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May 2nd, 2013

Next Generation of Motorcycle Diary: Cajun Two-Step Kathryn (Kat) Perry

French, African and American cultures collide in a riot of music, dance and food in the Mississippi Delta, as our dad, William, my sister Lisa and I discover. The beast circles the boat, propelled by powerful sweeps of its scaly tail. They say the distance from an alligator's snout to its eyes in inches is roughly its length in feet, so this must be a 14-footer, its jaws as wide as my body. It has already devoured the bits of chicken our guide, Ron, has thrown its way, but it clearly wants more. I'd mentally prepared for this moment, me and gator face-to-face. In the steamy heat I look at it and it looks at me; it looks meaner.

Then Ron plays his big card: he rummages in the stern and whips out ... an accordion?!?

You’ve got the eyes of a gator A quick burst of Cajun two-step from the home-made instrument, fashioned from old door knobs and nappy pins, and the monster turns and retreats to the swamp. You'd have done the same. Imagine whining bagpipes. Is there any other kind. Continued on Next Page

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Welcome to Louisiana, the wild country where French, African and American cultures collide in a riot of music, dance and huge platefuls of food. This is my and Lisa's first taste is in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, near Houma - Dad's been here several times before.

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Acadien was condensed and corrupted into Cajun. I learn about Cajun customs chatting to Betty Provost Eschete. At Wildlife Gardens, near Houma, she has built basic wooden cabins by the swamp, and a nature trail on which she points out useful native plants. She has a menagerie of raccoons, turtles and alligator hatchlings - which is my chance to 'wrestle' a gator. Miss Betty's husband Vernon catches me a little one, I grip its tail and head tightly, gaze into its inscrutable vertical-slit eyes, gulp a bit, then hand all 3ft of it gratefully back. Job done.

Louisiana The mighty river spreads out fingers as it reaches toward the sea, splitting into smaller, slow-moving rivers - called bayous - creating an area of swamp, marsh, lakes and silty islands along hundreds of miles of coast that teems with wildlife.

To really get under the skin of southern Louisiana, you need to take a swamp tour. Ron's version, on Bayou Black near Houma, is a gentle cruise on a big pontoon craft along palmetto-fringed byways. As he spins yarns and sings songs, a steady procession of alligators approach to jump for a food reward.

It's not the first landscape you'd think a Frenchman would choose to settle in. The Cajuns' forebears fled sectarian strife in France and founded a haven they called L'Acadie in what is now Nova Scotia in Canada. Then the British deported them. In 1765, some made it to the French-owned territory of Louisiane and forged new lives, draining swamps to make farmland, hunting and fishing. Over the years, the name

Bayou Teche At Breaux Bridge, 70 miles away up the Atchafalaya Basin, we take a tour with

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naturalist 'Butch' Guchereau in a small skiff onto Lake Martin to explain the ecosystem in depth. There are birds he names in English and Cajun French, fish-catching spiders scurrying across mats of pondweed and a vast egret rookery, acres across, where alligators patrol like guard dogs to snatch the small mammals who come to feast on birds' eggs. We even find an alligator nest guarded by a watchful female Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles among the reeds. But the swamp is not Breaux Bridge's biggest draw. The charming little town on Bayou Teche is officially the 'Crawfish Capital of the World', and an annual festival in May draws thousands to feast on the delicacy. With its neighbour St Martinville, Breaux Bridge reveals a more cultured side to Cajun country.

Near Breaux Bridge

Elegant, balconied homes and antique shops line the streets. Restaurants serve modern cuisine alongside traditional favourites such as gumbo soup - all much more subtly

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spiced than you'd guess from the 'Cajun' food you find on European menus. And, much of the week, you'll find a place that serves up music with your meal.

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horns from marching bands, folk songs from all places, African beats. But in August 2005, the beat came to an abrupt halt when Hurricane Katrina crashed through.

The distinctive Cajun folk sound blends violin and accordion to a two-step beat or waltz. Its upbeat offspring, zydeco, adds a thumpier bass and a signature metal washboard, worn like an armoured vest. Both strands are highly infectious. Whether you opt for a Cajun family dinner-dance - or fais do-do - or a zydeco breakfast, you'll be putting down your knife and fork to join young and old dancing those calories off in a spirit of shared pride. It's only an hour or two's ride by motorcycle - enough space to switch mental gear from swamp to city - from Cajun country to New Orleans. Music of a different kind made the city famous: jazz. Conjure a mental picture of New Orleans and it'd likely be wild nights in smoky dives dancing to the likes of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and their successors. The music perfectly captures the city's Creole melting-pot history: brass

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Bourbon Street Six years later (at the telling of this story), a tourist might never know it happened. The French Quarter, where most visitors gather, is back in full party mode. On Bourbon Street, packed bars play jazz, blues and rock all hours. These blocks are among the few places where drinking on the street Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles is tolerated in America, and it seems the whole country has come to let its hair down. Crowds of tourists, hen and stag groups, white and black, jostle in and out. Many bars in the cluster of 19th-century terraces have beautiful, filigree-iron balconies from which to watch the action, or relaxed, friendly courtyards out back. The grid of streets running off and parallel to Bourbon is full of smart restaurants, cafes and shops selling antiques and kitsch voodoo dolls, buskers and young black boys tap-dancing with drink-can tops nailed to their trainers. And on Jackson Square, you'd imagine you were in Seville - it was laid out during Louisiana's late-18th-century spell of Spanish ownership. At dusk, tarot readers set out tables.

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walk away, you're in the Faubourg-Marigny district, with an almost hippie vibe going on. And this is a typical Friday night out on its main drag, Frenchman Street. At the Spotted Cat, a laid-back crowd gathers to hear the New Orleans Jazz Vipers. The band turn up one by one, guitar, bass, clarinet, violin, sax, looking more like off-duty bank clerks than musicians, and after much chatting they get into an old-time set. We wander out into the muggy evening and a teenage boy is busking with his sousaphone outside. I love the sousaphone.

Kermit Ruffins at the Blue Nile

Kitsch Voodoo Dolls There's plenty in the French Quarter to keep you occupied, and for some visitors that's enough. A cocktail here, an oyster po'boy sandwich there. But to limit yourself just to that would be missing out. Just 10 minutes'

Diagonally across the road we catch celebrity trumpeter Kermit Ruffins at the Blue Nile. Then, a couple of doors down, it's frantic hip hop/funk from the Jam-Allstars, featuring Jamal Batiste 'the Unconventional Drummer', at Ray's Boom Boom Room. We could have carried on, as venues programme sets well into the small hours. Beyond the quarter by day there are the

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beautiful villas of the Garden District to explore, or take the streetcar up Canal Street to the Museum of Art. Along the way you'll see hurricane damage: abandoned buildings, homes with muddy brown lines on their sides that mark the height of the floods. If you really want to, you can take a hurricane tour. But why not accentuate the positive? The ferry crosses the Mississippi to Algiers, brining you here, where they make giant sculptures and floats for New Orleans' most spectacular annual shindig, which usually Continued on Next Page


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takes place in February. Over two weeks or so, carnival societies, or krewes, put on ever more spectacular parades with marching bands (minimum 10 per parade) and gaudy floats, from which costumed revellers throw strings of plastic beads at the frenzied crowds. It's a lucky visitor who can make it for Mardi Gras. The other 50 weeks of the year, you'll have to make do with party time. But unlike the gator, appreciate the Cajun Two-Step. The 5th Annual

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Table of Contents

1 — Next Generation of Motorcycle Diary 2 — Next Generation of Motorcycle Diary 3 — Next Generation of Motorcycle Diary 4 — Next Generation of Motorcycle Diary 5 — Next Generation of Motorcycle Diary 6 — Almost Blown Away & BC Events 7 — Almost Blown Away & BC Events 8 — BC Events 9 — Wyz Wmn’s Words to the Wise 10 — BC Events 11 — BC Events 12 — B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events 13 — B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events 14 — B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events 15 — B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events 16 — B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events 17 — The Rant & AB Events 18 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off 19 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 20 — AB Events 21 — AB News & Events 22 — AB News & Events 23 — Attitude Zone & AB Events 24 — Attitude Zone & AB Events 25 — Attitude Zone & AB Events 26 — AB News & Events 27 — AB Events 28 — AB Events 29 — AB Events 30 — Sports & AB Events 31 — Sports & AB Events 32 — Sports & AB Events 33 — Sports & AB Events 34 — AB Event 35 — AB Events 36 — Pair-A-Dice Trikes 37 — The Awareness Ride 38 — The Awareness Ride & SK Event 39 — bad Uncle Monkey - SK Events 40 — R.A.G.E. in the News & SK Events 41 — SK Events 42 — SK Events 43 — National & SK Events 44 — SK Events- Wordsearch 45 — Road Trip Rewards - Member Benefits 46 — Road Trip Rewards - Member Benefits 47 — Best Roadside Service - Member Benefits 48 — From the Depths of File 13 49 — From the Depths of File 13

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Almost blown away…in the USA! By Richard Szpin A few summers back, I rode a solo bike tour of over 10,000 miles and almost got blown away in the Midwestern USA. My paranoia of riding in the US was high enough already because of the increasing number of stories of violence in the American media. When in Minnesota I noticed vehicle plates read “Land of a thousand lakes”and I feared mis-riding into one of them but the motto may be a misnomer! From the countless number of pickup trucks with rear-cab window rifle racks, maybe the plates should read “Land of a thousand guns!” However, my fears kicked up a notch in Fargo, ND, the ideal setting for the Cohen brothers’ movie of the same name. Stopping for a coffee, I was open-mouth dumbfounded to see a man in line with a holstered gun. Caffeine jitters took on a whole new meaning in North Dakota. I rode out of North Dakota as fast as I could. I hoped Montana, the next state west would feel safer. I was ‘flying’ even though I do not like speeding on my motorcycle but the blackest clouds I had ever seen were closing in on me, ominously. I pulled up to a gas pump to refuel. A pickup truck pulled up right behind me. The driver rushed out, almost bumping into me in his eagerness to tell me something. “Hey man, you sure got the right idea, ridin’ like hell like that. I just came out of that storm back there. Worst hail I’ve ever seen. Look at my truck?” It looked

like it had been used for target practice by a machine gun-armed state militia, every inch of it pockmarked from hailstone indentations. As they say in old western movies, “I hightailed it out there…fast!” My ride continued, Billings, then north to Roundup. My hopes of quickly reaching the safety and security of Canada grew, but a new reality smashed them. I outrode one major danger, only to meet another. I was riding comfortably, relaxed by the nice cycles of the roadway’s ups and downs, when suddenly, just as I crested another hill, I got hit. The strongest blast of wind I have ever felt in all my years of motorcycling shoved me right over, to the very edge my seat. I was almost riding “sidecar” without actually having one on my bike. I leaned my bike, then some more and then, even more. I thought, ‘This is it.” I slowed down immediately, slowed right down to walking speed. The incredible gusts were like none I had ever experienced, blasting at me, almost toppling me over. My bike, a full-sized

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles cruiser at well over a thousand pounds with me on it, rocked from the terrible blasts. I was in the middle of nowhere, an empty plain, so I had to continue. I rode on, at a speed a pedestrian could have outpaced. This wind from hell, scared the hell out of me: sudden explosions of wind at one moment; absolute calm, dead air, the next. I adjusted my riding with weight-shifting leans. The moment I became confident with my leaning, the wind would suddenly stop. One instant, I would be leaning to an extreme to maintain control; the next, I had to totally correct myself to stay

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upright and avoid crashing. From comfortably cruising at 80 mph, I slowed down drastically to 25 mph. Yup, 25 mph. I had never felt so afraid on a bike in my life. I looked around and what I saw frightened me even more. I was totally alone; on a broad, open plain, in central Montana, not near much of anything. The next big town was a 100 miles away. I was in the middle of nowhere, no hotels, no motels, no truck-stops, no nuthin’. Besides, I thought, what would be the point of stopping. The wind wasn’t going to stop just because I did. This was not the bike tour I had envisaged. As I passed through Lewiston, the winds

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calmed. Onward to Great Falls I decided, just a few hours up the road. There, I checked into a motel for the night. My sleep was of ‘the fatigued;’ thankfully not ‘of the dead.’ I will always remember the interesting people I met on my ride, great stories, unique appearances, colourful anecdotes, and helpful directions. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. However, I will never forget Montana, the state — where I was almost blown away in the USA!

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BCCOM Update

Celebration of Life: It is with the greatest sorrow in my heart that I share the passing of one of the best woman I have gotten to know in motorcycling. Karen Weinstein has left us and the hole in the motorcycling community may never be filled, her devotion to the Association for Injured Motorcyclists and BCCOM was endless. Ride like the wind girlfriend ride like the wind.... There will be a Celebration of Life for Karen on Saturday May 4th at 3:00pm at the George Preston Rec Center in Langley 20699 42nd Ave. In lieu of flowers donations to the Association for Injured Motorcyclists AIM would be greatly appreciated as this was a cause close to Karen's heart. Association for Injured Motorcyclists #37-13320 116th Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3R 0R8 Good Article on Motorcycle Safety: Riding Safe: Crash Avoidance By: Tom Roderick What are the two kinds of motorcyclists? Those who have crashed and those who will. Scoff if you like, but given a long enough timeline, we all crash. Although this unpopular proverb carries the danger of alienating prospective motorcyclists, I argue that if a person is so easily freaked out, they most likely do not possess the mental fortitude to correctly react when presented with a hazardous situation, and therefore should not be riding a motorcycle in the first place.

B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events Don’t think of crashing as dying in a fiery, twowheel spectacle. More commonly a singlemotorcycle crash is a low- to mid-speed tip-over resulting in minor road rash and the occasional broken bone. With this in mind, isn’t it better to openly discuss crashing so the motorcyclists residing in the those-who-will crowd can properly prepare for a crash and minimize the damage rather than avoid the topic and maximize the havoc? I’m also of the opinion that bluntly discussing crashing may help end our country’s nonchalance about motorcycle safety. In our article “The American Culture of Motorcycle Safety,” we

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asked Dainese marketing manager and Valentino Rossi’s personal safety gear supplier, Andrea Nalesso, which country is most in the dark regarding motorcycle safety. He replied that it’s “very much the U.S., which is the worst among the countries that I know.” Plug “motorcycle safety” into Google and there’s

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles no shortage of authoritative, politically correct, user-friendly books, articles, videos, classes, etc., available and aimed at educating and sharpening the skills of the inexperienced as well as the experienced motorcyclist. Information, that as a former Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) instructor, I support but will not regurgitate here. What follows is my personal motorcycle dogma culminated from a career spent aboard twowheelers that’s kept me (thus far) out of harm’s way. Want to read more of this article? Please follow this link to continue reading http://www.motorcycle.com/rider-safety/ridingsafe-crash-avoidance-91333.html

B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events Mark your calendars! May 5th, 2013 - Rider Down Memorial Service: The B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists along with the Canadian Army Vetrans (CAV) will be hosting this service to honor our friends, family and loved ones who have been lost while riding. The Padre from the CAV will be performing the service. It is also a salute to and a perfect way to bring in May is Motorcycle Awareness Month and the proclamation from government will be read. Please do your best to attend and let's make this an event to rival the Toy Run! It will NOT be a parade but a destination with Jubilee Ave. being closed for motorcycle parking. The service is at 11:00 and will be finished by noon.

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May 2, 2013 Upcoming Events:

Are we missing something? If you want to list an event you’re hosting or know about, please go to www.bccom-bc.com under “Events” and you can list your own. If you have a pdf of a poster please send to office@bccom-bc.com April 28th: 28th Annual Classic & Vintage M/C Swap Meet For more info please call: 604-299-0020 May 4th – 5th: Harley Davidson Baggers and Hawgs Den – Duffey Lake Loop Ride For more info please call: 604-349-7798. May 5th: Rider Down Memorial Service For more info please call: 604-580-0111 May 5th: 4th Annual Hells Gate Candy Run 7am meet time @ Barnes Harley Davidson Parking 8859 201 St. Langley, BC V2Y0C8, Canada.

