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Motorcyle Awareness Event by Belt Drive Betty I left Grande Prairie on Friday morning to head to Salmon Arm, I took my car as the weather report was less than stellar and for once the weathermen/ gals got it right. I drove through snow, freezing rain, sleet and rain to get to the event. I arrived in Salmon Arm at the Piccadilly Mall and got the lay of the land from Sass and a run down of what was going to be taking place. We

then headed off to her place, as she was gracious enough to open her home to me for the weekend! We enjoyed the opportunity to get a good visit in, as it had been about 8 months since we had last seen each other. Sass is the web mistress for the BC Lone Wolves and an avid rider, not to mention a good friend!

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Wolves member T-Bone and Keiran Rambo whose dad is a member of the Lone Wolves.

We got up early on Saturday and low and behold, Mother Nature did her part to ensure a great turn out for an indoor show ’n’ shine, the skies were heavy with rain and the wind was cold.

Between the music, the wonderful motorcycles, the vendors that were on hand and all of the great people who came out to see the bikes, we were having a blast!

When we arrived at the mall at 9 AM, I started taking photos of all the bikes – 28 in total!

My job at this event was to judge the bikes in the

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absolutely palpable.

me if I didn’t choose their bikes!

I got the opportunity to interview Haley Herrington, I then got to interview Kelly from Kelly’s Kustoms – a pin-striping artist whose talent has become an amazing airbrush artist, who at 31 years old world-renowned! The man is a genius, and does photo realism work that will blow your mind! another human being who is so very passionate She has a passion for what she does that is about his craft that you excited about it as he talks! I also spent some time with Steve Hammer from the Summer Stomp; he is really thrilled with the way the 2014 – 25th Anniversary event is shaping up. I am excited about attending this event this summer, and I’ll make sure to give those of you who can’t attend a good run down of what you miss! So many riders came out to say hello to me and I was humbled an honored, they came from

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Kelowna, Vernon, Sicamous and Kamloops; I got hugs galore.

At the end of Saturday I had the bikes narrowed down to 5.

Heather, another member of the BC Lone Wolves, When I am judging a show ‘n’ shine I look for the brought the most sinfully delicious cinnamon buns personality of the rider to show through in their down to the mall for everyone to partake in. They machine. Unlike a custom bike show judging were still hot, fresh out of the oven and made with scenario that is all about fit and finish, a show a twist I had never heard of – molasses! I am here ‘n’ shine like this, where there are no categories, to tell you that I told her she was positively evil

really allows a judge some leeway to get to know the rider a bit. I need to get a feel for what they did to accessorize their machine and make it truly their own. Every ride is special to the owner and that is what made this show ‘n’ shine so hard to judge, all of the bikes were impressive.

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Tracey’s, and also to help Al and his wife Marlies celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary. There was some good-natured ribbing that took place and I led the singing of Happy Annibirthary! What a hoot! The meal was awesome as was the cake we had afterwards! On Sunday morning we were treated to more of Mother Nature’s ill temper, which again made for great attendance in the mall. Sass, Dale and I counted up the Saturday ballots for the people’s choice awards so that counting would be faster in the afternoon and then I was off to interview

Ken Henczel about his crazy little 49 cc Honda “Achmed the Dead Terrorist bike.” (Ken calls him Achmed the Dead Hippy!) You have to see this bike up close and personal. While I did my best to capture the bike in photos, they really don’t do justice to this amazing little machine. Complete with Gatling gun and flame thrower, the bike also features NOS bottles, a BSA chopper front end and a never ending array of carpentry

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The tickets for the people’s choice and door prizes sold like hotcakes all day long, and the donation jar that T-Bone the musician had out also saw some good money get added to it. After the mall closed for the day about 30 riders showed up at the Jade Palace Restaurant to help celebrate three riders birthdays, Eric, Brian and

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BC Lone Wolves Show ‘n’ Shine Continued from Previous Page... tools like saw blades, hammers etc.! Ken is a big kid at heart and for someone who is 64 years old; you’d never know it! He has a vivid imagination and a wicked sense of humour! Pretty soon it was time to count up the last of the ballots for people’s choice and for me to make my final decision for Judges’ Choice. Sass, Al and I headed up to the microphone and we announced the people’s choice winner. You have never seen a gal any happier than Trinity. Her trike won! Rightfully so, as that Morris Minor Yamaha trike is a head turner; and she did the bulk of the work to build it on her own! 2nd place went to Al Bijou, and 3rd place went to Wade with a great Victory Jackpot. Then it was time for me to announce the Judge’s choice, but I was unsuccessful in narrowing it down from 5 bikes to just one. There were three

bikes that were awarded prizes; Ken’s Achmed bike took first place, Richard for his amazing sidecar was in second, and Trinity for her very unique trike took third. It was such a hard job choosing and if I’d have had my way everyone would have gotten a little something for the effort they put in to showing up.

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In all over $700 was raised for the BC Lone Wolves to donate at the end of their riding season (They add up the money they make all season and then as a group decide on the charity that will get the proceeds for their season long efforts). From the motorcycle awareness aspect, the event was also a resounding success. Many drivers were made aware of the dangers of following too close, of not looking twice at intersections and a variety of other issues riders face. To say this event was a success would be an understatement – it was an immense success and I am truly looking forward to attending again next year. BDB

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Helmets For Both Safety & Style - BC Events Helmets For Both Safety & Style

By Kiara Wilson

Since the inception of the motorcycle in the early 20th century, riding gear has not only protected riders from the dangerous elements of on-road traveling, it’s also helped distinguish the mark of a true motorcyclist from the rest of the pack. Protecting the head and often lending itself to a stylish décor, the helmet has long since been one of the most iconic pieces of riding gear among enthusiasts. Without careful consideration, you could purchase the wrong size and really give yourself a headache. Selecting a helmet that doesn’t suit your needs can also be quite uncomfortable, given the circumstances, so it’s best to shop around and educate yourself on what makes a truly great motorcycle helmet all worthwhile. This single piece of protection could end up saving your life one day, either from an unsuspecting crash or by maintaining proper vision and security when out on the road.

choice for every occasion. When I want to cruise and feel the wind slap graciously against my face, I’ll choose an open-face, classic design. You really can’t beat the bare bones experience of riding a motorcycle, but then again, every situation calls for a different piece of head safety.

ride, how dangerously you ride and what type of bikes you ride before making a final decision. Of course, there’s also the possibility that you could own multiple helmets for many different scenarios, but let’s imagine for a moment that you are a onegear type of person. Whether you’re on a budget or really just need that perfect head protection for all situations, consider what you actually seek out in a helmet. For cruisers and chopper enthusiasts alike, a nice half-face helmet should do the trick. You still

