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Mission Statement

State Executive Officers - 2014

ABATE of Colorado exists to preserve freedom of the road, to unite motorcyclists, to promote fair legislation, safety, and rider education and to provide a network for communication on issues affecting motorcyclists.

State Coordinator

ABATE Monthly Meetings

Terry Howard 303-789-3264 statecoord@abateofcolo.org

Legislative Affairs Officer/Team Stump Haberstumpf 303-816-0909 stumpandval@msn.com

Metro Regional Coordinator OPEN

District 1

Call Dave Cawley @ 970-380-4232 Jan 5 Leroy Bishop & Penny Vaughn Feb 2 Corral Sports Bar

Mountain Regional Coordinator

March 2 The Place

Assistant State Coordinator

April 6 Dolittle’s

Tim O’Connor 719-395-8733

Northeast Regional Coordinator Don Enninga 970-768-5599 denninga@kci.net

Board Member at Large

Charlie May 719-320-3892 Wingmaster93@aol.com

Southwest Regional Coordinator Open

State Recording Secretary Lisa Gill

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State Treasurer

Perrie Ranburger 303-789-3264 treasurer@abateofcolo.org

Office Staff Deb Craig

deb@abateofcolo.org

June 1 Main Event Bar & Grill

District 3

2nd Sunday of the month @ 12pm Herradura Bar & Grill 6520 S. College Ave. Ft. Collins, CO 80527 720-938-1149

District 10

4th Sunday of the month @ 10am Noonan’s 13525 E. Iliff Ave (I-225 and Iliff ) Aurora, CO 80011

District 11

1st Monday of the month @ 7pm VFW-Johnson Village (2 miles south of Buena Vista)

District 13

2nd Tuesday of the month @ 7pm Pepper Jacks 3768 State Hwy 52 Erie, CO 303-833-4361

District 14

3rd Wednesday of the month 7 pm Holiday Inn, Frisco, Co

District 16

2nd Thursday of the month 7:30pm Micky‘s Steakhouse 6950 N. Broadway, Denver

2nd Sunday of the month @ 9am Bear Creek Restaurant 25940 Hwy 74. Kittredge, CO 80457 303-674-9929

District 7

District 17

District 5

2nd Tuesday of the month @ 7pm Steel City Eagles 704 Elmhurst Pueblo, CO

3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:30pm The Shack, Littleton NW corner of Mineral & Broadway

Don Gunn

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FROM THE STATE COORDINATOR WHAT IS ABATE??? A friend reminded me that he enjoyed a particular article I wrote in the past, What Is ABATE. So I decided I shall expand on this subject again. The acronym ABATE varies from state to state. In Colorado it stands for A Brotherhood Active Towards Education. We are a non-profit, membership driven, grassroots, safety, educational and rights organization. We are an organization, not a club. We focus on educating riders as well the general public on motorcycle safety, and fair legislation for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, we all are not getting the big picture. We have many motorcyclists in this state that “just want to ride”. Don’t you think those of us that fight “just want to ride” too? And when a law is passed non-members are the first to call and ask, “What is ABATE doing about this?” We may not be able to “just ride” someday if action isn’t taken. Personal responsibility folks…join and help us fight! Do you all remember the first ride you took on a motorcycle? Do you remember the freedom? Do you remember the exhilaration? I do. I remember the immense sense of freedom, relaxation. Some will term motorcycles as a recreational vehicle. Well, times have changed especially with today’s economy. For many, it is their mode of transportation. Times have also guided us towards more government intervention on this freedom. Think about why you ride. They are limiting our freedom of the road. The day is going to come when we’ll be taking our bikes in for emission testing, just like we do our cars. Do you remember the days when you could customize your car? Can’t really do that to a newer car can we? Parts to customize our old cars are getting harder to find. Why, because the older cars can’t run under the emission laws. We have all discussed the globalization, emissions, and etc. over and over. The freedom to ride our bikes the way we choose. Of course there are certain limits we will have to abide by, but do you really want the government telling you what kind of pipes, or carbs to put on your bike? What to wear when you ride? Slowly but surely they are taking or limiting our freedoms, that is the big picture, the war. We have many little battles to endure to win the war. My point to this rambling …no one is going to protect our rights except US. I know many times life gets in the way. We have mortgages or rent to worry about, job security and the list goes on. If we don’t do something, things will get worse. Remember last elections? Citizens voted for public servants to make a change.

The only change I have seen is for the worst. Yes our Legislators are “public servants”. We need to remember WE pay their salaries. In the next couple of months we will be sending out questionnaires to candidates to find their positions on issues that concern motorcyclists. When we get the results we will be publishing a voter’s guide. Remember, this is not an endorsement, only a guide based on the responses to questions. This is a major election year and we CAN make a difference. Get candidates to your meetings ask them questions. If they support your beliefs and goals, work their campaigns. Let’s help them get elected. Yes, that means a few hours out of your life. But if you really care where the government is headed, it will be worth the effort. (James Walsh 14-12523-0813) Summer is well under way and lots of ABATE events are planned. It seems that the rumor mill has projected that ABATE events are for ABATE members only. This is simply NOT true. Anyone and everyone are invited to attend our events. Odd how rumors get started, we need to do our best to dispel this myth. Our events are open to everyone. We even have members that don’t ride, but they believe in what we protect. We have the ABATE Weekend at the Races this month June 21 & 22. By the time you read this article, Best of the West will be happening. A lot of hard work has gone in to this event. Thank you to all our 35 members that helped make this happen. Hopefully some of you attended the sessions as well. A huge opportunity in our own backyard! I am proud of ABATE of Colorado, we can look outside the box and see that motorcycling is not what it was 20 years ago. We are small in numbers, but large in our mission. We have the best Rider Education program in the state, and the best coaches. We have a great share the road program. We have a great motorcycle accident responder program. We have a great Board of Directors and members. I am very proud to be a part of this organization and so should you. Until next month….be safe out there!! Get out and enjoy the riding but please be safe. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads! Ride to work day is June 16th, 2014… Until next month….Terry Howard “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” William J. Clinton

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ATTENTION!

