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June 27th, 2013

Bikers United in Remembrance Conga Grande Prairie to Fort Nelson – Day 1 Due to a variety of things, Miss Rita and I did not get to hit the road until about 1:00pm on June 18th. The sun had been shining gloriously all morning, but the sky was starting to darken with ominous clouds. We headed to Beaverlodge, I wanted to get a photo of Rita with the Beaverlodge Beaver and a kind tourist agreed to snap a few photos for me.

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Rita meets the Beaverlodge Beaver

Back on the bike we stopped in at Gaudin’s Honda, I needed to borrow a screwdriver to tighten up a couple of things that had come loose during the shake down ride to Fairview on Sunday the 16th. Alan Gaudin and his guys wished me safe journey and off we went. I had managed to miss the big downpour that had gone through, but the road spray wasn’t dealt with so easily! We pulled into Elbow Grease Ventures in Dawson Creek at about 3:pm and had a light lunch with Mike and he got his photo taken with Rita. After thanking him for sponsoring me with such great Mike from Elbow Grease Ventures with cleaning products, Rita and I were off Rita Continued on Next Page

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Rita supervising me washing my bike

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It was 38F degrees out according to the air temp gauge on the bike and it felt like there was snow in the air. I stopped at a rest area and threw some hotshots into my Olympia jacket and a couple into my new Held gloves and continued on. The gloves kept my hands nice and dry, and I love the built in windshield wiper on the left index finger – a handy little contraption to say the least. It does take of a few times of poking yourself with that hard bit of rubber to remember it’s there and not scratch or try to rub your nose, and even with grimy road spray, the wiper works fabulously. The verdict is still out on the Olympia Jacket – I find it too short in the waist for me and the sleeves are short. I also don’t care for how easily the liner sleeves separate from the outer when taking the jacket off. Some of it is probably operator issue…like forgetting to undo the Velcro at the sleeve before trying to pull your hand out.

At Elbow Grease Ventures, Dawson Creek BC The rest of the ride to Fort Nelson was reasonably uneventful, except for the wet spray being kicked up by Rita and I at the Alaska the trucks Highway Marker, Dawson and the frigid Creek BC temperatures.

The difference in wearing a leather jacket with zippers and a textile one with Velcro is something that takes a bit getting used to. The jacket is not that warm at 38F with wet conditions. At one point I stopped and put my Frogg Toggs jacket on underneath. That made a huge difference in the warmth factor. As I cruised along I saw a rider on the side of the road, I pulled over and sure enough, Nick from Florida had run out of fuel. One of the cardinal rules of riding in the north – NEVER pass up a gas station!

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We syphoned some gas out of my tank and I put some Amsoil Motorcycle Octane Boost in his tank to help things along. We got him to within 6 KMs of Fort Nelson when he ran out. I flagged down a pick up and the kind gent took Nick and his one gallon jerry can (that he’d forgotten to fill) into town and brought him back to the bikes. After fueling up we parted company at 11:30 pm – he to go pitch a tent and me to check into my room at the Woodlands Inn & Suites. What a HOTEL! Super friendly front desk staff, Steven, the clerk who checked me in had a wicked sense of humour and made sure I knew I could either park my bike under the canopy by a window and he could keep an eye on it or there was great parking right outside the room with a door on the outside with an entrance to the hotel right handy! I walked into the room and was floored; a junior suite with a fireplace, full kitchen, a huge bathroom and a separate bedroom Continued on Next Page

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles replete with glass door. Oh and a KING SIZE bed! The room was without a doubt gorgeous. There were lots of amenities, a 24-hour convenience store, a full gym and laundry facilities and yes, in the morning a hose was available to wash poor Black Betty off. After a fabulous sleep, I got up, got ready and headed for breakfast. This is an oilfield town and the portions are generous. After seeing the size of the meals people were getting I opted to eat off the kid’s menu!

David Moore of the Woolands Inn & Suites

I met with David Moore, the general manager and he and I had a brief chat – turns out he rides and really understands the need for riders to have the kinds of services and amenities they need.

Rita had her photo taken with David and then I was off to my next stop. At David’s recommendation I went and met Ken from the Bear 103, and he had his picture taken with Rita. While I was there, I ran into George Crummey and his daughter Natasha. They bought some patches as had David!

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After more photos with Rita and some hugs, I went to the Fort Nelson Historical Museum. Now, here is a place one could get immersed in! The man who founded the Museum, Marl Natasha and George Brown is not only the curator and founder but he has done 90% of the restorations too! There is too much to see in a short hour and a half, especially if Marl is there to chat with you. The stories this man has to tell are utterly captivating. The seasonal staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and very willing to ensure that every visitor has a great experience. I fell absolutely in love with Marl who is in his 80’s and more active and with-it than most 16 year olds I know. The man is a human dynamo! He happily had his photo taken with Rita and I said goodbye to him with a promise to return to capture some of this man’s amazing stories on video. At about 1pm, I got on the bike and started making my way to Watson Lake YT. About a half hour into the ride, I ran across Nick on the side of the road, this time he was lighting a smoke and not out of fuel!!!

Page 3 June 27, 2013 There was so much game out. I saw Stone Mountain Sheep, goats, moose, bear and buffalo along with a couple of caribou…it was an utterly picture perfect day. 21C, blue sky and PERFECT. It was the kind of day that every rider dreams of. The roads were in good shape until about 150 KMs outside of Watson. There were three major construction Continued on Next Page

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles spots. Nothing horrible though and the waits were not long at all. Nick and I rode together until Watson Lake, he proceeded on to Nugget City to camp for the night and I stayed at the Stampeder Bed & Breakfast and Cabins, which is run by a Swiss couple. The cabin I was in is huge and can easily sleep 4 people. The bed was comfortable; there was lots of hot water for the shower – great pressure…all in all thoroughly enjoyable. Breakfast was toast, yogurt and cereal with juice and coffee. I enjoyed the chat I had over breakfast with a couple from Great Britain who were staying in the other cabin and Peter the owner. Soon it was time to pack up the bike and head for Whitehorse. At the bridge just outside of Watson Lake there was a 20-minute delay to cross it and they are rebuilding the bridge deck. A short 22 KM jaunt up the highway and I was at Nugget City. Linda and Scott had worked late and so they were not up at 9 AM. I had a coffee and Rita had her photo taken at the Northern Beaver Rita at the Northern Post, I chatted Beaver Post - Nugget City, with Nick in the parking lot for a bit Watson Lake YT

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and wished him a safe journey and I was off again. Next stop – Rancheria. Last spring, there was a flood that wiped out Rancheria’s water system that generates their power. A generator in these parts is a costly thing to run, Linda Bouchard, the owner expressed during the summer last year, it cost over $10,000 a month to provide electricity to their 2 motels, the cabins, the gas pumps and the restaurant.

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why I run Amsoil Octane Boost in my bike), I headed for my next stop and the first event of the Conga, Yukon Motorcycle Centre. Yukon Motorcycle Centre is the OLD Harley shop once owned by Dick Watt and the Wilds out of Calgary. Dick is an optometrist and close to retiring, and Jim and Diane Wild divorced a while back, putting the shop in Whitehorse in a precarious position. Greg Irvine and his partner Dean Philpott bought the dealership and turned it into an all makes all models shop. They can service and repair just about anything and they sell Cleveland Cycle Werks bikes and are looking seriously at becoming a Johnny Pag dealer. They have a decent selection of gear, clothing and tee shirts not to mention that you can rent one of their used bikes, so flying in and riding is also an option.

Rancheria is one of those places that every truck driver and bus tour that comes down the Alcan Highway stops at. The food and the hospitality are the driving forces behind that. The staff is so friendly and so eager to help and please and their food while simple and down to earth is The gang at this shop is super friendly and flavorful and plentiful. very eager and willing to do whatever they can to make a riders stop a pleasant one. Diane the smiling After a hug and a photo op for Rita, Continued on Next Page owner of Rancheria we were off again. holding Rita Next stop, Teslin and the Yukon Motel for fuel. This place is nutso busy. The food at this place is comprised of generous, flavorful portions and served up by staff that love their jobs – or at least that is the impression one gets from those you deal with. After fueling up with regular gas that is priced at $1.54 per litre (HighTest which is very suspect here in the Yukon is $1.69 and hence

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles I got in around 2pm and was taken up to the Bed & Breakfast I was going to be staying at to drop off my gear. I have to admit that when I first got to the Bluejay Suites B & B I was a bit taken aback as I was greeted by a diminutive Japanese lady in a Kimono. The home is a lovely Victorian with a wrap around deck and a huge entry. Dean took me back to the dealership where preparations were under way for a group ride & BBQ. Lots of riders stopped in on their way to or way home from work – they bought hotdogs by donation and many donated to the cause. In all we raised $200 for our causes and had 6 riders join me. The reason for low attendance was two fold – a lot of riders had already headed to Dawson City for the Dust to Dawson Gathering and it was raining. Never the less, we had a great ride up to Miles Canyon. It is a fascinating place with a ton of history connected to the paddle wheelers that used to navigate this rugged passageway. The color of the water is a rich emerald green and it carves the most amazing route through the dense forest. After riding up to the lookout, we then rode down to the suspension bridge where we got an up close view of how fast flowing and how full of deep eddy’s the water is. After a good gab we headed back to the shop where everyone said their goodbyes and I

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headed up to Porter Creek and my room for the night. Reiko Tanaka, the owner of the B & B took me to my room after showing me where the TV room and fridge were, and she explained what time breakfast was available from. When the door opened to the bedroom I was speechless – easily big enough to through a party for about 40 people, the room was equipped with a king sized bed, a fireplace, sitting room, generous closets and a bathroom that was to die for. The huge soaker tub was the first thing I checked out after unpacking my gear. I had a good long soak and headed for a deep slumber in the over sized and exceedingly comfortable bed. I woke up on Friday morning and jumped into the multi headed shower and let the jets pound on my body and then I got dressed, packed and headed downstairs fro breakfast. I had given Reiko free hand to make whatever she wanted for breakfast and was treated to a home made Belgian waffle piled high with fruit, whipped cream and real maple syrup were provided to round that out. Coffee and juice were also provided along with yogurt. Then Reiko came out with a plate of scrambled eggs, bacon, prosciutto ham and cheese. I expressed to Reiko that there was no way I could eat the entire feast she set out in front of me although I did give it my best

Page 5 June 27, 2013 effort. I asked Reiko if I could please use the message chair and she graciously showed me how it operated and made sure I was set up well. This chair was utterly fabulous and I enjoyed having it beat some of the tension out of my low back and legs. Afterwards I was treated to the use of a foot machine that massaged my broken Continued on Next Page

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles feet and made me feel like I was walking on clouds. Reiko and I spoke about how it was a Japanese lady came to live in the Yukon. She explained that she had moved to Edmonton where she met her partner who is German. They decided to move to the Yukon and she has never looked back. She loves this place. I hear that all of the time from the imports that call this place home and I truly see why. The summers in the Yukon are lovely and the scenery is stunning. I reluctantly headed back to the Yukon Motorcycle Centre. I truly enjoyed my time at the Bluejay Suites B & B, a very rider friendly spot with covered parking in the back and for those that prefer, street parking right under your room. I buckled down to do some work – tagging photos, charging cameras and getting my gear ready for the next adventure which would be riding with Benny, a 21 year old tech, to Dawson City for the Dust to Dawson gathering. Benny and I headed out at 3pm after fueling our bikes. We stopped at the Braeburn Lodge where we sampled one of their famous cinnamon buns and witnessed another customer attempting to eat a burger – when I say attempting I mean that sincerely – this thing was so huge, served on a home made bun – it made anything that Fat Burger, Burger Heaven and 5 Guys Burgers puts out look like something from McDonalds! The ride was uneventful and supremely

