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by Ken Aiken,

During the late 1920s there were 5,000 of them in Newark, NY and Baltimore, MD alone, but who has ever heard of an Indian taxi? Photos of these vehicles must exist in old family albums or are stacked in dusty drawers of historical societies, but the only ones I’ve discovered were in the archives of the Indian Motocycle Company in Springfield, MA.

One reprinted photo appeared in the in-house promotional magazine, but all other references seem to have disappeared like an Apache covering his tracks. These, and others, are the lost Indians. Looking like a piece of rattan (wicker) patio furniture mounted on springs and a tubular frame, the first sidecar was built by Alex Levedahl in 1902 and fitted to an Indian motorcycle. Ironically it was offered to the public in 1903 under the Thor brand

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The Indian Chief Fire Patrol was introduced late in 1927 and was built in collaboration with American La France as a rapid-response vehicle with chemical extinguishers.

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Continued from Previous Page... that was manufactured by the Aurora Machine Tool Company. Aurora manufactured the Indian engine until 1906—and used it under license to power the Thor and other brands—but the Hendee Manufacturing Company ignored the side-mounted

structure in favor of an attachment that replaced the front wheel of their Indian motorcycles. Introduced for the 1906 model year, the Tri-Car had an upholstered Victorian-styled passenger chair positioned between the two parallel front wheels. The Indian Van, designed for shopkeepers who made deliveries, had a trunk-like box in

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One of at least three versions of a passenger trike that was based on the Dispatch-Tow model.

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An Indian Delivery Van. Note the spare tire and the telescopic shock absorbers on the pillion seat.

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In Search Of Lost Indians Continued from Previous Page... place of the chair. (Harley-Davidson would follow in 1914 with their Forecar.) The Tri-Car and Van, along with a tandem seat for the 2 ¼ hp Indian Roadster, were presented as being part of a modular concept “six vehicles embraced in one.” The Tri-Car and Van soon disappeared from the company’s sales brochures, but the introduction of the more powerful V-twin motorcycle in 1907 made these attachments even more popular. Sadly I know of no surviving examples, but extant personal photos from the pre-war era suggest that a large number were produced. In the Wheels Through Time museum resides an unusual 1913 Indian. Although Dale Walksler has labeled it as a prototype, it bears little relationship to the mechanical style of Oscar Hedstrom. It’s fitted with numerous non-standard parts and redundant systems—two Splitdorf magnetos, two

The Indian Bandit Chaser was introduced during the last months of 1927. The first order of six Bandits was produced for the NYPD. Francis Gallagher and Bill Hurley of the Springfield Police Department pose in this photo, but publicity releases featured A. P. Schuler and J. Heney of New York’s Finest.

5,000 of these were produced for service in Newark, NJ and Baltimore, MD alone. Yet have you ever seen photos of these taxis?

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In Search Of Lost Indians Continued from Previous Page... kickstarters, two decompression releases, two starter levers, two stands, two tool boxes, two fuel lines with shut off vales, dual brake and clutch controls, and dual exhaust—and, the final clue, a “B”-size (for bus) acetylene tank fitted to the

rear rack to fuel the headlamp. This factory-built machine was obviously designed for an endurance feat, perhaps for the series held in the deserts of the Southwest beginning on October 31, 1913 or initially designed for E.G. “Cannonball” Baker’s transcontinental attempt. (The first 1914 TwoSpeed Tourist Standard electric model motorcycles off the assembly line [in May 1913] were rushed to

a San Francisco dealer by rail to allow to set out on his record-setting transcontinental journey.) We may never know. Hendee Manufacturing went into the sidecar business in 1913 and began marketing them with the 1914 line up of motorcycles. Then came WWI. It was the use of motorcycle sidecars as ambulances, machine gun mounts, courier vehicles, and ammunition transport that proved how versatile three-wheeled vehicles could be.

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The 1910 Indian Aero V airplane engine. Indian delivery sidecar: An Indian Delivery Van. Note the spare tire and the telescopic shock absorbers on the pillion seat.

Apparently designed for a long-distance endurance event, this 1913 Indian is fitted with numerous redundant components.

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The Indian Parcel Car became one of the first post- Patrol, both introduced during the last two months war production models offered for 1920. of 1927. The 1920s saw side cars designed as taxis and all manner of specialty delivery vehicles. The Indian Motocycle Company actively promoted the use of sidcar-equipped motorcycles for retail businesses during this decade. Their 1928 brochure advertises the Indian Service Car with “six novel body designs to choose from” and the chassis sold for $65, compared to $100 for a Princess Sidecar. Two of the more interesting of the lost Indians are the “Indian Bandit Chaser” and Indian Chief Fire

The Bandit Chaser was an armored police vehicle with protective shields made of 1/16-inch “crucible” steel with windows of 7/8-inch safety glass and a gun port. The Princess sidecar was lined with armor plate and there were leg shields of the same material for the driver. It was claimed to be completely bullet proof and the armor to add only

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The 1931 Indian Dispatch-Tow originated from this patent design, although the very similar appearing Traffic Car (VC-13) wouldn’t appear until 1936.

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Continued from Previous Page... Schuler and Officer J. Heney. 40 lbs to the Indian Chief and sidecar with “no sacrifice to speed, power, and ease of handling.” Photos prove that at least five Bandit Chasers were built for the NYPD and the initial Indian PR release features two of New York’s Finest:

This new Delivery Van was introduced in August 1927 for the 1928 model year. Although this was one of the pre made models, the company advertised custom build designs according to the nature of the business. This one was fitted with two Gladstone bags, a brief case, a portable typewriter, and a complete assortment of riding equipment.

The Indian fire vehicle was equipped with a 25-gallon chemical tank and pump, two 2.5 gallon extinguishers (one foam and one soda-acid type) 100 feet of chemical hose, four 1.5-quart carbonTetrachloride extinguishers, a fireman’s axe, two

steel brooms for grass fires, a pike pole, and a crowbar. Powered by a Chief 74, it carried two firemen and the company claimed the half-ton Indian Chief Fire Patrol could reach speeds of 65 mph. Built in conjunction with American La France they were designed for rapid response and small fires.