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles May 5th: Motorcycle Memorial Ride Riders in Victoria will meet at Sands Funeral Chapel on Goldstream at 8:00 for Stands up at 9:00. Coffee will be on. May 11th & 12th: Harley Davidson Baggers & Hawgs Den Ride to Tofino For more info please call: 778-317-0914 May 11th: Back Alley Customs – Show n Shine Merritt, BC For more info please call: 250-280-0634 May 12th: 21st Annual GVMC Ride For The Kids For more info please call: 604 535-4860 May 18th- 20th: Harley Davidson Baggers & Hawgs Den – 3 day Ride through Olympic Peninsula For more info please call: 778-317-0914 May 25th: "6th Annual Ride and Rock" Tickets available early March.For more info please call: 250-862-2424 May 26th: 4th Annual Westcoast Motorcycle RIDE TO LIVE ride For more info please call: 604-291-2453 June 1st: 4th Annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride Event by Baggers and Hawgs Ride To Live June 2nd: Freedom Biker Church MC Swap Meet and Show n Shine For more info please call: 604-209-1949 June 9th: 65th Annual GVMC Piston Run Hare Scrambles For more info please call: (604) 594-5918 June 15th: Daytona Motorcycle Customer Appreciation Day 10am-4pm For more info please call: (604) 588-4988 - 13479 King George Hwy Surrey June 16th: Father’s Day Family Fun Ride - Nicola Valley DRA For more info please call: (250) 378-3502 June 21st to June 22nd: HOG 6th Annual Summer Sizzle Ride For more

B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events info please call: 604-534-6044 June 22nd: 2nd Annual Turf Lounge Show n Shine For more info please call: 778-828-2554 June 23rd: Marq’s Mystery Tour For more info please call 604-534-2770 June 23rd: 20th Annual Campbell River Poker Run For more info please call: 604-580-0111 July 5th to July 6th: The Hollister Rally – California For more info please call: (561) 214 1137 July 6th: Ride for Sparky Simpson For more info please call: 778-828-2554 July 6th: 3rd Annual Nanaimo Toy Run For more info please visit: www.nanaimotoyrun.org

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July 7th: 8th Annual Sasquatch Inn's M/C Show n' Shine For more info please call: 604-796-2730 July 11th: “Rocky Mountain Road Trip” For more info: www.hawgsden.com July 18th- 21st: Summer Stomp & Burnout – Sicamous, BC For more info please call: [250] 517-8090 July 26th to July 28th: Ride into History – MC Rally / Show n Shine For more info please call: 604-514-7375 August 2nd to August 4th: Boogie Bash – A.I.M Interior Chapter For more info please call: 250-765-4517

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Ride 4 the Cure Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Registration: 10:00am

Harley Davidson of Prince George 2626 Vance Road

Ride starts at 11:00am Ride to Purden Lake Resort for Lunch

Pink Accessories will be available during registration by donation!

** Draw Prizes **

Join Us 4 a Great Cause! By DONATION

Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation

Event Sponsored by:

in support of the Patient Cancer Care Programs @ UHNBC Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt

For information contact: Facebook/Prince George HOG Jenni @ HD: 250.564.6667 Nycole - LoH: 250.649.0170


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles August 10th to August 11th: 5th Annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup For more info please call: 250-336-8746 August 18th: 2nd Annual Vintage In The Valley Motorcycle Show For more info please call: 778-908-1941 September 7th: Vancouver Firefighters – Bikers for Burns Ride For more info please call: 604-291-2453 September 14th & 15th: 29TH Annual Port Alberni Toy Run For more info please call: 1-250-731-4728 September 15th: 2nd Annual Salmon Run Motorcycle Rally For more info please e-mail: bcsalmonrun@gmail.com October 6th: 35th Annual Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run For more info please call (604) 580-0111 October 6th: Vancouver Toy Run / Pig Roast: For more info please call: 778-828-2554 Shop Discounts Over the years many shops and related motorcycles businesses have come and gone and I am afraid that we seem to have lost track of the discounts offered by them for current BCCOM members. We have sent out emails asking for specifics and here is who has replied so far. If you have a business or frequent a business you think may want to get involved please have them contact the office at 1877 580-0111 or office@bccom-bc.com with the details. Denco Cycle: Offers 10% off to BCCOM members, not including labor or net priced items. 5834 176 St Surrey, BC V3S 4E2 604-574-3610

B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events Phoenix Cycle: offer a 10% discount on parts & accessories to BCCOM members. (Not applicable to labor) 931 Dunford Avenue Victoria, BC V9B 2S4 250-474-1111 Vernon Motorsports: offers a 10% discount to all BCCOM members with proof of active membership. 6381 HWY 97 N Vernon, BC V1B 3R4 250-545-5381 Palymor Power Products: 10% off parts -20% off Motorcycle Tires for BCCOM members with an active membership card. BOX 11 - 1043 Playmor Road Crescent Valley V0G 1H0 (250) 359-7111 Original Leather Factory: 10 % discount to active BCCOM members. #123 – 2323 Boundary Rd, Vancouver – 604-2983770

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Eyecandy Custom Cycles: Travelling members of BCCOM may stay in our motor home or camp for free in Smithers at our place on the Bulkley River. We’ll also knock 10 bucks per hour off of any work done for fellow members. Box 4500 3350 Hwy 16 – Smithers, BC 1-877-547-4044 Bike Barn: 10% all active BCCOM members (must have membership card) 300 Westminster Ave W, Penticton, BC V2A 1K2 (250)-492-4140

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Belt Drive Betty: A free subscription to me newspaper when you sign up with BCCOM. http://www.beltdrivebetty. com/not-a-member-join-us/registers Please enter promo code: BCCOM13 Destination Highways: we'll offer $10 more off for your members who order directly from us at http://www.destinationhighways.com/Buy.htm All you have to do is put in the discount code: BCCOM at the appropriate during the ordering. Keep Ridin’ Motorsports: 10% all active BCCOM members (must have membership card) 1175 Gordon Dr. Kelowna, BC (250) 862-9164 Edmonds Batteries Ltd: offers 15% off to all BCCOM members (must have membership card) Three locations: 20131 Industrial Ave, Langley, BC – (604-534-7995) 6468 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC (604-5968774) 7471 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, BC 604.525.8144 First Place Plastic Welding: 10% discount on all plastic motorcycle parts and any other items they may want welded or repaired (must have BCCOM card) 18601 Lougheed Hwy Pitt Meadows BC 604-464-3995 Freakshow Choppers: 10% off parts, accessories and labor (with up to date membership card) 1885 Verlon Road RR 5 Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W5 - (250) 812-1819 Rollin’ Rubber Ltd: 10% off – with valid 2013 BCCOM membership. 7456 Pleasant Valley Rd Vernon BC (250) 503-1892

B.C.C.O.M. News & BC Events D&B Custom Painting Ltd: 10% discount for paint jobs or detail, for up to date BCCOM members. 10- 7228 Winston St, Burnaby BC (604)421-9717 BCCOM MEMBERS INSURANCE DISCOUNTS: Cassells Insurance Ltd.: Up to 10% off with an active BCCOM membership Godoy’s Only Insurance Inc: Up to 10% off with an active BCCOM membership Beacon Insurance: Up to 10% off with an active BCCOM membership Megson Fitzpatrick Insurance: Up to 10% off with an active BCCOM

4th annual Williams Lake Toy Run Aug. 17th Follow us on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ williamslaketoyrun2012/

NEVER RIDE ALONE! Just for Road Trip Rewards™ Members (Formerly BDB Club - which means you if you are a member at www.beltdrivebetty.com and or subscribe to our paper!) This great program means you always have someone

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membership (not including any other discounts) * Please note discounts are for up to date active BCCOM members *

Free the Children - Poker Run -Fundraiser South Okanagan Meeting at Westbank shopping mall Saturday May 18th and leaving approx. 10:00 or 10:30 a.m. Stopping in Penticton, Okanagan falls, Oliver, and Osoyoos, at the Baptist Church - Hot Dogs - Raffle etc. $25.00 per Poker-Hand. Winning hand wins Wrench Set courtesy of Lordco - Raffle courtesy of Thunder Alley Hawg Pen. Please mark this date on your calendar, and let’s help out a worthy cause. Proceeds to benefit the FREE THE CHILDREN FOUNDATION. http://www.freethechildren.com/ Contact: John Lepage (Birdy) on the BC Lone Wolves members page or Call: 250-485-8968 Hope to see you there! If your friends don’t ride,

looking out for you while you are on the road!

You need new friends!

IT’S Another PERK of being our member!

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles The Rant by Quentin Kerfoot The sad little event known as Sturgis North, in its short life, was officially cancelled last week from its 3rd installment. Most people probably didn’t even know they were attempting to go again, which could be part of the problem. Originally conceived 4 years ago (a year in the planning) this was a much welcomed and anticipated rally for both BC and the Pacific Northwest. Sadly, the management team totally screwed it up in their 2 tries. Apparently this year they couldn’t find anyone stupid enough to part with their hard earned money a third time. You can only rip people off so many times before they stop supporting, no matter how good the concept. Guess I pretty much called the outcome of this year’s event in my review of last year’s rally. Good bye good idea, good riddance the people who thoroughly screwed up an amazing opportunity for years to come. It’s too bad the Great Canadian Rally in Merritt has their own problems going on which will prevent them from continuing. Last week was the Olympic Torch Ride commemorating the Vancouver Rotary Club's

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Centennial birthday! Why have bikes as part of the celebration? Trev Deeley Motorcycles' owner, Malcolm Hunter, is a great Rotarian and offered the support of his business, customers and the riding community for the many wonderful things the Rotary Club has done for Vancouver over the past 100 years. The forecast for this ride, for days in advance was rain, rain and rain, right up to and including the day. Miraculously in the nick of time, the rain subsided, the clouds parted and the sun shone through. About 75 bikes showed up for this Police Escorted ride from Deeleys to the torch at the Jack Poole Plaza downtown Vancouver. A police escort is always fun, particularly during rush hour. It’s always a bit confusing on the ride home later though – do I stop for the red light or ride on through? For today’s rant – Have you noticed when dining out, the server will bring a little of some sauce, garnish, condiment or napkin. If you ask for “a little bit more” or “one more please” that they always bring an overabundance? What’s up with this? Can’t they simply bring the one more I needed!? Well that’s it for this week’s instalment. Q out . . .

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You know you're from Newfoundland when... Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.

KNEEZE IN THE BREEZE Come Hang Out with your Fellow Riders & Learn about Future Bike Runs $25 per person or $20 with Food Bank Donation includes Steak Dinner

Saturday May 11, 2013 Registration: 10am-11:30am at the Stonebridge Hotel 12102 100st $8 breakfast buffet available in Trumps 10am-12pm Boots Up: 12pm Ride Distance: Approx. 275km with stops THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

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Legal Hotel Friday Night Steak Nights during riding season!

Sunday Jams & lots of entertainment.

Home of the Erin Doyle Poker Run Aug 13th, 2013 9 Room Hotel with modern rooms,Kilroys Pub,Café, Free WIFI, ATM, VLT’s

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Put on you're frickin' big person pants‫‏‬ OK... I've been responsible, I've been informative, I've even been socially acceptable as of late. But you knew it couldn't last! WHAT THE HELL? Even though battles are fought, lives are lost, and people go on and on about personal freedom, the right to express ourselves, and the importance of individuality.. have you tried disagreeing with anyone lately? When you go on the spaceybook and some half ass band has posted some terrible song with out of tune guitars, caterwauling out of key vocals, no comprehension of time and more expletives than actual words with the tag "what do you think?".. and you say "gee, this kinda isn't what I call good", wow. The band, every snot nosed friend they have, and anyone who can't handle the smallest micron of negative input jump all over you! You're called names, your intelligence and taste are insulted, and you're accused of being a "h8tr" (whatever tf THAT is, try English). The fact that you were reasonable and simply presented an honest opinion is ignored, and the "bashing" that you're being accused of.. is happening to you. You asked for my opinion. I gave it. Don't ask questions you don't want answers to. I live

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with a woman who doesn't tolerate being BS'd well. When she says "how are these pants?" I'm expected to be honest.. not cruel, but honest. If I say "hon, I really don't think they're the best look for you" she doesn't cry, and throw stuff at me, and call me "mean". She says something like "really? Hm. I thought they were ok" or "yeah, that's what I thought. NEXT". However, most of the world want rosecolored sunshine blown up their hineys on a regular basis, and if you want to be at all negative (no matter how deserving of it they are) you're going to be causing some issues. Not all bands, photographers, models, cars, bikes, clothes and anything else that can be judged based on opinion are going to be the best. Some are going to SUCK. If we don't tell the creators that they suck.. they'll make MORE. I don't want more stuff that sucks! There's lots, and enough gets created accidentally, deliberately "encouraging" someone to keep going just to be nice... IS STUPID. "How do you like my song"... current trend is for "friends" to say "oh man, that kicks ass"... TRUE friend says (if it's how they feel) "dude, really? that's terrible. tune your guitar and take some lessons man". Put on your big people pants and realize it... just like I do... not everything you do is going to be your best work. If it was, you wouldn't HAVE "best work". Just because you love something it's not the "best" for everyone.. and just because someone hates something

Page 18 May 2, 2013 doesn't make it the worst.. but if enough people like something, it might be on it's way to being the best.. and if enough don't.. well.... get a tissue, kiddies. Let's take for example (and I know I'll take heat for this) the new KISS album. It's ok. It's in tune, it's certainly KISS-like. It's very polished and professionally done, as you'd expect. It shows zero growth since the 80's, and frankly, Gene and Paul are too old to be singing about young girl's tushies.. it's gone from cool to creepy, boys. Knock it off. It's NOT the greatest thing they've ever done, and I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles to see them hawk it live. I would pay MORE and actually attend the show if they promised that no more than 20% of the songs they did would be from the last ten...even twenty years. THIS IS, of course.. JUST MY OPINION. But I am allowed to have it! Just because someone doesn't like it or agree with it doesn't mean I have to get berated about it. Don't email me, or phone me, or address me on the street about it.. it's my opinion, you won't change it, let's talk about something more fun. I, also, will not try to change your opinion if I disagree with it... I will respect your right to think differently than myself. HOWEVER... not everyone is going to give me the same leeway. I was told, flat out, that I don't know s**t about music, because I don't think that album is musical genius. I'm not going to argue with that person in this forum.. (or at all, because I don't care).. but I do take some offense that I'm being told my opinion is worthless, that I'm less intelligent, that I'm an arsehole, because I don't agree with this (22 year old) kid whose MOM was probably still crapping her pants when I first listened to KISS. I love them. I revere them. I have named Gene as a bass, personal, and business influence for years. Doesn't mean I have to love everything they put out. I still respect them. I just like the older stuff better than the newer. We are BOTH entitled to our opinion. And that's the end of that for me. MOVING ON....

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Recently I also was tooting my own horn because I'd been appointed Alberta Chapter Coordinator for the Vulcan Riders Association of Canada. Well... they fired me. So they could rehire me as National Chapter Coordinator! (yep, that's my horn again, pretty happy with this tyvm). So if you're a Vulcan rider in Canada.. feel free to look us up and check out our rapidly growing group. Our first City Chapter was granted it's Charter recently.. congrats to my brothers and sisters in Lethbridge, AB... VRAC Chapter AB-01. Great work. And to all of you who have taken the survey on our website regarding the Highway 2 barrier.. thank you. Your input is most

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valuable. To those who haven't... head to the website and give us your 2 cents.. remember, we respect YOUR opinion! More on that soon. Finally.. the sun is out, and it's supposed to be double digits in the positive today, so I know lots of riders will finally pull the covers off and head out! I'm sure every City crew all over is working to get the gravel and sand off of the roads, but please.. ride with caution, despite how freakin' THRILLED you will be to ride at all. I can't say it often enough, even Continued on Next Page


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if I say it every time... be careful. We lose enough people to circumstances we can't control.. let's stop losing people to stuff we CAN. Just like on that old cop show "Hill Street Blues".. hey... let's be careful out there. See you soon! R. Jeff LeGrand Calgary/Southern Alberta Correspondent The Busted Knuckle Chronicles. By Riders. For Riders. About Riders. National Chapter Coordinator, Vulcan Riders Association of Canada

COULEE SPRING IS POSTPONED & OTHER DATE CHANGES Recent snow and cold temperatures have delayed the start of the 2013 spring/summer series for Schools, Hare Scrambles and Trials. Please update you calendar with the following changes: April 20th Stephen Foord Endurocross and Trial School POSTPONED to April 27th April 21st Blackfoot Trial, Calgary POSTPONED TO April 28th April 27-28 Coulee Springs Hare Scramble POSTPONED TO May 11th-12th May 11th Stephen Foord Endurocross and Trial School (reschedule date to be announced) May 12th Bearspaw Trial, Airdrie (reschedule date to be announced) The weather forecast is expected to improve dramatically next week. The hare scramble land is really soft, wet, snowy at the moment but in 3 weeks, the conditions should be much more pleasant for racing and camping. Just remember

to take care of all the Mom’s, Stepmom’s, Grandmum’s, Greatgrandmum’s and Wive’s prior to the Mother’s Day race weekend if they are unable to join us! If you have scheduled yourself for a school, we appreciate your flexibility and eagerness with the changing of dates. Please send an email to info@ secondgearclub.com with questions, concerns, cancellations(refunds). School registration www.offroadmotorcycletraining.ca Note that we have had a huge request for new rider and kid courses. Next week we will start to schedule but these courses most like will start week of May 14th. I know the cabin fever has probably hit your household...tell the kids I can’t wait to see them and to hang in there just a little bit longer! Rhonda


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Charity ride/poker run for Big Hearts. The Quality Inn (NorthHill Inn) Red Deer is doing a “Pub Night” Meet and Greet” Friday July 19th for anyone that wants to participate with proceeds going to the hospital foundation.