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pleasant with picture perfect riding weather as we headed into Dawson City and the Dust to Dawson Gathering. Next week, I’ll fill you all in on that event and my time in Dawson City. Until Next week, I am your editor, Belt Drive Betty For more information on our Rider Friendly Business Partners and the accommodations that I stayed at during this leg of my journey: Woodlands Inn & Suites – a brand new member of the Rider Friendly Business Association Box 568, 3995-50th Avenue South Fort Nelson, BC, Canada V0C 1R0 Mile 300 Alaska Highway For Reservations Toll Free: 1-866-966-3466 Local: 250-774-6669 Email: STAMPEDER'S B&B Cabins – Yukon Tourism recommended accommodations Box 231/606 Adela Trail Watson Lake, YT Y0A 1C0 Canada Phone#: 867 536 2157 Email: Bluejay Suites Bed & Breakfast – Yukon Tourism Recommended Accommodations 56 Almond Place Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5K5 Email:

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Table of Contents 2 — Bikers United Conga & BC Events 3 — Bikers United Conga & BC Events 4 — Bikers United Conga & BC Events 5 — Bikers United Conga & BC Events 6 — Bikers United Conga & BC Events 7 — The Rant & BC Events 8 — The Rant & BC Events 9 — 6th Annual Ride & Rock & BC Events 10 — 6th Annual Ride & Rock & BC Events 11 — 6th Annual Ride & Rock & BC Events 12 — 6th Annual Ride & Rock & BC Events 13 — BC Events 14 — Horsetheif Hideout & Military Challenge 15 — BC Events 16 — Wyz Wmn’s & BC Events 17 — Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup 18 — Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup 19 — BC Events 20 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 21 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 22 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 23 — AB Events 24 — AB Events 25 — AB Events 26 — Attitude Zone 27 — AB Events 28 — AB Events 29 — Pair-A-Dice Trikes 30 — Sports & AB Events 31 — Sports & AB Events 32 — Sports & AB Events 33 — Sports & AB Events 34 — Sports 35 — Sports 36 — Sports 37 — Sports 38 — Sports 39 — bad Uncle Monkey & SK Events 40 — SK Events 41 — SK Events 42 — R.A.G.E. & Wordsearch 43 — Road Trip Rewards - Member Benefits 44 — Rider Friendly Business Association 45 — SOT - Long Walk to Sanity 46 — SOT - Long Walk to Sanity 47 — SOT - Long Walk to Sanity 48 — Support Our Troops

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We all love our bikes more than almost anything – well this might be a stretch for some but definitely more than most things in life. It’s a slow building relationship. First you hunt for the perfect ride or at least the perfect starting point to build from. In fact a lot of us don’t plan on building, customizing or tricking out our rides, it just kind of happens. At least that’s what happened to me with my Honeydripper. We select the perfect, or best starting point. Slowly we start to make it our own. No matter where you are on this curve, the love of ride is powerful. We clean, polish, shine and service so our baby always looks her best, even if it’s not finished. Some of us enter our babies in Show’n Shines, some ride it like they stole it while others just enjoy it themselves. It’s amazing how many great bikes there are that have been serviced and shined but almost never ridden. Then there are those who use, abuse and wash it once a year whether it needs it or not. As with most things in life, there are many ways to treat our dearly beloved machines and none of them are wrong. Here’s the one thing most of us never do,

Page 7 June 27, 2013 no matter how much we love it; Have a professional portrait to capture the glory because like humans, it’s just not gonna look that good forever – at least most of them. Turns out I know a guy who knows a guy . . . no, just kidding on that. But I recently met a professional photographer who specializes in this very thing, helping capture the magic. Let me introduce you to Dave Brewin, owner operator of Full Throttle Photo (this name will sound familiar to anyone who has ever been to Sturgis – good times). Originally from Montreal he now resides in Langley, BC. Dave has been passionate about photography most of his adult life and has created images all over the globe. With Full Throttle he plans to combine his passion with his love of riding. A few weeks ago when Dave and I first spoke we discussed shoot locations and time of day for the best lighting. A few weeks later Continued on Next Page “Dedicated to Serving the Motorcycle Community”

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he called with some possible locations. We subsequently met at our first choice and here are our favorites from about 20 proofs.

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After meticulous planning the photo shoot produced many angles and incorporated scenery and backgrounds to compliment the artistic look of each photo. Dave utilizes HDR, an interesting technique which produces a very rich, textured – almost painting like result. Dave invites you to check out other cool bikes in his web site at: He looks forward to adding your baby’s image to his portfolio. After all, you want to enjoy your baby on a cold winters night when you wish you were riding it, right? Although some beautiful images were created of my Honeydripper, we didn’t quite capture the look I wanted so the hunt for the perfect background continues. I will share the results as they are created. See you on the road soon. Q out . . .

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6th Annual Ride & Rock & BC Events

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The weather for the day was great, only a couple scattered showers on the Poker Run and it stayed away during the dinner and concert. The 6th Annual Kreater Custom Motorcycles Ride & Rock in support of Kids Care was held on May 26, 2013 in Kelowna, BC. For those who don’t know, Kids Care is an organization operated as a public service by the radio stations Q103.1 and Power 104 Kelowna and the area TD Canada Trust Banks. Their purpose is “to benefit children of the Central Okanagan by identifying their special need and requirements and then developing plans and programs to meet them.” To learn more about Kids Care or to make a donation you can email The forecast for the event called for rain all week, so what a surprise it was to see the sun. Mother Nature was definitely watching over this event to help make it as successful as possible.


Riders started to arrive at Kreater when the gates opened at 8:30am to register for the Poker Run and receive their first card and the staff were already hard at work setting up for the silent auction, preparing for registering riders, providing coffee and making sure everything was in place to make this a great day for everyone who attended.

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Osoyoos Next stop Keremeos


Red Bridge Pub

Dinner by Memphis Blues BBQ House Burnout

The Sage Pub

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles The Poker Run started at 10am and 280 riders left Kreater and headed to the 2nd station at the Red Bridge Pub in Keremeos. Riders then headed to The Sage Pub in Osoyoos for their next card, lunch and time to socialize with fellow riders. Barley Mill Brew Pub in Penticton was the next stop to receive their 4th card. And the final card of the poker run was located at Whiski-Jack’s Pub in Westbank. Riders had to receive their final card by 5pm to qualify for prizes. The gates opened at 5pm for the dinner and concert, and once again Memphis Blues BBQ House provided a delicious meal of pulled pork, beef, chicken, sausages and coleslaw, salads and dinner rolls.

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Dixon won $800.00 in prizes and 3rd place winner Darcy O’Brien won $700.00 in prizes. The prize for Worst Hand went to Jim Block who also won the 50/50 draw with another lady (sorry didn’t get her name), each receiving $700.00 cash. Congratulations to all the winners.

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Life, I go Blind, and Ocean Pearl. It was an awesome concert/event and everyone I spoke to had a blast! Continued on Next Page

The MC, Tim Allen for Power 104, took the stage once again to introduce Jackson Cook, the opening act for the evening. Jackson took the stage and before long he had the 900 concert goers warmed up, and many danced and sang along. For more information on Jackson visit his website

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The crowd After dinner the Poker Run winners were announced. Men’s 1st place went to Ian Jackson Cook Hofman, winning $1100.00 in prizes, 2nd place winner was Norm Bodrug receiving $800.00 in The main act for the event was Canadian prizes and 3rd place went to Rod Habberman Alternative Rock Group 54-40. The crowd taking home $700.00 in prizes. The Ladies was fired up and ready to party when 54-40 1st place went to Darla Wells receiving hit the stage and put on an awesome show $1100.00 in prizes, 2nd place winner Sue playing all their hits including One Day in Your

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The major sponsors make it possible to pull off an event like this one, and Kreater would like to once again thank you for your support; 4 Less Disposal, Westkey Printing, Andres Electronics, Pro Wireless, Molson Canadian, Peller Estates Winery, Interior Ice, Memphis Blues BBQ House, Posthaus Pub, Super 8 Motel, Rutland Curves, The Keg, Okanagan Pizza, J.K. Schmidt Jewellers, Downtown Tan Kelowna, Packing House Pub, Scholastic Books, Whiski-Jack’s Pub, Barley Mill Brew Pub, The Sage Pub, Keremeos Red Bridge Pub, Bombshell Beauty Lounge, Esteem Lingerie West Kelowna, and the Sandman Hotel Kelowna.

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VIP guest in attendance this year included Kreater in Toronto owner George Tchor, Tom MacDonald, Kyle and Jason, Jeff Woods (Radio) – Calgary, Tim Allen (Power 104) – Kelowna, Darby Mills (Headpins) – Vernon, Canadian Bike Builder Roger Goldammer, Kreater Kelowna guests Doug and Jeff Angelo – Vancouver. Special thanks to Jeff Vander Zalm for taking on this event every year. Kreater Toronto for coming out and supporting our event. Power 104 – Sue Patterson and Tim Allen for their great energy and long hours put in to make this event run smoother every year; Kreater Kelowna staff for all their hard work.


Thank you to Lisa Gallant, Kathy Edgar, Vicki Carson, Nils Donnelly, Jack Quinn, Gary Staicue, Randy McMurphy, and Mike Podger for all their extra hours; Andrea Kodallas for all her work on prizes and donations. Shannon Wammer for coordinating the event

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every year and pounding the pavement for the great gift bags, prizes and silent auction items that we have year in and year out. Most of all... Thank you to all the 130 sponsors that make this a successful, fun, and an exciting event every year for everyone To the Kreater clients, it’s because of you who attend and support this event every year that make it such a huge success. Thank you! Kreater Custom Motorcycles 6th Annual Ride & Rock raised approximately $36,000.00 for Kids Care, their highest year yet! For more information on Kreater Customs Motorcycles visit their website or stop in to check out their shop and amazing staff located at 892 McCurdy Place, Kelowna, BC (250) 862-2424.

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Horsetheif Hideout & Military Challenge

Horsethief Hideout Memorial Run July 4 - 7

will not be racing someone only you and your bike. With Radar supplied by our local RCMP !

Well here we go just a couple weeks out from the 10th anniversary of the Horsethief Hideout Memorial Rally. There will be 4 days of great times with old and new friends.

Followed by more bands on stage Friday Night to the Wee hours. The poker run will be Saturday followed by Games and more bands. We will be having horse shoe tournament's or maybe try your luck at Chicken shit Bingo!

We will start off with Bands hitting the stage on Thursday night followed by Time trials at the airport on Friday!! See how fast your bike is! You

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”.

There is lots of room for campers and trailers or just ride out and stay in the bike Zone!

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”.