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A Helmet for Any Occasion For riders dedicated to their passion, it’s not uncommon to find a garage full of various gears for any type of adventure and situation. I, myself, have a shelf full of many different boots, from Alpinestars to Dainese. The whole industry is consumed with tactical equipment designed specifically for one purpose, many purposes or every purpose. I suppose it really has more to do with how you enjoy the ride, but helmets are no different than any other piece of motorcycling gear. A full-face helmet is encouraged for those dangerous situations. You know the types – full throttle, tight corners and blistering speed. If I wasn’t wearing a full-face every time I pulled laps at the local track or braking through a curvy mountain road, I wouldn’t feel comfortable. But a full-face helmet isn’t the perfect

Matched Safety & Sophistication Before we dive into the specifics of these dome protectors, you should consider how often you

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Helmets For Both Safety & Style - BC Events want to live life close to the edge, feeling the breeze as you rip down the highway at 80 miles an hour, but you don’t necessarily need the enclosure of a full-face helmet. Besides, many of the skull caps out there are designed with the same sophistication and safety as head gear from yesteryear. Complete the look and ride with confidence, because the helmet you choose actually speaks louder than you could imagine. With that said, a full-face helmet just goes so well with sport bikes and the ever-popular naked bikes. Not only does a complete enclosure keep your head protected in dangerous situations and warm in cooler months, the appearance can be mysteriously sinister when racing down the open road. But we all know that looks aren’t everything, so you really have to find a helmet that fits right, feels comfortable and will last a lifetime. Make sure that any piece you select is rated by the Department of Transportation and rated for motorcycle travel, because security simply cannot be replaced when accidents occur. Full-Face Street Riding Worn by everyone from Nicky Hayden to your neighbor, full-face helmets have been a sport bike tradition for decades. What originally began as a mock design for an astronaut suit, the full-face has become an iconic image for motorcyclists who like to push the very limits of their bikes and their bodies. When you’re getting super low to the ground on a hairpin turn, you can’t afford to let the slightest mistake or miscalculation causes a shaving of your chin. Considering many of today’s top sport bikes feature such small windshields for crouched riding, a full-face also acts as a perfect shield from on-road debris, such as bugs, pebbles and other wind-carrying objects. But by far the greatest feature of the fully enclosed motorcycle helmet is the customizable visor. For warm, sunny

afternoons flip down the visor to shield your eyes from the blinding light. If you find yourself consistently riding in low light or foggy conditions, simply use a lighter shade of visor for better vision. Determine which condition best fits your riding style, from off-road MX to city streets, and there’s a perfect full-face waiting to protect your mug from danger.

price and modular really only works for those who absolutely need to switch between a half- and fullface design with minimal effort. If you could see my garage, you’d probably think I was obsessed with helmets. It’s not even about brand and model loyalty, either, because every manufacturer has their own design quirks that make them such iconic pieces of motorcycling gear. Helmets are embedded in the riding culture like leather jackets and metal-toe boots.

Multi-Purpose Modular For riders who want the comfort of a half-face design and protection of a full-face, modular helmet have become increasingly popular choices. Designed specifically to allow cyclists to simply flip up the lower face plate of the helmet, you can now easily turn any day on the bike into an enjoyable journey. Imagine the convenience of being able to leave your helmet on while answering your cellphone on a quick pit stop. If the day’s ride gets a little too hot, there’s no need to carry two helmets around when you can just customize the modular’s appearance to better suit your needs. Communication is now made much simpler, and you won’t need to rely on bulky, expensive electronics just to say hi! But everything comes at a

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Motorcycle Awareness Month- AB Events

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and drivers need to get used to carefully looking out for them. So drivers, please take the extra time and that extra look to make sure you’re not endangering a motorcyclist’s life.  In recent years, the fatal crashes with motorcycles in Windsor-Essex County are on the rise and non-fatal accidents have resulted in catastrophic injuries. Many drivers do not realize that in order to protect themselves first, motorcyclists cannot try

to swerve to avoid an accident—they often need to drop the bike. That means that drivers should be very aware of how much room they are leaving a motorcycle to navigate, certainly more than they would a car. Drivers need to be more aware of motorcyclists in order to save lives and avoid serious injuries. By following basic safety rules, we

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Did you know that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month? As the weather warms and gets nicer, more and more motorcyclists are back on the roads for the riding season. At the beginning of each season, I advocate the message for all automobile drivers: “Please, watch for motorcyclists”. At this time of year everywhere, motorcyclists are just getting back on their bikes,

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Motorcycle Awareness Month- AB Events Continued from Previous Page... can all help prevent crashes. The basic message for all drivers and riders is: Share the responsibility of keeping our roads safe—always share the road. Many of these serious and fatal crashes occur when motorists turn in front of motorcyclists. Drivers need to be aware of motorcycles, especially at intersections and while making turns and lane changes. It is difficult to accurately judge the time, speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle. Before you drive through an intersection or make a left turn, check the position of oncoming motorcycles at least 2-3 times.

here in Windsor, we riders wear highlighter-green and orange T-shirts with the message “Can you see me now?” printed on the back. The goal is to have a visual impact on motorists not only on a Sunday ride, but every day.

person on that bike who has a family, and you can help to keep them safe. #2: “Look twice, save a life!” Be extra careful at this time of year, especially those who live in a

In honor of Motorcycle Awareness Month, I would like to remind automobile drivers to observe these five safety tips to help keep us motorcyclists alive this season: 

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#1: See the motorcyclist! Remember, there’s a

I’m very dedicated in the biker community, and the Lone Wolf Clubhouse supports motorcycling safety. As part of a Motorcycle Awareness Campaign,

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Motorcycle Awareness Month- AB Events Continued from Previous Page... cooler climate where motorcyclists haven’t been on the road all winter; you might not be used to seeing them on the road. Check and double-check your blind spots. Signal before you move. Don’t take risks, especially when passing or turning. #3: Treat a motorcycle like a car. Motorcyclists have the right to use the whole lane, just like automobile drivers. Remember, stuff on the road that wouldn’t affect a car or truck can affect a motorcycle; motorcyclists sometimes need to

#4: Back off! Following too close is a bad idea regardless of what type of vehicle is ahead of you, but it could be deadly for a motorcycle. Remember that motorcyclists can’t “stop on a dime”, and that there is no such thing as a minor “fender bender” when you’re talking about a motorcycle. 

and for all of us to have a good, safe summer. I also encourage all drivers to get involved in a motorcycle awareness campaign. For example, get a bumper sticker “Watch for Motorcycles” to remind other drivers to watch for motorcyclists. And further more drivers...don’t text and drive!!

#5: You’ve got nothing to prove, so don’t try it. Even the slightest contact between a vehicle and a motorcycle could be deadly, and you will probably never forgive yourself if you hurt or kill a motorcyclist. Let common sense prevail, and help keep everyone on the road safe.

