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September 12th, 2013

Conga - Regina After my visit to Doc’s town in Swift Current, I headed east on the Trans Canada towards Regina.

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I would be meeting with members of the Caen Unit of the Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units. Captain Ron had gotten me a reservation at the Days Inn – Regina Airport West right on the edge of Regina and it was easy to find. The Days Inn is conveniently located next door to a Tim Horton’s and as I pulled in to the entrance to the Days Inn I spied Captain Ron’s Firefighter special. We had a coffee and sandwich together and then headed over to the hotel to get me settled into my room and then I was taken to Ed Williamson’s home to wash my bike and get a tour of his military vehicle collection. In fact, he was going to bring a couple of these machines down to the hotel for our

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After scrubbing my poor dirty bike down, we headed over to the hotel where I got cameras set up and one of the guys from CAV ran the registrations – we call him Red Legs. After spending some time doing interviews and taking photos of Rita with all of the riders, about 20 bikes headed out for a local ride. Continued on Next Page

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He took us to the monument and the eternal flame and explained how any time an officer or cadet goes by it they must turn their eyes to it and salute. He also explained that the parade square is sacred ground and you are not allowed

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to cross the line or walk across it. PERIOD unless you are on parade! We toured around the grounds and chatted about the buildings and what they were used for in the beginning and how their use has changed over the years. After our tour of the RCMP Depot we went Continued on Next Page

Glassdude with Rita

The eternal flame

Captain Ron

Captain Ron works there as a Commissionaire and he took us for a tour of the grounds. He explained the history and significance of many of the buildings and a lot of the process that new recruits go through on their way to becoming an RCMP officer.

The wall with the eternal flame


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Notice the building says R.N.W.M.P.

The entire group

to a small restaurant for a bite to eat and then it was back in the saddle. We took a most gorgeous ride into the legislature buildings. The ride in found us winding our way along the river valley and we came into the most beautiful panoramic view of the legislature grounds, all lit up with absolutely immaculate

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Behind this barricade are renovations taking place

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The fire hydrants that look like policemen

flowerbeds. The later the evening got, the more incredible, palatial like, the grounds and buildings looked. I spoke with the group about the New Veteran’s Charter and explained what is happening to our “New” veterans and how they are losing their pensions and what has happened with spousal and children supplements, like myself, many were appalled by what they had learned and it is my hope that every person I touched will write their MP and their MLA’s to start a dialogue to change things. After all we, the taxpayers are the boss here and we have to tell our MP’s and MLA’s what WE WANT for them to do our bidding! After we did a final group photo, everyone headed his or her separate ways. The guys from the Caen Unit of CAV rode me back to the Days Inn. Although this is a Continued on Next Page

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles beautiful hotel, I had probably THE WORST experience here of any hotel I have ever stayed at. The people in the room next to me had a small child that did nothing but scream all night and into the morning. I called the front desk to see if they could talk to the people in the next room about their child as there were no rooms available for me to be moved to except by the elevator and based on how busy this hotel was with shift workers coming in and out, it was agreed that, that was not a viable option. I finally went down to my bike and dug out some earplugs, and while I could still hear the screaming, it was reduced enough that I got about 4 hours of rough sleep.

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The next morning, I was outside having a cigarette and coffee after a really great breakfast, when low and behold, the people who were in the room next to me came out.

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Had the child been sick – I could have sucked it up, but that clearly was not the case here!

How could I tell it was them? The daughter, about 4 years old was still screaming and you could not mistake that whiny attention seeking little brat’s voice for anything but the one who had kept me up most of the night. During the night I had been prepared to accept that perhaps the child was ill or something, but after I met them in the morning and realized how disconnected to this child the parents were, and I was now just angry.

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The manager comp’d my room but as I expressed to her, the Days Inn should not be The parents in this case are indicative of what is happening in our society and it is a tragedy. paying for my room, the couple with the ill behaved brat should be. They need to realize They have taught their child nothing and it was painfully obvious that they ignored her that their neglectfulness, their selfishness if temper tantrums to the point that they were you will, caused others discomfort and they should have been forced to pay for my room Continued on Next Page that’s my personal point of view. Apparently I was not the only one who had been disturbed by the racket!

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I shook my head and went upstairs to my room to shower and change. When the guys came to grab me for the next leg of my Regina adventure, the bike was packed and I was ready. With Captain Ron leading us we went back to the R.C.M.P. Depot and took in the Sergeant Major’s Parade. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, visitors to the Regina region can take in the Sergeant Major’s Parade at 12:45pm, it is a display of pomp and pageantry as new cadets and more senior ones practice marching in formation and get an education on what it is like to be in the eye of the public. The marching band sets the scene for the display that visitors are treated to. The parade is part of the history of the R.C.M.P and it’s origins as the North West Mounted Police. Back in the beginning of the force, the Sergeant Major held three parades daily. The reason for the parade was to ensure that all the “men” were accounted for.

Page 5 September 12, 2013 Deserters were common back then and they were the sole responsibility of the Sergeant Major to deal with. The drill that is performed for the visitors is called the Dismounted Calvary Drill, and it replicates the movements of the horsemounted units. Each troop commander does a roll call of his troops and a uniform inspection and when all commanders have completed this ritual, they report their troops to the Sergeant Major and offer them for inspection. All of the unit’s together march pass the Sergeant Major and then in parade formation leave the parade square to attend their classes. It’s a very impressive bit of pageantry, some of the cadets we witnessed were pretty new and you could see them struggle to master the formations! Continued on Next Page

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of reasons and so can end up back in running shoes and running everywhere they go. What a crazy way to “Earn” your uniform but when you equate it to the motorcycle world, it makes sense, which is probably why so many police officers end up belonging to a 3 piece patch club if they ride. The striking or prospecting phase of club membership is all about ensuring a person is of like mind and loyal – not unlike the training they get at Depot! (And no I am not inferring that the police clubs are 1% clubs here but rather to the fact that all three piece patch clubs - Outlaw Clubs as they are known Continued on Next Page

The Drum and Pipe Band

I spoke with Captain Ron about the differences in the uniform worn by cadets and he explained to me that the cadets have to earn their dress shoes, their striped pants and all of the rest of their gear by performing well at each level of their learning. They must also run to and from all of their classes until they have earned their dress shoes. Cadets can also LOSE their garment pieces for a variety


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles commonly, have a prospecting phase…the 1% clubs wear a diamond with 1% on their cut to differentiate themselves and set themselves apart as the dominant Outlaw Club. They are the 1% of the population that the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) absolutely rebukes. While we were having our discussion, the Depot’s Padre, Jean Morisette, who just happens to be a member of C.A.V., came up to join us. He is the most kind and gentle man I think I have ever met in my life. We had an in-depth discussion about the Sikh cadet wearing his turban – I am still of the frame of mind that there is no place for religion in the force that wears a Queen’s uniform. I feel it takes away from the tradition and heritage that we Canadians need to be holding on to. Padre explained that the R.C.M.P. embraced the wearing of the hair-lock of the First Nations members of the R.C.M.P. because we are a diverse culture and that perhaps that was the argument of those of the Sikh faith who wish to be R.C.M.P. officers. And while I accept his “argument” as valid and to a great degree logical, I also believe that the First Nations officers do so as they generally serve on the reserves and police their own people. I guess I feel that since Canada was founded by three nations, the First Nations, the French and the English, that I feel we are diluting OUR CULTURE and HISTORY by allowing changes to accommodate our new immigrant citizens.