Paws Fur Thought

Paws Fur Thought

“The Long Walk to Sanity”

“The Long Walk to Sanity”

50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

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

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

10 Provinces - 2 Territories 83 Communities - 26,000+ KMS

10 Provinces - 2 Territories 83 Communities - 26,000+ KMS

Who: All Riding Clubs and Military supporters

Who: All Riding Clubs and Military supporters

What: Pledge Ride - Cost $10 per person

What: Pledge Ride - Cost $10 per person



Where: Time:

Friday June 28th, 2013 Kamloops Harley-Davidson 1465 Iron Mask Road Kamloops BC 5:30pm - 7:00 registrations 7:00pm Kickstands Up

Where: Time:

Thursday June 27th, 2013 Harley-Davidson of Prince George 2626 Vance Road, Prince George, BC 5:00pm - 6:30 registrations 6:30pm - Kickstands Up

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see you there July4,5,6,7 We have vendors on site and we have a NO glass Policy so please bring your drinks in cans! No kids no dogs Strictly enforced!!!! Thank you Stan Oja Horsethief Hideout Special Events

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All new Models in 2013 for Canada. Malibu 320 and 650 Softtail (see picture) Ventura 320 and 650 hardtail (see on Website) Leopard (Super Moto) Falcon (Extreme Super Sport) Pagatti 1650cc American V-Twin As low as $3,999.Like us on Facebook to keep updated and to win JohnnyPagMotorcyclesOfCanada

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WyzWmn’s Words to the Wise

Unknown Wisdom The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome. ~Author Unknown

American Journalistic Wisdom Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. ~Hunter Thompson

Unknown Wisdom Keep your bike in good repair: motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking. ~Author Unknown

Famous Motorcycle Wisdom…. You’re the guy that’ll be sneaking out of your bedroom at three o’clock in the morning to look at your bike. ~Paul Teutul, Sr., American Chopper, “Billy Joel”

Unknown Wisdom Bikes don’t leak oil, they mark their territory. ~Author Unknown

Couple Wisdom It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed. ~Author Unknown

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6th Annual Mike Starker Poker Run The Okanagan Chapter of Veterans MC Canada held their 6th Annual Mike Starker Poker Run this past weekend. We had 45 motorcycles and over 60 people. It was very successful but the T Shirt sales were a little disappointing. We left The Packing House Pub in Kelowna and rode to the Oyama Legion where we had a Beef Dip lunch and some cold ones. We then rode to the Enderby Legion were we arrived early and they weren't quite ready but we were well received. Next we went to the Armstrong Legion where we had sandwiches and goodies.

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They had a 50/50 draw for us and Anthony won. We then we rode back to the Packing House Pub where we opened the cards. Cuba won $400.00 high hand a pair of Kings. He donated the money back. Rob Ellis donated $400.00 to us and the Island Chapter also made a donation. Clayton also made a sizeable donation. We had lots of door prizes and everyone won something some 2 or 3 times. A great time was had by all. No Police were to be seen anywhere which made the ride even better. Fish ML&R VFFV BIA

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Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup Only 7 more weeks to the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup – August 10-11! Are we excited?? You betcha! With an ideal location like Vancouver Island, where else would you want to anywhere else that weekend? . We are thrilled to announce the WestCoast Freestyle stunt team to our event. This team is the premier stunt riding team in Canada. This definitely is family friendly event for everyone to enjoy. It will include spectacular acrobatics and stunts. There will be free autographed posters for the kids, and surprise giveaways in each act. Please note the time change of the event – there will be two shows, one at 12 noon and the other at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 10th. Performing for us on Saturday are the Femme Natales Pole Fitness performers. Ranked with both the BC and Canadian Pole Fitness Championship competitions, you do not want to miss their show. They will be performing between 1 pm and 2 pm at the Waverly Hotel. In addition, to round out your day with fabulous entertainment, the family friendly New Horizons Belly Dance troupe comprising of 5 local women who will be combining both traditional Middle Eastern and Tribal Fusion dance to their act. They will be main stage performing at 2pm on Saturday, August 10. And last but not least, be sure to listen to

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the great sounds of Machine Gun Kelly and Greasy Garage Band to round out your musical entertainment during the daytime events on Saturday. If you are not getting enough with all the shiny chrome and pimped out bikes, be sure to check out Leanne Dixon’s UndercoverWear lingerie shows at the Cumberland Hotel on Saturday at 12:30 and 2 pm. Something for the ladies, or guys – don’t forget to pick up a special gift for that lady of yours. New this year is online pre-registration for our events. Be sure to fill it out – and let us know if you are coming. Free admission is available for our spectators, but if you like to participate in the show and shine, dance, camping and/ or poker run, we will collect the money on site for the events. Vancouver Island Tattoo and Body Piercing will be hosting a tattoo contest on Saturday starting at 12:30 pm. First prize is a $100 gift certificate from Weaver’s Leathers and 10 various subsidiary prizes of valued at $50 each. To top off the afternoon and evening, there will be a beer garden and bike games happening from 4 pm – 8 pm. Come and watch some bike games, with a burn out pit included that will guarantee you a great time and a chuckle or two. Saturday night we are offering a dance to the tunes of “Remedy”, a great local band you will be sure to enjoy listening and dancing to. Not only that, but we are hosting a silent auction,

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50/50 draws, and there will be fabulous door prizes available. Tickets are available at a cost of $10 each. A shuttle service will be provided to the campground, Comox Lake and Courtenay – “Dirt Cheap”! Want to stay close to the action all weekend? Camping will be provided Friday and Continued on Next Page

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Saturday night in Village Park in Cumberland, close to the activities. $10 will cover your camping for the weekend. We will have over 40+ vendor booths offering a multitude of items. And of course, information booths providing you with a wealth of knowledge you can take back with you. Sunday’s Tom Carpenter Memorial Poker Run offers a great run throughout the Comox Valley, with a spectacular alpine stop atop Mt. Washington Alpine Ski Resort. Be sure to bring your camera as you don’t want to miss the view! Save up your loonies and toonies to drop in our poker run prize cans

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for the chance to win some great prizes. And of course, our final stop, the Cumberland Hotel will round off the afternoon with some phenomenal prizes and give-aways. You won’t want to miss that. Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup would like to thank our media sponsors, 98.9 Jet FM and Comox Valley Echo. They have provided us with some fabulous advertising of the event. Be sure to check out the CV Echo for an upcoming contest offering dance tickets and 2013 T-shirts! For valuable information be sure to check out our Facebook page or our website available at

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We hold the event to raise donations to contribute towards Tour De Rock, a Vancouver Island based group that raises funds for pediatric cancer research. In addition, we use some of the funds to contribute to our local charities. Last but not least, we would like to thank the Village of Cumberland, the mayor, Leslie Baird and her council, and of course the businesses and residents of Cumberland for their ongoing and generous support for the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup to hold this event. Plan now, as the event will be here before you know it. Pack your saddlebags, fill the tank, and join us for a fantastic motorcycle event. You will not be disappointed!

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Well, it's another year in the books, and another rousing success for the Calgary Motorcycle Ride For Dad. I didn’t get to participate on the Executive this year due to school demands, but I really have to hand it to those who continued to work so hard on this event... it was a job well done, and well done even under adversity.

Due to a double booking, the Ride ended up not being able to utilize the Max Bell Arena as a start point, so with 7 weeks to go before the actual day, they were completely revamping the start of the event to begin at the Deerfoot Mall. Perhaps some of the fine details weren’t in place until the very night before, but they WERE in place for ride day, and that’s what counts. I am very proud of my compatriots

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who worked so hard on this year’s Ride for Dad.

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In the end, it seems that moving the start of the parade may have benefited the ride; the massive pavement area available at Deerfoot Mall which was less than 1/4 full at 8:30am, was a veritable sea of bikes, trikes, and scooters by 9:45 with more rolling in; and it appeared to me to be considerably more bikes than could be fitted in at the Max Bell. Turns out I was right!

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles The event was put together in fine form, and this year there were 635 registered participants (26% higher than last year), approximately 600 bikes, and pledges of an amazing $106,000.00! That’s a 16% increase over last year per capita, and overall about $170,000.00 was raised.

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Dignitaries then spoke, Bill Brooks gave another inspiring and amusing speech, the ride was blessed and our Ride Captain gave the riders their instructions; and then we were all more than ready to go. The parade itself, once begun, took over ten minutes to pass a given point, and stretched out seemingly forever in front and behind us. I’m told it was about 5km long, which is also a new record for Calgary. A huge reason for this is the fact that the riders’ groups attended in massive numbers, even better than usual. The 3rd Cav, Blue Knights, Red Knights, HOG, Star Riders, Christian Riders, and countless more groups continue to bring their support and put their charitable fundraising where their group mouth is. Without the tireless work of these folks, and everyone who attends, this ride wouldn’t be able to have the positive impact it does on our community. I know the Executive thanks you deeply for your support,

As always, Calgary Police Services and Alberta Sherriff’s department officers worked diligently to keep the participants safe and on time, and we pretty much shut down Deerfoot Trail for about 50 minutes. Glorious! After completing the parade, we had to watch Continued on Next Page

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the others head out for the poker run and party that we had to give a miss to, but we understand that Suicide Blonde and friends rocked the party, many, many great auction items were passed out, and another great ball of fun was had by all!

I also want to thank the members of the Vulcan Riders Association of Canada Calgary Chapter 02-AB-02 for jumping right in to attending rides as a group. Next year, we’ll try to give the Star Riders a run for their money on attending numbers, right? RIGHT!

The rain gave most of the day a miss, and certainly helped with attendance. Now, the Executive (this time, including yours truly, or so I’ve been informed in a rather stern fashion) has the challenge of improving yet again next year. Not an easy task, but rest assured; the Executive Committee of the Calgary Motorcycle Ride for Dad will rise to the challenge!

Until next time.. ride safe, ride sane, ride DRY. R.

In a small side note, I would like to send a very hearty “get well” to Steve Adair, Co-Chair for the MRFD Calgary. Steve had neck surgery just days after the event, meaning he did all of the organizing and the exhausting work on event day with a cane, and suffering from pain he absolutely refused to show. I hope you feel a ton better very soon, sir. I admire you and all of our Exec for the job you did this year.

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Our first event today raised $100 for Paws Fur Thought, $100 for V.E.T.S. and $100 for the Military Police Relay Ride! Not bad for a wet yucky Father's Day... Our first Conga event - thanks to all those who braved the cool, rainy weather - it was so worth it. We made $290.00 for our three charities today! Thanks to the Dunvegan Inn in Fairview for the Free Fathers Day Brunch for all registered riders - MY lord what a great meal!!!! Response to post Lamont French Renee; our many thanks for the work you are doing and for having the Military Police National Motrcycle Relay Ride as part of your fundraising charities. You know just how much this means to me personally that you have stepped up to help us make a difference in the lives of children all across Canada. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ John Sinclair has left a new comment on your post “Seven months of frustration and disappointment...”: Sure wish I had come across this blog entry earlier. Just got completely screwed by Jeff

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today. Dropped off all my tins to him in February for a custom paint job on my bike with a delivery date of April 15th. Date came and went, no painting done. Contacted him and he made several excuses but said he’d be right on it. After a couple of weeks, still nothing. Went through Kamloops just prior to Victoria Day on my way to a rally in Salmon Arm and stopped in. Was surprised to find the shop closed but Jeff was there. He explained why he was late and that work would be done on the bike that weekend. He told me to stop in Victoria Day on my way back though Kamloops. Guess what, no Jeff on Victoria Day. Contacted him again later in the week and he said the bike was underway, he’d just need another week. Another week went by and still no word.