Have a safe riding season. Ride save, ride free Mike “Chopper” Bechard

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David Pocock - AB Events Last week I mentioned needing to know some basics of maintenance for your bike, such as how to remove a wheel, find and replace a fuse, etc. SO, what do you really need to know? Well if you are doing some off road, back country travel you will need to know a lot more than you friends who just travel the by David Pocock Urban landscape and maybe go to the nearby towns or travel within cell call of major centres.

your own shop or at a Motorcycle shop check that the proper torque has been applied to the various fasteners. As a note here, it is possible to have a fastener too tight as well as too loose. How and where do you check for, and replace, a possible blown fuse. The number of bike shop mechanics who I know, who tell the tales of “fixing” a bike by opening up the fuse panel and replacing the fuse and charging the minimum shop rate of $75.00 for 4 minutes work is astonishing.

What are the basic need to knows? How do you, safely, remove a wheel from you bike so that you can, either repair the tire yourself or take it to where the tire can be repaired. Then once the tire is repaired how do you replace the wheel and what things are IMPORTANT like how much torque must be used on the axle shaft nut, in the case of the front wheel. As with a car it is often not a bad idea to mount the wheel to the best of your ability and then as soon as possible, either in

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What kind, and type, of lube oil does your bike use, where to check it and, if needed, where to put the lube oil in. Another side issue, if necessary, what kind of oil ‘can you use’ as an alternative to get you to where you need to go. Yes, many manufacturers specify “their” oil but their oil is not always available. Be sure to look carefully at the

Continued Next Page... specifications on a container of the oil, you will notice several things, the weight (also know and the SAE number) is listed XXw-YY (for example 10w-40) there will also be a designation called API this will be usually a two letter designation like ”SN” or “TE”. As long as the oil you buy the same SAE number and the API designation meets or exceeds the one your manufacturer specifies you will be safe. If you are riding a “water cooled” bike, know where, and how, to check your coolant levels. With the coolant additive on a motorbike it is important to use the same additive the one for a car/truck is NOT the same and will often react adversely with the materials in the cooling system on a motorbike here it is really not all right to “cheep out”. If you blow a hose it is safer to just use plain water and no additive than cheep out wand add the wrong type of coolant. And, like in a car, if you can not get bottled water or even clean tap water using Club Soda or soda water will work just let it go “flat” and then add (DO NOT use “Tonic Water”) . On a bike fitted with an On Board Diagnostic (OBD) system, it is never a bad idea to at least know how to access this system, know how to find the codes and what those codes mean. Knowing these things will often lead you to being able to take care of a minor issue before it becomes a major one.

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David Pocock - AB Events reason that if you can take care of these basic level issues, it gives them time to deal with other bikes that have major problems. AND they know that if Usually, your owners manual will have these basic you’re doing these things you are out riding more pieces of information, if not there are several on-line and are a happier customer who will bring the major sources or simply go to the service department for problem to THEM not go down the street. your local bike shop and ask. It is my experience As always folk, please Ride Safe, we would rather that most shops are more than happy to give this talk with you, than about you. information, at least the good shops, for the simple

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Thoughts To Ponder - AB Events gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”

him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man’s door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read:

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50’s, but how would I know her name?

Rye Bread Two old guys, one 80 and one 87, were sitting on a park bench one morning. 

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I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

“Absolutely, “ said the professor.. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant.. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say “hello..” I’ve never forgotten that The 80-year old was amazed at the guy’s stamina and asked him what he did to have so much energy. lesson... I also learned her name was Dorothy. The 87-year old had just finished his morning jog and wasn’t even short of breath. 

The 87-year old said, “Well, I eat rye bread every day.  It keeps your energy level high on the way home, the 80-year old stopped at the bakery.  As he was looking around, the sales lady asked if he needed any help. He said, “Do you have any rye bread?”  She said, “Yes, there’s a whole shelf of it.  Would you like some?” He said, “I want five loaves.”  She said, “My goodness, five loaves!?  By the time you get to the third loaf, it’ll be hard.” He replied, “I can���t believe everybody knows about this shit but me.”

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Thoughts To Ponder - AB Events Continued from Previous Page... “Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband’s’ bedside just before he passed away.... God Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others..” Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King’s’ wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of Vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to

move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticeda purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of

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3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve. In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked. “Fifty cents,” replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. “Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?” he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.. “Thirty-five cents,” she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the Table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.. You see, he couldn’t have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip. 4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.

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doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away”. Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts... Submitted by Violet Alderdyce – Thunder Bay ON Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who THIS IS AN ACTUAL CUSTOMER REVIEW FROM was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her A MAN ON AMAZON.CO.UK AFTER USING VEET only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood HAIR REMOVAL CREAM FOR MEN. I ACTUALLY transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had HAD TEARS ROLLING DOWN MY FACE WHILE miraculously survived the same disease and had READING IT!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO FUNNY!!!: developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her After having been told my danglies looked like an little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be elderly Rastafarian I decided to take the plunge willing to give his blood to his sister. and buy some of this as previous shaving attempts I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes I’ll do it if it will save her.” As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the

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Thoughts To Ponder - AB Events deed on the missus’s birthday as a bit if a treat. I ordered it well in advance and working in the North Sea I considered myself a bit above some of the characters writing the previous reviews and wrote them off as soft office types...Oh my fellow sufferers how wrong I was. I waited until the other half was tucked up in bed and after giving some vague hints about a special surprise I went down to the bathroom. Initially all went well and I applied the gel and stood waiting for something to happen. I didn’t have long to wait. At first there was a gentle warmth which in a matter of seconds was replaced by an intense burning and a feeling I can only describe as like being given a barbed wire wedgie by two people intent on hitting the ceiling with my head. Religion hadn’t featured much in my life until that night but I suddenly became willing to convert to any religion to stop the violent burning around the turd

tunnel and what seemed like the the destruction of the meat and two veg. Struggling not to bite through my bottom lip I tried to wash the gel off in the sink and only succeeded in blocking the plughole with a mat of hair.  Through the haze of tears I struggled out of the bathroom across the hall into the kitchen, by this time walking was not really possible and I crawled the final yard to the fridge in the hope of some form of cold relief. I yanked the freezer drawer out and found a tub of ice cream, toe the lid off and positioned it under me. The relief was fantastic but only temporary as it melted fairly quickly and the fiery stabbing returned. Due to the shape of the ice cream tub I hadn’t managed to give the starfish any treatment and I groped around in the draw for something else as I was sure my vision was going to fail fairly soon. I grabbed a bag of what I later found out was frozen sprouts and tore it open trying to be quiet as I did so. I took a handful of them and an tried in vain to clench some between the cheeks of my arse.  This was not doing the trick as some of the gel had found its way up the chutney channel and it felt like the space shuttle was running its engines behind me. This was probably and hopefully the only time in my life I was going to wish there was a gay snowman in the kitchen which should give you some idea of the depths I was willing to sink to in order to ease the pain. The only solution my pain crazed mind could come up with was to gently ease one of the sprouts where no veg had gone before. Unfortunately, alerted by the strange grunts coming from the kitchen the other half chose that moment to come and investigate and was greeted by the sight of me, arse in the air, strawberry ice cream dripping from my bell end pushing a sprout up my arse while muttering “ooooohhh that feels good”  Understandably this was a shock to her and she let out a scream and as I hadn’t heard her come in it caused an involuntary spasm of shock in myself which resulted in the sprout being ejected at quite some speed in her direction. I can understand that having a sprout fired against your leg at 11 at night in the kitchen probably wasn’t the special surprise she was expecting and having to explain to the kids the next day what the strange hollow in the ice cream was didn’t improve my status…so to sum it up, VEET removes hair, dignity and self-respect ~ Cerys. Submitted by Rick Young, Kamloops BC

