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1-11 Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum 12-14 BC Events 13 Important Community News - BC Events 15 International / National News 16-17 National Events 18 From the Depths of File 13 - Paying it forward 20 Art and the Motorcycle 21-24 AB Events - Thought To Ponder 25-26 AB Events 27-29 Motorcycle Musings - AB Events 30-31 AB Events 32-42 Events Calendar 43-43 SK News - Events 45-48 R.A.G.E. - SK Events 49 Canadian Legion of Riders Johnny Pag Motorcycle Raffle 50 Captain Ron’s Southern Saskatchewan Events List 51 bad Uncle Monkey 52-55 Attitude Zone - SK Events 56 Ride Like a Pro 57 MB Events Quebec -

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Harley-Davidson Museum by Mike Bechard In my last article, I spoke of my downtime in Minnesota with some new found friends and how I tried to rectify a sore back from 10 days of riding to Sturgis and back (no pun intended). Well, after all the pain pills and use of a TENS machine,

nothing worked, yet it was time for Bill, Glen and I to get back out on the road to Milwaukee for the 110th Anniversary Party. Back problems or not, our journey to Milwaukee, was all about seeing the many bikes and their colorful array of devoted riders who crave the open road. It doesn't matter who you are or what you

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum look like. As long as you ride. It's a brotherhood and Harley-Davidson has long relied on a faithful and loyal customer base, reflected by the makeup of the Milwaukee mass.

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Since 2003, I have been to the past three anniversary celebrations—which happen every five years, and the 110th (4-day party) was no different. About 100,000 Harley riders from around the globe joined in the festivities. The Harley community is a unique world, where one percent is considered outlaws, and 99 percent of us just like to ride motorcycles and have a good time. HarleyDavidson started building bikes in a 10′ x 15′ shed in the Davidson family’s Milwaukee backyard in 1903 and has since become the industry's most iconic motorcycle brand. Speaking of history, when we arrived in Milwaukee, our first stop was the Harley-Davidson Museum. The museum has been in the works for more than 20 years, though you could say it has been in the works since 1903, when the far sighted owners of The Motor Company started pulling one bike of each model from the production line and

starting storing them in a warehouse on the west side of Milwaukee. They even went to the point of locating previously sold bikes, and placing them in the warehouse as well, in an attempt to capture the complete production history of the company. On Canal Street, you have to turn east off 6th Street to get to the museum, driving along a wide road with angled parking. The first thing you will notice is the art deco design of the 6th street viaduct, but after that, rising on the east side of the

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum street, you will see the black and orange industrial buildings of the Harley-Davidson Museum. All the parking is free at the museum, but as you get closer to the large blocky buildings you are faced with a sign "No Cages Allowed." Only motorcycles get to park near the front doors, cars are forced farther away, but not so bad that it’s not walkable. The doors to the museum itself are tall and opaque, the handles no more than a folded piece of metal running around their entire height. Through these doors is a large lobby, with the ticket kiosk to the right, we saw a 110th display under some stairs leading up on the left. A staff person was there to direct us where we needed to go next, and encourage us to start upstairs once we had purchased our tickets.

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum - BC Events Up the stairs is a central galley of motorcycles, three abreast and stretching the length of the building. The gallery on the upper level to the right houses one of the most precious items in Harley-Davidson history. The bike simply called Serial Number One. Found in the Juneau factory warehouse, some of the parts are stamped with

the number one, and the belief is it is the original Harley-Davidson in existence. Other parts of the bike are from

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum - BC Events Harley-Davidson's earliest days, and exactly where the bike came from before it was discarded in the warehouse is still a mystery and part of HarleyDavidson's lore. In the same room as the Number One bike is information about the earliest HarleyDavidson's dealers and marketing. Ledgers and notes under glass, dialogue about new bikes and new dealers, service and sales. The gallery to the left as you come up the stairs displays the engines Harley-Davidson has made since 1903, with a bank of computers that allows you listen to each engine run. The next gallery covers Harley-Davidson's racing history. A large reproduction of part of a board track with full sized models from the era perched on it dominates half

the central area, each model with a small sign explaining features particular to it. Along the walls there are signs, journals and memorabilia from other racing events. Hill climbs, endurance racing and road racing that Harley-Davidson dominated until the mid-1970s. Pictures of famous racers and motorcycles in the woods or on hills, as well as videos of races and racers from the early day of road racing fill the rest of the room.

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum - BC Events Four other galleries open out to the central one with the motorcycles, two on each side of the central gallery. The bikes start with 1905, with a few gaps until 1915, restored bikes with gleaming metal and white tires. They are really more like bicycles with motors than motorcycles like we know today. The central line of bikes covers Harley-Davidson's production until 1947. Each motorcycle on display has a sign, explaining features about the model or years. Some pieces of information are repeated, such as during the depression Harley-Davidson did not change anything from one year to the next other than the color to save money and lower

costs. Each sign also states if the bike is original (unrestored) or restored. Most are in an unrestored condition, cracked seats and all. A sign explains any motorcycle can be restored any number of times, but it is only original once. Across the central galley the next room covers Harley-Davidson history during World War II. The famous XA model, the only shaft driven motorcycle Harley-Davidson ever produced, though it was

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum - BC Events eventually rejected by the U.S. military. The naval model is also displayed, and several of the police bikes from after the war. Features of the bikes are covered, and there are videos of Harley-Davidson's war effort. Just before the stairs a hallway leads to a walkway to another building, containing the restoration areas of the museum. You can watch the motorcycles being worked on, but little of the building is open to the public. The hallway itself has “Dedicated to Serving the Motorcycle Community”

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum - BC Events displays of gas tanks with different graphics from over the years. Take the stairs or elevator down to the lower level of the museum, and the next bikes in the chronology are at the bottom. Also on display is the Nova concept bike, designed in 1979 with a four cylinder engine liquid cooled and fairing. The motorcycle never entered production, but several features have found their way into today’s VRSC models, commonly known as the V-Rod.

The next area covers the disastrous AMC years of Harley-Davidson, and the near collapse at the end of those years. Boats and golf carts, as well as the Italian Aermachhi designed Sprint and a scooter intended to challenge the Honda Dream. After this room is a simple, circular room with a video looping covering the 13 employee buy-back of AMC, and original stock options under glass. There are newspaper articles announcing the sale and

purchase in large letters, and finally a large wall with individual pictures of owners and their bikes, dating back to the 20s. Small video displays with current owners talking about their bikes and why they purchased a Harley-Davidson to begin with. Leaving this room you enter the largest room in the museum. As well as the final, three wide galleries of motorcycles leading up to the modern

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum - BC Events bikes, there are several displays of custom motorcycles, donated to the museum from private owners. The need to customize and the beginning of factory custom bikes are covered. The Rhinestone bike, covered with glued on stone and extra lights draws the eye from anywhere in the room. Reproductions of the Easy Rider bikes are on display, along with a large wall with factory custom options. In addition, a large video allows you to watch how the outlaw culture came to life.

of the new “liquid cooled” Project Rushmore bikes, as well as sketches and design notes fill the room. Robots, testing the frame or going through the motions of welding, move behind glass in a memorizing never ending loop. Of course there are a thousand other things to see, read and touch.

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Near the end of the gallery of motorcycles is the design room, where you will see the implementation

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum - BC Events Leaving this large area, the last area of the museum is dominated by a huge screen, showing roads and landscape moving past. In front of the screen a dozen new motorcycles sit bolted to the floor where you can sit on them and imagine yourself on those roads playing past on the screen. As you leave this room, a massive guest book with several pens wait before you re-enter the lobby you first came in. Back outside on the grounds is the famous Motor Bar & Restaurant. We walked through the doors and entered into a bar done completely in Harley-Davidson motif. I like the feel and look. As we moved to the bar the very first thing I notice is that the barstools weigh about as much as my Road King Classic. After I got settled, now came the real challenge; what kind of beer am I going to order? The pretty and friendly waitress offered us up a few taste samplers. I opt for the Motor Oil (what else) from The Lakefront Brewery. If you are really into beer you can join the Motor Mug Club by purchasing a Mug in the museum shop. Let’s face it, this is Harley and they are marketing masters. After perusing the menu, we all decided on the classic Softail Burger, which was also delicious. From a price standpoint it is a bit on the high

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side, but it is important to remember that one—you are in metro Milwaukee and two— it is after all Harley-Davidson. Since I am a museum member I received a 10% discount. Overall, the Harley museum is a VERY cool

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Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum - BC Events experience. This is a great place to visit for any motorcycle enthusiast! There are hundreds of beautiful and historic motorcycles. It is also a wonderful place for artistes. These machines are creative, useful sculptures. There is plenty to see. The gift shop is huge, with plenty of historic items to purchase. So go and check it out this summer. Ride safe, Ride free! Mike Bechard Lone Wolf Clubhouse

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BC Events Dangerous Curves Ladies Motorcycle Group in Quesnel, BC 2nd Annual Dangerous Curves Barkerville Bike Run Date: September 1st - Labor Day Time: Meet up at A&W North @ 10:00AM -- leave for Barkerville at 11:00 This is an OPEN event....everyone welcome!!! Contact:Â Brenda McGilloway 250-992-6212

Northern BC TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad June 14, 2014; 11am-3:30pm Kinsmen Hall - Prince George - British Columbia Join us for a fun-filled day of riding with a lunch, poker run, prizes and much more all while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer for our local community! Charles Brunette - 250-612-1856 - cbrunette.

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Vancouver Island Motorcycle Swap Meet! 29th Annual Coombs Swap Meet, Sunday April 6th at the Arrowsmith Hall downtown Coombs! Doors open at 10am!

Why We Ride : Big Screen Première

As the big kickoff to promote May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, the British Columbia Coalition of Motorcyclists (BCCOM) is presenting the 23rd Annual MLA Ride. The MLA Ride is a motorcycle ride to the Legislature Buildings in Victoria to bring MLA’s and their constituents together to discuss various issues relating to motorcycle safety, education and awareness.

Trev Deeley Motorcycles is proud to partner with Ducati Richmond, Pacific Motorsports and Moto Leadership to announce the big-screen Western Canadian Premier of Why We Ride - an inspiring new documentary about the passion of riders and the soul of their machines. The event will take place Sunday April 6th at The Rio Theatre. Doors 2:00 / Movie 3:00. Tickets $8 advance/$10 door. 19+ w/ bar service. Please bring two pieces of ID.

Classic & Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet! 29th Annual Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet at South Delta Recreation Centre, Tsawwassen on Sunday April 27th.

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

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National Events 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: Or chat with us on Facebook: Women in the Wind Saddlebags Chapter

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Enthusiasm can be like a fire that needs an occasional poke with a stick.

