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1-6  The Saskatoon Motorcycle & Powersports Expo 7-13  BC News 14  International News / Events 15-16  National Events 17-19  From the Depths of File 13 - Riding Season 20-21  David Pocock - Gaming and Safe Riding 22  Thoughts To Ponder - Art and the Motorcycle 23-24  Thoughts To Ponder - AB Events 25-31  AB News / Events 32-33  R.A.G.E. - SK Events 34  Canadian Legion of Riders Johnny Pag Motorcycle Raffle 35  Captain Ron’s Southern Saskatchewan Events List 36  bad Uncle Monkey 37  Attitude Zone - SK Events 38-39  SK Events 40  MB Events Destination

by Belt Drive Betty I had the pleasure of attending the Motorcycle & Powersports Expo at the Prairieland in Saskatoon April 12 & 13th.

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I was staying with my girlfriend Ani Reid who came and picked me up, thank goodness for good friends! Ani and I spent some time catching up on each other’s news and headed to bed around 2:30 am. We were up and at it early on Saturday, as we had to go to Budget to get my rental car and find out why no one was there at the airport Kiosk the night before – policy is that the agents are not allowed to leave until the last flight of the day has landed. We arrived back at the airport where I attempted to get my car and some answers, let’s just say that it didn’t go too well and I ended up leaving the airport as one very PO’d customer.

I used some Air Miles and flew in at midnight on Friday/Saturday morning. I had booked a rental car with Budget, only their Kiosk was closed when my flight landed.

Ken Aiken Motorcycling to Mansions

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We went to the head office where I chatted with the owner who was absolutely appalled by what happened. With my rental car secured along with apologies and a huge discount, we were off to see the newly re-vamped Saskatoon Motorcycle & Powersports Expo and the Tattoo Show. I was pleasantly surprised by what I walked into.

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In the past, under the name Cyclemania, the event had a bit of a “rough” edge around it. It was a good show to attend but there were a lot of booths that weren’t as family friendly as others were. This year the show was completely re-laid out and utilized the space better than ever before.

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I wasn’t here to be a vendor, I was here to film for TV and do this story on the show.

Having been an event coordinator myself, and having taken a number of marketing courses, I tend to look at events with a critical eye, I look for the natural paths of traffic flow, bottle necks and just generally pick things apart, looking for ways to improve things. It’s a habit I have never gotten out of. Out of all of the shows hosted by R & L Motorcycles and the HAMC, this one was the best laid out.

I got to do a lot of walking around and talking to people and that allowed me to really give this show the critical go over.

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Face Painting at the BACA Booth

All of the more adult in nature vendors were interspersed within the tattoo show which required children to be accompanied by an adult and was totally separated from the Motorcycle &

Leather clad

Powersports Expo. It was absolutely ideal. For the motorcycle and power sports fan there was a good variety of motorcycles, trikes, ATV’s and dirt bikes on hand to sit on, and talk to sales

The judges giving the bikes the once over

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The Saskatoon Motorcycle & Powersports Expo reps about, everything from Triumph to Harley was on hand. In fact the only brand that I do not recall being on hand was Honda. There were also a good number of custom bikes on hand to drool over and get ideas from and there was a great line up of toy haulers for every budget and need.

A number of the riding clubs were on hand with booths, but not as many as in years past.

Those RC’s who didn’t attend missed one of the better-trafficked shows in years. The food and beverage area was full a good portion of the day as were the aisles! It seemed that in spite of Mother Nature’s cruel sense of humour, people were ready to get out of their houses and truly start looking towards spring and summer activities.

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It’s good to have money and all the things that money can buy, but it’s good too, to make sure you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. (George Horace Lorimer)

I had the pleasure of meeting Brian Frie whose young daughter has Cystic Fibrosis and is also the inspiration behind his involvement with Saskatoon’s CF Ride.

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The Saskatoon Motorcycle & Powersports Expo I interviewed Janice from Freedom Heated Clothing and got to try on some of their heated chap liners!

I got to meet a talented Calgary Tattooist named Doug Fink from Bushido Tattoo who was doing Tabori Tattooing, a traditional Japanese method of tattooing on a client. I was fascinated watching him push the ink into the skin.

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Doug Fink of Bushido Tattoo

I interviewed Rhonda from R.A.G.E . and we discussed just how far this group has come since its inception last year. The results are pretty impressive but as Rhonda expressed, there will always be a need for a watchdog/lobbying type of organization that can help the masses mobilize and protect their pocket books and impact government.

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The Saskatoon Motorcycle & Powersports Expo I interviewed Kevin Jones from the North Battleford Canadian Legion of Riders, they are sure some thrilled about their Johnny Pag Motorcycle win last fall and the ticket sales for the bike raffle are going very well indeed! I also learned that Redline Harley-Davidson has purchased Harley-Davidson of Yorkton and that Rick Dawson is retiring!

It was wonderful to catch up and visit with so many good people that I am lucky to see once a year. All in all I have to say that it was a great show. I would have liked to have seen a fashion show again or some kind of action attraction, but I am sure impressed with the changes to the show. It bodes well for the future! I want to thank Ani for her hospitality and friendship, Don and the volunteers who put on the show and all of the vendors who came out and gave all of us winter weary people something to look forward to.

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May is Motorcycle  Awareness Month! 23rd Annual BCCOM MLA Ride, May 1, 2014

As the big kickoff to promote May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, the British Columbia Coalition of Motorcyclists (BCCOM) is presenting the 23rd Annual MLA Ride. The MLA Ride is a motorcycle ride to the Legislature Buildings in Victoria to bring MLA’s and their constituents together to discuss various issues relating to motorcycle safety, education and awareness.   The ride leaves at 9:00 am from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, meets up with the island riders at Mayfair Mall on Blanshard Street in Victoria at 11:00 am and then proceeds to the Legislature Buildings to take the MLA’s for a ride on their lunch hour and let them experience firsthand the thrill of motorcycling.  The B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists is a professional lobbying organization that works on

behalf of all motorcyclists in the province of BC and has been instrumental in promoting motorcycle safety, education and awareness.  The Coalition is a membership driven organization that relies solely on membership support to maintain a strong voice for the motorcycling community. 

Some of the accomplishments of the B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists include getting motorcycles included in HOV lane usage, assured loading on BC Ferries, designated motorcycle parking within various municipalities, getting May proclaimed as motorcycle awareness month.  For more information please contact:  Tara Borgstrom, Executive Assistant B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists Cell:  (604) 803-1112 Office: (604) 580-0111

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OMRA 2014 RIDE TO HISTORIC BARKERVILLE, BC DEPART JULY 11TH Members of OMRA , Silver Eagles and friends are invited to a 4 to 5 day ride (or more for some of you), to Beautiful Historic Barkerville.

hold for us. Tell them you are with the Okanagan M/C Riders. Rate is $99.00 plus taxes and is a Group Rate includes in room coffee maker and continental breakfast. 6-10am Hubs Motel in Wells

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Leaving 9am Friday July 11/14 from the A&W , River Channel. Hwy 97 North Penticton. We will proceed to West Kelowna and top-up fuel. Continue on to Westside Road to Hwy 97 to Falkland for Lunch. Hwy 97 to Kamloops north on Hwy 5 to Little Fort. West on Hwy 24 thru Bridge Lake to Hwy 97 North to our first night 100 Mile House, Super 8 Day 2 July 12 Hwy 97 North thru Williams Lake and on to Quesnel. Right onto Hwy 26 to Wells, We are staying at the Hubs Motel for 2 Nights. Barkerville is another 8 Kms. Fuel and breaks will be as required or requested. Super 8 100 Mile House .. Please call by April 1st to book your room. 1-250-395-8888 Tanya We have 15 rooms all with double queen beds on