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

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

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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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Three complimentary registrations incl. lunch Prominent logo on all signage Prominent logo on run promotional items Recognition by event host, opportunity to make remarks at the beginning of the event. Include sponsorship logo on the RWR PSA (sponsor must be received by February 28, 2014)

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R.A.G.E. - SK Events • The time of day does not work for me • I don’t like wasting my riding time stopping for long periods of time • I like doing longer rides • I can’t commit 4 hours

Awareness Run – May 18 The signs are back…everyone is starting to wake up…motorcycles are back…share the road.

So based on so much of this type of feedback we’ve come up with a single common goal for the Awareness Run this year. The goal isn’t to have just 1 large run…the goal is to CREATE AWARENESS by having as many motorcycles on the roads of Saskatchewan as possible…no matter what time of day…

No Matter Where You Are in Saskatchewan… Get Out and Ride on May 18! The overall goal of everyone riding on May 18 is… meeting at the Davidson Shell station between 1 – 2pm for pictures. It does not matter what route you take to get there,

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SGI has started their Awareness Campaigns already…a couple weeks early! This is great news. Their campaign this year is aimed at education around the approved changes from the Motorcycle Review Committee, safety and awareness. All of it puts motorcycles into the minds of all drivers…so it is all good! Social media is also doing a great job of spreading the word that motorcycles are back on the road and for everyone to pay attention. Here in Saskatchewan motorcycles are not out in huge numbers yet…but we soon will be! This is the 2nd Annual Awareness Run being organized by R.A.G.E. Based on feedback received from the “group” rides that met in Davidson last year we have changed things up a bit. The common feedback we were given was: • I’m too far away to participate and no one organized anything in my area • I don’t like group rides

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Northern Route (approx. 900km):

Southern Route (approx. 1000km):

how long you ride to get there…but that you get there…to Davidson…the Shell Station…between 1 – 2 pm on Sunday, May 18th. We want a HUGE group picture of everyone out riding that day! R.A.G.E. will be taking pictures throughout the whole hour! If you are too far way…can’t make it to Davidson for that time…don’t have the time to ride to Davidson and back…simply… Ride alone…ride with friends…ride with your club, group, association…it just does not matter how you do it…just ride and have fun! Ride Safe…Get Seen! Then…take pictures…and send them to R.A.G.E. We want pictures of people riding that day…all over Saskatchewan!

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1000km Route for Awareness This year, for those who like to ride “all day” or for “longer periods of time” we have 2 planned routes. Each route is a “1000km loop” that has a common meeting point in Davidson.

www.saskrage.com www.facebook.com/sask.rage If you choose to ride these routes…please plan your time so you will be in Davidson between 1 – 2 pm Rhonda Cwynar, for pictures. President – R.A.G.E. If that is not possible…please take pictures and send them to R.A.G.E. Riders Against Government Exploitation

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In Memoriam With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week. Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote “The Hokey Pokey”, died peacefully at age 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started. The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News www.bustedknucklenews.com

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As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife’s voice urgently warning him, “Herman, I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on 280 Interstate. Please be careful!” “It’s not just one car,” said Herman. “It’s hundreds of them!” The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News www.bustedknucklenews.com

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Canadian Legion of Riders Johnny Pag Motorcycle Raffle NAME:

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

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

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

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

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

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Captain Ron’s Southern Saskatchewan Events List

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

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

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bad Uncle Monkey - SK Events and I don’t see this year being any different. That combined with the fact it has snowed every time I have made my semi-annual end of May pilgrimage to the intergalactic BikerNet headquarters in sunny southern California and its depressing. Snow White has had plates for almost a month now and the biker Gods have only provided a couple hours where it was nice enough to get out and ride. Maybe I should have held onto the Kawi and little longer, thinned out the oil and went bombing through the snow, slush, ice and car engulfing water puddle; battle the loose sand and gravel and dream of warmer days riding the Black Hills.

When blondes have more fun, do they know it?

-bad Uncle Monkey With only a couple bingo squares left to mark off for this month it is more than discouraging to wake up to several inches of snow on the ground. The future doesn’t get any brighter as the forecast will keep snow in my area into May. I don’t necessarily believe the alarmists view of Global Warming. The planet is a living organism that goes through cycles, highs and lows. While the planet continues to warms from the last ice age people seem to forget that the majority of the planet was tropical before that, that we will return to another ice age. Today some areas are experiencing warmer weather means the ying to that yang is that it is cooler than normal here. Last year it was well into June before we could say “spring” had arrived

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SK News - Word Search IMPORTANT CHANGES TO RIDER TRAINING AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS IN SASKATCHEWAN Motorcycle safety (effective June 18, 2014) •

Remove the road test exemption for motorcycle learner’s licences acquired before June 18, 2009 (will have 2 years to complete the road test).

New equipment requirements for drivers in the Motorcycle Graduated Driver Licensing (MGDL) program:

Prohibit operation to between 1/2 hour before sunset and 1/2 hour after sunrise for MGDL riders in the learner stage (Endorsement 6).

Increase Safe Driver Recognition (SDR) / Driver Improvement Program (DIP) points for all riders and drivers for certain traffic convictions.

Introduction of new motorcycle inspection program for motorcycles that have been deemed a total loss or that were most recently registered in another jurisdiction.

Motorcycle safety (planned for November 2014)

No SDR discount to motorcycle rates for riders in the MGDL program until they reach Novice 2. To be eligible for a discount, Novice 2 MGDL drivers must have completed an approved motorcycle training course. (Existing MGDL drivers are not affected • Have arms and legs covered, wear handand will continue to receive their SDR discount in all covering gloves, ankle covering boots and an stages of MGDL unless they do not test out and reapproved 3/4, modular or full-face helmet. 
     enter the MGDL program.) • Display placard on motorcycle plate (red ‘L’ Motorcycle safety (planned for 2015 riding for Learner and green ‘N’ for Novice 1 and 2). season)

New offence: Exceeding the speed limit by 3549 km/h or driving 2 times or higher over the posted speed limit results in an interview and possible loss of Endorsement 6 for 1 year for MGDL drivers.