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To my way of thinking, one of the things that distinguishes or defines the Canadian Culture is our military, our R.C.M.P. and the unique way our three founding nations have attempted to form one country.

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our own culture and heritage and am deeply saddened to see that happening.

I know it is immigrants that strengthen our nation and that we all have immigrant ties, but as a Canadian born and bred, I wished we would hold on to OUR TRADITIONS better.

Please do not think that I don’t value and appreciate the immigrants who are shaping Canada, because I do, however, in this day and age of everything I know changing, I think keeping certain things sacred to the home grown Canadian shouldn’t be considered immoral.

It’s all well and fine to ensure that others can exercise their freedoms and preserve their history and culture and speak their languages and follow their religions, but there are some things that should remain distinctively and uniquely to the three founding nations of Canada as symbols of being Canadian. Maybe I am daft but I truly believe that. I am proud to be of Scottish, Irish, English, French and Polish descent. But I am first and foremost a Canadian – BY BIRTH. I find myself having less and less to hold on to of

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles I should be allowed to celebrate, defend, protect and exercise my culture, religion and history the same as others do. I don’t think we should change our Anthem to suit the new Canadians; it’s part of our history and culture – what defines us as Canadians. Ours is such a new country by comparison to many and like every country out there our history is constantly being written, evolving and growing. Celebrating our past, keeping it alive is important to me. As I would find out much later in my journey, as much as I know about the history and culture of our country, I am ignorant on so much. I will be writing about some of the things I learned in a later series of articles covering eastern Canada. Anyway, back to my time at the R.C.M.P. Depot in Regina. After our stimulating discussion on traditions, culture and the R.C.M.P, I did an interview with Padre and another member of the R.C.M.P. who rides with C.A.V. – you’ll need

Page 8 September 12, 2013 to watch “Ride like a Local” on Eastlink TV to couple of hailstones on the left hand that had see whom it was. At some point in the future, some pretty colorful language coming out of once all of the episodes are edited for TV and my mouth! We went and had a coffee at a have aired, Eastlink will be making a DVD that restaurant in the same parking lot to wait for will be for sale for those not on Eastlink. the storm drains to catch up. The rain had been so fierce and plentiful that you could not see the tail pipes on some cars in the parking The guys and I – Captain Ron, Crispy, Red Legs and Robo headed off to find me a motel lot. room in Melville. Once the roads were passable again, we were off. The guys decided we should take a scenic I wanted to stay in Yorkton, but there was road to Melville that followed along a lake. a ball tourney on and not a room to be had! We headed out and they were right, the road Ken the Glassdude was going to ride with us was lovely – UNTIL…there was construction for a bit, but then the storm clouds that had been circling decided to unleash golf ball sized Continued on Next Page hail and a torrential down pour on us. Conga

It did not last long and was the only rain we saw, but it was brutal. We had just finished filling up our bikes and pulled out into traffic when the storm hit us. We rode a block to the Canadian Tire to sit it out. When we came back to our bikes, mine had taken a number of hits from the hail, most notably on the chrome dash piece! Riding into the Canadian Tire, I had taken a

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles and the road was blocked off to all traffic except the locals. The detour would see us traverse some 17 Km’s of thick gravel, the kind even seasoned riders dislike. I almost wiped out as the front end of my bike began swinging wildly from side to side. I had lost sight of the “groove” and found myself in the really, really thick stuff. This road had just recently had fresh gravel dumped on it and the “track or groove” was really tough to keep sight of. I found myself chattering to myself reminding myself to lighten up on my hands and drop my arms down and to breath. With the bike finally back under control, I continued on the whole time wondering if I was the only one who had felt that uncomfortable. I was not! None of us truly enjoyed it, but we all did it! As we wended our way to Melville, melancholy had begun to set in. After dinner I was going to be alone, in a town where I knew no one. Hmm…that was going to feel some strange after two days with my brothers from the C.A.V. We found me a really inexpensive little motel that was clean and had WiFi, it was not pretty, but it was warm! As I would find out a few short hours later, the bed really sucked but hey, it was only for one night and it was only $55 plus tax, I guess you get what you pay for or what’s available! While I was getting my room squared away, Captain Ron had gone on a recon mission to see what was available for food in this town

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and decided that the Flamingo, with that many people in it, it must be good. What a fabulous restaurant it was! The Flamingo was a busy place, but our waitress treated us like we were the only customers there. She was attentive and FAST! They offered some great specials at very affordable prices and the food was not only very tasty but it was plentiful! Robo and I decided we both wanted dessert, but neither of us wanted a whole one, so we shared this amazing bread pudding with a caramel sauce.

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To say it was delicious is to sell it too far short! We had a final cup of coffee and shortly it was time for hugs and goodbyes. I so enjoyed my time in Regina, learning the history of our R.C.M.P, riding with the locals from the city, some 20 bikes and their riders and passengers and spending time with the guys from the C.A.V. I saw and took part in things that I would never have done had it not been for them Continued on Next Page


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sharing their community and region with me. The major bonus is the funds we raised for our veterans and the awareness to their plight we were able to generate.

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Next time I will share some of my time in Winnipeg with members of the Tri Service Veterans and the CMC.

Stay tuned – until next week, I am your editor, Belt Drive Betty

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Table of Contents 2 — Conga & BC Events 3 — Conga & BC Events 4 — Conga & BC Events 5 — Conga & BC Events 6 — Conga & BC Events 7 — Conga 8 — Conga 9 — Conga & BC Events 10 — Conga & BC Events 11 — BC Events 12 — BC Events 13 — Wyz Wmn’s & BC Events 14 — Salmon Run 15 — Salmon Run & BC Events 16 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 17 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 18 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 19 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 20 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 21 — AB Events 22 — AB Events 23 — AB Events 24 — AB Events 25 — Pair-A-Dice Trikes 26 — Sports & AB Events 27 — Sports & AB Events 28 — Sports & AB Events 29 — Diggers Charity Event 30 — bad Uncle Monkey & SK Events 31 — Women in the Wind & SK Events 32 — SK Events 33 — R.A.G.E. & Wordsearch 34 — Road Trip Rewards - Member Benefits 35 — Rider Friendly Business Association

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WyzWmn’s Words to the Wise

wyzwmn.com/wyzwmnswords Poetic Wisdom If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. – Anne Bradstreet Poetic Wisdom It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. – Charles Baudelaire Mannerly Wisdom It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. – Judith Martin News Anchor Wisdom North Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic. – Dan Rather Slovenian Wisdom Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. – Slovenian Proverb Roman Wisdom I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. – Seneca