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a deposit. Surprise, surprise, I can’t get ahold of Jeff via phone, text or email. No idea what I’m going to do now. As if this wasn’t bad enough, Jeff is the third painter in a row to screw me on this bike. The first kept putting me off and after four months, I decided to drop him. The second painter talked a good game but obviously wasn’t a painter as he botched the job horribly before getting even half way through. Finally Jeff. Thought I did all the right things – looked at his work, contacted previous clients, toured his shop and met the staff and finally, had several meetings with him to go over exactly what I wanted. Lost all my faith in painters. No wonder this guy went out of business! ~~~~~~~~~~~ PCFF_NtlPostHalfPage_HR.pdf


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All his promises went unkept. He never called when he said he would, never sent the pictures he promised and never did any work when he said he would. Finally, having enough, I went down to Kamloops today (a two and one-half hour drive). Imagine my surprise to find the shop closed with a notice on the door from a collection agency and the landlord. They have thrown Jeff out and seized all his assets. Now here I am, can’t contact Jeff, have no idea where all my bike parts are and am out half of the $4,500 paint job which I left as

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles The CMDRA Classes Street By: Liane Langlois Street is part of the E.T. class where dial in times play an important role and consistency is key. This is possibly one of the most competitive classes in the CMDRA with the most entries overall. Although this is the last of the class by class articles, Street is where it all begins for most racers.

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winning a few along the way. “I like racing CMDRA Street Class because it is fun,” said Miller. “I like the bikes, what people do to them, how they perform. The camaraderie is a big thing for me.”

interested can certainly come see me in the pits at any race I attend, for a bit of coaching or just to hang out.” Bunn is looking forward to another race year and will continue to do race for as long as he can.

Steve Bunn is a staple in the CMDRA class, racing since 2006. Bunn noted that Street is an easy and affordable way to get out, have fun, meet some people and race. “I can honestly say every meet I’ve attended, has been a hoot,” said Bunn. He feels the veterans are mostly approachable and willing to help.

It costs $30 to run in this class per race, not including expenses and gate fees for parts and the crew. Their plates are designated with S and reserved any street legal motorcycles. There are 8 requirements and specifications that Top Fuel bikes must adhere to in order to race; engine, drive train, suspension & brakes, frame, wheels & tires, body, electrical, and rider. The engine must be stock-type engine designed and manufactured for production motorcycle use with unlimited displacement. Carburetors, turbochargers, fuel injectors and superchargers may be used in any combination. Fuel system has a mandatory

Martin Miller was born to be on a motorcycle. His father had him around motocross at a young age and in 2006, Miller started hitting up the Friday Street Legal racing in Mission, BC. It’s there he met some CMDRA racers who taught him the ropes of the CMDRA.

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licenses will be accepted if you are running 9.99 or quicker. The helmet must be a full face helmet, must be Snell 05 or ECE 22.05 approved. The rider must be in full leathers if running over 120 mph where if it is in two pieces, there must be a zipper to join the two pieces at the waist. 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 Continued on Next Page

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third overall win of the year. Although Metcalfe recorded only the fifth fastest qualifying time behind his MX1 teammate Teddy Maier, the Australian was more than fast enough when it really counted in the motos.

Metcalfe and Politelli prevail in MX wars at Wild Rose

The first MX1 moto holeshot went to Cycle North Honda’s Ross Johnson, who was followed into turn one by Maier, Metcalfe, Red Bull/Fox/Royal Distributing/KTM’s Tyler Medaglia and MX101Yamaha’s Jeremy Medaglia. It only took a few turns before Metcalfe grabbed the lead. Johnson gradually disappeared from the frontrunners and would settle for seventh at the finish line.

Austin Politelli made it three wins in a row and has a healthy points lead going into Edmonton. In what turned out to be the toughest racing of the season so far, Brett Metcalfe claimed his second consecutive MX1 clean sweep to win Round 3 of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, AB on Sunday. In the MX2 title hunt, Metcalfe’s Monster Energy/Parts Canada/Leading Edge Kawasaki teammate Austin Politelli stayed on a roll to claim his second consecutive clean sweep and

Although Maier would stick with Metcalfe for about half the race, the American was unable to mount a successful challenge and stick a pass on his teammate. Maier’s second place soon went out the window after he was victimized by a radiator hose problem, which left him on the sidelines with zero points. Continued on Next Page The preliminary track schedule for 2013 is posted on our Google calendar. Please go to www. to check it out and for the calendar address so you can add it to whatever calendar application you use. Our new website is up and running!

Ross Johnson (25) grabbed both holeshots and earned a total of $1200 from Royal Distributing for his efforts.

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Behind Metcalfe, battles for position raged Johnson eventually faded out of the top-10 between the other top-five candidates. Jeremy and would greet the checkered flag in a disMedaglia hounded his brother Tyler until he tant 18th place. stuck a definite pass to secure second. Tyler Medaglia next succumbed to Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Bobby Kiniry and Sewer Rat Yamaha’s Morgan Burger. Kiniry had suffered a mediocre, outside the top-10 start but lay down a furious pace to slice and dice his way into the top-five. In the closing laps, he picked off Tyler Dags to then go after Jeremy Medaglia, but with time running out the New York native had to settle for third. Burger held on to fourth while Tyler Medaglia cemented the top-five finishers. Fast starter Ross Johnson surprised by also collecting the second moto holeshot: this time ahead of Kiniry, Yamaha-mounted Jake Anstette, Jeremy Medaglia, and Morgan Burger, which in turn earned him a $600 bonus from Royal Distributing for his two holeshots on the day. The Leading Edge duo, Metcalfe and Maier, got off to less promising starts in the second moto. Maier found himself outside the top-five - Metcalfe outside the top-10. Tyler Medaglia also faced a tepid start, buried somewhere in mid-pack. He had his work cut out for him to make his way into the top-10. Up front, meanwhile, Kiniry wasted no time sticking a pass on Johnson to take the lead. A few laps later Jeremy Medaglia, Burger, and Maier had also passed Johnson and became locked in a dogfight over second position.

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tooth and nail for position, with Maier hounding Kiniry and Kiniry hounding Metcalfe. But when it was over Metcalfe had managed to prevail and take his second moto win of the day, followed by Kiniry in second and Maier in third. Jeremy Medaglia held onto fourth, followed by Sewer Rat Racing’s Morgan Burger, who crossed the line fifth.

Brett Metcalfe went 1-1 in Calgary. He had Bobby Kiniry and Teddy Maier on his tail in the second moto to make for the most exciting race of the series to date About a third of the way into the moto, Metcalfe arrived on the scene, methodically knifing his way into second place. From this point on the race for first became a slugfest that would last till the checkered flag was waved. Metcalfe went to work on Kiniry, who kept the Aussie behind him until the midway point. Immediately, Metcalfe put a few seconds on Kiniry, but was unable to totally shake him off. Together they put some distance on third place Maier, but the Iowa native wasn’t in the mood to be left out of the game and started to close in until he became part of the battle. As the moto wound down, the trio fought

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Kiniry clinched second overall on the strength of 3-2 motos while Jeremy Medaglia nailed down third overall with his 2-4 motos results. In the MX2 title hunt Austin Politelli had it a bit easier than his MX1 teammate Metcalfe, but he still had to work a little harder for the win than his previous clean sweep. Politelli had set the fastest qualifying time with a 2:02.105, but it was nearly matched by Red Bull/Fox/Royal Distributing/KTM’s Kaven Benoit, who ended up second with 2:02.323, and RTR Performance Honda’s Topher Ingalls who laid down 2:02.898 Cycle North Honda’s Brad Nauditt snared the first MX2 moto holeshot, followed by Benoit, Politelli, and Ingalls. A tense, three-way battle for the lead ensued with Benoit and Politelli pushing through on lap four. Nauditt then found himself under attack by Ingalls, who after a few challenges made the pass for third.


Benoit’s up front position ended not too long after he took control of the moto. He went down hard as he tried to distance himself from the chase group, breaking a lever in the process then soon headed back to the paddock. Politelli inherited the lead and would keep it till the finish line. Ingalls moved up to second place where he would hold a comfortable gap over Nauditt, who would greet the checkered in third.

place from Clark. Benoit also stuck a pass on Clark, relegating him to fourth, where he would finish just ahead of Allison. Ingalls’ strong ride netted him second overall, thanks to his 2-2 motos. Clark took home a well-earned third overall on the strength of his 4-4 moto results. Nauditt, meanwhile, failed to reproduce his Continued on Next Page

Devil Lake MX Kawasaki’s Josh Clark tried to close the gap to third but ran out of time. He held on to fourth place, continuing his strong season so far. GDR Honda rider Blake Savage cemented the top-five. Politelli grabbed the second moto holeshot and never looked back. Behind him were Clark, Benoit, Ingalls, Savage and BlackfootDirect Yamaha’s Jared Allison, all very much determined to put an end to Politelli’s winning streak. Benoit, a little too anxious to make a pass, slid out not long after the start of the moto, remounting around 10th. Ingalls then began to push the pace of the chase group. He also went down in a deeply rutted corner. Clark gratefully took over second place again with Savage staying close on his tail.

Josh Clark finished on the podium for the first time with 4-4 moto scores.

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Within a few laps, however, Savage tossed it away, allowing a hard-on-the-gas Ingalls and Benoit to get back into the mix. Towards the end of the moto Ingalls reclaimed second

MX1 Podium - 1st - Brett Metcalfe, 2nd - Bobby Kiniry, 3rd - Jeremy Medaglia

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles first moto holeshot, diving into turn one around sixth place in moto two. At one point in the race he dropped to 13th place, which he managed to turn back into sixth place by the end of the moto, claiming fourth overall on the day. With 6-5 motos, Alberta’s Jared Allison cemented the top-five overall.


1. Brett Metcalfe (Kaw) 1-1 2. Bobby Kiniry (Yam) 3-2 3. Jeremy Medaglia (Yam) 2-4 4. Morgan Burger (Yam) 4-5 5. Tyler Medaglia (KTM) 5-6 6. Brock Hoyer (Kaw) 8-7 7. Josh Allen (Kaw) 11-8 8. Teddy Maier (Kaw) DNF-3 9. Ryan Millar (Hon) 12-10 10. Eric Jeffery (KTM) 10-12 Points Standings After 3 of 9 Rounds MX 1 1. Brett Metcalfe (Kaw) 144 pts 2. Tyler Medaglia (KTM) 109 3. Bobby Kiniry (Yam) 107 4. Morgan Burger (Yam) 93 5. Teddy Maier (Kaw) 92 6. Jeremy Medaglia (Yam) 89 7. Gavin Gracyk (KTM) 77 8. Brock Hoyer (Kaw) 76 9. Ross Johnson (Hon) 51 10. Colton Facciotti (KTM) 50

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! MX2 Podium - 1st - Austin Politelli, 2nd - Topher Ingalls, 3rd - Josh Clark

MX 2 Overall - Round 3 1. Austin Politelli (Kaw) 1-1 2. Topher Ingalls (Hon) 2-2 3. Joshua Clark (Kaw) 4-4 4. Brad Nauditt (Hon) 3-6 5. Jared Allison (Yam) 6-5 6. Nathan Bles (Hon) 11-7 7. Richard Grey (Yam) 9-9 8. Kyle Swanson (Hon) 10-11 9. Kaven Benoit (KTM) DNF-3 10. Keylan Meston (KTM) 13-10




Points Standings After 3 of 9 Rounds MX 2 1. Austin Politelli (Kaw) 2. Topher Ingalls (Hon) 3. Brad Nauditt (Hon) 4. Kaven Benoit (KTM) 5. Joshua Clark (Kaw)

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“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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Wardlow AB: The second round of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Series was hosted by the Lethbridge Motorcycle Club in a historic location of the Porcupine Hills. The Foothills of the Rocky Mountain area provides an epic balance of elevation change and smooth flowing trails. Vernon BC`s Victoria Hett rode her Valley Motosports TE 250 to a 6th place Intermediate. This class in Alberta is a class below Pro, where in BC she competes in the Intermediate Class 2 levels below Pro. Given a course which is much faster than her typical riding areas and heavier competition, CGRT is pleased with her finish.