Motorcycle safety (effective July 16, 2014) •

approved motorcycle training prior to obtaining a 
      motorcycle learner’s licence.

New requirements to obtain a motorcycle learner’s licence: 
     • Hold a Class 5 or higher licence. 
     • Pass a basic ability test OR complete

The engine size a rider is permitted to operate during the MGDL period will be limited to the size used during their basic ability test or motorcycle road test (Endorsement M). The engine size restriction will be waived for those who have successfully completed an approved motorcycle training program. (Existing MGDL drivers are not affected unless they do not test out and re-enter the MGDL program). Motorcycle safety (planned for 2016 riding season)

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Continued from Previous Page... Requirement for all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear approved eye protection at all times, even if the motorcycle is equipped with a windshield. A $500 increase in the annual driver’s licence premium for riders entering the MGDL program in 2016. The premium would be waived for those who have successfully completed an approved motorcycle training program, and a refund of the motorcycle training course fee would be offered to riders who complete the MGDL program with no atfault collisions or other traffic convictions. (Existing MGDL drivers would not be affected unless they do not test out and re-enter the MGDL program.)

The BodyTalk System with Practitioner: Bev Groot To book an appointment or find out more about the BodyTalk System call: 306.981.5686

For more information please see http://www.sgi. sk.ca/about/articles/2014/trafficsafetychanges.html

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New Service - SK Events SAFEGUARD AGAINST MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS WITH MORE THAN A HELMET  MedjetAssist Advocates For Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month With Up To $65 Off New Annual and Multi-Year Memberships BIRMINGHAM, AL, April 29, 2014 — Whether experiencing the thrill of racing or taking in backcountry sights, motorcyclists of all kinds enjoy the freedom and adventure of the great open road. But even when strapped with a helmet, riders still face physical and financial dangers should an accident occur.  In honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, from May 1 – 31, MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program, is providing smart riders with savings on heightened safety - up to $65 off annual and multi-year motorcycle transfer protection memberships. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.2 million people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for non-fatal motorcycle-related injuries over the last decade. Transporting a motorcyclist and his/her bike home can cost tens of thousands of dollars from where they were injured. Since its inception in 2007, Medjet has saved its members $650,000 in motorcycle and medical transport costs with its Motorcycle Transfer Protection program.  Take Larry Meeker for example. In 2013 he was hospitalized in Hershey, PA after sustaining multiple traumatic injuries in a motorcycle crash. After initial stabilization, Mr. Meeker was transferred

to his home hospital in Fleming Island, Florida for continued care and rehabilitation. While the transport cost over $10,000, Mr. Meeker’s outof-pocket costs (along with the return of his motorcycle) were zero because of his Medjet membership.    If a Medjet member is hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, Medjet will arrange an air-medical transfer to the hospital of choice in the member’s home country. There are no health restrictions, copays or cost limitations and zero additional charges after a membership fee is paid. And, for an extra $35 per year, motorcyclists can ensure a no-cost return of their bike from anywhere in North America. 

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This May and always, Medjet supports the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Quick Tips for riders, encouraging them to be more detectable to car drivers by wearing a brightly colored helmet and easy-to-see riding gear that stands out, using the headlight, and taking an approved rider training course to learn how to maneuver the motorcycle in emergencies.  For more information or to purchase a motorcycle membership, visit www.medjetoffer.com or call 800527-7478.  Contact: Spring O’Brien Lauren Kaufman (212) 402-1611 / laurenk@springobrien.com Jennifer Reisfeld (212) 402-1624 / jennifer@springobrien.com  

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After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut. - Will Rogers

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

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Over a hundred thousand V-twin Indians had been sold since 1907 and 31,950 motorcycles were built during 1913 alone. By1914 the Hendee Manufacturing Company was the largest producer of motorcycles in the world and had over 3,000 Indian dealers.

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The two-speed gearbox was introduced in1910 and kenaiken@gmail.com the success of the Indian race team at Isle of Mann in 1911 led to the design of the Tourist model the following year. The Tourist models featured dual rear brakes (drum and band), knockout axles, roller bearings on the rear hub, and were fitted with the new Gustafson kickstarter. The innovation for 1913

models was the “Cradle Spring Frame” that, along with the front leaf spring of 1910, provided the first complete suspension system for a motorcycle. Something impressive was required for the next model year. Seven Indian models were introduced for 1914, one with a single-cylinder engine and six V-twins. The Hendee Special was the elite model and featured the first electric starter used on a production motorcycle. Unlike on the other two electric models where the batteries had to be removed and manually recharged every 12.5 hours (or less), the starter motor also functioned as an electric generator to automatically recharge them. Another innovation was the use of waterproof condenser coils to provide the spark, which improved the reliability and efficiency of ignition and certainly made starting easier. It was a brilliant design and it utterly failed.

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1913 TT engine, virtually identical with the 1914 models.

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Hendee Mfg. planned to make 4,500 sidecars during 1914.

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The Hendee Special / ON Events four poles and brushes. As a charging dynamo it used only the shunt winding with two poles and two brushes to generate 6 volts. A manually operated, spring-return switch mounted in the front of the toolbox controlled whether it was used as a starting motor or dynamo.

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The 12-volt, 1.5-horsepower electric motor was connected to the engine by an enclosed roller chain (the same size as the drive chain) and had a 2:1 gear ratio that would turn over the engine at

Continued Next Page... This schematic clearly shows the regulator, switch, and the removable plugs in the Hendee electrical system. An illustration of the Hendee electrical system.

The Hendee magneto was developed by General Electric in Pittsfield, MA.

Charles F. Kettering developed the first successful electric starter for an automobile in 1911 and they were installed in the 1912 Cadillac. President George Hendee was inspired by the idea and proposed the development of a similar starter for the Indian motorcycle. Considering the popularity of sidecars--with configurations that included delivery boxes, flat beds, taxis, and passenger seating—it was a valid concept, especially since the Hendee Mfg. Co. planned to make 4,500 sidecars in 1914. A component of Kettering’s starter had been, or was being, made by General Electric in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (formerly Stanley Electric Company) a factory noted for developing transformers and electrical devices. In January of 1913 the engineers at the GE factory began working on the electric starter for Indian motorcycles and by early spring the first prototypes were tested. The starter motor/dynamo was designed with compound winding—two sets of wire windings, each with two poles and two sets of brushes. When operating as a starter motor it required 12 volts, using both the shunt and series windings with all

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The Hendee Special / ON Events Continued from Previous Page... 500 rpm “when the batteries are at their maximum strength.” This was protected from the main crankshaft by a cone clutch that acted much like a shock absorber. The 6-volt dynamo had a two-part magnetic regulator. A “vibrating” armature controlled the amperage to prevent the batteries from overheating. Their maximum charging rate was 9 amperes per hour. The second part was a battery cut-off that would disengage the charging system if the voltage increased beyond 7 volts and also would prevent the batteries from discharging themselves through the dynamo when the motorcycle was operating at slower speeds. The dynamo would begin charging the batteries when the motorcycle reached 8 mph in low gear or 12 mph in high and it developed its maximum output (i.e. 9 amp/hr) at 12 mph and 16 mph respectively.

