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15 BC Events 16 BC Events & Unique Exhibition Galary 17-18 Faith & Motorcycles - BC Events 19 Important Community News 20-21 International 23-24 From the Depths of File 13 25 Motorcycle Musings – Your Way… 26 AB Events - Beat the PMS Blues 27-28 The Calgary Motorcycle show 29-31 The Calgary Bike Show – David Pocock 32-33 AB Events - Thoughts to Ponder 34-36 R.A.G.E. 37 Canadian Legion of Riders Raffle 38 Captain Ron’s Southern Sk Events List 39 bad Uncle Monkey 40 Attitude Zone - BDB Wordsearch 41 Ride Like a Pro Section 2 TOC - Page 42

Ride Ireland by BDB, Photos by BDB & Stephanie Arnold-Coffin

Kylemore Abbey

As I told you in the previous installment of Ride Ireland, Joe, Siobhán and I arrived at Kylemore Abbey while Stephanie and Paul headed back to the Cillcoman Lodge B & B in Westport to drop off her bike so that it could be picked up. She also had to repack all of her gear so it could be spread out over 2 bikes. What she didn’t absolutely need to have would go back to Dublin with the bike. Kylemore Abbey started it’s life as a castle.

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Kylemore Castle - Some History The story starts with a man named Mitchell Henry and his beloved wife Margaret.

of arms, which for a female, was unheard of in the day.

They became entranced with Connemara and it’s landscape after spending sometime there on their honeymoon. While dreaming of one day owning property in Connemara, they rented the Kylemore Lodge whenever they visited the area. Mitchell Henry, a surgeon, came into a vast fortune when his father, a cotton merchant died. His father was Alexander Henry of the A & S Henry & Co. in Manchester England. He turned away from his profession as a doctor and went into business and politics. He also bought Kylemore Lodge and built, for his wife Margaret, a magnificent castle with 33 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4 sitting rooms, a ballroom, study, library, billiards room along with offices and residences for the staff.

(It is Margaret’s family Coat of Arms that hangs over the main entrance!)

The Vaughan Family Coat of Arms

She was also cousin to Cardinal Vaughan who was a considered to be a great man. He was known to visit Kylemore often.

Construction of Kylemore Castle began in 1867 and was completed in 1871. It took 100 men to build this magnificent castle. Margaret Henry was an heiress, the daughter of George Vaughan of Quilly House, Co. Down. It is unclear whether she had any money, but she did have the right to use the family crest and coat

The Formal Dining Room

Margaret and Mitchell married in the 1840’s and by the time they moved into Kylemore Castle, they had 9 children.

The main sitting room of Kylemore

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The castle grounds included 2 hobby farms and the largest Victorian Walled Gardens in Ireland, complete with 21 glass greenhouses.

Above - A Connemara Black Marble Fireplace Below a White Marble Fireplace

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Kylemore & J.J. O’Malley’s, Westport wall panels inside the Abbey, it is Margaret’s family crest over the entrance to the Abbey.

had the streets pretty much to ourselves although there was music coming from many of the pubs!

Margaret contracted dysentery while on a family vacation in Egypt and died.

We went via cab back to the B & B, it didn’t take me long to go to sleep!

Mitchell built a Neo-Gothic Chapel and a Mausoleum in her memory.

We were up and ready to go early. We had to be back at Kylemore Abbey for 10am, I was to interview Sister Maire Hickey, the Abbess and a tour guide named Eithne O’Halloran.

After walking around the grounds for a bit, we were joined by Paul and Stephanie and we went for a late lunch at the Tea Room. The meal at J.J. I had a phenomenal full Irish for breakfast and then O’Malley’s was got my bike packed up. It was funny to listen to the The food in this place is served cafeteria style, but served by a great donkey’s braying that they wanted their breakfast don’t be fooled by that. The meals we had there on gal who had an too! both occasions we magnificent, with a wide variety awesome sense of of offerings and a great selection of humour. Cillcoman Lodge B & B was another fantastic beverage choices. experience created by two great people, Bernard The shrimp and and Mary and I can’t thank them enough for their Housed in the same building is the gift shop where I salmon pizza I had was a very hospitality and care! bought the cutest little sheep covered umbrella. different sort of meal from the others I had had so far. The crust was light and crisp and the cream We saddled up and headed out, as I wanted to stop I also bought Stephanie an Irish cheese combines with the smoked salmon and at the Famine Monument. The weather was trying souvenir coin with a special saying about friendship shrimp made for a very rich meal indeed. to be nice, banks of clouds would roll through and on it. Her spirits were pretty low. The coin perked then the sky would become a brilliant blue and then her up. The chocolate brownie that I had for dessert was a little later the clouds would roll in and the whole nothing short of heavenly. process would be repeated. The temperature was After our lunch we headed back up to the Abbey, comfortable but it was still a wee bit windy. where Paul discussed the procedure for getting an It was here that I learned never to order a pop in a interview or two lined up for me the next day. pub! For the little 1/2 bottle it was almost 3 Euros, The Famine Monument in the Doolough Pass of Soon we were off and headed back towards more than a coffee and I had had two! OUCH! Connemara was erected to pay homage to those Westport. It was already late in the day and the who perished in the “Doolough Tragedy” In 1849 wind had not let up. Oh well, small price to pay for the great food, some officials from Westport were supposed to do atmosphere and company! an inspection of people who were receiving relief We got back to the B & B, everyone headed to their from the government in the town of Louisburgh. No respective rooms for showers and we were headed After our meal we walked around Westport a bit. It’s one knows why, but that inspection did not happen into Westport and J.J. O’Malley’s for supper. such a pretty place and on this Sunday evening, we

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The Famine Monument - Doolough Pass and the officials moved on to the Delphi Hunting Lodge some 12 miles or 19 KM’s away.

I also had a great chat with the Abbess, Sister Maire Hickey who spent some time with me discussing the Abbey and it’s future. She was a charming woman filled with a passion for seeing this beautiful place thrive.

The people of Louisburgh were told that if they wanted their relief to continue they would have to come to the Delphi Lodge for the next morning. In extremely bad weather, hundreds of destitute and starving people walked the road, 7 were confirmed dead on the roadside along the route and 9 others never made it back to their homes.

The sisters employ a lot of people in the region and the Abbey and the Walled Gardens are vital to the survival of those living in the region.

The locals however, dispute the numbers of the government officials and claim it was a far higher number that perished. The monument that was created an unveiled in 1997 has a quote from Mahatma Gandhi on it that reads: “How can men feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.” There is an annual famine walk that takes place between Lousiburgh and Doolough to remember the lost souls. After some time at the Famine Monument, we had to get on the road to Kylemore Abbey. I was looking forward to this series of interviews as today

I was going to get to see the famous Victorian Walled Gardens. Being a former florist, I was truly looking forward to seeing them. The winds had died down a bit and Mother Nature was trying really hard to give us a good day, but filming in this strange climate proved challenging. The humidity in the air washed colors out and just made it really tough, but in spite of those challenges I still managed to get some great information on both Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Gardens from tour guide Eithne O’Halloran.

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Sister Maire Hickey Abbess of Kylemore Abbey

The video below is an excerpt from the interview that I did with Eithne for Ride Like a Local on Eastlink TV:

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Victorian Walled Gardens The slide shows to the left give you a bit more of a feel for the gardens and the paths to them. It was mid October when we visited and I have to tell you that I was amazed at how many plants were still blooming. They are lovingly tended by a regular staff of 7 and during peak season there will be 12-13 gardners looking after these magnificent, controlled style, Victorian gardens!

Left - the head gardeners home, below the study.

Kylemore Castle in it’s hey day employed some 400 people. The head gardener was one of the most valued of all the employees, his efforts to make stunning gardens that produced quality goods was so important to the social standing of the landowner that they were housed very well and paid handsomely. These walled gardens according the Eithne are not only the largest in all of Ireland, but they were amongst the last of their kind to be built. It was a great social coupe if you will for the Henry’s to be able to grow exotic fruits, vegetables and flowers. The gardens here provided an enormous amount of food and pleasure for the owners, their guests and their staff.

Above: The living room in the head gardeners house. (R) the formal dining room in the head gardeners house

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There is so much more to the story and the history of Kylemore Abbey that I’d like to share with you, but I have so many other things to share, that I will leave it to you to go to Ireland and discover the rest about Kylemore for yourself! After leaving Kylemore we headed towards Doolin.

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Burren - Murrooughtoohy, County Clare As we rode along, the rolling farm landscape made a dramatic exit with the most amazing, moonlike seascape I have ever seen came into view.

plants dwelling side by side and it is the only place in all of Europe where Mediterranean varieties of plants grow alongside arctic and alpine plants.

The nooks and crannies of this limestone plain known as the Burren are filled with raspberries and all sorts of flowers and other vegetation. Apparently the crevices are very warm and protect the plants from the elements, so while at first glance this appears to be a barren surface, it is far from that. This very strange landscape is home to a variety of fauna. Here you will find plants that thrive on mountain tops flourishing at seaside. Lime loving and acid loving

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Cliffs of Moher the southern most point of the cliffs. The windy, twisty little road that takes you to the cliffs is an amazing ride. You can see the O’Brian Tower long before you get close to it. The cliffs are impressive and are better known than the Slieve League Cliffs, but they aren’t as high! Located on the southwestern edge of the Burren region of County Clare, the cliffs are 120 meters high at Hag’s Head. 8 Kilometers to the North, the reach their highest point ate 214 meters high. By comparison, the Slieve League Cliffs are 601 meters high!

Reportedly this area is home to a wide variety of butterfly species as well. From Murrooughtoohy we rode through Fanore, past the Ballinalacken Castle and stopped in the town of Doolin at the Hotel Doolin so we could use the facilities. From here we rode up to the Cliffs of Moher, named for a fort that once stood on Hag’s Head,

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30,000 plus birds representing some 20 species including puffins, gulls, ravens and hawks call the Cliffs of Moher home. When we got to the cliffs the visitor centre was closed, but I found it

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rather wonderful that the center is built into the hills so as not to detract from the landscape.

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Doolin It was getting close to dusk so we headed back into Doolin and our hotel. The Hotel Doolin is a gem. (The lobby left and bottom)

all headed off to our rooms with the promise of meeting up in the pub for a beverage before going for supper.

delicious cup cakes I have ever eaten.

The rooms were MAGNIFICENT. A wonderful deep tub, two beds, a desk, TV and tons of instant coffee and tea and the most

They have incredibly helpful staff and the hotel is well appointed.

Everyone’s gear was wet and the gal at the front desk took it all to the laundry to be dried for us.

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Doolin to Dingle Stephanie and I met up in the hallway and took the having a party in your mouth. It’s exciting and elevator downstairs. After dropping off our wet gear rewarding. at the front desk, we wandered past the dining room where a young gal was playing the harp, through The quality and consistency of quality of the foods the gift shop and tourism information area and here in Ireland remind me of the phenomenal food down to the pub. experiences of Quebec. After a beverage there it was decided that we should walk up the street to McGann’s pub. The atmosphere was warm and the place was full. There was a jam session taking place and Joe jumped in to do some singing. The food was fantastic I am sure by now you are sick of hearing the same terms to describe the food here, but truly the entire trip we had nothing but fabulous meals. It was wonderful, truly wonderful to eat food that tasted like what it was. You know what I mean, you order deep fried chicken but it tastes like fish because it’s all fried in the same oil or the blandness of the vegetables. Here in Ireland the food is flavourful, eating is like

I had the ribs, and they fell off the bone. Utterly delightful they were!