Hett, Porcupine CXCC Once again the Pro Class was stacked with 17 of Canada`s finest riders. The course conditions definitely separated the riders who can do well in their comfort zone from those who simply know how to be the best. Airdrie AB`s Shane Cuthbertson had a great 4th place


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start on his A&E Racing backed TE 300 and pushed his way into 3rd position for the first two laps of the 5 lap event. He rode strong the entire race, keeping pace with the leaders, however a malfunctioning quickfill jug, cost Shane valuable seconds in the pits allowing another rider and Kitimatt BC resident, CGRT teammate, Ben Rego to pass him. Shane finished in 5th position.

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CGRT would like to thank the following for their support: Husaberg Canada, Valley Motosports, A&E Racing and Marine, Gamma Sales, Fly Racing, Dragon Cuthbertson, Porcupine CXCC Goggles, Emperor Racing, Atlas Brace Technologies, Ben Rego, had a poor start, and rode hard ProMoto Billet, FMF, to move his A&E Racing supported TE 300 Warp 9, Dunlop Tires, TM towards the front and a final 4th position. DesignWorks, SIDI, USWE Claiming to have crashed a number of times Sports, Shorai Batteries, and happy to be safe and sound, Ben was Matrix Concepts, Ryno pleased with his finish. Power Sports Supplements, Fasst Company, Motorex, Ryan Linderman of Hill Crest Mines AB, HiTech Bracing, PG finished a credible 7 position in the Pro Class. Graphics, Riders Edge Crossing the finish line seconds behind 6th Suspension, Rekluse Canada, place and a few minutes behind veteran Shane Omega Transport, Advanced Cuthbertson, Ryan had a break out ride, Pavement Technologies, and proving he has speed and endurance during a Twin Air. 3 hour event. CGRT’s next event is June 30 at the Monkey Wrench Cross Cross Country, near Lytton BC. Follow us on facebook at ‘Corner Grass Racing Team’, and twitter,

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tricky single track, tough climbs and very fast downhills.

Szoke Narrowly Claims Victory at Kelso Conservation Area Brantford ON Canada - June 18th 2013

Jordan Szoke - Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper Photo courtesy of Steve@Bicycle Works Jordan Szoke narrowly claimed victory at the Kelso Conservation Area Mountain Bike Race Series Tuesday evening. Szoke has been on a win streak, claiming all four victories since the beginning of the season. “Tonight we really stepped up the pace, John (Cauchi) and I have been battling it out all season, he almost nipped me on this one.” says Jordan. “We both just came off the Lake2Lake 29er Mountain Bike Event on Sunday, it seems appropriate that we battled it out here at the mountain too.” The 24 km, three lap loop consisted of lots of

The weekly Kelso Conservation Area Mountain Bike Race Series is held at the Kelso Conservation Area, with a full calendar hosting 14 races plus a finale event at the end of the season. The series has welcomed many professional O-Cup and Canada Cup racers offering a good training ground with some of the best climbs that Southern Ontario has to offer.

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“If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.

The eight time Canadian Superbike Champion uses bicycling as a way to prepare for his motor-sports events. When asked why he decided to compete in Mountain Bike Racing, Szoke responded; “This particular competition is very convenient for me, we usually ride Tuesday nights out of our supporting shop Bicycle Works. The boys and I come here instead to contend and represent.” Bicycle Works is the major sponsor for the event for 2013.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.

Jordan currently leads the Kelso Championship and will continue to represent Bicycle Works for the remainder of the season.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway…

Watch for Jordan showing off his Observed Trials skills at the next Bulls and Bikes event June 22nd in Sudbury On Canada.

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Snow White has me stumped. Something in the motor is making noise and it has me scratching my head. I could dive head long into the motor pulling parts apart to seek out the source but it could quickly get out of my reach. I had to bite the bullet taking her to a trained tech to sort out the problems. I left her together and running so he could hear exactly what I was hearing. It was my only option. I've been on the other side of the counter when some well-meaning customer has dropped a box of parts off saying it didn't work. It meant lots of time checking things that didn't need to be checked and time means money. It was difficult. The local guys specialize in Jap bikes so while a motor is a motor I wanted someone who knew the inside of a big twin. The closest Harley dealership doesn't even like working on Harleys so my aftermarket Harley "inspired" motor would be a complete slap in the face to them. That left me and Snow White travelling three times the distance to Yorkton Harley Davidson. Even though she wasn't booked in until the next morning they had her unloaded with all the techs surround her giving their two cents as to what the problem might be; all asking

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Bill, the service writer, if they were the one that was going to get to work on her. As I waited for the paper work to be drawn up I looked through the bikes in the showroom.

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trap. It reassures me that they understand performance, that sometimes a wrong makes correct. He pointed out the Shovelheads and other bikes that his staff ride and work on.

Owner Rick understands that it is the bike Yorkton Harley Davidson understands the last and its strong heritage that got it and them 110 years, that bikes are apart of us, who we to where they are now. The majority of the are. They understand that we all come from floor space is dedicated to bikes. I was eyeing different walks of life, from different income up a murdered out RoadKing and before I levels. That we stood behind our V-twin when knew it they had a spare helmet strapped it wasn't fashionable, when it wasn't the on my head and on the road for a test ride. most reliable. Rick is there to make sure that I was impressed. Tempted. The blacked out those roots, the very foundation that Harley two up bagger is the complete opposite of Davidson was built on don’t get lost. Snow White making a good compliment to my garage space. -bad Uncle Monkey For now I have to wait on a prognoses from the mechanic. As I talk to Rick he told me about cutting the drive belt on the open primary of his drag bike because it would throw the belt at the top end. The cut belt allowed half the belt to stay on through the

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often battle horrible injuries sustained in the line of duty. Many of these injuries are invisible and carry a huge stigma. Long Walk to Sanity Upon returning home to Nova Scotia, the team continued their training through a series of increasing long walks that eventually totalled more than a thousand kilometers.

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Cous was paired with Thai, in August Retired Captain Medric "Cous" Cousineaua 2012 through the Canine Assistance and former Air Force Navigator, was seriously Rehabilitation Services Program (CARES) injured more than two decades ago during located in Concordia, Kansas. a daring rescue mission,off of the coast of Newfoundland. Cousineau received the Star of Courage which recognizes acts of conspicuous Thai was made possible thru the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy fund, specifically courage in circumstances of great Peril, for Branch 164 in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. the daring helicopter rescue of two injured Cousineau is deeply appreciative of the American Fishermen. He bravely volunteered support he received from the Legion. to be lowered to the deck of a distressed US Long liner fishing boat to rescue the 2 men CARES dedicated volunteers breed raise and during a violent storm on the 6th of October, train hundreds of dogs as service and therapy 1986. But the injuries resulted in serious dogs. After whelping, the puppies are raised mental health issues with which he has by a care of foster families, before intensive struggled for more than 26 years. training at one of several correctional facilities in Kansas. For Cousineau, one of the most Recently, however, he has seen vast important events in his life was meeting the improvements in his situation- improvements prisoner who had spent six and a half months that his family credits to his service dog and training the dog for her role. After they partner, Thai. He is embarking on a new completed their basic training and certification, phase of his recovery: raising funds to help their public access test and a few months of other Canadian Veterans gain access to the intensive public training, Thai and Cousineau canine assistance that has made a difference began appearing in public to continue to in his own life. advocate for service dogs for veterans who

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Cousineau calls these his "Long walk to Sanity". In early January, a long walk with Thai, and Cousineau's wife, Jocelyn, resulted in the idea of using a "Long Walk" to raise public awareness and funds to help other veterans.

Newmarket, Peterborough, Marmora, Trenton, Belleville, Kingston and Smiths Falls. During this time, the Canadian Army Veterans Riding Club, which includes 83 units and more than 4,800 dues paying members, will support the Long Walk.

Though the long walk is a daunting challenge, says Cousineau, it pales in comparison to the battles mental health issues pose within society and veteran's communities.

Cousineau's goal is to raise money for 50 Dogs in 50 Days for 50 Veterans. This will support the provision of service, therapy and other canine assistance to help treat veterans suffering from Mental Health issues. Funds will be raised mainly from three sources, "Dogs for Dogs" barbeques, dog tag sales, and donations.

Paws Fur Thought Cousineau's Long walk aimed at raising awareness and funds beginning August 1, 2013. It will continue for 50 days, averaging a half marathon (about 21 kilometers) in distance per day. The Long Walk is scheduled to end 19 September in Ottawa, with a fascinating historical walk on the final day. He hopes to be joined that day by a cadre of those wishing to join in and make "Paws-itive Outcomes". Cousineau's route will have two major sections the first part of the journey will be from Canadian Forces Base Shearwater in Dartmouth, NS to the Naval Memorial in Point Pleasant Park and then onward to Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in NB After a two day rest and travel break, with a very pivotal stop in Montreal, Cousineau will begin the second part of the Long walk at Sunnybrook Veterans Memorial Hospital in Toronto, Ont. Thai and he will walk to Ottawa, through the Ontario communities of

Cousineau says he hopes the initiative spreads throughout the country. In fact during the walk, he hopes to recruit a team of volunteers to continue the work while he returns home to "Keep calm and walk the Dog" while pursuing his hobbies of photography, reading, gardening, motorcycling and playing the occasional bridge game. The assistance and friendship of Brenda Andersen, of Eastern Passage,Nova Scotia and her guide dog, Noble, were instrumental in Cousineau's recovery. As part of the team's training for the long Walk, Andersen, Cousineau and their Service Dogs will be participating in the Bluenose Half Marathon on the 19th of May 2013, Funds raised during this awareness campaign will be used to fund the Long Walk helping others to acquire Service Dogs and continue on their own personal "Long Walk to Sanity".

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Medric "Cous" Cousineau Biographical Notes: Graduated Royal Military College of Canada,1983. Received his Air Navigator wings, October of 1984 located HS443, then located at 12 wing Shearwater as a Tactical

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Co-ordinator. His primary role was Anti-Submqrine Warfare (ASW) with a Secondary role of Search and Rescue.