(12-volt, 70 amperes when in series). These differed from those used in the Tourist model by having their internal plates protected by wooden spacers that also acted as baffles to prevent battery acid from slopping around. The pair of batteries weighed 23 pounds. A number of innovations were used in constructing this electrical system. One was the use of waterproof coils with their own condenser (one for each cylinder) to replace the standard magneto. The other was the inclusion of two removable “interrupter” plugs under the saddle. These were nothing more than copper rods with insulated ends that broke the circuit when removed and prevented the motorcycle from being started and stolen. (Ignition keys had yet to be invented.)

pushed it through over their objections. Another rumor is that Hedstrom objected to the $100,000 that allegedly was spent to develop the new electric system. This might well be true, although no evidence of such exists in the Indian archives. Hedstrom retired from the company on March 24th. At this time the board of directors held the controlling stock in the company and were in the process of falsely inflating its value. Perhaps Hedstrom “read the writing on the wall” and departed ahead of disaster or that he was tired

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It’s commonly believed that Hedstrom and the engineering staff opposed the release of the Hendee Special and that President Hendee

The Hendee Special used two special 6-volt batteries that had 35 Ah (amperes/hour) capacity

The Hendee Special originally wasn’t fitted with the Splitdorf magneto and the starter switch extended the front of the toolbox on top of the gas tank.

This was the model that Cannonball Baker rode across the country to set a transcontinental record. The Indian Tourist Standard was fitted with the Splitdorf magneto and the toolbox was regular size. Except for the ignition, lack of luggage carrier, and the kickstarter it was identical to the Hendee Special.

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of the weekend commute to his home in Portland, Connecticut. Whatever his reason for leaving it is unlikely to have been the Hendee Special months before its release. The 1914 V-twins were rugged machines and E.G. Baker set out on a Two-Speed Tourist Standard to break the transcontinental record. The only modifications made to this stock electric model were the addition of an engine belly pan and 3-inch wide tires that required removal of the rear fender. He covered 3,378.9 miles from San Diego to New York in 11 days, 12 hours, and 10 minutes and earned himself the nickname “Cannonball.”

The side car shop in the Springfield factory. Note the taxi body in the background.

The Splitdorf magneto was used on all Indian motorcycles except the ill-fated Special.

motor had only a 2:1 gear ratio to assist in cranking it. This suggests that a substantial number of amps would have been required to “spin” the engine. The 1914 Indian reportedly could only sustain between one- and two-dozen starts before the batteries failed to deliver sufficient amps to turn over the engine. In comparison, a 1965-84 Harley usually has an 18 Ah (amp/hour) 12-volt battery and a generator with a 10-amp output. Even on

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The company certain knew that a problem existed with the Hendee Special and resorted to including an extra set of batteries (another 23 pounds) with each sale, but not for the other two electric models. This has created the misconception that the batteries were at fault. The rough roads of the era would have been one cause for the system’s failure, but the batteries for the Special were constructed with baffles and spacers while those on the other two electric models were not. Yet Cannonball Baker brought his electrified Tourist model cross-country without reported incident. Just doing the math shows that under ideal conditions at maximum output (over 12 mph in 1st gear; 16 mph in 2nd) it would require four hours to recharge the batteries from half strength to full capacity. However, around town or on rough roads the cut-off system (under 8 mph / 12 mph) would frequently be engaged. The real problem was the rapid depletion of battery charge with repeated starts, which was compounded by the dynamo cutout and slow (maximum 9 Ah) charging rate. The long electrical leads between the batteries and starter would have exacerbated the problem due to electrical resistance and increased the number of amperes required. Although the 61cu/in engine didn’t have high compression, the 1.5-hp electric

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a modern motorcycle a considerable amount of battery capacity is used when starting the engine. If the generator on your older Harley has ever failed or you’ve had difficulty getting your ignition to fire or you made too many starts and stops between runs, you undoubtedly experienced the same frustration as an owner of a Hendee Special. The Hendee Special electrical system was a technological accomplishment that failed and production was discontinued in March of 1914. Some sources claim that less than 100 of these were built, but this seems too low for the premier model of a company with 17 assembly plants

located from across the United States as well as in Canada, England, and Australia. One of the few surviving examples-- engine number 76F700-- was made in Toronto and is fitted with the only known example of the specially designed kickstarter that was retro fitted to this model. Ironically, a couple of surviving examples have been fitted with modern batteries, but then again, these valuable machines have not been subjected to rough roads or repeatedly started. Regardless of why, in light of the failure of the Hendee Special an electric starter wouldn’t reappear on a motorcycle until1958 and Harley-Davidson wouldn’t introduce one until1965.

The regulator case is visible on the front fork, but a Splitdorf magneto has been added.

After the failure of the Hendee Special launch, dealers had to retro-fit the motorcycle with a kickstarter.

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Bob Probert Ride - Road Captain Announcement Join us at Thunder Road HarleyDavidson on May 7th at 10:00AM as the official Road Captain for the 4th Annual Bob Probert Ride will be announced.  This year’s honourary grand marshal will lead an estimated 1100 motorcycles on June 22nd from Thunder Road. For the past four years, riders in vests, leather, boots and blue jeans revved their engines honouring the late hockey player, Bob Probert while benefitting cardiac care at Hôtel Dieu Grace Hospital. It’s a fitting tribute, given that Bob was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast himself and also loved participating in charity rides. This year’s Road Captain will join the list of past road captains, such as former hockey players and Bob’s teammates, Tony Amonte, Sheldon Kennedy and Chris Chelios. All of whom led a brigade of motorcycles following a scenic route around Windsor and Essex County, riding along the water and through the county settings, showcasing the area’s beauty. The route this year has planned stops in Amherstburg, Colchester, Belle River and the Riverside Sportsmen’s Club— the final stop. Each stop is unique and gives the riders an opportunity to get something to eat and drink while a chance to win some awesome prizes, like autographed Original Six jerseys.