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National Events We look forward to seeing you out on the road in support for Motorcycle Ride For Dad! Now’s the time to kick your fundraising efforts up into high gear! By registering online and raising just $200 in pledges you’ll be entered for a chance to win this amazing ride!    You can also receive a chance at a trip for two to Las Vegas by registering online and raising $100 in pledges! You’ll also have the opportunity to redeem your registration fee for a tax receipt or a refund.

A lasting marriage consists of the 3 C’s; Commitment Communication Compromise. (Lilly)

Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is proud to join forces with the 2012 Motorcycle Ride For Dad in support of the fight against prostate cancer. Our commitment as a National Sponsor reinforces our leadership role in an important cause that resonates with our Core constituents. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed men’s cancer, affecting one in seven men, and by association, their families and loved ones.   To help rev-up the fundraising efforts, we are donating an all-new Harley-Davidson® Sportster® Seventy-Two TM motorcycle. This bare-bones style, radical custom motorcycle brings authentic ‘70s chopper attitude to today’s streets, with modern power and premium styling. To learn more about the Seventy-TwoTM motorcycle or other HarleyDavidson® motorcycles, visit www.harleycanada. com 

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From the Depths of File 13 - Paying it forward (AKA my two bits worth by Belt Drive Betty)

when we sponsor your riding club or rights group like we do with B.C.C.O.M. and R.A.G.E. This year we are expanding our pay it forward component even farther.

As our newspaper and web sites become larger and busier, we need more advertisers to work with us to support the costs. When your group or riding club sends businesses our way to We don’t do 50/50 costs – we flat out donate it. become members of our Rider Friendly Business Association, we give your group or association All we ask is for a link to our site from the group 25% of the membership fee paid by the business. or charity site. This is the fee we would normally pay to a sales Why? Because all of us that work at Belt Drive representative. Betty Media Ltd, are riders and we believe in This way the business is not only sponsoring paying it forward. and supporting the riders from your organization You can buy a subscription to our weekly but all riders connected to us! They get E-Newspaper or join our Canadian Riders recognition and support on the local level and Support Network and get it free. from riders passing through or visiting your community. It’s win-win for everyone! You can also get free subscriptions at many of the rides and rallies we sponsor like the All of the businesses in our Rider Friendly Motorcycle Ride for Dad. Every year our newspaper donates an average of $300,000 in free advertising to the riding clubs and the charities they support.

And another way to get a free subscription is

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From the Depths of File 13 Business Association get a free online ad in our Phone Book online, a listing in our app – the updated app will be released around the end of April – unlimited classified ads and a small feature on their business in our E-Newspaper, The Busted Knuckle Chronicles. Our app will update every time we add a new business to the network! This new program launches on May 1st! to find out what’s shakin’! If your riding club is interested in working with us this season to grow our Rider Friendly Business Network and make some funds to support your group with, please contact me at and I can explain our very simple program to you!


Have a fabulous week and until next time, I am your editor, Belt Drive Betty.

Every rider who is a registered member of our website can go to their profile page and either print their Road Trip Rewards™ membership card – Or just log into your profile page from your phone and show the business owner your card and– you will be extended whatever that businesses special offer is. Imagine, a riders resource like the Little Black Book, filled with the businesses who are in each community to serve you and the riders willing to help you if you break down or have other needs while on the road – all served up with riding maps and routes and signature events. That is what the Rider Friendly Business Association Little Black Book is all about, available in print, online and in an app! It’s free to riders (The printed version does have a cost of $7.50 S & H fee if not picked up in person at an event) We have well over 600, 2014 events in our Motorcycle Events Calendars not to mention ride and coffee night events! Remember to get your event information to us because we cannot promote what we don’t have! Get the most out of your riding season at home or anywhere in Canada, visit www.

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Jeff Fendelet's NIGHTCRAWLER custom chopper

Art and the Motorcycle

My name Is Jeff Fendelet and I reside in the hamlet of Lacory Alberta where I work as an oilfield consultant. l originally purchased this bike from a good friend in Grande Prairie Alberta who had the bike built for him in 2005 from Un limited Choppers out of Beaver lodge Albe1ta .The bike was originally built with a "no disco" theme .It was plain black and all aluminum ......nothing fancy. Once I got my hands on it in 2012 I felt it could use some "disco"I stripped it down to bare bones and started by custom cutting new front and back fenders, then fabricated a whole new seat pan and assembly, changed out all the controls and added all sorts of new j ewelry to give the bike a whole new look/ re-creation . The bike was originally built as a rigid, but converted to a softail. I decided to have the seat covered with alligator and stingray pelt which was put on by a saddle smith InBonnyville, the first town south of Lacory. I sent the fenders, tank and headlight to a buddy of mine Adam out of Drayton Valley who owns an airbrush studio called Paint druid. After the two of us tossed a few Idea's around and played with it a little we came

up with a pretty cool end result and named it the NIGHTCRAWLER, to which was Inspired by a Judas Priest song. Parts/Specs as follows, •

Front end: 2" Inverted black chrome forks with a 52 degree rake. (American Suspension) Frame: (BDL)

Engine: (Merch FATSO) Engine size: 114 ci Horsepower: l 00 plus

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Transmission c/w open 2.5" primary drive (BDL) Back tire: 200mm (Chain driven)

Handle bars ,seat, tank and fenders: (Custom) Exhaust: (Custom)

Over all the bike measures a little over nine feet long and it rides as good as it looks. She's rank and she ain 't a trailer queen! Appraisal Value Is $67,500.00

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Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle, followed by a good bottle of beer.

swing left and the ball goes right.The lowest score wins, on top of that, the winner buys the drinks.

An interesting thing about Golf is that no matter how badly you play, it is always possible to get worse.

If you find you do not mind playing Golfin the rain, the snow, even during a hurricane, here’s a valuable tip ........ Your life is in trouble.

Golfers who try to make everything perfect before taking the shot rarely make a perfect shot.

Golf’s a hard game to figure.One day you’ll go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the bunkers and miss every green.The next day you go out and for no reason at all youreally stink.

If your best shots are the practice swing and the ‘gimme putt’, you might wish to reconsider this game.

Golf ! You hit down to make the ball go up.You

A ‘gimme’ can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers ...neither of whom can putt very well.

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Golf is the only sport where the most feared opponent is you.

Golf is like marriage, If you take yourself too seriously it won’t work, and both are expensive.

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#10... A below par performance is considered damn good. #09... You can stop in the middle and have a cheeseburger and a couple of beers. #08... It’s much easier to find the sweet spot.

#07... Foursomes are encouraged, even some threesomes. #06... You can still make money doing it as a senior. #05... Three times a day is possible. #04... Your partner doesn’t hire a lawyer if you play with someone else. #03... If you live in Florida , you can do it almost every day. #02... You don’t have to cuddle with your partner when you’re finished. And the NUMBER ONE reason why golf is better than sex..... #01... When your equipment gets old you can replace it! Submitted by Rick Young Kamloops BC

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naked women. Because of the tips, female flight attendants Dump the male flight attendants. wouldn’t need a salary, thus saving even more No one wanted them in the first place.... money. Replace all the female flight attendants with goodI suspect tips would be so good that we could The man, anguished and betrayed, immediately looking strippers! went into his bedroom, grabbed his gun, and What the hell -- they don’t even serve food without a word, shot his wife and killed her. Continued Next Page... anymore, so what’s the loss? A few minutes later, a second text came in: The strippers would at least triple the alcohol Damn auto correct. I meant “wifi”, not “wife”. sales and get a ‘party atmosphere’ going in the Submitted by Brenda Beamish cabin. And, of course, every businessman in this Country would start flying again, hoping to see

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AB Events - Thought To Ponder charge the women for working the plane and have them kick back 20% of the tips, including lap dances and ‘special services.’ Muslims would be afraid to get on the planes for fear of seeing naked women Hijackings would come to a screeching halt, and the airline industry would see record revenues. This is definitely a win-win situation if we handle it

right – a golden opportunity to turn a liability into an asset. Why didn’t Harper or Obama think of this? Why do I still have to do everything myself? Sincerely, Rob Ford Submitted by Brenda Beamish

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Making your good times count and not forgeting your bad times makes a man sucessful.

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AB Events It is the pain of sacrifice or the pain of regret.

When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken. (Phil Hennessy) The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News

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Motorcycle Musings - AB Events It has been a long time since I’ve heard anyone make a disparaging remark about my harley shirts, unless it is to ask “Where’s THIS one from”?? Or to remark on the often unusual design. Most people in my small town know I ride & most know I have a love for harley shirts..especially those from far-off places that I’ll quite likely never see.

I’m a woman who has done many things without a motorcycle & one who will do many more things with one... As a rule, I clean up & polish up my bike when I am done because I personally like the look of a clean bike. I do not care if you do or not. None of that changes who I am, or what I do. We are none of us who we are because of our profession, our family, our labels. We are only who we are by what we Dream we can be & what we make ourselves into.

So when the fellow gestured towards me & asked if I “actually” had a bike to go with the tshirt , had I even been there... no? why wear it then? I have to admit to being surprised. Can’t say as I’d have ever thought to ask that of a guy wearing a logo shirt if he had the logo item.. but I guess it’s a fair question... It’s rather simple, really.

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I ride a harley. I ride a harley because I Choose to. I like the history, the look, the brotherhood. I am Very partial to the sound & I especially love how riding this particular bike makes me feel And that’s all there is to it. Really I’m not always a bitch, but I have ridden bitch. I Can, however, be a bitch with absolute Flair, if I so choose to be... I’m not a “dyke-on-a-bike’ or any other derogatory label, although I have been passionately kissed by another woman. I’m simply a woman who owns a Harley Davidson motorcycle.  A softail, as a matter of fact. Because we suit each other.

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Motorcycle Musings - AB Events I’m not necessarily a Poser, A Rub, A Follower or a Loner, although I am sure I have been all of them at one time or other. I will always be a Wannabe, simply because I “wannabe” a better rider.

Chances are pretty good, I’ll not be going to Saudi Arabia or Kabul... I am grateful for all my “out of area” shirts. New & used. That also makes me no better or worse than anyone else... just different.

I am not a 1%’er, an Iron Butt Rider or a Seasoned Biker.

I have made changes to my bike to suit me; nobody else.

Nor am I in the habit of hanging out in bars or with loud & large groups of rowdy bike gangs, although the summer rallies I attend fit that bill perfectly, & I thoroughly enjoy it.

If you approve or disapprove, that is your concern, not mine.

I ride by myself or with a select few, & sometimes, more are welcome.

I will continue to make changes as I see fit. Or not.