MEMBERS RENEWING ONLINE Please note that when you sign up or renew your membership online, Paypal automatically signs you up for a subscription. That means you will automatically be charged the next year at your renewal time. This is not something ABATE setup, it is Paypal’s structure. Please read the renewal page in it’s entirety and unsubscribe. That way you will not be charged automatically next year.

We Now Have Patches Available for 15 (Bronze), 20 (Silver) and 25 (Gold) Year Membership Anniversaries. Eligibility for these patches requires continuous membership. For example, if you are starting your 16th year of membership with ABATE, you are eligible for a 15 year patch, and of course any previous year patches. 3, 5 and 10 year patches are also available. Each patch is $10. Call the office NOW and make your collection current. 303-789-3264 4 www.abateofcolo.org

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WHAT’S INSIDE ABATE Meetings ................................... 2 A Word From The State Coordinator ............................ 3 69th Assembly Over................................. 6 2014 Events ........................................ 14 Legislative Report ................................. 18 MRF News ......................................... 19 District News .................................. 20-23 ABATE Classifieds ................................ 24

Spokesman Submission Guidelines can be found online at www.abateofcolo.org The Colorado Spokesman is an official monthly ABATE of Colorado publication. ABATE of Colorado, 4725 Paris St., Ste. 250, Denver, CO 80239. ABATE of Colorado accepts no responsibility for the comments or opinions contained within this publication. Copyright 2007 ABATE of Colorado. All rights reserved. The absolute deadline for submissions to the Colorado Spokesman is the 15th day of the month


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MOTORCYCLE RIDER EDUCATION CLASSES

4725 Paris St. Suite 250 Denver, CO 80239 (303) 789-3264 866-536-5081 FAX (303) 789-2915 WEB SITE www.abateofcolo.org

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PRICES & DATES ARE CURRENT AS OF NOVEMBER, 2013 -SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

ABATE provides the highest quality rider safety training to more people in Colorado than any other provider. We have training sites in the Denver Metro area (Lakewood, Littleton, Westminster, and Aurora/East Denver), Colorado Springs, Greeley, Pueblo and Fort Collins. Our mobile training program currently includes Fort Morgan and Summit County. We were the first not-for-profit training company and have been training in Colorado since 1990. We are the only Colorado company certified to train and test three-wheel vehicles. Our educational mission is further met through programs such as “Operation Save A Life” which delivers “share the road” presentations to other organizations and businesses throughout the state. We maintain a fleet of more than 150 training motorcycles. ABATE contracts with only the finest instructors in the State. All of our instructors are certified to teach by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and by the Colorado Department of Transportation. We are proud of our instructors! GENERAL INFORMATION

Courses for the beginning rider as well as the experienced rider are available. Helmets, full-finger gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection as well as leather over- the-ankle boots are required for all riding sessions. Half or “shorty” helmets are not recommended as they may put the user at unnecessary additional risk. Helmets are available for student use. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required (cash, check, money order, MC/V/D/AmEx). With less than 48 hours notice your tuition is NOT refundable or transferable to another date. BEGINNING RIDER COURSE Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourse (BRC). Cost is $215.00 INTERMEDIATE COURSES MSF BRC2 (formerly the ERC). Cost is $130. Discounts may be available for organizations that pay for 12 people at once. • Testing for the Colorado motorcycle endorsement and loaner bikes are available for an additional fee. BRC2TEST cost is $140.00 MSF ARC-ST. Cost is $155.00

ADVANCED RIDER COURSE

THREE WHEEL COURSES Evergreen Safety Council Sidecar/Trike Education Program (S/TEP). Cost for the novice course is $225.00; license testing for the three-wheel motorcycle license endorsement is included. The Advanced Course is 1 day and costs $125.00; participants must already be properly endorsed on their license and have riding experience on their machine.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.abateofcolo.org FOR COMPLETE COURSE SCHEDULES, LOCATIONS, AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.

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th General Assembly Over, But Obama has a Plan to Make Motorcycling Safer!

Hello Concerned Motorcyclists, Since the Colorado General Assembly is over for 2014, I’ll start with legislative issues on the National Level. First, a quick update on the number of co-sponsors:

1. HR 875 (E-15 Fuel) - 23 co-sponsors (none from CO) 2. HR 1861 (Motorcycle Only Checkpoints) - 46 co-sponsors (none from CO) 3. HR 2414 (Black Box Privacy Protection Act) - 17 co-sponsors (none from CO) 4. HR 1462 (Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act) – 61 co-sponsors (none from CO) 5. S1925 (Driver Privacy Act) – 23 cosponsors (Bennet from CO Amendment added to include motorcycles. 6. S2078 (Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act) – 4 co-sponsors (none from CO) If you haven’t contacted your U.S. Legislators on these bills yet, now would be a good time. It’s never too late to express your concerns, especially since this is an election year. In addition to the above bills, we also need to keep our eyes on Federal Agencies, Organizations, etc. trying to take away our freedoms. Last month I mentioned about the United Nations General Assembly calling for a Global Mandatory Helmet Law. Now President Obama has expressed his opinion. Here’s the latest news alert from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF). As a side note, you can view all the MRF News alerts at MRF.org and even sign up to have them sent to you directly. Of course, every concerned motorcyclist should be a member of this great organization, so while you’re at MRF.org you might as well join.