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RIDING FOR DIVERSITY Hundreds of motorcyclists of all makes, types and sizes will ride on the Sea-to-Sky Highway on Sunday, September 15, 2013 to celebrate the diversity of West Coast cultures, peoples and environment. With the event’s emphasis on the Aboriginal cultures, the organizers hope to raise awareness of the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s national event in Vancouver. This 2nd annual Salmon Run motorcycle rally will begin at 10 a.m. at Trev Deeley Motorcycles at 1875 Boundary Road in Vancouver with the local Git Hayetsk Dancers

performing traditional songs and dances with colourful masks, drums and regalia. The participants are expected to depart at 11 a.m. to ride on the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Squamish Chances Casino parking lot where Mayor Rob Kirkham and the members of Squamish First Nation will welcome the riders. The festivities will feature Mr. Murray Porter, an Aboriginal blues singer and a winner of 2012 Juno Awards. “He’s a ‘red man, singing the black man’s blues, living in a white man’s world!’ (from his song Colours). He will sing a song written with his partner, Elaine Bomberry, called “Is Sorry Enough?” which is about the Canadian government’s apology to the Indian Residential School

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Survivors. Other featured bands will be The Mojo Stars led by Randy Clarke and Mark Rankin, and The Overcomers led by Mario and Anne Iacovone. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established after the Prime Minister, on behalf of the Government of Canada, delivered a formal apology in the House of Commons on June 11, 2008 about the residential schools. The TRC has a mandate to learn the truth about what happened in the residential schools and to inform all Canadians, and is holding a national event in Vancouver from September 18 to 22, 2013. The City of Vancouver became the first municipality to proclaim this year as the Year of Reconciliation. Salmon Run is an annual grass-roots event organized by volunteers who wanted to use their passion for riding to promote social justice and road safety. Motorcyclists in BC have long yearned for an annual event that will become as famous as the Oyster Run in Anacortes, WA or Ontario Port Dover’s Friday the 13th motorcycle rally, both of which attract thousands of motorcyclists from all over the world. This West Coast BC motorcycle event is supported by Trev Deeley Motorcycles, Continued on Next Page

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles I am sure you’ve all experienced it.. that frustration when you realize that the new cutting edge toy, accessory, or piece of riding kit you’re looking at isn’t available through your local dealer, but instead you have to order from the US, or Europe, pay ridiculous shipping charges, and wait an eternity to get the new toy- IF you can even get it sent to Canada. By the time it arrives, you’re well over the excitement, and if you’re really unlucky, the riding season is done, and it’s just something you toss in the closet for next year.

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lineup that this Drummondville, QC based importer of all things fun is unleashing on Canada is a fine example of that theory. From helmets to rain gear, helmet communications to atv trailers, and from safety equipment to some of the toughest MX kit around, Kimpex is bringing a new, I think unprecedented selection of new buying opportunities to the Canadian consumer. Having been around for more than forty years, you don’t necessarily hear the name all that much because these guys are the suppliers behind your supplier, the distributors behind your dealer, the “warehouse” behind your secretive parts guy. You and I don’t walk into a Kimpex store and buy stuff… we go into our regular outlets and buy Kimpex supplied items from them.

There’s a very good chance that some of the Well, fortunately for us that frustration was gear you ride with right now was supplied by apparent to some folks who can actually do Kimpex, but you just know that you bought something about it, and you can expect a it from Dave at XYZ Dealer or ABC Accessory rather interesting and diverse lineup of new shop. This is true for me too; although I knew gear to start appearing on the shelves of your the name, and what they were about, I hadn’t favorite retailers very soon. Not only that, ever been treated to a really good look at the opportunity to special order through that what they offered before, and I have to say, same favorite shop will exist, and the product “impressed” barely covers it. will be already in Canada, just waiting for your call. Let’s touch on some of the things I really got excited about, and I have to lead with I know this because recently I was invited to the item that was more than dominant, it a new product trade show for one of Canada’s was predominant at this show, and that’s a top distributors for parts and accessories for ridiculous and varied selection of helmets. Not recreational (motorcycle, MX, atv, marine and only do they supply the tried and true, tested snowmobile) vehicles, who go by the name of and proven Bell helmets, they also have Kimpex. some new to the market items that I found really interesting, that also have some great Kimpex’ motto is “fueled by fun”, and the new credentials.

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First off, I was introduced to LS2 Helmets.

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles These guys have been around for quite some time, building helmets and putting other people’s names on them. In more recent years, they decided to release their own line of lids, offering a “direct from factory” price point (I can’t talk about exact prices, but trust me, they’re talking reasonable pricing) and some features that we’ve all wanted and wanted for.

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line of gear and helmets, now released as “CKX” (http://ckxgear.com/en-ca/home). Since about 16 years but for the first time, Kimpex has dedicated full timers on CKX helmets! The time and research is evident in this highly original and high quality line of helmets for everyone from the cruiser rider to the extreme snowmobiler. Every style of helmet is represented here, and every one of them in a light, comfortable, easy to wear for hours format.

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mention these things are light? You’d almost mistrust them, except for that everything about them screams quality. Especially the look of the off-road stuff, which is so original (and a little evil) that you might just gain a tenth of a second at the line while

Pinlock anti-fog ready visors, lighter weight ultrastrong shells (they’re all DOT approved, and most are also ECE, up to CE standards, and they have the world’s first SNELL The interior finishes are luxurious, and the approved modular if you want it, too), and outsides are stunning. The snow / MX lines styling and features that you just have NOT especially caught my attention- again, very seen before. Graphics are just a few bucks light, but very strong, with removable liners more than solid colors, and nothing they had, and built to last, you can see it in the very not even the most expensive model, sounded tight fit and finish and superior quality control outrageous to me, and I am a famously cheap that shows even from a distance away. These bugger too! Learn more at http://ls2helmets. just look and feel like next-generation us/_live/ (a US site, but relevant to what is superior quality helmets, and I am assured being offered in Canada through Kimpex that they’ll be “priced for accessibility”. dealers). I actually talked with one of the engineers who worked (a lot.. he assured me it was no cakewalk) on the helmets, and his passion and experience was more than obvious. Did I

Possibly more exciting is the fact that Kimpex has undertaken the development of their own

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles your competitors are wondering if they want to tangle with you in the first turn. Add to that the fact that the gear has been designed to integrate pattern and color wise with the highly sought-after ALIAS MX gear from the US, and you’ve got a knockout combo that only Kimpex can supply. This being due, of course, to the fact that they are the exclusive Canadian distributor of ALIAS MX, and therefore they had the access required to really tune their own lines to match, and create riding kit that is absolutely stunning and perfectly matched from head to toe. I fully expect to see all kinds of this gear on the tracks and trails next year, it’s great stuff and it’s impressive as hell to look at too. Top this off with a fantastic selection of breathable, lightweight rain gear for road or off-road, as well as the accompanying riding kit, and you’re in for a difficult decision next time you need gear. After that trifecta of safety and more, I wasn’t sure I could be more impressed, but I was guided over to the Oxford Rider Equipment booth, and was introduced to about 300 things I had no idea I wanted so very badly! Thank goodness this wasn’t a show for me to buy things at, I’d be in the doghouse until June 2015. Their lineup (from the UK) features ultra-light breathable mix-and-match attractive (and affordable) armored jackets and pants to keep your butt (and other parts) safe as well as dry, high visibility tog to keep

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you safe, and nearly every imaginable bit, piece, or “must have” for convenience, comfort or safety. I can’t possibly do the selection justice, check it out at http://www.oxprod.com/ and prepare to be amazed. Now, a lot of you out there are cruiser riders, and I saw a couple of items that are new to Canada, and should prove of interest to my fellow bagger lovers too. First off, from the USA, the Heat Demon line of heated riding gear, which is more of a system than individual pieces.