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One of few Indian Traffic Cars to have survived resides in the Wheels Through Time museum.

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Continued from Previous Page... Two completely different and separate airplane It’s hard to determine what happened to these Indian models as the turbulent years from 1928 to 1930 were filled with a succession of four different presidents and boards of directors. It was a time of stock manipulation and secret projects even in the aftermath of Black Friday. The Indian Shock Absorber and Indian Ventilator were being manufactured; the experimental car project was axed; and a natural gas powered refrigerator was developed then terminated by another incoming president. The Indian Arrow outboard motor was acquired and improved under one president,

projects took place during that short era--the development of the Tridar amphibious plane and the building of the Continental A-40 prototype engine for the Piper Club “Taylorcraft.” The Indian company acquired controlling interest in Du Pont Motors in April 1930 and within a month the du Ponts purchased control of Indian. The assembly of the last Du Pont cars took place in the motorcycle factory until January 1932. Somehow, out of the tumultuous dust cloud of those years a new Indian motorcycle emerged.

The anecdotal story about the development of the modern trike is that Indian’s chief engineer, Charles Franklin, was in a conversation with the management of the local Packard car dealership about the difficulty and cost in having to use two men to make repair and delivery calls to their customers. Franklin went back to his office,

designed a 101 Scout with two rear wheels and a differential axle, and within a few weeks the service vehicle prototype was ready for testing. In reality, there was a special session of the board of directors on April 21, 1930 where a motion was approved to seek the acquisition of the Stern three-wheeled delivery vehicle patents. The Stern brothers –Albert, Joseph, Julius, and Ernest—had invented a three-wheeled vehicle and at least one of their patents--filed on July 2, 1930; patent #1,877,609 granted on September 13, 1932—was subsequently assigned to the Indian Motocycle Company. What really happened is anyone’s guess. The Indian Dispatch-Tow (101 DT) was introduced as a 1931 model, but the design drawing for Sterns’ patent leaves no doubt as to who invented the modern chassis-type trike. There were at least three interesting passenger versions built on the Dispatch-Tow chassis.

This Art-Deco inspired Indian trike design was actually produced for the Wobber Company. Wouldn’t I like to have one of these! Designed in 1948 it never made it off the drawing boards, yet it looks remarkably like the Ariel made by Ducati.

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In Search Of Lost Indians Continued from Previous Page... One had a basic rear buggy-like seat, another a couch-like bench, and a third design had two comfortable bucket seats. The history of the Dispatch-Tow has always seemed to be well documented even for the very rare 1939 Traffic Car (VC-13), but the discovery of this series of photographs has shaken my faith. I now suspect that more Indians were lost during another chaotic decade filled with corporate incompetence,

changing markets, and World War II.

3-inch wide tires that required removal of the rear fender. He covered 3,378.9 miles from San The Indian Side Car and the Delivery Van Diego to New York in 11 days, 12 hours, and survived as long as the company did, but design 10 minutes and earned himself the nickname drawings and photos show that Indian’s designers “Cannonball.” were developing new styles as late as 1948. The Dispatch-Tow survived longer than the Springfield factory, being built under the same name, but by Ken as a British motorcycle. Still, I often wonder if, in some foreign warehouse or rural barn, there might still be a lost Indian waiting to be found. The 1914 electrified motorcycle wouldn’t have required the heavy acetylene system,.The only modifications made to this stock electric model were the addition of an engine belly pan and

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From the Depths of File 13 - I Hate Mondays I hate Mondays, but probably not for the same reasons most of you dislike them.

suffered minor injuries himself, the second article is about a lady rider in critical condition and the third article is about a rider who died.

I generally love my job, helping riders find the news and information that is important to them, BUT....

In the case of the lady ride, an east bound pickup struck her north bound motorcycle and the driver was charged with careless driving.

Today, like every riding season Monday, the news feeds are FILLED with crashes that took place over the weekend. Page after page of crash stories, some about dead riders, some about injured riders and some about those who got lucky. It is my job to sift through the feeds and find the information that is pertinent to Canadians and sadly I found information on three crashes, all in Ontario. In the first crash a rider hit and killed a dog but

In the case of the rider who died, he got into some gravel and hit the ditch.

wear good gear, it might save your life, save you tons of healing time and with the condition of our roadways and so many who drive other automobiles not paying attention or being aware, isn’t that little extra piece of mind worth it? For the other news that could affect your day or life as a rider visit Until Next week, I am your editor, Belt Drive Betty

Folks, WE riders have to become so hyper aware out there, we need to sharpen our skills. My heart is breaking for the families of these riders. It’s not a great start to the work week and with the long weekend coming I am seriously concerned for the riding community - I beg you - PLEASE, be hyper aware of your surroundings. Get out in a parking lot and practise your emergency stopping, make sure your tires are inflated properly and that your motorcycle is in good repair. One other thing I would like you to consider, please:

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the date of manufacture and/or four years from the date of purchase (side note: here is yet another reason to keep your receipts).

So, how many folk REALLY LOOK at their tires? How often do you look at them? What are you looking for?

Tire air pressure. There are notations on your bike and in the owners manual which will tell you the air pressures you should run. Typically these are different pressures front and back and will also be different for differing ride conditions, whether riding two-up, high speed, or regular riding. A word of caution here, until you are familiar with your bike

Possibly the most important part of a bike, safety wise, are the tires. Think about it, these by David Pocock are the sole contact between the road and the bike, they are how we stop, start and go around corners. If the tires are too soft or too hard, the bike handles VERY poorly if the tires are too worn they will not grip the road in wet conditions and are prone to going flat. If you are using the wrong kind of tire for your bike that too will contribute to poor performance. On a bike the contact patch is so much smaller than for a car or truck so therefore it is that much more important to us the rider.

and how it handles follow these guide lines exactly, and even after that follow these fairly closely. Too little air will lead to very poor handling and the possibility that your tire might come off the rim under sever conditions, like a hard corner. Too high a pressure will lead to early failure of the tire and also premature wear.