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Obama Calls for Helmet Laws This week President Obama released his ideal version of a transportation bill. The proposal has a specific provision that would allow the federal government to push a mandatory helmet law, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports. Buried in the 350 page document is language that would amend current United States code, which provides the motorcycle safety money that would allow “the Secretary [of transportation] or the Secretary’s designee [to] engage in activities with States and State legislators to consider proposals related to motorcycle helmet use laws.” This provision is unacceptable to the MRF, and it’s safe to say, the United States House of Representatives. Labeled as “Support Activity” in the draft legislation, it’s a thinly veiled stab at a mandatory national helmet law. The draft is titled “Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America,” or GROW AMERICA Act. You can read the whole document here: http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/ DOT_surface_reauth-FINAL.pdf The draft legislation also has incentive grants for graduated auto licensing. The MRF urges you to contact your Representative in the House and both of your Senators. You can reach the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. In addition, the MRF asks that you contact the White House directly and let them know you are not pleased with the helmet use provisions of President Obama’s GROW AMERICA Act. You can reach the White House several different ways from this website: http://www. whitehouse.gov/contact.


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Also on the Federal Level, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has publicly acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines by increasing exhaust temperatures and indirectly causing component failures. The statements are found in a rule proposal issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding a new label for pumps that supply fuel blends high in ethanol. You can read the entire news alert from the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) at www. americanmotorcyclist.com. (Another good website to browse for legislative issues.) On the State level, the last day of the Colorado General Assembly for 2014 was May 7th. There were so many bills introduced this year (Sen: 223 & House: 398) the last couple of weeks the legislators were working well into the evening to try to cover everything. The next step on my agenda is to send questionnaires to candidates who have contests in the primary election coming up on Tuesday, June 24th (I know there are some good candidates from parties beside the Democrats and Republicans, but I’m only surveying the 2 major parties). I won’t have time to publish the results in the June Spokesman, but I’ll inform all the LegTeam members as soon as I know something so they can report the information at the district meetings. I won’t go into any names, but the Republicans have primary races in Senate Districts 19, 22, & 24. For the House seats, there are 15 House Districts with 2-majorparty primary races – 15 Republican & 1 Democratic contest. 5 of these races involve incumbents, so we really need to be involved to help our “friendlies” win the primary elections. Which brings up my next point – what are you doing to help our “friendlies” get elected? As mentioned at ABATE’s “Boot Camp”, working campaigns is very important. All candidates rely on volunteers to assist them in their campaigns and those that volunteer are highly appreciated and remembered when the candidate gets elected. You can help out by walking districts, help with mailings or phone banks (you can probably even do this from home), or helping with yard signs or fund raisers. Contact your local “friendly” and see how you might help out.

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A little help on our part goes a long way down at the Capitol. With limited primary races, your Senate and House district candidates might not need much help now, but when the General Election approaches, campaigning will be in full swing. (You can help out a “friendly” even if you aren’t a constituent). Let me know if you want to help out with campaigns for ABATE friendlies. Try it – you just might have some fun!!!

Stump

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District  10            

July  12th     Leaving  at  6am  from  Vickery  Motor  Sports   2231  S.  Parker  Rd.  Denver,  CO   Route  consists  of  500  miles  in  12  hours   Ending  at  6pm  at  Noonans  Sports  Bar  &  Grill   Cost,  $25.00  Per  Person   Ride  pin,  Rocker  and  T-­‐shirt  

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The 23rd Annual International Motorcycle & Scooter Ride to Work Day is June 16th, 2014

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THANK YOU TO OUR $100 SPONSOR MEMBERS Stuart Boulter – Allenspark, Dec 1998 “Torch” & Sue Barr – Littleton, June 1999 Craig Wandrey – Idaho Springs, Feb 2002 Dave “Preacher” Pohlman – Arvada, Feb 2002 Bradley Thompson – Arvada, April 2002 Laura Greene – Brush, June 2003 John Chaney – Denver, CO Aug 2004 David & Chad Green – Blackhawk, CO Feb 2004 Fran & Shawn Hannifin – Denver, CO July 2006 Will Rutledge – Aspen, CO Oct 2008 David Alderman – Erie, CO March 2009 Al & Karen Hirth – Pueblo, CO October 2009 Papa Lew & Lisa Vaughan – Franktown, CO Dec 2009 Dale “Bear” Meade - Lafayette, CO March 2010 Toby Schmidt & Willa Mandziuk – Westminster, CO Aug 2011 Don & Kristi Enninga – Ft Morgan, CO Jan 2012 Christi Little – Arvada, CO Jan 2012 Sam Torno – Englewood, CO April 2012 Mina Douglas – Reno, NV

Oct 2012

Jerry Olson- Littleton, CO Oct 2012 Duane & Bonnie Roller – Firestone, CO Feb 2013 George & Marissa West – Aurora, CO Feb 2014 Stump Haberstumpf & Val Amey – Pine, CO May 2014

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Blessing of The Bikes a Great Ride Through God’s Country D-10 May 3rd Ride

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ABATE NEEDS YOU NAME

DISTRICT EXPIRE DATE Argubright, Dale 00 Apr-14 Clabough, Abby 3 Apr-14 Gill, Lisa & Mark 99 Feb-14 Edwards, Michael 10 Apr-14 Mazza, Deborah 11 Apr-14 Meier, Gary 11 Apr-14 Myers, Judy 1 Apr-14 Myers, Steve 1 Apr-14 Osmera, Alicia 10 Apr-14 Osmera, David 10 Apr-14 Pearson, Ben 1 Apr-14 Pfeiffer, Kim 1 Apr-14 Pfeiffer, Randy 1 Apr-14 Raftshol, Jon 00 Apr-14 Sipes, Dennis 16 Apr-14 Smith, Alvin 1 Apr-14 Smith, Paula 1 Apr-14 Thompson, Bradley 5 Apr-14 Winters, Alicia 1 Apr-14 Winters, Neil 1 Apr-14