By 2 in the morning I was covered head to toe in hives and having a hard time breathing. I rummaged through my first aide kit until I found some Benadryl and headed for the shower. By 6 am I was feeling much better but I was wiped out. At 9 am, after a fabulous breakfast of eggs benny, we got on the bikes and headed out to get fuel and say our good byes.

Paul and Siobhan were departing for Dublin in the morning, Joe, Stephanie and I would be heading for Dingle, I stayed up as late as I could, but I was exhausted and had one too many glasses of wine Three to be exact.

Our trio would be catching the Shannon Ferry and heading towards Dingle and our accommodations for the evening the Pax Guest House B & B. This was a glorious day to ride, the weather was fair, we had more blue sky than overcast and there was hardly a breeze.

I needed to hit the hay, so I said my good nights and wandered back to the hotel.

We boarded the Shannon Ferry at Killimer, Kilrush in County Clare.

When I got into the room I decided I would try the seaweed bath that was in the bathroom. It was 10 Euros that they would add to your bill if you used it. According to the package, seaweed restores moisture to your skin and is very soothing. The hand harvested, organic seaweed bath blend at the hotel was combined with sea salt and is made by a company called Voya. For me it turned out to be a disaster. Who would have ever thought I would be allergic to seaweed, but apparently I am!

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Conor Pass and into Dingle I met some young school boys who wanted to chat with me about the bike I was riding. They were so into motorcycles and I was thrilled to catch some of their enthusiasm because I was dragging my arse.

riding the Conor Pass.

The ride to Dingle took us past Listowel and Tralee and before we knew it we were

exhilarated.

I rode to the top, then back down and up again, it was that much fun to do and I wanted to ensure I The weather was great, had good footage of the ride. the temperature perfect and the riding was heavenly. I had caught my second wind and was ready to ride!

Stunning, gorgeous, ancient, magnificent, these and a 100 other words can be used to describe this part of Ireland.

Santa Barbara California and Dingle are Sister Cities

Far too soon we were at the Pax House B & B on the edge of Dingle. I could have ridden that pass a couple of more times! We checked in to our rooms and then immediately went and checked out the rest of this

At the base of the steepest and narrowest incline in the pass is a gorgeous waterfall. At the top of the narrowest point is a pull out with incredible panoramas. I might have been tired but I was now fully

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Pax Guest House B & B stunningly beautiful place. The host of the Pax Guest House B & B is a man named John. He is a very engaging character with a sharp wit and a winsome smile. The Pax House is 110 yrs old. It has always been a guest house,

John served us coffee out on the back deck and while we took in the amazing view, Stephanie and I made a friend in John’s dog, Jazzy.

and has evolved over time into the impressive home it is today.

This place is truly magical.

We headed for our rooms and unpacked the bikes. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, well appointed and nicely decorated. Each with a private bath and heating bars for the towels! A good sized TV, a desk, lots of outlets for charging cameras and a coffee pot with instant coffee, creamer etc and a kettle - I was one happy girl!

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Slea Head Drive

The view is the most impressive of any of the B & B’s or hotels we stayed in during our entire stay. After having a coffee,

we rode Slea Head Drive and took in the Blasket Visitors Centre. I am not even going to attempt words to tell you how beautiful this region is, I am going to let the photos do the talking:

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Blasket Visitors Centre The Blasket Visitors Centre is located at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula. The centre pays homage to the Great Blasket Island and it’s inhabitants.

In 1953 the island had been abandoned as there were only 22 residents left, but at its peak of approximately 175 residents, the Great Blasket Island produced some of the most prolific Irish Writers. Not only that, no other community of its sized can boast the wealth of literary works. The gifted writers of this region kept the old Irish folk tales and traditions alive. They wrote in Irish and many of their books have been translated to other languages. Peig Sayers, Muisis O Suilleabhain and Tomas O Criomhthain are three of the most celebrated authors of the Great Blasket Island.

Above - the Statue of the Windswept Islander Right - the fishing exhibition

There are boat tours available to go see the abandoned village, you can camp over night too. The Office of Public Works had many plans for Great Blasket Island including the preservation of the old village. After our ride we stopped at a little shop and I picked up some bread, Camembert and some pate - I was so tired, I was not going out anywhere. Joe and Stephanie went out to the Half Door for supper and then stopped in at some of the local pubs and one of the churches. They had a blast from what they told me. I had my supper of pate, cheese and bread with instant coffee out on the deck.

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I spent some time watching the sunset and the boats coming in and then sawed logs for the rest of the night. I was in bed and asleep by 8pm! The next morning I felt alive and refreshed and after the gourmet breakfast that was cooked by John and delivered by Michelle, well I was all hopped up and ready to ride. The sun was out, it was a glorious 60 degrees as we headed out at about 8:30 am. Today we were to experience the Healy Pass, the

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Under An Irish Rainbow Gap of Dunloe and a number of other fascinating places and attractions and I was eager to get on the road. Under a gorgeous rainbow off we went..

Next week I’ll take you on some AMAZING roads! BDB

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Faith & Motorcycles Do Loud Pipes Save Lives? As we begin the new year and the annual Vancouver Motorcycle Show kicks into high gear this week, riders are thinking about

the upcoming season and the wallets are about to open, very wide. I’ve already spoken with a few folks that will be coming to the show and already have their shopping lists prepared, which for a couple folks, includes new stage one pipes. And having been a big supporter of loud pipes, I have to ask the question, “Do loud pipes save lives?” Oddly enough, there are more than a few riders I have met who emphatically say that is an erroneous and untrue statement, while others will vehemently say the opposite. Probably the vast majority of riders. So folks, which is it?

and the roar of the bikes has caught their attention so that for the most part, they move into a lane and stay there, while the bikes pass or move in unison to a desired position in a particular lane. Of course there are always the cage drivers with ‘biker envy’ who want to control something, anything so they will be the exception and purposely try to create chaos on the road and ignore the bikes and show no respect while creating potentially dangerous situations. But, for the most part I have seen that loud pipes definitely do alert cage drivers (and lets not forget other bikers too) of our nearby presence.

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I cannot count the number of times I found myself in a cage’s blind spot (in city traffic where people switch lanes with regularity and often without a shoulder check or signal) and then by throttling while my clutch was engaged as I approached said vehicle to pass, I could see that I’d caught the driver’s attention. And how many times have I experienced riding in a group (with loud pipes) on the highway where cages and trucks are weaving in and out of traffic and changing lanes like they are on a speedway,

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Faith & Motorcycles The jury is out as to the fact just how many accidents are prevented and how many lives are saved because of loud pipes, but just as seat belts save lives for cage drivers, I believe many lives are saved because of loud pipes and I for one will “ring the bell” in praise of loud pipes whenever I get the chance. We’ve been looking at how loud pipes save lives, but consider for a moment the fact that as we travel on life’s spiritual journeys, when we find Jesus Christ we’ll experience a “life change” that is far more spectacular and miraculous which is a conversion.

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was brought about facilitates the participation of women riders regardless of their countries of origin,” states Vicki Gray, Founder of International Female Ride Day and MOTORESS®.

“Not one country wants to be excluded from joining in and representing on this unifying global day for women riders; the timing is right to move the event to Saturday and a perfect characteristic to further Just shy of a decade of action, International Female its expansion. I’m so grateful for the support women Ride Day© was introduced to occur on the first riders the world over demonstrated year after yearFriday in May. Among its combined objectives of participating in force on those special Friday’s!”, profiling and highlighting women riders, selecting Vicki adds. a week day maximized awareness of all women who enjoy motorcycling on a day-to-day basis. The International Female Ride Day© makes one simple request of women - “Just Ride”. Get on your bikes, mounting success of the event over the last seven be out there and be visible. The day highlights years makes 2014 the right time to make the move the enjoyment and camaraderie women share to Saturday. through the activity of motorcycling and motorsport. “Freedoms are still not as equal as for those of All motorcycle makes from two wheelers, threeus Westernized countries. It’s important that the wheelers, and scooters; on road, off-road or track initiatives of which International Female Ride Day take part.

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international news Readers of IronWorks and Motorcycle Industry Friends,

A Message From Marilyn Stemp One door closes, another door opens. Good Morning Industry Associates & Media Partners:

It is with some sadness that I write to inform you that Hatton Brown, the publisher of IronWorks, has decided to cease publication of the title after 24 years, effective with the March 2014 issue. Some of you may have learned this news as it was “leaked��� and I apologize if that’s the case. It’s not what I would have chosen.

Thanks for your interest in IronWorks. It was a great ride. Marilyn Stemp Editor IronWorks Magazine/Iron Trader News www.IronTraderNews.com www.facebook.com/IronTraderNews

As much as this represents the end of an era for the IronWorkers, it also presents an opportunity I am sending this message on behalf of a long time for us to express gratitude for the fulfilling work colleague and friend (a term I don’t use loosely), Ms. we so enjoyed and the great times spent among Marilyn Stemp. you, our friends in motorcycling. You allowed us to tell your stories, showcase your craftsmanship As you may or may not be aware, Ironworks Magazine will soon be closed for business. Marilyn and peek behind the counters in your shops. We appreciate your support of and interest in IronWorks being a person of impeccable integrity, has over the years and prize the friendships that have issued the following statement to insure all of her been forged. I speak for the entire staff when I customers and fans, both advertisers and readers thank you for the many entertaining and enriching are aware of the situation. experiences IronWorks enabled. Below, aside from the Ironworks information, you That said, I do regret not being able to follow will see the “new” logo of Iron Trader News. The through on some editorial plans. We’re doing our fact is, Iron Trader News is the original title that best to find placements for promised articles that started the entire company and as she says, remain unpublished at this time. “predates Ironworks”. So, take a ride back to a publication of old school, grass roots values by If you are an IronWorks subscriber, you are entitled visiting the web site and Facebook page listed to a refund for unfulfilled copies. You may contact below. Hatton Brown directly or drop me a note-about this or any other concern. And do visit our new There will be some cool stuff coming along in the Facebook page for Iron Trader News. We’re reviving very near future, so please be on the lookout for the original title that predates IronWorks to continue Iron Trader News on the internet and at the rallies. bringing dependable, intelligent information to bike riders everywhere.

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From the Depths of File 13 AKA My Two Bits Worth by Belt Drive Betty

The Edmonton Motorcycle show - the Farewell Tour for Laurie Paetz and her show management team.

I personally want to take a moment to thank Laurie, Pam, Brittany, Jackie, Serah and Chantel.

I attended the Edmonton Motorcycle Show on Friday, January 17th, 2014. I was there to film for our community TV show on Eastlink TV called Ride Like Local. Although I have a booth at all three western shows, volunteers from various riding clubs or motorcycle events have been running them for me.

These ladies work so hard to give the exhibitors a great experience for exposing their business to the consumer by offering the consumer a show that is action packed with quality attractions and exhibitors.

It’s a great thing for the clubs and events as they get to promote themselves and I don’t have to be away from home right now. I had contacted Laurie Paetz, the show manager for all three Western shows about doing some interviews and she and her team had a great line up of people for me. I got the interview Ethan Barkley, formed a for profit company, Power Sport Services that is now ready to take over the management of Jordan Szoke, some of the Evolution of Extreme their own show. team and of course Laurie herself. This was going to be a really hard interview. After 10 years of running the Motorcycle Shows Laurie and her team will not be the management team in 2015. The manufacturers who own this show

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is always up for a challenge, but she confessed she has a soft spot for this set of shows.