Free Cookies and Coffee are available and Harold is famous for his Halibut and Chips. Please make a commitment ASAP as July is busy. PLEASE NOTE: CALL THE MOTEL TO BOOK YOUR ROOM. I will hold up to 15 rooms until, June 1st. News for Barkerville riders that are returning Mon and Tuesday. In regards to Barkerville return . Those that are wanting a sweet ride returning to Penticton and area . Ride to Lillooet via 99 overnight (4Pines Motel. $85.00 per night. Food and all within walking distance. On 8 ave. off Main Street - 1-800-7532576 talk to Eun or John. Please book by May long weekend !). Beautiful scenic ride and then down to Lytton up to Spences Bridge to Merritt. Then ??? This will be a Scenic fun ride ! Rain or Shine. Cheers, to a Great Ride and making Memories. Tom Cook VP

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International News / Events For the past 4 years Kamloops Harley-Davidson® and Kamloops EagleRider have partnered with Childline Rocks, a charitable organization that raises funds through live music performances and other shenanigans for a British charity for children. Kamloops EagleRider is the exclusive HarleyDavidson® rental company for this charity and without Kamloops EagleRiders help this ride would not have started 4 years ago. This spring, if you are in the deep south of the USA, you can expect to see a large group of interesting characters riding Kamloops EagleRider Harley-Davidson® motorcycles from Nashville to New Orleans and up to Clarksdale Mississippi, via the historic Blues Music Trail for 8 days. Much effort has been put forth into this project and if all goes as planned, expect to see this

tour turned into a television series that will debut in North America in the near future. Officially, these riders are dubbed “The Sons of Royalty”, whom includes Special Forces veterans, bestselling authors, rock gods, and wondering minstrels. Please see www.childlinerocks.org.uk to see who might be getting patched for the gang shortly Supplying the Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, is none other than Al Perrett; owner of Kamloops Harley-Davidson® & Kamloops EagleRider Rentals. He is the president of the “Sons of Royalty Canada” and has recently been nominated for the “Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame”. Being 75 years old, he can also boast about being a multiple time and the oldest winner of the Baja 1000 in the past two decades. Als

presence during this ride and his business connection is hugely valued to Childline and “The Sons Of Royalty”. In the past 3 years this ride has been about building awareness of the “Childline”

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2014 WITW Canadian National Rally August 14—17, 2014

Gold Rush Come join the Saddlebags Chapter of Women in the Wind for the first Canadian National WITW Rally! Thursday to Friday—Barkerville, B.C. Friday to Sunday—Prince George, B.C. For more information go to our Website: witwsaddlebags-ca.webs.com Or chat with us on Facebook: Women in the Wind Saddlebags Chapter

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National Events Charity, riding Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, and getting the “The Sons of Royalty” together for unbelievable journeys in America. Childline Rocks is the only musical volunteer board for two of the UK’s largest children charities, Childline and the NSPCC (National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children) Since this ride consists of extremely talented people, it only makes sense that “The Sons Of Royalty” play as a band once a year during this ride. The characters that have committed are: Danny Bowes: Front man of the British rock band “Thunder”, Peter Shoulder: Front man of the British rock band “The Union”. 1 of only 3 Brits ever to win a WC Handy award from the Blues Foundation of America, the other 2 being Peter Green & Eric Clapton, Papa George: British Blues Legend who has played with Freddy Mercury, John Lord, Iain Paice, Micky Moody and many more, Al Perrett

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vocals for The Who, Queen and the Fabba Girls, Bobby Tench: Guitar and vocals for Streetwalkers, Van Morrison, Humble Pie (for 3 years the biggest band in the world) and the Jeff Beck Group, Pete Rees: Longest serving bass player for Gary Moore, Luke Morley: Does guitar and vocals for “Thunder” and “The Union”, Chris Childs: Guitar player for “Thunder”, “The Union” and the Ultimate Eagles, Dave Mcluskey: Drums for “The Union”,

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Tim Hinkley: Keyboards and vocals for Elkie Brooks, Sonny Boy Williamson & Ben E. King,

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National Events stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

Ride for the Breath of Life Every year, riders from all backgrounds rev up their engines in support of cystic fibrosis research and patient care. The Ride for the Breath of Life is a motorcycle ride that takes place between May and October at various locations across Canada. Since its inauguration in 1985, the Ride for the Breath of Life has achieved enormous success, raising over $500,000 in life-changing funding for Canadians with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. There is no cure. A defective gene and its protein product cause people living with cystic fibrosis to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening infections. This mucus also obstructs the pancreas and

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the top three charitable organizations in the world committed to finding a cure or effective control for cystic fibrosis. Established in 1960, Cystic Fibrosis Canada is an internationally recognized leader in the fight against this devastating disease. Nicole McGinn

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From the Depths of File 13 - Riding Season (AKA my two bits worth by Belt Drive Betty) Riding season is slowly starting across this country and most of the USA. And, as an editor, I can sure tell too. The news feeds are filled with crash articles, many of them resulting in death.

In crash after crash we are hearing about riders rear ending other vehicles, loosing control in curves (probably as a result of gravel and sand in the curves - or potholes) and excessive speed crashes.

You were born as an original. Don’t die as a copy.

On the weekend in Calgary a young man died when he was out test riding his buddy’s new bike.  Reportedly speed was a factor. And sadly his family and loved ones have a funeral to prepare for.

I posted this video to my Facebook page, a lot of Yes, most are from the US where the population is the crashes in this video are from other countries far greater and they have been riding a little longer like Russia, but nonetheless, it emphasizes quite that us here in Canada. The spike in the reports of clearly the need for people to slow down and be crashes, injuries and fatalities started about a week HYPER aware of their surroundings. ago and now instead of one or two crashes, the Here is the link to the video on YouTube: feeds are two and three pages of crashes. Reading a lot of the reports on early riding season crashes I have learned something.

Men can read maps better than women. Cause only the male mind could conceive of one inch

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equaling a hundred miles

WE ARE OUR OWN worst enemy. Our skills are rusty, the roads are gritty and we have more distracted drivers on the road than ever to contend with.

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From the Depths of File 13 read an article from Texas this morning where people in Dallas were being Tweeted by the police there that some 40 riders had shut down the freeway and were doing stunts. Now I know I am not going to be popular among some of the riding community for what I am about to say, but it’s the elephant in the room and it needs to be addressed. WHAT IN THE HE Double Hockey Sticks are these riders thinking? We have motorcycle only noise bylaws, the clubbers and their relationship with the police that tar the rest of us and we have inconsiderate boobs like those in Dallas seeing how many people they can piss off. It makes me wonder what these riders are thinking, or if they think at all. TAKE IT TO THE TRACK you selfish boobs. When you see an unsafe rider - what do you do? Do you shake your head and think;”Natural Selection”?

Do you ignore the rider and go about your business?

I love to ride, I love this community and I mourn every time a rider goes down, their fault or not.

Do you call the authorities?

I don’t love attending funerals and I don’t love an elevated police presence that we face so often because of the adrenaline junky or the attention seeker.

When you are on a Poker Run, or at a rally and a guy/gal has too much to drink and tries to get on their scoot, what do you do? Ignore them?

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Try to take their keys away? Try to change their mind? If you have a rider on a run who is riding erratically, what do you do? WE need to police ourselves. We need to watch our throttles, be respectful in town and be hyper aware of our surroundings. As a rider, an individual, its up to you to decide what risk level you are comfortable with and that includes the people you ride with. I have, on more than one occasion left a group to ride on my own because I did not like the way things are going... how about you?