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Larry and his staff have really kicked it up with their support for this event along with all the other sponsors listed. Thanks again, and hope you can make it, Randy Hellmer Kickstand Consulting LTD rhellmer63@yahoo.ca 1-403-318-3441 Cellular

You know you're from Newfoundland when... least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant. Support Paws Fur Thoughts The Long Walk to Sanity 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days www.pawsfurthought1.com

RIDE ROUTE Update change The Mckenzie Ride

Finning - Ride for United Way Edmonton Motorcycle Riders Group Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 7:45 AM Petro Canada - 26230 Township Road 431A (Yellowhead hwy & Hi way 60 ) Acheson, AB 5th Annual Finning Motorcycle Ride for the United Way. A nice Saturday morning group ride from Spruce Grove. Route to be determined. We will meet at Acheson Petrocan and depart together to the Grove at 7:45am . Registration is 7:45 - 8:30am. Ride... Join the Edmonton Motorcycle Riders Meet Up Group to learn more!

Driving directions to Range Road 10, Penhold, AB T0M 1R0 Via David Thompson Hwy, David Thompson Hwy, From Tourism Visitors Centre Red Deer 4200 Hwy 2 #101 Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1E3 Head North on Hwy #2 QE highway towards Edmonton Take exit 401 for AB-11 (David Thompson Hwy) /67 Street toward Rocky Mountain House Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Alberta 11 highway West / Rocky Mtn House Turn left onto David Thompson Hwy #11 Turn left Range Road 280 B THE FIRST LEFT after crossing over the QE II Hwy

Turn left onto AB-781 South Turn left onto AB-592 East ( towards Penhold ) Turn left onto Range Rd 10 Driving directions to Range Road 10, Penhold, AB T0M 1R0


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The Bellevue M/C and Ride for Sight Awareness Day event will be June 8th this year. An awesome poker run is planned for the afternoon so come prepared to ride through some beautiful country and support us. Miles Hesselgrave

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Attitude Zone... A motorcycle video that touched my heart... Graham Ritchie - a British Columbia rider who was well loved and respected and an active volunteer in the BC motorcycle community passed away last night. The video below touched my heart as I thought of Graham. When he speaks of looking over his shoulder and all of a sudden 30 years had passed...(30 years since it's been spring) As the singer spoke of the King getting slower, and how he wanted to keep it going a little longer, that there was so much still to see and so little time... We all feel that way at times, like life goes by too quickly - and it does and we loose our friends, our bodies start letting us down... My wish for you as you watch this video is that you never pass up a chance to tell the people you love how much they mean to you, to embrace life, to be of service to your fellow man and make this life - this very short life - the richest and most rewarding it can be. Rest in Peace Graham, your work here is done, you have earned your retirement ride. We will remember you fondly and often, you will always ride with us... Belt Drive Betty

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Attitude Zone & AB Events Re your Article: “Seven months of frustration and disappointment...ends today...": Sorry to hear you were let down...nothing to say... we will be here hoping things will get better ...you are still able to move on...you are unhurt...just... disappointed with a friend...stay safe ...

KEN Patterson

That is most unfortunate...but sometimes things like this happen because a far better solution is waiting for you. Positive thoughts your way and maybe the paint job of your dreams will show up where you least expect. Silver linings. Cruisinthru If you get a chance to use Crosseyed Airbrushing http://cross-eyedair.com/Evil-Gospel/ in Calgary you would be happy. I have used Blake on two projects I have done and all work has been amazing. He's a little more expensive than others, but the communication with clients is superb, and he aims to make you happy. I had a full chopper he did, with the frame, all metal, all accessories and it took him a total of 6 weeks from when he started. Have to book way in advance, but once he starts it’s his whole focus. I’m not affiliated with the shop, just a satisfied customer Anonymous

This just ain't cool, BDB. Not cool at all - Jeff You are right Jeff - what you did is not cool at all and you have cost me a ton of time, a lot - a huge amount of tears etc...YOU sir, are the one who is not cool here. Belt Drive Betty Dang Betty. It seems you've had a very bad setback. In fact, since I've been reading your blog you've had one disappointment after another. I really pity you and all of this heartache you've been dealing with. I'm hoping life turns around and you find some happiness in all of this misery. Sending you well wishes! Sash Ah Sash - it's the nature of the job I am in. I will not blow smoke or sunshine up anyone's arse - if I did - my word would mean nothing to the riders who have come to value my opinion. I am blessed to be able to write about many things - to meet wonderful people, and ride to wonderful places in Canada. I tend to get the stuff off my chest that could weigh me down - share the lesson I have learned and then move on.

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Things might get me down for a day or two but trust me - I love what I do and I love being of service to my community - if I didn't find enjoyment in it - it wouldn't be worth it. Belt Drive Betty Whether it is bike shops or painters, mechanics or artists I am tired of being treated like I need them more than the shop in question needs me. I work damn hard for my money and once, just once, I would like a shop to hustle, honour their work, and treat me with the respect that goes with paying my bill in cash and on time, which I always do. I am tired of the leave it over there and I will get to it when I get to it or returning three days later to find my ride sitting exactly where I left it attitude. Always make an agreement with the person you are doing business with on the cost and time of repair or work ahead of time. Jeff, seven months for that crap, get real dude Anonymous I just gotta say, this kind of thing never happens to me. I’ve just been really fortunate I suppose. It seems that I’ve attracted some of the most amazing and courteous people into my life! Ever since I divorced my incredibly negative ex., I changed my attitude about life, and all I get now are amazing people! CANINE SECOND CHANCE BEING A DOG’S BEST FRIEND Founder Sandra Tyacke  (587) 988-4813 caninesecondchance@hotmail.com LEDUC AB

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Truly lucky I suppose. Sash

This is the time of yr. that we miss the ones who have gone forward before us.

99% of the people in my life are fabulous, wonderful people. I just found out that my friend Jeff is buried under some kind of addiction and is no longer the person I called friend. People change and it can sometimes be for the good or the bad. I live a pretty charmed life for the most part and am a blessed woman. Belt Drive Betty

Though the justice system failed in bringing the guilty to a fair but deserving sentence, regarding my brother Terry Kunto being killed in Calgary.

Re your article “The tragedy of what some people do to themselves”:

Please ride safely through Calgary, as the laws don’t appear to incorporate biker’s. Thank you to Renee for all you have done for our family and me...I wish all of you a safe ride all summer.

I am sorry for Jeff as even though I don’t know him, from my experience it sounds like he is in the vice grip of Meth. It has ruined many good people that I have known. You are right, if he doesn’t get help soon, he will be dead or in jail. That said GET YOUR STUFF NOW, meth addicts will take anything from anyone to get more even if they weren’t like that before. H & R Betty. Anonymous

Looking forward to seeing an episode of your new show... you never cease to amaze me.

Layton

CALGARY RIDE FOR DAD Update EXECUTIVE ROYAL INN and HOTEL is now the official Ride for Dad Hotel in Calgary. Book your stay for June 14th and/or 15th and receive a rate of $99 per night. Call the hotel directly at 1-877-769-2562 and let them know you are part of the “MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD” Calgary Airport Hotels | Calgary Hotels Near YYC | Executive Hotels www.executivehotels.net Steve Adair

I’m still thankful for Belt Drive Betty and the biker community for their support of working for Gov’t change and to make the government realize that biker’s have right’s also.

Thanks again, Belt Drive Betty Time does not heal all, but we must move forward, and we can never forget... Rick Kunto

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Hi pal. I am thinking of traveling to the big Rally I saw on your Blog here in Canada, I would like to talk to you when you have a sec, is it ok if I call you one evening and ask a few ?'s Thanks Bobby LeVesque

HAVE A RIDE IDEA or ?, POST IT IN YOUR AREA FORUM ON THE AB LONE WOLVES WEBSITE AND INVITE YOUR LOCAL AREA MEMBERS. Calgary Riders>> Sunday, 28 April 9:30 -11:00

PS: I put you on a Prayer list we do a circle at my tribes meeting place on the Mohawk Trail and sent you light and a ton of abundance to you and all you deserve. For all you do.

at 9:30 to ride out as a group.

Ride to the Strathmore Station Restaurant for brunch. Meet at the Tim Hortons by HD of Calgary If you are not riding then jump in your cage and meet us there at 11:00 AM for an awesome brunch.