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Grips, seats, apparel and foot warmer inserts are available for this rig, which has a central controller for up to 4 items, with multiple heat settings that can be set up for each zone. Not only that, if you need the heat to continue when you’re off of your bike, snow machine, or ATV, there’s a portable (and seriously, I mean portable) 12V battery that will keep you toasting along even when you’re not on the machine. The gear heated Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles quickly, gave off a lot of warmth, and was built to last; if you’re in the market, you should be looking at this stuff, go to http://www.heatdemon.com/index.aspx The last item I’ll touch on specifically is sort of the one that blew me away the most. As many of you know, I use helmet Bluetooth communications to talk with my wife/pillion while we ride. We’ve had the set we’re using now for years, but I was already thinking about new ones when I came across the UClear line at this show, and my mind was boggled. There are no boom microphones here. Seriously. A pair of very sensitive, highly specialized microphones actually live just above the lip of your helmet above your eyes, and are specifically designed to pick up your voice just outside your lips, where it really is the most clear. Yes, it works with half shells too.. as a matter of fact, that’s what they had it on at the show.

The accompanying speakers are ready to drop into your helmet in seconds, and the sound

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quality is surprising! Not only that, these babies use digital transmission of Bluetooth in a whole different kind of way, so you can add up to ten riders to your network, and as long as all riders are less than a half km apart, the signal will “hop” from rider to rider in such a way that the lead and tail riders can actually have a conversation- while being more than four kilometers apart! My immediate thought was that on charity / group rides, if the Ride Captain and the Tail Gunner could talk to each other, and to riders spotted throughout the parade or ride, how much safer could that be? A LOT, that’s how

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much. Robust and full of amazing features, you really owe it to yourself to check them out if you’re in the market for rider to pillion OR rider to rider communications. Did you catch the NO BOOM part? No visible microphone at all. Yeah, you might say I’m intrigued, and I know that Belt Drive Betty has access to a test set, so be prepared for reviews and views on those somewhere down Continued on Next Page


the line. http://www.uclear-digital.com/us/ The folks at Kimpex were also thrilled to tell me that they’d picked up several new lines, including the SIXSIXONE line of products for the MX crowd, which used to come to retailers from different sources and should now be even easier to find. The goal is to make these innovative powersports products more available in the Canadian market than they have been previously, in a wider variety, and from the mass of cool stuff I saw at the show, this should be pretty obvious the next time you shop for this line of gear.

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and all the rest, thank you very much. It was a treat to get a sneak preview of all the very cool stuff that we can now get in Canada! R. Jeff LeGrand Calgary/Southern Alberta Correspondent The Busted Knuckle Chronicles. By Riders. For Riders. About Riders. Executive Committee The Calgary Motorcycle Ride for Dad. National Chapter Coordinator Vulcan Riders Association of Canada

There were Michelin street tires for motorcycles, the Dion Device (a MUST HAVE safety product for Sportbike riders), K&N Filters, Shad Accessories, J-wheelz attachments for ATV’s (such a cool idea), Bridgestone products and so much more. My overall impression of this show was that Canadian riders and motorsport enthusiasts have what I feel is an unprecedented selection to look forward to, and that selection will be accompanied by both quality and value.

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Double Canadian Championships for Second Straight Season Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Claims Double Canadian Championships for Second Straight Season – Metcalfe, Politelli are your 2013 Canadian National Motocross Champions Kamloops, BC(August 22, 2013) The 2013 Monster Energy Canadian Motocross Nationals wrapped up this past weekend with the series finale at the scenic Walton Raceway in Walton, Ontario and with one title already wrapped up, things were looking good for the Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki team to sweep both titles for the second straight year and they didn’t disappoint.

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With Brett Metcalfe already clinching the MX1 crown at the previous round in Moncton, it was Austin Politelli’s turn to grab the Number One plate and luckily for the California native, he was able to ride through a knee injury suffered in practice to take the first moto win and clinch his first title. The knee was bad enough that with the title wrapped up, Politelli elected not to ride the second moto. Understandably, Austin was quite happy with his day: “Today went good – I got the championship. Well, it started off rough – I crashed in practice and messed my knee up. I rode the first moto, got the win and clinched the championship. Once I had the title clinched, I sat out the second moto – my knee is killing me right now but at least it’s the last round so it doesn’t really matter right now. I’m pumped to get my first professional championship!”

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motos but ended the day with 2-5 moto finishes for fourth overall. The Australian would have like to have grabbed the win but he was pretty happy with his day and his season: “I think today went pretty well. In practice, I was feeling pretty comfortable. I qualified well – I was feeling good. Then, in the first moto, got an average start and then I moved up. The gap spread out really quick – it was tough to pass, hard to set something up and make moves, so I kind of got trapped. I worked my way up, got by Teddy for second but Continued on Next Page

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For Metcalfe, the pressure was off, but he still wanted to cap off his season with a win. Riding hard, he pushed for the lead both


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Cole(Thompson) was riding really well so I finished second.

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happy with his riding: “Today went all right. I qualified first in practice – kept that streak going. I got the holeshot but Cole(Thompson) got by me right away. I was second for a long time and then Brett(Metcalfe) passed me with three laps to go.

In the second moto, I got another decent start and again, I was stuck in third and I finally got into second and I was right on Bobby(Kiniry) for the lead and I couldn’t make anything work. I was trying different lines – it was just Then with the two lap board coming around so hard to make a move. Then, I kind of just my front wheel knifed into a rut and I went made a silly mistake – pushing it too hard into over the bars. Went down pretty hard and got a rut and the foot pegs dragged and I stalled back up and finished fifth. Kind of ruined my the bike and lost positions. day there for a podium position. That was the moto done, really, right there. We went 2-5 on the day for fourth overall but the good thing was we got the championship and we’re celebrating here. It’s great for the team to win two championships this year.”

The second moto, I didn’t get the best of starts but I came through, got my lines figured out and caught up to the lead pack. I stayed with them right to the end so it was a good way to end the season – knowing that I gave it everything I had and I was right there.”