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Come As You Ride

(720) 635-2897

www.churchinthewind.org Pastor Gary and Mrs. Diana Davis

Friday Nights at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel at Riverside 2411 Alcott St. Denver CO 80211 I-25 and 23rd Ave. Exit 211 Bible Studies • Weddings Funerals & Memorials


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EVENTS

MONTH DIST. EVENT

LOCATION

June 06/07 & 08/2014 State

MRF Best of the West

Summit County 303-789-3264

6/15/2014

Fathers Day Poker Run

Conifer, CO 303-816-0909

D16

6/28/2014 State MRA BBQ July

Pueblo, CO

7/19/2014 D10 SBOD August

Aurora, CO

8/10/2014

D17

Dart Poker Run

Littleton, CO 303-972-1175

08/15 - 08/17

D1

Rally on the Plains

Yuma, CO 970-380-4232

08/23/2014

State

MRA BBQ

Byers, CO

September 9/20/14

D14

SBOD

Summit County

10/5/14

D1

Highway Cleanup

Brush, CO

10/19/14

D1

Toy Run

Ft Morgan, CO 970-542-0902

11/15/14

State

SBOD

Denver, CO 303-789-3264

12/31/14

State

Last Brass Monkey Run

Denver, CO 303-789-3264

October November

December

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ABATE Business Sustaining Memberships Please support these businesses that support us!!!

Bronze Memberships

Silver Memberships

BuckMoors Sports Lounge 119 LaBonte St Dillon, CO 80435 970-468-2006 www.buckmoors.com

EM Leather 14016 E. Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO www.em-leather.com 303-337-6690

Branding Iron Bar & Grill 710 Hwy 24 N Buena Vista, CO 719-395-6472

FED MOD CO – Rich Barclay Denver – 303-917-8622 Colorado Springs – 719-541-5224

Fun Center Inc 29603 US Hwy 160 E Durango, CO 970-259-1070 www.funcentercycles.com HoltHammer Cycles LLC Eagle, Colorado 970-328-2544 www.HoltHammerCycles.com Casey’s Motorsport Independent Amsoil Dealer CSPCASEY@GMAIL.COM Motobreck 16135 Highway 9 Breckenridge, CO 80424 970-453-0353 www.motobreck.com

Trike Toys Inc. 22285 E. Alameda Aurora, CO – 303-478-7880 www.triketoysinc.com

Gold Memberships Fleishman & Shapiro P.C. 2000 S. Colorado Blvd Tower One, Suite 9000 Denver, CO 80222 303-861-1000 Grand Prix Guns & Ammo 3105 W. County Line Rd Littleton, CO www.grandprixmotorsports.com 303-761-2471

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Call the office to find out how you can get FREE tickets to the MRA RACES: 303-789-3264

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(Evergreen Pkwy – CR74 – frontage Rd. at Lewis Ridge Rd.) Registration 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. $15 per person / ALL VEHICLES WELCOME

Ends

@ Wrigley’s Chicago Bar and Grill (18200 W. Colfax Ave., Golden)

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NORTHEAST REGIONAL REPORT What to do when a motorcyclist goes down? 11motorcyclists who completed the Accident Scene Management, Inc. Bystander Assistance Program on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at The Rock of Southwest Church in Littleton will not have to wonder how to handle such a situation. The ASMI course for ABATE is a 7½ hour program based on the national First Responder curriculum that prepares motorcyclists and others first on a motorcycle crash scene to handle such a trauma emergency. The course, taught by Don Enninga, EMS Coordinator at Morgan Community College in Ft. Morgan and ABATE of Colorado member from District One along with assistant instructor, Kathy Banning, an ABATE of Colorado member from Denver, provided 11motorcyclists from Conifer, Littleton, Pine, Parker and Breckenridge CO the knowledge and skills to make a crash scene safe, do an initial assessment on an injured motorcyclist, treat problems with airway, breathing, and circulation, safely remove a helmet to manage an airway if necessary, and assess a crash scene for mechanism of injury. Participants also learned how to properly open an airway using a jaw thrust maneuver, provide rescue breathing, manually immobilize a patient’s cervical spine and safely move a patient if the scene becomes or is unsafe. The course is a combination of information presentations and hands-on activities designed to maximize a student’s learning. Comments ranged from “great takeaways” to “I feel much more prepared” to “I learn something new each time I take this class”. All who attended were equally enthused by the content and delivery of the Bystander Assistance Program. A special thank you goes out to Mike and Debbie Gray from D17 and Stump and Val from D16 for their efforts in promoting this course with Mike being instrumental in getting the location set up. ASMI can be taken at the Basic and Advanced levels to enhance your ability to handle emergencies while out enjoying the great country we all enjoy from a motorcycle.

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ABATE of Colorado promotes the ASMI Bystander Assistance Program for all motorcyclists along with rider education as well as member and public education to make the roads safer for those riding motorcycles. Anyone wishing to have or sponsor an ASMI class in their area can contact: ABATE of Colorado at 303-789-3264 or Don Enninga at 970-768-5599 or denninga@kci.net You can also go to the ABATE website at http://www.abateofcolo.org/ for additional information.

