader in recoveries (2,085) followed by Florida (1,334), Texas (965), Indiana (769), and North Carolina (725). The overall average time of recoveries was 31 days. However, in Vermont, the average time for recovery was just 2 days ============================

Not A Good Time To Be A Biker In Gaza City Lawmakers in Gaza have continued their draconian campaign against motorcycle usage, taking the bold step of banning the import of spare parts for motorcycles into the ancient Palestinian city.

Interior Ministry official Hassan Akashed has admitted that the move aims to

directly reduce the number of motorcycles, which he claims are a main cause of car accidents. Motorcyclists in the city have been subject to an ongoing crack down, banning them from riding after midnight, and restricting women from riding. The Interior Ministry recently announced that it was banning women from riding bikes or being pillion passengers, to limit accidents and 'protect community values.' ============================ Legal battle over Mongols motorcycle club's logo creates headache for feds By Michael Doyle | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — An unprecedented federal government effort to seize the Mongols Motorcycle Club’s trademark has quietly become a quarter-of-a-mil-

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lion-dollar headache for the Justice Department.

Four years after prosecutors grabbed attention by lassoing the Mongols’ logo – a ponytailed man riding a motorcycle – along with myriad club members in Southern California, an appellate court must sort out what the federal government might owe the club’s attorneys.

It could be a lot, in a free-speech case that’s also a cautionary tale about aggressive federal use of forfeiture to seize private property.

“What they did was an outrageous violation of the First Amendment, and an absolute abuse of forfeiture and trademark laws,” American Civil Liberties Union attorney David Loy said Monday in a telephone interview.

Rebuking prosecutorial overreach, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered the Justice Department to pay $253,206 to Loy, who’s with the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, and Alan Mansfield, an attorney with Consumer Law Group of California, in San Diego.

Loy and Mansfield successfully challenged the prosecutors’ 2008 attempt to seize the Mongols’ trademark. The Justice Department is appealing the judge’s order to pay, however, with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals likely to hear the case next year.

“There is no evidence here that the government or the defendants set out at any time to violate the rights of any individual or group, or to mislead the court,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven R. Welk wrote in one legal filing, adding that the admittedly “novel” trademark-forfeiture case targeted “members of a brutally violent criminal gang.”

Forfeitures are big business for the federal government. Last year, the Justice Department seized some $1.8 billion worth of forfeited assets. Typically, these are ill-gotten gains from drug trafficking, financial fraud and other criminal activity.

The most recent Justice Department forfeited-assets inventory includes a $1.6 million Cessna Citation aircraft seized in Palm Beach, Fla., 10 million Vaquero cigars seized in Louisville, Ky., and 152 boxes of gold and silver taken in Charlotte, N.C. Officials also reported seizing lots of cash and real estate and, in Laredo, Texas, a big stash of “assorted fragrances.” Los Angeles-based prosecutors claimed a huge haul in October 2008 when they announced mass indictments of those they called “violent Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang” members. The indict-

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ments followed a lengthy undercover investigation by four agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who managed to become patch-wearing members of the club.

Prosecutors subsequently secured more than 80 convictions, mostly on racketeering and conspiracy charges. Investigators also seized hundreds of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, stacks of dollar bills and other items, opening one legal front that’s still active.

On Tuesday, in Los Angeles, a federal judge will hear an ongoing challenge to some of the property seizures. The judge already has returned some motorcycles to other Mongols.

In addition to physical assets, prosecutors sought in 2008 to claim the Mongols’ trademarked name and logo.

“If any law enforcement officer sees a Mongol wearing his patch, he will be authorized to stop that gang member and literally take the jacket right off his back,” then-U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien declared at the time.

A U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman couldn’t be reached Monday, a federal holiday.

A Republican appointee, O’Brien left office in 2009. Justice Department lawyers eventually said they wouldn’t seek to seize the Mongols’ trademark after all. But a judge in Los Angeles ruled last year that prosecutors had gone too far.

The judge reasoned that the trademark belonged to the organization, not to individuals, and therefore unindicted club members should still enjoy the right to use it. Last February, another federal judge added that the Justice Department had to pay for the trademark fight because the government “violated settled First Amendment and trademark law.” “The novelty of the government’s position did not make it substantially justified,” U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ruled. “Rather, it took unlawful action based on an ungrounded and unsubstantiated legal theory, and without sufficient factual support.”