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Unfortunately for Tyler Villopoto, the MX2 rider had been riding a wave of momentum after two straight second place finishes in the series and a moto win but the Washington native suffered a practice crash the week before the race, injuring his ankle, and tried to ride but found himself unable to race.

Teddy Maier capped off his season with 5-3 moto finishes.

Teddy Maier finished off his season with 5-3 moto scores on the day. The 2012 MX2 Champion rode hard all day and was the fastest qualifier. Naturally, Maier hoped to be better but was

With the season wrapped up, the team can’t thank all their crew members and sponsors enough for all the hard work making this happen. Winning both titles is hard work – winning them both over two consecutive years takes an extraordinary amount of work. We can’t thank everyone enough. Continued on Next Page

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Diggers Annual Charity Event Breaking Down Borders in Cancer Research Well it was a great weekend. Great location, great people, great weather, great food, and a great time was had by all. It will take a month or so to get all the donation sheets tracked down so I can close off the event but I’m happy to say that we have a soft number of 5,500. Soft number is cash in hand I also have several cheques and other donation sheets to track down. The amount for a total will grow from here. I personally really enjoyed all the people that came out. I apologize for being so busy that I didn't get around to seeing everyone. I would like to thank all the volunteers without you this event could not have happened. And keep your ears open for I’m going to throw a bbq for all the volunteers. Which is my way of thanking you. There’s so many people to thank, and I will. Just not right now for I still have a couple tents to take down this afternoon and do a final sweep of the grounds on clean up. Derek Berg

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Our heart beats out the pulse of an American V-twin. Mile after mile, road after road. The machine moves on instinct not brute force. A subtle squeeze of the leg to the side of the tank pitches the machine here; a caress of the handlebars brings it there. We should have been back hours ago or was it days ago. One more mile, one more curve, one more ridge to ride until we turn back. We understand why the wild mustangs of Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas thunder across the open prairie, across the mountain passes and down into the canyons. We understand why the majestic eagle is so patient to ride the winds waiting, watching, only coming down when necessary. Freedom.

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Women in the Wind I am interested in starting up a Women in the Wind (WITW) motorcycle chapter within Regina for lady riders and looking to find others who may have interest in joining as well. To read about the history of WITW and see where other chapters are located the official national website is here: http://www.womeninthewind.org/ This national motorcycle club has several chapters across Canada, including Saskatoon. Membership is open to all lady riders, all makes and models of motorcycles and all levels of experience. This is more about a bunch of ladies uniting to ride and socialize together. There is often an annual provincial rally, and like this year (just last weekend) a bi-annual event that hosted over 200 lady riders from

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across Canada and the USA in Kannaskis, AB at a first class event/conference. Membership within WITW does not have to be exclusive; you can belong to other riding groups and clubs as well. If there are enough women who are interested in finding out how this would work, what’s involved etc‌ we will set a date to connect over coffee/drinks and discuss. Expressing interest by no means commits you to joining the club.

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Thank you in advance! Sincerely, Shelly-Anne Shellyanne888@gmail.com Cell 306-501-5820

The Saskatoon chapter strongly supports the creation of a Regina chapter and would help us get things rolling. If you are a lady, and you ride and you have interest in finding out more please email me with your name, and phone number and should we get enough interest I will let you know the date to connect. Gentleman if you know a lady rider that you think may be interested, please pass this along.

message telling me if your in for this! We SKLW COLOR RUN, POKER RUN, need to plan on how many mouths to feed. First card will be drawn at the Husky, 2nd one AND BARBECUE!! SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2013 EVERYBODY IS WELCOME! On Sept 21st, we will be having our annual fall Poker Run and we're going to combine it with a Poker Run and Barbecue! So lets all ride! Want to see as many LW as Possible for this last major run of the season! We will be meeting at the Husky at 930 AM and stands up and riding out at 10 am sharp! Heading to PA, Shellbrook, Spiritwood, Glaslyn, North Battleford, then back to Preachers Place for a feast!

in PA, third card in Spiritwood, forth card in North Battleford, Fifth Card at Preachers place! There will be a two card draw at the end (no additional cost so everyone has a chance). Hands will be 20 bucks a hand and as many hands as you want to buy! Please watch this post in case of crappy weather we may have to move the Dates around a bit.

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There is no additional cost for anything except your poker hand. There will be hot or cold "beverages" available as well as food! So I hope to see you all out for this! I for one am looking forward to it!! So lets rock and roll riders!! NOTE: If you can't make the Run but want to come to the Barbecue, you are welcome to do that! So lets have a blast riders! Preacher (sklonewolves) http://www.sklonewolves.com/


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10 am to 3:30 pm 1490 Caribou Street, West Moose Jaw, SK

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Bike Rally and Poker Derby 9:30 am Meet – 11:00 am Departure Central Butte Legion, SK

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Rob (306)786-7474

8 Sep

Prairie HD (306)522-1747

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18 Sep

Keith (306)545-4327

28 Sep

Yorkton HD (306)783-1999

28 Sep

2013 Rally (605)642-8166

14 Oct

Tanna’s Valley Memorial

Mercury Service Demo day

Sons of Saskatchewan

Beef & Barley Bash Camp O’Neil Round Lake, SK

110th Anniversary Summer Festival Open – 9 am to 11 pm

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Prairie HD, 1355 McIntyre St. Regina , SK

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2nd Annual Fallen Brothers & Sisters memorial Run Leave: 10:00 am Superstore, 4450 Rochdale Blvd. Regina, SK

2nd Annual Show & Shine 28 Jul

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Noon – 4 pm Riders Gear Shop 1455 Rose St., Regina, SK

Benefit Poker Run for Carol Ricard

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73rd Annual Sturgis Rally Sturgis, SD

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Findlater Poker Run

Leaves Press Box 11 Am- noon 909 Albert St., Regina, SK End at Arm River Rec Site, SK

Contact RMAI Greg (306)596-0660

13th Annual Toyker Run

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Yorkton Hog Poker Run

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Register 11am - noon Salvation Army, Assiniboia, SK Times: TBA… Yorkton, SK

10th Annual Breast Cancer Screening Ride

Times: TBA, Prairie HD 1355 McIntyre St., Regina, SK

Test Our Metal

Yorkton HD , 86 7th Ave. S Yorkton, SK

Test Our Metal – Demo Day #2 Start time: 9:00 am Prairie Harley Davidson 1355 McIntyre St., Regina, SK

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Start: 9:00 am – End: 5:00 pm Redline HD Saskatoon SK

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RMAI Toy Run

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Toys R Us, Leaves 1:00 pm sharp Regina, SK Fall Spectacular @ Yorkton HD 86 – 7th Ave., S. Yorkton, SK