It’s not an easy job, there are always challenges to face and this team of strong, vibrant women has always risen to meet those challenges and kicked them straight in the butt!

During the interview with Laurie we talked about the 10 years of shows and how hard it was to say goodbye.

It will be interesting to see whom the 2015 show master is and how the shift is going to go over.

She, and her team, works for the National Sportsmen’s Shows and the core group have been together a long time.

I am sure, that no matter what, riders will come out in full force again, to assuage the PMS that January always brings.

Over the 10 years of doing the Edmonton and Calgary Shows and the last two doing Vancouver, they have become good friends with much of the staff at the venues and with many of their exhibitors.

Speaking of PMS – Our Beat the PMS Blues Online Show “N” Shine is going well. We are getting some great entries and I am grateful to have my anti PMS prescription being filled. Unlike most of you, my visit to the bike show in Edmonton did not give me a whole lot of time to see the new models or to spend

Laurie truly loves the motorcycle community and is going to miss being a part of the community. She looks forward to whatever door opens next and

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any real time ogling over chrome. The machines in the Show ‘N’ Shine are truly a life line for my sanity! We have some great prizes up for grabs – almost all have free shipping for them and there is no entry fee!

I have been told to take a vacation, to treat myself, to put it into my bike to freshen it up or into the business for new equipment etc. and while all those things are surely something I could use, I want any excess funds to go into a community project that will help people. With the anguish that has been caused in the Salmon Arm/Sicamous regions of BC over Sturgis North, I think it would be fabulous for the biking community to help heal some wounds there.

When you visit the show ‘n’ shine page, fi you are having trouble entering your bike because it says your picture is too big, follow the directions in the box in red on the right hand side of the page and use the Picture Resizer and your challenges should be over!

If anyone has ideas on a community project we could throw support behind in Salmon Arm and or Sicamous – let me know.

I hope to see a record number of bikes – our best entry amount so far has been 76 bikes.

Thank you again for all of the support that has been shown to me and our little newspaper.

Let’s see how close to 100 we can get…and remember you are helping fill my Anti PMS prescription so I can make it to riding season with my sanity somewhat in tact!

Until next week, I am your Editor, Belt Drive Betty

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On the defense fund side of things – I can’t say thank you enough. I have jumped the first hurdle thanks to you guys and have raised around $6,000. I need to make a decision as to what I will do if I should find myself in a position with more money donated to me that I need to defend myself.

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Motorcycle Musings - your way... I know your way is far from mine.. I know we have a place to get to... an idea in mind...a plan... And I need you to know I will see it through .. but in my Own time.. my Own way... We will reach the same objective.. you will either just get there first & wait ... Or stay with me & hopefully be content with that. If not... I know you don;t understand my reasoning... or what you consider lack of, at times... I know you don't think I maybe try hard enough, or push myself more sometimes, either. But have you thought that I might see the things that you do not.. cannot.. or Will not... And therefore, act accordingly? I know there are certain things that we will likely never see eye to eye on.. things we both think ought to be handled in a certain way.. a way that is So not the other's... Perhaps that perspective will change. It's ok if it does. And also if it doesn't...because we are both right.. just as we are both wrong...

And as I learn & grow more confident, I will adapt to new challenges easier, although I feel quite comfortable now, where I am... And if you ride with me long enough, you too, will adapt to the way I be on the road... This is the nature of the beast... This is why riding is so Incredibly personal....in a group or alone. I appreciate your suggestions, as you have been on a bike far more than I have yet to hope for. Would I offer mine? Doubtful. Will you be annoyed when your suggestions are not followed? Maybe. Is there a chance you could learn from me? Possibly. Does it matter? Not as long as our personal safety.. nor that of anyone else's..is not compromised. And there are still smiles at the end of the day... :) Your way is just different from mine... later.. Kate B

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AB Events - Beat the PMS Blues If Belt Drive Betty is to make it until riding season begins in 2014, her doctor says Your Help IS URGENTLY NEEDED!!!! PMS: (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) • A deadly disease known only to motorcyclists • Kills the spirit and wounds the soul • Causes crazy thoughts and actions A person’s bad mood due to snowfall resulting in the person’s motorcycle remaining parked in his or her garage.

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The Calgary Motorcycle Show By Bernie May I always look forward the Motorcycle show, but not because the big manufacturers are there with their new bikes, although that is cool. Regardless, they don’t need my help promoting their wares. I like poking my nose into the corners, drinking the lemonade, taking pictures of the custom bikes and vintage restores, and finding the “Those Little Donuts” stand. Here’s my top five cool finds at this year’s show:

what you’re doing and need somebody looking over your shoulder to make sure, or you don’t know what you’re doing and want to learn. A full set of tools, welding, fabrication, and computers for online research. That’s where I’ll be swapping out the handlebars on my ‘06 Kawi Nomad. Also, my sweetie picked up the frame and tank for a ‘53 BSA Golden Flash for herself. I can see spending some time down there in the coming months. So stoked!

Ride For Dad - Mobile Prostate Testing Van Not what you’re thinking! It’s a blood test. If you’re over 40 like I am it’s something you should be doing every year. Test results give you a baseline reading that will tell you something’s up if it spikes in the future. Takes five minutes. Think of it as regular maintenance for you, like changing the oil on your ride. 

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The calgary Motorcycle Show Mobile Motorcycle Training School

Jacket (with the help of Harley Davidson and the Experience Music Project), but if you’re a woman Full disclosure: the head instructor and owner, and ever wanted to learn how design a jacket or Dennis Bigras, and I used to work together until bike that fits you, check out the Torch Motorcycles 2009 when we got laid off. He was a great instructor sponsored workshops first Saturdays, February then, and we went on to do bigger and better things. through April. Save the date too -- May 3rd Torch For Dennis it was starting a motorcycle training is sponsoring a sponsoring a motorcycle school for school in Strathmore. When I took my training it new riders, details to follow.  was great, but driving in the big city of Calgary is scary sometimes even when you’re in a cage. My sweetie Patti talked to Dennis, and I think she and her friends are going to be getting their own licenses this summer. 

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Worn to be Wild Cool enough that the Glenbow Museum in Calgary is putting on Worn to Be Wild: The Black Leather

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The calgary bike Show Article by David Pocock Photos by Edmund Koelle While at the Calgary Motorcycle show I had the pleasure of talking with Brent Allanson, the Factory Representative for Indian Motorcycles, and here are the things Brent had to tell us.

ABS brakes have 4 cylinder dual disc brakes on the front wheel and a single disc on the rear, to bring this road burner to a safe and controlled stop. There is cruise control for the long trip to ease the strain on the wrists, and finger tip controls for all the other usual, all mounted on 1-1/4” handle bars with all the wires safely tucked inside the bars. Speaking of the motorcycle itself, the basic platform is called the “Chief” and comes in three levels of trim, which all share the same three colours, Indian Motorcycle ® Red, Springfield Blue and Thunder Black.

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The Indian brand is now here to stay, no ifs, buts, or maybes about it. Polaris has invested 27 months in engineering and marketing to bring us a motorcycle that they believe stays true to the original image that the name “Indian Motorcycle” brings with it. One of the telling comments Brent made,” Polaris/ Indian decided that the latest Indian WILL be affordable, it was thought that the latest ones, prior to Polaris taking stewardship of the name, were too expensive.”

Middle Age: That period when a man begins to shed his hair, his teeth, and his illusions. The other common equipment all share; Cast aluminum frame, Light bar, ABS brakes, Keyless start, Cruise control, leather seats, Floor boards, and a 5.5 US gal (21 litre) fuel tank.

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That being said, they started with a clean sheet and The “Classic” is the no frills base model, no designed the 111 Thunder Stroke engine to “look windshield, no saddle bags, pretty much the basic like” the original, in how the cooling fins, exhaust for the rider using it for basic riding. When you look pipes and all the other elements work together. at this bike and at the 1948 Chief you can see the However, under that exterior, is a power plant lineage, the front and rear fenders are “Valanced”, that, from 111 cubic inches (1819 cc for our metric the light bar still has the auxiliary driving lights reader), produces 119.2 Ft/Lb Torque at 3000 RPM, outboard and level with the head light. The engine all of which means there is about 92.3 HP, which still stands out with its bold fins and downward will move the 800 lb (356 Kg) plus bike with very quick response to the throttle. If you’re wondering how long the legs on these bike are, think that you Continued Next Page... will get about 300 km per tank full of ‘go juice’. The

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The calgary bike Show directed exhaust, the pipe still making it’s statement along side the rear wheel, the Indian name proudly displayed on the fuel tank, oh and LOTS of gleaming chrome, EVERYWHERE. Basic price for this bike? $20,999

The “Vintage” has all of the above but the leather is a Light tan colour and then they add saddlebags, a windshield and a crash bar (they call it a tip over bar). Oh and by-the-way, IF you don’t want all the fringes on the saddle bag and seat they do come off, they are held on by Velcro. This Motorcycle

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base price? $23,399 The top full dressed version is called the “Chieftain” this bike has it all. Electric locking saddlebags, Full 100 watt stereo, Tire pressure monitors, Bluetooth® connetion to all your electronic goodies, Power windshield, and all the rest of the goodies you’d expect. This motorcycle base price? $25,599 Compare that to the HD bagger at $38,000!

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AB Events Brent Allanson, the District Retail Manager with Polaris for Indian and Victory motorcycles talked with us about the where and who market for these bikes is. Polaris feels that the markets for these two bikes has very little overlap. The Indian will appeal to the older rider in the 50 years plus range, while the Victory is the “renegade brand” for the slightly younger folk, 10 -15 years younger, who are looking for a “techno cruiser”.

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While both bikes have seen great advances in technology the Victory has the more “modern” lines that they feel will appeal to the younger more adventure styled rider, and so far the sales numbers are backing them up. Across all their motorcycle brands the Victory brand Cross Country Tour and High Ball were the top sellers. For 2012 Polaris International sales were $3.2 Billion... Yes, with a “B” and they fully expect the 2013 numbers to be even larger due in part to the expanding cruiser markets.

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ride for dad - Thoughts to Ponder Work for Prostate cancer IN your community. by David Pocock At the Calgary Bike show I sat with Steve Adar the Co-chair, with Ron Parkinson, of the Ride for Dad, we talked about the Ride for Dad and what and where the funds raised were used for. A little history first: •

The Ride for Dad has been going for 13 years.

There are 33 Ride for Dad chapters.

The Ride for Dad now has events happening on ATV’s, Snow machines and last year the first Ride For Dad event on water-craft was held in Kelowna B.C.

Each year has seen a steady increase not only in rider-ship but female rider-ship.

myself. Go to www.ridefordad.ca and follow the prompts. The cost is $30.00 per participating person, rider or passenger. There is a suggested fundraising goal and from there on you provide your details and electronically sign the waiver and make your payment. The process for signing up on-site is not that much different, just all in person. If you are not sure where or when the nearest ride is the information is available on the website. In Calgary the ride is on 14th of June and starts at 9 am. The start finish is at the Deerfoot Mall. Last year there were 675 riders and they brought in a total of $109,000, not bad for a bunch of folk out for a good ride! If you want to talk with the organiser for Ride for Dad in your area the information is listed on the website. There is also a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/251678353898/ So why is this all happening?