Because the complex case “arose at the intersection of forfeiture, trademark and First Amendment law, “ Carter added, attorneys deserved the fair-market rates of between $525 and $650 an hour for the 461 hours spent challenging the government. “They fought us tooth and nail, every step of the way,” Loy said, “and they forced us to work all those hours and incur all those costs.”

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Idaho is one of the most beautiful places in the country to ride – mountains, valleys, rivers, desert, forests, lava beds – we’ve got a little of everything. We also have a pretty long riding season so we can enjoy those beautiful roads most of the year. During that riding season, however, the temperature can run the gamut from well into the 100s to well below freezing.

Here are some tips for keeping your rides safe in extreme temperatures. The Facts:

Riding When It’s HOT: • Hot weather drains your energy, so you will become fatigued more quickly • Exposed skin will cause you to dehydrate more quickly than covered skin • Fast moving air that is hotter than your body temperature will not cool you down • Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke are real possibilities and can be life threatening • When a rider overheats, they start to

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lose both the mental AND physical skills they need to identify and deal with hazards The Strategies:

• Take breaks frequently so you (and your passenger) can cool off in the shade or in an air conditioned room - and drink plenty of fluids • Wear riding gear that covers your skin to reduce dehydration • Consider wetting down your shirt under your riding jacket – this can work like a “swamp cooler” and keep you more comfortable • Consider products such as “cooling vests” to keep your body’s core temperature down The Facts:

Riding When It’s COLD: • Cold weather drains your energy, so you will become fatigued more quickly • Much of our body heat is lost through the head when it’s cold out. A helmet can not only provide comfort and injury protection, but can help you stay warm as well • When a rider gets cold they can experience hypothermia – a condition that

causes slowed mental and physical reactions, as well as the loss of smooth muscle control The Strategies: • Take breaks frequently so you (and your passenger) can warm up in a heated area • Wear multiple layers to help trap warm air close to your body • Consider heated clothing (vests, jackets, chaps, socks, gloves, etc.) to fight off the cold (remember that unless you have your own source of heat – the cold will

eventually win).

Watch for the signs of impairment – increased number and frequency of ‘surprises’ and loss of smooth motorcycle control. These signs tell you that your mental and physical abilities are being affected by the heat or cold and it may be time to slow down, take a break, or even park it for the day. Take care of yourselves out there. Stay cool in the heat; stay warm in the cold and enjoy the ride.

ATTENTION - ALL RIDERS: =======================

It has come to our attention that business establishments in Arizona may still be discriminating against motorcyclists. Please carry copies of this form with you at all times. Discrimination can range from a sign stating "No Colors" or "No Motorcycle Parking" or "No Motorcycle Attire" etc., to simply being asked to leave a place of business, just because you are on a motorcycle or because of your riding apparel. If anything like this happens to you, PLEASE fill out this form in its entirety and send it to the address noted. Your lobbyists cannot get sponsorship for "equal access" legislation, without evidence of this type of discrimination. Documentation of Discrimination DATE: ______________

Business Phone _______________

NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT: __________________________________ BUSINESS PHONE (with area code): __________________________________ BUSINESS - FULL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ NAME / POSITION OF PERSON ENFORCING POLICY: ________________ ________________________________________________________ WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DISCRIMINATION (use back if needed): _____ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ YOUR NAME (please print): ______________________________________ YOUR PHONE (with area code): __________________________________ YOUR SIGNATURE: ____________________________________________ *** INCLUDE ANY PICTURES OF DISCRIMINATING SIGNS POSTED *** Mail To: Ray Fitzgerald 1634 West Pine Cone Way Prescott, Arizona 86303


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

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

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

FOR SALE:

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.

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.

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

For Sale - Cave Creek **REDUCED** $80,000

.97 acre lot with older mobile 2/1 in great condition with 2 car detached garage & storage. Lot located in Saguaro West. Great lot for a new home/land package, on improved lot. Great Mountain views. Great location. Great Deal. Contact: Rhoda the Realtor Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty #602-370-45130 rhoda.coghlan@russlyon.com


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The Masterlink - November 2012  

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

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