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From the Depths of File 13 Everyday during this riding season I want to ask you to please, be that rider, the one who cares about their loved ones, their friends...be that rider who is considerate of others around you, and when you encounter someone who is not a safe rider, do SOMETHING. Either talk to that rider if they are approachable, or if the offence is serious enough, I hate to say this REPORT THEM.

Please people, live to ride another day...to celebrate the birthdays and accomplishments of family and loved ones. If you are blessed enough to be riding today, please ride like everyone around you is blind and cannot see you and remember to dress for the slide, not the ride.

happen when you are just our for a putt around town... What say you? Until next week, I am your editor, -Belt Drive Betty

And remember, the slide is probably going to

We need to be proactive instead of always being reactive.  Our lives, our families and friends, our lifestyle depend on it.

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David Pocock - Gaming and Safe Riding We, as a community, will talk endlessly about our bikes and how we keep then running and or improve the way they handle / run / perform . . . but how often do we do the same for ourselves? How often, as we go on this or that run, do we really look at what we do for ourselves? Think about it, do we always by David Pocock make sure we get enough sleep before we head out on a long ride to, or from a given event? Do we make sure we eat enough to balance out against the rigours of the ride, do we take in enough fluids (not beer / whiskey / wine)? Many of us are now, I’m sorry to point it out, no longer under 30 or even 40 and all of this will and does take it’s toll.

Remember mom saying you need a good breakfast to get ahead at school? Never mind mom, look at all the school breakfast programs out there and the proof of the improved grades and lower attention and behavioural problems in those schools that have a breakfast and lunch program. Just maybe they are on to something here and just maybe we can take away the same thought, reasonably good food in reasonable quantities, will result in better performance. Remember too that overloading on food will make us a little slow for a

while so maybe plan for the time to have a good meal and use the interim time to take care of other maintenance like looking over the bike to make sure all the bits and pieces are where they should be and working like they should so that your ride will not be interrupted by a breakdown. Water or fluids, again something that often gets overlooked what with the excitement of the trip. Again, we, as riders actually are prone to loose more of our body moisture, while riding, than we

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“Sleep is over rated.” Ya, ya, ya, we hear that so often but, think about it, how much sleep do you get on a regular work-week night? And now you’re going to go drive a machine that requires 110%, or more, attention for long stretches of time on little or no sleep. Let’s think on that for a minute. Now let’s think about what lack of sleep does to us when we are at work, we’re not as focussed, we might forget to do some minor task, or miss a step (minor though it might be) or we nod off for a short “eye rest break” at coffee time or over lunch. On a bike we do not have that luxury really now do we, especially if we’re on a challenging road like the “Kaslo - New Denver”, the “Twisty 6” or say “The Tail of the Dragon”? Food is fuel for us. Are you getting by on a quick coffee and a sweet roll to start the day or how about a fast food burger and shake or Pop for lunch? When you’re hungry you are NOT paying as much attention to what you need to be doing, we all know that.

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David Pocock - Gaming and Safe Riding would on most regular days at a job, more so if you are at a desk job. Remember we’re out in the elements we’ve got LOTS of air moving past us drawing the moisture away from our bodies, yes even IF you are in full leathers. Now add dry air and heat, think of the food driers for preserving fruits and such, not too much different on a bike, in the summer. For those who ride in the mountains, though it may seem cooler and all, the lower atmospheric pressure contributes to higher

moisture loss. If you drink at least 2 litres of water at your regular job in a day double it. Something that will also help, mix Gatorade half and half with water , or put some sliced lemon or limes, or both, in your water bottle. There are now personal hydration systems (Camel-backs etc.) with rightangle bite valves that will fit under helmets.

regular basis in our regular work-a-day lives to look after ourselves, “Hey! We’re on a short vacation when we go for a ride”, but we need to survive that vacation so that we can do it again. Road trips are meant to be fun but if we loose attention to what we are doing, even just for a moment, the results for us can be just that much more harsh.

It is not hard to forget that when we are riding we need to remember all of the stuff we’d do on a

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Thoughts To Ponder - Art and the Motorcycle Quality Control? A man boarded a plane with six kids. After they got settled in their seats a woman sitting across the aisle from him leaned over to him and asked, "Are all of those kids yours?" "No Ma'am, I work for a condom company and these are customer complaints."

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The man said, 'I was so damned impressed with that sermon I put five thousand dollars in the offering plate!' Donnelly said, 'No shit?'

although their little angel appeared to be in good health, they were concerned about his rather small penis. After examining the child, the doctor confidently declared, 'Just feed him pancakes. That should solve the problem.'

The Cure Brenda and Steve took their six-year-old son to the doctor. With some hesitation, they explained that

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The mother of a 17-year-old girl was concerned that her daughter was having sex... Worried the girl might become pregnant and adversely impact the family’s status, she consulted the family doctor. The doctor told her that teenagers today were very willful and any attempt to stop the girl would probably result in rebellion. He then told her to arrange for her daughter to be put on birth control and until then, talk to her and give her a box of condoms. Later that evening, as her daughter was preparing for a date, the mother told her about the situation and handed her a box of condoms. The girl burst out laughing and reached over to hug her mother, saying, 'Oh Mom! You don't have to worry about that! I'm dating Susan!'

Damned Fine A man went to church one day and afterward he stopped to shake the priest's hand. He said, 'Fr. Donnelly I’ll tell you, that was a damned fine sermon. Damned good!' Donnelly said, 'Thank you sir, but I'd rather you didn't use profanity.'

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AB Events - Thoughts To Ponder The next morning when the boy arrived at breakfast, there was a large stack of warm pancakes in the middle of the table.

After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, ‘Wedding Cake.'

'Gee, Mom,' he exclaimed, 'for me?' 'Just take two,' Brenda replied. 'The rest are for your father.'

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A woman scorned One night, an 87-year-old woman came home from Bingo to find her 92-year-old husband in bed with another woman. She became violent and ended up pushing him off the balcony of their 20th floor apartment, killing him instantly. Brought before the court on the charge of murder, she was asked if she had anything to say in her own defense. ‘Your Honor,' she began coolly, 'I figured that at 92, if he could screw, he could fly.'

Dangerous Foods A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa. 'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?'

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Thoughts To Ponder - AB Events Smart man? Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old blonde-haired woman who knocks everyone's socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens intently to his every word. His buddies at the club are all aghast. At the very first chance, they corner him and ask, 'Bob, how’d you get the trophy girlfriend?' Bob replies, ‘Girlfriend? She's my wife!' They are knocked over, but continue to ask. 'So, how'd you persuade her to marry you?' 'I lied about my age,' Bob replies. 'What, did you tell her you were only 50?' Bob smiles and says, 'No, I told her I was 90.'

Old Goats Groups of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Switzerland . As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat's milk was used. She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing.

Feeling ‘young’, we try to conform to current fashions and present a youthful image.

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3. A pierced tongue and dentures 4. Miniskirts and support hose

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5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads 6. Speedo’s and cellulite 7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar 8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor 9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge 10. Bikinis and liver spots 11. Mini skirts and varicose veins

'These,' she explained, 'are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.' She then asked, 'What do you do in America with your old goats?' A spry old gentleman answered, 'They send us on bus tours!'

Senior’s Dress Code: Many of us ‘Old Folks’ (over 60) are quite confused today about how we should present ourselves.