I will listen to your opinion, but please know that it may or may not make any simply

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their families. Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to develop new and better treatments. Their ultimate goal is the cure for MS.

able respond to them as I ride south. The motorcycle will be a single cylinder Kawasaki KLR650. I rode this motorcycle to Deadhorse, Alaska in 2013 and all over Alberta. It is a good workhorse of a bike. courtesy? You may ask why I am doing this. My wife Esther I ridediagnosed a harley.with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006. I was I will to continue to do so, I don’t. want help eradicate MSuntil forever. The only way to accomplish this is through research. I want to raise Really, that’s all there is to it. money for the MS Society of Canada and also raise Later.. Kate B this debilitating disease. awareness about

Motorcycle Musings - AB Events From MS Society of Canada web site have an interesting point of view. That’s all. I have ridden other “brand-name” bikes. I bought the one that makes me happy. Exceptionally so. It happens to be a harley.

If you like it, that’s nice. Did youdon’t knowlike ... it, that’s fine. If you • Canadians have one of the highest rates of If you Multiple make nasty comments, i will ask you to Sclerosis in the world. keep them to yourself. • MS is the most common neurological disease I don’taffecting comment on your choice of young adults in Canada. transportation. How hard is it to return the are • Every day, three more people in Canada diagnosed with MS • Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men. • MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue. double vision and paralysis. • MS was first identified and described by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868. • We don't know what causes MS but researchers are closer to finding the answer.

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Surrey Tsawwassen (Delta)

05/02/2014 05/04/2014 05/04/2014 05/24/2014 05/25/2014 05/25/2014 05/25/2014

Salmon Arm Langley Surrey Ashcroft Chilliwack Cloverdale Vancouver

05/31/2014 05/31/2014 05/31/2014 06/01/2014 06/07/2014

Kelowna Penticton TBA Courtenay

06/07/2014 06/08/2014 06/08/2014

Nanaimo Chilliwack Kelowna


YT - Events Yukon TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad

NWT - Events Midnight Sun Run & Show & Shine

BC - Events 8th Annual GVMC Spring Fun Run 29th Annual Classic & Vintage M/C Swap Meet and Show 'N Shine BC Lone Wolf 3rd Annual Spring Kick Off Show & Shine Hell's Gate Candy Run GVMC Gord Heppler Memorial Run Ride for the Kids CMDRA Season Kick Start Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live Chilliwack Poker Run 3rd ANNUAL Ride To Live Classic Vehicle Show & Shine Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live Vancouver Poker Run Konquer Motorcycles Ride & Rock Fifth Annual FortisBC Poker Run Rockstart Energy Drink Motocross Nationals Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live Vancouver Island Comox Valley TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 13th Annual Nanaimo Poker Run 66th Annual GVMC Piston Run Hare Scrambles Okanagan TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad

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Events Calendar Event 26th Annual Poker Run Kamloops H.O.G. Kamloops MD Ride Northern BC TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Peach City Beach Cruise Horsethief Hideout 2014 Memorial Rally 2014 Western Regional H.O.G. Rally OMRA 2014 RIDE TO HISTORIC BARKERVILLE BC CONGA Breast Cancer Ride Grand Forks Summer Stomp & Burnout 60th Annual GVMC Routledge Run Ride Into History Sooke Lions Poker Run Boogie Bash 2014 6th Annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup 2014 WITW Canadian National Rally CMDRA High Desert Nationals 21st Annual Defenders Poker Run Vancouver Firefighters Bikers for Burns Ride 2014 30th Annual Port Alberni Toy Run Salmon Run Motorcycle Rally Fraser Valley Toy Run

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06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/20/2014 07/03/2014 07/03/2014 07/11/2014 07/17/2014 07/17/2014 07/18/2014 07/25/2014 07/27/2014 08/01/2014 08/09/2014 08/14/2014 08/23/2014 08/24/2014 09/07/2014 09/13/2014 09/21/2014 10/12/2014

Kamloops Kamloops Prince George Penticton Invermere Squamish Penticton Grand Forks Sicamous Logan Lake Fort Langley Sooke Rock Creek Cumberland Barkerville Ashcroft Victoria Vancouver Port Alberni Vancouver Chilliwack

04/03/2014 04/05/2014 04/12/2014 04/19/2014 04/25/2014

Edmonton Edmonton Redcliff Edmonton Grande Prairie

AB - Events Motorcycle Season Kick OFF Party Edmonton Motorcycle Swap Meet S.E. Alberta Motorcycle Swap Meet Brunch for Broads 1st Annual GP Motorcycle & Tattoo Extravaganza

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Run Walk Ride 4 Traffic Safety GP Toys for Tots Motorcycle Swap Meet Mothers Day Ride Sly's 25th Annual Pig Roast Jericho Ride Kneeze in the Breeze Bike Run

04/26/2014 05/10/2014 05/11/2014 05/16/2014 05/17/2014 05/24/2014

Edmonton Grande Prairie Red Deer Onoway Olds Grande Prairie

2014 Lloydminster Border Bike Rally The Bob Kane and Walt Healy Memorial Ride Western Canada Regional Rally One Broken Biker 5th Annual Coyote Run Motorcycle Rally Pink Motor Sisters 100 Sisters Run 5th Annual Fire & Wheels Fundraiser Run 9th Annual Belleview Motorcycle Awareness Day 1st Annual French & good Lookn' Andre LaLonde Poker Run Friday the 13th Cochrane AB

05/24/2014 05/25/2014 05/30/2014 05/31/2014 05/31/2014 05/31/2014 06/06/2014 06/07/2014 06/08/2014

Lloydminster Calgary Wayne Calgary Chipman Hardisty Wainwright Belleview Calgary



Calgary TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Edmonton TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Fathers Day Ride Hillbilly Hammerdown Motorcycle Rally

06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/15/2014 06/20/2014

Calgary Edmonton Red Deer Ashmont

Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride Calgary Edge Harley-Davidson Test Our Metal Alberta Ride for Sight Rural Alberta TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Shaftsberry Ferry Bike Run

06/21/2014 06/21/2014 06/21/2014 06/21/2014 06/21/2014

Calgary Lloydminster Ponoka Red Deer and Olds Shaftsberry

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Newcastle Poker Run in Support of Little Warriors FSMA Cancer Ride Gasoline Ally Harley-Davidson 1st Poker Run Hawg Flatts 15th Annual Pig Roast and Bike Ralley Boars & Beavers Motorcycle Rally Grande Cache Bike Run

07/05/2014 07/05/2014 07/05/2014 07/11/2014 07/12/2014 07/12/2014

Edmonton Ft. Saskatchewan Red Deer Athabasca Castor Grande Cache

CMDRA Bad Land Nationals First Annual Holy Roller Run *Humboldt SK - Golden BC Run to the Hills Memorial Rally Lloydminster Border Bike Rally 6th Annual CPL Mike Starker Memorial Poker Run Jessie's 'Chair-ity' Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt/Poker Run Smokin' Summer Days Heartland Bash 2014 17th Annual Cold Lake Toy Run BUC & Kanuckleheads RIDE FOR JAYCEN 2014 3rd CAV Gathering 6th Annual Jasper Motorcycle Run 2nd Annual Chestermere Langdon Poker Run Amazing Ride for MS CMDRA Prairie Nationals Calgary's 1st Annual Magic of Christmas Toy Run Parkland Ride For Tots Grande Prairie Toys for Tots Year End Parade/Run

07/12/2014 07/13/2014 07/18/2014 07/25/2014 07/26/2014 07/26/2014

Medicine Hat Humboldt Two Hills Lloydminster Didsbury Edmonton

07/26/2014 08/01/2014 08/02/2014 08/15/2014 08/22/2014 08/23/2014 08/23/2014 08/30/2014 09/06/2014 09/21/2014 09/21/2014 09/27/2014

Red Deer Andrew Cold Lake Wayne Edmonton Jasper Langdon Edmonton Edmonton Calgary Spruce Grove Grande Prairie

CMDRA Season Finals


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SK - Event Cyclemania 2014 Pile O' Bones Tattoo Convention 2014 B.A.D. BBQ Motorcycle Awareness Run 30th Annual Cystic Fibrosis CMA Biker Blessing Sapford Family Show & Shine 2nd Annual HOG Poker run B.A.D. Bike Rodeo Swift Current TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 35th Annual St. Victor Boogie Saskatoon TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Saskatchewan Ride For Sight Wapiti Valley Motorcycle Rally Saskatchewan Ride For Sight Hippy Boogie and Memorial Poker run First Annual Iron Sharpens Iron Charity Motorcycle Rally & Social Hippy Boogie and Memorial Poker run Prairie Regional HOG Rally Ride For A Vet First Annual Holy Roller Run *Humboldt SK - Golden BC Holy Roller Motorcycle Run Prairie Regional HOG Rally Caen Unit Poker Run 3rd Annual Fallen Brothers & Sisters Memorial Run 3rd Annual Show N Shine CVMG 'Touch of Europe' Vintage Bike Rally

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04/12/2014 05/10/2014 05/17/2014 05/18/2014 05/24/2014 05/25/2014 06/01/2014 06/07/2014 06/07/2014 06/07/2014 06/12/2014 06/14/2014 06/20/2014 06/21/2014 06/22/2014 06/27/2014 06/28/2014

Saskatoon Regina Estevan Regina Regina Biggar Saskatoon Beinfait Swift Current St. Victor Saskatoon Elbow Gronlid Elbow Estevan Humboldt

06/28/2014 07/10/2014 07/12/2014 07/13/2014 07/13/2014 07/13/2014 07/19/2014 07/26/2014 07/27/2014 08/08/2014

Estevan Regina North Battleford Humboldt Humboldt Regina Regina Regina Regina Gravelbourg

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Events Calendar Event 2nd Annual R.A.G.E. Motorcycle Show Iron Workers Annual Poker run

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08/24/2014 08/30/2014

Regina Regina

05/24/2014 06/21/2014 06/27/2014 08/30/2014

Winnipeg Headingley Niverville Richer

04/12/2014 04/26/2014 04/26/2014 05/03/2014 05/03/2014 05/03/2014 05/04/2014 05/04/2014 05/04/2014 05/07/2014 05/08/2014 05/10/2014 05/10/2014 05/10/2014 05/16/2014 05/23/2014 05/24/2014 05/24/2014

Toronto Camlachie Welland Oakville Ottawa Port Dalhousie Clinton London Fort Erie Lambton Shores Reeses Corners London Ottawa Waterloo Aylmer Shakespeare Barrie/Orillia Cayuga


MB - Event Manitoba TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Defenders MB 3rd Annual Memorial Motorcycle Ride 14th Annual Bison Classic Motorcycle Rally Ride With The King

ON - Event 33rd Annual National Motorcycle and Tattoo Show Lady Luck Riders Motorcycle Club Euchre Night Poki-Barbi-Dan Appreciation Day Spring Ride Capital City Swap Meet 31st Annual B.R.O. Niagara Cover the Kids Run Open House Barbeque Motorcycle Awareness Ride Fort Erie Motorcycle Swap Meet SOS Motorcycle Social Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine 5th Annual Trooper Mark Wilson Ride Ride for Disabled Vets CMC 046 Second Annual Show and Shine 29th ABC Rally Perth County Forbidden Ride Huronia TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad CMDRA Eastern Division Series - Cayuga