Wednesday, 1 May 18:30 until 21:30

CRUISE NIGHT KICK OFF

~~~~~~~ I just wanted to publically say THANK YOU to Belt Drive Betty for the Support, Exposure & Help she has given not only myself, but the Grande Prairie Toys for Tots Association especially this past week!

Medicine Hat Cruise Nights

Every Wednesday Evening between 6:30pm - 9:30pm Tim Hortons just off 13th Ave, beside The Brick. Show up any time, drop in for a visit. No Rules, No restrictions EVERYONE WELCOME Tim Hortons 3201 13 Ave SE Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1E2

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and most importantly THANK YOU for being YOU ♥ Dawn Lee 2013 T4T President

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Sly’s 24th Annual Pig Roast

Near Onoway, less than 1 hr from Edmonton – Take Highway 16X West to RR 20 turn North (right) Lake Eden turn off, follow signs to site (approx. 15 mins). Rain, Snow or Shine - Proceeds to Santa’s Anonymous - Live Music All Weekend Camping No Dogs/Attitudes Pre-ticket sales Information to be announced.

Call Sly for Tickets and Info 780-487-7629

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Foothills Motorcycle Apparel #6, 122 4th Ave W, Cochrane, AB

South of the Lights on Hiway 1A from Calgary

Phone: 403-861-0611 Toll Free: 1-888-851-0619

Motorcycle Apparel for the Discerning Biker! Easyrider Apparel, Scorpion Helmets, Milwaukee Boots & other TOP NAME BRANDS! Hours: 10 AM - 6PM from Wednesday to Sunday

www.foothillsmotorcycleapparel.com Hi my name is Doug Klan I have been asked over the last several years to do Bike Blessings for Bike clubs. If you are wondering who I am, I am a bike rider, President of Chariots of Light for Alberta plus a pastor of a church. It is always an honor and privilege to pray a blessing over bikes and riders because my desire is to see riders have a safe riding season. IF you want me to come and pray a blessing over your club this spring 2013, please contact me at pastor@ewoff.org I do not charge anything for this but want all riders to have a safe journey for 2013. Doug


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Legal Hotel & The Erin Doyle Poker Run We hold Friday night steak nights, have ample parking, great entertainment and a very bike friendly Pub and hotel with Cafe. We also hold an annual Poker Run in memory of Erin Doyle, killed in Afghanistan 11 Aug 08. All proceeds from fundraising go to the Military Family Resource Center Christmas Hamper Fund at the request of his wife. This years run will be on 31 August 2013. Steve Thiedemann

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Redwater Ride for Hunger Anyone interested in being a vendor at this year’s Redwater Ride for Hunger on Sunday June 2nd...email me at: lisadanielle71@hotmail.com or call at 780-993-3532. Thanks and see y’all June 2nd!! :)


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Our Alberta Office is Expanding As of April 22nd the NEW ADDRESS will be: 6715-8th St NE Suite 140 Calgary AB T2E 7H7 Phone:403.241.2288 Toll Free:1.866.472.0721 Fax: 403.241.5912 www.daltontimmis.com

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HAWG FLATTS 14th Annual Bike Rally and Pig Roast JULY 12, 13, 14. Bands are MONSTER BABY, MIKE the PARTY HOG, and the ultimate tribute to LED ZEPPELIN!!!!!! Vendors are welcome, sponsors are welcome, and much appreciated any questions contact RED @17806890351 http://www.hawgflatts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/19550313229/ permalink/10151364529333230/

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Free Consultation Call any local toll-free number 24 hours Proud sponsors of:

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PRAIRIE THUNDER, RIDERS FOR CHARITY

SECOND ANNUAL IRRICANA FIRE DEPT RUN

COME JOIN US JUNE 15, 2013 FOR OUR SECOND ANNUAL RIDE IN SUPPORT OF THE IRRICANA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. THIS IS A GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN PROUDLY DEDICATED TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY SO THAT WE CAN ENJOY LIFE TO THE FULLEST. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 10:00AM AT THE IRRICANA FIRE HALL AND THE RIDE LEAVES AT 11:00AM HEADING TO OUR FIRST DESTINATION. WE WILL BE RETURNING TO THE PRAIRIE THUNDER CAMPGROUND LOCATED JUST NORTH OF IRRICANA ON HIGHWAY 9, TO ENJOY A GREAT EVENING WITH FAMILY, AS WELL AS OLD AND NEW FRIENDS. THERE WILL BE A BBQ DINNER BEGINNING AT 5:30PM (BYOB) WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TAKING THE STAGE AT 7:30 PM. CAMPING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SITE AND GUESTS ARE ABLE TO COME EARLY AND SET-UP THURSDAY OR FRIDAY PRIOR TO THE RUN. A TAXI SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO GET RIDERS HOME SAFELY.

TICKETS ARE $30.00 PER PERSON AND $10.00 PER POKER HAND RAINOUT DAY WILL BE JUNE 22, 2013

CALL ROB AT 587-435-1818 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

NEVER RIDE ALONE!

Just for Busted Knuckle Subscribers & members of Belt Drive Betty dot Com Fashioned after the Never Work Alone programs this great program means you always have someone looking out for you while you are on the road! Ride Alone - but your never Alone. This FREE service is provided by a certified 911 dispatch center - Intercon Messaging IT’S Another PERK of being our member! Visit: www.beltdrivebetty.com/never-ride-alone-program for the details!

Register for the ride or support a registered rider online. Sunday, August 4, 2013 9:00am - 3:00pm

Riders assemble at Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre parking lot Sunday Morning, Highway 18 and 96 Ave, Westlock, AB • Pancake Breakfast 9 A.M. • Motorcycle Assembly 9 A.M., Registration and turn in Pledge Sheets • Poker Run 10 A.M. • Silent Auction, Door Prizes, and more. Motorcycle riders will assemble from all over Alberta to support STARS. Funds will be raised by a Poker Run and pledge sheets. The Ride will conclude back in Westlock at the WestlockRotary Spirit Centre. Note: Businesses who wish to participate can set up displays, no charge ... in exchange for any support, whether donations, vounteers, or promotional items for riders. For more info re: support, donations, participation or general questions; Contact Ted Brooks 780-349-1093 TedBrooks@hotmail.com


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CMDRA Classes Pro Street

By: Liane Langlois Pro Street is possibly the quietest bikes on the Pro series but definitely impressive to watch. PS machines have some of the highest power to weight ratios in the entire series. A typical Pro Street machine makes over 500 rear wheel horsepower and weighs a mere 700 lbs, some even less than 600. Combine that kind of power with a skinny DOT rear tire and a lack of wheelie bars and you have one of the wildest rides in motorcycle drag racing. With ET’s deep into the 7’s and speeds of 200 mph, Pro Street bikes are some of quickest at the CMDRA events.

Eleanor - Barkley’s machine Pro Street has been dominated by one of the CMDRA Executives Ethan Barkley of EBSpeed since he stated back in 2001. Barkley first

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hit the tack at the Friday Night Street Legal’s in Calgary and never looked back. “I crave the feeling of acceleration, and drag racing is the ultimate in that aspect”, says Barkley. “PS is the ultimate in what can be done with a street legal bike, a perfect blend of technology, brute horsepower and rider skill and bravery.”

Page 30 May 2, 2013 run on gasoline, alcohol and nitrous but nitromethane is prohibited. In the fuel system, there is a mandatory fuel shut off and nitrous bottles must be stamped with DOT-1800 rating and be securely mounted when possible within the frame of the bike. There are three rules for the drive train; chain & belt guards, clutch and transmission. The mandatory chain and/or belt guard must extend from the center line of the rear axle covering the full length of the exposed swing arm ending no shorter than 10” from the point the swing arm goes behind the frame spar. There are no air activated or slider Continued on Next Page

Barkley in action in Mission It costs $180 to run in this class per race, not including expenses and gate fees for parts and the crew. Their plates are designated with P/S and reserved for nitro burning dragsters built specifically for drag racing. There are 8 requirements and specifications that Pro Street bikes must adhere to in order to race; engine, drive train, suspension & brakes, frame, wheels & tires, body, electrical and rider. The engine must be a stock-type engine designed and manufactured for production motorcycle use and can have an unlimited displacement and modifications. Carburettors, turbochargers, fuel injectors and supercharges may be used in any combination. These bikes are allowed to


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles clutches. Clutch lever must be activated by the rider’s hand and the bike must be ridden back up the return road under its own power unless broken. Any transmission is acceptable with the exception of automatic.

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throttle return is mandatory. Any shifter or brake pedal that can be operated with the foot on the peg is permitted. Aftermarket suspension is permitted but wheelie bars are prohibited. Front suspension minimum diameter is 32 mm with a minimum travel of 1.0 inches. A steering damper is strongly recommended and mandatory if running 150 mph or faster. There must be a 3 inch ground clearance with the rider seated on the bike and a rear tire at 15 p.s.i. Fork straps are allowed for lowering the front suspension and they must be bolted to the lower fork leg via the brake caliper bolts or axle pinch bolts.

Pro Street Pits The third rule applies to suspension and brakes. Front and rear hydraulic brakes are mandatory. The handlebars must be at least 20 inches with grips removed. A snap back

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original location. Modifications can be made to strengthen the frames as long as it is ensured it will not weaken the frame. Steering head angle may not be less than stock rake or more than 40 degrees maximum rake. Minimum seat height, with rider in position and seat compressed, measured from the lowest point of seating position to ground is 20 inches. Again, wheelie bars are prohibited. The front wheel must have a diameter in the range of 16 to 21 inches where the rear tire Continued on Next Page


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system with functional headlight and tail light is required. The headlight is required to be on during all qualifying and eliminations.

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General Trials Information Calendar & trials bikes on the market

Wheels wider than 6.25 inches using tire tubes must have beadlock and beadlock is highly recommended on rear wheels. No weight reduction modifications allowed. All main body parts, including tail sections, must have stock appearance and shape with no one piece bodies or tank shells allowed.

Barkley Burnout There must be a self-starting system where no external electric starters, roller or push starts are allowed. Very important in this class is that traction control, wheelie control, and rate of acceleration devices are strictly prohibited and anyone found using these devices will forfeit all points earned up to that point in a season.

Barkley Burnout - side view The only alteration of gas tanks permitted is to slope the rear of the tank. Outside of that, altering of stock body shapes must be approved by the tech director. The seat must be a stock OEM seat or a seat with a step to prevent the rider from sliding backwards. Any ignition system is permitted but it must be equipped with a positive ignition cutoff attached to the rider with a lanyard of rawhide, wire, etc. A functional charging

Entrants are limited to passive-only data recording and may not use the data generated by the data recorder system to affect or control any function of the motorcycle. It is very important to note that only CMDRA licenses will be accepted if you are running 9.99 or quicker. The rider must also possess a valid provincial or state rider’s license. The helmet must be a full face helmet, must be Snell 05 or ECE 22.05 approved. Continued on Next Page

2013 Observed Trials Schedule

May 12  Bearspaw Trial, Airdrie Jun.23   MRSI Challenge Trial, Fallen Timber Jul.21    Wildhorse Trial, YaHa Tinda Rd, (Mountainaire/Sundre) Aug.4    Moose Mountain Trial, Fallen Timber Aug.25   Muskeg Trial, Cremona Aug.31  Crowsnest Trial, Race Creek Sep.15  Whispering Pines, Waiparous Creek Oct.20   location TBD 2013 OMTI Trials and Endurocross SCHOOL Schedule May?     Blackfoot Endurocross/Trial School TBC Jun.1-2  Blackfoot Endurocross/Trial School TBC

Contact email: info@secondgearclub.com


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles The rider must be in full leathers where if it is in two pieces, there must be a zipper to join the two pieces at the waist. A chest protector is mandatory and must meet SFI 46.1 specifications. The rider must wear leather boots or shoes that cover the ankles and full finger semi or full gauntlet leather gloves with double armor reinforcement in the palm and finger/knuckle area on the hands. Most importantly, this class has a mandatory ballistic chest protector to protect from flying debris in case of engine explosion. For this class, race school is mandatory for first time racers. So there you have it, Pro Street in a nutshell. For a more complete list of rules and regulations, please visit www.cmdra.com

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Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association 2013 Event Schedule

June 8,9: Tim Horner Memorial, First Race Of The Season: Thorhild   June 15,16 Exhibition Race: Lloydminister, Alberta July 2: Rodeo Exhibition Race: Thorhild Alberta July 13, 14 Summer Series Race, Thorhild, Alberta August 24,25: Hot August Days Race: Thorhild Alberta September 14,15: Fall Classic, Last Race Of The Season: Thorhild Alberta  The track is in Thorhild, 90 km or so outside Edmonton.

What has four wheels and flies? A: A garbage truck.

http://www.avfta.ca

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www.psra.ca The preliminary track schedule for 2013 is posted on our Google calendar. Please go to www.psra.ca to check it out and for the calendar address so you can add it to whatever calendar application you use (that supports iCal). Our new website is still in progress but we are down to the final edits and tweeking so it works on mobile devices. Shouldn’t be much longer now!

AM MX Nationals 2013 Western Canadian Amateur National
Temple Hill Motorcycle Park – Raymond, Alberta
 June 26 – 29, 2013 Click here for more info

2013 Eastern Canadian Amateur National
Motocross Deschambault – Deschambault, Quebec
July 26 – 27, 2013 Click here for more info

2013 Trans Can Grand National Championships
Walton Raceway – Walton, Ontario
August 14-17, 2013 Click here for more info


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You know you're from Newfoundland when...

What kind of institution is Marriage? One where a man loses his Bachelor's Degree and the woman gets her Masters.

You’ve taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.

Whats the difference between love and marriage? Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.

Be Part of the Canadian Coast to Coast Celebration! Raising Awareness and Funds for the fight against all Women’s Cancers!

Help us cross the nation to reach our goal of raising funds and awareness for all Women’s Cancers Research! We encourage and welcome your support!

This event is open to all riders! Join the ride for a segment or the entire rally!

Follow us on facebook.com/RallyOfHope

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


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Ride For Angels June 22rd, 2013

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The Annual Motorcycle Ride For Dad ride is the culmination of events that raises funds for prostate cancer research and awareness. It is a mandate of The Ride that funds raised in an area are used within that area.

We will be putting together another 700 kms ride that will travel through Lloydminster, Cold Lake, Vermillion, Wainwright, Chauvin, Edgerton, Frog Lake, La Corey, Elk Point, Bonnyville, Marwayne, and Paradise Hill.

On Saturday June 15, 2013, at the Deerfoot Mall, we will be hosting our 7th annual event. This will consist of a police escorted parade route, followed by a scenic poker route. Goodie bags will be given to the first 500 riders to pre-register online or at the Friday evening preregistration. At the end of the ride at Springbank Park For All Seasons, we will have a BBQ for all registered riders, live music, gift draws, the 50/50 draw, silent auction items, and more. This is an event for the whole family on 2 wheels or more...!

Last year we raised over $35000.00 to send to the Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society to help families with AS and to raise awareness. http://www.rideforangels.blogspot.ca/

More info and online registration is available at http:// www.motorcycleridefordad.org/chapters/calgary

Contact Kent Fleming to register at www.rideforangels.blogspot.com, or call at 780-808-3274.

Our event in 2012 was amazing!! Almost 500 riders and passengers raised over $103,000 for research and awareness. Lets make 2013 an even greater success.

Itinerary: Parking lot of Edge Harley-Davidson / Lloydminster Honda

7:30 Set up at Lloydminster location 8:00 Registration Starts and silent auction items placed 10:00 Chase vehicles depart 11:00 BBQ’s at all locations start registrations end 3:00 pm BBQ’s start to shut down to be closed by 4 5:00 pm, shut down at locations of silent auctions and take down all items 7:00 pm, set up starts for taking prizes and food to multiplex for After Party 8:00 pm, After Party starts 10:00 pm, Goodnight and thanks for coming out!!

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Thanks,

What's the difference between a general practitioner and a specialist? One treats what you have, the other thinks you have what he treats. Why do blonde nurses bring red magic markers to work? In case they have to draw blood.

Chad Teer On behalf of the board of directors Steve Adair and Ron Parkinson, co-chairs


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We Specialize in Trikes! California Sidecar Trikes

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Coming August 2013 - HEATED HEATED STORAGE STORAGE like no other! Alarmed ~ Security Cameras ~ Dog Secured Owner lives on premises

Packages & Services Winter Package: Drop your bike/trike off when you are done for the season & pick it up in April! Includes: 6 Months of storage Your choice of 1 hour detailing or 1 oil change $75.00 per month based on a 6 month contract - Total- $450.00 + GST (extra months charged at $75.00) All bikes on a 6 month or

Champion Trikes Roadsmith Trikes Sales, Service, Parts, Accessories, Storage & Financing Located just 55 KM’s from the Edmonton International Airport!

Box 10, 3025 - 3rd St, Sunnybrook, AB T0C 2MO

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longer contract, are

Our 365 Package: outfitted with a complimentary Battery Tender plug in and are No room to keep your bike/trike? kept charged for you. Includes: 12 months of storage Your choice of 1 hour detailing or 1 oil change $50.00 per month based on 12 month contract - Total - $600.00 + GST Out of Towner’s Package: Live in Fort McMurray? Want to spend more time riding? Includes: 12 months of heated storage 4 round trips to/from the Edmonton Airport Your choice of 1 hour detailing or 1 oil change $75 per month based on a 12 month contract-Total -$900.00 + GST *We proudly use Amsoil products for our oil changes

Phone: 780-789-1933 After the Ride - we can detail your motorcycle for you using your Fax: 1-888-813-3495 choice of FW1 or Bike Magic Products More indepth cleaning service is available Email: richard@pairadicetrikes.com $80 -1 hour cleaning

Visit our NEW WEB SITE! www.pairadicetrikes.com

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The Awareness Ride

(URSA). For over 28 years URSA has provided service to individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injury survivors where no service has previously existed.

Be Aware of the Awareness Ride

by Drew

Be aware of the 22nd Annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride. I have been aware of the ride for 22 years, since the very first one. The Awareness Ride started as a celebration as May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month in Canada. Its goal was to make the public aware of motorcycles being back on the roads and to prevent injuries and deaths of motorcyclists. Initially, in Calgary, the ride was in support of the PARTY program out of the General Hospital and was the idea of Mick Cawthorn, owner of Kane’s HD and our then Mayor, Al Duerr.

22 years ago our benefactor became Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency

URSA has five main services including: Dependent Handicap Services; Kootenay Lodge, a 10 bedroom wheelchair accessible home dedicated to aboriginal people with moderate to severe physical disabilities; Camp URSA, a unique program where we provide a safe recreation facility for people with disabilities and their families; Children's Services a home for children with disabilities; and Brain Injury Services. Brain Injury Services offers wholistic customized rehabilitation to suit an individual’s needs. URSA’s aim is to increase functional independence and quality of life and to support individuals who are recovering from a brain injury.In 1992 URSA built Easy Street, a life-sized replica of a city street, complete with shops, vehicles, restaurants, and an apartment home, for Brain Injury Services.