Motorcycle Rider Education Returns to Morgan Community College and Sterling Airport ABATE of Colorado Motorcycle Rider Education, is offering Beginning Rider Education courses again this year on the Morgan Community College campus parking lot and at the airport in Sterling, CO. Each class consists of a maximum of six students receiving two days of instruction and testing to prepare them to get their motorcycle endorsement for their driver’s license. ABATE of Colorado is a non profit 501c3 providing rider education in many locations in Colorado utilizing classroom instruction combined with a large amount of time on the riding range to familiarize students with safe motorcycle operation. The classes are structured for those who have never ridden a motorcycle, those who have ridden and do not have a motorcycle endorsement or those who ride a scooter. A Basic Rider course was just completed on May 16th and 17th at the Morgan Community College site with 6 students. The next ABATE of Colorado Basic Rider Course on the Morgan Community College Campus is scheduled for June 14th and 15th, 2014 with other classes scheduled for June 21st and 22nd and July 12th and 13th, 2014. ABATE is also offering a one day course for experienced riders who want their motorcycle endorsement to be able to ride legally. This course is the BRC II with License Waiver and will be held on June 7th, 2014. Morgan County residents can also take advantage of a $20 discount provided by a grant from the Morgan County EMS Council and the Northeast Colorado Regional EMS and Trauma Advisory Council through their injury prevention funds. This is designed to encourage motorcyclists to be safe, take the course, get your motorcycle endorsement and enjoy motorcycling. The schedule for the Basic Rider courses at the Sterling airport include May 31st and June 1st, June 28th and 29th, and August 9th and 10th, 2014. There will also be an Intermediate class on July 20th and an Intermediate class with license testing on July 19th. As classes fill up fast, get your course registration completed soon by going online at http://www.abateofcolo.org/index1.htm. or calling 303-789-3264. Inquiries can also be made to Don Enninga, ABATE of Colorado Assistant State Coordinator and EMS coordinator with Morgan Community College at 970-7685599.


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There is a lot going on in D.C. (and around the country) so I’ll cut right to the chase. Most likely by the time you read this The Best of the West in Frisco is underway or over. From all reports, there were a lot of people coming in from out-of-state, so I sure hope the weather was great and the roads were dry and scenic. The MRF’s Awareness and Education Board is looking for an assistant for the 3 R’s Impaired Riding Program. You need to have knowledge of either a spreadsheet or database to compile records for the 3R’s program. The info you compile will then be used by our grant writer for funding to further the Awareness and Education mission. If you or someone you know is interested or for more info cantact Deb Butitta, Board Chairman, at 928-308-1117 or Deb@mrfae.org. The FTC has proposed a new rule regarding labeling of ethanol blended fuels. Ironically, this rule would exempt any fuel meeting the EPA E15 waiver from proposed labeling requirements. The EPA, under the objections to the rule, has openly stated that ethanol is harmful to motor vehicles, and specifically mentions that ethanol is damaging to motorcycles. Strangely enough a study done by the University of Nebraskathe 3rd highest corn-producing state, found that using corn crop residue (considered a ready source of ethanol production) is harmful to the environment by generating more green house gasses than traditional gasoline. There is an update to the Intelligent Transportation System. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has informed the MRF that they do in fact intend to include morocycles in their research about vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology. This inculsion of motorcycles is something the MRF has fought hard for. We will closely monitor the results at the V2V technology as it progresses. One of the factors in the technology is an awareness of a car crash or disabled vehicle ahead of you that tells your car to automatically start braking to avoid a crash, this may be great for cars, but if this technology was on a motorcycle it could be devastating. I don’t know about you, but there are enough things raise the pucker factor as you riding without your brakes applying themselves. The MRF will work to make sure that technology doesn’t happen. The National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) has been done for NHTSA for 2013 and found that helmet use is unchanged for 2012 to 2013 at 60% of riders using helmets. They did come out and made a very astute observation in their 5-page document that helment use continued to be significantly higher in states that require all motorcyclists to be

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helmeted. And, in Minnesota, it was noted that the observers doing the NOPUS survey were only out for a couple days, only on freeways and expressways, and only during business hours. When asked how they compiled statistics for helmeted riders as to age and sex, they said they just make a guess. Another quality use of our tax dollars. President Obama has released his ideal version of a transportation bill. This proposal has a specific provision that would allow the federal government to push for a federal mandatory helmet law. Buried in the 350 page document is a language that would amend current United States code, which provides the motorcycle safety money that would allow Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary’s designee to engage in activites with states and state legislators to consider proposals related to motorcycle helmet use laws. This draft by Obama is titled “Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastrucute and Communities throughout America” - or GROW AMERICA Act. Whatever you call it, the MRF considers this a thinly veiled stav at a national mandatory helmet law. There are also incentive grants for graduated auto licensing. Whatever you belong to a club, organization, or are a citizen rider on the street, the MRF is working for your rights to ride. Join and support the MRF and the Freedom Fighters that fight for you. Sign up a riding partner or friend while you’re at it. Join the MRF.

See ya on down the road, Bear

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Dave Cawley District Representative 728 Diana St. Ft. Morgan, CO 80701 970-380-4232 madd_dogdave@yahoo.com

Hello D1 After 5 months of everyone’s hard work and the weather turning out great, the 11th Annual Sandhills Poker Run was a huge success with a record 485 bikers who came to this great event. They came from all over Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, and as far away South Carolina. I want to thank the committee and all the volunteers for all their hard work. Special thanks to all the stops that hosted the card drawings and they are Nick’s Place at the Queens in Ft. Morgan, AJ’s in Goodrich, The Club Tap Room in Ft. Morgan, The Place in Hillrose, Henry’s Pub and Club in Sterling, Dolittle’s in Akron, The Corral Sports Bar in Brush, ending up at Buchanan’s Welding. I would like to thank John and Paula Buchanan for hosting this event they do a lot cleaning and preparing for this event. Special Thanks to Piggin’ Out BBQ who cooked the meal, Special thanks to TNT for the music and A big THANK YOU to Bijou T Quest and Brookelinn Grafix for the best Shirts and the best Banners, A thank you to Brooke Hosier for the design on the front of the shirt.