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Table of Contents 36 — Support Our Troops 37 —  Paws Fur Thought - Support Our Troops 38 — SOT - Long Walk to Sanity & Poem 39 — Motorcycle Musings & ON Events 40 — Motorcycle Musings & ON Events 41 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 42 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 43 — Robert’s Aimless Ramblings 44 — Robert’s Aimless Ramblings & ON Events 45 — Wounded Warriors Canada & ON Events 46 — Classics on Kent & ON Events 47 — ON Events 48 — ON Events 49 — International News & ON Events 50 — National News 51 — Thoughts to Ponder 52 — Thoughts to Ponder 53 — QC & NB & NS Events 54 — NS Events 55 — Faith & Motorcycles

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


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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 pawsfurthought1.com 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 www.pawsfurthought1.com


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Spirit of the Maple Leaf We, the world welcome, for peace is ours to share, take with you this treasure, we the cost shall bear For we have paid the price, for the Maple leaf and tree, and we who stand together, shall forever guarantee Red, marks our fathers blood, who’s sacrifice complete, bore us to their spirit, in this land we live so free! From who bruised, and broken, bloody hands, to the brilliant blue of sky, there released to the wind, the Maple leaf we fly! To the distant lands where freedom fought, there fell our own whom freedom bought, and there, a Maple leaf was shed, price paid in full! When news reached home that season, every Maple leaf turned red, for each and every fallen soul, they bowed their noble heads

SOT - Long Walk to Sanity & Poem We laid to rest our dearest ones, with pain beyond compare, our Maple tree’s, in sympathy, wept till every limb was bare! Since that time the Maple tree’s have shed too many red, red leaves to honour those who gave their lives, in the flag to rest, our silent knights! For they, who paid the price, for the Maple leaf and tree, shall never be forgotten, but live, thru you and me! We the world welcome, for peace is ours to share, we, with you, this treasure pray all, may soon embrace For this is the spirit, of my country, and me, rooted deep in fertile soil, knotted limbs of steel embrace, a wreathal crown of multitudes, in every colour, of the human race! Michael Wilder

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Trust... Trust is a funny thing when you take a good look at it. really. It is both as a fluid, & as a solid... kind of like water.. you know.. it can be raging through canyons, carving trails through rocks with great & fierce energy, just as it can be solid like a glacier, & do just as much damage but slowly, more intently... Ok, I can hear you asking wtf? So I'll elaborate...if nothing else, I have the satisfaction of ME, knowing what I mean! :) Trust is a word bantered about so often, that I don't know if anyone really understands it's depth. Like "Love" & "hate"... We seem to 'trust" so Many things, people & event outcomes & when that trust if broken, or even slightly not what we expected on, or Counted on, some shrug it off & carry on, & some are so upset by it they never do get past it... You trust the weather will hold... do you pack or not pack, a rainsuit..gloves..chaps..etc? And are you smug when you are proven right.. or pissed off because you are cold, wet & wrong? You trust a certain someone will do, or not do

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something... do you count on it & turn a blind eye, only to beat yourself up for "Not seeing it coming?" or are you joyful because "I knew I could count on them!" ?

How about trusting You.... Believing in you, your choices, your abilities, your Knowing... It's about learning what you don't know & trusting that too!

You trust that you "have enough fuel to get there..."

yeah yeah, I get it, it's a habit, but you Choose habits...yes, yes you do!

Are you thankful when the fumes carry you that last few yards to the pumps, or are you sunburnt & footsore from walking?

So no, you Don't trust that driver will actually stop at the sign, you trust that You know that they might not, & how to avoid it....

You trust that your ride, to wherever & back,. will be safe, without injury, incident or insult... if it is, do you give it a second thought ? & if 'something" happened, do you jump to the "Oh I Should have....left sooner/later, swerved/ not swerved, breathed,/held my breath" ?

You Don't trust the weather, you trust You have gear packed...

You trust that "It will all be ok" Do you have a specific date in mind? Or are you just offering it up in lieu of a prayer? And if it Is all ok, you are happy, if not, you are sad... Seems to me that we place far too much so-called "trust" in inanimate objects, events that we have absolutely No control over, people with whom we cannot Possibly command, & every little other thing that makes us either Right.. or Wrong. Happy or Sad, Grouchy or Glad ( yes it's a kid's book but it fits!) Why is it, we do not trust Ourselves? I have yet to hear "Oh yeah, I trust myself to do that"... More often than not it's "Oh no, I wouldn't / couldn't / shouldn't trust myself!"

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles You Don't trust that the bike will run well, you trust that You had it serviced or did it yourself properly... It's all about you.. but in a Good way... a Positive way.. a way where you aren't always putting yourself, & possibly others, into a winlose situation.. How does it get any better than that? Later Kate B

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Failure to Negotiate a Curve: I know I've discussed this type of incident before, but I feel compelled to go over it once again since it happens so often. Here are the circumstances of the failure to negotiate a curve I have witnessed.

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she panicked, let off the throttle, straightened up the bike, then looked at the edge of the road and the river and right off the road and into the river she went. Amazingly, her only injuries were a few cuts and bruises. Now, the question is, why did an experienced rider straighten up her bike and ride right off the road, and, how can you prevent this from happening to you?

I was 5th in a staggered group of 8 riders. We were cruising down the Ozello Trail in Homosassa at a leisurely pace. If you're not familiar with the Ozello Trail, it's a winding There are several reasons for the crash. two lane road which winds for five or six miles First, she didn't know her bike's lean limits, from U.S. 19 to the Gulf of Mexico. therefore, she thought she was at that limit when she actually was no where near it. On both sides of the road there's a grassy, soft shoulder about six feet wide that dips Second, she was focused on the bike in front into the narrow Homosassa River. Most of of her, instead of at the end of the turn. By the turns can be taken at 40mph, but our not focusing far enough in front of her, the pace was closer to 20mph. The rider in front decreasing radius came into her view very of me was on a two or three year old Fat boy quickly which made her think she was going and had over 30 years of riding experience. much faster than her actual speed. As we entered the second half of an S curve, I noticed the last part curving to the left had a slight decreasing radius. The rider in front of me was leaning slightly more than the bike would lean when it was sitting on the kickstand. In other words, it was no where near it's lean limit. When the rider on the Fat boy realized the turn was becoming sharper,

Last but not least, she then fixated on the River and since your hands follow your eyes, that's where she went. To avoid this type of crash, find your bike's lean limits under controlled conditions. Practice turning ever tighter circles in a parking lot until you get comfortable leaning

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your bike until the pegs or boards scrape the ground, then practice making wider turns in both directions at speeds above 15mph. Keep your head and eyes UP and look well ahead of the bike. Never look down or anyplace you

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of your machine. Call me toll free, 1-866868-7433. I've got a dvd for every skill level of rider. From beginner to seasoned rider, I'll show you what you need to master and learn how to do it the proper way. Copyright 2010 Jerry “Motorman” Palladino www.ridelikeapro.com “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” Mahatma Gandhi

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Robert’s Aimless Ramblings... August 2013 Newspaper

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motorcycle competition until about 1919. A 300 mile long race was held that year and since then the race has been called the “Dodge City 300”. The major manufacturers of the day showed up with Hendee Manufacturing (later known as Indian Motorcycles) entered as a team. Also competing were Thor, Pope, Excelsior, and Flying Merkel. The first race on the 2 mile oval track was won by Glenn "Slivers" Boyd on the big 8 valve Indian (pictured above) with Bill Brier second on a Thor and Carl Goudy in third place on an Excelsior.