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AB News / Events Call to all Motorcycle Riders -- Saturday, May 10th --

Motorcycle Awareness Parade & Annual Teddy Bear Run for the Childrens Ward of the Chinook Regional Hospital - Lethbridge. Both Event have been combined. - Saturday, May 10th 2014 - Gather at THE BRICK, Lethbridge, Alberta at 10:00 AM - Parade at 11:00 AM sharp! - Poker run after - (weather permitting) Hope to see all participating.

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AB News / New Upcoming AB Events The Edmonton Chapter of the Motorcycle Ride For Dad is holding its annual Silent/Live Auction on Saturday May 3rd at the Ale Yard Tap & Grill, 13310 -137 Avenue. Doors open at 5:00 and there will be drink and food specials all evening long. Tickets are $5.00 each and all proceeds go toward Prostate Cancer research education and awareness. If you have any questions you can contact me, Jeff Mercier at jleg1995@gmail.com OR Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook. com/MRFD.Edm

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Facing noise bylaws that single out motorcycles? Contact M.O.D.E.L. for assistance no matter what province in Canada you live in! www.modeledmonton.com

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AB new/Events Relationships-- of all kinds-- are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost. (Kaleel Jamison)

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut and still think they are beautiful.  

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R.A.G.E. - SK Events and added “audio” to it.  Check it out at:  http://youtu.be/T3QcPfPym_w High-Risk behavior was “starting” to go down under the old “3-year surcharge” system in 2002.  However, that was changed in 2003 to the “Safe Driving Recognition” Program and since then “HighRisk” behavior has risen steadily.  We have confirmation that the Sask Rate Review will accept an electronic petition. Please sign, and forward to your contact list. This is for more than just motorcycles…it is for everyone who registers and plates private vehicles in this province.  SGI started with motorcycles last year…and that was just the tip of the iceberg.   ALL our vehicles are next!   …at the same time…very little is being done to curb the behavior which causes most of us to have use our insurance…”high-risk” drivers! 

What SGI is doing affects ALL of us!   It is time for all of us to stand-up and let them know! 

Dare to Know What your body needs to heal itself! The BodyTalk System with Practitioner: Bev Groot To book an appointment or find out more about the BodyTalk System call: 306.981.5686

https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/saskrate-review-board-as-a-driver-and-vehicle-ownerin-saskatchewan-i-am-absolutely-opposed-to-sgi-s2014-rate-proposal  Please share this with everyone you know!  ALL Drivers!   HERE IS OUR PRESENTATION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3QcPfPym_w Please share it with everyone you know who drives/rides!

We have put our presentation to the SRRP online

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Canadian Legion of Riders Johnny Pag Motorcycle Raffle NAME:

ADDRESS:

Canadian Legion of Riders Charity Raffle Draw: July 13 2014 at, Rockin’ the Rink, Meota, SK at Midnight

1st Prize:Custom Painted Johnny Pag Motorcycle valued at $8500 supplied by: Johnny Pag Motorcycles of Canada & Belt Drive Betty W.C. Distributing, 1-780-881-5678

2nd Prize:Autographed Andrew Albers Minnesota Twins Jersey 3rd Prize:Autographed Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks Jersey PHONE:

Proceeds to Veteran related charities

Lottery Licence # RR13-0504

Tickets: $5

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Special thanks to Sven Bernard of Johnny Pag Motorcycles of Canada for donating the bike that the

Canadian Legion of Riders in North Battleford Saskatchewan won! They are raffling it off to raise funds for their projects!

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Captain Ron’s Southern Saskatchewan Events List

Saskatchewan Ride for Sight Elbow Arena and Fairgrounds Save the Date! June 20 - 22, 2014

Pondarosa MH & RV Park

Located on Trans Canada Highway east side of Swift Current, SK

Ph: (306) 773-5000 Open all year!

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bad Uncle Monkey household names of builders like Jesse James and the Teutuls. 

Though I was only a wee lad back in the seventies I’ve always been into cars and bikes. It was a glorious time of funked out vans, chopped, slammed, stretched and covered in the longest shag carpet around. Bikes didn’t escape the madness. A stroll down memory lane of the creations of builds like Arlen Ness and others proved multi-engine, twisted and psychedelic paint jobs were where the edge of sanity no longer existed. But like all trends and fashions things come and go. Early this millennium brought back the return of the long drawn out choppers making

Today it seems we have flashed back to the swinging seventies. Vans are making a comeback and there seems to be a whole underground “hardcore” chopper faction of builders and riders chopping and bobbing everything and anything. They are donning greasy jeans and denim vests with wild greasy long beards. Those striving to be the next generation of master builders have thrown out the rule book. Everything is a go now with an overwhelming focus on personal hand built one off bikes. It will only be a matter of time before it is commercialized, sanitized and spit out for consumption but right now, today, is a Golden Era to be building bikes. Weird and eccentric is the normal now. We accept it as a culture not just in bikes but everything. The freak show tattoo lady of the past is now every college girl, if you don’t have at least some body modification you are now the freak in our Bizzaro World. So embrace your freak flag. Run what you want, run what you can. Bolt on that kitchen sink, road kill bones and mannequin legs because this window will only stay open for so long.

Happiness is like a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you. (Hawthorne)

-bad Uncle Monkey

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Attitude Zone - SK Events Regarding your blog Post: Why I resent International Female Ride Day Yes! June 20th would concide with the last weekend of Laconia Bike Week in NH (my neighboring state). Perfect!!! <3 Maybe a petition to move it for us northerners? Sheila Blandin

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Registration Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Departure: 12:00 noon sharp!!!! Place:

30th Annual Cystic Fibrosis

Emerald Park – Boston Pizza Parking Lot, Hwy #1 East of Regina

Route: Hwy. #1 East to Hwy. 10, then North to Fort Qu’Appelle, then on to Indian Head for town parade and barbecue at the Rink!

2014 ‘Ride for the Breath of Life’ Charity Motorcycle Run

Events: “Show and Shine” & Award Presentations at A.J. M. Davies Arena

Dear Friends of the CF Bike Run:

Registration Fee: $25.00 per motorcycle (includes meal ticket)

In 1985, Timothy Leier peered out of his hospital window watching a group of motorcyclists ride by. Timothy was suffering from Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Suddenly an idea struck him – wouldn’t it be great if bikers could raise money for CF? His sister, Lorna, took his idea and turned it into an annual event. Eight bikers planned and participated in that first run in 1985. Timothy never got the chance to see his dream come true, as he died after losing his fight with the disease. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common lifethreatening hereditary disease of children and young adults. CF occurs when the child inherits two genes with the condition, one from each parent. Approximately one in every 1800 children is born with CF in Canada and 1 in 20 Canadians carry the gene. Currently over 2,000 patients - children and adults - attend CF clinics in Canada. Once again thank-you for your support by helping us raise over $500,000 for CF research.

All souvenirs, T-shirts, pins, etc. will be on a “firstcome, first -served” basis, so please come early to register!!! Due to insurance liabilities and in co-operation with our National office, this is a non-alcohol event.

TRY THIS! On-Line Pledging at

www.RidefortheBreathofLife.ca !!

Click on: Join, Support or start a ride near you. Click on NEW participant. It will easily guide you through the registration process. Register yourself as a participant in REGINA! Your contacts need to find your name in the Ride for the Breath of Life and pledge using their credit card. This is a great way to get extra pledges from everyone on your email or facebook list! For further information or pledge sheets call: Gord Johnson at (306) 543-8936

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It’s only 48 miles north to south and 37 miles east to west, but the smallest state in the U.S. has a history that is more voluminous than that of Texas and Alaska combined. Roger Williams founded Providence Plantations and established the first working democracy in 1636 after being banished from the Puritan colony of Plymouth for his “extreme” religious by Ken Aiken views. As a goldsmith I kenaiken@gmail.com had traveled to the jewelry manufacturing centers of Warwick and Providence numerous times, but this would be my first tour of Newport.