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Events Calendar Event Kingston-Quinte TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Papa Joe Lefebvre Ride 2014 Sylvia's Ride Charity Poker Run Dice Run Bike Show Swap Meet Distress Centre's B.A.D. Ride XVII 8th Annual Ride For The Future London TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad BIKE BLESSING & BARBECUE Ride For Lupus Durham HOG Hearts of Gold Ottawa TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Swap Meet Rumble Inn Huronia HOG Poker Run Windsor TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad SOS Motorcycle Social Central Ontario Ride for Sight Ride for Sight - Ontario Grand River TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine CVMG Paris National Rally Friday the 13th Port Dover Ride for Rescue Cats 5th Annual CMDRA Eastern Division Series - Grand Bend CMDRA Harleys By The Beach Day After Dover Show N Shine 3rd Annual Deaf Motocycle Rally 5th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Rescue Cats Nipissing TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Toronto West TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad

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05/24/2014 05/24/2014 05/24/2014 05/25/2014 05/25/2014 05/25/2014 05/25/2014 05/25/2014 05/31/2014 05/31/2014 05/31/2014 05/31/2014 06/01/2014 06/01/2014 06/04/2014 06/06/2014 06/06/2014 06/07/2014 06/12/2014 06/13/2014 06/13/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014

Kingston North Bay Oshawa Casselman Concord Dunnville London Peterborough Guelph Oshawa Ottawa St Eugene Barrie Windsor Lambton Shores Lindsay Lindsay Kitchener Reeses Corners Paris Port Dover Almonte Grand Bend Grand Bend London Milton Mississippi Mills North Bay Peel/Oakville

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Events Calendar Event Durham TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Golden Horseshoe TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 8th Annual Los Silverados Poker Run Bikes For Beats 100F Charity Motorcycle Poker Run Riding for Camp Trillium CMDRA Eastern Division Series - Grand Bend Ladies of Harley Ride for Participation House Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride CVFR Ottawa/ Aylmer ride Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride CVFR Owen Sound The Lions Roar Poker Rally 2014 Durham Ride AGAINST Lupus - 2nd Annual Bobcaygeon Bikefest New Liskeard Bikers Reunion 7th Annual Support the Troops Bash SOS Motorcycle Social Big Balls Dice Run Taylor's Shades of Hope Scholarship Support Run 3nd Annual SD&G Hwy 43 Memorial Ride ñ Sicily Unit R.O.C.K. - Ride for Our Cancer Kids Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine Lawrence Hacking's Overland Adventure Southern Georgian Bay Bike Week Northern Ontario Ride for Sight 2nd Annual Cap City Falcons MC Donation Dice Run 6th Annual Georgian Bay Thunder Motorcycle Ride/ Poker Run 22nd Annual Cappy Ride

Start Date 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/15/2014 06/21/2014 06/21/2014 06/21/2014 06/21/2014 06/21/2014


Port Perry Stoney Creek Stouffville Brockville 100 Panabaker Drive Ancaster Ancaster Grand Bend London Ottawa

06/21/2014 06/21/2014 06/21/2014 06/22/2014 06/27/2014 06/28/2014 07/02/2014 07/05/2014 07/05/2014 07/05/2014 07/05/2014 07/10/2014 07/11/2014 07/11/2014 07/11/2014 07/12/2014 07/12/2014

Owen Sound Tiverton Whitby Bobcaygeon New Liskeard Windsor Lambton Shores Aylmer Newcastle Perth Sarnia Reeses Corners Campbellville Midland Sault Ste. Marie Chesterville Midland



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Ride Manitoulin Ride to Remember Cargill Bike Bash Victims Services of Leeds & Grenville 3rd Annual Royal Flush Poker Run The Great Canadian Rally H.O.G.

07/18/2014 07/19/2014 07/19/2014 07/20/2014

Providence Bay Aurora Cargill Brockville



Kingston Show N Shine HD-ROC'S Big Shoot Ride 2014 21st Annual Freedom Rally ICROSS Fundraiser SOS Motorcycle Social CVMG Grey-Bruce Rally CMDRA Eastern Division Series - Cayuga Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine Mods & Rockers 2014 Independent Motorcycle Corporation 2nd Annual Ride for a Friend Rett Syndrome Ride Riders Against Hunger HWY 64 Ride For A Friend Charity Poker Run

07/26/2014 07/27/2014 08/01/2014 08/02/2014 08/06/2014 08/08/2014 08/09/2014 08/14/2014 08/15/2014 08/16/2014

Kingston TBA Sudbury Perth Lambton Shores Hepworth Cayuga Reeses Corners Toronto Alban

08/16/2014 08/16/2014 08/17/2014

Kingston Mississauga West Nipissing

NWRA Steel City 5th ANNUAL CHARITY RIDE SOS Motorcycle Social Guide Dog Dice Run COR Ride 2014 Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine 4th Annual Hogs for Horses Motorcycle Ride 6th Annual 'Ride for MS'

08/24/2014 09/03/2014 09/07/2014 09/07/2014 09/11/2014 09/21/2014 09/21/2014

Hamilton Lambton Shores Manotick Newmarket Reeses Corners Essex Windsor

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04/11/2014 05/31/2014 07/05/2014 08/02/2014

Laval Saint-Constant Napierville Napierville

1st Annual Riverview Custom Bike Show & Flea Market Motorcycle Swap Meet hosted by 2CAV 11 Anniversary Blessing of the Bikes Fredericton TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Hub City Stunters 2nd Annual Spring Stunt Jam Moncton TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Saint John TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad FMC 30th Annual Toy Ride CPL Mike Starker Memorial Poker Run Rally in the St. Croix Valley 9th Annual Lakes & Rivers All Day Poker Run & BBQ 22nd Atlantic Regional H.O.G. Rally Ride the Tide

04/26/2014 05/04/2014 05/31/2014 06/07/2014 06/07/2014 06/07/2014 06/07/2014 06/14/2014 06/21/2014 07/04/2014 07/12/2014 07/17/2014

Riverview 43 Queen St. W Saint John Fredericton Moncton Moncton Saint John Fredericton Gagetown St. Stephen Gagetown Saint John

Shediac Motorcycle Rally Hub City Classic Car & Bike Show

08/22/2014 09/06/2014

Shediac Moncton


Queens County

Christmas Motorcycle Show featuring the National 'Thank You Veterans Toy Drive'


QC - Event Classic Bike & Tattoo Show 2014 Montreal TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad CMDRA Eastern Division Series - Napierville CMDRA Eastern Division Series - Napierville

NB - Event posts/10153654384235357

PEI - Event Vicious Cycle Memorial Ride

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Events Calendar Event Atlanticade Red Knights International Convention

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06/27/2014 07/17/2014

Summerside Charlottetown

04/05/2014 06/01/2014 06/07/2014 06/14/2014 06/14/2014 06/29/2014 07/05/2014 07/12/2014 08/01/2014 08/01/2014 08/15/2014 08/17/2014 08/22/2014 08/27/2014 09/07/2014

New Minas Yarmouth Dartmouth Truro Yarmouth Lower Sackville Dartmouth Enfield Cape Breton Annapolis Royal Yarmouth Yarmouth Sherbrooke Digby Yarmouth


Harbour Grace South

06/14/2014 06/27/2014 06/28/2014 06/28/2014 08/22/2014

St John's Gander Beau Bois Gander Marystown


NS - Event Biker Swap Meet Yarmouth Prostate Cancer Run Halifax TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Maritimes Ride for Sight Ronald McDonald House Poker Run Memorial Ride with the Angels Toadstock Ride for Dog Guides Cape Breton Bike Fest Riverside Rally 2014 Coal Shed Food Run Yarmouth Lions Club 15th Annual Toy Run / Poker Run Sherbrooke Village Motorcycle Rally That Gives 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally Fallen Bikers Memorial Run

NL - Event No Retreat No Surrender 4th Annual June Bickham Memorial Ride Avalon TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad Ride for Sight NL Beau Bois Heritage Motorcycle Rally Ride for Sight NL Johanna's Memorial ride The Boot 2014

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The Caen Unit Fundraiser

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Here’s some photos from the Fund Raiser held at the Press Box Sports Bar on 27th of March 2014, in support of the Caen Unit of the Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Unit. Prizes given out this night were graciously donated by Prairie Harley Davidson, Riders Gear Shop and The Busted Knuckle Chronicles. Special thanks to Zena, Keith and Renee for the door prizes, all winners were very happy with their gifts. And a very big thank you to the Unit’s workers for their time and tremendous efforts Frerro, Squirt, Redlegs, Splash, Durango, Crispy and Captain Ron... Last but not least to the Press Box thank you for a great meal and superb service from the staff... Capt’n Ron

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R.A.G.E. - SK Events R.A.G.E. Purpose: To lobby SGI and the Government of Saskatchewan on behalf of all who license/plate motorcycles in Saskatchewan. This is done by educating members and supporters around Strategic Plans which promote fair motorcycle legislation for OUR RIGHTS when it comes to rates, safety and traffic laws.

Nuts and Bolts You will see “Nuts and Bolts” every six weeks or so. These are articles that explain R.A.G.E. what we are, what we do, how we do it. The “nuts and bolts” of us. So here goes…the 5,000 foot overview of R.A.G.E.

So we are UNITED in each of our voices towards solutions that are for OUR Rights.

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Overview: R.A.G.E. (Riders Against Government Exploitation) was formed in 2013 by concerned motorcycle enthusiasts to combat the steep Motorcycle insurance rate increase proposed by SGI.

Within a very short period of time the group hit R.A.G.E. is a non-profit organization comprised of every corner of Saskatchewan and decided it was motorcycle enthusiasts dedicated to protecting the critical to incorporate as a non-profit organization. individual rights of motorcyclists in Saskatchewan. R.A.G.E. - oRGANIZATION Mission This is the part of R.A.G.E. that you see out and R.A.G.E. cannot replace each of your own about at swap meets, runs, rallies, posting online, individual VOICES. Instead what we UNITING INDIVIDUAL VOICES into a UNITED MESSAGE. Continued Next Page...

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R.A.G.E. and working on the back-end getting the word out to you may have regarding R.A.G.E. and are there for everyone about what needs to be done. any feedback you may have. It is our goal to have Area Reps in every MLA riding in the province of This side of R.A.G.E. is what now keeps the ball Saskatchewan. This way they will get to know “their” rolling through memberships, building the “war MLA and be able to work closely for the needs of chest”, communications, so the riding community of the riding community in their own backyard. Saskatchewan will always have a UNITED voice… so we stay strong. Thanks to this group there are a lot of R.A.G.E. members and supporters sporting R.A.G.E. t-shirts and hoodies. This side of R.A.G.E. also organizes the annual Awareness Run (May 18) and Show and Shine (August 24).

day to work tirelessly with SGI, watching what is happening, making sure the motorcycle community (YOU) gets information, which keeps us ready to lobby at a moment’s notice When there is no Rate Review, or if they are not needed by Area Reps, this is the quiet side of R.A.G.E. At times you may not hear from them, but they are always watching, researching, working with SGI.