Bob’s widow, Dani has been organizing the memorial ride since its inception in 2011. In the past last three years, motorcyclists weren’t the only ones who turned out for the memorial ride— thousands of spectators stood at the side of the road to cheer the riders on at the different stops. All participants of the Bob Probert Ride have risen over $300,000 to fund the expansion of the cardiac care unit at Hôtel Dieu Grace Hospital. Windsor unfortunately has one of the highest rates of cardiac emergencies in Canada and there is not enough room to meet the demands. As a result, routine procedures are often rescheduled to make way for emergency cases. Dani Probert and the hospital board’s ultimate goal are to make the unit open 24/7 and have two beds available for angioplasty instead of just one. It’s overwhelming the community’s support that has helped Dani and her four children Brogan, Tierney, Jack and Declyn after such an immense loss. In addition, the family looks forward to this year’s ride being even bigger with riders from all over, including Michigan paying homage to their father “The Enforcer”, Bob Probert. The date for the 2014 Bob Probert Ride is June 22nd and all up-to-date information can be found on the website:  www.probertride.com

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bbq ticket for the Q’ing for life competition BBQ event.  Almost every rider ended up receiving a Poker Run prize that was generously donated by New Hamburg Full Throttle all started with a few of one of many local area businesses.  This year our us bikers talking about the idea over a few drinks.  event promises to be even bigger!  We have added Finally we said, let’s stop talking about it and let’s Canadian Trials Bike Rider Dan Johnson, who will do it!  The rest is history!  Last year was our first be putting on a trials bike show during our event New Hamburg Full Throttle (NHFT) event and it was when the riders return from the Poker Run.  Our a huge success.  We had 108 riders in attendance event is exciting and offers riders a chance to take and we ended up raising $2,200 that was donated in the many scenes of the Waterloo Region and to the Bring a Splash Pad to Wilmot fund.  Our along the way enjoy the atmosphere of some local event consists of a Poker Run (approx. 100kms) bike shops and restaurants.  We look forward to and a Show N Shine Competition.  Registrants seeing you at New Hamburg Full Thottle - 2014 also receive a complimentary t-shirt and a lunch June 14th! Kindest regards, The NHFT team, Craig, Brad, Mike, Grant, and Danny

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Product Review This new dual saddle also works with an optional removable rider backrest for added comfort and support. They are sculpted to fit the shape of your back and simple to adjust with a single set screw. (Multiple backrest models available including the new “Ovalbac” series #02-SB shown). Backrest support hardware is built into the saddle for a very clean look. 

saddle long enough to use up that large fuel tank!  Corbin Introduces Dual Saddle for 2014 BMW R 1200 RT Hollister, CA- Corbin has taken the touring quality comfort to the next level with their ergonomic sculpting and wide supportive bucket shaping. The shape of the seat is lowest in the center which relives central pressure from your tailbone. This shape is contoured out to cradle your body and disperse weight over a greater area. This all adds up to comfort and support that will keep you in the

Corbin built electric seat heaters into their saddle design that integrates with the BMW control module. A conveniently located switch along the side for the passenger works just like the stock unit. Temperature is controlled and maintained just like the OEM seat to provide luxurious heat on those chilly mornings. To add a touch of class and conceal the heating pads, Corbin used a tasteful twin stitch pattern in a tuck & roll style in the leather seating areas. 

All Corbin saddles are built up with their exclusive Comfort Cell® foam. They may feel firm at first, but they break-in to your body and provide lasting support for years... firm is a good thing! Both saddle and backrest include genuine leather seating areas that conform along with the saddle for perfect break-in. Corbin uses leather in the seating and coordinated vinyl side panels to complete the custom look while keeping the saddle looking sharp and the foam shape crisp. Saddle installs using an integrated key lock system. Just install the supplied latch bracket on your bike and the seat will install and remove with a simple twist of a key. Corbin heaters use wiring pigtail that integrates with the OEM harness. Corbin’s saddle is designed similar to the standard BMW seat for maximum touring support. For those interested in obtaining more information on Corbin, you can reach them at 800-5387035 or online at www.corbin.com. Visit Corbin Headquarters at 2360 Technology Parkway, Hollister, CA. 95023 or Corbin Florida at 1433 US Highway 1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Don’t forget about Corbin’s 5th Annual Rider Appreciation Day and the Hollister Rally on July 4-6th, 2014! Contact: Rick Raus Phone: 714-280-8537 Email: Rick@vtwinmarketing.com

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Dunlop named official tire of Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship

President of Pro 6 Cycle. ìWe are confident not only in our product, but in the technical support and experience that Pro 6 Cycle and its staff will bring to the race track.”

TORONTO, Ont. (May 2, 2014) Dunlop has been named the official tire of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. Goodyear Canada Inc. will supply tires for all classes of Canadaís national motorcycle road racing series. The Dunlop brand has a long and proud history with motorcycle racing around the world, and particularly in Canada. The companyís affiliates are also spec tire suppliers to the AMA Pro Road Racing Series in the United States, and enjoy strong involvement with the American-based WERA regional racing series and the Australian Superbike Championship. Dunlop has won 16 Canadian Superbike Championships from the time the Superbike champ was first awarded the number one plate in 1986 to the final year of open tire competition in 2005. “Dunlop tires have proud tradition of road racing excellence and we are delighted to once again be a part of Canadaís national road racing

series,î said Caroline Pajot, President of Goodyear Canada. ìWe look forward to showcasing our product on the most challenging race tracks in the country and developing tires to compliment the talents of Canadaís top racers.” As part of the multi-year deal, Pro 6 Cycle Inc. of Etobicoke, Ont., the Canadian Dunlop motorcycle race tire distributor, will handle supply and service for racers on the national tour and attend all rounds of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. “We are excited to once again be a part of Canadian national racing,î said Sandy Noce,

“We have found the spec tire format to be a great equalizer in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, and that the use of a single tire supplier has helped level the playing field and made the national series more accessible to a wide range of competitors,” said Colin Fraser of Professional Motorsports Productions, which runs the national series. “At the same time we have seen the crucible of fierce competition help improve the breed of road racing tire, resulting in a product that combines ever-expanding performance with enhanced rider safety.” “We look forward to having Goodyear Canada take on this role with the Canadian tour, while at the same time thanking Pirelli for its eight years of service to the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship.” Pro 6 Cycle can be reached at dunlop@ pro6cycle.com. The 2014 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship opens at Shannonville Motorsport Park on June 6-8 and concludes with the traditional doubleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park August 15-17. Jordan Szoke is bidding for an unprecedented 10th national Superbike crown and third in a row this season with his BMW S1000RR. For additional information please contact: John Hopkins Inside Track Communications Tel. (416) 451-6623 john@insidemotorcycles.com

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Sports - News / Events Trials des Nations Team Announcement

2014 CMDRA Bracket Racing at Mission Raceway

The CMA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the nomination of riders to the Canadian team participating in the 2014 Trial des Nations, the FIM World Championship for national teams. The event will take place in Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra on September 12, 2013.

Dates: May 16th June 20th July 25th August 15th September 12th

Your generous donation will directly benefit  our Canadian riders Contact: info@jordanszoke.com

Registration opens at 5pm on the day of the event followed by racing at 7pm.

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  All racers must have: valid motorcycle drivers license full faced Snell 05 approved helmet gauntlet style leather gloves leather jacket leather boots competitors exceeding 120 mph will be required to wear full leathers Motorcycles must be in good working order and will be required to pass tech inspection prior to their first pass   CLICK HERE for additional information on the Mission Raceway Park and their street legal Friday night races.  