Slater Stone Mill: Slater’s stone mill has been converted into condos.

My first stop is only a mile-and-a-half south of the Massachusetts border in Slaterville, the factory mill town created by John and Samuel Slater in 1803-07. By memorizing the secrets of English cotton mills and immigrating to Rhode Island, Samuel created the first successful industrial weaving factory in the United States. The original mill was established in Pawtucket in 1793 (Slater Mill Historic Site) and it herald in the American Industrial Revolution. Slater quickly expanded upon his success by building another cotton mill and company village on the Branch River in North Smithfield. This was America’s first planned industrial village, a town that remained completely owned by the Slater family until 1900 and where the concept of “the company store” originated. The original mill burned and was replaced in 1826 by one constructed of stone, but to my disappointment it has been transformed into condominiums.

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Although the population of this state is just 1,051,000 residents, only Washington D.C. and New Jersey have a higher population density. This,

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Ken Aiken - Motorcycling to Mansions however, is where statistics become misleading. Potatoes, sweet corn, eggs, dairy products, honey, apples, greenhouse vegetables, and ornamental plants are important agricultural businesses in this state and I can assure you that most of these don’t come from city garden plots. I figured that I could find country roads that would bring me almost to the city limits of Newport. Cruising south I become a bit frustrated by posted speed limits that seem unrelated to rural settlements, road conditions, or traffic density in western Rhode Island. Then again, the big cities are just a few miles away and almost every

numbered highway that intersects Rt. 102 goes to these metropolitan areas. Newport is situated on Aquidneck Island. When the second colony settled here in 1638 they began referring to it as the Rhode Island Colony to differentiate it from Roger William’s Providence Plantations—in fact, the official name for this state remains Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. I like big bridges and the one between Jamestown Island and Newport is just such a Newport Harbor and the Claiborne-Pell Bridge

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Ken Aiken - Motorcycling to Mansions structure. The four-dollar toll—which seems excessive for a motorcycle— allows me the privilege of riding on the 11,248-foot long ClaibornePell Bridge spanning the Eastern Passage of Narragansett Bay. There’s a wide range of lodging in this city, but I simply take the advice of the Newport Visitor Center and stay at the Best Western Mainstay Inn, which is directly across from Newport Grand Slots Casino on Route 138. Clean, comfortable, and conveniently located it certainly meets my needs--I can even see my parked bike from the window. From here it’s a quick and easy ride to the historic downtown center. I had two rather natural objectives that I wanted to locate in Newport: motorcycle parking and public restrooms. Although these two things are not generally mentioned in most guidebooks or on websites they should be. I already knew that the Newport County Visitors Center on America’s Cup Ave had public restrooms and offered 30 minutes of free parking in the adjoining public parking garage (validation required), but surprise! the sign on the entry gate clearly states No Motorcycles. Ignoring it, I swerve around the barrier and head over to discuss this discrepancy with the parking attendants. According to them, if your motorcycle is heavy enough to active the barrier gate the signs don’t apply to you. Perhaps I’m the only visitor to this city who doesn’t know this? Investigating further, I discover that motorcycle parking can be found at the Seamen’s Church Institute at Bowen’s Landing and the odd-shaped spaces at the end of metered parking along Thames St. –which is parallel to America’s Cup Avenue—are reserved for motorcycles, free of charge, and have no time limit. Public restrooms can found at Ann St. Pier in the Antiques Armory Marketplace; Bowen’s Wharf; the Harbormaster building, and Gateway Center. My primary mission was accomplished. Having done a bit of research I’m aware that

Newport Parking Map: There are signs showing the location of public parking. Ironically, this one is located in the public parking lot—thanks, but I’ve already found it

Newport hosted the first U.S. National Men’s Tennis Championship (1881); the National Lawn Tennis Championship (1899); and the U.S. Open [Golf] Championship (1895). Polo was introduced to the U.S. in Newport in 1876. The first U.S. circus was held in here in 1774 and the first U.S. jazz festival in 1954. I also knew about the Newport Folk Festival and the America Cup races that made this city synonymous with yachting. Having hosted the first auto show in 1899 you’d naturally assume this was a motor-friendly city, but the first jail sentence for speeding in a car was handed down in Newport in 1904. The offender was driving 15mph and since the posted speed limit hasn’t increased much during the last hundred years, I’m being careful.

Newport streets: Surprisingly, it was quite easy to ride around Newport. Directional signs make it even simpler than usual.

After parking the bike in a motorcycles-only space across from Bowen’s Wharf, I set out to explore the downtown harbor from the Newport Ship Yard to St. Anne’s Pier. The harbor is filled with everything from kayaks to mega-yachts and the public pier along the Goat Island Causeway is the place to see some astounding sailing vessels. Seaman’s Church Institute Parking: Motorcycle parking and much more.

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Ken Aiken - Motorcycling to Mansions (c.1726), and Touro Synagogue (c.1759) are other historic structures, but the past and the present somehow seem to naturally co-exist here.

despite being erroneously called the Touro Mill. Excavations have discovered only colonial artifacts and dating the mortar places its construction—or repair—between 1500 and 1630. Controversy about this tower raged even before Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes promoted the pro-Norse theory in the mid-19th century. No trip to Newport is complete without visiting at least a couple of its Gilded Age Mansions. My first stop is at The Elms, a lavish 18th-century French

Continued Next Page... motor yachts: Motor yachts come in different ego sizes Historic Newport: It’s not like stepping back in time. Historic Newport seems very much to be a normal part of modern life in this city—it’s all historic here seems to be the general attitude

Newport pirates: I assumed that pirates once based their operations in Newport, but really wasn’t expecting something from Pirates of the Caribbean to be in port

There are reputed to be more restored colonial buildings in Newport than any other city in the United States. The White Horse Tavern (c.1673) is the oldest tavern in America and a number of homes date to the late 1670s. The Great Friends Meeting House (c. 1699), Trinity Episcopal Church

Turo Tower: I am familiar with colonial mills and this never was such. I’m also familiar with the mysterious stone structures and calendar sites that are scattered across New England. This seems to fit into the later

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The most enigmatic building is the Newport Tower in Touro Park. The first governor of Rhode Island, Benedict Arnold, noted the stone tower in his will of 1677, but its construction is Medievalstyled Norse, has numerous proven astronomical alignment points, and bears no known colonial American use

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Ken Aiken - Motorcycling to Mansions chateau design. It quickly becomes obvious that 1.4 million dollars purchased quite a bit more in 1901 than is possible today. Next is The Breakers, the famous Vanderbilt summer “cottage” designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1893. With 70 rooms, this Italian-Renaissance-style palazzo would be impossible to replicate in our modern era.

There are other mansions. Private ones. Large structures situated behind 20-foot high steel gates and screened by manicured forests and shrubbery. I stop to photograph horses grazing in one pasture while sheep and llamas roam across another field. Farm-like estates within a city that has some of the most expensive residential real estate in the

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The Breakers 2: Even at the Breakers I find myself in the kitchen.

The Elms: The Elms is rather impressive—inside and out.

The Breakers 1: The Breakers—there isn’t another house like it in America.

Private: Big gates. No name plates. Private. Not every mansion is open to the public.