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The WINNERS of the 151- mile Poker Run are:

First Place - Garrett Pickett from Yuma $1000.00 Second Place - Gary Miles of Ft. Morgan $500.00 Third Place - Donald South of Ft. Morgan $250.00 Fourth Place - Jeff Hayward of Ft Morgan $100.00 Worst Hand - Stan Bills of Ft. Morgan $100.00 The 50/50 winner was Mark Crook $119.00 Congrats to all the winners. A big THANK YOU to Trevor and Kathy of Henry’s Pub and Club and Steve Johnson and Roger for the glasses and the two Custom Harley Davidson Table Tops the big winners were Jim Potts and Ed Sand. The Extra card stop at Dolittle’s raised almost $400.00 that’s great. And the most important our Sponsors who has given us so much over the 11 years they are, Design Builders, Buchanan Welding, Great Copier Service, TNT Mobile Audio, Quality Plating, Ehrlich Toyota East, Cargill Meat Solutions, The Club Tap, Piggin’ Out BBQ, A & R Automotive, B&B Appliance, Henry’s Pub & Club, Potts Plumbing, Corral Sports Bar, Brown’s Shoe Fit, WesTek Rentals, Schmeeckle Bros. Const., Metal Specialty Services, Griffith Auto Body, Mr. Madd Dog, Fort Morgan Printing, Impressions By Bird, Westside Customs, East Platte Liquors, Snap On Tools, Don’s Diesel, Wild West Harley Davidson, Farmers Implement Co., Paper Moon Entertainment, Flaming Jay Jewelers, Hoch Lumber, Car Quest, NAPA Auto

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Parts, Main Event Bar & Grill, Log Cabin Liquor, Righteous Ride, Fernando’s Mexican Restaurant, Hardware Hanks, Daylight Donuts, Buggoff Car Wash, Ron’s Car Care, Murphy Brown, Dairy Queen of FM, Central Auto Parts, AJ”S Corner Tavern, Brush Grocery Kart, Edwards Right Price Market, Nick’s Place at the Queen Lounge, August & Sherry Shaner, Bijou T Quest, Bill & Belva Smith, Brookelinn Grafix, Country Essence Emporium llc., DJ”S Quick Stop, 21st Century Equipment, Glenda Sutlief, Headley’s Gun Shop, High Country Harley Davidson, Kirk & Denise Fry, Leroy Bishop & Penny Vaughn, New Freedom Outreach Church, Open Season, The Place, Premier Oilfield Equip. Co., Rock ‘N” Ranch, Terry Kanzler and Y/W Electric. Without you we could not do this Thank you. Well, 2 Great events in 5 months. What’s next? Best of the West, a Motorcycle Riders Foundation conference hosted by ABATE of Colo. in Frisco, Colo. on June 6-8, 2014. This is going to be a big conference and a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to seeing all my D1 members there. Then in August the 15-17, 2014 D1 will be Rally on the Plains. This party for a 3-day weekend is going to be big! Check out the flyer in the Spokesman. Well, I think that’s all for now. Be seeing you on the open road. Please be safe.

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Hello District 3 Riders I hope your spring is going well. Lots of late snow sure can dampen the riding spirit but I trust we have all that well behind us now. I want to relay again that the MRF “Best of the West” is taking place in Summit County over the June 7th and 8th weekend…unfortunately that is also the same Sunday of our next monthly district meeting. I would move our meeting to another date but over the next weekends following, I have prior commitments that take me out of town. If anyone from our district is interested in attending the Best of the West conference, contact me or check out the Abate of Colorado website. Our meeting will be at Crazy Jack’s Saloon on Sunday, June 8th at noonmeet us at NE corner of 287 and Trilby to talk for about an hour and then go for a ride!

As always-ride safe Dave Kingery/D-3 Rep

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Gary Davis District Representative PO Box 211277 Denver, CO 80221 720-635-2897 revgcitwdvr@aol.com

Well, greetings again folks: My apologies for missing the last Spokesman with an article,However, something to keep in mind is that if you believe that you have something of importance to write about regarding the mission of

ABATE, I will gladly allow you to use this platform for the submission of an article. Just call, text or send me an email. As an organization ABATE is always about freedom of choice and freedom of movement in our great country, not stoppage of passage. AND, Just a reminder that our District 5 meeting day has moved to the second Thursday, but at the same Bat Time (7:30pm for meeting, earlier for food & drinks) and same Bat Cave (Mickey’s Top Sirloin on Broadway at 70th) . The benefits are that we are once again out of the General Population for our meeting. And, we can once again attend to our matters in relative quietness with-out disruption. Hope to see many of your faces once again at our meetings as we resolve important matters and seek to save the world from the politicians and safetycrats. Now, the next item: During the ABATE SBOD, it was mentioned that the U.N. Has an agenda (Imagine that?) to put a universal Helmet Law in place for the entire U. S. of A. to bring us into compliance with the rest of the world. And of course, our congress and senate have passed a bill that became a law that we call Obamacare that will do just that. There is a provision in the health care act that will call for a Helmet Law for Motorcyclists of National Proportions. Now, I am not am anti-helmet person, I am an AntiHelmet Law proponent, along with seeking to maintain whatever freedoms we have left. Time to call, email or snailmail our elected representatives with proper and correct info on our position of “Let Those who Ride Decide”. Or better yet, maintaining our Freedom of choice, that was once so prevalent in our land. Hopefully, some of you made it up to Frisco for the Best of the West Right’s Conference. This is ALWAYS a relevant event, AND always about biker’s rights... They don’t often happen in our back yard like this. So if you did, please feel free to attend our July D-5 meeting to give a report or share your thoughts on this meeting. Among other things and items of importance, it seems as though we have a bill at the Federal level that needs both our Senators (Udall and Bennett) to sign up and be on board with. You can either write them at their address, or