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Here are some things to watch for. Age of the tire. How do we know what the age of the tire is? Look on the side wall of the tire there will be a code which on one side of the tire will start with DOT and have at least 12 characters after the DOT, the last set of numbers are the ones which will tell you the date (on the other side of the tire the code will only be the date code). Since 2000 the last set fo numbers will be four numbers, the first two numbers will tell you in which week of the year the tire was made, the last two will designate the year. So for example 3412, this tire was made in the 34th week of 2012. Hopefully you are not riding on tires made before 2000. Tires that are too old are too hard and will not grip the road. Likewise the age of the tire will affect the warranty, manufacturers will warranty a tire for five years from

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Tires For Motorcyles, Care & Feeding - AB Events Continued from Previous Page... Tire/wheel balance. As important as wheel balance is on a car, consider that on a bike it is even more so on a bike. A rear tire that is out of balance will contribute to sever fatigue in the rider and be bad for the general handling amongst other problems. If the front tire/wheel is out of balance this can be a much more dangerous problem, steering will be hard in minor cases and almost impossible in the extreme. If the front tire is unbalanced there will be “speed wobble” which can easily upset the bike even at lower speeds.

been worn off. If it has or is raining when you go to pick your bike up after a tire change to new tires, consider putting of picking your bike up till conditions are dry. As always, you the rider, are responsible check you tire pressures everyday you ride, and have a good look at the condition of the tires at least once a week, look for gouges, slices, bulges, chunks missing from the tread or anything else that “doesn’t look quite right”. The life you save will probably be your own. Ride safe, we would rather talk to you than about you.

Tread condition. When tires are made there is a “wear bar” moulded in, this bar will show when the tire has reached what the manufacturer feels is the limit of safe remaining tread on the tire. When you see the “wear bar”, get the tire replaced because any further wear will just be dangerous to you and others. When you are on your new tires be cautious for the first 100 or so km. because, in that first little layer of rubber will be some remnants of “mould release compound”. This “mould release compound” is a very slippery substance that is sprayed into the mould just before the rubber is injected so that the tire will not stick to the mould, which makes for poor to low traction till it has

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Newfie Diet A Newfie was terribly overweight, so the doctor put her on a diet. “I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, then eat regularly again for 2 days then skip a day. Repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds.”

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When the Newfie returned, she shocked the doctor The Mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve; by having lost nearly 60 lbs.! they had children and, so all mankind was made.” “Why, that’s amazing”, the doctor said, “Did you A few days later, the little girl asked her father the follow my instructions?” same question. The father answered, “Many years The Newfie nodded. “I’ll tell you though, be jaesuz, ago there were monkeys, and we developed from them.” I t’aut I were going to drop dead on dat ‘tird day.” “From the hunger, you mean?” asked the doctor. “No, from the fuckin’ skippin’.” Submitted by Sandra Bannerman, Ontario

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The confused girl returns to her mother and says, “Mom, how is it possible that you told me that the human race was created by God , and Papa says we developed from monkeys?” The Mother answers, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about the origin of my side of the family, and your father told you about his side.”

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Thoughts To Ponder - AB Events Continued from Previous Page... Mother’s Shock A mother enters her daughter’s bedroom and sees a letter on the wall over the bed. With the worst premonition, she reads it, with trembling hands: It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m telling you that I eloped with my new boyfriend. I found real passion and he is so nice, with all his piercings and tattoos and his big motorcycle. But is not only that Mum, I’m pregnant and Ahmed said that we will be very happy in his trailer in the woods. He wants to have many more children with me and that’s one of my dreams. I’ve learned that marijuana doesn’t hurt anyone and we’ll be growing it for us and his friends, who are providing us with all the cocaine and ecstasy we may want. In the meantime, we’ll pray for the science to find the AIDS cure, for Ahmed to get better, he deserves it. Don’t worry Mom, I’m 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Some day I’ll visit for you to know your grandchildren. Your daughter, Judith. P.S.: Mum, it’s not true. I’m at the neighbour’s house. I just wanted to show you that there are worse things in life than my report card that’s in the desk drawer.

then give a talk on productive salesmanship. Little Mary led off: “I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30,” she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success.” “Very good,” said the teacher. Little Sally was next: “I sold magazines,” she said, “I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them abreast of current events.” “Very good, Sally,” said the teacher. Eventually, it was Little Johnny’s turn. Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk.”$2,467,” he said. “$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling?” “Tooth brushes,” said Little Johnny. “Tooth brushes,” echoed the teacher, “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?” “I found the busiest corner in town,” said Little Johnny, “I set up a Dip & Chip stand. I gave everybody who walked by a sample.

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Productive Salesmanship – A Little Johnny Joke

Then I would say..............” It is shit.”

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something,

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R.A.G.E. - SK Events or permits). These motorcycles were registered in 626 different locations! We are literally spread ALL OVER this province! All of us do share 4 common things: 1. the roads we ride on. 2. the traffic we ride with.

When We Ride Talk with a group of riders and you’ll soon realize that the reasons we choose to ride a motorcycle are very different for each and every one of us. The riding community in Saskatchewan is made up of a very diverse and broad group of people. Many of us ride alone or with a few friends, never joining or belonging to a club, organization or group. We simply plate our motorcycles and ride every chance we get. In 2013 there were 27,439 motorcycles registered (at some part of the riding season by either plates

3. the reality that we all have zero control over what another driver / rider is going to do when in traffic, on the highway, in a parking lot, or basically anywhere. 4. that we need to be aware, alert, and riding for any and all situations at all times. It does not matter how long you’ve been riding, the type of motorcycle you are riding, your age, the others you may be riding with, the length of your hair, how cool your jacket is, the type of gear to choose to (or not to) wear, and on and on and on. The only thing that matters is how much you are paying attention when you are riding and that you are riding to your own personal ability as a rider. In Saskatchewan the top major reasons a motorcyclist uses when an accident does occur are:

1. Inattention - yes…motorcyclists use this as a reason when they have an accident!! 2. Road condition / excessive loose gravel – ride for the conditions of the road you seeing in front of you and that you are on. Loose gravel and dirt on the road surface is a huge problem all year round…not just till the roads are cleaned in the Cities. 3. Driver inexperience / confusion – there are a lot of new riders out there, and riders who are returning to their motorcycles after many years. This has nothing to do with the age of a rider. 4. Wild life (animals) – yes we do a lot of riding where there is wild life. 5. Careless Driving / Stunting – going too fast, passing improperly, following too closely, etc. This information was taken from a Causation Study done from 2007 – 2012 by Traffic Safety Services – SGI

So when you get on your motorcycle for the first time this season…and every time you ride. Please remember… • ride like you will never be given the right of way • ride like you are never seen • watch the conditions of the road you are riding on, at all times Be defensive, alert, aware and always on guard. Rhonda Cwynar President, R.A.G.E. Riders Against Government Exploitation

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bad Uncle Monkey - SK Events As we sit idly by watching our police forces militarize we blindly seek out more rules more regulations. I’m not sure what the tipping point was, what had caused us to shift our focus from freedom, true freedom to regulation. I do remember growing up in the seventies. We didn’t have clasps and locks on the cabinets, our mothers never absently minded left us in the kitchen by ourselves. When I was bad in school I was sent to the Principal’s office and was punished by a leather strap across my behind (I still don’t swear).

Trying out for sport teams was a try out. Not everyone made the team. The ones that didn’t spent the year shooting pucks into pails, snagging baseballs rolling off of roofs until we were good enough to make the team the next year. We had winners and losers and even in the playground

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-bad Uncle Monkey

Freedom It is a hard concept to really, truly wrap your mind around. We here in the west are quick to pound our chest and proclaim that we are the proud and free. The sad thing is freedom is a mirage lingering on the horizon. For many of us we work an honest day work, ride our bikes in the mean time, we complain about politics to our friends but we never really do anything about it other than some grumbles. We could be plopped down in any part of the world and our lives would change very little. That is not freedom - only the allusion of freedom.

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bad Uncle Monkey - Word Search not because they are a bad parent, not because they were not paying attention - it is because the company didn’t put sensors on the back of the car. when the next goal won each and every one of us If a kid shoots up a school its not because of mental knew exactly what the score was and who the real illness, not because of bad parenting or teaching winner was. It drove us to be better. Sports were - its because the government didn’t take away our not for everyone though. guns (Considering the recent rash of stabbings in schools and malls it is obvious that person will use Those that didn’t excel on the field read books, created art. Of my friends growing up some went on any and all things). Each of these small steps was to play in the NHL, my cousin is a mover and shaker on our freedom, pushing it a little farther down into the dirt. Our last freedom is freedom of speech, that in Silicon Valley designing and programming many I’m allowed to speak my mind here. Freedom as of the things we use today. long as I’m mindful of sponsors, event organizers. Others became mechanics and plumbers-the blue When will we regain our freedom? Should we collar workers who keep this world running. Yet others became doctors and lawyers, others became regain our freedom? Read K. Randall Ball’s Sam Chopper Orwell to find out what will happen if we successful actors and musicians, teachers and don’t. mothers. But somewhere someone decide to level the playing field, that we were all special little stars. Everyone made the team, everyone got a medal. -bad Uncle Monkey That it wasn’t fair that someone would succeed where others couldn’t. That parenting should fall on someone else’s shoulder - daycares, teachers... the government. Society forgot that it was suppose to be harder for the asthma kid with the deformed leg to play sports. Society forgot that those disadvantaged who truly wanted and worked hard still found success.

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by Belt Drive Betty Our local Grande Prairie Toys for Tots group hosts a number of events all riding season. The first of those events was their annual swap meet, which was held at the Army Navy Air Force Club on Saturday May 10th. There was great participation from the business community with vendors like Bear Biker Wear coming all the way from Bonnyville and Bentley’s from Crestomere in central Alberta adding to the local vendors.

Bentleys Motosicle Pain Tin

A couple of the riding clubs were on hand and I got to interview Manimal of the Chozen Breed and Barb from the Iron Sirens – two great local riding clubs that are growing here in Grande Prairie.

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ragingly successful season. They have a ton of events planned to support our local kids! Other vendors included Uncle Buck’s – they make the BEST beef jerky around this part of the country and members of the Grandview Hutterite colony were out with some amazing gloves, both gauntlets and working gloves! The quality of the tanning, dying and stitching is utterly fabulous. Righteous Cycles was the only local bike shop on hand but they had lots to offer!

every brand of motorcycle out there and there were some jewelry and clothing vendors on hand as well. There were only two vacant tables! The traffic was good and the ANAVETS club did a brisk business selling breakfast and later lunch. The one thing I love about these season opener events is that a person gets to see people that

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A wide variety of parts were on hand for almost

Bear and Penny

Bear and his bride Penny

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The Grand Prairie Toys For Tots - ON Events Continued from Previous Page... have been in hibernation all winter. Heck I saw people that I haven’t seen in two and three years and it was fantastic. Our local Toys for Tots does amazing work in our community and they deserve the support of every dealer and rider in the region. Their next event is the Kneez in the Breeze run on May 24th. Check out their poster and if you can, consider attending

it! I know that I had a blast last year! I myself have to be at my Defense Fund Poker Run in Nisku at Blackjacks, but if you are in Grande Prairie and area and are looking for a great group to ride and share the day with, you won’t find much finer that the guys and gals of Grande Prairie Toys for Tots!

- BDB Iron Sirens Booth

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Randy Cholach and sister Patty

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Toxic Plants On Trails: Be Careful! ditches, roads, etc.). Take note
After the wounds heal, brown or white spots can linger for many months or even years on the affected areas and they can remain sensitive to the light.

It’s a beautiful day and you feel like going for a ride on your ATV, UTV or motorcycle. On the trails, along the roads and waterways or on the edge of the woods, there are sometimes toxic plants that are dangerous to our health. Poison Ivy is more common, but others are not as well known, such as Giant Hogweed. To help you identify them when you make stops during these rides, let me show in this article three toxic plants that you may come across.