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R.A.G.E. – strategy This side worked night and day in 2013 pulling all the data available from around the world and creating a solid Counter Proposal for YOU based on real facts and figures. This is the team that is currently working on the 2014 Rate Review Proposal. This is the team that creates the R.A.G.E. Action Plans for all the members, supporters and riding community to follow. This is the side of R.A.G.E. that continues to this

This is the Board, Area Rep, and Committee side of R.A.G.E. This is how we serve our members. We do this through political change, charitable events, and public education. Area Reps are the “go-to” person in your area for help with things that are happening in your own backyard. They help YOU organize YOUR voice. They don’t do it for you…they help YOU in your own backyard. They also help answer any question

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R.A.G.E. This is the team that will, as we grow, begin polling members and supporters for feedback in areas where information is needed to provide solutions that are long-term. For the 2014 Rate Review Proposal this team is continuing the work started in 2013. There were solutions in the 2013 R.A.G.E. Rate Review Rebuttal (our presentation in Saskatoon) that SGI has chosen to be hard of hearing with. These solutions involve implementing long-term changes that shape driver behavior and put an end to the cycle of continuous rate increases year after year.

attending R.A.G.E. events whenever possible. These events will be around fundraising for R.A.G.E., demonstrating, and information meetings for the purpose of keeping members informed on the activities of R.A.G.E. letting everyone you know who owns a motorcycle about R.A.G.E. and what is happening. Letting them know when they

need to take action •

being an active voice for your rights

promoting R.A.G.E. and supporting other members, supporters and sponsors of R.A.G.E. in a positive manner

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The Motorcycle Review Committee recommendations were formed with a large part from the initial R.A.G.E. Rate Review Rebuttal which the many voices of the riding community used when getting their own voices heard and counted in the Rate Review process. R.A.G.E. – Paid members Membership is open to anyone who has an interest actively lobbying for the rights of those who plate / license motorcycles in Saskatchewan. This may involve, but is not limited to: •

following R.A.G.E. Strategic Plans and Calls To Action developed by the Strategic Team

actively taking part in R.A.G.E. surveys and polls developed by the Strategic Team for the purpose of developing a Strategic Plan for R.A.G.E.

actively contacting those who are identified in the Strategic Plans and Calls to Action by email, phone, letter writing, signing petitions

demonstrating on behalf of R.A.G.E.

fundraising on behalf of R.A.G.E.

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R.A.G.E. Like any non-profit organization members are needed to make light the large workload. A lobby group like R.A.G.E. has an extra component for members which is actively using their own voices to stand-up and be heard and counted in the various political processes here in Saskatchewan. This can be anything from the SGI Rate Review, to Noise Bylaws, to extremely hazardous road conditions that are being ignored by the municipality. Really, anything concerning issues affecting the motorcycle community in Saskatchewan. Being that we are a lobby group we also recognize that many will not want to be actual “paid members”. These people make up are vast and strong supporters all across Saskatchewan. YOU DO NOT have to be a member or R.A.G.E. to use our message and get YOUR voice counted. However, only paid members have access to

specific discounts, special offers and going forward in 2014 merchandise specifically for R.A.G.E. Members. As we grow paid members will also have access to an increasing amount of specific discounts, special offers and going forward in 2014 merchandise specifically for R.A.G.E. Members. 

Belt Drive Betty is a huge supporter of R.A.G.E.   All paid members are given (annually) a paid subscription to the Busted Knuckle Chronicles and access to the “Never Ride Alone” program.  

resource for all across Canada! There is a downloadable app for all phones and electronic devices so riders, at a glance, know what “Rider Friendly” businesses are near them for things such as gas, coffee, lunch, supper, hotels, etc.   Remember it is all about supporting our community!    Rhonda Cwynar President, R.A.G.E. Riders Against Government Exploitation

New in 2014: Businesses can also show their support to R.A.G.E. by advertising with Belt Drive Betty Media.  Mention you are a R.A.G.E. supporter and a portion of your rates are donated to R.A.G.E.  

* IF you are a Rider Friendly business you should be in the “Little Black Book”.  It is a complete “Make the BEST of your Riding Season”

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Canadian Legion of Riders Johnny Pag Motorcycle Raffle NAME:


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

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

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

Proceeds to Veteran related charities

Lottery Licence # RR13-0504

Tickets: $5


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

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

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Captain Ron’s Southern Saskatchewan Events List Pondarosa MH & RV Park

2014 Events

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

Keeping Southern Saskatchewan Motorcycle Riders Informed Volume 13 - Issue 4 1 March 2014 Date


Motorcycle Boot Camp

*New male riders… 6:30 – 9:00 PM Prairie Harley Davidson 1355 McIntyre St., Regina, SK

1 May


17 May

Wal-Mart Parking Lot Parking: 11:00am – Food: 11:00am Estevan, SK

Motorcycle Awareness Run

18 May

Leave home destinations: 10:00am Regina & Saskatoon meet at Davidson Regina, SK



Robb (306)522-1747

20-22 Jun

Keith (306)421-9644

29 Jun

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

10-13 Jul

30th Annual Cystic Fibrosis

Ride For The Breath Of Life Emerald Park – Boston Pizza Register:9:30 - Noon, Leave Noon Emerald Park, Hwy #1

24 May

CMA Biker Blessing

25 May

Start time: 3:30 PM ROC Church, Hwy #6 S (S of RMP) Regina, SK

Gordo (306)543-8936

12 Jul

CMA Wally (306)757-0936

19 Jul

Chad or Kelly (306)783-1999

26 Jul

Richard (306)934-2750

27 Jul

Keith (306)421-9644

4-10 Aug

HOG Spring Poker Run Start at Yorkton dealership Yorkton HD – 86 7th Ave. S Yorkton, SK

25 May

2nd Annual Redline Poker Run

7 Jun

Redline HD 102 23rd St. E., Saskatoon SK

Proceeds to Children’s Wish Foundation

B.A.D. Bike Rodeo

7 Jun

Gates open 11am – Games,etc, 1pm

Stanley Park (between Bienfait & Lampman)

Beinfait, SK

12-15 Jun 12-15 Jun

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

9th Annual Patriot Guard Ride

Minnesota Patriot Guard Lions Park - 1220 157th Ave. NE, Ham Lake, MN Created by: Captain Ron

SIR Larry (306)355-2248

24 Aug


30 Aug


Saskatchewan Ride For Sight Elbow Fairgrounds, Elbow, SK

Email Rod at:

Test Our Metal – Demo Day Prairie Harley Davidson 10:00am – 4:00pm 1355 McIntyre St., Regina, SK

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

Start at: Press Box Sports Bar 909 Albert St. – Noon start. Regina, SK

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

3rd Annual Show & Shine Riders Gear Shop Noon to 4:00 PM 1455 Rose St., Regina SK

Contact CMC Rod (306)529-3265 Robb (306)522-1747 Robb Prairie HD (306)522-1714 Kevin saskgunhunter Caen Unit CAVMU

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

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

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

D & T Customs Dave (306)536-3460 Keith (306)545-4327

74th Annual Sturgis Rally Sturgis, SD

2nd Annual R.A.G.E. Motorcycle Show Scarth Street Mall Regina, SK

Iron Workers Annual Poker Run Iron Workers Hall – 12pm Start 1138 Dewdney Ave. E Regina, SK

R.A.G.E. Rhonda (306)545-9413 Colin (306)522-7932

Donison © 2014

CAV – Canadian Army Veterans MU, CMA – Christian Motorcycle Assoc., HOG – Harley Owners Group, CMC – Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers, LOH – Ladies of Harley, MJCA – Moose Jaw Cycle Assoc., RMAI – Regina Motorcycle Assoc. Inc., SIR – Southern Independent Riders, R.A.G.E. – Riders Against Government Exploitation

Not on the mailing list to receive these Events ? Send your email address to Captain Ron as listed above, please include your name.

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bad Uncle Monkey the road in the upcoming weeks.

next fix, the next bike, the next part.

“Must be nice.” It does make me stand a little taller that I’ve reach a point in my life where I can afford (barely) to have several projects on the go and expensive bikes in my stable. Not everyone is so lucky. Not everyone realizes that it is not always easy. Bikes are a passion, an addiction and like most addicts we find a way to pay for it. I would love to head down to Daytona each year but that money can and does get spent on parts and paint. We reuse, repurpose what we can like the RoadKing’s smashed front fender that is now the rear fender on the HondaMatic. We build old IronHeads not only because they are cool My friend was down this weekend. As we waited in my garage for a young gentleman to look at Mrs. but because they are cheap Monkey old bike he asked this and that about my to buy. We bikes. I told him about my plans for the missus’s could turn our new HondaMatic, how it worked, how it would look talents loose on when it was done. I talked endlessly about the RoadKing explaining how the parts fit together, what brand new bikes my hopes and dreams would be for the bike when it and maybe one was finished. We talked about Snow White and how day we will but for us it is the much I was looking forward to getting her back on

I pointed out to my friend just how much he had dropped on four brand new skidoos, his luxury fifth wheel trailer and the Mega-cab diesel he bought to pull it all. So while he could afford to have the bike he wants he just hasn’t made the commitment to buying it. We all have hobbies - some just cost more than others. -bad Uncle Monkey

The banquet was about to begin when the master of ceremonies was informed that the clergyman invited to give the blessing was unable to attend. He asked the main speaker if he would oblige, and the man agreed. He began, “There is no clergyman present, let us thank God.”