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In October of 1986 he was a member of the helairdet onboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ship, Nipigon. In October of 1986, he was involved in the rescue of two American fisherman hundreds of miles from Cape Race, Newfoundland. In November 1987, the Governor General announced that Cousineau would receive the Star of Courage for his efforts. The pilot, Hans Kleeman received the Meritorious Service Cross for his extraordinary flying skills on the night of the rescue, while the remainder of the crew were awarded the Chief of Defence Staff commendation. As a result of his injuries, Cousineau left the forces in 1991, his final posting as a flight instructor at HT406 Maritime Helicopter Training Squadron at 12 Wing. For more information: Medric and Thai can contacted for comment via email at Sarah Holbert,CEO of CARES can be contacted for comment at


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Nipawin Wounded Warriors Weekend NEWS FLASH I am happy to announce the routes to and from Nipawin for Wounded Warriors Weekend, August 1 (Thursday) - 6 (Tuesday), 2013. Times TBA after the flights are confirmed. August 1st route: arrive Regina. Proceed to RCMP Heritage Centre on Dewdney Ave. for short reception with the Lieutenant-Governor. Depart RCMP HC going west on Dewdney; north on McCarthy Blvd; and east on Rochedale Blvd. to #6 north (to Watson/Melfort); #3 East to Tisdale & then North to Nipawin on #35 August 6th route: depart Nipawin, #35 south to Tisdale, Archerwill, Wadena, Lipton, Fort Qu’Appelle, and in to Regina on #10. We hope to have a motorcycle escort join us in Fort Qu’Appelle for the last leg of travel into the city. Regina route in: Tower Road to Arcola (Hwy#33), Arcola to the Trans Canada bypass South; turning on to the Wascana Parkway to drive through Wascana Park and past the Legislative Buildings. Hope to see you all somewhere on the road! Brenda Fredrickson

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Table of Contents 49 — A Cops Perspective & SOT 50 — A Cops Perspective & SOT 51 — A Cops Perspective & SOT 52 — A Cops Perspective & SOT 53 — A Cops Perspective & SOT 54 — Tribute Pom - Support Our Troops 55 —  Paws Fur Thought - Support Our Troops 56 — Bikers United in Remembrance Conga 57 — Bikers United in Remembrance Conga 58 — Support Our Troops 59 — Motorcycle Musings & MB Events 60 — MB & ON Events 61 — Camp Trillium Poker Run & ON Events 62 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 63 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 64 — ON Events 65 — ON Events 66 —  ON Events 67 — ON Events 68 — ON Events 69 — Ride for Dad 70 — ON Events 71 — ON Events 72 — Thoughts to Ponder 73 — New Product & QC Events 74 — New Product & NB Events 75 — NB Events 76 — NB & NL Events 77 —  NB & NS Events 78 —  NS Events 79 — NS Events 80 — PEI & NS Events 81 — Faith & Motorcycles

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Obnoxious cops, I was one……

them at once while exhibiting all of the above behaviours.

This is a difficult subject for me to write about because I am trying to offer some perspective into the dynamics of conflict that arises between Police and civilians. When a man or a woman decides to become a police officer in Canada they are subjected to a very intense screening process.

Sadly we as officers are also subject to the same pressures as the rest of the work force, coupled with the horror of dealing with death, rape, violence, drugs and addiction

The odds of an applicant making it onto the street in uniform are less than one in one hundred applicants. Here is a myth about police training; we are NOT trained to deal with all life situations, it is impossible to do so. We are trained to meet the following standards, to be able to preserve life, property and a peaceful community. We are expected to do so using the applicable laws as guidelines to ensure that the civilian population are safe and sound and secure to live peaceful lives. Police officers are also expected to deal with drug and alcohol addicts, mentally ill persons and persons exhibiting extreme anti social or anti authority behaviours. Dealing with the afore mentioned behaviors are often coupled with dealing with persons, involved in criminal enterprise, breaching federal regulations, provincial laws and municipal bylaws. Sometimes we find people doing all of

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles and child abuse in an overwhelming socially deconstructed society. We too are just human beings, we are not trained to diagnose the difference between addictions or mental health issues, without blood testing, between drug induced psychosis and a true mental illness. Police are expected to respond to calls for assistance, come upon situations where there assistance is required or intervention is mandated by law or statute. Like all other human beings police officers come in all shapes sizes colours and personalities we are not cookie cutter clones. Let’s look at the dynamics of a motor vehicle stop, most people do not want to be stopped by the police in fact no one wants to be stopped. The officer must have a reason for stopping you and must articulate that reason during the initial contact, unless there are special circumstances. Lets take speeding as an example. The officer

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believes you are speeding; he uses his speed detection equipment to confirm it and decides to pull you over. The moment the police officer signals you to pull over you are now under his authority and care, he or she must ensure the stop is in a safe location and will position the chase vehicle to protect the stop area.

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July 13, 2013, Gagetown, NB, in support of the Fredericton Veterans Health Unit and Legion #71

Remain seated in the car and await the officers approach and instructions, the only one in charge here is the officer, this is the law. You have rights they are listed in the Charter of rights, but they do not include the right to endanger or threaten the officer by failing to comply with the officers directions. Passengers have no need to converse with the officer unless the officer directs questions to that passenger. Conversely the passenger does not have to answer any questions unless they are suspected of an offence, such as not wearing a seat belt or littering etc, and then they need only provide identification. The officer does not want to argue with the driver or the passengers, they only want to

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Entry Fee: $30.00 per single and $50.00 for double rider. Fee includes: poker hand for each rider, show and shine, hotdog, hamburger and bottled water for lunch, free bottled water available along the route, steak supper with all the fixings and camping on site (no hook ups) for those who want to spend the night. -


Events Schedule: 8:30 Steak and Eggs at the Old Boot Pub (not included in fee) 8:00- 11:00 Registration @ Legion on Tilley Rd 8:00-10:00 Show & Shine 11:00 Start the Ride 1:00 BBQ Lunch 4:30 Live and Silent Auction with Steak BBQ to follow 8:00-1:00 Dance

Accommodations: - Camping on Site at the Gagetown Legion - no hookups - Bed & Breakfasts, campgrounds (full hookup) and hostel in local area - Days Inn Hotel available in Oromocto phone 506-357-5657 for reservations.

Contact: Wade “Gunner” Campbell (506) 357-3232 Charlene “Chucky” Martin (506) 470-0438

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles see your registration Insurance and drivers permit, and then write a ticket, warning or charge it is the officer’s discretion. If upon approach by the officer you are rude, obnoxious loud or overbearing, you can expect the officer to use command and control techniques to take control of the stop. If you become agitated, verbally abusive and then physically abusive you can expect the officer to escalate their response as well as call for assistance in dealing with you. I always tried to make a calm confident approach to the driver and spoke firmly and clearly, asking for the documents while informing the driver as to the reason for the stop. We do not care if you believe you were not speeding, save your complaining and arguing for the Judge. No we do not have to show you the radar and no we do not want you to get out of your car and yes we are willing to back our ticket in court with expert testimony. The road side stop is not a trial it is a notification of a violation and the issued ticket gives you three options, pay it and forget it, appear in court and contest it, forget the ticket and be found guilty in absentia. This goes for any motor vehicle offence. Traffic officers spend day after day enforcing traffic laws, and so, NO, they do not have more important things to be doing. We do not want to hear about the drug problem in your schools and neighbourhood, please call the office, file a report and let the drug boys handle it. The officer does not want

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you to point out the other people speeding by as they write the ticket, because they have their full attention on you. Feel free to voice your frustration quietly and respectfully as free speech is still alive in Canada. I made it a habit to ignore passengers who would be so rude as to interrupt me as I was trying to converse with the driver. That is obnoxious, boorish behaviour and only slows down the process. It is amazing how many questions or comments people feel they must make to an officer while the officers are trying to do their job. Strange enough they never, as

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a rule, call the office to alert us to the more important things going on around us. There are situations where an officer has come storming up to the car angry and all their cool gone, this is not a good experience. I became that way only if the person being stopped had nearly creamed my motorcycle, it is impossible to remain calm with an adrenaline dump in your veins and a heart rate double your normal rate. Sometimes

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it would take kilometers before the vehicle pulls over as the driver was not checking their mirrors and was oblivious to the siren. By then the officer has called in a pursuit and are in hyper defense mode. So if your actions have caused an officer to exceed their normal thresh hold, then relax and listen they will usually calm down very quickly and return to the polite mannerly officer they should be. There are officers who are on hyper guard and show it at all times, louder voice, commanding stance no nonsense unfriendly manner. That is how they cope, so long as they are not insulting, screaming or denigrating then it is just your luck the officer is overbearing, commanding and curt to the point and no humour. Yes an officer can swear if it is used in the vernacular to gain control using “verbal judo” or in responding to your vulgarity, it is called common speak, speaking to the client in the manner the client is responding. I tried to save the curse words for WOW or COD.

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argument, let them fizzle out and wait for a supervisor to attend. Here is my personal example. Yes there are police officers out there working, who should not be out there. Sadly lack of care and attention, on the part of their management team, has resulted in them being sent out on the road ill. These are officers with great service records but who are now highly stressed out due to police related psychological conditions, marital problems, medical conditions and all the other things that normal people go through.

So what this compassionate, caring manager did was tell me to go back out to work and that each car I stopped to count to 10 and think happy thoughts. So instead I went and locked myself in the traffic office, took out my gun stared at it and toyed with shooting myself in the leg, but then I realized I would be charged. So then I thought well why not just get it over with, f*ck this sh*t no one cares. Well

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These officers can act like real assholes when dealing with the public almost as if they want you to report them………yup that was me! I became so outrageous that even though I was assigned to traffic enforcement I was often first at fight calls, first at bar brawls. It was like an inner need to get injured to be hurt to be able to get some time off of work but not be labeled crazy.

In the last three years of my career I suffered more injuries than I did in the first thirty, I Do not accept vulgar language, insults or had no thresh hold I was not safe to be on screaming rages, this is a sign of an officer the street. My psychologist was trying to in distress. Do NOT confront the officer they have already short circuited. If you have a cell get me off but I was refusing to go off. In one week I had three complaints of rude, phone call 911 and tell them you are stopped and the officer is out of control. Remain calm, obnoxious behaviour against me, the watch leave the line open and let the dispatcher hear Cpl (he is now a staff sergeant) called me into his office to caution me and I told him I had the officer ranting. This officer needs help and needs to be removed from duty until they been in Doctors and Psychologists care for three years since Feb./2007 and I was losing become well enough to return, if ever. it and I needed help. Do not confront the officer or try engaging in

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Strength and Honour

for the Wharf Rat Rally Ride to the Afghanistan Monument August 31, 2013

Meet in Digby at 9 am for the ride to Yarmouth

To Honour our Fallen Comrades and the great members of the Maple Grove and Yarmouth High Schools Memorial Club who have remembered them.

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someone did care, my wife cared and so did my son and all my family. So I called my wife who had been experiencing the joys of living with a ticking time bomb, and she said “ f*ck them all, just come home”. So I went home on February 01 2010 and never returned to the grind instead I got into an OSI program, got medicated then got un-medicated and retired sane and sober on January 2012. No one becomes a police officer to become powerful that is such a myth; we the police are bound by so many rules and regulations and hated by so many people. If you want real power become a day care owner, there you have the power to shape and mold young kids and to teach them well. So if you meet and have to deal with an officer that you feel is in distress or in need of help, please report them to the officer in charge that day. Be factual and precise, and you know what you may save Police officers, life by doing so. Ride safe Dave (DJ) Hale “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” William W. Purkey

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A Soldier’s Cry

Rain is falling, the world is crying Here I am, slowly dying. Mud is splashing on our camouflage, I watch men weeping in the shadow of our agony. As I look I hazily make out men’s faces from dirt. Those eyes! Eyes that are full of hate, Hate for Germans, hate for God, hate for death becoming a reality. The smell of death and rot is all around In this new world where gunshots are the only sound. Blood and bodies cover the ground.