Clients learn how to maneuver obstacles such as curbs, steps, doorways and ramps.

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In addition, a number of walking surfaces are represented. Brick, concrete, tile and carpet – all used to teach the client how to negotiate and move through various challenges and complicated situations of everyday life. The Motorcycle Awareness Ride is also a

Here they come... kickoff to Brain Injury Awareness Month in June. The ride is perfectly positioned to address both community awareness of motorcyclists and raise funds for URSA’s rehabilitation programs. Not long ago, the Motorcycle Awareness

Ride became a memorial ride for Walt Healey and Bob Kane. They were two of the

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles major players and pillars in the Canadian motorcycle industry and both deserve to be honoured. They contributed to riding becoming what it now is in this country. This included positively impacting on rider training and motorcycle mechanics being properly recognised and treated as an actual trade. It’s a wee bit personal for me as they were both friends and I led Walt’s funeral procession. In my position with the Motorcycle Awareness Ride, I have had an opportunity to make certain observations, hear certain feedback and consequently arrive at certain feelings. In keeping with this and a desire to always see the attendance increase, there are some very exciting bits to the event this year and going forward.

URSA 2008

There are still, morning refreshments, a ride out of town and across the beautiful countryside west of Calgary followed by a barbecue, speeches, door prizes, and silent and live auctions. New this year we announced more options when registering for the ride. The first is an online pre-registration discount where you can pay $40.00 which includes a limited edition t-shirt (while supplies last) or $30.00 if you do not wish to receive a t-shirt.

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Online pre-registration is available right up to Saturday the 25th of May (day before the ride). The second announcement is the ability to collect donations and ride for free by collecting a minimum of $100. All the detailed info can be found on the web site (www.MotorcycleAwarenessRide. com) and donation forms can be downloaded there as well. We are also offering more entertainment this year at the barbecue including a live band and a stand-up comic. To come on board as a sponsor and/or as a participant contact Danielle at URSA 403-2727722. Come on down and be a part of this meaningful and valuable event to make drivers aware that motorcycles are back on the road and to raise funds for URSA. Tell a friend, bring a friend, come enjoy the day and contribute to an extremely worthy cause on Sunday May 26th, 2013 at 808 Manning Road NE. Registration begins at 10:00 am with the ride

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leaving at 12:00 noon. All makes and models welcome! Please, be aware of The 22nd Annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride for URSA. Thanks, Drew Awareness Ride Board Member & Head of Traffic Control and Safety


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Spring is in the air...at least I hope that is what that smell is. With the weatherman promising temperatures 20 degrees over freezing we may be getting back to some normal weather instead of the skiff of snow that was on my truck this morning. This winter has been a lot longer then normal. There are a couple of bikes on the road but with 8 inches of ice encapsulating my garage I'm going to need a few days of warm weather before I can get out of the garage. My garage is another problem that needs to be solved. My single car garage is cramped with tools, bikes and parts and is one of the main driving factors for selling my house to get into something with a two-car garage. Unfortunately Mrs. Monkey dictated that I needed to take all my tools that I squirreled away in the house out to the garage so that the house was more presentable. I complied knowing that it wouldn't be easy. My overwhelmed garage is bursting at the seams. I can get the door open far enough to reach in and start pulling things out so I can get the door open but that is the extent of it. Somewhere in there is Snow White, partially disassembled waiting for me to finish rewiring her, a couple nights of work if I could get to her. SGI has a bike up for bids, the reserve is still a tad on the high side to make any real money, that would be nice but as I can't even retrieve a screwdriver from my garage so I might have to pass.

bad Uncle Monkey - SK Events With no reasonable offers on the table for our house I'm starting to look at building a garage. The plus is I can design it the way I want. The downside is finding someplace to stare everything while it is being built and, well, its still in Saskatchewan the land of perpetual winter. The Missus and I are stir crazy and scowl the Internet for deals to California to get away for even a short time. Until then all there is to do is watch the snow slowly recede from the buried patio furniture in the back yard. -bad Uncle Monkey

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Who’s Your Daddy – Cabaret Date: May 10th Time: 8 pm – till midnight Band: Slow Motion Walter Location: German Club Contact: tickets available from a Prairie Gopher or contact, Craig Romanyk (Fatbob) (306) 537–1788 email cromanyk@rawlco.com Who’s Your Daddy- Ride for Prostate Cancer Date: June 8th Registration: 9 am till noon – ride will leave between 11 am and noon Location: Prairie Harley BBQ to follow at the German Club Contact: Craig Romanyk (Fatbob) (306) 537–1788 email cromanyk@rawlco.com


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Hello everyone, In order to be able to pay for billboards, posters, PSAs, lawn signs etc for Motorcycle Awareness Month, we need your help!! If you live in the Regina area please go to Alsport of Prairie HD and purchase Steak night tickets - they are $25 each and include a beer - its being held on May 2nd at the Press Box We need to sell out so grab your family, grab your friends and anyone else that wants you to be safe out on the roads and come out and support Motorcycle Awareness Month!! Sincerely, Dana Boorman President ~ R.A.G.E. R.iders A.gainst G.overnment E.xploitation

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What YOU Can Do

Contact your local MLA: http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/ http://www.elections.sk.ca/voters/findmy-constituency Contact the Rate Review Panel: Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel PO Box 1301 Saskatoon, SK S7K 3N1 E-mail: input@saskratereview.ca Toll Free: 1-877-368-7075 Saskatoon: (306) 934-1948 Join the Movement on Facebook and let your friends know: http://www.facebook.com/ groups/203829343093351/

Become a member at:

www.saskrage.org

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Pet Names An elderly gent was invited to his old friends home for dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms-calling her Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc. The couple had been married almost 70 years, and they were still very clearly in love. While the wife was off in the kitchen, the man leaned over and said to his buddy, I think it's wonderful that, after all the years you've been married, you still call your wife those loving pet names. The old man hung his head. I have to tell you the truth, he said. I forgot her name about ten years ago.

May 5 – 39 Mile Corner May 12 – Radison May 19 – Blaine Lake May 26 – Broderick June 2 – Dafoe June 9 – Biggar June 16 – Prince Albert June 23 – Davidson June 30 – Cudworth July 7 – Outlook July 14 – Waskasiu July 21 – Dundurn July 28 – 39 Mile Corner Aug 4 – North Battleford Aug 11 – Rosthern Aug 18 – Elbow Aug 25 – Humboldt Sept 1 – Outlook Sept 8 – Blaine Lake Sept 15 – Davidson Sept 22 – Melfort Sept 29 – Biggar

www.sask.northernstarsrider.ca

Pondarosa MH & RV Park

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

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

We have a date of June 22 - 23 and will be held in the community of Elbow, SK. This will be a weekend family orientated event. We are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out contact: Al Brewer through Facebook


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CMA 2013 Wednesday Night Ride Schedule

Date Destination Date Destination 24-Apr White City 17-Jul Fort Qu'Appelle 1-May Craven & Lumsden 24-Jul Southey 8-May Belle Plaine 31-Jul Milestone 15-May Southey 7-Aug Moose Jaw 22-May Regina Beach* 14-Aug Strasbourg* 29-May Milestone 21-Aug Chamberlain 5-Jun Fort Qu'Appelle 28-Aug Silton 12-Jun Strasbourg* 4-Sep Regina Beach* 19-Jun Solstice Loop TBA 11-Sep Belle Plaine 26-Jun Indian Head 18-Sep Lumsden 3-Jul Moose Jaw 25-Sep Balgonie 10-Jul Silton Info-Randy 584-9709 Leave Northgate Mall 6:30pm sharp * loop ride - brief stop for gas or stretch

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10th Annual

May 25, 2013 Join the Bikers United in Remembrance Conga and meet Belt Drive Betty, Editor of Canada’s ONLY weekly newspaper for motorcycists “The Busted Knuckle Chronicles” and host of a new Motorcycle Travel Show on Eastlink TV called “Ride like a Local”.

Registration: 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Location: Husky Travel Centre, Hwy 16 NW, Saskatoon, SK Departure: 10:00 a.m. SHARP! The Ride: Hwy 7 via Delisle, Rosetown, Hwy 15 via Outlook to Kenaston Events: Hot Lunch, CF Presentation, Trophies, 50/50, Door Prize Reg. Fee: $25.00 pp (earn $100 to waive driver fee) • • • •

Awards Souvenirs For Top Fundraisers Raise $50, Earn a T-shirt (1 pp) Show & Shine Highest Corporate Donation Road Runner All Riders Get a Ride Pin

Rider Registration & Pledges now ONLINE at www.rideforthebreathoflife.ca

Paws Fur Thought “The Long Walk to Sanity” 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

RIDE FOR THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS

“MAX PRIZE”

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**For more information or pledge sheets call Bob or Joan Lidington @ 979-8688 or Email: bjlid@shaw.ca**

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Enter to win a print that is

PRIZE/RUN Souvenirs available while supplies last, SO COME EARLY!!

Raising Awareness and Funds for: • The Long Walk to Sanity - 50 dogs in 50 days for 50 vets • V.E.T.S. - Veterans Emergency Transition Services • Military Police Fund for Blind Children

www.beltdrivebetty.com/home/conga 10 Provinces - 2 Territories 83 Communities - 26,000+ KMS

Who: All Riding Clubs and Military supporters What: Pledge Ride - Cost $10 per person When: Where: Time:

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Belt Drive Betty’s Wordsearch

Keeping Southern Saskatchewan Motorcycle Riders Informed Volume 12 - Issue 4 17 March 2013

Date 27 Mar 7 May 11 May 25 May

25 May

25 May 26 May 1 Jun 1 Jun 2 Jun 8 Jun

Event/Location

Garage Party

Start time: 6:30 pm Redline Harley Davidson Saskatoon SK

Big Bikers Buffet For Cystic Fibrosis

Tumblers Restaurant - 6:30-9:00 pm 2108 Grant Road, Regina, SK

Getem Out – Showem Off BBQ Times: TBA Estevan, SK

29th Annual Cystic Fibrosis

Ride For The Breath Of Life Husky Car/Truck stop Victoria Ave.& Fleet St., Regina, SK

Spring Bust Out

Contact

Date

Rich (306)934-2750

8 Jun

Ralph (306)525-5739

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Keith (306)634-9754

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Who’s Your Daddy ?

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Saskatchewan Ride For Sight

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Times: TBA Carlyle, SK

2nd Annual Show & Shine Noon – 4 pm Riders Gear Shop 1455 Rose St., Regina, SK

Keith (306)545-4327

Teddy Bear & Poker Run Reg: 9am at Gibby’s Pub Estevan, SK

Jackie (306)421-9006

Tanna’s Valley Memorial

73rd Annual Sturgis Rally Sturgis, SD

sturgis.com

Findlater Poker Run

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91 days raising money and awareness for 3 military/veteran related causes, meeting riders from right across this magnificent country and filming much of it for TV! How the pledge ride works: In every community that I am going to, I will be announcing a location and time where we will be meeting up. You tell as many of your friends - whether they ride or not, to come out and pledge $10. Every person will fill out a small form that says which local club they are with/ supporting and which Military Riding Club they would like to support. After the ride registration we will then go for a ride that will be filmed for my upcoming TV show that will air on Eastlink TV called: "Ride Like a Local" and/or the spin off on which will air on YouTube called "Ride Like a Local II" The ride will include the best place for a coffee and a piece of pie, the favorite road of riders in the community/region and the one attraction in your community/region that you think every rider should know about. After the ride and some interviews, we'll tally up the funds that were made that day from pledges and the local riding club that brought the most people out to meet me, collecting the most amount of pledges to support the Conga will win 25% of the day's pledges as a thank you. So it's important to get as many of your

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May 2, 2013 friends out - even non riders! The three causes are:

1) Paws Fur Thoughts - the Long walk to Sanity raising funds for 50 Dogs in 50 Days for 50 Veterans. Donation being made in memory of 3 CAV member from Yellowknife, Vic Remillard. 2) V.E.T.S. - Veteran's Emergency Transition Services 3) The Military Police Relay Ride for Blind Children We want you to share the information about this challenge with EVERY RIDER you know in Canada BECAUSE.... At the end of my tour across Canada, the Military Riding Club that has had the largest number of people cast their vote of support for them, will win a 2013 JohnnyPag Ventura motorcycle - all decked out in a military theme to do with as they wish. If they have a vet who needs a bike, they can gift it to him/her.

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An old woman went to visit her daughter and she found her naked, waiting for her husband. The mother asks the daughter: "what are you doing naked?" The daughter responds:"This is the dress of love." When the mother returns home, She strips naked and waits for her husband. When her husband arrives, he asks her: "what are you doing naked, woman?" She responds: "This is the dress of love." And he said to her: "Well, go iron it." PCFF_NtlPostHalfPage_HR.pdf

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Table of Contents 50 — Traditions & ON Events 51 — Traditions & ON Events 52 — Traditions & ON Events 53 — Traditions & ON Events 54 — Traditions & ON Events 55 — Ride for Dad 56 — New Products & MB Event 57 — MB & ON Events 58 — Ride Like a Pro 59 — Ride Like a Pro & SOT 60 — Support Our Troops 61 — Support Our Troops 62 — Paws Fur Thought - Support Our Troops 63 — Support Our Troops 64 — Support Our Troops 65 — Tribute Poem - Support Our Troops 66 — Support Our Troops & ON Events 67 — Motorcycle Musings - ON Events 68 — ON Events 69 — Lost Motorcycle Diary & ON Events 70 — Lost Motorcycle Diary & ON Events 71 — Lost Motorcycle Diary & ON Events 72 — Lost Motorcycle Diary & ON Events 73 — Lost Motorcycle Diary & ON Events 74 —  Lone Wolf Clubhouse & ON Events 75 —  Young Police Officer’s Perspective - ON Events 76 —  Young Police Officer’s Perspective - ON Events 77 —  Young Police Officer’s Perspective - ON Events 78 —  Young Police Officer’s Perspective - ON Events 79 — ON Events 80 — ON Events 81 — New Products 82 — New Products 83 — New Products & QC Events 84 — Thoughts to Ponder 85 — NL & NS Events 86 — NB & NS Events 87 — PEI & NS Events 88 — Faith & Motorcycles

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Traditions!

"Russian tradition! Russian tradition!" shouted the man with the Kalashnikov who poured my dad and I another vodka and handed us, each a pickled gherkin. Fortunately my long-standing personal tradition of never refusing Lisa Perry free alcohol was not at (RIP March 16,2013) odds with my new-found tradition of doing what I was told by machine gun wielding Russians in Siberia. The spontaneous and totally unpredictable nature of Russian hospitality had struck again. What had started as a quiet stroll along the icy shores of Lake Baikal, had ended abruptly in a drinking bout with three soldiers in arctic combat fatigues, my sister Sasha, and unfortunately for the three soldier's hopes about two women unchaperoned, our very large dad.

Icy Shores of Lake Baikal

I wondered what the hell they were doing out here in the middle of nowhere and they must have wondered the same about us. It was fortunate Sasha is fluent Russian, and my Dad speaks enough to get arrested, as they appeared to know only two words in

English. With a welcoming sweep of the arm over the beautiful lake and another shout of "Russian tradition!" they poured us another vodka. Perhaps it was the vodka but Lake Baikal was a stunning sight. Over 600km long, 60km wide and over 1600m deep, it contains over one-fifth of the world's fresh water although exactly why it needs its own armed guards wasn't entirely clear.

As the mists rose from the waters and a glorious sunset lit up the sky, Sasha and I staggered, studied by our dad between us, back to the

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles village where we were staying. Exactly as the locals in Irkutsk had happily predicted, Lake Baikal was bitterly cold and not even the vodka could warm us up - antifreeze if you like. Even so, the villagers were grumbling that the lake hadn't frozen yet which meant they couldn't drive across it. They cheerfully hoped that it would soon get a lot colder than the current -20C. I found it difficult to share their enthusiasm for frostbite and could only hope that our next destination of Ulan Ude on the far side of the lake would be a lot warmer. With a smile they reassured us that it would not.

Traditions & ON Events travelling around Siberia in January. The local obsession with extreme cold was hardly a reasonable benchmark for sanity. We agreed to head further east together to Ulan Ude in the Buryatia Republic. We caught the train through the mountains and arrived in what felt like another country. Dad, who had been here before, assured us it was the same country.

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seance, which was said a little too casually as if contacting the spirit world with five Mongol girls in Siberia was a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Sasha explained that it was yet another "Russian tradition" to predict the future at the beginning of the year. So we sat at her table by candle light as they tried to summon up the ghost of Lenin. Frankly I had no idea what they were doing but perhaps the Lenin hotline was busy, with people all over Russia trying to get through, because after a while they told me that nothing was happening, I jokingly, suggested that this was because Lenin was alive and well and I'd seen him catch a metro train in Moscow. They stared at me.

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We three, had travelled over 2,500 miles since leaving Moscow and not met a single tourist. The only person we'd met who spoke English worked in a potato restaurant in Yekaterinburg which I thought was a shocking waste of talent but at least helped us avoid the pickled cabbage and beetroot toppings. When we reached the village it was with some amazement that we bumped into Bhavik, who I'd met in Moscow a few weeks earlier. As enjoyable as it was to have the whole of Siberia to ourselves, it was also reassuring to know that we weren't the only people crazy enough to be

The Buryats are Buddhists and ethnic Mongolians but share both language and a love of bonechilling temperatures with the rest of Russia. As predicted the temperature dropped below -30C and Bhavik and we could scarcely walk along the street for the intense cold. The locals, on the other hand, were happy to wander around the central square. In this town of extremes, the entire population was hurling itself down what must have been Siberia's biggest ice slide under the cross-eyed gaze of the largest Lenin head in Russia (no one else wanted it so it ended up here I guess), and finishing up in truly colossal, multi-Buryat pileups at the bottom. We decided to warm up in the cinema which also doubled as the centre of Ulan Ude's nightlife. We met some people at the club, who invited us to a


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Finally they produced cups of water, tarot cards, bread, sugar and salt. After consulting the cards for some time one of the girls turned to me and confidently said: "The cards say you are a long way from home." I couldn't really argue with this. "Will it be warm in Mongolia?" I asked. "No," came the answer.

Traditions & ON Events a jeep and going on a camping trip may seem like a bad idea. When I first saw the Russian corrugated tin jeep it seemed like an even worse idea.

Enkh I was very sad to be leaving Russia after a month. As the train neared Mongolia I suddenly realized that I had too many dollars in cash and having heard many stories of light-fingered customs officers taking excess money I approached the border with $100 in each boot and $250 in my underwear. My short-lived career as an international currency smuggler proved unnecessary. After a nervous and extremely uncomfortable two-hour wait at the border we made it through and as the vast forests of pine and birch gave way to a sea of grassland and rolling steppe we headed into the night in the direction of Ulaan Baatar. As we arrived in the Mongolian capital at dawn the temperature was -35C. Hoping to test the accuracy or Russian fortune-telling I asked if it was always this cold in January. "Oh no. Sometimes it's much colder." Serves me right for asking. In such conditions the idea of hiring a guide and