Canadian provinces where it is found
British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick. Sources
Développpement durable, Environnement, Faune et Parcs du gouvernement du Québec
Santé et services sociaux du Québec (French version only)
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Wild Parsnip

Giant Hogweed Short story
Originating in the Caucasus, it was probably introduced to North America as an ornamental plant. It has since taken root and become widespread in many European countries, as well as Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. In Quebec, it is considered to be an invasive alien plant. Description
It can measure 2 to 5 metres high and 30 centimetres to 1 metre after mowing or cutting. Its stem is robust, covered in white hairs and raspberry red to purple spots spread out and well defined. The leaves can reach up to 1.5 metres

Hog Weed

wide by 3 metres long. Toxic part
Its sap (a colourless, odourless liquid secreted by all parts of the plant).

The flowers have light yellow-green umbels. The first year, the plant generally presents a low rosette of fusiform leaves while the roots are developing, and flowers in the second year on a long stem before dying.

Contact with the sap, followed by exposure to the sun, is odourless but can produce dermatitis up to 48 hours after exposure. This is characterized by redness of the skin and swelling, blisters, or even skin lesions at times serious resembling first or second-degree burns Places
Disturbed wetlands (along waterways,



Wild Parsnip.

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Its sap Effects
Like the Giant Hogweed, its sap contains chemical products which, on human skin, can cause reactions similar to serious burns, rashes or blisters. Places
Disturbed environments (abandoned yards, open fields, alongside roads, etc.) Take note
The plant’s chemical composition is known to reduce weight gain and decrease fertility in cattle that eat it.

Toxic part
Its sap contains a toxic resin (present in all parts of the plant, except the pollen). Any contact with a broken part of the plant, a contaminated object or an animal runs the risk of provoking a reaction. The seriousness of the reaction depends on individual sensitivity, the amount of sap in contact with the skin and exposed areas of the body. Effects
A rash manifested by intense itching and redness. Swelling and blisters can also be seen, all usually between 24 to 48 hours after contact.

River banks, clearings, the edge of the woods, along roads, etc. Take note
Inhalation of smoke coming from burning Poison Ivy plants provokes an extremely painful eruption of the lining of the lungs which can lead to respiratory problems and even death. Canadian provinces where it is found
In all provinces, with the exception of NewfoundlandLabrador. Sources
Governement of Canada / Health
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Canadian provinces where it is found
In all provinces and territories, with the exception of Nunavut. Sources
Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility from Governement of Canada
Ministry of Natural Resources from Governement of Ontario

Poison Ivy Description
A woody perennial plant with creeping, climbing or bushy glossy leaves.

Poison Ivy

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2014 Bob Probert Ride Media Launch On May 7th the official Road Captain was announced for the 4th Annual Bob Probert Ride. This year’s honourary grand marshal is the Mike Bechard beautifully talented, Emmy Award nominated, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. That’s right, our very own hometown Canadian actress, disc jockey, singer, television host and skilled motorcycle rider will lead the estimated 1100 motorcycles on June 22nd from Thunder Road Harley-Davidson. Born in Windsor, Ontario, she is best known for her role as Steffy Forrester on the long-running American soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. She is also the younger sister to Dani Probert, the Event Co-Chair for the Bob Probert Ride. For the past four years, riders in vests, leather, boots and blue jeans revved their

engines honouring the late hockey player, Bob Probert while benefitting cardiac care at Hôtel Dieu Grace Hospital. It’s a fitting tribute, given that Bob was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast himself and also loved participating in charity rides. Jacqueline now joins the small list of past

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road captains, such as former hockey players and Bob’s teammates, Tony Amonte, Sheldon Kennedy and Chris Chelios. All of whom led a brigade of motorcycles following a scenic route around Windsor and Essex County, riding along the water and through the county settings, showcasing the area’s beauty. The route has planned stops in Amherstburg, Colchester, Belle River and the Riverside Sportsmen’s Club —the final stop. Each stop is unique and gives the riders an opportunity to get something to eat and drink while a chance to win some awesome prizes, like autographed Original Six jerseys. Bob Probert was a local hockey icon and an enforcer who played in the National Hockey League

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it was the first year that she was actually able to process the overwhelming amount of support.

for 16 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks. He passed away in 2010 after suffering a heart attack while on his boat out on Lake St. Clair. Dani Probert, Bob’s widow, has been organizing the memorial ride since its inception in 2011. That year was especially significant because

In the last three years, motorcyclists weren’t the only ones who turned out for the memorial ride— thousands of spectators stood at the side of the road to cheer the riders on at the different stops. All participants of the Bob Probert Ride have risen over $300,000 to fund the expansion of the cardiac care unit at Hôtel Dieu Grace Hospital. Windsor unfortunately has one of the highest rates of cardiac emergencies in Canada and there is not enough room to meet the demands. As a result, routine procedures are often rescheduled to make way for emergency cases. Dani Probert and the hospital board’s ultimate goal are to make the unit open 24/7 and have two beds available for angioplasty instead of just one. It’s hard to put into words how the community’s support has helped Dani and her four children Brogan, Tierney, Jack and Declyn after such an immense loss. In addition, the family looks forward to this year’s ride being even bigger with riders from

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ON News / Events The 2014 “Ride for MS”, now in its 6th year is on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Shar Good, Event Organizer, recounts, “It has been a learning experience, receiving the help of Mike Bechard of the Lone Wolf Clubhouse back in the beginning, to bring to life my dream of an event such as this, since my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1985! I wanted to make a difference and help in any way I could.” Good explains, “Multiple Sclerosis is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disease found in individuals between the ages of 15 to 40—this area of Southwestern Ontario has a high number of affected people. Reports from local neurologists tell us that approximately 700 to 800 citizens in our area have been diagnosed. Good went on to say, “All motorcycle riders are welcome to participate in the Ride for MS poker run, to benefit the Windsor-Essex County Chapter of the MS Society of Canada. This great ride starts and ends with a full course family style dinner at the Columbus Center of South Windsor, 2014 Columbus Drive in Windsor. Registration begins at 9:00AM and will run until 10:30AM. Registration Fees are as follows: Rider $30 (FREE with $100 in Pledges), Passenger $20 (Free with $100 in Pledges). Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to receive pledge awards that start at $200 with Gas Cards awarded for pledges starting at $250. The Pledge Award Tier is provided on the pledge sheet available for download at www. and chapters/essex/community.htm The first stop of the poker run will be The Leaf in Windsor where you are welcome to have a full breakfast from the menu, followed by stops at The