The Male Fairy Story Once upon a time, a Prince asked a beautiful Princess, “Will you marry me?”  The Princess said, “No!!!” And the Prince lived happily ever after. He rode motorcycles and banged skinny long-legged big-titted women and hunted and fished and raced cars and went to strip bars and dated women half his age and drank whisky, beer and Captain Morgans and never heard bitching and never paid child support or alimony and kept his house and golf clubs and ate spam and chips and beans and blew enormous farts and never got cheated on while he was at work and all his friends and family thought he was cool and he had tons of money in the bank and, he left the toilet seat up.

Men over 50 are more prone to this disease.

Man who ride, motorbikes, bicycles, horses or drive long periods at a time are more prone.

In Canada

1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with Prostate cancer.

We are always hearing about how OLD AGE PENSION is going to run out of money.

8 men a day will die of, or complications from, Prostate cancer.

How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?

With very few exceptions, all of the money raised by a Ride for Dad stays in the community the ride was in, the only exceptions are the smaller centres which pool their contributions and share in their area. This can not be said by any of the other Prostate cancer awareness events. In Calgary, the funds go to The Prostate Cancer Centre. The 2014 ride donated $70,000 to Dr. Eric Hyndman for research into early detection. Funding for the Man Van, a mobile screening and information centre, which is also funded by Telus and Suncor. As side note here, at the Calgary Motorcycle show they processed 250 men for PSA’s at the Man Van.

For more information: http://www.prostatecancer. ca/Prostate-Cancer/About-Prostate-Cancer/RiskFactors#.Utwg1rRlBpg

So typically how do you get to do a Ride for Dad? I am glad you asked, I had wondered about that

Sobering thoughts indeed, so get out and support YOUR local Ride for Dad.

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R.A.G.E.

The Deadly Three It seems like every time change in the Motorcycle Community of Saskatchewan is discussed, either online or over coffee, people get caught on The Deadly Three. A discussion can start off about rates, safety, or even about the different rides in the spring, and then it will eventually evolve to one of these. The Deadly Three: Helmets – making full-face helmets mandatory Gear – making specific gear mandatory like fluorescent vests Telematics Devices – yes, those little black boxes I refer to these as the “Deadly Three” because to the average person they give the appearance of making us “safer” when really they don’t. We, those who ride, know just how little any of these three do to keep us safer from poor road conditions and other drivers who do not pay attention, are constantly distracted and in too much of a rush to give the right of way to a vehicle they believe can “drive on the shoulder of the highway”. Of the 17 different options in the Motorcycle Review Survey last summer these three were the ones that got the most airtime and caused the most

controversy. Heck when the survey was released a journalist in Germany was even talking about how the State of Saskatchewan was bringing in mandatory gear and full-face helmets. What does this tell us, the Riding Community of Saskatchewan? Well, for me, it screams that we’d better be prepared to fight hard for our rights once the recommendations from that survey are released to the Legislature. After all, the Ministers and MLAs will ultimately decide what should be implemented. Otherwise these Deadly Three may be what we get. If we sit and say nothing about our rights, then by default we leave the decision to the media and the government. Last time all they talked about were these Deadly Three. Why would this time be any different? R.A.G.E. formed for the sole purpose of fighting for our rights. To let the motorcycle community of Saskatchewan know what was happening. So we wouldn’t be caught off-guard again, so we’d wake up and notice every time a change was being made to our rights. So we’d be able to fight before the change took place, for our rights. Well, consider this your wake-up call. The political process in Saskatchewan, when it

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R.A.G.E. comes to our rights with SGI and the Government is just that, a political process. This means that we can very effectively ensure our rights are not taken away in the process. It means paying attention, acting together, taking action, listening and following Calls To Action. Then calling, writing, emailing, and showing up in person…BEFORE final decisions are made.

R.A.G.E. has been paying close attention. Very close attention, because change is coming. 17 Options are being released to our Legislature for discussion and decisions…if we do nothing as individual motorcycle riders fighting for our rights… then the Deadly Three are what we may end up with. The political process means we need to do now… what we did for the last Rate Review. We, the Motorcycle Community of Saskatchewan need to stay UNITED and make our individual voices

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R.A.G.E. heard again. This time at all levels of our Provincial Government. How? R.A.G.E. is organizing two Public Information Sessions to review the SGI Motorcycle Survey Results and Recommendations. We will be talking R.A.G.E. Strategy, Tactics and Action Plan so that once again our voices are heard. So our rights aren’t taken away. Monday, January 27 in Regina 7pm to 8 pm at: 2900 13th Avenue, Regina

pm at: 3021 Louise Street, Saskatoon We need to know you are coming. Space is limited. Email: saskrage@gmail.com Phone: 306.545.9413 or 306.543.1758 (leave a message) Text: 306.531.3139 with your name Wake Up…Get involved…Fight for OUR RIGHTS! Rhonda Cwynar, President – R.A.G.E. Riders Against Government Exploitation

Saturday, February 8 in Saskatoon 2pm to 4

The good old days A mother was telling her little girl what her own childhood was like: “We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods.” The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this in. At last she said, “I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!”

How to clear the dinner table A wealthy old man looked around the table at his two sons and five daughters, as well as their spouses, who were all gathered for a family reunion. “Not a single grandchild,” he said with a sigh. “Why, I’ll give a million dollars to the first person who presents me with a little one. Now let’s say a blessing for this food.” He then bowed his head and prayed. When the old man lifted his head, his wife was the only other one at the table.

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Captain Ron’s Southern Saskatchewan Events List 2014 Events

Saskatchewan Ride for Sight

Keeping Southern Saskatchewan Motorcycle Riders Informed

Elbow Arena and Fairgrounds

Volume 13 - Issue 2

Save the Date! June 20 - 22, 2014

9 January 2014 Date 18 Jan

27 Jan

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PMS Potluck

(Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) Parliament Community Church 4011 Pasqua St. Regina, SK

R.A.G.E. Information Session 7-8:30 PM Cathedral Neighborhood Centre 2900 13th Ave., Regina, SK

RMAI Rib Night 1 Feb

15 Mar 27 Mar 17 May 18 May 24 May 7 Jun 7 Jun

Tony Roma’s – 4450 Albert St. Cocktails 5:30 pm, Supper 6:00-7:30 Contact RMAI members for tickets. Regina, SK

Moose Jaw Swap Meet

Exhibition Convention Centre 250 Thatcher Dr. E. – Noon to 5 PM Moose Jaw, SK

Caen Unit – Fund Raising Supper Press Box Sports Bar, 909 Albert St. Rack of Ribs & Beverage - $20.00 Regina, SK

B.A.D. BBQ Location TBA Estevan, SK

Motorcycle Awareness Run Details: TBA Regina, SK

30th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Ride For The Breath Of Life Start location TBA soon…

2nd Annual HOG Poker Run

Redline HD 102 23rd St. E., Saskatoon SK Proceeds going to Children’s Wish…

B.A.D. Bike Rodeo Stanley Park Beinfait, SK

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CMA Wally (306)757-0936

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RMAI Kurt (306)757-9877 (306)533-6669

20-22 Jun

MJCA Murray (306)693-6834

10-13 Jul

Members Caen Unit CAVMU

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Keith (306)634-9754

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R.A.G.E. Rhonda (306)545-9413

26 Jul

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Richard (306)934-2750

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Keith (306)634-9754

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35th Annual St. Victor Boogie Sylvan Valley Park St. Victor, SK www.stvictorboogie.com

9th Annual Patriot Guard Ride Minnesota Patriot Guard Lions Park - 1220 157th Ave. NE, Ham Lake, MN

Saskatchewan Ride For Sight Elbow Fairgrounds, Elbow, SK Email Al at: newfie@sasktel.net

Prairie Regional HOG Rally

Start Edge HD, Lloydminster, AB. Stops in Saskatoon & Yorkton SK End at Prairie HD, Regina, SK

Ride For A Vet

Canadian Legion of Riders 1157 100th St. North Battleford, SK

Caen Unit Poker Run

Details TBA… Regina, SK start location.

3rd Annual Fallen Brothers & Sisters Memorial Run Details to follow… Regina, SK

Contact SIR Larry (306)355-2248 info@thepatriotri de.org CMC Al (306)527-4278 Robb Prairie HD (306)522-1714 Kevin saskgunhunter@ yahoo.ca

He’s got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it together Pondarosa MH & RV Park

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

RV and Tenting sites creekside ~Full or Partial Hook-ups Bathrooms/Showers ~ Laundry Facilities ~ Internet CAA Approved

Caen Unit CAVMU D & T Customs Dave (306)536-3460

74th Annual Sturgis Rally Sturgis, SD

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CAV members & guests… Edmonton, AB

2nd Annual R.A.G.E. Motorcycle Show Details: TBA Regina, SK

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Starting a new project is an exciting time. I want to tear into the project reducing it to a pile of parts. Progress measure by what is left bolt together. Its a trying time this is the time when most mistakes are made. Parts get throw together, dropped and misplaced. Mental notes are made only to be forgotten days, weeks, months down the road when it is time to put it all back together. That is when you realize this part needed to be fixed, that one replaced, some chromed, some painted. It all adds to the overall cost. 

bad Uncle Monkey carried away and forget to pick up a camera once and awhile for info and for possible article ideas and it pays to be patient. As I spin the wrenches on the King, nuts and bolts for each assembly go into a separate zip lock bag along with any notes necessary. Long bolt here, spacer there makes a world of difference when it comes time to bolt it back together. I also have several clipboards with note pads for important notes. One each for parts that need to be repaired, which need to be replaced, what will be painted and plated along with a detail list of how the bike is coming apart so when the time comes to put it all back together I just work from the bottom of the list up. I admit more then

I’ve done enough bikes that it really doesn’t take that long to tear a bike down but slowing down and being meticulous is what it takes to get the finished bike to next level. Throw in the fact that I often get

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The same attention to detail can be said about my other project - restoring my uncle’s South Bend 9C lathe. I’d love to rip it open but I have to bide my time, figure out what is worn out, what will need to be replaced. I could make lots of parts for it on it but the tolerances just won’t be there until I spend some money. I have to check, double check and triple check tolerances before I take it apart otherwise I’ll be chasing my tail around wasting time and money. Projects like these are prefect times to slow life down. Marvel at the ingenuity behind the parts that combine into great things, how everything interacts. Pour a Jack&Coke and step back. Life comes and goes a million miles an hour but taking the time now may mean that, when finished, that project will last long after we are gone. -bad Uncle Monkey 

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attitude zone Chiller tek has left a new comment on your post “To the bottom of the bucket list...Queensland & al...”: I’m a recreational rider who lives in Sydney, NSW, Australia and thankfully not Queensland. The new VLAD laws are really anti association laws which have been sold by the media as anti bikie laws. Bikie gangs here have a really bad reputation due to the media so its no great surprise that most people are infavour of the anti bikie laws. Unfortunately 99% of those people have no idea what the laws are actually capable of. Under those same laws the government could suddenly use these laws to stop anyone group from gathering in numbers more than 3. So if one day they decided that the catholic church or Muslims were now an criminal organisation because they had committed crimes then they could quite easily be outlawed.

under those laws then I suggest the police learn how to do there jobs instead of standing in the bushes with their speed guns booking people for doing 5km over the limit. Thats not policing thats revenue raising. Please don’t tar all of Australia with the same brush - they are a bit simple in Queensland.