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Our guide, Enkh, seemed confident that he and the jeep could take Sasha, Dad and I on a long loop to the west of Ulaan Baatur for four days. Even before we'd left the capital Sasha and I were being flung round the backseat interior of the jeep as we hurtled along the pot-holed roads of Mongolia. Enkh assured us that this was a very good road and after five hours' driving across the beautiful, empty grasslands we came to a stop sign and a bank of earth in the middle of the highway. "It's the end of the road!" I joked, the smile disappearing from my face as the jeep took to a barely visible track across the steppe. By the time we arrived at Lake Oogi at sunset

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it was a miracle that every tooth hadn't been rattled out of my head. Enkh disappeared into a nomad's tent (or "ger") emerging a few minutes later to tell us he'd found somewhere for us to stay. We ducked down through the low door into the circular, felt tent. The interior was lit by two candles and a dung-burning stove. In the darkness we could make out the smiling faces of the nomad family. A Netjetters reader called Nick had advised me to take a present and suggested a tin of pineapple. It was an inspired suggestion as the nomads had never seen pineapple before and were very excited about trying it. Similarly I'd never had horse meat dumplings before, although my smile wasn't quite as big as theirs when Enkh explained what was for dinner. It was too late to ask for the pineapple back. A huge slab of frozen meat was brought in from the roof of the tent and we sat drinking salted tea as the dung stove began to blaze into life. As we settled down to sleep Enkh brought in the jeep battery and put it by the stove. "Don't leave anything in the car," he warned, "it will freeze." Good to know. In the morning we woke up, each of us from under two sleeping bags, four blankets and a sheepskin rug. The temperature inside the ger had fallen to around -5C and the bottles of water next to my bed were frozen solid. Enkh casually walked out of the ger carrying a blowtorch. "What's that for?" I asked. "To start the engine," he replied as if it was a silly question.

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of tyre tracks in the snow and Enkh merrily announced that we'd found the "road". Over the next few days Sasha, Dad, Enkh and I were bounced around the inside of the jeep like coins in a washing machine as we passed across the spectacular empty landscape of Mongolia. Ok - Sasha and I were dimes, Enkh a quarter, For 30 minutes every morning Enkh would heat up the engine with the blowtorch and every morning I wondered if it would take the blowtorch to get me out of my two sleeping bags, four blankets and a sheepskin rug. With the engine suitably heated we drove out onto the ice of Lake Oogi with Toroo, our host, for a spot of ice fishing. In -35C we watched Toroo as he broke the ice and put the lines in the freezing water. He explained through Enkh that there were enormous fish in the lake and that he'd caught one yesterday but there was nothing on the end of his lines today. Typical fisherman! We set off in a southerly direction and after half an hour Enkh asked if we could see a road. There was nothing but grass and snow as far as the eye could see. A few herds of sheep, cows, horses and the occasional camel were scattered here and there but otherwise nothing. "Are you lost?" I asked nervously. "Well not really..." 'Not really!' I thought.'It's either yes or no.' We stopped at nomad gers and followed the vague gestures that count for directions around here. After a few hours' driving across the trackless wastes we found another set

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles and Dad a Toonie. On our final night we stopped near frozen, snow-covered sand dunes in a valley in a magnificent, red sandstone mountain range. A young nomad couple welcomed us into their ger and even their terrifying guard dogs were friendly after Sasha and I fed them a few Ukrainian sweets. This was certainly a change from the mad, red-eyed beasts that would occasionally chase the jeep for several miles. After a dinner of lamb dumplings and thankfully, 'salt-free tea' we were all settling down for the night when the guard dogs started barking and ran off to the south. "Wolves," the nomad observed casually. The terrifying possibility of the tent surrounded by wolves became all the more real when I was woken in the middle of the night by Dad and Enkh's deafening snoring. Needing to go to the bathroom I got out of my bed on the floor next to the family motorbike and felt my way across the pitch black ger. I crawled out into the starlit and freezing night, shivering with cold and fear. There was no sign of the guard dogs. I did not hang around to admire the night sky. A very quick squat and wee indeed. After breakfast of boiled horse meat we headed back towards Ulaan Baatur which had been transformed in our minds over the last few days from a small, provincial town of dusty streets into a sprawling metropolis of electricity, warm showers, central heating and non-boiledhorse food options. Hitting the tarmac road near the capital suddenly felt like luxury. Dad, Sasha, and I were exhausted but we were also sad to be ending such an amazing trip. Enkh was sad to be hanging up his blowtorch saying

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that he didn't think any other tourists would be crazy enough to stay in a tent in Mongolia this side of spring. Time and the limited train schedule in Mongolia forced us to catch the express across the Gobi desert to China in time for Chinese New Year. We waved goodbye to Enkh as the train pulled out of Ulaan Baatur in the cold light of dawn. By nightfall we were in the sandy wastes of southern Mongolia and the snows finally disappeared for the first time since leaving Estonia, although the temperature remained stubbornly below -20C. At the border, the Chinese entry formalities involved being checked for Sars and asked why we were coming to China. One option on the form was "to settle down" and after four days rattling around the inside of a jeep in Mongolia that seemed the most appropriate answer. The official didn't seem the humorous type so I ticked "tourist" and headed into the night towards the Great Wall.

Don't Mess With The Elderly Myra Rhodes, a little old lady living in Great Baddow, Essex, answered a knock on the door one day, to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner. 'Good morning, Ma'am,' said the young man. 'If I could take a couple minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.' 'Go away!' said Myra brusquely. 'I'm broke and haven't got any money,' and she proceeded to close the door. Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. 'Don't be too hasty,' he commanded. 'Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.' And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet. 'Now, if this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.' Myra stepped back and said with a smile, 'Well let me get you a spoon, young man because they cut off my electricity this morning.'


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Comox Valley Northern BC (Prince George) Okanagan

Saturday, June 8th Saturday, June 15th Sunday, June 9th

Calgary Edmonton Rural Alberta Ride (Olds)

Saturday, June 15th Saturday, June 8th Saturday, June 22nd

Saskatoon Swift Current

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ALBERTA

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MANITOBA Manitoba (Winnipeg) ONTARIO

Huronia (Orillia/Barrie) Kingston-Quinte London Niagara Windsor Grand River (Kitchener) Ottawa Durham (Oshawa-GTE) Golden Horseshoe (Hamilton) Toronto West (Peel) Nipissing (North Bay)

QUÉBEC Montréal NEW BRUNSWICK

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Moncton Saint John Fredericton

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Saturday, June 15th

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Saturday, June 1st Saturday, June 1st

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turn signals as brake lights and running lights with one wire hook-up. Wire Plus’ main focus is on the reliability of everything that they manufacture.

Wire Plus Introduces Power, Lighting Control Modules and Wiring Harnesses for Most Custom Production Bikes Many of the custom production bikes that were made over the last 15 years are now experiencing electrical problems due to a variety of reasons. Bike owners can now go to a one-stop company for all of their electrical needs. Wire Plus produces a wide variety of power modules and wiring harnesses at the dealers and consumer’s requests for all those “extinct” custom bikes.

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Each kit comes complete with Wire Plus’ proven power module and switch control module configured to work with the ground input switches used on the factory bike. Their modules are submersible waterproof and very compact in size with harnesses that are engineered to be smaller than any other on the market. The lighting control module controls the operation of the front, rear turn signals, and provides load equalization and auto cancelling. It also operates the rear

Wire Plus’ preassembled wiring harnesses are designed for bikes with and without stock or aftermarket ignitions, electric or kick start and can be used with or without Power Control Module turn signals and a variety of other options. These mid-frame harnesses are for completely rewiring any manufacturers bikes including older Harleys. Replacement modules and wiring harnesses are available for the following bikes: * American Iron Horse * American Performance Cycle/APC * Apollo Choppers * Big Dog * Brass Balls Choppers * CCI Kit Bikes * Confederate * Covington Cycle City * Create A Custom Cycle * Custom Works * DD Customs * Eagle * Echelon * Ecosse * Edmondson Custom Built * Hellbound Steel Motorcycles/HBS * Legends * Minneapolis Custom Cycles * Ness Bikes * Orange County Choppers * Paramount Custom Cycles * Patriot * Pro-One * Proper Chopper * Pure Steel * Raven * Red Hot * Red Horse * Ridley * Spencer Bowman Customs * Steed * Swift * V8 Choppers * Thunder Mountain Custom Cycles * Ultra Cycles

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For those interested in obtaining more information on Wire Plus, you can reach them at (620) 221-2417 or check them out online at www.wire-plus.com or email them at sales@ wire-plus.com. Visit Our Website...Click Here! V-Twin Marketing Rick Raus 714-280-8537 Rick@vtwinmarketing.com


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Greetings Fellow Riders;

  The 7th Riverview Health Centre Motorcycle Show & Shine scheduled for June 11, 2013 is CANCELLED as well as any future shows of this nature at the Riverview Health Centre.   The cited reasoning is “A new city policy” which threatens to have anyone parked at this location issued a Parking Ticket and Towed.

This year’s featured Marque is Norton 

Location, the Friendly Country town of Niverville MB

Parade through town then Show ‘N’ Shine with custom trophies

River Ride, Poker Derby, Bonfire and Sing-Along

Motorcycle Games, Motorcycle Jeopardy, Door Prizes

Fabulous Menu included with registration

Sat Dinner in large indoor air conditioned dining room

Free Camping–Hot Showers, some electrical hook-ups available

T-Shirts available (must be ordered @ time of registration)

All Makes/Models of Motorcycles Welcome

Special trophies awarded to Norton Motorcycles*

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Rally REGISTRATION FEE: $45.00 (booked before June 1st $55 after June1) Daily registration available: Fri $15 Sat $25 Sun $15 see Registration form on website

Contacts: Kim (registrar) 204-757-9873 pirates.pearl@gmail.com Ross 204-831-8165 Website:

Show ‘N’ Shine

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Chas 204-822-4660 Email: amcm.mmc@mymts.net

@ Niverville Credit Union parking lot, 62 Main Street

Open to All Motorcycles * must be registered with event. Saturday June 29 11:30AM-1:30PM

Contacts at Riverview indicate they have had their fill of dealing with the parking issues surrounding the event and thusly it has been cancelled.

Viewing Free, open to the public Come out and vote for “peoples Choice” award

For Seven Years now WE, the motorcycling community , have  come together in presenting a unique motorcycle show  to the patients and friends of the Riverview Health Centre along with lots of goodwill and camaraderie. Many  donations to Winnipeg Harvest and Riverview itself were received. I wish to thank all involved for a job well done and please keep up the charity work wherever  it may arise within our fine city. I look forward to seeing you at these other events. I wish to thank Sheldon Mindel, Carol Robinson who have supported this event throughout ,along with Harley-Davidson Winnipeg, Willy’s Garage, CMMG and all the other clubs too numerous to name (and I’ll forget some) and individuals who have, over the years, made this a success.   Thank-you Grant Morrison PLEASE PASS THIS EMAIL ON TO ALL RIDERS YOU KNOW.

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ABS: Stop It, Now

Stop It, Now At the present time, there is a new study being conducted on motorcycle crashes and their causes. The last time such a study was conducted was back in the late 70’s, early 80’s and is known as the Hurt Study; named after the recently departed Dr. Hurt. (Do a google search on the Hurt Study, it’s a very interesting Read). While the new study has not been completed, some of its findings have been released. I recently read the section on ABS brakes. Just as I suspected, ABS is a life saver. Since so many crashes occur due to improper braking, i.e., the rider puts too much pressure on the rear brake and not enough or none at all on the front brake, this finding is not a surprise to me. Luckily, more and more manufacturers are offering ABS as an option, even on cruisers. Harley’s entire line of touring bikes has the ABS option. Honda also offers ABS on their new Fury chopper and four of their 2010 cruiser models as well as just about all of their sport and sport touring motorcycles. BMW, the first to have ABS on a motorcycle,

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has the option on its entire lineup. Why is ABS so important? That’s simple. Anti-lock braking systems keep the tires from locking up. Since you only have two small contact patches and two wheels, if you lock them, you’re going down. Since most motorcycle riders spend a lot more time driving their four-wheeled vehicles and since they’re used to slamming on that brake pedal in a panic stop in the car, they tend to do the same thing on their bikes. On the bike, when you slam on that brake pedal, you’re braking only the rear tire--consequently, the rear tire locks and the rider slides onto the ground. Even if the rear tire doesn’t lock, the rear brake only gives you 20% of your stopping force. That’s why you should of course, use both brakes. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, since most riders rely on their instincts, which by the way are completely wrong when it comes to motorcycles in a panic, they lock that rear brake every single time. By now you must be saying, “what am I supposed to do if I can’t afford to buy a new bike with ABS?” “What am I supposed to do, quit riding?” Ok, simmer down now. Here’s what you can do and it won’t cost you a

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cent. PRACTICE stopping and DO IT NOW! Find an empty parking lot or a deserted road and practice stopping quickly from various speeds. Start at 20 mph and work your speed up in 5 mph increments. The idea is to be able to stop quickly without locking the tires. In 15 or 20 minutes, you can improve your braking ability tremendously. Now that you’ve got your straight line braking down pat, lets try swerving, then braking. Remember, you can’t do both at the same time. All you need to do is get up

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time and with half the effort of anything else I’ve ever tried. An 8oz. bottle will set you back $15.00 or $25.00 for a 16oz. bottle. To get yourself a bottle, call Wes at 352279-9556 or www.chromeit.us Tell them Motorman sent ya. For more tips, log onto my website, www.ridelikeapro.com You can also order my brand new Ride Like a Pro, The Book as well as all my Ride Like a Pro DVDs right from my website or you can call toll free,

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866-868-7433. I also have all my YouTube video clips of my safety tips of the week and much, much more. Until next month, get out there and PRACTICE. Copyright 2010 Jerry Motorman Palladino You know you're from Newfoundland when... The local paper covers national and international headlines on 1/4 page, but requires 6 pages for local softball scores.


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Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride (MPNMRR) is a charity event that spans the entire nation. It is the largest annual motorcycle relay in the world with our National Riders covering in excess of 10,000 kilometers during the event. It consists of a motorcycle ride which will start in St. John’s, NL and end in Victoria, BC and will visit all of the major military establishments across Canada. It is you, the communities, businesses, and social organizations who are the true champions of any charity cause and we need you to believe in our event to help us make the difference in the lives of these children. We are asking you to please help us. All supporters will be identified and credited with being part of our team on our website at www.MPNMRR.ca Should your require further information or clarification with regards to this adventure, please feel free to contact me, Lamont French, the National Chair at: lamontfrench@shaw.ca or speak to any of our Provincial Ride Captain’s or their respective representatives. Their contact information can be found on our website (www.mpnmrr.ca) Lamont French National Chair/National Ride Captain Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride U-ROCK = United Riders Offering Children Kindness

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PTSD: Somedays Reality Just Bites!

The End. That is the entire story. Short, Sweet, Brutal, and the Truth. Some days when you look around, wherever you find yourself, is generally in most cases better off than dead. Dead is not a very good option. It is not that you die so young; it is that you are dead so long. Here in Nova Scotia, there was another single vehicle motorcycle fatality. Whatever the cause, whatever the reason, it has the same net effect. Someone’s, son, father, brother, uncle is gone. Motorcycling is a risky sport. Things happen and in so many cases you hope that you don’t outride your skill level for you are certainly heading for trouble. Those who choose to ride are aware of the risks and gladly trade them for the rewards. It is why Bikers smile so much, wave and will do just about anything to get

out riding. It is in the blood. It is a way of life. For me, it is something I love with great passion and in some ways it kept me around until help arrived in the form of my service dog. Today was confirmation of something that has been talked about in our house over the past couple of months, and thankfully Mother Nature made it such that I did not need to action the decision. It had become apparent to me that I have some issues that me and the docs are working out, and until we do perhaps it would be best if I consider not riding the bike. But, today forced my hand. It was fifteen degrees and sunny here in Nova Scotia. The kinds of day that I had many times have remarked, “If you don’t ride today, you ain’t ever gonna ride.” So by mid-day I could not take it anymore. I put the battery back into Roxie, and a quick shot of quick start and Kabamm… the rumble of a big V Twin. The thump, the rumble, the raw horsepower! So I took her for a short spin. Maybe, 15 kms. But I knew. I knew in my heart what my head has been registering for a while. Sometimes past experiences can help (or depending on viewpoint hinder) and in my case it comes in the form of being a former Air Navigator. We do, did and probably continue to always do, time, speed, distance, and fuel problems.

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Old habits die hard. That is exactly the point. The die part, and the old habit. So here is the skinny. At sixty miles per hour you are traveling 88 feet per second… not an inconsequential distance given the width of a lane of traffic. Inattention can and will kill. Whatever the reason, distractions on a bike can be fatal. Five seconds at sixty can put you a serious distance into the rhubarb and land you in a world of hurt if you survive. So the reality that bites, hard. For the time being, hopefully not forever, I got to do the really smart thing (for a change, and there are those who might mutter “Finally”) and put my keys away until the docs get this figured out. Some days Reality Just Bites... but I must admit, living is truly starting to develop quite an appeal. So in the interim, I shall Keep Calm, Walk the Dog, and enjoy the nice sunny days, this time from the slow lane. Medric “Cous” Cousineau, the SeaDawg