Sandbar Waterfront Grill (providing lunch specials), Birdie’s Perch out in Leamington (providing FREE bottled water), the Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville (providing FREE wine tasting), Crabby Joe’s in Essex with the last optional stop being at Cramdon’s Tap & Eatery where you will receive a 6th optional card for your poker hand!” Shar goes on to explain the 6th poker stop is optional, giving you an extra chance to get either the Best or Worst Poker Hand of the day and win a prize for each! Six stops in total are allocated along the 100 mile route. It’s so much fun; it’s wonderful to be able to host a fundraiser that puts a smile on everyone’s face.” Once back at the Columbus Center of S. Windsor, there is a family style dinner, and an opportunity to participate in a 50/50 Draw, a Chinese Auction and a Gift Certificate Grab Bag. There are Door Prizes for the ride participants using their Free Door Prize ticket they received upon Registration. Good goes on to welcome non-riders as there are DINNER ONLY TICKETS available for $25 each and when purchasing in a set of 2 tickets, a tax receipt for $20 will be issued. Shar reiterates, “Bikers, Sponsors, Volunteers & Contributors to the event make it happen! We have been blessed in the past and again this year with this event being sponsored by; DIAMOND SPONSORSHIPS: Biz X, The Leaf, Families First & Leather King and RUBY SPONSORSHIPS: UNIFOR Local 444, Robinson Motorcycle, Avon Canada Fran Sales, C’Est Bon, Lone Wolf Clubhouse, Comfort Inn, Cramdon’s Tap & Eatery, Pelee Island Winery, Sandbar Waterfront Grill, Steve’s Auto Shine, Birdie’s Perch, Canadian Tire (Tecumseh Rd. E. Windsor), Molson Coors and Belt Drive Betty. The contributions of businesses in our community of door prizes and auction items add personality to the event!

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the equipment they needed, when they needed it, amazed me.” This is where the Ride for MS and the funds raised from this event come into play. “The society informs the participant of this event annually at the dinner as to how the funds raised were used which is important,” says Good, “the feeling you get when a recipient of these funds find out you are a participant of the event that helped them obtain a piece of equipment, gives you a hug and says thank you is surreal!”

lives.” As Event Planner & Creator, Good observes first hand, how the money raised facilitates those living with multiple sclerosis. Having MS herself, she works with the Windsor-Essex County Chapter as a past board member, aiding their membership almost on a daily basis. Good reflects on her past involvement with the society and what she learned, “I was amazed with how much the special equipment cost and was surprised with the amounts Join us on Sunday, September 21st and make someone’s wish for a better quality of life become a that were not covered! The depths that the society had to go through to make sure people with MS got reality! For more information, you may contact Shar at (519) 798-3858 or by email at shar54@xplornet. ca SUBJECT: Ride for MS

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This years Annual “Show & Shine” event will be held in Grand Bend and takes place on Sunday July 20, 2014, from 10.00am until around 1pm, right on Grand Bend’s Main Street. (exact location will be announced soon.) Again this year, there is no registration fee, no official judging, no vendors and it’s NOT a swap-meet but there will be a group ride from Main Street to the Grand Bend MOTORPLEX Raceway

to enjoy the Vintage Road Racing Associations, “SUMMER CLASSIC” Event. Vintage related club and group displays are encouraged. Just show up and proudly show off your scooters and motorcycles. All makes and models of Vintage & Classic bikes are most welcome. Find us on Facebook: Grand-Bends-Vintage-BikeDays/204561802964090?sk=wall&app_data

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Details are here. We are assembling in front of the HQ building at CFB Trenton with the ride departing at 11:45. Due to some issues related to our permit that could not be resolved in the short time remaining before our Ride, we, in the interest in safety and the show must go on, have decided to move our Rally to the Whitby Entertainment Centrum. This is where the ride will end. It is the same location as our assembly last year. Join us as we welcome home our HEROES as the mission has ended in Afghanistan for our Canadian Forces. Hope to see many of you there.

Autism Rodeo & Family Day - August 2nd 2014 2930 Haldimand Road 20, Cayuga 1st Annual Autism Rodeo & Family Day Charity Event to raise funds for Autism 11am-5pm Family Time

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Pig Roast

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Dunlop Amateur Showdown winner to get National support “Dunlop Amateur Showdown” Winner of Combined SOAR and RACE Events Get CSBK National Support ( This Ontario motorcycle roadracing season, sanctioning groups SOAR and RACE are working together with a pair of Series race weekends. SOAR is hosting the RACE group at Grand Bend Raceway on June 13-15, while RACE returns the favor by hosting SOAR racers at Shannonville Motorsport Park June 27-29.  As part of this co-promotion, Dunlop racing tire distributor Pro 6 Cycle and the National Mopar CSBK organizing group have also joined up to provide a special bonus for Amateur Sport Bike

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Sports - News / Events Continued from Previous Page... class (approx 600cc) competitors. A two round, points-paying Series will recognize the appropriate Sport Bike-type class races at the SOAR and RACE-hosted events,  determining the top rising star in that category. The racer who achieves the best combined result from the two race “Dunlop Amateur Showdown” will receive a competition award sponsoring their entry for the final Amateur Sport Bike Mopar CSBK National rounds at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, August 15-17. Dunlop distributor Pro 6 Cycle and CSBK will supply competitor entry and racing tires to the winner of the “Dunlop Amateur Showdown” for the

C.T.M.P. National weekend. The entry will include both Saturday and Sunday Amateur Sport Bike double header rounds, with the successful Amateur competitor receiving a maximum of six Dunlop DOT-type, class appropriate racing tires for use during the three day event.