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Attitude Zone - SK Events Regarding your blog post: “A Gag Order on ME & YOU, The Riding Community”: It isn’t slander if it’s TRUE! Good luck, Betty! And count me in.... again. Norm Go get ‘em Betty! Mike B

outlaw club by wearing a 3 piece patch then you are going to get treated like an outlaw club. Why is that so hard to understand? Why do you want to look like a scumbag anyway? I can’t figure that out. The 3 piece patch is ALWAYS linked with being a criminal organization or outlaw club. ALWAYS. It isn’t going to change. Switch to a nice single

Hi Ali and Betty, Reading page 29 and 30 made me smile and I immediately started singing the Beatles song” I’ve jus seen a face”. watch?v=SbKGsEK_T9g Seeing all the upcoming events I feel envy because over here almost every event is cancelled by the mayor. Since founding a chapter of the Banditos a couple of weeks ago Police is so afraid of possible clashes between 1% clubs that events that are being held for almost 30 years are cancelled just days before the event will take place. A different approach from the Australian war on bikies but for the 99% of the Harley community that is not an outlaw biker it’s sad to see the calendar getting more empty every day. Don’t know what events will remain this riding season but for now it’s not looking good. Grtz from the Netherlands Cees Regarding your blog post “Hells Angels cause a stir and a Veterans MC is und...”: I know this is old. BUT... most of you don’t “GET IT”. What I mean is , if you want to look like an

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Belt Drive Betty’s Wordsearch H B D F P D I I D M Y M A Z I O B I E C S






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Attitude Zone patch and ride on. Use the 3 piece and you will get interest from police until it can be determined you aren’t a criminal gang. Simple. If you look like a douchebag you will get treated like one. Anonymous Regarding your blog post: “Troubling things...”: The license for the tattoo shops is a money grab for the government and the finger printing and criminal check is an invasion of privacy. As for the noise bylaws I’ve heard trucks and car that are louder then Harleys and yet no one stops them. I know at least 7 judges as well as lawyers , government officials, preachers and many more upstanding people from all walks of life who ride. One day I was at work( at MacDonald drive thru) and we were busy as usual. It was Halloween so we were aloud to dress up and I decided to wear my usual clothes for riding, you know leathers , and this costumer started bad mouthing bikers. I decided to ask why he thought all bikers were bad. He said they are all lazy drunken drugged out tattooed criminals who never worked an honest day in there life. Then I told the guy I am a biker which seemed to shock him. I asked why he was so shocked and he told me I was to sweet and nice to be a biker. I proved to the guy that I am a biker and explained

to him how many upstanding people ride bikes. He was in shock and very apologetic and said his first opinions were formed from what he heard on the news. He told me that it was time to figure out for himself and go meet more bikers. He thanked me for showing him that everything you hear on the news should not be a judgment on everyone else’s. I ran into the same guy a couple of years later and what did I see he was riding a Harley of his own.

and those around us... and what their thoughts and actions are being discussed to use against us. Sabre Windrider

Betty, I don’t know if people know how many hours you put into these things with your main aim being to support the motorcycle community. That is bad enough that you work so hard for us, and now this unfair lawsuit which is because you work People should remember that in every walk of so hard for us I’m sure has been an emotional, life there are always trouble makers. That does not physical, and FINANCIAL drain on you. I know mean everyone is like that. Don’t judge others for a lot of people have stepped up and helped with the actions of one. Denise direct donations and buying t-shirts, but a lot more need to do the same to help you in this fight. Your fight is our fight. It’s fine to say we support you, Regarding your blog post “What’s a girl to do?”: but it’s even better to say we support you and do As a reporter or writer, we put into words our something about it with a contribution to the links opinion or share information as it comes to us. Most with the gavel on your home page. It’s like the work information, whether we like it or not, comes to us in you do for us. Helping you now is a lot better than negative form. We try to share the information with saying we wished we had helped you later when it others, but it is the information we have. might be too late. You have got to beat this bunch. They started this nonsense suit. The best way to You do a great job of informing the bike beat someone is to beat them bad so they never do community of what is happening, and covering it this again. C’mon people, give a little, it will help her with flowers and pastel paint isn’t the way to give it. a lot. The quicker this lawsuit is resolved, the faster When we start riding we can discuss the great the lady can write fun stuff like this person seems to rides, the great friends, the great laughs, and why be missing, as well as all the good helpful stuff she we love our 2 wheels. But we need to know who writes about too. Anonymous and what and why our choices affect each other

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You do a great job letting people know what’s going on out there. dont let the opinion of one person get you down.Keep er in the wind. Rob Davoren Please continue to report as you do. I appreciate that you have to put up with shit sometimes and am proud to tell people that I follow you. Castrosbutt

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SK Events Date:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

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

30th Annual Cystic Fibrosis 2014 ‘Ride for the Breath of Life’ Charity Motorcycle Run


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

Indian Head for town parade and barbecue at the Rink! Events: “Show and Shine” & Award Presentations at A.J. M. Davies Arena

Registration Fee: $25.00 per motorcycle Hwy. #1 East to Hwy. 10, then (includes meal ticket) North to Fort Qu’Appelle, then on to All souvenirs, T-shirts, pins, etc. will be on a “firstcome, first -served” basis, so please come early to register!!!

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

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SK Events Due to insurance liabilities and in co-operation with our National office, this is a non-alcohol event.

TRY THIS! On-Line Pledging at !!

Click on: Join, Support or start a ride near you. Click on NEW participant. It will easily guide you through the registration process. Register yourself as a participant in REGINA!

The older I get, the smarter my Dad gets. (Mark Twain)

Upcoming SK Events July - August Select arrows to view events.

Your contacts need to find your name in the Ride for the Breath of Life and pledge using their credit card. This is a great way to get extra pledges from everyone on your email or facebook list! For further information or pledge sheets call: Gord Johnson at (306) 543-8936

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Ride Like a Pro


The Best Offense is a Good Defense:


It’s been said that the best offense is a good defense. Well, when riding a motorcycle, a good defense is exactly what you need, if you want to live to be a ripe old biker. Here’s scenario #1. You’re cruising down the left land of the highway, the vehicle in front of you signals a left hand turn. Of course, you are looking way ahead, as you should be, and you can see the left turn lane approaching. The vehicle starts to move into the left turn lane and now the question is, where should you be? I would say, if you’re like me and you like to ride in the left portion of your lane, you should now move as far right in your lane as you can. The reason I say this, is because so many times I’ve seen the driver decide at the last second to change his mind and suddenly pull back into the left lane.

Here’s scenario #2. You are on a 3 lane highway heading north, there’s an island which separates the roadway from the southbound 3 lanes and there is a break in the island which allows cars to cross from one side to the other. You see an SUV in the island waiting to make a left hand turn. What you can’t see is the vehicle to the north of the SUV which is trying to pull into your side of the roadway. If you can’t see that vehicle, you can bet he can’t see you. About 50% of the time, especially if it is a busy roadway, you can bet that vehicle you can’t see is going to pull right out in front of you. You should always be prepared for a situation like this. Remember, he might end up with a dented fender, but you would be lucky to survive such a situation. What should you do? Well, it’s just common sense. Slow down as you approach the break in the road, cover your brakes, check your right side rear view mirror and prepare to either brake or swerve. Remember, you can’t do both at the same time. Plan ahead in your mind what you are going to do. The same thing applies if a vehicle to your right is attempting to pull onto the highway in your path from a side road. If you always plan for the worse, you’ll be ready when it happens, because after all, you’ve got a plan.

You can almost bet he neither knows you are there, or cares. If you move to the right part of your lane, start covering your brakes and get prepared for him to move back into the left hand lane, you will Remember, when you are riding a motorcycle, at least have half a chance of being able to squeeze you need to be defensive. It could mean your life. by him and the car to your right. Always plan for the Jerry “Motorman” Palladino worse and be prepared for it.

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Visiting Harley - Davison Museum

Francois rode with me to the Maison des Rives in La Malbaie. Francois introduced me to Christelle and Stéphane, the owners who are originally from France and are riders. Stéphane and I talked a bit as he showed me around the B& B. Once I was safely ensconced, Francois headed off to change for dinner.

We went to the Allegro Italian restaurant for dinner and had a fabulous chat about motorcycling and tourism. I have eaten at this restaurant during a previous visit to the region and while the food was wonderful, the service on this night was rather disappointing. It seemed like the gal who seated

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Riding Like a Local Day 5 - ON Events The restaurant is enormous with several dining areas including an outdoor patio and the ambiance is warm and inviting.

along with an omelet. I got my bike repacked and Stephane was kind enough to agree to ship a box of gifts home for me as I was running out of room!

The food was worth the wait! My braised lamb was perfect as were the appetizers!

With my bike packed, except for my laptop, I sat out front on the deck and wrote until Francois came to collect me at about 9:30 am. Francois explained my day to me – he was going to ride with me to the Maritime Museum in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, and I would take the tour while he headed off to his wife’s business – Charlevoix Éco-Mobilité in Baie-St-Paul, located at Le Ferme Hotel.

At about midnight we bid each other a bonne noir, and I headed up to my room. I fell into a most peaceful slumber and woke up to brilliant sunshine. The room was great! I had my own private bath, coffee galore and a wonderful deck just off of my room to take in the glorious view of the water and the sunshine.

When I was done at the museum, I would ride over to the hotel to get a tour there and then we’d head over to Le Muse for a late lunch.

At about 7:30 am I went to the breakfast room and availed myself of the abundant fruit and pastries

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us forgot to tell our very busy waiter that she had brought us to his section. We were on the verge of leaving when he came by and realized we had not been served. It happens, even in the best of establishments. From here on in, although our appetizers and meals were extremely slow coming out of the kitchen, our waiter ensured our beverages stayed topped up and that we had bread to nibble on.

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Riding Like a Local Day 5 - ON Events From there I would go on to le Auberge des Estampilles and Francois would go back to work, I would be alone the next day, with a number of attractions lined up for me to partake in. It sounded like it was going to be another action filled couple of days! With hugs I thanked my hosts at Maison des Rives – Stephane and Christelle and we were off.

sure the guide was waiting for me and then he headed back into Baie –Saint-Paul.

was the Marie- Louise and when it closed its doors in 1952 over 150 ships had been built here.

Serge Labbe was a generous host and explained to me a great deal of the history of ship building in the Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive and Les Éboulements region.

For the locals, life revolved around the schooner as a major transportation mode and as an economy.

In 1793, the first ship to come out of theses yards

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Riding Like a Local Day 5 - ON Events In 1946, the Charleviox Ltd. Docyards was started to perform retrofitting and maintenance on schooners and would operate until 1972. In 1982 a group of locals from SaintJoseph-de-la-Rive decided to revive the regions history through this museum to teach people about the trades, the tools and the history of the ship building industry in Charlevoix.

The museum officially opened its doors to its first guests in 2008. The interactive displays were impressively well done and it was an incredible experience to walk through some of the ships that are being restored here.

used on, it was time to go out to the shipyard itself and see some life sized exhibits.

sailors lived then or now for that matter. Such tight quarters with every spare inch used for something!

We toured the shipyard store where builders and The tour is going to take you a couple of hours, vessel owners could purchase tools and equipment especially if you are like me and want to nose needed for their ships. Then we went to the engine/ around into everything you can! winch room where we could get an idea of how the ships are brought in from the water to be worked on.

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The gears and the cables were enormous. It was very cool to be able to tour a couple of the vessels. The first one, the St- Andres had all sorts of interesting facts posted throughout it along with some viewing areas where you could watch various movies on the building of this vessel and the history of the regions ship building endeavors. It was built in 1956 and is indicative of the flat-bottomed style of schooner used on the Saint Lawrence. The workmanship on this vessel is mind numbing – the dowels and peg, the curved ribs, the way everything fit so well. I appreciated the quality of the workmanship so much!