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Duck Hunting An American hunter was having very bad luck in the Newfoundland outback, not bagging anything. After five dismal days he finally shot at a duck and saw it fall far off. he tramped through the bush and found it had landed in the back yard of a homestead in the middle of nowhere. He climbed over a rail fence and was about to retrieve the bird when the Newfie homesteader saw the wet and bedraggled hunter. "What's ya doin, boy?" he asked the hunter. "Gettin' my duck," said the Yank. "Well now I figgers it's my bird, seeing as it's in my yard," says the Newfie. "Oh God!" said the Yank, "I tracked over miles of awful bush, was lost, hungry, tired, soaked, you name it. I shot this bird. Can't I just take it and go?" "Well " says the Newfie, who didn't like big smart Yankee hunters much, "tell you what I'll do, boys. We'll fight fer it." "Fight for it? You kiddin'?" asks the Yank. "I'll give you a sportin chance," says the Newfie. Here's the rules. One feller bends over and the other kicks him in the arse real hard. Who ever kicks the farthest gets the bird. Deal?" The Yank figures he's bigger and has a winning chance, so he agrees. "I'll go first, seein' as it's my yard," says the Newfie. "Bend over, boy." The Yank complies. The Newfies hails off and boots the hapless hunter, sending him face first into a manure pile. He splutters to his feet, wipes his face off, then says, hopefully, "Okay, your turn." The Newfie scratches his head, contemplates, then says, "No, boys. You take the bird an go, Yank. I doesn't like duck anyway."


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FUNDRAISING FOR S.O.S. PROJECT

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Par l’organisation a but non lucrative: Honorons nos Soldats Canadiens 830787-3 S.O.S. PROJECT IS TO ALLOW US TO HONOUR OUR SOLDIERS OF SUICIDE (S.O.S.) 1. 2. 3.

LAUNCHING A WEBSITE SO THE FAMILY KNOW WE ARE REMEMBERING WHAT THEY DID FOR OUR COUNTRY ( By the end of May BY THE END OF MAY 2013) TO DEDICATE A TREE AT BEECHWOOD NATIONAL MILITARY CEMETERY IN OTTAWA (By the end of September but the order has to go in by the end of June 2013) TO HAVE THE 3 MOTHERS OF OUR S.O.S. SOLDIERS IN ATTENDING THE UNVIELLING CEREMONY IN SEPTEMBER LE PROJET S.O.S. PERMETTRA DE RENDRE HOMMAGE A NOS SOLDATS DU SUICIDE

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“The Working Dog” Documentary Hi all, We have officially received word that “The Working Dog” will first broadcast on Sunday, May 5th at 9p on Eastlink TV (Nova Scotia). Please feel free to spread the word to family and friends. Some contributors and participants are local to Nova Scotia and will have the ability to view the documentary on Eastlink on May 5th. However others are out of province and won’t be able to view “The Working Dog” at that particular time. Once the documentary has officially aired I will be able to distribute copies to interested contributors and participants. If you’re interested in receiving a copy, please send me a separate email with your mailing address. Additionally we are working on having “The Working Dog” put online, I’ll send out another note when I have more details. If anyone has any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks so much everyone, it was a pleasure meeting you all! Melissa -Melissa Munroe Clerisy Entertainment (Service Dogs Productions Inc) (O) 902.405.9971 (C) 902.999.6041


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A Grandfather’s Heart Too near death and despair Cold chills cut through the heart Another soldier falls Once more pain is stopped You watch the worst You see the brave In spite of doom Light shines through the dark Oh why'd you find this loveless land... A grandfather's heart Life beyond this dreadful place A bloody land forgotten New home, new friends, a smile and hand Home is finally found You watch them grow Your head held high Life is precious now Every moment...every day Oh why did all the days go by... A grandfather's heart Once every day I see your face Your gentle hands The give and not the take Sweet veteran... Warm heart... Best friend... I miss you so... Oh why'd God have to take... A grandfather's heart Your grandson, Donald James White Reason: In honour of Ernie Thomas White, veteran of both WWI (Britain) and WWII (Canada). I miss you grandpa, and remember everything you did for those of us who too often take it for granted. www.veterans.gc.ca

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Annual Run to the North Wall June 30th 2013 The purpose is to honor the Canadians that served with the U.S. Military during the Vietnam War. In 1995 the dream of three men realized fruition. Those men were Ed Johnson, Ric Gidner and Chris Reynolds and their dream was a memorial honoring the Canadians that paid the ultimate price, volunteering to serve with American troops in Vietnam. The dream originated in the imagination of Johnson and Gidner with their heartfelt admiration for the Canadians that sacrificed their lives and became the driving force to honor them. Ed was also a Vietnam Veteran and served in the US Army with the 2nd 47th Mechanized Infantry 9th Division. Ric served with the United States Marine Corps. The memorial rests in Windsor, ON called the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but is affectionately referred to as “The North Wall. More ride details to follow.

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CMC Chapter 046—Kitchener Waterloo

1ST ANNUAL

MOTORCYCLE

SHOW SHINE

&

Saturday May 11, 2013 1pm—4pm

Steelcraft Clemmer

446 Albert St. Waterloo N2J 4A1

BBQ ∙ PRIZES ∙ RAFFLES 50/50 DRAW ∙ AND MORE Proceeds from the event will benefit:

For more information: Don Fitzsimmons at don_fitz@hotmail.com or Harvey Schmidt at heha@bell.net

Ride For the Mission – August 25th 2013 George Winney and Frenchy Aligard, organizers of the event make for a fun day with family and friends doing something beneficial while raising funds to care for our neighbors in need—struggling from poverty, mental illness, substance abuse and despair. Registration starts around 9:00AM, Kickstands up at 11:00AM, followed by a meal after the ride. Complete details to follow, when they become available.

Join us for the 1st Annual Show & Shine Motorcycle Show at the McGregor Knights of Columbus (St. Clement Council 2844) on 9560 Walker Road in McGregor. Will be held in the back parking lot on Saturday July 13, 2013, weather permitting. (RAIN DATE - Sunday July 14, 2013). Any STYLE, Any MAKE, Any MODEL EVERYONE WELCOME!

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles The first ride of the season... nothing spectacular, nothing out of the ordinary, nothing that wasn't done many times over the; last few years, nothing most would think twice over or want to remember... So what IS it about riding that captures your imagination... stirs your senses...awakens your soul...frees your spirit? The seat of the bike is comfortable, it fits you well...there is the coldness of your fingers & the hardness of the grips beneath the heels of your hands...the clicking of your bike's engine against the drone of the other machines ahead, & behind...the pressure of your boots on the boards...the gunmetal blue of the rainclouds that makes the air dull & lifeless, & the greens of the fields not as brilliant. The tightness of your chaps against your legs & the nagging annoyance of a jean seam pressing into your skin...the sudden burst of wood smoke that is gone just as quickly on the next corner...the stray hairs that have escaped your helmet & found their way into your eyes as if by design...the pushiness of the wind that seems to have sprung up out of nowhere...the rutted & potholed, dipped & falling apart back road that would have been a leisurely Sunday ride has become nothing to enjoy but merely something to

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hurry the pace a bit to get done with...the eagle swoops down suddenly making you start & swerve & wonder if it is about to catch a mouse or gopher...the passing riders, some wave, some don't & you smile beneath the bandana that is vibrating against your lips & are curious as to who they might be...& you wave & acknowledge your companions as you part ways at the lights & feel a comfortable lightness in your being as you turn into your driveway, because you are home safely once more... No, the first companion ride was not the stuff dreams are made of, but it was a good ride, just the same... Later:) Hearing Loss A man in his 80's reads that hearing loss is rapid at his age so he decides to give his wife, the same age as him, a test. She is in the kitchen with her back to him, so he asks quietly "What's for lunch darling?" He gets no response. A little worried...he takes two steps closer. "What's for lunch darling?" Again she keeps her back to him and doesn't respond. Now he is really worried so he goes right up behind her and asks again "What's for lunch darling?" At this she suddenly whirls round and yells "For the third time you deaf bastard we're having pork chops!!!!!"

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The Burford Optimists Present the 6TH

ANNUAL

Motorcycle Ride

Saturday May 25th, 2012 Begins in the municipal parking lot, Downtown Burford

1 Park Ave. Burford ON

9:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 12:00

Registration and Breakfast Escorted scenic ride of Brant County, returning to the Burford Community Centre and Optimist Park

$20 a rider and $10 a passenger Raise $100 in pledges, you ride free! No tax reciepts will be issued for pledges

All riders recieve breakfast and lunch plus door prizes and draws

All Proceeds Supporting Youth-Based Programs in our Community For more information and a pledge form, contact us at

friendofyouthride@hotmail.com of find our event on Facebook (Burford Optimist “Friend of Youth� Motorcycle Ride)

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Lost Motorcycle Diary: St Petersburg William Perry (1947 - 2013) A lot has changed in St Petersburg since my first visited in 1972 – for a start the vultures have all disappeared, and nobody wants my jeans or chewing gum. St. Petersburg has stately boulevards, froufrou churches, pretty canals and loads of art displayed in vast halls of glorious excess. This gives it a familiar feel: of a Western European, weekend break, cultural-tickbox city. But, although it can remind you of Amsterdam, of Berlin, of Brussels, it's not really like any of those places. Because St Petersburg is in Russia, and that is fantastic. Russia! There is no snow and the sky is the colour of Tupperware. It is perishing. Wearylooking horses stand in front of golden carriages, puffa-wrapped schoolchildren cluster and bump like tethered balloons, men in khaki army uniforms stride about, young and raw-jawed. Behind them glitters the Barbie mansion that is the Winter Palace of

Peter I. It links into other palaces that make up the Hermitage museum, stretched along the bank of the River Neva. By December the river will be frozen and won't thaw until April. St Petersburg before 1981, everyone kept wanting to buy my jeans and coats. Before that, in the summer of 1972, I rode to St Petersburg, on a borrowed motorcycle. They went via Finland, and the purpose of the trip was to visit relations on my mother's side.

Now, St Petersburg has plenty of signs. Not that I can read them all, as my Russian is very limited, though some words are easy to guess: KOPE for coffee. PECTOPAH means restaurant, where the waiters wear billowing silk trousers and everyone smokes. I ask for a vodka and

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The main difference between 1972 St Petersburg and the city of 40 years later is the lack of cars. Back then, people formed crowds around anything with wheels, and ooh-ed and aah-ed; during the communist years, no foreign vehicles - two or four wheels, were imported into Russia. Now, Ford, GM, and Toyota all have factories close to St Petersburg and the centre sometimes locks into a static traffic jam. Also, in 1972, "there were no signs". In order to do anything – visit sites, check into a hotel, change money, get petrol tokens – you had to get authorisation from the In-Tourist office. You had the address, but couldn't find it and had to beg a sailor, who understood a little English, to take you to the door. When you got there, it was entirely anonymous. No plaque, no display, no indication from the outside that there was anything nondomestic within. sunday may 26 2013

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100 paces. In my trousers I'm just too dull. I wonder where these Swarovski-studded glamazons go when they hit 35. Because it appears that they are kidnapped and swapped for small, stout, grumpy lady trolls. After a while, I realise all Russian women contain within their DNA both ravishing supermodels and Rosa Klebb – like St Petersburg; like Russia itself.

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On the way from the airport, I passed mile upon mile of concrete housing blocks: relics of the Communist era and still the places most locals live. And yet, in the city centre, all is a Big Fat Gypsy Architect's wet dream. My cousin/guide, Natasha whizzes me around the city: go to the square that commemorates the Decemberists (nobles

DON’T MISS THIS 5TH ANNUAL EVENT We welcome your club to Georgian Bay Thunder Weekend 2013! www.communityreach.ca/thunder.html

The event is taking place on July 12, 13 and 14, 2013 in beautiful Little Lake Park in Midland. There will be music, camping and a refreshment tent in the park on Friday night. The 5th annual fundraising ride takes place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 and the day includes Brag & Buff, vendors, free draws and prizes, donated snacks and lunch for the riders and an evening concert with refreshment tent. On the Sunday riders are invited to meet at the band shell and head out for scenic Southern Georgian Bay casual rides.

We are asking your club to be involved by:    

Riding with us Put a club booth – see form attached Visit us at the SuperShow Jan 4-6, 2013 Tell vendors about our event

Your support fosters volunteerism and community involvement. It ensures that individuals, families and seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and those with no other means of transportation, receive the services they need. Please share our Georgian Bay Thunder event information with your chapter members and consider posting a link to our event on your chapter website. Questions? Contact Jessica at volunteer@communityreach.ca


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Standing 6ft 8in, in a time when most people struggled to get over 5ft 6in, he became Tsar at 10 and founded St Petersburg in 1703, when he was 28. He learned about city planning in Manchester, shipbuilding in Amsterdam and paid for European architects, artists and artisans to come and create his vision of a city: the vision that still brings in the visitors of today. St Petersburg has a population of 4.5m, but 5.5m tourists visit each year. Peter the Great himself was skilled in various professions, including dentistry, though he is mostly remembered for his shipbuilding.

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He would go to the shipyards himself, often after a heavy night's drinking and two hours' sleep, and teach the locals. He was modern-thinking, changing the clock to European time, making his courtiers shave their beards off and encouraging the population to come to Russia's first-ever museum, not far from here. The museum housed a display of deformed embryos brought back by him from Holland, and Peter offered a drink and a pastry on entrance. Free cake and booze. There's an emperor who understood his subjects. After Peter, the ruling Romanovs were, variously, vicious two-faced modernisers or vicious two-faced conservatives. Their tombs are in rows inside the cathedral: gilded, immovable. At a certain point, a law was passed banning females from the throne

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles because they caused too much trouble. The final Tsar was Nicholas II, who was married to Alix, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria. Their tombs are in a separate room, at the back, away from the altar. They were murdered in 1917 on the orders of Lenin, their bodies and those of their five children thrown down a disused mine. Only in 2008 were the last two corpses found and identified by DNA samples. Natasha shrugs when she tells me, "It is sad, yes," she says. "But I think worse for the ordinary Soviet people who lost their children to war or starvation." Natasha is 28 and pragmatic. She thinks some aspects of Communist Russia were good. Education, for example. Everyone in the country could read and write.

Natasha

But now, Putin has announced literacy is too high, because there is no one willing to sweep the streets (other than immigrants). So he's proposing that parents pay for all their children's lessons other than the basics. This, and the fact that you have to pay for childcare, is putting Natasha off becoming a mother. Also, she explains, when Communism collapsed, it was decreed that private property was the way forward. Thus, everyone was deemed to be an owner of their flat (previously rented from the state).

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That's everyone who lived there, including children from the age of 16. Natasha lives with her boyfriend, his mum and grandmother. Four adults, all property owners. But none of them can sell, because of everyone else's claims. There's no room for kids.

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Natasha leads me to another part of the St Peter and Paul's Fortress: the political remand prison. Dostoevsky was imprisoned in the original jail, demolished in the late 1800s and replaced with the one we walk around. We poke our heads into dark, individual cells: Trotsky, Gorky, Lenin's brother all spent time here. The prison was carefully designed so that no prisoner ever encountered another; the identities of those incarcerated were even kept from the guards. No communication was allowed, though

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When I was young, I was obsessed by gymnastics..OK...female gymnasts. My favourite was Olga Korbut, the first woman to do a standing back somersault on the balance beam. She was enchanting: thoroughly charming, astonishingly gifted, a crowd-pleaser. She was also being abused by her coach. And she's what I think about when I watch the circus in St Petersburg. We leave, and go into the cool night. Everyone is smiling, and well wrapped-up. The city is stunning and there's so much more to see.

It's half-term, and we take our seats among hundreds of children. And we sit through – no, be honest, we enjoy – two hours of unbelievable entertainment. Goats that trot up and down stairs. Cats that stand on the back of dogs. Monkeys that ride bicycles, bears that do handstands, sea lions that play football, ostriches that, um, run around a bit. It is utterly mesmerising. My animal morals take a thrashing. It is hard to resist clapping a sea lion when it's clapping at you. It is even harder not to love a monkey in a bowtie and waistcoat.

I waited 15 years to return for my coffee in the Angleterre. It was good. From the hotel breakfast room, I could see the corner of Pochtamtskaya Street. Every house had been made new. Was it the same street at all?

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Let’s RIDE! An annual charity motorcycle ride in support of the SickKids Foundation at the Hospital for Sick Children being diagnosed with and/or who are living with lupus. *All proceeds go directly to the head of the Pediatric Lupus Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children. Where: The Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W, Guelph Registration fee: $25 Receive a custom patch, and lunch after the ride, courtesy of The Stampede Ranch! Don’t ride? There are plenty of other ways to participate! Please visit www.rideforlupus.ca to register or email rideforlupuscan@gmail.com All are welcome! Saturday, May 11th, 2013 @ 9:30 a.m Rain date, May 25th rain or shine 50/50 Draw! • Silent Auction!

Much of the city has changed, and much has stayed the same. If you have a chance to visit Russia, you must go to St Petersburg.


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Hello fellow riders,  Although spring has been a bit sluggish so far, plans for the 10th annual R.O.C.K. are gearing up. The website – www.rockride.com is operational and ready for early registration. We are pleased to announce that this year our grand prize is $500 in free gas, enough to RIDE FREE  for a year for most of us. Every $50 in donations will get you a raffle ticket on ride day for the grand prize.  We have also bumped our top fundraiser packages from top 25 to TOP 50 Fundraisers.  Prizes this year include jackets, helmets, Caesars getaway package including accommodations & 2 concert tickets, and much much more. Facing noise bylaws that single out motorcycles? Contact M.O.D.E.L. for assistance no matter what province in Canada you live in! www.modeledmonton.com

Special order shirts are available for a limited time as well as R.O.C.K. pins – check out our site for details.  •

Start point is Motorsport Harley-Davidson, 1375 Confederation St. Sarnia.  Registration at 9:30, ride at 11.

Free midpoint bbq at scenic Mitchell’s Bay hosted by the Wallaceburg Optimists.

Finale at the Stubborn Mule on Campbell St, live band this year is “That Dirty Racket”playing rock and classic rock. You may have seen them last year opening for the Steve Miller Band at Bayfest.

Minimum pledge amount to ride is $50, passengers are still free.

Every dollar raised goes to fund research at the 17 Children’s Hospitals across Canada including London and Toronto, through Childhood Cancer Canada.

Free T-shirts for first 100 bikes on ride morning.

Club Cup, door prizes and more.