These laws have taken us back to the 1940’s Nazi germany style. With any luck these clowns will be voted out at the next election and order restored. I’m not planning on any rides in Queensland anytime soon and if I did there’s no way in hell I’d be ringing the cops to tell em where I’m going and what I’m doing. This is utter madness and a knee jerk reaction. There are already laws in place to deal with criminals. If they can’t fine the criminal elements

A patient going to a doctor for his first visit was asked, “And whom did you consult before coming to me?” “Only the village druggist,” was the answer. “And what sort of foolish advice did that

 

numbskull give you?” asked the doctor, his tone and manner denoting his contempt for the advice of the layman. “Oh,” replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, “he told me to come and see you.” --Author Unknown

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Ride like a pro - abs: stop it now by Jerry “Motorman” Palladino At the present time, there is a new study being conducted on motorcycle crashes and their causes. The last time such a study was conducted was back in the late 70’s, early 80’s and is known as the Hurt Study; named after the recently departed Dr. Hurt. (Do a google search on the Hurt Study, it’s a very interesting Read). While the new study has not been completed, some of its findings have been released. I recently read the section on ABS brakes. Just as I suspected, ABS is a life saver. Since so many crashes occur due to improper braking, i.e., the rider puts too much pressure on the rear brake and not enough or none at all on the front brake, this finding is not a surprise to me. Luckily, more and more manufacturers are offering ABS as an option, even on cruisers. Harley’s entire line of touring bikes has the ABS option. Honda also offers ABS on their new Fury chopper and four of their 2010 cruiser models as well as just about all of their sport and sport touring motorcycles. BMW, the first to have ABS on a motorcycle, has the option on its entire lineup. Why is ABS so important? That’s simple. Anti-lock braking systems keep the tires from locking up. Since you only have two small contact patches and two wheels, if you lock them, you’re going down. Since most motorcycle riders spend a lot

more time driving their four-wheeled vehicles and since they’re used to slamming on that brake pedal in a panic stop in the car, they tend to do the same thing on their bikes.

All you need to do is get up to 20 or 30 mph and start weaving back and forth. At some point, straighten up the bike and apply both brakes. You must straighten up the bike before applying the brakes and don’t forget to downshift. Last but not least, lets try braking in a curve. Again, get up to 20 mph and start turning a big circle at least 100’ in diameter---then, straighten up the bike and stop quickly. This skill will come in very handy on a winding road when you come around a turn and suddenly find an obstacle blocking your way.

On the bike, when you slam on that brake pedal, you’re braking only the rear tire---consequently, the rear tire locks and the rider slides onto the ground. Even if the rear tire doesn’t lock, the rear brake only gives you 20% of your stopping force. That’s why you should of course, use both brakes. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, since most riders rely on their instincts, which by the way are If your bike does have ABS, you still need to at completely wrong when it comes to motorcycles in least practice your swerves then braking and a panic, they lock that rear brake every single time. your braking in a curve since ABS can only be activated with the bike straight up. That’s because By now you must be saying, “what am I supposed you can’t press hard enough on the brakes to to do if I can’t afford to buy a new bike with activate ABS when the bike is in a lean. Maximum ABS?” “What am I supposed to do, quit riding?” braking can only be performed with the bike Ok, simmer down now. Here’s what you can do straight up, with or without ABS. Everything I just and it won’t cost you a cent. PRACTICE stopping described can be done in 45 minutes to an hour and DO IT NOW! Find an empty parking lot or a of practice. If you practice just one hour a month, deserted road and practice stopping quickly from your chances of avoiding a crash will greatly various speeds. Start at 20 mph and work your improve. speed up in 5 mph increments. The idea is to be able to stop quickly without locking the tires. In Now, for those of you in the frozen part of the 15 or 20 minutes, you can improve your braking Country whose riding season is still a couple ability tremendously. of months away---how about getting that bike completely detailed and looking better than Now that you’ve got your straight line braking new? Here’s a product I recently tried. It’s called down pat, lets try swerving, then braking. Chrome-It Super Polish. Chrome-It is a liquid that Remember, you can’t do both at the same time. works on chrome, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and even plastic headlight covers. It works in half the time and with half the effort of anything else I’ve ever tried. An 8oz. bottle will set you back $15.00 or $25.00 for a 16oz. bottle. To get yourself a bottle, call Wes at 352-279-9556 or www. chromeit.us Tell them Motorman sent ya.

Until next month, get out there and PRACTICE

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Dive! Dive! Dive!

by Stephanie Arnold-Coffin When BDBetty called to invite me to Ride Ireland with her I was a bit hesitant. See I would be leaving for Newfoundland in less than 36 hours and had no idea what this trip to Ireland would involve.

The first thing we discussed was what I would be riding. Being a new rider I needed to be sure I could be comfortable enough to last 10 days on a bike I had never rode before. After BDBetty gave me more information on what I needed to bring with 42-46  New Travel Rider - An Irish Experience me and what we were to experience, I agreed to go 47  Sports - Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross and was already getting excited. Nationals I hung up the phone and tried to get my head back 48-49 Sports to the task at hand, laying out the paper before leaving for Calgary Tuesday morning. I finished 50  Ontario Events the paper Monday night and sent it for editing, 51  Support Our Troops then came the task of packing. I needed to finish 53  Ontario News packing for my 3 week Newfoundland trip, and pack for Ireland because once I landed back in Calgary 54  2014 World of Motorcycles Expo from Newfoundland I would have to drive to my Cancelled friend Kim’s house in Red Deer fix any corrections that needed to be made to the paper, load it to the 55  Classified Ad of the Week server, pick up my Ireland luggage and drive to 56-57 Lone Wolf Clubhouse News Edmonton for the night. It would be hectic but I was 58  Important Community News/Web Site Tip too excited to be stressed out about it all.

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say the last 2 days in Newfoundland I didn’t sleep much. Once I arrived back in Red Deer, I repacked, finished laying out the paper and then drove to Edmonton for the night. I would be meeting BDBetty at the Edmonton airport at 4:30am to start our adventure.

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When I arrived in Newfoundland the helmet 59-63 Dive!Dive!Dive! A One-Night Tour of Duty BDBetty had arranged for me to test while in Ireland was there waiting for me and it really hit home that Aboard the HMCS Onondaga I was going to Ride Ireland. It had always been a 64-65  Quebec News - New Reporter dream to visit Ireland. Being from Newfoundland I have always felt that Irish connection as do most 66  Quebec News - journaliste nouveau Newfoundlanders, its part of our heritage and 67 Product Review – Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet culture. This trip home was a great beginning to 68  WyzWmn’s Words to the Wise - Maritime my Irish Experience I was able to spend time with my family and friends, cross the island, attend a Events wedding, taste some of the great food and listen to 69 -70  2014 Nova Scotia Events some fantastic traditional Irish music in an Irish pub. All of which got me more excited to go abroad, let’s

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new rider travel Feature - an irish experience We visited St. Peter’s Cathedral and Christ Church both were beautiful and the craftsmanship that went into the churches was amazing and if this was any indication of what we would experience throughout the trip, then we were in for a real treat.

In safety class

We continued exploring Dublin for the afternoon and returned to the Brazen Head Pub for an evening of Irish Folklore and Storytelling and a delicious meal and returned to the hotel totally exhausted.

WE had lunch at the Brazen Head Pub the oldest pub in Ireland. This is where I enjoyed my first Guinness and it complimented the Guinness Stew I ordered. The food throughout the entire trip was amazing as were the different kinds of beer I had tried, several of Joe’s recommendations hit the spot after a long day of riding.

Sharing a pint

Brazen Head Pub Dublin with Joe Walsh Getting a feel for the bike in the parking lot

From Edmonton we flew to Chicago and then on to Dublin, Ireland. The flights were great and I did manage to get a couple hours sleep. Once we arrived at our hotel and got settled in BDBetty & I crashed for a couple hours while we waited for Joe Walsh, our riding partner/tour guide, to arrive from Boston. We then headed into the city of Dublin to explore for the day. There was so much happening in this busy city and so much to see, our heads were on a swivel, I think we were afraid we would miss something.

WE woke early and headed to the breakfast room for our first Irish Breakfast buffet before heading to Celtic Rider for our safety course and get ready to start our riding adventure. WE met Paul and Mick who got us set up with coffee, our riding gear, the BMW 650gs bikes we would be riding as well as our itineraries. It was a busy day at Celtic Rider for Paul and Mick as they were having a photo shoot for an Enterprise Award. All their hard work was starting to pay off. The company Paul has built has truly captured a niche market. Paul and Mick have touched every aspect of each tour they have developed, from choosing the routes that are loaded into the GPS for you, to personally selecting the B&B’s or hotels you stay in, as well as recommending places to stop along the way for fantastic photo opportunities and tourist attractions.

A first Guiness with Joe Walsh

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new rider travel Feature - an irish experience Paul is a fountain of information and I have never met anyone as proud of his country and heritage as he is. It is so refreshing to be around someone so positive and optimistic, he truly captivates you with his knowledge and stories of Ireland and his excitement of the future of Ireland is a breath of fresh air.

Outside the Olde Castle Bar in Donegal

As we started out I was a bit nervous being a new rider I had a hundred things racing through my head. It wasn’t until we got out on the road that I actually settled down and started to relax. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be adjusting to riding on the wrong side of the road. As we got closer to our first stop I got more excited to see our first Castle in the Village of Trim. This is where the movie Braveheart was filmed, unfortunately, due to a late start we didn’t have time to wait for the next tour of the castle start so we walked the grounds and took pictures. It was soon time to leave and make our way to our destination for the night, Ardienagh View Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Donegal Town. This was only our first day of riding and I was already amazed how beautiful this place is even in the rain.

In Donegal Castle with BDB

With Paul, Siobhán and Joe - the Harbour Restaurant Donegal

After having a coffee enjoying the spectacular view, getting settled in our rooms and set our clothes out to dry we headed into town to the Castle Bar for a bite to eat and see what this little town had to offer. This is where I started to realize how much like home (Newfoundland) Ireland really is. The landscape, the food, the music, the people, as well as the accents. I was really starting to feel at home here. The next day we would visit the Glenveagh National Park and Castle, ride through the Glenveagh Pass, this is where I had my little mishap and ended up dropping my bike because I was in the wrong gear and stalled the bike in a hair pin turn and I ended

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up on my hands and knees. With the help of other drivers we got my bike up and Joe rode it to the top of the hill for me. My wrists were sore and after some words of encouragement from BDBetty I walked up the hill, shook it off and got back on the bike and continued to Slieve League Cliffs. What an amazing view of these 2000 ft mountain cliffs dropping straight down into the Atlantic. This is where we met up with Paul and his wife, Siobhan who would be joining us for the next couple of days. WE took some photos and BDBetty interviewed Pail about the area. It was getting late and Paul had informed us Ireland is not a place to ride when it’s dark. The roads are narrow and livestock share the roads with us, it is hard to see them but it would seem that this would be a challenge for us on a daily basis. This so much to see and explore in each area that we tend to end up riding out day at dusk or in the dark. We headed back to our B&B and out again for supper and discussed the plan for the next day. Paul made special arrangements for us to visit Donegal Castle and Magee for BDBetty to interview the manager and owner of both places. With a great night sleep and Irish Breakfast behind us we said our farewells and headed into Donegal Town for the interviews and tours. Then headed on to Westport, a beautiful port town in the County of Mayo. Along the way we stopped at Drumcliff, the final resting place of WB Yates Then on to Ceide Fields and Minnaun Cliffs, for BDBetty to interview the manager at the Visitors Center. All the interviews would become part of the Ireland episode of Ride Like a Local on EastLink.