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Ken Aiken - Motorcycling to Mansions country comes as a complete surprise. I’m having a wonderful time slowly cruising along Ocean Drive and end up at Fort Adams, the largest coastal fortification in the U.S. Naturally it has great scenic views of the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. A single day is insufficient to take in what this city offers, but I can’t stay longer. Perhaps next year I’ll come and stay for a week, but tomorrow I must continue my motorcycle journey through New England.

Newport pastures: Among the most expensive residential real estate in the nation and some people just want to use it to graze their livestock. I think this indicates old money.

Not Welcome: The Newport Country Club made a point of telling me that I was not welcome. Was it what I was wearing?

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ON News / Events Smoke on the Water Motorcycle Show PAPINEAU LAKE PAVILLION, SOUTH PAPINEAU LAKE ROAD, MAPLE LEAF, NORTH HASTINGS, ONTARIO STILL SMOKING 2014 SUNDAY JUNE 29 11am to 5pm $5 ADMISSION LADIES GET IN FOR FREE! FREE SHOW REGISTRATION UNTIL 2.30 classic and custom categories plus peoples’ choice award - PRIZES TO BE WON - GREAT LIVE MUSIC - RAIN OR SHINE - GREAT SWIMMING - BBQ, ICE & REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE. - BYOB PLEASE DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE

Choppers for Cancer silent auction This year, Chuck Thompson of Chuck’s Choppers, the man behind Smoke on the Water Motorcycle Show, in conjunction with Bancroft Relay for Life, will be building a 1979 Honda 400 strutted chopper for auction with all profits going to The Cancer Society. This is a great looking bike, easy on gas and insurance (photo will be updated on completion). The silent auction kicks off at the Bancroft Relay for Life on June 13th and will continue until the 29th when the highest bid will be announced at Smoke on the Water Motorcycle Show. Bids start at $1700 so dig deep to support a worthy cause. Email chopperart@outlook.com for more info or connect with Bancroft Relay for Life at http://convio.cancer.ca/ site/TR?fr_id=14775&pg=entry or at www.facebook.com/groups/112743408793296/

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Lone Wolf Clubhouse Ride Nights - ON Events As the new riding season begins, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been decided to try something different for our Wednesday Bike Nights. The concept is to attend a different meeting place each week for all to participate and enjoy the company of others. It is an open invite to all the known groups and clubs to attend and meet & greet

with others. We know you will be able to make some new and long-lasting acquaintances in the motorcycle community. Come and enjoy some food, drinks and conversation. Below is the May 2014 schedule for location and times. Mike Bechard LWC

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The 4th Annual Bob Probert Ride

Well riders, spring is upon us and along with that, so will the warmer weather and the sounds of motorcycles rolling through Essex County. The Probert Ride Committee, including myself have been working hard this winter, organizing this year’s upcoming event. We have some exciting news to share that’s sure to make the 2014 Bob Probert Ride as memorable as the year’s before.

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Join us Wednesday, May 7th @ 10:00AM at Thunder Road Harley-Davidson (2139 Huron Church Road, Windsor ON) for the Media Launch and the special announcement of this year’s Road Captain. Pre-registration also available at Thunder Road and again at Dirty Jersey’s (6675 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor ON) on Thursday, June 19th from 3:00PM-8:00PM. 3rd Annual Bob Probert Ride - 2013

We are thrilled to be partnering this year with Thunder Road Harley-Davidson in Windsor, Ontario. Thunder Road will be our new launch site on the morning of June 22nd, providing the perfect orange and black backdrop to kick off the day! Last year we had over 1100 motorcycles participate in the parade launch. 3rd Annual Bob Probert Ride - 2013

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The 4th Annual Bob Probert Ride is June 22nd 2014. All riders welcome! For more info,visit: www.probertride.com LWC

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ON News / Events Our 2014 Ride stops feature some returning favourites along with a new stop. While touring scenic Essex County, riders will stop at the Verdi Club, Colchester Bar and Grill, and Parkside Grille before arriving to our final destination, the Riverside Sportsmen’s Club.  We still have lots of exciting news to come, including the announcement of our 2014 Road Captain on May 7th (10:00AM) at Thunder Road. Stay tuned for more details, coming soon! 

The R.O.C.K. or Ride for Our Cancer Kids was created in 2004 after Founders Bob & Lori Thomas lost their daughter Samantha to Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma just three days before her third birthday. Over $300,000 has been handed over to Childhood Cancer Canada to date, with every dollar earmarked for the C17 Research Fund which is distributed to the 17 Children’s Hospitals across Canada.

To all of the sponsors, riders, passengers, donors and volunteers who have faithfully supported this event in the past and continue to do so today, THANK YOU! With your support, over $300,000 has been raised for cardiac care in the Windsor-Essex area. As always, all of the event proceeds from the Bob Probert Ride stay local, to support the many cardiac patients and their families within Essex County. It’s never too late to get involved! If you have yet to experience this wonderful event first hand, please join the Probert Ride as a rider or sponsor this year. As a reminder, be sure to mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Bob Probert Ride taking place on Sunday, June 22, 2014. For more information, please visit: www.probertride.com as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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The ride, based in Sarnia Ontario, alternates between unescorted parade style routes and poker runs. Rider t-shirts, midpoint bbq’s and impressive prize packages for top fundraisers have been constants thanks to the many corporate sponsors of the event. Pre-registration and online fundraising are available at the website – www.rockride.com In an effort to promote the ride as well as local bike shops in Southwestern Ontario, a pre-event Alphabet Tour has been created for 2014. Riders visit the 26 designated shops at any time throughout the month of June and collect letter-cards. These cards are then brought to the ride on July 5 for chances to win the prize donated by each shop they visited. A “2014 R.O.C.K. Alphabet Tour “ biker patch will be awarded to all riders who visit all 26 shops. Not that we need an excuse to ride, but this adds an extra incentive to ride a little further and check out those shops you might not normally frequent.

Don’t ride? No problem! Join the celebration anyways at any one of our ride stops or at the endpoint, Riverside Sportsmen’s Club, featuring entertainment, silent auction and food for purchase!  On behalf of Dani Probert, her family and the rest of the Probert Ride Committee, see you June 22nd at The Ride!  Mike “Chopper” Bechard Lone Wolf Clubhouse 3rd Annual Bob Probert Ride - 2013

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Date: June 22, 2013 Location: Ride Start: Rocky's HarleyDavidson Ride End: Rocky's Harley-Davidson 900 Wilton Grove Rd London, ON Time 10AM Registration, Coffee & Donuts 11AM Ride Start Details Guided Poker Ride Poker Hand Prizes $175 High Hand $75 Low Hand BBQ, Prizes and 50/50 draw! TO OBTAIN PLEDGE SHEETS PLEASE CONTACT ELLIE AT 519-660-6635 x221 OR ELLIEM@PARTICIPATIONHOUSE.COM OR VISIT WWW.PARTICIPATIONHOUSE.COM AND FOLLOW PROMPTS UNDER THE “EVENTS” TAB TO CREATE AN ONLINE PERSONAL PLEDGE SHEET. All proceeds to Participation House Foundation • Charitable Registration Number: 89172 2043 RR0001

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ON Events If you find something you like buy a lifetime supply – they’re going to stop making it.

-Gerhardt’s Law

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sport - Events buddy. But I wondered at the time how he became so wise & smart to own a motorcycle. Anyway, the seed was set, and I had to have one -- saving my wages as a photo-engraver’s apprentice to earn enough money for a down payment on a new bike. While not wanting to bore the reader with my earlier escapades and motorcycle experiences. I should mention that, in those days not long after the second world war, money was tight. And in the UK, times were hard. We rode our bikes to work, then used the same machine for competition. Fast forward to my coming to Canada, and after adapting to the North American way of life, I got involved in motorcycle sport once again. Riding trials and cross-country races was a blast.