The 1923 tugboat, the Felicia was also impressive. I honestly After viewing the different displays with the variety cannot imagine the way of equipment used and the styles of ships they were

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Riding Like a Local Day 5 - ON Events I thanked Serge for his wonderful tour and got back on the bike and headed back towards Baie-StPaul. I had never heard of Le Ferme – The Farm as it translates into English, before, but thanks to Francois excellent directions I found it easily. I parked the bike and walked over to the Charlevoix Éco-Mobilité stand where you can rent electric motorcycles, take a sidecar tour of the region or a bicycle rickshaw ride around the town.

When we arrived, we headed towards the bandstand that is in the central courtyard of this enormous hotel, it was after all the Labor Day Long weekend and there were bands playing, people dancing and singing, it was quite the sight! I was introduced to some of the ladies from the Tourisme Charlevoix team and then taken for a guided tour by the media manager, for the hotel, Kim Martel.

The Little Franciscans of Mary, an American sisterhood that started in 1891 were actively involved in La Ferme’s farming and they built strong ties in the community. For 80 years, the sisters worked the land here to help feed the congregation and the patients of Saint –Anne’s Hospice. The Filion family bought the land

Le Ferme translates to The Farm. A strange name for a hotel? Well, not really.

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Francois’ lovely wife Elizabeth owns this business and has found it becoming increasingly popular. After a brief conversation, Francois and I headed for lunch at La Muse, where we had the most amazing burger and chicken dinner out on the deck. La Muse is one of the Welcome Rider businesses and as such offers motorcycle only parking! The day was perfect and there were motorcycles everywhere! Francois agreed to do an interview with me in the restaurant parking lot for our community TV show called Ride Like a Local on Eastlink TV after which we headed back over to Le Ferme.

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Riding Like a Local Day 5 - ON Events There are herb gardens in between the various buildings and they provide the chef’s with the all of the fresh garnishes and herbs for cooking they could ever hope to need. The first building we toured was the main building where the train station is located. in 1912-15 (the exact date is unknown) and sold it to the hotel developers in 2005.

There is a gift shop and farmers market located at the train station. The train comes from Quebec City to Charleviox and Le Massif Ski area that is owned

The original wooden barns were to become an integral part of the original design for Le Ferme, but a fire in 2007 forced a change in concept and what you see today is the result of that change.

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Although very contemporary, all of the buildings here pay homage to the past through quirky décor touches that somehow just feel right! Hotel Le Ferme is comprised of 145 rooms and lofts, a railway station, a lively public square, a restaurant showcasing Charlevoix “terroir” (home grown) products and Cuisine_du marché, a café, bar-lounge, multifunctional venue, six (6) meeting rooms, a spa and a gym and is eco friendly.

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by the company that owns Le Ferme. There are some amazing rooms for $49 a night in high season and $49 in low season that are perfect for individuals or groups. 4 beds to a room, each bed folds into the wall and has it’s own desk and locker. Each room also has two restrooms. They are ideal for groups! The main lobby is so impressive, and remnants of the burned down farm buildings can be found everywhere, used throughout the hotel in false walls, and various décor treatments. We walked by the restaurants and looked out over the courtyard from the balcony above. We toured the other 4 pavilions of rooms, each one with its own unique theme. We also toured the spa and I was thinking how much I’d love to take that in sometime! This award-winning hotel was something I promised to treat myself to someday soon! Before I knew it, it was time for me to head to L’estampilles, the Auberge I would be staying at for the evening…

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Riding Like a Local Day 5 - ON Events I said my good byes to Francois and Elizabeth, as I would not see them again before I started heading back to Alberta. Francois had to get ready for a trade show and Elizabeth has a business to run! As I rode towards my Auberge, I began feeling melancholy. My time in this beautiful part of Quebec was coming to and end‌so I decided I would make the most out of every second and everything that came my way!

What is worth having is worth waiting for.

I will leave you until next week when you will find out all about my time at one of the most interesting Auberge and my rain filled day as a tourist on my own! BDB To find our more about Maison des Rives: To Find out more about Allegro Restaurant: To Find out more about the Maritime Museum: To find out more about Charlevoix Eco-Mobilite: To find out more about La Muse: To find out more about Le Ferme:

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Sunday, June 15th, 2014 is set to be an epic event that you won’t want to miss! Join us in the parking lot and throughout the 1000 Islands Mall for a variety of motorcycles ranging in various classes. With local entertainment and vendors on hand, there is something for everyone. 
Bikes for Beats is a FREE event, open to the general public. The show starts at 10:00 am and runs until 5:00 pm. Motorcycles and Vendors will be on display outside in the parking lot, as well as throughout the 1000 Islands Mall. The bikes will be divided into classes, which will give you the opportunity to vote for your favorite bike. We will also have a GRAND PRIZE for best in show – announced at the end of the day!

will not want to miss! 
Bikes for Beats main purpose is to bring together our community to raise money for our local Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Brockville General Hospital. Cardiac rehabilitation is an individualized program of exercise, education and counseling designed to help you live a healthier lifestyle and reduce your risk of future heart events and health problems. This program is beneficial to our residents and the overall health of our community. This event is also a way to highlight local business and bring you something fun and new to look forward to in our area for years to come.

Our near-by restaurants and pubs will be offering specials on food and drinks for you to enjoy after the show! We will also have draws for amazing prizes and local entertainment will also be on the main stage for shows you

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2014 CMDRA Bracket Racing at Mission Raceway Dates: May 16th June 20th July 25th August 15th September 12th Registration opens at 5pm on the day of the event followed by racing at 7pm.   All racers must have: valid motorcycle drivers license full faced Snell 05 approved helmet gauntlet style leather gloves leather jacket leather boots competitors exceeding 120 mph will be required to wear full leathers Motorcycles must be in good working order and will be required to pass tech inspection prior to their first pass

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2014 Schedule of Events SOAR Practice Weekend - May 10 & 11, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Configuration - TBA



Round One - May 23-25, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Reverse Alien Round Two - June 13-15, 2014 SOAR/RACE Invitational Grand Bend Raceway - Modified Track - All Bike Weekend June 27-29, 2014 - SOAR/RACE Invitational Shannonville Motorsports Park Round Three - July 11-13, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Long Track - Steve Shreeve Memorial Weekend Round Four - August 15-17, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Reverse Technical

APRIL 6, 2014 VMC CLUB PROPERTY 4192 HAPPY VALLEY ROAD SIGN UP – 9:00 am START – 10:00 am ALL CLASSES – JUNIOR TO EXPERT Fun for all – CONCESSION AVAILABLE SPECTATORS FREE Members $20.00 Non-Members - $30.00 16 and under $10.00 INFO – DAVE FAIR – 380-7137

Round Five - September 19-21, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Screaming Alien Track Round Six - October 3-5, 2014 Grand Bend Raceway - Long Track - Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Feast

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Ride for MS When:

Sun, September 21, 2014, 9am – 6pm Where: Knights of Columbus - 2401 Columbus Dr., S. Windsor, ON (map) Details: Registration 9;00AM - 10:30AM. Breakfast Buffet available $5. Registration Rider $30 (FREE with $100 in Pledges), Passenger $20 (FREE with $100 in Pledges), Country Style Dinner to follow the ride. Best & Worst Hand, Door Prizes, Chinese Auction and 50/50. Poster will be posted as it becomes available. Any questions contact Shar at (519) 798-3858

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Product Review - Ken Aiken

Ballroom Jeans Aren’t Made For Dancin’ Serious jeans from Duluth Trading Company reviewed by Ken Aiken Ballroom Jeans weren’t designed for dancing: these are workingman’s pants. A diamond-shaped gusset in the crotch allows for ample comfort when straddling a saddle regardless of how wide. The legs allow room for knee flexing and there’s no problem fitting the cuffs over my boot tops. These aren’t a wimpy pair of designer pants. Constructed of pre-washed, 14.5 oz., 100% denim, the main seams are triple stitched. Pockets are made of Duluth Trading Company’s trademark “firehose” fabric and both the cuffs and waist are “taped” with the same material. The front pockets and the watch pocket are riveted for extra strength. Those front pockets are 12-inches deep-much deeper than on street jeans. This factor becomes important when riding a motorcycle: I don’t want to retrace miles of pavement looking for my lost house keys. The zipper and pull are metal; the waist button is metal, and the belt loops will accommodate a 1½” wide belt. The temperature dropped to -37 degrees with the wind chill—to cold for riding, but this offered a

#87008 Original Work Jeans $49.50,: even sizes great opportunity to test the flannel-lined version of 4-18; inseams 29, 31, & 33” Ballroom Jeans. At these temperatures restriction in the crotch area wasn’t much of a concern, but (800) 505-8888, my legs managed to remain comfortable for more than an hour. According to the wind chill chart I’d have to be riding 60 mph in 0˚F temperature to even come close to similar conditions. I suspect one could ride for hours in 50-degree temperatures and be comfortable when wearing them. Duluth Trading Company makes a similar pair of jeans for women. Since a crotch gusset on women’s pants would be as useless as . . . well, let’s just say that these are not smaller sizes, but designed to accommodate the female form and feature a no-gap waistband. Obviously they have to be called by a different name: Original Work Jeans. Rugged, extremely comfortable, affordable, and good looking these are exceptionally fine jeans. Their only shortcoming for a motorcyclist is the lack of Kevlar lining for abrasion protection. #86069 Ballroom Jeans: $49.50; dark indigo and denim’ waist sizes 32-50”; inseams even lengths 28-36. #34514 Flannel-lined Ballroom Jeans $59.50 (my favorite)

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Daydreams From as far back as I can remember, I recall daydreaming about everything from bicycles, to boats to motorcycles and as I grew older; the perfect relationship, an adventurous lifestyle, to traveling the Pastor Chuck world, to finding a rewarding career and to enjoy the best that this life had to offer. Ironically, as we walk down the road we call life, our perspectives, ambitions and our dreams do change. Either by circumstances beyond our control or due to the wise or un-wise choices and decisions we make, our dreams either become reality or they move on like an early morning mist, evaporating into thin air. They say that if you want something bad enough, chances are you’ll find a way to get it, and speaking from personal experience, I would tend to agree with that statement.

You know, as a born-again believer I can recall in my younger days wondering where we goafter we die, and it troubled me, particularly after I had survived a near death encounter in an auto accident. I began day dreaming about heaven... what it might be like, and how cool it would be to spend eternity there. Now those daydreams ignited my “spiritual journey” which ultimately led me to seeking God and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord in my life. And you know what, pretty much all of my dreams have come true or they have been radically changed to line up with God’s will for my life. So I still have my dreams and now I do often think about what heaven will be like, and how cool it will be to see those people I know who have gone there ahead of me. And the funny thing is, when I’m out riding, especially on country roads or away from the city, my daydreaming gear kicks in and I truly am, in “my happy place.” Ride Safe, Ride True Pastor Chuck

When I meet new friends who are riders, I’m always interested to hear their stories about how they got started riding and when they got their first bike... and you’ll be guaranteed to see the passion surface as every little detail is recounted and soon the animated hand and arm gestures follow. Most often, I’ve heard that the first bike came after a lot of daydreaming, hoping and wishing, and for some, praying.