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new rider travel Feature - an irish experience Once we arrived at Cillcoman Lodge, had a coffee and got settled in, Mary wrapped my wrists and we went to the Sheebeen Pub for a delicious supper. While in the County of Mayo we visited Galway Bay, Clifden Town, the Sky Road (unfortunately we couldn’t see much due to rain and fog), and Kylemore Abby. Joe and I decided to leave the Abby a little early so we could go explore Achill Island before dark. I had decided to ride with Joe for the day to give my hand a rest and heal a little. The next day I had only rode as far as Louisburgh when I had to pull over; it was getting more and more difficult to pull the clutch. It was decided that Paul and I would ride back to Cillcoman Lodge to drop off my bike. Along the way we stopped at Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s most Holy Mountain, and Paul said a prayer for my wrist to heal. I would find out one I returned home that it was fractured and after the 2nd set of x-rays, it was healed nicely. I repacked a bag to get me through the next 5 days and we headed out to meet with BDBetty and Joe. Joe had agreed to take me on the bike with him so I could continue the tour and I was extremely grateful for that. We met up with them at Kylemore Abby, repacked the bikes and headed to our next destination, Doolin in County Clare. The highlight of this part of the Island is the Cliffs of Moher; it was truly a spectacular sight.

was truly beautiful and a glance back in time. Robeen House was our stop for the night. I think this was our only night we stayed in since arriving. WE ordered pizza and hung out watching TV and looking at photos and video from the previous days. Ireland has so much to offer and discover you definitely need a second trip back.

Shooting a waterfall at Conor Pass

Dingle is a beautiful costal town and the view from the Pax House was breathtaking. BDBetty and I sat out on the deck and enjoyed a coffee and watched the fishing boats sail into the harbour. When Joe joined us we decided we still had enough daylight to go explore Dingle Peninsula and check out the Blasket Visitor Center. It was a very quiet evening Jessie gave us a great ride in Killarney Joe and I went out for supper and stopped in to one National Park. of the many pubs for a beer before heading back to Pax House for the night. From Killarney we traveled to Kinsale through the Beara Peninsula and the twisty turney Healy Pass. WE stopped in Glengarrif to have lunch with Joe’s friend Gene O’Sullivan before taking a detour to the Baltimore Beacon. As we rode to Drumbeg Stone Circle we met 20+ cows head on in the road. Desmond House in Kinsale County Cork is where we stayed the night. Paul decided to join us for the last couple of days of our tour and met us there, we had a delicious supper at the Crack Pot restaurant and we enjoyed a walk through the streets and stopped to try a couple local beers.

Doolin Village is famous for traditional Irish music and we got to experience a bit of it and enjoyed Joe joining in to sing Galway Girl. Paul and Siobhan headed back to Dublin in the morning to take care of business and BDBetty, Joe and I continued on to Dingle Town. Along the way we rode over Irelands highest mountain pass, Conor Pass.

At Crackpots in Kinsale

Our next stop would be Killarney. Along the way we rode the ancient roads of the Gap of Dunloe. This road was challenging being over 2700 years old. It

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Stephanie and Betty at Blarney Castle

Our next place to visit was Rock of Cashel; this was beautiful place with spectacular views. Then it was on to Kilkenny Hotel for the night and then our last day before turning the bikes to Celtic Rider.

After leaving Kilkenny we rode the old Military Roads of the Wicklow National Park and through Sally’s Gap. It still amazes me after touring this country how much it reminds me of home and how connected I feel to this place. One last stop at Dublin Harley-Davidson to pick up souvenirs before dropping off the bike collecting our belongings, buying souvenirs from Celtic Rider and to the hotel to get cleaned up and meet Paul and Siobhan for our farewell dinner. Joe and I decided to go to the Hairy Lemon for a drink to discuss our trip and make a tentative plan to meet up with our spouses in Banff/Jasper next summer. I thanked Joe again for letting me ride with him for the last 5 days and enjoyed his insight on Ireland and his family ties to the area as well as his stories. He was a great riding buddy.

Killkenny Castle with BDB

Kissing the Blarney Stone After kissing the Blarney Stone

Stephanie taking photos in Dublin.

the both of us but we managed to keep it together until she was finished and the camera was off. This place with the spectacular views, the history, the people and the connection you feel when you visit, make Ireland a must on everyone’s bucket list and Paul and his staff at Celtic Rider make your Irish Experience one you will never forget.

Thank you to Joe for being a great riding partner, BDBetty for letting me share this trip of a I didn’t sleep much the last night, I couldn’t believe it lifetime with you, and Paul at Celtic Rider for an was almost over, and both BDBetty and I didn’t want unbelievable experience. I can’t wait to go back to leave. While doing her closing bit for the Ireland and explore more of the Emerald Isle. Episode of Ride Like a Local, the emotions got to

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Talking with Paul from Celtic Rider

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Sports - Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals AMA Outdoor Nationals Lites class with top-10 finishes. Chisholm also found some success in the East Region of the Supercross Lites series. On an international scale, as recently as 2011 Chisholm won the prestigious tripleheader Paris Bercy Supercross.

Chisholm signs with Rockstar Energy Yamaha Rockstar Energy/ OTSFF/Yamaha is pleased to announce the signing of 26-yearold Kyle Chisholm for the 2014 CMRC Motocross Nationals as Bobby Kiniry’s MX1 teammate. Chisholm, who hails from Clearwater, Florida, is no stranger to the Canadian motocross scene. In 2005, his debut year, he snared runner-up in the MX2 East Championship. He stepped up to the plate to nail down the title in 2006. “We’re very happy to have Kyle aboard for next season. He’s a proven entity with an MX2 championship behind him and we’re convinced he’ll be a contender in MX1. He’s familiar with our tracks, he likes racing in Canada, and he’s a crowd favourite because of his no-nonsense get down to business racing style,” team owner Andre Laurin said.

“I’m definitely excited to be returning to Canada and to be racing with one of the country’s top teams. I have a lot of good memories from the two years I raced there and I’m looking forward to making new ones,” Chisholm said. “My goal is, of course, to win the championship. It’s been a while since I was in Canada, but I know more or less what to expect. I know it’s not going to be an easy task going up against the likes of Metcalfe, my teammate Bobby, and the top Canadians, but I wouldn’t be going back if I didn’t think I couldn’t win.” In addition to Bobby Kiniry, Shawn Maffenbeier will return to the team for another season. Maffenbeier will again campaign the MX2 Championship, a class he is considered to be a major title contender in; a fact he proved by winning the final round of the 2013 season. You are receiving this Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/ Yamaha/ press release because you have

requested receipt, are on a general motorcycle industry mailing list or because your email address was forwarded to us by a friend or colleague. If you do not wish to receive Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/ Yamaha/Motovan.com press releases in the future, please advise us at anytime by replying to this email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject box. We apologize if we have inconvenienced you. ROCKSTAR is the world’s most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles – from athletes to rock stars. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available in fifteen amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Rockstar Burner, Recovery Lemonade, Recovery Grape,

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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

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Sports

Rick Wells Trial in Victoria, BC on Dec 1st Thomas Cordner takes Expert win By Bob Johns www.trialscanada.com

Forty riders, including a group of 3 to 6 year-olds The Rick Wells Trial was held on Sunday Dec. 1st at the Victoria Motorcycle property, finishing off the schedule of VMC trials events for 2013. 40 riders challenged themselves in the greasy conditions, some of the sections deteriorated quite

a bit as the day went on.

Everyone was smiling at the end of day and there were some great rides turned in. The next generation was evident with Raquel, Quinn and Hannah Cottier competing with Kuba Hotovy on their small wheel trials bikes in the Beginner category. These kids range from 3-6 years old. 11 year old Nik Ferguson edged out 13 year old Eddie Graham by one point to top honours in the Junior division. The largest class of the day was Sr Intermediate, first place went to Steve Fracy on his 1982 Fantic 200cc twinshock with some excellent rides including a clean last loop! We forgot to mention to Steve that his old twin-shock bike was at a disadvantage, prior to the start!

Thanks to the Committee: Hugh Williams, Sean Millard, Mike Cubbon. Helpers: Burke Piatrofski, Don Venn, Neil Rich, Brad Adams, Derek & Brutus Newman, Ryhs Hatheway amd Jordan McFarlane. Sign-up beginners-rickwells & Scorekeeping: Steve & Four young riders (ages 3-6 ) attacked five beginner sections at the Rick Shane Kolarich with Susan Wells Trial while being followed by a mob of parents and grandparents Fair.

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Raffle tickets to win the Canadian Tribute Military Bobber motorcycle are for sale now and available to buy on line (paypal) at: rememberingstevemesic.com 2nd prize is a custom mini chopper and 3rd prize is a case of Amsoil 20w50 motorcycle oil. All proceeds are going to help relieve Mental Illness, a very worthy charity, in Memory of Steve Mesic. $20 per ticket and only 7000 printed. Draw is Apr. 5/14 Cheers, Norm 519-861-0571

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Ontario Events SPRINGSHOW IS A 24 YEAR PROVEN SUCCESS STORY . . . Utilizing a powerful advertising and promotional campaign to attract motorcycle enthusiasts from all of Ontario. Over 8 Radio Stations, many Canadian and US motorcycle magazines and the Spring Show’s website deliver an enthusiastic audience that grows every year. Our massive consumer audience is eager to shop for your products.

SPRINGSHOW MEANS SALES FOR OUR EXHIBITORS

24th Annual

Suzuki of Newmarket, Sam Agha: “Another great job. We sold a lot of bikes at a time of challenging market conditions. We also intend to expand next year” Tim Sarch, BMW Toronto: “We’re glad we decided to do the show. Fantastic results, no two ways about it.. we’ve just got to be here” Spoiled Sports, Dave Todd “ You’re right Peter, wow what an incredible show...we’ll be back next year with our big booth”. Kahuna Powersports, Joe Linardi: “This was the best show we’ve had. It went extremely well for us…my hats off to you, you really know how to put on a show” Strictly V-Twin, Amy Hale: ‘Verrrrry good attendance, wow” Motorcycle Superstore, John Pugh: “Thank you for excellent attendance. It was my best ever show in the province of Ontario, in terms of total sales, and the rental cost of space. Thank you so much” Motorcycle Mojo Magazine, Glen Roberts: “We did more subscription sales Saturday than all weekend at the downtown show.”

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Support Our Troops

A Simple Pin

I wear it with honor This pin bestowed It pays tribute to the ones Who have fallen to foe. Pinned to my chest It remains for a year Close to my heart I shed but one tear For those who question Why it is there You need not search The answer is clear. Our country is free Because of her and him

 Petition for a Volunteer Service Medal for our Veterans (GGVSM).

And to honor them all I wear this simple pin

At the end of the year I will wear it no more But forget them I wont Those who were here once before. I’ll treasure forever This pin bestowed Representing them all That lay row on row.