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Sports Events THE 27th THE VICTORIA MOTORCYCLE CLUB

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

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

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

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

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We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the “seniors’ special” was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99. “Sounds good,” my wife said. “But I don’t want the eggs.” “Then I’ll have to charge you two dollars and forty-nine cents because you’re ordering a la

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In our “Owners Manual for Life” (bible) we read of in the book of Ephesians, 13-18 of chapter 6. another kind of war. A spiritual war that is raging A few years ago I got a half sleeve tattoo dedicated all around us 24-7 and like it or not, every one of Recently I took my four to these verses of scripture on my right arm, to us goes onto the (spiritual) battlefield every day. year old grand son into a remind me that I am in this raging battle and that I Check out these verses, found in Ephesians 6:10-12 toy store and while I was daily need to put on the armour of God. in the New Testament: wanting to buy him a very There is victory in this life and the war that is raging cool motorcycle toy, he “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his amongst is most definitely winnable. God is the immediately gravitated to mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so ultimate super hero and NONE can stand against the ‘super hero action figures’ that you will be able to stand firm against all him. He will prevail! and the iconic ‘Star Wars’ strategies of the devil.  For we are not fighting figures, all of whose names against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against Ride Safe, Ride True Pastor Chuck he knew. His favorites were evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, Pastor Chuck the bounty hunters, because against mighty powers in this dark world, and they killed the bad guys. against evil spirits in the heavenly places. On the way home, with two super heroes in his Those who read the bible know that the overriding hands, he told me about the awesome video games theme is the battle between God and Satan,and he plays at home, and sometimes on his dad’s here we read that the battleground is our mind and cell phone… he was mesmerized and went on our heart. So if you want to know how to win this to explain in great detail the way a particular war battle, and it is winnable, read the verses that follow game was played, and I knew that I was actually living in a time warp… kids don’t play with dinky toys figure eight train sets any more but rather they morph into this incredibly life-like world where they become a hero or champion in training. I have friends who have served in the military and if you ever want to get a dose of what the reality of war is, just talk to one of the countless men and women who have laid their lives on the line for their country. The freedom we enjoy came at great cost throughout the last century and we all owe a huge debt of gratitude to those reallife brave super heroes who made it happen.

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QC EVENTS I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once, the seat folded up, the drink spilled and that ice, well it really chilled her mood.

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NB EVENTS Men, be afraid, very very afraid Behind every successful woman is herself Oh my god, I think I’m becoming the man I wanted to marry!

Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels A woman is like a tea bag...you don’t know how strong she is until you put her in hot water

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career So many men, so few who can afford me Coffee, chocolate, men ... Some things are just better rich

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This will keep you busy for a while, trying to outsmart your foot, but you can’t. “I’m the only man in the world with a marriage license made out to whom it may concern.” Mickey Rooney.

1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. 2. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6” in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction. . . . . . and there’s nothing you can do about it!

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“I have never really understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts already well catered for in any respectable domestic establishment.” Alan Bennett

G e t y o u r e v e n t i n f o r m at i o n t o u s w e c a n n o t p r o m o t e w h a t w e d o n ’ t h av e an informed community is a strong community! e v e n t s @ b e lt d r i v e b e t t y. c o m

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WYZWMN’S Words to the WIse - NB Events

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British Politician Wisdom You have enemies? Good! That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.~ Winston Churchill

Orwellian Wisdom In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.-George Orwell

Theoretical Physicist Wisdom Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein

Musician Wisdom When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will have peace. – Jimi Hendrix

Life Wisdom There are five things that you cannot recover in life: (1) The Stone……….after it’s thrown (2) The Word…………after it’s said (3) The Occasion……after it’s missed, and (4) The Time………….after it’s gone. (5) A person………….after they die

Mohawk Elder Wisdom Religion is for people afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there and back. (from a Mohawk elder 2005)

Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic 
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THE GUY’S RULES Please note.. these are all numbered “1”ON PURPOSE! 1. Men ARE not mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it

down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down. 1. Sunday sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be. 1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

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1. Crying is blackmail. 1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it! 1. Yes and No are perfectly Acceptable answers to almost every question.

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PEI News / Events show with front rows going for $65.00, midrange seating at $47.50 and rear section seats available for $32.50. Registered participants to the motorcycle festival will get reduced prices through the Atlanticade value coupon booklet which will see savings of $15, $10 and $5 off respective level seating. “Stompin Tom is an iconic Canadian and his life story as depicted through this stage show will be something everyone will want to see” predicted (Summerside, P.E.) – Break out the stompin’ boots Atlanticade organizer Dale Hicks. “We are excited and grab a swig of the shine because “The Ballad the opening of the show is being held during our of Stompin Tom” is coming to Summerside. event. It is just another aspect of our event you can’t experience elsewhere”. The show, which will run until the end of August at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, will open More information on the show, times, and on Saturday evening June 28th to coincide with the seating arrangements can be found at www. 8th annual Atlanticade motorcycle festival. harbourfronttheatre.com

Ballad of Stompin’ Tom Opens During Atlanticade

The play, which had significant input from Connors prior to his passing, portrays an adult version of Stompin Tom putting on a concert with many of his most popular songs. It veers off throughout on various vignettes from his childhood and teen years spent roaming the country.

For more information on the festival go to www. atlanticade.ca

His home spun - grass roots lyrics shot Conners to Canadian icon status and his classic “Bud The Spud” provided a lighthearted look into the potato industry for which PEI is famous. Of course his hockey theme “The Good Ole Hockey Game” continues to ring out at hockey arenas across the country during the winter months. There will be three levels of seating available for the

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NS Events How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you’re on

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One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book. Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, ‘Good morning, Ma’am. What are you doing?’ ‘Reading a book,’ she replies, (thinking, ‘Isn’t that obvious?’)

NEVER ARGUE WITH A WOMAN

‘You’re in a Restricted Fishing Area,’ he informs her. ‘I’m sorry, officer, but I’m not fishing. I’m reading’. ‘Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I’ll have to take you in and write you up.’ ‘For reading a book,’ she replies, ‘You’re in a Restricted Fishing Area,’ he informs her again, ‘I’m sorry, officer, but I’m not fishing. I’m reading’

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‘Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I’ll have to take you in and write you up.’ ‘If you do that, I’ll have to charge you with Sexual assault,’ says the woman. ‘But I haven’t even touched you,’ says the game warden. ‘That’s true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.’ ‘Have a nice day ma’am,’ and he left.

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Teach a child to be polite and courteous, and when he grows up, he’ll never be able to edge his car onto a freeway

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Minutes before the cremation, the undertaker quietly sat down next to the grieving widow. “How old was your husband?” he asked.”He was ninety-eight,” she answered softly. “Two years older than I am.””Really?” the undertaker said. “Hardly worth going home, wouldn’t you say?” The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News www.bustedknucklenews.com

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