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Piling up in a shapeless mound. If this “cause” was a lie, Why am I now sent out to die? Where has my boyhood innocence gone? It seems that for every year and every smile I’m forced to stay a longer while. Is my brother dead and my best friend too? Those are just to name a few. My tired body won’t go on, My hunger’s rising, it won’t be long. Poor mothers praying, never knowing Back in Canada it is

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snowing, I wonder, where is this war going? I close my tattered eyes and see The many people who wait for me. They wait and wait and wring their hands And here I am in distant lands. I long for home and the simple pleasures And realize all men’s lives are treasures. Oh, if I could only be Home, where I am really free. Evy Du Mesnil

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Paws Fur Thought is the initiative to raise the funds to place 50 PTSD Service Dogs with 50 Disabled Veterans. This dynamic partnership is being backed by the NS-Nunavut Command of the Royal Canadian Legion who have been with Paws from the first steps, as they stepped up and helped to acquire the first of the program, Thai, the amazing lady lab who saved his handlers life. More detailed information can be found at To make a direct donation to Paws Fur Thought, please visit our fundraising page. Thank you! Support Paws Fur Thoughts The Long Walk to Sanity 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

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Contact Renee ”Belt Drive Betty” Charbonneau Email: Cell: (780) 933-0182

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The Causes: 1) V.E.T.S. – Veterans Emergency Transitions Services 2) Military Relay Ride for Blind Children 3) Paws Fur Thought – The Long Walk to Sanity – raising the money for 50 service dogs in 50 days for 50 veterans The need to support our veterans has never been greater. As the daughter of a military man, these causes are all close to my heart. No vet should be homeless and broken. It is our duty to mend them if we send them. No child should go without proper eye care.

The Bikers United in Remembrance Conga is a 90-day road trip across Canada in support of our veterans and their families. Renee Charbonneau, AKAK Belt Drive Betty is hitting the road on Tuesday June 18th and she won’t return home to Grande Prairie Alberta until September 16th! She is travelling 10 provinces, two territories, 83 communities, 90 days on the road covering 30,000+ KMs, raising funds, raising awareness. My dream is to raise $15,000 for each of my three charities. My mission is to impact lives in real time.

No person should have to suffer PTSD drug therapy if they’d rather not, we now know categorically that service dogs work, but they aren’t funded for PTSD. Their cost often out of the reach of our veterans. All of these causes mean a great deal to me. The cause of PTSD and Putting the Stigma Down though, hits close to home for me. I have suffered from PTSD, since a car crash in 1999. I have been on the horrible drugs for anxiety and depression, I know what the weight gain is like, the messing with dosages, the suicidal thoughts when things go wrong. My PTSD was caused by a car crash and while debilitating enough; I have been able to control it through riding my motorcycle and the immense concentration that it requires

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I also use meditation and other relaxation forms to help me. It has taken me years to almost over come my fears and the trauma; I am not healed, but healing. Our system does not help patients like me very well. If drug therapy doesn’t work, very seldom are other forms of therapy sought out or funded. After having gained almost 100 pounds from the drugs and being hospitalized for caffeine toxicity and suicidal thoughts, I got rid of all medications and fought through this with the help of my husband and daughter. I became determined to find a way to regain my life – what a rough time. 6 years of hell they went through until I had a break through. I wonder how my life might have been changed had I had a service dog. But I also know that everything happens for a reason and hence I believe that I was meant to go through a small amount of the hell our veterans go through in order to have the empathy needed to undertake a journey like this one. I ask you to join me in whatever way works for you. For more information about the Bikers United

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in Remembrance Conga 2013, to sponsor it, join it or support it, visit For more information on the three charities I am riding for please visit our Conga web Site page: www, 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”. Paws Fur Thought “The Long Walk to Sanity” 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

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 10 Provinces - 2 Territories 83 Communities - 26,000+ KMS

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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 Should your require further information or clarification with regards to this adventure, please feel free to contact me, Lamont French, the National Chair at: or speak to any of our Provincial Ride Captain’s or their respective representatives. Their contact information can be found on our website ( Lamont French National Chair/National Ride Captain Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride U-ROCK = United Riders Offering Children Kindness

Welcome: Get Your Motor Running SATURDAY JULY 20, 2013 – 7th ANNUAL RIDE TO REMEMBER The Ride to Remember is an annual fundraiser for the Tony Stacey Center for Veterans Care, organized by the Normandy Unit of the 1st CAV. The ride takes place on Saturday, July 2oth, 2013, starting at the Royal Canadian Legion in Aurora and ending with a BBQ the Tony Stacey Centre in Scarborough. Times and Fees • Registration opens @ 9:00 • Kickstands Up @ 10:00 • Last Bike Out @ 10:30 • Last Bike In @ 2:00 Entry fees are $40 per Rider and $10 per passenger. This fee includes Poker Hand, Morning coffee, Tony Stacey Centre Patch†, and Afternoon BBQ †patches subject to availability The Winners Circle We are proud to say that all of the proceeds from the event go directly to the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care. Together, we have raised over $65,000 since our first Ride in 2007. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Fundraisers This event is the highlight of the year for the residents at the Tony Stacey Centre. They come out to check-out the bikes, enjoy the music and share their stories.

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles In the quiet hours that hover between darkness & dawn, the mind takes the wakeful part of your soul back to other times & places... The warmth of the blankets upon your body relax you still more, & the tendency to snuggle down into them is overwhelming... The soft textures hold your body like an idea & your mind's eye recaptures images... sounds....scents,....emotions & as if a movie were silently playing, you relive old memories & imagine new ones. There is no real choice, in this Feature Presentation; the soul travels to that which made it Feel, made it happy...content.... satisfied....alive...

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rain has it's own sound as it hits the sides of the house, as if trying to batter the walls down, but they are simply not felt. The mist from the rain with all it's crisp cool scent & sensual meanderings, tries to ease it's way past you when you aren't looking, yet you are unconscious of it's attempts.

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Now is the time to stretch & enjoy, to be cozy & warm, & sleep just a little bit longer, until daylight once more assumes control... Later.. Kate B

In another universe, the one in your mind, the coldness of that same air is felt as it is pushed past your face as you glide through the breezes made by another's passing before you. The winds no longer shriek & howl, but rather sing a song of Life, of the engine that powers you with it's throaty roar & thunderous response to your hand on the throttle, your boot changing gears. The sting of the rain has been reduced to the mere sting of fine sand or occasional bug blown back at you as you enter onto new or familiar pathways. The scent is no longer Just of a cold temperature, but of what the many temperatures have brought to you.

It is because of these temperatures, that Suddenly you are no longer where you Were, inclement weather is defeated. The hypnotic music of tires on the road are as real in your but rather, where you Are. mind as they will soon be again, when Mother Nature turns her focus elsewhere. The images Time & space have been transcended. All you are as you remember them & as you would needed to know & did not Then... you do Now. have them remembered. The places you go You are writing your own script as you go during these nights of dreaming are simply along, without realizing it. pleasant places to revisit & plan for the next ride, & give you hope to hold you over when The coldness of the air outside presses you cannot set bike to pavement. against the thin glass of the window as if trying to force itself in on you by sheer will, Sleep is the time of soul sustenance; to fuel yet it is unnoticed. The bitterness of the wind your imagination, your hopes, your dreams. shrieks & wails as if screaming to be let inside, Soon the skies will shine & you will fly. yet it is simply not heard. The sting of the

The Breast Cancer Pledge Ride... It’s official. The Breast Cancer Pledge Ride North will happen in Flin Flon Saturday August 3, 2013. Paulette Wotton and her crew of volunteers will organize and host this event. All money goes to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and will be used to fund projects in their region. Their Facebook page!/pages/BreastCancer-Pledge-Ride-North/134624046723217 Breast Cancer Pledge Ride North Our role is to raise money for breast cancer while coming together for an annual ride. The goal of the ride is to make a difference in our community today.

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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 Ross 204-831-8165 Website:

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Chas 204-822-4660 Email:

@ Niverville Credit Union parking lot, 62 Main Street

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

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

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Camp Trillium Poker Run On a drizzly June 8th, the 17th Camp Trillium Poker Run went off. Riders met at RCL Br. 509 in Consecon and spilled out up and down the street, an eclectic mix on two wheels gathering for a great cause. 98 bikes set out on the second longest route around Prince Edward City, great roads on a time tested route and the spotty weather wasn't noticed. We picked up cards at the Cheese Factory then over to Dave's Place for cards and eats; quick turn around and good food too boot and off to Legends for more of the same and back to the

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Legion to finish off the run and more eats.

a week, "OUTSTANDING !, Sir".

After the winning hands and the many door prizes were handed out ....a big shout out to all the local businesses and individuals who have helped Rick keep this little known event going for 17 years and the immense joy that results from it...

In all $4528 was raised by the riders and quite a few of the village folk come out and support the ride as well.

Fiona Fisher from The Trillium Foundation thanked everyone for contributing to such a noble cause and especially the rider from the city who won the cash door-prize and quickly dropped it back in the bucket, that $350 plus was enough to send another child to camp for

A great day to be from the County and any day is a great day to ride the County. Did I fail to mention Rick is a so many, still serving, just a different set of clothes! IRONSIDES

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Perfect Practice Makes For a Perfect Rider Motorman’s Tips, Tricks and Techniques A few days ago I had to go my Ride Like a Pro Training Center to re-mark the course. The recent rains had washed away some of the duct tape I use to mark off the exercises. (By the way, white duct tape works great as a marker on black top or concrete.) After marking everything, I ran the course a few times just to stay sharp. Just as I was packing up, a man and a woman pulled into the parking lot and asked what I was doing. I said, “I’m getting a little practice on the course to keep my skills sharp.” The man who I’d guess was in his mid-30’s stated, “Practice, that’s what my wife needs” as he pointed to the woman on a 250 Rebel. His wife had a wide eyed look of fear on her face as she sat on the little bike with what looked like a death grip on the handlebars. Her shoulders were shrugged up to her ears and both arms were fully extended as if she was trying to get as far away from the handlebars as possible. He then said, “She has to go to the MSF class next week to get her license and she’s

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worried about failing.” She quickly nodded her head in agreement with her husband. She then said, “That’s why we pulled into the parking lot, he wants to scream at me some more while I try to learn how to ride this thing.” The husband laughed and just said, “She drives me crazy when she doesn’t listen to me.” I told them both I know a little bit about teaching riding skills and would they mind if I gave her a few tips. “I need all the help I can get”, the woman said, “Just don’t yell at me like he does.” I promised not to yell. The first thing you need to do is relax, bend your elbows and scoot up on the seat a bit. Next, relax your shoulders then take a few deep breaths. I then explained to her that learning to ride isn’t brain surgery. It’s like anything else. At first you feel awkward, but the more you do it, the easier it gets. She said, “But there’s so much to think about. The gas, the clutch, the shifter, the brakes, I don’t know if I can do all this.” I’ve heard this same line from just about all the new female riders. Men think the same thing, however, most will never admit it.

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Here’s my standard answer to this type of statement. “Have you noticed that there are a lot of people riding around on motorcycles? Both men and women?” “Yes,” she said. “Do you think it’s possible that all those people are all much smarter than you?” She gave me the standard answer, a laugh, then “No, they can’t all be smarter than me.”

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles I then went about showing her how to modulate the clutch and throttle, which brake to use and when, etc. In an hour’s time, she was cruising around the parking lot with a smile on her face. So, what’s the point of all this? First, it’s probably not a good idea to attempt to teach your wife to ride. Let the Pro’s do it. Second, learning to ride a motorcycle ain’t brain surgery. If you have the desire to learn, you can and will learn to ride. If you’re not aware, my associates, Marianne and Tim Hamilton, from my Ride Like A Pro videos run the Ride Like a Pro, Central Gulf Coast MSF Course in Dade City at the Pasco-Hernando Community College. The M.S.F. Beginner’s Course is structured of course, for the very beginner. In other words, you don’t have to have ever been on a motorcycle before taking the class.