By Outlaw Dave Rhodes It was back in 1953 that I got hooked -- yes, just like a small trout. A knock on the door opened a whole new world for me. The young guy that was there was dressed in motorcycle gear of that era -not too flamboyant. But to me, as a 15 year-old, he could have been DH Lawrence. As it turned out, Glyn Richards was an old school

Then I got the ultimate chance -- to join Yamaha Canada. Wow! This proved to be a truly unbelievable adventure; not only did I get to eat, sleep and dream motorcycles, I got to meet superstars like Steve Baker & Kenny Roberts - plus I got free demo bikes!

However, the main reason that I’m writing this short message today is that trials bikes are likely the most versatile machines ever invented. They do so many things well. While most of my focus remains on setting up trials competitions, probably the most enjoyment I get out of my trials bike is exploring the high mountain terrain. To get to this high altitude requires some skill, but a trials machine makes it all possible. So, although these bikes can do amazing things In the hands of the experts like Toni Bou, for the normal guy or gal in the street, they can open up a whole new world. The Joss Mountain climb near Revelstoke has long been one of my favorites. This 35 km long trials section to the Summit at 7,25.00 ft takes a lot of skill and endurance, but the view from the top leaves you with a sense of magic. That is hard to explain -- only a handful of trials riders have made the climb. I’m glad to say I’ve done it now 8 times. Maybe 2014 will be the last.

Young or old, reaching for the top is as easy as buying a trials motorcycle. Just ask your local trials Moving ahead again, most people reading this will enthusiast. or give me a call! now know me as Outlaw Dave -- a name that really Trials Canada came as an accident, but one that has stuck for the past 25 odd years. www.trialscanada.com In Other Trials Canada News: The 2014 CMA Championship in Victoria! We’ve heard from Steve Fracy that this year’s CMA championship will take place in Victoria on September 27 and 28. The trial will take place at the Victoria Motorcycle Club property. Bob Johns www.trialscanada.com

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2014 CMDRA Bracket Racing at Mission Raceway

Nine time defending Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke will arrive in style to the opening round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, to be held at Shannonville Motorsports Park in June.   The Mopar Express Lane Parts Canada Superbike rig will be towed with a Ram truck, Canada’s best-selling heavy duty diesel pickup.  Jordan Szoke, the defending Superbike Champ and his equipment will arrive at the track safely in a 2014 Ram 3500 Laramie. With the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel under the hood and best-in-class towing capability, this proves to be an easy feat for the diesel pickup. “The Szoke team will definitely make a bold and powerful first impression as they pull into the park with a Ram 3500 pickup truck and Mopar Express Lane Parts Canada Superbike rig,” said Ed Broadbear, Vice President of Marketing, Chrysler Canada. “We are thrilled to be part of the team and wish Jordan much success this season.”  “I love this truck, no really I’m not just saying that I really love this truck.” smiles Szoke.  “We put a ton of miles on throughout the year with all of our different events.  I am so relieved we can travel not only in comfort, but this truck steps up to the task of being the workhorse we require to perform.  I am really pleased we created this new partnership with Ram and am proud to represent them at all of our events, the Superbike Championship, Motorcycle Demos, Cycling Competitions, Enduro Competitions (just to name a few).”

Dates: May 16th June 20th July 25th August 15th

Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 L Cummins Turbo Diesel April 14th 2014 - photo courtesy of Amy Szoke Mopar is the title sponsor of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship for 2014.  Additionally, the Mopar Express Lane is a sponsor of nine-time defending champion Jordan Szoke. About the Ram 3500:

September 12th Registration opens at 5pm on the day of the event followed by racing at 7pm.   All racers must have:

valid motorcycle drivers license If there is work to be done, or big projects that bring a lot of responsibility, the Ram 3500 full faced Snell 05 approved helmet is engineered to meet and exceed professional gauntlet style leather gloves requirements in capability, durability and dependability. Canada’s longest-lasting line leather jacket of pickups delivers best-in-class towing up to leather boots 30,000 lb (13,608 kg); 37,600 lb (17,055 kg) Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and best-in-class competitors exceeding 120 mph will be required 850 lb-ft of torque with the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo to wear full leathers Diesel I-6 with AISIN automatic transmission. Ram Motorcycles must be in good working order and trucks are built to meet the demands of the tough will be required to pass tech inspection prior to their work its customers perform every day. first pass

Jordan Szoke  - 2013 Mopar Canadian Superbike Champion

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2014 Schedule of Events SOAR Practice Weekend - May 10 & 11, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Configuration - TBA Round One - May 23-25, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Reverse Alien Round Two - June 13-15, 2014 SOAR/RACE Invitational Grand Bend Raceway - Modified Track - All Bike Weekend June 27-29, 2014 - SOAR/RACE Invitational Shannonville Motorsports Park Round Three - July 11-13, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Long Track - Steve Shreeve Memorial Weekend Round Four - August 15-17, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Reverse Technical Round Five - September 19-21, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Screaming Alien Track Round Six - October 3-5, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Long Track - Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Feast

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Does life resemble “Etch-a-sketch” When I was a kid, I recall every Christmas season the t.v. ads that showed the amazing “Etch-a-sketch” and eventually one year, I received one from Santa. I recall how you could turn one Pastor Chuck control knob for horizontal lines and another knob for vertical lines and no matter how many times I tried, my artist creations really looked ridiculous. But you know what? I could just shake the toy screen and my creation disappeared and I had a clean slate to work with. I bet everyone has days and times in their lives when they would like to just shake a bit and have our past failures, mistakes, regrettable circumstances and consequences just disappear?

spiritual “Etch-a-sketch” has happened. You see, once we ask Jesus into our life, the old is gone and the new has come. Check out this verse from our “Owner’s Manual for Life”… 2nd Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! And because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion on the cross, we as born- again believers can all have the assurance that we will follow Jesus from this life, into the next. Check this verse out…

will be removed because Christ paid the penalty for our sin. And, we can know for certain that we will one day be with Christ, in heaven. We actually will have an inheritance there in heaven. How awesome is that?! In a world of uncertainties, cults and religions that promise everything but the truth about salvation and Jesus Christ, isn’t it comforting to know that we can approach the throne of almighty God and not just find the truth, but receive it? Ride safe, Ride true Pastor Chuck

1 Peter 1:4 and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. So it really is true. A person can ask Christ into their life, and have all the past wiped clean. All sin

I’ve had friends who rode their bike intoxicated or high and paid a heavy price. I’ve known others who have seen their lives tumble into a train wreck over one bad choice. And I’ve seen those who chose to take responsibility to clean up their lives and get back on track, only to have to live with the consequences that haunt them, causing a myriad of psychological issues that in some cases move into the ‘generational’ ladder. But this past Sunday was a great reminder that the reason we celebrate Easter, is to give God the glory and honour for raising His son, Jesus Christ, from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus is our assurance that for all those who ask Christ into their lives… the

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ON Events Being Australian is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, and then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.

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ON News - ON Events credible information, locations, probable vehicle information, etc. and a Missing Child poster to distribute in a given area.  We canvas the last know area the child was either known or seen and distribute the posters and talk to whomever we can.  If there is a vehicle involved, we have a plan to monitor the roadways in and around that area. 