Start Planning Now For July 1 – 6, 2014 Back on July 4th, 1914 the wild west town of Dodge City, Kansas hosted what may have been one of the most significant motorcycle races in history. It’s hard to believe but 17,000 people

flocked to Dodge City that year to see the first motorcycle race there, dubbed the “Indianapolis of Motorcycle Racing”. A 2 mile oval track was laid out just northeast of Dodge City with sanctioning by the FAM (Federation of American Motorcyclists forerunner of today's American Motorcyclists Association AMA), the governing body of

The Dodge City 300 become a very important part of the American motorcycle scene, with upwards of 20,000 people attending the races. The records are unclear however on when the last race was held and why it was shut down... The Wild West town of Dodge City is ready to do it again!! A non-profit group, the Dodge City 300, Inc., has been formed and is in the planning stages of a grand event to celebrate the Centennial from July 1st through 6th, 2014. There will be motorcycle racing, bike

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“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger-but recognize the opportunity.” John F. Kennedy

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Wounded Warriors Canada & ON Events

Folks, yesterday Wounded Warriors Canada launched a very exciting innovative event. The WWC Battlefield Bike Ride 2014 will raise funds for PTSD service animal programs. The ride will last 5 - 15 June. Juno Beach - Vimy. Commencing on the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings. This ride will be a bucket list experience not only will we cycle in our forefathers footsteps we will take in all that rural France has to offer. Frankly I am getting tired of hearing that Vets are paying upwards to $25k for a service dog. To my mind some of the folks that supply dogs are war profiteers. We do not charge a thin dime to any Vet in need of this great tool to fight the demons of PTSD. The need is great as we all know. Now before we digress into VAC should pay for them. You are right. That said we need to prove it works this will take time. In the interim we need to help those that need this type of help. I would ask that you go to our web site www.woundedwarriors.ca for details etc.

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Please consider joining us in an incredible journey. You will find the ask is modest and quite doable no matter if you fundraise or pay it all yourself or a combination of both. Raised fund are tax deductible. Finally please forward to all your FB friends. We are looking for 200 riders to ride for the 158 fallen. Honour the fallen, help the living. Wayne Johnston Founder Wounded Warriors Canada “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?� Mother Teresa


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I would like to thank all that attended the Classics on Kent Motorcycle Show & Shine hosted by the Kawartha Charity Riders. It was a great pleasure to have talked to old and new friends. This year was a great success at our new location. Vendors old & new I give a big thanks to your involvement. A very big thanks to all of the Kawartha Charity Riders & supporters that made this years event a huge success!! Rick Gibson

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.� Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.� Gautama Buddha

Not only was it an awesome 2 nights, it was a totally AWESOME WEEKEND!! 6 Bands starting Friday night with the Pepper Shakers, The Davis Payne Band and The Greasemarks on Saturday Mokomokai, Suckershot and Southern Fried. The games and show & shine was unbelievable with how many participated. Big thanks to everyone who showed up and had a great time with a great group called the Kawartha Charity Riders. Rick Gibson

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Support Belt Drive Betty’s Conga Bikers United In Remembrance by purchasing some of our gear! Visit our NEW ON Line Store TODAY! Biker Radio is pleased to announce this contest is now open and runs from Sept 1- Oct 1 In partnership with Canadian Heroes Racing Team 2 lucky members will be guests at their final race if you can answer this questionname the driver and the position they finished in at their last race Send answers to bikerradio@shaw.ca Att: Race Contest Winners will be randomly drawn- and will receive -pit passes with the crew at their final race of the season- hats- shirts and photo ops with the crew of the Canadian Heroes Racing Team Good luck to those who enter :) and thank you from Biker Radio for being a part of this cool contest. Rider & Raven Visit Biker Radio at: http://bikerradio.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_ mes_network


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International News & ON Events

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Front row: Lena Fairless, Trenna Barnes, Sherry Gikling, Marianne Isam, Hanah Brown. Back row: Marjoe Gortner, Jeanne Marie, John Paul DeJoria, Rick Fairless, Ray Fitzgerald, Bill Gikling, Lonnie Isam, Russ Brown

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame was pleased to honor five new Hall of Fame Inductees and one new Freedom Fighter Hall of Fame inductee at its annual Hall of Fame ceremony on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. A crowd of over 400 guests joined us in honoring these industry greats. Honorees included Freedom Fighter Ray Fitzgerald and Hall of Fame Inductees Russ Brown, Rick Fairless, Bill Gikling, Marjoe Gortner and Lonnie Isam. 2005 Hall of Fame Inductee John Paul DeJoria was the Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event. To learn about all of our Hall of Fame inductees, visit our online Hall of Fame. www.sturgishof.com

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reception followed by the Doobie Brothers and Kid Rock concerts at the Buffalo Chip. All rider contributions from the Legends Ride go directly to the two charities. This year, the total raised was over $80,000. The museum’s portion of the donation is earmarked for future expansion.

Riders Support Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Once again, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame was honored to have been one of the recipients of two great charity rides during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. On Monday, August 5th, the biggest Legends Ride ever benefitted the museum and Black Hills Special Olympics. Hundreds of riders took part in this great ride and exclusive

On Tuesday, August 6th, it was the Biker Belles Ride. The Biker Belles is a day of “Real Women, Real Stories and Real Fun.” The ride started at the Lodge in Deadwood with a press conference and a symposium. Then riders took a scenic ride to an exclusive event at the Buffalo Chip Campground. This ride benefits both the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Helping with Horsepower. The museum’s portion of this ride donation is earmarked for building exhibits dedicated to women in motorcycling. Both of these great rides are annual events put on by the Buffalo Chip Campground. Keep your eyes open for information on next year’s events at www.buffalochip.com.


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The Christmas Motorcycle Show (CMS) is the "YEAR END" Motorcycle Show for the Motorcycle Rider. A place that you can buy gifts for your hard to buy for Rider. We have something for everyone at "CMS" with all the latest in the motorcycle industry from motorcycles to appeal to gifts to motorcycle art and First Nations art as well. Each booth will have sale items on hand while they last. You will see custom bikes along with best in street bikes competing for cash prizes. See race bikes and talk to racers. If you are looking to join a riders group, "CMS" is the place to be this Remembrance Day weekend. We will have cash prizes for the "Best in Show" in " Best Christmas Decorated Bike", “Best Custom Bike” , "Best Overseas Custom", "Best Motorcycle Art”, " Best Scooter" and "Best Vintage" with a tribute to the“ Isle Of Man. We will also have a "Swap Meet" on Sunday. For the cultural rider and passenger we will have a "Motorcycle ARTSHOW" where we will have arts and crafts made by riders for riders. We will also have a "First Nations Arts and cultural display" and sale as well.