2014 CMDRA Bracket Racing at Mission Raceway Dates:

The winning competitor must not have held a Pro motorcycle roadracing License, nor can they have competed in more than two previous National races. SOAR and RACE organizers will be the final judges of the “Dunlop Amateur Showdown”, and ensure that all competitors respect the structure and spirit of the bonus competition. For more information, please check the SOAR ( and RACE Events (Shannonville. com) official web sites. 

May 16th June 20th July 25th August 15th 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 full faced Snell 05 approved helmet gauntlet style leather gloves leather jacket leather boots competitors exceeding 120 mph will be required to wear full leathers Motorcycles must be in good working order and will be required to pass tech inspection prior to their first pass   CLICK HERE for additional information on the Mission Raceway Park and their street legal Friday night races.  

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Sports Events           For  Immediate  Release                                             May  8,  2014     CMDRA  Announces  Revised  2014  Schedule     The   Canadian   Motorcycle   Drag   Racing   Association   is   releasing   details   of   their   updated   2014   schedule.   The   six   race   series   which   includes   events   in   British   Columbia,   Alberta   and   Ontario,   required   revision   following   the   unexpected   announcement   of   the   suspension   of   operations   at   one   of   the   venues   included   in  the  original  schedule.     Revised  2014  Schedule:   June  14/15     Grand  Bend  Motorplex,  Grand  Bend  ON   June  22  (1  day  event)   Castrol  Raceway,  Edmonton  AB   July  12/13       Medicine  Hat  Drag  Strip,  Medicine  Hat  AB   August  23/24     Northern  Lights  Raceway,  Fort  St.  John  BC   September  6/7     Castrol  Raceway,  Edmonton  AB   September  27/28   Medicine  Hat  Drag  Strip,  Medicine  Hat  AB    

THE 27th THREE DAY May 17/18/19 – 2014 – at Scotch Creek. Modern Trial - Saturday & Sunday - Vintage Monday Start time 10am all three days.

This year the event will enter a new era, with a two day Modern Trial Total results will count for the overall Championship. Round #2 in Rocky Mountain House AB, Round #3 in Ymir BC.

The Old Guy in 1971

We also have planned a Kids Trial on the Saturday night for Both Electric and engine powered bikes. Camping is good, with Porta -Potties on site. Call for details of Motels etc. Dean Seaman 2014

CMDRA  Executive  Director,  Kevin  Shupac,  commented,  “The  CMDRA  is  sincerely  thankful  for  the  support   the  Northern  Lights  Raceway  and  Castrol  Raceway,  and  all  of  the  tracks  the  CMDRA  will  visit  in  2014.  We   would  also  like  to  thank  our  members  for  their  patience  during  the  past  four  weeks.”                 1.877.580.9008                  Twitter:@CMDRA2014                Facebook:  CMDRA  

Phone Outlaw Dave for further info: (250) 545-6139 Directions : - Follow the road to Scotch Creek from Hiway one West of Sorrento. Then turn left At Leopold road at the top of the hill after you leave town (Tire sign on left) red arrows from that point.

All usual Classes – Entry $25 per day - $10 Vintage - Kids free A big thanks to the land owners for the use of this fantastic area.

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LAW OF MECHANICAL REPAIR: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.

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Did you know that has the most comprehensive database of Canadian Riding Clubs on the on the internet? We’ve revamped our Riding Club directory and we’d like to know what you think. It’s indexed by Province, and by Type of Riding Club for easy browsing. • Brand Specific • Cruising and Touring • Military • Lifestyle • Occupation-Related • Rider Rights and Freedoms • Vintage • Sports • Women’s Riding Clubs • Motorcycle Ministries

Our CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE EVENTS on Facebook has photo albums for each province and month, filled with tons of events! CanadianMotorcycleEvents/photos_ albums Visit our page and go to the photos link, once there click on albums to find the Province and month you are interested in. You can also use our national calendars at - filled with even more event information, you can sort them right down to only one province and they are highly shareable!

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Tides roll in and tides roll out

tides of life bring our way. Night will come and in the morning we will repeat the cycle all over again.

As a born-again believer, I felt the tide analogy was an appropriate one. The ocean washes away There aren’t too many things everything left on the beach, and when we ask in life that are predictable, Christ for the forgiveness of our sins, he literally but ocean tides are one of washes them away. Check out this verse from them. “Our Owner’s Manual for Life,” found in Psalm 103 verse 12: “He has removed our sins as far Our family just returned from us as the east is from the west.” Pastor Chuck from a short vacation on a Vancouver Island beach and Our biker church exists to take the “Good News” I found the tides fascinating. and the “Salvation Message” to un-churched By joining the Canadian Riders Support Program Incoming tides covered the beach and at high bikers here on the West Coast. In fact our prayer you volunteer to provide assistance to broken down tide, you could literally see all the sandcastles, is that the Holy Spirit would become like a raging riders in your area. This assistance may include wood forts and creations literally disappear under wildfire, touching the hearts and lives of bikers providing information about nearby repair shops, the water, never to be seen again. resulting in an assurance of eternity with our towing, accommodations, making phone calls, The outgoing tides revealed a clean, fresh canvas Jesus in heaven, and a life on this earth that providing directions, etc.  While some Canadian takes on new meaning and purpose. and some sea-life, caught in the tidal pools Riders have expressed that they would be able left behind or laying helplessly on the beach. to provide help with tools, wrenching, towing, and If you think riding your scoot along a seaside Seagulls swooped down to shell covered areas even temporary accommodations, the level of highway on a hot summer’s day is something of the beach in search of oysters that had been special, just wait until you do it when Jesus Christ assistance you may provide is totally up to you as stranded on the half kilometer sandy beach, as is at the controls of your life… there is no greater you feel comfortable and safe to do so. the eagles hovered above looking for their next ‘high’ and bigger ‘rush’ than this. All it takes is Let’s face it, most of us have been there.... away snack. a few short words; ask Jesus to forgive you for from home and broke down by the side of the road.   I could not help but think about the ‘Tides of Life’, your sins, tell him you that you want him to be Canadian Rider Members are also listed in Belt Lord of your life. Follow this up with prayer and where we know that until our number comes Drive Betty’s Little Black Book, a resource directory bible reading, and oh yeah… believe that he does up and we face eternal judgment, each day the currently carried in the saddlebags of thousands of in fact ‘have your back’ in this life. sun will come up, we will spend time with those Canadian Riders.  people whom we love (family, friends) and with Ride safe, Ride true people whom we would most likely prefer not to As a “Thank You” from Belt Drive Betty, be spending time with (school, work) and we will Canadian Riders Support Network Members Pastor Chuck experience all the good and not so good that the receive The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

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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».