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you can call 1 (202) 224-3121 and pass on your request by phone. If you chose to call, PLEASE be professional and to the point, but not curt or terse. You ALWAYS gain more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. This is still an unnumbered bill in the Senate, but it would address removing the funding for Motorcycle Only roadside checkpoints and blockades. You should be among the many people who feel violated in your personal privacy and civil rights violations if this ever happens to you on one of your trips or rides. Especially if you are out of town, you are stopped in a roadblock for motorcycles only, and your motorcycle appears “suspicious” to one of the inspecting officers. If that scenario ever happens to any of us, I wish us ALL good fortune with the outcome. And if you are still with me, how about bringing a friend or even an enemy into the membership of ABATE of Colorado? If we all just brought in one new member, we could probably double our numbers. And that could be a huge help in the future... Well, I think that this would be about enough for this session,. Thanx for reading my rant, let me know your comments and hope to see ya at the meeting this month and REMEMBER: ALWAYS- be careful when yer out playing in traffic... Best, Rev. G.

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Larry Montgomery District 10 Representative 1590 Elkhart St Aurora, CO 80012 303.263.9412 l Montgomery@live.com

Hello all: Special thanks to all that came out for the Blessing of the Bikes. I was a great day to be blessed. This was a new route through God’s country. Personal note and thanks go out to Chuck Henry for the group blessing, and thanks to the Christian riders for there blessing to all those that showed up to make this a great day for all. As we all were blessed with a great day as we road from Stagecoach Saloon in Franktown to Mount Lindo, Mother Cabrini, Look Out mountain, Rock Rest Inn, Coyote Motor sports, Mile HI Harley, and Frontier Club. As the day ended with all my friends I realize that I am truly blessed to have so many great people to call my friends. As the week was ending Sunday was just beginning as we all went on another 450-mile ride to District 1 Sandhills poker run in Ft Morgan. As for District 10 we are on our way to make another 500 mile ride in our 1st annual IRONAZZ ride on July 12th. This is a 1-Day ride starting at 6AM and ending at 6PM. If you just like to ride this one is for you. Should have route and particulars in this month spoke. Larry Montgomery Dist. Rep

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Gary Meier 10795 CR197 A Lot 132 Nathrop CO 81236 402-440-3917 b1biker@aol.com

What’s happening in D-11? Our pot-luck dinner on April 6th was not very well attended but there was plenty of good food, good company and a very relaxed casual atmosphere. Since our goal is for all the members of D-11 to get better acquainted and more involved in the direction that we take we will continue to hold similar events in the future. We look forward to seeing you the next time. Plans are moving forward for ‘Bike Nite’ over the summer months. We’re planning on getting started in June. Schedule will be 2nd Saturday – Wallbangers in Salida – 2:00 till ????; 4th Saturday – Pastime in Leadville – 2:00 till ????. Come out and join us at either or both locations. It’s a great way to meet other bikers, share stories and mechanical knowledge and just have a good time and a good ride on a Saturday afternoon. The first event which features out district name, Arkansas Valley Riders, rather than ABATE District 11 is planned for Saturday, May 17th. The Get Acquainted Ride will be meeting at the City Park adjacent to K’s Drive-Inn in Buena Vista at 10:30 and travel to Fairplay and Leadville. We plan to have membership information available at each of the stops and hope to get a few new members and a lot of new friends. I’ll let you know how it goes next month. Plans are in the works for a traditional Poker Run, probably in the northern part of the district and a ‘Golf’ Run, destination to be determined, over the summer. Join us at our next meeting and get your ideas on the table; we want to plan events that you will enjoy. That’s the social side of our district but ABATE is both a social and a motorcycle rights organization. The political side of ABATE needs the support of every

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motorcyclist in the state. To that end I challenge each member of D-11 to recruit at least one new member during the next year; if you sign up five new members your next year’s membership is free. Thank You to those members who have gotten us a new or updated e-mail address. It is our goal to have a valid e-mail address for every member. With your e-mail address we can instantly keep you informed of important happenings in the world of motorcycle legislation or of the next social event. Please get us your e-mail address. Ride Safe and Enjoy the Road Gary

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Dale “Bear” Meade District Representative 101067 Arapahoe Rd. Lafayette, CO 80026 303-642-7118 dcbear1985@aol.com

Hey D13, As we get better and warmer weather, there is more reason to be very careful on our early-year rides. We’ve already seen too many accidents and needless deaths. If you don’t feel as comfortable as in years past on your bike, take a refresher course. Sliding a little cash out of your wallet for a course is a lot less painful than sliding down the road on your wallet. In May, Don Gunn, our leader in riders ed, was starting a test course on mountain riding. Sounds like a great course for Colorado! And, as summer approaches, we get the tourist rubber-necks that are looking for anything but motorcycles on our roadways. If you’re taking a road trip, make sure not only your bike is ready, but so is your backside. There will be plenty of ABATE functions going on, so support your organization that supports your rights to ride free. Don’t forget about the MRA races. The riders that ride with ABATE’s support enjoy seeing people come out to watch them and cheer them on. Other MRA races take note