Since 2 March 1947, our Veterans have not been issued a Volunteer Service Medal as was the Canadian tradition to do so up until 1 March 1947. The proposed Governor General’s Volunteer Service Medal (GGVSM) is to recognize the conviction of our Veterans to have volunteered to serve our Nation. Many Veterans who have voluntarily served in our country’s forces and for reasons did not serve for an extended period (more than 12 years) and they

left the services. These Veterans never received a single “Canadian” medal or any recognition for their service. The GGVSM would re-introduce a proud aspect of Canadian Heritage and remembrance of our Veterans. The GGVSM would also be highly supportive of Veterans Affairs “Canada Remembers program”. Let us remember all of our Veterans and give them at least one medal to wear to give them the dignity and honour they deserve for volunteering to serve and the GGVSM would be a truly outstanding Canadian Medal to do this. Roger Mailman

J.C. Craig Marvin Master Corporal Canadian Forces

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Ontario Events   RRRIDE!   Let’s Ride!

I’ve always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, “Ain’t that the truth.”  ~Quincy Jones

What:

An annual charity motorcycle ride in support of the SickKids Foundation at the Hospital for Sick Children being diagnosed with and/or who are living with lupus. *All proceeds go directly to the head of the Pediatric Lupus Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Where:

57 Watson Pkwy. S, Guelph

Registration fee: $25 Passenger fee: $15 Receive a custom patch and more! Don’t ride?

Silent   Auction !!

 

There are plenty of other ways to participate!

Please visit www.rideforlupus.ca to register, or email rideforlupuscan@gmail.com

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Saturday, May 31 , 2014 @ 8:30 a.m Rain date, June 1st rain or shine

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Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.  Henri Bergson

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Ontario news Lou DeVuono 4 Mayor in Oshawa

The challenges for the next council are unprecedented, as is the challenge for the next Mayor, a challenge that I am fully prepared to accept should the good people of Oshawa vote me into office.

a focus on improving the downtown core, including but not limited to improving pedestrian access, planters and sidewalk cafés. The idea of bringing new business investment to Oshawa is not new, but to improve and streamline bureaucracy will not only improve the quality of life for residents of Oshawa through job opportunities and business investment, thus we will be able to lower property taxes.

My platform is simple and straightforward, first and foremost, the rift within council will have to be resolved with a focus on getting members of council to return to simple politics, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, instead of serving their I believe the people of Oshawa are in desperate own agenda’s. The new council will have to work together for the benefit of the people they serve, the need of new leadership with new ideas and a desire to serve the people who elected them. I promise citizens of Oshawa. under my leadership that the challenges that lay We, as a council, we must find efficiencies ahead will provide the foundation for a new and within the services provided to our citizens and fundamentally better city. businesses smaller government will result in lower taxes. This can be achieved by looking at consolidating services and/or open tendering instead of continuing the single sourcing currently employed by this council. Today the run for a new council here in the City of Oshawa begins.

The next plank in my platform is to reinvent and market the City of Oshawa as a great opportunity for business. I believe that in order to achieve this, a comprehensive plan will have to be developed with

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2014 World of Motorcycles Expo - Cancelled A message from the producers of the World of Motorcycles Expo: We wanted you to be among the first to know.

We have decided not to produce the 2014 World of Motorcycles Expo or the London Bicycle Show in London.

We are not big business.

We are a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy promoting the sport we love. So, we’ll see what next year brings.

We appreciate your support over the past 10 years and look forward to putting on more events when the situation changes!

The bottom line is that the venue presented us with substantial rate increases. We simply don’t have enough Thank you, sincerely! margin to play that game. For the past 7 years, we have absorbed annual rent and operating cost increases. For the past couple of years, we have reduced booth rates and offered admission discounts to encourage attendance at the show. 

We looked at other venue options and decided, ultimately, to pull the plug on the show for this year, rather than raise our rates to line someone else’s pockets.

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Lone Wolf Clubhouse News - mike bechard

MOTORCYCLE GROUP SNUBBED OVER REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE Rick Gibson believes everyone should have an opportunity to pay their respects to veterans. But his choice was significantly impacted when the group he founded three years ago, the Kawartha Charity Riders, was told their involvement in the 2013 Lindsay Legion Remembrance Day parade was inappropriate. Mr. Gibson said the group officially took part in the parade last year, for the first time. “We marched there [to the Cenotaph] and back and we had no problems at all,” said Mr. Gibson, explaining the club wanted to be involved in order to pay their respects to those veterans who are members, those members whose forefathers fought in the First and Second World Wars; especially all other veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

numerous parades in the past 30 years; he thought it was “odd” for the motorcycle group to be involved in an event that was specifically focused on veterans. He also viewed their attire jeans, leather jackets and chaps - as being disrespectful and not in-keeping with the image presented by others; cadets, Scouts, retired and currently serving military and members of emergency services. He added some of the members were also taking photographs of officers, which made several of them uncomfortable.

Before contacting the Legion, Chief Hagarty spoke to staff to share his opinion, but at no point told them to follow his lead. Hagarty also left the final decision to the Legion, explaining, if the organization said yes to the Charity Riders, he - as an When he called the Legion on individual - would be saying no to November 8th 2013 to inquire about the parade. In the end, Mr. Gibson laying a wreath, he was asked if the and his fellow riders respected the club planned to march again. As far Legion’s wishes. But that doesn’t as Mr. Gibson knew, it was “all a go” mean everyone agrees with the when he hung up the phone. However, decision. later on, the Legion called him back The Kawartha Charity Riders – was and, when he was able to return the founded by local riders that give call on Friday morning. He was taken back to the community. One of aback by the news the group was their proudest moments was being still welcome to lay a wreath, but not involved in the 23 kilometre-long take part in the parade. Mr. Gibson Highway of Heroes Ride in 2011 said he was told Kawartha Lakes where 4,900 motorcyclists rode from Police Service Chief John Hagarty CFB Trenton to Oshawa. had said he would not participate in the parade along with the Kawartha Mike Bechard Charity Riders. Hagarty came to this decision, having marched in

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Lone Wolf Clubhouse News - mike bechard CANADIAN ARMY VETERAN MOTORCYCLE UNITS HELP UNITE MILITARY VETERANS Calgary CAV Riding Club focuses on community service and camaraderie After four years of service in the 1970s, Jim Welsh said he left the Royal Canadian Navy with a sense of disillusionment. "When I left it, the military was the furthest thing from my mind," he says. "My first act on getting home was to roll up my uniform and throw it down the garbage chute." This changed five years ago when Welsh got involved with the local chapter of the Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units — also known as CAV. Founded in 2003, the CAV has chapters across the country. Designed to bring together military veterans who have an interest in motorcycles and riding, CAV also has a large focus on community service. Each chapter participates in charity event rides and other fundraising activities to help support community organizations — in particular those that focus on veterans and their families. Welsh, now president of the CAV’s Calgary branch, add that being involved in something that allows him to give back to the community is amazing to him. The bonds of past military experience and a commitment to community service bind the members together just as tightly as their shared love of riding does. ”We are not the movie image of bikers,” say Welsh. “We are concerned about our community. And first and foremost, we are concerned about the veterans’ community here in Calgary.” With 35 members — including several non-veteran “supporters” — the Calgary chapter of CAV focuses on supporting three projects: the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veteran’s Food Bank, the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre and The Military Museums of Calgary.

In the days leading up to Remembrance Day, the group will hold “stuff this truck” events in two Walmart parking lots. These events collect food and financial donations for the Veteran’s Food Bank. Welsh have also worked to get several local schools involved in putting out food donation boxes. As part of their commitment to the Calgary Poppy Fund, the group also supports the Field of Crosses Memorial Project — an annual display of white crosses along Memorial Drive honouring fallen Albertan soldiers. Each year, members of CAV set up the thousands of crosses attached to metal stakes. Murray Norrington, a member of CAV and board member for Field of Crosses, says involvement in the memorial project means a great deal to the group. “We are supporting our brothers,” Norrington says. “Each one of these crosses brings to me the expression, ‘but for the grace of God, there lie I.’” Norrington, who served for six years in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, says he is most proud of the camaraderie of the group and their commitment to veteran’s causes. “We ride and enjoy each other’s company but if something catches somebody’s attention, we will do whatever we can to help,” he says. The group recently presented a cheque to a local cadet corps because they were struggling to pay their building rental fees. Welsh said that as long as there are veterans in need, the group will continue to do what it can to help. The day that we don’t need to have a veteran’s food bank, we will shift our attention somewhere else.”

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Murray Norrington (left) and Jim Welsh belong to the Calgary chapter of the Canadian Army Veteran Motorcycle Units

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that some in the house is happy to see you.

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Web Site Tip of the Week Website Tip of the Week - How to add your event to our Canadian Event Calendar

You can find Belt Drive Betty’s Canadian Motorcycle Events Calendar at CanadianMotorcycleEvents.com http://www.canadianmotorcycleevents.com

Cost

Date & Time (if you have a multi-day event, be sure to check the Create Recurring Event box so that you can put in the end date)

Event Categories (this lets you select the province and type of event)

Location Information (the more details you have the better to generate an accurate map)

Event Contact Information (this is where the general public can contact for event information )

From the main calendar page, Click on Submit. This will open the event submission form. Here you can add •

Contact information for our website Administrator (this is in case our staff at Belt Drive Betty has a question about your event entry submission) Event Details

• Message for Administrator (if you want to ask us a question.. this will not be displayed on the calendar) When you have doubled checked your entry, Click on the SUBMIT EVENT button. After approval your event will show up in our calendar AND will also show up on our Provincial events pages, plus will be shared on Facebook and Twitter.

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Dive! Dive! Dive! A One-Night Tour of Duty Aboard the HMCS Onondaga by Ken Aiken

sub Onondaga

“Battle stations!” calls the captain as our skeleton crew scrambles for assigned positions. The corridors are narrow, barely wide enough for a single person and every surface has been utilized. There are thousands of manually operated valves and switches and hundreds of gauges throughout the ship, but these are not in my sector. Racing down the hall and through the waterproof door in bulkhead 49, I rush through the deep red light of the command center past the sonar, navigation, attack command boards, and the dive plane operator’s station while dodging both the attack and search periscope that have been raised. Another circular bulkhead door leads to the narrow catwalk running between the two 4,000 horsepower V-16 diesel engines. They’re quiet now. These massive diesel engines never propelled the ship: they were designed to generate electricity and charge the two 110-ton batteries. The twin propellers actually were driven by two 3,000 horsepower electric motors—silent running, you know. My battle station is in the stern watertight compartment, behind bulkhead 77. I’m in charge of counter-measures, which means operating a very ordinary looking bronze, lever-actuated device and will, upon the captain’s command, load and release flares or other elements to confuse enemy radar—or at least I would have during those Cold War years when this submarine had enemies.

gauges, levers, and valves

sub motor control

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Dive! Dive! Dive! A One-Night Tour of Duty Aboard the HMCS Onondaga

I’d parked the Street Glide beneath the conning tower on the port side of the HMCS Onondaga. HMCS stands for Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine and the Harley trike looks diminutive next to this stealthy veteran of the Cold War. This is the last surviving Oberon-class submarine and the pride of Site Historique Maritime de la Pointe-au-Père in Rimouski, Quebec. By day the

Onondaga is a museum complete with self-guided audio tours in both French and English. At night it will become Gîte Onondaga, a unique opportunity for groups to experience a tour of duty aboard a military submarine. I’d pulled a few strings to get a berth for the night and become the first journalist to experience one of the most unique overnight stays in North America.