My name is Daniel Thurber of Fort Frances, Ontario Canada. I would like to introduce you not only to myself but the organization I represent.  The organization is called B.U.R.N. (Bikers Urban Response Needed) which is a division of C.F.S.I. (Center For Search & Investigation).  I am The Canadian National President. These names are probably foreign to you now but we are in 45 States, Canada and parts of Europe, in Australia and growing.  C.F.S.I. is staffed by licensed private investigators and they are who do all of the intake and investigative work as you might expect.  They then turn to B.U.R.N. when we have

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Our main goals are to ensure that the child is “Found Safe” and prevent them from being introduced into the unseemly world of child trafficking, which occurs far too often in about 1/3 of the cases of missing kids.  2100+ kids go missing every day in the United States and Canada (source: US Dept. of Justice-Amber Alerts Canada) and we want to do our part to get these kids back into a safe environment by working with law enforcement and the parents/ guardians.  Please read over the attached documents and peruse our websites: www.cfsimissing.org and http://www.bikersurbanresponseneeded. org/Home_Page.html so that you can see what we are all about.  Both organizations are also pending 501(c)3 status U.S.  All I am asking of you is to recognize our sole efforts to get these kids where they belong, whether it is in the home or in a more sheltered/ controlled environment if the home is not safe.  We are also developing child safety programs for parents to help them in the prevention and awareness of this. 

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Roadtrips with Thai… Making Friends and Influencing People Posers need not apply. So I wound up taking some road trips in a cage, riding shotgun with Thai, and still pitching up at some of the biker events.

Last season two of the most memorable had to be the Highway of Heroes Ride, followed up by the National Capital Memorial Ride. It was my distinct pleasure to be riding shotgun for Dennis Manuge, well known veterans advocate and buddy. During these events I got the chance to meet Darlene Cushman. Darlene is one of Canada’s Silver Cross Mom’s and she is hosting a memorial ride in Bracebridge Ontario the 31st of May. See the poster….

So for those of you have been following along, my life has taken some pretty serious twists and turns. For those who have followed along over the past few years, I think the only thing that kept me from going completely over the edge was my scoot… Yes wind therapy was a huge portion of what allowed me to keep what little grip I had on sanity that I had. (Please put in all the mental health jokes here… Yes I know I was a toasted marshmallow but truly did not give much of a shit about anything). I rode on the brink of the lunatic fringe a lot and some days I dragged hard parts just to get out on the edge… Oh well… But then as others know, things changed dramatically for me. I was paired with my service dog, Thai in early August of 2012 and things changed, slowly, incrementally but change they did. Thai helped drag my sorry arse back from the edge of despair and she gave me a new “leash” on life. Things changed and I no longer found myself on the very edge most days but I still enjoyed the reality of the Biker world. Real people with real passion…

Join Veterans, Law Enforement, First Responders, and their supporters, from both Canada, and the US, on this overnight, cross border ride, to Wenatchee Washington. June 7th, 2014 Check out http://canamveteransride.weebly. com for details. «Half The Fun is Getting There».

It was while visiting her son’s grave in Beechwood that Thai stole Darlene’s Heart and the seeds were planted for the Trooper Darryl Caswell Memorial Ride. That day in Beechwood, Darlene was emotional and Thai knew it, and she broke ranks with me to reach out to Darlene. She knew how Darlene was feeling inside while outwardly she tried to project an image of being collected. Busted by the dog, who wanted nothing more than to help, for her to feel better. Later, Darlene had the chance to ask me how she knew and I explained it and she understood the Power of four feet and a wagging tail. Committed to helping our wounded, Darlene is doing what she knows in her heart is right. So, for all the riders in Southern Ontario, please give some thoughts to joining us in Bracebridge for a day of Biker & Family fun to support a great cause, and to help one of our Silver Cross Mom’s. After what she has given, whatever we do is pale in comparison. So Thai & I will be venturing off to Bracebridge and look forward to seeing as many there as can make it out. It should be one Pawsome event.

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There is nothing so small that it can’t be blown out of proportion. Ruckert’s Law

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Lecturer Wisdom Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are–Dale Carnegie

Dkhw’Duw’Absh Wisdom Teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. The earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the sons of the earth…This we know: all things are connected like the blood which unites one family.~ Chief Seattle

Anonymous Wisdom I am strong because I know my weaknesses. I’m alive because I’m a fighter. I am wise because I’ve been foolish. I laugh because I’ve known sadness. – Anonymous Cartoonist Wisdom Be yourself. Everyone else is taken! ~ Charles Schulz Activist Wisdom When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. ~ Helen Keller ~ Anonymous Wisdom All people have the right to stupidity but some abuse the privilege. – Anonymous

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PEI News / Events price during the Afghanistan mission in efforts to preserve freedom for others. As part of this highway dedication we are pleased to announce that the “Portraits of Heroes” display will part of the weekend activities.

“Victory Party” Kicks Off ATLANTICADE 2014 (Summerside, P.E.) – Many of you have been asking about the theme for our 2014 festival. Over the past two years we introduced a theme to give some focus to our event. In 2012 it was “A Salute To The Military History of PEI” and in 2013 we paid tribute to first responders “Everyday Heroes”. Our 8th annual gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts will notice several distinct aspects during their time with us. Firstly 2014 is a full-year celebration on PEI as the province marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the agreement to create a country, which occurred three years later in 1867. Secondly, you will notice more CAV members in attendance this year as they hold their annual general meeting. Of course CAV has always had a strong representation at our event but it will be increased this year given the hosting of the national meeting in Summerside.

Atlanticade, in conjunction with the CAV organization, Confederation Bridge, and the Province is working out the details of a moving tribute to honour these heroes of freedom as part of the Confederation Bridge Cruise. Details will be announced soon! Finally, the freedom of the open road, wind in your face and the blending of one with “Mother Nature” is something we all embrace. Whether you reflect on the creation of a democracy some 150 years ago, pay respect and gratitude to those who have sacrificed for the freedom of our country and others abroad, or simply absorb the feeling that comes with the open road, the concept of “freedom” will be at the forefront. So here it is the theme for our 2014 festival “Reflections of Freedom”. See you all in Summerside, PEI. For more information on the festival go to www. atlanticade.ca

The CAV organization has also been lobbying the Province to dedicate a portion of the provincial highway system, “Highway of Heroes”. Their efforts have been rewarded and the official announcement will be coming soon with the actual dedication to take place during Atlanticade. Of course, Highway of Heroes, is all about paying tribute to those Canadians who paid the ultimate

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Riverside Rally 2014 Rally Schedule 2014 Friday August 1st Registration desk/grounds open at noon Bonfire at dusk (weather permitting) 7:00 pm Meet “n” Greet Party 9:00 DJ / Karaoke Saturday August 2nd 7 am — 10 am Included breakfast 8 am Registration reopens 9:30 am Poker run 1:30 pm Parade of bikes through Annapolis Royal 2:30 pm Field games at the club house, come and participate 6:00 pm (approx) Included pig roast with fixins 7:30 pm Trophies and awards 8:00 pm Children’s bonfire 9:00 pm — 1 am Included Dance (Live band) Sunday August 3rd 8 am Included breakfast 10 am Scenic tour Monday August 4th 1 pm Participate in Annapolis Royal Natal Day Parade

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NS Events When a man says it’s a silly, childish game, it’s probably something his wife can beat him at. Epperson’s Law

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Nova ScotiaNews / Events No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will sometimes produce bizarre behavior… and I’m not talking about the kids. Bill Cosby

Adolescents: People who never seem to realize that one day they will be as dumb as their parents. James Simpson

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