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(maybe a little jealousy?) when they see a contingent of ABATE member cheering for their racers. Whether it’s Laconia Bike Week (where Rollo and I are headed), Sturgis, D1’s Rally on the Plains, the MRA BBQ at High Plains Raceway, or just a day’s putt, ride safe, ride smart ride sober. And since I was remiss in mentioning Mother’s Day in last months article, I better make sure to tell all to have a great Father’s Day. I hope you all remembered to thanks and honor a Veteran on Memorial Day. See ya on down the road, Bear

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Jerry “Mac” McFarland District Representative PO Box 5661 Frisco, CO 80443-5661 970.418.0341 JerryMcfarland@Centura.org

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Mal Sikes 7119 S Reed CT Littleton, CO 80128 720.987.8234 malsikes@comcast.net

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Hey D-17

This should be a very short article because I usually write about what we discussed at our monthly meetings (so those members who couldn’t attend will still be informed), but due to different circumstances, we cancelled our May meeting. So I guess I’ll just report on what we would have discussed at our meeting. The important topic for D-16 this month is our upcoming Father’s Day Poker Run. We need some door prizes. I sent out a copy of the flyer and the tax exemption form so you can solicit donations from your favorite watering hole, motorcycle shop, restaurant, or any establishment you think might donate something. Gift certificates are a great suggestion because it’s a win/win situation with us getting a door prize and the business getting some customers. The route has been planned, the stops confirmed, and the directions prepared. We’re starting in Evergreen, then up to Echo Lake, Idaho Springs, Central City, Nederland, and end up at Wrigley’s in Golden (relatively short but scenic). I’ve ordered great weather, so all you Fathers out there, do what YOU want to do on YOUR day and go for an enjoyable, scenic motorcycle ride. Hope to see you there. Try it – You just might have some fun!!! Other stuff we usually discuss: Legislative information and upcoming ABATE Runs & Events - can be found elsewhere in the Spokesman. Not much else to say, I just wanted to write something so I wouldn’t get the dreaded

I gotta say I was a little disappointed with our lack of attendance at the ASMI class in April. Mal and I made it and that was all from D-17. Don and Kathy did a great job of presenting the information and keeping the class interesting and interactive. Thanks again, Don and Kathy, for your enthusiasm and commitment. V2V technology, vehicle to vehicle communication, is a huge aspect to the Intelligent Transportation system. In the near future it is hoped to decrease the number and severity of collisions. How to incorporate motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians unto this system seems to be a mystery. Yet this technology is continuing to advance. We as vulnerable road users have to be even more vigilant on the road as other drivers become dependant on these safety nanny features and their ability to drive well decreases, stay alert. Well, I hope to see you all at our next District meeting. Check the Spokesman for upcoming events and maybe I will catch you at one of those. Ride Well, Mike.

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2003 Indian Chief Roadmaster - last year Indian was made. Power Plus motor, Baker tranny, 1650 cc, cobalt blue. Has 634 miles. Added foot pegs, front and rear highway bars, changed handlebars and pipes. Rebuilt seat. Bought in 2003 for $32,600, asking $14,000 or reasonable offer. 719-873-5466 For Sale: 2002 Suzuki GZ250 with Sidecar. $2300 OBO. Call 303-789-3264 For Sale: 2002 BMW R1150RT. 32,000 miles. Red. Custom seat, new battery, new shocks. Like new Needs NOTHING. $6,000 or best offer. Call Arthur 303-469-9314 FOR SALE Two helmets from Harley-Davidson, 1 large and 1 medium. Both are silver/gray, open face with flip shields and both with helmet speakers/ mike and helmet protective zipper pouch. excellent condition & used 4 times.. &100.00 each. District 07, abe”nuguy”duran. Call: 719-542-7786 nuguy@q.com 1947 Harley Davidson Servi-car: Basket case project, completely apart, with many original parts. Missing the tanks, seat, front wheel and fender, and cargo box. Needs experienced mechanic and TLC. Asking $3500. Stump 303-816-0909 or stumpandval@msn.com


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What’s all the fuss? ABATE is upgrading our technology to be able to better serve our members, but we can’t keep you informed if we don’t have your current information. As always, we do not share nor sell ANY of our members’ contact information. Your information will only be used to keep you updated concerning important legislation and other ABATE information. You can help us help you by updating your contact info.

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The number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians. That motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life. That motorcyclists can reduce traffic and parking congestion in large cities. That motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation. That motorcycling is a social good.

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TheFacts AboutLegalMarijuanainColorado AgeLimit:Adults21andoldercanpossessuptooneounceofmarijuanaandpurchasemarijuanaatretailmari AgeLimit: juanastores.Itisillegaltoprovidemarijuanatoorconsumemarijuanawithanyoneunder21. Stores:AdultswithavalidformofphotoIDcanpurchasemarijuanaandmarijuanainfusedproducts.Manyre Stores: tailmarijuanastoresonlyacceptcash. PurchaseLimits:Coloradoresidentscanpurchaseuptooneounceofmarijuanaatretailmarijuanastores.Non PurchaseLimits: residentscanpurchaseuptoaquarterounce. NoResale:Adultscangiveawayuptooneounceofmarijuanatootheradults21andolder.Itisillegaltosell NoResale: marijuanawithoutanofficialbusinesslicense. PublicUse:Itisillegaltoconsumemarijuanaopenlyandpublicly. PublicUse: DrivingorMotorcycleRiding:Itisillegaltooperateamotorvehicleundertheinfluenceofmarijuanaanddoing DrivingorMotorcycleRiding: sowillresultinsignificantlegalpenalties. Travel:ItisillegaltotakemarijuanaoutsideofColoradoanddoingsowillresultinsignificantlegalpenalties. Travel:


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