The Goat Shed

In operation from 1967 to 2000, the HMCS Onondaga was decommissioned and destined for scrap when a group organized to save it. The story of hauling this 295-foot, 2,400-ton vessel into its present dry dock has been shown as a television documentary for the British series “Monster Moves” and, of course, on YouTube. It opened to the public in June 2009 and over 100,000 people visited the Onondaga during this first year.

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Dive! Dive! Dive! A One-Night Tour of Duty Aboard the HMCS Onondaga The day crowds have vanished. Dockside in the Various exercises provide a more comprehensive thickening blue-gray light amid rain-soaked gusts of experience of what a tour of duty was like for a wind I wait for the captain. He arrives with four land- submariner and we engage in timed drills for lubbers in tow and, boarding the Onondaga, we stow our gear and begin an in-depth inspection tour of the submarine. There’s plenty of room since the normal compliment was 69 sailors and we’re only six, but the captain explains that those assigned to aft watertight compartments would almost never meet those stationed in forward compartments even during months at sea. Clipboards in hand we

sub emergency evac

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must locate various gauges, valves, and controls located throughout the vessel and record their present settings.

sub dive plane station

Sonar and command electronics are 1980s state of the art, but the rest of the ship is filled with hundreds of round, glass-faced pressure dials and thousands of manual switches, rheostats, fuses, and levers—strictly old school.

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Dive! Dive! Dive! A One-Night Tour of Duty Aboard the HMCS Onondaga donning survival suits and loading the torpedo tubes. Hours later comes the attack drill when we scramble to command our assigned battle stations. It’s just before midnight before we rolled into our assigned bunks for a well-deserved night’s sleep.

This is not the Ritz-Carleton and the Onondaga will never be awarded four-star status: this is a real submarine where every bit of space is precious. The toilets are exceedingly cramped and fresh water is in short supply (the shower ration is 20 seconds!). There’s no padding on walls made of steel where sharp-edged protrusions are the norm. There’s no television, no cell phone reception, and forget about Wi-Fi. Lights go out when the captain gives

three warning toots on the horn and there’s little privacy (men and women generally bunk separately in different sections). Don’t expect room service and you even have to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. The continental breakfast is Spartan, but there’s plenty of coffee. It’s the closest thing to a tour of duty you can get without joining the Navy. For information about the Onondaga log onto www. shmp.qc.ca or call 418-724-6214.

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Quebec News - new reporter Campbell’s Bay Fall 2013

Hi again dear motorcycle friends..... Well we are already close to the end of January and I don’t know if you are like me but it is the time of the year where we are looking into what is going on in our bikers community. Naturally most of us have the PMS symptoms (Park Motorcycle Syndrome) and we all do whatever possible to help us getting some relief. One of the things you can do is to participate into the 7th Annual Online Show & Shine on Belt Drive Betty website: http://www. beltdrivebetty.com/all-classes/2014show-n-shine/.

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Quebec News - new reporter offers beautiful scenery. The event of Bikes in the Bay attracts lots of motorcycle enthusiast, veterans and families from everywhere. The weekend event raises funds to make some improvements in some of their infrastructure, but one of the particular improvements that has happened over the years since I started going to Campbell’s Bay, was the Memorial Park. Over the last few years, the 1st C.A.V. (Canadian Army Veterans motorcycle unit) erected a monument dedicated to our Fallen Soldiers who served in Afghanistan. This monument is one the few in the Quebec province that was made by civilian Veterans as a tribute to our Fallen Soldiers. The last part of this memorial was completed in

June 2013 and is located on the corner of Leslie and John St. While in Campbell’s Bay go down to Leslie St to the R-A Hall which is located on the Ottawa River shore, it is beautiful area for a picnic or take pictures. I hope this information will encourage you to include a ride in that area for the coming riding season or even attend the Bikes in the Bay event on June 6 and 7, 2014. Have a good week....... Lise (Grama Bikeuse)

Afghanistan Memorial, Campbell’s Bay

There are also the motorcycle shows that are coming up like in Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa for the Outaouais part of our province. Today I want to talk to you about an unknown part of Quebec that deserves to be discovered. People who know me are aware that I have been hosting the annual Ride in Red since June 2010 to raise awareness in support our Canadian Soldiers – the ride goes to Campbell’s Bay Quebec, (http://whatisarideinred. blogspot.ca/) to attend the event Bikes in the Bay. (www.bikesinthebay.com) Campbell’s Bay is located in the Pontiac region; which is about one hour north of Gatineau on Hwy 148 between Shawville and Fort Coulonge. Riding along Ottawa River to get to the city on Hwy 148

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nouvelle du quebec - Nouvelle journaliste Bonjour à vous tous… sur la Rte148 entre Shawville et Fort-Coulonge. chers amis bikeuses Cette route longe la rivière des Outaouais pour se et bikers... rendre à la ville de Campbell’s Bay et offre des paysages magnifiques. L’événement «Motos à Nous voilà déjà la Baie» attire plusieurs passionnés de moto, de rendus à la fin janvier Vétérans et des familles d’un peu partout. Cette et je ne sais pas si activité annuelle sert à amasser des fonds pour la vous êtes comme rénovation de certaines infrastructures, mais l’une moi, mais c’est le des améliorations particulières qui s’est passée temps de l’année où au fil des ans depuis que j’ai commencé à aller à nous commençons Campbell’s Bay, est le « Parc Mémorial » dédié aux à vérifier ce qui se anciens combattants. passe dans le monde de la moto. Au cours des dernières années, des membres du 1er V.A.C. (Vétérans de l’Armée Canadienne Naturellement, la plupart d’entre nous ressentent - Unité de motos) ont érigé un monument dédié à les «blues de biker» et nous faisons tout ce qui nos Soldats est possible pour nous aider à obtenir un certain tombés au soulagement. Une des choses que vous pouvez combat qui faire est de participer à la 7e édition en ligne du ont servi en « Show & Shine » sur le site de «Belt Drive Betty» Afghanistan. http://www.beltdrivebetty.com/all-classes/2014-show-n- Ce monument shine/ est l’un des rares dans la Il y a aussi les «Salons de Moto» qui sont à venir province de comme celui de Montréal et Québec ainsi que Québec qui a Ottawa ou l’on retrouve ce qui se passe dans la été faite par partie ouest de notre province; l’Outaouais. des Vétérans civils en Aujourd’hui, je veux vous parler d’une partie hommage à inconnue du Québec qui mérite d’être découvert. nos Soldats Ceux qui me connaissent savent que je suis décédés. La l’organisatrice de l’événement annuel de la «Ride dernière partie En Rouge» depuis juin 2010 qui sensibilise les gens du monument à l’appui de nos Soldats canadiens. La randonnée a été complété se faisait de Québec à Campbell’s Bay QC (http:// en juin 2013 whatisarideinred.blogspot.ca/) pour assister à et est situé l’événement «Motos à la Baie» (www.bikesinthebay. à l’angle des com) rues Leslie et St-John. Campbell’s Bay est situé dans la région du Pontiac, qui est à environ une heure au nord de Gatineau

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Pendant votre visite à Campbell’s Bay je vous invite à descendre jusqu’au bout de la rue Leslie ou se situe la salle R.A. au bord de la rivière Outaouais/ Ottawa, l’endroit est idéal pour un pique-nique ou prendre des photos. J’espère que cette information vous encourage à inclure une randonnée pour découvrir ce beau secteur de notre belle province ou même de vous rendre à l’événement « Motos à la Baie » du 6-7 juin 2014. Passez une bonne semaine. . . Lise (Grama bikeuse)

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Product Review - Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet Reviewed by Ken Aiken

naked bike. (Just a note that every 10 dpa is perceived as being twice as loud – ie. 92 dba is experienced as being twice as loud as 82 dba.) Still, even at 60 mph, I prefer wearing earplugs when riding for more than half an hour.

Schuberth made the first helmet with a flip-up chin bar and called it the System 1. The subsequent evolution of the modular helmet has been rapid with major companies leapfrogging over each The ventilation system is other to introduce more excellent. The simple manual intakes for both the features and less weight. chin vent and top air scoop are easy to operate Schuberth’s C3 Pro helmet is one such leap. while wearing winter gloves. Multiple channels in the EPS foam allow an even distribution of airflow Like its primary competitors, the helmet has a quick- to the head, but these same channels can easily be release chin bar; drop-down sunscreen; a face closed for use in cold weather, which is something shield that is easily removable without the use of I appreciate. Up to 9 liters of air passes through tools; and, at 1600 grams (the actual weight of my the helmet at 60 mph on a naked bike and this flow size-large helmet), is lighter than previous models. can be easily felt with the chin bar vent directing The outer glass fiber, vacuum-pressed shell is its share to the inside of the face shield. The solid made in two sizes and the inner lining is made of ratchet system for the face shield allows me to an antibacterial fabric over moisture and thermal partially open it to five different positions without conductive foam that has noise reduction properties. experiencing visor shake at highway speeds. Even the fantastic micro-lock chinstrap clasp and highly effective pinlock anti-fogging system are The only criticism I can make regarding the C3 Pro essentially the same as a competitor’s. However, is that the simple level for raising and lowering the there are three areas where the Schuberth C3 Pro sunscreen seems less elegant than the rest of the exceeds other helmets, and these are important. design. Positioned on the lower left edge of the helmet, it works just fine so this is a very minor This German company has a wind tunnel and point. utilized it to create an aerodynamic helmet shell that enhances down force with no—that’s zero—upward The Schuberth SRC communications system (not lift. In fact, it produces the least amount of buffeting tested) is integrated into the collar of the helmet and of any helmet that I’ve ever worn. Combined with its therefore doesn’t alter the aerodynamics or noise minimal weight, this helmet is a blessing for neck level of the helmet. The C3 Pro already comes with muscles. a Bluetooth and FM antennae built into it. (MSRP: $429). The shell aerodynamics are combined with air baffles molded into the top edge of the face shield MSRP: $769.00 to help reduce wind noise. The C3 Pro is reputed Sizes: Women’s XS-L; Men’s S-3XL to be one of the quietest helmets on the market— Colors: Flat black; gloss black; white; silver; hi-viz producing only 82 dba at 100 kph (62 mph) on a yellow

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Canada’s Online Stop for Bikers & Bikeuses The Lapel Pins Boutique lapelpins-boutique.blogspot.ca Lise Charron 581 307 7433

If you want something expensive, you should ask your grandparents. Matthew, age 12

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WyzWmn’s Words to the WIse - Maritime Events

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WORDS TO THE WISE Comic Wisdom Character is what you have left when you’ve lost everything you can lose. – Evan

Radiocaster Wisdom… We allow the sight of one person killing somebody on TV but the thought of a couple making love…
oh my!
can’t show that…
kids might get the wrong idea
in our society we want it one way,
the way that suits our personal interests
what we determine to be our level of decency - Cliff LeQuesn z

Maritimes Ride for Sight Saturday, June 14, 2014
 New Location! Wide Open Wilderness Campground

Philosphical Wisdom It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong. – G. K. Chesterton Comedic Television Host Wisdom I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It’s been about two months since I’ve worked out. And I just don’t have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words. – Ellen DeGeneres Irish Playwright Wisdom Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

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2014 Nova Scotia Events

Some men have a den in their home, while others just growl all over the house.  ~Author Unknown The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News www.bustedknucklenews.com

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2014 Nova Scotia Events

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)

Being drawn for at the Valley Rally July 12,2014

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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