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get involved in a program that helps military families at Christmas. Our organisation, associated groups and you, can and will gather and distribute toys for our veterans families at bases across Canada (as far as our toy donations last). This is not a hand out but a way for Riders to say to our soldiers and especially their families that we appreciate everything they go through to keep their family unit together. If we can help by supplying a present or two under the Christmas Tree this year and make a kid happy at Christmas…why not!

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How can you help? You can get involved by mailing an unwrapped gift for a kid from 6 months old to 16 years old to the address on our website. If you can talk to your friends and/or group and get a few toys together that would be great. As you know CASH is king and if you can make a cash donation for the truck and fuel to deliver the toys to bases across Canada that would be very helpful. If you cannot make it to the show and would like to help anyway, please go to our PayPal account and donate the price of admission of $15+ into the show AS A DONATION for the cause at friendsofveterans.com. Or please contact our office at fovcanada@gmail.com

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BIkers AgaInst VIolence $20 regI straT I on The funds raised from this event will support the programs offered through our Centre: such as violence against women, children who witness and seniors Come ride with us and enjoy a BBQ!

Saturday September 14, 2013 Beacon Hill Shopping Centre 2339 Ogilvie Rd at 9:00 a.m. To register call 613-741-6025 ext 130 Or visit our website at www.eorc-creo.ca

The National “Thank You Veterans Toy Drive” is a way for the motorcycling community

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screw all night if we let her!”

Date Night It’s the summer of 1957 and Harold goes to pick up his date, Peggy Sue. Harold’s a pretty hip guy with his own car and a duck tail hairdo. When he goes to the front door, Peggy Sue’s mother answers and invites him in. “Peggy Sue’s not ready yet, so why don’t you have a seat?” she says. That’s cool. Peggy Sue’s mother asks Harold what they’re planning to do. Harold replies politely that they will probably just go to the malt shop or to a drive-in movie. Peggy Sue’s mother responds, “Why don’t you kids go out and screw? I hear all the kids are doing it.” Naturally this comes as quite a surprise to Harold and he says “Wha…aaat?” “Yeah,” says Peggy Sue’s mother, “We know Peggy Sue really likes to screw; why, she ‘d

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She says, “It’s amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I think it’s what I’m looking for, so I’ll take it.”

Harold’s eyes light up and he smiles from ear to ear. Immediately, he has revised the plans for the evening. A few minutes later, Peggy Sue comes downstairs in her little He walks behind the counter to the poodle skirt with her saddle shoes and register. She bends down to get her purse announces that she’s ready to go. and farts. At first, she’s embarrassed but then realizes that there’s no way he would Almost breathless with anticipation, know it was her because being blind, he Harold escorts his date out the front wouldn’t know she was the only person door while Mom is saying, “Have a good there. evening kids,” with a small wink for Harold. About 20 minutes later, a thoroughly disheveled Peggy Sue rushes back into the house, slams the door behind her and screams at her mother: “Dammit, Mom! The Twist! The Twist! It’s called The Twist!” ~~~~~~~~

Blind Cashier A lady goes into Wal-Mart to buy a rod and reel for her hubby. She doesn’t know which one to get, so she walks over to the register. A Wal-mart associate is standing there with sunglasses on. She says, “Excuse me sir …can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?” He says, “Ma’am, I’m blind, but if you’ll drop it on the counter I can tell you about it.” She didn’t believe him, but dropped it on the counter anyway. He said, “That’s a 6 ft graphite rod with a Zebco 220 reel and a 10-lb test line … It’s a good all-around rod and reel, and it’s $20.”

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He rings up the sale and says, “That will be $25.50.” She says, “But didn’t you say it was $20?” He says, “Yes ma’am, the rod and reel is $20, the duck call is $3, and the catfish stink bait is $2.50. Thank you for shopping Wal-Mart.” ~~~~~~~~

Generous Lawyer A local United Way office realized that the organization had never received a donation from the town’s most successful lawyer. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute. “Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you give not a penny to charity. Wouldn’t you like to give back to the community in some way?” The lawyer mulled this over for a moment and replied, “First, did your research also

show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?”

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One Letter Away

An Illinois man left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. Embarrassed, the United Way rep His wife was on a business trip and was mumbled, “Um … no.” planning to meet him there the next day. When he reached his hotel he decided to The lawyer interrupts, “or that my brother, send his wife a quick email. a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?” Unfortunately, when typing her address, he missed one letter, and his note was The stricken United Way rep began directed instead to an elderly preacher’s to stammer out an apology, but was wife whose husband had passed away interrupted again. only the day before. “or that my sister’s husband died in a traffic accident,” the lawyer’s voice rising in indignation, “leaving her penniless with three children?!”

When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.

The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, said simply, “I had no idea…” On a roll, the lawyer cut him off once again, “So if I don’t give any money to them, why should I give any to you?” ~~~~~~~~

At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen: Dearest Wife, Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow. P.S. Sure is hot down here. ~~~~~~~~

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, t he great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.� Theodore Roosevelt

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What a Summer! I can’t believe its September already, although I have nothing to complain about. This has been the “Mother of all riding summers” I’ve ever experienced here on the west coast. Don’t know about you, but I have this theory . . . most people have a happier disposition and positive attitude when the sun is shining—and in a way, I get that. I just met so many good people this riding season and with such long stretches of good weather, it was a ‘piece of cake’ planning rides and getting a lot of participation. Don’t know about you, but I kind of figured out that when we riders get on our scoots, something like a “peaceful, easy feeling” comes over us and we chill out, point towards our intended destination and get into our “happy place” as we motor on to our destinations. As I reflected over the summer rides, I couldn’t help but think about all the fun times, new friendships and in the case of our Freedom Biker Church ministry, all the people that we shared the salvation message with;

whether at bike shows, Harley dealerships, swap meets, show’n shines, rest stops and gas stations along our ride routes. Suffice to say, it was hundreds and hundreds of folks who are riders and future-riders. I can honestly say for the most part that bikers will generally “give it to you straight” and it’s always a high percentage of people that want to talk about their “spiritual journey” . . . which always leads to lively and diverse conversations. The interesting part of talking about God and how he fits into our life, is that so many people are searching and seeking him, but are hesitant to ‘take the next step’. Not unlike a lot of riders who I’ve found are content to take rides around town or a day trip, but are reluctant to hit the open roads on an extended road trip... for an assortment of reasons. But once they do, LOOK OUT! They get hooked and my experience is that they want more. Lots more. I believe the same is true in our quest to know our creator, God. The closer we get to him, the more we want. So if you are on a spiritual journey, let me encourage you to seek God, the God of the Bible and then “hang on”. It will be the ride of your life. Ride Safe, Ride True. Pastor Chuck Freedom Biker Church, Surrey

“The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.” Dalai Lama XIV

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