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MOTO MONCTON / NB EVENTS The festival, an initiative of the City of Moncton, is made possible by the support of various partners including Downtown Moncton Centre-Ville Inc., various local motorcycle dealers and clubs and other community partners.

*What did the elephant say to the naked man?
 How do you breathe through that tiny thing?

For more information and sponsorship enquiries please contact 506-383-7020
 August 7 - 10, 2014 - In the Heart of Downtown Moncton

506-877-7700 of by Email : Or visit:

The MotoMoncton Festival was first launched in August of 2011, with motorcyclists from near and taking over Moncton’s downtown core. This three-day event featured motorcycle stunt shows, a burnout competition, group rides throughout Southeastern New Brunswick, a bike cruise through Moncton, live entertainment on Main Street and much more! In 2012, the City of Moncton was pleased to host another weekend of motorcycle madness in downtown Moncton and to welcome bikers from across the region and across the country as the city hosted both MotoMoncton and the 17th Canadian National Harley Owners Group Rally. Moncton was honoured to be chosen as host city for this national event, and together with MotoMoncton, the H.O.G. Rally proved to be yet another exciting motorcycle weekend in the city. This past August 2013, MotoMoncton organizers were yet again pleased to host another successful weekend of exciting activity, with thousands visiting the festival grounds throughout the weekend.

*Ah, ‘Friday’... my second favorite F-word.

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Fredricton Motorcycle Club Toy Ride The Fredericton Motorcycle Club would be very pleased if you would help support our up coming charity event in support of the D.E.C.H. Children’s Ward. This year our Toy Ride takes place June 14th 2014. We are celebrating our 30th Ride ! Register early to receive a limited Edition 30th Anniversary Shirt. Registration forms online at The ride begins at the parking lot of the Canadian Tire, Two Nations Crossing (North Side) On site registration between 9:30 am & 10:45 am Ride begins at 11 am sharp. The Motorcyclist will enjoy a scenic country ride via Nashwack Bridge to Stanley. At the Stanley school there will be a barbeque, Show-N-Shine, 50/50 draw, silent auction, etc. The group will return via the Royal Road ending up at the D.E.C.H. for the presentations of the Toys and monies raised to the Child Life Unit of the D.E.C.H. The Fredericton Motorcycle Club has been the most consistent supporter of the D.E.C.H. Children’s Life Unit since 1985! All of the funds raised and 
Toys collected go to the hospitalized Children Please share this email with all your friends,  Help us Brighten A Child’s Stay!!

* What are three words a woman never wants to hear when she’s making love? “Honey, I’m home!”

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Blessing of the Motorbike’s and Show and Shine Where : Royal Canadian Legion Branch 350 Port Dalhousie When : Saturday 7 June Blessing starts 11am, followed by the Show and Shine Show and Shine Entry fee $10.00 11 trophies up for grabs •

Best in Show 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

Best cruiser 1st & 2nd place

Best touring 1st and 2nd place

Best sport bike 1st & 2nd place

Best sport touring 1st & 2nd place

BBQ burgers and sausage on a bun for sale, 50/50 draw, coffee and donuts. All proceeds to support the Royal Canadian Legion Port Dalhousie I challenge all Bike clubs in the Niagara area to attend this wonderful event Hosted by the Working Stiffs Riding Club Canadian Legion Branch 350 Located at . 600 Ontario St, St Catharines, ON L2N 7P8 (Known as Port Dalhousie ) 905-934-1261 Please use Joe Caruso as a contact and/or myself Joes email address is and/or faronleonard@ Thank You look forward to meeting some day

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Actor Wisdom There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.~ Johnny Depp

Spiritual Teacher Wisdom It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Lithographer Wisdom A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright

Polymath Wisdom Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.- Benjamin Franklin

Spiritual Leader Wisdom Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you’re the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha

Educator Wisdom People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives. ~ Stedman Graham~

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Customer Bowled Over by Service A car mechanic received a repair order that said to check for a clanking noise when going around corners so he took the car out for a test drive and made a right turn, then a left turn, each time hearing a loud clunk. When he arrived back at the garage he returned the car to the service manager with this note: ‘Removed bowling ball from trunk.’ The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News

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NL Events Patient: “I have a ringing in my ears.” Doctor: “Don’t answer!”

A recently widowed Jewish lady, was sitting on a beach towel at Cocoa Beach, Florida. She looked up and noticed that a man her age had walked up, placed his blanket on the sand nearby and began reading a book. Smiling, she attempted to strike up a conversation with him. ‘Hello, sir, how are you?’ ‘Fine, thank you,’ he responded, and turned back to his book. ‘I love the beach. Do you come here often?’ she asked. ‘First time since my wife passed away last year,’ he replied, and again turned back to his book.

‘Do you live around here?’ she asked. ‘Yes, I live over in Suntree,’ he answered, and then resumed reading. Trying to find a topic of common interest, Sarah persisted. ‘Do you like pussycats?’ With that, the man threw his book down, jumped off his blanket onto hers, tore off both their swimsuits and gave her the most passionate ride of her life! As the cloud of sand began to settle, Sarah gasped and asked the man, ‘How did you know that was what I wanted?’ The man replied, ‘How did you know my name was Katz?’

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This week featuring In Search of Lost Indians

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This week featuring In Search of Lost Indians