Like our FACEBOOK page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/ROCK-Ride-for-Our-CancerKids/226882667325952 to stay current with event details. Download our poster to hang up at your workplace or hangout to help spread the word that KIDS SHOULDN’T NEED CHEMO!!  Help us celebrate a DECADE

OF R.O.C.K. !!!  Hope to see you again on the 6th. 

Thanks, on behalf of Samantha and all her angel friends above. Bob & Lori Thomas R.O.C.K. Founders www.rockride.com bob@rockride.com PS – Hug your kids today – they are not as indestructible as they should be. Lone Wolf Clubhouse


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A Young Cop’s Perspective: War On Drugs You Know Things A re Bad When…

When Stephen Harper's Conservatives receive a warning former U.S. congressman, Ron Paul, that America’s war on drugs — now being emulated by the Harper government with tough mandatory jail terms — has been an expensive disaster that has stripped millions of people of their civil liberties, you know something is wrong.

Ron Paul The well known libertarian who is considered the godfather of the Tea Party, spoke about the many dangers that citizens face when governments intrude into either the economy or their personal lives. “If you believe in liberty, you will protect

economic liberty and personal liberty. They are all one and the same,” says Paul, who added that citizen freedom should extend to “personal behaviour” and “lifestyle”. “If we have legalization of religious freedom, some people have this religion or that religion, and some people have no religion. Most people will accept that as rather

tolerant.”

“But when it comes to lifestyle in the last 30 to 40 years, we have spent about five to six trillion dollars enforcing laws which I think make no sense whatsoever, (and) has caused our prisons to have more prisoners than China.”

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Now, although I am a police officer, I can't bring myself to disagree entirely with Pul. A as former colleague, RCMP Cpl. Jeff Campbell, the detachment commander in Lake Louise insist that by putting snowboarding Mounties on the slopes would deter people from bringing narcotics or have that second look of doing something on the ski hill because they know there is going to be a police presence, I have to wonder: maybe our approaches are a little out of control.

Wrong Approach Consider Colombia — once known as the cocaine capital of the world — it’s not hard to see why impoverished Colombians turn to the cultivation and production of coca leaf and opium poppies. Afghanistan is right up there with other countries that push the boundaries of drug production, where the climate, in many ways, is most receptive, the scarcity of money is palpable, and there are few substitutes for such lucrative crops. The so-called balloon effect also makes any crackdown on production ineffective, since crop cultivation, drug laboratories and transportation routes squeezed in one area

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will inevitably pop up somewhere else. Is it time, then, for the Canadian government to revisit our endorsement of a “war on drugs” approach to the illicit drug problem in Latin America? Duh! Such a hard-line, and often militarized, strategy to narcotrafficking has produced precious little in terms of tangible results. Mexico has been fighting the drug war for almost seven years now and the supply to the U.S. market has remained largely intact. RCMP figures suggest it has even increased. But on the Mexican side, there is

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violence and seemingly irreducible carnage in certain parts of the country, and more than 50,000 drug-related deaths mark Mexico’s failed efforts thus far. For Stephen Harper — who has, incidentally, made inter-American affairs a key priority of his foreign policy — any softening of a robust supply-side approach is simply not going to happen.

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various alternatives. Nonetheless, there is a growing mood in the region for something radically different — and this desire for change is not likely to disappear soon.

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Harper’s communications director, Andrew MacDougall, said: “The prime minister would be a strong voice in that debate against the decriminalization of drugs. The government’s strategy is in fact completely in the opposite direction.” Some political leaders and opinion-makers in the Americas, like Paul however, are now speaking out loud about the possibility of legalization and regulation of the drug market or, at least, the decriminalization of the region’s robust drug trade. In a mid-April 2012 interview with Agence France Presse, and just before the beginning of the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina explained: “The war we have waged over the past 40 years has not yielded results. It’s a war which, to speak frankly, we are losing.”

But as Harper said during his concluding summit news conference: “Let me remind you of why these drugs are illegal. They are illegal because they quickly and totally — with many of the drugs — destroy people’s lives and people are willing to make lots of money out of selling those products to people and destroying their lives.”

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devastation of Canadian lives and families. So if Canada is to jettison the “war on drugs” paradigm, what should our new strategy be? First, the Canadian government needs to acknowledge that the militarization of the drug war has been unsuccessful and counterproductive. After that, we can start to think about providing meaningful financial assistance to improve the region’s police and justice systems, halting programs that

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The issue here, however, is not about the harmful effects of heroin and cocaine. It’s about how best to regulate, confront and diminish the negative ramifications of illicit drugs. Obviously, Canada has important interests at stake here, since drugs from Latin America make their way to our streets — accompanied by criminal behaviour and the

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Bong Wrong My dad was a 35-year police officer and saw the fields plower under in Afghanistan with US military standing guard, than as soon as they left, farmers returned to sew the newly turned soils. As of today, though, Canada (and the United States) stands out as one of the major dissenting voices on how to combat the drug problem. By doing so, we risk of damaging our image in the region, of being seen as obstructionist and overly U.S.friendly, and even undermining our efforts to widen and deepen our linkages with the

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Americas. We should “just say yes” to new thinking. After Forty years after Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs,” countless reports have confirmed what police, prosecutors— and traffickers—have long known: we’re losing the war. Released by a consortium of world leaders, including Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, one such report says it’s time to start treating drug abuse as a public health problem, not a criminal one, and consider legalizing certain substances to undercut criminal gangs. The war on drugs has cost billions of dollars and

Page 78 May 2, 2013 countless lives. But, to borrow a phrase, admitting the old strategy is broken is the first step to recovery. Now all we need do is to get Stephen Harper to admit it. They say when a man holds a woman’s hand before marriage, it is love, after marriage, it is self-defense. ~~~~~~ People can be divided into three groups: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.


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The winner of the draw will win a Suite at the Travelodge Hotel for the dates of the Rally.

For those of you who have already registered you need not download the 25th registration form and I look forward to seeing you on June 27th at the opening ceremonies.

Please don’t forget to invite your fellow HOG members to come as well.

For those of you who have not registered for the Rally that is been held on June 27, 28, and 29th there is still lots of time to do so.

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In order to receive the Rally tshirt and pin as part of your Rally package, please make sure you send your completed Rally Registration Form prior to April 27 2013 and by doing so you may also qualify for the “early bird w” which will take place on May 4.

If you have questions in regards to the Rally please email me at ghls@sympatico.ca or call me at 905 355 5877. See you at the Rally. Howard


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The 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

in Honour of Cpt. Richard Leary is coming in just a few short months. It is being held at the Knollwood Golf Club 1276 Shaver Road, Ancaster, Ontario June 17th, 2013. Starting at 11:30 for Registration. If you would like to help with the tournament please contact Fred Bulbeck his email address is fred@canadianheroes.com. OR if you would like to play in the tournament you can contact him as well for registration. $150.00 per person, or book a foursome for $500.00. It is going to be a day you won’t forget!!! Come out and enjoy the day in Honouring one of our Fallen Heroes and help raise funds to build a Memorial for Cpt. Leary.

“NEW” LOCATION: Starting and ending at the Knights of Columbus Center (2401 Columbus Drive) in South Windsor, ON – REGISTRATION DETAILS to follow when available. SAME EVENT PLAN AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We are very pleased to announce that the 1st CAV ORTONA UNIT, London, ON will host the 4th ANNUAL TROOPER MARK WILSON RIDE on Saturday, 11th May 2013. The Event will be held at the PARKWOOD HOSPITAL, 801 Commissioners Rd. East here in London, ON. Other than the Ride proper; which will be a Poker Run around the GLA (Greater London Area), all Event activities will take place in and around the facility to include - a Show n Shine complete with Vintage Military Vehicles, a BBQ and Live Music provided by ‘Plan B’. Once again proceeds from this Event will be donated to the PARKWOOD VETERANS CARE PROGRAM. Please mark this on your calendars. We are hoping to see all of you that attended the 1st 3 ANNUAL TROOPER MARK WILSON RIDES making them a huge SUCCESS & casting the mold for many more to follow. We will post more info as the preparations & planning unfolds.

• Registration & Breakfast Buffet starting at 9:00am. • Poker Ride from 11:00am to 3:15pm to 5 designated Poker Stops. • Buffet Dinner at the Columbus Center at 4:00pm. • Meal Only Tickets $25 each. (With the purchase of 2 tickets this will give you a $20 receipt for tax purposes). • Festivities: 50/50, Chinese Auction and Door Prizes to follow dinner. • Pledges: Always welcomed as we also have prizes scaled to pledges collected for the event. These could be in Gas Cards, Costco Cards, Wal-Mart Cards or Zehrs Cards. For more information, visit: http://www. lonewolfclubhouse.com/ride-for-ms.php


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INCREASE YOUR KYMCO KCT 125i/300i (2013) CAPACITY WITH SHAD The Kymco KCT 125i/300i (2013) is a sporty scooter with an attractive design and quality finish. In the daily commuting or the weekend trips, having additional loading space in your bike is very important. That is why SHAD offers a wide range of accessories, bags and top cases that allow you to carry everything you need with no trouble.

The SH40 or SH37 top cases (All SHAD cases include a standard plate and a screw set) and the SC30 bag will fit perfectly to your Kymco; if you add the SHAD fixing kit specifically designed for the Kymco KCT 125i/300i and the Smart Phone bracket, your bike will be easily and quickly equipped and with the necessary space to take you wherever you want. SH 40 with capacity enough to hold a fullface and a jet helmet,

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it has interchangeable covers and also the possibility to include a backrest and brake light kit as an option. SH 37 with capacity to hold 1 helmet + accessories or 2 jet helmets. It has interchangeable covers. It includes a standard plate and a screw kit. It can include, as an option, a comfortable backrest and a light kit. SC30 BAG : With a capacity (24L) allowing enough space to hold a full face helmet, additional fixing straps as well as a strap to carry it across the shoulder. Dimensions: 36cm height x 30cm length x 40cm width. Smart Phone Bracket. A simple and inexpensive solution to carry your Smart Phone safely. It is mounted on the handlebar or the rear-view mirror with internal adjustable brackets. The base can rotate 360ยบ. It includes a semirigid case, shock resistant, with zippers, which guarantee it is completely waterproof. The touchscreen is completely functional, thanks to the special transparent film.

Do someone a favor and it becomes your job.

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Why is it so hard for women to find men that are sensitive, caring, and good-looking? Because they already have boyfriends. Sturgis Motorcycle Museum on Antiques Roadshow The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum was one of three chosen locations for an Antiques Roadshow segment for the upcoming shows taped in Rapid City, South Dakota. Episode #1714, the second hour from Rapid City, features a segment on motorcycle toys that was taped while Roadshow was in the Black Hills. This segment will premiere on Public Television stations nationwide on Monday, April 29th at 8pm/7pm Central. In the segment taped at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, host Mark L. Walberg talks with vintage toy expert Noel Barrett about a number of American-made, antique, cast iron motorcycle toys. Barrett shares the history of these early toys, some tips about how one might tell a reproduction from the real thing, and offers his valuation on several highlighted examples. As a special treat, watch Mark take a ride on a vintage Harley-Davidson Servi-Car (a threewheeled motorcycle). Additional footage shot at the museum will be posted on the Antiques Roadshow website after the episode has aired. Please check your local listings to confirm the April 29th at 8pm/7 pm Central air date.


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MGS Custom Bikes Introduces New High Performance Slip-Ons for Victory Baggers Lancaster, CA- MGS Custom Bikes is proud to announce the addition of their new high performance slip-ons for all Victory Touring models. The “key” to the success of the immediate “bolt-on performance” is the design of the patented baffle system…it’s removable and engineered for maximum horsepower and torque.

Rear side Unlike most competitors’ products, these come with replaceable “rifled” baffles with a torque inversion cone that keeps your bottom end strong…there’s no stumbling at the low end. The results are incredible with an average 7+ lbs torque increase without doing

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anything else. The horsepower gain results are just as amazing. (See website for dyno chart) These new quality hiRear top angle performance slip-ons are constructed from 16-gauge steel for durability and strength and an added bonus is the deep throaty sound produced due to the wall thickness of the steel used.

Available in a luxurious show quality chrome finish with 3 different Black Anodized Teflon coated tips to choose from…straight slash cut, curved cut and curved side cut (additional charge for chrome tip).

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Rear top MGS Customs Slip-Ons come complete with all necessary mounting hardware and are designed to work with OEM headers

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and heat shields‌Installation is fast and easy! MSRP: $579.00. Call for special seasonal discounts‌ For those interested in obtaining more information on MGS Custom Bikes, you can reach them at 661-951-9878, call Chris Stafford directly at 661-750-2424, email them at sales@MGSCustomBikes.com or check them out online at www.MGSCustomBikes.com.

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Saving all the Seats: A man lay sprawled across three entire seats in the posh theatre. When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the man, "Sorry, sir, but you're only allowed one seat." The man groaned but didn't budge. The usher became impatient. "Sir, if you don't get up from there I'm going to have to call the manager." Again, the man just groaned, which infuriated the usher who turned and marched briskly back up the aisle in search of his manager. In a few moments, both the usher and the manager returned and stood over the man. Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move him, but with no success. Finally, they summoned the police. The cop surveyed the situation briefly then asked, "All right buddy, what's your name?" "Sam," the man moaned. "Where ya from, Sam?" With pain in his voice Sam replied, "The balcony."

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Drinking Buddies

Happy Hour in Newfoundland

Bob and Jim were a couple of Newfie drinking buddies who worked as airplane mechanics in Gander, NFLD. One day the airport was fogged in and they were stuck in the hangar with nothing to do. Bob said, "Man, I wish we had something to drink!"

A Newfie saw a sign at a restaurant.

Jim says "Me too. Y'know, I've heard you can drink jet fuel and get a buzz... You wanna try it?"

"Lard Tunderin Jaises!" he says to himself, "Me three favourite things!"

So they pour themselves a couple of glasses of high octane hooch and get completely smashed. The next morning Bob wakes up and is surprised at how good he feels. In fact he feels GR EAT! NO hangover! NO bad side effects. Nothing! Then the phone rings... It's Jim. Jim says, "Hey, how do you feel this morning?" Bob says, "I feel great. How about you?" Jim says, "I feel great, too. You don't have a hangover?" Bob says, "No, that jet fuel is great stuff no hangover, nothing. We ought to do this more often." Jim says, "Yeah, well there's just one thing... Have you farted yet?" Bob says, "No....." "Well," Jim says, "DON'T! I'm in Thunder Bay!"

It read.... Happy Hour Special: Lobster Tail & Beer.


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New Hearing Aid Seems an elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again." To which the gentleman said, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I done changed my will three times!"

ANNUAL MAHONE BAY TOY RUN

Saturday, September 7, 2013 Leaving Three Churches Parking Lot, Mahone Bay – 1:00 p.m. Procession lead by SANTA through beautiful Mahone Bay to Riverport and along the Lahave River to Bridgewater. EVERYONE WELCOME!!

SALVATION ARMY accepting donations of Toys, School Supplies, Cash, etc...

Sponsored by: Maritime Motorcycle Touring Association

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Bikers & Tattoos Bikers & Tattoos: In Freedom Biker Church, we have a slogan that reads: “Black Leather, Jeans & Tattoos... Proper Church Attire” and while all three of these are in abundance every Sunday, I find it ironic that in a biker church, it’s those folks without tattoos that stand out. Talk about a role reversal from mainstream church. While I recognize tattoos are an art-form, an expression of one’s inner-self, they can also represent triumphs and tragedies in a person’s life. Tattoos can also make a statement, support a cause, get a message out and in some cases, simply beautify. It’s interesting how often I see an unusual or absolutely amazing tat that I simply have to ask about the meaning or story behind it... and more often than not, the tattoo takes on a whole new significance, when you understand what the motivation to have it permanently etched into one’s skin. For me, I’ve currently got 14 tattoos plus a half-arm done, and since committing my life to serving God, just over half of mine

are either from the bible or represent a godly quality that I seek to follow or possess... all of which I use when telling my story to people from prisons, clubs, the street and other venues where bikers might be found. Surfing the internet, there are multiple sites that rate the most popular tattoos and when it comes to biker tattoos, it seems that some of the most common are; tribal designs, dragon, snakes, lions and skulls. While tattoos are an art-form, and a platform to make a statement, they are also a living, breathing, mobile human billboard... in that we are taking message out to others that we encounter in our daily life. In fact, I recall reading a year or two ago about people that were being paid to have a corporate tattoo, to advertise a particular company, or product.

me, the “777” that signifies the number of times we need to forgive a brother, to the scriptures like John 8:36 (so if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed) and the half sleeve, which is “The Armour of God.” I’m not proud of my tattoos, but am humbled by the fact I am able to represent the God I serve and the gospel message through them. Yeah, I think bikers and tattoos go together like meat and potatoes, and are here to stay. Ride safe and ride true. God bless.

So I pose the question; “what do your tattoos say about you?” For me, I’d have to think that people would quickly draw the conclusion that I’m one of those “Jesus” bikers. And to be honest, God gives me favour with bikers from all walks of life, as I’m often asked to explain the meanings behind them. I usually start off with the “Good Shepherd” who seeks the lost black sheep, and work my way through the “Holy Spirit”, the cross where Jesus sacrificed his life for you and

How much drugs did Charlie Sheen take? Enough to kill 2 and a half men!


Busted Knucle Chronicles 17th Edition 2013