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Quality, a non-profit, volunteer organization which provides a year-round support program for children with cancer and their families. It starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes all day, rain or shine. There will be food and refreshments on site as well as dynamite music! Judging of the motorcycles will take place from 12:00 to 1:30 and awards will be given out at 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday, July 6 2013 the Ottawa section of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) and will be holding their third Vintage Motorcycle Rally at Maplewood Park in Oxford Mills (1 Maplewood Avenue, Oxford Mills, Ontario). The admission is $5.00 and a portion of the money collected goes to support Camp

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.� Leonardo da Vinci

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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!

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25TH Ontario Provincial H.O.G. Rally


25th Anniversary June 27, 28, 29th, 2013



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“How would your life be different if… You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” Steve Maraboli

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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!

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You...Be Free...Share.� Steve Maraboli

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2013 DATES

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

Saturday, June 15th Saturday, June 8th



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)


Saturday, May 25th Saturday, May 25th Saturday, May 25th Sunday, May 26th Saturday, June 1st (new) Sunday, May 26th   Saturday, June 1st Saturday, June 1st Saturday, June 8th Saturday, June 15th Saturday, June 8th Saturday, June 15th Saturday, May 25th

Moncton Saint John Fredericton

Saturday, June 1st Saturday, June 1st Saturday, June 1st


Saturday, June 15th

Annapolis Valley Halifax

Saturday, June 1st Saturday, June 1st

Avalon (St. John’s)

Saturday, June 15th


Saturday, June 8th



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site. As well as each catagory, we will have Pre-registration for the Show & Shine can be awards for Peoples' Choice, Farthest Distance, made by contacting for Best Ladies Bike and other silly awards. your registration form or just register when you get there. DOOR PRIZES! 50/50 DRAW at the Parade start only!! ****COME JOIN US AND HAVE

2nd ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW & SHINE and BIKERS PARADE DATE: Saturday, June 29, 2013 TIME: Parade starts at 11:00 am Show & Shine 12:00 - 2:30, awards at 3:00 **NEW** This year we are also offering a ride through the beautiful local area led by our own Road Captain to assemble after the parade at approx 11:45 and back to park for the awards at 2:45 WHERE: The parade will leave the Gananoque Recreation Centre to finish at the Town Park followed by the Show & Shine in the Town Park along with the Annual Gananoque Family Ribfest. COST: Show & Shine is $5. CATAGORIES: There will be three catagories for bikes this year: Vintage, Custom & Cruiser. AWARDS: Best Bike in Show will be awarded by Motosport Plus, who will be on

CHARITY: This year we are raising funds and collecting donations in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Gananoque. Please come out and support us in our efforts.



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DON’T MISS THIS 5TH ANNUAL EVENT We welcome your club to Georgian Bay Thunder Weekend 2013!

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

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Thoughts to Ponder

QUESTIONS THAT HAUNT ME! Can you cry under water? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Honda Motorcycle A rabbit is riding a motorcycle on the highway. While passing a car, he knocks on the window. The driver of the car opens the window: 'Yes ?'

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I Call My Husband Three women were sitting around throwing back a few drinks and talking about their love lives. One woman said: "I call my husband the dentist. Nobody can drill like he does."

The second woman giggled and confessed: Why do you have to 'put your two "I call my husband the miner because of cents in'... but it's only a 'penny for your his incredible shaft." thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going The third woman quietly sipped her to? whiskey until her friend asked: "Say, what do you call your husband?" Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck She frowned and said: "The postman." wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? "Why the postman?"

Why does a round pizza come in a square "Because he always delivers late, and half the time it's in the wrong box." Rabbit: 'Ever driven a Honda motorcycle ?' box? Driver: 'No I haven't' What disease did cured ham actually have? The rabbit drives on, until he sees the next car. While pas- sing it, he knocks on How is it that we put man on the moon the window. before we figured out it would be a good The driver of the car opens the window: idea to put wheels on luggage? 'Yes ?' Rabbit: 'Ever driven a Honda motorcycle ?' Why is it that people say they 'slept like a Driver: 'No I haven't' baby' when babies wake up like every two hours? Then suddenly there is a curve, the rabbit sees it too late. He crashes of the road If a deaf person has to go to court, is it into a ditch. A car stops and a man runs still called a hearing? to the unlucky rabbit. Covered in blood and surely dying, the rabbit asks: 'Ever driven a Honda motorcycle ?' 'Yes I have. I had a Honda for twenty years' the man answers. The rabbit asks: Where are the brakes??

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV? Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

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Wire Plus Introduces Newly Engineered Z1 Mini Mid Frame Wiring System Wire Plus Powersports Electronics is proud to introduce their newly engineered, state-of-theart Z1 Mini Mid Frame System. These new systems have the smallest power modules ever! These were specifically designed for Bobber and Chopper style bikes with round oil tanks or springs under the seat with no place to hide anything or can be used on many other styles of bikes that need re-wiring. Wire-Plus products are built to survive the rugged urban environment. Their products feature vibration resistant, solid-state breaker technology (the breakers never have to be replaced) and a replaceable start relay that can be purchased at any

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auto parts store. Their power modules are These modules are supplied with a billet alusubmersible waterproof and very compact in minum cover, for visible mounting, with holes size with harnesses that are engineered to for viewing the onboard diagnostic LED’s be smaller than any other on the market. The and measure just 1.9” W x 2.1” H x 1” Deep! lighting control module controls the operation They mount anywhere in the oil tank area and of the front and rear turn signals and provides are vibration resistant and waterproof! Wire load equalization and auto cancelling. It also Plus also manufactures a complete line of operates the rear turn signals as brake lights self-diagnostic wiring systems to fit any stock and running lights with one wire hook-up. or custom bike application. Wire Plus’ main focus is on the reliability of everything that they manufacture. WP191 Mid Frame system with harness for stock style handlebar controls. (Lighting control module and compression releases included) WP192 Mid Frame system with chopper style harness for minimal system switches. (Compression releases included) WP193 Mid Frame system with harness for stock style handlebar controls. (Compression releases included) Wire Plus has been providing innovative high quality products for the V-Twin market for over a decade and continues to provide

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles their customers with the most cutting edge technology needed to survive in the HarleyDavidson and custom bike markets. For those interested in obtaining more information on Wire Plus, you can reach them at (620) 221-2417 or check them out online at or email them at sales@ Visit our Website...Click Here!

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V-Twin Marketing Rick Raus 714-280-8537

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“The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.� Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ride for Autism Online Registration now live! After some technical difficulties, Ride for Autism Online Registration and Pledge sheets is now live! Use the right hand side bar on the front page to register online via our events online page, and to download the pledge sheet for your area. Please be sure to share this with every rider you know! Save the date! Ride for the Cause!

CAV Beaumont Hamel Unit would like to invite all motorcyclists to join us in our Ceremony of Remembrance on July 1. 1:30pm Meet at Tims/No Frills Paradise parking lot 2:00pm kickstands up RNC escort to Tommy Ricketts Memorial on Water Street & Bowring Park. Beaumont Hamel will lay a wreath at both venues. After Bowring Park event, we will head to RCL Br 1 for refreshments. Join us in remembering Newfoundland's fallen heroes.

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Our Events Calendars: Email to submit events to: The Canadian Riders Support Network Belt Drive Betty’s Blog Our Newspaper’s home on line: Our Rider Friendly Phone Book and resources for the businesses of the Rider Friendly Business Association:

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ATLANTICADE 2013 STARTS TODAY (Summerside, P.E.) –Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all across the country and parts of the USA will begin to descend today on Canada’s smallest province for the 7th annual ATLANTICADE Motorcycle Festival. The 2013 theme for the event is “Everday Heroes – A Salute to First Responders” and organizers are expecting a large turnout of members from the Red, White and Blue Knights in Summerside. Registration and vendors open today at noon with the official opening set for 6 pm tonight. Also attending the event this year is Harry Watts, a WWII motorcycle dispatch rider, who turns 90 years young this summer. The veteran has written a book about his exploits and will be speaking at the Red Friday Support the Troops Rally starting tomorrow at 11:30 at the War Veterans Center inside Credit Union Place. “We have an enhanced schedule of activities, more live entertainment, along with an increased number of pre-registrations so we think this will produce a great motorcycle festival” says event chairman Dale Hicks. Key additions to this year’s schedule include the Ellis Family Band dance on Friday, the Cruzin-For-A-Cause car show all day Saturday and the roller derby bout on Saturday night. Plus the College of Piping has a full weekend of entertainment as part of the Highland Gathering. Of course the popular Biker Barn Bash is on again for Friday night and the highlight of the

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entire weekend, the Confederation Bridge Cruise, takes place on Sunday evening. Pre-registrations show addresses from eight provinces and five states with an increase this year in the number of riders coming from Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador. “We just need mother nature to cooperate and provide some sunshine to make our second year on the Island a huge success” added Hicks. For more details on the festival go to www.

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Rain, Rain Go Away I’d like to extend a prayer and wishes for a quick clean up and recovery to all those folks living in southern Alberta who’ve been deluged with monsoon type rains. Worst floods in Alberta’s history. Speaking of rain, here we sit in late June on the west coast and we are being rained on pretty much every other day. No big deal, we have rain gear but you know, it is June !? However, we were blessed to have a fabulous 25 degree sunny day on June 2nd, when we hosted our second annual SHOW ‘n SHINE SWAP MEET in our parking lot at Kennedy Hall in Surrey. We had 300-400 bikes and more than double that amount of people, stop by to take in the events of the day. The swap meet wasn’t a large scale event, but there were a number of vendors there who seemed to be happy with their sales on the day and there were some smoking hot deals to be had. The SHOW n SHINE was a huge success as we had many bikes enter to win one of the trophies (Best Custom, Best Paint, Rat Bike, Loudest Pipes, Best Metric, People’s Choice,

Best Vintage) on display.

friends by day’s end.

There were live bands playing on stage throughout the afternoon (including a set from Al Harlow of PRISM fame), and while we flipped burgers and beef dogs all afternoon, we capped off the day’s events with a double pig roast. And I’d be remiss not to thank all the people who donated draw prizes, which saw roughly twenty-five winning numbers pulled out of the hat.

Freedom Biker Church is all about taking the gospel message to the west coast biker community and on that day, I’d have to say that we were blessed out of our socks. We desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives, to be there to encourage, help out, support and walk with folks in whatever trials or challenges they are facing in life. As a biker pastor, every day is an adventure... never knowing what the Lord has in store for me. Suffice to say, I love what I do and when a guy can ride his scoot to work and to meetings . . . well it doesn’t get any better than that for me.

It was a family affair, as we had free helium balloons and face painting for the kids and despite a few sun burnt folks, it was a good time had by all. Our inaugural SHOW n SHINE in May 2012 attracted about 300 people, despite torrential rains throughout the day, and we know that the great sunny weather contributed to the success and enjoyment of this year’s event. Its kind of hard to explain, because you really had to be there on June 2nd... but I can honestly say that the air was electric . . . people were pumped, jacked up you might say. Bikes were rolling in and out of the parking lot in huge numbers. At one point there were over 200 bikes in our lot and we were looking for more places to park them. There was a vibrant spirit of enthusiasm which our fifty-plus volunteers ignited for sure. Smiles all around, and lots of great interaction between strangers that in many cases, turned into acquaintances or

So rain or shine we bikers always make the best of the situation and my hat goes off to all of you who work so hard and contribute so much to making the best out of less than perfect conditions!

Ride Safe. Ride True. Pastor Chuck

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