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My name is Daniel Thurber of Fort Frances, Ontario Canada. I would like to introduce you not only to myself but the organization I represent. The organization is called B.U.R.N. (Bikers Urban Response Needed) which is a division of C.F.S.I. (Center For Search & Investigation).  I am The Canadian National President. These names are probably foreign to you now but we are in 45 States, Canada and parts of Europe, in Australia and growing.  C.F.S.I. is staffed by licensed private investigators and they are who do all of the intake and investigative work as you might expect.  They then turn to B.U.R.N. when we have credible information, locations, probable vehicle information, etc. and a Missing Child poster to distribute in a given area.  We canvas the last know area the child was either known or seen and distribute the posters and talk to whomever we can.  If there is a vehicle involved, we have a plan to

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

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Heading out on a Road Trip?

Paper maps and a clear plastic map case to fold them into will get you there and home when the electronics shut down. State and Provincial maps hold a wealth of information and are a treat to pour over to look for that out-of-the-way place to visit. #4 - Tool Kit: Your bike probably came with one tucked into a corner someplace, but you need to take it out and have a serious look at it and then put together a proper kit that will actually get you home in case something breaks on yours or your buddy’s bike.

#5 - Flat Repair Kit: A can of Fix-A-Flat or a proper tire repair kit along with a mini air compressor could be worth its weight in gold when you’re out in the middle of nowhere and pick up a nail. #6 - Cash: Need I say more. You should always have a decent amount of cash tucked away in a pocket or on the bike in case you ever find yourself in some remote place that doesn’t take credit cards. They still exist, depending on how lost you are…

by Robert Whaley – Northwestern Ontario Motorcycling Here are a few things that you may just want to take with you. #1 - Ear Plugs: Not everyone wears them, but they’re good for everyday riding and can be especially nice for longer road trips. It’s amazing how loud the inside of a helmet can be, and subjecting your ears to that noise for hours and days on end can lead to hearing loss and a greater level of fatigue. #2 - Extra Gloves: There is not much worse that getting your gloves soaked and having a long day of riding ahead of you. Your hands and neck are two of the biggest places where you can control your body temperature, and the appropriate – dry – gear for both is crucial. #3 - A Paper Map: Sure you’ve got your GPS, but what are you going to do when it stops working?

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ON Events - Classified AD of the Week VERY CLEVER, AS ALWAYS . . . Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers were asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

Classified Ad of the Week:

Tulameen BC Getaway Home!

The winners are: 1. Coffee (n.): The person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj.): Appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3. Abdicate (v.): To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. 4. Esplanade (v.): To attempt an explanation while drunk. 5. Willy-Nilly (adj.): Impotent. 6. Negligent (adj.): Describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown. 7. Lymph (v.): To walk with a lisp. 8. Gargoyle (n.): Olive-flavoured mouthwash. 9. Flatulence (n.): Emergency vehicle that picks you up after you have been run over by a steamroller. 10. Balderdash (n.): A rapidly receding hairline.

Time to get away! This cute home is waiting for you! Come to Tulameen and enjoy 4 seasons of fun! This home has 3 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths. Conveniently located right across the street from the Trading Post store. The lot is nice sized corner lot, with a yard that just needs some TLC. The home is ready to move into! Come and take a look and see all that our area has to offer for your getaway paradise. Video link: VVHL7T/504/166

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are for sale now and available to buy on line (paypal) at: 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 The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News

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ON News - ON Events to repost information on missing children via the internet and be able to assist in ground efforts in or near their area when it arises. Because we realize that everyone has different schedules and capabilities we only ask that you do what you can, when you can. We are relying on the caring hearts of Bikers to help us to make a difference in children’s lives. I believe strongly that there is not a more caring group of people anywhere.

Bikers Urban Response Needed for missing children (B.U.R.N.) is a division of Team CFSI, founded by Chuck Foreman. When a child goes missing it is critical that we provide a quick response by increasing awareness, gathering intelligence and assisting in whatever follow up actions are required by utilizing our national team of Biker volunteers. B.U.R.N. was formed to assist in searching for missing children, including the distribution and collection of information during these incidents as well as to raise awareness of this growing epidemic. Unfortunately, Law Enforcement manpower and resources can be limited at times. This is when we need any members that are available to assist them in what ever is asked of us, thereby increasing manpower and effectiveness of operations. We are building a network of “ready to ride” volunteers across the nation to assist when they can in helping to locate missing children. When a child goes missing, these volunteers will be called into action. We need volunteers who are willing

We are not a motorcycle club. Our purpose is to aid in locating missing children and provide community education on Child Safety in an effort to help prevent these incidents from happening. There are no dues, no monthly meetings to attend. We will be having training sessions for our members so that we will be an effective team when called upon.

Wouldn’t you want someone with your drive and determination searching for them? Join us today- make a difference in a child’s life. B.U.R.N.forMissingChildren Dan Thurber, Canada B.U.R.N President Chuck “Chuckie” Keplar, National President, B.U.R.N.

There is no back patch. We do hope to soon have available to our members t-shirts, etc to identify us during search efforts. We are not a brand specific organization, if you ride; we need you, 2 wheels or three. We are not attempting to recruit members away from any other organizations, on the contrary, we encourage all individuals to join us in our mission regardless of any other membership you may have (with that organization’s permission). We are glad to accept Bikers of all backgrounds, believing that through the diverse group of people known as Bikers they will each be able to bring different skills necessary to us as a team. Please consider this carefully. It only takes a few seconds for a child to go missing. What if it was your child?

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What has Paws Fur Thought been Up to? Museum, there have been many events to keep us busy fulfilling our primary mission: Advocatiing and Fundraising to place service dogs with veterans battling the ravages of PTSD. Jocelyn, Thai and I would like to send a huge shout out to all those who have supported the mission and because of your efforts we, as a team have either placed or have in training 30 service dogs. The dogs have been placed from Coast to Coast and thru a variety of Service Dog providers. The list of those who have helped with be the subject of my next article, but know that we only have success with a collaborative, co-operative effort.

Folks, sorry I have been so remiss in sitting down and hammering at the keyboard. I think part of it has to do with the Zombie Winter that just will not die. I think I am not far off the mark if I can say that all Canadians have just about had their fill of winter and for those of us suffering from PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) this winter will long be remembered as the winter the country unified and went searching for the Groundhog with the intent of beating him senseless with a shovel. But I digress‌

The NS Nunavut Command of the Royal Canadian Legion is still overseeing our charitable donations and fundraising efforts and we have added Citadel Canine Society as a strategic partner, who can also provide tax receipts for your fundraising efforts. Do not underestimate the value of the good work that can be done with your continued support.

So how has Paws Fur Thought and specifically, my girl Thai been doing? I would have to answer great on both counts but exceptionally busy is the flip side of that coin. After completing the Long Walk to Sanity last September at the National War

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Support Our Troops So as your ride groups and clubs look forward to the upcoming season (Yes, it will get here sometime), consider adding Paws Fur Thought to the list of worthy causes that you are supporting. Will your efforts, no matter how big or small make a difference? Yes they will. Each time we put between $2,500 to $5,000 together, we can pair another veteran with their service dog. These highly trained animals have a myriad of tasks that they can perform that will enhance their handler’s life and allow them to start the process of re-integrating with their families and their communities. In many cases, the service dogs drag their new handlers back from the brink of a chasm of despair that leads to terminally irreversible decisions. So when you are standing around getting the saddle kinks out and warming up with a coffee with your brothers and sisters from the road, I challenge you to ask yourself one simple question. “Can we spare the time to host an event that can help save someone’s life, especially when that someone has answered the call to provide our freedoms?” Seadawg & Thai the Service Dog, www. or on FB at Paws Fur Thought

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A beautiful relationship does not depend upon how good we understand someone but on how well we avoid misunderstandings.

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

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

Best cruiser 1st & 2nd place

Best touring 1st and 2nd place

Best sport bike 1st & 2nd place

Best sport touring 1st & 2nd place

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

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did. (Mark Twain)

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Comic Wisdom Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball

sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork. – Edward Abbey First Nations Wisdom Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught, will we realize that we cannot eat money. -Cree Proverb

Planet Earth Wisdom Hope doesn’t come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It’s simply a choice to take action – Anna Lappe From a friend of Johnny Bongo… “When the issues of someone else’s life have you tied in knots, it usually means it’s time to start focusing on your own life.” – a friend of @johnnybongo English Literature Wisdom A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. – Charlotte Bronte Columnist Wisdom… A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. – Doug Larson Author Wisdom One man alone can be pretty dumb

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PEI News / Events your Atlanticade VIP registration (value of $60) free”. Hicks said they have already sold about 30 tickets from the Motorcycle Show held last month in Moncton. Any of the remaining 70 tickets still available after this weekend will be offered to VIP participants.

Harley Draw To Be Held During ATLANTICADE (Summerside, P.E.) – The Summerside Boys & Girls Club annual Harley Draw and the Atlanticade Motorcycle Festival have something in common. The idea for both was borne back in 2007 and therefore 2014 will mark the 8th edition for each. So it is no surprise the two will be teaming up to support one another at this year’s motorcycle festival set for June 27th to July 1st in Summerside, PEI. On Monday, June 30th the draw will take place at festival headquarters and organizers are planning to make the evening event one of the highlights of the entire five day festival.

The Summerside Boys & Girls Club is the main charity supported by Atlanticade and last year received $7,500 in revenue generated from ticket purchases made through the motorcycle festival. “This year we wanted to bump that amount up to $10,000 and work with the Boys & Girls Club to make the 8th annual draw the best one yet” added Hicks. For more information on the festival go to www.

“We will be having live entertainment, additional prizes, food and some other goodies which will all add up to a great evening of fun inside the Budweiser big tent” says Atlanticade chairman Dale Hicks. “Even if you don’t win the new 2014 Street Glide you’re still in for a great time”! In fact Atlanticade has committed to selling 100 tickets and this weekend will be offering a free VIP registration to anyone who buys a ticket at either of two trade shows they will be attending. “We will have booths at both the Motorcycle Show in Halifax and the PEI Motorcycle Show in Charlottetown” explains Hicks. “If you drop by the booth and purchase a ticket on the draw you will get

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

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NS Events The Washington Post’s Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. And, here are this year’s winners . . . Sarchasm (n.): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it. Inoculatte (v.): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late. Hipatitis (n.): Terminal coolness.

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Nova ScotiaNews / Events Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

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The Washington Post’s Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. And, here are this year’s winners . . . 1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

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Foreploy (v.): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period. The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles 13th Edition 2014  

Canada's ONLY weekly motorcycle newspaper. This week featuring Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum